Monday, July 15, 2013

Pawleys Island Bound!

I probably won't post much over the next two weeks because I will be inebriated on the coast of South Carolina at the East Coast's oldest beach resort.

And don't even think of breaking into our house. We have 3 ways to prevent that:
1. alarm system
2. contractors working on the chimney
3. BADASS neighbors with guns
4. Housesitter with a taser.

Yep, that's 4 ways instead of 3 and I didn't use capitalization. I'm already on effing VACA.



Storm over the creek

Bourbon and Cigars by moonlight

Visiting with Mama friends!

Franks Outback. I'm gonna get fat.

Fingers crossed we get a boat.

Spending time with my mama

Hanging with my adorable niece & nephew! (And my boys of course) Tan-white-tan-tan

Beachin it ALL DAY (PLEASE F!!!)

Ubiquitous Group Shot. (My gorgeous sister-in-law and Brother)

Can't wait to see you Breckenridges-Boylans-Stricklands-McCutcheons-Atkinsons-McMillans-Foys-Draytons-Smiths!

Did I leave anyone out?


Friday, July 12, 2013

HELP-Need Beauty Routine Advice, Hair Advice and Need a Drink

The hottest woman on the Earth. With perfect hair. And the perfect beverage. 

Will someone pretty please come over and teach me how to do this???? I can't for the life of me figure it out.  I even bought a wand and everything. I am an epic failure. Even after a very long and torturous attempt I came out of the bathroom and M says "Um, you're doing it wrong." I can actually get pretty close to this look if I sleep perfectly on damp hair ...but that happens only 2% of the time. Otherwise I look like Bellatrix LeStrange.
You can't really even see her curls but she is just so hot.
These girls figured it out...and seriously, I should be able to figure this out.

Make-up Remover
I just bought these Aveeno "Calming" make-up remover face wipes and it BURNS IT BURNS!!! I have sensitive skin and never wear makeup during the week. I've had to "put on a face" the past two days and after using Proactive I use these to get the remaining eye makeup off and it hurts! 

Face Sunscreen
I typically take a trip to the dermatologist before the beach just to get checked out. Gotta love that pale irish skin. Last year I had a mole removed, no big deal...just precautionary. My dad doens't have that great of a track record so I need to be really careful. And my sweet friend here in CLT has had two skin cancers removed off her face. Serious ones. So ladies...NO TANNING BEDS, NO OILS. Put on that damn Sunscreen!
I get these samples from the Dr. and between these and Obagi they are the only ones that don't get in my eyes and give me the fits.  But....Dr wasn't so slutty with his samples and kept his cabinet's leg's crossed. Any ideas of what I could go buy? Or should I just order this from the ole WWW?

F LOVES this on his face. When I say love he steals it and sits there and smears it all over. Or if I am applying he says, "Mom, get my cheek! Mom, get my nose!" and giggles and giggles. So if its fun for him and doesn't leak into his eyes its a winner for me.

And we are back to hair. I honestly can't braid. I can do a half-assed one to try to hide my neverending forehead but its no side frenchie.
Love this for pool/lake/beach/pure barre/Lem's class
Thank goodness my Badass sister in law braids! AND....she is teaching me how to needlepoint this trip!
Who wants a belt?

Last but not the least important by far

These look brilliant. Adult Capri Suns

Adult Capri Suns--Bag o (vodka) lemonade - perfect for the beach! best idea ever. Pure stinkin genius. Freeze it first and take to beach and squeeze to make it slushy--this way it wont get watered down:)

I start drinking at the beach around 10. Just a Bud light lime or something silly to take the edge off the day. I'm not a beer drinker at all but these are girly and good ice cold but good grief they make you bloated.

Speaking of girly and bloated....these are so good but I just read the nutrition info...... BAH!
For an 8oz serving of the 8% ABV version it will have 199 calories, 23.6g carbs…for the 6% ABV version it will have 149 calories and 18g carbs.

 I used to love Bloody Marys but it must be my reflux that is making me back away.

I adore white wine but 2 glasses and I'm done. So strange b/c 5 bourbons don't make me anywhere near as drunk as white wine. Odd.

Hit up the Wine Store in Charlotte if you need some great wine!

We typically drink a nice Rosé with lunch and then break into the Pinas by 3:30 and then its Bourbon the rest of the what should I drink in the am???
These look intriguing:

Dirty Shirley
DIRTY SHIRLEY -Cherry Vodka, Grenadine, Sprite...grown up Shirley Temple.

