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Fashion Friday: Edition heisman trophy and also my book

Well, I have no idea what’s going to happen during the Heisman Trophy ceremony on Saturday, but I know Johnny Manziel played golf with Kirk Herbstreit yesterday and the football nerd inside of me found that delightful. And I will be glued to the T.V. on Saturday night to see if he wins.

In other news, I haven’t talked about my book lately. Mainly because the whole process of writing a book and then editing that book and then waiting for it to actually be available takes approximately sixty-four years.

But, today I have news.

I have a book page. And it has some good stuff on it. You can pre-order the book now at all major book retailers. And there’s even a free downloadable gift card if you want to give it to someone for Christmas under the Share This Book link at the top of the page. It’s an easy way to say “Merry Christmas. I bought you a book that you won’t get until February 8th.” You can find it all by clicking here.

And now for some fashion because that’s why we’re here. I mean, that’s why you’re reading the blog. It’s not why we’re here on earth. Unless maybe you’re Anna Wintour or Rachel Zoe.

1. sequin-front jersey tanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are super cute and come in an array of colors. It’s the perfect bit of sparkle to wear during the holidays under a jacket or a sweater. Or maybe even by itself if we can continue the trend of WHY IS IT STILL SUMMER IN DECEMBER?

2. pont des arts tweed coat

This is just a darling pink coat.

3. love & lace tunic

Love this lace tunic. It’s perfect to wear with leggings or jeans paired with a jacket.

4. notched v-neck tee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If I were going to buy one thing today, it would be this tunic. I love the length. I love the whole relaxed feel of it. And I love that you can dress it up or down depending on how you feel and if you have PMS or whatever.

5. twilight falls metallic chevron dress

This is a cute little dress and/or tunic with a little bit of sparkle for the holidays.

6. john wind jewel and gemstone pendant necklace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How beautiful are these? I think they would make great stocking stuffers. The problem is choosing what color you’d want because GORGEOUS.

7. shawl collar sweatshirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a sweatshirt almost like this. And I wear it every day. It’s true. If I don’t have it on when I’m hanging out at the house in the winter, it’s because it’s in the washing machine. Best purchase I’ve ever made.

8. daystar loungers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apparently I’m in the mood for casual wear because these are pajama bottoms. But look how pretty they are.

9. relax but not least cardigan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love this because it combines comfort and style. And there really isn’t a better combination than that.

10. johnny manziel jersey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think we all know why I picked this. Get it now before he wins the Heisman and prices soar sky high.

Y’all have a good Friday.

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Comments

  1. 1

    Congrats on the book!!! So exciting!

  2. 2

    So excited about the book, Mel. I normally read everything on my Kindle, but I am buying the real thing and expecting you to sign it when I see you!

    If I was a Heisman voter, I would so vote for Mansiel. I hope he wins. What a season y’all had. Neat to see your coach Sumlin and my Gator coach Muschamp share SEC coach of the year honors. Listen if TAMU and UF end up playing each other for the SEC championship someday, we must take a road trip to Atlanta for the game.

  3. 3

    Will the book be available in ebook format?

  4. 4

    Oooh! Can’t wait to order copies for my girlfriends….the page looks fabulous! I love the pins, too!! :)

  5. 6

    you have a book page. sweet jesus!!!
    i can hardly stand it!!!

  6. 7

    I can’t wait for your book. How fun! And congrats to Johnny Football for winning the Davey O’Brien award last night. Very big deal!

  7. 8

    Look at you!!! I can’t wait to read the book! I have no doubt it will be so very funny and chock full of great wisdom. Way to go Big Mama!!

  8. 9

    Are you going to the Cotton Bowl ??

  9. 10

    Just ordered your book on Amazon. Congratulations!

    And Go Johnny, go go go, If he doesn’t win the Heisman I will be SO disappointed.

  10. 11

    Cannot wait to read the book. You are literally the only blog I read consistently every single day, first thing. Love the ride of motherhood, and the way you capture what we all have felt.

    Sharing the crazy makes it all seem more normal:-)

    Congratulations on the book! So thrilled at your success! Yay You!

  11. 12

    Just pre-ordered your book. I can’t wait to read it!!!! The book page was so good…

  12. 13

    Can I express how excited I am about your book coming out?????? I don’t think I have the words! I am doing the Happy Dance! Please come to Houston for a book signing, please, please, please.

  13. 14

    Wonderful news about your book. Congratulations!
    Love the notched v top, especially in the lovely green color (which is the new “color of the year”).

  14. 15
    Sallie Baker says:

    Just put in my order for your book!! So excited for you…..!!

  15. 16
    Kimberly/OKC says:

    Ugh! How can I love you but be against you?! The Cotton bowl is gonna be great!! BOOMER!

  16. 17

    Just pre-ordered my book! Can’t wait!!

  17. 18

    Good golly, Miss Molly — book blubs by Beth and Ree? Talk about having connections!

  18. 19

    Looking forward to the book. Congrats!

  19. 20

    Look at you with the book! Congrats! Just placed my pre-order. Happy Holidays!

  20. 21

    Wow, what an amazing book page! Congratulations!! Can’t wait to read it!

  21. 22

    Pre-ordered the book today! Can’t wait to read it! Go Johnny Go!!!

  22. 23

    Congratulations to you!!!!!

  23. 24

    I can’t wait to get your book Mel! Congrats!

    Have a great weekend!

  24. 25

    So here’s the thing – I’ve been reading your blog every single day for 5 years, and to see that your book is ready for preorder makes me SO PROUD!!!! (I know. I’m weird.) You bet I’ll be ordering my copy! Yay Melanie!!!! Congrats!

