Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The power of accessories

So I wore my teal shoes last week with black pants and a zebra print shirt. I thought the teal added a nice pop of color. To pull the color up, I also wore teal eyeliner (season addition from Mary Well when I walked into a store an owner says, "those shoes don't match with anything you're wearing." I pointed out the eyeliner and then he said "or does it match your underwear?" I didn't even remember what color I had put on that day so I couldn't answer and did it really matter. Do I need to take fashion advice from an older man from Conroe, TX? Nope but I had already been looking for a bracelet or necklace to match the shoes. It's a hard color to match cause not true teal but today was a win. I found the cutest bracelet and can't wait to wear it tomorrow with the shoes. No more random questions from older men. Well who am I fooling that won't stop them. Pretty much everyday occurrence in a men's industry. Ugh

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My Shop... Extended and updated

My good friend Brandy, who lives way too far away in the cold cheesy state of Wisconsin, started a company that focuses on sprucing up furniture. I'm super jealous that she can have fresh cheese curds whenever her craving hits but I'm also sad that she's so far away. We totally could be a super force in the craft show world with our creativity combined. Alas for the time being it can't happen on a consistent basis but she does have a show the weekend after I visit in.....omg omg omg it's a week and a half away. She is allowing me to bring some pieces for the show. So with this looming, I put focus once again on Calista Rose Boutique. I created a Facebook business/community page and also ordered business cards. Eek. I've updated the My Shop page here. Can't wait to see how we both do with our wares but more over, I'm superly duperly excited just to see her!!!! So onto to cutting, ironing, and sewing for the next week and a half but I'll take a break tonight to see TRISTAN PRETTYMAN!!!! Yep and the tickets are free or more like I'm just on the guest list b!tches. Holla!! (yes I stole that from Heather on RHONYC)

Monday, October 29, 2012

Fashion trend advice or not

There is one fabric that in my opinion can go with anything and anywhere.  I confess at one time I thought it was only for older ladies but nope.  It's hip and young now.  That fashion trend I'm talking about is leopard print.  I have it in scarves, heels, shirts, blazers, bra, panties and ballet flats.  See today I paired it with a random purple shirt and it goes. Or at least I think it does. So please don't tell me otherwise.

Now does everyone like this look or scared it's too trendy.  Yes I've heard that.  My husband for one does not like anything animal print.  So the bras and panties are all for not.  Work day clothes I guess is their place.  He can't keep me from wearing my animal print and I think it will last in my wardrobe for many years.  So if you haven't tried it I urge you to.  It will up your self esteem for the day and you'll get that new job, boy, money, whatever you dream. Ok maybe not that far but at least you will be cute (and who knows maybe you will get your wish).

Friday, October 26, 2012

Tonight's the night...Luke and Jason.  I'm ready and waiting for my ride.  So I thought I'd shoot a self portrait...and maybe practice my Kim K camera look.  Yea I was bored.  Sex and the City on the tele and drinking a beer...classy.

Can't wait to see Luke sing this song.

Ya'll have a great Friday night... It's going to be a good weekend.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Does it Really Matter

• I jam to Justin Bieber and can't wait for Justin Timberlake's cd to come out. I'm bringing sexy back...
• I don't like Taylor Swift but yet bought her newest cd because it's the bomb diggity. Even jolked (jog+walk) to it this a.m.
• I'm already ready for the weekend. Bring on Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan on Friday. Happy Birthday to me!!!(Ticket was a birthday present from Brittany BoomBoom. Love her)
• Luke Bryan is more yummy than Jason Aldean. Should I put him on my celebrity pass list? Yea right even if given the opportunity wouldn't take it. Loves my J too much.
• The murder mystery dinner party on Saturday is going to be SOOOOO much fun. It's not like we haven't been planning it for months. Holla to the 1920s!!!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Week in an Instaglance

RIP Big Tex
I love my dog.
I'm messy when crafting...and cooking for that matter.
I usually don't mind the dentist but this week's visit was not fun. The dentist gagged me and made me cry. Then I had to pay him.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

And the flag saga continues...

The flag saga that I mentioned last week is pretty much at a stalemate.  I don't bring it up nor does he.  When it was first hung up this is what I saw when I walked in.

Really?!?! I would have to duck past it every time I went to my office or bathroom.  I think not.  So I took one side down and this is how it remains.

