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Monday, January 28, 2013

Flying Solo

Yep, I flew by my lonesome and had the house to myself for the first time in I can't even remember. Ross took the girls to Sausage Fest 2013. What is that? Well, it's a weekend where the guys take all the meat from the deer killed during hunting season and make boudin and sausage. As tempted as I was to go, I decided that I would skip out on the testosterone activities. Do ya blame me? I didn't think so.

So, what does one do with all this free time and solitude? I will tell ya.

 
I went straight to Target and snatched up this tassel satchel. I saw it on Instagram from @targetdoesitagain and knew I had to make it mine. If you don't follow these two girls, please do so immediately. They post stuff that they find at Target and it will change your life forever.

 
Then I strolled over to Old Navy and got more excited than one should over a black and white gingham top. Finally! I have been looking for one forever. The shirt I wanted at J.Crew was sold out and so happy it was. I ended up getting this top for a much better price tag.


Next, I popped into get my nails and toes did and died after I secretly snapped a picture of the nail lady making funny faces. This is NOT the only picture of said nail lady saved on my phone. She was on a roll. And yes, those are scrubs she is wearing. See her friend in the back? Yep, she's got them on too.

Flying solo gave me some time to clean out my closet. It is madness in my guest bedroom. I plan on selling this stuff in the next week or so. If you live in the Austin area and are interested, lemme know.

Saturday I headed to S. Congress Ave. to meet up with a few bloggers for a blate. We met at Doc's Bar and Grill and I immediately order a Bloody Mary. Holy delicious.

 
I was happy to finally meet Kristen. She is not only a style blogger, but she is a mom too. We have a lot in common and she is just as sweet and gorgeous in person. I am a bad, bad blogger and didn't get any other pictures from the meet up. There were about 12-13 of us and it was really fun getting to know the girls. Thanks, Jenn, for putting this together. Looking forward to the next one.

It was my neighbor's birthday Saturday night. Man, do my hood peeps know how to throw a shin-dig. I am still laughing about all that went down. It was a memorable night to say the least. It's a wonderful thing to be able to walk home from a party and just crawl right into bed.

And then came Sunday. A day of rest. I slept in and prepared myself for reality to head home. Although it was glorious to have a few days to myself, I missed my "reality" dearly and glad that the noise and ruckus are back.

So, what were you guys up to this weekend? According to Instagram, there were blogging blates all over Texas this weekend. Seeing all the pictures made me smile that this crazy little world can bring so many people together in real life.

Happy week, friends!


I am linking up with:
 Leeann and Sami for the Weekend Update.
Molly and Carly for YOLO Mondays.


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76 comments:

CP and KW said...

cute post! this looks like a total blast and adore the satchel!
kw ladies in navy

Claire Kiefer said...

That satchel is AMAZING! I'm gonna have to go check it out at Target . . . good thing there's one a mile from my house!

I wish I knew more SF bloggers. I've met lots of incredible ladies from blogging, but none who live here!

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

So glad to hear that you had a great weekend by yourself! Looked so fun!

Audrey
www.puttingmetogether.com

prettyanddelectable said...

What a fun weekend! Love the satchel. Those scrubs have umbrellas on them... WOW! :)

Sylvia said...

Looks like you've had a nice time. Love your new handbag! I'll have to check out Target.

Sylvia
www.sylvialovespink.com

Ashley said...

What a FUN weekend, Shanna!!!

I don't blame you...I would have skipped that the Sausage fest as well.

And that Gingham shirt....adorable??!

Like I said...jealous of this blate!!! how fun! Oh how I wish I lived in Austin right now so I could get my hands on some of those clothes!!

Danavee said...

That bag MIGHT have me breaking my Jan. shopping ban. EEEEKKK!

Your weekend sounded great!

A J said...

That bag is great! And YAY for black and white gingham! I just ordered a navy and white one from F21, I'm hoping it fits and I like it! Glad you enjoyed your Shanna weekend :-)

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

You should sell them on Instagram and take PayPal! (this is totally selfish advice because I want to be able to buy haha)

Katie said...

how fun!! and i'm surprised your girls wanted to go to that!! I love your new purse! and I got some great deals at target and old navy this weekend too!

Courtney said...

Love the satchel and the shirt, so cute! And yay for time to yourself, it's so nice sometimes (and then you appreciate the noise and craziness even more)! How fun that you guys all met up?! Looks like a great weekend. I need to tackle my closet, your inspiring me....;)

Lisette @ Northern Belle Diaries said...

I just followed that Instagram handle. I think I'm gonna be in trouble soon! What a wonderful weekend with wonderful bloggers. Wish I lived near you!

jeands said...

what a fun weekend you had. that photo made me thirsty for some bloody mary.

happy wee ahead.

Alissa | Feeling Good said...

Your weekend was much more eventful than mine! lol We are homebodies and didn't do much except venture out for church on Sunday and make crock pot chili. Ok and that bag is AMAZEBALLS. I am following those women now - which will most definitely feed my Target addiction. But I'm ok with that.