Margaritas by the Gallon

Margaritas by the Gallon: 6 cups tequila (you’ll need to buy two fifths for this) 2½ cups triple sec (just buy one fifth) 2½ cups fresh lime juice 2½ cups fresh lemon juice 2 cups simple syrup **Mix ingredients together in gallon container. Don’t forget to refrigerate! When ready to serve, pour mixture into a 16-ounce glass filled with ice. Salted rim is optional. Makes 21 margaritas.

Beach Cocktail:

Beach cocktail: Water, Country Time Pink Lemonade Mix, Fresh Strawberries, Smirnoff Watermelon Vodka, Triple Sec, Malibu Coconut Rum

Bourbon Smash
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 lime wedge
  • mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • Crushed ice
Chill a glass and place berries, sugar, lime and mint inside. Muddle the ingredients at the bottom. Fill the glass with ice and bourbon and stir.

These are real problems people....real dilemmas. If you click on the title Drinks up top it links to all sorts of fun cocktails from my Pinterest page. And yes, I'm too busy to fix the formatting on those recipes. 


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Orient Expressed's New Fall Catalog

Um, not sure if you got your Orient Expressed Catalog in the mail yet but OMG. And I HATE saying OMG. 

Our last name means Fox in German and look at this adorableness!!!!! Only issue is do I just order a 3? He is almost 2 1/2. Hmmm. Or do I order a 3 and 4 and 5? hahaha just kidding. Sort of.


Also Need. This I could really buy 3 sizes of its so cute.

Sure, I can handle orange..... I'm not a Clemson hater. Could be used in October and maybe to Thanksgiving with a dapper sweater. 

Yep, need. 

Yep, need also. But why no Saints gear for boys? Maybe a cute Football shirt with a naked picture of Drew Brees? Kidding. That's for me.

Pirate Ship and Fish Sweaters, $44 each.
Need both. With those pants. 

I have been banned from the Longalls...which is hard for me but I get it. However...what if we have a second and its a boy? We totally need the Fox Longall right???

If you live in Charlotte and need to go to a Trunk Show let me know! I have a friend that does them and I'm sure the dates are coming up soon!

And if you are annoyed that I didn't post any girl guys get all the fun anyways so just go look at the're TOTALLY screwed b/c its ALL cute.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Rent the Runway for a Wedding

Definitely need a dress I can move in. Because you and I both know I'm a phenomenal dancer.

We are headed to a fabulous wedding in August in Asheville. The Wedding is at 6:00pm and is black tie optional. I have not been to a wedding since 2011. That's right...2011. The year my son was born. The year I was still heavy and pumping and should have been dumping.

I wish...its $$$-Oscar....

I also wish, but $$$$-Valentino...

So...what do I wear? Here are some gorgeous picks off Rent the Runway. I have never tried RTR before but several friends have and loved it. And MODG does it all the time so it should be good right? The only issue is I'm short so I need to pick a short dress so I don't have to worry about hemmmmmming.

Help! What do you think?

Shoshanna Mabrey Maxi Dress

Love...too beachy?

Badgley Miksha Fifth Avenue Showstopper Dress

Probably a tad too flashy if I'm greeting people at the Church

Theia Fuchsia Palm Party Dress

Trina Turk Seashell Bateau Shift

One of the reviewers wrote a great date night dress. Maybe not a good choice.

Shoshanna Love Affair Dress

Is this see-thru? Yikes.

Issa Plunging Pink Wrap Gown

Not sure this would work with the girls...last time I wore a low cut dress was my rehearsal dinner...

Spilling out a tad but I swear it looked great. Tibi 2007. We are both crying after my Dad's toast.

Robert Rodriguez Peony Lace Shift

I'm concerned these dresses do something funky where the lining gapes under the lace. Yes? No? And the reviews say it is a little large in the middle so you will need a belt. That adds too much stress.

Diane Von Furstenberg Mint in Manhattan Shift

Vera Wang Tulum Waters Sheath


Kate Spade Aubrey Wrap Dress

This one is actually my favorite. Boring yes but can dress it up with fun jewelry and definitely dressy enough.

Shoshanna Lace and Love Dress

Issa Oahu Flower Maxi

LOVE LOVE but I'm so short and can't hem bummer.

Milly Prim and Proper Bow Dress

Love it, but boring?

So what do you think? Should I try to find something to buy or try out this whole renting thing? Or does a 5'4" and under friend size 2-4 nearby want to lend me something fabulous? HA! Let me know if you have tried RTR!
Rent the Runway has a special running now for $25 off your first rental use code FIRSTRTR25X754.