Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tis the Season!

Happy Tuesday Dolls! 

Holy crap when did it become December? I swear it was just August a minute ago then BAM the holidays are upon us! I'm not complaining in the least, December is my utmost favorite time of year because everyone finally starts to get in the Christmas spirit and it's 100% ok to be blasting Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas" on repeat without getting dirty looks ...

Before I get into full on Christmas mode on my little corner of the internet, don't fret those posts will start becoming a regular thing here soon, let's back track to this past weekend and Thanksgiving! I was fortunate enough to be able to spend it with my family once again in Las Vegas, which is what we did last year as well. It works out great because we get to eat at some of the nicest restaurants in the country, bet on football and of course spend time with each other. If I'm lucky I get to see my parents and sister together in the same place 2-3 times a year so I always look forward to having us all together. 

Look for a Vegas recap later in the week, but for now let's get back to my outfit post. It's been a LONG time since I've posted one of these so thank you to my fabulous madre for taking my photos :)

All black outfits are great, but whenever the chance to wear sequins arises, I jump on it! 

I just love the scallop detailing on this skirt

When I first tried these on, I was a little hesitant to buy them but now they're literally my go to black heels!
Top & Skirt: Forever 21 // Necklace: Cornucopia // Earrings: Francesca's Collection // Heels: Michael Kors // Watch: Juicy Couture // Monogram Ring: Handpicked // Blue Topaz Ring: David Yurman 

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Stylish Tuesday with Co-Host Dressed 2 DNines!

Happy Tuesday Dolls!
First and foremost THANK Y'ALL for such a warm welcoming back to the blog community! 

I vaguely mentioned my love for easy, DIY Halloween costumes last week on the blog so today I'm going to dive more into that category. I know we have a whole year before it's time to get decked out in our best costumes, but maybe you can wear some of these throughout the year? Doubtful ... but it makes me feel a little better about this post! 

Minnie Mouse
Obviously my sister and I dressed like Minnie for Mickey's "Not So Scary" Halloween party but I was this close to re-wearing the tutu and ears with black heels and a tight black tank on actual Halloween night! Add a little black to my nose and I think it would have worked out great!
Walk of Shame
Probably my favorite DIY Halloween costume to date. Since I had a pair of guys boxers lying around I asked one of my guy friends for one of his button up shirts (tip: get one with a pocket so you can throw your phone, ID and debit card in there rather than take out a bag!) I added an obscene amount of jewelry, paired it with some heels and literally "roughed" up my hair to complete the look 
Probably one of the most simple costumes to date. Grab a colorful tank, some colored Soffee shorts (don't act like you don't still have a pair lying around!) Pair it with a crop top sweatshirt or tank, a side ponytail and some funky glasses and you're ready to party!
Navy Nancy, GI Jane and a Cat

This is what I threw together 2 years ago. I had a striped dress from Target which I just added some gold accessories to. I threw on a captain's hat which I had bought for a pub crawl a couple months prior and BAM Navy Nancy was born!

Morgs literally threw her combat boots on with black shorts, white tank and a dog tag necklace to create GI Jane. For some reason she had a matching set camo beer coozie belt and hat which honestly made the outfit in my opinion!

Liz was a traditional sexy class with black tights, a body suit and ears ... duh!
Drinking Team of Champions
So this one wasn't exactly a Halloween costume, but it would do the trick! I got those shirts in the boys section at Target last Labor Day for $5 each! We ended up using them for our team Beer Olympic shirts but this would be an amazing group costume on the cheap!

On a completely different side note, my kickball team in the CA Dogtown league ended up beating the #1 seed in the semi finals which advanced us to the Championship! We ended up losing, but it was such a fun time playing in a finals game that I had to share! 

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Weekend Recap + Stylish Tuesday!

Hey y'all! 

Thanks so much for coming back to link up with me after my VERY long blogging absence. In case you were wondering where I've been, catch up on my post from Friday here which shares all the details! 

