9.02.2009

I love plum.....

I spent the entire day combing the city for a pair of plum knee high riding boots.


I'm not asking for much......i mean.....how hard is it for the big stores to stock some really cool boots? Oh...they all have them in black and brown.....some that zip.....some that pull on......but it seems like they could do a little better if you ask me. I did find this dress above.....of course it's at Anthro.....and when i walked in and tried it on.......it fit just perfect....like it was made for me.


I told the sales lady.......remember me??? I'm the one that Anthro named their skinny jean after....remember??


she didn't remember me.


no biggie though.....because i was going to ask for a discount on the dress....i figured....that's the least they could do for me......give me a teeeeeeny...tiiinnnnnnny...discount for using my name and all......


but no......


she wouldn't budge.


She asked me if she should call "headquarters"......just to "double check"....my story..........and i just said never mind....


seriously......


they should be sending me truckloads of free stuff for using my name.......


but that's just me....rambling on.....

let me ask you....have you ever shopped H&M?? I do. Let me ask you something else.....have you ever bought kids clothes there?

I did.

I think it's time for another fall photo shoot with my kids.....don't ya think?

{it's in your best interest not to say no....}

and it won't be in front of a barn this year....nope it won't......

i have found another spot.......

but you will have to wait and see....




Anyways.....even though we are having crazy weather......i'm so excited for my pumpkin latte.....

i had to grab one this morning on my shopping expedition...even though i came home with just some clothes for the kids.....

and the best pear and blue cheese salad from Nordstroms .....

i need to live off of salads for awhile.....seems like i've fallen off the bandwagon....

my husband told me that my gym called and they are wondering where i am.

WHAT!

what kind of gym calls and asks that?

aaaghh.




so today is your lucky day......because i did not find my I LOVE PLUM boots that i so totally need at the moment......

i went and bought some extra Starbucks gift cards so a few of you could try a latte yourself....
no...not all of you....even though i wish i could give you all one.....
but i'll pick a handful of you.

xo

102 comments:

Anonymous said...
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Tracey said...

It's a good thing you grew up with Gabina, so you can read that first comment! LOVE the plum dress...and as for the boots, it's ok you didn't find them, because now you will have to go shopping again!!!

:) T

littlebyrd said...

mmmmm...a pumpkin latter. I also like the gingerbread ones at Christmas. I will be waiting for the kids fall preview and can't wait to see where it will be this year :) And I'll keep my eyes open for plum riding boots. Me? I just ordered another brown pair.

Linda, Greg and Drew said...

I agree, pumpkin spice lattes ARE the best part of fall...you have made me want one myself!

mandiegirl said...

You are TOO cute, Kasey! :) Yumm..I'm gonna go get one this weekend for sure!

Leslie said...

my husband loves anything pumpkin flavored, especially around the fall... maybe we could make a date of it or something...:P

Carrie said...

I love plum, too! I'm so happy that it's finally autumn and we can get the yummy pumpkin drinks from starbucks.

Brandie said...

I absolutely adore fall and grabbing a pumpkin spice latte will be the first thing I do after the kids are safely in school next week. Nevermind that it is supposed to be in the 80's here next week. Not very fall-like but still.. I love to get the white chocolate peppermint mochas there when I am Christmas shopping too. MMmmm Starbucks.

Jackie said...

Heading out for the first pumpkin latte of the season later this afternoon! Boden had some plum boots.

Holly said...

mmmmm...yummy I love the pumpkin spice latte!!! Always look forward to fall for that reason alone:)

Della said...

I've been having the hardest time find knee high boots in my town- granted it's a smallish town. But still, grrr.

Jennie W. said...

I took a little trip Starbucks just a few minutes ago and nearly squealed with delight when I saw the Pumpkin Spice lattes were "back by popular demand." Those Starbucks people are smart. They'd certainly have a mutiny on their hands if they didn't bring 'em back. !

Love, love, love your blog! Can't wait for your online boutique to open again. I'm ready to spruce up my cottage for fall, while enjoying my PS lattes of course.

paige said...

saw that email buzz through last night...yippie!! then i opened it up to check out the calories...what ever.
well, i know i should leave you a comment since you seem to know when i drop in but dont' say hello...rude i know.
but i'm certain previous winners will be automatically unqualified, so hello anyway sweet friend
glad you found your boot
hope my email stops deleting you
mwah

Allegra said...

more and more you convince me to move!! nordstroms and an anthro.
i've never tried the pumpkin spice latte but so many people i love swear by it!! can starbucks sample it so i'll know if i want to spend my $4 on it?!

