Monday, April 30, 2012


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Friday, April 27, 2012

Obsessed: Ms. Decker

TGIF, 3P wonderfuls!!  Always so glad when a Friday rolls around!  I am not super- familiar with this model turned actress, but man, can this girl rock some awesome outfits, or what?  Not sure if I could ever replicate her style in the least, so for now I will just say, “You go, Brooklyn!” (And now, as of today, I will be oficially 'obsessed' with replicating some of her awesome style!)

Have a great weekend, 3P style, and I will see you back here on Monday!

Looking for some Ms. Decker style items?  Check these out:

* All images via; collage created by me

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Daily Dressing

Happy Thursday, 3P pretties!  As you can tell from most of these outfit photos, its been a scorcher of a week recently- the sun has been blazing down and it feels like summer has totally hit!  Although, oddly enough, it is pouring down rain as I type this.  It's been a roller coaster of spring weather this year- cold, windy, and rainy one day, and the next makes you feel like you want to be sunbathing by the lake!  Hope that the cheery colors in these outfits help to inspire you to create some new fashion from your own closets!  And remember- don't miss out on voting in this week's Weekly Wardrobe Win!

< Outfit 1: stripes ahoy! >
Occasion: work
Jacket and dress: LOFT
Belt: Target
Heels: Calvin Klein
Purse: The Limited
Jewelry: F21, Simply Vera Wang (necklaces), Target (watch), BR, Tiffany (bracelets)

< Outfit 2: red wrap >
Occasion: happy hour with the girls
Dress: TJ Maxx
Belt: LOFT
Heels: Jessica Simpson
Purse: Olivia + Joy
Jewelry: Lucky Brand (ring), Target, F21, ON, For One Another (bracelets)

< Outfit 3: purple and ice >
Occasion: work
Dress: The Limited
Heels: Nine West
Sunnies: Jessica Simpson
Purse: The Limited
Jewelry: BR (necklace), Target (watch), LOFT, F21, Tiffany (bracelets)

< Outfit 4: sleeveless trench and stripes >
Occasion: errands (as seen on What I Wore)
Shirt and trench vest: ON
Jeans: BR
Belt: Nine West
Bag: Ross (also seen here)
Heels: Guess
Sunnies: Kenneth Cole
Jewelry: ON (necklace, old), Target, F21, ON, For One Another (bracelets)

< Outfit 5: swinging flowers >
Occasion: casual work day
Sweater: BR
Skirt: ON
Belt: F21
Bag: Bag: Ross (also seen here)
Heels: Guess
Sunnies: Steve Madden
Jewelry: F21 (ring), Kohl's, Target (bracelets)

< Outfit 6: sparkle warrior >
Occasion: friend’s birthday party
Tank: TJ Maxx
Jeans: AE (old)
Heels: Guess (can you tell these are my current faves??)
Purse: Nine West
Jewelry: F21, Target (bracelets), BR (earrings)

< Outfit 7: clownin’ around in tan and brown >
Occasion: hot summer weekend with the family
Shirt and shorts: BR (old)
Belt: ON
Wedges: BCBG
Purse: Ross
Sunnies: Kenneth Cole
Jewelry: Lucky Brand (ring), For One Another, ON (bracelets)

< Outfit 8: sunny with a side of stripes >
Occasion: church
Dress and belt: ON
Wedges: BCBG
Sunnies: Kenneth Cole
Purse: Liz Claiborne
Jewelry: Target (watch), F21, Tiffany, and unknown (bracelets), gifted necklace

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Say cheese

I love me some cheese- almost any kind of cheese.  But it is Tillamook cheddar that is around this 3P house most often, because 'no cheese beats Tillamook in my book!'  When I saw this recipe, I knew I would have to give it a try.  I substituted a few things (sliced turkey instead of pancetta, whole cranberry sauce and honey mustard instead of listed ingredients) to make an easy, delicious weeknight meal with what was on hand.  And I almost forgot to add the apple slices, but I was so glad to remember those at the last minute- they were a perfect crunchy component.  Let me tell you, these grilled sandwiches were delicious and so filling, to boot.  Almost like a gourmet sandwich shop stopped by to serve us dinner.  Totally like lick-your-fingers-clean tasty good!  This grilled creation will definitely be in the 3P dinner rotation from now on!

