Wednesday, November 26, 2014
THROUGH THE LENS: OCTOBER

THROUGH THE LENS: OCTOBER

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hey Hey! Today I am linking up with Kristen, from Treats and Travels, and sharing some of my favorite snapshots from the month of October! Kristen tagged me on Instagram ( plus some other lovely bloggers ) to participate in the monthly Through the Lens linkup! If you haven't joined the linkup yet, hop on in! It's a fun way to share some of your favorite shots from the past month and meet other bloggers. Double win.

Is it just me or did the pumpkin month just fly by? I would kindly like to ask time to just hold up a minute. An extra twenty days or so in each month would do the trick. Onward to the turkey feast.. gobble till you wobble, friends!

Double Trouble. Llana is my best friend! The two of us have been friends since we were little girls. We still can't quite remember how or where we met exactly, but we apparently made quite an impression on one another and have been harassing each other ever since! This snapshot is an abundantly accurate capture of us.

• Deliciousness. I'm always messing around in the kitchen, as you well know by now. Sometimes it's a huge success (and I rock a substantial food baby from overeating), and sometimes I wonder what it was exactly that I was trying to create in the first place? One of the more successful kitchen creations is my favorite Blueberry Kale Smoothie. It's cold, tart, healthy, and quite tasty!

• My People. I've always been a 'quality over quantity' kind of person when it comes to friends. A few really good friends is just the ticket. I am an introvert. So much so that some tend to think I'm aloof and indifferent. This could't be further from the truth! I actually really love people. I'm just quiet.. sometimes. There are a few of my people that would beg to differ. At least two are present in the image above. I'm sweetness and sarcasm, tenderness and sass all wrapped up in one semi-petite package! With a little laughter, loyalty, good banter, and transparancy we'll be the best of friends!

• Cookie Goodness. Who doesn't love some baked goods. Especially fudge filled baked goods. Cookies are my weakness. Even pictures of cookies make me happy!

• The Momma Bear. She's the college roommate I never had! We laugh, we cry, we argue, and we get into plenty of trouble together. We laugh most often so this snapshot captures us well.

• Feed The Addiction. I'm pretty vocal about my excessive love of froyo. If I didn't have some measure of self-control I would be rotund! Okay, that's somewhat of an exaggeration. But I like me some frozen moo cow. Especially if it's peanut butter froyo.. or salted caramel pretzel.. or espresso.. cookies n' cream.. or just all of it. I LOVE all of it!

• Hay Fights. When I was a kid my family always went to our church's harvest festival rather than going trick or treating. The harvest festival has changed over the years ( or maybe I've just grown up ), but it still remains one of my favorite fall activities. Back in the day, during the hayrides, two tractors would pull up next to each other and a full of hay fight would ensue. I have been both buried under a pile of people, and almost decapitated by a flying hay bale. Good times.

• Tuna Love. That delightful brown eyed spitfire is my sister. I affectionately call her Tuna Love. Yes, there is a story behind it, and it has nothing to do with the love of tuna. Much tomfoolery takes place when we're together, as the picture above hints at.

• God's Handiwork. I love a fiery sunset. So much of the time, as we move through our days, we take for granted the beauty of God's creation around us. Sunsets paint the sky with blazing colors demanding we take notice, and in those moments everything is peaceful and you have to just stop and take in the beauty that God has created.


Have a phenomenal Thanksgiving friends!




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Monday, November 17, 2014
WHAT I WORE: CORAL + STRIPES (BOMBDIGGITY)

WHAT I WORE: CORAL + STRIPES (BOMBDIGGITY)

Monday, November 17, 2014

What I Wore: Coral + Stripes, outfit of the day, Centime gift, loft dresses, women's blazers, red blazer, red jacket, maxi dresses for winter

Hello again! So you may or may not have noticed that I have taken to hashtagging things on Instagram with #bombdiggity. It all started with this Instagram pic. I couldn't have been more tickled by that!  "Just sitting here on the corner of awesome and bombdiggity" It totally speaks to my personalty. It's jovial and playful. Just how I like things. So when Ginny from Centime contacted me about making a personalized peice of jewelry for the blog, I jumped right on that bombdiggity train! What could be more perfect to rep Boone + Owl in my daily life? I admit that I jumped about with joy when I opened the pretty little package that contained my golden bit of fun.



I had such a great time working with Ginny to create this necklace. There were so many pretty choices, but I finally decided on this gold plated sterling silver necklace. Since my handwriting is that of a twelve year old boy, I chose not to go the route of having this necklace made in my own handwriting, but how stinking fun is that! You can send over an image of whatever word or phrase you would like, in your handwriting, and Ginny will turn it into a snazzy piece of jewelry. I'm so excited to wear this necklace! Definitely check out Centime and see what personalized goodies could be yours! 

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In other news: It was only in the low 40's yesterday so maxi dresses and blazers are fair game now! If I haven't said it enough, coral is my favorite color. Pink coral, red coral, orange coral..
it really does't matter what shade. This particular blazingly red coral blazer is terribly fun. Even the lining is cute with it's soft coral pinstripes. My blinding alabaster skin needs color okay. What's a melanin challenged girl to do? Embrace the paleness my porcelain friends! Rock those bold colors.

