Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Random Wednesday #12 - Favorites Edition

Blazer | Top (similar) | Jeans | Shoes | Scarf | Bracelet | Bracelet | Bracelet (similar) | Bag (similar)
Since this year is coming to a close, I thought, why not share 20 of my favorite things from 2012. I think that's random, don't you? I had a tough little time picking my 20 categories. I could have easily posted 100 things, but we all know that wouldn't have gotten read. So, I hope you stick around and peruse the ones that I thought would tickle your fancy most.

We will start with things from this outfit if that's okay with you.

Shall we begin?

1. Shoes: The ones in these pictures. Thank you Sole Society for bringing t-strap, heels and studs together. What a brilliant combination.

2. Jewelry: I am always down for a good party, so I have to go with arm parties. Spikes, bangles, leather, studs and paves...oh, my!

3. Accessory: Scarves, duh? This fur one is my new BFF.

4. Clothing Item: This Lauren Conrad top I am wearing. I have worn it more than anything in my closet.

5. FashionTrend: Pattern mixing, chambray and plaid. I couldn't just pick one. Gotta include my least faves too...Wedge Sneakers and Peplum. Go away!!!!!

6. Home Decor Trend: Antlers. Finally, after all these years deer horns are the shizz. Ross is one happy fella!

7. Place to shop: Forever 21, Old Navy and Target. Does this surprise you?

8. Cosmetic(s): Bare Minerals Foundation, Cover Girl Lash Blast 24 Hr., Urban Decay Naked Palettes, Sexy Mother Plucker Lip Gloss and all the "CHEAP-A" e.l.f. products at Tar-jay!!!!

9. Album: Florence and the Machine - Ceremonials

10. Concert: Taylor Swift

11. Trip: It was more like a stay-cation for Ross and I's anniversary. See what we did here.

12. Movie: Hunger Games and Brave

13. T.V. Show: X Factor and Wheel of Fortune. Being on the "Wheel" is my DREAM!!!!

14. Social Media: Instagram. Pictures say a 1,000 words.

15. iPhone App: Picfx because I love dazzlin' and sparklin' up my Instagram pics

16. Way to unwind: Pedicures, wine, hot baths, wine, shopping, wine, listening to music, wine and reading blogs.

17. Blog Outfit: This one here, here and here.

18. Blog Post: This one here and here.

19. Blog Faux Pas: WTH was I thinking???? Check this out.

20. Blog Memory: Watching Dusty open her Hunter Boots from the Evil 7. I have watched it two dozen times and cried every time.

So, there ya go. Anyone agree with me? Disagree? I would love to see a post of your 20 favorite things from 2012. I challenge you because, well, I am Nosy Nelly.

**If you are linking up today, please use good manners. I kindly ask that you follow my blog and link back to it in your post. It's called blogging etiquette. 
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62 comments:

Carly said...

I've been eyeing those shoes, they're AMAZING!!!! They look perfect with your outfit!!!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Samantha said...

Such a fun challenge - I'll probably have to do it ;) Love your scarf, LOVE your shoes, and love that you loved Brave too :)

Samantha @ Sam ipsa loquitur

Cassandra said...

I LOVE all my Lauren Conrad tops. Those two posts you picked are favs of mine as well.

Rachel Sayumi. said...

ok that shirt is aaahhhmaazing!

prettyanddelectable said...

Those shoes are so pretty! Those jeans look great on you... boyfriend jeans that fit well are not easy to find!

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

Love your 20 of 2012 and each of the links from there! And yes, those shoes belong up at the top of this list...they are gorgeous!

Brooke said...

I am going to do this soon! I love this idea! So creative!

=) Loving your scarf!


Brooke

Setarra said...

Newest follower of your blog! Loving those t-strap shoes and thanks for hosting this link up :)

Setarra
http://burghalgurl.blogspot.com/

Ashley said...

I loved those mustard pants you wore. Definitely one of my favorite blog outfits from you!

Wendy Mac said...

Get out! I Love your fox scarf! You look great!

Danavee said...

Instagram is the BEST!!!!!!!!

Mills said...

I'm LOVING the shoes with those jeans. So cuuute!

Tracy Walpole said...

