Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

Wednesday Wishlist

1. Forever 21 Striped Sweater - $25 2. Peplum Jacket via Target - $45 3. Finders Keepers Sequin Tuxedo Pant - $130 4. Anthropologie Eiffel Tower ring dish - $12  5.  Rachel Zoe Tassel Necklace - $650 6. Tory Burch Dale Studded Flats - $275

This week I've been missing Paris so much after a pan au chocolat and cafe au lait didn't hit the spot. Then everything I looked at screamed "Oh la la!" to me and thus we have a Parisian chic Wednesday Wishlist. Remember my Paris posts here and here?

Au Revoir! 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Quest for Equestrian

Ever since I was a little girl I've had an obsession with horses and all things associated with riding. Horsebit, riding boots, jodhpurs (fyi: fancy name for riding pants), tweeds…it gets me every time! So when I was vintage shopping with my mum, I instantly gravitated toward this jacket! It was tweed, had leather accents, elbow patches and was vintage probably made in the 1970's. And for only (drumroll please) $10, I couldn't get to the register fast enough! Whoever let go of this fine jacket, let me thank you! Hence, the outfit…

Jacket - Vintage (similar), Blouse - Old from Saks (similar), Pants - Old Navy, Boots - Banana Republic, Belt - ASOS, Brooch - Vintage, Earrings - Ann Klein, Purse - Louis Vuitton

I picked this vintage cameo up at Scott's Antique Market in Atlanta.

This belt with the tweed reminds me of a hunting trip in the countryside of England. Downton Abby, anyone?

Shop the equestrian look below! 

Prabal Gurung x Target Collaboration: I've Got A Crush

With Valentine's Day fast approaching and girls clamoring for the perfect date, dress and gift it can seem all too overwhelming. Prabal Gurung to the rescue! He has come up with the perfect spring wardrobe complete with Valentine's day attire! With names like First Date, Meet the Parents and Floral Crush, he definitely knew what he was doing by debuting the collection a mere 4 days before Valentine's day. I must admit….I have got a crush on several items! Now I just have to figure out how I am supposed to get all of these goodies when I'll be in NYC on the busiest day of NYFW. Sister to the rescue?!?!?

This dress is beyond cute! I love the colors and the full skirt! Perfect for a summer party!

Floral Crush Dress - $49.99
I may have the tiniest highlighter yellow obsession and these would top it all off!

Ankle Strap Pumps in Blazing Yellow and Dresden Blue - $39.99
I'm very interested in seeing this black and white lace top in person…I can't tell from the campaign if it is cute or a mute.
Lace Blouse - $29.99, Skirt in Meet the Parents Print - $29.99
 I love a good gladiator sandal and my crazier side wants me to test out the Nolita print. What do you think, should I tame my wild side and go with Apple Red instead?
Lace Up Pumps in Black, Nolita Print and Apple Red - $39.99
 I obviously love a fun blazer (see here, here, here) but I don't have a blazer of this magnitude! Totes loving….
Floral Crush Blazer - $49.99, Long Sleeve Tee - $19.99, Floral Crush Print Shorts - $26.99
 The perfect Valentine's Day date dress? I think so.
Ruffle Dress in Apple Red - $39.99
 Not so sure of the length on these shorts but the top is super pretty! See above for my commentary on highlighter yellow.
Lace Front Blouse - $34.99, Floral Crush Print Shorts - $26.99
What were your favorites? Check out more of the collection HERE and take this super fun quiz HERE! I got dubbed "The Perfect Catch". Not too shabby!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Laundry by Shelli Segal Spring/Summer Preview Event

I had the pleasure of attending the Laundry by Shelli Segal showroom at the Atlanta Apparel Mart to preview their Spring and Summer 2013 collections before they hit the stores! I also had the pleasure of wearing a fabulous Red Tiered Lace Laundry dress to the event! I met and mingled with other Atlanta bloggers and picked our favorites for the upcoming warm season! We all agreed, Laundry fits every body type and has a dress to suit every occasion! Whether its a sexy Valentine's day date or a cruise to the Bahamas, these dresses are easy to wear and will always garner compliments. Not to mention the fact that they are so easy to travel with! Wrinkle-free and comfortable materials make these dresses a safe bet for all of your vacations this spring and summer!
The lovely host, Trina Smalls of Baby Shopaholic blog, wearing the Laser Cut Ponte Dress by Laundry. 
I'm wearing the Tiered Lace Dress by Laundry, Christian Louboutin heels, Roger Vivier purse, D&G cuff, and Forever 21 earrings. Trina paired her Laser Cut Ponte Laundry dress with Prada bangles and Astra Platforms ℅ Just Fab.

The showroom representative was rocking a leather panel Laundry dress from the Fall 2012 collection that is on SUPER SALE with Zara pumps!
Lexi from Lexi with Curls sported the Matte Jersey Animal Print Block Dress! We loved the versatility of this dress with the hidden zipper down the front! 

