Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Jump






Jumpsuit: LOFT // Shoes: Steve Madden // Necklace: Baublebar // Glasses: Cole Haan // Bracelets: Michael Kors, Stella and Dot, CWonder 


Wearing a jumpsuit is completely out of my comfort zone - my friend and fellow blogger Brooke is the one responsible for kicking me out of my comfort zone and making me try on what is now one of my favorite pieces to wear at the moment. We both agreed you can style it in many different ways, but ultimately it is so darn comfortable! 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Classic Wool




Top: Caslon {similar} // Skirt: H&M {similar} // Coat: old {similar} // Heels: Steve Madden // Earrings: Cynthia Rawley // Glasses: Prada


Monday, February 24, 2014

Pink All Over



 Jacket: NY and Co. // Skirt: The Limited {similar} // Sweater: H&M {similar}  // Rings: H&M // Watch: Michael Kors // Shoes: Kenneth Cole 




*Linking up with Funday Monday

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Belk and Junior League of Raleigh Co-Host Fashion Forward with Trina Turk




The Junior League of Raleigh is partnering with Belk for the 3rd annual Fashion Forward event. The annual spring fashion benefit will celebrate the season's must-have trends on Sunday, March 9th at 6pm at Belk Crabtree Valley Mall - Raleigh, NC. For all of you locals - I'd love to see you there!

There will be a fashion show at 7pm with hors d'oeuvres and beverages. There will even be a special guest appearance by renowned fashion designer Trina Turk!

You can purchase tickets to the event on the League's website. Ticket purchases includes food, drink, gift cards and a chance to enter several drawings. ALL ticket holders will receive a 20% discount on regular and sale-priced purchases during event hours (very limited exclusions). All event proceeds go to the Junior League of Raleigh to support its community partnerships, volunteer service and leadership training.

Doesn't the picture above make you long for the warm summer days? I can't wait to grab my lighter, brighter wardrobe and head out to the beach! But until I can do that - I look forward to attending the Belk and Junior League of Raleigh event. Let me know if you have any questions and I will see you there!


Monday, February 17, 2014

Snow Day








 Sweater: Vince // Pants: Paige // TShirt: Target // Shoes: Sam Edelman {similar} // Purse: Rebecca Minkoff // Sunglasses: Prada // Earrings: Nordstrom

What to wear in all of this SNOW?! Cozy and warm. Where are my warm NC Springs?!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Cold





Coat: Borrowed from my mother {similar} // Skirt: The Limited // Sweater: Cynthia Rowley {similar} // Necklace: Baublebar // Glasses: Prada // Shoes: Betsy Johnson

I spent the last weekend in Minnesota where the snow was plenty and the air was frigid. We had a wonderful time at my brother-in-law's wedding though! Now we are back in NC for some more chilly weather - when will this ever end?!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Casual Glam





 Top: TJ Maxx {similar} // Skirt: Target // Shoes: Kenneth Cole {love this color!} // Necklace: similar // Glasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Bracelets: BSTRONG band, Nike fuelband

Sometimes it is just fun to dress down the glam or dress up the comfy. Especially on a casual afternoon running around town.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Dark Night

Dark Night



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Blame it on the lingering freezing weather - but I am currently drawn to darker pieces. I think they give the perfect amount of moody, yet chic-ness. 


Linking up with Funday Monday

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Bows on Bows






Dress: Nanette Lepore // Shoes: Betsy Johnson // Jewels: JCrew // Glasses: Prada // Lips: MAC - Craving

Yesterday I attended Belk's Spring Fashion Preview and one of their Style Statements for the season is Feminine Charm. I couldn't be more on board with this statement. I love to have feminine details within my looks all year round and what is more feminine than the color pink and bow details? I couldn't have been more impressed with the looks Belk produced for their look book and the gorgeous designers they are collaborating with. I am looking forward to this season!


Monday, January 20, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Bryce Thomas


This is one of my favorite photos of my nephew Bryce. He is a perfect, beautiful peanut. 


I've have had the opportunity to meet such wonderful people in the blogging community, I wanted to share with my dear friends my nephew's struggle that has been on my mind, as well as my family's mind, every single minute, of every single day, for the past few months.

Bryce Thomas, at 5 1/2 months, was diagnosed with Krabbe Leukodystrophy, a rare and terminal genetic disease. With Krabbe, Bryce does not produce a key enzyme known as galactosylceramidase and this affects the growth and maintenance of myelin. The lack of this enzyme results in demyelination and an excess of globoid cells, which are toxic. As a result, children with Krabbe slowly lose their motor functions, have seizures and muscle spasms, and go blind and deaf before losing their life. The average life expectancy of a child diagnosed with the early infantile form of Krabbe is 13 months.

I can't begin to put into words the range of emotions I have experienced and have witnessed my husband experiencing. Knowing the amount of pain my brother and sister in law are feeling is excruciating. This is all so unfair. However, I feel so fortunate to witness such an amazing little boy exert so much strength, fighting for his life, each and every day. His story is inspiring. His parents, Kyle and Jenna, are inspiring. I have so much admiration for how they have handled every aspect of this horrible situation, all for the love of their little boy. They are rockstars. 

Why am I sharing this on the blog? I think the power of social media can be used for good. I've seen it done and have no doubt people in this world will continue to use it for good. For example, Keith has had the opportunity to work with wonderful young men at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Last month, the Tarheels took on the Cincinnati Bearcats in the Belk Bowl. Starting Quarterback, Marquise Williams, spoke with the media about Bryce and dedicated his game to him. WRAL published a story on Marquise and Bryce "When Football Takes a Back Seat."


See Marquise's blue band? That is his BSTRONG band. We all wear one for Bryce. Marquise and several members of the UNC Football team wore theirs during the game. These special players also took to twitter and raised awareness for our nephew out of the kindness of their own hearts. Keith and I will be forever grateful. 



This is Uncle Keith and Bryce minutes after they got to meet for the first time last summer. Like many of you, we live hundreds of miles apart from our family - and specifically in times like this, we feel the distance. 

Both families have created a website - thebstrongfund.org - you can go and follow Bryce's story, support the family financially and ultimately raise awareness for such a rare and awful disease. We are raising money to support Bryce's parents, two public school teachers, with growing medical costs, measures to keep Bryce comfortable and content and anything else they find themselves needing during this time. There is also information on the website on how you can get your own BSTRONG band. 



I ask for you to keep my nephew in your thoughts and prayers and pray for the continued strength of his mom and dad. Please share thebstrongfund.org with friends and family. 




Monday, January 13, 2014

Primary





Coat: Target // Dress: Target // Scarf: The Limited // Shoes: Franco Sarto {similar}// Glasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Earrings: Kate Spade


Hello again. I hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing, productive Holiday season. And welcome to 2014! We are two weeks in and I hope 2014 has started out just as you would of liked it to!

After a bowl trip and win, good quality time spent with family and some moving news - I am more than ready to focus my time back to blogging and enjoying time reading other blogs. You will definitely be seeing a lot more of me. 


Linking up with Funday Monday