Sunday, September 28, 2014

Indian Summer

Hello there! I've had a great weekend. Friday night Bob & I went to my parent's for my birthday party. All my grandparents, and my one aunt & uncle were also there. Satuday I went to New York City for the day with Bob. The weather was just absolutely perfect! It was so sunny & warm, but not humid. This weeked has felt so much like summer! We went to a few stores, and had dinner and drinks at Sugar Factory. The only thing I bought was a Cat Studio New York dish towel. I'm not actually going to use it as a dish towel; Cat Studio dish towels are too nice and cute to do that! I have a few of them, and I drape them over tables and chests. 
And then last night we went to a bar with my friend and one of Bob's friends. We stayed out late, got home a little after 2:00. 
Today I cleaned the apartment, did laundry, talked on the phone to my sister, and ran to Target. Bob made my favourite meal for dinner for me tonight; tomato tart. Bob's family is stopping over tonight, too.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my pie dress from Modcloth. I love shirt dresses, I wish I had more!

Dress: Modcloth
Belt: Kohl's
Necklace, Brooch: Etsy
Flats: Poshmark

~Bye bye for now!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

My Second Bernie Dress

Hello there! I don't have much new to report in my life, but I'm so excited about my new Bernie Dexter dress that I received yesterday that I just had to post tonight! I also received two next Luxulite brooches in the mail; what a great way to kick off the week leading up to my bday. I loveee my new strawberry brooch paired with my new dress. And any outfit that matches with a pair of my B.A.I.T. Idas is even more of a bonus! 
This is my second Bernie Dexter dress, and I adore both of mine. I want more! They are pricey though. I managed to get this one for cheaper than the normal price, so that was great. I bought it from her Etsy shop. I was nervous about what size to order, because I know some of the Bernie dresses run quite small in the bust. This one just fits my chest, and I'm so glad it does. There's some room in the waist, but the belt disguises that. This dress is just so darn cute that I may even need to wear it on my birthday! Still deciding about that, ha. This dress is so flattering for my body type, and that makes me very happy! I always love when I find brands that make me look the best I possibly can.

Dress: Etsy (Bernie Dexter)
Necklace: New Orleans Shop
Earrings, Brooch: Etsy
Heels: Modcloth (B.A.I.T. Footwear)

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Darker Harlequin

Hello there! It's gorgeous out again today. We've had a lovely sunny, warm weekend; it's going to be 79 degrees today. Next weekend is supposed to be about the same, hopefully that forecast doesn't change to rain, since Bob & I will be walking around NYC next Saturday! Today is going to be a nice, relaxing day for Bob & I. I'm going to work out & do laundry, but other than that I think I'm just going to read & watch TV & maybe a movie. We've been married three months today!
In the pictures below I'm wearing my darker harlequin dress. I like my other one with the white background better, since it's brighter! No surprise there ha. My blue Ione B.A.I.T. heels match perfectly with this dress, which is a bonus, because not manyof my outfits match perfectly with these heels. 
I adore the fit & look of the Pin Up Girl Clothing Jenny dresses so darn much! I hope they come out with more colours/patterns sometime soon, because none of the ones currently available are ones that I am crazy about. (Other than the three that I own.)

Dress: Pin Up Girl Clothing
Necklace, Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Belt: Kohl's
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Rainbow Pennants

Hello there! Last night I went to Panera with my grandmother for dinner. Then I just came home & relaxed at the apartment with Bob. This morning we are going to the bank to sign papers for me to open new checking & saving accounts, and his name will be on them. After that's done, I will have taken care of a lot of the steps to changing my last name. 
As a side note, I don't like many TV shows at all right now. (Except for HBO & Showtime shows, but we don't get thoe channels.) But, I am obsessed with "Impractical Jokers"!! I only started watching it about a month ago or so. It is hilarious! I can't wait until the new season comes out September 25th. I wish they showed the reruns more on TV.
In the pictures below I'm wearing a dress that I wear all the time. I adore it! It's from Modcloth's Bea & Dot line. I wish they'd come out with more brightly coloured dresses & skirts again soon. Lately, Modcloth has been coming out with mostly dark coloured clothing items (probably because it's almost fall). I love the thicker material, and that there's a lining underneath. But, of course my favourite part is the colours! The dress sold out really quickly, so I'm so glad I snatched it up immediately. 

Dress: Modcloth
Necklace, Brooch, Earrings: Etsy
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Haunted Housewife Dress

Hello there! Once again, the work week is more than half way over with. Love that feeling, although of course I love the Friday morning feeling even more. Tonight I'm not doing too much; doing laundry, reading a book ("Orphan Train"), relaxing on the couch with Bob. I'm about halfway through "Orphan Train". I had never heard of it until my mom lent it to me last week. It's really sad, and what makes it worse is even though this is ficiton, my mom said that there really were "orphan trains" in the early 1900's. An "orphan train" is basically where orphans are taken by train to towns in the U.S. for adults to pick out an orphan to take home to do labor for them. They weren't adopted, they were used for work, and often treated horribly. 
Last Saturday night I was at a casino with Bob and some co-workerks. I won the second most money I've ever won at a casino! I won $135 playing roulette. Well, I put down $50 of that, but the $50 wasn't mine to start with. My bosses had given it to me to gamble with. So, I really did walk away with $135! It was awesome. When it's my own money, I stop gambling after I lose about $5, $10. And I would never put down a bet of $25. (This roulette table had a minimum bet of $25.)
Friday night I'm going to Panera with my grandmother for dinner. I don't have much planned for the weekend yet. It's next weekend that's going to be a lot of fun! Bob & I are going to NYC next Saturday for the day, for my birthday. I've been going to NYC every year for my birthday for about six years now. 
In the pictures below I'm wearing a Pin Up Girl Clothing dress that I hadn't worn all summer because of the 3/4 sleeve length, and thicker material. I love the style & shape of it. The style is called "Haunted Housewife", and it's a very 50's look. For most women, black dresses are their "staple." I don't own a solid black dress. For me, red dresses are my "staples."