Kati said...

Fall is such a fun time of year! New school clothes (hey mom has to look good while dropping the kids off right?) and the yummy flavors are back at Starbucks. Now if we could just hold off the rain for another couple of months it would be perfect--on second thought, lattes taste better on cloudy days.

Beth said...

mmm...would love to try the pumpkin latte. Love anything with pumpkin!
reading44654@yahoo.com

Lissa said...

kasey! I had a pumpkin latte last night and it was heaven!

Only you are cool enough to wear plum boots

I want paige's boots!

xo

ps I don't want to win... not much of a coffee person (as i have my latte next to me... :)

lherlhy said...

That gorgeous plum dress reminds me of two things....a velvet plum dress with tiny pearl buttons I had when I was 4 years old. I loved that dress and kept it around for years in my closet. Secondly, I desperately need a dress for a wedding in Chicago in 2 weeks. Going to Anthro!!! Starbucks is on the way.....

Alison said...

Oh, I just love the pumpkin latte, and their pumpkin cream cheese muffin thingies too! You know it is almost fall when they bring out the pumpkin lattes! Too bad it is still a gazillion degrees in Texas and I am still drinking the shaken iced tea lemonade! Anyways, I just love plum and that dress is too pretty! How dare anthro not give you a discount! Hope you find those boots soon. Take care.

adrienne said...

I would love some plum boots too!! But a pumpkin spice latte would help settle my nerves. Good luck with the boots. I'll let you know if I spy some.

Tracy said...

Beautiful dress! Big price, I bet. Sorry you didn't get your discount.

agriculture gal said...

love the dress....love boots...love starbucks....lovin life alot more while reading your blog.....you rock!....

Chablis said...

Plum. Yum.

How distressing. That is NOT too much to ask. Plum riding boots please! Check Nordstroms.com.
I heart Nordstroms!

You got me cravin' starbucks...finding the strength to resist...

Pat said...

Hi Kacey,
Another great post on your blog that had me grinning from ear to ear. The plum colored dress is great looking and is perfect for you. Can't wait to see the pics of those beautiful kids of yours!Take care.
Pat

thedeinesfamily said...

I'm not sure I've ever tried a latte. I do LOVE Starbucks hot chocolate. It won't be cool enough for hot chocolate for a few months though.

Julie said...

You know, I didn't realize how many people like the Pumpkin Spice Latte. I thought they brought it back just for me. :)

They have an H&M next to our anthro. I don't dare go there with all the kids. I'm headed to anthro tomorrow w/ "just" two of the kids though. There is a ruffle coat I am just dying to check out.

xo

The Hills said...

This post made me so excited for fall!! (It still feels like summer here...blah!) Pumpkin flavored everything & cute new fall clothes!

PS...I LOVE H&M!!

Jenni said...

I am absolutely in love with their pumpkin cream cheese muffins as well as their pumpkin lattes! I tried to re-create it at home with no luck. I am so craving that right now. Thanks for that. :)

Martha said...

You just know I am going to LOVE that dress...well maybe you don't know...but I DO, I do, I do! And the pumpkin spice latte....yum....headed there tomorrow then:) And I do agree with some others I just LOVE the peppermint mocha too:)

Kacey said...

I've been avoiding Anthro's site lately as to keep myself from being tempted. So, thanks a lot. ;-)

Oh, how I love fall and Pumpkin Spice lattes! The only problem is, it's still over 100 degrees here. Somehow the two just don't go together.

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

how one earth did I go all day without knowing that Pumpkin spice lattes are back!!!!!!! Living in Florida we don't get fall....so that drink is my "sign that fall is here". WAHOOO!!!!!! I am so excited for tomorrow to come!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

A pumpkin latte sounds good! I'll have to give those a try. I went yesterday for my standard cafe mocha. Mmmmmmm....
~Michelle

Andrea Villarreal said...

Love the dress. I just bought a plum colored dress at JCrew. I also just had a veggie sandwich on grilled sourdough at the Nordstrom cafe yesterday:) I'll be on the look out for plum boots;)

***LIZ*** said...

Too cute, I want to see you wearing it, not a boring dress form.

