YEA!! Weekend is here! And this is a week I’m thrilled to have over! I spent a good chunk of time this afternoon getting my house back in order and I feel so much better. When my house is a mess so is my brain! I’m still feeling a bit overwhelmed with all I have to do in the next few weeks (who doesn’t, right?) but give me some wiped off counters and clean floors and I feel like I can tackle the world!
The weekend before we left town for Thanksgiving I called one of my BFF’s and told her we had to go to the Queen Bee Market. The Queen Bee Market
(if you haven’t heard about it before) is a fun San Diego craft fair for vendors to set up shop and sell their homemade goods. They have done this several times, but I’ve always had something else going on (out of town, sick kids…) so when another good friend of mine told me they would be in my neck of the woods in November I was thrilled I could finally go!
Darci brought along her darling sister-in-law and the three of us were ready for a wild girls night out! Sadly, this is about as wild as we get. :)
Queen Bee didn’t disappoint! There were so many beautiful homemade things for sale. It was hard to choose what to buy! Ok. I never really have that hard of a time figuring out what to buy.
Wanna hear another neat thing about my trip to the market? I was recognized by some people who read my blog! How cool is that!? This darling girl came up to me and introduced herself and told me she loves my blog. Well. She was so sweet that I of course immediately fell in love with her. We had such a fun time getting to know each other. Actually I had fun getting to know her. She already knew everything about me. What my kids are like, what my house looks like, what my bathroom drawers look like, what I eat for dinner… :) I love making new friends. So. Much. Fun.
Then we walked around the corner and I was recognized by another sweet reader and her friend! It was honestly so much fun meeting these darling girls. I love feeling like it’s people like them (like you!) who read this blog. Instead of, I don’t know, some sort of psycho (hopefully not you). Anyway, I had my two minutes of fame and quite enjoyed it. Just call me Julia Roberts. I’ll be signing autographs surrounded by bodyguards tomorrow at noon. And my bodyguards all look like Matt Damon. Actually one of them is Matt Damon. Oh wait. I have Kindergarten pick-up tomorrow at noon.
Guess autographs and Matt Damon will have to wait. ;)
10 minutes later it was my turn to get an autograph when I ran into Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy. So fun to meet the “What I Wore Wednesday” girl herself! She had a darling shop and I bought the sweetest little tie for Kole there! I had also just purchased a fun yellow scarf so when I saw Lindsey in one similar looking oh so fashionable I knew I’d made a smart decision!
I also bought some cute things for the girls for Christmas. It was a great night. Fun with friends (old and new!) and good shopping. I don’t think it could have been better! Well. Maybe if Matt Damon would have shown up…
On to some fashion!
Heading to the “Favorites” party last night. Like I said, purple shirt barely won! But several of you did suggest wearing it with the black headband. I wore it with a different headband that matches the shirt better and then wondered if it was too much accessorizing with the necklace. I finally decided to just go with it and follow Addison’s life philosophy — the more accessories the better!
Fancy Nancy has nothing on me.
Here is a better look at the headband. I’m so in love with it! It’s actually the one I was wearing in my hair tutorial video
, but the lighting was so bad in that video it really didn’t do it justice.
Just look at those sparkles! I saw them at Banana Republic and instantly knew I had to have the purple and grey. It was love at first sight! But the black was also calling my name! What to do…what to do… of course I bought them both. I figured the black would look great with my newish black dress for Kenny’s fancy schmancy firm Christmas party this year. The headbands are $25.00 each and you can find them here. Kind of pricey for a headband, but I’ve found I wear these things SO much with so many different outfits that they are definitely worth it!
and here it is looking totally different with my yellow scarf from the Queen Bee Market! Isn’t it fun!? I love scarves, but like I mentioned before, our weather isn’t practical for winter scarves very often. This is more of an accessory than to actually provide warmth so I named it my “San Diego scarf” and the two of us have been getting along famously. Wanna see?
Isn’t it great!? I feel like I could wear it with about everything I own!
An easy way to get a new look with a not so new shirt.
This is a simple brown top I’ve had forever from The Gap. It’s fine, but nothing special.
With my San Diego scarf – it’s special! (Jazz fingers are coming to mind.)
Add some fun fall boots and I’m ready to party!
Oh look! My party guests just arrived. :)
Have a great weekend everyone!
(Hi Lindsey!!) :)