“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”--Audrey Hepburn

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Yes Please!

Pink glitter shoes. I may have to give in and buy a pair of Toms after all. . .

Monday, November 29, 2010

Rue Part 1

I hope everyone had a lovely holiday!  This week and next I am in the midst of finals, grading papers, and meetings galore, so I apologize in advance if my posting and commenting is a bit sparse. ;) 

Of course the new issue of Rue lived up to all of my expectations, and there were so many stories that I felt like I needed to share!  This was such a treat to devour as soon as I returned from the wilderness.

This centerpiece is so glamourous, and I love any use of mint julep cups.

Love these Martha glasses from one of the gift guides!

And the story on Katie Ermilio was page after page of drool-worthy style.

Stay tuned to part two on the new Rue issue later this week!  And best of luck getting back into the swing of things after a long weekend!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Thanksgiving Prayer

"O Lord, we thank Thee for this food,
For every blessing, every good.
For earthly sustenance and love
Bestowed on us from heaven above.
Be present at our table, Lord.
Be here and everywhere adored.
Thy children bless and grant that we
May feast in paradise with Thee."
Courtesy of Garrison Keillor

I will be in the land of no internet (a cabin in Wisconsin) until Sunday.  I am thankful for all of you and the opportunity to continue meeting more wonderful people and reading all of your lovely blogs!  Best wishes for a lovely holiday.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cozy Thanksgiving Travel

Cozy Thanksgiving Travel
Cozy Thanksgiving Travel by glitterista featuring knitted shawls

Hope everyone travels safely and enjoys their holiday time with friends and family! XOXO

I am Thankful for the Royal Romance

Last night I stayed up waaaay too late to watch TLC's story on Kate Middleton and Prince William. 

I enjoyed learning more about Kate's family and background.  I think Kate has a great sense of style, and liked seeing her evolve over the years.  I love many of Kate's outfit choices, whether dressed casually:

Or dressed up. (Love the pink, of course!)

And of course the British do equestrian style like no one else.  Love all that tweed!

Do you follow Kate and William's romance or any other British gossip?

Found this post--I thought I had posted it a few weeks ago, but now it's even more relevant! Safe travels to everyone's Thanksgiving destinations.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday Thankful

I am very thankful for lovely watercolors, this one from the Lilly blog. ;)

Monday, November 22, 2010

I am thankful for. . .

This week I am joining in the "Thankful For. . ." conversation.  There are so many things we have to be thankful for.  This weekend I was very thankful for:

Trader Joe's frozen food.  So wonderful for when you do not feel like cooking.

Hard Tail yoga pants.  I get so excited when I can wear yoga pants for all or most of the day.

Having a short work week! I'm desperately trying to get lots done before Thanksgiving so I can truly enjoy the holiday break.

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! What are you thankful for?

Friday, November 19, 2010

I Don't Want a Lot for Christmas. . .

Listening to this on repeat while getting ready for the day is the best way to prepare for a fun Friday! :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

One Week From Today

Is Thanksgiving! I love the holiday, but this year I am especially looking forward to taking a break from school for a few days. ;)

A favorite of mine is pumpkin cheesecake.  This Martha recipe is the one I usually use.

 Do you have a recipe you always look forward to making or tasting? 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

An ode to Gwyneth

I usually love Glee, but last night I really loved Glee, and my past Gwyneth obsession may be back on.

In  middle school I had a notebook that I used to keep pictures I cut out of magazines.  It served as a mini inspiration book, and on the very first page was a picture of Gwyn.  

Her hair looks great both long and short.

Do you remember when Gwyn wore a pair of Blue Cult jeans and they catapulted in popularity?

She seems to be very invested in her family (and of course looks chic while being with them).

I love it when celebrities are often caught smiling!

And of course, the good looks are clearly genetic. ;)

Anyone else watch Glee last night?  What do you think of Gwyneth?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Ring

I just had to update everyone who hasn't heard yet about the ring now adorning Kate Middleton's very special ring finger.  (A special thank you to my bestie for sending me this link!) You can read more about it here, but Prince William proposed with his mother's 18 carat sapphire and diamond ring.  The happy couple matched beautifully, and the shade of Kate's dress showed off the ring perfectly.

He explained, "It was my way to make sure my mother did not miss out on today and the excitement that we are going to spend the rest of our lives together."  What a wonderful way to remember Princess Diana.

Prince William & Kate Middleton Update

This morning the news broke that Prince William and Kate Middleton are engaged!

I agree with the last few statements of the New York Times article, "With speculation about an engagement now over, a new round of speculation will replace it. What is the date of the wedding? Who will design Miss Middleton’s wedding dress? Who will Prince Harry, William’s younger brother, bring as his date?" I can't wait to read more about their royal wedding as the planning begins!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Winter Decorations

This weekend I bought a few more holiday decorations that I will begin to bring out within the next week or so.  One King's Lane is also getting into a winter-y spirit.  I always love their intro page with the dog!

Have you begun the transition to holiday decorating? (And I hope everyone is having a lovely Monday.)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I'd love to have her for a sub!

Hope everyone's having a great weekend! :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Lilly!

Hope everyone had a lovely day and was able to celebrate Lilly's birthday in some way! I wore one of my favorite Lilly dresses today.  (Navy shift in Tail Lights with tights.)  This week has been crazy so far and it doesn't look like next week will be any slower.  Hope to get back to posting regularly soon!

Hope all the other students/teachers are having great ends of the semester!  It seems wild that in just a few weeks I'll be done with class. :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Banner 47

I love seeing what fun items will be featured on Rue la la's Sunday Night Styleathon.  Last week Banner 47 was featured with both men's and women's vintage-styled athletic apparel.

I bought a new Wisconsin zip-up for me that I'm wearing to class today.

And a pullover for the bf.

I'm sure he'd also love this Cubs tee.
You should check out Banner 47--you can find it online as well as at Nordstroms.

What do you usually wear to support your team?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Fredericka

I just adore this jacket from Jules Reid, and it is still available (on sale!) in a few sizes.

But I keep telling myself I have to clean out my closet first. (And yes, I have been saying this for months!)

Monday, November 1, 2010

A gorgeous fall weekend!

This weekend was full of. . . 

Gorgeous autumn colors,

And celebrating the fact that the bf passed the bar exam! (So he's now just one step away from being a licensed attorney.  I get to watch him be sworn in next week.)

I hope Halloween was as good to you as it was to me!  Happy Monday. :)