Monday, March 29, 2010

Friend Makin Monday: Spring Trends

Good Morning Friends!  I wrote up a post last night about the events of the last 72 hours of my life but then Amber asked for my help with Friend Makin Monday and since she used my idea I just had to play along.  So today, you are getting two posts for the price of one.  That's right!  For today only...this post is a bonus and you will not be billed for it.

The topic at hand is one that has been on my mind for about 3 months now.  Ever since I started my journey to lose weight...finally!  We'll...I'm here to report that I have lost 30 pounds.  YAY ME!  So now...I need new clothes. The question of the day is:

What are your thoughts on this year's Spring Trends?

The truth is....I'm having some trouble with the new trends because it feels like I'm back in high school with all of the fringe and neon! These two things will not last! They didn't last in 1986 and they won't last now.  Don't even get me started on the jumpsuit thing!  Bobbi and I tried on jumpsuits at Macy's and we looked like Elvis Impersonators! 

And the 2009.

I love this Bobo Embroidered Top from American Eagle Outfitters.  I'm a busy mom of Irish Twins so this is perfect with a pair a jeans to wear to a play date at the park.  Plus, it's RED and that's my new signature color!

My husband likes for me to dress like a stepford wife a little more conservative so this outfit from Ann Taylor would be a nice outfit for going out to dinner or to the PTA meetings that I plan on attending when my kids start school.

If I were going to embrace my inner Stepford Wife....I would wear this little number from Anthropologie.  

Let's talk about shoes.  I'm not a fan of the Gladiator look.  In fact, flats....are not my friend at all because they make my back hurt.  I'm kind of in love this this shoe from DSW.

And since you're forcing me to shop....let's select a handbag.  I have my eye on this lovely, lovely handbag and I know that soon...she will be mine!

EDITED: You know how some days you wake up and you can just feel that it's going to be an awesome day. You just have this feeling in your gut that something amazing is about to happen? It just happened.

OH MY HECK!!!! Martha Stewart is following me on TWITTER!! I. Die.


  1. Congrats on your weight loss!!! That is so great and I bet you feel great, too.

    I like ruffles and I'm keeping them no matter what anyone says:)

    I do love that dress, though.

  2. Everything's so cute! And congrats on your weight loss!

  3. Great job on the weight loss! I have the opposite problem heels and I do not work due to leg issues but I love heels! Love the PTA look! Happy FMM!

  4. Congrats on the weight loss chica!

    ALL of the clothes you choose are stupendous. Um seriously, I really truly like them. AND I'm a picky gal.

    I especially like the shoes (sigh) but the spring dress (paired with denim) would be super cool.

    Fun post! ... cute blog.... hope you don't mind if I join along.

  5. LOVE those shoes and that handbag!! :)

  6. Connie...connie...connie...I have zero, and I really mean it, ZERO fashion sense (although I love the shoes). So I have absolutely no opinion on the current fashion trends. There you go, you may now revoke my woman card.

    And congrats on being followed by Martha

  7. Thanks everyone!

    Shany...i just go with what I like. And what I like has changed over the years. I appreciate basics so much more now that I'm almost 40.

  8. Loving that Ann Taylor outfit! And those shoes!! Congrats on the weight loss!

  9. Coming by from FMM...

    Congrats on the weightloss and on Martha (I'm so jealous!)

    That dress from Anthropologie is adorable! :)

  10. Flats hurt my feet too! I love the shoes and that red top. (Not together, but you know...)

    I don't tweet and don't understand twitter, but the fact that MS is aware of your existance (or anyone's outside of Turkey Hill) is huge.

  11. Congrats on the weight loss, Connie! I love the Ann Taylor outfit, and that dress . . . gawgeous! Wow, Marth Stewart? You are big time, my friend.

  12. So now that you and Martha are besties maybe she will ask you to be on the show.... Then you'll really have to come up with something to wear.

  13. how cool! Let me know when you and Martha go do lunch and I'll alert the media to come snap your photo!!!

  14. Thanks for coming up with such a fun topic for this week on FMM! And OMG I would so die if Martha was following me on Twitter!!!!
    I found you on FMM and I am following you now. I hope you will return the favor -

  15. I know from your Oscar party pic that you look fabulous in red - that should would be perfect for you!

    So awesome about Martha following you!! :)

  16. MARTHA!?! You are WAY better than Martha! Come on Connie - Wonder Woman should follow you! ;)

  17. You are AWESOME -- of course she is following you!!

    I love that Ann Taylor outfit. Very J Crew-ish. Cute!


  18. Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you, 30 pounds and Martha following AWESOME :) You totally need to celebrate with a new wardrobe and the stuff you picked is so cute. I love that red shirt!

  19. I hope to be celebrating my own weight loss soon!! You have done such a great job! Those shoes are to die for!

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  21. Oh yes- definitely a great dress to wear to PTA meetings.



  22. SHUT.UP.!!!! Martha is following you on Twitter?! That is so cool!!

    ~ Sarah

  23. Thanks again for the topic Connie! I really appreciate your help. It can get hard choosing different topics that everyone likes week after week. :)

    Okay, LOVE that second outfit. Super cute, and yes, stepford wives. And preppy. Cute!

    And I love those shoes you picked out!

    Congrats on Martha following you! :)


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