 < Slicing the baby loaf with my fantastic cheese-slicing tool! >

< All grilled up- cheddar, cranberry sauce, apple slices, & turkey tucked in a croissant- deliciousness! >

 < Salads and salt & pepper chips supplement the grilled cheeses- dinner is served >

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Patterns, repeated

< Spots on spots on spots- polka dots! >

I enjoy looking through my closet and pulling out items already in there that are ‘on-trend’ with current styles.  Lately, thanks to some of my favorite style magazines and many of the fashionable bloggers after there, I have been glad to find new inspiration for some of the not-so new items in my wardrobe.  And do any of you 3p readers get that “Hey, I could make that outfit!” excitement when you see someone else’s outfit and realize how you can remix items in your closet to create your own version of that outfit?  This 3P girl does, for sure!!  Here are some currently popular patterns I have found- in multiples- in my closet.  Now, back to those spring fashion articles!

< Floral fashion-ation >

< Tiny take on the tribal trend >

< Stripes, stripes, and more stripes! >

Monday, April 23, 2012

Wonders from the weekend

< The last of the Easter candy, swim time, enjoyed this beautiful jewelry storage/display, loved seeing all the bright blooms popping up everywhere, caught up on some spring reads, and always enjoy a beautiful sunset! >

Oh hey, Monday- how did you get here so soon? It really felt like summer this weekend, so barbecuing, swimming, and ice cream were all entirely appropriate! The 3P man and I enjoyed a little road trip to our hometown, indulged in plenty of childhood activities (like water fights in the swimming pool and dodgeball on trampolines), drank more soda than we have in a while, and basically felt like we kicked off summer on a great note. Not really sure if this is good to start spring fever at this point in April, but oh well- totally worth it!

This week is going to be a doozy with so much to do, but I will have a little (summer) pep in my step the whole time- hope you 3P wonderfuls do too!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Obsessed: Ann T. and LOFT

 < Blues, greens, florals, and stripes from Ann Taylor >

TGIF, 3P pretties!  What a busy week this has been- so glad that today is Friday and that the weekend is so close!  Sales are an obsession of mine (not just on Fridays!), and I always love a good discount.  Luckily, Ann Taylor and LOFT are hosting Friends & Family discounts these days- don't miss out on these fabulous deals, because there are some highly desirable, fashionable, classic and totally fun pieces at each of these stores.  I have pulled just a few of my favorite pieces from each store's line, and am rotating glances between each collage because I cannot take my eyes off the striped bags and the jewelry!!  

Have a wonderfully delightful weekend, and I will see you back here on Monday!

< Shades of orange, more stripes, perfect summer heels, and jewelry thats just right from LOFT >

* All clothing and accessory images via and, background images via Google and both collages created by me

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Current drugstore beauty faves

< Pantene shampoos and conditioners, and this L'oreal cleansing conditioner leave my hair feeling clean and silky smooth >

I was never really a product girl until after high school.  Now, I cannot really feel ready for the day without going through my daily product routine.  I sometimes laugh at myself about this, but then I think how lucky I am that Target is no more than a hop, skip, and a jump away from my house.  Or is it Target that's lucky that this product girl lives so close?  Either way, I am happy to share with you some of my current favorite drugstore beauty buys today.  Shampoo that feels like my own salon product, gentle yet entirely effective cleansers, moisturizers that I cannot go without... all of these items serve to keep me prepped and ready for each day, and add a slight spa feeling to my mourning routine.  Tell me, what drugstore beauty buys can you not live without?

< My number one cleansing product choice is always Neutrogena >

 < For untangled hair with the maximum volume I can get with my fine strands, this trio does the trick >

 < Eucerin for day and Olay for night provides just the right amount of SPF and moisturizing effects >

< Eyeshadow quads are great for go-to day looks, and switching between sets can help evade the boredom of a constant look.  Plus, I just couldn't resist the sparkle in Revlon's diamond lust, and love wearing that for an evening look > 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Weekly Wardrobe

Another Wednesday, another week of outfits!  I have been so happy wearing bright spring colors lately, and I really love some of my latest spring outfits (it always surprises me when I am so happy with an outfit!).  Although a huge spring storm darkened some of the days recently, the air was wonderfully clear once the clouds blew away, and the sunshine was quite inviting for skirts and heels- some of my favorite items to wear!  As evidenced in these photos, lately I have been loving stripes, a rainbow of colors, and mixing patterns.  What are some of your favorite recent fashion trends?

Remember, scroll to the bottom of this post to vote in the Weekly Wardrobe Win and let me know what your favorite outfit is this week!

