Monday, December 27, 2010

Where oh where has the PP been?

First of all, I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas (or Hanukkah, Kwanza, Boxing Day, etc...)!

So my regular followers have probably moved on. I mean I haven't blogged regularly in 3 months, right? Well, I've got some news for everyone...


Alright, now that the cat is out of the bag, hopefully you can understand why I haven't been active in so long. Let me tell you, the first trimester has been rough. Not necessarily with morning sickness (I've only thrown up once!), but with fatigue. ALL I do is SLEEP! I seriously wake up at 10/11am (the joys of working at home), lay in bed for a half hour to an hour, eat (whatever I can since NOTHING really sounds good) and then take a nice long nap! I couldn't fathom getting up to pick out something cute to wear, look decent enough to take a photo all just to go to sleep again. 

Now that I am in my second trimester I'm not as tired, however, now I have another problem: none of my clothes fit me anymore. I really do enjoy blogging, but I am having a hard time wrapping my head around what to blog about since I am certainly not excited to show off my new maternity duds. I'm literally getting by wearing sweats most of the time. I mean, why purchase all of these clothes that I'm only going to have for the pregnancy? 

I want to open this questions up to readers... Since I was primarily an "Outfit" of the day blogger, what is something else you'd like to see on a blog? Beauty reviews? A tie into being a mother/fashion (after the baby is here, of course!)? I am stuck and would love to hear your ideas since my blog will have to change. 

My husband and I are so excited. I am due July 3rd and I know these next 6 months are going to FLY by! I figured I'd like to jump back on the blog circuit before baby comes. After all, who knows how long the next "hiatus" could be once our little one arrives! 

As always, I have always appreciated my followers and their loyalty! You keep me writing- I just apologize that it's been so long! Hopefully with some fresh ideas from my readers, I will have something new and exciting to blog about!

Here's to a happy and healthy 2011 everyone!

- The (Pregnant) Pretty Pauper

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Giveaway Winner!!!

Good news- I have a winner of a GIVEAWAY to announce!!! The winner of this lovely Smashbox lipgloss collection, Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish and Nordie's Gift Card is...

Marie, from allthingsmarie!


- The Pretty Pauper

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

First snow of the season!

The past week and a half, I've been pretty sick- hence my lack of posting. I am still under the weather, but felt good enough to write a post today since I've missed it so much! TO my BIG surprise, metro Denver saw it's first snowfall of the year (and it was close to 80 degrees near my house on Sunday!) I am actually excited for the snow since it means the holidays are near! This is definitely my favorite part of the year! 

"Today's" OOTD is a little dated (this was what I wore the last day I felt decent enough to not be in my "sick clothes" consisiting of a hoodie and sweatpants). 

Do you like the snow? Does it snow where you're from?

My husband took my OOTD pics this particular day.
 Not the best pic in the world, but you get the idea :)

The Lowdown...

Jacket: Nordstrom, old
Top: Nordstrom, old
Jeans: Aiko Silver Jeans (The Buckle)
Sandals: Random, old (Nordstrom)
Necklace: Nordstrom BP, old

- The Pretty Pauper

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

What time is it? GIVEAWAY TIME!

Since I've reached 200 followers, it's definitely time to celebrate by hosting my BIGGEST giveaway yet!

Let's take a look at what one lucky follower will win:

(1) $25.00 Nordstrom Gift Card

(1) Deborah Lippmann Holiday Edition Nail Polish in Boom Boom Pow

(1) Smashbox Wish for a Perfect Pout  Special Edition Gift Set 

Now the rules...
***Please read carefully. Entries not done correctly will NOT be eligible for my giveaway.

- Receive (1) entry for being a following my blog on Google Reader
- Receive (1) entry for tweeting about my blog/giveaway
- Receive (1) entry for blogging about my blog/giveaway

The important part...

Leave ONE comment TOTAL for any of the above entries. 

**For example, if you are a follower on Google Reader, you Tweet and blog about my giveaway, you would only post ONE comment below (even though it is for 3 entries).

The winner will be chosen on Wednesday, December 1st!

Good luck to everyone!

- The Pretty Pauper

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Oven for a brand new laptop?!?! Okay!

