Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Look of the Week by Maude Boutique:
Velvet floral blazer by Mink Pink ($137), Skinny boyfriend jeans by Mavi ($88), Beige tunic (lace cutout in back) by Collective Concepts ($58), Army green booties by Seychelles ($115), Recycled leather handbag by DeDe ($140)

Oh my, does it ever feel great to NOT be at work on a Friday! As we speak, I'm sitting in a lovely hotel room, sipping my coffee and writing randomness for the blog world to read.

The show last night was amazing! Just like I remember them the first time, the guys from NeedToBreathe put on such a great show. Bear's voice is unlike any I've heard and you can tell that he genuinely believes the lyrics that he writes.

Today, we're driving on down to Memphis for a day in the Blues City and a night on Beale! We'll likely be dining here. Excited? You have no idea. Anywho, I'll share the riveting tales of our fall 2010 road trip next week, but until then, here's your weekly dose of randomness containing, yes, you guessed it- everything but the kitchen sink:

-Let's begin with....a coupon! From our friends at Maude Boutique in Fayetteville, comes this 20% off coupon for any regular priced sweater or jacket.

I can tell you right now what I'll be using mine for....(that is if y'all don't beat me down there and get these first!)

-I wanted to let you guys know about StyleBy.Me, a super cool new online lookbook, founded by Anna (contributor from yesterday) and her site partner Josh. With gorgeous photos sure to inspire your inner Rachel Zoe, this site needs to be bookmarked ASAP. Yours truly will be contributing each Wednesday (in addition to holding down the fort here, of course), so come visit me and the other fabulous contributors of Northwest Arkansas. Get on it, fashion lovers!

-I have a new lover. And his name is Pretzel M & M. Not that S could ever be replaced by a candy : ) Oh my word, these are heavenly though. Salty. Sweet. Crunchy. Darn flippin' good.

-I'm kind of ridiculously excited about Burlesque, which kind of cracks me up. (I crack myself up pretty frequently.) I mean, I swore off movies starring musicians way back when Mariah Carey did that trainwreck of a movie Glitter a few years ago. But I've never met a campy flick I didn't love.

Excessive fringe + obsene amounts of sequins + a bevy of atrocious wigs (x) Stanley Tucci = My rear will be in that theater.

Plus, hello! Cher. Nuff said.

 -And finally, because I promised her I'd rap for her earlier in the week, I'd like to dedicate a song to my good friend Miss Donna Lynn Harper, who has been kind enough to keep an eye on the place while I'm gone.

You see, Dee and I have a mutual love for the Run DMC holiday classic, Christmas in Hollis.

Here goes (just be glad I'm not video blogging this):

It's Christmas time in Hollis Queens

Mom's cooking chicken and collard greens

Rice and stuffing, macaroni and cheese

And Santa put gifts under Christmas trees

Decorate the house with lights at night

Snow's on the ground, snow white so bright

In the fireplace is the yule log

Beneath the mistle toe as we drink egg nog

The rhymes you hear are the rhymes of Darryl's

But each and every year we bust Chrsitmas carrols
Rhymes so loud and proud you hear it

It's Christmas time and we got the spirit

Jack Frost chillin, the orchas out?

And that's what Christmas is all about

The time is now, the place is here

And the whole wide world is filled with cheer

...and to all, a good night. Er, day.

Be blessed, lovelies-


  1. I love the blue jacket! I could definitely wear that to some Memphis Tigers Basketball games!

  2. I LOVE that leopard jacket! I NEED one :)

  3. I adore you, girl! You're so hilarious and sweet! And I want the brick red jacket! So gorgeous! I hope you enjoy your time away. That hotel room and coffee sound luxurious! Have fun on Beale!

  4. i'm with you. everything in me says Burlesque is going to be awful but yet i can't resist this uncontrollable desire to see it. enjoy your 3 day weekend.

  5. why haven't you started your rap career yet??...maybe you could open for Need To Breathe next time ;)

  6. I love your rap! Keep on posting them. Definitely made me smile.


  7. you're my favorite!! :) how was your weekend away? i can't wait to hear about all of it! xoxoxo girlfriend!

  8. I'm kind of addicted to pretzel m&m's. I don't even really like pretzels so I don't know what the deal is, but I can't get enough. I just had some with my lunch :)


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