Friday, September 21, 2012

What 3 Things I'm Obsessed With

First things First...
If you are here from Hi Sugarplum!, so glad you stopped by to check out my blog!
It was so sweet of Cassie to send you over here!
And if you're not familiar with Hi Sugarplum!, you totally should be.
Just look how cute she is!

She has awesome before/after pics of her darling house, some great DIY projects, and she dresses like she stepped right out of a fashion magazine really cool home interior magazine!
You will LOVE her beautiful blog and you will definitely be inspired!

So, if you're new to my blog, I typically take outfits that I've pinned on Pinterest, and I recreate them with things out of my own closet! 
Like here.

And here.

 And every Friday, I do a post on What 3 Things I'm Obsessed With!
Along the way there might even be a funny story or two (see below, it's a good one). :)
So, what am I obsessed with right now?
I'm so glad you asked.

1)  My Mint Green Necklace
I got this necklace at the J Crew Factory Outlet this summer.  Of course they no longer have any in stock (dangit!), but they do have lots of other really cute pieces!
(And I'm not sure how long it's lasting, but if you enter the code LOVEIT, you can get an extra 30% off items that are already on sale!)
I was able to find some mint green necklaces for you on etsy that are great, and if you are brave enough to buy one, I think you will be amazed at how many colors go well with mint green. 

What about this one?
It looks SUPER similar to the J Crew bubble necklaces that are WAY more expensive!
This one is only $16! 
This one totally SCREAMS my friend Shay.
Shay - buy this today. Please.
How cute would you be standing in your kitchen, in one of your striped shirts and your colored skinny jeans, bracelets probably up to your elbows, wearing this necklace, and
whipping up your Salted Caramel Mocha Frappacino bundt cake.
 And Cassie - I know this isn't an exact match for the J Crew version, but it's only $16....
Or what about this one?

So what are you thinking about these little beauties?
I certainly hope you are thinking that mama needs a mint green necklace.
I mean, let's be real.
You've probably had a really hard week, and one of these necklaces could be a little treat you give yourself for not losing your cool one of the 74 times you probably wanted to (and would have been totally justified I'm sure) lose your cool.
Yep, you deserve a little positive reinforcement.
Buy one, and don't even feel bad about it. 

2) Brass Earrings
 I bought these brass earring at Limited a couple of months ago for 50% off, which made them about $11.  I tried finding them on their website, but they no longer have them.
So sad for you, because these earrings are legit.
They are too legit.  Too legit to quit.
I don't know how they always do it, but they have this power to really change the look of an outfit and make me look like I'm trying harder than I really am, which I totally appreciate.
I found some similar ones here.
and if you're not into big earrings, there is a smaller version here.

3) this is totally random...but I couldn't decide what else I wanted to highlight this week, so I have decided to share a story from my life. 
 I've told the story to soooooo many people (so I guess that it can be classified as an obsession?) because it's just that good.
Now it's your turn to hear the story and have a little laugh at my expense.
Here goes nothin'....
This summer I had a college friend's wedding to attend.
Two nights before the wedding, I texted two friends who I was going to be meeting at the pool the next day to see if either one of them had a clutch for me to borrow. of my girlfriends texted me back and asked me a question that I wasn't expecting:
Chanel or Gucci?
I don't know?
Decisions, decisions. 
So, the next day, I ended up going over to her house to play dress up!
It's okay if you are TOTALLY jealous, because you TOTALLY should be.
Sure, I was wearing a Target romper and hadn't washed my hair in a couple of days,
but I still had a flipping blast.
A Chanel bag, a fur vest, Jimmy Choo's, pearls, Gucci shades, diamond hoop earrings, and some other serious bling....
all with my Target romper and dirty hair. 

Well, I ended up deciding on the Chanel clutch and the Jimmy Choo's for the wedding.
 I had the best time that night with all of my college friends and felt SO snazzy in my designer accessories (and I only had a small coronary when the Chanel fell on the floor at one point).
The wedding was of course beautiful, and the reception was awesome with so many neat little touches.  One of those touches being a signature wedding shot (an absolutely delicious signature wedding shot), which just might have something to do with what I'm about to tell you.
Heather (the GORGEOUS bride, see below) had a photo booth set up where her guests could make flip books.  
My friend Jamie and I hopped in, grabbed some props (I of course decided to highlight my borrowed Chanel bag), and proceeded to shake it for the camera.
I may or may not have indulged in one or two three or four of those signature shots by this point.
Well, after I got back to the hotel that night, 
I texted the picture on the right to my bff Lisa at 1:30 a.m.
Except oops......No I didn't.
I had texted it to one of my therapy kid's mom, Mary Lisa.
I'm going to give that a minute for you guys to let that sink in.
I texted the pic of me dancing and acting a fool....
at 1:30 a.m. in the morning.....
in a fedora no less.....
to a mother who trusts me with her child as his therapist.
 maybe a little funny.
THANK HEAVENS, the mama was cool with it.
When I texted her this next morning apologizing,
she just blew it off and said she would use it as blackmail material.
SO thankful for that mama and her sense of humor!

