Monday, April 14, 2014

Floral and Chambray

Hi guys and gals!  Sorry for my absence on the blog scene last week, the tax man callith.  The only way that I could manage to sit down, concentrate, and do my taxes was if I had a personal ban on all things blog.  Otherwise every time I logged on I wanted to comment back to you lovelies, and look at your blogs and your outfits, and recipes, and general fabulousness, ect.  It was a tough battle, but I won, and my taxes have finally been submitted.  Huzzah!  Now let's celebrate with some floral prints and a promise I will never leave you again...until next tax season.



 Forgive me?





 Necklace: Red Earth Trading Co.

 Neon Ring: Posh Nashville // Midi Rings: Urban Outfitters

Boots: Steve Madden (similar)

Sunnies: Kate Spade // Necklace: Red Earth Trading Co. // Chambray Shirt: Urban Outfitters(similar)
 // Floral Skirt: Forever 21 (similar) // Boots: Steve Madden (similar)

STICK A FLOWER IN YOUR HAIR AND CALL IT A DAY!


Linking up with these lovelies:
Style files: style elixir
Life's a party: Paige Wall






Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Let's Get Nautical

Land locked!  No escaping to a beach front here.  Drats!  Time to play pretend with my nautically inspired outfit.  Left my hair au natural for the beach effect, it always looks better after a dip in the ocean.  Ah, well, here's dreaming for now.












close up of fabric, dainty tiny stripes

Pearl rings & Pearl bracelet: TJ Max // Little Crab Ring: ?...

Chambray Boat Shoes: Dr. Scholls (similar) (similar)

Sunnies: Coach (similar) // Necklace: Tahiti // Top actually dress tucked in: H&M (option) // Pants: Express // Boat Shoes: DSW // 
Purse: TJ Max (similar)


When putting this look together I was surprised that I didn't have any clothing with nautical fonts since I love ocean/ beach inspired looks.  Then realizing that my living room has a nautical theme, I figured this is probably a good thing as I wouldn't want to be camouflaged into it...
yeah, I'll let him be the lucky one.
Garden State via

Linking up with Laura and Erin for Trend Spin Link Up
 Paige for Stylish Tuesday, and Lauren for Style Sessions
Friday's Fab Favorites, and Spotlight Weekly with Elle and Jacqueline




Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Cropped Polka Dots

The first day of spring has sprung!  Along with it, retail spring fever.  Last year around this time I was coveting cropped pants and this year the same thing!  These playful polka dots have been on my radar for a few months now.  When I saw them on another gal at the Southern Women's show in Memphis, I was sold.  Express had buy one pair of jeans get the second for $29.99, though now these bad boys are on sale for $39.99.  Not too shabby, especially since I liked all things cropped that they had to offer.  What spring purchases are you craving?








Polka Dot Ankle Jeans: Express

 Midi Ring: Urban Outfitters (similar)

Heels: They were my sister's, I think we got them from Santee Alley in L.A.

Polka Dot Ankle Jeans: Express

Sunnies: Lacoste // Portofino Blouse: Express // Polka Dot Ankle Jeans: Express //  
Necklace by Colleen Toland also seen here



Monday, March 17, 2014

As Green as I Get

There are two times a year when I realize I don't really have much green in my closet.  Christmas, and St. Patty's Day.  We are going to have to cheat and go with bright neon yellow green & turquoise, okay kids?  Happy St. Patty's DAY!!!  In honor of my namesake, though my last name is spelled with an "i" and has Italian not Irish origins, I am going to be making corned beef and cabbage in the slow cooker today.  MUAH!!!  One of my faves that I have only on St. Patty's!  Are you making anything special today?  Will you be partaking in green beer drinking and ruben eating?  Speaking of food, this weekend I had the opportunity of attending Jillian Michaels: Maximize Your Life Tour stop in Nashville.  She had some great pearls of wisdom, such as which organic foods to put into your budget, ahem (meats & dairy).  I am definitely a fan of her work out dvds.  Her voice is authoritative.  Just what I need to hear to push me to hold my plank pose a little longer.  ; )





Neon Ring: Posh Nashville // Turquoise Ring: Mom // Nail Polish: Urban Outfitters
Nail Polish Post Here

Tribal Scarf: Express (similar)

Boots: Steve Madden Digits bootie (Got these for 30% clearance price)
Oh DSW, how I heart you!

Headband: Here // Sunnies: Coach (similar) // Scarf: Express (similar) // 
Jacket: Printers Alley L.A. (similar) // Neon Top: Old Navy (similar)// 
Jeans: Target // Boots: Steve Madden


On our way to the show!







At the very least she was rocking a great pair of skinny jeans!

(Special thanks to Jen Rigney for picking up the tix)


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