Thursday, January 31, 2013

Giveaway // Sinless Cocktails

I love to host a good party. Good party equals good food and drinks. However, when I'm hosting for my girlfriends we are always very careful what we consume. Even though we know we will have fun, we don't want to have to spend 4 hours in the gym the next morning. 

After learning about Sinless Cocktails, a super cute husband and wife team determined to come up with the perfect low calorie cocktail mix, I was intrigued! Only 5 calories a serving? This must taste like water. But NO. I was pleasantly surprised. The Margarita Mix and Mojito Mix were both very flavorful and sweet! But not too sweet. These would make for the perfect party drink! Check out their website for retail locations!

I have to say I'm a big fan of the Margarita Mix! Cheers!

Top: The Limited | Nails: Essie - Sand Tropez | Lips: Rimmel London - Kate Moss #12 | Ring: T Tahari

Sinless Cocktails wants to give away two bottles of mix (Margarita and Mojito) to one lucky Mia Maree reader! Enter through the Rafflecopter widget below. {No need to be a blogger to win!}
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*Product provided by Sinless Cocktails - all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Leather Touch

Top: The Limited {Not online, similar here} | Skirt: Banana Republic | Coat: Tulle {old, similar here} | Shoes: Michael Antonio | Glasses: Cole Haan | Ring: F21 {old, similar here}

We've been having some inbetween days here in NC. Warm enough to wear bare legs and open toed shoes, yet I still grab a coat. I love how a touch of leather gives any look a little edge. A fitted top and skirt will also give the appearance of a sheath dress {my favorite!}

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Emerald + Blue

Shirt: Kirna Zabete for Target {out of stock, crazy print here} | Pants: Current/Elliot | Shoes: Steve Madden {not online, similar brian atwood} | Necklace: F21 {old, similar here} | Bracelet: jcrew | Glasses: H&M {similar}

So how do you feel about Pantone's color of the year? I have heard a mix of reviews. Personally, I am indifferent. I think Emerald is a gorgeous color and I am excited to style it this year and see how everyone else is going to style it! This blouse is the perfect way to ease into wearing the new color of the year. Emerald is mixed with a royal blue and black for a soft chiffon look!

Linking up with #YOLOMondays

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Reads of the Week

I love finding new blogs and new blogs posts! Today I wanted to share with you a few of the great posts I've come across this week! Some are fashion, some are funny - but I love them all! So grab a cup of cafe and enjoy your Saturday morning!

This is a daily read for me: The Skimm. I get an email every morning updating me on world events and top news stories. But with a twist of style. Mostly hilarious, but oh so factual. Trust me and sign up!

I'd be happy to live in cold weather if I wore Lily's coat every. single. day.

When I saw Alyssa's post, I was immediately addicted. If anyone should ask, one of my favorite fashion icons is Miranda Kerr. I've never seen her in a photo and not lusted over her outfit.

Looking for a way to announce your pregnancy? I've never seen it done any cuter than this! Congrats Molly!!

Alright much love sent to Alyssa this week...I am hosting brunch this morning and I knew exactly what I wanted to make the second I saw this post. Who knew ricotta could look so delicious in a pastry?

I could not get over how cute these pictures were of Chelsea and her husband. Plus...I need that yellow dress!

So thankful for Mae's post on her top 5 drugstore finds. I picked up the ROC Daily Resurfacing Disks and saw a difference within days! I'm hooked!

My favorite color to wear is RED. Yes, bright red makes me feel unstoppable. I think every girl can rock it. So Rachel's post had me swooning...

And lastly, wanted to send some much needed love towards Joey. As a fellow football coach's wife, I understand the pain and frustration she is having to deal with right now. Let's send some love and support to help her get through the next few months and her move! Go Camels!

Friday, January 25, 2013

How do you get your husbands to eat that stuff?

Alright my roommate/husband is the pickiest eater known to mankind. Seriously. I know 4 year olds who eat better than he does. When we first started dating, it was the worst! Now, I will give him credit where much credit is due...he has grown his taste and will eat things he never dreamed of eating before. Like avocado...who hates avocado?

My first experience trying to get him to eat a healthy substitute, I tried sneaking it into a normal meal. I made spaghetti with meat sauce. Instead of ground beef, I used ground turkey. Oh the horror. I couldn't tell the difference, it didn't look any different. So when he came home from work I set it in front of him thinking I might just get away with this. After his first bite..."Mia, what is this? This is not beef." Oh ok macho man. Busted.