Perfect solution? Not in my opinion but hey I guess it's not the end of the world...for now.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Facebook... comic relief and more

I have been a member of facebook since March 8, 2005 when only college students could join.  The only reason I know the exact date is because of facebook.  I'm able to keep up with family who live in a number of different cities, find old friends, have things to laugh at mean girl style (wrong but true), find out about current events, etc.  I've never once thought of quitting it and consider it my People magazine but with people I know that have sometimes less interesting or more interesting stories than what is reported in the actual magazine.  I do have filters on who can see what, ignore friend requests from people I have no desire to connect with, hide people from my news feed and defriend people when I can't take it anymore.  Some people use it as a diary and that's annoying.  Some people just say stupid things but when they say or ask REALLY stupid things they get defriended.  Like the example below from this weekend.  Seriously?!?! And I don't think it was inside joke based on the person and the comments.  However, I literately lol'd when I read it.

But the comment before the stupid one makes fb, which I affectionately refer to it in text messages and non business emails, the reason to stay.  Because I too sometimes have that meal minus one cheeseburger and if Will Hoge does it then it's ok.  And I'm seeing him on Friday (fb let me know first that he was coming near so there's another reason to be on it... as if I needed another reason)!!!!!!!!! So I know people have their reasons not to be on fb, use it to a minimum but I confess I'm a facebook junky, stalker, over user, proofreader (yes I make fun of people's bad English or misspelled words in their comments and don't care if it is "just facebook"), etc. So what!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Daily Internal Struggle

So you may be thinking "what oh what could it be?" Heaven vs hell..not that deep. Chocolate vs Vanilla...not all fifty shade like. Get you heads out of the gutter. Coffee vs tea. Democrat vs Republican...not even going there. Ok ok it's the struggle between Andy Cohen and Chelsea Handler. Sure I could tape one and watch later or watch reruns but I really don't feel like these are shows you can do that with. The "news" portion would be old. Jokes would lose their umph, pizazz, wow factor. And now with Chelsea going to a bigger, better stage, I just feel like I need to support her. She's my home girl...yikes I'm going all cra. Obviously not a huge's teetering on being a first world one...ok ok it definitely is. So I guess I'll continue to do what I always do. Evaluate the guest on which fits my mood, if i even know them or care and go with that. Damn problem solved. Send me to the United Nations already.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Week in a instaglance

Faves from my Instagram (@calista_rose_u) this week.

Things I've learned:

•Need to make cocoa rice Krispy treats.
•Petey is sleeping in most pics I take of him but he's so cute.
•Not an Instagram whore...yet

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Matchy Matchy

At some point that I can't necessarily pin point on a calendar I grew to hate outfits that were matchy matchy. I don't know if it was those outfits as a kid we were made to wear and me and my two youngest sisters matched that caused it. Now when I see a parent do that I cringe. I'm not sure what made it click but if it goes too perfectly together forget it. I'm changing. Now I don't go to the other extreme and pair two totally shouldn't go together pieces. However, I do like when things go together that at first hand shouldn't but end up looking totally vintage and cute. In last weeks The Mindy Project she wore a polka dot dress with a stripped blazer (kind of like the blazer I got last week. Shit now do I need to find a polka dot dress. It was adorbs.).

So yesterday when I put on my outfit I almost changed the shoes at the least. I really wanted to wear my leopard heels but I was going to the country and thought it would be too much for those customers. So I stayed matchy matchy and went with it. Got compliments even. Can't say it was my fav but hey wasn't my worse.

So wish I had pics of those childhood outfits to share. I know there's some out there. Ok maybe I don't want to share cause you wouldn't be looking at the outfits. You would be staring at my scary permed hair that was more awful than the outfits.

One hundred and one posts... and a little change

Back in August when I decided to be a much better blooger (I've made progress but I still feel I have a ways to go.) I came up with themed days to help me.  I got some of my ideas from other blogs that I read.  The Wedensday one was called So What Wednesday and I think as a good blogger I'm suppose to "link up".  Well I don't know if there is an actual linky thing I'm suppose to do or just simply mention Life After I Dew, the blog that I got the idea from.  So I'm changing Wednesday because a) I don't want someone in the blog world to be mad at me and b) I kind of wanted my own thing.  I'm changing the name to Does it Really Matter...sure it's essentially the same concept but hey it's my title.  And someday I may come up with a cool little clip art header thing for this post.

  • Sometimes I put Petey's harness on wrong and don't notice till we are coming up the steps. 
  • I "worked" from home yesterday...more like waited around for UPS to deliver my new phone thinking I would have to sign for it.  Nope, he knocked on the door and then left it.
  • My husband purchased a replica of the original Texas flag last weekend.  I didn't know what it was till he brought it home.  Here's a pic for you.

