Wednesday, November 21, 2012


I am so excited to be hosting my very first #GIVEAWAY! It's the time of year for Thanks and Giving so to thank all of you who follow my blog I am offering this amazing giveaway! Up for grabs is a Henri Bendel Debutante Assymetrical Clutch with Zipper Details in a Metallic Grey! It really is perfect for this #HOLIDAY season! It retails for a whopping $250!

Here are the rules for entry:
  1. Must be 18 years old or older. 
  2. Must have an address in the US to ship to! (Sorry to all of my readers that are excluded!)
Enter below using Rafflecopter. In order to enter you must follow my blog either with GFC using your google account or via email. Additionally, you must follow my twitter account! Each additional item you do will give you bonus entries! Within 48 hours of the end of the giveaway I will notify the winner via email and also here on my blog! Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway  

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Leibster Award Nomination!

I am so honored that I was given the Liebster Award by Noor's Place. Check out her blog here! (P.S. she has the craziest mouse icon EVER!) The Leibster Award is for inspiring up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. She asked me 11 questions about myself and asked me to also share 11 interesting facts about myself as well. Here we go! 

My eleven questions:

What do you prefer ? Tumblr or Twitter? I prefer Twitter. 
What's your favourite fragrance? J'adore Dior
If you want to dwell in any city of the world, which city that could be? London. I was married there this year as a matter of fact! For its history that is alive and well, the accent (care for a spot of tea?) and the architecture. I feel as though I'm in Downton Abby whenever I am there walking through the streets. 
Who's your favourite singer/band? I'm currently obsessed with the Black Keys. 
Any celeb role model? My fashion role model is Olivia Palermo for her ability to mix and match textures and prints while maintaining a feminine aesthetic. 
High heels or sneakers? Always, high heels. The higher the better! 
If you get a chance to be starred in a movie , who would be your co-star? My life might as well be a comedy. Everyone always says, "That could ONLY happen to YOU!" So, I would have to say Ben Stiller. 
What's your biggest passion? I have two: teaching and fashion. Kids are so pure-hearted and will always be your best critic given their honesty. Fashion because it allows you to express yourself without ever saying a word. 
What's your biggest fear?I am terrified of snakes. I have a snakeskin bag and I had nightmares that it was coming alive to eat me. I couldn't wear it for months. I've finally convinced myself that by wearing the bag it will scare other snakes away from me. Ridiculous, I know! 
What's your favourite brand? Valentino! Valentino's trademark red and glamourous gowns always send me into a frenzy. I especially love the mix of feminine ruffles with edgy studs as of late. 
Most important person in your life? My Aunt V. She raised me and is the most amazing woman EVER! She is also the reason I am obsessed with fashion. She always ensured that I was dressed to the nines for any occasion from a very small age. At the age of 4, I informed her that I would require a "fancy" dress for a holiday party and she obliged. It happened to be red and sequined a la Valentino! The rest is history.

11 facts about Miss Beanie: 
  • The name Miss Beanie came from my husband (boyfriend at the time) who said I was a jumping bean, a green bean and a string bean. Ultimately, it morphed into my nickname, Miss Beanie. 
  • I am a pescatarian and have been since the age of 7, meaning that I choose not to eat meat with the exception of fish. 
  • I am obsessed with french macarons from Laduree (not to be confused with macaroons). I even had a tower of them in lieu of a wedding cake! 
  • French fries are my weakness. 
  • I drink my coffee black! 
  • If I could live in any era it would definitely be in the roaring twenties without the depression. Sequins and fringe are fine by me! 
  • My favorite hotel in the world is Claridge's. They even offer an Audrey Hepburn package or a fashion week package. Every year their Christmas tree is designed by a fashion designer…last year was Lanvin!
  • Pink is my favorite color.
  • My favorite shoe designer is Nicholas Kirkwood. Check out my interview with him here.
  • I adore elephants but only with their trunks held up, which is a sign of good luck. It is on my bucket list to ride an elephant while wearing a beautiful jeweled sari. 
  • I am a science nerd. I majored in Microbiology. Strange, I know. 
Here are my nominations for the Liebster Award:

If you accept the award, please write a post referring back to this one and write 11 facts about yourself as I have done. You must also answer these questions and nominate others with less than 200 followers! Enjoy! And feel free to take a bow and pat yourself on the back!

