Stuff That Stocking Girly Style!

Here are a few ideas for stocking stuffers of the girly kind ala ak! I think this is the perfect combo of girly meets geeky meets OCD if I do say so myself. Can I get a WHAT WHAT?!

  1. Levenger, Pocquettes Zipped Earbud Pouch Keychain – This is SO cool, I mean the little thing that fits inside to keep the earbuds from tangling up–can you say OCD much?
  2. Bagel Creations Etsy Shop, Adjustable Coffee Cozy-Bright – I purchased one of these a while back for a keno gift and also bought one for myself and they are awesome and very chic!
  3. Chia’sso, Pin Up Frames – OMG you know how we feel about polaroids around these parts and I think they are just too cute to pass up.
  4. Cambria Cove, iPouch Wallet by knomo-fuschia – Something like this is perfect for a mom who is still carrying a diaper can put all important things in this and just throw it in the diaper bag when you head out.  Also, its perfect for those running out for a quick trip type of situations and you don’t want to haul the whole kitchen sink you have in your regular size purse–essentials only.
  5. JennaDesigns Etsy Shop, Travel or Pocket Tissue Holder/Cozy – Ditto in regards to keno as stated above, purchased one for myself as well.  The great thing about this is that when you are rummaging around in your purse, the bright fabric makes it easier to find.
  6. Anne Taintor, She Was One Cocktail Away From Proving His Mother Right Magnet – I can’t tell you how funny I think this is as well as everything on this site.
  7. Anthropologie, Smith’s Rosebud Salve – This stuff is fab as a lip balm, for minor cuts, for dry skin, for a mini mani and the list goes on and on.  And the smell of it is divine.
  8. Brookstone, My Life Digitial Photo Keychain – I love being able to just upload some pics and run out the door…it’s too hard to have printed pics in an envelope to show off.
  9. Crafts2Cherish Etsy Shop, Black Beret with Red Wet Felted Flower – In Houston, when it’s cold for that one day a year, this would be perfecto!

Christmas List: Der Edition

So you all saw AK’s list of fabulousness. Now it’s my turn.

(Pssst…Husband PLEASE pay careful attention to what is to follow)

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  1. Victoria’s Secret, The Soft Sexy Wrap -I love the fact that this is like an upgraded t-shirt/cardigan combo. That is My FAVORITE combo and pretty much daily uniform, by the way.
  2. Best Buy, Nikon D5000– I would love this camera more than any of my family members, including my dogs. Ook,  not them. But everyone else. If I hadn’t already proven myself to be an expensive camera breaker, I MIGHT actually be eligible for this gift.
  3. Restoration Hardware, Telescoping Frames– Being that I just got married 10ish months ago, we have more pictures than we know what to do with. These are so unique and different.
  4. Macys, Fiesta Canisters– I ADORE the green. These would look so cute in my colorful kitchen.
  5. Etsy, dearestinez Large Leaf Earrings -UM so cute, so fun, so funky. I just may be gifting these to myself for Christmas.
  6. Old Navy, Womens Cable Knit Slipper Boots– My toesies would be so toasty in these. I’ve seen a version of these everywhere and I have been coveting.
  7. Urban Outfitters, Dachshund Lamp– Do I even need to go into why I would want/need this? No, I didn’t think so.
  8. Ann Taylor LOFT, Refined Knit Ruffle Neck Dress– Because I NEED more ruffles in my life. NO, I don’t have anywhere to wear it! SO??
  9. Mac Cosmetics, Tinted Lipglass in Spite -This was the first lipglass that I ever owned and I think I need to bring it back into my life Christmas 2009. It’s a mauvy pink and perfection.
  10. Pier1, Assorted Doorknob Wall Hooks– I’ve been eyeing these babies for a while now. What a super cute way to hang your coat or whatevs.
  11. Macys, Joseph Joseph Multi Color Spatula Design Cutting Board– Cute, colorful and belongs in mah kitchen!
  12. Gap, Mesh Chain Necklace– I want this for two reasons: a) it’s a subtle way to do the whole sequin trend going on and b) I’ve already planned my New Years outfit and it won’t be complete without it.
  13. Nordstrom, Jeffrey Campbell ‘Charo’ Slingback Sandal– Ruffles, love. Red, Love. Perfect HOT date with the hubby shoe. Nuff said.
  14. bossa, Shiraleah Jennifer Large Tote Bag– This brand is pretty sweet…looks remarkably similar to HOBO International for a fraction of the cost, plus this blue color is totally rocking my world.
  15. ZenniOptical, 2344 Plastic Full-Rim Frame– HOT pink frames? Must.have.

Oh, I almost forgot… while I’m wishing… I’ll take an endless supply of these.

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Cha Cha Chaaange

There are some adorably delish little change purses over at Target. I can’t help but think of what a fabulous (and cheap) gifts these would be for a co-worker or buddy for the upcoming holidays.  Check out the cuteness:

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  1. Target, Mossimo Owl Coin Purse
  2. Target, Mossimo Butterfly Coin Purse
  3. Target, Mossimo Butterfly Coin Purse-Purple
  4. Target, Mossimo Flower Coin Purse

Clutch Season

So, I am sure you all have fabulous lives where you have about a trillion holiday parties lined up and you have a super cute outfit lined up for each. Do you know what you are probably missing from that outfit? A clutch! A nifty little bag to accompany your sassy frass dress. Well, my favorite store has so many adorable ones to choose from with holiday flair!

  1. Target, Merona Feather Clutch
  2. Target, Merona Shirred Envelope Clutch
  3. Target, Merona Box Clutch with Jewels
  4. Target, La Regale Pleated Bow Clutch

Rookie Mistake: Wallet Edition

I went on a glorious honeymoon in Breckenridge, Colorado. No, it isn’t your typical honeymooner destination and we had our reasons for choosing it, but it was fantastic…and THAT is a post for another day. Today I am going to have a serious talk with you all regarding a purchase that I made on my honeymoon. I fell deeply and madly in love with …..a leather clutch wallet (sorry husband of mine) made by Hobo International.  The versatility of the design, the soft leather… I was like a teen girl on opening night of Twilight, crushing hard. (BTW, I recently watched Twilight and you may actually see me at the next opening night or stalking Robert Pattinson, no plans are set in stone yet) So, I purchased the $118.00 wallet, making this the most expensive wallet I have ever owned.  Take a look at her in all her glory….

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So, imagine my surprise when I get home and am browsing my local Target and happen upon THIS!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME????

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Seriously, I should have known better.

Tiny Purse

Anyone who knows me is aware of the fact that all my purses have to be under a certain size for me to carry them.  While the trend of carrying large hobos, totes,  and shoulder bags increased, I started on my never ending journey of looking for tiny purses.  Just something about them is cute and very much me.  Here is the one I am currently sporting.

Cross Bodies

I am always on the hunt for a good crossbody bag.

For the fall/winter season, I am trying to decide between these 5 fabulous finds!

  1. Fossil Gwen Crossbody
  2. Pax Eco ll Convertible Crossbody
  3. LeSportSac Deluxe Everyday Bag in Fado
  4. LeSportSac Madison in Ardor
  5. Haiku City Satchel Branch

Etsy Spotlight: Jennifer Ladd

I ran across Jennifer Ladd’s Etsy shop when I was looking for gifts to give all the girls that threw me a baby shower way back when I was a waddling fool.  I can’t tell you how much I drooled over all the different fabrics.  So many different colors and patterns.  I would like one of each please.  You can never have too many “going out” purses, can you? Don’t answer that.  Have a gander at all her past and present items…tons of cuteness!