Wednesday, September 30, 2009

You can even wear your snuggie to the ballpark.

last night taryn, alyssa, aaron, and i went to a cubs game.
thanks to taryn's season tickets, we had ballin seats.
but the best part was of course the hotdogs & beer. & the fact that i finally got to bust out my leather jacket. hollers!
woop woop, cubbies won!
a perfect end to baseball season. :)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Dem Dealz

i love fashion.
i love deals.
i love h&m.

i love sharing exciting news with friends.
print it out & enjoy.

Music Monday

please say a prayer for my aunt.
we found out today that her cancer is back.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunday Night Confessional

i love sunday night football!
even more so when the bears bring it home like they have these past 2 weeks. BAM.
this whole not working out thing is getting out of hand.
so obese.
i can't promise that i'll be good about it, but i am going to try to bring back color of the week - if for no other reason than it forces me to paint my nails often & look nice(r).
& in honor of that, here's a pic of my nails from yesterday's theme party. i chose the 90's as my decade. so overlooked & under-appreciated.
& here are a few photos of alyssa, taryn, & me at the lake house party last night.
sweet outfit, ay? N'SYNC.
a 20 year old tried to make out with me last night.
omg so awk. so awk.
i got mobile me for the iphone.
i'm having a hard time getting it set up. so far, overrated.
i still really want to move to paris.
or is it that i'm just really scared of turning 25 while living in my parents' house? ew... :(

Friday, September 25, 2009

Flashback Friday

light ups, baby!

i had a pair almost exactly like if not identical to those green/pink ones.
there's a pic of me wearing them on my first day of kindergarten - along with my matching neon green spandex bike shorts, hot pink/hot green/white tank top, and green & pink scrunchies (keeping my pigtails in place).
i don't know why more shoes aren't made with double laces.
the coolness is just too much to bear.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I'm a slave to the trends

if you are at all interested in fashion, there's a 99% chance that you've heard the buzz about the alexander wang side braid making its way into fall fashion.
well as a lover/wearer of the low side pony, i am in full support of this. & i decided to try it out today. love. okay so mine isn't quite as glamourous as the models' but it worked just fine for a trip to costco.

Let's get it started, hey!

thursday is the unofficial start to the weekend, so i figured it was appropriate to make a little weekend party mix.
i suggest you go ahead and download any of these songs that you do not already have on your itunes before tomorrow night. git it!!


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

From the runway to my closet...

new york fashion week may be yesterday's news, but i can't get these dkny & proenza schouler looks out of my head.
dkny spring 2010
proenza schouler ss 2010

i die.

& while this look is not straight off the runway, i love it just the same...

I live in Halloween Town

a bulleted list of updates:
  • casey is officially a resident of chicago. we had a lovely day of catching up/hanging out yesterday, complete with lunch at labriola bakery, a walk through oak brook mall, a drive through the village of hinsdale, and some hanging at my house. so glad to have one of my besties close by!
  • my yia yia is coming in town this weekend. my cousin nicky is having a family get together at his place on friday. it'll be super chill - dan's pizza, beer, and cousins galore. can't wait. :)
  • my aunt went back to the hospital yesterday. she's out now but they're still running tests to see what's up.
  • i can't stop eating gummies, even though they make me feel sick. it's like i'm back in dallas, hanging out with sara. haha. oh! jill, that reminds me.. i found a place by my house that sells chocolate covered gummy bears. i see this turning into a serious problem.
  • i still have no idea what i'm going to wear for alyssa's out of town era birthday party. i have 80's stuff, but i kinda want to do something different.... i'm thinking maybe 70's.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It's officially Fall.

hello sweaters, boots, & coats, football, chili, soup in bread bowls, pumpkin pie, & heated seats.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Music Monday

recognize this song from the gg commercials?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday Night Confessional

i'm sick.
boo, you whore.
even still, i can't think of a more perfect way to spend a sunday than to wake up to homemade pancakes, listen to the rain fall outside while bundled up in the warmth, watch the bears beat the steelers, make the most delicious loaded nachos e.v.e.r. & end the evening with corpse bride & gummies.
yes, it was truly excellent.
i still haven't thought of a costume for alyssa's birthday theme party next weekend.
we're going up to her lake house in wisconsin, woop woop! the party's theme is "era" - i.e. choose an era & dress appropriately. you know i love a good theme party... ;) any suggestions??
we had another house showing yesterday.
it sounds like they're going to make an offer. i just hope we'll still be here until after the holidays. :( friends, come visit meeeeee! i really miss you.
i'm going to organize a trip to 6 flags during fright fest.
my favorite!!!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

