Saturday, July 30, 2011

It's A Feeling by JD Eicher and the Goodnights

Today's look is another inspired look from Loft. I am loving their new clothes and may need to check them out in person. I am ready for fall and back to school (there, i said it), but not ready to give up the freedom of summer.... so I'm hoping August brings slightly cooler temperatures around here!

The hubster and I had breakfast with his mom and grandma, showed them more of the area and the hospitals where he's been doing rounds, and said goodbyes. We both showered, changed, ate, and are on our way into Pittsburgh to see our best friend's band play. They are awesome and you should check them out ( 

So I decided to include my inspiration photo today. Its a mix of this photo and some of their other looks, which I am loving right now.
I didn't have quite the right top, but came close with the color and nixed the necklace due to the beading on my shirt. I also have nude heels, but chose brown shoes that I saw in another one of their looks. I took a couple of theirs and made it mine :)
The detail on the top (didn't picture well in the full photo)

Top: Old Navy / Jeans: American Eagle / Heels: Shoe Show

Off to the concert!!! :)

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Remedy (I Won't Worry) by Jason Mraz

I am ready for fall. There I said it. I love summer and all, but this blazing heat is getting ridiculous. I am ready for it to be in the perfect 70s, no more of this 90 degree temperatures.... we don't live down south where this is normal!

The hubster's mom and grandma are visiting us today. I decided to wear a jean skirt to be versatile depending on what our plans turn out to be. I look nice for dinner, but am cool for any outdoor activities. I also was inspired by Loft's Looks We Love.

Top: Hollister / Skirt: Gap / Heels: Shoe Show

I think we're off to a hibachi grill... yumm!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Knee Deep by Zac Brown Band

Its a good day to unpack and settle back in to life back in Weirton. This outfit is one I put together last week for an evening out. I love the color green.... so I love this top! Because it ties around my neck, I didn't put a necklace on, but now I look back and think I should have put on some bangle bracelets and big earrings. In the fall, I could pair a blazer or cute jacket with it too. I love versatile outfits :)

Top: Peebles / Jeans: Gap / Heels: Macy's

Time to unpack the suitcase!

Last Friday Night by Katy Perry

I have lots of pictures for you since I was gone for a long weekend. I went home to see my little sister in Les Miserables. We also went to our cottage on the lake to attempt water skiing and went to the Ontario County Fair to see our little cousins show dairy cows, among other things. I hope you enjoy the photos :)

I snuck backstage during intermission to get a picture of her wig and costume

With the family after the show

Our cottage is on the right in this picture

This is what you look like when you have had years of experience water skiing and can do it on just one ski... My cousin then coached my little sis and I to do the same thing....

Here goes anything!

I got up!!!!

Here's my little sister's attempt!

A gorgeous sunset to end the day of water skiing

With my little cousins cow before the show... I used to show beef cows when I was in middle school!

My cousins are on the right and left of the girl in the middle
My little sis and little cousin with Isabella

We also walked around the fair and saw a bunch of other animals including this one rooster that had been dyed blue with kool aid

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Two Is Better Than One by Taylor Swift/Boys Like Girls

Since its been so hot, I really want to stay in the air conditioning. So I decided to bake some red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. It was my parents 25th anniversary a few days ago, and since I'm home for the weekend and the hubster's family is coming to visit the apartment, I left them a bunch as a "sorry I'm not there gift." I was pretty proud of myself and they taste pretty awesome! I thought I'd make your mouth water with these pictures :)

                                                  A view from the top of the cupcake stand

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Drop It Like Its Hot by Big Tymers

I am doing laundry, packing, and cleaning today... which means you get a picture of a nice outfit, however I quickly changed in comfortable clothes. I was inspired for today's outfit by J from J's Everyday Fashion. If I taught over the summer, this would be a great outfit.

Top: Old Navy / Skirt: Gap / Heels: Shoe Show

Hope you're staying cool in this weather!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Feelin Hot Hot Hot by Buster Poindexter

It seems to be one of the hottest days of the year and the hottest week of the summer. It makes me want to stay inside in the AC, so thats just what I did today. I finally updated and reorganized my teaching portfolio so I can call the local school districts for substitute jobs, since there are no music teacher openings nearby. I am very proud of my portfolio and am excited to be employed again soon!

Other than that, I started packing for the long weekend home. My little sister is doing Les Miserables so I am going to see her and hang out with the family. Its also time for me to clean up and organize my bedroom at home so that its a nice guest room instead of a mess of things I am not using. This weekend also means another time to hang out at our cottage on the lake... one of the best things to do in the summer!

