My work office party was several weeks ago but I forgot to post the pics. Whoops!
Since then I've fixed those ridiculous dark roots that I'm rockin' in these photos. The tree is still large and looming. The cats have almost beaten it into submission, though.
Jacket - Banana Republic (similar here), Sparkly tank - Old Navy, Skirt - Madewell, Belt - J Crew (similar here), Wedges - J Crew, Clutch - H&M, Deer Ring - Target
I love everything in this outfit and I wear most of the pieces a lot (as evidenced by the sparkly tank also making a showing when I went out to impress Mr. Renner). The shoes are comfy, the ring is fun (although not a good piece if you're doing a lot of clothes trying on), and the skirt is one of my favorite purchases from the fall. I like that even though the skirt is light the weather here's so mild that I can keep wearing it through winter. And that clutch, I bought it 6 years ago at a Paris H&M, and it never fails. My jacket is getting a little overworn, though, so I may need to investigate that similar one at J Crew soon.
AKA what I wore to go see Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol.
Cardigan - JCrew (similar here), Jeans - Gap, Sparkly tank - Old Navy, Boots - Aldo, Belt - Old Navy, Watch - Michael Kors
Hmm... Where should Jeremy and I honeymoon? Does he love board games as much as I do? Would he enjoy having them in the bedroom during the holidays because the giant Christmas tree has taken over a third of the living room?
Oh that? That's a new Anthro Christmas purse from my real husband. It's so pretty and cute and perfect.
Now that I think about it, Jeremy and I probably aren't meant for each other. As much as I enjoy him in action movies, I'm sure he doesn't have that awesome taste in handbags.
One of the things I was so thankful for during Thanksgiving is that my brother came to visit. We hadn't seen him since our wedding two years ago so it was awesome to have a couple days to hang out, eat a lot, show him a couple things in Austin (like great sushi at Kome and the amazingness that is the Lamar Whole Foods store).
Since we had a guest coming and I was off work and puttering around the house, I decided to put a couple extra touches in our guest bathroom. Usually that bathroom is just home to the cats' food, a thing of soap and a hand towel. Not so welcoming. So I added:
A mug from our anniversary trip to Marfa (bought at the Thunderbird Motel - LOVE) with some toothpaste (I always forget mine);
Airborne since there are colds going around; some Malin + Goetz shower gel also from the Thunderbird; and Kleenex + Q Tips because those are always useful. All gathered together in a bowl from Anthropologie.
And I was super nice and let him keep the soap too.
So excited about the awesome spread I helped my husband cook up (I was chief chopper and I made the starches and pie) that I forgot to really take pictures.
You'll have to trust me that a lot of food went on this table about 30 minutes later (the flowers had to evacuate).
The menu (I couldn't fit Turkey on the list but 17 lbs of it were also there):
And by pie, I mean Pecan Pie with Bourbon Whipped Cream.
Hope everyone else had a wonderful and tasty Thanksgiving as well!
Cardigan - J Crew (gift), Jeans - Gap, Tee - Target, SNOOD - Target, Flats - Strut Austin (not sure brand), Earrings - Target
You say infinity scarf, my husband says snood. And this snood came in handy for beating back a chill at the Violet Crown Theatre while we were watching the Steve Jobs' documentary The Lost Interview.
Every year for the husband's birthday we go to see a movie of his choosing. Usually a really bad movie. (For reference, please see Southland Tales. Don't actually see it because then you'll hate me, but feel free to check out what others have said about it. Although, Justin Timberlake is in it so you could always just push mute and fast forward through any non-JT scenes. Sadly, that wasn't an option when we saw it in the theater. Thankfully, walking out was, which is what I did along with a lot of other folks.)
Anyway, this year we went to see The Lost Interview. And even though there was no JT and I wanted to reach into the screen and push back a random piece of Jobs' hair for close to half the movie, it was darn good. I think my snood enjoyed it as well.
#86 on my Day Zero list is to find the perfect nude lip color.
I'll be honest. That seems like an easy one, but I was really worried about it. Because I've been trying for a long time. And I always end up with something that's too dry/too orangish/or a gloss.
But, lo and behold, I was wandering around Target one night after a work happy hour and I stumbled upon Revlon's Colorburst Lipstick in Pink Sugar. It's perfect for me. Nudey. Moisturizy. And, most importantly, doesn't have any weird smell or flavor, which is the downfall for many lipsticks for me.
I was so impressed that I went back this weekend and got an orange shade (Tutti Frutti) and a hot pink (Candy Pink).
