Uh-Bsessed :: Missoni for Target

I am the luckiest girl ever! THE coveted Missoni for Target dress was found by ME the other day at our local Target. I couldn’t believe my eyes! It was the only one on the rack, it was my size, and the only thing I can think is that it was returned and I somehow happened to have gotten to Target right after they put the returned stuff back on the racks. Yippee!

I am in love with this dress. I am in love with Missoni. I dream of heading to the fabulous Italian compound where everyone from babies to Grandpa M. wear nothing but Missoni knits. Wouldn’t that be fun?

Tory Burch, you make a mean ballet flat.

Dress: Missoni for Target, Tights: DKNY, Shoes: Tory Burch, Jewelry: H&M, Sunglasses: Target, Sweater: Halogen by Nordstrom.

Thanks to the lovely #3 for lending her photography skills to today’s fashion post. Where would we be without #3?!?

I’m not gonna lie, this dress is almost too cool for me. I am doing my best to live up to it.

Love and zig-zaggy Italian stripes to you all,


Favorite Things – July 2011

How it’s almost August 2011 is beyond me. I feel like it was just August 2006 and I was getting ready to get married. Now all my friends are having babies and I’m this close to old. Actually, I take that back. Thirty is nowhere near old. Sixty is old… Mom.


And with that slap in the face to the woman who raised me, let’s get to Favorite Things July.

The Longchamp Tote.

This is mine. It is green. Green is extremely versatile, believe it or not. I bought this bag in the early spring of 2004 at Picadilly Circus in London. Should have bought it in Paris at the flagship store, I know, but London’s pretty good, right? Navy blue and hot pink are other favorites of mine, but green will always be the winner. You can find one stateside at Nordstrom, or other fine retailers.

The Library.

Here’s why the library is fabulous: you can check out loads of books for free. {Unless, of course, you forget to return them on time, in which case that will be 60 cents per day, please.} Technically the library isn’t free, since you have no choice but pay for it out of your taxes, which is all the more reason to go! You better believe I am milking the Arkansas library for all it’s worth considering they took a BAJILLION dollars in taxes from us for the TWO MONTHS we lived here in 2010.

I have been eyeing both of these books at Barnes and Noble but have never had an extra $30 lying around for books {since Arkansas took all my money!}. Now they are both ALL MINE until August 25th!

Homemade Chicken Stock.

Read this. Then make it for yourself. It’s seriously so good.

Ben F. on The Bachelorette.

How have we not talked about The Bachelorette yet? I mean really, it’s way too fun. Every year I swear I’m over it. Every year I roll my eyes and am sick of the drama. Then every year I laugh my head off with the crazy girls I watch it with, make fun of the awkward TV romances, and wind up really liking some of the contestants. This year Ben F. has been my favorite since the beginning. He’s silly, he’s nice, he opened up about his Dad’s death, he’s from Sonoma, and he’s a winemaker. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG HERE?

Despite the fact that, no matter who Ashley picks, there is no way they will last, Ben F. seems like the type it would be worth spending time with. And Ashley thinks every wine tastes like “his” wine, so he could clearly spend some time teaching her the ways of the grape… there, I have the first 2 months of their relationship planned out already!

Chick-fil-A Oatmeal.

Chick-fil-A, you’ve done it again. How is this oatmeal the best oatmeal in life ever? And I know oatmeal! ┬áRemember when I wrote an entire blog post about oatmeal? There is honestly only one oatmeal I’ve ever had that is better, and it’s only available in like 1/48 of the country. {It’s Jamba Juice’s, FYI.}

This oatmeal is hearty, flavorful, and healthy. If you eat it plain it’s 120 calories. Add the brown sugar/cinnamon mix and it’s 150. You can also add in the nuts and berries, but I like it best with just the brown sugar/cinnamon. Plus that keeps it on the lighter side. Go to your local Chick-fil-A and order the oatmeal stat.

That’s it for July. Who’s ready for the Sports Bra Challenge today???