Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Let's Make A Deal

...mmmmkay? 

Those of you who follow Ye Olde Blogge through Google Friend Connect? I'm tawkin to you...

If you would kindly switch to Bloglovin' to follow little ole me (see top left of page), I will gladly share some eye candy with you.

Behold...

Super Candy:


Candy with Dimples:

I'd Like To Be In the Middle Of That Candy:


Guh...drool....having trouble putting together a coherent thought candy:


Old School Candy:


Newer Old School Candy:


So. Now that we have THAT out of the way, pease to click on Bloglovin and follow MBB. Pease???? And thank you.

merci,
Shan

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sometimes...


Sometimes you throw an outfit together at, say 6:25 in the morning when you have not had coffee yet and it is SOOOO difficult to string together a thought, let alone a semi-cute outfit.


And sometimes, the stars align, and when you see the pics that you snap of yourself, you think - huh...that is actually kind of cute, for something that no thought went into.


And the more you see it, the more you like it, until you decide it MIGHT be your favorite new outfit.


And then you think - WOW - I have worn that series of bracelets almost every day for like, ever, and I hope people aren't TOO sick of seeing them, cuz I don't see an end to wearing them in sight (at least in the near future) because THEY GO WITH EVERYTHING.


And then you drink two cups of coffee and all is right with the world.

The end.

Vest: Clearance, Clarence, at Target
Dress: Target
Shoes: DSW
Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Bracelets: F21 and gifts

Oh, P.S.
If you're in a voting mood, hit me up here with a vote. Thank ye kindly!!

Linked up here.

Merci,
Shan

Monday, June 24, 2013

Observations

1. There is nothing sexier than a guy in dad shorts, white Jerry Seinfeld tennis shoes and tube socks, wearing a backpack. #lunchhouratthegrocerystore




2. I feel best when I wear red, whether it's clothing or lipstick. True story.

3. I thought Man of Steel* was the most boring action movie I have ever seen. And the longest. However, this scene?



Made me gasp out loud.



4. There are certain stores (like Michael's or Hobby Lobby) that seem to play the same kind of bland, non-elevator music music, like Josh Grobin or Celine Dion, and when I am subjected to it, I cannot leave the store fast enough. I have a visceral reaction to it.

Thus ends the observational portion of this blog post. Let us please commence the pleading portion. If you're so inclined to throw a vote (or eleventy-five) my way in Wallis' Summer Stylist contest, you can now vote once an hour on Facebook. I do not expect anyone to vote once an hour, but if you're on Facebook and think about it, feel free. I won't stop you. Thank you!!

*I HATE superhero movies. 

Linked up here.

Jacket: Wallis
Tank: Wal Mart
Jeans and belt: Old Navy
Shoes: Target
Necklace: F21

Merci,
Shan

Friday, June 21, 2013

All Right, STOP.

Have you seen this nonsense at Target? Faux agate glass topped table from Threshold's new SuperNatural line? I need this so desperately it PISSES ME OFF.

That is all. Carry on. And have a great weekend, yo!

merci,
Shan

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Random (p)Inspirations: Summahtime

Let's peruse some of my favey fave summery pins, shall we?

I'm goin back to Cali, Cali, Cali (duh)....


Would you like some flamingos? Don't mind if I do.


Need a few more? BAM. You're welcome.


I smell a DIY in my future...


India Hicks? If you wanted to send me these shoes, I would pimp you out all over town. No lie.


Free People - the same goes double for you with those pants.


What's not to love about a giant hot pink neon sign reflected in a pool? Nothing, that's what. 


Tiger, just cuz.


Need. This. Watch. That is all.



Hells YES to some fried green tomatoes. Preferably with some srimp and grits, thankuverymuch.



VW Bussin it.

P.S.
I would appreciate your vote for me in Wallis' Summer Stylist Contest. You can vote here. Pease and thank you!

P.S.S.
If you follow me on Google Friend Connect, you have about 2 weeks left until that platform goes bye-bye. I would L-O-V-E if you switched to Bloglovin', which you can do at the top of the page.

Merci,
Shan


Monday, June 17, 2013

Wallis In Wonderland

Recently, clothing company Wallis contacted me to be part of their Summer Stylist contest on Facebook. 


The contest, which starts today, runs through June 30, and you can vote once a day here on Facebook.


The good people at Wallis were kind enough to gift me with three items, which I will be styling in a few posts between now and the end of the contest. The first is the blouse I'm wearing here, which I LOVE.