Alissa
FeelingGoodFashion.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Looks like a fabulous solo weekend. I *may* have one to myself this weekend and I'm really excited about it!

UM you just changed my life with @targetdoesitagain. Like I needed to love or know more about that store than I already do.

Sarah Tucker said...

The pedicure picture is to die for!! And I loveeee S. Congress. Jealous! Oh, and parties at the neighbors are by far the best kinds of parties!

Lobster Meets Peach said...

I can not believe that bag is from Target! Looks like you had a great weekend....I might be a little bit jealous;)

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Sounds like you had a fun-filled weekend! I haven't had much luck at Old Navy lately. I went tried on some pants there and had to go up 2 sizes from my normal size. I was ticked and then realized it was them that had sized it wrong and not me gaining weight.

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Renae at simple sequins said...

hey Shanna! You are so fun. Thank you for joining me and simple sequins. Yay!

Sounds like you had a fun weekend! I love your new purse. Target never disappoints.

Melanie Montgomery said...

I love that black and white top!
So cute!

TheTinyHeart said...

That bag is gorgeous! I never would've guessed that it came from Target. Blates are so much fun...I need to plan another one with my Jersey blog friends.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
January Group Giveaway!

Annie said...

Sounds like you had SUCH an awesome weekend Shanna! Isn't it nice to have the house to yourself sometimes? I love it. And I LOVE that fabulous Target bag...so cute :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Thanks for the Target instagram tip!

Sheena Rae said...

Sounds like a fun and busy weekend! I am drooling over that bag from Target! I need it in my life!

Always Maylee said...

Sounds like a pretty fantastic weekend. I love that you got to spend some Shanna time. Shopping and friends... sounds perfect! Wish we lived closer so that we could have blates too! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Ruthie Hart said...

that is a target bag?! OMG it is gorgeous!!! And so fun meeting other bloggin ladies in Austin!

Valerie said...

Smitten with that purse! SO cute! Sounds like a fabulous weekend!
Valerie
www.the-style-files.com

Niki Caron said...

It sounds like you had quite an eventful weekend! I love that satchel! And yay for your blate!!!

Sippy Cups and Pearls said...

MAN! I totally wish I lived in Austin - I would ask to come over and get first dibs - then, there probably wouldn't be anything left for anyone else. hahaha. and 33 bucks for that satchel? that's what I'm talking about! oh question...What's the difference in a satchel and a purse?

Meggan Morehead said...

That bloody mary looks so good :)

Jamie said...

I'm really hoping that Old Navy shirt fits around my chesticles like the J Crew one did, because I was NOT buying the J Crew one at full price.

Kimberly said...

Yes on the closet clean out! What sizes?

Lindsay Patrick said...

I follow them on instagram too and it's TROUBLE! I want to buy most of the things they post then end up stalking the items at Target until I find them. That handbag has been on my "stalking" list since then posted the picture, unfortunately I haven't found it yet at my Target. wish me luck!

Yay for Mommy weekends, sounds like you had a good time.

Lindsay
LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

Helene said...

SOOOO much blating in Texas, haha!! looks like you did some great things with "flying solo" this weekend!

Chioma said...

it looks like you had a lovely weekend Shanna! I owe myself a Target trip since i've been so good lately ;) love that bag!

Chioma
C's Evolution of Style

The Balch Bunch said...

Im interested,,, live in dallas but that doesnt matter right?

Priscilla - Wheelchair Mommy/Stylish Gimp said...

I totally need to know when you start selling that stuff. I'm xs/s and 0/2 if you have anything in that size range :)

Allison said...

What a fun weekend :) Doc's is a fun place to go! I had heard about the blate in Austin, but we had to drive to Seguin on that day to pick up our little puppy. We ended up laying around the house and playing with her all stinking day. I will need to meet up with everyone soon! :)

Perfectly Jenn said...

I love that everyone loves the Target Does it Again girls! One is a longtime childhood friend of mine and she's always been so stylish/on trend.
You know I'm interested in checking out the items you're going to sell :)
Also I like that those ladies wear scrubs! Keeps them from leaning over and having crazy cleavage to show

Thanks so much for making it out to the meet-up!

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

That might just be the purse I have been unknowingly looking for!

Glad you had a great solo weekend :-)

pretty little things said...

looks like you had an awesome weekend! I did a lot of stuff solo this weekend too and I kind of loved it!! xo

http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

Sara {Social Sara} said...

Sounds like an absolutely delightful weekend! Glad you had some "me" time! I'm in the process of cleaning out my closet and my guest room is a landing pad too...glad I'm not the only one! Hope you have a fantastic week, friend!
Cheers,
Sara

Jan Beaty said...

Hi Shanna, I found your blog via Pinterest Told Me To...really enjoy it! I am in Austin area most weekends (live in Houston). Interested in learning more about your styling offerings.
Thanks,
Jan

Rachel Lynne said...