The Little Red Shop said...

We don't have Starbucks in my tiny community....in Washington State...the birthplace of Starbucks!!! I loooove pumpkin spice lattes and was trying to deal. I was coping just fine.. "You will have some this weekend," I said to myself. Then, Alison had to go and mention the "pumpkin cream cheese muffin thingies."

Ugh! So yummy!!!!

: )

Julie M.

Farmgirl Paints said...

I can't believe you found plum boots!! Really? Lovin' the pumpkin Starbucks. Throw my name in the hat:)

Julia said...

Plum boots, in the right shade... quite a challenge. What about plum tights and brown boots?

AshleyR said...

Pumpkin Spice is by far my favorite drink from Starbucks.... Let me know about the chest. I want it if it will fit.

<3 A

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

Plum? I will keep my eyes out here for some plum boots. What is your size?

I looove H&M for kids. I also love the Forever 21 hair accessories for my daughter...

As I said earlier...I wish it wasn't 100 and ash-y, I would be sipping a PSLatte right now!!!

Xoxo friend.

Shelby said...

i love plum everything too! and i love pumpkin! never had a pumpkin latte from starbucks though! :) gotta try that!

truly blessed said...

Fall and Starbucks go together like Kasey and Plum knee high riding boots! ;) (That dress is fabulous, by the way). Gotta love plum.♥ It would look great in your beautiful closet.

PamperingBeki said...

Ya know, we don't even have Anthro or H&M here. Or Starbucks. For reals!!

However, there *is* a Starbucks about 30 minutes away and if you feel like choosing me because I'm your most loyal blog follower ever, I'd drive there, get my pumpkin latte, and blog about you every day for a week.

Fact.

Preppy Mama said...

They should give you your own discount card!! My sister worked for them years ago and as her family we all got discount cards to use whenever we shopped there. Anyhow, I do shop H&M...I love a bargain and I recently bought some pjs for the baby there!! Love starbucks!!

Rachel said...

Let me know if you find those plum boots and while you're at it, I am really in need of some red boots, so if you find some during your hunt, let me know...oh and by the way, I love pumpkin lattes...please oh please pick me!!

Anonymous said...

looking for "fall" boots as well!!!!

Let us know what you find!!!

carmela

Marianna said...

Kasey you rock and I totally agree that you should be on the Anthro freebie list for them borrowing your name and all ;)

I've never tried a pumpkin latte I think I will try it even if I don't win a free one :D

Dolce Baci said...

Sounds like a fun day...nothing like shopping and Starbucks...especially Pumpkin Lattes!!

Lori said...

I cannot believe that you did not get a discount ~ the nerve of some people! As for the boots ~ don't you hate when you have something in your mind that you want and then cannot find it?? Makes you want to have scads of money (scads ~ where on earth did I come up with that one!) and you could just go to your local shoemaker and get a pair ordered up ~ custom made just for you!

Jennifer said...

I always enjoy reading your blog, when you find those boots please keep us posted! Starbucks is my addiction,my husband told me to slow it down. When we started online banking he calls me and says how are you liking that Peppermint Mocha? He spies on my shopping adventures.... Ugh.. gotta love technology!

Carmen said...

Can't your order some? Or do you not do the shoe ordering thing? haha

I love that dress! :) I can't even believe they wouldn't give you a discount! Pfft.

Laura said...

mmm...I am ready for fall & those amazing pumpkin lattes!

Jen R. said...

nice.

jules said...

hey...second time is a charm.....it was 98 here today. even so ... i am always thinking boots, sweaters, roaring fire all day, especially in the morning...bundling up, seat heaters, gloves, definitely socks...boots? well, of course...one pair? nope, probably more...lovin life in santa ynez, calliforrrnia

Marie said...

Hello Kasey - love that plum dress! So feminine and pretty. Thank you for entering me to win a SB card. Oh how I love their fraps. It's been a while.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Federica said...

That plum dress is so pretty!
Oh...I miss starbucks so much! Here in Italy we don't have it!!

KarenSue said...

Plzzz pick me! Have you ever tried a Misto? Non-fat with 2 pumps of white choco mocha has about 130 calories. It would be awsome with pumpkin spice.

{beth} said...

Hi Kasey,
I need a starbucks kick in the behind right about now. early in the a.m. and getting ready for kiddos.

susie harris said...

