Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Boogie Nights: Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender & Car Show!

Photo Courtesy of: DBLR Photo

As some of you are aware from my Facebook or Snapchat, I spent this past weekend in Nashville for the Nashville Boogie! Cody and I took flight early on Thursday morning (7am flight, hello!) and landed in Nashville before 9am.

I did this so that we could have the entire day Thursday to explore together before the Nashville boogie started. We went from the airport straight downtown in our little rental car that could to wander around and see a few museums.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

BBRBF Book Club: Caraval by Stephanie Gordon

Well, my peanuts, it's mid-May and I just wrapped up my marathon of 3 Las Vegas trade shows in a row. Needless to say, I am POOPED! I ended the marathon with an hour long massage at the spa in the Palazzo before flying back home and let me tell you - it was the BEST IDEA EVER. Especially because right after the massage, I sought out and enjoyed a bowl of chocolate and raspberry truffle gelato. Massages with an ice cream finale need to become a thing - STAT!

Vegas aside, let's talk this month's BBRBF Book Club read: Caraval by Stephanie Gordon. Be sure to keep an eye on the other club members' blogs for their thoughts and inspired outfits: Helene from Circle Skirts and Petticoats, Kat from The Miss Information Blog, Kristina from Eyre Effect, Noelle from The Classy Junk,  Laci Fay, and Justyna from Hazel & Honey!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Peanut Butter Fudge Oreo Icebox Cake

You know what dessert I am starting to really appreciate? The kind that pretty much makes itself.

With how busy the past few months have been for me, recipes like icebox cakes really make me happy.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Roadside Circus (Inger-Rose Dress from Miss Candyfloss)

If you're anything like me, you've been drooling all over your keyboard ever since Miss Candyfloss released their look book for the new Housewife collection a couple months back. With every glimpse at the new dresses to come, my eyes grew wider and wider in awe. Can you find a more beautiful collection out there right now? I'd argue that you can't!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Green Thumb (Mainline Coco Dungarees by Collectif)

I have to start off by admitting that I did NOT think these Coco dungaree overalls from Collectif would see the light of day never mind a feature on this blog. I ordered them while thinking "why are you spending money on these when you've been doing so well trying NOT to spend money? You know they probably won't fit right and will just end up looking like Mom jeans or not fitting your strangely proportioned body..."

Because typically, if I even CONSIDER stepping out of my comfort zone and what is familiar, it becomes disastrous. But when I saw the lovely Nora Finds rocking them to pieces on her blog a few weeks back, I kinda had to have them!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Shake It (featuring Kristina from The Eyre Effect)

Before you get all kinds of excited - no, I am NOT once again in Seattle. I mean, funny enough, I am once again in Las Vegas as this post goes live, but sadly, it doesn't end with taking photos with Kristina of The Eyre Effect again.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

BBRBF Book Club: Secret History of Wonder Woman

Well, I am taking off tomorrow yet again for Las Vegas (Vegas trip 2 out of 3, for those keeping track) to manage 200+ meetings and 5+ customer events at NAB, my team's largest trade show that we do every year.

But you didn't come here to listen to be blabber on about that. Today is this month's BBRBF Book Club review day! This month, we imagined what is like to be a superhero with Jill Lepore's The Secret History of Wonder Woman.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Retroversible Redux (Julie Mollo)

I have been waiting oh so patiently for the Spring weather to come so I could wear this outfit. I snagged the vintage cotton button down top from a vintage BST group on Facebook back when it was still too cold for bare arms and knew it would be a dream paired with my Julie Mollo retroversible skirt.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Guitar Solo (Small Victories Handmade)

There were a lot of things that attracted me to Cody when we met but one of the coolest things about him was that he played guitar. Who can resist a rockstar, am I right? All jokes aside, as a singer, it was cool to connect with someone else who appreciated music the way I did!

Plus, he can really play. Also plus, he looks really good doing it, if I do say so myself (some visual proof at the end of this post)!!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Float On (Emily and Fin Esther Dress in Floating Daisies)

As many of you know, whenever I am traveling for work (or for pleasure, on the rare occasion), I like to treat myself at local vintage shops or boutiques. One of my favorite places to do this is Seattle, WA.

