Year: 2011

The perfect winter coat

the perfect winter coat

How much time do you spend finding a great pair of shoes?  Insanely hot earrings?  What about the perfect winter coat? I’ll be honest, for me shopping is about quality first, then price, and fashion last.  I’m cheap thrifty, and I can’t seem to kick the habit even though we’re not starving college students anymore.  So when I was asked by Mom Spark to test out a few winter coats and pick a favorite, it was nice to look at…
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This week in Pinterest style

this week in style

You guys, Pinterest is the new black.  The new shiny + glittery.  The new happy.  The new Best of the West. I can’t get enough.  And even when I neglect Pinterest because I’m busy, you know working, it doesn’t abandon me for other lovers.  It stays exactly where I left it, filled to the brim with pretty + sparkly. Here’s what I found this week on Pinterest; it’s all about style.  The new high low, the new….  well.  You get…
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The first time I met my daughter

baby

Even though my pregnancy was less than standard, my labor (thankfully) was as smooth as silk.  I pushed for less than twenty minutes while my family congregated just outside the delivery room door, but when my daughter arrived she didn’t make a sound.  Of course I was terrified something had gone horribly wrong.  For several minutes there was absolute silence while I cried and looked frantically from face to face, hoping for some sign of an answer from one of…
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What’s in your purse series week 71

what's in your purse series week 71

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series Purse is from Sarah.  Thank you! If you love this series and want more of it, submit your purse. Take two photos of your purse {NICE, CLEAR, NON-BLURRY ONES} one of the outside, one of the inside, along with a listing of the contents to allisonATpetitelefantDOTcom Um, OK, so my purse is an Antonio Melani that I purchased this spring and have carried it alllll summer, and it has served it’s purpose well….
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What I wore Wednesday red skirt

what I wore Wednesday

What I Wore Wednesday: GAP denim shirt: thrifted red Mad Men skirt: c/o Modbod Nine West blue leather boots: thrifted in N.Y.C.   These boots are one of my greatest thrift store finds yet.  I want to go to there right now. Here are some more What I Wore Wednesday posts: What I wore Wednesday new boots edition What I wore Wednesday jeans and a tee What I wore Wednesday nautical

cookies + ice cream in a dish

cookies in a dish

Regular chocolate chip cookies are enough to make my mouth water.  Chocolate-chip-raisin-oatmeal-cookies?  Holy sister, pass me a spoon. I’d never eaten cookies in a dish until I went out for dessert one late night in Laguna Beach with my girlfriends Carrie, Kelly, and Julie.  I don’t even remember where we ate, but I do know I ate snarfed a cookie the size of a pan, warm and straight out of the oven, a scoop of melting ice cream on top….
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What I wear

What I wore style

I’m sure you all have a fashionable friend, the one who shows up to the park looking like a million bucks on a Tuesday afternoon? That’s my friend Kelly from Just Spotted.  Frumpy isn’t in her vocabulary.  She wouldn’t know frumpy if it smacked her in the face.  She’s just one of those hot moms who looks amazing every time I see her, but I can’t loathe her because she’s too wonderful not to love completely. Once in a while…
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adventures in post op recovery

rad jewelry

I told you last week Viktor was headed in for surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff.  He had the surgery, he’s in recovery, and I’M still in bed, recovering from playing nursemaid.  Turns out all those jell-o and ice runs are a little exhausting. For me at least, Viktor feels just fine. I was terrified for Viktor going into surgery.  I’ve been under the knife enough times to know the risk, and to be worried with him/for him/by him/about…
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What’s in your purse series week seventy

what's in your purse series week 70

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series is from Kimm.  Thank you! If you love this series and want more of it, submit your purse. Take two photos of your purse {NICE, CLEAR, NON-BLURRY ONES} one of the outside, one of the inside, along with a listing of the contents to allisonATpetitelefantDOTcom My purse is American Eagle. It was picked out by my boyfriend for my 30th birthday. Inside contents: (left to right) Coupon for American Eagle and 4 free…
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