Oh my gosh, I don't even know Dusty but I feel like I want to... and then I cried at my desk just now watching her love those boots. That is the coolest thing. Shanna, I always knew you were such a fantastic person but that was just the sweetest thing ever. <3

Also, love that outfit! I feel like I need those jeans.

Vanessa Jade Smith / www.7jaded.com said...

Those shoes are rocking my world!! I think they're Valentino inspired!

Alissa | Feeling Good said...

I am so in love with those shoes. The simple fabulousness of the outfit is amazing and those shoes just bring something extra. LOVE. Now I really want them... darn it!

Alissa
FeelingGoodFashion.blogspot.com

Always Maylee said...

I love those shoes! I've totally always wanted to be on Wheel too! I haven't seen Brave yet, but it's on my list! Great post Shanna, loved reading your list. :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Esther Davison said...

Dear Shanna,
Challenge accepted! I will do a Top Twenty Tuesday on Christmas. Thanks for the idea! :o) Esther Norine Designs

TheTinyHeart said...

I loooove the fur scarf! And you know those stores are my favs to shop at too! :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Dec. Group Giveaway!

Lauren said...

I cannot tell you how much I love this outfit. It is perfection!

Fizz and Frosting

Katie said...

what a fun post idea! and I'm with you with the scarves for sure! :)

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

I love how a blazer instantly classes up any outfit. That one is adorable!

Annie said...

First I want to say that I LOVE your outfit girlfriend! You look so chic in that faux fur and those fabulous heels :) And I love your 20 favorite things...so cute!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Lisette @ Northern Belle Diaries said...

I LOVE that blazer! I've been looking for something like this for a long time now. I need me a job! haha. And that scarf is so darling! Thank you for linking up where you purchased these pieces. And I LOVED the video of your friend receiving those boots. Made me cry!

Kaleigh said...

what a great idea! I shall definitely be doing a 20 things, but no worries I'll give you all the credit ;)
new follower!

Ginny said...

This is definitely one of my faves of yours! You look great and that fur collar is beautiful!
Ginny
mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

Girl, I LOVE that outfit! I am so tempted to order the shoes and scarf right now! Such a classy look! :)

Jamie
forevereightyone.blogspot.com

Elegance Personified said...

Hi Shanna.

You look so pretty, girly & polished today. Those shoes are stunning. I also love that faux fur scarf and all the jewelry. I must say I always love your hair in this style.

It is great linking up with you. Check out what's new with me.


By the way, nice list of 20 and a very good post idea. I might do that too. ;-)

Helene said...

I love this idea Shanna!!

I might steal it.

your faux paux- i laughed out loud. this is why I love you!

Joy said...

You absolutely have the best outfits!! Thanks for hosting the link up!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

And just when I thought I had self therapied myself out of that video, just the mention of it I have snot bubbles. I think we will just have to realize we cry over it. I love this outfit and I love the squirrel around your neck! I guess you guys fought and it lost! Your so gorgeous! I love you bunches!

Shea Sayers said...

I love this roundup of 2012 faves. I love Florence & the Machine too, and I agree that scarves are the best. That faux fur one you're rocking is awesome!

kendra kay said...

those shoes are ammmmmazing! i just found you somehow by jumping around other friends blogs and i'm so glad i did. im following and loving your blog. such a sweet photo of your girlies fast asleep-those are the sweetest photos aren't they?? come visit me when ya have time and have a great rest of the week shanna! www.kendrakaypahukoa.blogspot.com

Niki Caron said...

You always look so amazing and pulled together!!! I wish I had your style sense! I'm so messy lol. I will definitely do a post of my 20 favorite things - this is so fun!

Angela W. said...

OK first of all, I love you. I know it's weird to tell someone you love them when #1 you don't know them and #2 you don't know them, but it's true..haha! Your blog posts always make me smile! And your style is a-maze! Loved this post..the video of your friend opening the gift is so funny...and I cried too! Thinking about throwing a 20 fav things list together now. Thanks for the inspiration! Your blog is by far one of my faves!

www.selfless-ambition.com

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

You look SO adorable. This is one of my favorite looks on you I think. Great shoes!

xx,
E
Currently Coveting

Sheena Rae said...

