Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Shirt: The Limited | Skirt: H&M {recent, identical ASOS one} | Vest: H&M {recent, similar} | Shoes: BCBG Paris via DSW {in pink/black} | Bracelets: Michael Kors, jcrew | Glasses: Cole Haan

The weather can't quite make up its mind here in North Carolina. So any given day I can get away with mixing fur and bare legs!

One of my favorite things about this fall/winter is the classic pieces with subtle bits of sparkle! This shirt had Mia written all over it when I saw the soft champagne colored sequin collar! This is something I can incorporate into my work wardrobe without being too flashy in the office!

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy and Rolled-Up Pretty

Monday, November 26, 2012

A Chilly Gameday

Coat: Calvin Klein {old, but similar here} | Sweater: Red | Blouse: The Limited {on crazy sale!} | Leggings: Bed, Bath and Beyond {Fleece leggings! They are perfect for chilly football games!} | Glasses: Cole Haan | Gloves: Old Navy {last year, but loving this year's pink!} | Ear Muffs: gifted {but similar here} | Boots: Hunter

We had our last football game of the season this past weekend and it was a chilly one! I usually battle the chilly games by loading on the layers!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday weekend! Who is taking advantage of the incredible deals on Cyber Monday?

Linking up with #YOLOMondays

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Winter Stripes

Sweater: Target {last year color, new colors here} | Skirt: H&M {this summer, similar here} | Boot Socks: Target | Boots: DSW | Coat: Nordstrom Rack {similar here} | Glasses: Cole Haan | Purse: Kate Spade {similar color, but quilted}

Just a quick one today! Finally feeling a little better, but still not 100%! Thank you for all the texts and emails about feeling better. I'm working on it! It's been warm enough in NC to pull out a few early fall pieces of clothing and pair them with some of my favorite winter pieces (like my peacoats and boot socks!)

I wanted to wish everyone a safe and wonderful Holiday. Eat lots, calories don't ever count on Thanksgiving! I know I plan on having pumpkin pie for breakfast, lunch and dinner! 

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy and Rolled-Up Pretty

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sick // But I have a giveaway winner!

I've been all bundled up and sipping some tea to wipe out the horrendous cold I caught over the weekend. I hope to be back up and running later this week! I mean that bird won't cook itself, right?

But I do have some exciting news... Lauren T. won the JCJ Designs Giftcard Giveaway!

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Congrats Lauren! I'll be emailing you shortly! If anyone has any design questions the lovely Lindsay over at JCJ Designs would be more than happy to answer them for you! Plus, you will have a chance to check out her gorgeous rebrand!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Football Saturday // Football and Fist Bumping

Today I got the chance to catch this incredible story on ESPN's College Gameday. My heart broke while listening to the Elrod Family's story; however, I was inspired by their strength. Today I'll be thinking about and praying for this little guy Byron. Wake Forest is extremely lucky to have a little angel cheering them on today!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Apparating Beanie

I am now asking myself if apparating is a real word...or is it a word from Harry Potter? Hmm...I do not know. But the point I'm trying to get across is that this beanie appeared out of no where!


I, being the best wife ever, agreed to cheer on my husband's team this evening in the mountains of Virginia freezing my tail off. I will be taking a bus this afternoon and will arrive before kick-off. I will be taking a bus three hours back and hopefully get into my nice warm bed by 4:00am. Lucky me!

However, last night as I was gathering the warmest clothes I own, I realize all of my hats or beanies were in the garage. No big deal, I'll just grab the opener and find them. Well our garage is detached since we are in an apartment complex. So the only way in is through this little bitty opener. And where is that little opener? Oh that is right...locked in my husband's car all the way on campus. And he was in Virginia. Ugh.

Well that is ok, if I time out my schedule just right I can make a quick stop at Target to grab a new hat on my way to meet the bus. And as if my husband was standing in the living room as I was sharing this thought...a UNC beanie, that I have never seen before in my life, appears on my kitchen table! All. by. itself. 

It's like the ghost of Keith Heckendorf was telling me "Woman, do not step foot into a Target. Here you go. Use my beanie." 

Well ghost of my husband...thank you for taking care of me...and thank you for blocking my trips to target...I think?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Navy and Oxblood

Blazer: H&M {recent, similar online} | Pants: The Limited | Shirt: H&M {recent} | Scarf: The Limited {on sale!} | Shoes: Sam Edelman {old, but loving his new 24 hour flat) | Glasses: Franco Sarto via TJ Maxx | Bracelets: Michael Kors, Juicy Couture

We were so lucky to have such a gorgeous weather weekend in NC this past weekend. When the weather is up and down, layers is the safest way to go!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Weekend Sweets

This past weekend Lindsay and I indulged in some rich sweets at a local french bakery. I chose the fresh filled cannoli and Paste di Mandorla (an italian flourless cookie). It was a perfect afternoon treat to catch up with a girlfriend!

Quick update: Mia Maree is now accepting sponsors! Please see the "collaborate" tab above for more information. Different options available. 

