Thursday, October 29, 2015

Theater Thursday

It's Thursday and that can only mean one thing... it's Theater Thursday! Every Thursday I pick one movie that I've recently watched and review it. Halloween is quickly approaching so this week's featured movie is none other than the classic, Halloween.
Halloween hit the theaters in 1978 and starred newcomer Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode. Laurie is your typical high school teenager living in the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois. This small town however, was the site of a brutal killing 15 years earlier. Judith Myers was was killed on Halloween by her 6 year old brother who was dressed up as a clown at the time. He was placed in a sanitarium where he remained for the next 15 years. He escapes the sanitarium on Halloween and heads back to Haddonfield. He then sets his sights on Laurie.
Hot on Michael's train is his psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis. He anticipated that Michael would return back to his hometown and gets there in search of him. He meets with the local sheriff and both begin to look for him. Laurie and the town have no idea that a crazed killer is on the loose. Laurie has plans for Halloween... she's going to babysit young Tommy and Lindsey. Her friends are across the street hanging out but she's stuck inside and feeling uneasy. All day she felt like she was being watched. Young Tommy startles her when he makes a comment of seeing the "Boogyman" outside when looking out the window. What Tommy is really seeing is Michael.
Michael then begins to methodically kill everyone around Laurie to get to her. Laurie will have to be strong if she's going to make it through this Halloween. The only two people who know that Michael is on the loose is the Doctor and the Sheriff. Laurie and her friends don't even know what their up against.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

9 Old Shows That I Can't Stop Watching

1. Seinfeld

2. The West Wing

3. Full House

4. Friends

5. Charlie's Angels

6. Designing Women

7. Family Matters

8. Super Market Sweep

9. Matlock

What are some shows that you loved when they were on and can't stop watching them in reruns?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Weekend Review

Our weekend was filled with tons of excitement! We celebrated birthdays...

My wedding shoes finally arrived....

My October Stitch Fix came filled with warm winter wear...

We decorated our lawn for Halloween...

And I finally own the Romancing the Stone soundtrack...

Only 3,000 copies were ever made and I've been trying to get my hands on one for years now! Wooohooo!

Monday, October 26, 2015

October Stitch Fix

Guess what showed up on my door step? My October Stitch Fix box! This month's box focused on keeping me warm through the fall and winter. My stylist Janet must have had a sixth sense because she pulled pieces that were similar to things I had been drooling over in catalogs and fashion boards. This month's fix has me really undecided on what to keep. I loved two of these sweaters the moment I pulled them out of the box. This is where you come in to play! Help me decide what to keep and what to send back. Before we get started on what's in my box and figuring out what to keep, here's how Stitch Fix works just incase you've been living without the internet.

Start by filling out your style profile. You will complete all sorts of questions on sizing, pricing, preferences, colors, etc. You can also write notes about likes and dislikes. Make sure to link your fashion board on Pinterest so your stylist can see what you like. This really helps! The notes to your stylist can really help determine what you get in your box. Take the time to write your stylist a note!

Next, order your first fix! Your credit card will be charged a $20.00 styling fee however, if you keep any item [one or more] you will be credited back the $20.00 towards that purchase. I always recommend keeping at least one item or you are essentially giving away $20.00 and getting nothing in return. You will receive 5 items (made up of clothing, jewelry, and handbags). I personally never want jewelry in my fix so I just always let my stylist know! If you refer a friend you get credit so your styling fee could potentially be free.

When your box arrives decide what you want to keep and what you want to send back (in the pre-paid postage envelope)! You have 3 business days to decide so use this time to try everything on, see what you have in your closet that pairs well with it and don't be afraid to yes to something that you wouldn't normally. This is what makes Stitch Fix fun! It's like being a celebrity and getting clothing sent to you! I've chosen to receive monthly fixes but remember it is in no way a subscription service and you are able to decide when you want another fix, whether that be in 6 months or 2 years from your first fix! As always, if you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments section below. To save some cash on future fixes they offer an awesome referral package, if you use my referral link I'll get to bypass the styling fee at least once!

Let's get started! Remember - If you see anything that you like below, feel free to pin it and/or ask your stylist in the notes section of your next fix for something similar! 
1.  En Crème. Henny Cable Knit Pullover Sweater. Size Small 
I loved this sweater the moment I pulled it out of the box. It's soft, cozy and can be styled with anything. I'm also loving the color. I feel like this is a sweater style that's been in style for decades and can be worn for decades more.
2. Le Lis. Shelten Dolman Pullover Sweater. Size Small

I had seen other Stitch Fixers receive this sweater in other color variations but never in this combo. I triple love it! It's warm, a little thick but super durable. I feel like this is a sweater I could have for years and it never go out of style. Then... I tried it on and feel like it makes me look 30 pounds heavier. Thoughts?
3. RD Style. Warren Airy Knit Cocoon Cardigan. Size Small
A perfect fall color! When I pulled it out of the box, I was like this is not a keeper but then I tried it on and can't decide. The holes in the sweater are a little bigger than I usually have in my knit cardigans. My fingers seemed to catch in it while trying to put it on and take it off. Thoughts? Keep it or send it back?
4. En Crème. Peppi Open Cardigan. Size Small

This cardigan is completely out of my comfort zone. The sweater blends color and design and is extremely thick and warm. Because of it's thickness, the sweater is very heavy. I can't decide if I like the short sleeves.

