I’m Back with Chad


I used to think you were for old women when I saw your catalogs, but then several years ago I ordered a slew of to die for tops and dresses. Then you went into another slump where I thought everything you sold was UG. And now, well you won me back. Take a look.

  1. Flyaway Drape Sweater
  2. Shimmer Ruffle Dress
  3. Kimono Wrap Dress
  4. Pleated Tunic
  5. Relaxed Pleated Tunic
  6. Woven Trim Shell

Cozy On Up

I love me a good sweater.  When I think of winter I definitely think, t-shirt, jeans and a good cozy sweater.  These are just a few that I would love to add to my collection.

  1. Old Navy, Cropped Toggle Jet Sweater Cape
  2. Chadwicks, Convertible Cable Cardigan
  3. Target, Mossimo Ribbed Collar Sweater Vest
  4. Garnet Hill, Empire Seam Cotton/Cashmere Cardigan
  5. Chadwicks, Printed Cardigan
  6. Garnet Hill, Ruffle Trimmed Swing Cardigan
  7. Old Navy, Short Sleeved Jet Sweater Capes

Someone Invite Me Somewhere Fancy

Because I want an excuse to wear one of these. (You know, in my fantasy world where I’m not starting to resemble a beached whale)

  1. Newport News, One Shoulder Drape Front Dress
  2. Macys, Maggie London Sleeveless Tiered Ruffle Dress
  3. Target, Phoebe Petal Dress
  4. LuLus, Stawberry Tart Dress
  5. Chadwicks, Satin Shantug Ruffle Dress
  6. Anthropologie, Orange Blossom Dress
  7. Target, Reese Sleeveless Dress
  8. Victoria’s Secret, Ruched Jersey Dress

Not So Mellow Yellow

A lot of people shy away from wearing shades of yellow, but it’s all about finding your right shade. Wearing yellow can turn your frown upside down. It goes well with other brights like red or turquoise, but it looks equally great with neutrals like black or gray.

  1. Chadwicks, Eyelet Sheath
  2. Chadwicks, Ruffle Front Peplum Blouse
  3. Charlotte Russe, Smocked Open Front Cover Up
  4. ShopBossa, Shiraleah Donatella Tote Bag
  5. Old Navy, Faux Leather Cross Strap Wedges
  6. Old Navy, Roll Sleeve Plaid Camp Shirt
  7. Walmart, OP Sleeveless Floral Back Tunic
  8. Forever21, Gathered Strapless Top

Things I Can Wear and So Can You

I have always gravitated towards flowy and loose tops. Before I lost the weight that I did pre-wedding, no one thought I needed to lose anything by looking at me. And when I would say I was dieting, they would tell me some tale of me being out of my mind- that I looked fine already.  I was good at disguising is what it was. Well, now that I’m pregnant, my pants are getting tight and my previously not round belly is starting to have a little done-lapped over my pants situation.  So enter my love of flowy tops. Here we go ladies, these are your best friend.. let me tell you. Prego or not.

  1. Walmart, Organic Chambray Key Hole Top
  2. Forever21, Silk Flounce Top
  3. Kohls, Twisted Chiffon Tunic
  4. Chadwicks, Diamond Inset Goddess Tank
  5. Victorias Secret, Tiered Silk Georgette Shell
  6. Forever21, Eyelet Trim Woven Top
  7. Chadwicks, The Tiered Tee
  8. Victorias Secret, Tiered Linen Halter Sweater


Things that make me go mmmm….ohmygawditssobrightandrufflyImighthavetobuythisineverycolor.

  1. Target, Cascade Front Top
  2. Old Navy, Womens Ruffle Neck Cardigan
  3. Target, Converse One Star Womens Sleeveless Top
  4. Chadwicks, The French Jacket
  5. Gap, Raw Edge Ruffle Blouse
  6. Target, Womens Alex Pleated Top

Turquoise Addiction

Ladies, I have an addiction and it’s called turquoise.  I think all I need to tell you is that I almost bought every single one of these items in the making of this post.  But I didn’t.  Que Milagro!  I’m not making any promises for tomorrow.

