Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I love the idea behind an infinity symbol.

infinite, unlimited, boundless

and this infinity necklace in gold with a delicate chain is perfection!

it kinda reminds me of something..... 

oh yeah.... the symbol for the great television show EVER.
which just so happens to be new tonight. 
it's a sign this necklace needs to be mine. 


Stripe Overdose.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

hi. my name is taylor. and I have a serious problem.
warning: I'm about to either 
a. offend you with how many stripes are below or 
b. make you want to buy a million striped dresses + other goodies and wear stripes every. single. day.
how many times do I ask if it's summer weather yet on this blog? the only good thing between christmas and summer is st. patty's day. 

my favorite things combined: open back + stripes

comfy, casual.

in love w the silver-grey stripes

the cutest damn shoes i've ever seen

yes please, and i'll take the bod as well

stripes with an edgy twist?!

preppy mini 

bold stripes with a pop of yellow

the perfect weekend sweater

and I know all of this is blue + white overdose too.... 
I clearly have another obsession as well.
I don't think I've ever loved a group of clothes more.


Monogram Monday + Weekend Happenings

Monday, February 27, 2012

Hope you all had a great weekend! 
The Oscars last night were definitely the perfect way to spend a Sunday night.
perfection. head to toe. love love love it. 
I loved Giuliana's dress, but wish she'd worn her hair differently
hated it. 
all photos via people
love her, like it, but not my favorite.
and nicole kidman wore something way too similar one year.

Made some mini meat loafs friday night

watched the amazing Kansas game with some crazy Kansas alum's Saturday - the bar was insane

Made a french toast casserole for Sunday

it couldn't have been easier, and it tasted soooo good.
I even got a "damn baby that's good!", so I was pretty proud of myself.

and found myself a girl scout .... finally!! 

And the latest monogrammed addition to the apartment,
my monogrammed pillows for my bedroom.

I'm in love. 


OpenSky: More Shopping Goodness

Friday, February 24, 2012

I don't know if I am the only one that just discovered this website, but I came across OpenSky earlier this week and it's my latest shopping addiction.  It's like a personalized shopping site, where they offer you daily deals that cover your own personal tastes, from eating to shopping to fitness. 
(Kristin Cavallari, Martha Stewart, Alicia Silverstone, Molly Sims, and tons more have "stores" too)
Here's how they describe it: 

We understand that shopping isn’t one-size fits all; each of us is different—different styles, different tastes, different ideas. Your “Yes!” might be another woman’s “Hell, no!”
That’s why we’re giving you the power to design your ideal shopping site. To help you shop, we’ve recruited 80 of the best people in food, style, healthy living, kids and home. Fall in love with one or play the field, it’s your choice. Fear commitment? No problem! You can change the people on your team anytime you want.
I snatched up these jewelry organizers earlier this week.
They are from Suze, from Dwellers Without Decorators, shop.
The perfect way to actually be able to see everything you have, and have all of your necklaces NEVER tangle again.  I can't even tell you how many knots I get in mine. 
I love this iPhone case with an attached credit card holder I spotted today
How perfect is this!?! Especially when you have a clutch that won't fit your giant wallet? 

They literally have everything! 
How cute are these cupcake wrappers!?

wish I had know about this before Valentine's day for my red-velvet cupcakes! 

Hope you all have a great weekend :) The cold and snow is back in Chicago which I am NOT too pleased about. I've decided I'm going to make a brunch feast and am deciding what to make! My mom has a great breakfast casserole recipe, 
but this French Toast Casserole looks pretty insane

and since we all know I'm a sucker for anything with crescent rolls,
so does this breakfast pizza
Happy Weekend everyone :) 
and ps. thank you for the 100 follower mark :)

Coffee Talk

Thursday, February 23, 2012

discuss amongst ya-selves...

this week's bachelor:
not that exciting at all, so I don't have much to say,  but at least we're finally nearing the end!
Who will the worst Bachelor in Bachelor history pick!?
kacie b's laugh really annoyed me... why did I not notice this before?
did anyone else catch this except me?
And pardon my random rant: but from the second her parents started talking (actually... from the second she said her dad is a parole officer and doesn't drink) I knew this was the end. 
Do you think their family has enough unhealthy separation issues? 
"we didn't even have babysitters growing up...."
I understand you don't want your daughter to marry a guy she's known for 5 seconds (especially him), but quit freaking out that she may move 5 feet from your family home.  
 I think we all knew Kacie was hitting the road after her family visit.

Small Mouth.... I can't believe you just keep breezing through to the final rounds! I've really gotta hand it to you! It's like he doesn't even notice you have the smallest mouth in the world because you've worked him over so well!
I could learn some things from you Small Mouth.... although I need it for a small rack rather than a small mouth. 
Their "vow exchange"/"I love you" was the best example of how awkward, annoying, and uncomfortable she is around Ben. 
If small mouth makes it to the final 2, this will officially be the best + worst season I have ever seen.  And you know I've seen 'em all. 

gretchen took the dogs for a walk.... and for the life of me I cannot figure out what the temperature must have been

let's break this down:
- a hot pink turtleneck
- a hot pink turtleneck with short sleeves
- white undies booty shorts
-matching striped tube socks
- silver moon boots
touche gretchen... I thought you couldn't dress any worse... but there ya go, week after week, proving me wrong. 

and next week: slade does stand up comedy.
 much like gretchen's clothing choices, his decisions get worse week after week too I suppose.  and I approve of this. 

I know I've said it before.... but honestly....

This is THE longest pregnancy in the history of the world.
Is it like a 30 pound baby she's growing or something?? 

I'm actually really excited about her new show with Nicole Richie + Elle Macpherson, 
Fashion Star, that starts in a few weeks.
Anything Project Runway-esque + some celebs + some fashion has got to be good right? 
If it's half as good as Nicole Richie on The Simple Life....

I follow Olivia Palermo on Pinterest...
and it cracks me up every time I see that she pinned another pic of herself onto the board entitled "me".  it just seems so incredibly wrong? no? 

This pic doesn't even look like Lilo...
if crazy ass Dina wasn't grinning like "yay another court date for my daughter!" in the background I wouldn't have even recognized her! 
but it was just announced she is hosting SNL March 3rd
I. can't. wait. 
whether she's "good" or "bad" you know it's going to be so good!


wishlist wednesday

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

for a twist on this week's wishlist wednesday, I thought I'd share 
a wish list of what I wish I was wearing today (or any day).
I'd love to be this put together+ adorable all the time. 





and.... since this is a wish list after all,
that my man would be dressed in a full suit everyday looking similar
to mr. model man below,
because every man looks 10x better when they're all wall street-esque

and when the chicago summer finally arrives,
  the perfect prep ensemble as he invites me onto our beautiful sailboat,
wine, cheese, and crackers waiting for me behind his adorable sperry's and polo.

yep... I'll take the sailboat scenario whenever.
pretty please.