Missoni for Target tray with a "fruit" basket from Antho, skull candle from Target, bird S&P shakers from Red (awesome, awesome store), and what we like to call Muppet flowers from Whole Foods. I love those flowers because they're cute, affordable and last a long time. Our cats enjoy trying to shorten the poor Muppets' lives.
Photos taken with my iPhone 4 using the Cameramatic app.
My wonderful friend Jess at Points of Interest challenged several of us to create Day Zero lists.
As she explains it, Day Zero is a (little less than) 3 year bucket list. You have 1001 days to complete 101 goals that you set for yourself. They can be simple, they can be complex--they just have to be specific and measurable.
So here goes! The list is kinda organized but not really. Helpful, I know.
Start Date: November 1, 2011
End Date: July 29, 2014
Items complete so far: 0
- Have a baby
- Get a new passport with my married name so I can go out of the country again
- Go out of the country
- Go to Santa Fe Fiestas
- Go to Ten Thousand Waves
- Go to Marfa again
- Go to Seattle
- Go back to New York (for a visit, not to live)
- Go to Maine
- Go to Napa
- Go on a roadtrip
- Go on a trip with someone other than Christian
- Stay at Hotel Saint Cecilia
- Go on the Blue Bell Ice Cream factory tour
- Get to the point where I can fly without taking anything, including Dramamine
- Visit 5 of the organizations we work with
- Try 50 new (to me) restaurants or food trailers
- Go see at least one Ballet Austin performance
- Go to AMOA at Laguna Gloria
- Go to Arthouse at the Jones Center
- Go to the Pecan Street Festival
- Go to Eeyore's birthday party
- Go kayaking
- Go skiing or try snowboarding
- Go for a bike ride
- Go to Le Garage Sale at least once
- Go to Bloom (Kendi Everyday's store)
- Go see the one man show of Lord of the Rings
- Go to a UT football game with Christian
- Go to an Astros game
- Watch the bats come out at Congress Bridge
- Go to Salt Lick
- Go to the Kite Festival at Zilker Park
- Get a tattoo
- Ride a Vespa
- Learn at least the basics of Photoshop
- Complete a 365 photo challenge
- Make our wedding album
- Get new pro photos taken of Christian and me
- Learn how to knit something other than a scarf
- Take a screenprinting class
- Take an upholstery class and re-upholster our green chair
- Take a pilates class
- Make 5 quilts (any size counts)
- Make a dress
- Spray paint something
- Embroider a set of napkins
- Make at least 10 things that I pin on Pinterest
- Gift something I've sewn/embroidered/knitted to 10 different people
- Beat Christian at Trivial Pursuit
- Read 100 books
- Read How to Win Friends and Influence People and try to implement
- Read an entire issue of The Economist - every.single.article
- Continue with my current mentor and then find another one
- Go a week without TV
- Go an entire weekend without email or internet (laptop or phone).
- Go a month without spending any unnecessary money (basically, no clothes or random things from Target)
- Figure out my 401(k)
- Get rid of bad debt
- Buy a house
- Make a budget and stick to it for 3 months
- Make a 3 year career plan
- Build my blog
- Open an Etsy shop
- Help someone with an organization or interior design project
- Make a new friend outside of work
- Clean out all the cabinets, closets and drawers of unnecessary stuff
- Go 1 month without refined sugar
- Cook dinner once a week for a month three times
- Re-learn how to make my Grandma's taffy
- Take a charcuterie class with the Kocureks
- Make a meal using only local ingredients
- Make Star Wars cookies using the molds from William Sonoma, including the fancy icing
Make at least 6 new recipes a year
- Learn how to bake a pie other than pecan
- Make a cake from scratch, rather than a box
- Dress up for Halloween every year
- Send holiday cards every year
- Decorate a Christmas tree on 360
- Spend a Thanksgiving with our friends
- Spend a Christmas just Christian, me and the cats
- Learn how to curl my hair with a straightening iron
- Once my hair gets longer, wear it down rather than in a ponytail at least once a week
- Get my acne under control and gone if possible
- Wear red lipstick at least once a month
- Find the perfect shade of nude lip color
- Learn 3 new board or card games
- Complete Couch to 5k
- Try 10 new fruits, veggies, foods
- See a psychic
- Have a party
- Visit my niece or have her visit us
- Get allergy shots so I don't have to worry about ant bites
- Start playing the piano again
- Don't complain about anything for a week
- Pay for the person behind me in the drive-thru
- Volunteer at the Austin Public Library
- Make a donation to the same nonprofit every year