Friday, October 26, 2012

well behaved women rarely make history

Dear Rian,

How is it possible that you are Twenty.Freakin'.One!!!? I still vividly remember the day you were born. I was terrified but so excited to meet this new little person. I was so incredibly young, but I couldn't wait to be your mom.

Ughhh, I told myself I wouldn't cry, but I here I sit at the computer with tears and snot   running down my face. There are so many things that I got wrong. So many moments I wish I could do over. I hope you know that everything I did, every mistake I may have made always,always,always came from of place of love.

But, these things I know for sure:
You are smarter and stronger than you give yourself credit for. Your smile lights up a room and your crazy laugh is infectious. You love fiercely and deeply. You are a survivor. You are a risk taker(when you give yourself permission to be). You're beautiful on the outside and a beautiful soul on the inside. You make me proud and not just because I'm your mother. Basically, my sweet baby girl, you are a rock star! Now it's time for you to go out in the world and kick some ass! 

Happy, Happy, Happy  21st Birthday!!!!

ps- Always remember....sloppy, drunk girl in the club is not a good look...mkay;) 

Monday, October 22, 2012

weekend warrior

wearing:camo jacket-yard sale find/blouse+jeans-target/belt-anthropologie

Another weekend of flower hustlin' has come and gone. Exhaustion, exhilaration and lots of thorn wounds but I threw on some polka dots, topped with some camo and added a little bit of sparkle for...sparkle;) and powered through.

Time to rest up and regroup.Then it's on to the next one! 

Monday, October 15, 2012

mint it

wearing:sweater-old navy(old)/jeans-target/sneakers-chuck taylor

This week I had a special event, two special orders and a wedding! After setting up the wedding yesterday I came home and crashed!   17 hours of sleep, 4 advil and a shower later, I kind of feel human again:)  And, the madness starts all over again on Wednesday!

I'm kind of in love with this arrangement I made for a "Thinking of You" special last week.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

paisley park

wearing:dress/h&m/cardigan-anthropologie/tights-target/shoes-steve madden

It's officially tights weather and I couldn't wait to transition this dress from spring to fall! I donned this bright pink pair to inaugurate tights season.

Today I start prepping for Sunday's wedding. Be sure to follow me on instagram to keep up with all the flower good-ness:)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Have you seen friends on facebook posting about taking advantage of an offer for free glasses from Coastal? I did and was immediately skeptical curious. I'm as blind as a bat and a new pair of glasses can be expensive, even with our vision coverage. So, I decided to check out the offer. Basically the coupon code, FIRSTPAIRFREE, entitles you to a complete{lenses+frame} pair up to $99. Because my prescription is heavy duty I had to pay a small up charge for the lenses{I have to get a slightly different lens so my glasses aren't 6 inches thick!}It's always the case so it wasn't unexpected. But, you guys, I only ended up paying $35 and that included shipping.#winning If you're considering a new pair of specs, I highly recommend them!

*Coastal did not compensate me in any way(although, I wouldn't turn down another pair of glasses!)  I was just super impressed with the product and speedy delivery time. They upgraded my delivery with no extra charge and I had my new glasses in 5 days! 

*Frames are the Derek Cardigan 7013 in tortoise


Monday, October 8, 2012

viva las vegas

wearing:cardigan-target/blouse+tank-f21/floral jeans-tjmaxx/shoes-kate spade

I'm fairly certain that this combination of red floral and leopard print(with a very large velvet Elvis painting, naturally) can be found in a 70-something retired Vegas showgirl's living room but, if lovin' it is wrong I don't wanna be right!  

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

midas touch

wearing:jeans-target/top+jacket-f21/shoes-sam edelman "scarlett"-dillard's/jewelry-f21+target

Friday nights around here usually involve pizza and a riveting installment of Dateline:Real Life Mysteries. So glamorous! But, last weekend I shimmied my way into a pair of gold skinny jeans and dangerously high heels. I did my best to shake off the 'burbs while hitting a few of downtown's hipster hangouts. A fabulous time was had by all:)      

Monday, October 1, 2012

matinee brights

wearing:jeans+loafers-target/tank-f21/jacket-tj maxx/bag-cynthia rowley via tj maxx

October is shaping up to be a busy month with work so I decided to take myself to see a matinee of Pitch Perfect (treat.yo.self!)on Saturday afternoon. It was funny and sweet and made me want join an a capella group.

I also think I'm starting to feel inspired about getting dressed again. In the past few months everything was feeling forced or just plain old "wrong". I've gained a few pounds-which never helps- and I think when you start blogging your outfits there's a tendency to overanalyze. Not everything I wear is going to be "OMGFASHION!!!!" I'm starting to remember that the only person that needs to feel good about what I'm wearing is me. It seems so simple.

Obnoxious neons and glitter shoes are always going to take me to my happy place:)