$1,000 Cash Giveaway!

July 29, 2013


Oh hey guys, I was just wondering: Does anyone hate winning a big bucket of cash? That’s what I thought, which is why I’m excited to be participating in another $1,000 cash giveaway! Some lucky ducky is going to walk away with $1,000 to put toward their very own #stylespree. Woot Woot! And all you have to do is complete all the mandatory entries below (which involves little more than pushing a bunch of buttons), and you’re IN! Giveaway will run for one week and is open to folks around the globe!

Now, go get your enter on, and may the force be with you…

Ruby Girl || Living in Color Print || Happily Grey || GBO Fashion || Moiology

Dreaming in Cashmere || Because Shanna Said So || A Little Dash of Darling || Elle Apparel || Walking in Memphis in High Heels

Coast with Me || Sparkling Footsteps || Life with Emily || Design Darling || Suburban Faux Pas

Coffee Beans & Bobby Pins || Good Life || Kacie’s Kloset || Sandy A La Mode || A Lacey Perspective

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Did you have a nice weekend? Did it go by waaaaaaay too fast? Um, yeah – me too.

Have a Majority-Vote Monday,

and may you win some cashhhhhhhhh!

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Summer Dresses

July 25, 2013



Summer dresses are the best, amiright? I mean, show me one person who hates summer dresses and I’ll show you a Shannon Willardson (uh, that’s me) that is 6 ft. tall. Not. Happening. The best part about this little number? It was THRIFTED! Ten buckeroos she was. Not too shabby, eh? Man – Utah (my former place of residence) really was the bomb.com for thrifting. I found sooooo many gems there. Correction: I bet where I live now (San Francisco-Bay area) is even better for thrifting… I just apparently have less time or am more lazy or it’s less convenient or all of the above? Not sure – all I know is that I’ve done very little thrifting since moving here and I did A LOT when I lived in Utah, and mostly that makes me want to slap myself in the face. I mean, it DID help that I passed a Plato’s Closet everyday on my route home from work when I lived in UT. Excuses Excuses. I am proud to say however that I picked up this jacket from a SF thrift store, along with a pair of Jimmy Choo heels (Jimmy Choo!) for $30 that have yet to grace the pages of the blog (mostly because if we’re being honest, they are a bit too big. It probs wasn’t my wisest thrifted purchase of all time if we’re being even more honest, but hello? They were Jimmy Choo! For $30! And they mostly fit me, ya know? I mean when in the heck will I ever purchase or own a pair of Jimmy’s, right? I mean YOU woulda bought them too, right? Right guys? Bueller? Bueller?)

So now I’m curious – do you guys do a lot of thrift store shopping? Seriously, do you? And particularly if you live in the bay area, where the heck do you go? Where are your favorite places? Share your wisdom! And then tell me your feelings on summer dresses. THIS summer dress in particular.


p.s. It’s the LAST DAY to enter the JewelMint Giveaway! Do so now or forever hold your pizza. (I just felt like saying something other than peace. Cuz I’m mysterious and unpredictable like that. #noiamnot)

p.s.s. Check HERE for the winner of the NIVEA Indulgence Giveaway!

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summer-dress-7 summer-dress-6Summer Dress: Thrifted!  | Chambray top: Old Navy {similar} {coveting this one so bad} | Black skirt-extender slip: Very Jane, c/o {similar} | Wedges: BC Footwear {buy here} {similar} | Coral bracelet: Tryst Jewelry, c/o {buy here} | Gold Filigree Cut Bracelet: Olive Lane Shop, c/o {sold out} | Bangle: Forever21 {old} | Sunnies: Madewell {similar}

All photos by the lovely and talented Lindsay Farrell. Thanks Linds!

Have a Thank goodness it’s almost Friday, Thursday!

Thanks so, so much for reading this here silly lil’ blog.

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Some real nasty Indian food…

July 23, 2013



Cool: being hungry and heading for delicious Indian food to feed the inner beast.

