Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Halloween is probably my favorite "holiday" of the year.....

I LOVE the crisp fall evenings, the colorful leaves, a fire in the fireplace, carving pumpkins, and of course-dressing up!!!

Now that I am "too old" to trick-or-treat, I have yet to be invited to a Halloween party, but as a teacher I can dress up for the day (school appropriately of course)! I also love just staying home to answer the door & see all the costumes the kids from the neighborhood are wearing.
Pinterest has made the idea of dressing up even easier, as it's so simple to find costume ideas-whether it's just for yourself, for you + one, or a group costume idea!

Here are just a few of my favorites I've seen or heard about this year:
(all of the following photos/pictures were taken from Pinterest)

Any of the Harry Potter characters is always fun....this could be a single costume, a couples' costume, or a group costume!!

I've recently seen friends dress up as Paul Bunyon & Babe the blue ox! ...maybe just a common costume for those of us in the Midwest/state of MN??!!

Here's another fun costume for couples: Marilyn Monroe & Joe DiMaggio!

I'll always be a fan of the "zoot suit + flapper" costume idea as well...who doesn't love dressing from the '20s??!!

There are SO many adorable costumes for kids....especially now with etsy as a great site to find handmade costumes and/or props or even just another place to peruse for ideas!

Love this one (mouse trap):

Fabulous scarecrow:

...and of course, a "mini-Audrey":

Check out this LINK with 10 "last minute" costumes....some fun ideas!

Check out my costumes Pinterest page for more fabulous costume ideas HERE!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Just thought I'd share some of my favorite quotes & items that I'm loving right now!

LOVE this:

J.Crew does it again...SO in love:

...loving this double initial necklace, AND it's shown in MY initials! Fabulous!

This neutral ombre mani is so fun:

LOVE both of these too:

For more Style Love check out "my STYLE" board HERE on Pinterest!

Monday, October 15, 2012


Within the world of blogging, there are so many ways to recognize and promote other blogs that you read or bloggers you know. Along with that, there are also blog awards!

I am lucky enough to share that I have been nominated/honored with an award from a fellow blogger, Heidi of Skinny Jeans & Yoga Pants. Heidi & I have never met, but we both work for the local company Hot Mama & share a love of fashion!  THANKS HEIDI!

Rules of the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award
  • All recipients need to thank the giver
  • Post 7 things about yourself
  • Pass the award on to 7 other bloggers of their choice and let them know that they have been nominated.
  • Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog

7 Random Facts about "One Firey Fashionista:"

1. YES, we know that "Firey" is spelled wrong! (correct spelling = fiery), but after creating the blog/email addresses, etc we didn't want to go backwards & change it all....and we kinda liked the idea of it looking more like "Fire-y"!!

2. I teach Junior High Science (11 years & counting), and I LOVE it (most days)! Whenever I tell anyone what I do I usually get the response, "Oh, you're a saint." or "Wow-good for you."  It's really not that bad!!  If it was, I'd have moved on by now!

3. I LOVE my red (curly) hair and I've honestly never hated it! Even though Anne of Green Gables was a favorite of mine-I never tried to dye my hair black or despise being called "Red".....It's a unique feature, along with my freckles, that I love & embrace!

4. I married the Man of my dreams....and I met him online! ...on a free dating site no less...I couldn't have picked a better guy(actually he "picked" me) -I'm the luckiest girl in the world!!

5. I love to draw/paint/etc....though it's been years since I've touched a paint brush! =(  
I started painting while living in LA at the studio where my older sister works, Mission Renaissance, and I LOVED it....would love to have one of these studios here in MN so I could have an "excuse" to start painting again!!!

6. I am a family girl. I LOVE my sisters....we are each only 2 years apart & it couldn't be better-they are my best friends & the people I go to first with anything (well, except my hubby). It was great sharing a house with the 2 of them = 3 closets worth of clothes!

7. I love vintage/antiques/etc...if I could live in another time period it'd be the 1920s. I LOVE the flapper-style from the 20s (as well as the decor/furniture). I wish there were more excuses to dress up in costume, as that's always the era (or really any type of pin-up style) that I love to style & wear!

7 Blogs I love:
I have my list of blogs I regularly read off to the right posted on my blog permanently, so I tried to find other blogs I've recently stumbled upon or blogs of local MN fashionistas!

1. For All Things Lovely -just found this blog after reading my November issue of Lucky mag...love her style!

2. realiabyjen -Jen, the designer/creator of the fabulous jewelry I usually am wearing every day has also started blogging-right through her website-check it out (if you haven't already)!

3. J's Everyday Fashion -love her style inspiration photos that she shares along side how she created a similar look!

4. M loves M -another blogger named MARA!

5. Apartment 34 -style for yourself & your home = lifestyle blog-love it!

6. Hello Fashion -a great personal style blog

7. Sidewalk Ready -personal style blog written by a girl in Michigan

Of course I could probably continue on and on with this list, as my "bookmarks" go much beyond a list of 7, but I'll stop here. 
A great way to find more blogs is to check the "favorites" lists on the blogs that you already read, love & follow (such as mine just here to the right).
It's how I stumbled upon many that I read & follow!! Happy blog-reading!

Just one more thing to leave you with...I have stumbled upon this quote several times in many different places & just had to share. It always makes me think...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fall Fashion: MINT

Mint is no longer a color that is solely reserved for spring/summer. I'm seeing it more and more in stores' fall collections and I'm loving it! 

Blair Ritchey
This gorgeous clutch by Blair Ritchey is one that if I was lucky enough to own, I'd never "put it away for the season"...I think it's a rich enough color to use all year round.

JCrew continues to amaze me, as always. 

The fall collection has several mint hues....from the classic mint-heathered v-neck sweater to the gorgeous print shift dress and the fabulous baubles for your wrist! 
LOVE it all!

Jade = mint's darker version - is also a great way to wear this color into fall....love this silk JCrew blouse! (pictured right)

You can also easily pair 2 shades of mint together without looking too crazy...love this denim + blouse combo! Just make sure that your accessories are neutral & that the 2 mint shades are different enough in color that it doesn't look as though you were trying to match & miserably failed!

Another fashion/style blogger, J of J's Everyday Fashion shares her love for mint + camel in a somewhat recent post....which I couldn't agree more with--LOVE this color combination! Here are a few of her outfits where she pairs these 2 colors together....often with just her accessories adding that pop of color. 

As I've blogged before, I am a total sucker for MINT....and love that I can continue to wear what I have (& possibly find more fabulous pieces) all fall+ winter long!

Friday, October 5, 2012


October is finally here....and to celebrate these fabulous 31 days of cool, fall weather, a local designer is showing her love for her fans/customers with a giveaway.

NELLE is a designer of gorgeous handbags + clutches. She has been featured in countless bridal magazines, sells her clutches at the gorgeous l'atelier couture, and even had pieces that were sold on Anthropologies's wedding partner site, Bhldn! AMAZING!

The owner, Laura Nelli is conducting an extremely generous giveaway this ENTIRE month of October...giving away a clutch EVERY DAY!! Find her on facebook, like her page, and then sign up to win - it's that easy!

If you haven't checked our her gorgeous pieces, now is the time! I own 3 of her pieces and LOVE them! (Check out a post I did about her collection last winter HERE.)

View her collections at nellehandbags.com ....and sign up for her giveaway here!

GOOD LUCK & Happy Fall!
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