Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Pop of Pink

Yay!! We are back with Random Wednesday. It's been two weeks, y'all! It just so happened that the last couple of Wednesdays fell on a holiday. Sorry for skipping out, but I am sure we all had better things to do.

Wilson's Leather Coat (option here) // Vera Wang for Kohl's Fur Vest (option here and here) // Forever 21 Stripe Top (option here and here) // Jennifer Lopez for Kohl's Gray Denim (option here and here) // Forever 21 Over the Knee Boots (option here and here) // Wal-Mart Beanie, yes Wal-Mart (option here) // Lookbook Store Necklace c/o (option here) // Marc Fisher Crossbody // Forever 21 Sunglasses (option here) // Maybelline Fuchsia Flash Lip Color

So, we all know that Frosty the Snowman has graced his presence over pretty much the whole United States. Yes, it's even freezing here in Texas...not all day, but yesterday morning it was 25 degrees. I know that's like a walk along the beach for some of you. I stopped counting how many posts I saw on Instagram with pictures of temperatures, bundled clothing, snow and people dreading to step out the front door. I feel for you guys that live where the climate is in the negatives. Any of you are welcome to move here anytime. We are known as "The Friendly State" and would love to have you! 

In other news, well sort of, I finally skipped out on posting or wearing a shade red or leopard today, but not the fur. I needed a change and thought that adding a pop of bright pink was my ticket to being a tad bit closer to warmer weather. Maybe the pink didn't keep me toasty, but layering this fur vest over a leather coat did the trick. By the way, this is fun way to give your fur a little more attention when coats and jackets are involved. Don't hide your pretty, furry friend, wear it over your outerwear instead.

Thank you for all the tweets, pins and comments from yesterday's post. I am hoping to share more tips, tricks and helpful hints when it comes to blogging in 2014. It's fun to share and bounce ideas off of one another. That's what the blogging community is all about. I do have one small update. I told you guys that PicMonkey was $5.00 per year. Oooops, I was wrong. It's $5.00 per month, but still 100% worth the money if you edit pictures on the daily. Sorry for the mishap.

In the random world...

1. We visited Gus last weekend. We dropped him off a week ago for bird dog hunting school. I miss him terribly. Kinda crazy considering the fact that I didn't even want him in the first place. It's pretty phenomenal how these little creatures can weasel their way into your heart. He seems to be happy and is well on his way to "pointing" at the quail. I just want my snuggle bug back. Seven weeks to go. At least I didn't curl in a corner and cry for hours when we left him again. Progress. Right?


2. My girls headed back to school yesterday after two full weeks of holiday vacation. Let me just say that 5:45 AM hit me like a ton of bricks, but I didn't crawl back into bed after they left. Again, progress. It was actually quite refreshing to have a few extra hours to get things done during the day because the last few weeks we lost a couple...as in we weren't getting out of bed until 9:00 AM.

3. Last, but definitely not least, my eldest daughter has fed us not once, not twice, not thrice, but quadruple times this season. She has brought home two turkeys, one doe and three hogs. I have asked this before and I will kindly ask again, please refrain from rude comments if hunting game isn't your thing. I am so proud of Logan's dedication these past few months. We have prepared everything she has brought home. Who could ask for anything better than grass/corn fed meat...that is if you eat meat. I understand it's not for everyone, but I had to show her off. It's my job as a mom. She is the real deal and continues to blow mind. I, for one, couldn't personally do it.


That was quite a bit of random, but I had to make up for lost time. Thanks for sticking around, if you actually read all of that. See y'all tomorrow!

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Shanna

67 comments:

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

I'm loving that pink purse!!

Alice Warren said...

Great layering Shanna! 25 is below freezing so that's cold!!! We are finally starting to have cooler temps which I am pretty excited about so I can wear some of the sweaters I have been buying.

Love Love the pops of pink!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Erica Zar said...

You look great Shanna! Pink is def your color! It is currently 9 Degrees here in New Jersey and its unbearable! Hope you stay warm this week!

