It’s that wonderful time of the year.. NCAA MARCH MADNESS.
I know technically yesterday was bracket Monday, but I made mine this morning courtesy of PICKMYBRACKET.COM.
Defense and coed hottness tell me Michigan State is taking it.
WHAT TEAM ARE YOU ROOTING FOR AND WHY?
Forget spring break.. I am SPRING BROKE.
I went into Merge boutique this week for my fashion find, because well, money was a little tight. Everything in Merge boutique is under $50, so if you’re looking to score something awesome that’s not gonna break your bank before pay-day, I definitely suggest stopping in.
I had in my mind that I wanted to find something to rock for St. Patty’s day, but then I found this.
As I’m sure you’re aware, my photog skills are not the best. It’s a festive mullet dress (business in the front, party in the back) that has an orange and red top with a blue skirt.
Sadly, it has no traces of green.. BUT, it was the perfect drinking/crawfish dress for party on the patio.
I also LOVED that one.. so ladies, if you don’t have #bustygirlproblems. GET IT. Super flattering and a great cut, if you can zip it. Haha.
I have a bunch of other pictures to upload, because SUMMER is coming and Merge has bathing suits and bathing suit covers, but my phone IS NOT WORKING.
So, while I wait for that nonsense to get its s together, I present to you a charity fashion show featuring Pine and Merge.
Find Merge on Harvey Road by Al’s Formal Wear, or do a little browsing on their facebook page.
BIG NEWS Pine fans.
If you haven’t been swayed by my blog yet to make your way over to Pine, this grand opening party would be a great excuse to check it out.
There’s live music, wine tasting, introductions of new clothing lines.. and a photo booth!
I was watching them haul this thing in yesterday, and it’s pretty awesome. Today they have FREE PHOTOS all day.
Not something you’d expect in a clothing store, which is just another reason I love this place.
Aaaaand on to clothes.
Here’s the shirt I bought for the week. It’s teal and frayed around the collar, sleeves, and bottom.
I dragged (and by dragged I mean HELLO she came willingly to this place) my friend Jessica to come along this week, and she fell in love with this shirt.
And yes, I need to get my camera working better so I can stop cropping out my face. Ehhh.. one day.
Find them off Texas in the Bed Bath & Beyond Shopping Center or do a little virtual windowshopping on facebook.
I was going through a drawer over the weekend, and accidentally found the engagement ring my boyfriend is planning to give me.
And when I opened the box I was horrified: It was the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen. It’s yellow gold and looks like it came out of a cracker jack box. I would send you a pic, but I don’t want him to KNOW it’s me.
Shouldn’t it bother me he apparently doesn’t know me at all? Is it wrong to have a friend step in and help find something I’d like?
Not really familiar territory for me, but yeah, I’d say have a friend step in. I wouldn’t let it bug you that he didn’t know your style. I hate to reference Sex and the City, but same problem! Guys aren’t good at that sort of thing. It can’t hurt to have someone who knows you just offer a helping hand.
I mean dude – you have to wear that thing all the time, you might as well like it?
Have you ever been here? What would you do?
Yesterday’s shopping venture took me back to good ole Pine Boutique.
Tara and Dani just got back from VEGAS, and though I didn’t want to know all the details of their trip (what happens in Vegas.. amiright?), I did want to see their new merch.
Had it not been 40 degrees last night, I might have even bought a dress. A tad uncharacteristic, I know, but some of the new maxis they came back with were just that great. Maybe that’s what I’ll do next week.. hmmm..
ANYWAY cold weather party on the patio-ing in mind – I opted for a new brand I noticed right away. T-Squad
T-Squad is an all American brand. Made by Americans, for Americans. So that’s pretty cool. I like knowing where my money is going.
From their website:
“Above all, we are American. T-Squad is a fight cry for our generation of Americans.
With the foundation of our past in heart and mind, the graphics represent a new sense of Americana.
The things we see and the whispers we hear evoke the spirit of the generation.
There is something irresistibly beautiful about America.”
That’s pretty deep for a tee shirt line.
One of the reasons I really liked the brand is that the stuff is so comfortable. Stylish tees are a great addition to any wardrobe, and Pine has a few designs to choose from.
I wore this skull shirt under my leather jacket LAST NIGHT.
And here’s what I’m sporting today.
For girls who think their style doesn’t really fit in with the Bryan/College Station area, you NEED to check out Pine Boutique. Find them off Texas in the Bed Bath & Beyond Shopping Center or do a little virtual windowshopping on facebook.