Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Royal Moment....

Like many of you I have been overwhelmed by the hoopla that surrounded the wedding of William and Katherine.  I wasn't intrigued enough to get up at 3 in the morning to watch the wedding, and was mostly just concerned about what she was going to wear on the big day.  I found this image today that catches the bride in a perfect moment.  She looks so calm and beautiful, don't you think?   I hope you are all having a great weekend.

Image via This is Glamorous

Thursday, April 28, 2011

I'm Backkkkkkkk....

Hey everyone, I'm back from my vacation in Toronto.  It was so much fun, mostly a family visit so I must admit the picture taking was lacking as it wasn't quite as glamorous as my LA trip.  As was predicted, it was mildly sunny sat and sun and rained the rest of the time.  Other than that I had a nice relaxing time.  So onto today's post.  Like many of you, I just can't get enough of The Coveteur.  The most recent images are of Liz Cabral's "avant chic" style.  Who is Ms. Cabral you ask?  She just happens to be the Fashion Director at Flare magazine which I make a point to purchase every time I am in Toronto.  I don't think I will ever get bored of the clever way these fashionista's wardrobes are interpreted.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

I'm Leavin On Another Jet Plane....

I'm off again.  This time to Toronto for an extended Easter vacation.  Again, I hope to post updates while I am away but since I am not sure how much access I will have to a computer I don't know how much I can post.  I will take as many pics as I can to share this fantastic city with you.  I looked up the weather and its supposed to be cold and rainy the whole time I'm there, ick.  I hope you all had a great week and have an even better long weekend, for those of you that have one.  See you soon!

Image via we heart it

Thursday, April 21, 2011

We Were Made for Each Other, But We're Better Apart......

I love the idea of wearing suits as separates.  While at the thrift store the other day I bought this very pretty white skirt and top that was sold as as set but immediately knew the potential that the pieces would have if worn as separates.  This Tory Burch suit is the same. I love the combo of the crimson with midnight stripes but worn together I think would be a little bit of over kill.  I can totally image the two outfits.  The jacket with ripped jeans and a cute white tee.  The pants with a cute fitted top, probably in black with loads of chunky jewelry and your fav clutch.  Even though outfits sold as sets are so out, just think of what each piece would look like worn with something other than what its being sold with.  The possibilities are endless.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

More Fun From the Collection....

The newest collection from J Crew doesn't disappoint, but I guess with Jenna in charge no wrong can be done right?  Well maybe except for painting her young son's finger nails bright pink in the latest catalog, but I love her anyway.  As I was browsing through I noticed that they opted to keep the color palette a little more muted amongst a sea of summer brights from most other retailers.  My favorite look has definitely got to be the trench with the cute pink shorts.  Happy Wednesday everyone!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dress My Nest: I Think I May Have Found The One....

So most of you know that I have been in the process of decorating my house.  I have been simultaneously decorating all the rooms, but more recently have been focusing on my bedroom.  The furniture in my bedroom to be more specific.  I found this image here, that has been the main color inspiration and have even drawn a very amateur sketch of how I want my room to look once complete.  I have been on the hunt for  new dressers since the ones that I got from Ikea for college, which have now moved about 5 times in 2 states, are slowly falling apart.  Well I decided to take a chance at Crate and Barrel this weekend and I think I may have found the one.  I think this will go perfect with the mirrored end tables and tufted headboard that I am still searching for.  What do you think?  Cute right?

Monday, April 18, 2011

2 Thumbs Up For Jessica!

I snapped a few pics of my outfit while out and about this weekend.  The weather was perfect again and there was just enough of a chill to wear my denim blazer.  These harem pants are the most comfortable bottoms ever!  I also broke out the heels that I bought here, and Jessica Simpson gets 2 thumbs up for comfort.  I wore these shoes all day, for the first time, and didn't want to take them off after the first mile of walking in them. Sassy and comfortable, that's enough to make me want to buy every last pair of shoes she sells.  :)

Gap Blazer and Shirt, Fossil Pants, Jessica Simpson Heels, Fossil Bag, MK Watch, Mom's Old Necklace

Friday, April 15, 2011

Reptile Fabrics...

Recently I have noticed sprinkles of faux snake skin embossed items.  I have yet to see this trend go mainstream but I am liking it in small doses, a pair of skinny pants or the below bag which I LOVE!!  Don't you just love that lime tassel?  It's not in the budget right now but I thought I would share just in case its in yours.  I hope you all had a great week and have an even better weekend!

