Monday, December 31, 2012

The Review


An enormous Thank You to you all for making this first year such a fun adventure--I feel truly blessed.  I sincerely appreciate all of your kind words of support & encouragement.  Here's to an absolutely fabulous 2013 filled with good fortune, boatloads of blessings, and the like.  Make it a good one tonight!!

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Palm Beach Party

full rig except shades (Matilda's/Cabana of Stuart, FL), shades (Gucci)
Be it a soiree, fete, shindig, or party--tis' the season for sparkle and festive dress.  While I'm leaving the beach today & will be back in the Bluegrass for NYE, I couldn't resist sharing looks I'd sport shoreside if celebrating down south.  Printed whimsy with a splash of sparkle paired with lovely baubles and jeweled flats---party perfection if you ask me!  Yet again another set of lovelies from Matilda's & Cabana of Stuart...a must see if in need of some fabulous resort looks!  Y'all make it a good one!

photos courtesy of Lindsey Potter
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Rugged Sparkles


tops & belt (J.Crew, sparkles last seen HERE), shorts (HM), boots (Dolce Vita), bracelets (Voce, Ann Taylor, Stella & Dot), watch (Tag Heuer), shades (Gucci)
Hi all!  Hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday--we certainly did!  My little ladies are at such a fun age it truly was such a very special day!  While many may think I received lots of clothes, shoes, baubles, etc---well, folks, that would be incorrect as my family doesn't even attempt to give me clothing since they know I'm quite particular.  I got something even better--by far one of the coolest gifts ever received...a boatload of shiny....TOOLS!!!  You may not know this; however, if this blogging bit and my day gig go belly up, I'm going to become a carpenter/ joke. I am OBSESSED with home reno and my sweet brother-in-law knows this and totes hooked me up with a gaggle of tools, how to's, a drill, bits, hammers, levels, stud finders, the list goes on (personalized hard hat included)!    

Which leads me to this rig as I envision I would sport something of this caliber on the job (minus the heeled boots and sequins although hells bells you never know).  I initially put this outfit on sans sparkles and felt a smidge drab...what better way to up the ante than with some sequins!  I'm also loving the idea of a stripe tee underneath or even another gingham button down.  Leopard ballets would make the rig a bit sweeter as well.  Again, just another friendly reminder that while sparkle season is definitely upon us, be sure to look for unconventional ways to sport the shine!  Y'all make it a good one!  
PS:  Apologies for the delayed Giveaway announcement.  Congratulations goes to Laura Evans!  Many  many thanks to all who participated!

photos courtesy of Lindsey Potter
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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Warmest Wishes

bracelets (Bourbon & Boweties & J.Crew). sweater (c/o Cabana/Matilda's of Stuart), shorts (Joe's Jeans), shades (Gucci)
Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas!  Here's to a time filled with family, fun, and festive cheer.  Being at home in Florida with my whole crew is so very special and I am soaking up every sun filled minute.  

A few thanks are in order.  A very special thanks to Matilda's & Cabana of Stuart for infusing some quintessential Palm Beach flair into this & my upcoming posts--the boutique is as darling as darling gets!  You immediately feel transported onto the Island the moment you step in the front door.  Not to mention the gals and the vibe are equally lovely.  Another thank you goes to Carley of Bourbon & Boweties for sending me the killer stone stackers featured above. She's another Florida gal with a passion for all things baubled--how can you not love that?  Last but not least, an enormous thank you to the insanely talented Lindsey Potter for capturing our hometown in the most beautiful way imaginable.  Alright gang, Have a Merry Merry!

photos courtesy of Lindsey Potter

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Blog Crush: Happily Grey

all images courtesy of Happily Grey
Meet Mary.  She's the lovely behind one of my new favorite daily reads, Happily Grey.  You all may recognize some of these rigs as they have made quite the splash on Pinterest.  The gal pulls of effortless chic well, effortlessly.  Print mixer, layer master, and accessory queen, she hits it out of the park every time.  Combine that with her natural beauty that shines through every shot, and you will no doubt become a follower like I.  Do yourself a favor and go satisfy your inspiration thirst by checking out Happily Grey.  Big thanks Mary for lending some of my favorite shots!

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Trail Blazin'

blazers (J.Crew Aqua, Bloomies--under $60), dress (DVF), belt (Patricia Fields old), shoes (Tracy Reese), clutches (Kate Spade & JJ Winters), ring (Kendra Scott similar), bracelets (J.Crew & Stella & Dot), shades (Gucci), ring (David Yurman), watch (Cartier)
This rig(s) is the direct result of all winter sheaths, shifts, tweeds, suits being at the dry cleaner and having to get a little creative with my summer frocks.  I opted to wear the black blazer for my work meeting, but I still can't decide which is my preference--what's your vote?  Point of this little post is we shall not forget about our spring/summer pieces that may appear at first glance off limits.  Toss on some tights (maybe in a fun shade like red or blue), blazers, turtlenecks underneath, and you my dears will have a perfectly suited winter rig.  Make it a good one, gang!  

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Holiday Giveaway

'Tis better to give than to receive!  I surely couldn't let the holidays pass us by without a giveaway for you all!  I picked up one of these for my mom for Christmas and thought this would be the perfect little treat for one lucky reader.  I bought my first Clarisonic in Santa Barbara when they first came onto the scene.  Well it has since broke and I just recently replaced it with the Mia which I just LOVE!!  It's compact and in my opinion packs just as much punch as the big daddy.  Not to mention it does give my mug an added glow that it so desperately needs.  In my opinion, it is the best facial cleansing system I've used thus far.  Upon winning, you can let me know the color of your choice.  Details for entry are below.  Y'all make it a good one--I am in Florida visiting the folks and it is just lovely!  Stay tuned for some fun resort looks headed your way come Christmastime.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Yellow Pops Camel

coat (J.Crew 30% Off ), jeans (7FAM), shoes (Michael Kors old LOVE THESE & THESE), shirt (J.Crew), shades (Gucci), ring (Kendra Scott on MAJOR sale), clutch (Treesje, love THIS), necklace (vintage), bracelet (J.Crew)

My search for the perfect camel-esque coat has finally (after two years) ended!  Enter the J.Crew Stadium Cloth Coat.  With it's perfect heathered camel shade, exposed gold zipper, and popped collar (big fan), it is the absolute perfect topper for me (and it's 30% off today at J.Crew).  While last week I plugged the neutral palette, I just couldn't resist adding a blast of yellow (repeat offender).  Y'all make it a good one!

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