November 8, 2012

.WIW: grandma style.

A while back we joined our friend for a tour of Schell's Brewery located in Southern Minnesota. I had recently purchased a new pair of pants and was eager to wear them out and about. When I was in line to get tickets for a tour, ahead of me was a gaggle of older woman dressed as grandma's do.  I looked down at my outfit and it hit me, I do look pretty cute BUT I also kinda look like a grandma!

SOOOOO Here is my take on grandma style with a hip twist:

.the details.
shirt: TJMAXX // cardigan: Old Navy
pants: TJMAXX // shoes: Target
necklace & brooch: Forever 21

I'm not going to lie, I am in love with this outfit! I love the color of the pants, I think they are bright, fun, and a little out there. Oh the shoes...oh the shoes...they are perfect and go soooo well with green. It took awhile for me to break them in, but now they feel great on my feet.
Even though I think this an outfit my grandma would have rocked, I will still rock this outfit when I get a chance. I even recently wore it to an interview meet and greet at a bar for LivingSocial. I think it shows the perfect combination of fun, trendy, and a little professional.

I wasn't sure if you could see the line on the pants in the front,  I think it's a fun little touch!

November 6, 2012

.go vote.

I voted by absentee ballot last week ...
and I was super pumped when I sent it in!!

It doesn't matter who you vote for...


This is such a huge deal and we are privileged to be able to vote, 
please express your opinions and voice by voting!

November 1, 2012

.october books.

Just so you know...I ROCKED it this month in the reading department!! I'm pretty excited to share with you the books that I read. Now that it's getting colder outside and I don't have to train for any races I'm taking the time to snuggle under a blanket and keep company with a good book.

Let's get on with it....drum roll please....HERE THEY AAARRRREEEEE:

Geek Love: Katherine Dunn   I have tried to describe this book many times to friends, but I just can't seem to do it justice! It's about a carny family (who created their own side-show children), growing up, loving who you are, and family values. I really loved this book, I found it interesting and continuously intriguing. I highly recommend it!

Jemima J: A Novel About Ugly Ducklings and Swans Jane Green  Story about Jemima Jones falling in love with herself and then with the man of her dreams. Jemima Jones has low self esteem, she is overweight and feels invisible. She meets a guy over the internet (late 1990s) and send him a picture of her that has been photoshopped to show her about 100lbs. slimmer. She falls for the guy online and then pushes herself to lose the weight for when she flys across the world to meet him. Things happen, happiness and sadness occur, and then in the end she gets her happy ending! YAY for love stories. This was a good, quick, easy read. I enjoyed it. 

Mostly True: Brian Andreas   Short little poems and pictures. Read it and then donated it. Not a keeper.

A Wrinkle In Time: Madeleine L'Engle  I picked this up at the airport because I was looking for a cheaper book (yay Young Adult) that would grab my attention. This is a book I feel like EVERYONE (yep..everyone) read when they were younger, but nope that me. The story follows a young girl and her little brother as they travel in space/time to rescue their father. L'Engle discusses themes of conformity, individuality, conquering your fear, and having faith in the unknown. This was a good book (and my first sci-fi one!). I have it saved to give to my niece next time I see her!

On The Bright Side, I'm Now The Girlfriend of a Sex God: Louise Rennison  Follows Georgia, a 14 yr. old British girl, while she tries to win back a good looking, older boy. The book is in form of her diary in which is complains and loves like most 14 year old girls who are in looooovvveeeee.  This is just one in a series...and the series was recommended to me...I think reading just this one was good for me. If I had a boy crazy teenage niece I would give her these books. 

Edgar Allan: John Newfeld  This was a quick, touching read. A white family adopts a young black boy. The town becomes upset and threatens the family, telling them to to return the child. The family makes a hard, heart tearing decision that affects each member differently. 

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children: Ransom Riggs  This book was great! I read it within a few days because I couldn't put it down!! The story follows Jacob as he tries to figure out his grandpa's last words. He finds himself learning more about himself as he discovers his grandpa's past, his peculiar friends, and their way of living. Jacob becomes a hero that he never thought he would or could be.  I highly recommend this book to everyone!

goal update: 
39/50 books

I'm getting closer and closer to my goal! 
It's finally starting to feel like I can accomplish it.

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What are you reading?