stocking up for winter

Sure, the temperature in New Orleans is hovering between the 70s and 80s, and there’s always a hint of damp in the air, but I feel like this jacket and I are meant to be.

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Alice & You Faux Fur Yeti Coat via ASOS
  1. It can clearly be worn dressed up or dressed down.
  2. There’s something about a faux fur that can give a girl so many different vibes. Rock star, grand ala Elizabeth Taylor, or a beachy boho vibe. (Don’t tell me this wouldn’t look great over a black bikini late at night)
  3. The baby can cuddle it when we’re out and about and pretend it’s Scotti.
  4. I can cuddle it when I’m out and about and pretend it’s Scotti.
  5. If there’s ever a need to actually dress up like a Yeti, I’ll be prepared.
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last week I….

Celebrated my anniversary with Scotti.

finally wore my new ASOS swimsuit
finally wore my new ASOS swimsuit

 

Fell in love with the re-imagining of Disney characters into OITNB counterparts.
Fell in love with the re-imagining of Disney characters into OITNB counterparts.

 

played with Luna in the sunshine
played with Luna in the sunshine
ruined any Whole30 progress on the Fourth of July
ruined any Whole30 progress on the Fourth of July

Worked a little harder at putting my phone down.

 

{humpday happiness} birthday countdown

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My birthday is now two weeks away and omg.  I love birthdays.  Everybody elses are great, but mine is the best.  While I currently have zero plans, a negative about living in a small town with your closest friend six hours away, it’s still fun to day dream about fun.  Thank goodness I believe in birthday months, so even if an adventure doesn’t occur on the 14th, I’ll still count it as birthday fun.

Here are some fantasy birthday dresses.  Because every birthday girl should have something that makes her feel a little bit prettier.

Clockwise from top:  ASOS/Blue Stripe, Victoria's Secret/Strappy Maxi, Jolie and Elizabeth/Adelaide, Wildfox/I Am the Ocean Gigi Gown
Clockwise from top: ASOS/Blue Stripe, Victoria’s Secret/Strappy Maxi, Jolie and Elizabeth/Adelaide, Wildfox/I Am the Ocean Gigi Gown

 

The cake at the top is definitely on my list of birthday month musts.  Looking to get me an amazing gift?  Look here for a big buck idea and here for everything elseCash and gift cards are also suitable gifts.  

humpday happiness

Scotti and Diego
Scotti and Diego

This week I have been struggling to not just break down into tears/go beat down on someone that I don’t even know.  A little girl that I have grown to adore is being thrown through the ringer, and I’m drowning in all of the ideas that are flashing in my mind to help her feel loved.

So I’m using this little sliver of the internet to share some things that make me happy at this very moment.

  • watching Scotti and Diego love each other.  I hope one day to have a best friend/partner in crime relationship like the two of them.
  • This essay about saying goodbye to a four-legged friend brings back happy memories of my dog Biscuit, and is a nice reminder that I need to treasure all of the time with my furry family.
  • The quick recap of this simple, southern wedding.  The idea of a big wedding, and all of those people, freak me out in far too many ways.
  • Counting down to my birthday.  I’m looking at birthday dress possibilities all the time.  This ASOS number currently takes up spot #1 on my list of options.
  • The knowledge that I have a three day weekend.

 

 

2.18: Shark Attack

Sharks
Sharks

Today was a gorgeous day in Eldora, and where was I? Stuck inside, making dollars, daydreaming about taking my dogs on walks and splashing in spring puddles.

Note to self; buy rain boots.

During my lunch break, I had my mom run me to Kum and Go so I could get a soda and some gummy sharks.  Because gummies are my favorite kind of candy, in case you’re wondering what kind of sweet treat to send me for my birthday.

Note to self; pay off ticket and get driver’s license. 

So I of course did what has been the norm and had some more summertime fantasies.  And since one of the ultimate fantasies is to kick the constant craving of soda and gummies, here are some things a girl should just want to look good in.

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Holy crunches.

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Because I’m currently obsessing over everything Wildfox.

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This red two piece is just athletic enough for me to say it would totally work for my lifeguarding duties at the pool.  Plus who doesn’t love interesting tan lines?

And speaking of tan lines, I must remember to go out and buy the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue tomorrow, since no one left it at my door as a surprise.

2.2: Fulltime Status

Bauble Bar
Bauble Bar
Shoemint
Shoemint
ASOS
ASOS

On Thursday, I was offered a full-time job at the local elementary school. that will last through the end of May. Luckily the job is a bit more business casual when I comes to dressing, with jeans allowed on Friday, but after two practice weeks, I learned that flats are a definite necessary.  Pants are easier than dresses, but that’s what leggings are for.  And trust me, five year olds are way impressed when you take the time to put on a dress.

I’ve been looking through the internet and doing what I do best; filling my digital shopping carts that I have no way of actually paying.

Here’s to window shopping and new opportunities!