Wednesday, November 30, 2011

2 The Max--

I've been trying all day to post these pictures to no avail. My connection is slow and I don't know if blogger has something going on or not but the blogger interface has been acting strange. Grrr...

Anyway...I see maxi skirts all over the blogging world and wanted to try the look. I'm 5 "10" so a maxi on me sometimes is to short to be considered a maxi. I thirfted this black skirt for .99cents.
This is the first time wearing these boots also thrifted and they are a crushed suede. They are wonderful boots! so comfortable all day. The shirt I've had for awhile but it's really long and I didn't like it with leggings really so it has hung in my closet wishing to be worn. I like how it turned out when I tied the bottom hem.

Blouse/Old navy
Suede boots/thrifted
tank/old navy
Watch/My daughter surprised me with it! she couldn't wait till Christmas! LOVE IT!

I fixed the sweater with this heart instead! It changes with the light to different colors...Kinda like it!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving at the Inlaws--

I always adore my mother in laws table. Usually there is a massive centerpiece but I still love it.
Above is a picture of her in the kitchen cooking her little french heart out.

Someday I will post outfit pictures.....
The new Internet service is like snail mail speed....
It's almost 5 in the morning and it's taken 35mins just to upload 2 pics...
this has put a damper on my fashion blogging...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Talking Turkey--

My son came home from school and exclaimed " Do you know we eat turkey on Thanksgiving?" he was shocked! then proceeded to ask if we were going to eat "OUR" turkey for Thanksgiving. Rest assured little man...we aren't eating ours anytime soon. With a "Whew" and noticeable relief Rocco went on to play his favorite game with the Turkey. He shoots his nerf gun at the windows and the turkey are so curious they come up to the window and try and get the little orange suction cup bullets that stick to the windows. Hey! free fun right? Did I mention we are CITY people who moved to the COUNTRY and now have a mini farm and have to find ways to amuse ourselves and the animals lol...

Ex claimer: No pet turkey( November & December I'm talking to you!) will be harmed,eaten or sacrificed for our Thanksgiving dinner. However we are not friends with the turkey that may or may not be on the In laws table :) Yum...


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Just a little Fix'en--

 I thrifted this Lane Bryant striped sweater(open front cardigan) even though it had a hole on the chest. It wasn't a tear all the way through so I figured I could fix it eventually. I am debating on what i want to cover it once I stitch it up. I might still wait and get a red heart confetti iron on from ebay. What do you think? I didn't have to many options to choose from and picked up the poodle because that's the only iron on the store had. Then I saw the mustard buttons and I bought those too. The lady at the checkout out said "Oh! you making a poodle skirt?" so that kinda changed my mind about using the poodle. Then I thought about just waiting and doing military buttons all the way down on both sides after I fix the little hole.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Say It! Don't spray it! --

I've been of the idea lately that to take my outfits from drab to fab I need to add some interesting accessories that I for one reason or another seem to have a problem with. I hate it when I feel overdone or trying to hard. I rather go without any accessories than look like "Whoa! she's trying to hard" I want to look effortlessly pulled together. My lust list with shoes is far and wide. I adore shoes!
Here are a few of my LUST LIST wants but shall NOT receive anytime soon!
Although the above Dansko I was able to find on ebay brand NEW and snatched them up for a total of $40.00 w shipping. Except mine are brown.
What do you think people? opaque tights with sandals or open toes OK? for a MOM?  because I didn't get a chance to debut them at the end of summer and they are all shiny and pretty calling my name in the closet...come out to play with me...I hear them echoing...

If you haven't guessed it I'm in a silly funky mood. I guess the near 60degrees with raging warm winds has something to do with it.

A highlight of our night was our 7yr old Rocco took his pint size little blue chair, front and center in the living room and read us like the teach would his 5 little books that are helping him learn his sight and spelling words for this week. Well after about the 3rd book I glanced over at the two teens listening and both had a zombie like look on their face and I guess I did too...trying not to yawn and do head jerks from falling asleep...if anyone has ever listened to a child learning to read...monotone monotone monotone...but we pulled it together and clapped and told him how great he is doing! he beamed from ear to ear.

