Monday, September 30, 2013

Personal Day

Hello there! Today I took a personal day. It's so lovely to have a three day weekend! I'm not doing much at all today, but that's alright. Sometimes it's really nice to just relax. Normally I don't like TOO much down time. I like to be productive, I feel good when I get things done, and make the most of my time. But, most Sundays Bob and I spend the majority of the day relaxing. We did do that yesterday, too. I cleaned the apartment, did laundry, went to a couple stores, and worked out. And then we watched some episodes of Six Feet Under, and of course we watched the series finale of Breaking Bad! 
I got two Modcloth gift cards and an Etsy gift cards, (and other things) for my birthday! I was so glad to get those gift cards. I ordered a dress from Modcloth Saturday night. I think I'm ordering another one today, with the other gift card. I didn't order them both at the same time, because I hadn't made up my mind yet what other dress I wanted to get. I'm still trying to make a decision between two adorable printed dresses.
I think I'm also placing an Etsy order today. I ordered the cutest gingerbread house fabric from there recently. My mom's going to make me a dress out of it! I can't wait for that. It'll be the perfect Christmas time dress. They have the same exact print in a skirt, on Modcloth. It saves SO much money to find the fabric, buy the zipper and thread, and have my mom make it. The fabric only cost $20! 
I love my new bright yellow cardigan! The orange tank and yellow cardigan pair perfectly with my ice cream cone Keds. I'm still obsessed with this rainbow Modcloth necklace! And I really love the earrings I'm wearing. I got them at Kohl's a couple of years ago. They're one of my favourite pairs.













Cardigan: Old Navy
Tank, Bracelet: Express
Jeans: Target
Necklace: Modcloth
Earrings: Kohl's (Mudd brand)
Sneakers: Keds

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

NYC For My Birthday

Hello there! I had a great time in NYC yesterday. I'm a little sore from all the walking, though. And it really tired me out! By the time we got on the train to go home, I was feeling it. As usual, when I go into the city, I didn't find hardly anything to buy. I got two pairs of tights, and a yellow skinny belt. I have been looking ALL OVER for a bright yellow skinny belt, but, was having no luck in months. I finally found this one, being sold by a street vendor. And it was $5! Pretty awesome. I got a great deal on the tights, too. I bought them at Macy*s, for $2.50 each. LOVE a great deal!
We ate an early dinner and had drinks at Sugar Factory. Sugar Factory is my fav restaurant ever. I first found out about it when I went to it in Las Vegas. I was SO happy when they opened on in NYC this past April! 
They have the best drinks. My two favourites are the Hubba Bubba Martini, which has Hubba Bubba bubblegum on the top of the drink on a chopstick and pop rocks on the rim, and my other fav is the Blow Pop Martini. That one has pop rocks on the rim, and a blow pop in the drink. These drinks are $16 a pop, plus tax! So, they are very pricey, but it's worth it, when I only go there about twice a year. 
The first picture below was taken in Dylan's Candy Store.




















Dress, Necklace, Sandals: Modcloth
Belt: Kohl's
Jacket: Target
Earrings: Gift from my mom

~Bye bye for now!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pink Calvin Dress

Hello there! Today felt like a Friday to me all day. This week has just seemed so impossibly long! Tonight Bob made one of my favourite meals: rigatoni with broccoli, tomatoes, and Alfredo sauce!
On my lunch break I went to TJ Maxx and Old Navy. As usual I didn't find anything at TJ Maxx. I don't think I've bought anything in about five months from there. I usually don't see anything at Old Navy, either. But, today I found two items that I had been looking for all over for awhile. I found a pair of black ballet flats and a bright yellow cardigan. So, I'm happy I was able to get those, and for a good price.
In the pictures below I'm wearing a dress that I wear to work, and would also wear to semi dressy/dressy occassions. I love the shape of it, and think it's really flattering. It's Calvin Klein brand, and I got it on sale at TJ Maxx close to a year ago.















Dress: TJ Maxx (Calvin Klein)
Necklace: Francesca's
Bracelet: Gift from Bob
Heels: Zappos.com (Nine West)

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sprinkles & Pumpkin

Hello there! I met with a good friend after work for a drink. Not doing too much else tonight. This week has been going quite slow, of course. That seems to be always the case when I have fun stuff planned for the weekend! My dentist appointment for tomorrow got cancelled, which makes me happy! Ha. It was just for a cleaning, but it was at a new dentist's office. I, like most people, really dread going to the dentist. And I especially dread it when it's a new one, and I don't know if I will like them or not.
In the pictures below I'm wearing an Ann Taylor shirt. It's another great, flattering Ann Taylor shirt. I recently wore a bright pink Ann Taylor shirt on the blog. This isn't a shade of orange I'd normally pick, since I usually go with bright shades. But, I do like this pumpkin hue, too. The pictures didn't turn out too great. By the time I got home tonight it was starting to get dark, so we couldn't take the pictures outside.
My new cell phone cover came today, and I really love it! It's so bright and cute, perfect for me. I got it from Etsy. I had been using the same cell phone cover that I first bought when I got my phone. I liked that cover a lot too, but this one is even better!


















Shirt: Ann Taylor
Tank: Express Jeans: Target
Necklace: Francesca's
Bracelet: Express
Earrings: Gift from my mom
Shoes: Modcloth

~Bye bye for now!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Zig Zag

Hello there! I'm not doing much tonight, other than working out. So nice to have Monday over with. I'm very much looking forward to this weekend! 
Friday night Bob and I are going to my parents for my family birthday party. Saturday we'll be in NYC all day/part of the night. I hope I have some success when I go shopping there. I'm going to a jewelry store that I've found cute necklaces at before. This weekend is definitely going to be full of great food and drinks! My mom makes the best chocolate cake I have ever had.
And I have a three day weekend! I took a personal day on Monday. So, that is the best part of all.
In the pictures below I'm wearing one of my favourite shirts. I have it in a short sleeve version too, with cut outs at the shoulders. I just LOVE the pattern on this shirt! I got it from Macy*s close to two years ago, and I just love it just as much. I usually pair it with this bright blue Express tank top. And I also really love these bright orange heels. They add such a nice pop of colour to an outfit!
















Shirt: Macy*s (Cable & Gauge brand) 
Tank, Jeans: Express
Necklace: Francesca's
Bracelet: Kohl's (Mudd brand)
Heels: Modcloth

~Bye bye for now!

 
 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Rainbow Maxi

Hello there! The weather is perfect today! It's very sunny and warm, perfect temperature. It doesn't feel humid, either. I really wish the weather could always be like this!
Today I cleaned the apartment, did laundry, worked out, and watched some TV. My friend is coming over in a little while.
It's 9 months until our wedding! I feel so much better since I have made all of the major decisions for the wedding. We didn't order the invitations yet, but I picked out really cute ones, on Zazzle.com. They are quite colourful, of course! I'm really enjoying picking out little touches of colour. I'm so glad I can incorporate my love of rainbows and colour into the wedding!
In the pictures below I'm wearing one of my favourite dresses. I basically look like a walking rainbow, ha. It's the only maxi dress I own. This outfit just picks up my spirits, and I just really like how I look in it. And those are really the two things that I strive to have in my outfits.














Dress: Marshall's (Calvin Klein)
Necklace: Etsy
Bracelet, Earrings: Kohl's (Mudd)
Ring: Gift from my sister
Sandals: Modcloth (Saltwater Sandals)

~Bye bye for now!