Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sequins & Glitter for the Holidays!

It's officially holiday party season!  Is there anything better than dressing up with a little extra flare than normal to celebrate the holidays?!  My "go to" has been red lipstick, glittery/dark nails and my new favorite heels...

Shoes | Zara (no longer available online)
Nails | OPI Lincoln Park After Dark and Only Gold For Me
Lips | Sephora Rouge #R03

Let's be honest... you can't ever really go wrong with anything shiny and sparkly mixed with other fun textures.  How amazing is this gold sequin peplum top paired with a pair of navy velvet skinnies and an extra fab statement necklace?

Top | Piperlime $79
Bottoms | Anthropologie $98
Necklace | JCrew $165

I can't even begin to talk about these.  Emerald suede and silver glitter?!  Ugh, just love.

Booties | Rachel Roy $297

What are your "go to" pieces for the holidays?!

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

San Diego Thanksgiving.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, reflecting on all they're thankful for!!  Sometimes we all need a reminder how ridiculously blessed we are.  I'm thankful for the tradition of meeting family and friends in San Diego, to spend this holiday together.  Unfortunately I left my camera behind, so here are a bunch of pics... Instagram style.

We arrive.  Winslow makes herself at home!

Reunited with her bestie, Kenzie!

Daddy repairing Winslow beloved Bunny.  And a pair of teeny tiny sneaks :)

Hot air balloon ride above and the view from my work spot.  Reading by the patio fire... must be nice :)

Always inspired by the decor at The Grand. Wall of ribbon for Winslow's nursery?!

Boo in mommy's necklace.  Drinks at L'Auberge.  Epic night in Del Mar :)  Beautiful view.

Thanksgiving Day brunch.  Winslow loving her "leg" painting :)

The crew for picture time!  Winslow playing in/eating the sand.

Visit to Bull Taco.

After a rough day for Boo, she's back in action!


Checking out the decor before the big party.

Santa?!  Where you at?

Close look at the tree.  And an attempt at a Christmas card photo.

And that's all folks!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dress Up.

One of the few good things that have come from my week and a half of computer hell...  I have been working from the Cardinal Group offices and get to play dress up!

Button Down | Madwell (here)
Top | Banana Republic (old - similar here)
Pants | Gap (here)
Booties | Banana Republic (old - similar here)
Necklace | Loft (not shown online - similar here)
Watch | Michael Kors (old - similar here)

Please ignore the mess in the background. I'm standing in the sitting room off our master bedroom that will soon be turned into my first ever, walk in closet. (Ahhhhhhh, so stinkin excited!)  The quality of this photo is embarrassing.  So I recreated it for you...

I've worked from home for the past 4 years, so my work attire has diminished.  I've had to get pretty creative with what I'm working with, which I love.  And what a treat to actually get out of my PJs before 5pm!

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Rustic & Sweet.

I can't believe it's taken me this long to post about this project.  I absolutely loved working on these invitations and am SO thrilled with the way they turned out.   Miss Kylie handled all of the assembling herself (bless her heart), so it was like Christmas morning waiting to get mine in the mail.

It's the perfect combo of rustic, sweet with the natural twine and twig thermography printing...

Do you love like I do? Congrats again Kylie & Patrick!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Gold Spikes.

A friend talked me into hosting a Trunk Show for Stella & Dot.  I had heard the name everywhere, being worn by celebs, but hadn't ever looked through a catalog or visited their website and... LOVE!  So many fun and affordable pieces.

I've been picking out my wish list items and posting them on my FB event page, but thought this one was blog worthy.  I love this Renegade Cluster Bracelet ($59!) paired with more conservative pieces.  Most looked a bit too hard core for me, but these sweet little gold spikes are perfect.

And one of my favorite bloggers from The Pink Peonies, has been sporting this sweet lil guy with everything...

See, spikes aren't so scary!  What is scary... the next 4 years :)

Come join us through the end of the month here.  And now, back to my 2 day long process of backing up my broken computer and setting up my new one.  Still smiling of course :)

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Outfit Love.

I first took a screen shot of this pic posted by Nordstrom because I was diggin her haircut.  Then I quickly noticed how fabulous the beaded tank was under the chunky nordic sweater.  It's a bit unexpected mixing the prints and textures, but I love it!  

I hope everyone had a great Halloween! The kiddies costumes being posted today are just too much.  Winslow kept her Busy Bee getup on for a full hour.  We were so proud :)

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