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.


  1. Leigh says

    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.

  2. Jill Ann says

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

  3. Cathy says

    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!

  4. says

    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!!

  5. tammy says

    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.

  6. says

    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!

  7. BethA says

    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.

  8. Colorado says

    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”).

  9. Kimberly/OKC says

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

  10. says

    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!

  11. says

    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.

  12. says

    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 😉

  13. 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.

  14. Leah says

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

  15. Lisa says

    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.

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  16. 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!!

  17. says

    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.)

  18. says

    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!

  19. says

    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.

  20. says

    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!

  21. says

    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!

  22. Lindsey says

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

  23. 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?!!!

  24. Margge says

    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!!!

  25. says

    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

  26. Erin B says

    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 :-)

  27. says

    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.