Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What to Wear: Violet & Neon Yellow

As I mentioned here, I have several functions coming that require creating new outfits, of course! Here is a fun, summery outfit that I put together with violet and my favorite summer color, neon yellow!

Necklace: Aqua Yellow Neon Beaded Cluster Bib Necklace
Dress: Rebecca Taylor Knot Waist Dress in Violet
Earrings: Starlight Disc Drop Earrings
Bracelet: Ann Taylor Neon Marquis Stretch Bracelet (check stores)
Clutch: Tory Burch Woven Metallic Patent Leather & Straw Turnlock Clutch
Shoes: Loeffler Randall Valentine Peep-toe Wedge

Friday, May 25, 2012

What to Wear: White, Coral, & Mint

This has been and will continue to be a very busy year full of weddings, showers, and graduations; which gives me plenty of excuses to put lots of outfits together (as if I need any). In planning one of my outfits a put together this bright, summery combination of white, coral, and mint. I love white dresses for summer, and how fabulous are these shoes?

Necklace - Kendra Scott Jassy Necklace
Dress - Nanette Lepore Cotton Pique Dress
Lip Gloss - YSL Golden Satin Gloss
Earrings - Hammered Square Studs
Bracelet- Kendra Scott Abena Cuff
Bag - Marc Jacobs Large Eugenie Clutch
Shoes - Alice and Olivia Delilah Painted Snake Wedges

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Color Inspiration: Neon Yellow

I have been on a search lately for neon yellow accessories to complete an outfit that I have planned, and I have come across some amazing pieces. I wish I could take all of them. Since I have so many pictures of neon yellow items in my inspiration files, I thought I would do a roundup of some of my favorite items.

1 - Steven by Steve Madden Crossbody Bag
2 - Paige Jimmy Jimmy Denim Boyfriend Shorts
3 - Aqua Neon Yellow Beaded Cluster Bib Necklace
4 - Loeffler Randall Valentine Peep-toe Wedge
5 - Nanette Lepore Yearbook Top
6 - Matthew Williamson Optical Frame Glasses
7 - Aqua Yellow Deco Ring
8 - Rebecca Minkoff Boyfriend Tote

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Born and Raised

John Mayer's new album, Born and Raised released today so please excuse me while I listen to it over and over again ;)

Happy Tuesday!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Eyecandy - Outdoor Living

This is the perfect time of year for backyard bar-b-ques, pool parties, and outdoor gatherings. Even though it is already really hot in Austin, I still love to be outdoors. I especially love outdoor spaces that look like they could be an indoor space.

images via Pinterest

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Affordable Finds - J Crew Bubble Necklace

I love to browse ebay, and I came across one of the greatest finds I have ever encountered. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know I am a fan of statement necklaces. J. Crew has a popular Bubble Necklace in a variety of colors that retails for $150; I absolutely love J. Crew's jewelry. This necklace can be yours for the price of $14.50 on ebay. I just purchased two, and the seller is rated a top seller and offers returns.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day

I want to wish a very happy Mother's Day to all the moms. I am very fortunate to be able to spend time with my mom and family this weekend; I hope you are too.

A little Mother's Day humor...

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Off the Chain

As I'm sure you have noticed, chain links are very trendy. Personally, I love the added hardware to bags and shoes, etc. I also love the simple chain link jewelry that makes such a statement. Here is a roundup of some of my favorite chain link items:

1 - J. Crew Triple Stripe Bracelet
2 - Topshop Harris Chain Heeled Sandals
3 - J. Crew Classic Pave Link Bracelet
4 - DVF Jade Mini Harper Bag
5 - Global Views Chain Link Mirrored Tray
6 - Spike the Punch Lillian Necklaces
7 - B Brian Atwood Dekoda Platform Sandals

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Look for Less: Stuart Weitzman Crochet Espadrille

The Stuart Weitzman Crochet Espadrilles are a very popular sandal that can be seen on many women including celebrities. They have definitely become a summer staple and come in a few different colors. Although these sandals are great, the price tag is a bit high. If you have been eying this wedge for a while, but do not want to spend a couple hundred dollars, there is an alternative. The Steve Madden Magestee, which also comes in similar colors look very similar. I have seen the Magestee on friends, and it looks great.

Stuart Weitzman Crochet Espadrille, $244

Steve Madden Magestee, $54.50

Stuart Weitzman Crochet Espadrille, $365

Steve Madden Magestee, $54.50

Monday, May 7, 2012

Coming Soon

Guess what is coming to Austin very soon? A Jonathan Adler Store! I am so excited; this is great news. I've always had to admire his designs from online, and soon I will be able to shop his line in person and actually touch things. The store is located on West Fifth Street, just a few doors down from West Elm.

He is an awesome interior designer -

by Jonathan Adler

by Jonathan Adler

by Jonathan Adler

by Jonathan Adler

by Jonathan Adler

by Jonathan Adler

Here are a few items from his store -

Jonathan Adler X-bench

Jonathan Adler Regent End Table

Jonathan Adler Carnaby Scale Vase

Jonathan Adler Woodhouse Bed

Jonathan Adler Meurice Rectangle Chandelier

Jonathan Adler Pink and Blue Bargello Hazard Pillow

Jonathan Adler Zebra Coasters

Jonathan Adler Richard Nixon Throw

I love Austin and Jonathan Adler!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Great Weekend

Happy Friday! I am so excited to get this weekend started. It will be a jammed pack one but tons of fun. The weekend will be split with family and friends, which is the best kind of weekend.

Today is my mom's birthday! Happy birthday Mom :)

Hopefully Mom will have a fabulous birthday and another reason to celebrate by my brother's baseball team winning their playoff game tonight, which would make them Bi-District Champs!

Good luck to #22 and the Schulenburg Shorthorns!

 Then it will be time for a crawfish boil with great friends! This annual crawfish boil is always a blast. Thanks Candis and Cullen! This year we will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo as well. A little crawfish and margaritas never hurt anyone ;)

And we definitely can't have a party without some of these....

Here are a few pics from past crawfish boils

I hope you all have a fun-filled weekend too!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Mini Obsession

I think the mini crossbody bags are great; not only do they come in many colors and materials, but they are also very useful. Since they're mini, they do not get in the way or pull your shoulder down, and they can add just the right pop to any outfit.

1 - Nine West Predictable Mini Bag
2 - Kate Spade Gold Coast Meadow Bag
3 - Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag
4 - MICHAEL Michael Kors Charlton Python Bag
5 - DVF Mini Harper Bag
6 - Milly Mina Ostrich Mini Bag
7 - LANVIN Mini Pop Quilted Leather Bag
8 - Steven by Steve Madden Small Patent Crossbody Bag
9 - Marc by Marc Jacobs Preppy Straw Canteen

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hostess with the Mostess

I love to entertain and have people over, even though I do not get to do it very often. I also love beautiful and/or unique serving dishes (and decor). I came across this awesome online store, LEIF. They have some of the most unique and special pieces that I have ever seen (and I shop a lot). I can't make up my mind as to what item I want to purchase first. I hope you are as inspired and interested as I am, and I am confident that any of their merchandise will be the star of your next dinner or cocktail party. Let me know what your favorite thing is...

Atomic Salt and Pepper Shaker

Mixed Berries Teaspoon Set

Glacier Teaspoon Set

Pastel Sorbet Cup Set

Agate Trivet

Table Thongs

Tart Server

Antler Mug

Quartz Tea Light Holder

Tree Bark Wine Stopper