A Valentine’s Day Miracle!

Last night, I received a beautiful Valentine’s Day package from my Dad and step-mom (or “Other Mother” as she likes to be called!). They are SO generous, that I thought they would like to “watch” me open everything in a play-by-play photo progression (which was texted to them last night). Now for all of you…Watch the Miracle unfold!

imageimage_1 image_2image_3OMG, get ready, get ready, get ready…
image_6Yep, that pretty much captures the joy of the evening!

And then I wore it to work today, of course 🙂

image_7CK likes to tell me I am dramatic, but no dramatics here! All real, true, and total joy!! It felt just as wonderful as I imagined it would be *dream*…I received lots of compliments on it today, many from my co-workers that didn’t even know about my obsession. And I’m not even lying, I love the shirt so much, I didn’t want to change out of it when I came home. I just took this photo so you could see me in “real time”.

real time

Thank you Dad and Barb for these amazing treats! I absolutely LOVE everything! 🙂image_5

On The Hunt: Graphic Tee and Crystal Statement Necklace

The Huntress-On The Hunt

This post may be one of the longest and most detailed I have ever done. I mean, this thing has taken me 5 days to finish. I hope somebody finds something they like from the links I added. Even if it’s just one! 🙂

1. Graphic Tee

I few weeks ago, I bought this graphic tee from J Crew Factory (obvi):

J Crew Factory.Ciao TeeTheir sizes run so big, that I bought smaller than I usually wear. Sadly, it ended up being too small 😦

I saw this quote on the Pin’, and it’s so, so true…

nothing haunts usSo, now, all I do is think about it. And how I wish they had my size. And all the pins I see, depict fab graphic tees with ripped jeans and blazers and summer hats and handsome men and exotic places. I could have a handsome, mysterious man on a deserted, Mediterranean beach…he would notice me by the “Ciao” on my shirt…if I only had my J. Crew tee…

The thing I like most about the Ciao tee is that it’s not overly In-Yo-Face, it’s just effortlessly cool. OK, I’ll stop now and just post some similar ones that aren’t as good and make me wish I just bought the right size in the first place.

f21.im the bosssource

f21.la joiesource

f21.love moresource

f21.tres biensource

f21.all you needsource

f21.i heart frenchsource


The one above is by Nordstrom, who awesomely offers their TrueSize feature. You put in sizes of other brands of clothes you like, and it will tell you which size you would need in whatever clothes you are looking at. Anyway, to rub salt in the wound, this is what came up when I clocked on the “Dream” T-Shirt:

funny fit

But to end on a happy note, there was this ridiculously fab graphic tee…f21.wearing it anywaysource

2. Crystal Statement Necklace

This is not a new trend. And if anything, it might be on it’s way out. But, when I was at the Clover Market, this past weekend, a cute vintage shop had a really pretty crystal necklace, which means that maybe this classic beauty isn’t going anywhere.

I already have this lovely colorful one from J Crew Factory, majorly on sale.


And I love it’s fun vibe, but I am looking for a classy neutral one to go with everything else I own. Maybe I’ll wear one like this everyday and be known as “The Girl with the Crystal Statement Necklace”…*daydream mode*

crystal necklace 1


Btw, after I put this into the post, I saw Jillian Harris post this exact same necklace on her “Must Have” Valentine’s Gift List…just sayin’…

This one from Charming Charlie is cute too, but I am not really a fan of matching sets.

Charming Charlie.Frosted Fantasy Necklace

This delicate Crystal Shatter Collar from Bauble Bar makes a statement, even on it’s thin chain 🙂

Bauble Bar.Crystal Shatter Collar


I’m still wanting something a little more dramatic (surprise), so the Pearl Orwell Bib from Bauble Bar seems a little more like what I am looking for:

Bauble Bar.Pearl Orwell Bib Necklace


And this last Bauble Bar gem is pretty dramatic too:

Bauble Bar.Constellation Bib


The only thing that would make this better, is if the Graphic Tee and Necklace were worn together…

penny pincher fashionsource