Trending: Friday Five Roundup

It’s Friday!  Oh wait…I have kids…so what does this all mean?  Whether you are Netflixing, mom-ing, or working for the weekend, we could all use a few fun things to start off our weekend right.  I’ll try to roundup some interesting and happy thoughts for ya ;)

Juicy Couture, How I’ve Missed You (get outta my closet and onto my body)

You’re either gonna love me or hate me for my closeted Juicy love.  I got all my old Juicy’s in a box (and I may buy them at thrift stores when I see them…) and I’ve just been ITCHING to bust them out again.  Thanks to this popsugar article I feel like I’m not alone.  Also, regardless of how you feel about the iconic tracksuits, if you haven’t read the book by the creators of Juicy, “The Glitter Plan“, please do so.  It’s one of my favorite books ever and fashion lovers out there will enjoy the heck outta that book.

Target Makes More Clothes That Don’t Look Like They’re From Target

I mean, they just get better and better.  And while I obviously prefer to buy handmade or from a small company or individual, the reality is we all gonna buy stuff from Target now and then.

Like THESE pants, which I clearly *need*.

And THESE booties, because like, are you for reals that these are from Target??

New Netflix Shows About Fashion.  Yes, Please.

I have no knowledge of the book this is based on, full disclosure.  However, anytime there’s a new show about fashion or the fashion industry, I will watch it! Plus, I want that outfit.  Obvi.  Until this comes out, I’ll be checking out Versailles on Netflix, since I’m having withdrawls after finishing The Crown.

Major Shoutout To The Savior of My Kid’s Lunches

My kids aren’t allowed to bring any kind of peanut or nut butter into their classroom, and when your kids are so picky like my kids are…this can be a majorly stressful restriction!  Thank my lucky stars, I got them hooked on Sunbutter as well as peanut butter.

I put it on their crackers, I make sunbutter balls with honey and oats and chocolate chips…just beware that you must INFORM the teacher that your child has sunbutter, otherwise you may get a phone call halfway through the day (speaking from personal experience!).

Who’s Grammy Performance Will Bring The House Down?

My money’s on Gaga, because I’ve never seen her do anything halfway and after that Super Bowl flying off the stage stunt I think she’s the sure fire winner of “most amazing and riveting performance”.  See for yourself who’s gonna rock the house this weekend.


Trending: Friday Five Roundup

Once again, it’s that glorious of all days, the one that signals that THE WEEKEND IS NIGH!  I’ve decided that no matter what everyone’s been talking about this past week (Brangelina) that I’m going to pick the things that I find most fun, interesting, and hopefully uplifting!  Because, it’s Friday.  Ain’t no one wanna talk about political debates and celeb splits!

Who What Wear is once again, reading my mind and ripping off my ideas by tweeting out what the next big style trend is.

Can you guess what they’re saying it is?  (It starts with a K and ends in an O). ;)

Miley Cyrus wore this on the premiere of The Voice, leaving us with a lot of questions.  Predominantly, what? and why?

Maybe she was channeling this 90’s baby?

Either way, it’s weird, but happy, so I’m cool with it.

I just learned the hottest chip in the world comes one to a package, and it’s taunting me.  I feel like its very existence is daring me to try it.

It’s also non GMO.  So it’s…good for you?

Kim Kardashian wore a Juicy Tracksuit in a photo shoot for Wonderland magazine.  You guys, I’ve been waiting for the return of the Juicy velour tracksuit for a long time now.  There’s a box of those gems just sitting in my closet, waiting for their re-debut into society.

I’m not what you’d call a “Kim Kardashian fan”, so this simultaneously excites me and leaves me screaming noooooooooooo!  I had hoped it would be someone ELSE bringing them back, but let’s get real here.  It was most likely gonna be her to do it anyway, so I may as well just get used to the feeling of actually liking what she’s wearing!

Turmeric is finally popular.  We go through tons of this superfood in our house (we are curry people and we love our superfoods!) and after dying all of our dishes neon yellow, now there are new and exciting ways to consume it!

This turmeric milkshake looks delicious and I’ll be testing it out in a jiffy!

Happy weekend all!  Drink some turmeric and put on a Kimono!  (Who What Wear says to!)



On Feeling Like Myself, 2001, and Velour Sweatsuits

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to feel like myself.  I think because lately, I’ve actually been starting to feel more and more like me for the first time in a LONG time.  The me that has been buried deep down under the me that had been trying so hard to be someone else without even realizing it.  We went to see Jurassic World the other day and I felt like me again.  I remembered how I am not really the cool girl who loves The Bachelorette, but rather the girl who loves sic fi and dinosaurs and can’t wait for the new Star Wars movie.  I am the girl who once had almost the entire Monty Python and The Holy Grail movie memorized and still can quote so many tv shows it’s like I have a database in my brain.  And yes, I still have all my old Juicy outfits.  I know they’re not in style and probably will never be again, but I still love them.

I think I spent a long time fighting that part of myself without even knowing I was.  I bleached my hair Jessica Simpson blonde for 10 years.  I kept the fact that I was so excited about each new Harry Potter book that I could hardly sleep the night before the release on the down low.  I tried so hard to disavow all the “dorky” things about me that when my husband and I went to see Star Trek and I knew more about it than he did, he was shocked.  I kind of was too.

I love clothes and things that make me feel cool and all that, but honestly, I had posted literally probably four selfies in my entire social media lifetime before doing all of this.  I think I just kind of wanted to hide from the universe because I didn’t feel good enough to post anything about myself.  Not like I feel “good” enough really still, but now I think after hiding for so long I’m ready to just be myself and not worry (as much) about what people think about it.  I’m no longer trying to be “in with the cool kids” or whatever.  So here is my 2001 ghetto Juicy Couture post in my furry Target slippers.  Because this is my comfy, wear-around-the-house, mom uniform and it makes me feel pretty great.  It’s bright, a romper, and straight from the days with Jennifer Lopez was Jenny From the Block.  Kickin it old school and I like it.  I will resume posting what I consider to be cool clothes tomorrow, but today, I’m just gonna be me…goofy, no good at selfies or posing, still losing weight, definitely going to see the new Star Wars on opening day, and lover of pretty much all dinosaur movies.


Yep Juicy Couture people…I’m for reals on this one.  I kind of can’t even believe I’m posting this, but hey, I gotta be real sometime otherwise I’m gonna feel like I’m once again trying to be something I’m not.  I got two little kids and most of the time I’m not in fun amazing clothes, I’m in clothes I can cook and clean and hold babies in.  And relax on the couch and watch more tv to reload my brain database with.

Happy Sunday all you super cool kids