I mean, why not?

go ahead & do something indulgent this weekend!
{oh joy!}

Thursday, September 17, 2009

If I Was A Rich Girl

even though i hated olivia palermo on the city (stupid b was so mean to sweet whitney for no reason), i admit to having complete closet envy. she always looks incredible.
this is just one of the many olivia looks i love, found at the budget babe.
for more, check out coco's tea party. she's got it covered in a major way.

ahhhhh i want to go shopping. all the time.
don't. do. it.
more than anything i've seen this season though, i have to say that i'm still lusting over these gorgeous brian atwood heels. ridic! i can't even find them anywhere to see how much they cost. & they're not on ebay.
surely out of my price range, but a girl can dream....

speaking of unaffordable lovelies...
ummmmm, holy oh my louis.


Lady Gaag's

jill, remember when paparazzi was on an ep of gossip girl over a year ago (before anyone - including us - knew who she was)? i guess we were the only ones who limewired that biz immediately because apparently that song just got popular.

don't you love being ahead of the curve?

abbreves are so much easier to speak than to write.
the title of this post is supposed to be pronounced "gogs" not "gags" - although the image of a bloody lady gaga does make me feel a little naus so i guess it's appropriate still.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


please add jill stuart's ss 2010 collection
to my afore mentioned list of faves.


hi boos!
i'm sorry i've been so mia the past couple of days. things have been crazy busy with work & all the house showings we've had this past week. ugh.
anyway, here's what's on my mind...

1. i went to an smu alumni event last night at the art institute of chicago downtown.
my friend alyssa & i went together (alyssa & i went to high school together, she transferred to smu soph year, we hung out at first but she was dating a guy at ut so she was in austin every weekend, we lost touch, didn't start hanging out again until i moved back to chicago) & we met jessica grose there. i also saw tri-delt jaclyn & "sloppy joe" there. we all enjoyed some complementary cocktails, did a little mingling, listened to some guy talk about the economic state of our country & how great smu business school is... hey yaaaa, meadows! all in all though, it was a good time! :) & slops didn't get too sloppy.

2. sorry for skipping music monday.
here's a great song to get you through the day.

3. did you follow fashion week?? images from various collections have been circulating around the internet like crazy. what were your faves?? i love me some erin wasson & charlotte ronson.

4. i want this dress.
{nasty gal}
& this bag from - what!? - forever 21.

5. work has been ridic.
but i will be getting a nice paycheck very soon & that makes me happyyyy.

6. it's def time for a haircut.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday Night Confessional

i couldn't be happier that this weekend is over.
my saturday night was a hot mess in the worst way possible.
i think i'm getting sick.
i hope i'm wrong. what if it's the swineeee?
i missed the vma's.
DANG IT. now i'll never know what kanye said!
but i did watch (the 1st half of) the bears game before margaux & i went to see the ugly truth at the tivoli theatre.
that's the super cute old fashioned one i talked about before. & tix are $4. what's not to love?
i haven't done color of the week in a really long time.
it's not that i've been forgetting, i've just been lazy.
i'm seriously obsessed with this girl/blog.
she does diy projects all the time (which turn out amazing) & thrifts like everything she wears & always manages to look hot. how!? i'm pretty convinced that i'd look like a homeless if i took up that lifestyle. ...i'm kind of inspired to try though? heaven help me.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Foreva? Foreva-eva?

i purchased some goodies at forevs today.
ch-ch-check it!
here's a closer look at the dress. couldn't find the flannel shirt or the jacket on the website.
i need to make more money. this is a serious problem.
i can't stop shopping.