________________________ THE GOODS ________________________ 
BLAZER: BANANA REPUBLIC  |  DRESS: LOFT  |  HEELS: GUESS  |  NECKLACE: C/O CENTIME
What I Wore: Coral + Stripes, outfit of the day, Centime gift, loft dresses, women's blazers, red blazer, red jacket, maxi dresses for winter
What I Wore: Coral + Stripes, outfit of the day, Centime gift, loft dresses, women's blazers, red blazer, red jacket, maxi dresses for winter
What I Wore: Coral + Stripes, outfit of the day, Centime gift, loft dresses, women's blazers, red blazer, red jacket, maxi dresses for winter
What I Wore: Coral + Stripes, outfit of the day, Centime gift, loft dresses, women's blazers, red blazer, red jacket, maxi dresses for winter
What I Wore: Coral + Stripes, outfit of the day, Centime gift, loft dresses, women's blazers, red blazer, red jacket, maxi dresses for winter
What I Wore: Coral + Stripes, outfit of the day, Centime gift, loft dresses, women's blazers, red blazer, red jacket, maxi dresses for winter
What I Wore: Coral + Stripes, outfit of the day, Centime gift, loft dresses, women's blazers, red blazer, red jacket, maxi dresses for winter

What fun word or phrase would you have turned into an accessory? What do you think, blazer + maxi for cold weather?


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Monday, November 3, 2014
WHAT I WORE: LITTLE BLACK DRESS REVAMPED

WHAT I WORE: LITTLE BLACK DRESS REVAMPED

Monday, November 3, 2014
What I Wore: Little Black Dress Revamped, black leather blazer, little black dress, LBD, outfit of the day, what i wore, layering for winter, bb dakota, loft dresses, women's black leather blazer

It has been decidedly freezing outside for the last two days. All 43 "bone chilling" degrees had me running for warm seasonal drinks. The first hot chocolate of the season has been consumed! So amen and hallelujah for that. Starbucks is all fine and well, but small local coffee shops are the bee's knees ( #bombdiggity ). Everyone knows your name and the decor is slightly eclectic. The very best hot chocolate comes from these homey little breweries. How do y'all feel about hot chocolate? Yay or Nay? I know some of you are pumpkin spice latte kinda girls! Wink. 

Since it was teeth chattering chilly out, I decided to layer things up a bit for the Sunday service. Black on Black is something that I adore. Black also covers a multitude of sins, so it's every girls bestie. The lovely little boutique that I work at downtown will surely be my wallets end. Every time a shipment comes in I snatch something up. This time around I scored this lovely black leather blazer. Employee discount for the win! Plus I snagged a pretty amethyst necklace. I pulled some goodies, old and new, out of the closet for this black on black goodness. Different textures, patterns, and a subtle pop of shimmery color keep things from being way too monochromatic. It's the little black dress revamped!

____________________________ THE GOODS ____________________________ 
BLAZER: BCC  |  DRESS: LOFT  |  TIGHTS: LOFT  |  HEELS: BELK  |  NECKLACE: BCC  |  CLUTCH: HOBO

What I Wore: Little Black Dress Revamped, black leather blazer, little black dress, LBD, outfit of the day, what i wore, layering for winter, bb dakota, loft dresses, women's black leather blazer
What I Wore: Little Black Dress Revamped, black leather blazer, little black dress, LBD, outfit of the day, what i wore, layering for winter, bb dakota, loft dresses, women's black leather blazer
What I Wore: Little Black Dress Revamped, black leather blazer, little black dress, LBD, outfit of the day, what i wore, layering for winter, bb dakota, loft dresses, women's black leather blazer
What I Wore: Little Black Dress Revamped, black leather blazer, little black dress, LBD, outfit of the day, what i wore, layering for winter, bb dakota, loft dresses, women's black leather blazer
What I Wore: Little Black Dress Revamped, black leather blazer, little black dress, LBD, outfit of the day, what i wore, layering for winter, bb dakota, loft dresses, women's black leather blazer
What I Wore: Little Black Dress Revamped, black leather blazer, little black dress, LBD, outfit of the day, what i wore, layering for winter, bb dakota, loft dresses, women's black leather blazer
What I Wore: Little Black Dress Revamped, black leather blazer, little black dress, LBD, outfit of the day, what i wore, layering for winter, bb dakota, loft dresses, women's black leather blazer
What I Wore: Little Black Dress Revamped, black leather blazer, little black dress, LBD, outfit of the day, what i wore, layering for winter, bb dakota, loft dresses, women's black leather blazer

Back to goodies..

For my Beaufort friends, If you pop into Beaufort Clothing Company BCC ) and mention that Jen from Boone + Owl sent ya, you get 15% off one clothing item! Spreading the black leather blazer ( or any other cuteness you find ) love!

It's officially the month of Turkey. Are you ready to gobble till you wobble! We only have twenty-five days left till the feasting, which means Christmas is just around the merry and bright corner! So many opportunities to wear cozy warm sweaters and scarves. I'm excited. Who's excited with me!? I'm a big fan of bringing out some oldie but goodie pieces and mixing them with new pieces. Rotating  a jacket, dress, or a pair of shoes keeps things interesting. Don't you hate it when that blouse or pair of heels, or even a scarf that you couldn't live without starts to bore you? I wear things to death, so I tuck favorites away for a month or so before they get stale and then bring them back out, and fall in love all over again. Works like a charm!


What are some of your favorite dressy pairings for chilly weather? Do you go for dark colors or keep things bright?






  

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