Tag Archives: Fun

Fun Spring Work Style

23 Mar

It is the perfect spring day outside of the walls of my office. I woke up to lots of birds chirping (which, at 7:30 in the morning, isn’t as whimsical and cute as it sounds) and the sun shining, so I knew I had to dress to match.

It’s Friday which is usually a pretty acceptable excuse for me to wear jeans and sneakers, but I just couldn’t resist putting together a really cute, fun work outfit. Of course most of the clothes I’m wearing are from last year so here is a general idea of what I’m wearing today:

Button-Front Pencil Skirt, Old Navy, on sale! $25
I don’t own this skirt, but by the end of the day I might. How amazing is this? As it is still a Friday and I work in a creative, less-confining career, I was looking for more of a dress-down skirt, something I could wear that was work appropriate, comfortable and still a little bit more casual. Obviously this isn’t a skirt you would wear in court, but I sit at a desk all day writing about Southern New Jersey happenings. I’m looking for creative, cute comfort! It’s not too short, it’s not too long and boring and it has really cute tortoise shell buttons going down the middle. Kind of a vintagey vibe, that just so happens to be on sale! Time to grab the credit card!

Croft and Barrow Pleated Blouse, Kohl’s, on sale! $19.99
I found a shirt very similar to this in the exact same color on a Target clearance rack back in September, but it has since been retired from the Merona line.  I realize this shirt is on sale, and I do love a good sale find, but I’m still not one to spend $20 on a tank top. I mean, come on people, it’s a tank top. Still, Kohl’s is a big seller for frugal fashion fans like me, mainly because they dish out so many coupons and have so many sales that you can’t keep your head straight. Lauren Conrad’s line is pretty damn near perfect, too. Plus, it’s a fantastic color for the spring and summer, and I think that although it is sleeveless it is still work appropriate, since the shoulder seam extends almost into a capped sleeve. Tip: Tuck your shirt in! It looks 200 percent classier if you do. I like a nice, tucked in shirt, more than I like most of the people I talk to on a daily basis.

Mossimo Peony Pumps, Target, $24.99
Last night was a magical night for me. Something I’ve dreamed of for what seemed like forever…

My nude heels arrived in the mail.

I know, I know I posted about these shoes before. But they are better than anything I could have wanted.

The heel is much taller than expected, which is great because I have been looking for a taller kitten heel for what seems like forever. It was love at first sight. Usually when I’m at work I like taking my shoes off behind my desk but not today! I love them too much. Look at me, getting all emotional.

Merona Essentials Cardigan Sweater, Target, $22.99
I love this cardigan. I wish it was more acceptable to wear every single day, since I do wear a cardigan pretty much every day anyway. But for some odd reason, people find it gross when you wear the same clothes multiple days in a row… thanks a lot, Obamacare.

In all seriousness though this is a great cardigan and Target is the ideal place to find sweaters. They never stop selling three quarter length and full sleeve cardigans all year and you can almost guarantee that they will be on sale every week. When they are on super-duper sale (as low as $7 per sweater, holla!) I go nuts, buying Target out of pretty much every color available. They are great to pair (fyi: I just spelled pair wrong three times before I finally got it right) with a white shirt and any color pants or skirt when you’re feeling unoriginal.

Brooch the Subject nail polish, Essie, $8
I’m probably going to have to run out soon and buy more of this nude nail polish, because I wear it almost every day. There’s something about neutral painted nails that just screams classy and wonderful to me, which is odd considering this time last year I was pretty much addicted to wearing black and dark blue polishes. I guess we all have to grow up, huh?

My nails aren’t quite long enough to do a really nice, neutral manicure (click here for the tutorial), but they will be soon! Hey, it’s the spring time, you don’t need crazy nail colors. Let your clothes do the talking for you.

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Vide-OH! of the Day

18 Jan

I know that the “Shit ___ Say” trend is fading fast, but this is definitely one of the funniest ones. Best part? Definitely the “Whitney” mention. Because, of course, “Whitney” is the worst show on television.

 

Hey! Look at this cool thing I bought!

12 Jan

I like to buy things, so here’s my new little segment on cool things that I bought.

Check this out!

Now you might be saying, Oh Erica that’s a pretty nice zoom lens you got there. You going to take some black and white pictures of trees and moldy barns with that?

No! Because it’s not a zoom lens! Come on, I’m poor, you think I can afford a zoom lens? I can’t even afford a new point and shoot. Besides, I suck at photography. Four semesters of photography and photojournalism courses paying off… womp.

What I’m holding, my readers is my brand new coffee mug!

I got this bad boy from Photojojo, an awesome photography website and store. It’s modeled after a camera lens, and it even comes with a hilarious lens bag and strap. It’s humongous, crazy creative and, best of all, it holds coffee!! Nectar of the gods!

Oddly enough it was only thirty bucks too, which is about how much I was finding any other coffee thermos of the same size. Definitely check out Photojojo, it has the most interesting stuff, including camera lens shot glasses and a smaller version of my mug.

Vide-OH! of the Day

8 Oct

To be honest, I’ve never played Angry Birds and I don’t actually care much about it. At all. I don’t have a smart phone/iPod from the last 5 years people, cut me a break.

But these guys are so good at shooting I can’t NOT share this.

Vide-OH! of the Day

22 Sep

The Second City is a great comedy club in Chicago. It’s where stars like my idol’s Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Chris Farley and Mike Myers got their starts and it is one of my dream places to work.

The acting troupe at Second City has created this totally phenomonal YouTube page with what I believe to be some of the funniest videos on the site. Some of you may have already seen their “Sassy Gay Friend” videos, which are awesome, but I have to pay my respects to the chick comedians out there and post one of my favorites. Second City actress Danielle Uhlarik stars in “Advice for Young Girls from a Cartoon Princess”, a series of videos that take all those cute little quirks from the Disney movies we grew up loving and shows them in a newer, more realistic light.

Check it out (and laugh a lot) here:

Try this!

14 Sep

This was my craft of the day!

They were super, duper easy and they look absolutely adorable. Want to know how I made them? Check out this amazing craft blog for this and other really neat stuff!

Google Laughs

31 Aug

When I’m bored I like to go to Google and start typing in questions and see what search results come back as the most popular searches. The questions people ask are generally funny.

 Like these zingers! Let me just clarify the point of what I do on Google: when I typed in “why is” these were the most used responses on Google. These are the questions that people are asking time and time again, and here are the world’s issues: green poop and slow Facebook.

Apparently poop is actually a primary concern on Earth today. As well as sad life questions… I feel like you won’t be able to figure out why your life sucks through Google. That might take a little soul searching.

Death is another big question too. A little morbid, America, a little morbid. Surprisingly I was still finding a ton of Caylee Anthony searches too. Super morbid, America, super, duper morbid. Friggin “CSI” is ruining our generation.

All in favor of doing away with impossible Internet slang? Apparently most of the technological world. (I also don’t know what any of these things mean)

This was my favorite one, mainly because I spend night after sleepless night wondering why I can’t own a Canadian. Why is this world so cruel?

Give it a try, I’m sure you’ll come up with some pretty hilarious results. Plus, it’s a great way to kill some time.