Dec 23, 2010

A tiny owl told me...Happy Holidays!

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Jacket: TJ Maxx, Chambray Shirt: H&M, Skirt: NY and Company, Tights: Cynthia Rowley, Boots: Urban Outfitters

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I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday this weekend! Although I will be spending Christmas Day in the emergency room working; I have Christmas Eve off and will be enjoying:

1.) Warm toasty fires
2.) Spending time with family and friends
3.) An amazing Christmas Eve Dinner with family-overindulging
4.) Watching everyone open gifts seeing their expressions
5.) The annual Yankee gift swap

What are you looking forward to?!

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I will be away next week. I am headed to the snowy mountains of Vermont and will be sure to take many pictures to share with all of you. While I am away- I will have some amazing guest bloggers to fill in for me. Please give them a warm welcome :)

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My favorite Christmas ornament for our tree. I wanted to hang it outside amongst the outdoors, he looks so cute!

Dec 20, 2010

Thrifting, I love everything about you.


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Thrifted: Blouse, DVF Blazer, handbag, J Brand Skinnies, Nine West Heels

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I had the most successful trip to the thrift store a few weeks back. I saw this tweed blazer from afar and knew that I needed to scoop it up. I brought it up to a mirror and as I was trying it on-noticed the DVF label inside. YES, DVF vintage tweed jacket for EIGHT DOLLARS. I screamed. Everyone in the store thought I was crazy... I thought THEY were crazy for selling it for $8. I win.

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You can see the faint dusting of snow in these pictures. I have been so jealous of those bloggers taking their outfit photos in the snow. It is SO cold here and if it's going to be cold-at least we could have a little snow.

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Excuse my cheesy pictures. I was trying to defer from looking too serious and in turn just look ridiculous. I decided to post them to make you laugh-AT me. :)

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Cookie Girls Night and a Whiskey Guys Night


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We had planned a girls night of holiday cookie making a few weeks back. "The Boys" wanted in and decided to make it a girl's cookie night and a boy's whiskey night. Boys in the basement and Gals upstairs. I created these delicious champagne inspired cocktails.

Ingredients:
White Dessert wine (the sweeter, the better-in my opinion)
Champagne
Raspberry or Strawberry Sorbet
Red sugar
1 Lemon

How to create:
Cover the rim of your glass with a lemon wedge
Dip glass into a plate of red covered sugar
Scoop sorbet and place in glass
Mix 1/2 champagne and 1/2 white wine into a pitcher
Serve!
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Our holiday cookie making. We did the best we could with what we had (chocolate sprinkles, red sugar, white and red frosting). Next year we will need to get more fun decorations!

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Have you had or gone to any holiday themed parties yet this holiday season?

Dec 16, 2010

All I want are high heels...

{I will be in need of guest bloggers for the week following Christmas. If you are interested, please email me (there is a contact form under the sponsor tab), leave a comment here, or direct message me on twitter! My thanks go out to you in advance!}

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Vintage Top, Jumpsuit: Black Halo, Fur Trapper Hat: H&M, Platform Heels: Forever 21

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I am always wearing those darn hair ties on my wrist in the photos, why do I ALWAYS do that? I want to tell you all a little bit about my week thus far. I have worked 36 hours in the last 3 days and they have been ROUGH, to say the least. Besides having small annoyances at work, I then sat down to a quick break to eat my dinner on Tuesday (we only get 5 minutes here and there since we work in the emergency department).
WARNING: if you get queasy easily, skip this first part.
I sat down to dinner and immediately started bleeding profusely from my nose. Awesome. I have never had a bloody nose, so why now? I am famished, tired and HUNGRY-let me eat. It took about 40 minutes to actually get the bleeding to stop after another doctor helped me out. Afterwards, I was no longer hungry.

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Yesterday I walked out to my car late at night after work and found a nice little surprise: a flat tire. Great. One of my friends at work tried to help me put on the spare, but he couldn't get it down because it was rusted. Oh, did I mention it was about 0 degrees with wind chill?
I figured this was the perfect opportunity to call Triple A, since I have been paying them money each year and NEVER use them. They told me I had to wait with my car until they wanted to come and help and that they could not bring me home. Excellent, because everyone is willing to get out of bed at 1 am and come get me. {At this point I thought my car had to be towed because the tire wouldn't come down}
Triple A actually got to me pretty quickly and was able to change my tire. Overall I drove home with a touch of frostbite and a worsening cold.
I WILL be in bed all day long, for sure.
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Have you ever had any REALLY bad days/weeks? Share! It will make me feel better :)

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I took a huge digger in these heels and here is the reminence of it.

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If you have a chictopia account I would be over the moon if you added my photo as a favorite (if you like it that is) hehe

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Dec 13, 2010

A whirlwind of tears


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Jacket: Spotted Moth, Sweater: Topshop, Handbag: Urban Outfitters, Liquid Leggings, Boots designed by ME and made by Jeff Silverman.com

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A terrible thing happened to me while I was getting some outfit shots in. It was incredibly windy outside and I trusted my not-so-sturdy tripod to stay in one spot while I ran in the other direction for a shot. As I was running away from the tripod the wind took it and my lens went crashing into the ground. Tears started to stream down my face (I can be emotional at times). My boyfriend will usually take my outfit photos for me but with his recent busy schedule I will sometimes do them with my tripod. I walked away with a few scratches on my lens which thankfully still works...for now.
Has anything like this ever happened to you?

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P.S. I entered the winter shoe contest over on chictopia, if you could vote me as your favorite, I would be OH SO grateful! :)

Dec 10, 2010

My First VLOG: What's in my holiday handbag?

I decided to finally publish my first VLOG in response to Kristina at Pretty Shiny and Sparkly. She does VLOG's frequently and I absolutely adore them! Recently she did a VLOG to showcase what was in her holiday handbag and I decided to join in on the fun!

Ok, a few disclaimers before you decide to watch this video:
1.) I look ridiculously silly (so silly that I laugh at myself at the end of the video)
2.) I have not yet figured out how to edit videos or add music
3.) My voice doesn't come in that clear and I am not sure how to fix that
4.) I say "uhm" an unacceptable amount of times
5.) I will accept tips from anyone that is willing to help ;)


What was in my handbag?

2.) Wallet- Coach
4.) Lipstick #2: Maybelline Coral Crush
5.) Chapstick: Softlips in cherry
6.) Motorola Droid Phone



Dec 1, 2010

Hallway Makeover


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{Before}

I have been itching to renovate this hallway into something that looks welcoming. The first thing you see as you come up the stairs into the second floor is this corner.
Do you remember my DIY hutch from a few weeks ago? That was part of my makeover!

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{After}

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I am planning on finding some old vintage books to stock the shelves!

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Does this photograph look familiar? It is from the series "The Ballerina Project". If you haven't checked out the photographs from this project, you MUST!

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