Glad to link up with you again!

xo Erica
www.casuallystyled.com

Erica Zar said...

You look great Shanna! Pink is def your color! It is currently 9 Degrees here in New Jersey and its unbearable! Hope you stay warm this week!

Glad to link up with you again!

xo Erica
www.casuallystyled.com

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

hi Shanna, It has been a while. Let's let bye-gones be bye-gones? It is a new year and what the hey! lol Thanks for being an awesome blog host and example to blog-land.

prettyanddelectable said...

Love those boots! We are having a typical Portland winter... 40's and rainy. :P Have a great day!

Chelsea Oliver said...

LOVE the pop of pink! And how proud of your daughter are you!? Oh my gosh! Get it girl - she rocks and is certainly putting boys her age (and some grown men) to shame! Way to go! I'm glad you guys are actually using everything she's got too because that makes it worthwhile all around!

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

Becky M said...

I always love random pops of pink! And the boots are adorable! Awesome outfit :)

agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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

Love the gry/black with the pop of pink, you look adorable.


xo
http://pinksole.com

Susan Jeffries said...

I am always on the lookout for a fun purse and this one is perfect! It comes in several other cute colors too! But the pink is my favorite. And I have found several fun accessories at Walmart! They have cute jeggings too! I linked up today! Susan

Carly said...

1) LOVE that bag
2) I can't believe how cold it is there! It's "cold" here which is like 60 degrees!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Rachel said...

I so love the bold stripes of that top!

Victoria Mason said...

Ooh! Love this! The perfect pop of color to give the cold, gray weather a run for its money!! Very inspiring too! Thanks!

This post felt like a nice little catch-up visit with a friend. I love it. Also? I love when you post about your daughter and hunting. She clearly has a passion and is going for it.

Come link up with Whatcha Wearing Wednesday! www.themummychronicles.com.

L,
Vicky

Ashley said...

I've already downloaded 2 of the Apps you suggested yesterday, so thank you for that!

This outfit!! Love!

And 545 really is so early (I would be crawling into bed afterwards, no doubt!) but those early hours really are so nice for getting things done.

Nina Piccini said...

I am for one impressed that you don't look like the michelin man layering the vest over a jacket - I've tried that and failed. ADORBS!
Also, I'm super impressed at your daughter! I don't get into hunting, but I do get into knowing where your food is coming from, and what it ate before it died to feed you. it's incredible that she was able to hunt your dinner! :)

xo, Nina
afterthe40barfinish

two birds said...

after 2 weeks and now 2 days, my kids are going back to school (we had 2 extra days off due to the weather). hopefully it's not too hard of a transition for them!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I love the pink! It looks so fresh!

We will get to 20 degrees here today. HALLELUJAH! It will feel like summer.

GO LOGAN! That's awesome. Quite an accomplishment.

Sarah Tucker said...

Go Logan!! She is a rock start! Chris fed us on Christmas Eve and it was delicious :) We are waiting on our 6 other deer to be processed and then I think we will be drowning in deer meat!

Happy first week back to school It killed me waking up....

Miss you!!

ExecutiveKnitter said...

There is a power that comes from knowing that you can provide for yourself. My parents grew up in the depression so they made sure their children had Depression/post-nuclear survival skills. In a very modern world - I still had to learn to hunt, raise chickens (and..um.."prepare" them), can food , sew and knit. While I hated every minute of it then - today I am SO grateful to my parents. There is a power and confidence that comes from knowing I can survive ANYTHING!

Your daughter will be stronger and more secure from her hunting experiences.

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

You look adorable! Love you in bright pink. Your little hunter has a lot to be proud of. :) Happy New Year, pretty mama!

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

I am loving that bright pink hat! So cute on you, Shanna! And congratulations to Logan. She is quite the little hunter these days! I am super-impressed! :)

Elena's Lockets said...

I am loving everything about that whole outfit! Everything!
And yay for Logan!!!!

Danavee said...