  1. How did you come up with the name for your blog?
  2. Who is your blogging role model?
  3. Favorite food?
  4. Cupcakes or Ice Cream?
  5. Do you have a hidden talent?
  6. Who is your celebrity crush?
  7. What is your favorite song right now?
  8. Do you prefer dogs or cats?
  9. If you drink Starbucks, what is your go to order?
  10. Favorite store to shop at?
  11. Favorite season?

Thanks so much for the award! 

Neon Trees

I'm bringing some of my bright summer wardrobe out for the fall! I got the neon flats and bracelet this summer from Ann Taylor and I just couldn't put them into storage just yet. This sweater immediately cried out to be paired with the neon cap toes flats because they both share the same highlighter hue. Meant to be? I think so…. What piece in your closet are you not ready to store away?

Sweater- Hazel via TJ Maxx, Jeans - Peg Fit by Paige similar here and here, Shoes- Ann Taylor similar here, Anorak - Seven via TJ Maxx similar here and here, Bracelets - Ann Taylor similar here, Purse - Corto Moltedo, Sunglasses - Michael Kors 

I love my Ann Taylor neon crystal bracelet from this summer. Want something similar?!? Check out the LoveObsessed store on Etsy! She takes vintage jewelry and hand paints it! You can even customize a piece for yourself! 

Friday, November 16, 2012



Margherita Missoni, granddaughter of founding father of the MISSONI brand, is selling some of her prized vintage possessions to benefit OrphanAid Africa on YOOX! Did you get that? Her PERSONAL wardrobe is up for grabs! AND it benefits orphans in Africa! It doesn't get much better than this fashionistas!

Hurry and check out her stories behind some of the items for sale and get the chance to own something worn by the Italian beauty! Watch the interview here.

Here are some of my personal favorites, including the headband that I opted for!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tuxedo Style

Ruffle Top - Banana Republic old, Sweater - NY&Co old, Pants - Vince Camuto (ON SALE!), Shoes - Kate Spade old similar here, Purse - Vintage,  Jewelry - All Vintage from Nouveau Boutique 

Von Maur Grand Opening! Spectacular, Spectacular!

Von Maur, the department store giant out of Iowa, held their grand opening party in Atlanta at Perimeter Mall last Saturday!! Unfortunately, I was out of town but fellow fashionista, Christina, went and shared her photos with me! 
Meet Christina! She'll be a famous stylist one day!
Christina said the customer service and beautiful displays were unbelievable! She felt pampered and special even on a night when the store was crowded and busy.
Von Maur's principle: Christina delved right in to this request! 
Fur is a HUGE trend this fall! Von Maur had an entire section of fur, both real and faux. See a similar fur vest here.

This is such a great look for fall! I'm obsessed with foxes! Remember my graphic tee post? Check it out here!
Fox Sweater - $39 here

A great example of how to wear print on print! Wear in similar colors and break it up with a touch of chambray!
 Von Maur prides themselves on their displays. The Children's section was quite spectacular and created a fun experience for children to enjoy.

The children's section was quite the scene! Check out this huge tree!

Roaring Twenties Evening Wear just in time for the holidays! Dress by Sue Wong similar here

Christina loved this "Gem" of a handbag by Mary Frances, similar here! Great accessory for a LBD!

A night at the opera or symphony would be a great opportunity to wear one of these bedazzled beauties by Adrianna Papell, similar here!

Be sure to check out the newest Von Maur if you are in Atlanta, or one of their other 27 locations! Their online selection is quite impressive as well as offering FREE delivery and gift wrap year round! 

A special thanks to Christina for scouting out the newest shopping hotspot in Atlanta! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Jaguars + Tweed

Tweed Riding Coat - Guess via Nordstrom Rack available here and similar here, Blouse - Ann Taylor old but similar here, Black Leather Leggings - via Last Call similar here, Boots - Michael Kors via TJMaxx similar here, Purse - YSL, Brooch and Ring- Nouveau Boutique, Aviators - Michael Kors

Love the leather details on this jacket. The elbow patches, pockets and shoulders are all accented with leather!

The brooch is available for sale through Nouveau Boutique for $25! Love the green eyes!

This vintage jaguar ring is also available for sale through Nouveau Boutique and is $65. Check out the ruby eyes! The diamond band is my own and was used to keep the ring on my finger because it was a tad big -- useful idea for those rings you gotta have but just don't fit!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Get the Look for Less!

Attention all Isabel Marant fans out there! 

