Thursday, October 31, 2013

Jinkies it is Halloween!

I had to break out my skeleton get up for the day before Halloween. 
My students were like, "You should have warn that tomorrow!" 
but little did they know I had a costume up my sleeve! 

What I Wore: glasses- c/o Firmoo, top & cardigan & boots- Gypsy Warrior, belt- Hot Topic, pants- Target

What was my costume that was up my sleeve?

Velma from Scooby Doo!
& my Scoobys! 

Nailed it.

What I Wore: glasses- Warby Parker Midnight Blue Sinclairs, sweater & skirt- thrifted, socks- Khol's, loafers- Rebecca Minkoff

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: you're such a fungi!

We started Day 6 of the honeymoon in Alaska with a little hike around the hotel, 
I was wearing a dress. 
The most fashionable hiker Alaska has seen...

To be able to take the walk, a new rain coat had to be purchased since I lost mine =(
Hubby picked out this green one, I of course got hot pink. 

A day full of mushroom investigations since the Fungi Formal was tonight! 

Even though it is called "Moose Meadow Park" we didn't see any moose.
The whole week. 
Charlie said we are the people that go to the zoo and still don't see "wildlife"
but it was beautiful! 

Had to stop by this amazing log cabin that they are building! 
Look at those tree pillars in the front!

Stopped by Sitzmark for a beer & a snack, 
nothing to write home about, 
but the ceiling by a local artist was amazing!

Had to check out the Hotel Alyeska's sushi bar since it is only open from Friday to Sunday,
had to get the Hotel Alyeska's roll with local fish!
pretty good, loved the chunks of fish on top! 

Then got a coffee & hung out around a fire outside on this cloudy day

What I Wore: glasses- Jean LaFont, dress- BCBG {$20 score from Marshall's}, cardigan- thrifted, stockings- vintage from mom, boots- thrifted 

Love my necklace from the local jade store! 

Rocking my bright new North Face =)

Then it was time to go on a fungi adventure! 
 Went to the community center to sign up for a mushroom foray {that is next week's Wedding Wed!}
& got to check out the crazy types of mushrooms found in this part of Alaska during this time of the year.
Did you know that in fall it is like a rainforest there?!
That is another reason why a new rain coat was needed.

& then this gem happened. 

I think the Fungi Formal was the highlight of our trip!
Great wild mushroom dinner & I sat next to a woman with a homemade mushroom necklace
& her husband had a mushroom tie. 

& this man had MUSHROOM PANTS.
Trip made. 

It was a bonus that we won this print from the silent auction! 
Can't wait to find the perfect place for it in our new house!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Cat & Mouse Game {with the bonus of a fundraiser!}

Last Friday I attended a fundraiser event at the Alex & Ani store in Princeton, NJ where 15% of every purchase was donated to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention in Paige Aiello's name. 
Paige was a 22 year old College of New Jersey student who took her life in April of last year. 

The place was packed!

I was so happy to be there! 
Thanks Big for inviting me!

I was searching for the perfect bracelet to add to my current arm candy,
I liked this elephant one, but I wish it was more of a cut out shape and not so cartoony

I was really looking for this bracelet: 
But I didn't find it in stores {will be on my Christmas wish list!}

When I saw this bracelet in a picture, I knew I needed to have it!
The evil eye! 

After some searching, it was all mine!

Perfect addition to my arm candy!

What I Wore: glasses- Rivet & Sway Pink Punchlines, top- vintage via Etsy store A Glass Jar, necklace- JewelMint, pants- Old Navy, loafers- ?, bag- thrifted 

& a fabulous squinty eye laughing pic.
you're welcome. 
must be that positive energy from Alex & Ani ;)

My Big got a phoenix bracelet!

Ended the night with trying a new sushi place & lots of laughter!

Perfect Friday night!

Here are some more of my Alex and Ani picks:

See all the links for my picks on my pinterest!
By the way- this Alex & Ani event helped raise $21,000 towards the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention! WOW!