Zebras, Suri Cruise and Victoria's Secret Supermodel Essentials

This post is sort of random and all over the place. I've decided to do things a little differently with this blog. I'd stepped away from blogging for a while 'coz I'd been busy with family, writing and blogging started becoming sort of a chore. Not to mention, I'd curbed my spending at Anthro and J.Crew after I'd quit my job at Hells Fargo. I'd started to dress more casually and shop at different stores.

So, I'm just gonna post a whole hodge podge of stuff sporadically whenever I feel inspired. Here goes . . .

Lately, I've been obsessed with Victoria's Secret Supermodel Essentials. I LOVE this pullover. The one thing that sets it apart from just being a boring, drab 'ol pullover is the delicate sequins that embellish the shoulder sleeves. It gives it a little bit of BLING without being too tacky or over the top. I own this pullover in all 3 colors and it's been my go-to sweatshirt this Fall and Winter.

I simply adore this look on LC.

Another cute waffle hoodie from Victoria's Secret Supermodel Essentials. Comes in 4 colors: Black, Olive, Lilac, Taupe

Now on to decor. My zebra inspiration (from amerrymishap's blog)

This zebra print is from Ikea. It's only $39.99 and it's called the PJÄTTERYD. I'd been looking for a pic for my mantle and spotted this at Ikea. So I brought it home to mi casa and here it is below, in my living room. A ZEBRA PRINT!! I'd never figured myself for an animal print sort of gal. But hey, I really like this print.

And LOOK! This zebra print even works in a baby's nursery. Who would've THUNK!!! (from itsmarvelous blog)

I spotted this Suri Cruise-like faux fur coat at Costco for only $26. It comes in girls sizes from ages 2-6. My daughter M loves this coat. My dad says it looks like a bath robe. I think not! I think it looks like something Suri Cruise would throw on when she goes shopping on Fifth Avenue.

Well, that's all folks. Now I've gotta go cook some mac n cheese for my kiddos and take the pooches for a walk afterward. I'll be back with another random post next year. Until then, Have a Fab 2013! xoxo L

p/s, If you haven't yet checked out Suri's Burn Book, (it's a blog/site) 3 words: You. Need. To.

My new book release - She's the Boss (The Devil Wears Prada meets The Office) is now on Amazon Kindle

I'd dropped off the grid for a while to finish my 2nd chick lit novel and now it's finally done! Phew!
It's titled She's the Boss and it's The Devil Wears Prada meets The Office. It's sort of a sequel to the first book but it can also be read as a stand-alone. And there's a little more romance this time, lol. If you do pick it up, I hope you'll enjoy it  :-) xoxo Lisa

You can read a free sample on Amazon♥