Dress: Pin Up Girl Clothing
Necklace, Brooch Etsy (Luxulite)
Heels: Modcloth (B.A.I.T. Footwear)

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Tweetest Thing

Hello there! Last night I went over my good friend's apartment. We watched the Lifetime "Saved By The Bell" movie. Ha! It was so ridiculous, as we thought it would be. Today I'm doing the normal Saturday tasks I do: cleaning the apartment, doing laundry, & working out. Tonight Bob & I are going to a restaurant in Pennsylvania for a work dinner. Tomorrow I'm going out to lunch with my family for my grandmother's birthday.
I hadn't ordered and kept anything in Modcloth in four months, until my newest order arrived yesterday. I had received a couple items earlier in the summer, but returned them. Four months is a really long time for me! But, I just hadn't been seeing many pieces on the website that really were "me." But, I adore the bird skirt I'm wearing in these pictures! It's so colourful and cute. It has pockets, too! Always a bonus. 
I also received a green long sleeve cropped cardigan & a popsicle shaped spatula, which is adorable. I can never have enough cropped cardigans! I'm keeping all of the items I received. A Instagram friend had given me a 20% coupon code, which I used on this order, so that was awesome!

Cropped cardigan: eBay (Old Navy)
Skirt: Modcloth
Necklace, Brooch, Earrings: Etsy
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

You Can Never Have Enough Ice Cream Dresses

Hello there! Thank God this work week is more than halfway over now. Officially over that hump! I'm not doing too much tonight, just reading and watching TV with Bob. We started watching "Sons of Anarchy" last night on DVD, but I'm not that into it yet. We'll see if I get more into it soon. We had never seen an episode before last night. It's just annoying that there's hardly any TV shows we like on the channels we have, except for "Mad Men" and "Downton Abbey", but those two shows take about a year off inbetween seasons! So annoying. Some of our other favourite shows are "Boardwalk Empire","Game of Thrones", and "Orange is the New Black" but we don't have HBO, so we wait until the seasons are available at the library.
Friday night I'm hanging out with a friend at her place, Saturday night we are going to a work dinner (my work), and Sunday I'm either going to a picnic at Bob's Aunt & Uncle's, or going to a birthday party for my grandmother; I'm still waiting to hear what day her party will be.
In the pictures below I'm wearing a dress my mom made me last summer. Love these colours paired together, also you can never have enough ice cream dresses!

Dress: Handmade by my mom
Necklace, Brooch, Earrings: Etsy
Wedges: (B.A.I.T. Footwear)

~Bye bye for now!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Yellow & Orange

Hello there!  Today I'm meeting my good friend for pizza for lunch. Other than that, I'm just working out and hanging at the apartment, watching HBO. Every so often, some of HBO shows are free for us to watch. (We don't have HBO in our TV package.) So, I noticed last night that there is currently a ton of free HBO shows, documentaries, and movies! I watched HBO all yesterday afternoon/night, ha. Right now I'm watching "True Detective." Only seen one episode so far.
Below I'm wearing my only Trashy Diva skirt. I bought it in New Orleans, which is where the only Trashy Diva stores are located. I love the waistband and shape of the skirt! The shade of yellow is paler than I normally go for, but they didn't have any bright colour options in this skirt. I wish they did make this skirt in bright colours, because I would definitely snatch them up! I love this outfit paired with my oranges jewelry. I think they go together perfectly. I just love how yellow looks with orange. The skirt and shirt are definitely not as "bright" as my typical outfit, but I think the jewelry & shoes make up for it, ha!
Later this month, Bob and I will be going to NYC for the day for my birthday. I've been doing that every year for about six years now. I'm going to look up stores that sell Trashy Diva in NYC, and we will definitely be checking them out! Every other time I've been to NYC I didn't know anything about the brand Trashy Diva. I'm excited to *hopefully* find stores that sell clothes I'm into!

Shirt: Target
Skirt: Trashy Diva
Necklace & Brooch: Etsy (Luxulite)
Earrings: Etsy (Scrumptiousdoodle)
Flats: eBay

~Bye bye for now!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

A Wardrobe Staple: Carnival Skirt

Hello there! Happy weekend! It's been quite humid here. It was nice to barely have to use the AC for awhile, but lately we have to have it on. Bob left for West Virginia this morning with his family. Today I'm cleaning, doing laundry, working out, going to Target & the DMV. I'm also  meeting up with a friend either tonight or tomorrow for lunch. 
I'm really not looking forward to going to the DMV. But, I need to start taking more steps to changing my last name everywhere, and this is the next step.
In the pictures below I'm wearing my all time favorite skirt. This is one of my most-worn items in my wardrobe. I loveee how colourful & adorable it is, I also love the buttons and the shape of the skirt. Plus, it's quite flattering. I'm ordered this same fabric, so my mom can make me a dress out of it! That's how much I love it, ha.

Shirt: Target
Skirt, Necklace: Mod Cloth
Brooch, Earrings: Etsy
Belt: Viva La Dulce Marina
Heels: B.A.I.T. Footwear

~Bye bye for now!