Wednesday, October 31, 2012

What I Read Wednesday

This week's book is "This Is How It Ends" by Kathleen MacMahon. I devoured this book in just a couple days. It begins with Bruno who comes to Ireland after losing his job on Wall Street to find his distant relatives. He meets Addie who lives in Ireland and a relationship begins from there. Obviously, due to the title of the book, you know the story is not going to end well but throughout the book you're wondering what happens. I won't give away the ending!

The book is the first from this author and I really enjoyed it. It is well-written and I kept wanting to read it to find out what was going to happen to them. Hopefully the author writes another book. I would definitely recommend it!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Today's outfit is pretty casual and simple. And of course, my two favorite dogs are lounging in the background. Can't take a good picture without them :)

Jacket: Forever 21
Scarf: J. Crew Factory
T-shirt: Gap Outlet
Belt: Gap Outlet
Jeans: American Eagle
Nail polish: China Glaze "Ruby Pumps"

Monday, October 29, 2012

Polka dot sweater

It's really chilly out today! This sweater is so warm and cozy. Love the polka dots too :)

Sweater: Gap
Button-up shirt: Target
Trouser jeans: Gap
Shoes: Payless
Watch: Target

Friday, October 26, 2012

High Five for Friday

So happy it's Friday! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend :) Linking up to From My Grey Desk for High Five for Friday.

1. We got into our new house this past weekend. Here's a view from our front porch

2. Pumpkin pie for lunch. Mmmmm! Thanks Great-Grandma :)

3. I'm obsessed with this song right now. It's so happy and uplifting.

4. I LOVE these shoes. Anyone want to buy them for me?

Find them here.

5. Love this outfit from J. Crew Factory's website. Hoping to recreate it.


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Recent purchases

I just ordered a few things online from Target yesterday. I've shopped plenty of times in the store, but have never ordered from them online. Can't wait to get it!

Find it here.

Find it here.

Find it here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mustard blazer

Happy Wednesday! Here's today's outfits:

Blazer: Charlotte Russe
Top: American Eagle
Jeans: American Eagle
Watch: Target
Nail polish: OPI Warm & Fozzie

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Murder mystery dinner theater

Saturday night my mom and I and my friend Erica went to a murder mystery dinner theater. We had a great time! Great food and fun people watching ;) Below is what I wore.

Button-up: Target
Vest: Sears
Leggings: Maurices
Necklace: J. Crew Factory

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pink blazer

Happy Monday! I wore this outfit last week to work. I bought this blazer over the summer in Chicago and am in love with it. Makes me wish we had a Nordstrom Rack closer to us!

Blazer: Nordstrom Rack
Scarf: Old Navy
Skinny jeans: LC by Lauren Conrad from Kohls
Boots: Kohls (borrowed from mom)

Friday, October 19, 2012

High Five for Friday

Yeah for Friday!!! As always, linking up to From My Grey Desk for High Five for Friday. Have a wonderful weekend :)

1. We officially bought a house this week! So excited to be starting a new chapter in our lives. I just ordered this stamper with our new address!!

Pinned here

2. LOVE watching the Cardinals in the post-season. 12 in 12!!!

3. How handsome is he?! I'm loving Instagram! Not sure the dogs agree with me....

4. The outfit below is pretty much entirely from my mom's closet :) I love being able to share clothes with her!

Tunic: Gap Outlet (borrowed from mom)
Scarf: Gap Outlet (borrowed from mom)
Leggings: Maurices
Boots: Kohls (borrowed from mom)

5. This is truly my favorite time of year. We have had such a beautiful autumn season so far too. I am constantly amazed at how awesome God is when I step outside.

Pinned here

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Gap sweaters

A couple weeks ago Gap was having an awesome sale, so I couldn't help but take advantage of it. Below are the sweaters that I purchased. All three cost me about $80!

This one fit a little big, but will be perfect with a button-up chambray shirt underneath.