  25. 26

    Just pre-ordered YOUR BOOK!! What an accomplishment!!! So excited for you!!!

  26. 27

    LOVEEE that necklace… and those pajama bottoms are definitely pretty~ love pajamas that are actually fashionable. Good luck with the book, I always love a new book.

  27. 28
    strawberryrose says:

    So happy for you! Can’t wait to read your book.

  28. 29

    So excited for you Melanie! Your book looks amazing! Can’t wait to read it!

    Oh and I saw that Collar Sweatshirt at Anthro this week…so cute!!

    And you of course have great taste in jewelry ;)

  29. 30
    Kacie Miller says:

    The list was definitely a Top 10 kind of thing right?? Because #10 is actually #1 in my book. Although if you were really good, you would have made the jersey #12, being the 12th man and all.

  30. 31

    I love your blog! Can’t wait until February 8th to read the book! :)

  31. 32

    Love your book page and am so excited that you have a REAL book coming out. Seriously…that’s pretty amazing.

  32. 33

    Congrats with the book and enjoy your blog. I disagree about the Heisman candidate as a K-State graduate. Even if Manziel wins, I would rather have this from Collin Klein.

    Kansas State fans probably shouldn’t worry about misplaced priorities. “I’m the same guy,” Klein said. “All my priorities are exactly the same.” It’s faith, family and football, in that order. Oh, and somehow academics, too. Klein graduated last December with two degrees in finance. This December, he’s scheduled to finish a minor in leadership, which seems about right.

    Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/george_schroeder/08/21/kansas-state-collin-klein/index.html#ixzz2EPLx4voY

  33. 34
    Tracy McKenna says:

    Hey, I made comment on Sophie’s blog the other dathat i would love o get you and her books for Christams and then today….well, it just may be a Christmas wish come true :) Shared it on my fb page witha HUGE hint! Congrats and YA!!

  34. 35

    I am so stinkin’ excited for you!! I love that book cover and I know it is just the icing on the most delicious cake ever!!

    So proud!!!

    (and I want that Relax but Not Least cardigan.)

  35. 36

    Comfy Fashion Friday picks. I like the Daystar lounging pants, but have you seen Punjammies? The International Princess Project is such a sweet cause, and their pajama pants are even more beautiful, I think, than these!

  36. 37

    THE BOOK. It has been pre-ordered. Oh I am so excited. I’ve been reading your blog for years and I feel like I know you and I might have been known to refer to you as “my friend Melanie” cause we talked one time at Houston’s First Baptist. Don’t be creeped out, I’m cool. Lindsee will vouch for me. She’s my life-long BFF.

    The bigger question is do you think Scarlett loves Gunnar and do you think Juliette is going to marry the football player and do you think that Annie Banks McKenzie is crazy and I LOVE NASHVILLE.

  37. 38

    I am so excited about your upcoming book! I pre-ordered it several weeks ago on Amazon. It will make the misery of February so much better!

    I was blessed to become a mama in April with a sweet little girl whose name means “full of life”- and that she is. I’m excited to read about your journey as a mama. I love reading your blog! I’ve been a lurker for several years now and your posts always make me laugh and encourage me. Thank you!

  38. 39

    We are cheering for Manti……we live in the shadow of the Golden Dome! Go Irish!!

  39. 40
    Allison A. says:

    I can’t wait to read your book. I hope there is another one in the works!!

  40. 41

    Congratulations on the book!! And the recommendations from your pals . . . well, I hope you’ll read them and re-read them — high praises for your writing!

  41. 42

    Congratulations on the book! Can’t wait to read it! Your book page brought tears to my eyes!

  42. 43

    And he won it! Go Johnny! Thought of you!

  43. 44

    So excited about your book!! This is one I really can’t wait to read!

  44. 45

    Very cool about your book. I look forward to reading it and congrats.

    Thank goodness basketball season is starting :) Rock Chalk Jayhawk!!!

  45. 46

    A great day to be an Aggie! :)

  46. 47
    Amy in PA says:

    Johnny Football for the win!!

  47. 48
    Kimberly/OKC says:

    a)Cannot wait to read your book, CONGRATS! b)I drove my kid crazy with your line, “If Johnny Manziel doesn’t win the Heisman, they need to stop giving it out” He wanted Braxton Miller.
    c)I’m not gonna lie, there are more than a few of us here in OK who are a little sceerrred of y’all come the Cotton Bowl game and d)…so dumb but I have a little lump in my throat writing all this because I am soo darn happy and proud to “know” you. I can only imagine what it feels like to be you right now on the precipice of being known by the public (a celebrity of sorts?) You’re gonna be in their club!! What, What?!!!

  48. 49

    Woohoo! Just pre-ordered my book. Can’t wait!!!!

  49. 50

    WHOOP!! He won!!! So excited for the Aggie family!

    And so excited for my personal family cause I just pre-ordered your book for my sister for Christmas! :) Happiness all around!!!

  50. 51

    I got mine! Can’t wait until February when it arrives!

  51. 52

    SO excited to see your book release date! Just in time for my birthday, too! I cannot wait to read that writer’s voice I’ve come to know and love in you!

    And I’m excited for an Aggie Heissman. We were in College Station yesterday and there were parties at every restaurant in town!

    Love, Annette

  52. 53

    I can’t wait for your book to come out!!!!

  53. 54

    I went to Anthropologie today and bought that shawl collar sweatshirt. I loved it the second I put it on! Thank you for finding cute stuff for me to buy :-)

  54. 55

    This is the first time that I have read any of your writings. I was entertained and intend to read your blog and books in the future. I wear a size 7 1/2 size boot.

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