The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.-Steel Magnolias

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What's a Motto?

Nothing. What's a motto with you? My new motto for life right now is "If you harass enough people, you'll get exactly what you want."

I've been working ona scheme to have a political rally here in Athens, GA. And let me tell you this: Dreams DO come true! We have an historic venue we have some awesome talent( here and here)We are working on some big name speakers... and we will be having some local folks do short speeches. (I might be one of them!) I'm ok with all of this. The plans are getting smoothed out, the fundraising is going well, ads in newspapers etc... are being placed, and people are getting excited!

Here's the problem... WHAT AM I GOING TO WEAR!?!??!?! There will more than likely be over 1000 people there! EEK! Suggestions ladies. Let's here 'em!

I want something fun and funky, but classic and comfortable. Not too casual and not too dressy. Help me out here friends. PLEASE!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Blending In

My hubs said this cardi reminded him of camo... hmm... not exactly the look I was going for. I was excited to find this ATL cardi with the tags still on.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Like Switzerland

I normally love bright colors but I'm having a fling with neutrals. I found this neutral duster at Peace Place and I'm really having fun with it.

Friday, February 24, 2012

A History

THIS is a very interesting history of the paisley pattern. I just adore paisley! It's like a floral print... but not... all at the same time.

I saw this dress and knew I was going to cut it apart. I loved the colors and pattern but the dress itself... ugh. Here's what I came up with...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Coral Reef

I really get excited about theme dressing. I am not only wearing coral the color but also a brooch shaped like coral the organism. Anyone else get excited about silly things like this?
Tea cup necklace, gold "coral" brooch, linen J Crew top and Velvet ATL blazer all from Peace Place last week.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I'm Still Standing!!

Hi. Yes, I am around. I just don't get a chance to wear very much that is not AT&T! But, I did get out a little this last week and I have a few outfit pictures to share.  I'm also growing my hair out.  I haven't had it long in almost 10 years.  I don't know if I can stand to grow it out.  Right now, all I want to do is cut it all off!! How do you get thru that transition phase while growing out hair?  And I also have hair envy of Leah's hair.  I think she has the prettiest hair and I want it!! LOL

So here's what I've worn lately:

This was actually inspired by a photo of Kendi at Pinterest.  The sweater is thrifted Land's End, the shirt and boots are Target, jeans are Old Navy, and the new (birthday!) purse is Michael Kors via TJ Maxx.  You can't really see my boots that well in this pic.  I'll include a pic with the boots but I have this weird what the heck look on my face! LOL

Here's the pinterest version:

This is what I'm actually wearing today. I'm going shopping and to lunch with my mama and aunts! Should be fun, right?

I have on the cutest necklace that I got at this store called Sparkle in Lawrenceville, GA.  I think they have an Etsy store, too. It's two sided. Here's all three pendants I got on the same day.  Don't you just love the little bird Yoda?!!  (Have I already posted these, by any chance, and just forgotten?)

Can you believe yesterday was the 300th post?! WOW! Where has the time gone!?!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy 300th to you!

This is our 300th post! Are you EXCITED?!?!?! I'M EXCITED!!!! WOOOO HOOOOO! ... eh hem... ok sorry about that. I'm calm now.

I'm going to showcase some of my great finds from Peace Place last week. Are you ready? We all know I am!

Found this neat little top with a gold sequin detail around the v-neck. It still had the tags on it and it fit so well. Krystle hasn't been around the blog much lately but she is in fact in this picture. See the phone in my left hand? I was talking to her when I took this picture.
I just loved this 70's vintage dress. Polyester floral on top attached to a green velvet skirt. What's not to love? Except that it wasn't very flattering where the two pieces met so I covered it up with my denim vest. (also from pp)
I don't know why I liked this dress so much in the store... still debating. I think I may crop it to a tunic length. Opinions?
I have this dress pinned in the back which is why my arms look so awkward. It will definitely need to be altered but I couldn't resist. Olive and I go waaay back.
This little vintage beauty still had the original tags on it! The interesting thing was that there wasn't a barcode to be found. Funny huh? It is tad too large for me. any suggestions on how to make this dress a little more flattering?
You all know my love affair with chartruese. I just HAD to have this skirt. I almost paired it with a chocolate brown sweater... but why would I do that when I can wear it with another polky print?
I'm still on the fence with this tunic? mini jumper? I will obviously NEVER wear it alone as a dress. I like the idea of it but worry that it's a little too early 90's. Opinions? I'm also thinking it will make a fun maternity top someday. (WARNING! This is NOT, I repeat NOT an announcement... just keeping my options open) I have a ton more, but don't want to overwhelm you with pics today... or make you jealous of my thrifty finds! ;) I'll post more tomorrow! Until then... tell me which dress is your favorite.