This sweater is long and will look great with a pair of leggings.

I found this one in the little girls section! It's also long enough to wear with leggings.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What I Read Wednesday

I loved this book! It's called The Dog Lived (And So Will I) by Teresa J. Rhyme. This is a story about a woman who after 2 failed marriages decides to get it right this time with a new boyfriend, new house and a new dog. When her dog comes down with cancer Teresa did everything she could to save Seamus life. When he was back on the mend, then Teresa was hit with a cancer diagnosis of her own. 

This book will have you laughing and crying as Teresa and Seamus meet and conquer each hurdle.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Denim dress

This dress is one of my favorites. It works for summer and fall. Today it is supposed to be in the low 70's so I skipped the tights and just wore the boots. I did remember to put some self-tanner on my legs last night so I wouldn't scare anyone :)

Dress: Gap Outlet
Boots: ?
Belt: Forever 21
Watch: Target

Monday, October 15, 2012

Leopard sweater

Happy Monday everyone! I found this cute leopard sweater at Banana Republic in Key West, Florida while my husband and I were on a cruise in February. It was only $30! I love a good bargain.

Sweater: Banana Republic
Scarf: made by my Grandma
Jeans: American Eagle
Belt: Gap Outlet

Friday, October 12, 2012

High Five for Friday

Looking forward to the weekend! I plan on staying in all day Saturday, baking and reading. Linking up to From My Grey Desk for High Five for Friday.

1. Excited about going to the Covered Bridge Festival with my family this weekend. The perfect way to kick off the holiday season, with crafts, beautiful fall weather and tons of yummy food :)

2. I just bought a new case for my iPhone. What do you think?!

3. I plan on making these Caramel Apple Cider cookies this weekend:

Pinned here.

4. Enjoyed a fire last night outside at my parents. It was such a perfect, fall night!

5. Here's a picture of our new house. We move in sometime next month. I can't wait!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What I Read Wednesday

I just finished The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman a couple days ago. Before that, my mom had read it also. 

The story begins with Tom, who is a lighthouse keeper. He moves to a new town to work and meets Isabelle. They marry and then find out that she's not able to have children. Isabelle is devastated. One evening a boat washes up to shore that has a dead man and a small baby in it. Isabelle pressures Tom to keep it. I won't give anymore away!

The story is well written and keeps you wondering. It is the first book written by M.L. Stedman. I'm anxious to read more of her books now. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Boots & scarves

Another iPhone photo...this time though we have a dog passed out in the background. Gus is enjoying his favorite pastime....napping! 

Jean jacket: Gap
White tee: Old Navy
Scarf: Gap Outlet
Leggings: Maurices
Boots: borrowed from mom

Monday, October 8, 2012

iPhone & J. Crew

Well these are my first attempts at pictures with my new iPhone. Not the best, but they work. On Saturday my mom and I were doing some shopping and stumbled across the 40% off sale at J. Crew Factory. Amazing! All of their clearance was an extra 40% off. I got a necklace, shirt (the one I'm wearing) and a skirt all for $50! Unheard of.

Top: J. Crew Factory
Vest: Kardashian Kollection (Sears)
Jeans: Gap
Watch: Fossil
Bracelet: Tiffany & Co.

Friday, October 5, 2012

High Five for Friday

Happy Friday! Linking up with From My Grey Desk for High Five for Friday. Enjoy :)

1. Pumpkin Pie Blizzards are here :) My husband and I shared one Monday night. And then my mom gave me a gift card to DQ to get one for myself! How fun.

2. I got an Iphone 4!!! I've never had a smartphone before. I'm super excited.

3. My mom came by my house this morning before work to bring me a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks! Such a nice surprise :)

4. Bought 2 new pretty shades of polish this week:

Ruby Pumps by China Glaze

Ahoy by China Glaze

5. How pretty is this outfit? I plan on recreating it at some point!

Pinned here