Lady in Red

Valentine’s Day is almost here…  You either love it or you hate it!  I, myself, love this “holiday” I love wearing pink and red, wearing hearts, and eating chocolates!  I also have big plans to raid every nearby grocery store on Sunday when the candy is 50%… I need enough reese’s to last until the Halloween candy sale…

Anyway, I digress….Red is a daring color.  I decided to be bold and wear all red – lips, nails, dress, shoes.. I mean, go big or go home, right?!  I wore a ‘tiffany blue’ heart necklace for a pop of color against all of the red. 

We had beautiful weather last weekend!  It was warm enough for me to take pics outside in the sun.  Valentine’s Day is going to be a high of 7, so my boyfriend and I are staying in and making sushi.. Hiding from the crowd and the cold!

Next weekend I’m headed to Nashville for a bachelorette party!  Stay tuned for some honky tonk fun….

Dress – Charming Charlie
Shoes – Shop Hope’s
Necklace – Tiffany & Co
Planner – Kate Spade New York

Have a B R I G H T and M E R R Y Christmas!

 
 
 
 
Tis’ the Season for sequins!  I can’t get enough.  Between Christmas and New Year’s I want nothing more than to shine bright like a diamond! How perfect is this emerald green sequins dress?  I need something with long sleeves to live in Ohio; However, it’s not a white Christmas this year, just a rainy one. 
 
The red peacoat paired with the green dress is the perfect palette for Christmas.  I wanted to keep the hat and shoes neutral in color but still stand out!  I don’t think you can go wrong with bows and more sequins. With the plunging neckline of the dress, I felt like I was missing something not having a necklace.  When in doubt, you guessed it, add something shiny. The gallery pave link necklace from Ann Taylor was the perfect addition.
 
How are you spending Christmas?  Hopefully with those that you love the most!  I am back to work the day after Christmas (TGIF) so I’ll try not to get into any spiked egg nog 😉
 
Merry Christmas to all!
 
 
 
Dress – Urban Outfitters (old)
Necklace – Ann Taylor
Hat – DSW
Shoes – DSW

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


A Pop of Red….it’s the holiday season!

 

I love this scarf!!!  It’s sold out almost everywhere so most sellers raised the prices to something astronomical.  I came close to opening my wallet and punching in my credit card number….or even worse, signing into pay pal – one click and that scarf would be mine, all mine!  After clearing my head, I signed into eBay and purchased it for the very affordable price of $12.99 – then waited almost two months for it to ship from China, ha!
 
I’m still learning how to wear it around without it feeling like a neck brace.  Does anyone else feel a little restricted with their head movements?  It’s especially difficult to drive in – When I need to merge right, I try to turn my head, but my whole body moves instead, which also pulls my car to the right – watch out on those Columbus highways, people! Sooo, that’s dangerous…
 
Moving on….. Being the holiday season, I wanted to keep it neutral but play on the red in the scarf.  I wore this cream sweater and paired it with olive jeans which also match the scarf.  Add my favorite brown booties with the glitz and the glam on the heel and a red winter headband and red lips to complete the look!
 
 
 

Scarf – eBay
Sweater – H&M
Pants – Marshall’s
Booties – DSW
Headband – Forever 21

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

There is so much to give thanks for this year!  Not to start off on the dark side, but I’ve always been thankful for having all 4 of my grandparents until I was 24.  I have a special bond with all of them.  This year, I’m thankful for the times I get to spend with my Grandpa, esp after my grandmother passed.  He lives in Virginia Beach.  Ever since I was younger, I started calling him Bumpy and called my grandma, Bada.  The start of Bada of Bumpy began – and the nicknames stuck with everyone! 

When I picked him up from the airport, I brought him to my neck of the woods – Short North – and we hit up The Pearl’s happy hour – beers and oysters. SO DELICIOUS!

I even sweet talked my Bumpy into taking my blog pictures for me.  He’s really into photography – normally birds – so I think taking photos of an actual human was a new experience for him.

As I picked out my Thanksgiving attire – comfort was my number one goal.  This oversized varsity sweater has been my go to this fall.  I first fell in love with it when it was the cover photo on Cosmo’s Sept edition. When I found it a few weeks later on Francesca’s website, I scooped it up.  I paired it with a Chambray shirt for extra warmth (the sweater is more thin than I would have wanted).  These camo pants were a no brainer because who isn’t thankful for the brave men defending our company.  I am very thankful to live in America.  Land of the great!  I kept it basic with these cognac flats.

My family has all of the food covered this year, so I was in charge of table decorations.  I used a lot of leaves, candles, mesh, pumpkins, and GLITTER.  I also took to pinterest to learn about napkin folding.  I’ve impressed myself. 

What are you most thankful for this year?

Varsity sweater – Francesca’s
Denim shirt – Abercrombie & Fitch
Camp pants – NY & Co
Chevron necklace – NY&Co
Pointed toe flats – DSW Audrey Brooke

It’s here – National Shoe Lover Day!!!

Did you know today is a holiday??? Cancel your plans because today you are going shoe shopping!!!!

Here is a blog post from DSW’s “Do You Speak Shoe Lover” blog:

HAPPY NATIONAL SHOE LOVER DAY!