Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Shoe Love

This post is strictly to bookmark my current shoe wishlist...carry on.

In order of WANTS:

1. Jeffrey Campbell Studded Loafers

2. Studded Sandal

3. Dolce Vita Loafer

4. Tassel Sandal

5. Flatform Sandal

Damn, I love shoes.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

11 in 11

2011 is the year I keep my goals. It's decided, I'm doing it. No excuses. The difference this year is that they aren't specific goals I have to accomplish, but rather guidelines to live by. Here are my 11 goals for 2011:
1. Get Healthy
2010 was not a good year for me health wise, I was diagnosed with three, THREE, different disorders and I did nothing about them. Time to swallow my pride and fear and do something about it. I've made appointments and am following though. Not only that, but I've decided I need to start taking better care of myself, from my teeth (going to the dentist next week), to loosing a few pounds (getting back on the eliptical), to trying new things (yoga). I'm doing this!

2. Document Life
Everything from blogging more, journaling, taking pictures, these are the best years of life, I want to be able to remember them and show our kids what shennanigans we got into.

3. Be More Thrifty

I'm a thrift store junkie already, but this goal is more geared towards clothing. I want to add more thrifted and vintage pieces to my wardrobe and I've already designated Thrifting Days into my schedule!

4. Get Out Of Debt

I've been working on this one for a while, but its finally so close. I need to put a plug on my personal spending and focus on paying off debt. This is a scary time in the economy, and the thought of one of us losing our jobs gives me nightmares.

5. Fall More In Love

Next month Jake and I will have been together for 7 years. That is a looooong time. Not only that but with both of us working full time, and me going to school at night, its easy to get in a routine and forget how we used to be. I want to spend more time with my husband, just us two, and remember how silly and care free we used to be, I want to fall even MORE in love with him.

6. Organize

This one always puzzles me. I am a neat freak, a perfectionist, and a planner from hell, but can I organize my life or keep a schedule? No. I want to organize my life, not in a scary way, but in a grocery shop on Sundays way, do laundry on Fridays way, this drawer is for this way, and that closet space is for that way. I'll need to con the husband into helping out with this one.

7. Cook More

We used to eat homecooked meals ALL the time, but with work and school its been impossible lately. We need to get back in the swing of things though, it kills two birds with one stone, we eat at home, and we save money. I also want to bake more, especially, I want to learn to make pie crusts!

8. Make Things

When school starts up again, the first thing to always go is my craft time. But it happens every year, I start getting antsy if I don't make something, sew something, crochet something, I need to "organize" some craft time into my schedule!

9. Travel Out of State
One thing Jake and I have always wanted to do is travel before we had kids, and while the time is getting closer to finally starting our own family, we still haven't traveled much outside of Mexico, Vegas, and Montana. We are seriously considering a trip up the West Coast.

10. Graduate College!

I can't believe I can finally say, "I graduate college THIS year." No more in a few years, no more next year, its THIS year! I am out of my mind estatic for this, its one of the hardest things, no probably the hardest thing I've ever had to do in life, and I can't wait to be done!

11. Personal Secret!
This one is secret for now, I'll disclose when/if it happens!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Fail Blog

Wow. Can anyone believe how badly I failed at documenting my 30 for 30? Will anyone believe me if I say I actually did it? Because I did. Ask my husband, he'll tell you how much I complained through it all.

Want to know my excuses? I have a lot: School, work, life, school, school, and school. Leaving home at 7:45 am and getting home at 8:45 pm, doesn't really leave much time for picture taking and blogging does it? But I'll stop complaining now.

I definitely want to do this again, as much as I complained while I was actually doing, I really enjoyed it. It was extra nice to get ready in the morning, and the fluffier pocket book was a huge plus. However, until I am done with school (this FALL!!!) I don't know if I'll be able to document it very well.

Anyway, here is photographic evidence of one of my favorite outfits, sorry for the bad iphone picture. Maybe I can do a 30 for 30 via phone pics?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day 4

I didn't want to wear this outfit this morning, but I had already penciled it onto my calendar so I made myself wear it. I'm not kidding you about the calendar. I'm a little obsessive when it comes to organization.
Then I looked in the mirror and all of a sudden I was in love. I'm convinced these boots were the best investment I ever made. Paired with a belt in the same color of leather, they can make any outfit look good.
This dress/tunic is my favorite article of clothing I own, its Libertine, and its all about the little details. The buttons have "diamonds" in the center, the sleeves are puffed, the chest has slight gatherings and ruffles, and its the perfect length. I've owned this for a few years now, and its one of the pieces I hope to keep forever and pass down to a future daughter, I think the style is pretty timeless.

Day 3

Yellow Pants. When I saw these at the store, I think I nearly squealed. Mustard yellow is one of my favorite colors, and what could be better than a pair of pants in your favorite color? So I bought my pants and went on my happy way. Then I drove for 2 miles...did I just buy yellow pants? Then I got home...Oh god, I just bought yellow pants. Then I sent a text to my sister with the picture below:

Sister: Are you wearing mustard yellow pants?!?!?!
Me: Yes! They're corduroy though, its ok ; )
Sister: Hahahahahahahaha. I love you.