Girl, I am totally against wedge sneakers and peplum!

Rachel Lynne said...

Love your scarf!

Sarah Tucker said...

I forgot to tell you how adorable that outfit is! I am slowly getting brave enough to wear "fur"...I am almost there! You rocked it!

Kacie said...

I love love love this entire outfit! I so want that scarf!

www.daisyraeboutique.com
www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

hannah said...

Love this outfit - you look gorgeous! I have to agree that the Bozo look was not your best moment. As for music, Ceremonials was one of my faves for 2011 AND 2012! x

jackie jade said...

what a great idea for a post - would love to do something similar for end of the year... i love the fur scarf too! and thanks for hosting this party!!

Katie Did What said...

LOVE this outfit!! That top is super pretty! And I'd have to agree on favorite places to shop. Seriously, will I ever NOT shop at Forever 21?... I think the answer is no. That place has my heart. haha

Happy Wednesday!

xo

Ashley said...

In LOVE with your shoes!!!!!!

Chioma said...

i'm convinced you find the cutest f21 pieces! love that fur stole Shana!

Chioma
C's Evolution of Style

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I love the outfit! I was a little scared of the scarf at first but since I know it's faux I love it hehe!

I never know if I can link up with ya. What exactly does the subject have to be? Like whatever I post on Wednesdays or a bunch of random stuff only?

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

ANTLERS! Love. And Florence! And the Hunter Boots video! I should watch it today to remind me how good people can be.

I actually linked up this week but if my post wasn't appropriate for the linkup let me know!

Makaila said...

Shanna, seriously, I just love reading your blog. Your outfit fav posts were totally some of my favorites, especially that chevron dress, swooon!! and I think the "He loves me even though" is one of my favorite posts of yours ever.

Cheers to 2012!! It's been a good year!

Shelli Poole said...

Eek! Always so beautiful and adorable at the same time! I must get myself one of those blazers!!

Alisa Marie said...

Completely agree with all of your faves! Love the naked palettes :)

TaraMixandMatch said...

Love what you did with the scarf, so cute!

Cheltee T. said...

Love your Picture & this Link Up.
Newest Follower, Hope to learn more about you.

Happy Holidays

Amber Dominguez said...

Ok, this outfit = perfection. I'm gonna have to make my way to Kohls, every Lauren Conrad item I've seen I've loved!

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

Bahaha, why ever would you not like wedge sneakers?! ;) Love this list, I might have to "borrow" from you, I want to do it too! :)

JP Lord said...

I totes would have done a favorites list has I known! you look fabulous as always, I love those heels LOVE THEM.
xx

still being [molly] said...

so i just watched that video of your friend opening the hunter boots and i seriously cried! that is amazing!!!! holy moly!! i love it!! how have i not seen that before?! also, you are beautiful, inside and out.

Happiness at Mid LIfe said...

I love your outfit! I bought the same heels in pink and was not in love with them and returned them. Debating if I should pick them up in the black. Love the Valentino vibe of these heels.


Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Head to Toe Chic said...

Obsessed with this outfit!!!! Your fur scarf and shoes are beyond amazing. You look gorgeous lady! Love you!!

xo,
Angela

Courtney said...

This is a fave (once again, ha!:) Classy and sassy!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Gosh, this scarf is fab!!

Becky said...

Oh my...so glad I stopped over from the Pleated Poppy. You're rockin' that scarf, I love Lauren Conrad, Hunger Games...and a lot of other things you shared. Just read your Howdy Y'all and saw your love for Jesus Christ...yup, join your site. Glad to have stopped by! =)

Franziska said...

I just went and watched that video - omg. she is adorable. and you guys are so sweet to have done that for her!

now back to this outfit. I think it may just be my favorite one of yours of all time. I wasn't sure how I felt about that fur bow wrap thing but now...i want it around my neck. I love the classic look of this but with edgy pieces.

Plus your new hair: amazing.

A J said...

I'm sad that I didn't get to link up this week, but I love this post! The blog faux pas made me laugh (and I still love that you were able to graciously accept my comment on that one!) and your favorite outfits are all excellence picks!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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