Lastly, don't forget to enter for a JCJDesigns giftcard giveaway! Tomorrow is the last day to enter!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Lunch with Friends

Pants: H&M {recent, last seen here} | Blouse: The Limited {on sale!} | Jacket: Wilsons | Scarf: Gap {old, this year here} | Heels: International Preview {old} | Glasses: Cole Haan

To make this look more interesting, I paired a bright blouse with a black and white printed pant. Due to the blustery weather, it was necessary to add a jacket and scarf. You can't go wrong with bundling up in a large chunky scarf! 

Make sure to go and enter my JCJDesigns giftcard giveaway!

Linking up with #YOLOMondays

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Football Saturday // Marine Surprise at ECU Game

There are many ups and downs to the football profession, a career path my husband chose. But when I came across this video early this week I was reminded of all the things I love about football, number one being the sense of community and the way the game brings strangers together to cheer for one goal.

So on this Football Saturday morning, I'd love to share this video with you and wish the best of luck to all the teams you'll be cheering for today!

Friday, November 9, 2012

November // Target Finds

Target Finds November

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I wanted to dedicate a full post to what I've come across at Target this Fall. I am very impressed with what Target has rolled out to its audience. I'm not sure why...but their Kirna Zabete line is already on clearance. You are able to pick up some great pieces for an even better price! Like you saw a few days ago, I am crazy about the tweed dress. Most of the items you see above fall right around or lower than $30. I hope you are able to find a few gems of your own while browsing the Target aisles. That place gets me in enough trouble as it they step up their style section! oh-no!

Have a great weekend everyone!
Make sure to enter the Jennie Called Jane Designs Giveaway!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Giveaway // Jennie Called Jane Designs

Today I am so excited to give you an opportunity to win a fabulous giftcard from Jennie Called Jane Designs. Lindsay is the talented designer behind Jennie Called Jane Designs. She is the fabulous designer behind Mia Maree's new design! She is so intuitive about your wants and needs when it comes to a blog design. She is great about giveaway honest advice and her taste is exquisite! She is also has the most gorgeous content on her own blog!

Now you have the chance to incorporate Lindsay's designs into your blog! Enter below for a $35 Giftcard to Jennie Called Jane Designs!

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Classic White and Black

Sweater: Forever21 | Skirts: The Limited | Shoes: Nine West via Marshalls {similar here and here}| Jewels: Michael Kors, J.Crew | Glasses: Cole Haan

I will never get tired of a classic black and white look. This outfit is easily acceptable in the workplace and can seamlessly transition to a date night look. The loafer pumps add a touch of trend to the outfit without tipping it over the edge. 

The leather pencil skirt is toned down by only having a front and back panel. I've been crazy about the leather trend this season and this is one way I could incorporate it into the workplace. 

I want to give a big thanks to my photographers Hannah and Randall from Hannah and Randall Photography. If you live in the Raleigh-Durham area and are in need of a photographer for any event, I highly recommend their work. Plus they are such a fun, cute couple to work with! Let me know if you have any questions!

Check back tomorrow for an amazing giveaway by Jennie Called Jane Designs! 

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy and Rolled-Up Pretty

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Photography Lessons

Anything look new around here?

I am SO thankful for Lindsay at Jennie Called Jane Designs and her amazing work on the blog!

Lindsay has amazing taste and was so easy to work with. I mean she caught on to the fact I'm currently obsessed with oxblood...and pink...together! I highly recommend her work and you should definitely head over to her website if you are in need of any design elements! She also finds the most beautiful items to blog about. Hello eye candy! Let me know if you have any questions and we can discuss further! And a little birdie wants to tell you to check back on Thursday for a super amazing giveaway from Ms. Lindsay!

Today I wanted to share with you a few photos of the best birthday present I received last month...impromptu photography lessons! It is no secret I am begging for a new camera like a little kid, yet have no idea how to use one. So my best neighbors took me out the afternoon of my birthday, yes I was a third wheel on my birthday....that is why you should not marry a football coach if you have a Fall birthday, and taught me the very basics on how to use their camera.

I had no idea the detail that went into photography! Plus, the camera alone would give me an arm workout! I had such a great time and I can't wait to learn more.

If you are in the Raleigh-Durham area and are in need of a photographer for a special event (engagement, wedding, baby shoot, maternity shoot, etc.) you should definitely check out Hannah and Randall Photography. Christmas photos are right around the corner! They are such a cute couple and are so knowledgeable! They shot tomorrow's post and my Seer Post. Again, ask me if you have any questions!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Leather and Tweed

Dress: Kirna Zabete for Target | Jacket: The Limited {old, but similar great price here} | Tights: Calvin Klein | Boots: DSW {similar here} | Bracelets: Coach {similar}, Michael Kors, J.Crew | Earrings: Coach {new style} | Glasses: Cole Haan

I love the sophisticated touch of tweed paired with edgy leather in the exact same piece. This dress has become such a staple in my closet during these transition weeks. It is chilly in one area, yet warm in another. I chose burgundy tights to add a little color to the look in a muted way.

My husband and I also chose to vote on Saturday. We had never early voted before, but it was much easier on our work schedules. However, we did have to wait in an hour and a half line! Oh well it was worth it. 

So as a reminder, get informed and make sure to vote tomorrow! 

Linking up with #YOLO Mondays