Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kmart for Fashion?

I love fashion. And I also love fashion at a really great price. There is almost nothing better than finding something that looks like it cost you two week's of pay, when you paid less than $50. And there are a few stores I think of where you can find this type of buy: Target (natch), H&M and Kohl's. Kmart is not one of them. So I have to admit I was SHOCKED when I saw their spring line up at Fashionista last week. 

They have some really cute stuff y'all. Attire that pulls double duty by being work appropriate (it's all I think of when I buy clothes) AND easily transitions into a cool weekend look? Sign me up. Below are some of my favorite finds. 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Spotted and Stalking: Lanvin for H&M

I just had to share this fabulous sneak peek from the upcoming Lanvin for H&M collection. It's no secret that I love designer gear, but I also love snagging designer gear at reduced prices. I'm o.k. with getting the "outlet" version of a designer's duds (thank you Kate Spade), and I'm a HUGE fan of designer collections for stores like Target (hello, Isaac Mizrahi!) 

I have to say that November 20th will literally be my black Friday - I hope P.B.S. girl is ready for her 3 am wake up call!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Just in time for Halloween - A Literal Haunting

Have you read The Lovely Bones? I'm reading it right now and I have to confess that it's haunting me. In case you haven't read it - or seen the movie - it's the story of a young girl who is raped and murdered by her neighbor, and what happens to those around her in the aftermath while she watches from "heaven." 

I confess I'm only halfway through, and while I can't put it down, it's freaking me out. Remember how I said that I'm overly emotional? Well, it applies here too. I can't help but imagine  myself in these situations and it gets me all worked up (plus it doesn't help that I have a seriously over active imagination), which then means that I can't sleep, which then means I toss and turn dreaming about this book, which means... well, you get the point.

Anyway, I'm desperately trying to finish the book so I can move on with my life, though I think this book will stay with me for a very long time. 

Are there any books that have haunted and stayed with you for a while?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Musings

I had a few random musings this morning while I was making my toast, so I thought I'd share: 

Everything has a place/must match: Are you as fixated as I am about everything having a proper place? We have mis-matched plates in our cupboard, and it drives me bonkers if the matching sets aren't stacked together. It's the same with my closet. Colors must be matched together and in order from tanks to long sleeve/sweaters. Is this just me? 

WTF Shoes:

I didn't think about these shoes while I was making toast. I came across these things while searching for a photo about something pondering on their musings. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm all about creative pumps and having fun with your footwear, but WTF is up with these shoes? Seriously, would anyone wear these? 

When did I become such a sap?: Lately, it seems that I cry about everything. Animal cruelty case on the news? I'm choking back tears. The weekly list of soldiers who died serving this country. Water works. Pick any TV show with even a hint of a sappy story line and chances are I'm bawling. I wouldn't even care so much, except that it makes me wonder how much more emotional I'll be if/when we have kids.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Don't be a Fashion F**k Up

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Hilarious video from Lauren Conrad. Don't let your fashion faux-pas friend bring you down. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fall Foliage

Stephen and I took advantage of the long holiday weekend with a quick getaway to Lincoln, NH for fall foliage. We got a great deal on a suite up there (b1g1 night!) that was complete with a fireplace in our room and a jacuzzi tub in the bathroom.

The weather couldn't have been more perfect for hiking through the woods and the leaves were breathtaking! We ate our way through the weekend and hit a killer ski sale on our way out of town, so we're now both fitted with snowboards, boots and bindings. Guess who's going to learn how to snowboard this winter?!

We made it to our destination - Greeley Pond
The foliage was spectacular

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Beat the Gray Sky Blues

A thousand apologies for being MIA lately. A project at work has my head spinning; the good news is that the launch is today so hopefully things will return to normal (including my stress levels.) 

To add insult to injury, a semi-perma rain cloud is stuck over Boston until Thursday, and that's got my spirits down. I have to admit I wasn't thrilled with having to layer my tops AND throw on a coat yesterday. But I have a plan to beat the next round of gray skies that are inevitable with fall/winter in New England.

This double breasted, funnel collar coat from Calvin Klein is just so gorgeous, and goes with the military theme I can't seem to get enough of this season. Just looking at the bright red color makes me happy, so I can only imagine how great I'd feel wrapped in it's warmth trudging through snow. 

What do you think? What coats are you longing for this winter?