Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Derby Time!!!

Last year around this time I sent out a fellow fashionista to get some great pics and relate the happenings of the Nashville Steeplechase: a horse racing, fashion wearing, mint julep drinking event.  She did a great job and got some awesome photos.  Hopefully this year we will be able to attend together!  However, this weekend, I am pulling out the big guns and I will be representing Patti Cake at the grand ole Kentucky Derby!  I am so excited, I am trolling pinterest like nobody's business to get hat inspired.  I think I will wear a fascinator for part of the day and then a hat for the other part.  What d'yall think?  Any ideas?  Which looks do you like best?


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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cherry Blossom Festival

The Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival was a lush, hot day filled with good food and light afternoon breezes.  The smells of the sweet blossoms were mesmerizing, and we had a lazy afternoon to take it all in.  It was glorious. 

Linking up with the Trend Spin Link UP and the Style Sessions and Stylish Tuesday

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)


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