Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas Day

Hello Again!

Happy New Year's Eve to you all! I hope you are having a wonderful and relaxing holiday season.

Below are a few fuzzy iPhone snapshots from our Christmas Day. Aron and I woke up around 7 or so, and began to open our Christmas loot. Santa was very good to us this year :)  Here are a few rad things we received.

Mom sent me a ton of awesome makeup! I love Benefit and Sephora cosmetics.
Aron with some of his Christmas loot, and radical squid socks.
Aron gave me this gorgeous, vintage topaz ring, and the most dope adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, ever.
I love this bow purse from Aron's parents.
We gave our kitties catnip mice for Christmas. Sebastian (on the left) turned into the paranoid stoner, while Z (on the right) was quite mellow. Z also decided to hoard both mice.
We were lucky enough to spend Christmas with our awesome friends, The Ellers. Tracy made me this amazing quilt! Can you believe how gorgeous it is? Ben made Aron some badass tshirts. The Ellers always give the best gifts!
We ventured out into the miserable, rainy weather to see Django Unchained. We all enjoyed the film, and if you are a Tarantino fan, I bet you will too.
 
I made traditional Christmas fare for dinner: stuffed shells. Haaaaa! But they were pretty yummy!
 
We are having friends over for New Years Eve, and I am making a big crock pot full of chili and perhaps some sort of champagne punch. I am too old to fight the New Years Eve bar scene! I'd rather just relax with the people I love.
 
Have a great New Year's Eve!
Adrienne
 
 
 
 
 

 

Friday, December 28, 2012

eShakti

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I was thrilled when eShakti contacted me to review one of their fabulous garments! eShakti offers beautiful clothing in sizes 0-36, and allows for custom measurements and style choices on all of their clothing. 
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eShakti will custom make your garment according to your specific measurements. When ordering, I compared my measurements to their standard size 2X, and they matched exactly, no custom measurements needed. The dress fits like a dream!
 
I dig the style and quality of this dress. The fabric is soft, yet sturdy, and the dress is fully lined and machine washable. I generally stay away from Peter Pan collars because I feel they make my bust look even fuller. But, because of the placement and width of the collar, I feel like there were no bust issues. I'm also loving the bronze sequins on the collar. Photobucket Photobucket
Dress: c/o eShakti
Tights: Torrid
Shoes: Guess
Bracelet: Forever 21
 
I sported this lovely dress for for a Nashville date night. We visited Amerigos, where these amazing cheese fritters happened.
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I am truly happy with my dress from eShakti. I recommend you check out their fab website, and receive $25 off your first purchase!
Have a good one!
Adrienne

Monday, December 24, 2012

Holiday Nuggets

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I hope you are all having a peaceful and joyous Christmas Eve :) I'm feeling the Christmas spirit today, so I thought I'd compile a little montage of holiday nuggets.
 
Our Christmas tree, and my favorite childhood ornament.
My Mom sent our Christmas packages covered in Peanuts stickers.
This holiday season was a busy one for us. Our poor postman.
My toasty headband from Susannah Bean, and my candy cane mani.
My friend Tracy hosted a Chrismas movie day, and made these amazing ornament cupcakes.
Mr. Santy Flamingo
I leave you with our precious kitty cat, Z. The tree skirt is her favorite place on Earth.
 
Hope you all have a magical Christmas Eve!
Adrienne

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Lola-Rocks The New Year

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It's time for some shameless self promotion :) Are any of y'all in the market for a New Year's Eve Dress? If so, my shop Lola-Rocks Clothing has some rad looks! 

 
Save 10% at checkout with the discount code "LOLA". Flat rate $4.99 shipping within the US.
 
If you prefer to use eBay, we have an eBay store as well!
 
Party on....
Adrienne
  

Friday, December 21, 2012

Party Time

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Last weekend, we threw a rad "office" party with our friends from World of Strange. Holiday Con Office Party 2 brought together all of our comic/geek/horror convention people for food, drinks, and an all around good time.

Here is what I wore:
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Dress: ASOS Curve
Tights: Torrid
Neclace: Pamela Love

Fred and Steph rode with us to the party, so I had the opportunity to snap some photos!

Steph looking gorgeous, check out her sparkly dress!
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I had to snap some photos of Aron and I all gussied up!
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We held the party at Busters, a local bar/fab hamburger joint. Ben and Tracy made turkey and dressing, and a bunch of yummy desserts. I made baked ziti and baked brie, and brought some snacks.

Here is a group shot of the first wave of guests. I was a bad photographer and stopped taking photos around 9 or so :(
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The Tacketts
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Tracy looking gorgeous!
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 Hanging out and chowing down.
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Me and Becca
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It was a fun night, I wish I had more photographs!