I hosted a Friendsgiving party yesterday and totally meant to take outfit shots, but one thing let to another and naturally the hosting duties prevailed the ensemble shots. Not exactly how I wanted to get back into the swing of things, but I didn't want to delay another week just because the photos weren't exactly what I wanted. 
Saturday was the CA Dogtown kickball end of season party. It was a stoplight theme where you dressed to your relationship status: Red = taken, Yellow = It's Complicated and Green = Ready to Mingle. I had an amazing time with a bunch of my friends, but how can you not when there's an open bar?
Sunday we celebrated Friendsgiving for the first time at my new place. We had a pot luck style event and it was the perfect way to cure our kickball hangover's from the previous night!
Kelly's turkey was delicious! She got to my house at 7:30 AM to prep that baby and it did not disappoint!
My contribution for the event was Apple Cider with Fireball and cinnamon sticks (back two pots in the next photo) and my fruit turkey above! I completely forgot to get strawberries so it ended up being a lot of grapes! I do one of these every year and it's always a hit, plus SUPER easy! 
This was the end of the "buffet line" with the gravy and bread options. 
More of the spread! A lot of people had food allergies so we made little signs to make people aware of what contained, nuts, dairy or gluten. I highly recommend doing that for any big event you host because everyone was more than appreciative to know what all they could and could not dive into! 
Kelley and I before she carved into her beautiful bird and I dove into my delicious cider!
Tank: Ann Taylor Loft
Chambray Shirt: One Wonder via Nordstrom Rack
Striped Maxi Skirt: Marshalls

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Guess Who's Back!!!!

Hey. Hi. Hello.
My name is Paige and I have a confession, I kind of gave up on blogging. 

Rather than give a bajillion excuses of as to why I didn't have the time, I'm going to keep it simple and say my heart just wasn't in it for a while - but truth be told, I miss blogging like no other so now I'm back in the game! My posts will be on Tuesday's and Thursday's each week so I can indeed keep up with my Stylish Tuesday linkup which will be happening again this upcoming Tuesday, November 11 (seriously y'all when did it hit November?!) 

I figured the easiest way to catch everyone up on my life is to do a monthly play by play so here we go:

August was a GREAT but hectic month for sure. As I'm sure most of you are well aware, I'm a publicist for the wines represented at the Emmy Awards and I'm an avid WAKA kickball player. To start the month off my league, CA Westside celebrated our End of Season (EOS) party on a private yacht in Marina del Ray!
Old school curler status, and posing with the beautiful Ms. Kay 
Ky Con's and my friendship in a nutshell, don't know what I'd do without him!
Posing with my cousin and fellow social chair

Group of us at the pre-game party
Getting into full Emmy work mode and my girlfriend Melissa from SC always knows how to cheer me up! 
Creative Arts Ball tickets and gang who attended. Matty, Meems, Dr. D and I 
Gift baskets for the wine executives
Dr. D and I at the after party 
Robin Williams death was a tragedy, so naturally I had to pay my respects in a funny way
Towards the middle of the Emmy madness I started to get REALLY sick. No way was I letting that happen!
Uzo Aduba so graciously accepting her Emmy award from Morgan Freeman
 Dress for the big night, loved the earrings paired with it from Francesca's Collection
My girlfriend Kate did my hair and I LOVED how it turned out, sleek and slightly messy
Getting a shot of the back of my dress in front of the Beaulieu Vineyard wine bar
Wine on wine on wine
Our winemaker with Woody Harrelson
After all of the award craziness I finally let loose and had some fun at Universal Studios Hollywood! 

In the middle of August, Dr. D finally ventured off to Ohio to move for his job. Realistically, I couldn't expect him to stay in California forever but when he left I didn't realize my entire world was about to change. I try to keep him vague on the blog because he didn't care to be in the spotlight, but 3 weeks after he left we decided we were on different paths and decided to end things. This is the first time I've been single in years and it's definitely taking some getting used to ...

