Tuesday, March 31, 2009

More $$$$, More Problems

Well, friends March has gone bye and to think i have barely posted, I know shame on me. But March has been a whirlwind. Which I expect the rest of the year to be. My job has been getting more and more demanding, but it is very understandable. This is because I work in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault. Sometimes hard, but a very rewarding job. We received great news today, but news that really made me think. We are expanding more grant money from the government is coming in, and that is great, but it also means this problem is getting bigger. I sometimes say that I would like to work myself out of a job, but with this economy I do not see that in the future.

But in other news I will be returning to my college town this weekend for food, fun and LOTS of cocktails with my sorority sisters, i know I am sure you are super jealous, because I would be if you told me you were going to see your BBFs.

Also, side note, JCrew is having a extra 30% off their sale, my favorite time of year. And the coveted Victoria Ruffle Shirt is on there. I will be spending my rent on every color!

Have a great day my lovelies!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

When it Rains it Pours!

Not only am I still sick, my mama has to have surgery today, very unexpected, but minor. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sick as everyone else.

Sorry I have been MIA. (Every time I say that now, i just burst into song...) Anysorryihavebeengoneway, i am horribly sick and feel awful. And the worst part is I just started my job in October, but went full-time in January. Why is this a problem you ask? NO SICK DAYS!! :( I will just die at my computer. Hope everyone else is having a better week than I!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Outlet shopping and besties!

It is FRIDAY! I have been waiting for this day to come all week! I have amazing plans this weekend. I am meeting up with my two besties/roommates/sisters from college.We will call them Flower and Russca. YAY for cheap hotel rooms and all night talks. We are going shopping at the outlets, and then my holy place... the mall (and hopefully the bars!). I know it will be hard for some of you fabulous ladies to believe but I have not been to the mall in like 3 month. Shocker! I will post pics with my (fingers-crossed) amazing finds and deals.

But I am most excited to see my girls, they live on the Memphis side of TN and I live on the Knoxville side of TN. We are separated by miles and miles.

In other exciting new, I got my wii fit yesterday! I don't know if they have any left but I got mine from amazon.com for 89.99 and I got one day shipping for3.99 because I have amazon prime

The downside is the weigh in but, it does give you motivation. I did it for an hour last night. I think you are really suppose to only do it for 30 minutes, but I just wanted to try everything. Advanced step by far is my fave.

Any of you ladies have wii fits? It seemed like a better option for me than a gym membership, partly because there are no gyms here.

In other news, my brother and mama are traveling to Florida today to pick up his car that he recieved for his 18 birthday. It is a 5 speed and very small, so please keep them in your thoughts for a safe trip home.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I have been one lucky girl Chanel Fashionista has given me the Love Ya Award! Thank you so much!!

Rules do accompany this honor:
“These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”!

I give the award to:
The Fabulous Life of a Southern Belle
The Magic Risotto Diaries
Think Happy Thoughts
Nautical by Nature
In The Waiting Line
The Shabby Princess
Pearl's are a Girl's Best Friend
Puttin' on the G.R.I.T.S.

Sorry about the double post, but I wanted to share my joy!


So i got this at the grocery store last night for a cheap / busy day lunch option, and it was super yummy and only 180 calories. Can you believe it????

It seems that there is so much going on in the blog world, many people are experiencing heartache, lost love ones (even pets), and family emergencies. I just want everyone to know that you are in my thoughts. We have a wonderful blog world here and I am lucky to be apart of it!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


First, I want to say I found out a great thing today and I want to share it with all of you. It is ebate.com It gives you money back for going to their website first and then clicking on what place you want to shop from. AND IT IS FREE!
if you want to sign up go HERE! 

Second, movie = very cute and heart warming and i can't believe that JB sat through it.
An overall wonderful weekend!!! JB is so sweet, we promised not to exchange gifts, but I recieved a lovely arrangment of coral roses. The party was very funny, but I do regret not having alone time on the day of love. It is so hard to entertain.

Third, since my enrollment in ebates, and for the fact that I am very restricted on shopping, buying things online is my saving grace. And you ladies know how I love a bargin, I have found an new shopping salvation: Martin and Osa!
The pieces are very simple and have almost a Jcrew flair but alittle more my style

Friday, February 13, 2009

It's HERE!

I am so in love with my V-day plans.

Side note: I guess since this is the start of my blog that I should make up some name for my b/f. From now on and so forth he will be known as JB.

JB has graciously let me have a two day holiday! With tonight being casual dinner and a movie. Now can you guess what movie!?!?!?! Yes ladies it is Confessions of A Shopaholic! I can't believe he is going. It must be Valentines Day to get this man anywhere near a movie that uses more clothing labels than conjunctions.

As for Day Two: it is a little down the college path but we are having a party at our house, but alas mainly his fraternity brothers can attend. But it is always an interesting and amusing time when they visit.

Hope everyone has a fabulous day no matter if it is a gush-fest with a boy or another single awareness day.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

wishful thinking

This weather is starting to get on my nerves, it is warm enough for me to break out my sandals, pastels, and seersucker, but I would look like and idiot next to all the people still in their winter black, browns, and grays.
Winter = no fun.
I never fill like making up cute winter outfits except for like the first few weeks of fall.

