Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy Friday

Who's happy it's Friday?  I'm getting two cavities filled this morning (yuck), but am counting down the hours until tonight because I get to see Incubus!!!  Love me some Brandon Boyd!!! 



I have wanted to see them since my senior year in high school...and my parents wouldn't let me because it was during finals week.  And then my best friend at the time, Rebecca, met them in an elevator and I was really jealous.  Finally it's here...and I think we have pretty great seats too!

TGIF,
Chelsea

Monday, September 26, 2011

Weekend Recap

Jason and I had a very low-key weekend to say the least.  Jason is coming off of being sick and I seemed to have caught it so we majorly took it easy.  We didn't even decorate for fall like I wanted...boo!

Friday
We went to an early evening movie to see Straw Dogs.  Very violent, but good.  We like the theme of a family protecting their home.  Makes me never want to live in a small town though. 



Saturday
Sleep - Walk - Read - Nap - Eat - Sleep
That's pretty much how it went.  It was nice to be able to take it easy since I was puny.  I'm currently reading Sarah's Key, recommended (and bought) by my mom.  I'm not quite finished with it, but it's amazing and a must-read! 



On another note, Jason and I rented Bridesmaids. Can't believe we hadn't seen it yet, but it's really funny and definitely worth watching. Great to watch such a funny movie with a lead female cast.



 


Sunday
Pretty much a repeat of Saturday, but I added a trip to the grocery store, cleaning and laundry

Hopefully we will have a more exciting weekend coming up and that I feel better soon.  I'm even home sick from work today and about to go back to bed...

Friday, September 23, 2011

Scarf Swappin'

I participated in Meredith's (from The Tichenor Family) 3rd Annual Scarf Swap!  What a great way to kick off the fall season.  Everyone loves a new scarf and you don't have to worry about sizes. 

I was paired up with Jess from Serendipity!  We've been emailing back and forth for the past few weeks to get to know each other.  Her family is so precious and just moved into a sweet, new house.  Hope you get Internet soon Jess! 

I read on her blog that she loves all things teal so that was my scarf mission.  I found a super soft and cozy scarf in the teal family at Ann Taylor (I didn't go over the price limit, a coupon was involved) and shipped it off to Pennsylvania (I was also excited to have a reason to use my new Erin Condren label freebie)!  By the way, the guy at the post office that I was quite kooky for taking pictures of my package.



Yesterday, after the longest day ever, look what was happily waiting for me in my mailbox!  I really needed this little day brightener.  Perfect timing to lift my spirits Jess.  So cute!


I L-O-V-E the scarf Jess got for me.  Red is one of my favorite colors to wear (especially since 75% of my closet is black and white.  It has flecks of silver in it and has a great comfy stretch.  So perfect!!!!


Tucker felt left out, so I let him model it too...


And this is what I wore today!  My great, new scarf with my new Missoni for Target top. 


Thank you so much Jess for my new fall wardrobe staple!  I'm glad we have had a chance to get to know each other.  Also, thank you to Meredith for hosting the swap.  She will be hosting a 'Winter Swap" in the next few months so stay tuned. 

Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Vegas Recommendations

Jason and I are going to Vegas in a few weeks with my brother and his girlfriend for 3 nights.  J & I have been one time, but were there for a wedding and didn't have much time to branch out. 

Please send me recommendations on places to eat, things to do, must-see hotels, shops and good shows or clubs.  The only thing we have booked so far is the Beatles LOVE show. 

Thanks!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

More Arrow Jewelry

I posted about a piece of arrow jewelry by Stella & Dot that I love a few weeks ago.  {Arrows are one of the symbols for my sorority so I kind of have a thing for them}  Now arrow jewelry seems to be popping up everywhere!

This week, Gilt Groupe is having a great sale on jewelry by House of Harlow 1960....which includes lots of arrow pieces!  Nicole Richie totally gets me - first peacocks, now arrows?   Enjoy.  Sale ends very soon. 



If you need an invitation for Gilt Group, send me an email at chelsea (dot) purifoy (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Happy Fall


Photo from Loves of Life


It's officially time for all things fall.  Even though the weather doesn't feel that way in Houston, Starbucks has their pumpkin spice lattes out so in my eyes, it's fall! 

Jason and I plan to decorate the house this weekend, but I couldn't wait to get my pumpkin candle going and display this awesome Fall Bucket List I found at Katie's Blog, Loves of Life.  Isn't this a great idea!  Go download it HERE, then put in an 8x10 frame, and check your items off as you complete them with a dry erarse marker. 

At our house!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Painting with Pi Phi

Last week I went to a Pi Phi Junior Group Alumni Club outing at Pinot's Palette.  Yes, I have now been there three times...I'm becoming a Picasso!  I'm the only girl from University of North Texas, where I completed my undergrad, but I'm so thankful to have this network or "sisterhood" to make new friends in Houston. 

I'm in Junior League with a few of my fellow Pi Phi alums too!  I encourage anyone who was Greek in college to seek out an alumni group in your area to get involved with. 


Monday, September 19, 2011

Erin Condren Double Giveaway



Head on over to Blue-Eyed Bride and According to Nina to enter a giveaway for a $25 ErinCondren.com Gift Certificate.  Four winners will be announced Friday afternoon. 

Good luck!

Weekend Recap

Friday
Jason and I decided to celebrate the end of the week by eating out at our new favorite neighborhood restaurant, Frank's Chophouse.  For all of you Houstonians, this place is a must try near Highland Village off of Westheimer.  We just discovered it a few weeks ago with The Farmers.  We can't wait to go on a Sunday night when they offer a special on their famous fried chicken (heaven on earth) and half off all bottles of wine!  If you aren't in the mood for fried chicken, my favorite dish is the Shrimp and Grits...and I don't even like grits!

