Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Cruise With Me

The Bunnies, Myself & John are getting ready to cruise to the Bahamas next week with Disney and I couldn't. be. more. excited.  This Floridian needs a burst of salty air and swim in her life right about now.  And with a little getaway on the horizon comes a little shopping situation in prep for the warmer weather.  And by little I actually mean I need to hide my cards and computer because it's getting outta hand.  But with my compulsive shopping habits comes a pretty solid resort line up for you all so it's a win/win(ish), right?!?
Two lines that are totally serving it up are Mara Hoffman (quite excited about my new REVERSIBLE BIKINI) and J.O.A. (just got this STRIPED JUMPER and it's a-dor-a-ble).  Combined, they tackle the whole nautical-meets-tropical vibe I need in my suitcase.  On the fence as to whether or not I should snag a CUTOUT ONE I send, girlfriend needs to freeze the spending, but I'm not sure I can resist that bad boy.  Regardless, no cruise is complete without a solid HAT  and SANDALS and these two babes will be perfect cruise complements.  Sensing a trend in my resort wear shopping?  Yea, me too---Shopbop basically fits the bill for all of my getaway needs---indeed check out their fab spring lineup--such a goodin'.
Alright gang, cheers to a lovely Wednesday.  On my agenda...a little bit of picture taking and MORE. PACKING.  Lord help me, but I am seeing the light at the end of the cardboard box tunnel.  Kinda.  Make it a great one!

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Break from the Norm

look 1:  dress (French Connection c/o, heels (Sam Edelman ON SALE $65), clutch (Sole Society c/o), ring (Anna Beck, BCBG), watch (Hublot, Moyer Fine Jewelers)
look 2:  top (Zara), high waisted pants (French Connection c/o), clutch (Clare V), heels (Kate Spade see Similar)
look 3:  dress (French Connection c/o)

Where is a gal to start with this post?  It goes without saying it's TOTALLY out of my typical sitch--but that is exactly why I loved slash was nervous as all get out to shoot it.  Is my fave component the backdrop at the impeccably quirky 21c museum hotels, or maybe it's the ridiculously fab threads from French Connection (every gal, quick, snag these TROUSERS--flattering out the wazoo), or perhaps it's the talents of photog, Jesse Fox, or how 'bout this makeup and hair from Sara Drury?  All of it.  Absolutely all of it was my fave.  
Speaking of faves, one of mine and John's top joints to stay while we do a little staycation in Cincy or Louisville is no doubt 21c Museum Hotels.  The vibe (read: quirky, modern, eclectic), the rooms, the staff, the F O O D and D R I N K S #delish, the location right in the heart of downtown, the's all on point and is's just damn good.  
Also good, as I mentioned before, these PANTS.  High waisted, wide legged, modern fit--they should occupy every gal's closet and I'm not blowing smoke--I love them so.  
An enormous thanks to all of the above for the backdrop, threads, pics, and makeup.  Sara Drury, no way in sam hell could I have gotten my pouty on without your skills---you're a wiz at what you do my dear.  
Alright gang, we'll be back to the prep and sneaks and stuff later this week--but until then, how about a break from the norm?

photos courtesy of Jesse Fox

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Pink Loves Pink

pale pink dress (Elizabeth & James c/o AJs Casuals), bright pink dress (Trina Turk c/o AJs Casuals), pink heels (Sam Edelman), bag (Kate Spade see Pale Pink), check heels (Kate Spade love these Black & White Heels), stripe clutch (Sole Society), ring (Kendra Scott), lip (Sephora)

Good Lord do I love these Pink Frocks from AJs Casuals.  Festive, Feminine, and Flouncy...these babies are perfect for Valentine's Day.  You know what I don't love?  What I loathe as a matter of fact?   My hair....which is why my arse is sitting in the chair at Voce getting this mayhem cut back to where it belongs and B L O N D more of this growing out business.  
Ok, back to the matter at hand...these Dresses from AJs...they're beyond darling as is the rest of the goodies in store.  Be sure to take a gander on their Instagram Account--they'll ship if you're not a Lexingtonian!  Fab spring goodies for days! 
Alright gang, cheers to a lovely Tuesday---I'm so stoked to be getting this 'do rectified.  Y'all make it a great one!

photos courtesy of Andrew Adams

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Stripe Your Florals

jacket (Talbots c/o), sweater (Talbots c/o), denim (dl1961 see SIMILAR SHAPE), heels (Sam Edelman ON SALE $65), clutch (ClareV), vest (Talbots c/o), blouse (Talbots c/o), denim (dl1961 ON SALE), bag (Gigi New York FREE PERSONALIZATION), watch (Hublot)

No stranger to the print mix, I am absolutely L O V I N G the gorg array of FLORALS and STRIPES Talbots is serving up.  These two patterns are indeed, without a doubt, some of the best two to print mix.  If in doubt, choose a similar color palette to ease yourself into the mix.  
TALBOTS is currently having a 25% off regular priced items for their Classic Awards Members so there's no time like the present to snag pieces like this Floral Lovely.
Alright gang, cheers to the weekend!  We are having a moving sale maƱana, so if in the Lexington area, feel free to swing by Chinoe in Chevy Chase for some goodies.   I'm majorly purging today so they'll be lots of fun finds indeed!  Make it a great one, gang!

this post is sponsored by Talbots.  All opinions expressed herein are my own.

hair/makeup courtesy of Sara Drury

photography courtesy of Andrews Adams
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Plaid Bomber

jacket (Old Navy UNDER $20), chambray (JCrew), sneaks (Adidas), denim (dl1961 see SIMILAR FIT), bag (Gigi New York), shades (Ray Ban)

I was shopping at Old Navy for the bunnies last week when I spotted this Plaid Bomber on the clearance rack for 17 bones and KNEW she had to be mine.  Absolutely love it and for the price--who the heck wouldn't?  Casual comfort is all the rage in my world but I have to be sure to keep things a bit polished and tucked and this Chambray delivers the perfect amount of pulled togetherness.  Don't own a Chamb?  Hop to it, it's a MUST HAVE in every gal (and guy's) closet.  
Alright gang, here's to hoping your week is off to a wonderful start.  Cheers to your Tuesday..make it a great one!

hair & makeup courtesy of Sara Drury
photos courtesy of Andrew Adams

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