this little blog of mine wasn’t even a thought in my head.
And now, here I am….here WE are!
So thankful for all of you going on this journey with me!
(Make sure you read to the bottom of the post today so you can know about a FANTASTIC shoe sale that I just found out about this morning.
It will make you want to buy not 1, not 2, but 3 pairs of shoes!)
I thought I should celebrate my birthday, and the blog, by buying several things I’ve had my eye on!
And I prefer not to call it shopping.
Let’s just call it research.
You should probably eat a piece of cake in my honor.
You should probably also have a drink. You know, for me.
And you should definitely by yourself something special.
And if you are going to celebrate MY birthday properly…
that something should probably be from Nordstrom, GAP, LOFT, or J Crew Factory. 😉
And, if you really want to honor me, find a way to work some chips and queso into your day.
So, do you wanna see my b-day loot?!?!?
Well, you guys know by now that I’m OBSESSED with my military jacket.
I showed on THIS post how I wear it all the time.
So, I thought I should probably get another one that is styled a little bit differently.
I settled on THIS one.
It’s on it’s way to me now, and I cannot wait to get it!
I got it in the olive color, but I’m really digging the khaki color too.
These pictures really don’t do the jacket justice. It has these little drawstrings inside that you can pull in to cinch in the waist. I’ll wear it in the spring with a sleeveless tank under it! Heck, if you know me, I’ll even wear it in the summer when going out to eat or to the movies.
You know, just in case I get a chill.
(Yes, I do realize that last statement made me sound like I’m 78.)
I’m sure you’ll be seeing this on the blog quite frequently.
I also bought my 2nd pair of TOMS!
I love my 1st pair sooooo much that I have no earthly idea why it’s taken me
this long to buy my 2nd pair.
THESE are going to look great with my summer uniform which consists of either khaki shorts or colored denim shorts and a t-shirt.
I’m gonna be cute AND my feet are gonna feel like I’m walking on little pillows.
That’s a win-win people.
Isn’t it SO cute?!? It also comes in pink, royal blue, navy, and orange!
I liked it so much (and got lots of compliments on it), so I just ordered THIS plaid version here.
I got the hot pink plaid, but it also comes in green and yellow!
And if we’re being totally honest,
I liked it so much that I went ahead and wore it to work on Tuesday too! 😉
You don’t wear things two days in a row if you’re not going to see the same people?
Yeah, me neither.
The shirt has such a cute fit, and it is super flattering.
I love the above pairing with my dark skinny jeans and leopard flats, but it will also be darling with just plain ol’ khaki shorts (and maybe even the new floral jeans I just bought).
Yeah, I bought floral jeans. More on that next week.
This was a simple outfit, but I felt really good in it!
And when I saw the below picture online, I had to order THESE shorts too.
Aren’t they FABULOUS?
Here’s the pink gingham shirt I mentioned earlier and the pair of olive cut-offs I bought.
I haven’t received them yet, but I’m pretty sure they are exactly like MY FAVORITE SHORTS OF ALL TIMES. Or as I like to call them, THE SHORTS OF SUMMER 2012. You’ll be seeing lots of them in 2013 too. 🙂
Oh…and Good News…GAP is 30% off of your purchase thru Sunday with the code GAPHAPPY.
I’m thinking about getting another MK watch. I wear my silver one constantly, similar HERE.
I’ve decided I want gold (vs. rose gold) because I think it looks better with my skin tone.
But I can’t decide if I want it simple and plain or if I want a little bling on it.
Michael Kors Options:
HERE (this one’s got some bling!)
HERE (simple and classic, this one has a TON of amazing reviews if you want to read them!)
HERE (with a wrap around leather band and gold face – I think the wrap around band is fab)
I think I’m going to go the MK route because I love my first one sooo much.
But if you aren’t willing to spend that much on a watch, I also found some Fossil options:
HERE (plain jane and pretty)
HERE (with some sparkly bling)
another bling option HERE that I am really liking and HERE (gorgeous)
and one more non-blingy option HERE
(it’s a little bit different and I really like the way it looks on the model’s wrist!)
And just in case your head isn’t spinning with watch options yet….
I found one more that is CHEAP!
It’s Anne Klein, it’s at Nordstrom, it’s 40% off, and you can find it HERE.
Here’s 3 of the above choices for your viewing pleasure:
So, that’s my birthday stash.
I know. It’s impressive.
Remember, it’s research.
And the best birthday present of all?
I get to have lunch today with some of my best girlfriends and all of our kids!
And then I get to spend the evening with my favorite 2 people in the world.
My boys and I will go to dinner (I imagine it will involve queso), and then we are going to catch
Jurassic Park in 3D!
Have a great weekend everybody!
I know I’m gonna!
And don’t forget to enter the giveaway for the Rodan+Fields sunless tanner HERE.
GAP is 30% off of your purchase with the code GAPHAPPY.
The LOFT is 50% off of select merchandise with code SPRING50.
J Crew Factory is 30% off everything with the code MOREPLEASE.
Banana Republic is 30% off your entire purchase with code BRAPRIL30.
And I’ve been seeing these commercials for the last 2 days for Macy’s…..
they are having a HUGE sale.
Click HERE to shop. The page the link takes you to has everything divided by category which makes it soooo easy to browse around!!!!
And ya’ll…this is a SERIOUSLY AMAZING sale. You need to at least check it out.
EVERYTHING is on sale: bags, shoes, linens, men’s, kids, kitchenware…..everything.
And just look at what they have going on for a shoe sale!
Just click on the SHOE category off the main page.
Sounds like a PERFECT excuse to stock up!!!!!! Go look around HERE!