Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Nothing New

Another Wednesday, another dose of random. I figured I better get as much out as possible since next Wednesday I won't be here. I will be opening presents, eating an enormous amount of food, making memories with family and celebrating my Savior's birthday. So, this is the VERY LAST Random Wednesday link up of 2013! I can't even believe it!

Forever 21 Puffer Vest (great options here and here) // Old Navy Top (option) // Old Navy Coated Denim // Wallis Ankle Boots c/o (love these) // Forever 21 Leopard Clutch (similar styles here and here) // Forever 21 Fur Scarf (optional styles here and here) // Michael Kors Watch c/o Jeweler's Wife // Forever 21 Leopard Bangle (option) // Lilac Bijoux Bow Bangle c/o // Kendra Scott Ring c/o Jeweler's Wife// Forever 21 Spade Studs (option) // H&M Sunglasses (option)

Nothing that I am wearing today is a recent purchase. Go me! I plan to continue my remixing until the new year and only shop with gift cards I hope to receive from Santa.

Speaking of Santa, I am freaking out just a teensy-weensy bit because I am not finished Christmas shopping. Not only do I still need to shop, but I need to wrap the gifts that I have gotten. Nope, not a single present is under my tree. How pathetic is that? Why do I do this to myself? I guess I am a procrastination junkie. Wish me luck.

Our sweet Gus, the newest member of our family, has melted our hearts in less than four days. I never in a million years thought I could fall in love so quickly, but I have. He is a perfect little angel. I am dreading when he goes off to "camp" on December 29th. We are sending him for bird hunting training. Ross says he is going to be gone for two months. I say he'll be back sooner. He's that smart. Maybe I am just telling myself that because I'm already so bummed that he's going to be away for so long. Who have I become? You guys, this is soooooo not like me to get mushy over an animal. 

My invisalign trays still haven't come in. It's probably a good thing that I get them after the holidays because let's be honest, I plan on eating like it's my job and cosuming a few glasses of red wine over the next week or so. What a pain it would be to take my trays out every 30 minutes. Yes, that's how much I plan to indulge.

I almost forgot to tell y'all what I thought about Beyonce's concert. I went to see her last Monday in Dallas with two of my girlfriends. I have to say that I was mildly disappointed. We all were. She didn't bring it like I thought she would. She only sang snip-its of some of my favorites and butchered a Whitney Houston song. Don't get me wrong, I still love me some Queen B, but I would definitely not pay to see her again. And there was no encore. What? Who doesn't do an encore? It's expected. Right?

Before I end this all-over-the-place post, I wanted to be sure to ask you to come back again tomorrow. I have been planning this post for two weeks and cannot wait to share it with you. Hope to see you then!

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Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.


Shanna

62 comments:

Alice Warren said...

Bummer to here that Beyonce's concert was a bit of a disappointment - she's one of few performers I would love to see. Great outfit - I love everything from head to toe and good for you if you can control the after Christmas sales!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Ashley said...

Shanna you look so pretty!!! Love those jeans, and I love your hair like that!! Cute look :)

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Love all the textures, patterns, and colors in this outfit! Best of luck to you with holiday preparations... there's still a week to go, you have lots of time! :)

Aurélie Van Houte said...

Love the Bordeaux with leopard! Beautiful pics btw!

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Dee Kay said...

Awww sorry to hear Beyonce didnt meet your expectations! I love everything about your outfit though, I love the color of your coated denim and the vest and top are the perfect combo! You also look very pretty with that updo!
Dee
Ms Dee Kay

In a trendy town said...

We love leather pants and if they are in burgundy better! Nice warm look.

http://inatrendytown.blogspot.com.es

Becky M said...

I love your scarf!! I was so tempted to buy one like that yesterday, but wasn't sure how it would look and I couldn't decide. Yours makes me want to go back and get it!

agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

You look great. I am going to re-create this look when it gets warmer. I even have a similar scarf.

Too bad Beyonce didn't bring it. I have only seen her in concert as part of Destiny's Child. And none of my Daughter's presents are wrapped either and it's her first Christmas.

I am feeling Happy, Merry & Bright in my Outfit today. Come take a peek. And if we don't talk sooner Beautiful Shanna - HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU & YOUR FAMILY!

Ada. =)

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

Sorry you didn't enjoy Beyonce, when I saw her this year the show was amazing so i don't know what went wrong. Go you for not shopping I am doing the same thing.

xo
http://pinksole.com

Susan Jeffries said...

I am sorry to hear about the disappointing concert:( And you were so excited about it! I love winter whites - another perfect outfit! Susan

Victoria Mason said...

My Christmas list has a fur scarf just like that on it! LOVE this look!

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L.
Vicky

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

I really REALLY love that leopard clutch. EVERY SINGLE TIME I see it I want it!

Kimberly said...