  1. Viva Terra, Vintage Silk Scrap Necklace
  2. Sundance, Blue Falls Necklace
  3. Soft Surroundings, Novia Necklace
  4. King Ranch Saddle Shop, Three Strand Turquoise Necklace
  5. Chadwicks, Turquoise Nugget Necklace
  6. Heart Design Jewelry Etsy Shop, Handcraft Turquoise Necklace with Waxed Cotton Cord
  7. Old Navy, Women’s Multi-Strand Seed-Bead Necklaces
  8. Persimmon Jewelry Etsy Shop, Turquoise Button Necklace
  9. Anthropologie, Double Torsade Necklace
  10. Heart Design Jewelry Etsy Shop, Turquoise Handcraft Necklace and Waxed Cotton Cord 24 Inch

DaBomb.com Items From Chadwicks!

Oh don’t roll your eyes over there. I get the feeling that some peeps tend to think it’s for the ladies of an older generation, but Chadwick’s has some really fun and youthful pieces that I’m coveting right now. You don’t have to be a geriatric to rock any of these looks!

  1. Chadwicks, Jackie Sweater
  2. Chadwicks, Skinny Snake Belt
  3. Chadwicks, Rose Button Jacket
  4. Chadwicks, Vintage Sheath Dress
  5. Chadwicks, Bow Tie Sweater
  6. Chadwicks, Ruffle Front Knit Dress

Not Your Average Denim

I, like majority of you, wear jeans on most days. Lately, I’ve seen some denim pieces that aren’t for your lower half and cute doesn’t even begin to describe what I’m seeing. Check it out for yourselves…


  1. Forever21, Stella Denim Jacket
  2. American Eagle Outfitters, Western Bonfire Shirt
  3. Chadwicks, Denim Twist Front Dress
  4. Etsy, The MoneyBags Wallet in Denim by humade
  5. Newport News, Denim Tuxedo Dress
  6. Gojane.com, Zip Front Denim Flat
  7. Gojane.com, Denim Rosette Ballet Flat
  8. Etsy, Denim Birdie Clutch by retrospecttive
  9. Etsy, Denim Handbag by CrazyBoy
  10. Forever21, Sequined Denim Headband
  11. Charlotte Russe, Denim Shirt Dress

Christmas Wishlist: AK Edition

Der thought it’d be a good idea if we all shared our dream Christmas Wishlists for this year–she explicitly said if money was no object what would you ask for.  So I picked a little something something or alot of something something.  But I categorized it for you foos because I’m OCD like that.  Anyway…have at it.  I’m drooling.

Shoes & Accessories

ak-xmas wishlist accessories and shoes

  1. Boden, Patent Buckle Flats-Navy – I love love love this color combo.
  2. Piperlime, Bernardo Google-Red – I’ve been wanting a driving moc
  3. Zappos, PUMA Cabana Racer II Wn’s-Hi Risk Red/White/Blue Mist – a vintage tennis shoe mixed with the bomb color combo..could not be more AK
  4. Dreams Corner Etsy Shop, Scarf ruffle gray in wool italian fabric with vintage button – ohhhh ruffles, yes please
  5. bossa, Shiraleah Recession collection tote bag-Pewter – I’ve been looking for a metallic purse that’s not to out there…I think this might be it.
  6. Levenger, Pen Pocket Briefcase with Pen – a cute little notepad to have with me to write down stuff to remember since I can’t remember shit anymore–can you say old?
  7. Abas, Cate Accordian-Classique Blue – this was on my list last year, turquoise…my favorite color
  8. UGG, Women’s Classic Cardy-Grey – this was newly added thanks to Court


