Saturday, November 26, 2011

Casual Friday

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving. Mine was pretty quiet. We went to my parent's house where it was just the three of us, my sisters and my brother-in-law, my nephew and my grandmother. Last year we had a huge family reunion on Thanksgiving so everything seemed pretty subdued in contrast.  I did not venture out to the stores yesterday. I've never been a Black Friday shopper. I hate crowds and am not an overly aggressive person so I don't think I would do too well! I am very disappointed to find out that the Leapfrog Leappad which is on R's Christmas list to Santa is sold out on-line and basically EVERYWHERE.. I'm in a panic! It was staring me in the face a couple of weeks ago in Target and I passed it up thinking "oh, I have time". BIG mistake! I really hope it comes back in stock soon.

    I wore this to my mom's on Friday. I just hung out there and spent time with my mom and sister who I don't get to see that often. 

    I included R's Thanksgiving picture.. his outfit was much cuter than mine :) 

    Cardigan: Banana Republic (last year)
    T-Shirt: Gap (old)
    Trouser Jeans: NY&Co (old)
    Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction
    Bag: Purchased in Italy

    Loving my red shoes :) 

    Monday, November 21, 2011

    Red Shoe Diary

    awkward "show off my shoes" picture
    oh and that spot is from my camera.. not my pants! 
    I have 1 pair of red shoes.. just a simple pair of ballet style flats. I bought them last spring and surprised myself by how often I wore them. When I saw these Kenneth Cole Reaction wedge loafers on my sister I knew I had to have them. My sister has them in a nude color (sand) that I originally thought I wanted as well..until I headed over the the Kenneth Cole web site and saw them in red. I envisioned them with tans and blacks and grays and totally sprucing up some dull winter outfits. When my sister sent me the 3 hour 40% off link to the Kenneth Cole website I knew that was my "chance" and I went for it! They just arrived this afternoon so I did not actually wear them outside of the house, but I figured I would blog them since the forecast for the next few days calls for rain. I'm certainly not going to wear my brandy new red suede wedges in the rain. So here they are!

    Cardigan: LOFT
    T-shirt: LOFT
    Black Cords: Gap
    Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction Flirt It Up

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    Sunday, November 20, 2011

    Long Time No Blog

    Yes it's been a while. I"m going to attempt to get back into the swing of things now that my basement remodel is done and I don't have contractors in my house until 7:00 P.M. every evening (yay!) So this is what's been going on:
    *Basement is done and I love it!
    *November was/is crazy busy with some kind of birthday celebration every weekend.
    *We got to see a Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds acoustic show at the Palace Theater in NYC on Friday night. It was my 2nd Dave and Tim show and didn't disappoint. The theater was beautiful.
    *I made several new purchases this month through gift cards, coupons, and just a plain "I have to have these" moment (a pair of 3.5 inch red loafer wedges, I can't wait to get them!)
    *I even bought a few Christmas gifts. That NEVER happens, I never shop early. So I'm proud of myself. LOL

    This navy bag is the only Anthropologie item I own.. well besides a cute dish towel that I ruined and had to get rid of :(
    Actually, I don't even own this bag.. I'm "borrowing" it from my sister.. As in, I plan on keeping it until she realizes (hopefully 3 years from now) that I still have it. It's stylish and roomy and I always get a ton of compliments when I use it.
    I had been looking for a new pair of grey boots and this Nine West (via Macy's) pair are a recent purchase.

    Sweater: LOFT (couple of years ago)
    Cami: H&M (old)
    Jeans: Old Navy 
    Boots: Nine West (via Macy's)
    Bag: Anthropologie (via my sister :) 

    Tuesday, November 8, 2011

    Bouncing Around


     Last Saturday we had Robert's 4th birthday party at Bounce U, a local kid's place filled with inflatable jumping apparatuses, slides, and etc. This was his first "kids" birthday party outside of the house with friends. He was sooo excited and woke up every morning last week asking if it was Saturday yet. Everyone had a great time. Our living room looked like a preview of Christmas morning with all of the gifts he received from family and friends. He seemed to have a bit of the post birthday blues but got over it quickly enough to go through the entire Target catalog and circle what he wants from Santa this year!
    Think he was having a good time? :) 

    Friday, November 4, 2011

    eShakti Promotion

    eShakti Dress

    The lovely representatives at eShakti are offering a promotion to readers of my blog. If you enter the codLONGANDSHORT0811 at checkout you will receive $20 off of your order total. Check out the eShakti website here. They have very pretty dresses, skirts, tops, sweaters, and jackets. They offer custom sizing options which is a great plus. Here is my review of one of their dresses
    The offerer ends on December 31, 2011. Here is the rest of the fine print: The discount code is not case sensitive. Only one gift certificate can be used per order. The code can be used any number of times until the validity period. This discount code is not applicable on our Overstock category. This cannot be clubbed with any other offer / discount that may be active during this period.

    If you find you like eShakti merchandise, take advantage of this great offer! 

    What a Week!

     This week has felt like a month to me. I'm looking around at the jack o' lanterns in my house and thinking, "Wow, I need to take these down was't Halloween, like, 6 weeks ago?" Because that's how long this week has been. I'm pooped but we'll be bouncing away tomorrow afternoon at little R's 4th birthday party!

    red zip sweater: Loft
    lace tank: Loft
    pants: Marshalls (really old)
    shoes: Nine West
    small child with lollipop holding i-phone: :)

    Thursday, November 3, 2011

    4 Years Old

    The look of love :) 
    Four years ago today, to most people I looked like a hot mess.. no makeup, awful hair, hospital gown.. Yet somehow I don't think I've ever looked better than on that Saturday, November 3rd back in 2007 during an autumn nor'easter. That was the day I became a mom. I don't look the same as I did before that day, I don't feel the same, nothing about my life is the same, and I wouldn't change a thing about any of it. Happy 4th birthday to my little Robert. As he always likes to say to me, "you make my heart happy."

    Tuesday, November 1, 2011

    My Best Outfit EVER!!

    Need I say more?? I have never gotten so much attention for something I've worn! My friend was the  pig which means I had the extra fun of knocking into her all day long as a joke. Yes, the kids loved us, it was a nutty day, made even more insane by the amounts of SNOW on the ground. We had to move our parade indoors. The reaction to our angry bird/pig combo costume was either confusion (huh, what are you? a lot of people thought my friend was a frog) to random parents snapping pictures of us like we were celebrities.

    Oh yeah and little R dressed up too..  I forgot Halloween is supposed to be for kids. My husband had to keep reminding me as I pushed R to go for the kit kats and reese's peanut butter cups while we were trick or treating :)
    Little Dino R