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Entries in Style File (13)


Red Delicious

Bow Cardigan: Anthropologie | Sleeveless Ruffled Blouse: Gap | Red Belt: F21
Jeans: Gap | Red Flats: Jessica Simpson

What is it they say? An apple a day makes you super hot? Keeps you in your skinny jeans? Its something like that. Which is great, if you remember to eat that apple sitting on your desk. Most of the time I don't. But in the interest of my healthy new year, I'm gonna start. Oh, and drink more water.

And speaking of apples, how cute is this whimsical little apple colored case to haul around my apple laptop (see what I did there?) Oh Kate Spade, why must you be so expensive?




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.



Style File 1.11.11 & An Award

Blouse: F21 | Cardigan: LOFT | Pants: Gap Always Skinny | Ballet Flats: Guess 
Necklace, Large Ring & Bracelet: F21

Happy Tuesday Lovelies! The hubs and I just got home from a 5K run in the FREEZING cold! I am so proud of us. Week 2 of Training is a go! WOOT! Also, I have to give a shout out to my bestie Laine. She is a badass and is running the Arizona Rock n' Roll Half Marathon this weekend. GO LAINE!

And...I was lucky enough to get a bloggy award from an awesome new blogger right here in Dallas! Cutie-pie Hayley over at Cheap Girl Chic World made my day with a fun blog award. Check out her blog and follow her! Its so important to support and encourage fabulous new bloggers.

So now I'm supposed to share 7 things about myself. (I also received blog awards in December from Jen over at Pretty in PDX and Jo at Daily Haiku. Check out 7 things about me from that post.) But I managed to think of 7 more things to share (hey, no one said they had to be super interesting right?)

1. I'm getting my hair cut this weekend and I can't decide whether or not to get bangs.
    Like these. Any opinions?

2. I LOVE to cook! 3 of my fave recipes: Curried Beef Short Ribs, Tortellini Soup
    & Paula Deen's Peach Cobbler.

3. Right now I'm reading The Pillars of the Earth & The House at Riverton.
    (My fave books are historical fiction.)

4. I am working toward my ultimate career goal of having my own design business.
    (Need a logo? Invitations? Anything wedding or baby? Check my portfolio.
    Insert shameless plug here.)

5. This is embarrassing, but I'll tell you anyway. My hubs and I took dance lessons
    so we wouldn't look like a couple of morons at our wedding reception. On wedding
    day, we head out to the dance floor where I proceed to freak out and tell husband
    just to sway back and forth. Apparently I was too freaked out to box step.
    Husband says I owe him $95.

6. I hit the In-Law jackpot. Seriously. (I'm not even sucking up! Ha!) The hubs has
    amazing parents. I love them very much. Its such a blessing to have another set
    of amazing people to be related to.

7. Fave shows right now: How I Met Your Mother, Chopped, Glee, and yes, its sad, but
    I can't stop watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Its like a car wreck.
    With wine & Botox.


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