Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Winston Update

Here is a picture of my baby dog at 9 months. Wow he is getting so BIG! I can't believe it!!

Peyton over at Life as a California Wife tagged me to do 8 x 8:

Here are the rules:
1]. Go to your photos files and select the 8th photo folder.

2]. Select the 8th photo in that folder.
3]. Post that photo along with the story behind it.
4]. Then challenge 8 blogging friends to do the same.

Of course it is a Winston picture :). This is Winston when he's only 2-3 months old, on Halloween. I didn't plan to dress him up, but my sister-in-law talked me into getting him a costume on Halloween. We went to Tartet and got him this mailman costume. So hilarious!! He was drowsy because he had gotten a shot that day too. I tag anyone who wants to play, because this was fun!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Derby Recap

Sorry it has taken me so long to do a Derby post. I got home and was exhausted all week! I didn't have much down time in Louisville, so it took me a while to recuperate! Here are some pictures:
The Kentucky Oaks (Friday):

The Kentucky Derby (Saturday):

The weather was perfect on Friday, and unfortunately it was pretty rainy on Saturday. That's why I have more pictures from Friday. Saturday I wore a trench coat over my dress for most of the day. Both days were tons of fun, and I would absolutely go back to the Derby again next year.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Derby Update

So as you may know, the Kentucky Derby is this weekend!!! I can't believe it's here! After a lot of searching/meltdowns, I think I have decided on a dress! It's different than my original choices, but I think I am happy with this one:

I am going to wear it with nude Christian Louboutin Yo-Yos and a straw colored hat. I will post more pictures from the Derby of course on Monday.

What do you think?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Congratulations to my girl crush

Miss Carrie Underwood won Entertainer of the Year for the second year in a row last night at the ACMs in Las Vegas! Woohoo! I am very happy for her!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Winston's Weekend

So this past weekend, we decided to take Mr. Winston for a swim in a pool. It was his first swimming experience, but since he's a lab, I had no doubt that he would be a natural. And he sure was!!

He had soo much fun! We had to drag him out of the water when it was time to go!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Loving my minnies

I ordered the Minnie Pants from J.Crew during their 20% off/free shipping promo. AND I LOVE THEM! I am so glad I ordered them, and I see why everyone else loves them. Here they are, with a Tory Burch Simone dickie:

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Winston = exhausted

BUT he is feeling much better! Not much of a cough left!

I am cracking up over these

funny dog picture, loldogs, cute puppy pictures, wtf, stocks
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seven birfdays, loldogs n cute puppy pictures - I Has a Hotdog!
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funny dog picture, loldogs, dishes, letric bills, wtf
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loldogs, cute puppy pictures, I Has a Hotdog, fight
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loldogs, cute puppy pictures, ann landers, 80s hair, I Has a Hotdog
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loldogs, cute puppy pictures, lolcat, I Has a Hotdog
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loldogs, cute puppy pictures, dentist, I Has a Hotdog
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Derby Dresses

So I got home late last night, but all my sleepiness went away when I saw a box from DVF at my door. Derby dress #2 had arrived! I took some quick pictures so I could start the decision-making process. Here they are:

The first dress is the Diane dress in a pattern called Feather Fountain. Love this print.
The second dress is the Kate Spade Connect Four dress.
I have a feeling this is going to be a toughie. I think I am leaning toward one, but I'm not 100% sure yet. ANy thoughts? I apologize for the poor quality pictures, I will try to take some better ones soon!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Random Tuesday Update

Happy Tuesday everyone (if that's possible. But hey, it's better than Monday!) So I thought I would just give an update of how everything has been going for me, so here it goes:

- One of the two Derby dresses I ordered has arrived (the Kate Spade dress). The Diane von Furstenberg dress will be on my doorstep tomorrow, so then I can make a decision! I will post pictures and updates! If I go with the DVF dress, I think I am going for the Louboutin You Yous in the camel color. Any advice on his sizing? Once I find a hat that matches, I will be all set for the Kentucky Derby! I am starting to get really excited!!! I can almost taste the mint juleps now.
- Winston update: My little guy is already 8 months old! I cannot believe it! We took him in to get fixed about a week ago, so we had to put the lampshade collar on him for a while. I felt so bad about that, but I didn't want him pulling out his stitches. Well on Saturday morning, we woke up and he had gotten sick during the night! I thought he had chewed on and swallowed part of his collar (which he had, so I took it off). He was sick most of the day on Saturday. Poor baby! On Sunday, I made him some rice, which is supposed to be good for doggies with upset tummies. He was able to keep it down, which was a relief. However, he sort of had a cough, which scared me! Monday we took him in to get his stitches out, and they said they think he has kennel cough!!!! I didn't think they could get that after having all their vaccinations, but I guess they still can! I feel so bad for him! If it doesn't get better by Friday, back to the vet we go. . . .
- I tried out the airbrushing/spray tan on Friday. I think I like it. It doesn't look fake to me at all. I can see how this could be addicting.
Here are some new goodies I brought home with me:

Kate Spade Annapolis Agnes Sweater

Tory Burch Suede Wedges

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Two Questions. . .

