Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Big Event!

It's that time again! Shopbop is holding their Big Event starting today and ending Thursday. Whether you stock up on basics or are hunting for that spring splurge, you can save save save with the code BIGEVENT14. 

In taking inventory of my own closet,  I've found that I need to cover my basics- particularly basics for the bottom. Pants, shorts, sneakers are all lacking from my wardrobe. Here's my own Big Event wish list...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Blue Notes

Do you literally feel a twinge of pain every time you reach for your coat or pull on a wool sweater? This winter has lasted long enough, thank you very much! While we may still need to wear pants and boots to combat these frigid temps, there's no reason we can't start layering our new spring favorites underneath for a breath of fresh air. Some of my favorite pieces I've ever purchased were Resort or Pre-Fall pieces- those in-between season options can be some of the most wearable year round. Choose a classic color for your purchases between now and April and you'll be in business all year long...or at least til next winter. I shudder at the thought.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Third Bedroom Upgrades

Do you have the one room in your house (or more) that you just can't figure out? It sits there half empty and neglected and slowly it morphs into your "storage" room until a guest comes to town and you must find them a place to sleep. That's the third bedroom in my house. It has a daybed in it and an old-school tv but otherwise it had little else to offer. I finally got a strike of lightning and think I've made some great strides in this space. (A few trips to Furbish Studio didn't hurt either...)

I realize that the tv in this room would typically be considered an eye sort but for some reason I love that it throws this little corner off slightly. Luckily for this of us who are interested, the Satara Rug pictured in this post is on sale.

There's always more decorating to be done but at least this room feels less storage-y and a little more functional! What do you do for these types of rooms in your house?

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

First Look at Fashion Week

"Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future...this is known as Fashion Week." 
- Carrie Bradshaw, "Sex and the City"

The first few runway shots have begun to surface on Style.com. This time of year, I find myself heading to their website several times an hour a few times a day to see the latest updates. I've perused a teeny bit and have to say I am looooving Lela Rose's runway so far. (Big surprise.) (Sarcasm font.) The Dallas-born designer just knows what a Southern lady wants. Her pieces are stylish and wearable but never trendy. These are the types of clothes that make a functional wardrobe and you'll reach for them year after year.

I will own this top! And those shoes!!!

These pieces won't be available for months. Until then, you can get your Lela fix for spring and summer. I'm sort of obsessed with this entire Resort look. 

Shop more pieces below.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Lake House Love

via Houzz

Who's ready for the weekend already?? Me me MEEEE! I've been looking forward to this weekend for year! Every February, my 12 oldest and dearest friends gather together for a girls' weekend. This year, we head to Lake Norman to spend a little q.t. together in a fabulous lake house. (Not the one pictured, sadly.) It's the one time we get together that involves no weddings, no babies, no hosting and no worries. And I can't wait! There's nothing like spending time with your old friends. Next year, one of us will have an almost one-year-old and I predict a few more babies will have been born or will be on the way. That makes this year extra special as our own families grow and we face the inevitable wonderful changes that life brings. 

In another lake house's news, a sunroom renovation is underway as we speak! I took a few pieces to be reupholstered earlier this week (and might have score a vintage coat in the process). I can't wait to share with you the results when we get everything completed. There's lots more to do but baby steps are still a great start.

Finally, J.Crew is offering 25% off today through Saturday with the code BRINGSPRING! Check out some of my favorites below.

Happy Thursday, Friday and weekend!!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Fashion Week in February

When New York hosts Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in February, you never know just what the weather will do. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow last weekend and predicted six more weeks of winter. Then Mother Nature bombarded the U.S. with an insane winter blast reaching from Minnesota to New York. All a fashion girl can do is break out the (faux) fur, strap up her boots and get ready to stomp it out in the snow! 

Top Right Image via Tumblr/ J.Crew Silk Top/ Alice + Olivia Faux Fur Vest (on sale!)/ Bottom Right Image via SalonThesis/ Tory Burch Bootie/ Club Monaco Moto Pants/ Rachel Zoe Coat (comes with detachable faux fur collar AND on sale!)

With all this crazy cold weather, keep in mind that this time of year is an excellent time to stock up on coats, vests and even boots for next winter. If your (un)lucky, you may even be able to wear some of your new duds in the next few weeks! Stay tuned for more Fashion Week highlights next week!