Apparently I am “In Transition”

In case anyone can’t get anything to work on here it’s because I bought my domain name and that shuts me down for awhile…Blogger keeps telling me “Error” or that “I am in transition.”  I don’t know if you can even see this blog at all, but I thought that all the hundreds of people who wake up and want to read my blog right away (sarcasm) would want to know what was going on.

Hopefully it fixes itself soon because I have a blog waiting to post…

Roanoke Fall 2010

We went to visit the grandparents in Roanoke a couple weeks ago. It was so pretty there. We hiked, had wonderful homemade dinners and lunch over looking the mountains. We relaxed and watched a movie by the fireplace, went to a wine tasting in an orchard, and to a beautiful Roman Catholic mass and Sunday brunch. We also visited Tall Man’s Aunt and Uncle who have chickens! Polly is the brown one. Over-all it was a perfect fall weekend. I don’t think it gets much better than that.

I Love … Polyvore

How long has Polyvore been around?  I’m new to this world of blogging about pretty things. Through some of the other fab women on this blogging “network” or whatever you want to call it (network sounds so formal) I came across “Your girl next door.” Her Polyvore page is GORGEOUS. So,  I thought I would give it a try. Guess what, it’s not as easy as it looks. So I am starting out with a simple collage of things that are so Michelle right now.

It’s a good start. I’ll work on it.

P.S. I know I sound greedy and un-Christmas giving like but … I’d like all of these things please. Thanks fairy blogmother. 

P.P.S. I just found an interesting article on Polyvore in the NewYorker. I am over a year late to the party apparently. 

Dear Fairy Blogmother

Dear Fairy Blogmother by MichelleO221 featuring a drop earring

MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Uptown Astor – Large’ Shoulder Tote
$448 – nordstrom.com
Michael kors handbags »


Plums and Paisly Scarf – Shopmamie.com
$16 – shopmamie.com


Frye Brown Burnished Women’s Harlow Stitch Oxford
$198 – shoes.com


Central Square Florist – Peonies in Pink Local Delivery Only Through…
centralsquareflorist.com


Jess LC – Diversey Small Paisley Drop Earrings
jesslc.com
Drop earring »

Jess LC – Diversey Medium Solid Enamel Paisley Necklace
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Enamel jewelry »

SweetLife | Sweetspot.ca
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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 — www.lulus.com
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.