Tuesday, January 31, 2012

WWD: Dork Alert!!

Thought I'd share some weekend snaps and ensemble photos. Take a look at the photo below, just where my shirt is tucked in. Das right, it's gaping open, and you can see my stomach. Every single photo was like that. NERD.


Lucky you - you get to see the fruits of my tummy tuck. You're welcome. And even after I ate my face off this weekend. Asked The Hubs what he wanted for dinner on Saturday night, and he requested rack of lamb. I made my go-to recipe when I want to impress: herb crusted rack of lamb. Okay, okay, I know the recipe is actually herb-crusted pork loin, which I have made before, but I love love love it on lamb.


I have also been known, when I'm being lazy, to just do the rub on the meat and skip the herb crust, which is good too. The mix of cinnamon and cumin is DIVOONE, and smells hebbinly, especially in the fall and winter. What is YOUR go-to meal to impress?


I don't mean to toot my own horn, but TOOT TOOT - my roasted potatoes are pretty damn good too. Dice them up, toss them with some EVOO, kosher salt, cracked pepper, paprika, and chicken spice rub, then roast in the oven on about 425 for 30 minutes, tossing after 15. Or you can do them at a lower temp for 40 - 45 minutes. For dessert? Tippins' French Silk pie. I don't know if Tippins is just a midwest thing, or if you can get it elsewhere, but if you cannot, I feel sorry for you, cuz it. ROCKS.

What is UP with the shirt gape??? Man, I may have to rethink wearing that shirt again.


Best part of Sunday morning? The first cup of coffee, just after putting in a lil fat free half and half (I had a dream there were clouds in my coffee, clouds in my coffee....) and the Sunday paper.


Seriously? It's like this shirt and my bosoms are conspiring against me. That's just ridiculous.


At least I have cute jewelry, and at least ONE photo where my bewbs and/or belly aren't trying to escape. And again I say, YOU'RE WELCOME.

Jacket: Macy's
Shirt: Vintage, thrifted
Pants: T.J. Maxx
Shoes: Vince Camuto
Necklace: Threadsence
Earrings: F21

Merci!
Shan

Monday, January 30, 2012

SAGALICIOUS

I had NO idea the SAGs were on until too late. Sads. Still, will that stop me from critiquing those in attendance? Hells NO. 

My favey crocketts:

Amber Heard: Bandage Chic at its finest.


Emma Stone: I could carry you around in my pocket all day long, you adorable thing, you.


Julie Bowen: Love the chic simplicity of the silhouette, LOVE LOVE LOVE the color. I am PRETTY sure we would be BFFs if we were ever to meet in real life.

Naya Rivera: This is so frigging Tony Orlando & Dawn fabulous I can't get over it. Seriously. I'm pretty sure Telma Hopkins wore something just like this at one time or another.

Sarah Hyland: While I'm not loving the color on this one, I just think Mila Kunis, Jr. is as cute as a bug in a rug.

Jennifer Carpenter: I always appreciate what JC does on the RC. This is no exception.

Ashlee Simpson: If loving you is wrong, I don't wanna be right. Serious fondness for this flappery numbah.

And now for my least faves:

 Lea Michelle: Stop. Just stop.


Jane Krakowski: I love you, and I think you're prolly around my age, which is why I cannot figure out why you insist on wearing these aging beauty queen gowns to every event.


Rose Byrne: Her head looks gorgeous. Love the hair and makeup. In fact, the Fug Girls would call this a scroll down fug. I can get on board with this UNTIL we hit pants level. Then it all goes to hell in a big, sequin lace, Vegas pantsuit.

Busy Phillips: THE HELL IS THIS HIPPIE SWISS MISS NONSENSE???? Girl, I LOVE you, but this look GOTS TA GO.

Merci!
Shan

Random (p)Inspirations: Parts Is Parts









P.S.
Don't forget to enter to win the goodie bag here, yo.

Merci!
Shan

Friday, January 27, 2012

FREE DONUTS!!!

Okay, so I really am not giving away free donuts (that's how I would make sure people opened my emails at a previous employer - what can I say? engineers REALLY like their donuts - ESPECIALLY if they're free)....BUT I DIGRESS.

I AM, howevaaaah, giving away a goodie bag of some of my favorite things. I have been wanting to do it for a while, and since I just realized I FINALLY hit the 250 followers mark, I figured now was as good a time as any.

