Thursday, August 30, 2012


As I've said before, I'm struggling putting outfits together now with autumn so close. I feel like I've worn everything to death! Anyways, this is a very old spaghetti strap dress of mine that I decided to pair with my favorite denim shirt. Turned out pretty cute I think.

Dress: Gap Outlet
Shirt: Target
Necklace: Forever 21
Watch: Fossil
Bracelets: American Eagle and Tiffany & Co.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What I Read Wednesday

I just finished up a very cute, cozy book: The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber. I've never really read her books before. I'm not sure why not, for some reason or other I've just never picked them up. I ran across this book on the new book shelf in the library and was excited to check it out!

This story starts off with a woman who had recently lost her husband. She makes a snap decision to move away and purchase a bed & breakfast. Her first two customers also have a lot going on in their lives and are returning to their hometown after many years away. 

The book was an easy read that moved pretty quickly but left me with a nice cozy feeling. I loved the setting of a bed and breakfast along with the setting of the northwest. I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Leopard booties

I've been trying to save these shoes until it got a little cooler, but I just couldn't resist this morning. While not the most comfortable shoes, they are so fun!

Top: Maurices
Blazer: Forever 21
Jeans: American Eagle
Belt: Wet Seal
Booties: DSW

Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday, Monday

Happy Monday to you. Hope you have a fabulous week :)

Dress: H&M
Blazer: New York, New York Outlet
Belt: Gap
Shoes: Hand me down from mom
Lipstick: Pink Spice by Clinique

Friday, August 24, 2012

High Five for Friday

Praise the Lord it's Friday :) As always, linking up to From My Grey Desk for High Five for Friday.

1. I love watching the pups "fight". They have so much fun together!

2. J. Crew Outlet opened up in my town this week! I picked up mom after work and we headed over. We found a few cute things, pictured below:

3. How adorable is this planner?! I've been wanting one for a while (I keep a constant to-do list in a small notebook in my purse) and then ran across May Books. So many different color and insert options. Check it out for yourself.

4. Found this t-shirt on Pinterest. Hilarious! References one of my favorite Christmas movies: Home Alone.

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5. Tried this recipe this week. It was delicious.

Pinned here

Thursday, August 23, 2012

What I Read Wednesday

Over the weekend I wasn't feeling well, so of course I did a lot of reading. One of the books I read was Signs of Life by Natalie Taylor. This is a true story written by a young woman who lost her husband after only one year of marriage. Natalie was only 24 years old and pregnant when she got the call that her husband was in a skating accident and suffered from a brain injury. The book is inspired by her journal entries during the time after his death.

The book felt very real, not sugar-coated or glossed over at all. She was brutally honest about all of her struggles with her in-laws, pregnancy, etc. It really is an amazing story of survival! I enjoyed this book very much.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

White tee

I am starting to get really bored with my summer clothes. There are all these pretty, fun fall clothes in my closet that are just begging to be worn! It's still too warm here though.

T-shirt: Old Navy
Dress worn as skirt: Victoria's Secret via
Watch: Fossil
Leopard bracelet:
Cross bracelet: Gift from mom
Lipstick: Red Revival from Maybelline

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Army green

I have been on an unexpected blogging hiatus, due to the fact that I wasn't feeling well all weekend and it's been super busy at work! I'm hoping to be back in the swing of things now though.

This cute top was found at the Banana Republic Outlet for $11.99 :) I didn't even try it on...just grabbed it and ran to the checkout. I also picked up one very similar in blue but with 3/4 length sleeves. Can't wait to wear it in the fall!

Top: Banana Repulic Outlet
Pants: Victoria's Secret via
Watch: Fossil
Bracelets: American Eagle and Tiffany & Co.
Lipstick: Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Lollipop

Thursday, August 16, 2012


I tried a new hairstyle that Kate from The Small Things Blog did a tutorial on. Hers obviously looks better but I was pretty happy with how it turned out. It's a good alternative to the sock bun.

Top: Target
Dress worn as skirt: Forever 21
Shoes: Target
Necklace: ?
Watch: Fossil
Bracelets:, Tiffany & Co.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What I Read Wednesday

I (Michele) have always wanted to be in a book club. I have a couple of friends who are in them and I'm always asking them what they are reading. I am not able to be in either one of those clubs. One friend lives out of state and the other is with a church that I don't attend. So I was very excited when the other day during my weekly coffee group, one of the ladies said she wanted to be in a book club and I said I do too! So a new book club was born. We have found one other lady to join us.

Now we are reading "The Lost Years" by Mary Higgins Clark. I don't think I have read any of her books so I am excited to read this one. I have started on it but haven't finished it yet. I put it on the back burner because it's not due to be read until the end of August.This book is a murder mystery that involves a letter written by Jesus. I will let you know how it is.

At our first meeting we are each to bring the title of a book we would like to read. If you have any good ideas please let me know!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

$5 shoes

To celebrate my mom's birthday my mom, Grandma and I went shopping over the weekend. It was a successful trip! I got these pink flats from Target for $5! Also, this cute top from Kohls for about $15. Love them both :)

On another note I began Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred yesterday. I've never been much for working out so we'll see how this goes ( as I'm typing this I'm eating chocolate covered coffee beans....I'm already off to a great start ha) We'll see if I can keep up!

Pants: LC Lauren Conrad from Kohls
Necklace: Forever 21
Shoes: Target
Bracelets: American Eagle and Tiffany & Co.
Watch: Fossil
Lipstick: Love That Pink by Maybelline

Monday, August 13, 2012

Green skirt

Love this t-shirt from Old Navy. I sized up so it would be a bit baggy. Very soft and comfy.

T-shirt: Old Navy
Dress worn as skirt: Victoria's Secret via
Belt: Wet Seal
Sandals: Claire's

I found some great hair tutorials on Pinterest by Lilith Moon. That's where I copied this hairdo from.

Friday, August 10, 2012

High Five for Friday

Happy Friday! Linking up to From My Grey Desk for High Five for Friday. Have a good one.

1. A big stack of books. Not much makes me happier :)

2. I bought these 3 new cd's from Amazon.

Cease to Begin by Band of Horses

Blown Away by Carrie Underwood

Brothers by The Black Keys

3. Yesterday was my mom's birthday. We had a great day together: shopping on my lunch break and dinner at my house :) I love you mom!

4. I made the Pioneer Woman's Olive Cheese Bread recipe for dinner last night. Delicious! You have to make it.

Pinned here.
5. This is so me!

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