Lucky for me, Seattle will always be somewhere I travel to since my company, Dell EMC, has an office there right on 1st Avenue South. I specify where it is located because it's in a pretty central spot downtown, making shopping in Seattle quite convenient.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Chocolate Strawberry Pastry Braid

Lately, I've really dropped the ball on bringing you yummy recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth. I used to split my posts between fashion and food, bringing you one recipe for almost every outfit. In the past 8 months or so, it's been more like 1 recipe per month, if any at all.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Poor Unfortunate Souls (Small Victories Handmade)

Hello my fellow poor unfortunate souls! I am so excited to be sharing this outfit, the beautiful brooch in particular!

This wickedly amazing Ursula brooch hit Small Victories Handmade's shop this weekend and it frankly couldn't be more of a bad ass design! I even decided to brave our April Fool's Day snowstorm to get some icy and snowy photos to match Ursula's cruel cold heart.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Strawberry Sisters (ft. Kristina from The Eyre Effect!)

Here for one night only - the Strawberry Sisters! Performing all their hits including "I Love You Berry Much," "Strawberr-ific," "Straw-very Delicious" and more!

Had enough puns yet? NEVER!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

BBRBF Book Club: The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko

It's the third Thursday of the month and that means I am bringing you another installment of the BBRBF Book Club! This month's read? The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko by Scott Stambach.

Be sure to keep an eye on the other club members' blogs for their thoughts and inspired outfits: Helene from Circle Skirts and Petticoats, Kat from The Miss Information Blog, Kristina from Eyre Effect, Noelle from The Classy Junk,  Laci Fay, and Justyna from Hazel & Honey!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Don't Threaten Me With a Good Time: Panic! At The Disco

Ever go to a concert on your own? I can now say that I have!

Normally, I have someone to take with me to shows. Whether it's a friend, Cody, my sister, or my dad (not even kidding - my dad is the concert KING!), I can usually find someone who shares my love for whomever I want to see: from Tegan and Sara (Red), to Billy Joel (Dad), to Florence and the Machine (Cody) and more.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Spring in My Step with Small Victories Handmade

It started to feel like Spring in Boston a couple weeks ago - the sun was shining, temps rose to the 50s and even 60s (Fahrenheit), birds started singing, and the air even smelled like spring - so I decided to break out one of my favorite Bernie Dexter dresses and really welcome the Spring, even if it would be a only a tease (and it was, because this past Saturday, temps were back down to 17 degrees!).

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Quick & Dirty Rum Cake Balls for St. Patrick's Day!

Happy March, my peanuts! This post is for my St. Patrick's Day lovin' friends!

I am often teased by my co-worker and good friend, Jamie, that I put all my energy into Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's Day but then drop the ball for St. Patrick's Day, which is one of her favorite holidays. Well, she's totally right! So what if I'm the farthest thing from Irish? A holiday is a holiday and every holiday is worth celebrating, dammit!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Art of the Teese: Date Night with Dita Von Teese

Back in September, Dita Von Teese tickets went on sale for her "Art of the Teese" tour in the states. Knowing it'd be a brilliant show and knowing how much I've started to enjoy burlesque shows, I immediately grabbed two tickets and told Cody we'd be going.

He didn't have much of an opinion at first (I think his first response was a hesitant "...okay") so I just told him that it was a burlesque show and not to worry about it.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Little Miss Sunshine: The Isa Brooch from Isa Duval!

Does anyone else beside me wish they had a little sidekick? You know, the same way Lizzie McGuire did - a little animated version of herself to provide witty comebacks and snarky thoughts.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

BBRBF Book Club: Bette Davis Club by Jane Lotter

Hope your post-Valentine's Day sugar rush induced hangover is cured because it's time for February's installment of the BBRBF Book Club! This month we read The Bette Davis Club by Jane Lotter and boy, were we in for a ride!

Be sure to keep an eye on the other club members' blogs for their thoughts and inspired outfits: Helene from Circle Skirts and Petticoats, Kat from The Miss Information Blog, Kristina from Eyre Effect, and Noelle from The Classy Junk. We also have two new sassy members of our little book club: Laci Fay and Justyna from Hazel & Honey!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Eat Your Heart Out!

Next week is Valentine's Day - I hope you're all ready! While Cody and I decided to have a low key Valentine's Day next week with homemade fondue for two, it doesn't mean I can't turn the volume up to 11 on my outfit choices leading up to the holiday.

What better way to turn it up than with an insane amount of glitter??