5. RD Style. Calandri Contrast Sleeve Poncho. Size Small

Perfect for the winter and super stylish this poncho can be worn loose or brought together with a belt. While it can't be worn over other clothing because of the built in sleeves you can style it for work or a night out on the town. It also has button details on the sides. Because the poncho is rather large when it folds on itself it hides the buttons.
What would you keep? What would you send back?

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Happy Birthday Boo!

Today is my boo's Birthday!

I love you boo! Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

7 Raincoats That Will Make You Wish For Rain

California is in a serious drought situation. While the rest of the country is experiencing severe rain and in some states even flooding. We are living in the drought. I'm hoping that the rain will begin soon and that yesterday's small sprinkle is a hint of things to come. This rain season we can all stay dry in these fabulous rain coats.

1. A Clear Raincoat
Found here

2. Colorful Rain Gear
Found here
3. A Classic Coat with a Modern Pop of Color.
Found here

4. A Trump Rain Trench
Found here
5. All Business Trench
Found here

6. Lady In Red
Found here
7. Fisherman Style
Found here

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

5 Cities to Visit in 2016

Our 2015 has been all about wedding planning and wedding saving. I love to travel and since we've sacrificed travel for our wedding this year we want to make 2016 a year of travelling. We want to go to five different places in 2016 and cities that we've never been to before. We want to discover new cities and try out different places. We've already got our first trip half way booked (airfare booked).

1. San Diego

This trip is booked! We will be spending our 2016 Valentines Day in San Diego. We've got our flights all booked. Now we just need to secure our car rental and find a hotel to throw our bags in. I've heard nothing but great things about this town so I hope it lives up to it's reputation. I'm sure it will be warm for February so that right there will be a nice treat. We will see the famous beaches, take in all the hot spots and throw some history into the mix.

We will only be in town for 48 hours, so if you have any must see places let me know! I do plan on visiting the Hotel Del Coronado. I've always loved seeing the famous photos of Marilyn Monroe there when she filmed the movie Some Like It Hot. Now I'll be able to take my own version of this photo...

2. New York City

When I was living on the east coast I wanted to visit the big apple. That feeling hasn't changed since I moved to the west coast. My uncle and his wife moved to the Tribeca area about a year ago so I'm sure I could persuade them to let us crash at their apartment but I wouldn't turn up my nose to stay at the famous Plaza Hotel or to the equally famous Waldorf Astoria. I want to get one of those super touristy foam crowns from the Statue of Liberty. Visit Times Square, pay respects at the World Trade Center footprints and so much more.  I would probably need a month to accomplish my wish list of places to visit here. Now who wants to get me to NYC?

3. Seattle

We have tried to go to Seattle twice and both times our plans had to be cancelled. Not this year though! I've got enough Southwest Frequent Flyer points that this trip is happening and want to use the points on the rainy city of Seattle. I mean hello! It has tons of movies set there and named about it, including the famous Sleepless In Seattle. The town can't be too shabby right?

We want to stay at the cute boutique hotel in Pike's Market, tour the gum wall, stroll by the troll under the bridge, visit the first ever Starbucks and climb to the top of the Space Needle. Maybe I'll even spot Frasier Crane across the street! Since Seattle does have it's rainy season we may not get to Seattle till the late spring or early summer so suggestions on things to do are much welcome!

4. Philidelphia

This town is the epitome of history to me. Maybe it's because I've seen National Treasure a hundred times but I love it. The liberty bell calls it home, the declaration of independence was signed there and all of our founding fathers were at least there once. I just think this would be such a great place to visit. I've been to Pittsburg but these two towns are so different. Any suggestions on places to stay and things to do would be appreciated.

5. Niagara Falls

I think it would so cool to visit and see the falls in person. I have no idea what else there is to do in and around the falls but I think it would fill up a day or two just visiting the falls and riding on the maiden of the mist. Suggestions?

If you've been to any of these cities and have great recommendations on where to stay, what is a must see and where to eat then please share them with me!

Cities that I've visited but can't wait to go back to...
Washington D.C.
Pigeon Forge
Myrtle Beach