October 22, 2013

Chambray Tuesday

A few weeks ago, I told you about how I never wear my chambray shirt.  Well, I went into my closet and tried it on...no wonder.  I hate it!  It's a weird, boxy cut, is way too light in color, and it has a goofy looking buttoned pocket way high up on the left side.  Sigh.

So, leave it to The Limited to have the perfect shirt on sale, and with my rewards points, it was a total DEAL.

Shirt, pants, belt (similar here) - The Limted // Shoes (similar here) - Enzo Angiolini

Huh, I guess I am dressed almost completely head to toe in The Limited today...have I mentioned how much I like shopping there?!

So how'd I do?  This is the first time I've styled a chambray top. (Am I behind the times, or what?)  I think I like it!

xo :)

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October 21, 2013

Monday-itis Medicine

Hello Monday.  I did NOT want to get up today.  So cozy under the covers!  But alas, the show must go on, I have to work, we all have things to do...time marches on!  So today I'm taking a minute to focus on a few things keeping my Monday bitch-face at bay...

My Halloween costume is coming together nicely!  The BF and I went out yesterday and got the last things we needed for the big party this weekend.  I had to go all budget Halloween this year, since I started that whole "save my money" thing.  I already had a pair of white angel wings and a  fuzzy halo headband so, that's what I'm going with.  The BF will my my little devil companion!  Excited!  Some potential makeup ideas...

Loving this green!  I have some black sparkly lashes so I may try to make something sort of like this but a bit more dramatic.

I thought this looked pretty too.  Minus the green and pink lips probably though.  I may have my BF paint some little design on me too since he's pretty good with a paintbrush.

This one just made me giggle!!  I love Grumpy Cat so so much.

Another reason I'm not all that upset about Monday...

This lovely tomato basil parmesan soup is in my crockpot simmering and I will be eating it as soon as I get home!  I saw several soup recipes a few weeks ago on one of my favorite blogs, Delightfully Tacky.  I picked out a few I wanted to try and this one is up first!  It smelled so good just putting everything in the pot.  I can't wait to walk into the house and inhale after it's been cooking all day! This is going to be SO good with the turkey meatloaf I made last night.

I am wearing a fab top today...take that, Monday!!

I love love love my Zara tee.  You may remember I was seriously craving this top (along with several other things!) a while back.  Well, I am now a proud owner.  Life is good. 

I got a present in the mail this morning... 

A new skull cuff bracelet from my friends at Accessory Fanatic! I made a comment on one of their Instagram photos that the one I had purchased broke a few weeks back, and lo and behold, Ms. Stephanie sent me a new one!  Happy Monday to meeeeee!

Some Monday video fun for you...

This kid is on FIYAH! (via The Frisky)

xo :)

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October 8, 2013

My Saturday of Awesomeness

Saturday is, in my opinion, the best day of the week.  No work (for me anyway) and there's still one more day off to do whatever I want to do before I have to go back.  This past Saturday was our first real taste of fall...finally!  Happy dance.  Don't remind me I said that when I'm complaining about how cold it is in a month, ok?

Anyway, we started off the day by doing the last minute preparations for my boyfriend's art show and delivering artwork to the gallery space so it'd be hung and ready for the evening event.  That took a while, so by the time we were done and headed downtown we were famished.  The bf has been craving chicken fried steak for a while so we decided to just go ahead and indulge!

I couldn't think of a better place than Deep Ellum institution All Good Cafe.  I've always had a good experience here...delicious food and super nice people.  Plus, they have cool origami birds hanging from the ceiling...

Neat huh?

Ok, I apologize for the photo of a partially eaten dish.  But we were so starved I forgot to snap the pic before digging in!  This plate is just...so good.  The green beans were super fresh and crisp and those mashed potatoes are the business!  Superior.

Again, I ate before photographing...it was just too delicious!  A cheesy, creamy, red bell pepper soup.  If you're ever in Dallas, you must eat at All Good!

After our meal, we drove over to the arts district for a free event.  Remember how I was saying I wanted to take advantage of some of the many free things to do in the city?  Well, this event was free and it was quite extraordinary!

The Crow Collection of Asian Art had a garden party to showcase some new sculptures and introduce their re-done galleries.  I thought, free, art, culture, and fall weather...perfect!

And what a beautiful place!  I've lived in this city most of my life and I've never been in here.  Can you believe that?  

In addition to all these amazing sculptures, there were countless treasures inside the galleries.  Intricate jade and nephrite pieces, beautiful and ornate boxes and chests, jewelry, and vases.

They also had dance performances from the different Asian cultures.  These girls doing an Indian rain dance were so expressive and beautiful.  They really told the story well through their movements.  I admit it choked me up a little!

Since it was finally cool enough, I got to wear my new Zara blazer.  It was a birthday gift from the bf.  Isn't he sweet!

We were checking out this plaque covering a time capsule placed in 1984 to be opened after 100 years.  We were wondering what might be in there...a Purple Rain cassette tape maybe, something neon with poufy shoulders, or maybe a Cabbage Patch doll!  I'm preeeeetty sure I had one in '84.

It turned out to be quite blustery up on the rooftop garden!

How do you like my new Aerosoles leopard loafers?  They are THE most comfortable shoes ever.

After an afternoon around town, we were tired, but ready to go see some more awesome art Saturday night at The Basement Gallery.  The bf was showcasing several paintings and some of the proceeds went to an organization called The Birthday Party Project, whose mission is to bring happiness to homeless children by giving them the birthday celebration they might not have otherwise had.  I'd never heard of this organization before the art show, but I think it's a wonderful idea.  A kid should always get to celebrate his birthday!

Here are just a few of the bf's pieces.  He's so talented!  And here, also, are my new red boots from Shoedazzle!  These were a great purchase, I had a coupon so they ended up costing me less than $30.  They're comfortable and quite stylish if I do say so myself.  I love it when that happens!

xo :)

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October 7, 2013

Monday-itis Medicine

It's finally cooled off outside (scarf and jacket time!), I had a great weekend, and I got to sleep in just a teensy bit this Monday morning.  So even though the Cowboys totally blew it in the last  minutes of yesterday's game (damn Romo interceptions!), I don't much need my own Monday-itis Medicine today, but just in case you do...

 Post Secret is always one of my first stops along the interwebs on Mondays.  I often giggle aloud at some of the secrets people send in!  This postcard is one of my all time favorites as I used to be quite addicted to CSI.  Some of the postcards are sad and tragic, others silly, and still others full of hope for the future.  Post Secret does a lot of work for suicide prevention and I think that is such a great cause to support. 

This cute, stylish teenager is 17 year old Karrie.  Karrie has Down syndrome and she recently became a model for Wet Seal, her favorite clothing store.  Click the pic for her awesome and inspiring story! (via xoJane)

Prepare to shed a few sad tears, along with some happy ones.  The story of Mama Jade and her rescue will break your heart...and then fill it with love. (via The Frisky)

And this right here, is the absolute epitome of perseverance and resilience in the face of adversity.  Several Boston Marathon bombing victims and other amputees participated in a running clinic for challenged athletes yesterday at Harvard University.  Running is good for the soul, and it makes me happy to see these people, who've been through an awful ordeal, getting up and running despite the loss of their legs.  Talk about inspiration! (via Yahoo!)

Happy Monday everyone!

xo :)

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