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??

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A Very Valentine's Picnic with the Bernie Dexter Nicole Dress

I recently suffered from one of the worst ailments a girl could ever suffer from in her life time. It's something we don't talk about enough. Some think it's embarrassing or that it makes them look bad to others. It's something we ignore and just try to pretend it isn't happening, hoping that in time, we'll just feel better and it will all be OK.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Chocolate Covered Cherry Valentine's Day Donuts

And just like that, folks, it's February. January is over - that means 2 momentous things are here. First, the gyms will be back to normal now that the New Year's resolutions crowd has given up on their gym resolutions. Second, it's Valentine's Day, baby!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

What's Sara Reading? Wear and Tear by Tracy Tynan

Wear and Tear: the Threads of My Life by Tracy Tynan jumped out at me from the Amazon screen. With a title like that, how could it not? Is it about clothes? Is it a memoir? Is it fiction? Is someone else as dress-obsessed as I am?? I immediately found the description to find out more.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Best of the Best: My Favorite Looks from 2016

January tends to be a month of blogger's block for me - I really do take a break from shopping during the holidays, which leaves me with nothing new to share in January. While NEW things aren't the only things I can share here (and I am all for being frugal and working with what I have), even creatively I feel dried up after the holidays.

That is why January is the perfect time to look back on the outfits shared in the past year and share my favorites!

So ready or not, here they come...

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The BBRBF Book Club: Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Happy January! It's the first BBRBF Book Club post for 2017! That's pretty exciting for this little club. If you want to join, let one of us know so we can add you to the fun!

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.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Flowers on the Corner (Hearts & Found)

I feel like every time I look around, I see someone raving over Hearts & Found. It's not hard to imagine why - every time I see a gal in a Hearts & Found dress or skirt, it's always jaw dropping-ly adorable.