Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ripped tags

Im still pulling dresses out of the closet that have never been worn ... yup, I ripped the tags off of this one this morning too.

But I was shocked when I walked out of the house and it was actually "chilly" this morning.. so I grabbed a sweater. Surely, when I leave work, the weather will be a little more appropriate for this dress.

Even still .. I loved it. And it was a great score for only $13!
Dress-Macys; Shoes-Avenue

QUESTION - Does anyone know how to keep the bottom of this skirt pleated? I have a feeling it will be straight when I wear it next time.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Can you feel ...

 ... the fall winds blowing?
Im excited for fall (as I usually am).
Tank and Pants-LaneBryant; Cardi-Gap

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Daisy Collection

Here is another score I made a few months ago from Kohls. Im not sure why I have been holding on to it. But I had to wear it before the weather got cold.
Dress-Kohls-Daisy Fuentes Collection; shoes-NineWest

There is still time to take advantage of their coupon code.
Here is a coupon code from

Good for 10% OFF (can be combined with one other coupon code)
Expires October 24

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Day to Night

Yesterday was soooo busy!!
I had a birthday party to take Ryan to in the day and then that evening I had two adult birthday parties. So I had to find an outfit combo that could go from Day to Night with minimal changes

Sweater Cardi and Tnk-LaneBryant; Colored Jeans-Nordstrom; flats-JCPenney

Top-Torrid; Colored Jeans-Nordstrom; Wedge Sandals-Banana Republic Outlet

Friday, September 14, 2012

GIVEAWAY - Plus Halloween Costume

Im starting early,

I loved my costume last year so much.. but what will I do with it this year??? NOTHING.
Im giving it away to one of my lucky readers!!

Go ahead - Become a follower of my blog and add a comment below to this post. Name and email address or your blog address. You can tell me how cute I looked in my costume too, lol.  I will choose a random winner on Oct 1.

Im giving away Hubby's costume too.. thats right - you get both costumes. Only worn once, lol!
Both costumes are from Walmart sized 2X (Womens 18-20).

Here are pics of when we wore the costumes.

The last of the maxis

Its sad to start to see the end of the summer. Im not really a fan of hot weather, but this summer has been pretty mild when it comes to high temps. I can appreciate that.

Fall and Winter are my kind of weather... coats, boots, hats, scarves.. i love it all!!!

so here is my "ode to the last of the summer maxis"
Any reader of my blogs knows that I can wear a "meaaaan" maxi!!
I might be able to get one or two more in before the temps really change.  And surely, when we go on vacay for our anniversary, Ill be able to pack a maxi for the trip.. Aaaahhh! November seems sooo far away, lol. (I know, its right around the corner)
Jean Jacket-Old Navy gift from BFF Court; Dress-Simply Fashion

I wore this on Wednesday
.. and Im looking rather hot in this combination. Im loving the fit of the jeans and the shirt!
Shirt-FashionBug; Jeans-LaneBryant

This weekend is JAMMMMED PACKED!!!
Birthday parties galore.
Tonight, Im going to Happy Hour to celebrate BFF Court's Birthday (yesterday)!! Im excited. I rather enjoy my "girls nights out"!


Monday, September 10, 2012

Ravens - Before and After

So the weekend was great!!! I had nothing planned and I did nothing... isnt that awesome?!
After running for the last couple of weeks (months), with packed schedules during the week and the weeeknds... relaxing with nothing planned was really nice!

... AND there was a RAVENS WIN!!!!!! Awesome game.
(NOTE: NO, Im not really a football fan, but I like to support "positive collective thought" ... and its exciting supporting my city's football team - GO RAVENS!!)

I was prepared today to support the team win tonight.
I had a meeting today, so I pulled out the "professional purple", lol.
Dress-Avenue, Jacket-LaneBryant

And I was prepared on Purple Friday in preparation for the game.
Tshirt-?; Jeans-LaneBryant

I wore this on Thursday.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Circus Theme - The Greatest Show on Earth, First Birthday (Pics Heavy)

Im finally getting a chance to post pics from Ryan's First Birthday Party.
We had a great time. There were still a few things that I wanted to do but in the end, I had to remind myself that this party is for a One Year Old who will have no idea next year that he even had a party.. but we had a good time anyway.

Location and Decor
The party was held at a local Jump House, owned by one of Hubby's friends.
Ofcourse I scoured the internet for the perfect themed items for the party.

Hubby works with another group/artist - Beans and Franks - who offer music and shows for children. Their stuff is great!

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And then there was CAKE
Ofcourse we had a custom cake made for the occasion. It was deeelicious!!!!
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(we had cupcakes too .. that was easier to play with)
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Here is a full slideshow of the party.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


... my necklace and my earrings!
Well I was up early with the baby this morning and since he woke at an unreasonable time, it threw off my whole morning schedule. In my haste - I left my earrings and necklace.

Welp - here goes.
top - Old Navy; cargo capris-Avenue

top-Kohls; skirt-Avenue
Check out my link to Kohls for more tops like this great one I purchased.
Also - in case you wanted to do a little extra shopping, my gift to you - (from Kohls, ha haaa)

Here is a coupon code from
Good for 10% OFF (can be combined with one other coupon code)
Expires October 24

Monday, September 3, 2012

Look what happened this weekend ... the Big Chop

Since Ryan celebrated his first birthday, his Dad has been ready to give his hair the "Big Chop".

It was a funny experience. Ryan didnt have any tears or frustration (other than not liking to get his hair combed before the hair cut, but he pulled through).

And here are a few pics of the experience ...

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First Hair Cut 07_ 2012-09-02

First Hair Cut 08_ 2012-09-02
First Hair Cut 010_ 2012-09-02