Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday

Lusts for the Week: 

 A twist on the everyday sweater
I know this is pretty much all Ashley from the Bachelorette EVER wore... but I've been wanting to get one of these white silk tops

I'm loving this printed scarf

Some mustard colored jeans


and of course... some stripes... I can never get enough

I also nabbed this shirt from anthro a few days ago and have been living in ever since.... with jean shorts for now and jeans and boots for fall.



xoxo

Monday, August 29, 2011

Monogram Monday

Hope everyone had a great weekend :) 
It was beautiful weather here in Chicago... BBQ'd with friends, brunched at one of my favorite spots yesterday 
southport grocery - favorite brunch spot and right down the street from my apartment!

and then walked around the neighborhood yesterday for about 2 hours.  I figure that burned off my adult pop-tart and brisket with gravy?

Fall seems to be right around the corner.... and I'm thinking the perfect accessory would be a monogrammed scarf!

I think these are actually towels? but I have a scarf almost identical to this that I could add a monogram to!


xoxo

Friday, August 26, 2011

Coffee Talk

discuss amongst ya-selves.....


first... a moment of silence for my Jeff.
voted out in the double eviction of big brother.
watching the next 3 weeks is going to suck without those blue eyes and banging bod
why big brother???? WHY???

kim & kris are honeymooning on Italy's Almafi Coast
although Kim says they are taking a "big honeymoon later".
Yeah.... because if I were to go to Italy after I get married for a week that definitely wouldn't count as a honeymoon..... I would totally need to plan something else for later. 
 
I have to shamelessly admit that I have been watching Tia & Tamera on the Style Network.  Not the greatest... but they, it's not a bad way to pass an hour. 
Tia had her baby and named it Cree
He looks like he was not the tiniest little man to pop out!
and is it me - or does it seem like Tia and Tamera 
have a serious love/hate relationship??

First, I had no idea Miley Cyrus even had a brother.  Probably because I couldn't care less about Miley Cyrus.  But... he went and knocked up a 23rd year old Disney Star... the girl from the Social Network. 

yeah.... they just look like a perfect match don't they???

Speaking of Social Network - I must be living under a rock because I had no idea that the prettiest, funniest girl alive Emma Stone was dating Andrew Garfield!?!
I fully approve of this relationship. 
in case they were wondering.... 



Ashley & JP are moving in together to his NYC Pad

and rumor has it that runner up Ben is going to be the next Bachelor


Ughhhh. WHY can't we have a new Bachelor for once? Just some new, hot, successful guy that we don't know anything about except that he is hot and successful??? It would be SO much more fun if you ask me. 
10 bucks it's true and it is Ben, but they will be announcing the new Bachelor Sept 12 on the bachelor pad finale.

And to go into the weekend with some pretty
 kate + william heading to see a movie last night together.
that's exactly how good I look when I go to the movies too!

happy weekend :) 

xoxo

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I feel cool.

One of my favorite things that I got for my apartment was a giant upholstered coffee table on casters 

 excuse poor iPhone pic
still, after 6 weeks, waiting on the rugs arrival.... 

It is huge and I love being able to lay on the couch to read and pull it over to me to eat, etc. 

The fabric isn't my cup of tea, and is really scratchy, so I ordered this pretty navy fabric to reupholster it in.
more navy in person

And then, while watching Sarah 101 this weekend, I saw that she was using the same fabric in a dark grey!! 
and we both love stripes. how bout that...

Sarah Richardson's shows on HGTV are my absolute favorite.... so needless to say I feel like I'm the coolest kid in town for choosing a fabric that she chose too :) 

Hopefully this project will be finished in the next few weeks! 

xoxo

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ryan Gosling breaks up NYC street fight.

Watch for Ryan in the striped tank with giant gorgeous muscular arms.... 
such a stud.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Monogram Monday

hope you all had a great weekend :) 

I have been collecting corks for awhile now, and have been trying to think of something creative to do with them other than fill pretty glass jars with them. 

I saw these images on pinterest and though it was just perfect
a monogram made out of corks!



loooove. and great excuse for more wine! 

xoxo

Friday, August 19, 2011

Kardashian Wedding Weekend

The weekend has finally arrived... Kim + Kris are tying the knot. 


Not gonna lie... I am excited to see what she wears and how the wedding looks.  But I do think the Kardashian family is pretty damn nuts.  