Have those same Old Navy jeans and I wear them all. the. time. Love how you styled them here with the vest & fur scarf - cute!

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JP Lord said...

I love this look - go you for remixing! I'm glad you are taking a day off next week - it's about time girl! And I feel you on freaking out for Christmas, I still have presents that were orders on 12/2 that HAVEN'T ARRIVED and no shipping information is available. But you know we Santa's always make it work out in the end :)
xo

Sarah Tucker said...

Little Gus! Just a precious boy. Is it scary that Chris and I are going to look at another dog while we are visiting my parents... Hey...Chris won't give me a baby yet, so another dog it is!

Also, on our main radio station here, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, they were talking all about Queen B and saying how her performances are life changing. Good to know that there are other opinions out there!

As for next Wednesday. I care about eating more than I do my pressies....maybe bc I bought most of them!

Love you!

Tracy Miller said...

Shanna, I love your hair like this. I wish mine was a bit longer so I could do this. I also love the fur and leopard.
Tracy @Its Mostly About Fashion

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

Yay for coated denim! I love how you paired this with neutrals and FUR! Beautiful!

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

Every time I see you in fur, I like it more and more! Maybe I can find something in an after-Christmas sale :) While my Christmas shopping is done, I have only wrapped a few presents. With the kids still in school and me working this week, spare time is limited. Ugh! There is still so much to do. Only one week left!!

ann wood said...

Such a great outfit, so well put together for winter. Love the coated jeans and your cute scarf!

blue hue wonderland

Rebecca said...

OMG What a glam look Shanna.....love the bun & the fur around your neck!!! Cant get over it actually...haha!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Jo-Anne van Eeden said...

Another great outfit Shanna!

... and merry,merry Christmas

xJo

http://www.myselfexpressed.com/

Ashley said...

I'm a procrastination junkie myself...especially with "big event" days. Why is that?!?

This outfit=perfection. Shanna=perfection.

Lindsay said...

That lipstick is the perfect color for you! Love the outfit! Love you!

Because of Jackie said...

I have been trying SO HARD to be better this year and actually have everything wrapped, it's a first and it does feel good. Let's see if I learn from this and continue the trend next year:)

Sandy a la Mode said...

love these colors for winter!!! you look great, girl!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

All That Glitters said...

LOVE this outfit! Burgundy and Leopard is my absolute favorite! :)

TheTinyHeart said...

I love how the faux fur and leopard looks together, so winter chic! That is a major bummer about Beyonce since I'm sure the tickets weren't cheap. And I don't think I could make it 2 months without my dogs. When I go on vacation, I miss them like crazy!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
December Group Giveaway!

Whitney James said...

Love this outfit! Very nice faux fur too. I plan to do a lot of remixing with my wardrobe in 2014 too. Happy Wednesday...XO!

~Whitney
www.whitneynicjames.com

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

This faux fur scarf is adorable! I really need to become a better F21 shopper! You've got me all curious now... can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for tomorrow!

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Helene in Between said...

the colors in this outfit are perfection. i cannot believe christmas is next week!!

Lea Frazier said...

Great scarf. Great jeans. Great leopard accents. You look fab!

Lea
http://highheeledstyle.com

Cece said...

That's so cute that your dog is going to camp for training!! I've never heard of that; but I also don't have a dog. I did all my shopping online yesterday. I don't have kids so it's easier. I still don't have my cards!!! Oh well. Christmas should never stress you out. It's all for fun and it'll get done when it gets done. I've seen Beyonce and I thought she was great. It's too bad the show was disappointing. Love your re mixed oufits. You have so many clothes us readers will never know the difference!!

Corinne said...

I love the pants!

Oh, it's doom that Beyonce wasn't that good, I would have imagined her concerts to be amazing!

I've not wrapped a singled gift yet either, I forgot to buy tags too so I don't want to get them mixed up. Boo.

Corinne x
www.skinnedcartree.com

Susan Liberatore said...

Not sure how I feel about you sitting on those train tracks but you are looking gorg! And sorry to hear about Beyonce...I've heard good things otherwise.

Jessi said...

Oh my gosh SO weird that this is the last random Wednesday this year!! We're so close to a new year!
Oh and we're wearing the EXACT same fur stole in our posts today!! Haha I love it! And I want those pants of yours!
Jessi
http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

the Blah Blah Blahger said...

LOVE the outfit!!! The merlot pants are fabulous and I love how you paired it with a leopard clutch. I'm totally going to have to replicate this look!

Darcy said...

I love your faux fur scarf!! So cute! I just finished up my Christmas shopping last night, but nothing is wrapped for me either! I still feel like Christmas is so far away but it's actually only a week... ahh!!
www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

Ann Huffman said...

Super chic look! Love the fur scarf. ~Ann
Tarnished Royalty

Lisette said...

love love LOVE your hair swept up! SO glamorous!

and thanks for hosting this link up every week! i don't always make it but i do try!

