Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ten on Tuesday and HELP needed!

Linking up with Roots and Rings for Ten on Tuesday! It's her 100th T.O.T. post, so you alllllll should join in to celebrate! :)

1. How do you take your coffee?
I only really drink coffee when I go to Starbucks! I don't like "regular" coffee yet. Weird, I know.

2. Do you prefer soft or crispy chocolate chip cookies?
Soft and right outta the oven.

3. Do you wear a belt everyday?
Not everyday. Maybe when I'm older, but in my college phase...no way. Today I'm in yoga pants!

4. What is your favorite color combination?
Coral and white. Navy and cream. Maroon and orange ;)

5. Do you like sour candy?
Not if it's too sour, and even if it isn't I don't like to eat a lot of it. I like the red sour patch kids best...only the red.

6. How often do you do laundry?
Every weekend or every other weekend. I won't lie, I usually let it pile up and then I do two or three huge loads...I blame it on college.

7. Did you ever wear braces?
Yes, and they were ridiculous! So maybe I didn't wear my retainer and then I lost it, but still...my teeth shifted fast. Shouldn't two years of braces lasted longer than that? womp womp.

8. Are you good at Roman Numerals?
Noppppe. I guess I know 1-10. and XXI b/c of Forever21. haaaaa.

9. What is your favorite form of social media?
Facebook would probably be my favorite, although with all of their recent changes, I've been getting on less and less. However, SO many people use FB that it's hard not to log on (ex: one of my committees sends out info on FB). It's also nice because it's super easy to get in touch with almost anyone in the world. Of course, I am in love with Twitter and blogs. I wish more people would get Twitter accounts!

10. How do you feel about chin dimples?
I dig it. Not as cute as cubby-baby-cheek dimples.

All day I've been searching for a one-shoulder, dark/fall colored dress to wear later this month to a wedding. Any suggestions of where to look? I've tried Mod Cloth, Francesca's Collections, ASOS, J. Crew, Piperlime, Gap, Kohl's, New York & Company, Banana Republic, dressbarn, LOFT and Forever 21...i think that's it...
I need some help! There were some definite possibilities, but I am still hesitant to buy it online. I also want it to be useful later & I don't want to spend a bajillion dollars.

Let me know if there are any secret, affordable (under $100) dress websites I'm missing out on :)
I'm thinking of driving to Roanoke on Friday to look. That's the closest place to find "real" shopping, and it does not even compare to what some of y'all probably have at home, I'm sure! I wish I had time to drive to Charlotte, but...that ain't gonna happen.

This week I have to work three of the morning shifts (7:00-8:30). It was a shocker waking up at 6:00 this morning! Typically the earliest I get up is 7:30. On Thursday we have a full day so I'll be running back-and-forth between work and campus all day! It'll be a busy day, but that's alright because...

...the boy is coming HOME this weekend for a visit!! Y'all...this is a huge deal. The only reason he's really come home in the past during the school year is for surgery! I'm thrilled that he is able to come down for the weekend and go to the VT vs. Miami game with me :) Our first Hokie game (while being in college) together! This is what's making this long, busy week go by......

*Sidenote: Today we celebrate the feast of St. Francis (a personal fave)
Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life

happy tuesday!


  1. have you tried lulu's? they might have something you are looking for. you have definitely hit up all the places i would say to look for under $100.

  2. Good luck finding a dress! And have so much fun with the boy, sounds like it's going to be a very, very happy weekend :)

  3. Look at reddressboutique.com!!!! And I love that you're wearing yoga pants today! They're my fave wardrobe staple!

  4. You could try Nordstroms! I always check there for dresses, especially on sale. Topshop and Urban Outfitters sometimes have some pretty dresses. Also, I was just recently looking for dresses and found a British store called Dorothy Perkins. The prices are reasonable, but shipping is a little pricey. You already named a lot of the shops for affordable dresses!

    Hope you find one :)


Thank you for the sweet comments! xo!