Well I was giddy and sleepy and punchy so standing in the kitchen I had a single serving bag of chips from subway earlier...I started doing the lines from Twilight..."Say it!" "Say it!" as I bite into chips and spray them when I talk...then I turn and pretend to be bella "Vampire!" and again do the silly chip thing and over dramatize it. The TEEN are cracking up and saying "What is wrong with you Mom?" and then my second oldest ruins it by saying "Izzy! she's on the DOPE!" they thought that was even funnier than my reenactment. Darn show stealer's!
We were rolling on the floor when my 7yr old Rocco says "What's the Dope Mom?"



Friday, November 11, 2011

Burberry--Need I say more?

No, I don't need to say more but I will of course :)
Over the last few weeks I have been researching and sending out pictures of closeup details like the logo on this trench, the stitching/seaming, inside tags etc. to find out if this is indeed an authentic Burberry trench. One thing that had me wondering was the fact that it read 'Burberrys' which I had never seen before so assumed it was a fake.
I found a lady of ebay who writes reviews of "How to spot a fake Burberry" well she sent me over to another ebay user who specializes in selling Burberry coats.
I sent him photo's and he authenticated the trench! I was so thrilled to find out that this was indeed a real Burberry and not a replica. He said that the 'Burberrys' logo was dropped around 1999 and replaced with just Burberry. He dated the Trench pre 1999. This makes this trench vintage and fantastic! also the prorsum was a runway line designed to get people reinterested in Burberry as a brand. Mrs. Bravo took over head of development ( I guess the same woman who reinvented Sak's in the 80's and kept them afloat and then some)

Now the question is what to do, what to do? I bought this trench for $8.99 and it's nearly mint condition. It still has the inspection tags attached in the pockets and has the extra buttons bag with buttons still. It is clean and nice with no holes,stains etc. The only thing is this Trench looks to have a removeable wool collar and lining missing. That's a bummer :( but most do of this age. This Trench in it's time would have sold for close to $2,000 dollars. Amazing isn't it?

I tried it on and it is slightly long in the arms. The size reads 40L. The expert said this was a mans trench but everything I've read about the prorsum line says it was developed for women. But the tag reading 40L reads like a guys coat would. So I've sized it an 18/20 womens and 40L mens.
If I were to keep it I'd want to get it shortened and finding a great tailor around here I bet would be nearly impossible.

Something about the Burberry products really excites me. Not that it's designer etc..but I've always loved the Nova Check pattern. Usually I don't give to rats @ss about labels but this one is close to my heart. Maybe because my Grandpa used to wear a Burberry trench and kept a pocket of butterscotch hard candies  for us kids.  I don't know what ever happened to it.....

Monday, November 7, 2011

Who Does That ?--

   I have a problem! It lives 4 houses down and I just don't get it...Let me start from the beginning as
more than likely, your already confused. Two years ago around April or so I was taking the garbage out after gutting the house.I was wearing holey sweat pants, an old flannel shirt, slippers and an old flannel shirt of my husbands that was bleach stained (Not meeting new people wardrobe!) when this White van pulls into the drive. I stop mid walking to the garbage cans that are around side the house. I thought it was the postman. It wasn't the postman but a woman I have NEVER seen before. Well in a rush she explained that she noticed our basketball hoop and thought they must have kids! she goes on to say that she is new in the area and lives in that white two story down the road, that she has two kids and is looking for childcare in a hurry because she has a new job and starts today. As I stand there garbage bags in hand I listen trying to gain an understanding of her ramblings and if I was hearing right. So I went on to say "You need a babysitter today?" yes,yes exactly! was her reply...and I noticed you had response "but you don't know me?" with a question on my face. Anyhow so I told her No, I couldn't possibly babysit right this minute on the spot. She seemed irritated and then worried about what she was going to do...
This lady was very demanding and invasive as to if I worked and if so what did I do  etc..etc...and wanted me to watch her kids that very same day after just forcing herself meeting me. I was kinda put off and freaked out but I told her I'd take her number, that I was a work from home mom right now and possibly could watch her kids in the future. The next morning at 8am  a loud bang on the door! it's her with her 5yr old daughter. Before I could realize what was happening this lady was dashing off and thanking me as she ran away. I was steaming mad! she put me on the spot and what was I to do? she even went so far as to say that she could leave her with her brother who was slightly mentally retarded so I contemplated a million different scenario's throughout the day and tried to make the girl happy and my son the same age liked her.She did have a fake knife of my sons and when I turned around to check in on them was sliding across her throat and growling at my son....UGH! again I was creeped out but thought that it was such an odd interaction that I was making more out of it then it was. Anyhow...the lady comes back get her kid and no sooner did I see her pull into her drive I called and said "Hey! I talked to my husband and he doesn't want me I can't watch her again. blah blah blah...nice meeting you and maybe we can get together sometime etc..etc...