The rules? Be a follower of ye olde blogge. Leave a comment below saying so. Das it. Simple, right? So what are you in for? Take a look-see...

and maybe a lil of this:

(pretend that this is a better quality photo, mmm-kay???)

P.S. - the photo above does NOT represent that you will get a stained, chipped yellow mug, but my current favey crockett lipstick - L'oreal's British Red. A NEW tube, of course. Duh.

There may be a few other items thrown in too, but you'll just have to play to win. You have until next Sunday, and I'll announce the BIG WINNER the following Monday (February 6). Let's recap - FOLLOW - ENTER - WIN. Well, maybe not that last one, but you catch my drift. Good luck, ya'll!!!

Merci!
Shan

Thursday, January 26, 2012

WWD: Blog-spiration

Loves me some Cheyenne meets Chanel, and when I saw the following photo on her blog, I knew I could recreate it easily. It may be my new favorite ensemble. Know what else I loves?



Eggs over easy on toast. I eat it every morning for breakfast. YUMMMMM. If I'm REALLY feeling ambitious, I'll make eggs over easy toast + cheese + bacon sammich.


My new tennies:


I think you know by now that I ALWAYS wear black cross trainers (my cuz brought it to my attention that one day she was googling black cross trainers, and guess who's photo popped up on page one of the image search? TRUE STORY). In fact, I even bought a new pair of them at the same time I got the ones above (both pairs were about the same amount as the current shoes I have been wearing now for waaaayyy too long).


Source: 6pm.com via Shannan on Pinterest

Sadly, I don't think I love these as much as the trainers I'm replacing, but I'll withhold judgement until I wear them to class tonight. The poyple and orange neon ones though? LOVES. I think the last time I wore tennies that weren't black or white was in grade school, and if memory serves, I wore a neon yellow pair of Nikes with a blue swoosh.


What else do I love? A man with a sense of humor. Or humour, if you're British. It doesn't hurt if he looks like this in the process:



A big ole THANK YOU to Marie a la Mode for posting that photo on your blog the other day (as well as all the others).


What else do I love? That my gym finally - FINALLY - added another Turbokick class to its schedule on Fridays. It's about damn time!!! Thank you, powers-that-be who actually read the suggestions in the suggestion box!! Now if you could kindly heed the suggestion SOMEONE left re: NO MORE DANCE MIX VERSIONS OF REGULAR SONGS, I would - errrr....I mean THEY would probably appreciate that.


Starbucks Blond Roast. Blondie, I met you for the first time eaaarrrrllly on a cold morning after my 5:30 Boot Camp class, and it was love at first sip. Smooth, velvetty, and nutty, you are the wind beneath my wings.


Christina Applegate. SOMEONE was tardy to the party on Up All Night, but I swear, I love her more each time I see her. I am PRETTY sure that we would be BFFs if we met in real life.





My L'oreal British Red lipstick. LOVES. I love it so much, in fact, that I'm giving some away, along with some more of my favorite things. Keep your eyes peeled - I hope to have the post up by Monday - for followers, so if you're not a follower, GET SIGNED UP. What da hail are you waiting for anyway? 


So loves, what do YOU loves? Share.

Jacket: Newport News
Sweater Vest: F21
Jeans: Marshall's
Boots: Old Navy
Necklaces and Earrings: F21

Merci!
Shan

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WWD: Random Thoughts

Best thing I heard all day? When The Hubs turned to me during Intervention and said, "I wonder if Jeff VanFondleberg will be the interventionist tonight." VanFondleberg is almost as good a name as Vanderpump. It's an even better euphemism for sexy times, i.e., "why don't you get over here and VanFondleberg me?" or "I think we should Vanderpump."


I am skurred that I may have accidentally created a time machine out of a Delorean and time-traveled back to 1982, because apparently? Someone has two thumbs and CANNOT get enough neon, and it's this guy. And also? This guy found himself browsing the interwebs yesterday for mesh tank tops. Let me repeat that. MESH. TANK. TOPS. Granted - I want one to work out in (over a sports tank), but still, MESH. TANK. TOPS. I'm not talkin bout sheer, thin mesh either. Nope, I want the big old, black, fish-netty looking mesh. Hold me. 