I stumbled upon these boots at Bebe while searching for this amazing studded leather skirt (see it here) and I couldn't believe my eyes! I immediately googled Isabel Marant cowboy inspired studded ankle boots and VOILA! There they were…not an exact replica but similar enough! They will surely grace the legs of celebrities and fashionistas this season (I call it on Kristen Stewart). For nearly a tenth of the price, check them out! 

Bebe Chelsea Studded Buckle Boot $179, here
Isabel Marant Milwauke Studded Suede Ankle Boots $1495, here 

Isabel Marant FW'12 Paris Runway Show

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Erickson Beamon for Club Monaco!

I have had an obsession with Erickson Beamon for quite some time now (remember the collab with Bauble Bar here) and I was more than excited when I saw the dazzling jewels on display at Club Monaco today! Check them out!

The PERFECT holiday party earring! Wear with a LBD and you are set!

Erickson Beamon for Club Monaco Drop Earring $129.50, get it here

Dying over this ring…definitely on my wish list. See more items on my wish list here.

Erickson Beamon for Club Monaco Ring $119.50, get it here

This necklace is even more amazing in person! This is also a great DIY idea…add a brooch to your chains and go!
Erickson Beamon for Club Monaco Brooch Necklace $189.50, get it here
Check out more of the collaboration at Club Monaco stores and online here

Be sure to stop by the Club Monaco store at Lenox Mall in Atlanta to see the new renovations! The vintage collections and menswear additions are AMAZING! And the staff is so friendly and helpful! I had a blast shopping there today!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Fab'rik Event with My Style Vita

Wednesday night I had the pleasure of mingling with fellow Atlanta fashion bloggers and donating warm weather coats to Atlantans in need at local boutique, Fab'rik. It was hosted by Atlanta blogger, Jessica of My Style Vita! (Check out her blog here.) We spent the night shopping and enjoying champagne and delicious mini bundt cakes catered by Nothing Bundt Cakes
Top - Vintage from Scott's Antique Market, Oxblood Peplum Skirt $39 - Bill Hallman, Mask Shoes - Nicholas Kirkwood similar here and here, Bag - YSL Muse.  Photo courtesy of Cameron Adams of Atlanta Street Fashion Blog
Photo courtesy of Cameron Adams of Atlanta Street Fashion Blog

I love the cuffs on this vintage blouse and have hopes of removing them and attaching them to other outfits! Cameron Adams loved them just as much and featured these photos on his blog, Atlanta Street Fashion. Check out other photos from the night at his blog here

Other notable Atlanta Fashion Bloggers for you to check out: 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Corto Moltedo Mania

Check out these Susan Clutches here

Here are my promised pictures of the Corto Moltedo boutique in Paris! It is such a cool design concept and I love that he showcases his bags as works of art, as they should be! There are only one of each bag in the boutique and you can see where my dragon clutch was taken from! 

How cool is this envelope clutch?!? I love the frog on a lily pad and the painted effect on the snakeskin. Monet-esque perhaps?

Bosco Envelope Clutch - buy it here

The excitement of my dragon clutch was unbearable…jumping up and down outside the boutique.

My first Corto Moltedo bag back in 2009…the infamous python with ruffle trim. I still wear this bag often and it has held up in perfect condition! 

Elisabeth Python Ruffle Bag - buy it here

Inside one of my favorite hotels in Paris, Le Meurice. In the lobby you can carve into the Ice Wall. Do you see "Miss Beanie Was Here"?

I hope I have converted you into a Corto Moltedo lover! Join the madness! Check him out at!  

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Black and White and Red All Over

Black Skinnies - Old Navy, Black Lace Top - Storets similar here, Black Perforated Leather Blazer - London, Lizard Belt - Vintage, Dragon Clutch - Corto Moltedo, Shoes - Valentino similar here, Hat - Vintage similar here, Jewelry - Forever XXI, Vintage, Lips - Maybelline Red Revival, Nails - Sally Hansen Salon Effects
Hope everyone had a great weekend! I dressed in all red and black in honor of the UGA Bulldogs and Falcons both winning their games! Goooo DAWGS! Riiiise Up Falcons! I was so excited to wear my new clutch that I got in Paris! Its by one of my favorite purse designers, Corto Moltedo, and he is AH-MAZING! The girls at the boutique told me all about the design behind this clutch and sold me on it once they told me it was the year of the Dragon and it is red for lucky! I'll have to do a post tomorrow just about how cool his boutique is! 

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