Merry Christmas to you and the newest family member!

Jenn @ WLB said...

damn! That Beyonce concert is disappointing for me to hear. I would love to go see her but her concerts cost a pretty penny. When I pay that much, I expect a SHOW!

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

I love that the scarf is so different!!! Congrats on remixing - I'm trying to do that more and more!!!

Merry Christmas!!!

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

PS your Beyonce experience sounds a lot like how I felt seeing Red Hot Chili Peppers this past summer. I have been waiting since I was like 15 to see them (that makes over 15 years.. yes I just dated myself)... so yeah, HIGH HOPES! The weather was horrible but I stuck it out to see them headline the festival. The sound was a bit messed up on the right side of the stage but I didn't let that get me down... however I really feel like they phoned it in for the entire show. I was really sad - AND they left 15 minutes before the show was supposed to end, NO encore... divas much?

I agree with you unless there is a noise ordinance OR they are told to leave the stage an encore is the ONLY way to go.

P.S.S. Pearl Jam is a perfect example of this. They did a show at Wrigley Field this year in Chicago. HUGE HUGE show. Mother Nature made a huge thunderstorm roll through which stopped the concert, and delayed the show. Instead of hanging up the towel. They waited out the storm, along with all the fans, got shelter and waited... the Mayor of the town even lifted the noise ordinance to make it LATER to allow Pearl Jam to go BACK on stage at almost midnight to play for the fans. It was a once in a lifetime chance and true fans and the band stuck it out. Dear other bands THAT Is how it's done!! :) (And these dudes have been playing for over 20 years they didn't HAVE to do that, but their fans are their legacy... so, yeah. BOOM Take note Queen B! :)

Callie said...

Loving your jeans and the leopard accents. You look amazing!
~Callie
www.creationsbycallie.com

Callie said...

Loving your jeans and the leopard accents. You look amazing!
~Callie
www.creationsbycallie.com

Meg Cady said...

My grandmother had a scarf similar to the one you are wearing... I might be doing a little "vintage shopping" a la my grandmothers closet during the holiday!

Amanda @ A Good Hue said...

Pretty outfit! Love the fur scarf, looks great with the other accessories and the white + oxblood combo! Thanks for hosting a great linkup this year-- looking forward to more in 2014! Enjoy your Christmas :)

Judith Miranda said...

Bonito look!!
Saludos
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Natalia Restrepo said...

I love your blog, I always leave it to the end of my bloglovin list, so that I can enjoy reading it, so happy I found it.
And even better when I see how you always have the best Forever 21 finds, they should definitely put you on their payroll.

Natalia
http://leavingthecorneranddippingmytoes.blogspot.com/

Always Maylee said...

Such an adorable winter outfit. Love the white vest with white sweater. You look so pretty! Amazon.com was a lifesaver for me. I pretty much got all my christmas presents there and the 2-day shipping is pretty fab.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

You look gorgeous! I love that scarf! And I'm so glad that you're loving Gus! He's so cute!

KatieMc said...

AAAAAH! OK! OK! Old Navy pants, you have stalked me from several style blogs and I've loved you every time. You've convinced me I must have you. :-)

Lisa Sweiback said...

HI Shannaq!! You look great! Very shocked about the Beyonce concert... thats terrible! :/

Merrie K. said...

Hi Shanna,
Love your casual, glam look with the fur scarf and puffy vest!
Happy Holidays!
Merrie @ www.PetiteCareerGirl.com

Chioma said...

this is too cute, i love the maroon and white on you and especially that fur cowl!!

~Chioma

Ashleigh said...

I love your jeans! You are the third blogger I've seen wearing them! The leopard print clutch is awesome, and I like your puffer vest.
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Ladies in Navy said...

beautiful scarf!
ladies in navy

Carylee said...

Great, great look! Love all of the different details and textures!
Sad that Beyonce's show didn't live up to your expectations. That's definitely random that there was no encore!
And I can't believe this is the last linkup of the year! Thank you so so much for hosting! I know it's not an easy feat - it's very much appreciated!
Have a merry Christmas!
-Carylee
morepom.blogspot.com

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Danielle @ The-Lifestyle-Project said...

Oh no, how disappointing to hear about Beyonce's concert. You'd think with her recent album drop she would have brought it extra hard during her concerts, no? I haven't seen her yet but consider B my favourite entertainer based on her videos and award show performances. How disappointing (and I'm sure those tickets didn't come cheap)!
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FitTravelerAJ said...

Good luck with your remaining shopping and wrapping! Love today's OOTD, the white layers with the animal touches and burgundy pants is fab.

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Janna Renee said...

I am really not surprised that her concert wasn't that great, and for real...everyone does an encore! That outfit of yours is perfection, though!

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