So inspite of this i have been internet window shopping..... AAAHHH...summer i can almost smell suntan lotion... oh ok that is my coconut lotion i just put on.

A few of my favorites!

I love green when you have a tan! JCrew- Cotton cady Lydia dress

I love this Lilly Dress, the coral print is amazing, the 300 dollar price tag not so much!

Oh hurry on over to The Magic Risotto Diaries, for a lovely giveaway that is what V-day is all about!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Taking it to the MAXX

So yesterday I had a meeting in the big city. (I know what your thinking no not new york, just a big city to me) The meeting was a drag, but the most exciting thing happen: I got to do a little power shopping! Since there is not even a Wal-mart nor a Target :( in my small town. My place of choice was TJ Maxx, because I am never disappointed there. I have been meaning to drop in because I keep hearing fabulous things from people about Lilly, Ralph, and even J.Crew. But Sadly none of these things were at my local store.

But don't you fret ladies, it was not a waste of a trip.
I found a lovely pair of seven jeans, dark denim, for only 29.99!! and a great pair of denim trousers (perfect for casual workdays) by Kenneth Cole!

But the two pieces I fell in love with was a black Limited v-neck sweater and a black cashmere cardigan!
What I loved the most is that when I was checking out the v-neck was on clearance for 10 dollars but had just been markdown to 3! And the cardigan went from 25 to 10!!!

What deals I tell you! Hope ya'll are finding these great bargains to!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Everyone Loves A Lilly Giveaway!

Just wanted to let you know about two great giveaways!

Beantown Prepster is giving away LILLY squeeze!


And if that was not enough,

Pink Cupcake
is giving away a Lilly Pulitzer Headband & key fob set!!!
Either in Juice Bar or Lilly's B&B


Thursday, February 5, 2009

I'm trying...

I know that I have not put up anything in a while. I know not many people have happened upon my musings, but I think I am in the department for needing a little help. Any suggestions of how to really get started? I cannot narrow my focus.

In other news, have any TN girls seen the Bonnaroo line up? I know going three days without a shower sounds yuck, but they do have amazing musicians. But alas I will not go.

In other news, even though I have not posted, i have been lurking around blog spot. I have been reading some of my favorite blogs in their entirety. And I just want to extend a hug to G.R.I.T.S.
I have fell in love with your blog and enjoyed reading it all. You are a very classy lady and deserve all the best!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


well it is here. I have a very love/hate relationship with winter weather. I love being tucked inside all warm and watching the snow, but staying at home all day I tend to make poor eating choices and end up eating 400 points. But there is something about snow that makes everything perfect, it covers all the ugly.

PS Did you see the inauguration today? Aren't the Obama girls to cute!!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Dress Drives Me Crazy!


Fashion ABCs

Stolen from the ladies here.

A: What accessories do you wear everyday?
Pearls, in necklace or earring form.

B: What is your beauty routine?
I try to be such a good girl here, but it never seems to happen before bed in the same. Sometimes a full routine of wash, toner, lotion. Then it is sometimes a combo of any of those.

C: What was the last item of clothing (for yourself) that you purchased?
A outstanding wrap dress from the Banana outlet that goes perfect with my red pumps

D: Do you use a dresser, closet, or both?
Both. and wardrobe in my bathroom.

E: What type of earrings are in your ears right now?
gold hoops, i know what you are thinking. No eyebrows, only a pencil thin line that was drawn with sharpie. No! Tasteful.

F: What type of figure do you have (measurements)?

G: Do you wear glasses?
Both. It just depends

H: What type of handbag do you carry?
Classic Louis Vutton.

I: What is your ideal style?
In one word class, Jackie O meets Audrey meets a little Sophie Loren. Just amazing all the time, which let's be honest is an incredible task
J: What is your favorite brand of jeans?
Ahh, this is a department I struggle in, currently I am still looking for my denim soulmate

K: Do you wear knee-hi stockings?
Yes, but never with skirts

L: Do you *have* to wear matching lingerie?
If someone is likely to see, i might

M: Do you wear makeup?
Yes. but the routine varys. I do not care for liquid foundation. And I love Benefit Bad Gal Mascara, very nice. All MAC pigments, and usually gloss.

N: Do you wear nightgowns?

O: What outerwear do you put on when going out on a typical winter's day?
Always a coat and scarf. I seem to always forget my gloves

P: What is your favorite perfume?
YSL-Babydoll, so nice!

Q: Is your motto "quality over quantity" when it comes to clothing and accessories?
It depends I think you can find good trendy pieces to keep your wardrobe current from F21, Old Navy, Gap, and the rest of the main stores, but for real classic piece that you need to have I go for quality

R: Do you wear rain boots?
Yes, I hate wet pants.

S: Do you wear socks or slippers when your feet get cold?>
Both it depends, if I am in bed or walking about

T: Do you have a set of travel luggage?
I did, until Delta got a hold of it. I was an amazing red tolie.

U: What is your daily uniform?
Skirts usually, I love high-waisted pants, very into that.

V: If you are married, did you wear a veil with your wedding dress?
not married

W: Do you wear a watch?

X: What item of clothing always makes you feel beautiful?
I know that it is not dressy, but the favorite fit t-shirt from J.Crew in black. I love it.

Y: What is your favorite type of yarn?

Z: Do you prefer zippers or buttons?
Buttons, they add a nice element.