Monday, June 25, 2012

an apology + truths + a giveaway

My sweet friends, I have failed you.
I told you that I had some Friday goodness for you last Thursday and I broke my promise.
More like false advertising really.
Either way, my bad.
I hope you can find it in your precious hearts to forgive me and keep reading this post for the goods.
Yes, there is a giveaway at the end of this post, but I'm going to make you read some other mumbo jumbo to get to it.
Yes, I am fluent in mumbo jumbo.
Yes, mumbo jumbo is a real {the Wikipedia definition is interesting}.
Read on. Or skip to the end for the giveaway {greedy, bitches ;)}

I'm sure you were outraged that I did not deliver on Friday (though I did post a giveaway you can enter via Misikko.com), so I have prepared some truths for you.
Consider them my peace offering.
Or how I am soothing my subconscious, who is shaking her head at me. And tapping her foot.
She means business.
Yes, part of me actually felt bad for not following through last Friday.
Stupid, subconscious.

Truth: I did stuff this weekend. Work stuff, friend stuff, sister's baby shower stuff. I'll spare you the boring details. You're welcome.

Truth: My husband sent me flowers because he wanted to get laid he loves me.

{gorgeous, huh?! My ginger knows how to order flowers!}
Truth: I bit the bullet and ordered an Erin Condren life planner. Could this be my best decision of 2012?! TBD.

Truth: I still haven't finished reading Fifty Shades of Grey. This is becoming embarrassing. More embarrassing than getting turned on by the book.

Truth: I started working out again. This morning. I made a work out schedule for the whole week. Hopefully this goes better than Shawn and I's usual weekly "this week we're going to eat healthy" vow. Such good intentions. Such poor follow through. Now you know where I get it.

Truth: I got dog poop on my hand yesterday while trying to clean up after my pup, who was running around the yard like a banshee. Super.

Truth: I MIMO'd! 
After owning a denim button down shirt for the better part of four months, I am finally embracing it.
Here is my inspiration:



And here's how I made it my own:
{some of you may have caught a sneak peek on Instagram this morning. Follow me @hritter18!}
{shirt and sandals: Old Navy; skirt: New York & Co. (old); necklace: Ebay; watch: Target; bracelets: Forever 21}

Did you MIMO?
Email me your outfits and inspiration and I will feature you on this little, lovely blog of mine!

Truth: I have a giveaway for you!
Shabby Apple is giving one of you lucky readers a $50 gift card to their shop!
If you aren't familiar with Shabby Apple, go check them out NOW!
They have the cutest items from dresses to swimwear to home goods to maternity!
Here are some of my current favorites from Shabby Apple:



So much chic I can barely stand it!
Enter right now for your chance to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck, honey buns!
Because only one of you can win, Shabby Apple doesn't want to leave anyone out! 
They are giving you all 10% off your purchase! 
Just use coupon code runninginstilettos10off at checkout!

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67 comments:

Stephanie @ bourbon and glitter said...

I love Shabby Apple, I am seriously obsessed! I'm dying to order the Lighthouse dress, it's so gorgeous.

Alaine88 said...

I love the Overboard dress!

Lyzz said...

I want one of their swimsuits!

Audra said...

Shabby Apple is AMAZING! You should buy your new niece something from their baby line! :)

J and A said...

I haven't finished the trilogy yet either...LOVE your outfit!

J and A said...

PS. I love the Rosso dress. Pretty.

callie ;) said...

which life planner did you get? i have the favorite things one, and i really love it so much. :)

Jess said...

I love the Serenade maxi dress in coral!

Kelsey Keefe said...

I love love love (love) the Keaton Swim Top-- the whole Silent Era swim line is beautiful, but that emerald green. Ahfdshdj.

Amy G. said...

I love the new Desert Modern maxi dress! It's so simple and elegant at the same time! You could wear it so many places...

Amanda said...

Since im loving maxis right now....I want the serenade maxi!

Megan said...

I would love one of Shabby Apples swimsuits!

Frenetic Eclectic said...

I am a sucker for ladylike silhouettes, so pretty much all the dresses appeal to me. However, red is such a transformative color. The moment I put it on I feel pretty and my mood gets lighter. The Red Queen dress fits the bill!
http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-1413-the-red-queen.aspx

Sarah Elizabeth said...

I'm really loving their taxicab skirt - that shade of yellow is beautiful!

Denise said...

i like the Ahoy dress

uclangel422 at yahoo dot com

KL said...

I love the Mad Hatter Frabjous Day dress! Such lovely colors!

