Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thank Goodness

I have absolutely no desire to add to my sweater collection.
Or much of anything else so Thanksgiving came early for me.
But I have something on my wish list for being good:
Navy. Blue. Minnie pant in bi-stretch wool.

So what's on your Santa wish list?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Moment in Time

Spurred on by Heidi's post on renovations and roses,
I clipped these from my garden and brought them to work. Why did I not do this every week all spring and summer long? They've been blooming away at the side of the house where we rarely ever see them.
Now I'm reminded to enjoy their glorious moments
and take more time to smell the roses.
Oh no. I'm dreading a Wally B moment. He recounted that here.
A pair of mine are missing. They did not come back from the wash and I've retraced my steps several times, double-checked the washer and dryer at least three times and shook out and cross-examined every item in that same load of laundry thinking they stuck. Nope.
I was blog surfing and somehow came upon this. I don't know who these ladies are but unlike Kate below who was having a rather pretty time fighting the elements, the one in the pale café au lait dress was captured in an unfortunate moment against the wind.
Kate was attending a forum where experts addressed cyber bullying; self-harm; special education needs; raising aspirations, access and achievements; and preventing addiction to build emotional resilience and strength. While the attention is likely on her Marilyn moment, perhaps some greater awareness will come of the worthy discussion to nurture good mental health in children.
It was a spur-of-the-moment decision to wear the sequin bow pant to work. Can I plead a momentary lapse of good judgment?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Random Winners

This seems to defy logic and it certainly defies intuition!
Goes to show you what they taught in probabilities is true, though I never "got" how flipping coins increases or decreases the probability of heads or tails. Or maybe there's no effect. Told ya I never got that I was lost after advanced algebra. Which I loved BTW.
Alrighty then, ignore my ramble and can we get a drum roll please?
It's an easy one to figure out, our wonderful Wendy of the wonderful blog One can't get over the habit of being a little girl all at once...
gets the $25 gift card to J.Crew!
Next, and I won't bore you with my screen grabs ... ding, ding, ding ...
The bottle of lovely lavender hydrosol goes to dear Dani of
DaniBP Mop Philosopher. I'm fairly certain hers is the first blog I became addicted to a couple years back.
JLacy for the umbrella in the sold-out polka dot pattern. I guess crossing "figures" worked, I must have been on autopilot when I replied, don't even have autocorrect to blame.
I'm leaving you with this funny and wish
I could send a gift to every one of you.
Wendy, Dani and JLacy, I'll be writing you tomorrow, it's really late and I have an early morning meeting. :(
Thanks to everyone who entered, 
I loved reading your reasons for an extra entry!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Sequin Saunter

This might be a meander. There are 3 things to talk about with this post but I have no clever ways to sew them together.
1. The anniversary of my blog
2. A little giveaway to say thank you
3. A few things to show if you're considering them at 50% off.
First thing, first. I wore full-on sequins to work.
Sorry if I'm offending your good senses, it's a tradition for my blog anniversary I suppose. Factory draped sequin tee. Factory skinny jean in black. Madewell heartdot boyshirt. Clifton booties also worn here.
Next, let's get to the fun stuff.
To celebrate 2 years with you and 100+1 followers (from what I can tell), I'm giving away a $25 J.Crew gift card.
Second prize is a bottle of lavender hydrosol, one of my most favorite things. Described as sweet and happy, a light spritz (OK even if wearing makeup) makes me calmed and refreshed.
Botanical Insights is the sister-in-law of a colleague and she lives by a field of lavender. Sigh. Sounds lovely.
Third prize is a Factory umbrella that I hope you don't mind me limiting to the U.S. and maybe Canada due to possible shipping challenges. I'll find a good substitute if you're an international winner. 
Here's how to enter ... please leave a comment for each of the following by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Nov. 10:
1. If you're a follower
2. If you add me to your blog roll
3. If you tell me why you should have another entry (1 per person).
Be sure to leave your email if I can't contact you through your profile.
I will generate a couple random numbers for the winners and announce with a post on Nov. 12. (I hope I haven't forgotten anything important that makes a mess of this.)
 Third stop: J.Crew's 50% off end-of-season styles.
pattern is more subtle IRL. I like them.
Liberty toothpick jean in Matilda tulip floral- fits like the other Liberty printed jeans, the pattern has a tendency to add some width,
which could be why they are still around?
 Ruffled rhinestone top - I'm wearing petite 00 and with the Collection café capri in Ratti regatta print. I like the top with a jacket,
A close-up of the bedazzling. IRL the blue "jewels" are more like sapphires, they don't photograph true.
I've come to a dead end so I'll say bye for now. :)