Looks like such a fun weekend! I absolutely LOVE that bag you got and that Bloody Mary looks delicious!

Rachel’s Lookbook

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

solo weekends are really nice every once in a while!! I am heading over to Target and that bag better be there...not like the shoes :( I got my toes and nails done too, but sadly no funny faces. Happy Monday!!

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Very cute bag! Love the tassel detail! SOunds like you had a fun weekend!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Wine and Summer said...

What a fun weekend! I cleaned my closet this weekend too and my bed looked very similar to yours!

Tara said...

Love that bag AND that top! Oh and so wished I lived in the beautiful state of Texas because that looked like a fun blate :)

Steph said...

Have just found your blog and I am in love!! Love all of the outfits you've put together! Will be following right away!! Please follow back if you please, as I am beginning to blog myself!
xx Steph

TaraMixandMatch said...

That bag is gorgeous, great find!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Hi Shanna! I am your newest follower! LOVE your blog! We have a mutal blog friend (Sheaffer) I am cohosting the Pinspired Link up with her & Shay. Love your style & your weekend sounded AMAZING. I always clean out my closet when my hubby is out of town! I want a bloody mary now...it's 3:00 in california, so I will wait to have my wine at 5 :)

kateprs said...

I love the feeling of making great use of time. It looks like you got a lot accomplished!

Kate @ A Journey in Style

stefany21 said...

I would love to be notified when you're selling your goodies! I'm a bit north of Austin, in Cedar Park. Love your blog :)
stefany21@yahoo.com

meghan said...

That satchel is amazing! I'm impressed! My goodness Target is amazing! I was looking at ordering it online, but I think I'll wait until tomorrow and stop at Target on my drive home (I pass it everyday to and from work), and if they have it I'll get it. It needs to be mine.

Ali of Dressing Ken said...

Ok Shanna I say yes to that bag!!

Ali of:

www.dressingken.com

tara said...

SHUT UP. I cannot believe that bag is form Target! It was definitely the weekend for blogger meetups in TX! Sads I wasn't at any of them!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Well you kicked up your heels and me time! sometimes it's necessary. For me just going to the bathroom without being interrupted is me time!

My-cliffnotes said...

That bag is soo cute! Sooo time well spent

Franziska said...

glad to see you had a fun "solo" weekend - I'm sure that's needed every once in a while. I love that gingham shirt. I passed up a grey gingham shirt at j. crew factory and now I really regret it because I think it would have been a great layering piece!

Lilly said...

LOVE the satchel. How did I miss that at Target. Sounds like you had a great day :)

Happiness at Mid LIfe said...

I love this purse! It looks really high end. I am so tempted to head over to Target now :)

Lindsay said...

So in love with that bag! And so in love with the idea of a solo weekend. Can you arrange that for me? :) Sounds like you had a blast!

Head to Toe Chic said...

Looks like the blogger meet up was a lot of fun!!! I'm loving your new bag. Target is seriously killing is lately.

xo,
Angela

Brianne Bracco said...

Loving the purse!!! I immediately went to Instagram and followed @targetdoesitagain!

Chris said...

Girl, I got that same top at Old Navy, but I'm returning it once I get the one I ordered online... they are having 30%! And I love the target girls!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Great Target bag!!!!!

Mellissa Rondinelli said...

Looks like you had a blast! Cracking up at your covert picture taking skillz.

Shia
World According to Shia

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

You sure did make the most out of your weekend! Sounds and looks like a great time. It's obviously why you're already kicking butt at styling - you find the cutest items!

Thanks for linking up with us :)

Just Another Shopaholic said...

I love that purse girl, it's just perfect.

Ayantika said...

lovely pictures. That bag is a steal! :)
Love,

Bong's Belleza

Nicole said...

1. Love the Target bag. Duh.
2. I wish I lived in your neighborhood or had fun neighbors like yours. Looks like a blast!

Jes said...

Can we just take another second to focus on your fab bag and how Target is really turning it out with the bags this season? I'm going to be hitting that up on pay day to see if I can find a new love!

I just hope that their spring clothes don't dissapoint either because you know I'm balling on a budget too!

Jenn said...

Looks and sounds like a fabulous weekend! I started following TargetDoesItAgain- thanks for the tip! I love what I've seen so far.

So, so glad you had a great solo weekend :)

Jamie said...

Shanna, why do you have to go and post such a great bag that I do not need but that I now want way too much. Psh. Might just have to go into this month's budget.

Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend!

Cece said...

That's so funny! I tried on that gingham top just two days ago but didn't buy it! I really wanted it but I've been shopping up a storm and my goal for Jan was to give it a rest. I did however get their striped cotton blazer!! Had to since I've only been looking for one for months. Now I'm thinking I might go back for the gingham after seeing it on you!! Sigh.

alovelylittleblog said...

thanks for the heads up abut the target instagram!! I'm off to follow them right now!! you're allays such a doll!

xoxo, lyndsey

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