Kelly said...

Thanks for the great giveaway, Holly! Man, I would LOOOOVE to win one of these SA giveaways one of these days ;-) LOOOVE their dresses.

Amanda @ tales from a FAR said...

Gorgeous flowers!! And you look super cute :) Sounds like you had a great weekend :)

Amber said...

Man I love SA. I actually found you via their Facebook page.

Tiffany said...

Looove those flowers they are beautiful...even more that he sent them to "get laid"/just because.
I am in love with my EC planner...seriously in love!

Rebecca Q. said...

My favorite dress is L'Amour! The color is absolutely beautiful.

Mallory said...

I'm considering a love affair with that red swimsuit! And I'm clearly going to have to master that hair:)

Lauren Talon said...

I just want one of their swimsuits. Any of them! So cute

Raquel said...

I'm DYING for the malt shop lace dress!

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Awesome giveaway! that blue dress is cute.

Rachel @lifeasmrs said...

The Bistro blouse is adorbs (ya i don't like that word either- but find myself saying it often in my head, never aloud!) :) Thanks for the giveaways!

Tara St said...

I want the El Capitan Remake.

Tara
Penniless Socialite

Breanna Hohenstein said...

I love the desert modern dress!

April G said...

I love the Study Hall dress!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

I love the Puca Pucara dress!

Erin Heydt said...

Honestly I would probably get some jewelry

Gina said...

i adore the alice dress:) gina at hiyaluv dot com

Married...with a Pup said...

Love the flowers, so sweet! Oh and I'm digging that you call your shirt "denim" because that is soooo what I call it too. I guess fashionistas are calling it a "chambray shirt" and I'm like nooooooo, I'm pretty sure that's a denim shirt :)

Nadya said...

Hi. My favorite dress is One for My Baby! Thanks!

Alyssa said...

Came across your blog and I love it - this post made me laugh out loud :)

Jeremy and Megan said...

I am dress obsessed!! Love them ALL! Serenity, Alice, I'm late, the red queen, etc! :)

Kristen said...

Love the swimsuits and they have some amazing jewelry too!

sara with an h said...

I just plain love everything! and does your flower vase have slices decorated on it, or did slices literally come inside the vase?! i love it!

SMGajus said...

My favorite Shabby Apple item is the With honors dress.

Jess said...

I LOVE the vase those flowers came in. Were they actual limes or painted on the vase?

Erin said...

Shabby Apple is amazing-- I've been obsessed with their "Cider" dress for FOREVER because I love orange and it would be perfect for some work events I have coming up ;)

Myra said...

Oh my. That mint green dress. Need.Now.Immediately!!

Shane said...

Love the alice dress!

Britton said...

I love the maxi dress in grey!! So pretty!!!

Ashley said...

I loveee your outfit! too cute!

Carolyn said...

I'm dying over the DIA necklace... so cute!!! :)

Sarah said...

I know I already gushed over that outfit but here I am again, its SO cute.

Love your flowers too, what a sweet hubs :)

Julie said...

like the bacaami dress
thanks
aunteegem@yahoo.com

Mary Beth said...

I love the I'm Late! I'm Late! dress.

Brooke Eddington said...

I love the Confidential dress!

Lynn said...

Red Queen Dress!

dreaming en francais said...

Love what you did with the denim shirt! Also the flowers are gorgeous, your guy definitely knows how to pick them! xo

http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com

tara said...

love love love the HYANNIS SKIRT! and i also love your MIMO! so cute!

Angie said...

I really like the Summer Wind Dress

Miss Chelsea said...

I love your outfit! I just got a chambray button down last week, I can't wait to wear it

Amy Lynn said...

Twin Palms Dress!! LOVE

Jessica said...

I am totes a paper planner kinda person too! There's just something about having physical schedules in your hand! I just may have to check out this Erin Condren life planner.

Jesse said...

I love the Lighthouse dress! Thanks for the giveaway!

Nicole said...

I like the serenade maxi dress

Andrea McNutt said...

I LOVE the skirt you're wearing! It's amazing!

Andrea
www.bringingupruby.com

Lora @ Crazy Running Girl said...

I love the Bistro Blouse!

BlushnCheeks said...

Hey Holly I came over from Bev's blog lllll. I didnt feel like writing that out. hee hee. So cute your post is funny. He wanted to get laid. damn boys dont they all.. I havent read the book at all yet, so your farther ahead than I am. Cute blog, im sure your readers will forgive you, especially if they are true fans. your funny and have a very cute blog

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