Friday, February 27, 2015

Celebrity Style Inspiration: Cameron Diaz

I don't know about you, but I find a lot of my outfit inspirations from celebrity fashion and Pinterest.  While browsing through Pinterest one day I saw this outfit with Cameron Diaz and realized that I have a few similar pieces and I could recreate her look.  

I was a little too excited that I had shoes that matched the cardigan perfectly.  I bought them on clearance at Forever 21 over a year ago and never wore them once!  I think I forgot that I had them.

And just for your entertainment, a photo of me with a snowflake in my eye (below)

What better time to take outfit photos then in the middle of a snow storm, right?  Yeah, maybe not.  We kind of got clobbered again.  Not as bad as a lot of other places got hit but I think I'm just really over this whole winter thing. haha!

Are you as sick of Winter as I am?! 

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Guy Behind the Blog

This is the very first time I am linking up at Heavens to Betsy for her "The Guy Behind the Blog" link up and I'm really excited about it!  I've always enjoyed reading these posts every month but always forgot to do my own.  But I scheduled this one ahead so I would remember. I'm OCD like that.  Anyway, meet my husband Chris.  We have been married for 5 years this July, and together for going on 7 years (and I've known him since I was 13!).  Man, time flies!  I think he's pretty amazing, so I hope you will too.

1. If you could write a book, what topic would you write about and why?
Chris:  I already have a large portion of data written for a fantasy book series with influences from Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Final Fantasy and Harry Potter.  Why?  Because I think I could combine those elements in a way that would appeal to many readers and inspire others.

2. What is one thing on your bucket list, or one thing that you'd like to do or accomplish in your lifetime?
Chris:  My bucket list is to travel the world and see all the sights I possibly can.  More simply, sky diving.
(Me: Oooo, I would love to go skydiving!  Let's do it!!  And travel the world?? Umm, yes please?!)

3. If you could look out your window and only see one view for the rest of your life, what would you want to see?
Chris:  My wife and daughter playing in the sunny back yard laughing and smiling.  Really.  That's all I want.
(Me: <3 <3 <3  Can you see why I love this man?!)

4. Imagine you're opening a shop.  what are you selling?
Chris:  Either a music store (because I'm a musician) or a gaming shop for dorks.  (Because I'm a huge dork!)  Or... maybe a store that has BOTH!  Boom!!  Best of both worlds.
(Me: He won't brag about himself but I will do it for him!  He is an amazing musician who taught himself how to play drums, guitar, bass, and piano!)

5. If you could have 50lbs of anything other than money, what would it be?
Chris:  Comic books.  That was easy!
(Me: hahaha!  I'm almost positive he already has more than that now!)

6. Time to brag on your girl...tell us one thing that makes you proud of your wife!
Chris:  Other than putting up with all my interests (band shows, dork games), I'm proud of her blog!  I am always amazed with how successful she has become and how many people care about her and what she writes here.
 (Me: Aww!  I told you!  Isn't he the greatest ever!? lol)

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

OUTFIT: Purple and grey

And here I go again posting pictures during an ice/snow storm.  I'm a glutton for punishment, I guess.  It has been freezing raining all morning so I am a little grumpy.  I am hibernating in the house with my daughter drinking tea and hot cocoa.  I am getting really bad cabin fever!  I wish we could just hop on a plane and end up on a beach tomorrow!  Wouldn't that be nice?!

For now, I will stay cozy in my fuzzy cardigan and scarf.... blah..  

I may or may not have almost fallen on my butt in those heels.  I hate ice...grr..

Remember on Monday how I told you I found a couple great thrift shop pieces?!  Would you believe I got these booties BRAND NEW at a thrift shop for only $6?!  They were never worn and fit me perfect!  I've been shopping around for a grey pair of booties, so I was more than happy to pay that for them.  I also picked up this lavender top at the same thrift shop.  It was a good thrifting day!
Top: New York & Co. (similar)  |  Cardigan:  Charlotte Russe (similar)  |  Booties: Thrifted (similar)
Pants:  Charlotte Russe  |  Jewelry:  Premier Jewelry |  Scarf: Charlotte Russe (similar)

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