Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What I'm Wearing Wednesday!

Heading to the Rockets game tonight with Handsome Hubby, sitting court side with suite access...yippee for free work tickets with perks! 
Thinking of  wearing this little ensemble...



Rockets Game


I just bought this sweater from anthropologie.com, and it is FABULOUS... lightweight enough for three seasons in Texas and oh so comfy.  Love it so much I decided to also get it in this color...


The Kendra Scott earrings are also a fave of mine... when they arrived I thought they were going to be about half their actual size, and while I feel a little like Beyonce when I wear them, I decided to jump out of my comfort zone and kept them anyway.  Come to think of it, I've seen Beyonce sitting court side, maybe they'll think I'm her?  Yeah......... NO.

Just picked up the awesome Horn Bangle from Target, although mine has less of the cream color and more of the black.  My black jeggings are from White House Black Market, they were clearance for quite a bit less than this similar pair.  My boots are a season (or two) ago from Kohl's, same exact look for about $1350 less than these lovelies.  Oh, and let's not forget the scarf... this lovely Alexander McQueen runs around $750 (CHOKE...who PAYS that for a scarf, anyway?), mine was $9.99 at our favorite TARJAY!  So, what do you think?  Court side worthy or no?

Now, check out what everyone else is wearing today...

pleated poppy

Monday, January 16, 2012

Book Club Review: The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman



Another gathering of the Lit Wits last night, and another lovely evening with great food and good company (thank you, Sarah!).  This month's book selection?   The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman, a New York Times best selling debut novel which follows the topsy-turvy private lives of the reporters, editors, and executives of an international English language newspaper based in Rome as they struggle to keep it—and themselves—afloat.

This book reads like a collection of short stories, tied together by the backdrop of the newspaper. Personally, I found it hard to feel a real connection to the book, just as soon as I would get interested in a character...poof, they're gone.  Others found this the very aspect that kept them interested, different strokes and all that you know.  Apparently others also found it quite funny , the humor somehow escaped me.  Again, different stokes... 

Overall, I would say 5 of the 8 in our group would highly recommend this book... personally, it wasn't a memorable choice.  I decided I would have preferred it in movie format, Robert Altman directing in "Short Cuts" style... 

"Short Cuts"

It wouldn't be Book Club without some fun treats... we, of course enjoyed an Italian dinner (when was the last time you had chianti?) topped off by gelato and cannoli's (seriously, how many weight watchers points can I kill in one sitting?).  YUMMO.  Our dear Jana brought the party favors, as always she amazed us with her creativity ... you'll have to read the book to figure out the significance.


"It is Better to Live Your Life Imperfectly...
than to Live an Imitation of Someone Else's to Perfection"

Next up?


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thrifty Thursday...

Been a LONG time, but took a little trip to my fave thrift stores this week... the antiques booth has been largely neglected over the holidays and really need some items to freshen it up.  So what goodness did I find, you ask?  For the booth...


Love this little circa 1950's shabby wicker shelf... perfect to replace another little shelf I just sold.  I could have 100 cute chachkes in the crappiest of shelves and I promise you they will pull everything out of it and buy the shelf.  GO FIGURE.  Which is why I price every single thing in the booth, even if I intended it to be a "fixture" because sure enough, the fixture is what they want.

What else did I find for the booth?  Nada.  Zip. Zilch.... yep, sad face.  

Lest you think my trip was wasted, fear not!  I discovered one of my thrift haunts now has a "boutique" room... and BAM, turned that frown upside down.

I have been thrifting for antiques/furniture for years, but never shopped the clothes/shoes/accessories sections... until I started reading so many great everyday women fashion blogs and caught wind of some of their amazing finds.  Discovered this website from a Nate Berkus segment (love me some Nate!), http://lookingflyonadime.com,  Check it out, cuz' this woman will rock your world with her cheap chic thrift finds.  Anywhoodle... 


 Jones New York animal print scarf, wood bead and silver necklace, tortoise shell and black beaded necklace and vintage pearl and crystal beaded necklace... grand total?  $27... BAM!  I have been loving scarves, animal print, and all things tortoise shell lately.  Happy face.

But the grand finale?  The icing on the cake?
The cherry on top of the sundae (can you tell I'm hungry)? 


Wait for it...

 wait for it... 



Brand new, never worn, my size, SOOOOO comfy... $5.00.  FIVE BUCKS, people!  Got my name written ALL over them.  BOO-YAH!
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