Friday, January 18, 2013

A Little This, A Little That...

Love This...

And This...

Absolutely Stunning...

This Too...

Love the clean lines, classic colors, and understated elegance of these looks from The Row Pre-Fall 2013 collection.

On a random note...

How do you feel about full beards on men? I quite like the look myself...ruggedly handsome, IMO. My husband has grown his into a full beard as of late, and I do really like it on him. Do you like the look, or do you prefer a man to be clean shaven?

Speaking of Ruggedly Handsome...

Many of us have previously agreed that Daniel Craig fits this category, but what about Robert Downey Jr.? What are your thoughts? I say yes now, but this wasn't always the case. In my younger years (and his 'Less Than Zero' days ) I really did not find him attractive at all. However, I think he is quite handsome now (adore him as Sherlock Holmes), plus I love that he turned his life around, when it could have gone a completely different way.

So...what did you think of the second episode of Downton Abbey? I absolutely loved all the dresses and hats, especially the ones worn at Edith's wedding. Speaking of which, I was quite surprised to see that her wedding received more air time than Lady Mary's. What is up with that? I do feel sorry for Edith of course, and understand they needed to show the whole ordeal, but I still really would have preferred that the wedding of Lady Mary and Matthew receive equal or even more time than Edith's did. What say you?

Speaking of Lady Mary...

What do you think of Michelle Dockery's look for the Golden Globe awards? Do you like her shorter haircut? I do, and I really love her makeup, too. The top of her gown is gorgeous, and even though I'm not really fond of the color on the bottom portion, I do think she looks really lovely. What are your thoughts?

In shopping-related news...J.Crew is still offering an extra 30% off Final Sale items and Free Shipping on $100+ with code STYLEFIND at checkout until 1.20.13. The Promo-Priced Items also receive the 30%   discount but are NOT Final Sale...gotta love that! J.Crew has done a 'switch-up' on the Promo-priced items this week...a lot of new items have been marked to promo-price, while others have gone back to regular-price or marked down to sale price (now making them final sale). I have updated the Women's list which you can see here, and the Men's list here.

So what are your plans for the weekend? I will be hitting the market to restock the pantry and frig again, making a batch of homeade soup and chocolate chip cookies, attending church service, grading schoolwork, and watching the third episode of Downton Abbey Season 3 (of course).

That's it for now...I hope you all have a lovely weekend! Do you have anything fun and exciting planned? Just going to relax at home? Please do share! I always love to hear from you! :)



  1. Ah, The Row. I love pretty much everything in that line and can't afford any of it, even on sale. Sigh.

  2. I think the bottom right Row look is what want to look like when I grow up! Oh my gosh - stunning!!! I like a beard, but not like on that show Duck Dynasty, which Barry has completely gotten addicted to! Daniel Craig - sigh.. I love Robert Downey Jr. Love, love, love him. But my crush this week is Rob Lowe. I think he could be the club alternate boyfriend. He gets better and better...

    I like D.A. but I want a little more intrigue like year 1. Surely someone can have a torrid affair with Edith or Mrs. Hughes or Daisy?

    I like Michelle's hair, but I would have loved the dress more if it had been gold down below, I think.

    Nice weekend here, I hope. I scrubbed and reorganized both washrooms so am feeling virtuous!

    1. WMM: That would be such a perfect look on you! Maybe we can find you something similar?

      Ah, Duck Dynasty...yes, my husband started watching it awhile ago and now has me hooked on it, as well. The Robertson clan are some funny and entertaining people!

      Perhaps Mrs. Hughes and Mr. Carson will become involved? I hope Edith finds someone...poor girl.

      I agree about the color on the bottom of the dress. I think it would have been prettier had it been more monotone, too.

      Enjoy your weekend! :)

  3. I think beards on men are very handsome indeed. My MrBP has not had one since we met, his profession is very conservative and sort of demands a clean-shaven look. I bet your hubs is looking rugged-handsome these days!
    I missed DA last week though I did beg a recap from a friend. I ordered the dvd set so I'll be able to get caught up, and of course even if I find the plots silly I watch the episodes over and over for the incredible costumes and staging.
    I think the actress Michelle Dockery is disappearing before our eyes, she is so very thin, too thin-looking in that dress I thought!
    The Row... gorgeous, crazy prices as noted!
    I hope you have a great weekend FFM.

    1. Hi Dani! I'm glad you were able to get a DA recap for last week. You'll definitely have to watch it for yourself to see all the gorgeous hats and dress once you get your dvd set.

      I would love to be able to own one of the looks from the Row someday, but for right now that is very wishful thinking.

      I hope you have a wonderful weekend too! :)

  4. Love love love Robert Downey Jr. Handsome with a back story.....
    Also love The Row but in a, you know, fantasy way...
    I guess kinda the same way I love Robert Downey Jr.........

    1. Hi Margaret! I love your descriptions of both RDJ and The's quite the same way for me, too! Enjoy your weekend! :)