Monday, February 10, 2014

New Digs :: Living Room

Oh, hey blog. Oh, hey 2014.
2014 brings a move to some new digs for me. Thus begins my New Digs series to show you my inspiration for each room. Starting with... the living room.

Color Palette Inspiration 

 Base= Navy. Tan. White.
Accents= Fuschia. Mint. Gold.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Lou List >> June Edition

1. Eat Pappy's  BBQ
2. Have a picnic
3. Hike at Castlewood Park

I did so-so with my May list. I dined at Russell's, visited Urban Chestnut, and had lunch on Cherokee Street.
I plan to roll-over the items left unfinished into this month (outdoor free event & wear red Keds to a Red Show Society event).

A side note, I am hosting a baby shower this Sunday and I can't wait to share pictures with you all afterwards!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Lou List >> May Edition

I am always on a quest to see all that I can see, especially while vacationing. I recently decided to take this same passion (to see all things) into my city and explore a number of new things each month. Without further ado, here is my May list. I'll report back at the end of the month.
1. Dine at  Russell's on Macklind
2. Attend an outdoor free event....Food Truck Friday, Jazz Fests, etc
3. Go to Urban Chestnut
4. Sport my Red (Polka Dot) Keds at an upcoming Red Shoe Society STL event
5. Go explore Cherokee Street
(Sidenote: If you haven't checked out the PostCityPrints on Etsy yet, do so. I just bought prints for my friend of all the cities he has lived in (Denver, SF, DC) and the gift was a hit!)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

You Butter Be My Valentine.

This is too funny not to share with all of you.

My friend thinks it is hilarious to photoshop my baby picture into funny things. She sent me this one today. Enjoy.

Sidenote: My parents called me Buttercup as a child.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Cardigan Swap

I am on day 3 of my shopping diet and came up with an idea I thought may be fun.
I want to host a Cardigan Swap with all of you.
Part of my shopping diet includes cleaning out my closet and donating unwanted items. I myself have about 20+ cardigans, and many of them get very little wear.
What better way to give them new life than to swap with other bloggers?
If you are interested in swapping a cardigan from your collection please leave a comment with your
e-mail and cardigan size below and I will compile a swap list so we can get and give cardigans.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


You may have read that my 3 Month Shopping Diet begins on Feb 1st. I will be doing my best to stay strong, most likely blogging along the way, and will be re-working and utilizing items in my closet to get me through.

I love Hilary's blog, bow ties & bettys, and when I stumbled across this #StyleMeFeb challenge, I decided it may be a great source of inspiration for me to pick out daily outfits. Follow my journey on Instagram.

Other sources for getting me through:
-My Pinterest :: Fashion :: board
-Keira over at A Pretty Penny, because she is on a strict fashion budget.
-A STL blogger clothing swap.

any other tips for getting through 3 months of no shopping?

Monday, January 14, 2013

Shopping Diet

When I turned 25 in October, I made a list of 25 things I want to do while I am 25 (aka #25in25). I'll explain more on that in another post.
One of the items on the list was to go on a 3-month shopping diet. Of course, like any good diet there will be loopholes. My list, My rules.

Mission: 3 Month Shopping Diet
Beginning Date: Feb 1st, 2013
End Date: May 1st, 2013

Yes, I realize Spring will hit during that time and I will be very tempted to buy florals and colorful items.

:: I will not shop for clothes, shoes or accessories for 3 months.
:: I am allowed to use store credit or gift cards to purchase items during this time. (Not to exceed amount by more than $5)
:: I may purchase home necessities. My roommate is moving out, and I have another moving in and will be in need of big items such as living room furniture and a television. I am setting a very specific budget to adhere to for this, and plan to get thrifty with it.

I hope to keep myself honest on this by telling all of you and my friends (you know, the non-interweb friends, since all of you are my friends too) about my mission. Follow me here or on Twitter (@Jess_TIB) to see how I do.

I would love for any of you to join me in this so that I have a support group. Even if you just want to join for a wee little bit.

I plan to purge unnecessary closet items during this 3 month span. I may even set up a Threadflip account. Do any of you have one? Thoughts on that?

I have a work trip to CA during this time that I may allow myself to purchase a treat for myself on. I am starting a "Treat Yo Self" jar, so I may allow myself to pull from that for the trip.

I am trying to be organized and disciplined during 2013, and this is a step towards that. Another item on my #25in25 is to double my savings before I turn 26, so this too will aide in that.

Yes, this was long and yes, I may have lost you already. This was intended more for me to outline my rules and guidelines, it you read until the end.. well gee thanks!