Tuesday, September 1, 2015

:: new fangled ways to shop ::

online shopping is one of the greatest gifts technology has given us. 
however, sometimes the free shipping + free returns leads to more purchases than we would make in real life (as in, if not sitting on ass with cocktail in hand)

sloooooowly close the computer.  and walk away. 

now, there are ways to save while getting your clothes sent to your house for free! 
online shopping just got even better! 

during one of my many nights when I should have been sleeping but was instead perusing the interwebs, I came across a website called TRY

with the invention of online shopping soon came the creation of free shipping and free returns, and online shopping habits got even worse.  If it was free shipping and free returns, why wouldn't I order two sizes of something to try and then send back whatever doesn't fit? 
however..... with that luxury comes the pain in the ass of waiting for the return to be processed and the money to get put back into your bank account.  (this is especially true when there are big semi annual sales like at nordstrom or shopbop and more massive quantities of things may be purchased). 

Now, with try.com it has made it where you literally don't ever need to leave the home to shop again :)
netflix + wine + pajamas + online shopping lovers rejoice! 

here is how it works (taken from their website because I'm lazy and they explain their own product better than I could) 

Try.com makes it incredibly easy to try clothes from online stores at home. Now, instead of having to buy clothes up front, you can try them at home for free. You get 10 days from when you receive your clothes to decide what you want to keep or return. You only get charged for the clothes you decide to keep. All packages ship with a free pre-paid return label. There is no additional cost for using Try.com, you always pay the same price as you see on the retailer's website, and it's always Free Shipping and Free Returns.

sign. me. up! 
seriously though, when I order 5 things and return 4 or 5 of them, waiting for the return to go back into my account is the most annoying part :)  this will be life changing. 

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Monday, August 31, 2015

:: weekend recap ::

we had a super busy weekend for our last weekend before we depart for our big trip! 
it's the final countdown...... 4 days until we leave for Italy! 

we went to the billy joel concert at wrigley on thursday and it was incredible!
(amy schumer and jennifer lawrence even made an appearance, dancing on the piano to uptown girl and recreating her train wreck dance) 

 we had a double date with our besties at one of our favorite neighborhood spots, crosby's kitchen 

 my friend had the genius idea to have us do a prosecco tasting with costco brand and a nice brand.
we were convinced we would choose the kirkland prosecco, and unfortunately we liked the more expensive one better.  damn.  oh well.  I'll still drink anything I don't care. 

 we went to Indianapolis for a friends wedding and had an incredible time; still exhausted but very worth it.  

 I ended up ordering the red dress I had posted about in the past (ignore lack of makeup and greasy hair I was sending pics to my mom to ask her opinion).   its a gorgeous color in person and the detailing is so pretty.  

sizing tip : order down a size, the S was baggy and not flattering so the XS fit much better 

I am working on a packing post and also will be sure to post my giant compilation of all the advice/tips/suggestions from all of you! 
this is the bag I am using for my carry-on, and then I am only packing a carry on suitcase for the whole 15 days.  I test packed this weekend and surprisingly I am able to fit everything thanks to my serious research, and this carry on is half the reason.  this bag fits EVERYTHING. it is like mary poppins.  I can fit three pairs of shoes in the bottom zipper compartment.  its unreal. 

I just have to get through the next 4 days of work,
 and then we jet off for our italian adventure! 

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

:: coffee talk ::

discuss amongst ya-selves......
the amount of crabs at this place is terrifying
I would not sleep at night.  they are EVERYWHERE.
I've been meaning to say this since week one and just had to share.

do you think the producers are trying to give us subliminal messages that all of the eligible bachelors and bachelorettes have crabs or will soon have it from sleeping around in mexico?
I'm thinking this is definitely what it is..... crabs for everyone!!!! 

jorge the bartender is STILL the best option there. 

someone really needs to knock some sense into julia.  she is such a sweetheart..... and there is just nothing going on upstairs.  

first joe, then mikey? whaaaaaaat? does she have daddy issues or something?  why do these people keep talking about marriage after a drunken tequila date in mexico? especially marriage to unemployed morons? you're better than them julia just go home!!!! 

sam and joe. my god. I discussed them in Tuesday's post so we will leave it at that but karma is a bitch and so are both of you. 
oh, actually, one more thought.  I have never understood when people talk about direct messages on instagram - where does this exist? what? 
OH and one more thought, Joe getting dumped on his birthday when he threw himself a birthday date was WONDERFUL. 
OH and ONE MORE final thought.
can we PUH-LEASE just start doing rose ceremonies at the end and have normal episodes instead of all of this dragged out BS????? 

below deck is back! I love this show.  between the crew and the new charter guests every week you can't go wrong.
the commercials previewing the new season were KILLING me.
"He's Captain Lee" (background : captain lee captain lee.....) "He's the stud of the sea".... blah blah BLAH. 
ummmm producers.  captain lee is the least sexy human being you could possibly choose. he makes me want to vomit in my mouth.  I'm pretty sure all women are more attracted to a lamp post than him, and the new insane diver/chef chick on the show confirmed it when she said at least she doesn't have to worry about any sexual tension with the captain.
he seriously makes my skin crawl for some reason. 

kate is such a bitch but for some reason I really love her.

when she compared everyone to their font last season it was a done deal.  
I'm sorry, but she was spot on and it was genius.
and I love a good bitchy resting face. 

