Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Random Wednesday #8

Dress: Target (old) | Cardigan : Forever 21 (similar) | Scarf: Forever 21 | Belt: Forever 21 (similar) | Boots: Target (similar)



Okay, no stalling or beating around the bush. We are all busy packing, traveling, cooking, decorating and preparing for tomorrow's festivities. 

Let's get to gettin'...

1. I am really digging this scarf. It's my new favorite, for the time being. I just got it last week for and have already worn it three times. Instagram pictures don't lie. It's a pattern mixer's dream. Polka dots, stripes and florals equal a win-win-win.


2. I always send out Christmas cards. I have never missed a year since Ross and I got married 12 years ago, but this year I am thinking of skipping the whole process entirely. Don't get me wrong, I love how our family pictures turned out and would love to share them. But let's be real, I could design a card, slapped it up on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and be done. It would reach more people than I have on my card list and save a mucho amount of moolah. I just can't find a card design that I like that doesn't end up costing $150.00, not including the postage. Anyone know about some smokin' deals out there on cards? I am just torn on what to do.


3. I am THAT girl who already has the tree up, the stockings hung and the burlap draped. Yes, I like to take one holiday at a time and plan on thoroughly stuffing my face and giving thanks tomorrow. I just like to have everything up and ready once we get back from the Thanksgiving holiday. It's a tradition. Don't judge or roll your eyes. Give a girl a break, I mean, we don't have the lights strung outside yet. And, in case you are looking for some SUPER DUPER cheap ornaments, hit up The Dollar Tree. You know, the place where EVERYTHING is a $1? Some of my favorites have come from there.


4. Completely unrelated to the holidays, I want new bedroom furniture!!! Yes, that was THREE exclamation points. This was the first big purchase we made as married couple....ELEVEN YEARS AGO! I am not sentimental about it at all. I want it gone. Ross says no. He doesn't put his foot down very often, but he is not budging with this one. He says it's solid wood, durable and that nobody really goes into our bedroom besides us, so who cares! Who cares? I care. So, my thinking cap has been placed upon my head to figure out what I can do to give this outdated furniture a fresh new look. I thought about making my own headboard with some Pinterest help or restaining. Any suggestions? I am desperate. It looks like I will continue to dream about this bed from Pottery Barn.


So, there you go, another Wednesday full of random.

I hope everyone has a blessed and happy Thanksgiving. Be safe if you are traveling. Forget about the diets and calories. Put the stresses of life aside for the day. Enjoy your time with family and friends. And write down ten things that you are thankful for. Writing them down on paper helps remind us all how lucky we are, no matter what life has thrown our way. God bless!

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61 comments:

Brooke said...

I know I have been desiring some new bedroom furniture too! Loving the Palace Bed, it's oak with leather ! So pretty, but expensive! I can't help it, I want it!

Chelsea said...

Love the scarf! Try OvernightPrints.com you have to do a lot of the customization yourself but they are usually pretty cheap and the quality is great for christmas cards! Hope Santa hears your bedroom furniture wish!!

Makaila said...

This is the first year, Ever that I am actually planning on sending christmas cards! I need to get on that.. Lol

I love that scarf. Your IG pics inspired me to pick up a floral scarf at Tar'Jay today! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving girl!

Amber Dominguez said...

I'm with Makaila, first year sending out cards....now we'll just wait and see how long they sit on my counter before I actually fill them out and mail 'em! Also, your tree puts my tree to shame.

prettyanddelectable said...

Pretty scarf, and I love those ankle boots! We don't have our tree yet, but we do actually have holiday lights up on our house! But don't worry, we won't be turning them on until after Thanksgiving. :)

Myrna Wilson said...

For the life of me, I can't get your button over my site, but I've linked back anyway.

Anywho - I'm leaning that way with Christmas cards this year too. I thought about going to one of those companies that sends them out for you, but, it's just so impersonal. So, I may just create a last minute card with our new baby and call it a day, via the web.
May be tacky, but when we get back to the States, I'll make sure to make up for it with some real cards.

I'm excited to be putting up our Christmas tree tomorrow!! Yay!!

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A J said...

Love the outfit, that scarf is adorable and I can see why you have been wearing it so much. And since today is my new Random Wednesday Wishes day, I have a post about booties! Yours should be on my list because they are super cute! Are they comfy??

Moving on...I started decorating for Christmas but haven't put up my trees yet. Hopefully Sunday when I get home...

On the furniture front, would he let you strip it and restain it or paint it? That gives furniture a super updated look and if its real wood, you can do it without damaging it.

Good luck! Happy Thanksgiving girly!!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

You should ask Santa for some new bedroom furniture!

