Veterans Day Must Watch

Put aside your political leanings and learn about the life of a service member. When you’re about three minutes in… get out the tissues and prepare to be proud of your country.

I Can’t Get Enough of the Knee High Sock Trend

So it was the first official fall event of the year… Octoberfest!  I couldn’t wait to finally break out some of my new fall wardrobe. An orange-ish dress (that still looks cute in the summer on its own) with a chambray shirt, brown suede boots and the pièce de résistance … cream colored knee high socks that poked out of the top of my boots.
Then the tall man said to me … “Your socks are showing…” and I said “I know, it’s in style”
“Are you sure? That looks funny.” And then he continued to look at my legs with a mocking glare every time we spoke until I couldn’t take it anymore — and took them off.
Sure enough we saw five other fashionistas at Oktoberfest who were strong enough to brave the strange looks they got from unknowing men.

Later in the day a friend text messaged me an image from Express so that I could prove to him it was in style. We all had fun with it … and now my man (who I am still not sure if he likes the look as much as I do ) knows better 🙂 

What I think I like so much about this look is how affordable it is. Any outfit you may have already loved from last fall and winter is instantly updated with a less than 10 dollar purchase.
I just bought a pair of thigh high socks from target for get ready… $7.00 !!! Can’t wait to rock them.
image from — one of my favorites —
P.S. Don’t be afraid to wear brighter colors or patterns or even knits. If you are wearing basic colors a brighter blue will liven up a chambray shirt or a pattern will give the outfit more texture.

P.P.S. This may have been up and coming last fall or winter too… I’m late to the sock party.

Puppies and Boots!

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I would like just one thing! A puppy, preferably this one  ——–>
Actually Santa, we are getting each other a puppy for Christmas sooooooo if you could just get me these boots then that would be totally okay with me.
Grey Suede ON SALE over the knee boots.  I can’t picture any of my outfits looking very good at all with out these boots now that I have seen them. Crap!
Oh well – till the season of sharing and giving right? That’s why I am showing you these amazing boots that would look awesome with leggings and tights. (also maybe just to remind myself I want them)
Must. Stop. Shopping. And. Start. Saving. A sale is no excuse…. 

Charlie Chaplin Time Traveler

This new internet phenomenon makes me want to read the Time Travelers Wife all over again. Maybe I am naive but I believe it. The toothache explanation is just dumb. She is clearly a time traveler. Read this, watch the clip and then go ahead and google it more. I couldn’t find a thing to change my mind.

“While watching the DVD extras for The Circus, an Irish filmmaker has spotted a woman who appears to be using a mobile phone, fifty years before their invention. George Clarke, who is based in Belfast, uploaded the clip to YouTube where it has since received more than 1.5 million views.

The footage shows the cinema that is premiering The Circus; a woman walks past holding her left hand to the side of her face while moving her lips. The original clip lasts a matter of seconds but has been looped and slowed down to such an extent that the online version lasts for several minutes.

Others are not so sure and explanations range from the woman holding a block of ice to take away the pain of a dental appointment, to the clip itself being a fake – detractors point out that fade transitions had not been developed in the 1920s.” –

UPDATE: My tall man just ruined the intrigue.  Apparently this is what it is.

ANOTHER UPDATE: I disagree and still think it’s a time traveler. She is alone, why would she be talking into a hearing aid. No one is talking to her or listening.