Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Welcome to your new home!  These Aldo, Herveline over-the-knee boots are finally mine.  

I had initially purchased a pair of black OTK boots with a pointed toe–similar to these–but when they came in, the leg portion was huge on me and they looked cheap and plastic (but cost $140, so they shouldn’t–they are no longer available).  I immediately found these instead but couldn’t pull the trigger right away as they were $250 and didn’t come in a size 10.  

I waited and checked the website every day, and happened upon them at the mall.  The display was a size 9 and it turned out to be a perfect fit, which is odd as I’m always a 10.  I went back the next day, returned the other ones and as luck would have it, they were marked down as part of a three-day sale for $160!  I made the exchange and went on my merry way.

My weekend began Thursday night–as I took Friday off–with a Secret Santa party among friends.  This was a stellar gift table and you already saw my charcuterie plate I brought.

I scored a beautiful, custom necklace which I tweeted about.

Friday was spent running errands and prepping for the surprise 60th birthday party my mom, sister and I were throwing for my dad that night.  We spent all day at my sister’s chopping, cooking, preparing the food, holding my nephew–naturally–and be very sneaky about it.

Later on that evening, waiting for my parent’s to come home to a house full of people, tons of food and a great celebration.

My Dad and I at the end of the night.  He was so surprised!  I made a little video about the party if you care to watch.

Saturday morning gym sesh; my best attempt at a pull up.  Seriously.

Lunch at Chuck’s.

After lunch we poked around Marshalls.  I spotted these Puma x Alexander McQueen hi-top kicks.  I thought they were cool looking but I didn’t get them; I’m on the fence about whether I’ll still be loving wedge sneakers come Spring–it’s been two years since first coveting, they might be getting played out.

This weekend was freakin’ freezing (-30 degrees Celcius) so I was bundled up everywhere I went.

Outfit deets:  Winners beanie, Bench jacket, Club Monaco scarf & Ardene mitts.

Saturday night: Chinese food & Home Alone movies with my man.  Perfect night to stay indoors during a snowstorm.

Cuddling with #eveyabish

Sunday morning–er, afternoon–brunch post gym.  We sped through the meal to get errands run and a football game watched.

I’m trying so hard to grow out my nails for Christmas–that was my goal when I started about three weeks ago.  See that gash on my ring finger?  It’s from my nail!  That’s progress.  I have a terrible nail biting habit so I’m so proud to get them to this length.

Sidenote: I lost that midi-ring at my Dad’s surprise party.  Wah.

Sunday evening chilli & work (blog, YouTube, etc.)

Happy last full week before Christmas!

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