Your Weekly Dose of Random

via Curly Girl Design

All of you that have been Blonde Ambitioners for a while know that I usually dedicate one post a week to my second favorite topic: Randomness. (My first favorite topic? I'll give you one guess...)

I realize the whole world isn't as enraptured with clothing/accessories/Sam Edelman platforms as I, and since this is an equal opportunity blog, I want offer a little somethin'-somethin' on here for peeps of all sizes, shapes and topic preferences.

Enter, randomness.

So now that I've explained the reccuring theme of "rando", let's get to it:

(Sidenote: I also enjoy bullet points. If I could bullet point things when I talk, like using air quotes, I totally would.)

  • Curly Girl Design has officially made my week. I ordered a box of Christmas cards ("Funny Thing About Joy box for $13.50) yesterday and cannot wait to send them out! I also have one of the Curly Girl paintings in my bedroom and want to get a couple more soon. I'd love to have a whole wall dedicated to this preciousness in my apartment. If you haven't met the brilliance known as Curly Girl, I suggest y'all get acquainted. See, aren't they adorable?
My card!
This one made me smile : )

I want this for my wall!
  • I wore a sequined tank underneath a black 3/4 sleeve blazer (and dark skinnies) yesterday and when I pulled up at the Chick-Fil-A drive thru window to get my lunch, the cashier asked me if I was "going to a party?" (Unless you call a 1:00 conference call about FDIC insurance regulations a party, then no, I was not.) The rest of the day was a whirlwind of emotions: "Didn't she know that sequins are totally daytime appropriate if you pair it with casual pieces like jeans, a plain blazer and minimal jewelry?!", "Was my office-appropriate smoky eye a bad choice with such a bold textile?", "Have I let down my blog readers, style clients and, most importantly, Tim Gunn?"

  • Pretty sure I'm not the only one who may or may not have made a questionable wardrobe choice yesterday though. One of the gals in accounts payable was sporting a lovely calf-length denim skirt (it's as sexy as it sounds) complete with Ugg boots and a pink velour zip up hoodie. (If you aren't at all bothered by that, click here. I'd love to talk.)

  • T-minus one week from today, my boyfriend and I will be Nashville bound for the NeedtoBreathe show at the Ryman! I'm not sure if I'm more excited about the concert or having two days off work.

  • Barney Stinson, will you please be my best friend forever? I love me some NPH and I've been enjoying the heck out of some How I Met Your Mother re-runs at 6:30 a.m. this week while I'm getting ready for work. I had no idea they came on this early, but it is quite possibly the most perfect way to start your day. And this quote is probably one of my all-time favs. (Sidenote: Coincidentally, I'm not even remotely sad at the moment, but if I ever get that way, I'll be sure to refer to quote below.)

  • Are y'all familiar with the hilarity and poignance known as Christian writer Jon Acuff? I dearly adore this man's writing and his post yesterday was just lovely. Check it out if you feel so moved.
Alrighty. I'm off to make this Thursday a remarkable one. True story.

Be blessed, lovelies-


  1. thanks for the introduction to curly girl, i'm in LOVE!

  2. I love that outfit but if I saw it, I might think more evening attire as well.

  3. I love this entire post and all it contains. Your random is wonderful :)

  4. You are cracking me up today, girl!

    A few things:

    1) THANK YOU for letting me know about those adorable cards! I've been on quite the hunt for some holiday or general note cards and these are precious!

    2) Oh my dear goodness... I doubt the Chick-fil-A girl wearing a red polo and coordinating visor has any clue about what's appropriate, so I think you're good!

    3) "...and most importantly, Tim Gunn!"
    - I laughed so hard that my secretary walked in my office to check on me! Haha - you're hilarious!

    Happy Thursday!

  5. You made me giggle and giggle an giggle.... I needed that. I agree with Meg - what could the, I'm sure, very polite Chick fil A lady know about fasion sense. She knows Chicken... need I say more? "My Pleasure!" hehe

  6. Ahhhh, jealous about your trip. It sounds like it will be a blast.

    I'm about to email you - posting your guest post tomorrow morning! Can't wait to share your fabulous with my little piece of the web.


  7. THAT outifit choice is hilarious! HAHA Thanks for the laugh girl. UGG boots drive me nuts!

  8. i love love love randomness & especially the tidbits you chose to share in this post! particularly the curly girl design images -- my best friends just bought me one of their mugs for my birthday :)

  9. Lindsay- AMEN on the Ugg boots! Cannot tolerate the Uggs : - )

  10. Love your randoms today!! that quote, the Jon Acuff link and especially your outfit. Love it all

  11. True Story. Love NPH too - How I Met Your Mother is a fave in our household.

  12. I love the Curley Girl Designs! I have several cute ones hanging in my office!

  13. I love curly girl and what darling cards! Glad you are enjoying them. Love that quote by Neil too. Hope you are doing well girl!

  14. I have never heard of curly girl! Im going right now to possibly order some cards too!!! Love those! :) And love your randomness, girl! I feel like I learn a lot about stuff when you're randomly ranting about coolness I need to investigate out there on the interwebs, etc. :)

  15. Love Barney and How I met your mother. I've been watching for years!

  16. Yeah, totally just got two notepads and blogged about Curly Girl.. haha.. Thank you, friend! What awesome stuff! :) Also gave you a shout out b/c you rock for mentioning this today! XOXO!

  17. I recently watched all the old seasons of How I Met Your Mother and it was great! Barney is hilarious!

  18. Ah! I love Barney Stinson too! And thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours is WAY cuter! maybe someday I'll be as cool as you...


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