9.26.2011

Fall Wish List

I have avoided shopping for so long, and although I'm so proud of myself for the saving the money I have, I also now have a fall wish list a mile long!  Unfortunately, wearing summer clothes is still a must around here.  We're still above a 100 degrees and sweaters and boots won't really be an option for me until December, but that doesn't really stop me from pretend online shopping like it's my job.

I'm absolutely dying to load up my closet with loads of new fall apparel, but am trying to keep only stick to things that could be worn a little sooner.  You'll notice that there aren't any sweaters, corduroys, or boots on this list.

Here are just a few of the things I'm lusting after...

I have loved the J.Crew bubble necklace since the turquoise and coral versions came out a few summers ago!  I am absolutely in love with the new black and red versions on this necklace that were recently released.  Although I don't see myself spending $150 on this necklace anytime soon, you should know that I definitely want to!

I need more cute t-shirt like tops that I can just wear with jeans, and I think this one is just perfect!  I can't really wear sweaters too much here, so I think I would get loads of use out of this darling top.  I might even grab a few colors! 

I want this whole huge stack of bangles more than you know. 
I love the colors and think they're just perfect!
Ahh, such a pretty skirt. Love, love, love!

I've always had a thing for polka dots, and this color combo would definitely work well with my wardrobe.
I'm not sure if a 25 year old should exactly wear flats with both bows AND glitter, but I totally want to!  All of my brown flats are dying to be thrown out, so these might just be a must buy!

What items are you dying to get your hands on this fall? 
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9.21.2011

Fall TV Premiere Week!

Fall TV premiere week is sort of like Christmas to me!  Although a few of my shows started last week, and there are a few stragglers, recording all of the new TV that is starting this week on Sunday afternoon had me positively giddy! 

Although I watch WAY more TV than the shows listed below,  here are the top 5 shows I am most excited about this fall...

The Good Wife
Sundays on CBS

Gossip Girl
Monday on The CW

Parenthood
Tuesdays on NBC

Modern Family
Wednesday on ABC

Parks and Rec
Thursday on NBC

Of the new shows, I also think I'm really going to enjoy The New Girl and Up All Night, but am still waiting to see a few more episodes.



Which shows are you watching this fall?

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9.20.2011

Odds and Ends

There are lots of odds and ends I've been wanting to share with you guys, but they're a little too random to deserve their own post.  So, here's what I've been up to...
  • I kind of took a break from blogging last week after being away, so I didn't have a chance to fill you all in on my (already old news) Missoni for Target finds!  I couldn't go until after school last Tuesday, and didn't get there until after 4.  The only thing I really wanted to find were the flats, but I was certain they would be gone.  Lucky me, despite nearly every rack of Missoni being wiped clean, I snagged the very last pair of flats... in my size!  It was fate!  They're so cute, and will be perfect with jeans and a black top this fall.  I also managed to snag the very last candle and some headbands. 
  • Although I was instantly in love with the idea of getting an Erin Condren Teacher Lesson Planner, I held off because last year we had to do our lesson plans on Excel and I assumed I would have to this year too.  Well, one week in, nothing had been said about it, and I hated doing them on the computer, so I ordered my lesson planner.  I absolutely love it, and have gotten so many compliments on it since I started using it last week.  It came with all of the same goodies that the Life Planner did (calendar stickers, a pocket, and customized labels) and actually makes me look forward to lesson planning.  If you're a teacher, I definitely suggest you look into it, this planner is the best!
  • Friday afternoon our mailbox was packed full of new fall magazines.  I spent my Saturday morning reading them all, and am completely ready for fall now!  They were full of loads of great decor ideas and delicious recipes.  We're going to change our house from summer to fall next weekend (despite the still 100+ temps), and I can't wait. 
  • This weekend we booked our Thanksgiving flights home to Indiana and ordered our Christmas cards. I'm loving how accomplished I feel.  Don't think I'm crazy about the Christmas cards though, I simply wanted to take advantage of Erin Condren's 25% off Holiday Cards while it lasted.  Thank goodness Erin is allowing us  to order now and add our photo later because I have no acceptable pictures at this point.  Taking an acceptable Christmas card pic to go along with my pretty cards is next on my to-do list. 

  • Both of my football teams are sucking big time this year, and although I hate to be a bandwagon fan, I really don't enjoy watching my teams get their butts kicked every weekend. This, along with the fact that we hardly get any of the games for our Indiana teams out here, has made this football season pretty pathetic for us so far.

Alright, well that was random, but I think I covered everything I've wanted to!  I hope you're all having a great day so far!
 
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9.19.2011

Emmy Fashion

If you've been reading this little blog for long at all you know that I am TV obsessed!  I also love all award shows and the fashion that comes with them, but I must say the Emmy's are the awards show that I truly enjoy watching the most.  As opposed to the Oscar's and other shows I truly watch most of the shows that are nominated, so I actually have quite a strong opinion on who should be winning!

Overall, I thought the show was so-so.  Definitely enjoyable, but not amazing. 

