Monday, December 14, 2009

A Two-Parter: Sweet & Bittersweet


Kathy & Seashell, from their blog Two Hands Full of Daisies, and Jemma Ruby who writes Diary of a Wonder Woman, for the Sweet Friends Award! I love having all of you ladies in the blogosphere, really. I'm blessed to be able to share all my crazy, whacked out fashion ideas with. All of you girls are the best!

10 Things that Make me Happy:

1. Having my little guy and my big guy with me at all times. I might complain about it once in a while, but they are my heart and my happiness.

2. Having girls who care enough to read the zany and odd quirky things I write about here. Thanks for every one of you who reads and sees all the crazy fashion-infused antics I go through. You ladies have totally offered me an outlet to talk about my loves for fashion and I am truly thankful. Hubs don't want to hear it. :-)

3. Traveling and Planning to Travel, especially to some place new.

4. Work. My job is one of the kick-ass-est jobs ever. I love every day of it and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Well, I lie. Maybe for a promotion, but only if I get to still do what I do. The people, the opportunities, the craziness... All of it brings a smile to my face.

5. Talking with my mom and my sister. Especially when they're together. Then all heck breaks loose.

6. Hearing my little guy laugh.

7. Happening on J.Crew in the wee hours of the morning and finding a major, major find as a pop-back in final sale. & getting a huge discount on said item. Ohhh, the feeling of accomplishment that brings!

8. Vintage 50's & 60's sheets.

9. Occupied-Japan era Noritake.

10. A sandy beach on a hot day with no one on it except me and my boys. & some Bud Light Lime. :-)

Those I think should get the award:


& now...


Can we talk about the J.Crew items that I either missed or, if I choose to pull the trigger on, will be waiting for until practically Spring Equinox before ever seeing these gorgeous items grace my mailbox? *sigh* I like to also call this section the Why in the Hell did I WAIT to get these?? & Now look!

1. The Wool Bristro Mini - In any stinking color would have been great. I think grey is the only color now available in my size. & the wait list is until Feb or Mar.

2. The Sequined Starland Tank in Navy. Waitlisted until Feb. By then I will have no parties to go to. Thanks for thinking about my budget, there, J.Crew.

3. The Jaspe Sequined Slouchy Sweatshirt, which I've only seen in the Christmas in Chile Holiday Catalog but deemed totally swoon-worthy paired with ankle toothpick jeans and a black blazer. Must. Have. Hate that feeling when you know something is fabulous and COLLECTION and yet it will never meet your grubby hands.

4. The Stripe Tissue Tee. Either in the light grey or navy color. Waitlisted until March. March! I want this tee so bad. Why did I wait? What was I thinking? Do I comply with the order to wait or do I just walk away? Both options are heart-wrenching.



  1. Oh my God. I think that sequins sweatshirt was sold out like before the catalogue even hit the mail - in the States. So, I can't imagine what the stock was like once the catalogue got to Japan. I'm assuming your Postal Service is as slow as ours. Hee.

    Yeah. I so wanted the wool mini in the rust color. But I kept going back and forth because I'm not 23 anymore. Although, I do have the cord mini in grey and I love it. And as far as I'm concerned 33 is the new 21, right?

    OMG. Thank you SO SO SO much for the blog award nomination. I don't know what this means, but I can tell it is filled with awesomeness.

    And can I just say how happy I am that you are giving Chez Andre a whirl. I hope it doesn't disappoint you, because then I would feel like a huge jackass. (Crossing fingers that it is fab).

  2. Marisa!!
    Thanks for the award! I enjoy your blog and I am so glad you come over to visit mine.


  3. Susan I am sure I will love Chez Andre. Should be fab. & I totally know what you mean about the mini being brazen for gals over 30 however I can't help being drawn to it, it is fabilis. You totally needed the award, your blog rules and you are too funny. Anyone that can quote My Big Fat Greek Wedding needs this award!

    Chasing Davies and Beth, you guys are great and I love stopping by your blogs!

  4. Thanks for the award! I did it yesterday on my blog! Keep up the great blogging!

  5. Ahhhhhhh yes. The big guy and the little guy. I couldn't make it without mine. Congrats on the awards!

  6. Thanks for the award!!! I just love your blog and feel honored you read mine :)

  7. aww this is so sweet, thank you! i love that you love your job so much. i enjoy mine, but it's not quite my passion. and we all know my passion would be something jcrew or anthro related lol