Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

Monday eye-candy

Hi there.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. 

The master suite/bathroom project has me now looking at every square inch of our see what we can do to mix things up/change them around. 

I stumbled across this and it got the two thumbs up from me.  I love the firewood tucked into the alcoves flanking the that.   The whole room looks clean and orderly...without being sterile. 

Anyone else doing any redecorating?

talk soon



Friday, February 22, 2013

Shut Up! - Volume 8

Hey Team,

Welcome back to Shut Up Friday’s!

Today we are talking Winter White!   And if you are one of those rule abiding citizens who is afraid to go against the law, I am here to tell you that no white after Labor Day is long gone friends. LONG GONE!!!!

Below you will see my take on this ever growing trend…this girl ain’t afraid, that’s for shiz!

This is taking your mother’s labor day rule and telling it to stick it.  I pulled my white & cream wool and cashmere pieces and put it all together into this ensemble you see.  I encourage mixing and matching different textures and shades to create your all white look, as it adds dimension to the monochromatic ensemble.

The Goods:
White Sweater : Zara
Cashmere Wrap: Nordstrom
This is for the lady who likes to listen to her mom yet rebel just a bit…  it is a bold statement since the dress is a white lace but the black turtleneck and tights ground the look.  I love white lace pretty much anytime but I find it looks very cool when it is unexpected, hence in a full dress J
The Goods:
Black Turtleneck: Target
Lace Dress: Topshop

A Sliver OF WHITE 
If you are not quite sold on this white all year long idea, this may be your cup of tea.  I paired a cream sweater and black pants with a white lace skirt.  The sliver of white lace adds a little character to this otherwise simple look.  It is embracing the trend, but just testing the waters with a little dip of the toes!   

The Goods:
Cream Sweater: (old)
Skirt: Zara (but similar here)
Shoes: Coach


So what type of gal are you going to be?


Monday, February 18, 2013

saturday sunday [+ monday] snapshots

valentine's tulips from MKLS, my 1st attempt at an ice cream pie [move over dairy queen!], new sunglasses...and a cool new app I downloaded which allows you to put text right onto your pics!
this closet...whoa, Beyonce's new documentary 'Life is But a Dream'....really good, progress on the master suite - windows are framed!

1st batch of the new bracelet style [the bp] to hit a retail store! yay
madre y hija!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Oh bag it, would ya....

I am a collector of bags.  Just ask Brett.  Magazines + bags are my weakness.  I just can't help myself.  I mean who couldn't use a bag to toss their everyday essentials in?  Or a great weekender bag for a quick trip?

I mean, I know that I personally haven't purchased a bag [not a purse, but a bag] since last summer.  I'm about due.

These are some of my favorites.

What about you guys?  Any bag lovers out there?  Again, I mean bags....not purses...that's a whole other story...for another day....for another post. ;)

talk soon


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Friday, February 8, 2013

Shut Up! - Valentine's Day Edition

Hey Team,

Welcome Back to Shut Up Friday’s!

Valentine’s Day is next Thursday.  I know this day yields some mixed emotions…some are filled with hearts and butterflies, some are filled with bottles of wine to the dome piece.  Either way, it is a great excuse to purchase something! 

I thought to myself “MKLS, what would bring joy to my life or my loved ones?”  I did realize about half way through my search a few things A) my picks were not red or covered in hearts B) it made me happy they weren’t red or covered in hearts C) they are all appropriate for a man or woman…SHUT UP!  A MAN OR WOMAN!

Happy Valentine’s Day to US ALL!!!!!!!!!!


The Goods:

1.The Backpack- I have been diggin’ backpacks lately and this one is just cool!  You can carry your love notes or bottles of booze depending on your plans!

2.The High-Tops– What says love more than a Nike High-Top!  OBVI!!!

3.The Glasses – A little Clark Kent action on the big day? 

4.The TV –Apple TV isn’t the more romantic gift on the planet, but team, it is the bomb diggity and truly the gift that keeps on giving! 
5.Vans – Want to kick it old school on the 14th? These Kicks are the way to go!
6.The Blanket –Cuddling with a friend, an animal, a tub of ice cream? Why not do it with this awesome blanket.
7.Peace – Maybe love is a bit much for you this V-day, perfect time to chuck up the peace sign and make someone’s day! It would look awesome on a desk or shelf!
8.The Watch – I normally only wear extremely large watches, like take over your whole forearm large.  But this watch took me by surprise, guess you just never know what you may like until you meet it. J





Thursday, February 7, 2013

get on my feet

Let's just say if you're in Chicagoland are not wearing these.  But my feet long for cool summer sandals.  Long for them.  This pair is high on my list.  With tan feet...gah!....amazing.

It's almost summer, right?


Happy day before Friday!

talk soon



Wednesday, February 6, 2013

initial here, please

I didn't have a middle name growing up.  I was born on December 7, 1970 and given the name Cheryl Minjares.  No middle initial or name.  I obviously didn't think anything of it until I was older, and realized that most people had one. 

Of course, that didn't stop my mom from putting me in monogrammed sweaters....she just threw the initial of her maiden name, which was 'S', and created a three letter monogram.  Why not just make my middle name her maiden name when I was born?  Bizarre.

Anyway.  I love it when people use a monogram.  I often refer to people by their friend cck, our very own MKLS....and even I often use my own to sign things.  

I waited until I was nearly 40 to get a tattoo [I had always wanted one, but never knew what I should get], and when deciding what that permanent art would be, I chose a monogram..but not a traditional one.  I took the 3 letters of our first names [C for Cheryl, R for Ryan and B for Brett]...cRb, to create a  family monogram of sorts.  It sits on the top of my right foot, and I often get comments like 'oh, I like the R you got for Ryan'....and then I explain that if you look closely, you'll see both the c and b gently intertwined in the overall R to represent our little family.

What's your monogram, and do you use it in everyday life?

I say give it a go.

talk soon


Friday, February 1, 2013

Shut Up! - Volume 7

Hey Team,

Welcome Back to Shut Up Friday’s!  Today in Chi-Tizzle it is frigid, like want to just lay down and quit when you’re walking outdoors type of cold.  I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to bring out some of my favorite winter hats and ask the team...TEAM, What kind of Winter gal are you?

Gal #1 – “I know my fur hat is huge, but my thumb is up because I am warm!”
The Goods:
Sunglasses - Oakley
Gal #2 – “Sure it’s cold but I am happy because my horse will get me where I need to be quickly”
The Goods:
Hat – Rag & Bone
Sunglasses – Illesteva (Similar)

Gal #3 – “Hey you, I don’t know how to snow board but you want to hit the slopes with me?”

The Goods

Since I have purchased all of these head adornments, I apparently like to alternate my looks, but one thing is for sure, my dome piece  and eye balls will be warm and adorned!