Since I know how difficult it is to find the PERFECT outfit for a date night or a concert at Harry’s, I’ve decided to put this blog to good use and give you some ideas!
My first stop – Pine Boutique. You can find Pine right off Texas in the Texas Crossing shopping center. Or, since you probably have no idea what it’s actually called, let’s go with the Bed, Bath, and Beyond shopping center.
How much did I love my first fashion find from Pine Boutique? Well, I bought the whole outfit.
Whether you’re going out to the Roger Creager concert tonight or just hitting up Northgate, this outfit is AWESOME.
A dark pleather pant and studded black shirt? Yes, please. I instantly had to try this on. I liked the look out, but obviously if you can rock it, TUCK IT IN.
Sure, sure it’s mildly chilly outside this week.. but just throw on a jacket, maybe some black printed tights, you’ll be good to go.
*hilariously, I forgot to bring a heel of any kind, so I cut out my legs. But who am I kidding? I’d probably try and rock boots with this anyway. I am aaall about comfort. haha
Right now studs are everywhere! I can’t even pretend I don’t like the style because it adds such an edge to everything. I have vests, jackets, and now this black shirt and clutch. CAN WE ZOOM IN ON THIS THING?
I mean seriously, if that doesn’t turn heads when you go out, you’re doing it wrong. It’s like a fashion weapon! What I love most about it is how spacious it is. Enough room for your phone, credit cards, cash, body bag (KIDDING), car keys.. way more than my itsy bitsy wallet I always try and tote around. AND it has a handle.. which doubles as brass knuckles. Now THAT’S what I call handy.
I also loved the jewelry I found. Chunky Aztec inspired pieces – a black necklace and cuff. I’m not a girl for dainty anything and these statement pieces were just what my wardrobe had been missing. They also come in a bunch of colors, since I realize not everyone on the planet loves black as much as I do.
Remember, this is just a little jumping off point – if this isn’t your style, let Pine help you find something that is.
Another big thing is mixed textiles, like leather and lace, leather and patterns.. and you can find all that and more at Pine. They are always putting out new inventory and even if you hate to shop (believe me, no one hates this more than I do), this place is great. The sales staff are friendly and trendy.. let’s be real.. that’s important.. I can’t wait to go shopping here again!
For more looks, hit up Pine Boutique on facebook!
After this week’s dive into my inbox, I came across a story that some of you might be able to relate to.
I work at a law firm and right before Christmas, they took on a new partner. He’s not around as much as the others, but for whatever reason, at our holiday party, he started calling me Dave. The problem is, my name is Dustin.
Now it’s mid January and he is STILL calling me Dave.
I feel like it’s gone on so long, I can’t correct him without embarrassing him. My question is, is it more polite now to just ignore the error since he isn’t around that much? OR would it be better to subtly clue him in….. and if so, HOW?!
-Dave…. er Dustin
When I worked in Houston, big boss man didn’t know who the eff I was. He would come down the hall and say hello to everyone by name, and when he’d get to my cubicle he’d just say.. HEY!
I never tried to tell him my name, and when he FINALLY FIGURED IT OUT, it was because I was leaving.
Looking back, I should have made sure he knew me.
The problem with this situation is that if you are in a meeting and he calls you Dave, you run the risk of SOMEONE else calling him out on it. Then you’d both look like a$$es.
Next time he calls you the wrong name, just smile and say your real name. He’ll probably be a tad embarrassed and say something like, “Have I been calling you Dave all this time?!” but at least you are setting the record straight.
Either that – or legally change your name. You don’t want to pi$$ off the guy on the letterhead.
Have you been in this sitch? How would you tell him?
Monopoly is holding the trial of the century, asking fans to play the jury to decide which of the games classic pieces gets to stay–and which one has to go.
Using Facebook and Twitter, Hasbro has launched a contest for fans of the classic game to help “save” their favorite token–car, thimble, shoe, Scottie dog, battleship, hat, iron or wheelbarrow–and vote to replace it with a brand new one.
So the piece with the fewest votes, literally gets the boot. Not to pass GO. Not to collect $200.. but, to go directly to jail. Wouldn’t it be ironic if it was the shoe?
If you’re wondering how it’s going.. the Scottie dog is holding an easy lead, with more than 61,000 votes and 34 percent overall. The wheelbarrow is in trouble, with 24,000 votes and only 3 percent of the total so far. This surprises me. I thought the wheelbarrow was WAAAY cooler than the stupid hat.
Fans can pick between a robot, a diamond ring, a cat, a helicopter and a guitar for a new token that will take its place among the classics.
Facebookers can vote to save one classic token and choose one new token once a day on the Monopoly Facebook app, and use the hashag #tokenvote to cast votes on Twitter.
I’m pulling for the thimble. You could put that thing on your pinkie! And as for the new pieces, I’m not thrilled.. Unless there’s a real diamond in that ring.
Which would you save?! Or should we leave well enough alone?
Or maybe we should change the game COMPLETELY?!
haha what do you think?
If you’re like the other 99% of the population, you’re probably feeling a little cruddy right now.
It’s the weather. It’s dank, dreary, and people dropping like flies with flu symptoms.
Obviously there are the basics like using hand sanitizer.. which by the way if you DON’T, YOU SHOULD.. (Case in point, this NSFW ad from Chile)
What other ways do you stay well?
I’m a sucker for Zicam. If I lose all sense of smell or taste, I’d be okay with that.
What about you?!
And here’s the EARWORM study to banish annoying tunes from your daily life. *Yeah, talking to YOU Carly Rae*
Tons of holiday problems, STILL POURING IN.
This week, I’m lightening it up with Sofia’s email.
I met a guy a few weeks back. He’s adorable and super sweet, AND you can imagine my excitement when he invited me to his new year’s party.
We’d been talking back and forth, but he never texted me… which I thought was kind of weird. He ALWAYS called.
When I went to his house on new years, I found out WHY. He uses a LANDLINE. A LANDLINE.
Who the hell uses a landline anymore?! He said it reminds him of time when life was “easier.” He hardly ever uses his cell phone – except for work calls.
Should I ditch the dude since obviously he’s a little off?
As hard as we want to pretend it doesn’t bother us that people don’t have cell phones or facebooks, IT DOES. You automatically assume the guy’s either a serial killer, pathological liar, or got a wife and enough kids to roster a basketball team.
The fact that he does own a cellular device makes it a little better – but the fact that he is most assuredly never going to use it to call you is troublesome.
It’s almost too easy for this guy to be not accessible, to disappear off the face of the Earth.. from you.
Bottom line: I wish I didn’t have a cell phone.. I wish none of us did. But I do. And when I don’t answer it, people get upset.
Now factor a relationship into that.. he can get a hold of you, but very rarely are you going to catch him.
No matter how secure you are, that’s going to drive you crazy. Tell him to catch up with the times or invest in some walkie talkies.
What do you think? Would you dump a guy who only used a landline?
..I probably would.