Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Blue like a SMURF!

I can't remember the last time I wanted to take outfit pictures in my backyard but today my mojo returned.  It felt good to prance around my yard at 7am before work, almost step in dog shit and just be this beautiful for no reason at all.  I work from home so on days when I look this good sometimes the only person to see me is Chris and the critters.  I do this for me people:)
 The jacket and the dress are both second hand and I paid less than $10 for both :)
My hair is growing faster than ever, not sure why but I'm glad it looks and feels healthy.
I have also challenged myself to not buy online for the entire month of February.  I am proud to report that as of today it looks like this goal is in the bag, not in the cart:)
 I think I might alternate months for the goal and continue with it for 2014.
 I also found this bag this weekend.  Hand painted and all of $5.

 I went to New Orleans once before Katrina, it was a funky place and I remember it fondly.
Friday Cristi and I head out to my Dad's to take him to brunch.  He is having a series of tests done today on his pancreas, next week we will have a better idea of what is going on.
 Thanks so much for all your well wishes.  You are a loving bunch and I want to hug you all.
I hope today has something special in store for you, or better yet I hope you show someone how much they mean to you.

p.s.  Tracy, my lil sis, I love and miss you everyday.  You are beautiful!


Melanie said...

Your hair does look long! Just beautiful. How cute is your bag, I love it, so unusual xx

Ariane Lasalle said...

Hi Krista,

You got some spirit girl, i admire you- life is tough sometimes but you keep going on and ahead and make everybody around you happy - So sorry for your Dad -

Your hair, yes i have noticed! very long mine is very short, have you notced, hahaha! Your hair is beautiful Krista -

That bag you found what a beauty!

Take care my lovely


pastcaring said...

Oh that dress, Krista, that DRESS! It's a real beauty. Of course you want to look fabulous just because you can, we don't have to dress up for anything in particular, but just for the sheer joy of it.
You hair has grown, hasn't it? Shows that it's healthy and happy. The wooden bag is a great find, I like quirky things like that.
I've been thinking about your dad and wondering how he's doing. I'm sure spending some time with you and Cristi will help raise his spirits. Even if it doesn't change the outcome of life's challenges, knowing we have people who love and care about us is a good thing, right?
And you have plenty of people who feel like that about you, darling! xxxx

Carina Rosenholm said...

Hope you have a great time with your dad !
I bought some delicious pastry and surprised my dad with yesterday . That dress is gorgeous and i love that skull necklace .
Big hugs !

Vix said...

Your hair looks amazing, so healthy and so long and don't get me started on the dress, jacket and mad bag! With finds that fabulous I can't believe anything you find on-line can compare!
How lovely to treat your Dad before he has to deal with all that scary shit, you are the best daughter ever!
Speak soon!
Love you! xxxxxxx

Helga! said...

You foxy bint, you!
That bag is an amazing score for a fiver!!! I'm loving your frock, and your hair is quite Goddess like!!!!
Yes, indeed, we do it for ourselves, darling, and if others enjoy, that's a bonus!
Well done not buying online! I'm working on that too.....!!!
Have a wonderful time with your Dad and Cristi, cover him with so much love he can't speak!

Kari S said...

You figure out how your hair is growing fast, LMK! Love the dress, it feels kinda spring like huh. Oh spring, sigh. Have fun with your dad!!

Gracey the Giant said...

Holy smokes, your hair is getting so long! It looks gorgeous!

Tamera Wolfe said...

Your hair is looking fantastic!!!
The blue dress is fabulous and I am digging the new purse!!!
And I spied the Peetster in all his cuteness!! His East Coast homie MrBill and bitch Gracie send licks and wags!!!!!

Sandra said...

Mermaids do have lovely long hair! you look flaming gorgeous, love your outfit and the bag! oh my goodness it's amazing! Have a wonderful Friday brunch x x x

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Your hair is glorious!

freckleface said...

I don't know what I admire more; the fact that you look that good at 7am or the fact that you look that good just because! You really do look so wonderful and fresh and ready for spring. Well done on the no spend. It's good to take a break. That handbag is a beaut, so unique and what a bargain. Ah, bless him, your dad. Enjoy your time with him and fingers crossed for some good news. Xxxxxx

thorne garnet said...

why not dress pretty for yourself? I can't imagine working from home and staying in my jammies all day. (I'd probably get nothing done)

Beth Waltz said...

Absolutely amazing, you're as bright and beautiful as a jay at the crack of dawn!

Do dress for Chris and the critters and the joy of being you in your skin -- and your clothes.

When our loved ones are anxious and ailing, that expression of self empowerment is comforting.

Forest City Fashionista said...

I would think that having brunch with you two gorgeous dames would perk up your Dad's spirits for sure. That dress is just soooo pretty, especially with your pink hair (which is getting quite long!). The bag is very cool - I've never been to New Orleans. I wanted to go before Katrina, but since, I've lost the urge to see it.

Enjoy brunch with your Dad and Kristi, and have a lovely weekend (I am sooooo envious that you have no snow)

Nerd Burger said...

So great to see you dancing around in a lovely outfit in the garden again.:)

Oranges and Apples said...

Ooooh I adore that bag! I am glad you are feeling full of beans despite all that's happening!

Temple Campana said...

Krista - my hubby has been trying to find a way to reconnect with you and for the life of me I cannot find an email or phone number but I found you here. We have been enjoying your blog (huge rays of sunshine!! Smile...) He is not computer savvy so I said I would help and I found you here. Please email us so I can help you guys get in contact.
-Temple Campana

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Thank you for dressing up for you and the critters and for sharing your joy with us. I love your blue maxi, your bag is insanely divine and thank you forbeing so wonderfully you Krista. You are so kind to continue commenting on my blog these past few crazy weeks, I'm touched. Xxxxxxxx

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

That's so awesome that you get pretty to work from home. I can barely even summon the will power to just put on a bra if I'm not stepping out.

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