Tuesday, July 14, 2009

good riddance (i hope you had the time of your life)

yay for three day weeks!

since i took yesterday off (for secret activities), and i'm taking this friday off (for secret only to karen activities; bridal shower) this week is a glorious three day week for me! and since my depression and fading hope has diminished from last week, i am in a super celebratory mood!! so today, i attempted my very first homemade amaretto sours and i have to say, they are damn tasty. i'm on my second one, along with some cheese, crackers and hummus, so delish! (celebratory moods also require diet breaking....no really, its required)

i really hope that i'm able to share in my exciting news soon. you have no idea how much it's been killing me. everyone who knows me, knows a) i am NOT a patient person b) i CANNOT keep secrets.

its KILLING me!!!

so, to help pass the time, i'll show you a few pics. there would be more, but i have yet to procure a replacement for the broken camera, so pictures are harder to come by these days. i hope that will be remedied in short order.

kertch got me this necklace as a thank you gift for planning her shower and i really like it! i've been working on trying it on with different things in my closet to see what kind of stuff i can pair it with. so far, i like it best with black. but i did just get a "school bus" yellow cardi from club monaco that i'm really digging it with too. hopefully pics of that soon too.

a closeup. sorry about the fish mouth. :)

the other cool thing about these outfits are these new shoes i got to wear in karen's wedding. i think they are copying marni, but i can't remember, and even if i could, i couldn't justify them. i think for the price, these look super luxe. my photos do not do them justice.

the lowdown:
dress: splendid
top: espirit
jeans: joe's jeans
shoes: bdbgirls dalton
necklace: anthropologie thunderstorm necklace

Friday, June 19, 2009


my banana republic necklace arrived, and as promised, here are the pics. saying i reeeeeally like it is kind of an understatement. i think its totally rad! i have a black tank top that i think i'm going to wear it with next.

as a side note, i hope there will be a lot more posting coming up. there are great things on the horizon for the spitler clan and i can't wait to blog all about it. stay tuned!

since i'm feeling a little brainscattered, i thought i'd throw in the latest pic of the adorable kona tiberious and nala amadala. too cute, those two.

Monday, June 8, 2009

guest OODing

we spent some time at the outlets this weekend, and you will all be happy to know i was VERY good. there was this awesome maxi dress at michael kors, but i dutifully resisted, albeit with a fair amount of whining about how much i loved the dress afterward. still. small victories.

josh, however, was quite spendy and bought this awesome suit and dress shoes. we went to about five men's suit type places with little luck, and then as a last stop, stopped in calvin klein on our way out. well, we should have know to shop there first, as their stuff always fits josh to a T.

here is josh looking dashing in his new suit! (he may deny this, but he actually suggested this photo shoot. as he was trying on his suit and shoes at home, he said, "are you gonna do a blogondo post about my outfit??". i had to oblige!)

the lowdown:
suit: calvin klein
shirt: jos a banks
tie: express
shoes: cole haan

Thursday, June 4, 2009

belated outfit post

i'm bored and can't think of anything fun to write about. so i'm just going to post an outfit from last weekend.

the lowdown:
tank: club monaco
cardi: splendid
skirt: club monaco
flip flops: jcrew
purse: rebecca minkoff BBW MAM
tired look: priceless

tomorrow's friday...at last. yay!

bib necklace

hate the name, but love the look!

since i'm trying to stick to my budget, but still scratch the itchy trigger finger when i MUST, i'm trying to find interesting ways to add cute accessories to my wardrobe. i had some BR rewards coupons burning a hole in my proverbial pocket, so when i saw this necklace, i couldn't resist.

sunray bead necklace, banana republic

it will match perfectly with my new nailpolish. oh, and all the other coral colored clothes i got before i went on my ban.

sephora by OPI, lost without my GPS (top row, 2nd from left)

i have high hopes! will do an outfit post when it arrives.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Bon Anniversaire Lovebear

its our one year anniversary today. and i love my joshy more than ever!! mush, mush. ok, i'm done.

my purse family

since my camera died and i wanted to list one of my older purses on ebay (see here if you're interested :) coach large leather gallery tote), i borrowed my friend becky's camera the other day. and since i was already taking pictures of one purse, i figured i'd just keep going. there's also some OCD part of me that likes documenting things. i once took over 100 pictures of the rooms of our house in case i needed them someday. for insurance purposes. or somesuch.

in addition to the few pictures i'm posting here, i also narrated my purse journey over at tPF. if you like purses, and you're not a member, i highly recommend it. gwendy's pursetory

my latest love (also a one year anniversaire present from my joshy)
rebecca minkoff morning after mini in black/blackwoven

the infamous "minkie pile" (its a tPF thing)

the entire cast.
clockwise from the top righthand corner: foley & corinna mid-city tote in glazed eggplant, longchamp le pliage in navy, RM nikki in cloud grey, RM MAC in wine, RM MAM in black/blackwoven, lauren merkin louise in black, kooba devin in ivory, jalda python day bean clutcth in gold.

now i need to get less lazy and actually change them out to match my outfits. i may need to start waking up more than 15 minutes before i need to leave the house every morning. ewwww.

