Sep 30, 2011

The Best Dress Pants

Pants & Bracelet: NY&Co, Top & Shoes: Target, Cardigan: H&M, Belt: Thrifted, Necklace: Kohl's

You can't really tell in the pictures but my pants are navy. In my opinion, New York and Company has THE BEST dress pants.  I love the length and flowiness of these.  I'm so biased that I've never really tried buying dress pants anywhere else.  So tell me, am I wrong? Is there an amazing pair of pants out there that I'm missing out on?  Do tell! How many times could I possibly say the word pants in this post?

♥ Happy Friday! ♥

Sep 29, 2011

The Winter Box

Top: NY&Co., Boots: Alloy, Skirt: Loft, Bracelet: Forever21, Necklace & Belt: Thrifted

Good morning, Loves! It's almost Friday.  Thank goodness! Earlier this week I dug out my winter clothes box. As much as I didn't want to see Summer go, I was ready.  I had about 6 skirts and a few sweaters packed away, this skirt included.  It was like Christmas! This girl loves to shop, especially when the seasons change.  Packing away clothes and the rediscovering them really suppresses my shopping addiction adventures. My wallet will appreciate that. 

Has anyone else busted out the winter box yet? Any great finds?? 

Sep 27, 2011

Oh, your pants are yellow!


Blazer: Target, Pants: H&M, Shoes: Payless, Necklace: Forever21

Have you ever seen the Cotton commercial with Kate Bosworth? I want that closet!! Not to mention the adorable dresses she wears.  I know, random. The commercial came on while I was sitting here trying to figure out what to type.

I got a lot of  "Oh, your pants are yellow!" comments today. Maybe the Kroger world wasn't ready for yellow britches just yet. 

Sorry for the short and random posts, my friends.  I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel at work.  Thank goodness.

Sep 22, 2011


What I'm wearing/shop the look
Banana Republic top
Similar Vest
  Simply Vera Wang Jeans - Kohl's
Similar Shoes
, Necklace: Charming Charlie

So, I guess this would be a men's wear look even though it's not actually menswear.  I've had this vest for years and probably haven't worn it in years. I actually have matching's a whole suite thing I guess.  I've never worn the two together. In fact, I didn't even purchase them at the same time.  When I went to put the pants away I saw my vest and was like "Well I'll be darned!"  that's how us Kentucky folk talk.  Anyway, I really like the material of the vest...I should wear it more often.

So, happy it's FINALLY Thursday!  My little sister got asked to homecoming and asked me to help her get ready. ADORABLE.  I'm really looking forward to it.

Sep 21, 2011


Top & Bracelet: Kohl's, Cardigan: H&M, Jeggings: Target, Shoes: BCBG, Necklace: Charming Charlie

I went full on bangs this time!  What do you think?  On Monday had one of those annoying bad hair days where enough was enough.  I decided it was time for a change.  So, this is what I did tonight (Tuesday night).  I think I dig it.  I've had short bangs but never like this.  I can't wait for my hair to be longer!

It's jeans week at work. Donate $5 to United Way and get a jeans pass, not too shabby.

Sep 17, 2011

Check out: My favorite nail colors for Fall

 All purchased at Target...

Sally Hansen Salon Manicure - Boca Mocha
Sonia Kashuk - Fatigued
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Quick Sand
Sally Hansen Salon Manicure - Commander in Chic

Sep 15, 2011


Top: Forever21, Skirt: Thrifted (Banana Republic) Shoes: Steve Madden, Bracelet: Kohl's, Necklace: Charming Charlie

I'm sitting here eating my greek yogurt and V8 desperatly trying to think about something to write.  Blankness.  Could it be that my brain is on overload from work? Yes.  Could it be that I can't stop thinking about how stressed I'm getting over this CMP exam? Probably.  Oh well... hope everyone has a great Thursday!! 

Sep 14, 2011

September Birchbox

I love this thing! New goodies every month!

In September's box...