Marc by Marc via Net a Porter

Thursday, April 14, 2011

My Cherry On Top....

These shoes have been a part of my wardrobe for a couple years now and I love them!  They are my go to pair to add just the right amount of pizazz to any outfit.  I guess you can say they are my cherry on top shoes.  I wanted to keep my outfit more on the simple side since I knew that I would be wearing them.  What are your cherry on top shoes, that make any outfit special for you?

Forever Jacket, Banana Top, Zara Pants, BCBG shoes, Forever Earrings, Random Necklace, and J Crew Headband

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

And Then There Was The Food.....

For those of you that live in LA, you know there are so many wonderful places to eat.  I stayed downtown so one of the first restaurants I went to was Bottega Louis which is best described as a French bakery mixed with your favorite brunch place on its best day.  Everything in this place was beautiful, clean, and I wanted to take a bite of every dish that I saw!  I also went to this cute little sandwich shop called Simple Things, it was very close to the Beverly Center and had some of the best corn chowder I have ever had. I don't have pictures of my meal from this place but I stopped in at Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles, and let me tell you if you live in LA and haven't been to this restaurant you are missing out!  And even though we are getting our very first IN-N-OUT burger here in Dallas in the next few weeks.  I had to make a stop there too.  I mean how can you go to California and not have it? 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I *Heart" LA.....

Where do I begin?  I took a long weekend to see my best friend out in LA who I haven't seen in 2 years!  First we decided that was wayyy to long to not see each other and then we absolutely made the most of the short time that we were going to spend together.  So without blogging too many days about my trip I decided that I would split my trip into 2 parts. Today I will talk about the fun places that I went.  However as promised I will give a quick blurb about Virgin.  OMG!!!!  It was amazing, it wasn't until I was coming back from LA that I got the full check in experience.  It was like being at a party, I felt like a total rock star red carpet and all.  Honestly without going too in depth, the plane was new and chic, there was a TV at every LEATHER seat with FREE cable tv, AND you could order food through your tv with just the swipe of your cc.  If you ever have the chance to fly this airline I definitely recommend it.  So onto the pictures.....

The view from the loft where I stayed.  You can just barely see the mountains in the back.

The Grove!  I took a stop in Zara and I am soo exicted about the Summer brights....

The cutest kid EVER...singing at the 3rd street Promenade definitely a little John Mayer in the making. If only I were 13 years younger....LOL! jj

CROSS ROADSSS!!!  I was totally having a Beth Jones moment! 

Its flea market time!!  I have wanted to go to this for forever!!! 

Another flea market pic, this was a cool truck with some great vintage pieces.

San Pedro Market a retailer's dream...ROWS AND ROWS of wholesale goodies to buy...

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Quick Hello....

Hi All. Today is my last day in LA, I'm off to do some last minute shopping, and I will be back to my regularly scheduled posts tomorrow.  I missed you all so much!  Can't wait to share some of the pictures that I look.  I would have totally posted a fun picture to go with this post my my best friend has a Mac and I have no idea how to use this thing.  I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

So Cal....

I just finished packing my bags, and I am off for a long weekend in sunny California to visit my best bud.  I will do my best to update posts but if I don't get a chance I haven't forgotten about you!  I plan to take loads of pics to share when I get back.  I fly Virgin Airlines for the first time and I will definitely update all of you on that experience since I hear its a pretty good one.  Smooches!!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Perfect Vacation....

Always needs the perfect outfit!  Now all I need is a beach and white sand.  :)

Image Via Zara

Monday, April 4, 2011

Check One Off The Goals List....

This past weekend I was finally able to make it into Sephora to get my red lip color that was on my New Years goals list, here.  Andy, who helped me at Sephora taught me this great trick for helping your lipstick last longer.  A lip pencil!  All he did was line and generously filled in my lips with the pencil first, and then added the lipstick, blotted, and add more lipstick.  It lasted from about 2 in the afternoon until after dinner that night at about 9.  Even after eating, there was still great coverage.  I was pretty amazed at the longevity of this lipstick.  Oh and just in case you are wondering my new lip color is via Nars, and the color is Red Lizard.

Forever Top and Jewelry, Zara Pants, Michele Watch, J Crew belt, Fossil Bag, Tory Burch Flats

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Lovely Day...

Short post today. Sorry I missed a couple of days I was out of town on business.  The weather is beautiful today so I am out enjoying it.  I hope you all had a great week and are having an even better weekend.

 Image via We Heart It