Saturday, May 30, 2009


my half marathon time!!

i've been waiting for the official time and pictures to get posted before i wrote this post. it took them long enough!

so, im still pretty pleased with my time, considering i was really only aiming for under 2 hours, but it seems that i didn't run quite as fast as originally thought. from the run to remember website:
making my pace time 8:44 minutes/mile instead of 8:30. so that kinda of stinks, but oh well.

here are some pictures of me. keep in mind running pictures are NEVER cute. well, except for this last one. so let me rephrase. keep in mind running pictures of ME are NEVER cute. liz, she's another story. :)

(images courtesy of brightroom, as if you couldn't tell)

i'm also a bit peeved because i wouldn't have minded paying a couple bucks to get these pictures digitally, but nooooo, they want to charge me an EXORBITANT 25 bucks for EACH picture. as josh just said, you ran 13 miles, they should give you a picture. amen brother.

Friday, May 29, 2009

summer neutrals

i'm not normally a tan/pale pink/off-white kinda girl, but this summer its hard to escape them. and they are totally growing on me. here a some of my favorites from shopbop. when is this shopping ban over again?? :) i can almost hear your comment in my head now joshy, so don't bother. :P

alexander wang donna hobo
i totally *heart*

pencey wave top

loeffler randall flynn ruffle thing flat

side note: funny story about this dress. this morning, i got an email from shopbop with this dress as the centerpiece. it immediately grabbed my attention, i clicked over, saw all this pretty stuff, and this blog entry was born! so, loving this dress as i do, i went to it, looked at the pictures in their larger iterations, checked out the sizes, sighed annoyingly at the price and got in the shower. WELL, when i went to go write this blog entry, i couldn't get a good picture of this dress anymore because in the 20 minutes it took me to take a shower, this dress had COMPLETELY sold out!!! and anyone who knows shopbop knows that means no more pretty pictures. so i must leave you with this one which is not at all as good. this dress is gorg! and i'm not the only one who thinks so!!

haute hippie mirrored dress

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Feather top and oil change

Just sitting here waiting for my oil to get changed and I thought I
would multi task and blog at the same time.

I'm soooo glad the week is finally on the down side. Five day weeks
are tough. I really need to get working on my resume. Why am I such a

In other news, josh gave me permission to try on my dream purse. One
step closer!!!

The lowdown:
Top: marc by marc Jacobs
Skirt: club monoco
Sandals: matt bernson again. They are just so comfy!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

rebecca minkoff

i've been spending a lot more time that usual in the RM forum on tPF. it mostly had something to do with me expecting my wine MAC special order that i placed about two months ago. (before the ban went into effect.) but somewhere along the way, i became obsessed. i've always liked RM bags (i have a cloud grey nikki) but now i want them ALL. uh oh.

here is my latest love. ain't she purty. :)

the lowdown:
dress: french connection
sandals: matt berson gladiators in gold
purse: rebecca minkoff morning after clutch in wine

and maybe, just maybe, if i hope and love hard enough, this might be my one year anniversary present. wink wink. ily jish. *kiss*

rebecca minkoff black basketweave morning after mini

Sunday, May 17, 2009

sunday, movie day

it really HAS been a long time since i posted last. i hope the few, devoted readers that i do have haven't moved on to greener pastures...i promise i'll be better! something i cannot promise however, is quality pics for your viewing enjoyment, since my camera decided to crap out on me this week and all i'm left with is my iphone camera. its really kind of a bummer about the camera too. i was finally starting to use it more, and bring it with me places, and remember that i even had it in the first place. i guess it couldn't handle all the attention. :)

today, josh and i are off to see angels and demons. may is so jam packed with movies, we basically have a movie schedule that we are adhereing to. i opted out of star trek last weekend (heard it was "awesome"...i'll wait till i get it on netflix), we still have to see wolverine, transformers next weekend, and last but not at ALL least, harry potter in july. i'm also looking forward to bruno, tho i have a feeling i may have to see that one solo. i'm not complaining tho, winter movies SUCK!