So, in review,
I'm obsessed with mint green necklaces, brass filigree earrings, and a story that should mortify me (but instead just makes me laugh and shake my head at myself).
Come back next week for lots of new Pinterest inspired outfits,
and of course check back next Friday for a new list of 3 things I'm Obsessed With!

Thanks again to Cassie at Hi Sugarplum for sending some peeps my way!
I can't wait to see what she has up her sleeve next week.  I tell ya, it's gonna be hard to beat these fabric lined book cases that I am in love with.

And purely FYI.....
LOFT is having 40% off their sale.
LOFT's sale is on sale.
AND if you buy a top or sweater, you get the 2nd one 50% off.


  1. After days and days of looking at my denim shirt and trying over and over to style so it made me feel comfortable...I totally rocked it yesterday :)! Happy weekend friend!

  2. I was so excited about this post until I saw the last part...another sale at Loft...I'm depressed and happy at the same time...this means, I have to go shopping right away, right? Forty percent just can't be passed up!

  3. Sheaffer, I love your blog! I started following Sean's sister, Shay's blog when he was on the Bachelorette and she posted about yours..and here I am.. your blog is so cute!! And so are you! You crack me up... I am laughing at my desk reading the chanel purse picture incident. And you totally re-introduced me to LOFT and scarves... been rocking a new scarf(thanks to the 40% off LOFT sale) each day this week and even though no one has commented on my awesome wardrobe (yet), I'm pretty sure they all would tell you "thank you"!! :)

    Keep up the good work!


    1. Hi Rachel! So glad you commented today and left your name this time. I will let you in on a little secret... Something that you tipped me off on will be featured sometime next week!!!!!! Your tip was AWESOME! Thanks for reading and commenting!!!!
      Sheaffer :)

  4. Thanks for all the links and sweet words, Sheaffer! I hope my readers come discover how funny and stylish you are! Off to online shop, I mean, work. Yes, of course I'm working.

  5. I also started following Sean's sister Shay while he was on the Bachelorette. I love her food blog and when she posted about your blog I had to come check it out. I love it and have totally rocked a few of the outfits you have featured. I am also a follow Loft lover!!! My closet is 75% Loft and I have some of the same items you have featured. Makes it really easy to replicate the outfits you post :)

    Thanks for the great posts!

  6. Hi Sheaffer!! It's so cool to find an old friend from real life in the blogging world! Love your blog, and yes, turquoise necklaces too! :)
    Xo, Emily (Dennis) Hart

  7. I just realized we were featured on the same post at Hi Sugarplum! What a small world!!!

  8. Congrats Sheaffer on the shout out on another blog! That's great! Have a great weekend.

  9. Let me clarify...most days, I'm cooking in my pjs :). Although, Andrew would probably prefer me in cute colored jeans and a striped shirt with a necklace...poor Andrew ;).

  10. I'm pretty sure I NEED that mint bubble necklace!! And now that you've twisted my arm, I might need to take advantage of the 40% off sale at LOFT again this weekend. And in case you need more encouragement, GAP is also having a sale on top of their sale (25% off).

  11. Found your blog from Hi Sugarplum - love it!!! Such great ideas :)

  12. Ohmahgoodness, that story was hilarious. I can't stop laughing.

    Your blog is adorable & I love all your outfits!!

  13. I love the mint green necklaces, and great prices even better! I am going to have to get one! Love the dress up

  14. Aww I feel so honored!! :) BTW I bought the Nars lip gloss you recommended and I absolutely love it!! I can't wait for my JCrew denim shirt to come in so I can wear it with black skinny jeans!!

    Rachel Tapscott

  15. 1. Your blog is super cute. 2. I am in love with your Pinterest are motivating me to try new outfits out/replicate my pinned ones. 3. Your tag line is hysterical. And awesome. New follower!

  16. Well I have to tell you, dear, that once again you do not disappoint! Loving your outfits, the sales and products you are introducing me to, and the new blogs I'll be stalking! The sad part? My husband is going to stop loving you because now I'm spending all my time and money on whatever you show me ; ) xo

  17. Oh but wait-- he's loving everything I make from shays mix and match mama site!!! So that makes up for it ; )


I would of course love to hear what you think! As long as it is super sweet.....and maybe a little sassy. Sheaffer :)

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