Work Look September 26 2012

Hellooooooo!

So, yesterday I decided to wear a skirt – the weather has been FANTASTIC for September so far this year so I am happy to not have to cover from head to toe every day.  Check out this great combo – skirt from BCBG and top from a little boutique from my home town called Kelly’s Kloset.

Aaaaaaaand then I noticed I wore black and white two days in a row – gotta add more color!

Work Look September 25 2012

Helloooooo!

Things have been crazy at work – in sales that is a great thing – so I have been out of it for a while.  But yesterday I was able to snap a picture of my snazzy look before I went to work and here it is!

I am wearing a zebra top from Winners and my white pants from H&M.  Add my black blazer and BAM!  Lookin Good!

 

The Lamp

Soooooooo,

My house needs lighting.  Bad.  I have almost no lamps in my house so there is no ambient lighting – if you want light – you get whatever is attached to the ceiling.  So I have been on the lookout for some lamps.  My question is WHY THE F ARE THEY SO EXPENSIVE?  I understand that most of the time a lamp is considered a piece of furniture or an accessory so obviously there is some cost to it but it seems like all the lamps I like are like $150.00 – WAY too much in my opinion.  So when I found a lamp at Value Village for $10, I jumped on it, even though the way it was it was AWFUL.  The first thing is that she had a great shape but she was brass.  The second thing was that she had a CFL bulb in it which is worth like $6 alone so this lamp was great value.

A bit closer – you can see she has potential.

So the first step to turning this lamp from nasty to fantastic is to wash her down with a wet rag to remove any grime/dust that was on her.  After I dried her, I took her outside and taped off any part that I did not want sprayed.

Then I went to town.  I know spray paint can be a little tricky so I did light coats.

Looking good!

Starting to get shiny!  After a few coats, I sprayed the last one on a little thicker to make it get nice and shiny – the trick here is to not go on too thick or else it will drip/run and that looks like shit!

After I let the last coat dry for about an hour and a half, I brought her into my house and let it dry longer.  I don’t like to keep painted things outside too long in the event of strong wind or stuff blowing around. I just did all that work getting it pretty I don’t need nature messing with it.

The next step was to de tape and VOILA! A whole new lamp!

Once I get a proper shade for it I will repost to show the dramatic change (excuse the papers below it – it needs some felt under the base to save my table).  But I think she came out perfect!  Super happy with the result!

Work Look – September 16 2012

Hello there!

Things have been crazy at work these past few days so I have been lacking in my blog posts – I’m sorry!  But I did manage to take a picture of this fantastic number that I put together for the grand opening of our new showhome.

Check it!

I am LOVIN the royal blue pants!

Liebster Blog Award!!!

Shout out to Linderdo for nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award! Woop Woop!

So the rules for this are as follows:

1) Post 11 facts about yourself

2) Answer the questions the tagger has set for you and create 11 questions for people you’ve nominated

3) Choose people to give this award to (with fewer than 200 followers) and link them in your post

4) Go to their page and tell them

5) Remember, no tag backs

11 Facts about me!

1. I am a major animal lover – I can’t understand how people can hurt them.

2. I am 26.

3. I am from small town Alberta – population 1700.

4. My mom is an amazing artist.  I try, but I’m not even close.

5. I have 2 older brothers, so that would make me the baby of the family

6.  I have 2 cats and 2 dogs.

7. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta

8. I have worked in a lot of different fields – everything from pumping gas, cutting grass, serving, working retail to selling houses.

9. I LOVE the colors pink and purple. Which makes me a girly girl doesn’t it.

10. I have a bad memory.

11.  I’m a badass baker.

Questions from Linderdo:

1. What else are you doing besides blogging?  I sell new homes!

2. What is your favourite foundation of all time?  I don’t wear foundation – but I use some mineral powder stuff from MAC

3. Name 3 Cosmetic brands that you absolutely LOVE   Essie, MAC & OPI (I love having my nails done)

4. What is your dream job?  I would love to be a baker!

5. What is your favourite color? And how and why did you start liking it?  My original favorite color is PINK and I have loved it ever since I was in high school.  One day I decided it was my favorite and that has never changed.

6. What is your favourite TV show?  I have 2 – Friends and Sex and the City (predictable?)

7. Cosmetic brand you would take to a deserted island, and why?  I would take Mascara – I haven’t found a specific brand that I am super loyal to though

8. Do you shop online more or Shopping malls?  Shopping malls ALL the way – online shopping is WAAAAYYYYYY too scary

9. If you could only use one makeup product for the rest of your life, what would it be, and why?  Hands down mascara – I always wear it when I leave my house even if I’m just wearing lulus

10.  Last movie you saw.  Whats your number – it made me laugh

11. What is your dream/goals for 2012?  My goals currently are to plan a badass wedding and to train up my new puppy.

My 11 Questions:

1.  Dogs or cats?  Choose one.

2. Where are you from?

3. Favorite all time song.

4. Favorite all time movie.

5. If you were to be dropped on a deserted, what (who) would you take?

6. What do you do for funzies?

7. What dish are you famous for making?

8. How many facebook friends do you have?  How many do you actually talk to?

9. Who inspires you?

10. What do you want to be when you grow up?

11. Red or white wine?  Choose one.

Blogs that I am nominating:

http://playfulmeanderings.wordpress.com/

http://kenyaldesigns.wordpress.com/

http://papayacrazy.wordpress.com/

http://pickmeanoutfit.wordpress.com/

Happy Blogging!!

Work Look September 10 12

So I have these purple shoes.  I love them.  But what do you wear with purple shoes?  I don’t like being too matchy so my question is how do I integrate them into my wardrobe more?  Today I wore them with my skinny pants and my paisley top from the Gap.  Not too bad I think?

I’m ok with this – any suggestions?