girl runs away with friday and doesn't look back.

yet another successful week survived.
got to love the holidays when you work retail although I'm lucky to work behind the scenes rather
than actually being out in retail. been there, done that, don't want to do it again.

I thought I was ahead of the game this year by purchasing my party dress for the company Christmas party. I found it mid-summer, it was love at first site and on sale to boot.
but it never fails, every year I do the same thing. I buy a dress, then 2 weeks before said party, I doubt my dress and purchase a back up. I do this for every party I attend that involves a dress. I find a back up dress essential. And, this may sound pretentious but I can never wear the same dress twice. I know, this is ridiculous but in my defense, I don't attend many "dress up" events and I don't spend an ungodly amount of money either. so that's my plan for today, dress shopping. fun. at least I know what works for me and what doesn't so I shouldn't be spending too much time trying on dresses.

onto this weeks loves.

preppy cool J Crew
so in love with their holiday theme this year. what's in my cart now?
graphite gray sweater for J (holiday party) skinny black jeans for work, perfectly paired with my knee boots and this pea coat I'm getting my niece for Christmas. contemplating this tuxedo jacket to pair with my holiday dress.

hometown store love.
who kindly let me take a few photographs of their storefront and who also started carrying a few
items from Paper Source. I love this place for unique holiday gifts and cards. If you're in Anchorage, they're on Benson Blvd near Barnes and Noble.

uh oh...another Garance love.
beautiful girl, cool tattoo. what's not to love?

also loving..
oatmeal with bananas and a touch of peanut butter. I've trained myself to eat breakfast when I'm work.
it really helps later in the day when lunch rolls around and my choices are either greasy fast food or a fresh salad or sandwich.

Uggs. You either love them or hate them but I'm telling you, once you try a pair, you'll get why people do love them. Especially when the weathers as cold as it's been up here. I purchased a pair of  FUggs (fake Uggs) before I received a pair for Christmas and they are so not the same.

Holiday polaroids. I have 2 sets going up for sale in the shop tonight. This is my favorite season to shoot polaroids. It's that dreamy, vintage feel the polaroid gives to basic holiday items that I adore so much. I know you will as well. Sets are limited, I'd hate for you to miss out!

happy friday,