: Harry Potter house ring giveaway…

Friday, October 24, 2014

It's Friday, Friday… post a new giveaway on Friday!  Well, tout le monde, this week for your #freebiefriday, I solemnly swear that I'm up to no good!  

My birthday was last week and because my pals were all busy and I was feeling lazy after a week of travel, I didn't end up having the Harry Potter-themed party I had initially planned on having (though I did spend the day in my Ravenclaw ring, Ravenclaw scarf, with my Luna Lovegood wand and having an HP movie marathon all day).  Because I didn't end up having the party, my pal at NiqueGeek and I have decided to throw a virtual HP party!  That means that one lucky reader will win a custom Harry Potter house ring of their choice!  Even if you're not a Hogwarts dork like me, these rings still look chic with everyday outfits! Check out how I wore mine in Venice last week!  

Felix Felicis, ya'll! 

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Enjoy the views…

Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Remember how I told you a few weeks ago that my all-black outfit made me feel like a total BAMF?  I've done it again!  I felt like the absolute chicest tourist in all of Venice in this simple outfit and I kinda, sorta think it shows in this photograph (also, Soldier Boy was feeling nice and relaxed and actually happy to take outfit photos while wandering around the city, so that may have a little something to do with this, as well). 

I would love to drone on and on about Venice, but I think I gave ya'll a pretty good update on my impression of the city a few days back.  Please sit back, relax, and enjoy another photo montage of a morning of wandering the city, and afternoon of getting settled on the cruise ship, some fabulous views of the city as we sailed away, and a quick pic of how I turned my day outfit into a night outfit! 



(my nails match the water in the canal!!!)









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The colors of the season…

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Bonjour, tout le monde!  Since I have waaaaaaay too many photos of gondolas and I'm terribly afraid that you'll be fed up with them AND the posts that I had set up to auto-post while I was gone didn't work, I'm going to switch between travel snaps and outfit photos!  Hope that's groovy with ya'll! 

As you know, if you've been following along for a while, I am obsessed with fall.  Not in the basic sort of way (I don't own Uggs or yoga pants).  I seriously love fall.  My birthday is 13 days before Halloween (it was last Sunday… I'm old now… guess how old in the comments, if you wish), I've been hooked on ghosts for as long as I can remember, and there is just something about the magic of leaves changing colors and flying around the sky that sets my heart soaring.  

I've been stockpiling fall clothes since July and still haven't really had a chance to wear them!  Though the leaves are changing, it's been in the upper 60s and 70s… and then I hopped a boat to Greece, where I ended up with an insane sunburn (yes, in the middle of October).  However, because I have no patience and hate to see lovely clothes hanging in the closet and not being worn, I gave some new fall pieces a test drive.  I am absolutely in love with this new jacket!  

What are your fave new fall pieces? 








Skull scarf (b-day gift from my daddy!)

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When in Venice…

Monday, October 20, 2014
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… you ride a gondola… but if you're super cheap like me, you just attempt to make eye contact with the gondoliers and smile coyly in the hopes that he will let you sit in the gondola to take a photo… which, in my case, failed repeatedly.  

In any case, Venice is amazing.  I love visiting a new place with the express purpose of getting lost, which was insanely easy to do in Venice.  For real.  The dead ends and twists and turns of the city make me wonder if the original architects a gazillion years ago weren't in some sort of insane opium haze when they planned the layout of this place.  

By the end of the night, in my heeled booties, after a day of airplanes, boats, trains and buses, I was ready to go to bed, but it was in these small hours of the night that we ended up getting super lost.  Like, feeling like a mouse in a maze in an evil scientist's laboratory lost.  

… in any case, Venice is amazing… and I discovered that I am obsessed with gondolas. 
















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Floral superhero...

Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Bonjour, tout le monde! I did the sneakiest thing ever and took off for a week without wifi and I didn't tell anyone! I had everything all set up to autopsy while I was gone, but the internet, apparently, wanted to get revenge on me for disconnecting for a week and it decided not to post a bloody thing while it was gone; therefore explaining my total absence from the wonderful world of blogging.  Needless to say, I am sitting at the airport, voraciously clicking and typing away with my 30 minutes of complimentary wifi access. 

Let me tell you, it was kind of nice to walk around the world without iPhone, iPad or laptop for a whole week, but I did feel a bit naked and actually checked instagram first thing once I could connect. I will be spending all of tomorrow (my birthday!!!) editing photos from Venice, Athens, Croatia, and Turkey and am looking forward to catching up on the wonderful world of web! 









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In my white tee…

Friday, October 10, 2014
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Tout le monde, I cannot even tell you how long I've spent searching for the perfect white tee.  I think that in the last 5 years, I've owned about 15 different white tees: fitted tees, baggy tees, scoop neck tees, square neck tees, off-shoulder tees, etc.  Nothing feels as good as this white tee!  I don't know if it is the unusual hem that's got me loving it, but whatever it is, I don't care!  I just want to wear this white tee forever and ever.  Add these new jeans and open-heel booties to the mix (the wash!  the fit!  the degree of comfort that comes from these booties!) and I pretty much never want to take this outfit off. 

On a side bar… our Starbucks got pumpkin spice!  Surprise!  Downside: it was the most disgusting cup of coffee I have ever had the displeasure of spending $5 on.  Sad face! 








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