1.) Has anyone ever done a spray tan? I want to do one before the Derby, so I am doing a test run tomorrow. I am doing an airbrush session, so someone sprays it on me rather than just standing in a booth. I know I need to exfoliate (which I did this morning), and shave beforehand. Anything else I should know? Does it look good? Oh they also told me to wear loose clothing.

2.) Should I?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

More on the derby


So I have another dress that I am eyeing for the derby. . it's a Diane von Furstenberg silf chiffon dress (on the left) Then of course, there is the Kate Spade polka dot dress. Both of these are en route to me now, so I can see them both in person. Once I get them, I will post actual pictures. Ahh decisions decisions! Oh and the first day (the Oaks) isn't AS fancy as the actual Derby, so I think I will wear a pastel DVF wrap dress for that day.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Most Comfortable High Heel?

I need your advice. .. what is, in your opinion, the most comfortable high heel? Jimmy Choo? Christina Louboutin? Cole Haan??
What do you think?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Derby Dress

So I think I changed my mind and am going with this dress for the big day at the Derby:

This is also a Kate Spade dress. Same cut, just a different pattern. It is a light pink, you just can't really tell from the picture. What do you think of this one?

Also, I will be attending both days of the Derby. Of course the second day is the BIG one, but I think people still dress up on the first day. Here is what I am thinking about for day one. Is this fancy enough? Any one know?

This is a Trina Turk dress. Thanks for your advice!

J.Crew Lilac Shift Dress Review

So I finally got around to taking a picture of this (pup and husband were in bed early last night). I ordered an XXS. I usually wear a 0/XS in J.Crew (since XXS is rarely an option). I'd say it fits me pretty well in the body. I am not swimming in it, which is always nice. It is on the short side, but I don't think it's TOO short. What do you think? Sorry for the poor quality picture taken with my phone :

Here is the J.Crew model:

It is a very pretty dress. I tried it on with gladiators and a navy cardigan. I can't wait to wear it!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Derby Advice

Has anyone ever been to the Kentucky Derby??? Well, I am going this year, so I am on the hunt for a perfect outfit. Any advice? This is what I have in mind right now:

Kate Spade Garden Party Reina Dress and, of course, a big white hat

What do you think?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Weekend Trip to SF!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine flew by way too quickly, as usual! I took a short trip up north to San Francisco. I had so much fun! I stayed right by Union Square, so there was plenty of shopping and eating nearby! On Saturday I did some shopping and brought home these 2 beauties with me:

J.Crew Zebra Cardigan

Tory Burch Dickie Sweater
I also ate some fabulous Chinese food, rode the Cable Cars, and walked around Fisherman's Wharf. I hope everyone else had a great weekend too!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I apologize that this post is so long overdue. Sometimes I don't know where the time goes and how things fly by so quickly!! It's already Wednesday some how! And even better, it's St. Patrick's Day! I hope you remembered to wear your green today! Since I am part Irish, you know I am wearing mine :)

I have plenty of new purchases I want to share with you, some of which are my favs (Tory Burch, J.Crew). I need to be a less lazy blogger and take some pictures. For now, I will share with you my new baby (other than Mr. Winston):

Yep, I bought a YSL Muse Bag! It is a gorgeous navy color (not as bright as it looks in the picture). I bought the large size in Indigo. LOVE IT. I know it's been out for a while, but I can see why it's still so popular.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Winston's First Trip to the Beach

Last weekend we introduced Winston to the beach. He wasn't so sure about the waves, even though he LOVES water! He was definitely curious though!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Night Without the Hubby

Sometimes it's nice to have some time to myself :)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

J.Crew lilac shower shift dress

So I just received the lilac shower shift dress in ginger and I LOVE it!!! I'm not home so I can't post pictures, but its adorable!!! Ill post pictures tomorrow.have a good weekend!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Things that make me happy

I was inspired by Kathy at Two Hands Full of Daisies to post about things that make me happy. Work and life have been nuts, so this is a nice opportunity to stop and think about all the good things :) So here they are, in no particular order:

Starbucks. Yep, it's that simple. A yummy coffee will definitely brighten my day

Winston. All I have to do is look at his sweet face and all my stress melts away (OMG he was SO tiny when we brought him home!)
Fashion magazines. I love reading fun, mindless magazines after thinking so hard all day!

Red Wine. Do I even need to explain?

Shopping: Yes, retail therapy is a real thing

Being Pampered: mani-pedis, trips to the spa.
And of course, my friends and family! I love spending time with them!
What makes you happy?