Chasing Davies: December 2009

December 31, 2009

Shoe of the Day - New Sparkly Heels

I scored some new peep-toes today at a near by Marshals! These Silver and Gold sparkle Nine Wests will be worn tonight!

Nine West Winsorbe TM Gold Silver Peep-Toes
I'm unable to fine these online, but check your Marshals!

Blog Award - Thank You Coley!

Coley from Coley's Closet Cravings passed on a sweet blog award to me:

To accept, I'm to share 7 random things about me. So here goes nothing...

1. I love sweet white wine. I love any wine, really, but my favorite is the kind you drink as a newbie. I love it. My current favorite even comes in a box.

Target's Wide Cubes
Sauvignon Blanc

And to give myself a little credit - this wine, along with some of the other kinds, are award winning! Learn more here.

2. I swam competitively for 15 years!

I miss it sometimes. It is hard to keep it up. You can't just go outside and swim, like jogging. Not every gym has a pool. In the winter, it takes a lot more will to get into a swim suit and into a cold pool. In the summer I try to get back into it by going to pools for the day that have a lap lane. Swimming before laying out.

3. I've always lived in the mid west (MO and KS) and don't want to change that! I love to travel and it's easy to do so from here and most of my family lives here. I love it!

4. The one beauty product I can't live without: Mascara! I love it. See review here.

5. I love to paint!! But lately, with the new house, it's taken a backseat...

6. I love organizing and for things to be organized. Not that you can tell much in our current house - it's still a bit scattered. We've been here 3 months now, so sadly, "we just moved in" isn't an excuse anymore! I just need to start with one room at a time!

7. My favorite thing to wear is a dress. A good fitting dress is the easiest thing to dress up or down.

Thanks again Coley!

December 30, 2009

Christmas Gift: Multi-Tasking Jewelry

A great gift I got from a dear friend this season....not just a gorgeous ring, but a lovely perfume too!

Marc Jacobs Lola Solid Perfume Ring

The solid perfume is hidden under the flower - you just slide it over to reveal. Talk about a multi-tasking jewelry piece! I am wearing this ring with my NYE outfit! :)

Other cute muti-tasking jewelry and perfumes:

Marc Jacobs Daisy Solid Perfume Necklace
This perfume pendant would look pretty strung on a gold chain.

DKNY Be Delicious Solid Perfume Key Chain

Vintage Max Factor Solid Hypnotique Perfume Necklace
This fish necklace with perfume is from the 50s/60s. Who knows how well the solid perfume has held up, but the necklace is really cool.

Kat Von D Solid Perfume Ring

December 29, 2009

Christmas Gift: Purses Galore

This Christmas was about purses, clutches, handbags and wristlets galore! I gave and I got - and I love love love.

My awesome sister gave me this adorable big clutch! It's the perfect mustard color that will go perfect with my wardrobe.
Chinese Laundry Chocolate Wisteria Clutch

I gave my sister the purple blow clutch for Xmas and just had to get myself the hot pink one (I have been really needing a hot pink clutch!)...

And now they are on sale - great deal!
Chain Strap Bow Clutch

I brought this cute ruffle purse as a gift for my Dinner Club's Nice White Elephant gift exchange (where I got the Kate Spade earrings):

This bag is on sale, too!
City Styled Tiered Ruffle Purse

Did you give/get any awesome purses this season?

December 28, 2009

Christmas Gift: After Dinner Gaming

So after the fabulous dinner (from my fabulous new cook book), the girls and I whipped out one of my gifts from my loving husband...

Twilight Scene it? Deluxe Edition

He knows how much I love Twilight, and games for that matter! :) And what perfect timing - we had a bit of fun with this. "Max Plank" won. Then we ran some of the games, and each took the quiz, "What Cullen Would You Be?" One got Rosalie (which she is the complete opposite), 2 got Alice, and I got EDWARD! haha. For kicks, we did hubs - he got Edward, too! Is that weird we both got Ed?

Anyways - a fun game that I will sure bring out for other girl gatherings to come!

Christmas Gift: Get Cooking!

Slowly, but surely, I'm sharing with you some of my favorite (or shareable) gifts I got for Christmas. The Kate Spade Earrings was the first shared Xmas present, now onto the second.

