Monthly Archives: February 2012

This Week of Outfits

Here is what I wore this week!

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Monday – President’s Day
Skinny jeans – Loft
Purple tshirt – Gap
Cardigan – J Crew
Boots – Steve Madden

Tuesday
Blouse – Zara
Pencil skirt – H&M
Tights – Hue from Nordstrom Rack
Shoes – Steve Madden

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Wednesday
Pencil skirt – Express
Tank top – Anthropologie
Cardigan – J Crew
Navy pumps – Target

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Thursday
Wide leg jeans – Loft
Ruffle tank top – Coup de Coeur (New York boutique)
Cardigan – Ann Taylor Loft before it was just Loft
Belt – J Crew
Boots – Aldo

Friday
Skinny jeans – Loft
Tshirt – Urban Outfitters
Blazer – Ann Taylor
Suede Heels – Nine West
Rain Boots – Hunter from Nordstrom

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Fat Tuesday

Happy Fat Tuesday, gluttons! I have been mulling over what to give up for Lent during the past few weeks. I traditionally give up junk food, which in my mind I don’t eat a lot of, so it makes me feel like I could take it a step further. Also, giving up junk food is a vain sacrifice, not something that makes me rely more on God or that promotes spiritual growth. For this yeah, I have been considering:

Junk food
Bread & Potatoes
Facebook
Drinking everything but water
Eating out
Meat
Cheese

Some of these things, as much as I would like to do them are just not a reality for me. I have decided on a combination of junk food, bread, potatoes, and cheese. Yes, this is in the same vein as the junk food vanity thing, but I LOVE cheese and ice cream and this combination will really be a sacrifice, rather than just a stricter diet. I am going to make a conscious effort to say a prayer every time I am faced with a temptation. and I’ve found cheese is in pretty much everything I eat, so it will be tough. No pizza, no sandwiches, no ice cream, no chips and salsa, no cheese on my salad, no fried, no mashed potatoes. Let the 40 days begin!

Oh, and speaking of prayer, I have also downloaded the Magnificat Lenten app and intend to read/do it each day.

I’ll miss all my friends who are giving up Facebook. See you all in 40 days!!

Cooking Class

This week, as a networking/team building/fun outing, my team from work went to a cooking class. We made our dinner and then enjoyed it. We had butternut squash ravioli for the appetizer, chicken pot pie for our main course, and apple pie for dessert. Of course, this was all complimented by wine and candles.

The first thing I noticed when we arrived was that the room the tables were set in was covered on three walls with cook books. I noticed some I have and really enjoyed looking at them. I definitely took down the name of a few I would like to purchase.

Here a some pictures from the night of the team making pot pie and then the finished product!

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A week’s worth of outfits

I have recently started doing two things.

1. Picking my clothes out at night. This saves me time in the morning and allows me to be more creative with my outfits.
2. Started taking pictures of my outfits.

I think I’m going to start trying to post these on Friday or Saturdays. Enjoy!

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From left to right
Blazer: Target
Shirt: Express
Skirt: J Crew
Necklace: Anthropologie
Shoes: Valentino

Worn on Valentine’s Day:
Shirt: H&M
Cardigan: J Crew
Jeans: AG from Anthropologie
Shoes: Aldo
Bracelet: Necklace my mom made

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From left to right
Dress: H&M
Cardigan: H&M
Belt: Express
Tights: Hue from Nordstrom Rack
Boots: Steve Madden

Dress: Zara
Cardigan: Banana Republic
Belt: Express
Tights: Express
Necklace: made by my mom
Shoes: Aldo

Shirt: Zara
Skirt: Express
Tights: Hue from Nordstrom Rack
Shoes: Steve Madden

Casual Friday

Loving my outfit today! Happy casual Friday!

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Shirt: Zara
Leggings: Express
Boots: Aldo
Necklace: Anthropologie

No conference rooms at the office

This is what happens when your company converts all the conference rooms to offices.

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Chris Brown should NOT have performed at the Grammy’s

What is wrong with our society, y’all? How is Chris Brown back on top? Sunday night while watching the Grammy’s, I expressed to the hubs that I hated that Chris Brown was performing at the Grammy’s. Why?! Why did his album debut at number 1? Why do people love him still? I LOVED him about 5 years ago. Loved. That all changed that night before the Grammy’s that he beat Rihanna up. I’m sure she’d like any attention to that night to go away and for people to forget that it happened, but I can’t. I won’t. I cannot stand for people to support a woman beater. Not only support, but idolize. Just look at these reactions from Twitter to CB at the Grammy’s. They make me ill.

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Sasha at Hello Giggles seems to have broken into my mind and put my thoughts out on her blog for all to see here. Well, all except for the supporting Planned Parenthood part. (There are plenty of other organizations that provide cancer screenings for women, but don’t provide abortions.)

Also, so glad celebrities spoke out against the Academy. Chris Brown beats women.