Eboni from Fashionista Next Door rocked the Print Jersey Dress by Laundry. You can go a size down for a fitted sexy look or a size up for a more relaxed tunic fit! 

Bright colors for the Spring/Summer collection!

This dress is the perfect dress for brides this year! Bridal showers or even a change up for dancing at the reception. The belt is removeable, so the option to jazz it up with a sparkly belt is always fun!

This gorgeous evening gown is so easy to wear and there is no need to stress about accessories as the necklace is built in! 

Kristen Kai from LilyKai boutique shared her favorite look from the collection! I agreed with her, this One Shoulder  Laser Cut dress has the best details on the ruffle and the thick material sucks you in just enough making it the perfect dress for summer parties and weddings!

Charee from Charee Lanee shows her favorite pick from the collection while wearing the A-Line Boatneck Print Dress by Laundry. Missoni-esque for so much less makes this dress high atop my must-have list!

Girl Talk!
I was so lucky to get to meet all of these fabulous bloggers and to be a part of such a special event! A special thanks to Baby Shopaholic and Laundry by Shelli Segal. I have to give a shout out to my fellow fashionistas: Fashionista Next Door, LipGloss & Binky, Pretty Girls Rock Dresses, Lily Kai, Lexi with Curls, and Charee Lenee!

Be sure to look out for all of these dresses in stores like Nordstrom and Bloomingdales soon! Shop my favorite picks from the collection below!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Power of the Printed Pant

Confession to make: I'm hopping on board with the printed pant trend! I got this pair of paisley pants (referred to as my mardi gras pants by the mister) from J. Crew Factory and they've been begging me to take them out. Well, here is their debut. And how about this blazer and shirt matching perfectly with the crystal embellishment! The Escada blazer was a steal from TJ Maxx and the shirt was a steal from Lauren Conrad's collection at Kohl's. Talk about pairing high and low! Do you think they know they used the same embellishment? 

Blazer - Escada via TJ Maxx (similar), Shirt - Lauren Conrad via Kohl's, Pants - J. Crew Factory, Shoes - Alice + Olivia, Bracelet - old from Ann Taylor, Necklace - old, Purse - YSL, Wallet - Georgia R in Rome

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Belated Wednesday Wishlist

Sorry y'all! Wednesday was one of those days….glad it is over! So here are my must haves for this week! With everything under $70 this week, I am trying not to get everything! But the earrings and bracelets are definitely coming home with me! Have you noticed all of the anchor accessories coming out this spring or is it just me? I'm thinking the nautical stripes + anchor jewelry are going to be a huge hit this summer at the yacht club. ;-) Hope your week goes well! Tonight I am going to a Laundry by Shelli Segal event hosted by Baby Shopaholic! Pictures to come tomorrow!

Wednesday Wishlist

Bedazzled Brigade

I'm quite frankly obsessed with this jacket that I got during the fall! It has the coolest pearl and sequin embellishment which just so happens to accent my bedazzled cap toe shoes. These shoes take the cap toe trend up a notch don't you think? And I felt like this could be an awesome DIY project if you didn't run across a jacket with the embellishment on it. Just a simple pocket embellishment would add so much! Check out this amazing DIY for army jackets here
Embellished Army Jacket - Sold Out (similar here, here), Colorblock Top - TJ Maxx, Waxed Jeans - J Brand, Shoes - VC Signature, Purse - YSL, Bracelet - Bill Hallman, Earrings - Fabrik, Ring - Aurelie Bidermann

If you live in Atlanta don't forget about the awesome SALE going on this weekend:

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Flowers + Pearls

Hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend! We've had such beautiful weather lately and I cannot wait to start wearing my spring clothes! I thought this Floral Tuxedo Blazer and Mint Pearl Top by Lauren Conrad would be enough to tide me over until it is actually Spring…..we'll see how long I last before I pull out my dresses and skirts. And how stinkin' cute is the detail on this pearl blouse?!? I'm slightly obsessed with it. Be sure to check out the remaining Fall/Winter collection at Kohl's by Lauren Conrad while it's on super CLEARANCE! 
Floral Blazer - LC by Lauren Conrad on SALE, Pearl Blouse - LC by Lauren Conrad on SALE, Pants - J Brand, Purse - Valentino (similar), Shoes - Kate Spade, Necklace - Vintage Dior, Pearl Cuff - Forever 21, Pearl ring - Chloe Alberry in London

I am getting ready for Fashion Week and have started conditioning my feet to brutal torture. I always keep a spare pair of flats in my purse just in case I lose feeling in my toes (it has happened). So I did a quick change into these calf hair studded flats from Zara so that I could run from lunch with mum to the grocery store. 

Quick change into Zara calfhair studded flats. 

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