Since it was hot, shorts and a tank were the ideal outfit. Check out my new white shorts :)

Tank: Hollister / Shorts: Old Navy / Flip Flops: Abercrombie and Fitch

Cardigan: American Eagle

The AC does get a little cool sometimes... hence the cardigan.

Now time to enjoy a relaxing evening with the hubster!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Everything performed by Michael Henry and Justin Robinett

The weather here has not been very pretty.... its been really hot and hazy. I went on a walk with a friend on the Panhandle trail anyway. Summer is about getting outside and not being lazy inside all day, so I need to go there more often. There is a dark cloud in the sky, so I'm not sure if we're getting another storm.... but that wouldn't be so bad to cool it down outside.

I was happy with my outfit choice today. I decided yesterday that I needed to try and be more creative with my everyday, comfortable outfits. When I'm dressing for work or going out, I always get more creative with my outfits, but for relaxing around the apartment, its hard to convince myself to do that sometimes. I mixed polka dots with plaid... and since they are on opposite ends of my outfit, you barely even notice, but I thought it was a nice touch.
Tank: Peebles / Jeans: American Eagle / Scarf: Old Navy / Shoes: from a friend

Here are the shoes... aren't they adorable?

You are in for a treat.... well it  was really a treat to the hubster and I. Dinner tonight was italian and cheese chicken with a mix of whole wheat pasta and gnocchi in my creamy marinara sauce and green beans. I'm drooling as I think of what I just ate.... :)
The chicken cooking in italian dressing and shredded cheese

Everything cooking away...

The finished product!!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

I Wanna Go by Britney Spears

Its been a hazy and rainy monday. I stayed inside for most of the day, cleaning, making phone calls, and paying bills. I swear it never ends.... but I think we are done paying bills for Lewisburg and are down to paying for Weirton only. 

Yesterday we watched the Women's World Cup and my hometown girl, Abby Wambach, did pretty awesome, but it was a disappointing finish with Japan winning the penalty kicks. We had friends over from the wedding, so we went to Applebee's for dinner and saw Harry Potter 7.2 in 3D afterwards, and were much happier.

Since I didn't go anywhere, I just needed to be comfortable... not very fashionable today. I'm excited to show off my new shorts... I love them so much, I bought them in white too. I really don't like short shorts on me, so I was really excited when Old Navy came out with 5" shorts. They are definitely the right length for my legs.
Shirt: Hollister / Shorts: Old Navy / Flip Flops: Hollister

Its Monday... so that means I will be watching The Bachelorette this evening! We are down to hometown dates and 4 guys!!! My two favorites are Ben and Ames... what do you think?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen

It was a beautiful day for a wedding yesterday! This is the first wedding I've attended that I was able to stay in my own apartment and drive to the church within 10 minutes. We had a great time and the bride and groom had a wonderful day.

Here's what I wore:
Dress: Eden's Bridal / Shoes: Shoe Show / Scarf: Honeymoon

Here's a group picture of the Westmintser alumni and one incoming freshman at the wedding:

I'm hoping to see Harry Potter 7.2 tonight! First, I have to watch the USA win the Women's World Cup, and cheer on my hometown girl, Abby Wambach! :)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Edge of Glory by Lady Gaga

Yesterday was a day of great news. The hubster got his Board scores and found out he passed! He even did better than he expected!!!!!!! And my little sister rocked all of her APs!!!! So proud of my family and their wonderful testing skills :)

Last night we went out to celebrate everyone passing boards. I just bought this skirt while I was home and was excited to wear it:
Top and skirt: Old Navy / Shoes: Shoe Show

We are off to a wedding today, so I'll post those pictures tomorrow :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Everybody Everywear: Yellow

The hubster and I are ready to be picked up by his preceptor and his wife to go to a drug rep presentation, talk, and dinner. Its in Pittsburgh, so thats why they are picking us up. I'm looking forward to a nice evening with free dinner! :)

I am in love with my new white jeans and am loving the outfit I chose to wear tonight. I think its sophisticated and classic. Its also yellow day with Everybody Everywear, so I added a yellow vera bradley bag. Its very summery and I love the print.

I wanted to start with my new haircolor. Its not as brassy and yellow as before. It is a champagne blonde color and I think it looks more natural.

(Thats my closet wide open, because the everybody everywear website needs a bigger picture, and I normally crop that out....)

Top: TJ Maxx / Jeans: Gap / Shoes: Macy's / Necklace: Etsy

Here's the Vera Bradley bag up close

Yellow | Everybody, Everywear
Have a great wednesday!