Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Vested Interest

vest: Doll House
turtleneck:  Banana Republic
pants:  GAP
shoes:  Nine West
Here's a little story about a vest. One day, while searching for the perfect "Happy Birthday to Me Dress" I stumbled upon this vest.  I had no NO business giving it a second glance, my assignment was clear:  find a birthday dress!  However, I found this great vest at Annie Sez.  It was on sale for $13.  I couldn't pass it up for that price.  Sadly, it sat in my closet for nearly a year.  It's pleather, vegan leather, faux leather?  Whatever term you prefer, it's cute and comfy! 

Besos, Lynn

Monday, November 29, 2010

Let's Take A Long Walk

hat:  GAP
cape: (old) TJ Maxx

I am back from a holiday hiatus from blogging. I feel like I have been eating and cooking for weeks! 
Here are some pictures from the nature walk we took the kids on after breakfast on Sunday. Philadelphia has lots of great parks and trails. I was fortunate enough to get a few good pictures from the Forbidden Trail in Fairmount Park.  A perfect end to a wonderful weekend.  I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving.  Besos, Lynn

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ruffles Anyone?

I wore this on Tuesday, see I have on my Tuesday work booties, which are my weekend booties as well.  They are more comfortable than any sneaker I have ever owned.  I am doing the Turkey day count down, how about you?  I have been in and out of the grocery store more times than I can count.  Before work, I even stopped at Walmart for last minute items. 
I am really looking forward to hosting my family for Turkey day.  Family, Food, and Football.  Pass the Cranberry sauce, please!

skirt:  Dress Barn/thrifted
tights:  TJ Maxx
boots:  Tommy Hilfiger

I was tagged by Frances Joy over at Mad Dress Game , Please go say hello to her, she has a great blog!  I was asked to share 7 Facts about myself, so here goes
  1. I love reality TV!  Yes, even the Kardashian's.
  2. I am a closet foodie and prefer  to eat dessert  then have dinner.
  3. In the winter I will only sleep under flannel sheets.
  4. My son is the only reason I pretend to be a responsible adult.
  5. My rediscovery of baking has made me very popular with my family.
  6. I am obsessed with Tiffany & Co. Silver jewelery.
  7. I (also) hate changing my handbag, way too time consuming.


I did not return the camera and I am still attempting to read the instructions.  I am pretty much winging it, trial and a lot of errors.  Please be patient.  After all, my photographer is only 11 years old.

Besos, Lynn

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


This is a super quick post, super quick!  Sorry about the picture quality and lack of a real smile!  I had to hurry up and pose before Mr. P changed his mind about playing photographer. 
On Friday the Mr. and I attended a Philadelphia 76ers vs. the Milwaukee Bucks game, yes basketball not hockey.  I digress, we attended the game and had a great time and terrific seats.  The home team won, yeaaa Philadelphia 76ers.  I love the excitement of sporting events more than the sport, does that make sense?  I love to people watch and the great half time entertainment, am I the only one?  Anywho, we had a blast.  We forgot to eat and ended up going home for waffles.  Another fun date night had by all.

I loved this great statue in the lobby of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.  Anyone notice the little boy who jumped into the shot?  See him behind the goalie mask.  He was too cute so I didn't mind.

Me and Mr. P shhhhh.  He does not know he is on my post today.  I took the pic while we where waiting for the 2nd half to start.  Sorry for the blur.  Love the yellow sweater Mr. P is wearing.  He needs a blog, he is very snazzy and has a bigger closet than me.  Again, shhhhhh don't tell him.  He never reads my blog, I think!

Besos, Lynn

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Oh Charlotte, You Are a Trendy Queen!

I am trying to think if I have ever purchased anything from Charlotte Russe, ever?  Oh, I know.  Last year, I purchased a gift card for my Pollyanna at Christmas time???  No?  Ok, maybe never.  So I really don't know what prompted me to check out the website.  Anywho, good for me and you that I did!  I found some really cool stuff.  I was genuinely surprised at the items that were available.
I don't know about you, but I have a really hard time spending BIG money on trendy items that may be old hat next year.  Am I old for saying "old hat"?  Well, no fear I have taken the liberty of choosing a few items, trendy and otherwise that may be on your radar.  They are very affordable and keep your fingers crossed about the overall quality.  For this price, if it doesn't look cheap buy it!  I'm not making any promises about the shoes, if they hurt your feet, sorry in advance to your baby toes and potential bunions!!!!

gold owl necklace $6.50

necklace $8.50

zebra tights $7.50

silver snake print wallet $4.99

belt trio-snake skin and crackled $9.50

knotted necklace $6.50

gold multi layered chain $40.00

giant fireball dangle swing earrings $8.50

pearl stretch bracelets $4.00

Eric Daman fold over clutch $22.50

scarf $14.50
OTK faux suede boots $45.50
buy 1, get the 2nd pair of shoes or boots for $15

suede ankle boot $35.00
buy 1, get the 2nd pair of shoes or boots for $15

multi strap studded bootie $42.50
buy 1, get the 2nd pair of shoes or boots for $15

suede rosette bootie $35.50
buy 1, get the 2nd pair of shoes or boots for $15

buckled cowboy boot $42.50
buy 1, get the 2nd pair of shoes or boots for $15

distressed wing tip oxfords $24.50
buy 1, get the 2nd pair of shoes or boots for $15

oxfords $30.00
buy 1, get the 2nd pair of shoes or boots for $15

lace up wedge bootie $45.50
buy 1, get the 2nd pair of shoes or boots for $15

long belted faux fur vest $44.50

faux leather jacket $39.50

animal print shaw $36.50

rosette shrug $19.99

retro faux fur jacket $54.50

faux fur vest $39.50

lacy hem blazer $39.50

bird print blouse $24.50
hologram tank $22.50

bat wing gypsy top $24.50

ruffled top $11.99

pleated cropped pants $29.50

feather dress $54.50
This I need to see in person.  I would wear this with a blazer or cashmere sweater??  I am not sure why they felt the need to ruch the top and make it shiny???  No offense if you like it as is, fashion is certainly subjective. 
lace skirt $29.50

brocade shorts $26.50
these shorts are currently 50% off!!!!!

sequined pencil skirt $29.50

shorts $26.50 ($13.25)
currently on sale for 50% off

shorts $26.50 ($13.25)
currently on sale for 50% off
Not bad right?  Let me know what you think?  I will be stopping by the store to see and touch these items this weekend while my son watches 2 1/2 hours of Harry Potter.  Besos, Lynn