Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Spooks make me smile

Happy day y'all!

{How can you not smile looking at this?}

I feel like my posts have kinda been down in the dumps lately. I don't feel down in the dumps just a lot of hoops to jump through at work and then the Chicago thing bummed me out...and then I went and purchased fur on accident (and fell in love with the piece before I knew it)... ai-yi-yi! But I assure you, I'm not sitting at home bumming out. There's a lot of happiness, love, strength and perfectness in my world right now so let me lighten it up a bit here...

First off- when I'm down, I enjoy spending my lunch break at American Apparel. Their stuff is so damn weird but I adore half of it and love to hate the other half. Today with 20 minutes, I tried these t-shirt dresses on:

{Tights, Boots and Necklace were mine for work. Item in question is the either black or white t-shirt dress. And whenver I take pics in the mirror on my phone, I always look at the image being captured instead of the mirror. It's weird and odd and really just for blog friend's eyes.}

I couldn't decide... black or white, black or white so I went with... neither. That makes me even happier. You see, I want to save money and plan on spending less of it on stuff I really don't need. Besides, I a) own enough American Apparel stuff to be allowed to try on items I don't buy and b) really just needed the 30 minutes not thinking about work sooooo at the risk of sounding like a prickish boy: I got what I came for anyway... why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free!

Also, more happiness. I just asked (and received) an entire week off in the month of December. The Boy and I want to go somewhere together and because my boyfriend is thoughtful and kind, he suggested we spend a few days in Chicago. I am so excited! I may not be getting there to work (right now, trust me- I will be working there within a year! Plan B is already in motion) but at least I know that I get to explore the city for leisure. We haven't finalized plans but we're both 90% sure we will put this in motion...unless we get enticed to visit Aspen or Park City or something. We'll see :) Either way, a winter trip with The Boy sounds like heaven.

Above: Where will The Boy and I sip our tea in the snow come December?

I'm also really excited because I have about 10 costumes prepared for the weekend (okay 4). I have one for book club tonight with my favorite girls, one for work tomorrow, one for going out tomorrow night and then my big one for Saturday night. What is it about Halloween that is just so fun??? I try not to dislike entire groups of people but I read an article today about those who don't celebrate this holiday (or let their children) due to the satanic rituals. In keeping with the spirit of Halloween, my comment to that is: "Die".

And finally... I am a happy girl because I just did self-tanner all over my body. Make no mistake about the fact that I just looked in the mirror and look completely horrible. My face looks like I was slapped by someone with muddy hands and my arms resemble art more so than an effervescent tan BUT I am happy that I am making it through another non-sunny season without the use of a tanning bed. 2 years strong and very proud.

Have a fabulous Thursday and please, please, please enjoy and soak up all of the wonderment that goes along with basking in the dark side..


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Kara said...

We've been meaning to watch Hocus Pocus for days now! I guess we need to do it soon, huh? It blows my mind that this weekend is already Halloween. It seriously feels like YESTERDAY was July and I felt like December was so far away (I'm graduating in December, you realize everything in my life is being measured against December).

Congrats on no tanning! And holla, you are so gorg in AA. I get pissed off at moody hipsters every time I go there but you always make me feel encouraged to stop in. I need to go soon.


this free bird said...

Congrats on the week off, my dear! Totally hope you take in Chicago and show us the sights...although the other spots sound pretty good, too :)

And yeehooo on the ixnay tanning bed scenario. I wanna try a spray tan, but am scared I'll come out like snooki. Not pretty.


Anonymous said...

A December vacation sounds amazing! We had talked about a fall vacation but, yeah, never happened.

Marian said...

I always love how I can walk away from a purchase....1 because it rarely happens and 2 because it proves (somewhat) that I have self control:)

And that is great to hear about the tanning bed. I'm in the same bed...though it may be something like 3 years...either way, I was addicted and I have since then stepped away...WOOT WOOT. My face will appreciate it later

erica said...

love that white top! Looks absolutely fabulous I wish it was in my life!


Jaime @ laviejaime said...

I LOVE Hocus Pocus! It's not Halloween without watching that movie.... 2 or 3 times on ABC Family lol :)

Happy almost friday!!

Unknown said...

love this post - im so watching hocus pocus this weekend xxxxx

erika sorocco said...

Gah! Hocus Pocus! That is seriously one of my favorite movies - it was when I fell in love with Sarah Jessica Parker!! :P

I'm so excited for you and The Boy - he is the sweetest to want to take you to Chicago for the holidays!

Also, you seriously take the best dressing room photos; mine always turn out tres weird. :/

By the way, "I Know What You Did Last Summer" (the movie) is actually based on the book by Lois Duncan (it was published in the seventies I think). It's a great book - definitely different than the movie, but very entertaining! :)

the chirpy bird said...

Girl I get it.. Sometimes all you need is to put on a little something pretty and be distracted from the realities of life by feeling cute!! ahaha And Hocus Pocus is one of my favs!
xox tash

Jess said...

Oh girl, I love that blue off-the-shoulder dress!

And good for you for not tanning in a bed. I quit too, and now I go spray-tanning. A little expensive but well worth it. Safe and looks amazing!


Ninjagaiden78 said...

I like both dresses. You have a really nice style. I like it alot.

Jen said...

Good for you, avoiding the tanning bed! In 20 years, you'll be glad you did. They age you.

Alison Kinsey said...

I'm glad you're keeping your chin up Caitlin! That is so sweet of your man to go to Chicago with you over the holidays!! It'll get you back in the city and hopefully inspire you a bit! I hope you have a lovely Halloween weekend, and thank you as always for your super sweet comments, I love reading them!!

Holly Lefevre said...

That is one of my favorite movies! The t-shirt dresses remind me of clothes I wore in the late 80's/90's! I really cannot be that old!

What a wonderful way to celebrate - a week off with the boy!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Chicago for the holidays? Now THAT sounds like serious fun!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

A week off sounds exciting and I am glad you get to go to Chicago! It's one of the cities I'm kind fascinated with for no particular reason lol Will def. need to visit some time!