Friday, December 27, 2013

The Next Big Trend

I have an amazing eye for what the next big trends are going to be. I can't really explain it, but it usually starts out by me finding something that I really like because it's different and I haven't seen something like it before, then I start to slowly see similar styles pop-up here and there, and then BAM! It's the new trend for the season. Lately I've had my eye on clothes with a 1920's style and art deco essences. And I've been into fringe for well over a year, probably more like two years now... I own this awesome fringe leather jacket and a fringe leather bag. So mark my words, the next big trends are going to be fringe, and 1920's style and art deco pieces.

Here's what I have my eye on

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Have Yourself an Ugly Little Christmas

Friday night the Beer Garden that Russ and I frequent, The Plattdeutsche, had their annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. Just like Halloween, the entertainer for the evening was Bruce Jacques. He is so awesome. He's a one-man-show comedic musician and he's great at what he does. He's just perfect for any type of party. And the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party was a blast! Everyone was in the holiday spirit in their "ugly sweaters", and there was a contest for who had the ugliest sweater. It really was a great night. Good food, great music, and just an all around great night of dancing and partying.

Here are some pictures from the night, some taken by my husband and the others taken by The Plattdeutsche's photographer. You can view The Plattdeutsche's entire album here.

Me and Russ in our "Ugly Sweaters". We decided to go to the party last minute and we didn't have any ugly Christmas sweaters so we went to Sears before we headed to the Beer Garden and picked up these funny Joe Boxer Christmas shirts. I eventually wound up taking the shirt off because I was so hot from dancing and by how many people there were.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

That's a Wrap!

So this year's Christmas gifts are all wrapped. Of course I'm the one who always has to wrap everything because, no offense to my husband, he can't wrap gifts to save his life. But I have a bad back and whenever I'm sitting on the floor wrapping everyone's gifts for hours my back starts killing me and hurts me for days. So this year I decided to just use gift bags. Brilliant idea! It's inexpensive and easy, but still looks cute and put-together.

Here are the gifts

I'm not a conventional girl and I LOVE these patterns, and with the cute little gift tags, it still adds some element of a conventional Christmas design. To me, these gift bags couldn't be more perfect :)

Monday, December 16, 2013

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!

So our new windows have finally been installed! The company that installed them still has to come back and finish the spackling which they offered to do today, but we wanted to decorate for Christmas so we'll be making an appointment for them to come back after the new year.

Just to give you an idea of what all the windows in our whole house look like, here are the new windows in our living room

Now remember they're not completely finished, but they'll look fabulous when they are.
So now, like I said, with the new windows in, my husband and I were able to put up our Christmas decorations. I love Christmas and I'm so happy the decorations are up. We bought and decorated our tree, and put up all of our other decorations last night while watching Christmas movies all night. It really put me in the holiday spirit, and next I'll be wrapping my Christmas gifts!

Here are the decorations

Friday, December 13, 2013

Window Drama and Recent Hauls

Oh my goodness SO much has been going on lately. My husband and I are getting all the windows in our house replaced and the company hired to do the job was scheduled to come on Monday. Sunday we got the house ready. We removed everything EVERYTHING away from and off the walls, covered everything with dropcloths in the center of every room to protect them. Then early Monday morning, because they were supposed to come at 8am, I put my three cats in their carriers along with all their food and food bowls and their litter box and brought them over to my mothers house (it would've been a nightmare if the cats where there while the work was being done) while my husband took off from work so he could stay at the house to overview the workers and the work being done. Well it turned out that without any notice, the company decided to cancel on us. We couldn't get an answer, a reason, or a resolution to the problem out of anyone. Then I finally got through to the receptionist of the company and she was so rude. We finally got it rescheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, so my husband didn't have to waste another day off of work, but it has been so annoying living in the house with everything all over the place and of course with the cats (especially our new kitten) thinking the dropcloths are giant forts for them to play with. I can't wait for tomorrow and for all this to be over with so things can get back to normal and I can organize and clean the house.

In the meantime though, Sunday, after my husband and I got the house ready for the window installers, my mother and I went to a Victoria's Secret Fashion Show event. They showcased the new styles that they were going to have at the Fashion Show. They had a great DJ, and raffles, and food and drinks. It was a lot of fun and a really great, needed break from the shenanigans that were going on at my house. They also had a really great sale: $25 off a $100 purchase, $50 off a $200 purchase, and $75 off a $300 purchase, along with getting a free makeup bag and kit with a $75 purchase. They also had fitters there guaranteeing a perfect bra fit which I so needed. I was wearing a size 32C, but my boobs always felt so tight in my bras and they were always popping out of them. So I thought maybe I needed a bigger band size. So at first, that's what the fitter thought too and she gave me a 34C to try on, but the band was too big. Turns out it wasn't the band size that was too small, it was the cup size so I'm actually a 32D. I'm so happy I got fitted and am now wearing the proper size bra. My bras are so comfortable now. Getting a bra fitting is so important. So many woman are walking around wearing the wrong size bra. Go and get a bra fitting. It will make you feel so much better in your clothes and so much more comfortable in general. So I bought two new bras while at the event and got my free makeup bag and kit.

Here's what I bought, and the free makeup bag and kit

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Thanksgiving and Black Friday Haul

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It started with a french toast breakfast while watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with my husband. Then my husband had to go to work and I went over my mother's house to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner with the rest of my family.

Here's what I wore

Cardigan from Alloy//Tunic from H&M//Boots from JustFab//Bubble Necklace from Simple Addiction//Bracelet from Forever21

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