She made me feel better, those simple words made me realize, yes I wear weird clothes sometimes, but that's why she loves me, I'm weird!

The bright color you see above is the true color!
This outfit was all about using the classic black and white to tone down the brightness of the pants and make it work appropriate. I didn't get a single dirty look! Maybe it worked? I didn't want to add a black necklace and make the outfit too staged, so I added a teal green Lucky necklace instead to give it a bit of color.

I have to say, I really enjoyed this outfit, It was very fun to wear!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Day 2

Do you see that on our mountains? SNOW. Yep, Utah has decided its had enough of this fabulous Fall weather. I knew it was too good to be true. In Northern Utah, our Fall season lasts about 2 weeks, this year it lasted 5 weeks, I guess I should be happy with what we got! However, this means I am going to definitely modify my items, I'll reconvene this weekend with my swaps.
Today's outfit: Lane Bryant tunic, Target cardigan, Alfani Skinny slacks, Seychelles flats, Kenneth Cole necklace.
Here is a closeup of the necklace, its one of my favorite pieces of jewelry.

And a close up of the ruffles on the shirt. Its actually pinstriped. I know, the first pic is so bad you can't really tell!

And one more just to make fun of myself! Don't ask what is going on with my hands, my husband and I were just talking about how much I HATE pictures. I'm telling you, this is a very hard experience for me!

So one thing I learned today, I REALLY like this outfit. I've never worn this combination before and I probably would have never made the connection. Kendi was talking about breaking rules in fashion and that is what I felt I was doing. Blue and white pinstripes? I would have never paired it with black before. Maybe white pants, or jeans, or even colored pants (mustard yellow, red) but never black, but again, I learned I really like how this looks!

Hey, Day 2 and this has already paid off! What have you guys discovered so far? Any unexpected likes/dislikes? Too soon to tell?

Happy Remixing!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Day 1

I'm going to start this off with an apology: My pictures are horrible! Unfortunetly I don't see them improving as by the time I get home from work/school its pitch black outside and we have to settle for horrible indoor lighting and iPhone pictures.

Second, It snowed today, SNOWED people! I might have to make some adjustments to my 30 picks, I knew it might snow towards the end of my 30 days, but not on my FIRST day! Oh boy, I'm in for a cold month!Close up of Ann Taylor Loft skirt.
Close up of Erin Featherson long sleeve shirt.

I'm going to wait out the snow for a few more days and see if its the real thing and going to stick or if its just a false alarm, I should know by the end of the week and if so, I'll have to make a switcheroo on some clothes before I wear them!

Happy remixing!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

My 30 Items

Wow, last week was a complete wash! I didn't get one, single picture! By the time I got home from work and school it was about 9 pm each night. I am going to hit rewind and start again tomorrow. So I guess for me, it will technically be 5 weeks! Yikes!

I spent the whole weekend doing laundry, ironing, and "officially" picking out my 30 items. They are all sorted and folder in a laundry basket. It makes me kind of sad that I can fit my entire wardrobe for the next month in ONE laundry basket! Or maybe I'm just crazy, but I'm having major anxiety over just 30 pieces! Ha ha! My poor clothes are going to feel so lonely and neglected!

Ok, without further ado, here are my 30 picks! (Sorry about the bad picture quality, that is what I get for taking pictures at night.)

Brown Boots: Jessica London
Black Boots: Charles Albert
Grey Ankle Boots: Nomi
Black/White Oxfords: Qupid
Black Flats: Seychelles
Old Navy
Old Navy
Old Navy
Danna Buchanan
Apt 9
Lane Bryant
Art and Soul
Erin Featherson
Ann Taylor Loft
American Eagle
Old Navy
Yellow Cords: Old Navy
Jeans: Seven Jeans
Black Dress Pants: Alfani
1 VEST - Rogan
1 JACKET - Old Navy

Depending on the weather, I might switch out a pair of shoes for another pair of pants. I am a little hesitant about my choices because the weather is so crazy here in Utah, I am sure we'll have snow before my 30 days are up, so I will most definitely be wearing dresses and skirts in the snow! Oh boy!

Items that don't count, accessories, jewelry, belts, tights, leggings (snow), and undershirts (tank tops).

Good luck to everyone on this journey and I can't wait to get inspiration from other remixers!

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Deets!

Wow, I gotta say, this Monday is starting off an eerily good foot. Not only was I on time to work, I was 15 minutes early! Its also the first day of the month, and it starts on a Monday. My OCD is very happy today.

Also, today marks the first day of my 30 for 30! I'll be back later with a list of all of my picks, and my first outfit photo.

For more details read from Kendi here. She is not starting until next Monday so you have a whole week to get on board!!!

Do it! Your wallet and closet will both thank you!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Gilt Love

Dolce and Gabbana on Gilt today, I'm drooling.