Friday, September 10, 2010

Random Sprinkles and an OOTD

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Hey there peeps.  It’s just past midnight here, and I have no idea why, but I am exhausted as shiz.  Ok, I lie , I have an idea why I’m crazy-spent-depleted, but that’s for another day.  For now, I’m just straight tired.  And when I’m this tired, I am random and all over the place.  So I apologize in advance, but tonight’s post is completely the same, random and all over the place.  (And I know you might be thinking, “Umm Allison, if you’re so tired, why are you blogging and not sleeping?”  And my answer?  I have my priorities in line, duuuuuh.)

Ok onto my randomness…

1.  I turned on my heater tonight.  Yes, you read that right, my HEATER.  Heater as in the thing that produces hot air when you’re freezing.  Yeah, that thing.  And its September.  What in the world?!  I know fall comes early in Chicago, but a heater in early September?  Insane.  (And for my fellow Chicagoans, it was only my car heater, but still, it was cranking 85 and I was shivering.  Insane I tell you.)

2.  Today was my first day to open the store as a manager.  No other manager, just little old me and a sales associate.  In charge of the store.  A big store, with nice things, buttons I’m not really sure what they do, and forms I’m not entirely certain how to fill out.  And though I had nightmares someone would come in first thing after I opened the door demanding to speak to a manager for a return-price adjustment-online price match-damaged item-parking complaint-where is the closest restroom-do you sell scratch off lottery tickets-I have a gift card-I lost my receipt type of transaction, no one did.  Ok, well a few peeps did.  But not all those things at once.  Thankfully, I handled it without a panicked phone call to another manager.  Two hips and hooray for me!

3.  This time in three days I will be in Texas.  Hells yeah.

4.  This time next week I will have just finished my dissertation proposal presentation.  Whoa.  This probably means I should actually start putting together my presentation.  Eeesh.

5.  THIS is the best news I’ve heard all day.  No wait, all week!  And yes, if scroll down to the comments section of the post, you will see the first comment is made by yours truly.  I have a Lauren Conrad problem, its fine, I’m aware.

6.  Ok, I lied on #5.  The best news I’ve heard all day, all week, and all month is that my little brother has officially been accepted to The University of Oklahoma.  Keeping the Sooner spirit in the fam.  BOOMER!  And to all my Longhorn friends and family who attempted to convert him…GAME OVER.  You lose.  I win.  Nice try :)

7.  I think Starbucks needs to start serving sprinkle donuts.  They serve egg sandwiches, oatmeal, apple fritters, pumpkin bread and apparently now hummus and cheese trays.  But no sprinkle donuts?  Get with it Starbucks.

8.  Thanks to the craziness that is Whale Wars, I rocked Smashing Pumpkins on repeat this morning.  I can’t get that song out of my head.  Though after a few plays, I returned to my default Glee and B. Spears.  I’m certain I might be the only person to have Britney and Smashing Pumpkins on the same playlist lol.

9.  My outfit today might be one of my favorite outfits ever.  I don’t know if it was the Smashing Pumpkins, the leather jacket, or the black boots, but I felt like a total bad ass lol.  On my lunch break, I caught a glimpse of myself in a window and thought, dang, don’t mess with that girl.  Ha. 

I got this tunic on crazy sale at Macy’s when we were in Arizona (courtesy of my mother in law) and right away, knew I couldn’t wait to pair it with black leggings and black boots for a fall/winteresque day in our new city.  And considering it was 54 degrees when I left the house this morning, I jumped to make it happen today.  As I was walking out the door, I saw my new leather jacket wadded up neatly laying on the floor, and threw it on over the get up.  Insta-love.  I’m wondering if my coworkers would notice if I wore the same thing the rest of the weekend? :)



Leather jacket: Ann Taylor
Tunic: Macy’s INC
Leggings: Ann Taylor
Boots: Nordstrom
Watch: stolen from Matt :)
Necklace: from my trip to Spain
Rings: Forever 21, David Yurman
Earrings: wedding present from Matt

So, if you made it through all my random thoughts, bless you.  You are a fabulous and faithful reader.  And to make me feel like less of a rambling loser, share a little something random of your own with me.  Pretty please :)


Anonymous said...

Love the look!! Doesn't Starbucks have mini donuts?! Have a great weekend!!

PursuitOfLLT said...

haha I love that you had your heat on. I absolutely LOVE this weather! And don't worry, it won't get bitter cold until Jan/February. You still have a little bit of time :)

Good luck in Texas!!

Deviled Megs said...

Thank you for the heads up...I am now even MORE excited for my copy of Us Weekly to be in my mailbox when I get home today. It usually makes me excited, but now even more so -- amazing.

Christina said...

Starbucks DOES sell sprinkle donuts - little mini ones. They have chocolate ones and vanilla with pink frosting and little white sprinkles (too cute).

Cute outfit!

Alivia said...

Oh my goodness. I didn't think twice about the order of your priority list-- I recently moved into a new apartment; I don't have a mattress, lights (save the nasty, bright overhead), or fresh food, but the lack of internet is the only thing on my mind. "How will I BLOG?!" I cried upon hearing the news. Blank stares ensued.
P.S. I'm always cold, don't worry about turning the heat on, I'm right there with you!

caknitter said...

Thanks for sharing the news about LC. I'm a big fan (even though I'm a little older. I used to drive to Laguna as my getaway a long time ago, once the show was on, I was curious to see their house on top of the hill. Let's just say it was beautiful even if it was only from a street level view.

Anonymous said...

I definitely agree with the Sprinkle Donuts. They are my fav from Tim Hortons (up in Canada) and Starbucks needs to follow suit!

Amber's Notebook said...

I love the outfit! So cute!

♥Aubrey said...

Great random thoughts to share!!!
Cute outfit too :)

Kari H. said...

Love the image of the Dunkin Donuts...mmmm. I am the same way - it gets slightly cold and I want a heater! I'm not used to wearing fall clothes either, and I love your outfit. You're rocking the black leather!

Whitney said...

Your outfit is totally badass - it's perfect for a NYC visit, in fact... :) You should wear it here soon.

I've been obsessed with my leather jacket lately too - I got it at Top Shop last year and, though I was hesitant if lil old me could pull off the bomber look, because it's cropped and fitted, it doesn't overpower me. I heart.

Hope you have a great weekend enjoying fall!!!!


Sweet Nothings said...

ugh those dunkin donuts!!

Kinsey Michaels said...

i love your randomness Allison! haha
you have a fun sense of humor.
super cute tunic & i'm glad your first day opening the store went well!!! woo hoo! hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Lynnette said...

Cute outfit, i like how the leather jacket looks with it! I love to wear leggings and boots when its chilly out.