Checkmate

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I was thinking the other day how great of a title “Checkmate” would be for a post that featured my new favorite coat, so here we are.

But then I also got to thinking about how hilarious it was that a game like chess (known as the thinking man’s game) had a battle cry of “Checkmate,” which for those of you who aren’t familiar with the game means that your opponent has no other moves to save their king (which ends the game).

No other game that I can think of has anything like this. It’s basically like someone shooting the final basket of a basketball game and yelling “Booyah.” Or a soccer player scoring a goal and saying “Na-na-na-na-boo-boo.”

So much for a noble game.

Just some food for thought for your Monday before Christmas break. Checkmate, y’all.

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Mad for Buffalo Plaid

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Today’s fun highlights:

  • Only two things for you today…
  • Yay for it being Friday and a half day and a week before Christmas and Star Wars release day (nerd alert)!
  • Today is also a big day for my immediate family. My baby brother launched his indie video game, Astroneer (here), today, and I’m so PROUD of him! This has been a long, long time coming, and he and his team have put so much time and effort into it! If you or anyone you know are a fan of space or exploration-style games (like Minecraft), check out this cool new game (for PC or X-Box)! The perfect Christmas present, I think (though I am 100% biased)! So proud of you, R!

Weekend sales:

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?

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Red-dy, Set, Striped

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Today’s fun highlights:

  • Oh my gosh you guys, winter is here and it arrived very quickly in these parts. Pass me ALL the blankets and scarves…and blanket scarves.
  • Today is one of my favorite days of the year! The Husband and I always end up with extra vacation/sick days at the end of the year that we have to use or lose, so we now have a tradition to take a December Friday off together and go explore some new places in Indianapolis! We usually pick a new coffeeshop, new brewery/bar, new restaurant, and new museum to check out. It’s the best way to discover new places in your city!
  • And the rest of the weekend, we’ll be celebrating a dear friend’s wedding in Bloomington and trying to stay warm and cozy on our couch!
  • Also, not to panic you or anything, but it is only two more weeks til Christmas weekend! Ahhh!

Weekend sales:

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?

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  • On Target item: Merona Stripe Tee (exact)
  • Lip Color: Covergirl  (exact – Red)
  • Necklace: Kendra Scott c/o Rocksbox (exact)
  • Coat: Merona, Target (similar)
  • Purse: Merona, Target (super similar)
  • Nail Polish: “Rock the Runway” (exact)
  • Jeans: Loft (exact)
  • Wedges: Merona, Target (exact)

Red, Black, and Polka Dotted

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Today’s fun highlights:

  • TGIF, folks. T-G-I-F!
  • And that’s really all I have for you all today. My week was pretty average (minus the 20 million packages from Black Friday that arrived at my house), and I don’t have any big plans for the weekend!
  • Though I did start House of Cards (thanks for the idea Mom and brother), and while I may be like 4 years behind all the cool kids who have already watched it…I’m loving it and may or may not be glued to my couch all weekend watching it!

Weekend sales:

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?

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Style Soulmates, Vol. 7

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Don’t you just love it when your favorite spring/summer items can successfully make the leap to winter outfits?

I mean…I know I do. Versatile is my middle name. (Aren’t my parents cool…so trendy!)

So I was pumped when I discovered Annebeth’s outfit on Pinterest that would allow me to wear my favorite summer skirt in a new way…with plenty of winter layers to keep me warm!

Long live the denim skirt. ;)

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