Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Off We Go

We'll find somewhere, nobody will know.

Elie Tahari coat. [bargain or indulge or replica in black or waitlist]
Michael Kors blazer. [bargain or indulge or replica in black
Taylor dress. [bargain or indulge]
Nine West heels. [bargain or indulge]
Hue tights. [bargain or indulge]

Finds from my hunt:
Marshalls- blazer & dress & heels & tights.
Wrentham Outlet- coat (@ Off Fifth Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet)

...

Lodging in a hotel forty minutes from home, I'm a fit of nerve endings and amazement. When in the world did I get so old. Old enough to stay at a hotel by myself. Old enough for the receptionist to let me stay in a hotel by myself. 

Monday was pretty fortuitous, saving me some extra air time in flights and resulting in this somewhat wonky arrangement of travel plans. Aka my dad drove me away from home last night to a hotel a couple towns over, which makes sense since both my parents work full-time. Okay, enough tip toeing around the subject. I'm super excited slash anxious slash excited because...I have an interview today!! At the number one place I shop. At the place I should call my watering hole. Take a guess? Cause I won't be spoiling the surprise or ruining my bit of superstition, not on the internets at least.

Off I go!   




Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Home Snow

Nick & Mo jacket. [bargain or indulge]
Leifsdottir silk blouse. [bargain or indulge]
Spyder fleece. [bargain or indulge]
Ann Taylor corduroy. [bargain or indulge]...new Black Friday steal!
Nine West boots. [bargain or indulge]
Madewell scarf. [bargain or indulge]

Finds from my hunt:
Wrentham Outlet- fleece & corduroy & boots.
Anthropologie- blouse ($20 for silk. for silk! O_o)

...

Surprise! I'm still at home, although Sam has long and left me aka yesterday. All's good if not more than good, but I'm hesitant to reveal why I'm the lone college home-dweller around these snowy New England hills. BUT, the most important description to extract from that sentence is snowy, as known as it's currently snowing! Getting to experience my first snowfall of the season with the family is a festive little gift, and I'm loving it. Much to do on the school-front, so back to work I gooo. 

Also, had to throw in a Black Friday purchase! Loving on my emerald cords, but I was clueless of how much attention they get from lint. Accessory that I always have on hand now? A lint roller.

Kay, NOW I should go. 






 boo you left- see you on the other side!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sweet Heart


I may not have left a tornado trial around the house of Pok√©mon and Super Smash Brother chants like we did years ago during the holidays, but this was a Thanksgiving to remember for a new set of reasons. After pulling each other through the grinds, my parents and I have silently bonded in unison and it feels wonderful to look at them both with not only love but also empathy. We are finally starting to "get" one another. Sam spent hours contemplating the industry and international news with my dad as my mom and I giggled at the sight of them. Our neighbors came over for a night of food babies and homemade dumplings. We ended the night with the six of us gathered around the table slapping down cards, playing some wonkily difficult twist on the already confusing game of poker. Happy Thanksgiving. 

Off to some sweet sleeps.




{hard at work on nanowrimo}

Monday, November 19, 2012

Oozing Glowy Love


Spent the weekend delirious and happy. I boogied and Bernied. I ate miniaturly nuked buffalo wings. And I rocked a pimp hat. All with the people who are my people.




Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Glitz Blitz on the Loop


Took a weekend trip to the Loop right next to campus for some afternoon shopping! Getting away from work and meetings was beyond refreshing as we scoured Pitaya and Avalon Exchange for a few hours. I personally didn't buy anything [realization: I am not a suga momma], but everyone snagged some great finds including ultimate ugly holiday sweaters. Plus, it makes me happy just to be with people.

Although I'm a huge advocate for grabbing an Ugly Holiday Sweater from thrift stores and goodwill, here are some wonky holiday sweaters from traditional retailers (organized from $-$$$):



Happy Happy Hump Day!
~as Mr. DeBoer would say, back in my Hollister-obsessed days~ 


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Blinding Emerald Sunlight

 {brandless} fur coat. [bargain or indulge]
Cynthia Steffe blouse. [bargain or indulge]
Jolt printed jeans. [bargain or indulge]
White Mountain boots. [bargain or indulge]

Finds from my hunt:
Marshalls- coat & blouse & jeans.
Mom's closet- boots.

...

Saying no to the off-feeling past couple of weeks. Screw feeling meh and blagh. Had a reunion with our Diwali hip hop group from a year ago last night and it felt like more than a stroke of luck that all of us were brought together for it. Love every single one of them. It's oddly seventyfour (!!) degrees out today, and the perfect day to refresh. Heading to noon Diwali performance and then thrifting around with some girls. It's Alexandra's birthday
SOHAPPYBIRTHDAYYOUARETHEGREATEST,ZANDERS.

After being sickly (ick) for a week, I'm going to take my first jog of November! Putting importance on every little thing today :)