ak-xmas wishlist jewelry

  1. Sundance, Pitter-Patter Ring – not sure what it is about this ring, I’m just drawn to it.
  2. Craftsbury Kids, Custom Silhouette Pendants-Medium – would I ever be able to get a profile shot of my 14 mo to send in for one of these…aren’t they SO cute??
  3. Sundance, Modern Times Watch-Blue –  again, the color combo got me…would be a great occasional watch
  4. Sleeks Etsy Shop, Silk Necklace-Slate Grey – I love this and am envisioning it sprucing up my tee collections
  5. Sundance, Champagne Pincushion Ring –  I don’t wear gold much but man o man this is a statement ring
  6. Silver Tribe, Native American Navajo Indian Multicolor Sterling Silver Bead Necklace Jewelry – picture it…a navy tee with this necklace…OMG
  7. Belartes, Tagua Adjustable Necklace – this one is thanks to O Magazine..aren’t they gorgeous??


ak-xmas wishlist clothes

  1. Sundance, Jacket Militaire-Ice Blue – I love how this is the perfect shade of bright..right up my alley
  2. Kate Boggiano, Tank Top-Sparkling Grape – I have a couple of these in neutral colors and would love to brighten up my collection.
  3. Nordstrom, Velvet by Graham & Spencer “Kylea” Sequin Tank –  Sequins are everywhere in stores, have you noticed?
  4. Chadwicks, Sculptural Cross Neck Babydoll – Love this neckline AND the color
  5. Target, Merona Elbow Sleeve Turtleneck Top – Newport Aqua – This sleeve length is perfect for Houston weather–its a turtleneck but a shorter sleeve–perfecto
  6. Victoria’s Secret-Open cardigan tee-Blackberry – COMFY is what comes to mind when I see this..and adorable.

Odds & Ends

ak-xmas wishlist odds and ends

  1. Sur la Table, Copco Round Bag Caps – Chip clips are so 2008
  2. The Container Store, Drop-Front Shoe Boxes – This would be the beginning of my dream closet
  3. Amazon, Vacu Vin Glass Markers Party People – Another new edition thanks to Sarah
  4. happytape, so many pretty solids 20pak – My brown paper bag wrapping would be so happy
  5. Amazon, Jiffy Steamer ESTEAM Travel Steamers-Pink – a PINK clothing steamer!! SQUEEEEE!
  6. Bed Bath & Beyond, Amy Butler Bath Towels-One of each please – I couldn’t believe it when I saw these..I would buy all different ones and mix them up because I’m eclectic like that.


ak-xmas wishlist gadgets

  1. Sur la Table, Skybar Wine System – It’s like WHAT?! are we at the AK casa or a wine bar?!
  2. Urban Outfitters, Speedball Screenprinting Kit – I would love to learn how to do this
  3. Paper Source, Letterpress Machine Combo Kit – Again I would love to learn how to do this
  4. Amazon, Kindle Wireless Reading Device – I would load this sucker up and take it with me wherever I went
  5. Amazon, Polaroid CZA-10011B PoGo Instant Mobile Printer – Isn’t this the coolest thing?
  6. The Demy – A recipe gadget, perfect, love it.


ak-xmas wishlist books

  1. Amazon, Confections of a Closet Master Baker: One Woman’s Sweet Journey from Unhappy Hollywood Executive to Contented Country Baker – About Sandra Bullock’s sister
  2. Amazon, Kirtsy Takes a Bow: A Celebration of Women’s Online Favorites – The pictures I’ve seen online alone are drawing me to this book
  3. Amazon, Stay Home, Stay Happy: 10 Secrets to Loving At-Home Motherhood – 10 secrets to anything is intriguing to me
  4. Amazon, Twilight – Yes, I admit, I might be the last person on Earth that hasn’t read this book or seen the movie..I should start, yes?
  5. Amazon, Guac Off! – The perfect end to this post–Guac Guac Guac–I have an unhealthy obssession to it, but it’s the good fat right?

So what’s on your wishlist this year?