- Outfit 1: sleeveless trench and magenta satin -
Occasion: work
Dress: BR
Trench: Cynthia Rowley (similar and dress version)
Belt: F21
Heels: Jessica Simpson
Bag: Guess
Jewelry: vintage and gifted (necklaces), Ross (earrings), F21 (ring), Anne Klein (watch)

- Outfit 2: black and white view -
Occasion: meetings
Dress, jacket, and bag: BR (old; totally love this similar dress)
Belt and heels: Target
Sunnies: Jessica Simpson (similar)
Jewelry: F21, thrifted, DIY (bracelets), BR, DIY (necklaces)

- Outfit 3: teal for meal -
Occasion: dinner date
Shirt and jeans: BR
Heels: Carlos Santana (purple satin version)
Clutch: Jessica Simpson (also love this flap bag
Jewelry: BR, F21, Target (bracelets), Lucky Brand (ring), AE (necklace)

- Outfit 4: lines and dots -
Dress (worn as skirt): Allen B. (also seen here and here; must have 1 and 2 too!)
Shirt and purse: The Limited
Belt: Nine West
Heels: Carlos Santana (loving this spring bootie)
Sunnies: Steve Madden
Jewelry: Simply Vera Wang (necklace), Kenneth Cole (watch), F21, gifted, Tiffany (bracelets)

- Outfit 5: bright pink lady -
Occasion: work
Sweater: ON (newest version)
Skirt: Anthropologie (old; craving this skirt)
Purse: Olivia + Joy
Heels: Jessica Simpson
Jewelry: Stella & Dot (necklace), Target (ring), Ross (watch), BR, F21, Target (bracelets)

- Outfit 6: sunny rain jacket -
Occasion: work
Jacket: old, unknown
Sweater: The Limited
Pants: The Limited (old; similar)
Belt and purse: Nine West
Heels: Simply Vera Wang
Jewelry: Stella & Dot (necklace), Target, old (rings) Ross (watch), BR, Target (bracelets)

- Outfit 7: blue jeans belle -
Occasion: casual work day
Jacket: LC Lauren Conrad (similar)
Shirt: The Limited (old)
Jeans: Vanilla Star
Purse: Liz Claiborne
Sunnies: Steve Madden
Heels: Nine West
Jewelry: Kenneth Cole (watch), LOFT (ring), Target, F21 (bracelets)

- Outfit 8: relaxed weekend stripes -
Occasion: errands
Jacket: ON (old, similar)
Sweatshirt: Ross
scarf: H&M
Jeans: Paige denim
Boots, purse, and sunnies: Target (crushing on this pair of sunnies)
Jewelry: F21 (bracelts), Lucky Brand (necklace)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

DIY ideas

I have been doing a little bit of spring cleaning here and there almost every day as of late, and somehow these egg cartons, apple container, and wine bottles have made the cut.  I am not trying to be a hoarder (trust me, these items are stored neatly on a shelf), but I just have urged myself to not toss these items into the recycle bin yet, as I have some creative ideas for how to turn these used items into handy DIY projects.  As it turns out, one woman's trash may end up being her treasure, too!  I have yet to complete any DIY projects with these used items, but I will happily share the end results, once accomplished, on the blog so be sure to stay tuned for that!

Tell me, what is your latest DIY?  Please share! Do you have any other clever ideas for reusing these few items of mine?

 < Old egg cartons... >
 < New egg carton tricks!  This egg ain't bad! >

< Container that used to store apples... >
< Could be used to transport cupcakes, store Christmas ornaments, or keep yarn organized. >

< Empty wine bottles... >
< Could become outdoor lighting, decorative vases, candle holders of differing heights, a glowing tabletop display, or a helpful plant waterer... >

For more DIY ideas, check me out (and please follow me!) on Pinterest!

* Photo collages created by me using images from Pinterest; all other photos my own

Monday, April 16, 2012

Wonders from the weekend

< Touring my man's worksite >

This was such a wonderful weekend- I didn't want it to end!  (Anyone else feel the same way?)  Although it started off with a great thunderstorm, the rest of the days were sunny and very spring-like.  While this sun had me wishing I was boating and enjoying time near the water, it actually really allowed for some great time at home and some excellent success at projects that have been put off for a while.  I also enjoyed a lovely dinner date, plenty of time outside in the beautiful sunshine, errands checked off the list, a great sermon at church, and breakfast for dinner.  Although this week is going to be a busy one, I will just remind myself to always smile because... Life is good!

Whatever you are facing this week, make it a great one!

< Lumber, lumber, lumber... for a project I can't wait to share with you! >

< Tasty iced drinks on a warm afternoon >

< New decorations hanging on our fence >

< Breakfast for dinner is one of my favorite meals ever! >