Oct 29, 2013


I'm seeing Red, but not in a bad way.  I have always been drawn to red.  I'm not sure if being an Arkansas Razorback fan for so many years has intensified this obsession, but it's a color I have grown to love.  This season will make all you red lovers happy because Oxblood (or burgundy) is back at the top of the fall must have list this season.  It was popular last year and continues to be a color fashionistas everywhere are gravitating towards.  This dark red hue is one color you must add to your fall must-have list.  Below are a few of my favorites.



Oct 23, 2013

Slow transition to fall

I wore this outfit a few weeks ago to my Dad's birthday dinner.  I was in Arkansas where the weather was still on the warmer side. This light sweater has become one of my favorites.  Great for warmer days, but layers really well too.

top: LOFT / pants: Kenneth Cole / Shoes: Alice & Olivia / Bag: Coach vintage (similar here) / Necklace: Masons (old) Ring: Orbis Bracelets: David Yurman, Tiffany, Whiting & Davis c/o & Brighton

Don't forget to enter the Whiting & Davis Giveaway


Oct 22, 2013

3 years

I started this blog three years ago and who knew I would still have it going today.  Since moving to New York my life has totally changed.  Besides my amazing friends and family back home, I sort of started over once I moved here.  This blog was the only thing that came with me; so to speak.  At times I have neglected it, but this has always been an important part of my life.  I know that sounds silly, but this is the place I can escape to, fill my loved ones in on things I am doing here, discuss my ever evolving love of fashion, meet new friends, and just blab about things I love and enjoy.
Thank you for continuing to come here, thank you for pushing me to keep going, and thanks for inspiring me along the way, too.  I hope to have many more years of this! xx

photo via pinterest


Oct 21, 2013

Whiting & Davis Giveaway!!

Goood Monday morning, Lovelies!! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  I spent mine enjoying the gorgeous fall weather and doing some much needed (ok-much wanted) shopping.  And it turns out my obsession with all things burgundy is growing like a wildfire!

Case in point - The Whiting & Davis Marion Bracelet.  Ever since I received this beauty from them, I have been working my wardrobe around it.  I own a lot of gold jewelry, but when I saw the Garnet/Hematite option of their new Marion bracelet, I was just drawn to it.  It's not like anything I own, but will go with so much of what I already have (not to mention it's red, so I can work into my game day outfits.)  AND the color is perfect for fall!

If you haven't heard of Whiting & Davis before now, today is your lucky day!  Not only do they make fabulous jewelry, they also make great evening bags as well!  I remember when I was younger, i'd go through all my moms jewelry and purses when my sister and I wanted to play dress up.  She had one of the Whiting & Davis small mesh chain evening bags - I LOVED that bag and would ask to borrow it all the time.  It was the perfect size, looked ultra fancy and made me feel like a million dollars.  To this day, I can still picture that bag and all the times I played dress up with it.  Whiting & Davis has been creating gorgeous accessories since the 1800's! That is all you need to know to understand how amazing this line is and the tradition and quality that is behind every piece.  These are things you can treasure for years to come and pass down to children and grandchildren.

AND Lucky for you, they are giving away THREE of their Marion bracelets!! The giveaway starts today, so check out how to enter below.  This is one giveaway you just can't ignore!

-     Visit Whiting & Davis' Facebook page, ‘like’ their page and enter the contest.
-     Participants can refer their friends to enter the contest; each time a friend        enters, their own name will be added again to the mix. There is no limit to the number of times their name can be added.
-     Three winners will be selected at random. The winners will be allowed to select the plating/enameling color of their choice.

Marion Bracelet in Garnet on Hematite

Plating/Enamel Color Options


Oct 16, 2013

If . . .

I had a money tree and was responsible while wearing white clothing, I would snatch this baby up in a heartbeat!! I mean, y'all!? This Rebecca Minkoff Moto Jacket is absolute perfection!  How great would this go with all all these fabulous dark fall colors? Black, Emerald, Burgundy. . .I could go on and on.


Oct 15, 2013

Whiting & Davis goes Pink for October!

As you all know, October is Brest Cancer Awareness Month.  Lots of companies and businesses come out in full force to help raise money for this cause.  Whiting & Davis is one of those fabulous companies that’s supporting breast cancer awareness.  They are partnering with the Ellie Fund – a Massachusetts-based organization fighting breast cancer and its effects on women and their families.  As if you could love W&D any more, this just adds icing to the cake.  I love companies that help and give back!

In raising awareness for breast cancer awareness, Whiting & Davis has created a pink Marion bracelet.  This bracelet is so transitional and universal, and what girl doesn't like pink?! It's also nice to know that the bracelet you purchased and wear often is helping find a cure for this terrible disease!  
The bracelet will retail for $120 and is available on line here.

Whiting & Davis will donate 20% of the proceeds to a Boston-based organization, the Ellie Fund. The Ellie Fund is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization that fights breast cancer by easing its effects on patients and their family members across Massachusetts, by providing critical support services including transportation to medical appointments, childcare, housekeeping, groceries and prepared and delivered meals. For more information, please visit www.Elliefund.org.