Monday, February 20, 2012

If you wish...

... upon a star? ... in one hand and spit in the other? "Ifs" and "buts" were candy and nuts... we'd all have a Merry Christmas? That's all I've got for now.

There is a really neat rally going on today in Washington D.C. It's called "Veterans for *** ****" If I were going... this is what I'd wear.
What would you wear to a political rally centered around military veterans?

Friday, February 17, 2012

I've Got the Blues

Real baaad... Ok so it's not depression or anything totally serious. But my some of my family members out in Washington state planned a political event and the candidate that they (and I) support is going to show up! And since I'm AAAALLLLL the way down here in the Peach State... I'll be missing it. My silver lining was that CNN would be holding a GOP debate in Atlanta and it was possible that because of my work with the campaign I had a chance at some tickets. Well... all the candidates but one turned down the invite to the debate. So here I am moping about, wishing I was in my hometown today to shake hands with my favorite presidential candidate.

I'm going to Peace Place for some retail therapy.
I got this great royal blue skirt at Peace Place. 100% silk! It is light as a feather and feels amazing on my skin. The polky shirt, black kitten heels and blue beads are also a Peace Place finds. The flower brooch is self made from a silk dress I cut up from Peace Place. If there is ANYthing that can cheer my up today... it's Peace Place.

Oh... and this... You're welcome!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pull the Wool Over

My mother-in-law gave me this really neat wool jacket. It's lightweight but REALLY warm. The weather here has been too warm to actually wear it... until now. Can we say 19 degrees? YIKES! So... now that I've had it hanging in my closet waiting to wear for almost 2 months, it finally gets to make a debut here at southern comfort.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

To Have and To Hold

So, we got featured over at Shabby Tea Party for my anniversary post last year!

Betty Jean is having a Valentine link party where anyone can link up and share their love stories or even wedding blunders!

Her blog is full of cooking and crafts, antiques and decorating!  Go check out her tea party!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

There is no "IF"

There is no "if" in chief. But what about kerchief? Because if kerchiefs are wrong... I don't wanna be right. I have fallen head over heals with big, square scarves. They are a great way to spice up a plain shirt or to make a dress seem a little more casual.

I'm about to be super busy the rest of this week. Making dinner for a friend who just had a baby, church activities for 8-11 yr old girls, county campaign meeting for my favorite cadidate and date night with the hubby the rest of this week. That's on top of the usual toilet scrubbing, floor mopping, sheet changing, homeschooling... So these pictures will have to satisfy you for the rest of the week.

Sharp Dressed Man

Clean shirt, new shoes
And I don't know where I am goin' to
Silk suit, black tie
I don't need a reason why

They come runnin' just as fast as they can
'Cause every girl crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man

This is Ben this morning before he left for a meeting in Atlanta.  I thought he looked so good, I had to snap a picture!  And even better? That suit? It's a Stafford that he got for **$2** at the Habitat ReStore.  We've got more in the dry cleaning than the suit!

And see that bar that he's leaning against? He made that.  

This is the BEFORE picture. He found this
wall cabinet at Goodwill for $15.
This is the AFTER picture.  A little sanding, some paint, feet,
new hardware, a top and voila! A bar!
Inside of bar

I think he did a pretty good job! And he cleans up well, too!

Polka Dots, Checks and Stripes

I'm missing the polkies in this outfit... I'll see what I can do about that next time. ;)

I used to watch this on The Disney Channel when I was little. Kinda fitting for me. Dontcha think? Ps. Try not to be too disturbed by the men in underwear and garter socks riding a tandem bike @ 1:57... 0.o