I got the Best Cook Book ever. And I have a lot of cook books, so this means something! I first mentioned this cook book back here. Quick Cook is not only pretty, but has pictures, easy, but different and unique recipes, and separated by 'Foods Everyday' by meats/vegetarian and Special Occasion Foods. I flipped through this book the whole way home from Omaha to KC and whipped something up from this for my dinner with my girl friends.

I made Sweet Potato Butter Bean Stew:

My girlfriends and I had a salad at the side of this dish and wine, lots of wine. We were too busy gabbing and feasting for me to remember to take a picture of the finished product, but I promise, it actually looked like the picture! Here are the left overs...

It was really good, healthy and easy to make. I can't wait to eat the left overs for lunch tomorrow!

Try this recipe yourself, I found it here. Let me know how you liked it, I'm pretty much obsessed.

I can't wait to try the many other fun, easy and healthy recipes in this book.

My Snowy Christmas

Snowed in on Christmas due to massive amounts of snow!!! Chuckie-Bear loved it though, and boy is he cute covered in snow!

Look how high these snow drifts were!!!

Hope you all stayed warm and toasty on Christmas!! We are so lucky to have had and continue to have a warm roof over our heads and plenty of good food and drink.

December 27, 2009

Kate Spade Jewelry on Sale

Hope you all had a great Christmas! Mine is still going! We were with my husband's side of the family in snowy Omaha over the actual holiday. We came home to snowy Kansas yesterday. Celebrated with some of my best friends last night and meeting up with my family today and this evening for our last round of holiday fun!

One of my gifts I received this season (so far): a darling set of Kate Spade earrings, the Bourgeois Gift Bow Stud Earrings:

Sold out a lot of places, but be able to find there here.

I love Kate Spade's jewelry this season - and at Nordy's some pieces are on sale! I'm loving...

Bow Earrings
Now $35.90

Crown Jewels Drop Earrings
Now $49.90
Clear Disco Stud Earrings
now $42.90

Clear Disco Large Pendant Necklace
Now $102.90

Mutli Disco Fever Ring
Now $82.90

Clear Disco Link Bracelet
Now $149.90

December 25, 2009

Dress for Less: Ruffle Coats

Merry Christmas!! It's a white one where I am...not sure how I feel about that (b/c that means it's cold), but these coats make the cold a little better...

I just adore these coats with a little ruffle - adds a little something to your winter coat. And Ruffles are everywhere right now, why not on your coat. You can spend a little or a lot:

December 24, 2009

It's Almost Christmas - Little Present Peek

Presents for everyone!!! A little peek at my gifts awaiting family members... and being environmentally friendly!

Reused brown grocery bags to wrap gifts and make bows - an easy DIY wrapping paper, too:

Reused ribbons from received & orders saved throughout the year:

Ready to be opened!

Merry Christmas to all!

Shoe(s) of the Day: A LuLu's Sale (15% off Site Wide)

Dec 24th and 25th, LuLu's is offering 15% off everything site wide!

Like these Red Hot studded heels:

Mixx Tokyo 01 Red Kid Suede Studded Pradaesque Heel

Or these Jeweled Beauties:

Bamboo Office 40 Black Jewel Box Ultra Suede High Heel
Probably so uncomfortable...but cute!

Or how about something uber comfy and soft?!

G O Max Oriana 73 Gray Suede Fleece Lined Ballet Flats
To be honest, I don't care what these shoes look like. They had me at "Fleece Lined"!!!

The 15% off is good for anything, not just these shoes, or just shoes in general - but anything site wide! Use code, "merry" at checkout to get 15% off!

December 23, 2009

Sex and the City 2: Trailer!

May 28th. That is all I can say!


...Sometimes you just have to get away with the girls!

Now re-watch and Carrie on! ;)

Shoe(s) of the Day - Bright Heels

I am in need of some bright heels in my life (seriously!) - Nothing cheers me up more on a cold, grey, dull winter day than bright, beautiful pumps!

RSVP Pumps
These give me a Kate Spade feel... but never heard of this brand.

Nine West Bowtie Pumps

Vince Camuto Marcia Pumps

Poetic Licence Women's Holiday Delight Peep Toe Pump
I need these like I need air to breath....

ZiGiny Women's Bloon Pump

Kathy Holiday Peep Toe Heels
Forever21 - $21
but...are F21 shoes comfy at all? I'm guessing not, but I've never tried.