Monday, November 30, 2009

jumpsuit mania

I think I have made it very clear that I adore jumpsuits right now.

1. comfortable
2. stylish
3. easy
4. flattering even when extremely bloated

1. bathroom breaks

[my $15 jumpsuit from Target]

[how I accessorized my bargain buy]

currently drooling over:

[Rachel Pally - shopbop]

[Rachel Pally - shopbop]

[Free People]

Thursday, November 26, 2009


a list of all things I am thankful to have in my life...

  1. my husband - without him I would not be Mrs. Cool Man
  2. my parents - two of the strongest individuals I know
  3. my brother and sister-in-law - thanks for bringing Baylee into this world
  4. the opportunity to be auntie lex to Baylee, Elijah, Benny, Sean, Sam and Shyenne. It was one of my callings in life to be a cool aunt!
  5. my auntie Keri - an amazing person I idolize
  6. my best friend Lacey - a uber cool mom who is strong in all the areas I'm not so it makes us a perfect fit
  7. my besties in Miami - two people who can always bring a smile to my face
  8. my doggies - Jade and Zoey
  9. my mother-in-law a.k.a. monster - I'm lucky to have a good one
  10. my office buddies and co-workers - a unique mix of women who teach me something new everyday
  11. to everyone else, you know who you are

    (okay now it's time to get serious)

  12. the recent realization I want to be a writer
  13. shoes - all shoes in general. thanks for looking pretty on my feet!
  14. the person who decided to bring jumpsuits back in style- i love them and you!
  15. Chai Tea for waking me up every morning
  16. Stephenie Meyer for the opportunity to fall in love with Edward
  17. creative expression
  18. the 60's and 70's
  19. and finally I'm thankful for the turkey in my fridge who was going about its daily life all happy until one day someone chopped its head off. Thanks for sacrificing your life to fill my stomach!
I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 16, 2009


If I owned these pants I would try to find an excuse to wear them everyday. I love them and their name and their designer and and and...I could go on and on.

Sass and Bide Cracker Jacs Pants

Here's a little Sass and Bide history:

Sarah-Jane Clarke (a.k.a. Sass) and Heidi Middleton (a.k.a. Bide) first met in 1992.

The duo started the sass & bide label in 1999, following a stint in London. The name "sass & bide" was born by combining both of their nicknames.

In February of 2002 sass & bide had their first international show during London's Fashion Week where the collection "Thumbelina" was launched.

sass & bide went on to be the first Australian designers to be invited to show on schedule at New York Fashion Week where they have shown for 8 consecutive seasons.

By July of 2003 the label was stocked nationwide in David Jones in Australia, Bloomingdale's in the United States, Harrods, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols in the United Kingdom.

The label launched their diffusion SS08 collection, 'S&B VIE by sass & bide' in 2008 at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week and have just returned from the SS10 shows at London Fashion Week where they showed their 'FUTUREGRAND' collection. The show was their first in London in 7 years.

sass & bide currently have 9 stores: three in Sydney, four in Melbourne, one in Adelaide, and one in Brisbane with talk of a London store to open in 2010.

- Lex

picture: shop bop history: wilkipedia

boots, scarves and layers

It's November in Kansas time to pile on the clothes,
pull out the boots and accessorize with scarves.

{grey sweater - gap, green jacket - urban outfitters, pants- forever 21,
boots - dillards, scarf - target}

love,love, love this apartment

The display of artwork in this apartment from has stolen my heart down to the cloud piece hanging over the bed. I've been working on a similar piece for months now and can't seem to paint the clouds right. Pretty sure I just got some inspiration to pull out the canvas and work on it some more. I love the mix of artwork and vintage pieces!

Here are a few of my favs from the gallery of pics...

{oh how I want a couch with buttons like this one - but in grey leather}

{working on a cloud painting like the one above to hang over our bed}

Check out the rest of the gallery click here

I'm working on collecting an eclectic mix of artwork similar to the display in this apartment.
I've recently found some great pieces when I get them placed I'll post some photos!


Saturday, November 14, 2009

convo via text message:

Me: Wish you were here. Headed downtown to thrift shop. Want to eat at Cafe Moderne but I'm by myself

H: Aww sad...We got up early and surfed this morning. Just finished eating at Big Pink. Wish you were here!!!

pretty sure H's day trumped mine day considering it's November in Kansas, you can't surf in Kansas and you can't eat at Big Pink on South Beach in Kansas...

H and I at Big Pink enjoying some Red Stripe when E and I last visited Miami

On a positive note, found some great items at the thrift store today for E's birthday! I'm so excited to give him the presents, I don't know if I can wait until his birthday...

Saturday, November 7, 2009

saturday night

wine, ramen noodles, an indy flick and an entourage marathon =
an uneventful but relaxing saturday night


do i need to say more...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

did that just really happen - moment of the day

Sooo I was almost to work this morning - at the last stop light before my daily Monday - Friday destination when I encountered a "did that just really happen" moment.

I am sitting at the red light, willing it to turn green (does anyone else think they have this magic power) when I notice the guy in the car in front of me jammin' out. He is bobbing his head and throwing his hands up, really getting down. I then notice a cop turning in front of us onto the same street where we are stopped at the light. The guy in front of me must have noticed the cop too. Because as the cop passes by, the guy continues to look forward and bob his head but raises his hand and to the beat of the music flips off the cop.


Monday, November 2, 2009

a relaxing halloween

this year, halloween did not include a costume for me. instead I hung out with my niece for a few hours and helped her get dressed as a lady bug for her first halloween.

i was excited to hand out candy to all the neighborhood kids but our doorbell only rang a handful of times so i was disappointed in the turn out. the kids that did ring bell received a hefty handful!

eric and i decided it would be a good night for scary movies, popcorn and some hot chocolate. after surfing the Netflix site, we settled on "the haunting of Molly Hartley" and some wierd alien movie with one of the guys from October Road. Does anyone remember that tv series?