When it comes to home improvement projects, my husband and I can never agree on priorities. Currently, our family room has no furniture (the room I take all of my OOTD pictures in) and my husband promised me that the next home improvement upgrade would be to purchase furniture for that room. He is definitely an "appliances" person and mentioned a few days ago that he wanted to go "look" at stoves and microwaves since there was a 35% off of all appliances at The Great Indoors. Our stove and microwave were working just fine! After a blown out argument about what we were going to purchase, I decided to throw out something completely ridiculous and say that if I got a new laptop, he could get his oven and microwave. Much to my surprise, he agreed! I use a laptop a lot more than I would use our family room so here I am with a brand new MAC Book Pro and new appliances (although I am not nearly as excited about those). Here are some pictures of my new beauty!

Today's outfit of the day is pretty simple. I paired it with my brand new Rebecca Minkoff MAC in dark grey. I love this clutch!

The Lowdown...

Cardigan: BP Cardigan (Nordstrom,old)
Tank: Nordstrom, old 
Jeans: Jolt Skinny Jeans (Nordstrom)
Shoes: Toms (Nordstrom)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAC Clutch in Dark Grey (Rebecca Minkoff)

Oh yeah, by the way...


- The Pretty Pauper

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Weekend Wants- October 31st...

Happy Halloween Readers!
I can't even begin to tell you the whirlwind of a week it's been! With my trip to Michigan, getting my cheer team ready for their first cheer competition and a few other miscellaneous things on my plate, it's been quite a week! I'm spending my Sunday sitting on the couch (still in my PJs) watching the Halloween movie marathon. What did you do or are you doing for Halloween? Did you dress up? I can't believe tomorrow is NOVEMBER already!?!

I leave you all with this week's edition of Weekend Wants! Enjoy your Halloween!

#10 Fire Lace Overlay Dress (Nordstrom)

#6 Geste Cardigan (Anthropologie)

#5 Drapey Sequin Tee (J Crew)

- The Pretty Pauper

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I'm back!

I just got back from Michigan yesterday. It sure was nice to get away from the "real" world for a while. I got to see my family and also the gorgeous fall foliage. The weather was nice the first few days, but it got extremely windy and cold on Tuesday. In fact, there were some all time records in terms of wind strength. It was scary. I did manage to get some pictures of my trip though!

I told you all before I left that I would share my new purchases with you. I ended up taking the Frye boots back (they weren't made for walkin') and got something even better. TWO somethings! Lately, I've been obsessed with Rebecca Minkoff bags and I picked up a MAC Clutch in dark gray as well as a 5 Zip MAC clutch in Concord. I LOVE these bags!

Unfortunately, aside from Weekend Wants, this will be my last post of the week since I have a pretty jam packed schedule between cheer practices, football games and enjoying some social time. Since I did in fact reach over 200 followers I will have a giveaway. Bear with me a few days as I have some catch up to do with work/Halloween stuff/etc... I should have the giveaway up by Monday! You won't be disappointed. It will be GOOD!!!

- The Pretty Pauper

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Leaving on a Jet Plane...

I will be taking a mini vacay to Michigan tomorrow to visit my family! I will be back to "blogger land" on Wednesday, October 27th!

I have some new purchases to share with you all upon my return! I ended up taking the Frye boots back and got something even better :)

If I have 200 followers (yes, ONE newbie!) there will be a new giveaway as well :)

Stay tuned!

- The Pretty Pauper

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Are these boots made for keepin'?

Yeah, another busy week. Excuses, excuses but I've really been gone from 9-9 everyday. On Saturday, I'm going to Michigan for a few days to go see my family! I am so excited to get away for a while. I definitely need the rest!

Last week, I made a huge return of a ton of items in my closet with tags that I knew I would never wear (gotta love Nordstrom's return policy)! Since I had a huge credit, I decided to splurge and get some Frye boots that were on my Weekend Wants a couple of weeks ago. I always have to justify each "huge" purchase since I rarely have the budget to ever buy anything like this. In fact, I have NEVER in my entire life spent this much on a pair of shoes/boots. I would love your opinions!

Tell me what you think. Yay or Nay?

The Lowdown...

Tank: Nordstrom BP, old (similar here)
Sweater: Nordstrom BP, old (similar here)
Pants: Jolt Pick Me Up Skinny Jeans (Nordstrom)
Belt: Forever 21, old (similar here)

- The Pretty Pauper
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