After the initial shock wore off of Dr. D actually being in a different part of the country and we were no longer together, I realized I needed to start focusing on myself more and doing things which genuinely made ME happy. This was when the blogging started to come to a stand still because 1) I had lost my photographer and 2) Even though this blog is 100% my own, it always reminded me of him. I turned to my friends and did a bunch of outings to stay busy and keep the past out of my mind
To immediately get my mind on trek, my roommate made a countdown for our kickball Vegas trip in mid October
I also played hooky one day to go to the brand new Dunkin' Donuts in Santa Monica. It was so worth it!  
Alas, my old roommate and dearest friend in California decided she needed to venture away from the West Coast and move to the big Apple. Needless to say, we sent Morgs off in style!
Got to celebrate my best guy friend's "Dirty 30" Birthday with a Patriots win!
Played some life size Jenga at The Phoenix in Beverly Hills - amazing bar if you haven't been!
Did a CA Dogtown mid-season bar crawl with a full on party bus. So legit
At one of my many work events with my dear friend Brenda!
A group of kickballer's drove to Oxnard to play footgolf - what's that you ask? It's a golf course with 3 feet wide holes and rather than hitting a golf ball with a club, you kick a soccer ball the distance of the fairway and putt it in. So fun and naturally you have to dress the part!

This is when work got truly insane for me. I thought Emmy season was bad, but I literally worked 5 events in one weekend and decided rather than take my one day off to relax and unwind to go see Luke Bryan in concert - his tight jeans shaking it made it worthwhile though!
A family vaca couldn't have come at a better time! I literally flew from CA to FL for a 4 day weekend which normally would take some serious contemplating because it's just not much time back East; however, this trip happened without a second thought. I landed in Orlando and 2 hours later was in line to enter Magic Kingdom with my sister and we had the best day in our tutu's and custom shirts!
 We ended up staying for Mickey's "Not So Scary Halloween" and had a blast! We've been there for Christmas but not Halloween so we rode rides until midnight, ate processed corn dogs, trick or treated and frolicked around like we were 5 waiting in line for character photo shots. When we got home, my sister noticed someone had lost their Mickey balloon. Naturally she wanted it so she literally got in a bush with a hanger to retrieve it and was damn proud. God bless her!
 During the Halloween party a lot of Disney characters you don't normally see are roaming around or the typical ones are dressed in costumes which is adorable. Unfortunately, we didn't get a shot with Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas, but we did however get a photo with all 7 of Snow White's Dwarves!
Upon returning to LA, I needed a carb overload and immediately headed to Blaze Pizza in Culver City. Y'all it's mind-blowing-ly good!
I literally got back from Florida on Monday morning, and drove to Las Vegas on Thursday night with Meems and Kyle for our kickball tournament through WAKA. This was legit one of the best weekends of my life and I can't wait to go back again next year with our team "License to Kick!"
Kyle and I FINALLY got the dirty dancing move down and this wasn't the best photo of it. Look for a video in an upcoming blog post because I'm damn proud of us!

As if a weekend of kickball wasn't enough, a new season of CA Westside just started back up and I'm obsessed with my team because of this girl right here - Margo.
Any Revenge fans out there? James Tupper a.k.a. David Clarke is literally the sweetest man in the world and looks insanely handsome with or without his rugged beard!

After all the work events were over, I went to go see Luke Bryan shake it with Margo and Meghan at The Forum
My hairdresser Kate was taking classes on the Westside of LA so we all met up for Happy Hour. What was supposed to be an hour or two long ended up being a 5 hour hang out sesh

 When it comes to Halloween I like to consider myself a pro. at throwing together last minute costumes. Last year it was Easy A (black dress with pink A taped on) and this year it was a toss up between Minnie Mouse (because duh, I already had the tutu and ears) or a Walk of Shame. Clearly Walk of Shame won and it was not only great because the pocket held all of my stuff, but beyond comfortable! 

If you just barred through that entire lengthy post than a) you're awesome and b) I hope you come back to link up on Tuesday! Thanks for dealing with me during my blog absence y'all, all of your emails truly made me feel insanely loved.