I didnt get the email! I wonder what is going on with our stuff...Oh well. As you can see I tried to add you to my sponsor button and I messed up. I have made a call out for help because I have no idea what I am doing now. Hope to get you up there real soon. Sorry for the mix up~

Leah C said...

If Anthro comes out with plum boots next year, they better put your name on them...and give you a huge discount;) I'm sipping my mocha frappuccino right now; but, yummmmm, a pumpkin spice latte sounds good, too!

Kimberly said...

I need a fun color pair of boots...can I copy your idea of plum? Will I need to send you royalties? :D Oh, gracious day, I LOVE FALL!!!!

jredmon said...

Plum boots are a tall order. I consider myself a shoe fashionista and I couldn't find anything. But I did find these. The dressier pair might look cute with that dress. Though you would want to be careful you didn't end up looking like a character out of Willie Wonka. Good luck!

http://www.madaboutshoes.org/entry/pretty-plum-boots-by-sergio-rossi/

http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/48840350/c/568.html

Jessica Haley said...

Well, I am a mom and a business owner, so coffee basically fuels my business. How else can a mom of 2 children under 5 run a business, I wonder, without no sleep and LOTS of coffee. In other words, I share your affinity for Starbucks and the all important java bean.

As for boots, I bought a pair of these dtf Kenzie boots on ebay...they don't look it, but they are a plummy brown. DO you wear size 8?

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/88/9/AAAAAsptt0kAAAAAAIiV3Q.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/kenzie-womens-hippo-boot-dk.-brown-leather-8-m&usg=__CvEglIdrfiDBKRK5O-5oQXbq4zw=&h=300&w=300&sz=9&hl=en&start=33&um=1&tbnid=xmhmQAjJK9qCOM:&tbnh=116&tbnw=116&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dkenzie%2Bboots%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4ADBF_enUS270US270%26sa%3DN%26start%3D18%26um%3D1

"Miss" Anita said...

I could sooo use a pumpkin spice latte about now. (I need to go to the gym, too!)

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

Emily said...

The more you talk about those plm kee high riding boots, the more I want them too! Enter me in for a pumpkin latte, yummy.

Anonymous said...

pumpkin lattes and plum dresses.......fall is here! i love this season. just discovered your blog & store. yay! beautiful and inspiring. really enjoy your style and finds.

Jen Kershner said...

Okay, so it just happens I don't like coffee. Except for Pumpkin Spice Lattes. I hoping I can train myself on them. I'm so happy to hear they have arrived. Thanks for the heads up!

♥ miss.michelle said...

... hooray for Autumn, hooray for pumpkins, hooray for lattes! I'm having a gift-away myself, over at my blog! Sbux too! {lol}

;)

~michelle.f

Laura said...

It is so obvious to me who deserves a pumpkin latte more than any other reader.
Piece.
of.
cake.

need I say more????????????????

Bay said...

Darn that Anthro for not giving you the discount you so rightly deserve! Using your name and not remembering.....how could they! That dress is adorable and can't wait to see the photos of the kiddos....Now I'm off to Starbuck dang it! Pumpkin Spice Latte it is.

Liz said...

You crack me up. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when you asked for your discount. :)

And wow. Pumpkin Spice lattes. Nothing better.

Sunny said...

Oh, I know! (as I'm sipping my venti nonfat iced white mocha no whip lite ice right now) I was talking with my starbucks chickie yesterday about how excited I was that the lattes are back in season! yippee! nothing like a warm coffee to sooth you!

Michelle said...

I LOVE a good pumpkin latte! And am way too happy to break out the clothes..boots, sweaters, jackets, I love them all! Hooray for the pumpkin latte letting us know when the season changes!

Kristin said...

Kasey...youare in a word, "precious-darlin"! Yes....in the south that is one word! HA

the wild raspberry said...

i'm wanting the boots that paige found....aaahhhh.

Anita said...

Ok, we don;t have plum boots, but we have some other fun stuff...are you coming this weekend.? I think you should get the dress....lots of places you can wear it this fall.

Anonymous said...

This blog makes me so happy~
I mean "pumpkin latte on a crisp, fall afternoon" happy!

mowrose@aol.com

Pamela said...

I was just in Target and could have picked one up! My fave fall drink is pumpkin spice cappacino! Loving your blog!

LuLu said...