:: RHOC ::
okay, my dislike for Jim Edmonds, husband of Meghan King Edmonds, has been 100% solidified. 

the housewives go to a Nascar race to kick of this weeks episode, and on 4 separate occasions they show the group introducing themselves to racecar people.
(I feel like the producers must have thought exactly what I am thinking otherwise they suck at editing, because why else would they show us introductions 90 times?)
Everyone says their first name, like Hi I'm Megan I'm Heather I'm Terry.
Jimmmmmy, every time says, 
like, he wasn't saying Jim Edmonds (one complete word-sentence JimEdmonds).  that, I would still be annoyed with, but we could maybe act like whatever he's just saying his whole name. 
every time it was "Jim.......(pause long enough).... Edmonds."
you may think I'm reading too much into this or over exaggerating, but TRUST.  I am not.  

Meghan King Edmonds didn't want my dislike to only be awarded to her husband, so she had to give us something.  so on to Meghan King Edmonds...... 
Okay, you are 30, not 15.  How do you not know who Heather Lochlear is? Come on. #judging.

and I'm not saying you need to know what band Tommy Lee was in, because who cares, but how can you act like you have no idea who he is?  It was the sex tape scandal hear round the world lady?!?
Ugh Meghan King Edmonds you give 30 year olds a bad rap.
Thank Gawd I'm still barely in my twenties. 

I can't even discuss Shannon's birthday dinner at the rock and roll bar.
Painful.  Every week.  I just can't.
however, yes, David is a freaking moron for that being what he planned for you birthday.  but LOCK IT UP in front of your kids. 

Heathers Home Construction House Tour.  
apparently there are  several things I can't even discuss this week.

Heathers facial expressions, or complete lack-thereof and just giant open eyes no facial movement whatsoever, during the fight between Vicki and Meghan King Edmonds is my greatest plastic surgery fear ever. 

:: MY FAB 40TH ::
I'm watching as I type up this post and I'm just like..... ohhhhh my. 
like most trash tv, it's so bad that it's somehow good. 
perhaps the most shocking part of the episode. 
the one birthday girl saying she can't imagine what her friend, the other birthday girl, has gone through since her daughter was born with a serious heart condition.
but the way she says it is 
"like Soleil being born with an un-googleable heart defect."
she was being sincere, but it was hilarious that it seemed like she was crying over something being un-googleable. 
and I cant even look at this party planner. 

:: RHONY Reunion Part II :: 
Ramona says car-thotic again. Twice. 

Someone tell this woman its cathartic.

but other then that, I don't even care about the reunion, I cannot believe (but can) that Kristin's awful husband was on Ashley Madison.
He is such scum.  SCUMMMMM. 

:: Joey Fatone and One Direction ::
everything about joey fatone's letter was hilarious.

apparently there is like huge controversy over it or something and people aren't finding the humor in it? but I love it!

as always, ignore my own blatant grammatical errors whilst I make fun of others poor grammar during coffee talk on a weekly basis.  
#hypocrite  #sorryimnotsorry
I write these posts late at night while simultaneously watching Bravo, taking snapchats of my snoring husband, and making to do lists of everything I was supposed to do and didn't do that day and likely won't do the next day either.  or the day after that. 

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

:: wishlist wednesday ::

lusts for the week....... 
the perfect fall button down.  perfect.  love, love, love. 

I love this top and think it looks like a million bucks. 
 I feel like you could wear it for so many occasions.  
the same new-to-me label C/Meo makes :: this black skirt :: that would be great for dressier occasions, too. 
and it has pockets!!! great modern take on a basic. 

for under $50, this ring set is such a steal. you can wear all four, just one, whatever you like.  
I love delicate gold jewelry; add some pearls and I'm sold! 

bb dakota kills it again in the inexpensive dress department.

navy and white striped sweater? always a yes for me. 
add a fun back and I'm really sold. 
another great under $100 sweater for fall, this heather grey sweater

my new favorite tory burch purse for fall 

also love J.Crew's new crossbody bag that can be monogrammed (!!!!) for under $150! 

comfy cozy striped tunic
similar to this shirt, I saw this old navy stiped tunic on southern curls & pearls and think it's so cute! 
it comes in 3 colors and is a steal for only $16 ! 

I love this buffalo check vest that always sells out every fall 

great wear-now and wear-later floral dress
..... and I'll just stop there because all of J.Crew's fall arrivals are insane. 
 and I haven't been as nuts about their collections lately, but I'm back on board and lusting hard.  

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