Oct 12, 2013

Tracy Reese SS14

Nothing gets me more excited about something than music.  It just changes your whole attitude/demeanor, right?  That’s exactly what happened when I sat down at Trace Reese’s SS14 fashion show.  To the left of the runway, bongos were set up, so you knew there would be live music.  And above the runway? A gorgeous chandelier.  I mean, if those two things don’t put you in a good mood, I don’t know what will.  Well, actually, I do. As the gentleman started to play the bongos, models began strutting down the runway and look after look was just gorgeous.  The collection was filled with Afro-Cuban inspirations that just made you want to order up a mojito and start dancing.  With lace trumpet skirts and flouncy dresses, Reese showed a more sultrier side to her designs than in collections past.  She mixed feminine with boyish/athletic pieces.  Tilted fedora's added some spice and flare to the collection.  And for Michelle Obama (a fan of Reese’s designs), and the other ladies who adore her signature fit and flare dresses, don’t fret, there are still plenty of those for spring.  From graphic prints, florals and even gorgeous tapestry-like patterns, you will have more than enough options to choose from for every spring event you have on your calendar.  My favorite looks are below.  

images from style.com

Oct 11, 2013

The most {sort-of} wonderful time of the year!

Anyone who knows me knows I have a HUGE sweet tooth! Like eating candy, desserts, and anything sugar for all meals type of sweet tooth.  One of my all time favorite sugar fixes is Candy Corn! Crazy enough, I am actually not big on Halloween.  I have a fear of clowns (no lie!) and I just don't like blood and guts (I pass out-on the real!) and I'm not all that keen on being scared! Call me a boring, delicate old lady, but I prefer other holidays to this one.  EXCEPT when it comes to the Candy and that's about all I will get excited about.
Below are some of my favorite Candy Corn flavored/inspired recipes I have come across as of late that I am dying to make/get my hands on! Anyone else a huge lover of Candy Corn?

links/images from bakedperfection.com, averiecooks.com, brit.co, & bakedbymelissa.com

Oct 9, 2013

Simple Things

Whew! No matter what I am handed the rest of the week, I am going to take it in stride! You may have noticed that I have been MIA for a few days.  Friday I headed back home to surprise my Dad for his birthday dinner.  He had no idea I was coming and was totally shocked to see me Friday afternoon.  The trip was too short as usual, but I really enjoyed getting to see my parents, sister, brother-in law, and my niece and nephew.  It’s crazy how much they have grown since I last saw them in July!  
After a fabulous weekend out of the city, I had the pleasure of attending Jury Duty bright and early Monday morning (lucky me, I know!)  Luckily, I missed getting picked by the skin of my teeth (literally! I was an alternate, ugh!) and although the last two days were long, boring, and inconvenient, It gave me a better appreciation for our judicial system.  And the best part?  I do not have to worry about being called again for 6 years! Count ‘em, 6!! I have done my civic duty, and can now go about my fashion loving life without Law and Order getting in my way!

I know I owe you all several posts (a few on fashion week, a giveaway, and my FIRST outfit pic post!), so check back regularly to make sure you don’t miss anything! If you are on Bloglovin, follow me there!  Or you can subscribe to my posts on the right sidebar!

Happy Wednesday! Hope you have an amazing rest of the week! xx


Oct 3, 2013

Bobbi Brown Holiday Gift Guide

Yes, I know its only October, but I am already getting excited for the holidays.  I have purchased all my Christmas gifts except for one, and once I have that purchased I will be able to enjoy the holidays even more!  I have never been this ahead of the game before, and I am realizing that it may become the norm for me.  There isn't any stressing at the last minute, spending too much on a gift because you are rushed, or getting them something they may not use or want.  I can actually put more thought into things.

I am a makeup junkie, which is funny because I don't wear much or take the time to really apply what I do wear well.  But there is just something about cosmetics that I just can't get away from.  Maybe it's because I mostly use Bobbi Brown.  I started using her makeup years ago.  When my family would take trips to Dallas, my mom, sister and I would always head to Nieman's to stock up on makeup.  You couldn't get Bobbi Brown in Arkansas at the time (this was over 15 years ago!), so Dallas was the closet option.  So you can imagine what a field day it was when I stepped foot into the store.  Like a kid in a candy store, I started grabbing for everything I could.  Lipstick, foundation, eyeliner pots - you get the drift! I have never worn a brand where I have LOVED every product.  There are times when I have veered off course and purchased other brands, but end up always coming back to BB because she just get's it and her products just work! I do buy other brands from time to time, but for the everyday necessary items, I stick with Bobbi.  They aren't heavy or cakey, and they give you just the right amount of coverage, glow and subtlety.

Bobby Brown recently put her Holiday Gift Guide on her website and I had that kid in a candy store feeling all over again.  Where to start? What to choose? These would also make perfect gifts!  Too bad my last gift is for a handsome gentleman, or I would be done! Take a look at some of my favorites and be sure to check out the entire guide  here!

Old Hollywood Train Case

Nude Glow Shimmer Brick

Basic Brush Collection

     Hot Cocoa Palette

Beach House Collection


Oct 2, 2013

Bloomingdales Friends & Family Sale

Bloomies started their friends and family sale today! YAY! All those items on your fall wish list can now make their way into your closet for 20% off! Just use the promo code FRIENDS.  Hurry though, you only have until October 6th (Sunday)! 

Here are a few things I have my eye on!

Tory Burch Smoking Flats

Vince Leather Skirt

Nonoo Sweater

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