i know you're all DYING to see my fabulouso movie outfit...get on with it gwendy, you say, enough mindless blather...so, here tis:

the lowdown:
dress: splendid
cardigan/shrug thingy: jcrew
leggings: splendid
boots: my beloved uggs
bracelets: linea pelle dome studded bracelets

i had put my uggs away for the summer, but today is so rainy, cold and miserable, that i wanted to snuggle in them one last time. i won't lie, i've missed them!

oh, one last thing...i signed up for twitter! feel free to follow me for some up-to-the-minute gwendy action. :) http://twitter.com/gwenjunebug

hope everyone is doing well out there in internet land!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

about town

so today i was hard at work on my sister's bridal shower. only 2.5 months left! yikes. i had selfishly been focusing on vegas, vegas, vegas, so as soon as we got back home, i scared myself into working on it. only 2.5 months left! that got my butt in gear, and i had such a fun day of craft shopping and planning. i'd forgotten how much fun i have when i get immersed in something like this and really get the creative juices flowing. the day flies by and i feel so productive!! i wish i could share more details, but i believe the sis does lurk on my blog every now and then, so you'll all just have to wait. :) its going to be awesome tho!

here is my michaels/staples/joanns fabric shopping outfit:

the lowdown:
cardigan: jcrew
tee: jcrew
belt: linea pelle (love, love, love her belts. got this one with my amazon rewards!!)
jeans: joe's do-it-yourself boyfriends, previously honeys
flips: havaianas slim animal in brown
purse: longchamp le pliage in navy

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

first day back

well, we're back from las vegas.

i had an AWESOME time with many good stories added to my repertoire and it was really fun to see everybody. hopefully i'll be able to do a proper post about it all in the next day or two; my brain is just too tired right now.

i tried to take more OOD pics while i was out there, but i kept forgetting. here is the only one i got:
the lowdown:
sunnies: marc jacobs
shirt: ali ro
cardigan: splendid
jeans: joe's
sandals: matt bernson
purse: foley and corinna
watch: michael kors
phew, that's a lot. i was all decked out!

and my other favorite one with all my friends!!
well, a few friends are missing. send me your pics! i only had a select few on my phone.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

On my way

My first attempt at blogging from my phone. Technology really is
pretty cool.

Here I am waiting in CVG for the last leg of our journey. Outfit is
pretty close to polyvored one. Dress: Fcuk. Cardigan: splendid. Scarf:
club monoco. Sandals: bernardo.

See you in sin city!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

waking up in vegas

is what i'll be doing tomorrow... if i take a nap poolside that is! i'm going to try and post from my phone, but i can't guarantee my mobile blogging skilz, or my coherency. :)

wish me luck!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My Vegas Polyvore Sets

so josh figured out something fun for me to do to kill some time on my last full day of work. we, he didn't exactly figure it out, but something he said inspired me, so i'll give him credit. now these are my first attempts at polyvore, but i think i did pretty good!! enjoy, and let me know what you think!!!


this beauty is what i'm hoping to get in las vegas. i know, i know. its very far fetched, and very unlikely, but where else can you vacation and even have hopes of returning home with more money in your pocket (or new handbag!) than you came with.

balenciagas are my dream bags and i would settle for any style, really. for awhile i thought i wanted a city, but that's more of a handheld bag, and i've come to realize that i'm just not down with that. i'm a handsfree kinda girl, and so the day style is so much better for me. i love the giant silver hardware too. i've mapped out the stores that sell balenciaga in las vegas, now all i need to do is win. hmmmm, that's going to be the hard part!

Friday, April 24, 2009

double the pleasure, double the fun friday

sorry its been so long since an outfit of the day post. i keep meaning to take pictures, but when i get home, i'm just so happy to be there (and NOT at work) that taking pics is the last thing on my mind.

first up is my wine club night ensemble from last weekend. there were only four of us, so we did a wine club "field trip" and went to the brix wine bar in pittsfield. it was really good and we all had a great time. i even managed to stay up past my bedtime when we went to see "knowing" afterwards. it wasn't the worst movie i've ever seen, but it did nothing to move nicholas cage from his most hated actor position.
the lowdown:
top: flounce from nordstrom in soft grey
cardigan: jcrew, black
jeans: true religion billy in supervixen
shoes: stuart weizman babydoll

and now today's outfit. notice the white jeans? this post is just for megan, who totally rocks and helped me get these at a steep discount from anthro. yay meg!

i'm so glad the weekend is here! with nice weather to boot! josh and i already started things off right with some frappaccinos and a nice walk on the bike path. the pups enjoyed it too. :)

less than one week til vegas, can i get a woot woot???