Not cool: being hangry (hungry + angry) and heading to Indian food to feed the inner beast, only to find that you somehow picked the worst, worst Indian food restaurant in all of Berkeley, CA even though Yelp told you it would be awesome. Guys – is there anything worse than that? You’re ravenous and on the verge of turning into the incredible Hulk, and then you think of the type of cuisine that will totally hit the spot, only to wind up in an Indian restaurant where the food tastes like it’s fresh out of a cheap cafeteria. So. Depressing. We literally took two bites before we called it quits and headed to Chicken & Waffles. Now THAT place never disappoints! If you live in the Bay area (or other places too?), go try it out. It will knock your underpants off.

Husband took this pic right before we walked into the crappy Indian food restaurant. Aren’t my parents the cutest? I’m obsessed with them. And mostly by that I mean that I spent the whole day yesterday feeling like a Melancholy Melanie because they left on Sunday. Sigh… I hate goodbyes! (name that movie?!?! Hint: it’s from one of the best flicks of all time.)

Sooooo, I guess the REAL question here is, GBO?

p.s. Don’t forget to enter the JewelMint Giveaway while there’s still time!

Sweater-and-Skirt-2 Sweater-and-Skirt-5 Sweater-and-Skirt-3 Sweater-and-Skirt-4 Sweater-and-Skirt-ParentsWill you just get a load of  ^ these two ^? Are they not to die for? Love them so so much.

Aaaaaaand sometimes THAT happens. Awesome.

Sweater-and-Skirt-BlooperBaseball Sweater: Forever21 {buy here} {similar} | Skirt: Thrifted | Heels: Target {similar} {cheaper & adorable} | Purse/Camera Bag: THEIT, c/o {buy here} | Wrist cuff: Apricot Lane Boutique, c/o | Renegade Cluster bracelet: Stella & Dot, c/o {buy here} | Gold Filigree Cut bracelet: Olive Lane Shop, c/o {sold out} | Sandals: Forever21 {similarish}

Have a Tongue-Tied Tuesday!

Thanks for reading you beauties.

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Menswear Monday!

July 22, 2013



Happy Monday peeps! Happy Menswear Monday, that is. Remember how I’m secretly so sad to even have to say the word MONDAY to you right meow? I do. I remember that. My parental units came to visit over the weekend, and mostly I have the most wonderful parentals in all the land so it was glorious (which isn’t making the Monday-back-to-the-grind thing any easier). We showed them all around San Francisco, which is our current home. (Well, it’s kinda our current home. Technically we live in the Walnut Creek/Concord area, but SF is just a hop-skip-anda-jump away, so we grandfather ourselves in. Cuz we’re shameless like that. And we wanna be cool.)  We also stuffed ourselves with delicious foods until I could have delivered three-count-em-three full term food babies: one for each day that the parents were here. But do I curr? No – having to work off the extra girth I added to the spare tire region was worth it, cuz we had the BEST TIME EVA! And I already miss them like whoa.

I took these pics of my dreamboat husband right before we walked across the Golden Gate Bridge for the first time! Can we talk about how butt-cold it was? Note to self (and to everyone): summer in San Francisco ain’t summer at all! You know the old Mark Twain quote, right? ‘The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco’, said he. Turns out Mark wasn’t even fibbing. We froze our faces right off. But again – it was worth it. Good thing we picked up this adorbs linen-blend military jacket for husband the day before. I spotted it at Old Navy and it was ON SALE, so I had to get it for him. What are wives good for if not to purchase things for their husbands that they wouldn’t be willing to spend money on so as to ensure that they look adorable? Duh.

Hope you had a great weekend and hope you have a great week!

Oh, and GBO to this simple little menswear ensemble?

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Menswear-Monday-Old-Navy-Utility-Jacket-4Utility Jacket: Old Navy {buy here on sale!} {p.s. runs big. Husband is usually a Large. We bought him a medium in this} | Thermal long-sleeve shirt: Gap {similar} | Jeans: Gap | Shoes: Sperry’s Top Sider {love these classics that can be worn with anything} | Watch: Tag Heur {similar} {this one sexy as death}

Have a Magic Mountain of Menswear Monday!

Thanks so much for reading, you sexy beasts.

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