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He continues to ask me to hang it up in the apartment.  Sure, if we are living in a bachelor pad.  I mean I put up with the head from his costume last year being on the top of our hutch.  He is so proud of this thing and it took a whole afternoon to make.  I know that once we have kids there will be more things that I'll just have to blow off.  But I'm not giving in on the flag.  I told him he could hang it on the patio.  Time will only tell how this ends up.

When I signed in this morning I realized that yesterday was my 100th post.  Took awhile to get here but hey we all have to take baby steps before we run.  Here's to another 100....(I cheers with my spice pumpkin coffee. If you have a keurig you must go out and buy Green Mountain Coffee's.  I got mine at Bed, Bath and Beyond and don't forget to use your coupon.)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Terrible Tuesday

Ok it's not that bad but was up way too late last night watching the Texans become 5-0. The dishes are piling up in the sink. I'm sure I'll hear about them once the husband wakes up. Oh wells. Allergies have been miserable last couple days. But I'm waiting around home for a little package....I'm heading back to the iPhone world. The blackberry although great wasn't cutting it for me. Slow Internet, battery won't hold charge anymore, buttons taped on, it looked horrible. I think it will help a lot with this blog and I'm pretty excited about instagram (Calista_Rose_u) being on my phone. Pretty much lame sauce reasons to some but for me I'm excited. And I have an amazeballs case on the way as well.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Happy Columbus Day...Watt you doing

I got a text message this morning from a friend/coworker saying "I officially declare Columbus day a holiday for carpet reps. You are welcome." If only she had that power. Not that I did anything this weekend that I need to recuperate from. I just want to continue to be lazy, read my book, drink a little wine perhaps, and watch football. I was going to post a clip art for Columbus Day but decided JJ Watt was a much better representation for today. Go Texans!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Shameless request

I know that there are more than two people out there reading my blog well actually one...or I hope so. It's me and Katrina in this sad, sad little blog world I created according to the followers. I know there are more reading because my little dashboard of facts when I login tells me so. So if you're out there vodka it's me Calista...oops wrong shout out. Please become a follower if you read and I've also opened the comments to anonymous readers but I'd like to know who you are so sign your name to the comment. Peace, love and IT'S FRIDAY!!!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

On to the next obsession

For a month or so I've been addicted to colored pants...dress pants, jeans, whatever. I was obsessing over finding an orange pair because I mean doesn't everyone want to be like Coach Dooley. And I had in my mind that every good Tennessee alum had to have a pair. After trying every orange pair of pants in about 10 stores I finally gave it up. My body is not suppose to have orange on the bottom half. So blazers are my new obsession. I've bought 2 in the last week. Well 3 but one went back. They can pull an outfit together, add a little pizzazz, allow you to where a summer shirt in the winter, etc. I might have pushed it with wearing one today but I couldn't wait for a little cooler temps (it was in the 80s) and it was ponte knit so it was lightweight. Love!!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A fashion you'll want to copy...

I'm bringing back a fashion trend that I know you are going out to replicate immediately. Let me reintroduce you to...wait for it....the fanny pack. No I don't wear it at the grocery, shopping at the mall or out to lunch with girlfriends. It's purpose is to hold my keys, phone, iPod, etc when I walk Petey or just out on a walk by myself. I use to not lock the door when we walked and I would always freak myself out when I came back in. I'd make myself believe that someone would be sitting on the couch in the dark. I'd hear as I opened the door, "I've been waiting for you." or any other f'd up scenario that I've conjured up. So in an effort to give myself a little piece of mind, I bought one from Wal-Mart for $5. For a second, I contemplated springing for a designer one, Louis Vutton, Gucci, etc that can reach almost $2000 but then I came back to my senses. So a plain black one worn on my fanny, cause it's cooler that way, has served it's purpose. Don't judge or make fun of me because you know you're jealous.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Calista's Weight Loss Plan

So the last couple days I've gotten on the scale and the number is lower than normal.  Awesome, right??? But the problem is I don't know how I got there.  Could it be the dinners of only edamame and a bottle of wine?  Or the fact that it's cooler and Petey is willing to walk 15 minutes rather than 5 minutes. The weekend of not being able to eat because you're in a bad place in a friendship and some self reflecting had to happen? (Thank goodness it has all been worked and on to refocusing and working on those things that caused the tiff. And also may result in a book review post on here.) The husband was out of town this weekend? Or is it the new lunch box kit that I bought here that forces portion control? (I didn't pay that for it.  Must have gone up since I purchased.)  I have no idea why I'm going down but I'm going to say it's a combination of everything. It's given me a new motivation... if only for a week.  Cheers to lower numbers!!!