Friday, September 11, 2009

"I’m just tryna change the color on your mood ring..."


happy friday, dolls!
erik & i watched the first football game of the season with a bunch of his dartmouth friends last night. i made puppy chow - which turned out delicious - so of course they liked me immediately. it was actually a lot of fun & i'm so glad i went! yay for the weekend. :)
today i'm going downtown for happy hour with a bunch of peeps.
woop woop! should be fun.
hope you have a faboosh weekend!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I'm the bomb like TICK.. TICK...

i so wish i could experience new york fashion week first-hand.
how baller would that be!?

time to shower.
meeting erik (& some other peeps) downtown to watch the football game. not exactly what i consider a "real date" but the fact that he's introducing me to his friends has to mean something, right?? no? okay.
i'll let you know how it goes.

oh, & i was run over by a man on a motorized wheelchair today. second visit to walmart in the past 10 years - both ended in disaster.
i don't want to get into the slipping in puke incident.


i cry every time i read the giving tree
& when i hear stories like this.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Knuckle Duster

oh holy shhhhh.
remember this post from not long ago?
well look what i found....

i seriously think this is the coolest accessory ever.
if i had $1595, i would buy it.
$1895 for the red. wah wah.


our house is officially on the market.
today we had realtors & a photographer come through to take pics of the house for the listing. omg, this is the saddest day ever. i know it's just a house & seeing as how my mom's an interior designer, it's not even possible for our new house to be less than beautiful after she gets her hands on it, but this is home. we built this house before i was born. we've had every christmas here for the past 25 years. every room holds a million memories of good times, bad times, childhood, people loved and lost. i knew my parents never intended to stay here forever, but in the back of my mind, i kind of thought they would. it's just so sad to know that our beautiful home might belong to some other weird (maybe) family in a matter of months. possibly even sooner, considering the crap the realtors say when they walk in. wahhhhh, i'm such a sappy baby but i just can't help it.

in other news...
i rescheduled my date, originally set for tonight.
erik & i are going out tomorrow instead. not sure what the plan is yet.

if i had the extra cash, i would totally snatch up all of the jewels featured on hautelook today.

i really do need a black leather jacket.
it would make me look a lot cooler & would make me a lot less resistant to the coming of fall (which has already begun here in chicago... i saw leavessss on the ground yesterday! nooo.)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Photo Shoot

just a few picsies from the weekend:
guess who's got a date this wednesday...
this girl!

Fashion Flashback

i know old school is back in a lot of ways, but i was a little surprised to see this gem featured on gilt fuse today.
i definitely owned this exact watch in 7th grade.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Happyyyyy Birthdayyy



hope you peeps had a
happy labor day weekend.
& a happy music monday.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sunday Night Confessional (& wkend recap)

this is kinda long, but it's also hilarious.
true mama.
i had so much fun this weekend, even though i didn't go out that much.
i went over to taryn's house friday night. i was really good friends with taryn sophomore/junior year of high school, but we didn't really hang out senior year & i haven't talked to her since. but she's good friends with the boys i've been hanging out with so.... it was fun. ridiculous & fun. i got home at 5am saturday morning.
then saturday i went back over to taryn's for a pool party, which ended up being like 9 people total. but whatevs, we grilled out, went swimming, drank beer - what's not to like.
see facebook for proof that i have friends.
i was supposed to go downtown last night, but i bailed due to the fact that my body just wasn't having it after the 24 hrs prior.
i'm kinda regretting it though because i was going to meet up with erik... & now i guess i won't see him til next weekend. wah wah.
i still reallyyyyy miss my friends!
and i still really miss knox street. when are we having our reunionnnnn?
i'm still loving my new blog.
prob because i tend to prefer looking at pics than reading.
i got a couple new things at gap today.
namely the always skinny distressed jeans i've had my eye on for the past 2 months. & a purple zip up hoodie. i love them. :)

Friday, September 4, 2009

I enjoy being a girl...

i've seen this before, but it makes me laugh every time.
sweet thing. :)


haha, this is totally how i felt this morning when my mom barged into my room yelling at me to get up because we had "a million things to do today." p.s. it's was 8 in the morning. blahhhhhhh, that is too early for me.
but i guess we're having photos taken of our house as well as an open house showing next week. wahhhh, it's for real. so we've been cleaning & washing windows for the past several hours. make it stoppppp.
& sadly, that is all i have to report. my life is so uneventful.
work, work, chill.

hope you have a lovely weekend!!

i feel horrible about forgetting to wish audrey a happy birfday on my blog the other day! where was my head? love you, friend!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Afternoon Delight

it's the little things
that make up the big picture.