Saturday
Jason was busy all day so I took myself to the movies to see One Day.  I just finished the book so I was dying to see the movie even though it got crappy reviews.  I enjoyed it, although they cut out so much from the book.  I recommend it if you enjoyed the book, but keep your expectations low.  If you haven't read it, you may not appreciate it as much.  Bring tissues!

After the movie I did a few things for a baby shower that my mom and I are planning.  Saturday night, Jason and I met The Bouwers for dinner at Chuy's to celebrate both of their birthdays and their upcoming move to Tyler...sad day for me, but happy for them!  All four of us stuffed ourselves with yummy burritos then the boys went home while Ashley and I were just kicking off the evening. 

We went to House of Blues to see Foster the People!  We paid triple face value for the sold out tickets, but had a great time...so worth it!  There were two openers: Reptar was AWESOME!  If you like Vampire Weekend, you will love them.  Second was Cults.  I wanted to like them so badly because the lead singer was a chick, but they were a little sleepy.  Foster the People did not disappoint.  Great band, with tons of energy.  Not that you go to a concert for the visuals, but their light show mixed with pounding drum beats was amazing!


Reptar


Cults

Sunday
After my typical Sunday chores, I headed to my mom's for a family cookout which included wonderful homemade ice cream.  Then home for Golden Globes!  So far, these six are my faves. 

Any other favorites?


Gwyneth Paltrow


Minka Kelly


Jon Hamm & Jennifer Westfeldt

Maria Menounos


Lea Michele


Claire Danes


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Erin Condren Life Planner Update


I have been using my Erin Condren Life Planner for about a month now and I LOVE it!  I feel very organized and it's nice to have one item that keeps track of my busy schedule and millions of lists. 

My only complaint is that the tabs (which I do appreciate) are not laminated and were starting to bend and come apart.  Kristin from The Little Princess Diaries posted a vlog about how she fixed this problem! Watch her vlog for more info, but trust me, the Avery tabs work perfectly!  I just added them to my Life Planner this week.

Sidenote:  I ordered them HERE from the Avery website because I couldn't find them at my local Office Max or Office Depot.


Monthly tabs after 1 month of wear and tear

$5.85 on Avery Website


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

BA-NAN-AS

"I can't even handle it"
 "I die"
"Shut it down"
{All said in a major valley girl voice}

What does all of this mean...The Rachel Zoe Project is back on Bravo!  



Tuesday nights @ 9pm Central

Missoni for Target Report

I wasn't able to make it to Target today until about noon.  I knew pickins' would be slim.  Most all of the shelves were completely empty!  It was really funny to see everyone running around the store trying to find more items; looking in obscure places for misplaced pieces.  I felt like I was on a scavenger hunt.  I also scoped out a few women who were buying anything and everything by the cart full.   

One lady even offered to give me one of the many blue knit maxi dresses she had in her cart.  She herself was definitely a size small and handed me a size large dress that was HUGE.  I thought she was trying to be funny, so I sarcastically said thank you and laughed, but she wasn't laughing back.  I politely told her no thank you, because I didn't think it would fit me and she took it back and looked at me like I just passed up a million dollars.  What's the point if you can't wear it?  She's probably planning on putting all of it on Ebay.   

Here is what I found at the Sugar Land (Houston) store:

No housewares

No scarves, hats, bags or gloves

Lots of rain boot and pumps, no flats

Poor lonely skirt


So sad

The socks and tights were not a big hit

2 laptop cases, 2 eye-masks and 2 rolling bags (cute, but expensive)

One sad blanket

A few random headbands and hair clips
Besides, what is pictured, there was a lot of stationary, kids and baby clothing available.  I had my eyes on the cutest Missoni onesie, but then smacked myself back to reality.  I'm not even pregnant, why do I need a baby onesie!

I tried on this sweater in a M and L, but neither looked good on me.  It's cut very short.  This was one of the only pieces still left. 


I was shocked to find so many shoes still available.  Every size in rain boots.  Very cute, however, I don't need rain boots, I'm in Houston after all.  I LOVED these pumps online and was excited to see so many left.  They even had my size!  Fit was great, comfort okay, but the quality was horrible.  Every pair looked worn and dirty.  They were in my hand and priced at $40.00, but I just couldn't do it.
This was the one item I walked away with!  A little boring, I know, but I think I will get a lot of wear out of it since I wear black and white all the time.  Great for work or with jeans.

 
Little trick...go to the dressing rooms and ask  to look through the inventory on their racks.  That is how I found almost everything I tried on.  The lady working thought I was crazy, but I helped her a hang a few things in return.  I may have also stalked a few people who were holding items I wanted to try on.  Of course, by now I'm sure everything is GONE!
Did you stop by a Target and/or order online and find anything good?

Warning: Missoni Going FAST

I'm reading all over the web that Missoni (which debuted in stores this morning at 8am) is almost all gone.  Once it's gone, it's gone.  No restocking. 

Due to a thing called a job, I haven't been able to check out a store yet, but plan to at lunchtime.  Will report back! 

Oh, and don't think you can purchase online, the debut of Missoni has crashed Target's website!  Still down as of 10:00 a.m. 

Craziness people!  Read this online account of a Target store just 14 minutes after opening! 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Missoni for Target Debuts Tomorrow!

Is anyone else excited for the Missoni collection to debut at Target?  I'm not planning on hopping online at midnight or getting to the store at 8am, but I plan to check it out sometime this week. 

Does anyone plan to make a shopping trip out of it?  If you do, comment and let us know what you bought or thought of the line!

Here are a few of my favorite pieces from their Facebook Look Book:






 

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