Friday, March 30, 2012

Weekendddddddd

Cheers to the Weekend. and Payday.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Resolution Recap 1


With March ending in a few days (ummmm) I thought maybe every few months I should hold myself accountable and let you ladies know where I am on my resolutions.....


-BE HEALTHIER
(needs lots of work. seems to be going the opposite direction.)

-BE MORE OUTGOING
(meh....)

-DATE MORE
(well, my default I am having lots and lots of first dates. Not much else. have been really really frustrated with it and have given up dating about 4 times this year)

-LET GO OF THE PAST
(trying. lack of successful dates aren't helping)

-READ MORE BOOKS. WATCH LESS TV.
(I am watching less tv. haven't really had a lot of time to read..leave any suggestions in the comments)

-GO BACK TO CHURCH-REALISTICALLY AIM TO GET THERE ONE SUNDAY A MONTH
(Ash Wednesday. Easter next week. Not exactly doing great on this one)

-WRITE HANDWRITTEN NOTES.
( I have done this a little more)

-CALL MY GRANDPARENTS MORE
( another one I have accomplished a little bit more, unfortunately due to some health issues. A reminder that I really need to make sure I keep up with this one)


-LEARN HOW TO DO MY OWN MAKEUP/HAIR(GOD WON'T THAT SAVE ME MONEY AT DRYBAR)
(I did take a makeup class at Blushington that has helped! Still need to master the hair)
-MASTER A SIGNATURE DISH AND COCKTAIL
(nope)

-ALONG WITH DATING-ESTABLISH A SIGNATURE, GO TO DATE OUTFIT
(have a great first date outfit. Haven't really needed the rest. See above)

-ACTUALLY WEAR THE CLOTHES IN MY CLOSET. REMIND MYSELF I DON'T NEED A NEW OUTFIT FOR EVERYTHING
(doing a little better on this one. Really trying to curb my spending)

-MORE BLOGGER BRUNCHES/LUNCHES/DATES
(yay! have been successful at this one! had at least one blog date a month)

-DECORATE AND SHARE MY NEW PLACE
(slowly but surely. I do hope to do this by years end-my job luckily always has my creative juices flowing on this)

-JOIN A CLUB/GROUP
(not sure when I'm getting the time for this.)

all and all I have a long way to go and headway to make, but revisiting them is helping me keep them in the front of my mind. How are you ladies doing on your 2012 goals?


image by Inslee

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Coffee Table Styling





To me, one of the ways I know if someone has great taste or has great STYLE is how they arrange their coffee table. It is something I haven't quite mastered, need serious tips, and have no idea how to balance looking chic vs cluttered.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Shopping Karma


I've been dreaming of this Marc by Marc Jacobs dress for about two months now, randomly stopping the the boutique a few blocks away and admiring her. Imagine my delight when I find one, in my size, over the weekend at Nordstrom rack for almost 200 off.

now I just need somewhere to wear it.....

Monday, March 26, 2012

Skinny Love

My coworkers introduced me to Birdy, this 15 year old from the UK who has an amazing voice and does a breathtaking cover of Bon Iver's Skinny Love..though at 15 I don't think she could possibly have the life experience to know what this song is about




Friday, March 23, 2012

Happy Weekend!!


True that.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

JNG Got Dressed


I'm obsessed with the new series that Jess Graves of The Love List started on her blog this week. I've been reading her blog for what seems like always, and I am really looking forward to seeing all of the outfits she is going to put together



this graphic she designed for Valentines Day also makes me chuckle.. I think this thought every day.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sofia Vegara


A little motivation to rethink my meals today...Wow she looks uh-mazing

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Room of One's Own


I pretty much adore everything about this room feature on Amanda Carol at home. I'm still getting situated figuring out how I want to decorate my place, and am really drawn to how girly and fabulous this space is.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Summer Music Festivals


Next month I am hitting the polo fields of Indio for 3 days of country music, beer, and and all around amazing time at Stagecoach. I have never done a three day festival before; and all of the outfit inspirations and advice and tips seemed to be geared towards Coachella.

Have any of my readers been to Stagecoach? Or does anyone have any cute outfits to recommend? Tips on how not to lose my friends/get drunk as a skunk at 11am/not get heatstroke?

My only stipulation is I really want to wear my boots all three days. I already purchased this dress to wear with my tan boots and a jean jacket, but need two more days of outfits..(see my red boots here)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Going Green Weekend





A few of my favorite green looks for the weekend. I'm excited to wear this dress tomorrow(despite the anticipated downpour) and have a drink or two(or ten) to celebrate St. Patrick's Day actually being on a weekend!

Be safe, and what are your plans??

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Time for Your Dancing Shoes!


March Madness is here! Have you ladies filled out your brackets?
We have five teams represented in our little office...St. Mary's, Baylor, CU Boulder, Indiana and UNLV.

GOD IS A GAEL!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Sequin Harvest

Thank you to the Glitter Guide for introducing me to the fabulous ladies of Sequin Harvest blog.






Now go spend hours adoring their eye candy. pink Celine bags, sequins, and sparkles galore!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Irrational Fear


There is absolutely nothing worse than wasting a great outfit or hair day on nothing or no one( that is obviously an exaggeration, there are far worse things.)

To keep me in the mindset to always put my best foot forward..some words of wisdom



Monday, March 12, 2012

Texas Forever




a little Tim Riggins eye candy to start the week off right-had an amazing weekend with friends and drinks and fun..hope you all did too!

Friday, March 9, 2012

what a week



This week was unusually, uncharacteristically hard for no reasons that are earth shattering. One of those weeks where a million little things go wrong, so the fact you can't change the batteries in the can opener feels like World War 3 and you break down in tears and your dog judges you( not that it happened here or anything) I've felt like all week I have just wanted to crawl in a hole, and even then someone will probably tell me I didn't do that right.

But we're sucking it up--some fun plans this weekend are on the horizon shortly and I am not going to let my 48 hours of no work be spent sulking!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Monogram Oxford Shirt


I'm really dying for a pink monogram on an oversize white oxford...anyone have any ideas where I can buy one of these? I see them popping up all over pinterest and I just die a little inside each time. Do I have to find a monogram shop(?????) or a tailor???


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Rocks Paper Metal

I discovered this fabulous etsy shop called Rocks Paper Metals that is full of fun, affordable neon baubles.

I scooped up these fabulous neon earrings for 15.00 which are perfect for spring


Here are some of the other goodies I would love to own



Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Paper Crown Princess


The Coveteur peeked into the fabulous world of Lauren Conrad, who I have no shame in admitting I have a total girl crush on. I would love to be a part of her ridiculously girly world.






Monday, March 5, 2012

Photo Booth Fun

I'm loving these photo booth shots from the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Celebrities are just like us..they get drunk at parties and play in the photo booth









Friday, March 2, 2012

Finally Friday


Somehow it became March. I don't know when. I feel like the months are slipping away and I'm not accomplishing anything. Maybe I need a monthly revisit of my resolutions to keep me on track??

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Little Wisdom from A.A. Milne


Story of my desk, car, and dating life right now( however the last does not include exciting discovers )