Chasing Davies: September 2009

September 30, 2009

Unique and Beautiful Necklaces

Onyx Necklace @ Chasing DaviesVintage Link Necklace

Chain link Double Strand Long Necklace @ Chasing DaviesOnyx Jewel Pendant Necklace

New Home Pieces Have Arrived!

Today we got our new appliances!! Which really makes the kitchen feel like a know, when you have a place to put your food and something to cook with - that helps...

The Gorgeous Stainless Steel GE Fridge:

GE Stainless Refrigerator @ Chasing Davies

The not-even-unwrapped-yet Stainless Steel GE Range:

GE Stainless Range @ Chasing Davies(it's not blue, that's the protective wrapping...)

And our first piece of new furniture together (cue awwws now). Gorgeous TV Console from Nebraska Furniture Mart - LOVE. Can't wait to get the big flat screen up there (and paint on the walls....):

 TV Console and Stand for Wide Screens @ Chasing DaviesChucky-Bear's butt

And speaking of the Chuck (fur baby, Charlie - the dog of many nicknames), his grandparents (my parents) got him a new and improved huge bed! Look how happy he is in his new bed!

Dog Bed @ Chasing Davies

September 29, 2009

Shoe of the Day - Black Boots

Still on the Kohls kick, lovin' these Simply Vera Wang boots!

Kohls: LC, Vera, oh my...

Have you been to Kohls lately? I think it's worth a visit! I made a visit a couple weeks ago, but already need to go back!

Since my last visit, the LC Lauren Conrad collection has become available at Kohls. The entire line is also 30% off! Here are some cute pieces I want to checkout!

Simply Vera has great accessories!

My last visit to Kohls, I saw the following things that really peaked my interest!

Simply Vera Vera Wang Colorblock Dress
I didn't get to try this on, because there was only one size left and not mine, but I'm going to try a new store or even order online. This looks like the perfect comfy weekend dress, and I think I need it! :)

Simply Vera Vera Wang Shirred Top
I got this top and wore it this past Monday.
Worn with:
Last year's JCrew fuchsia pink wool skirt
Target Go International Jacket with removable bow

apt. 9® Military Jacket
I am wearing a size L here
I really like this jacket, but decided I didn't need it...

I'll be making a trip back soon - have you checked Kohls out lately?

P.s. Remember Free Shipping from SheSells' Etsy Shop!
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Wear Now, Wear Later: Summery Tops & BR Sale

Don't put all your summer clothes away just yet. Your favorite pieces from this summer's past can still be transitioned into cooler temps with layering.

You can dramatically change the look of a summer top by layering it over or under another piece. Always have several long sleeve shirts or turtlenecks on hand in several different colors, but definately neutrals. You can throw your favorite summer top over a fitted shirt. Jackets and cardigans are east to add on top of a lesser-in-fabric top and on the really cold days, add both tactics!

I love the contrast between a more delicate summerish top with a sturdier winter piece. Add your silky or light-fabric tops to tweed or cord bottoms to achieve that contrast. Layer on a thick knitted cardigan or add tall leather boots and tights to a summer dress/skirt.

The best time to buy these summer pieces is now - the sales are fabulous, and now that you know you can get away with mixing them into your winter/fall wared rope, you can check them out. Now thru 10/4, take an ADDITIONAL 10% off already reduced 40% Sale Items at Banana Republic. Online Only, Code: BREXTRA10 at checkout.

Some summery tops you could mix in to Fall:

Pleated shell
This would look amazing over a black fitted turtleneck and make the white shell pop.

Twist draped top
This light pink color would transition well into Fall with tweeds, browns and maroons.

Cowlneck wrap dress
Pile on a fitted black jacket - maybe a cropped or tuxedo type one for a fancy night out.
Don tights if super cold and spice up with a pop of color with bright pink shoes!

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September 28, 2009

House Progress?

Well, I guess there has been progress, but man there still feels like a LOT left to do. Hubs and I have been hard at work and this past weekend was BUSY, but fun. :)

After unloading the POD and getting everything somewhere in the house, Saturday my parents helped me paint the master bedroom Viking Blue. Still aiming to achieve that beautiful serene blue bedroom.

*quite obviously not the final "after", but the walls sure are pretty!

Then on Sunday, Hubs and I (well mainly Hubs, while I organized my closet...) ripped out carpet in the one room containing it - the extra room that will be our office.


Obviously we still have loads to do...wall paper, paint, unpack, organize, new couch, get appliances and TV console on Wednesday, plumbing make-over is still taking place, move master bedroom furniture into the room, stain and reface furniture, get the entire house trim, crown molding and floor boards painted white - interior doors and closet doors too. I'll just take it one thing at a time.