 

"Yo, check me out. My name is Amber, and here's how I do. I got nonstop hotness, hardcore learning disabilities, constant horniness, and I'm rockin' one leg. Whoo! Yeah! I don't know what they can do to me, 'cause this bird is already Swanned out! All I want is some medicine for my ringworm, and a cool-ass face tattoo. What-what?!" (If you have never seen Amy Poehler in that SNL sketch, well, I just feel sorry for you)...

Coffee, I want to make sweet, sweet love to you....

I mean it. I want on you. NOW. Let's Vanderpump.



SOMEONE looks a wee bit stoned in that photo. Tis not me, howevs. I can assure you, I have only smoked weed once, after drinking an entire bottle of wine. And then promptly threw up. A stoner I am not.

I think I have shared quite enough for one day, don't you? Buh to the Bye.

Jacket: NY&Co
Plaid shirt: Nightshirt on clearance at Old Naaaavy
Tee: Old Naaaavyyy
Leggings: Target
Boots: Olllld Naaaaavyyyyy
Arm Party: ABC Trading Co., and wait for it....Ollllllllllllllld Naaaaaaaaaaaaavvvvvvyyyyyy
Earrings: Ladies Night Clothing Swap
Necklace: Threadsence

Merci!
Shan

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

WWD: Barf O Rama

I am writing this whilst watching last week's Project Runway All Stars, and the challenge to the designers was to create a dress for a celebrity. That celebrity? Miss F@#king Piggy. This may not be a popular opinion, but I frigging HATE the Muppets. Like HATE. THEM. It is K-I-L-L-I-N-G me to listen to the designers talk about a puppet like she is an actual living, breathing, human being. I seriously don't know if I can make it through to the end.


Someone just said "I've seen a lot of photos of Miss Piggy, and she has really pretty legs." IT'S A FUCKING PUPPET, PEOPLE.

  (don't be jealous of my Mad Acting Skillz...)

Oh sweet Jeebus on a Cheezit, even JOANNA COLES has been sucked into the Miss Piggy ass-kissing. Did the Muppet conglomeration underwrite this entire episode of Project Runway???? Give me strength.


You can't tell me there's not one designer there who is thinking "What the EFF are we doing creating a look for Miss Piggy??? Where the hell is the Cher challenge? The Gaga challenge? Hells bells, even a Jessica Simpson challenge..."



And if someone could send Kenley to elocution school, I would appreciate it. I cannot STAND the whiny way in which she says EVERYTHING. I will give you that she has the prettiest, shiniest hair (suck on THAT, Kyle Richards), but UGH to everything else.

Even Isaac Mizrahi couldn't be bothered to show up for the runway show.



Angela Lindvall, knock it off we the "We're HONORED to be in the presence of a true superstar" shit. I just threw up in my mouth.

Michael - get over yourself. You made a short, strapless dress with an uneven hem that looks like you ripped off of Rami's design a few weeks ago. Build a bridge and get over yourself. Uh oh, I just saw Kenley's dress, and so far, it's my favorite. I can't help it. Yes, she threw a GINORMOUS pink pouf of tulle on the model's head and called it a hat, but I still like it. Good Gawd - I just realized something - if I like that, I AM MISS PIGGY. Noooooooo!!!!!!



Has Mood been REALLY pushing their stock of feathers on the models? Cuz there are an awful lot of em on the runway. COME ON, KARA - what the hell is that crap? What's the deal with the elbow length hot pink satin gloves? Blech. Anthony - MORE FEATHERS. Rami - another giant pink tulle AND FEATHER hat. Mila - FINALLY - a decent, wearable dress. Love it. Gordana - is that a nightie from Woolworths, circa 1972? Austin What The Eff Is That Hot Mess Scarlettttttt????

UGH - the "comedy" that they are providing is making me cringe with embarrassment for everyone involved.


ARE YOU FRIGGING KIDDING ME WITH THE WINNER OF THIS TRAVESTY????? Dis-gus-ted.

And a 6-hour-challenge NEXT week? I think PRAS has officially jumped the shark.

Thus concludes my half-assed jeedging of the show. Are you watching along wif me? Chime in if ya have a hankerin' to.

Blouse (sounds SO 1979, doesn't it???): Macy's
Pants: Zara. Like you din't already know that.
Shoes: Vince Camuto. Ditto.
Urrings: ABC Trading Co.
Belt: Thrifted


Merci!
Shan