I am thrilled that you guys are here!
I have been reading Melanie’s blog for a couple of years now, and I promise you if I ever were to lay eyes on her I would politely throw her in my car, take her to Mi Cocina, and we would sit for hours talking about fashion and kids and bean dip, all while eating table-side guacamole and sipping on margaritas.
It would be delightful.
Sure, she’d be scared at first. But I’m quite certain she would warm up to me.
ANYway, when I e-mailed Melanie last week asking her to take a look at my new blog, and she e-mailed me back the very same day saying sweet things about the blog and letting me know she was going to link to me on Fashion Friday, I was understandably over the moon.
I mean, the jumping up and down on my part should even have been expected.
I am seriously tickled you guys stopped by to see what my little corner of blog land is all about!
Here are some examples of me doing my thing:
Taking outfits that I’ve pinned on Pinterest, and recreating them with clothes out of my own closet.
Then, every Friday (I do know that today is Monday, work with me people) ,
I highlight What 3 Things I’m Obsessed With!
Think Big Mama meets Andy Cohen. 🙂
So, what am I obsessed with this week?
Let me tell ya…..
I loved the color and the material of this one, and I figured I could style it lots of different ways.
And yes, Mom…..I imagine it would have in fact looked even better if I would have taken the time to
run an iron over it.
Live and learn.
link to this exact dress, you can easily find one if you’re interested!
Or this orange one at Old Navy?
(seems kind of similar to mine, but longer)
Or maybe this one at Bloom?
my #2 pick for this week is Hue leggings.
THEY. ARE. CRAZY. AWESOME.
Melanie – you are going to need to rock these at some Aggie games fo sho!
Here is Rachel’s comment:
Hi! Your blog is great! I love leopard print! One thing that I’m obsessed (have them in almost every color!) with are Hue denim leggings..they come in all sorts of colors and fit perfectly!
They would look great paired with that Loft top you posted today and a pair of riding boots!!
They come in every color you can think of. I got the grey, and I LOVE and ADORE them.
Can you love and adore a pair of pants?
I think you can.
Do you know what they are?
They are a totally hip and cool version of a pajama jean.
The only reservation I have about these pants is wondering if I’m ever going to
want to wear anything else. I mean, why would I?
I got mine at Nordstrom (in the hosiery department). If you aren’t sure about them, you should read all of the GLOWING reviews online. People are crazy for these leggings, and for good reason.
They will be soooo cute with a denim shirt, a white oxford shirt, or anything long and layered.
And they will of course be perfection with tall boots.
Let’s not even talk about the cardigan and scarf options…I simply don’t have the time.
I’m thinking I need the coral ones…and maybe even the grey leopard ones.
(I styled mine with short boots and a short top in the above pictures so you could get a really good idea of their overall look. Oh, and I apologize for the crotch shot, but I thought you might want to see that they look like they have a zipper.)
So, thank you Rachel! Your obsession is now officially my obsession too!
Scratch that, you NEED to know about my #3.
Your taste buds will thank you. Your waistline, not so much.
One of my besties, Shay at Mix and Match Mama, came up with this recipe and they are heavenly.
You might not know Shay, but it’s possible that you know her brother.
I’ll give you a couple of hints.
Her brother is:
he loves his family,
he loves Jesus,
hmmmmm….it seems like I’m forgetting something….
oh yeah, he is smokin’ hot.
Who is it?
Wait for it….
Shay’s little brother is SEAN LOWE!!!!!
And I don’t know if you’ve heard…but the rumor is that he might be the next Bachelor?!?
Shay will of course nether confirm nor deny this rumor. Dangit!
Still, hop on over to Mix and Match Mama and check her out.
Word of caution:
When you make these snickerdoodle bars, you probably should make them for some type of event.
If you just make these for your family, it’s possible that you could walk by them with a fork throughout the day, and eat around 1/2 of the pan without even knowing it.
So, this week I’m obsessed with a dress that can be styled for fall and winter, HUE leggings, and Shay’s snickerdoodle bars.
p.s. I’m curious if anybody has picked up any of my obsessions?
My post on September 7th highlighted:
Essie Miss Fancy Pants polish (a perfect shade for fall)
Nars Sweet Dreams lip gloss (super shiny and very pretty)
Redken ALL SOFT shampoo and conditioner
(It will change your hair and your life, because shampoo can totally be life-changing. Right ladies?)
My post on September 14th highlighted:
the LOFT bracelet
the LOFT camp shirt
pretty much anything leopard (boots, flats, or scarf)
My post on September 21st highlighted:
mint green necklaces
I know that Cassie over at Hi Sugarplum bought the etsy bubble necklace I highlighted this past Friday, and I can’t wait to see how she styles it! All of her spaces and outfits are just too cute!
Also..if any of you have an obsession that you think I need to know about…
By all means…SHARE!
Maybe YOUR obsession will become MY obsession?!?
Thanks again Big Mama for sending your peeps to my neck of the woods!
It was a thrill for me, I tell ya.
A thrill. 🙂
p.s. I have my first giveaway sometime later this week (probably Thursday)!
So, stop by again to enter!