Black Friday Shopping and Two Christmas Trees

The Roomie and I went shopping on Black Friday.

Most people avoid going out on Black Friday like they would catch the plague if they did (aka my father, brother, heck my whole family) but my Roomie and her brother John were both bold enough to tackle the crowds with me. It was a first, since for the past few years I had worked at Sur La Table for the whole week basically.

Let me say this, it is much nicer to be a shopper than a cashier. I found a few great gifts, but mostly found things for me. Normally, my mannishly large feet limit the shoe options, but the gods were smiling, and I really lucked out! I was able to cross a few good things off my wishlist.

I couldn’t resist picking up a new KJP bow bracelet.

It matches my new Sperry’s.

Nordstrom’s Dalton Boots

Plaid Sperry’s.

Sperry Loafers-Hayden.

Umberto Raffini Boots from the Walking Company

J. Crew Quilted Tack Jacket

J. Crew Quilted Tack Jacket

Banana Republic Pea Coat

Banana Republic Pea Coat

I am very excited to wear this all to work in the next few weeks. It is just three more weeks until Christmas Break, and wearing some fun things is keeping me going strong.

On Saturday the family, Roomie and I went Christmas Tree Shopping. For the past few years we have gone with family friends on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. They go to a specific tree farm, and have been going for 30+ years. This year, the Roomie and I got a petite tree for our apartment in addition to the large family tree. I am looking forward to decorating this beauty!

IMG_8989 2IMG_8990IMG_8994IMG_8991IMG_9006tree christmas tree

It is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! When do you usually get your tree? It is usually a family affair?

Love,

-S

Instantly Awesome

Six months I had only a limited understanding of how awesome Instagram was. In July, one of my friends pushed me into getting an Instagram, and I have totally fallen in love with it.

I love photos, and Instagram fills the time waiting in line, for people to arrive, the few minutes before staff meetings, basically anytime. I love that people have their own unique style in how they style their photos, from the framing to the filter. Recently I’ve been pushing myself to take more photographs, and having a place to post them in addition to my blog has been a lot of fun. I also really enjoy looking at other peoples photos. Its kinda an addition

Here is how my last week end from my Instagram account, which you should totally follow: Foreverclassyandfabulous

You might notice a continuing theme of yummy treats, sweets, the pups, and shopping.

Creme Brulee- from dinner with Dad

Creme Brulee- from dinner with Dad

How I ended my Sunday evening-with macaroons

How I ended my Sunday evening-with macaroons

How I started my sunday-with a pumpkin latte, pumpkin muffins and a cinnamon roll

How I started my sunday-with a pumpkin latte, pumpkin muffins and a cinnamon roll

At the Los Altos Holiday stroll there were horse-drawn carriages

At the Los Altos Holiday stroll there were horse-drawn carriages

How I started my three day weekend-with Tory Birch and macaroons

How I started my three day weekend-with Tory Birch and macaroons

Nala begging me not to go to work on Friday

Nala begging me not to go to work on Friday

My extreme love of anything peppermint-including popcorn.

My extreme love of anything peppermint-including popcorn.

Anthro dress I'm drooling over. Want.

Anthro dress I’m drooling over. Want.

Sunday with the parents=hedgehogs and chocolate.

Sunday with the parents=hedgehogs and chocolate.

Nala's bored with my #ootd  photo shots.

Nala’s bored with my #ootd photo shots.

Artwork at Raft.

Artwork at Raft from two weeks ago.

How was your last few days? Do you like to view life in photos?

Love,

-S