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Mean Mr. Mustard (and some Ketchup)

Faux Fur Vest: Old Navy  |  Black Long Sleeve T: Gap  |  Mustard Cardi: Target
Gray Cargos: LOFT  |  Suede Mary Jane's: MIA Coyote  |  Horn Necklace: Shock Boutique
Men's Watch: Fossil  |  "L" Letterpress Necklace: Gift from my Sweet Brother & Sis-in-Law

Its Wednesday people. Not a particularly remarkable day in my life, but a good one nonetheless. Its still super cold, so I am getting as much wear out of what husband refers to as my "dead animal" as possible. I love this vest-and I'm really surprised how much I've worn it. I thought it would just be a silly piece I would reach for occasionally, but I find myself throwing it over everything. Definitely one of my fave fall purchases. 

Speaking of purchases, I did quite a bit of shopping over the past couple of months, so I'm putting myself on a shopping diet of sorts. But that doesn't mean I have to stop looking does it? Here are some treats inspired by the colors in my photos today. Enjoy!


Mustard & Ketchup

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Disclaimer: Please don't wear all of these things together. Unless you want to look like Ronald McDonald. I'm just sayin.



3 Things: Current Obsessions


Yes, I know that Christmas is over, and after all the shopping and gift giving, I am definitely on a shopping diet for a bit. But that doesn't mean I'm going to stop making lists, right?

Here are 3 things I am loving right now. How cute cute cute is the carbs cookie jar from Jonathan Adler? It cracks me up. Carbs are my favorite food group- so I definitely need one. Also loving the Suitcase Sewing and Knitting Kit from Kate's Paperie. This would definitely inspire me to get some stitching projects going. Also need to pick up one of these Gold Pineapple Bowls from Jayson Home and Garden. It would make the perfect hostess gift.

BTW, I am planning on actually getting out of my yoga pants today, so I'll have an OOTD tomorrow.
My parents are coming in town today and I cannot wait!!



Um, Wow (30 for 30 Day 25)

This top is stunning. Must. Have. (Insert whining and pouty lip face...)

Is everyone done with the 30 for 30 but me? I thought so. Here's numero 25.
Feeling a little school girly today.



Dear Husband... (& 30 for 30 Day 18)


Winter Wishlist 2010

This is a good place to start for Christmas.

That is all.


Oh yeah, I think you're hot. 

And here's what I wore today. I love these tights.


30 for 30 Day 18



Currently Craving: Ikat (+ 30 4 30 Days 16 & 17)

There are some patterns, colors & pieces I always seem to come back to. My yummy J. Crew boots I've had for 10 years and had resoled 3 times. Sky-high nude pumps. Multiple incarnations of the little red dress. I always seem to have a version of these things on hand. I'm adding another pattern to this "timeless" list: Ikat print. Its the perfect balance of geometric and bohemian, and is seasonless. And I love any pattern that I can use both in my wardrobe and in my home with beautiful effect. Here are some gorgeous ikat treats I am craving... (MUST HAVE that Anthropologie dress.)
Having any non-Thanksgiving-food-related cravings loves?



And we are coming down the home stretch on our little 30 for 30 adventure! I'll be honest, I was feeling a little less than pumped about finishing, but just in the nick of time, the lovely Miss Kendi posted a pep talk and I am back on board and ready to be creative. Look out looks 18-30, you're gonna be awe. some.) Here are my looks for numero 16 & 17...(and a cute shot of the hubs' outfit of the day- please ignore the moustache- thank goodness Movember is almost over.)