Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lappy Top

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I'm currently on the hunt for a bag to carry my work laptop in. It's a 15 inch Macbook, which doesn't sound huge, but it's massive in comparison to my 13 inch and just barely squishes into the bag I've carried for the last four years. I can't decide what would be best - going for a cute tote, or looking for a laptop-specific bag. One of my friends said she's throwing in the towel on totes because her laptop always makes them tip over, and is going to get a men's messenger-style leather bag instead. I'm not in that serious of an industry, so I could always go for something fun like this flowered laptop bag instead. Even though the laptop bags are more practical, it really is that Rebecca Minkoff bag that is calling to me.  Which would you choose?



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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Stripes & Vest


Tee and Jeans - Loft / Vest - Old Navy / Shoes (similar) - Madewell / Necklace - c/o Lovelywholesale.com / Bracelet - Michael Kors




This vest is seriously my new favorite. I had considered buying something similar for a while, but I wasn't sure I would actually wear it so I kept holding off. I was definitely wrong. It seems to go with everything (except for when I tried to pair it with an orange sweater and black leggings - pumpkin is not a good look) and adds an extra layer of warmth in the new office, which always seems to be about five degrees colder than I would like despite the fact that I bump up the thermostat whenever I get the chance. So I hope you like it too, because it's going to be showing up on KDTI a lot ;)



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Monday, October 20, 2014

This weekend...


This weekend I...

...Went down to Springfield for Jeff's cousin's wedding.  We were planning on just driving in on Saturday, but then realized that the wedding started at 2 and it's a pretty long drive, so we ended up heading in on Friday night instead.  It was nice to have the extra time to spend with Jeff's family, and nice to have some built in time for emergency shopping.  I realized on the way down that I had forgotten my strapless bra and had to make a run to Macys.  Emergency bra shopping is basically my worst nightmare because A) strapless bras are the worst, and B) my size is basically impossible to find.  There was one in the store that was close to my size, so I made do.

The wedding itself was really fun and beautiful. I've never been to one with Jeff's family before and I loved hitting the dance floor with them and playing in the photo booth (Snoop Dog? Lion? did a little photo bomb). I'm not sure if I've mentioned it here before, but the word I would most use to describe Jeff's and my dancing style is "aggressive," and we were in true form.  I somehow managed to seriously smash up my toe and literally got my heel stuck around the photographer's leg - she kept a much wider berth after that. So all and all, I would say a fairly successful weekend.

I hope you had a good one!



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Friday, October 17, 2014

The Friday of Halloweens Past

This weekend I had to finish my Halloween costume since I'm traveling the next two weekends for weddings, and while digging through my costume dresser (what, do other people not have an entire dresser devoted to costumes?) I was reminded of some of my favorite Halloween costumes of the past couple of years.  Here are some of my favorites:



















What's been your favorite Halloween costume?  Are you dressing up this year?



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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Plaid + Vest


Shirt (similar) and Necklace - JCrew Factory / Vest - Old Navy / Jeans - Loft / Boots - Bandolino / Bracelet - Michael Kors / Watch - Kate Spade




Want to place bets on which outfit you're most likely to run into me wearing?  It's definitely this.  I've worn this exact combo an embarrassing number of times over the past couple of weeks. It seems like the perfect mix of fall outdoorsy clothes without actually looking like I'm heading to the duck blind for the day. Although, considering how delicious the duck was a friend cooked for me last weekend (while I was wearing this exact outfit, no less), I'm kind of wishing I had a duck hunting hookup. Or at least more friends who are willing to make me duck at the drop of a hat.

What's your favorite fall outfit?



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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Easy DIY Art


My little sister just bought a new house (she's more of a grownup than me) and after seeing the couple of pieces I made for my new gallery wall, she requested I make some things for her new place.
The first thing I wanted to make was this easy color-blocked painting, which literally took just 20 minutes.

First, I laid out a little grid with some washi tape.  I started by measuring out thing to make sure everything was straight, and then decided that was far too much work and just eyeballed things instead.


Next I mixed up a couple different shades of pink/red, making sure that I would have enough to cover the whole canvas so I wouldn't have to remix the colors halfway through and not get a perfect match.  I then randomly painted different squares, leaving a couple white.


After letting things dry for about 20 minutes, I peeled off the tape, and voila!  A painting!


I'm excited to have an excuse to make a few more things for her, I'll share them as I go!




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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

White Button Down


Shirt - Ann Taylor / Blazer - JCrew / Jeans - Gap / Boots - Tahari (similar) / Necklace - Baublebar / Watch - Kate Spade



I don't know how I went so long without this closet staple. This is the first white button down I've owned since maybe middle school, when we were required to wear them for our orchestra concerts (I played violin), and because of that they always felt very "uniform-y" to me. How wrong I was. I've been loving how versatile this shirt is, and have been wearing it with my blazer, layered, and with skirts and pants.

Do you own a white button button down?  How do you wear it?


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