Saturday, December 31, 2016

Viddy on the Big Screen

I went to see the new Univeral and Illumination movie Sing yesterday with my sister and her kids. It's an animated movie about animals in a singing competition. Not only was it adorable, but it was a good movie.

Outfit details:: Jeans:: TJ Maxx; Shirt:: BCBG; Vest:: Old Navy; Scarf:: Amazon; Boots:: TJ Maxx

X <3 O -M

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Shop Bop

Went out to run errands in the rain and picked up a few little trinkets during that time.

I found this light blue Cinderella nail polish by Sinful Colors at Wal Mart...

I love cozy socks and found this set of 3 leopard print socks by Betsey Johnson.

Then stopped at Sonic for a peanut butter milkshake, shown here sitting on one of my strawberry coasters from Target. I like the reindeers on the cups.

Outfit details:: Dress:: Wal Mart; Trench Coat:: Dillards; Rain Boots:: Gifted; Handbag:: TJ Maxx

X <3 O -M

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

String Me Along

Spent yesterday practicing the banjo. I'm not the biggest bluegrass fan, but I do like turning on Mumford & Sons music and pretending I know all the chords to their music.

I have a chord book, but I found I learn better by watching someone's example, so I've been using this DVD to practice with...

Went out roaming around with a friend later in the day, so here's some outfit photos as well.

Outfit details:: Dress:: Maurices; Leggings:: Forever 21

X <3 O -M

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Make Up Me Please

I am not a big make up buyer normally. I used to have Ipsy and Birchbox subscriptions, but I stopped because I ended up having more make up than I knew what to do with. And since I try not to wear make up everyday, what I do have lasts awhile. But I have had an obsession with matte lipsticks and couldn't resist buying a couple sets last night. (Can you say 50% off after holiday specials?!)

I found this set of Katy Perry's collaboration with Covergirl today at Wal Mart for $4.98! It came with a cat-shaped pocket mirror and the Purrsian Pink and Catoure lipsticks.

This is the lighter Purrsian Pink...
I had really been wanting to try the NYX matte lipsticks and last night I bought a trio of red shades at Goodys. It came with the Dark Era, Perfect Red, and Alabama colors.

This is the Alabama shade. I'm in Alabama and wearing the crimson Alabama shade. How perfect is that?
X <3 O -M

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas to all...

It's Christmas, and my Christmas is not complete without watching A Christmas Story at least once during its 24 hour run.

I paid homage to A Christmas Story with my shirt today. I don't own an ugly Christmas sweater, but I proudly don this shirt every Christmas.

Thought I'd show off some of my favorite gifts I received today. I love most of Juicy Couture's perfume and was blessed with this new set today.

If you haven't guessed yet, I really do have a love affair with Old Navy. I got cozy socks and thermals. It's funny the things you're happy to receive as an adult that kid you wouldn't have been interested in.

I own leg warmers and boot socks, but I didn't own any boot cuffs until I received these bluish-grey ones by XOXO.

Christmas is the most popular time to support good causes, and I'm happy to have this beautiful Avon bracelet that supports the Breast Cancer Crusade.

I hope you all had a lovely and happy Christmas :-)

Outfit details:: Shirt:: Wal Mart; Camisole:: JC Penny; Skirt:: Goodys

X <3 O -M

Christmas Eve Cookies

Spent almost all of Christmas Eve baking and helping my mother wrap Christmas gifts.

The first batch is white chocolate bark with cranberries and pistachios. It's so easy to make and only uses 3 ingredients. All you do is microwave a bag of white chocolate chips in a bowl at 30 second intervals until completely melted. Then take it out and stir in half a cup of dried cranberries and half a cup of pistachios. Then spread it on a pan lined with parchment paper and sprinkle another half cup of cranberries and half a cup of pistachios on top. Refrigerate for an hour and a half then take out, break into pieces and enjoy.

Peanut Butter Blossoms are the go-to cookie in my family and always the first ones gone. You can find a great recipe on the Hersheys website.

I am not the biggest gingerbread fan, but my mom was craving some. I figured if I had to make them, I would make use of my gingerbread man cookie cutter and decorative frosting. You can find a recipe here.

X <3 O -M

Saturday, December 24, 2016

A Festivus for the Rest of Us

So, for those who don't know,  I am a big fan of the show Seinfeld. So, yesterday being December 23rd, I had to watch the episode on Festivus.

Although Festivus is a more of an anti-Christmas holiday, I did wind up doing a lot of Christmas festivities. Including going to the movies on the lawn in town and watching (or rather talking during) Prancer.

My nephew makes an appearance in this photo. We were hanging out by the sleigh bells while waiting to take the train ride. The sleigh bells were taller than him. 

I love the back of the shirt. It has mock buttons going down the part of the back, the switches to lace and flares out down the rest of the back.

I went out to a local Italian restaurant with a friend in order to eat and exchange presents. The restaurant even gave us Christmas cards with a Christmas C.D. It was so nice.

My friend does great calligraphy, which made me more excited about the writing on the envelope than the writing typed in the card.

Outfit details - Sweater:: gift; Jeans:: American Eagle; Hat:: Amazon; Bag:: Charming Charlie

X <3 O -M

Friday, December 23, 2016

Florida Trip

Took a trip to north Florida today to do some shopping.

I bought this beautiful blouse from the Simply Vera by Vera Wang collection for Kohls. It drapes perfectly to accentuate the parts you want to show off and hide the parts you don't want anyone to see... There's a reason she's one of the best wedding dress designers of all time.

Every girl needs a rock band t-shirt. I got this Red Hot Chili Peppers one at Target

It really has not been sweater weather around here lately, but that does not make me any less addicted to buying new sweaters. This one is from Target.

Outfit details:: Shirt:: Burkes; Undershirt:: JC Penney; Jeans:: Hammers in Tennessee; Boots:: Wal Mart; Scarf:: World Market; Bag:: TJ Maxx;

X <3 O -M

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Days Go By

Went for a walk around town, met up with a friend, and wound up taking pictures in front of the town Christmas tree.

Jeans:: Old Navy; Sweater:: JC Penny; Jacket:: The North Face; Scarf:: NY & Co; Hat:: Old Navy; Wristlet:: Vera Bradley

Got a package in from Forever 21 today. I'm loving the funnel neck on this jacket...

I'm originally from NY, but I've been re-located in Alabama for the past decade now, so I have converted and support college football. (Roll Tide!)

I love how fun this Ramen bag is, and perfect for fun nights out to inspire Asian cuisine...

X <3 O -M