Thursday, November 17, 2011


Yours truly is terrible at maintaining a blog! This should not be news to you, but it is strange considering I enjoy creating posts of my favorite things and new trends and that reading blogs is part of my daily routine. I think my priorities have gotten a little out-of-focus (but that is a topic for a whole other blog... focused on therapy! hehe) but something about feeling settled after the big move has made me want to realign the important things (and the fun things) in my life to hold a higher place on my "totem pole of focus"... In an effort to inject a little change in my life, I took a fun class this semester, I am creating a home office, (hopefully better and more consistent posts will result!), and I put in my two weeks notice at work....which is terrifying, but I know it will be good for me. I have been working a ton and will be up until the end (which is Sunday), so sorry for the lack of posts, but I will have plenty of time for posting when I am free! And unemployed (read: heart palpitation)!

In the meanwhile, I am looking for sweaters and warm wear and have been looking for ways to incorporate fun trends into my winter wardrobe. (How can I make a snow suit look less like... a snow suit??) We all know southwestern prints are having a moment and I have been enjoying the Pendleton "Portland Collection" lookbook for that reason:

Just one of the looks. But see the rest here.

I have also been spending an inordinate amount of my free (and "should be doing productive things") time on Pinterest. If any of you are on the site and I don't follow you yet, holla at your girl because I love discovering new boards. Check out my boards here and if you aren't on Pinterest yet, leave me a comment and I will invite you :)

I hope that this pre-Thanksgiving week finds everyone happy and healthy and to all of you peeps with M-F, 9-5 jobs--- it's almost Friday! ;)

PS- I will be in the Chicago 'burbs for Thanksgiving, any suggestions for fun and fantastic happenings that weekend? I would normally go shopping to get my Zara-fix,etc, but Black Friday + Chi-Town just seems like unnecessary stress! Maybe one of those flea markets is happening? Or something involving hot cocoa? hehe


  1. I'm so glad things are going well for you, doll! Hope to hear more sooooon!
    xo Josie

  2. Changes are always scary but in the end they have a way of working out! I am definitely speaking from experience :) Pinterest has also been occupying a lot of my time as well too!

  3. I totally agree with Emily. Changes are totally scary but they always work out for better. I bet you will enjoy your free time. I'm so happy for you, my dear. Have a sunny Friday morning. Kisses

  4. Congrats, all these changes sound great and will enhance your life for the better. I was about to ask what you do at fun class, but then I realized you just meant the class was fun hahaha! I was like, I want to take a fun class! ok, so moving on... jealous that you're going to Chicago- I've always wanted to go there. I heard of an amazing restaurant called Alinea, but you prob needed a reservation way in advance. Is that where the huge chrome bean sculpture is? You have to go there!

  5. i say stay away from shopping on black friday. its craziness!

  6. I HIGHLY recommend H&M for cozy and wallet-friendly sweaters. I got a stock of sweaters from them a few weeks ago and have stayed super cozy. xo style, she wrote

  7. Congrats on being brave and making a change! I've been working like mad and can't blog regularly anymore either. It kind of sucks because I do enjoy blogging, but am grateful for the work b/c I'm self-employed.

    Have a great time in Chicago! I've never been, but would love to visit--in summer.


  8. Pinterest is like crack to me. I can't spend too much time on there. Otherwise, NOTHING will get done.
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