Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Ugly Duckling

First of all, HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Don't eat all the candy before the neighborhood kids ring the bell. Have so much fun and be safe!
 
Yesterday it rained off and on all day. So, what does a girl do when it rains? She puts on rain boots of course. I have had these yellow rubber lovelies for several months, but I don't get to wear them near as much as I'd like because here in Texas, water doesn't fall from the sky very often. Luckily the skies cleared about the time it was time to take pics. Instead of sloshing around in the puddles, I found a man-made one to take pictures by.  It's all the same, right?

Layered Top: Sosie c/o // Chambray: Target // Denim: Old Navy // Boots: Joules c/o (similar here and here) // Scarf: Target (similar here and here) // Bracelets: Threads c/o // Watch: T + J Designs c/o 

As we were going about our normal blog picture taking business, this thing decided to interfere and would not leave us alone. I call it a "thing" because it seemed as though a mad scientist had let his experiment loose in the park. It looked like a cross between a chicken, turkey, duck and goose and there was no doubt that it wanted us off it's turf.


At first it was funny, but then it got ugly as in it was chasing Ross around in circles...okay, I know, that's still comical. If only you could have witnessed it in real time. Ross couldn't focus on focusing the camera and I could focus on being still. He threw his hands in the air and said, "I give up. This thing won't leave me alone." So, the good wife that I am, took the photography duties into my own hands and captured this business. FYI, it looks like Ross dropped kicked this "thing", but I promise nobody or nothing got hurt...too terribly. Kidding. Just kidding. 


Gotta love the moments that create blogging material. I seriously need more of them in my life.

All joking aside, I do have something with actual substance to tell you about. You see that amazing state arm stack in the photo above? Ashley with The Shine Project sent it over to me. If you don't know Ashley, you might possibly be living under a rock. She is the founder and creator of a beautiful cause driven business. Her newest project is called Threads.  

You guys, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE read this part!!

Threads employs at risk high school students that want to break the cycle they have come to know. They make the bracelets you see me wearing today, are paid fair wages and in turns helps them pay for college. These kids have dreams, futures and are dedicated to changing their lives. Every Threads purchase will directly impact these students. Our belief and support of them is a symbol of hope and trust. When you wear a piece from Threads, you are not just wearing a bracelet, you are wearing a change.

The holidays are around the corner and this is the perfect time to start shopping for the ladies in your life and that includes yourself. Take a look at all the one of a kind pieces that Threads has to offer and make a positive impact in someone's life.


Shanna

52 comments:

Alice Warren said...

I just adore those fun photos!!! I ordered a pair of Hunter boots from Costco but they were not meant for this large calve lady.

And what a great concept on Threads!! So awesome for your to spread their message out.

Alice
www.happinessatmdilife.com

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

LOL LOL LOL...what is that thing??? At least you guys got a good laugh out of it (and these cute pics)! =) Isn't Ashley amazing? She has SUCH a big heart. Love your bracelet stack.

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Kimberly said...

Love this outfit - that scarf is the perfect plaid! Also adore The Shine Project and the amazing work Ashley does :)

www.pennypincherfashion.com

Charnele Michel said...

Love the rain boots with the look! Thanks for informing me on such a great cause. I never knew about The Shine Project :)

xo,
ChaCha
http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

You look gorge Shana as always, The Shine project is amazing.

xo
http://pinksole.com

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

I love this outfit! The layers, the scarf, the bracelets, the boots. LOVE!

Nina Piccini said...

OMG! That's hilarious and reminds me of my squirrel encounter!!
Loving the casual chicness of this outfit - it looks so cozy!

xo, NIna
afterthe40barfinish

Susan Jeffries said...

I saw this on IG and I thought you and your hubby may have been doing some sort of duck dance(: Funny! I needed a laugh today so thanks! I love your boots!1 Have you seen the Joules boots with the bow on the back? I cut out the picture from their catalog and taped it to the fridge. I am hoping my hubby will notice and get them for me. Thanks for the introduction to Threads! Fabulous idea and great gift idea! Blessings! Susan

Danavee said...

I loved that Instagram pic yesterday! Couldn't wait to see more today!

Love that scarf.

Heidi said...

Love your bright yellow rain boots! I love my Hunters, but they're a pain in the butt to wear when it is warm and rainy. There is nothing attractive about massive amounts of sweat and those things are their own mini saunas!

http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

Samantha Curtis said...

You're adorbs... and those pictures are hysterical. I hope we get to meet in "real" life someday because I feel as though we would be fun :)

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I will check out Threads for sure. Thanks for the info.

Hilarious cockadoodleduck photos of you guys.

Annie said...

Ohmygoodness...those photos are TOO funny! And you look totally adorable Shanna...looooooove those yellow rain boots :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Amanda Joy said...

those pictures are hysterical!
xx
Amanda
www.denimanddaydreamsblog.com

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

These photos are hilarious! I'm fully convinced I need a plaid scarf in my life!