This was April.Mother's Day comes around and we decide to try this new little Italian restaurant in town that just opened. It's really dark with candles on the table and I am so excited about actually eating out just the two of us that I am totally focused on my husband and nothing around me except that from where I'm sitting I can see them cooking. My husband travels so we have to play catch up alot. For one reason or another we start talking about that lady 4 houses down...I even let my imagination get away with me and say that the boyfriend could be a child molester or something because that's what they do...lure in single women with children just to prey on the kids. The guy has had at least 3 U-hauls at three different times with three different women including this one. That we have noticed from our porch. Anyhow...Yes, we were gossiping! an hour or so goes by and I just happen to turn to my left, squint my eyes and OMG! there is this lady and her BF and another woman I don't recognize (Obviously listening to my entire conversation with my husband and not acknowledgeing being there) Their movement of getting up caught my eyes. She is smirking and looking at meweird and then says this is my other daughter. I felt red as an apple and my husband has no idea who they are. After they leave I explain and he laughed until I thought he was going to PEE himself.

Fast forward...

I have already told this lady I cannot babysit. Summer comes early here for our kids (In May) Every freaking day for about 2 weeks both the 5yr old and the 12yr old were beating on the door at 8am and staying until after dinner. At first it was ok. The older girl would swim with my kids
while the younger one played with our youngest. They'd eat at least two meals here. Not once did the mother ever call me on my cell, ask if it was ok or even contact her girls all DAY LONG. The straw that broke the camels back is when the oldest came by herself to swim and was wearing a thong
bathing suit. Well it was obvious that she took at liking to my second oldest son but this was so inappropriate! I sent her home!.( I called her mom and said that I didn't know if she knew it or not but I had two teenage boys and I thought skimpy bathing suits at her age was inappropriate) She replied that she was babysitting the youngest and she's from Columbus so...(Like that explains it!) that she only has her part time( The fact that I have teenage boys I thought would make her leery of having her preteen daughter going on 21 here but it didn't seem to phase her(  The same day she came back(dressed) and had a pit bull and rottweiler
with her. UGH! Just in convo with her I had mentioned that I seen their little white poodle jump straight up into her arms and walking with the Rottweiler. So she brings those two dogs to my house. I was really just fed up and I said " You need to take those two dogs home now! I don't trust em!
She left and that's the last we heard of them for awhile. Fast Forward again...She appears to sell girl scout cookies, try and sell me voucher's for massages, and always always always! shows up if I'm having a heated debate with the hubz. I mean come on!my husband can't stand her and once we were arguing and she pulled up and he squealed and threw dirt with his tires and she seemed to not notice the tension in the air! and went on and on and on about everyone in the neighborhood. I have lived here almost 7yrs and don't know even half of what she knows about everyone and anyone in this area. UGH! she is  a life SUCKER....I literally want to stab myself in her company. I have tried and tried with this woman. She tells me extremely weird things about her life she was a nurse and someone died suspiciously in her care and there is an ongoing investigation. Or she just finished massage school and can see that I am tense and I should let her give me a massage and she could teach me some breathing techniques. I feel like saying I am not breathing because your all up in my SPACE! get the F out!

But the WORST! I went into Goodwill favorite one and she was there! At first I thought she was just shopping and I tried to dunk down and not be seen...OH MY GOSH! She freaking WORKS there! I had to suffer and I mean SUFFER through her chatter while I checked out. I did well avoiding her until I got to the register and there she WAS..............I am so pissed off!


I feel kinda bad for disliking her soooooo much but she is from another planet. For example if the ones above aren't enough. She keeps asking if my DAD found a job yet because I had mentioned to her one day when she stopped over that the entire house was job hunting (meaning my Dad,Son,Son,Me) well my Dad passed away and she has been here since but everytime I see her she asks "Has your Dad found work yet?" then I say again "He passed away" then she is "Oh! that's right!" every TIME! so now either their is something mentally wrong with her or she is rubbing it in my face? that my Dad died? and wants to physically see me cringe when she asks about him.

Devine THESE!
Harness boots-ebay
Teal long sleeve Tee-walmart

I would tell ya more about my outfit but after typing all that I'm just irriated all over again! :)