Today I am going over to Tracy's house for Christmas Movie Day, yay! I love the holidays :)

Don't forget to enter our Urban Decay Holiday Nail Kit Giveaway!
 
Adrienne

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

New Giveaway: Urban Decay Holiday Nail Kit-CLOSED

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I'm feeling the holiday spirit, so up for grabs is one Urban Decay Holiday Nail Kit! I love Urban Decay's edgy, beautiful products, and I want to share this awesome set with one of my rad readers.
 
To enter the giveaway, please follow instructions via the widget below. This giveaway is open to international readers as well.
 
Please note, you must follow What Lola Wants via Google Friend Connect in order to enter this giveaway. Google Friend Connect is located on the upper right sidebar of the blog.
 
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One a side note, did you notice the blog has been revamped? I owe the new look all to Laura at The Blog of Worldly Delights. Laura was a dream to work with. Her rates were reasonable, and I love the finsihed product. I highly recommend her if you are in the market for design work. Thank you Laura!

Happy Holidays!
 
Adrienne

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Craft Night

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My buddy Tracy recently hosted a girls night filled with Pinterest experiments, delicious food, and a bit o' booze. The craft: Ornamnet Wreath. The food: Creme Brulee Cupcakes. I deem both to be smashing successes!

Insulation noodles served as the base for the ornament wreath. They also make a cute hat.
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The beginning, or "base" of the wreath. For detailed instructions on how to make one of these bad boys, check out this link.
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I'm not eating it, I swear.
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 We listened to Chtistmas tunes and crafted our butts off. It was an awesome time!

These ornament wreaths call for a ton of ornaments in various sizes. We all ran out of certain sizes, and had to finish ours at home. Buy twice what you think you will need. Our local Dollar Store had a great selection!

Our respective dudes hung out downstairs and watched movies. This insane photo was taken while we were watching Tracy make cupcakes. Oh Aron.
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Tracy browning the cakes. They were delicious!
 
Here are some photos of our finished wreaths:
 
  Tracy's
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  Steph's
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Mine
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Hope you enjoyed our crafty antics! Have a good one:)
 
Adrienne

Saturday, December 15, 2012


My heart breaks for everyone affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.  

Monday, December 10, 2012

Fashion Nugget: Lighting Issues

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I have had this floral Forever 21 + dress for a few months now, but just recently got around to photographing it. I love the warm, fall colors and empire waist. The day I shot this, it was warm enough to get away with a light jacket. I am sure the colder days are just around the corner! I will still be sporting my dresses, just with many, many layers.
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Dress & Leggings: Forever 21+
Boots: TJMaxx
Necklace: Pamela Love
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I had lighting issues with these photos, hence the two separate locations (first set back yard, second set front door). How many of y'all have lighting issues in the Fall/Winter months? I might need to wait until the "golden hour" snap photos, or change locations. I am also still learning the tricks of my new camera.

The online sales for both of our businesses has exploded over the holiday season. While we am very, very grateful for the sales, the stress level is an an all time high. I saw this on Susannah Bean's blog, and I remind myself of it daily.

 

Thanks for stopping by, have a good one!
Adrienne

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Porter Flea

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Last weekend, Aron and I headed over to Nashville to check out Porter Flea, a local craft and food spectacular.

The weather was warm, so I was able to get away with a light top, dress, and leggings.
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Lace tunic: Dorothy Perkins
Skirt: Xhilaration
Black Top: Marshall's
Leggings: Forever 21+
Boots: TJMaxx
Necklace: Mark Ryden

Porter Flea was packed! There was a line around the block to get into the event. I stopped by and met Kaelah of Little Chief Honeybee! She was such a sweetheart, and her Honeybean mobile boutique setup was gorgeous.
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Next to Honeybean was Jeni's ice cream. We tried the goat cheese/Courvoisier & the Chocolate/Peppermint flavors. Hands down, it was some of the best ice cream I've ever had!
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Porter Flea had over 60 amazing handmade vendors. We picked up a few unique Christmas presents for friends and family.
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After shopping, we stopped at one of the food trucks. We chose the pizza, and it was not great. The crust was hard as a rock! I guess we should have braved the trucks with the longer lines.
 
We stopped by Antique Archeology (the 2nd store of the American Pickers dudes), and weren't super impressed. It mainly consisted of high price auto antiques, and cheesy American Pickers tshirts and merchandise. Oh wells.
 
We went up to Franklin to The Factory for a bit more Christmas shopping. We had planned on getting a bite of dinner in Nashville, but we were so tired after our adventures that we ended up heading home and ordering Pei Wei. Ahhh, the joys of getting old :)

Have a good one!
Adrienne
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