I loved Ty Burrel's acceptance speech for supporting actor in a Comedy, and although I love Modern Family whole-heartedly, I was a little sad that they pretty much swept the entire comedy category.  I would have really loved to see Parks and Rec win a few!

The other highlight of my night was seeing Friday Night Lights pick up 2 well deserved Emmys!  The fifth and final season of the show was perfection, and Kyle Chandler definitely earned  his Emmy for best actor in a drama for his role as Coach Taylor.

Now onto the fashion....

Aside from the fact that everyone under the sun wore red, I was a little "meh" overall about the fashions.  Lots of pretty looks for sure, but not a whole lot that truly wowed me!
My Nominees for BEST DRESSED:

Cat Deeley in Monique Lhuillier
I don't think I've ever seen Cat in a dress I don't love!

Lea Michele in Marchesa (via)
I kind of wanted to hate this, but I just couldn't.  Lea looked beautiful!

Nina Dobrev in Donna Karen (via)
This was my favorite red dress of the night!  Loved the bottom!

Katie Holmes in Calvin Klein Collection (via)
Now, I know this is controversial because she definitely landed on some worst dress lists, but I liked the dress a lot.  I didn't like her hair or how it was really styled, but I really loved the color, and the simple style of the dress.  Is it red carpet appropriate?  Maybe not.  I still liked it!

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt in Elie Saab (via)
Talk about a gorgeous couple!  I think they both looked fabulous and are just too darn cute together!

Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt
This is my second choice for best dressed couple of the night. 
Jon Hamm always looks handsome, and Jennifer looked beautiful in this vintage yellow dress.

Now onto the WORST DRESSED:

Dianna Argon (via)
Gag, this was just awful!  Talk about a pretty girl totally blowing it on the red carpet.  This dress was not only ugly, but it wasn't age appropriate at all.

Gweneth Paltrow in Emilio Pucci (via)
I want to love everything my girl Gwennie does, but I just wasn't feeling this look at all! 

Julliana Margulies in Armani Prive (via)
I love Julliana but this dress was one hot mess.  It was wrong on so many levels, and her hair looks bad too.  I'm afraid poor Julliana will top every worst dress list!


What did you think of the Emmy's?  Who did you pick for Best and Worst Dressed?


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9.14.2011

Wrapping Up Wedding Season

We are back in town from my little sister, Molly's wedding!  We were in Louisville from Thursday to Sunday, and although I have next to no pictures to show for it, we had an amazing time!

Thursday night we threw a little Bachelorette party, and I have NOT 1 PICTURE!

Friday night we had a great rehearsal and dinner, followed by a fun night of cocktails, and I have only two pictures that I stole from my cousin Adam!  It was a great night, and I had so much fun catching up with friends and family I hadn't seen in far too long!

Sarah and I after dinner!

My Aunt Brigette and I catching up in the bar!

Saturday we tried to relax and primp, and then we celebrated!  It was a beautiful wedding, but I must say, my sister made one gorgeous bride and completely stole the show... as she should!

Molly's Gorgeous Dress!

The beautiful bride all ready to go!

Molly and I before the wedding!

Catching up with my SIL, Katie, and Sarah

My mom and I on the dance floor!

Overall, it was a great celebration for one great couple!  I really wish I had more pictures to show for it, but I guess the fact that I don't proves that I was just too busy having fun!

I'll be playing catch up at work and at home 'til the weekend, because missing 2 days of work during the second week of school is no easy feat!  I'm exhausted, but it was all well worth it!

Our summer full of weddings has officially wrapped, now I'm ready for fall!

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9.09.2011

Five Friday Favorites



Here are my 5 favorite things this Friday...
When my mom moved in, she also brought a fabulous new hair product with her!  I'm absolutely in love with tousle whip!  I can't quite explain what it does, but it smooths my hair without making it greasy and gives it a great texture.  I'm using up her supply quickly, and am definitely going to have to purchase my own.

2. Zara Now Has Online Shopping Available
I've been a long time admirer of Zara, but have never had a store close by!  I'm so thrilled that their stuff is finally online, and can't wait to buy a few pieces. 

3. Most Eligible Dallas
Wow, I had no idea that I would love this show so much.  I had the first 3 episodes saved on my DVR, and almost just deleted them!  I decided to give it a try over the weekend, and was instantly in love. 

4. Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Gloss in Beach
I couldn't wait to try the new Bobbi Brown glosses that were recently released, and grabbed 2 new shades this week!  I really love this shade, and think it will be perfect as we head into fall!

And last, but NOT least...

5.  We're in Louisville, because my sister is getting married!!!
We got to Louisville yesterday morning, and have been celebrating my sister's upcoming wedding ever since!  It's amazing how much cooler it is here, and I'm so excited for her big day tomorrow! 

What are your favorite things this Friday?
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9.08.2011

Silk Blouses for Fall

I'm in love with my new Hudsom Ferris jeans for fall, and can't stop seeing all of these gorgeous silk blouses that I'm dying to wear with them once we finally reach cooler temps.


Silk blouses in lots of different silhouettes and beautiful colors and patterns seem to be popping up everywhere these days! 

Here are the beauties I would love to snag...





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