Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Back to School Madness

 Wanna know how MY week is going? [See Photo Below]

This week may kill me. It has been crazy at work and I think the only thing getting me through the week is knowing I have a 3-day weekend ahead of me. Yay!
It has been very hot the past few days, so I thought wearing this breezy skirt would fit the bill.
Hopefully I will survive the rest of the week! Wish me luck!

Monday, August 29, 2011

A Garden Party

Today is the first day of school and I have a crazy day goin' on at the preschool. Sooo...no blog pics today. Instead, I have pics from my weekend!
Saturday we celebrated my friend Cindy's birthday and we ate at a lovely restaurant with a beautiful patio covered with trees adorned in white Christmas lights. We had such a great time and it was perfect place for me to wear a dress I thrifted when I was in Florida. I just love the print and it makes me want to twirl when I put it on! :) 

 Have a great week!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Liar Liar

I admit it. I didn't wear this today. I wore it yesterday and I feel terrible about it. This week is the last week of our year-round school year and Monday begins a new school year. This week has been a bit nutty to say the least. So, here's what I came up with....yesterday:

I'll see what I can do about a weekend post, k?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

No Place Like Home

 I've really been missing my family lately. 
They live in Las Vegas and I haven't been back to see them in a few months. I'm planning on venturing out there sometime in September and while I'm there, I'm going to have a weekend extravaganza with Shana and Edwina! :)

Since I'm longing for home, I decided to wear my ruby slippers. I've mentioned these red shoes before. I really love them! I got them for $3.50 at Goodwill and they seem to look cute with everything!
Today I had a special request. This "shout-out" is for you:

Hi, Chad.

Haha....Happy Wednesday!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Light Layers

 When I started this little fashion journey earlier this year, I was worried that I wouldn't be able to come up with very many summer outfits. I had gotten used to winter clothing. If an outfit was boring, I'd just add another layer- ie. a sweater, a scarf, tights. I didn't think I'd be able to pull that off during the summer because it's hot outside.

As it turns out, you CAN layer during the summer! You just have to choose lighter fabrics and find other ways to make it "summery." I had this lightweight 3/4 sleeved top that I thrifted a while ago. I layered it over a light t-shirt and cami and then paired it with shorts. To dress it up for work, I added heels and a long necklace. 
It's a pretty simple outfit but it's something I never would have come up with before. Wow...I used to be bo-ring.
 I hope everyone had a great weekend! I organized my closet and found some gems that I'm going to have to play around with. 
I love re-discovering old clothes! 
Happy Monday!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

It's a GIRL!!!

Before I tell you about the arrival of my bundle of joy,
I have one question to ask you....

Is this shirt YOURS???
No... seriously...is it?
This shirt has been sitting on our dryer for a couple of months. My roommate thought it was mine. I thought it was hers. 
Finally one day she said, "Dawnya, that shirt is yours."
My reply was, "No, it's not. I thought it was yours." 
And that's where we're at. 
So, if this Lauren Conrad top belongs to you, please contact me. :)

Now.....I'm proud to announce the arrival of my pride and joy.....

My new hair dryer!!!!!!!!!

Isn't she precious? She arrived yesterday and I was overjoyed. 

Here is a picture of our first morning together...
Ok, ladies, someone claim this shirt....
because I'm getting awfully comfy in it!!! Hehehe... ;)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

National Thrift Store Day!

Did you know it's National Thrift Store Day??? I didn't either! One of my friends told me about it on Facebook. Then I googled it and other people ALSO said it was National Thrift Store Day. 
I took THAT to the bank.
Let's celebrate by wearing things we've thrifted! 
This MAY be my new favorite holiday.....next to Halloween.....and Christmas....and perhaps St. Patty's Day....

Monday, August 15, 2011


I was trying to be "artistic" and just set my camera up haphazardly thinking, "I'll just kinda leave it however and maybe I'll get some cool shots." Well, in the camera, I was happy with a couple. But once I went to edit them, I realized..."Wait..these....are sideways and I don't have room to crop." So, starting now...tilt your head to the right for the first couple of pictures. :) 
Thank you for your patience.

I never claimed to be a great photographer...or writer for that matter...but at least I keep myself entertained. ;)

Hope everyone had a great Monday!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

An August Shower

 A friend and co-worker of mine is having a baby girl very, very soon! Saturday we had a baby shower for her. 
We're very excited to meet baby Hope and 
her Mommy couldn't be happier. :)
Congratulations, Jennifer! 
Can't wait to meet your little princess!