December 31, 2010

Best of 2010

Following in Elise's lead, I thought I would do a best of 2010 post to celebrate what a great year I had. Here are a handful of my choices:

Here's to hoping 2011 will be a great one. I haven't decided on mine just yet, but I will let you know when I do so.

What are your plans for this evening?

December 30, 2010

Winner of 2nd Hand Vintage Giveaway

And the winner of the 2nd Hand Vintage giveaway is...

Congrats Morgan, I will be emailing you soon.

Thank you so much to everyone that entered, and don't forget to check out 2nd Hand Vintage for some sweet finds.


December 29, 2010

A Cloudy Phoenix Day

Phoenix has been one cloudy place lately. I have to say though, that I don't miss the sun much. My mom and her side are from Seattle, Washington, and I've always said that that was the place for me. Every day that the sun is hidden for the day here, I take that as a test to see how I would survive actually living in Seattle. One day I think I will live there, one day.

Cardigan: JCrew
T-shirt: Eddie Bauer
Bag: Coach
Jeggings: Levi's
Boots: Cole Haan

Jacket: The North Face
Shirt: Levi's
Jeans: Levi's
Boots: Fossil

The other day Scott and I were rocking some of our Christmas gifts, including new sweaters and coats, a purse, and boots. The sweater I'm wearing I actually picked out while in Colorado (because sometimes it's hard to Christmas shop when you're always together), and I really love the floral pattern on it. The boots Scott is wearing were picked out by him one day while shopping, but I surprised him with them. And the purse was a gift from my parents, and I'm honestly in love with it. There are SO many pockets in it.

My mom wanted to buy Scott this The North Face coat so he would have a nice warm coat for the chilly days we've been having in Phoenix. While shopping it was so hard not to pick up numerous other cute cold weather coats, but I had to remember that I would be going back to Arizona soon and wouldn't have such need for such a heavy, and warm coat.

I'm pretty thrilled that Scott loves his boots. I look at it from the perspective that they look good, and they also keep his ankles in check (my guy has bad ankles after accidents, and other problems because of them, sadly).

Oh, and my new riding boots where also a gift this holiday season. They are tall, good quality, and super cute-everything I wanted in a new pair of boots.

Today Scott and I have plans to check out a local restaurant that we've heard so much about, and later we're meeting up with Adrianna, owner of Le Mode Accessories, and tonight were going to one of our friend's house to see her before she heads back up to Prescott.

What are you doing today?

Coffee Date with Courtney & Kingsley

Yesterday morning Scott and I had a coffee date with our dear friend Courtney and her pup Kingsley.

I decided to bring the new camera for a spin on our morning outing. It's safe to say that I'm already in love with the photos that it's producing.

Iced coffee, hot coffee, and a berry scone to share. Great way to start the day!

It was really nice to catch up with Courtney. The months of November and December kept Scott and I so busy, and unfortunately we didn't see Courtney and her fiance Sanford as much as we would have liked to, so it was extra nice to spend a few hours sipping coffee, and chatting about our lives together.

Not to mention, Courtney and Sanford have THE cutest dog, Kingsley, and Scott and I were able to play with him, and pet him during our visit.

Kingsley showed us that he had never seen birds before in his life, and found them rather interesting to watch.

Now that the new year is upon us, and Scott and I still have some time off from school, I am hoping that we will have more time to hang out with our amazing friends, like Courtney and Sanford. I feel truly blessed to have such creative, positive people in my life.


The Coffee Shop

The other morning Scott and I went on a lovely breakfast date to one of our favorite local places, and afterward we took full use of it's beautiful surroundings.

Sweater: Halogen
Shirt: Anna Sui for Target
Vintage necklace: Present from Scott
Jeggings: Levi's
Oxfords: Steve Madden

Cardigan: Eddie Bauer
Shirt: Hanes
Jeans: Levi's
Shoes: TOMS

The leaves surrounding The Coffee Shop were beautiful, and all over the ground. While we were there it felt like the perfect fall day, something that Arizona winters are known for (winter=fall in Central AZ).

Lately the weather has bee in the 60's, and chilly in the morning and night. The need to wear a heavy coat hasn't really been there, but I've been taking every chance I get to layers anyways. I was gifted a few pretty cardigans for Christmas, and have been trying to wear style a new one every day for the past few days. I've been having a lot of fun with new patterns that have made their way into my wardrobe. I've never been much of a patterns girl, but I guess there's a time and place for everything.

Since I got home from Colorado I've found myself drawn to simple outfits, and simple outings with my guy. I haven't really felt like dressing up too much (no dresses and skirts), but I think that will all changed very soon. The holiday chaos is almost over, and I'm ready to get back into my normal groove. However, I am not ready for school to start again. Thank goodness I still have a few weeks off.

Has the holidays put you in the mood to dress up less, or have they had the opposite affect on you and you've found yourself in dresses and cut shoes every day?