And personally, I hated her invitations.... so I'm wondering what other things I will find tacky

My two predictions:
- Kris Jenner will look awful... as usual... and may be dressed as a boy to match her haircut.
- Scott will look like a total d-bag and get trashed out of his mind. 

how does this work?

I am highly looking forward to the TV wedding special though... I don't think I have ever watched a wedding and not cried... 
Oh wait... except maybe My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and My Big Redneck Wedding. So perhaps I'm sane...

hope you all have a great weekend :)

xoxo

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Best of Craigslist

Random post of the week:
My brother-in-law sent this to me this morning.... I seriously crack up over this stuff. 

$1000 Best. Roommate. Ever.


Date: 2011-08-16, 10:06AM PDT
Reply to: hous-ughzv-2549849730@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


Konichiwa bitches. Are you looking for the most kick-ass fucking roommate that ever lived? If so, look no further. You fucking found him. I'm a 25-year-old professional marketing agent with experience at bad-ass companies in New York Fucking City. That's right! What you know about experience? I graduated from Auburn University in Alabama, and moved to NYC at the ripe, tender age of 22. After deciding that New York was a stinky shit-hole, I moved back to Alabama to cultivate more professional experience. Why? So I can make millions of dollars and not have to post shit like this on Craigslist.

Anyway, so I landed this job with a marketing firm in San Francisco, and I have no fucking clue where to live. Honestly, I'm moving there in 3 weeks, so I don't give a shit if I have to sleep in your bathtub.

A bit about me: I'm respectful, quiet, clean and I won't bother any of your shit. If you leave shit out, I'm just like, "Oh fuck I better not mess with this shit, because it's not mine." I turn off lights. I clean toilets. Fuck it. I'll even cook for you. That's right! My dad is a chef and taught me everything there is to know about cooking southern cajun cuisine. I'll fry green tomatoes, cover them with marinated crab meat and smother that shit in bearnaise. EVERY. GODDAMN. NIGHT. Don't eat meat? That's fucking FANTASTIC! I'll make a zucchini and yellow squash carpaccio that will knock your fucking socks off.

I also read a lot. I fucking LOVE books. Vonnegut, Palahniuk, Hawthorne. All that shit. I read Tuesday's with Morrie the other day. It's a sad story, but I learned something about life, love, knowledge and the pursuit of something greater than myself. Fucking smart. Do you like movies? I fucking love them. We can watch the shit out of some movies together if you like, or go get drinks, or work out, hike, play video games or play a game of one-on-one basketball, or I don't have to talk to you at all. It's completely UP TO YOU!

Sometimes I play guitar. Are you going to love getting baked and listening to Bob Dylan and Pink Floyd? LIVE? WHENEVER THE FUCK YOU WANT? Of course you are! I'll take requests and learn any song you like, because I have the voice of an angel and the acoustical stylings of James Fucking Taylor. AWWWWWW SHIT YEA!

A lot of people ask me, "Hey, you're from Alabama. Are you racist?" And, the answer to that question is, no. I'm not racist or judgmental at all. I love everyone. I'm a secular humanist. I FUCKING LOVE PEOPLE. That's the only requirement to being a secular humanist actually. You have to like other human beings and want to help them for no other reason than they are human regardless of race, religion or sexual preference. WTF?!!!? Pretty fucking cool right?

I own almost nothing! I'm driving my car from Alabama to California in which I'll be transporting two duffelbags of clothes, one laptop computer, one guitar, one cell-phone with charger, 8 pairs of shoes, one picture frame, probably some condoms and a shitload of beef jerky and Pringles for the trip. Though, you can expect the jerky to be gone upon my arrival. Unless you'd like me to pick up some on my way into the city. See?! I'm the most considerate person you've ever met. I'm offering to buy you shit already!

Am I interested in your pad? You can bet my nomadic ass I am! I only require 4 walls, a ceiling and a floor to shelter me from the elements. Other than that, anything else will be considered a convenient plus. I'm taking being a roommate to the next level. Email me! I'll hook yo ass up with Facebook links, background checks, credit reports, phone numbers, resumes, references, awards, sexual history, pictures of karate trophies and a list of the top 10 women I'd like to bang before I die. If you want a next-generation roommate who consistently blows your fucking mind with awesomeness, then hit me up. I'm ready to give you money.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Coffee Talk

 discuss amongst ya-selves....

Tara Reid got engaged.... and Married... in the same day?

