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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Dude's "Aha" Moment & the Giveaway

The other morning Dude called me.  She started stammering about some "pictures" and she said she was trying to decide whether or not to send them to me for the blog.  I couldn't get the jest of what she was trying to tell me.

I finally stopped her in her tracks and said:

Wait a minute, sister... I will have NO frontal nudity on my blog!!  

Dude told me that there were no nude photos involved - just some pics from Homegoods.  I was quite relieved, to say the least!    

And now I present:

Dude's "Aha" Moment 

Omg!!!!!  I was in Home Goods the other day picking up a few things when I had a MAJOR "Aha" fashion moment.... yes,  a fashion moment in Homegoods (go figure)......well, I was totally drawn to a fab item (in my opinion) that I couldn't wait to throw in my cart! It was was a furry cape/poncho/capelet (whatever... ).  

Please don't make fun of Dude's fat legs.

So sad... how does she find pants to fit her?

And those cankles!!!!

Would someone please give her the 1-800-JENNYCRAIG number?

Then,  I saw more ... I wanted all of them, I filled my cart with a black, a teal and a camel faux fur cape...  I  couldn't resist a linen, then  I saw a silk taffeta with beading! Wait a minute... Omg....... they 're not Capes/capelets........they're Christmas  tree skirts!!!!!!!!!!! 

I am totally embarrassed now that I've gone back to Homegoods and looked at everything again .... Oh well... 

Ps... There r a lot of Xmas tree skirts that I didn't take because they r sooo ugly...believe me I only liked the solid colors, no bells and whistles.


Now, after I saw her pictures, I decided there was NO WAY that I would allow Dude to out do me!  No sirree!  So as soon as I hung up the phone, I threw on my extra puffy puffer coat and ran down Boylston Street to the closest Marshall's in my 'hood.  

I marched in with one thing on my mind: 
tree skirts.

Guess Dude forgot to tell me you have to be 5'9" and 105 lbs to pull this look off....

Hope you're rockin' your outfit today!

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  1. You made me lol this morning and I needed it - slightly overwhelmed with Christmas!

  2. I am literally on the floor laughing at this...and the punch line is that I was at Home Goods myself the other day and did the exact same thing!!! Great minds, I guess! Thanks for the cheerful start to the morning! xoxo

  3. that was hysterical! at first I was like "Wow, I didn't know homegoods now carries clothes! who knew!" thanks for the laughs :)

  4. Have been waiting to share with you the site of an AWESOME HomeGoods! This is the PERFECT opportunity - Norwell, Exit 14 (most direct exit).
    This is my Christmas gift to you Katie!

    1. Denise...I can hardly wait to experience a new Homegoods!!! Exit 14 is fairly near me! Have a great weekend.

  5. Omgosh Katie this is too funny! You two are a hoot and this post is the perfect humor for the (sometimes) stressful holiday season.

  6. Both of you are just too funny!!!! Friends that you can laugh with just make life better!!!

  7. Welcome to Boston. If you're not frozen from our cold weather, then you might enjoy the Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll tonight from 6pm until 9pm. Charles Street stores stay open late, some have nibbles and sales. A great excuse to visit Charles Street - if you haven't been yet, you'll love it! enjoy

    1. Thank you for telling me about this. Beacon Hill is supposed to be lovely!

  8. I am still laughing....hysterically!

    I just entered your give away! I NEVER win anything and I have never entered a blog give away, but this week when Jennifer had that amazing give away at TPP and your adorable stamp give away, I decided to give my luck a try. If I don't win, it's prob because I am going to win the Mega Millions

  9. Hilarious! I need to find a white elephant gift for a party, maybe I'll just find a super ugly tree skirt and say, rather than an ugly Christmas SWEATER, it is an ugly Christmas cape!

  10. I'm loving all those tree skirts. Have to get to Homegoods soon.

  11. I am laughing.. I wish I had cankles like that!!!! I saw the same tree skirt.. she is so funny I never even thought poncho!! That's the best!!!!

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  13. KATIE! teeeheheehehee....You know, I was in Homegoods the other day and saw a tree skirt that I loved. I had the same impulse to put it on as a CAPE!!!!!!!

    Happy holidays my dear. We share a spotlight over at Tina's today! ROCK ON! Anita

  14. OMG, Tina said this was funny and it certainly is!!!
    But, personally, I love the pink puppy coat. THAT is a real hit !
    Merry Christmas !!!

  15. I was in Home Goods last week, saw the tree skirts draped over hangers, and for a moment I was looking at them as clothing too. Hysterically funny that she would take it one step further and write and take photographs about this. MADE MY DAY.


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