I painted my nails pink to try to conjure up a little spring, but I'm STILL out of school today.......with MORE weather on the way tonight!

I love that you love your dog! :)

Elena's Lockets said...

I am loving everything about that whole outfit! Everything!
And yay for Logan!!!!

Annie said...

I am just loving that pink, black and white Shanna...such a cute look! I would miss Gus terribly too...he's such a cutie! And go Logan :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Rebecca said...

The pop of pink & the mixture of prints, color & textures is just sooooo perfect!!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

JP Lord said...

Girl we must have been in the same mood when we got dressed the other day! Loving this outfit - and the pops of pink are so perfect! I also LOVE the pictures you post of Gus, what a sweetie!
xox

Susan Liberatore said...

I read all of that.
And we were at -40 with the windchill yesterday so Texas is looking PRETTY DARN GOOD right now. Annnnd, I saw that hat at Walmart! very cute.

Alyssa said...

I'm so glad you got to see Gus! And the pops of pink in the outfit are just perfect–you look adorable!

Samantha Curtis said...

EEEEK she's going to be the next big thing on the Outdoor Channel! I love when there are girls on there (my dad hunts and while I never could, I know how excited he gets and how much of a passion it is). And loving that pink; I've been listing my Coach pink crossbody on Poshmark and other sites and think I need to keep it after seeing this post!

The Pink Growl said...

I absolutely love this look - the pop of pink is perfect! That's a lot of alliteration there! haha

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

I love the fur...of course. I ordered a cream colored vest, which I'm hoping comes this week! I hope it looks as good on me ;) My kiddos started back to school yesterday. It was a good, but exhausting day! It's so hard starting back after a long vacation.

Tracy Walpole said...

I know I've said this a million times but how cool is your daughter?? I am super proud of her Shanna! I bet Ross is beaming bigger than her face in that picture! What a fantastic picture!

After Eleven Blog said...

my link didn't work - i guess i typed something wrong...how do I delete it so I can re-enter?

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

I am so not a pink person but you are quickly changing my mind. I LOVE this outfit!!!

I love that your pup is getting his training. My ex-sister-in-law has a dog similar and I really think he needs to have training to get out all his energy :)

Your daughter is amazing!! I'm not a hunter, my husband is not but his family is. I think it's awesome that she's doing all that for herself. It's a personal choice, and she clearly knows what she's doing. And I love that you are eating what she kills. That is when I get upset about hunting when it's just for trophy and the hunter doesn't eat the meat. She's so little, and so mighty!

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

I am so not a pink person but you are quickly changing my mind. I LOVE this outfit!!!

I love that your pup is getting his training. My ex-sister-in-law has a dog similar and I really think he needs to have training to get out all his energy :)

Your daughter is amazing!! I'm not a hunter, my husband is not but his family is. I think it's awesome that she's doing all that for herself. It's a personal choice, and she clearly knows what she's doing. And I love that you are eating what she kills. That is when I get upset about hunting when it's just for trophy and the hunter doesn't eat the meat. She's so little, and so mighty!

Tiffany Opp said...

I love that pink purse! So cute, and the perfect pop of color for a cold winter day. Love the fur over the leather coat too. I thought it was all one piece at first, it looks great!
Tiffany
www.stylestealsandstilettos.com

Ladies in Navy said...

love the color palette! gorgeous
ladies in navy

TheTinyHeart said...

I love the pops of pink! I have to check out my Walmart and see if that have that adorable beanie :) It's allegedly going to be 28 here today which is the warmest in days!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Tiffany Ima said...

Super cute bag! Loving the pink pops :)

Tiffany Ima
Style Honestly

Rachel said...

I am too obsessed with your matching hat and purse! It makes the cold weather almost better (I said almost since it's freezing here in NJ!)

Allison said...

I was also off work for 2 weeks and this 5:30 alarm clock is hitting me like a ton of bricks too! It's sooo hard!!! P.S. I love your Pop of Pink!!! P.P.S. I just wrote a huge long comment and it somehow didn't publish. BOO ME! So this is my second attempt. Hope it goes through :)

Sarah said...