Let's all just place bets now on how long this will last....

Hillary Duff is preggers!!! I have a total girl crush on her... and think her hubby is adorable (although not so much in the pic below).
 She just seems so normal??


Reese.... why, oh why, did you do this?!?! Reese Witherspoon got a tummy tat.  What???? 

Anyone else as shocked as I am with this move??

Texas seems to be all the rage this summer with Reality TV.  There is Style's Big Rich Texas and Bravo's Most Eligible Dallas.  

Anyone watched these yet? I have them on the DVR, and ever since I heard one girl tattooed c-u-next-tuesday on her body I have been curious about what new group of absolute trash there is to gawk at.  

 and for all you bachelor pad fans.... 
Another Bachelor Break-up.  Shocking... I know.
Ames & Jackie are already dunzo. 
but how hilarious was it to watch Ames turn robotically, not say a word and make that same confused blank face, and then run in his salmon pants without moving his arms towards the limo? It was amazing.
I may or may not have rewound it.... and also rewound 3 times to watch Casey have his heart tattoo "beat" as he clenched his fist...
I have never seen such a total douche think he is so cool in my life more then Casey.

happy Wednesday :) 
xoxo

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Russel Armstrong Commits Suicide

I have postponed my Coffee Talk post with celeb gossip for tomorrow...

Us Weekly just reported that Taylor's husband Russell has committed suicide. 

Us Weekly says..

Shocking, sad news.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Russell Armstrong has died of an apparent suicide, TMZ reports.
The estranged husband of star Taylor Armstrong was found dead in his bedroom in his home on L.A.'s Mulholland Drive; sources told TMZ that he hung himself. No suicide note was found on the scene.
Businessman Armstrong was 47, and shared a daughter, Kennedy, with Taylor, 40. After their marital struggles were aired on season one of the hit Bravo show, she filed for divorce last month.
 
So, so sad. Thoughts and prayers to his family and Taylor.
 
 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Monogram Monday

Hope you all had a great weekend!! Sorry for lack of posts last week... my mom was back in town and things were a little crazy! 

Onto Monogram Monday.... 

My Preppy Plates order arrived this weekend and I couldn't be more in love! 

 coasters on the ottoman + tray
serving platter... also got matching plates in this style

my mom and I also found this doormat for my front door entrance at Bed Bath + Beyond

adorable and cheap - only $19.99! 

and my favorite addition to the apartment this weekend.... surprise flowers for my mom and me from the bf.  

he sure knows how to win brownie points with nance pants. I can't wait for them to all open up! 

the apartment is slowly coming together... hoping to post pics in the next week or two of all the progress! 

xoxo

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday

there was a bit of a chill this morning in Chicago... strange after such hot weather the last few weeks....

here are some of my lusts for fall: 
this bold top.... perfect with a skirt or skinny jeans



easy to walk in wedges in a bold red 


this gorgeous coat in such a fun color


this bright scarf to liven up any outfit

and I know this isn't fall... but summer isn't over yet!


goal for fall: wear COLOR. I feel like I never do.... 

xoxo

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Weekend Recap & Bachelor Pad

The weekend in White Hall, Michigan was perfect.  We went to my boyfriend's family cottage with his brother and friend... and a surprise guest of his parents puppy for the weekend!!  I'm hoping we can make the drive up there again before it gets too cold!
is she not the cutest thing you have ever seen?
those steps were the only workout for 3 days...and man were they brutal.
ringing the bell for cocktail time! 
lots of photo shoots with the pup

his brother took the best candids all weekend. framing immediately.

In reality TV news:
PLEASE tell me everyone watched the 3 hour (thank god for DVR and the ff button) premiere of Bachelor Pad!?!? This show is seriously better than any season of Bachelor/Bachelorette ... exes that hate eachother.... two sets of ex-fiance's hooking up with other people... more tears and drama ... 

I just know you all watched, so I won't recap but I will say this: 
Jake, quit acting like you are some saint now and are so nice and we all forgot what a nutso you really are from the break-up special.  Giving Vienna a rose does not make people think you are normal.  No one that wants to be on TV that much is normal.  And Vienna, you are a crazy fame whore and just as bad as Jake, so quit bashing him because you BOTH are a pain in the ass. 

and casey.. aka kermit the frog... are you really that dumb that you think vienna gives a damn about you?? 
how AWFUL was having to watch their sex scene last night!!??!! 
barf.

xoxo