Discount or not get the dress... it's perfect!! now the boots is a issue... but it will be fun looking for them, now I think I need coffee from the wine I had.
xo
LuLu

Erin said...

I have no doubt you will find those plum boots! Oh the latte sounds so good right now even though it's like 100 degrees here is So. Cal! Erin

aahcoffee said...

I'm hitting the road tomorrow morning to head to the beach, so I definitely think a pumpkin spice latte will be my first purchase of the day.

DG said...

Do you know that I found your blog in January but then had to reinstall my laptop and lost all my favorited sites and I found your site tonight. So excited! Your playlist is similar to mine that's why it stood out plus you have great entries! :)

Pumpkin Spice lattes "back by popular demand" - bless people everywhere!

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

Cindy said...

This is my first time visiting.
What do you mean, Your love Plum? I love Plum! I couldn't wear boots and I surly couldn't wear that dress. But I love Plum, I should have gotten one of the starbuck giftcards. I am sooooo disappointed.

comevisit
cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com

JerriR said...

Kasey you seriously crack me up! Can't wait to hopefully see you & the gals at CL...keep posting & I'll keep reading! PS I have my eye out for a pair of "plum" boots!
PSS Too bad I don't like Pumpkin Latte but I do love White Chocolate Mocha when the weather starts to cool! :)

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Love that plum dress! Such a Beautiful color! Ahhh pumpkin spice lattes, my fave and pumpkin spice lattes mean fall, which absolutely gets me giddy! I so love it!

The Hills said...

i am in arizona, so if i win i might have to use the gift card for an icy cold drink, but believe me, i am craving fall :)
azhills@gmail.com

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

i love that dress! and i do love my Starbucks :-) though i've never had a pumpkin spice latte...maybe i will today!

Tiffany said...

Oh, that dress. Wow. Love. it. You have great taste! My little man just got a new button-up from H&M. Fun stuff. I wanted 2 dresses from there but came home with a shirt for him. That won't happen next time. Starbucks is extra good in the fall, don't ya think? : )

Terri said...

pick me, pick me! fun reading your posts!

Tracey said...

OOOOH please enter me! I ♥ Starbucks!!!! BTW, How do you give your pics that "faded" look??

mimi charmante said...

If you pick me, I promise to try one of these pumpkin lattes that you seem to love so much...
Have a fabulous weekend my friend!
xx

MnM said...

Hi I would love to try the pumpkin spice.

This is a VERY good reason to pick me!

AND if I win I will invite you to join me.
Maybe, unless I wish to be alone. THen I will only sent my thanks . . .

mary .
mmorawski@sbcglobal.net

amy said...

yummy!
can't wait to get my first pumpkin spice latte of the season! :)

sara said...

You are so cute cousin!!! Lola and her room, guess she didnt get that jean from her mama. Man do I miss the days I could afford starbucks and the yummy pumpkin and eggmog lattes! Have one for me! BTW I wanna come visit the seasons you have!

Queen of Tarte said...

My dear Lola...
I too have a dressing room...right now it looks like Lolas closet. I have all winter to organize and send away some unworn clothing...can't wait until this is finally done! I just saw your plum riding boots yesterday at Nordstrom and thought of you....best wishes!
xo
Cindy

Charlotte said...

Lola's duvet is so pretty..just perfectly paired with the silhouette pillow!
love the shoe ladder..i like your version better..and your style of shoes :)

...i could use a latte..please enter me in your drawing.
xox

The Flying Bee said...

Went to the original Starbucks today! Pumpkin Spice Latte-delicious!

Love the dress.

Doreen said...

I would LOVE me some Starbucks! I haven't tried the Pumpkin Spice Latte yet--I really, really would love to try it! GYM? You look FINE to me!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! The Bux is my vice....PSL. Doesn't get any better than that drink :) Thanks!

Shana
snw1977@hotmail.com

Amanda @ Bits and Pieces said...

That plum dress is amazing!

Sarah said...

Adorable dress, so did it make it home with you then? Good luck finding plum boots, I was on that same hunt this summer for gray shoes, now that I can find them easily...I don't wnat them as badly. Funny! I love h&m for kids clothes, especially for my youngest!

Sandi said...

Oooo I love starbucks!! Your blog is beautiful and I love reading your posts!
Blessings~

ashley said...

the one thing i look forward to every fall.. no joke.. pumpkin spice latte. :)