You can also follow my house before and afters, and many other people's on "What I Did With It"!

Free Shipping on SheSells Etsy Items!

Hello everyone! This Monday keeps getting better and better!

The lovely Amy at SheSells is giving FREE SHIPPING on anything in her shop to Chasing Davies readers. Use "chasing davies, free shipping" in the Note to Seller section at Etsy checkout. The shipping cost will be refunded through PayPal after purchase.

SheSells' items are already very affordable and with free shipping - you too can get something unique and whimsical!

Here are some great items, currently available:

Scheherazade II. Earrings
My friend has these and they look awesome on!
She gets tons of compliments.

I have this necklace, with an "M" and love it!
This necklace was also featured in US Weekly Gift Guide last Valentines Day.

Morning Birds. Earrings
I've been eying this long enough...time to make them mine! :)

New Leaf. New Life. Necklace
Perfect for the beginning of Fall...

I could keep going...but check out the store yourself for more amazing finds!

What will you get??


Happy Monday friends! It's always a very bittersweet day...sad that the weekend is over - it went so fast! But excited for a new week with new events and plans to look forward too.

Just a little cute eye-candy for you this morning.

15% off with code: Fall15 at Fulcrum Gallery
through today only

I think this would be so cute in a bathroom or above a vanity table.
It just makes me smile.

September 27, 2009

My Own Etsy Showcase

I have been a big fan of Etsy for about a year now. The shops, designers and sellers never ceases to amaze me! Here is my own Etsy showcase and just some of my favorite shops:

By SparklePower

By shesells

Victorian laces tank one of kind
By hollystalder

I hope you had lovely weekends. Mine was busy-busy, spent working on the house (updates to come), with a little camping too!

Shoe of the Day - Hot Fuschia

I love this bright color. So does Ginnifer Goodwin.

Ginnifer Goodwin at the 2009 Emmy Awards

Glint 'Anita' Sandal

I think these bright shoes would look awesome with a silver dress, your feet would really pop.

September 25, 2009

Dress for Less - Ruffles

Hey hey! I'm squeezing in some regular programming! :) This week's Dress for less is on the oh so popular ruffle trend, find many options and price points here:

I know you can guess where the one on the right is from, and right now it's actually not expensive at all, as it's on sale! The one on the left, though, is still have the price.

Besides one having sleeves and the other being a tank, these ruffle neck tops are very similar, and both equally as cute!

One of these is $88 and one is $20.

Long Sleeve ruffle knit - these look virtually the exact same...!
BUT there is a $22 difference between the right and left one.

Ruffle Bib Tanks

On the home front, everything is going well! We unloaded half the POD last night with the help of family. It's all a little overwhelming right now, but as I start to organize and put away our stuff piece by piece, it'll probably get a little better! :)

Have a great weekend!

Happy Friday - All the Single Babies!

A little Friday fun for you (if you haven't seen it yet)...

How cute is this baby??

September 24, 2009

The POD has Arrived...

So we did it! Signed our life away (about a few hundred times, so it felt). Hubs and I are officially proud owners of our very first house!

As I mentioned in the last post, it took about 6 months to get to this point. And in that time frame, our lease on the duplex that we were renting went up. For close to 2 months, we crashed with my parents. Now, it sounds way worse that it was. They are awesome, have a nice big house with plenty of room for Hubs, Chucky-Bear (fur baby) and I and we save loads of money by not paying rent/utilities. The only down part was that they live farther south than from where we work - so commuting was a little rough (but I'm being a baby about it).

In that time frame, we stored all our stuff in a POD, Portable Moving Container. The POD was dropped off at our rental, we stuffed it to the gill and then they picked it up to store for the next 2 months. Today it arrived in our new home driveway! They called me to let me know and even made sure it was ok where they were placing it. They have been nothing but easy to work with. If you ever need moving and/or storage help...I totally recommend POD. The prices are very competative, if not cheaper.

Just a little plug for a great moving experience (and those are hard to come by)!

Tonight, to help celebrate Hubs 29th Birthday, we'll be unloading the sucker.

Photos from POD website

September 23, 2009

Tomorrow is the day!

Tomorrow is the day!!! In just under 12 hours, Hubs and I will be closing on our first house. And a great house it is:

3 bedrooms
2.5 bathrooms
2 garage spaces
6 months to find it
5th house we tried to get
1 day on the market
30 days to close
54 years old
1 previous owner

And the wallpaper...Mad Men-esq, no?

Tomorrow is ALSO Hubs birthday!