Sunday, August 28, 2011

Family outing: Local zoo!

Unfortunately, our local, neighborhood zoo has quite the rep for being hideous.  Despite this infamous rep, locals still gather there for an outing of some sort primarily because it's FREE!  Sooo, while there my family and I found the pink flamingo's to be pretty interesting. We found ourselves joining in with the other visitors gazing over at them. I particularly like the second pic I took of the pink flamingos. The way the sun reflected off the water to enhance their color was on point.

Ahhh, at last!  We got to one of my top favorite animals at the zoo. The giraffe. It's one of my favs because I find the tall stature, long legs, small face, long eyelashes to be glamourous. I also love the pattern of their coat/fur. I'd love to have a faux giraffe print in my wardrobe...maybe in a handbag or a pair of shoes. ;-)


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday's dinner is done!

I decided to throw in a quick posting regarding one of my signature meals...GUMBO.
I often refer to myself as being non-domestic as cooking and cleaning aren't my thing, but I do partake for survival.
The gumbo contains the following meats: shrimp, beef sausage, and boneless chicken breast.

My family ate and ate and ate until they couldn't eat anymore!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Outfit of the day ;-)

I was had my son take this quick outfit picture for me while at a picnic.  I am wearing stretchy, skinny jeans and a paisley tunic purchased at Marshalls.  The jade green necklace with gold butterfly and chain (see previous posting) is from Francesca's Collections, a small boutique in the local malls.


Monday, August 15, 2011

Help Me!

I know I don't have many followers (yet), but I am asking for some assistance from you with this one.  I spotted these lovelies while out looking for something else.  My goal is to wear these before summer ends.   I'd love to put together a little something like what  Charee Lenee'  put together in her "Pretty In Pink" post.  She used hot pink or fuchsia and I'd like to do the same look with Bumble Bee yellow.  So far, the only thing I can think of is this 'off white' (blouse and pants) to wear the yellow with.  What do you all think?

Shoes: Varsavia Viamara | thrifted from Plato's Closet
Belt: Target


Friday, August 12, 2011

the beginning of a beautiful friendship, J. Crew

(patting myself on the back!)

You would not believe how quick of a study I am.  I am really trying to grasp this fashion stuff. (insert serious face).  My previous post was about me wanting to put together a "lookbook".  Well I am getting pretty darn close with this one; although I am not sure if a lookbook can consist of only two pics.  I am going to play it safe and refer to this one as "a look" that I am going to duplicate from J. Crew.

So when I was sent this advertisement from J. Crew with this look in the body of the email.  My learnings set in immediately.

On a visit to my mom's, I went vintage shopping through her handbags and to my surprise she gave me some of her best Italian leather bags that I called "page-boy" bags (correct me on this one).  I have had them in my possession for a few months now but hadn't quite figured out how to sport them.

Take a look at my version:

Shoes: BCBG from Nordstrom Rack
Handbag: gifted from my mother's vintage collection

Shoes: purchased from Turnstyle consignment shop

So what do you think?  Did I pull the duplication off?  Well, I am giving myself an A+ for this one!


Friday, August 5, 2011

calling ALL shoe lovers

If you fit any of the following categories:

  • shopping for back to school
  • on a budget
  • want trendy looks
  • live in the Twin Cities area or know someone who does
  • visiting the Twin Cities
  • looking for a gift 
  • enjoy window shopping
  • or just a shoe lover in general

Check out


I just so happened to stumble upon these beauties in the clearance section!


tweet...tweet! tweet....tweet!

Alright ya'll, I gave in and opened a Twitter account.

Why?  I was inspired by my fellow fashion/lifestyle bloggers when I couldn't view a posting or leave a comment without going to Twitter.

I know, I know...I gave in fairly easy, but I really wanted to leave someone a comment.  I felt it was my duty as an infant in the blogging world to pay my gratitude to those who came before me.

I more than likely will not be leaving much info, but will use it to read and keep up with the folks who are really into "tweeting".
Soooo if you are on Twitter, follow me: tdrenice