Monday, June 11, 2012

Accessory To A Crime.....

.....Only if the crime is getting these earring for almost nothing.....HAHA.  I crack myself up sometimes.  I'm kind of obsessed with these earrings that I got for $4 at my favorite thrift store.  Who'd give these up???  Not me....

Happy Monday.

For the record I'm also obsessed with crunchy peanut butter and So You Think You Can Dance.  
Don't judge.

How many pics does one need of an earring?  Apparently 5...obsession confirmed.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

My 2 Degrees To Jacqueline Kennedy

OH how I love Jacqueline Kennedy!  

I went to an exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery in DC in my mid 20's to see Jacqueline Kennedy's most famous outfits on display.  Her style was simple and attention to subtle detail sort of blew my mind.

How does this have anything to do with me?  

Earlier this year I went to my FABULOUS tailor to have a celery green lace dress from the 80's transformed into something beautiful.  I loved the material and the dress had stylish potential.  Plus it was only $3 at the Goodwill in Fort Collins, CO.  I was almost in love.  The downside was the fact it was too long, too big and not the right fit.  

Sidenote:  If you don't have a tailor you should get one.  Clothes look so much better when they fit YOUR body perfectly.  

Ok, back to the point.  While my amazing tailor was fitting me she happened to mention she regularly tailored clothes for Jacqueline Kennedy....UM.....WHAT?!?  How did I not know this?  She said it was on her website which was a detail I clearly missed.  This explains why my celery lace dress (among other tailored items I have) turned out perfect.  

Sidenote 2:  This pic was taken with a phone in a questionably lit room and I'm slouching like an idiot.    Had I been standing straight, the lighting was better the picture wasn't taken with a phone you'd see the dress turned out perfectly.  Even a guy in his 70's  stopped me on the street and told me how much he loved my dress.  

There you have it.  My 2 degrees to Jackie-O!

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Monday, June 4, 2012

What Time Is It? I've Got No CLUE!

What time is it?  Who CARES!  

I love these two small watches I got in Vegas at Goodwill.  Do they tell time?  Nope, but they are TOTALLY awesome.  Plus, you know what is better than wearing one watch?  Yep, wearing 2....or 3 or 4 many instances.....(to be seen later).

So a little fun fact for you:
The gold watch by Halston is no longer made and has an interesting history.  Halston was a famous designer in the 50's that started designing hats.  But of course drugs got the best of him and his once popular brand took a nose dive but not before it was reinvented and purchased many times (by SJP for example).  Click here for Wikipidia's Halston 101.  

I love a good accessory with a story!

Then we have the tacky 80's red watch with some super fabulous decoration.  I couldn't resist.  Who doesn't want fantastic arm bling?

Also, I woke up today excited to go to work.  I heart my job.  Sorry!  I know I am the minority and NOT the majority....

Even though I am wildly in love with my job the below still happens....

Is there anyone else out there who loves there job?

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Get Up & Gone?

So, I haven't blogged in FOREVER.  Why?  Because I've been doing this....

No.  Not standing around in my bathroom naked.

But doing more of this......

Ok, not staring at my creepy cat either....

Does this help?

Alright, alright.  I'm bad at this game so I'll just tell you

RELAXING.  Yes, nothing exciting (actually that's a lie but I'll get to that in future blogs).

I traveled like CRAZY for the first half of this year.  I'm finally able to breathe (and blog) again.  

As part of my bathtub hiatus I have to admit I've been watching quite a bit of Netflix while soaking.  God bless Friday Night Lights & Arrested Development.  Great shows to watch while in the tub.  If you haven't watched while in the tub I HIGHLY recommend it.

I've got a few more hours left in the weekend so I'm off for some final relaxing....until tomorrow.

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