"We have to get a move on" Its just that time of year ... #summerends

by Shannon Stiggins

Here I am clutching on to summer, as I wearing my shorts and tank top.

Last night, the perfect night .  Standing on the corner of 81st and Central Park West, a cool breeze chilled my face. The smell of dank leaves and wet wood intoxicated my body, and in that moment summer was lost to the euphoria of fall.  A love lust ended in one fell swoop, and all those memories of perfect autumn days and nights come back like a long lost lover. 

Tu es ma joie de vivre.

I had almost forgotten how much joy fall brings to my heart and soul.

The summer ends
And we wonder who we are
And there you go, my friends
With your boxes in your car

End of the Summer -Dar Williams

Black and white boy, You’re so extreme.

by Shannon Stiggins

I usually work most weekend night's, so I never have to worry about dressing up to go out for drinks very often.  But when I do I like to keep it very simple. Black and White is very classic and simple so wearing very big blingy accessories can always make it fun.

Looking so fly, making all the haters mad. I got plaid on the top #perfectplaid

by Shannon Stiggins

The perfect plaid ensemble.

I work at this amazing place called American Whiskey. And during the summer it was fun to be able to mix it up, alternating plaid with the classic liquor brand shirt.  Now that fall is back in full swing it's plaid on plaid time. When you have a uniform at any place you work, you need to make it your own and have fun with it. The classic plaid flannel is always a great go to but this season the plaid pattern has really taken over. So this sheer plaid button down is great for the transition into the classic flannel as the season is starting to turn over. So needless to say you'll be seeing a lot of plaid coming soon.  #perfectplaid #thatbleachedblonde

One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.

by Shannon Stiggins

I know most people don't start reflecting on the year that have past until right before New Years.  But I start doing this right around the the week before my birthday.  I always keep list of things I should accomplish weekly and monthly. But with a birthday coming I reassess all my goal that I set the previous year. I try not to get to discouraged as most are left unattained. For some of those I have accomplished weren't as rewarding as I thought would be.  As this year has been one of the mostly challenging, both physically and emotionally.  So as the 7 day count down starts to my Birthday.  This next years goals aren't so much about moving forward or achieving some great goal. It mostly to stand still and be where I am and make the most and the best of where I am. Build a foundation so that I can build upwards and not so much forward.

Yah Know, Get comfortable in the shoes Per se. 

Like as comfortable I am in these flat leather slides below.

Once again, the Great and Powerful Trixie has proven herself to be the most amazing unicorn in all of Equestria. Was there ever any doubt? #purplehair

by Shannon Stiggins

Come one, come all! Come and witness the amazing magic of the Great and Powerful Trixie!

I've always like to do different and interesting things with my hair.  And when I went into the salon on saturday it was "lets dye it hair purple". I have been in love with Kelly Osbourne hair since the first day it turner violet. Secretly obsessed I held back, keeping myself under control keeping my hair blonde. But when Nicole Richie's hair went purple, I could no longer contain the itch. So here we are first week with purple hair. And now I'm turning the heads of all 8 year old children in the park, as they pointing and telling all their friends to look.

I'm kinda obsessed and scared it might never go back to blonde. It's only hair.

Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth... #naturalhistory

by Shannon Stiggins

I love going to the Natural History Museum, it remind me that I am still a child at heart.  Who doesn't love Dinosaurs?!  When I was little I would bury my toy Dinosaurs in the backyard. Then dig them up, pretending I was a Paleontologist.  

So on free day I'll just throw on sneakers, shorts and vintage tee. Layer it with a light blazer and I'm out the door and on the cross town bus headed to the museum. 

(Click here to see snap shots from my visit)

This won't hurt. #HSTHOMPSON

by Shannon Stiggins

No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun - for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax - This won't hurt.

-The Last words of Hunter S. Thompson

Something about a hat like this, makes me feel a little Hunter Thompson.

Reproof on her lip...

by Shannon Stiggins

Reproof on her lip, but a smile in her eye. - Samuel Lover 

Mondays are always the most complicated day as you try to plan out your week. And get everything back together after a long weekend. I just say get up in the morning keep it simple and grab an accessory like a cute bag or clutch to make it interesting. 

The Karma Cure.

by Shannon Stiggins

This Hangover has got to GO! 

  1. Get up shower and walk my dog. The cool air is abrasive at first but is totally necessary to wake me up.  (sunglasses needed) 
  2. Then its food time! But nothing is worse the listening to your stomach when your hungover! You can say YES to that egg sandwich, but be smart. Order egg white's and turkey bacon. http://beanocchio.com
  3. Now Hydration is key, three glasses of water, a green juice, a coffee and then a Karma Cure Shot. http://www.beangonegreen.com
  4. Then home to sit in a quite corner and soak in the sunlight and do a little reading to get the brain back to normal.