Yyaya for puppy snuggles! That picture of you two is so adorable and needs to be framed on by your bedside!

Sarah said...

Yyaya for puppy snuggles! That picture of you two is so adorable and needs to be framed on by your bedside!

Mizz Nashty said...

I just have to tell you - I have showed my husband your daughter's hunting pictures - he is super jealous. He just returned from Rule, TX where he and his hunting partners only got one hog. I think it is extremely empowering that your daughter hunts and I'm sure it is a great bonding experience with your husband. Kudos Mom!!! ~Amy Nash

Helene in Between said...

so I've decided that we must get together for a bird dog hunting date. no, I'm not kidding.

Miranda said...

I love the pops of pink! And your daughter is awesome! I'm with you, I just couldn't do it, but good for her. Three hogs? Wow!

Tori said...

My favorite thing about your style, is how you layer so well!! I love the jacket with the vest that is amazing!! And the puppy is adorbs!

Tori
FashionBlingGirlyThings

Callie said...

Love the pops of pink in your outfit!! So gorgeous!! Man, that sounds so cold. I'm experiencing some pretty chilly temps too. :) Though not anything below 0. :)
~Callie
www.creationsbycallie.com

Jessi said...

Gus is adorable!! I love that you wore the fur vest over your jacket, what a great idea! And that pink purse is amazing!
Jessi
http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

Sofia Donatelli said...

Beautiful look on you. Love the way you styled your look and that you added a pop of color with your hat.

Love,
Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

LOVING the pops of pink!! This has to be one of my favorite looks so far.. So cute and so pretty :)

xo Ash,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Always Maylee said...

I absolutely love this outfit! Love the layering, love the fur, love the pink! You look so cute. I love the picture of you and Gus, you look so happy!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Lisette said...

Love the pops of pink!

And it's taken me years to stop being sad when I leave my dogs with other people. It will come in time!

Gwen said...

I'm not a fan of pink, unless it's bold and bright like that - perfect! I love that picture of you and Gus. It's so joyful!

Congrats to Logan!

Nikki said...

Love your pops of pink! Pink makes even the coldest days better. I was ridiculously excited when I saw on Instagram you got to visit Gus. He will be back home in no time!!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

Great minds think alike Shanna. I too am doing a Beanie today with pops of Bright Colors. =) I'd love for you to see it. Thank you. Love the layering you did, especially of the fur vest with the black jacket. Great pops of pink.

My pleasure linking up for the first time this year. Here is to a great and stylish 2014! <3 Ada.

TaraMixandMatch said...

Black, white, and pink...an absolute perfect combo!

Brianne Bracco said...

Awwww he missed his mommy! so sweet..and I love how she is becoming quite the hunter! She is rocking it!!! I could use some tips ;)

The Gifted Gabber said...

Great job with the layering! And those red boots in the bottom picture rock!
Amy @ http://www.thegiftedgabber.com/

{DallasLeopard} said...

LOVE that beanie and cross body bag! So cute... LOVE the pink also.

Linda Cassidy said...

The pink is an awesome pop of colour and makes quite a statement. Kudos to you for being the proud mom, I know haters are going to hate but why can't they just refrain once. I think it is awesome that you are so willing to share your pride in your family regardless of what others may say.

Misty said...

Can I just have everything you're wearing in this post? Love the color combo with the pop of pink so much!

Dee Kay said...

This shade of pink is my favorite color, I love how you mixed it with blacks and grays. You look great!
Dee
Ms Dee Kay

Elle said...

Love this look, it looks great on you! The pops of pink look fab!

www.fashionsontop.com

LV said...

You are a girl after my own heart. I love stripes and I love bold pinks. Such a cute look and that color really sets off your look.

http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com

FitTravelerAJ said...

When I saw the pops of pink on IG earlier this week, I just KNEW I would love this look...and I do! So glad you had fun visiting Gus. And Congrats again to your daughter for her hunting skills!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

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