Resilient blinc Mascara sweatproof, waterproof
Girly Harvey Prince perfume fresh citrus and jasmine over a base of lavender and pumpking...mmm yum
Adventurous Incoco Nail polish Applique - extra blingy
Practical Jouer Lip Enhancer - hydrate, plump, and condition all in one
EXTRA Lash Card - handy card ensures that your mascara stays on your lashes not your eyelids

New Shoes

Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Skirt, Belt, & Tee: H&M, Bracelet & Earrings: Kohl's, Necklace: Yard sale

Yes, I did some shopping.  I have to admit I spent way too much money on these shoes. But guys, they're navy!  Do you see any navy shoes in my shoe collection? I didn't think so. It was a must and I just couldn't wait for them to go on sale.  I feel dirty.  It's okay, just don't tell Drew.  The skirt is new too. I wanted to add something a bit different to the obsessive collection of pencil skirts I have.  I love this thing.  I got a lot of compliments as well as questionable look today.  Take it or leave it.

Sep 12, 2011

Music Monday and Yellow Pants

 Sweater: Forever21, Shoes: Kohl's, Bracelet: Charming Charlie Necklaces: Target, Mustard Pants: H&M

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What is this? I'm wearing pants again!!?!  Even better, their YELLOW!!! This is my first time ever owning a pair of color pants!! Love them! The best part is they were only $14 at H&M!  I think you'll be seeing a lot of these this Fall.  I think I need to show a  "work version" of the pants next.  

For Music Monday I thought I'd share a band I've been listening a lot to lately.  I saw them at a place in Cincinnati called Northside Tavern a few months ago.  I didn't know anything thing about them going in, but the minute they started playing it was LOVE.  They're coming back in November and I spreading the word. If you're into this music, this band is amazing.  They share a different sound that I don't hear often.  I love the sound of the lead singer's raspy voice and the way they harmonize.  The song "Reno" is one of my favorite songs from The Cradle album. 

Check it out!

Sep 8, 2011

The Forgotten Dress



Dress: Mark by Avon, Shoes: Nine West, Bracelet: Kohl's, Necklace: Forever21

This outfit was from last week before the temperature dropped.  I LOVE THIS DRESS!  Maybe a tad too dressy for work but I don't care. I forgot I even owned the thing. How could I?  I bought it in 2009 to wear in NYC on Christmas day.

Christmas 2009

Hmmm I think I like it better in my recent pics.  I'll have to try to remix it a few different ways. It's so fun looking back at old pictures. This was pre-tattoo Ang AND short hair!  The more pictures I see of myself with short hair the more I hate it.  What do you all think?  Long hair or short? 

Have I mentioned that Drew and I started P90X?  Week 3 and I'm SORE!

Shabby Apple has launched a new line, Academia.  To celebrate, they are offering 15% off sitewide with the coupon code "Ivy".   They are also offering free shipping on all domestic orders.  Make sure you check out their site. They have some cute stuff!!

Dresses from Shabby Apple

Sep 7, 2011

Style Statements - Vote for me!

Hi pretties!  I had some down time today so I submitted a style on InStyle's Style Statements.  I need your votes! Click on the link below to vote. It will be easier to find under recent submissions.

Weekend Update: Nashville

Well, we made it back from Nashville safe and sound.  It was so nice to get away!  I turned off the cell phone and Blackberry and just escaped from EVERYONE.  We didn't do too many touristy things.  We stayed at the Sheraton Music City in a SWEET room.  They had the best pool so we spent most of Friday and Saturday in the sun.  Not to shabby.  I thought I'd share some highlights...

Presidential Suite (I book a lot of meetings at this hotel so they upgraded me)

More views of the room

Compliments of my FAV sales manager!

Dress: Forever21, Shoes: Target, Necklace: Charming Charlie

Totally jealous of Drew's dessert

My YUMMY dessert

Loveless Cafe...BEST Biscuits ever!

Top & Shorts: Forever 21, Shoes: Gianni Bini, Necklace: Charming Charlie, Bag: Target

My boo

Dress: Forever21, Shoes: Target


The "strip" I guess you could say