Your tree looks gorgeous. We're going to put ours up first thing next week...can't wait.

Happy Thanksgiving, sweet Shanna!

Annie said...

I LOVE that scarf too - so cute with the stripes! Your tree looks gorgeous Shanna :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Caitlin C. said...

Whyyy are you so cute?!? I love that scarf paired with that dress!!!

Alissa | Feeling Good said...

Ok I freaking LOVE this outfit!!!! The stripes, floral, bold dress --- I want everything!!! That scarf is the perfect floral.

Alissa
FeelingGoodFashion.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

1. I love that scarf as well, super cute!

2. I got a groupon for our Christmas cards. I've seen a couple different ones on there, maybe you can find a deal on there

3. I think you definitely deserve new bedroom furniture and if you need help picking it out I am more than happy to help!! Or if you do the headboard you may inspire me to do one as well...I've been dreaming of one for a while now.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

Heather said...

That scarf is seriously fabulous! I have major scarf envy! Happy Thanksgivine Shanna!!!!!

XO
Pearls & Paws

The Pink Growl said...

Love that scarf too! And your hair is super cute in that side bun!

Julie Marie said...

i absolutely LOVE that outfit =) everything about it. so so cute.

Penniless Socialite said...

I need to get a floral scarf. It looks great with everything.
Tara
Penniless Socialite

Katie said...

i can't wait to get our tree up! LOVE that scarf. We haven't done christmas cards in 4 years but when we did I think I used shutterfly and found a simple one I liked that was cheap. happy thanksgiving!!!

Anonymous said...

You are TOO cute Banana!! Love the scarf! Happy Thanksgiving to you & your beautiful family :)

Becky M.

Kellyann Rohr said...

I totally understand the furniture dilemma, I dealt with the same thing a few years ago with an outdated dining room set. My sister is an interior designer and she painted and glazed our old furniture. It is nothing short of amazing and saved us so much money. It had been that pickled oak color before and it is now a rich brown fabulous color! Just an idea!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

I hope you & your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving Shanna!! I love this scarf, your tree and completely agree about the Christmas cards. It is so nice but they are expensive! Loving your Random Wednesday link ups lady!!

Niki Caron said...

You are so gorgeous! I love that scarf - it really does go with tons of prints! I wish I had your sense of style, it's always so right on!

And I love that you have your tree up already! I've been wanting to do ours but my husband won't let me :) I'm thinking about not sending Christmas Cards either this year.

TheTinyHeart said...

That floral scarf is really cute and does go so well with so many patterns! That Pottery Barn bed is gorgeous...I want everything in the entire catalog!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Danavee said...

You could PAINT the furniture. It would be a TON of work! BUTTTTT the results might be worth it! And way cheaper!

Although I fully support any Pottery Barn purchase! I'm on your side!

Always Maylee said...

For your photo cards, have you looked into Shutterfly? I've been using them for years for anything photo related. They have great prices and really awesome service. I want new bedroom furniture too, but instead my husband thought it was more important to buy himself a new tv. Have a happy Thanksgiving my friend! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Taylor @ Goings on in Texas said...

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. You don't have to sand or strip off the old finish. This stuff is amazing. You can also get some Annie Sloan Wax if you want to give it a rustic feel afterwards (since there is some wood detailing). Lots of colors to choose from! :)
Love the scarf and the outfit! :) xoxo

KT said...

Ha! I buy my holiday decor at the Dollar Tree! Love that place :)

KT

Shelli Poole said...

Shanna, you are SO cute!! Love that outfit and the happy colors. Can't wait to hear all about your Thanksgiving! And see if Ross will let you paint your bedroom furniture. Pick an interesting color, scuff it up to give it a vintage feel, and then get new neutral bedding with some fluffy cozy throw pillows. It will be your new dream room! (if you have any questions about any kind of paint in the whole world, I am your girl!!)

Jamie said...

Love that outfit! The scarf is so perfect for pulling the whole outfit together!

Jamie
forevereightyone.blogspot.com

Tashia said...

Love the stripes and floral. That scarf is awesome! Have a great thanksgiving Shanna:)

Sheena Rae said...

That scarf is amazing! I have the perfect outfit for it... :D

Amy said...

I know what you mean about the holiday cards, everything is like a million dollars!

Love this loook btw!

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Happiness at Mid Life said...

Love your scarf too - I love it with the stripe cardi! You are impressive to have your Christmas tree up! And I hear you about new bedroom furniture. We still have old stuff from ages ago and just can't seem to agree on set that we both like. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Emily said...

One of my favorites of your outfits! I love the florals and stripes and the red and black are fab. Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

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JMc said...

