Thursday, November 29, 2012

Nail Polish Swap

Last month I joined a nail polish swap over at The Dreamy Meadow and finally it's time to post my goods! 
MAN i loooooooove nailpolish!
Nailpolish is such an easy and temporary way to change your look for very little cash.  I couldn't manage to steer myself away from an opportunity to exchange some fun in a bottle! 

I'm really digging all of these colors.  I have been waiting patiently for the weather to cool down so I could start painting with my dark shades.  So exciting to have three great new colors to try!

Big Thanks to
Cassie Tucker
for being such a super swap partner!
Check her out @


Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I don't think my Christmas Tree has a chance against Luna this year:

Cats are a mischievous animal, yet they intrigue us.  They judge us and we love them.  They are fickle and think themselves better than us.  We reward them with love and kisses.  It's quite the enigma, Cat love. 

I think this quote captures it perfectly.

“If cats looked like frogs we'd realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That's what people remember.”

Cats have STYLE.  They exude chic in everything they do.  Want proof?  See below how felines have influenced fashion. 

Touche kitty cat.  Like a sexy confident woman, you know how to get your way.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Holiday Shopper Series: Modcloth

So excited for this new link-up!  It's called D.A.S.H. and it stands for Deals And Steals blog Hop.  Basically its a catch can for all the great deals bloggers have found lately! I.E. Shopper heaven!  Go check it out!

Today I am letting loose the second installment of my Holiday Shopper Series!  I hope this will help those like me who have limited budgets find fashionable gifts for those they love this Christmas!
(and trust me it is OK to love yourself)

Today I am featuring my ModCloth finds.  So many really cute finds under $30 ladies! Take advantage of these fun vintage fashions!

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Check out part one of my Holiday Shopper Series: Urban Outfitters HERE

Monday, November 26, 2012


Studs are definitely on trend this year. 

I love the edginess they bring to an outfit and find the idea of pairing them up with an otherwise sweet look irresistible.  I do think that this look is definitely a trend though and one that will pass probably sooner rather than later. 

Such is the conundrum of fashion today. 

Instead of sitting here pouting in my plain old non spiky boots I decided to do some research and see if I could find some cheaper alternatives to these looks that will allow me to participate in the style without busting my budget. 

 I don't have spending guilt when i indulge in fast moving trends on the cheap!

Links to all options are available below the picture.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Lets do this


I want to escalate my blog a bit. 

Hitting 100 followers was goal number one and now that I am there I am ready to bring it.
Fashion, lifestyle and humor are the three things I want my blog to focus on.  I want to start sharing outfit posts.  Outfit posts that are for the average girl.  Outfit posts where the reader can relate to me because my size, my budget, my life is like theirs. 

I want my followers to be able to use my blog to find benefit when they visit.  Deals, ideas, inspiration, even just a smile are what I want to give to you. 

I'm working on moving on up so I guess I just wanted to let you know.  Your following is what keeps me going.  I appreciate it.  I thank you

We are growing every day. 

Lets Do This!

Friday, November 23, 2012

and the winner is...

There is so much to be Thankful for this day after Thanksgiving. 

My first hosting of Turkey Day went well with only a few speedbumps that we managed to navigate around (cough cough I'm talking about you clogged plumbing lines running from the kitchen sink to the laundry room.  The overlflow onto the flooring cleaned up quickly and dishes can be handwashed in the bathroom sinks until you can be snaked!) 

The spread was so tasty and thats the whole point, right!?  That and the family was together and fun was had by all. 

Audrey tried to convince me she was helping me clean out the oven but I know better, she was enjoying the drippings.  Sneaky dog almost became the Turkey.

Finally I am happy to say Thanks to my awesome followers by announcing the winner of my 100 follower giveaway! 

Congratulations Katie! I will be sending you an email shortly to get your snail mail address!
Back to Black Friday Shopping my way (sitting on my tush on my couch online shopping!)
I hope everyone enjoys their Holiday weekend!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Last Chance!

There's not much time left!

Go HERE to enter my 100 followers giveaway! Closes tonight!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Holiday Shopper Series: Urban Outfitters

I am one of those girls who only shops the sale racks.  If an item is full price I likely won't even see it as i breeze by towards the clearance section, unless i am armed with a coupon or discount code.  I get alot of joy scouring stores online, hunting for fashionable items at a great deal.  My husband loves this about me because it translates into big savings and i love this about me because it translates into more fashion loot. 

I thought it would be fun to share some of my finds with you all as a Holiday Series.  Christmas is around the corner and maybe i can help you find that perfect gift for that perfect person!

Today's feature store is Urban Outfitters:
Simply click on the picture to link directly to the item.

Cooperative Croc Shopper $19.99
This tote is sturdy with classic lines.  The color lends itself to year round use.

BDG Houndstooth Leggings $9.99
Pair these leggings with a bright red tunic or sweater for the perfect Holiday Party look.

Big Triangle Earrings $9.99
Art Deco inspired these earrings would go with anything

Hieroglyphics Cuff Bracelet $12.99
I love how the Hieroglyphics on this cuff are so unique.  I think this Egyptian art form may be a big trend in the fashion world soon.

BDG Camouflage Sweatshirt $14.99
Camouflage is everywhere this season.  This sweatshirt is a great relaxed version of this spot on trend.

Ecote Print Ipad Case $16.99
Carry your Ipad in style all you bloggers.

Kimchi Blue Canvas Print Pump $19.99
I see these striped pumps paired with black skinnies and a leopard print scarf.

MFP Spike Bracelet
This bracelet is screaming for an arm party!  Spikes are a great way to add toughness to your look.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Pre-Holiday Madness

I'm taking a quick break from the Sunday madness that is getting my house ready for 14 family members to spend Thanksgiving here on Thursday.  The whirlwind of the Holidays is in full effect.  Two hours clocked in at the grocery store this morning and 5 hours of cleaning/housework and counting.

We are doing some serious cleaning here.
But I had to break to remind you to go HERE and enter in my 100 follower giveaway!
Only 2 more days to go!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Jersey Boys

Last night was date night!  The husband took me to The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) to see the Broadway Series South production of Jersey Boys and man, it was FANTASTIC!  All about The Four Seasons, it takes place in the 1960's when Frankie Valli was king.  The 60's really captured so many great things between the music, dancing and of course, fashion.  Jersey Boys inspired me to create a post for you today showcasing now only how great the clothes were in the 1960's but also how much they still influence the fashion of today!  It's really eye opening to compare the looks then and now and see just how similar they are. 


Patterned leggings


                      H&M                                    Asos            



Swing Coats


                                                        Asos                 Kate Spade

Victoria's Secret


High waisted shorts


                                                      Asos            Proenza Schouler

Ali Express


Bathing Suits


                                                Jantzen                       Modcloth


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