Well this got me thinking as I came across this post this week, how would I ever get my husband to eat that?! He would see the orange and the sauce and freak out! It's too bad, because it looks oh so delicious to me!

Well...I finally surrender and figure...this is what I have girlfriends for. My girlfriend Lindsay made me the most insane dinner this week. Hamburgers with smoked provolone, basil mayo and sauteed onions and mushrooms. For sides she had a cucumber salad with tomatoes, feta and red wine vinegar and soft homemade pretzels with pimento cheese. I was in heaven. 

Let's all go nudge her for the recipe!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Red on Red

Sweater: H&M {not online, similar here} | Dress as Skirt: Mango via JC Penny {no longer online, similar here for great price!} | Shoes: Steve Madden | Necklace: Baublebar {my new favorite} | Bracelet: JCrew | Earrings: c/o Versona Accessories | Glasses: Calvin Klein

We all know I'm obsessed with the color maroon/burgundy/oxblood. As much as I'm excited for Spring to arrive, I'm a little sad to say goodbye to this rich hue. I tried lightening up the mood a bit by pairing it with a bright red and I loved the result! Or I just love wearing anything with a little peplum...

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Wardrobe WednesdaysRandom Wednesdays and Casual Friday

Monday, January 21, 2013

Oxblood Fur

Shirt: Caslon | Pant: Vince Camuto | Coat: F21 {old, but obsessed with this one} | Fur: Target {crazy online price!} | Shoes: Steve Madden | Clutch: Marc Jacobs via Target | Braclets: Michael Kors, J.Crew | Rings: J.Crew {on sale!}, Kate Spade {in stores}

I love how unexpected this fur scarf is in the oxblood color. I chose to pair it with darker colors to stay within a dark color palette, yet I think it adds a hint of brightness to the overall look.

Linking up with #YOLOMonday

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Warm Winter Day // Camel + Black

Top: Forever 21| Coat: Target {old, similar here on sale!} | Pants: LOFT | Shoes: Steve Madden | Jewels: Coach {old, but love this updated version}, J.Crew | Glasses: Calvin Klein {similar and on sale!}

I'm back in North Carolina and the weather is nice and warm, yet 60 still feels cool when leaving for work and returning at the end of the day. I love pairing this camel color with black to get me through the entire day. I wear a breezier top to not get too overheated when wearing a wool coat in warmer weather.

Linking up with The Pleated PoppyWardrobe WednesdayRandom Wednesdays, and Casual Fridays

Monday, January 14, 2013

Keep Me Warm in Pink

Shirt: Caslon | Denim: Current/Elliot | Coat: Old Navy {no longer online, similar here on major sale!} | Gloves: Target | Shoes: Ellen Tracy {via Nordstrom Rack} | Necklace: Giuliana Rancic for LOFT | Glasses: Cole Haan | Ring: J.Crew

I think finding a winter accessory in a bright pop of color is a gorgeous contrast to the cold dreary days. It also makes me want to reach to the bottom of my purse to keep pulling these beauties out! I also like to throw a printed coat over a very simple outfit to make it interesting.

Linking up with #YOLOMondays

Friday, January 11, 2013

Winter Read List

I don't know about you, but on rainy chilly days all I want to do is curl up and read. Below is my "to-read" list for this Winter. Some are old, some are new and I even through a classic in there.

*Click on book image to read more about each Title

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Trend Challenge // Stripes

Dress: Old Navy | Shoes: Target | Necklace: J.Crew {recently in store} | Braclets: J.Crew, J.Crew {in store} | Glasses: Cole Haan

Today I am linking up with Marionberry's Style Trend Challenge of the Month: Stripes

Stripes automatically put me in a nautical mood. Nautical makes me think of Spring and now I am antsy for warm weather! Stripes still tend to scare me. It is one of my 2013 resolutions to work a few more striped pieces into my wardrobe. 

Come join the Trend Challenge Link-up and get lots of stripe inspiration!

Linking up with Two Thirty-Five

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Dress Up in Granny's Closet

Keith and I had the chance to go home and spend the Holidays with our family and we got to spend the day with my Grandparents on Christmas. My Granny was the original fashionista and at age 26 I still love to go home and wear her things! It was so cold and snowy, I had to play dress up in her fur. I drown in it, but it sure was fun!

Coat: Granny's | Top: Caslon {on sale!} | Tights: Hue | Heels: Steve Madden | Jewelry: Baublebar, J.Crew, Coach {old, but love this updated version}, J.Crew

Linking up with #YOLO Monday