JP Lord said...

I love this! And of course you look stunning love ;)
xo

Alyssa said...

What a perfect combo! Hope you guys have a great time trick or treating!

Rachel said...

Such funny photos (the bottom ones, of course!) I need a new pair of rain boots since my old pair fell apart. I love the yellow!

TheTinyHeart said...

Haha, those photos are hilarious! Where on earth did that thing come from?? A farm? Your yellow rainboots are so fun on a rainy day!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Ladies in Navy said...

hah! this is so darling!

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

I looooove your hair like that!!

Becky M said...

You look so warm and cozy in the outfit!

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Elizabeth said...

Thanks for highlighting Thread-- I really like finding out about vendors that promote positive change, especially when I'm shopping for the holidays.

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

OMG. My number one fear (and disdain) in life is BIRDS. The thought of being that close to such an enormous and weird looking one GROSSES ME OUT. Baaaaaahhhhh!

Helene said...

haha! that is too cute and I love your hair like this!
i love the shine project! this is so great!

Elizabeth said...

It's possible that I did already eat the candy....and had to make a 10 pm trip to Target last night for more...oops. You look fantastic - this outfit makes me want to cozy up in a log cabin!

Ashley said...

Happy Halloween!!
Loving this outfit and I love those yellow boots paired with this look.. Pretty as always :)

xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Always Maylee said...

Totally in love with the yellow rain boots. Such a great color, bright and cheery for those rainy days. You look adorable. And how cute was your photobomber!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Jess said...

O my gosh! That is hilarious!!

You look fantastic; love the casual look, and the jewelry stack. Everything at Threads is gorgeous, I'm a big fan.

Kayla Peveler said...

Bahahah I am dying. What the heck IS that thing!!? So funny. You are gorgeous, and I'd kill for those adorable yellow rain boots! ;) It rains all too often here in Cincy!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Haha I call those "things" chicken-ducks because they really do look like a cross between the both. Is there an actual name for them? :-P

V @ X-tremely V said...

Those pics with the "thing" are too funny! Absolutely love this outfit...so effortless!

www.xtremelyv.blogspot.com

Gwen said...

Your encounter with the all-in-one turducken is hilarious! I don't know why I don't own fun rainboots but I should remedy that.

Thanks for the info on Thread - what a great idea!

Meg O. said...

Love this look so much!! And LOL to the duckling pics. Too funny!

Kathrin Fastiggi said...

Um you are so adorable...even when being chased by a thing!! and those bracelets are exactly what i'm looking for for my sister-in-law!! Now about that how-to-dance video ? jk!!

Michelle I said...

I love absolutely everything about this post; Outfit, chicken-duck-turkey shenanigans, and the cause!

Susan Liberatore said...

OK, you look stunning in these photos. Seriously, I think the olive green is just fabulous on you. Brightens up your face. You're glowing! Anything you need to tell me? I kid, i kid.

Sofia Donatelli said...

Great boots.

Happy Halloween!
Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Cute boots! I actually use my rainboots a ton here in Oregon. Those animal photos are hilarious! Will definitely check out the Threads site... great cause!

Carly said...

Love threads, as a teacher......they're one of my fav companies!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Katie Did What said...

OMG the "thing"!!!! Hahaha I am like crying laughing over here! So funny! And also, I understand, petrifying at the time, I'm sure!

On another note, you look adorable! I am in love with your "rainy day" outfit! :)

Happy Halloween!!!

xo

Nikki said...

Love those yellow boots, and I love your behind the scene pictures! I would have run away - birds of all kinds freak me out!

Happy Halloween!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

Geese are TERRIFYING. Nice work, Ross :)

Sarah Tucker said...

OH MUH GAWDDDD. This sums up why we are friends. Tooo flipping funny! I read your blog every morning in bed while I "let me eyes adjust" and I suck because I never comment, butttt this one was so worth getting on the computer for :) You're the funniest!

Jenn @ WLB said...

I don't think I'll ever be able to fully explain my love for this outfit. So I'll pin it.

FitTravelerAJ said...

I cannot stop laughing at the pictures!! Glad no one was hurt, birds can be evil.

I love how you paired bright yellow (a more spring/summer color to me) with the plaid to make it a perfect fall outfit. You are a master!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

The picture with you guys and that mixed duck like thing...I'm laughing like no other. Best blog moment ever!

:)

Happy weekend. :)

Jessica S said...

Rainboots are just one of those thing everyone should have, so why not make them cute!? This pair is adorbs!

And that duck... oh I have some words for him, we had those in our neighborhood growing up & they are MEAN!
xx
Here&Now

Rebecca said...

Ok someone's looking oh so adorable in yellow rain boots and glad to know there's a cause like this and you're supporting it Shanna!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Ashleigh said...

I love your Texas bracelet and I'm even more in love that it goes to a good cause!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

blm said...

i am dying over the pictures of your husband and that monster bird!

Gerlach said...

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