Bye, Buddy! Hope You Find Your Dad

 
 
This year I started my Christmas shopping in November!  Between my company’s sample sale, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, in store deals, and the new Green Monday, I had my shopping finished by early December!  I love wrapping gifts – I don’t care how much I spend in paper, ribbons, bows, and gift tags – I need the presentation to be as nice as the gifts! 
 
I love everything about Christmas – the cookies, egg nog, decorating, lights, sequins, and MOVIES!  I don’t have cable, but I do have Netflix and Hulu.  Every night, you can pretty much count on me tucking myself into bed with a holiday movie.  Abercrombie kids released a few shirts from Charlie Brown Christmas, Home Alone, Christmas Vacation, and Elf – the classics!  I was able to squeeze myself into a child’s XL and I do not regret my purchase.  This is my absolute favorite line in the movie!!!
 
In order to dress up my casual tee, I did the only thing I know how – add sequins!! These sequins joggers are a comfy fit! I like the elastic waistband – perfect for holiday gatherings.  The blazer adds sophistication and the statement necklace adds some more glam.  On my feel I am wearing black booties with a small touch of leopard print – because leopards a neutral – and it ties in the black blazer.
 
What are your favorite holiday movies to watch??
 
 
Tee – Abercrombie kids – 50% off entire site + $5 shipping
Pants – NY and Company
Necklace – DSW
Booties – DSW


City Mouse Goes Country

If you know me, I think you’d find it hard to believe that I grew up on a farm.  It’s true.  My dad raised chickens, pheasants, guineas, and goats (I had a goat named Tabitha).  I wasn’t active in 4-H like most of my classmates,  and the most I did on the farm was help collect chicken eggs – and sold them to my teachers.  Once I left for college, I stayed in the city… for good!  They say Home is where the Heart is, and I think that will always be true.  Home is my place of escape.  Home is where I feel loved, relaxed, peace, and content.  Basically put, It’s where my heart is.  My parents moved from our farmhouse while I was in college, but we’re still surrounded by cornfields, farm land, and cow crossing signs.  No matter which house they live in, “Home is where the heart is”.

Chambray top – Abercrombie and Fitch
Midi skirt – EBAY
Necklace – Bauble Bar
Snakeskin Shoes – Target
Watch – Michael Koru

15 Minutes of Fame!



Somehow, my boyfriend convinced me to play at an open mic with him last week!  Honestly, how can you say “no” to this guy?

                                                               

Remember Rock Band? I took that game seriously!  I was always the singer and my brother was always the drummer.  In real life, I’m still the singer and my boyfriend plays guitar.  I don’t even want to get into his collection of stringed instruments because I’d rather talk about more interesting topics – liiikee my look for the night!

 We have a bluegrass/blues vibe going on so I actually thought rockin’ a Canadian Tuxedo would be appropriate! I paired a denim shirt with a pair of jeans in similar color, slid a leopard print skinny belt around my waist, clasped my favorite gold necklace under my shirt collar, and added my cowgirl boots as a final touch.  I pictured us looking more like Britney and JT circa 2001. Never Forget.

After a once over in the mirror, I quickly realized that I cannot pull off double denim – Especially if I wanted us to be taken seriously!  If you know me, then you know that leggings are always my go-to choice. Off with the jeans and on with the leggings.  Voilà!
 
 
 
 This clip is actually a song that Max and I wrote together 🙂 


We performed 4 songs that night.  We were incredibly nervous but as soon as we hit the stage, it felt natural!  Want to hear more?? We’re planning a set for next Thursday at Woodlands’ open mic. Come out and cheer us on! We would love the support!!

Top – Abercrombie
Necklace – House of Gemmes (ON SALE and enter email for a $15 gift card)
Boots – DSW

Neonnnnnnn

Now that the sun has finished hibernating (cold weather, your days are numbered!), the Short North is bustling with joggers, bikers, dog walkers, coffee drinkers, friends brunching and so much more!  What do these types of people have in common?  They’re all wearing neon!

I, of course, do not want to be left out of the trend!  I love these neon mint pants – think Essie’s mint candy apple nail polish.  But, if my pants are loud, they will speak for themselves.  I wanted to keep the top neutral. I love basics!  Dress them up, dress them down.  I picked up this striped shirt when I was vacationing in Madrid back in 2011. 

Time out.  Can we focus on this necklace for a minute?  I love the color combos and faux gems that make up this necklace.  An add for Sammy Dress Clothing was on my Facebook news feed awhile ago, promoting an inexpensive high waisted swimsuit.  I ended up purchasing this necklace for $11!  From my research, I’ve gathered that Sammy Dress sells popular necklaces at a discounted price by changing the name of the jewelry.  So you really have to search for what you want, but you’ll definitely get a bang for your buck!

 
 
 

 

Get wild with this leopard print skinny belt.  It’s not holding up my pants – it’s purely for decoration!

I just bought these shoes.  Something about the brown/black combo with the chunky heel.  Not to mention, the designer, Franco Sarto, makes the trendiest shoes comfortable! 

How are you incorporating neon into your Spring wardrobe?

Shirt – Zara
Pants – Abercrombie
Necklace – Sammy Dress
Belt – Ann Taylor
Shoes – DSW
Purse – Francesca’s