I was at the J. Crew outlet last night around 8pm and it was delightful. I'm not a big black friday shopper, but it just happened to be convenient to make a stop on our way back from Wilmington. It was like any other shopping day, no lines for dressing rooms, everything I wanted was in my size. Wishing all of you the same good fortune as you venture out today.
for people who happily oblige when you ask them to stop and take a selfie in front of a pretty tree.
There's a surprise Kate Spade sale happening now through Saturday and I want, maybe need, this coat.
They are basically giving it away at this point.
Some other noteworthy options are...
Killing me softly, Kate.
I finally had a weekend of nothing to do this past weekend and it was glorious. Apparently when I don't have anything to do I just eat food, and unfortunately because I was eating I did a poor job of photographing anything. My b.
On Saturday morning we went to Rise in Durham. This place is bananas. We had to wait in line for like 20 minutes, but I can't tell you how worth it this wait was. I had a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit and it was perfect. Followed by a creme brulee donut, which was even more perfect than the biscuit if that's possible. Supposedly they are franchising and we should have one in Raleigh within the year. Not soon enough.
Saturday evening we went to a dirty mexican restaurant, I ordered fajitas and this was delivered to me.
That's a giant box with all my fajita supplies. Needless to say, we'll be back. Also, that's what I look like with no makeup coming out of a 4 hour Scandal bender.
After this delicious feast we went to the Wal-Mart across the street and gave each other 10 minutes and a $10 limit to buy a gift. We own these now. And a copy of Save the Last Dance on DVD.
This is what success looks like.
Christmas decorating is a marathon, not a sprint, at my house. My mom has like 3 christmas trees, garland everywhere, no staircase or light fixture left untrimmed. It's madness. One of my favorite things to do when we start decorating is rummaging through all of the christmas ornaments. I love when ornaments have a story and for that reason I love gifting ornaments. Because "oh, my friend Joslyn gave me that," is as good a story as any. Here are some of my favorites to gift and get this year.
My mom is going to lose it over these.
For some reason I'm really drawn to this red wagon filled with snow balls and this coat for gay santa.
These don't need explaining. Hand painted in North Carolina.
Lilly does Christmas.
So Solange's wedding was fierce.
It's officially cold in NC.
My roommate's bday is this week and we're going to Poole's tonight to celebrate=all the mac & cheese.
I was in a wedding over the weekend and these photos happened.
Cheers to the Womble's.
Last week I had the pleasure of attending Homecoming at my alma mater, North Carolina State University, at Carter Finley Stadium. It's always fun to go "home" and especially with my favorite friends. Unfortunately, NCSU was not able to defeat GT, nonetheless a good time was had by all.
I love getting Christmas cards but I'm terrible at sending them. A Merry Christmas text is all you can expect from me until I'm married. Even then, we'll probably just upgrade to picture text, maybe gif. I don't know. Anyhow, it's time to get those Christmas cards ordered ASAP. Here are a few of my favorites.
I know wedding season is over for the most part, but I still have two wedding weekends on the calendar, so maybe you do too. Here are a few fun weddings gifts that you won't find on their registry for guests that are ballin' on a budget.
I love giving these glasses. They are adorable, the perfect price point, and local. Thanks, Furbish.
My mom has this weird thing about using dishtowels after my dad has been in the kitchen. He tends to use them for everything from cleaning up juices on the counter to wiping his face to drying dishes. Maybe these can help remedy that problem for future couples.
I think candles are always a great choice.
Can't have too many cookbooks. The couple that cooks together stays together, or something like that.
Raleigh, NC girl with a passion for all things style.