I am feeling the same way about Christmas cards this year. Each year for whatever reason when Christmas stuff goes on sale I buy cute Christmas cards. Dumb. Because I always do custom photo cards. This year I'm getting those bad boys out and sending them instead along with one of our family pictures from fall. That way family can keep the pic on the fridge without it looking too Christmasy all year round (assuming they keep the pic up year round haha)

Audrey Peeters said...

love how you styled that outfit!
happy thanksgiving!
xx Audrey

fashionhightea.blogspot.com

Helene said...

love random Wednesday Shanna!!! so fun and gorgeous as always!

J and A said...

You seriously have the best outfits!! I love this one and your hair is super cute. I am going to link up today! yay!

Mellissa Rondinelli said...

Cute outfit! I love the mix of patterns and colors.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Shia

Rachel Sayumi. said...

I LOOOOVE the cardigan on you!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Vista Print has their holiday stuff 50% off right now meaning you can get cards fairly inexpensive. Just go to vistaprint.com/joy50 and the savings should be automatically applied to you. The cards we picked ended up being around 58 cents per card, but they had options that were even cheaper. But I do understand what you mean about just letting Facebook be your Christmas card. I was thinking about that this year as I ordered our cards. Especially since the photo we are using for the cards is on Facebook already. But yeah, at least for this year we are still doing old fashioned, put 'em in the mail kinda cards.

Holly said...

I LOVE that scarf too - but come on, you knew I would ;) Love both the outfits you wore it with also. Again, no surprise there.

I'm thinking about busting out my Christmas decor this weekend. So no judgement from me :)

As for the bedroom furniture, new hardware? I'm all about painting too, but it's solid wood and maybe Ross would be against that. But I painted some bedroom furniture and gave it new hardware once, and it did the trick!

Happy Thanksgiving, toots (as in tootsie, not farts, haha!)!

Amber said...

That scarf is gorgeous!! Loving that it goes with everything.

I think it's totally OK to skip cards!

Lindsay said...

I love this look. And that scarf is incredible. And your hair is so pretty like that. I am so in love with your gorgeous tree! I wish mine looked like that!

Chioma said...

that cardi and scarf are amazing on you! I tried to link up today, but kept getting an error...Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Chioma
C's Evolution of Style

Jenn said...

I absolutely love that cardigan. I am such a sucker for a cozy cardigan or sweater!

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

I still love your tree and even more that you plan ahead! And you still need to do a scarf tutorial for me because I'm a complete moron.

Katie said...

I love LOVE love that scarf! You are rockin it for sure!

New Follower :)

Lindsay said...

If I didn't love you so much, I would hate you for being so darn gorgeous! :)

I think you should send out Christmas cards because I really want one!!!

Happy Thanksgiving! xoxo

Maca said...

I need more red in my closet after seeing this outfit. you look gorgeous!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I'm almost done putting the lights on my tree! It is the very last thing to go up. :)

Amy


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Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I love your hair like this. I must know how you do it! Stat!

still being [molly] said...

love this, shanna!! you look beautiful <3 i am teetering on not doing christmas cards, too.... if i find a good deal i'll let you know!

Erika said...

Wow - I can't believe you have been married for 12 years!! You must have been straight out of high-school... you don't look old enough to have been married 12 years. I say that calls for new bedroom furniture!

My-cliffnotes said...

Target postcards or cards if you buy more than 20 they are less than $1!


Love the scarf want it!

Alyssa @ Sugar, Spice, and a Dash of Advice said...

I thought I linked up but I guess it didn't work. Oh well :) I love your Christmas decorations, I so would have done that too if I had time before we left.. that's the first thing I'm doing when we get back home this weekend! Your girls are absolutely adorable, I can understand not wanting to send out a card when you can do it all online these days. There's something different and special about getting a card in the mail though!Have a great holiday:)

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Girl, your outfit is too cute.
I hope you do get new furniture for your bedroom, you deserve it.

Daliene said...

Ok, so I need some little black booties but I was scared about the Target ones. Are they comfy? I am so picky with shoes, but my xmas budget is not prepared for the $150 ones I really want...

Janna Renee said...

I love that scarf...I wouldn't have thought to pair it with that cardigan, but it WORKS!

Becky said...

I love the b&W striped combo with the solid red! Totally inspired to recreate this!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Becky xo
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(Currently hosting a fashion giveaway!)

Bhushavali - Indian Fashion n Travel Blogger! said...

Totally love the way you've styled it. The red is fantastic. Love the black & white cardigan that tones down the red and the scarf is too too good.
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Kacie said...

I have that cardigan :) Now I need to get that scarf! I love it!

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