Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hello There - Merry Christmas

 Sweater: Old Navy // Skirt: The Limited {old, similar here} // Boots: DV by Dolce Vita {crazy good sale!} // Glasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs

It's officially Christmas break and I'm taking a few days off from work to enjoy being on the road with my husband. We are currently in Charlotte, NC - I woke up this morning and the rain had cleared and it is a gorgeous day! I will be cheering on the UNC Tarheels as they take on the Cincinnati Bearcats in The Belk Bowl on Saturday. I will be back next week with some more posts and some news to share with my wonderful blog family as we move into 2014!

I will be posting my Charlotte travels on instagram and twitter

Have a very Merry Christmas and a joyous Holiday season.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Have you ever had that favorite piece of clothing - but you've only ever found it appropriate to wear one season of the year? I'd challenge you to find ways to transition that special piece into something you can't wear all year round.

My example today comes from the Jordan Taylor Collection. This tunic is a great lightweight addition to my summer wardrobe. But I find the color is very cozy for the winter months. I chose to layer this piece to make it appropriate for the North Carolina 50 degree days. An easy transition.

Tunic: c/o Elif for Jordan Taylor // Shirt: JCrew // Pants: Trouve // Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita // Bracelets: c/o Kendra Phillip // Belt: F21 // Glasses: Prada // Hat: Sole Society {similar

*This is a sponsored post - all thoughts and opinions are my own

Friday, December 13, 2013

Party Bling

Top: NY and Co // Pants: The Limited {for houndstooth lovers} // Shoes: Steve Madden // Glasses: Prada // Bracelet: Givenchy // Earrings: c/o JoJo Loves You

Last weekend I was able to be home with family to celebrate my future sister-in-law. Unfortunately that family lives in the arctic - or what most people call Wisconsin. That is why you will have to excuse the funny faces I am making because my husband and I thought it would be a good idea to shoot these pictures outside when it was -2.

It was very much worth it to hang out with these two special chicks though. I am so very lucky I get to take on the Heckendorf boys with these two girls. My cute little nephew is surrounded by gorgeous blonde aunts and a gorgeous blonde mama - so I hearby name me his favorite brunette aunt {Can you tell I work in Marketing for a living?! ha!}

I'd like to point out my fun Party Bling earrings from JoJo Loves You! They are so perfect for this time of year with all the Holiday parties and SPARKLE. My favorite aspect is they pack so much bling punch - yet aren't heavy enough to hurt my ears. It's a win win!

JoJo Loves You Annual Bling Sale Starts today! Go pick up your favorite pair or three, with tons of shape and color decisions, for this Holiday season!

*This is a sponsored post - all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


 Cape: NY and Co {recent, similar} // Skirt: Target // Shirt: Caslon // Tights: c/o Hanes // Boots: Old Navy // Glasses: Prada

I love that there are still days in December in North Carolina that feel like Fall. All I need is a cozy sweater, or in this case - a cape, and I'm warm enough to be outside. These photos were from our trip to the farm for Thanksgiving. It was such a wonderful time spent with gracious friends. We are very lucky to have found a family away from family in NC - since ours is up north and we couldn't make it home for the Holiday.

Linking up with Style Sessions

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Leopard Class

 Coat: Ann Taylor {similar} // Pants: Vince Camuto // Shoes: Steve Madden // Glasses: Prada // Jewels: JCrew, c/o Kendra Phillips {wearing gold piece in set}, Kate Spade // Belt: F21 {recent}

If I have to be cold this time of year - I like to bring a little bit of fun to my coats. And what is more fun than a nice leopard print? My advice - if you are going to wear such a strong print, pair it with simple, understated pieces.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday Wish List

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My favorite sales today:

Baublebar - 20% off or more

Banana Republic - 40% off

Sole Society - 33% off 

J.Crew Factory - 50% off

Gap - 40% off