Monday, April 29, 2013

What I've been up to {pt. 1!}

Well, as you know, I've been hmmmm....let's just say MIA :)
A LOT has happened... you saw I got engaged on my birthday last year.

A few months later, we FINALLY closed on and moved into our home we built all of last year!!!!!

The front~ It looks so small here but it's 2175 sq ft!

Finally the keys!!!

The kitchen/island

Again~ This kitchen is one of the two major upgrades we did. It's the gourmet kitchen--double convection wall ovens; 36" cooktop with 6 burners; huge single bowl porcelain sink
This was taken just a few evenings ago. My 'volcano no 4' candle & brand new Gator Lilly Pulitzer glasses!!  (notice the countertops. We did not get the builders to upgrade the counters..why? Well, remember this is Shopping Blondely. I have expensive taste but prefer to get it on a looooowww budget. Why, again? because why not! I can't see spending money that is unneeded to end up with the same result! ok, so we will be redoing our countertops on our own later this year)

While I realize that is not many pictures, later this week we'll go on a house tour! We haven't done much to the house. We've been in since October--and have had quite a bit going on in that time. 
Follow this board to see my inspiration and projects done before you see them here!

So nice to be back~ Thanks!

More fashion tomorrow! :)


Saturday, April 27, 2013

What I wore {recently}

So it's not called 'what I wore this week' because...well, I've clearly been slacking. With this blog. With WWI pictures. Everything!
That's changing!  So is what I take pictures with. But for now, you're stuck with pictures I took of myself on my SIII--my phone! :)

A lot has happened since my last post in August of LAST YEAR! But we'll go over that a bit later, k?

Here is what I've worn recently:

My new Kate Spade bag!!!! My favorite bag, ever!

Easter 2013 :)

Short sleeved sweater: LOFT ($12), leopard print button down: Charlotte Russe ($5), houndstooth skirt: The Limited ($9) --- all are OLD!!

Modern skinny white ankle jeans: LOFT ($59.50), mint shirttail hem tee LOFT ($19.50), scarf: Charlotte Russe ($5), leopard print driving shoes: Target ($7.88)

Jean jacket: LOFT ($79.50), polka-dotted button down: LOFT outlet (in XS petite!!! I am DEF not a petite): $19.50, Paisley print skirt: Ann Taylor ($69.50), shoes: Charlotte Russe ($10)

Seersucker blazer: Forever21 ($27.80), floral print burn out: LOFT ($34.50), coral shorts: LOFT ($39.50)


Coral henley--has pink collar: LOFT ($39.50), Floral print shorts: LOFT ($44.50), Belt: Express SUPER old... i have no idea how much it was!, Shoes: Charlotte Russe--again, SUPER old. Necklace: another oldie! I've had it maybe 8-9 years :)

Scarf: LOFT ($34.50), modern skinny pants in aqua: LOFT ($4.88), Tee: Express ($24.90)--sand colored at the bottom and light turquoise around the top & shoulders

Again, forgive the's been awhile! But I AM BACK!!!! Promise :) :)  Next, you'll see what all I've been up to....