Archive for the ‘things I like’ category

Yes, Please

December 3, 2008

I love this rug. I wonder what the color is like in person? It’s called clementine orange, but the picture makes it look pretty neutral. I’m scared it will be way brighter in person though. If it looks like the picture though, I think it would work in my green and chocolate living room living room…

{Pottery Barn}


Mad Mats!

November 14, 2008

So I found this store that sells the most random things. Awesome things, but totally random. Its like an old fashioned general store on speed, and fancy. I could spend an enitre day there and not get bored.

Anyway, they sell these rugs there that are awesome. At first, I was attracted to the patterns and bright colors. Then I realized the were outdoor rugs. THEN I found out that they’re made out of recycled soda bottles. I mean, how freaking awesome is that?? Recycled, and totally plastic so you can just hose them off and its good as new. And they’re reversable! To top it all off, the brand is called “Mad Mats” which I think it hysterical. Love it!

I want to get a huge one that will cover my entire back deck (ok maybe II’ll just have to buy a few). And then have a fabulous Gatsbyesque party on it. And since the price is right (the largest sizes are barely over $100) I just may be able to do that.

Spring will come again

November 12, 2008

And there will be pretty flowers and sunshine.

Pen3ya via Flickr

I love dresses

November 9, 2008

First off, I’m back and should be updating much more regularly now. Yay!

Now that I’m back to a semi-normal life, I’m really looking forward to dressign up again. I’m loving dresses right now. You know what I don’t love? The fact that its like 40 degrees out yet for some reason none of the dresses in the stores have any sort of sleeves. Also, my job’s dress code that says I have to have some sort of sleeve. And my body, because the “universally flattering” wrap dress is NOT flattering on me.  Plus, they make me feel like I’m wearing a bathrobe.

So, I set out to fine some cute, affordable dresses that aren’t a wrap style and that cover the shoulder. Not an easy task! But I did find a few that I can see myself living in this winter (andd beyond).

First up, this beauty from DAY Birger et Mikkelsen:

Marked down from over $500 to $252! This would be super cute with dark tights, on its own or under a chunky knit cardi. It will also be cute by itself in the warmer wather. I love the print on it.

Next up, this gorgeous white number from Le Train Bleu.

So sweet and floaty, and again could be great as a layering piece or on its own. And look- sleeves! Unfortunately only itty bitty sizes are left. So if you can wear a 0 or 2 please buy this so I can live vicariously through you. K?

LTB does it again with this dress that would be perfect for work.


Last but not least, there’s this one from Gap. Priced perfectly at $38, what more can you ask for? This has a sort of casual cool vibe to it, but is still totally office appropriate.

Thats all I got for now. Football is starting. Go Bills!


August 10, 2008

Why is fall fashion always the best? I absolutely hate that I’m on a budget right now. I would so much rather have new clothes than a second car (unfortunately the second car was required for work)…


August 2, 2008

The gods must have been reading my old post complaining about shave cream leaving rust in my tub. A few weeks ago, another blog did a review of a cheap (around $5) shave cream that some in a plastic shampoo-like bottle. Well, she didn’t like it very much and the company decided to give some samples out to her blog readers to try it out for themselves.

I got a sample, I have to say that I honestly like it quite a bit. the cream is nice and thick- more like a lotion. The scent is nice- not overly sweet (I got vanilla and I usually hate things that are food scented). And….no rust stains!! Awesome. Its not a bad cream either, I get a nice close shave and my legs feel all nice and smooth after.

So, get thee to thy local Target and pick up some of this stuff. You’re bathtub will thank you.

*I do feel like I should disclose that the other blogger said that it stung her legs. I did not have this problem, not did any of the other people that commented on her blog. I also do not have sensitive skin.

Summer Shoes

August 2, 2008

While you’re at Target buying shaving cream, you should also pick up a pair of these shoes:

They look better in person. They have quickly become my summer shoe staple- I wear them probably 4 times a week. For such a high heel, they’re surprisingly comfortable and they go with a lot since they’re neutral. But the best part is that I CONSTANTLY get compliments on them. From people at work that have seen them before (seriously, how many times are you going to compliment the same freaking pair of shoes?) to random people on the street telling me that they love them (this happens fairly often too). On second thought, if you don’t like attention don’t buy them.