I don't mind telling you, this color looks FAB-U-LOUS on me. I'm not being arrogant, it's just a cold hard fact. And can I tell you that my favorite detail is that beaded cuff? Guh.  


It made me think of a someone throwing a cocktail party in the 1960s, and I wanted to honor that, but an updated version, which is why I paired it with these silver brocade shorts (from The Limited several years back).


The shirt can be worn untucked, but my shorts were loose enough that I felt like it was too much fabric to not at least tuck the front in. I still love the way the sides hang longer, and the drape of the blouse is fab. Can't wait to try it with my white skinnies, and my black leatha pencil skirt. 


Of COURSE I paired it with my silver Target pumps (which are probably my best buy of the spring, and the item I get the most compliments on - seriously - I had a lady pull up next to me in the parking lot to tell me she liked them). 


Anyhoozle - I would be ever so grateful if you would click here and cast a vote for me. And then tomorrow, and the next day, and so on, and so on...Thank you kindly!!

Linked up here and here.

Blouse: Wallis
Shorts: The Limited
Shoes: Target
Earrings: Standard Style Boutique

Merci,
Shan

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Let's Get Real.

Ya'll, we need to talk about something serious. Oh shit, I'm sure you're thinking. Not ANOTHER downer post. No, no, I promise it's not. But I DO need to get real. First, though, I have to ask:

Why am I standing like this?


I can't help but be reminded of THIS:


And now that THAT'S out of the way, let's get back to life, back to reality. Reality TV, that is. Swimmin' pools, wanna-be-movie stars (Kardashians, I'm talkin' bout YOU, Willis). But surrsly, I'm writing this after watching one of my favorite reality shows, So You Think You Can Dance (with one of my top five girl crushes, Cat Deeley).


So I thought we'd chat about some of my OTHER favorite reality shows. There's the one, the only, the original, Real Housewives of Orange County (OC in da HOUSE, bay-beeee!!!), and RHO Beverly Hills. I can't help it. Are you kidding me? All the jewel toned satin finery that those bitchez wear? Who WOULDN'T love that?


If I'm being COMPLETELY honest, though, probably my favorite reality show is Top Chef. I know - who knew? 


You know why? Cuz it's relatively drama free (as far as reality TV goes), and I'm reminded when I watch it that you really don't need crazy drama to make riveting TV.


At one time I would've put Project Runway at the top of this list, but it has become such a caricature of the original show that I just can't anymore. It wears me out. So what are YOUR favey crocketts, fellow reality TV fans? You know what to do - leave a message at the beep.



Linked up here.

Dress: French Connection, T.J. Maxx
Shoes: Target
Jacket: The Limited
Necklace, Bracelets: F21

Merci,
Shan

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hands and Balls

I know you probably think this is ANOTHER post about my kids grabbing their weiners in public, but BOO-YAH, FOOLED YA.


It's actually about hand chairs and disco balls. But that title wouldn't have caught your eye in your feed, now would it?


And if you want to get REALLY specific, it's about my two newest favorite boards on Pinterest: Obsessed With Hand Chairs, and Shiny Disco Balls. Because I'm about to blow your mind - I am in DIRE need of this in my life:





and while you're at it, go ahead and throw in one of these:


Because who DOESN'T need a frigging DISCO BALL in their life?


No one - that's who. Or...everyone, that's who...or...


...okay, just me. I don't care if anyone else wants one or not. All I care about is getting my disco ball, turning on a little LaToya Jackson, putting on some roller skates, and cruising around my basement. 


And when I get tired? I'll plop into my hand chair and relax with a suicide. Don't hate the playa.

Linked herehere and here.

Shirt: Old Navy, so old my grandma fell off her dinosaur
Shorts: J Crew
Shoes: DSW
Necklace: TJ Maxx
Bracelets: F21 and gift

Merci,
Shan

Monday, June 10, 2013

Thank You.


I wanted to say thank you to everyone who commented on my Confession post last week. I appreciate not only your support and friendship, but also those of you who shared your own stories.


Like I said in my post, when you're going through something, even though the logical part of me knows I'm not the only one, it's easy to feel that way when you're in the thick of it.


So here's to a better week, with morning yoga, dinner with friends I haven't seen in years (I'm stealing a menu item from Urban Table in Prairie Village - if you haven't been there, KC peeps, DO IT - and we're having grilled chicken sandwiches with brown butter apples, arugula, brie, and truffle mayo on focaccia), and sunny skies.


Happy Monday, yo.

Wrap: Gilt
Dress: TJ Maxx
Shoes: DSW
Necklace and Bracelets: F21

Merci,
Shan