Even though the official day of fall has come and gone, its still hot here in Atlanta. So hot that I can still wear shorts to brunch. This is the perfect outfit to head to brunch and then pop around some furniture stores in midtown. I feel like Carrie in the second Sex in the City movie... cheating on fashion with furniture.
Ah the Emmys, the true beginning of awards season and the chance to judge the very dresses we recently saw strutted down the runways during fashion week. I mean who watches the actual awards, we all know its all about the dresses. This year was no different, there were some definite misses ( eh hem Connie Britton) and some absolute hits. Check out my picks for best dressed. Who made yours?
|Julie Bowen in Monique Lhuillier|
|Tina Fey in Vivienne Westwood|
|Sofia Vergara in Zuhair Murad|
|Kelly Osbourne in Zac Posen|
|Kat Dennings in J. Mendel|
|Allison Williams in Oscar de la Renta|
|Ginnifer Goodwin in Monique Lhuillier|
I know, I know. I've been really slacking in the blog department lately but it's for a good reason. Been out traveling for pleasure and for work. I've been loving my new job and even more than loving my new job is my new found love of fun new work clothes. How f-ing great is this skirt and surprising so affordable
With it being such a beautiful day out today it requires a Sunday brunch with an outdoor patio followed by a stroll in Piedmont Park. When it's this hot out (we're talking triple digits people!) it practically demands flow-y and easy breezy fabrics.
Best part of having a new job is enjoying happy hour with new coworkers and getting to know people. Another great part of the new job is a laid back dress code. This dress with a blazer is quite possibly the best day to night outfit for the summer heat that has taken over the South.
Oh hey there. I have I not been around for a while? Well do please let me explain, I just returned from a family vacation to Sweden to visit friends and family, celebrated my birthday and I also just started a brand new job. Sooo to say things have been a little crazy around here is kind of an understatement but things that make me feel better is knowing I have a new white tuxedo jacket hanging in my closet. I love treating myself to birthday presents.
Sorry for being MIA as of late but unfortunately the cruel flu found itself a new victim this past weekend. Poor timing as I missed all the festivities of the always fun and exciting memorial day weekend. The only positive about being sick this weekend was rekindling my love for Dawson's Creek and the twisted love triangle of my favorite Cape Cod high schoolers. I hope everyone else had a much more exciting and healthier weekend than I did!
Things have been pretty hectic lately so planning date nights with T is essential. We are both having a blast exploring new parts of Atlanta that we had no clue existed that we have more restaurants we want to try than probably even possible. The best part about all of this is the opportunity to dress up. My typical go to outfit is jeans and tops and this new aztec print top from All Saints is a new favorite. Obsessed.
Nothing more beautiful than a dusty rose cut off jean short. Am I right or am I right? Right. Especially when paired with sheer cream button downs. Perfect outfit for a sunday brunch followed by a trip to the airport as I am sadly leaving the wonderful city of Kansas City today and one of my beautiful best friends.
Ah the lustrous little black dress. Oh how you might just be my favorite part of my closet... You versatile little thing, you. Nothing better than being able to take the same dress and give it 2 (although you can do many more) completely different looks by only adding different accessories. Also comes in handy when lending to your friends without them stealing you're entire look.
Well ladies and gents, I am off to the glamourous... Kansas City. Home of kick ass BBQ and one of my besties. Craving some much needed girl time and this requires a trip to the airport. I completely despise those people who show up to the airport in sweats and uggs. Ugh gross. I always try to look somewhat pulled together while maintaining a comfortable feel.
Nothing like moving back down to the South to add a bit of prep into your wardrobe. Im dying over each one of these pieces as all together they create a fun preppy outfit but they work so great individually. Even better is that all these pieces are under $50...
After such a long day yesterday, another gorgeous wedding (!), the only thing I wanted was a big ole bloody mary... Ahhh and I can honestly say the last thing I wanted to do was try and look cute, which involves wearing a hat because I'm too lazy to do my hair. Go Braves!
Just bought this cute pink pencil skirt yesterday from H&M for an amazing $17 bucks. Super excited to mix into my wardrobe and I think a little hint of mint. Some of my favorite colors that I haven't really had the chance to combine them so I think this is the perfect opportunity.
While many of you may have other opinions (and that's fine) my idea of the perfect spring time outfit is a great fitting pair of white jeans with a silk cami. It is ultra seductive especially in this peach color with a little bit of a tan. If I could, I would wear this outfit everyday but I can't because I'm clumsy and my white jeans would get dirty in a matter of two minutes. O well, one can dream.
After yesterday's wedding there is nothing more my feet want than to soak in hot water and never put heels on again. But, alas, it is Sunday and that mean Brunch. Oh how I adore you brunch. Heading to midtown today to check out The Nook for some good eats.
As I mentioned previously, I just started working with a new event planning company, Simply Charming Socials (check them out!), so there are tons of weddings in my future. Today's wedding is outdoors and a simple rule to follow for outdoor weddings is wearing a wedge. Trust me, I learn from experience. That said, this would be the perfect outfit for an outdoor spring wedding.
It has been such wonderful weather lately that this Friday calls for working out on the back porch. Have another wedding tomorrow so it will again be a long Saturday but it is always so worth it. I promise to share pictures with you sometime next week. Its at a gorgeous venue in Monroe, GA. Its a long day so I won't be wearing any heels at all so I gotta work some serious ones when I get a chance. Im dying over these.
Sorry for being MIA the past week or so but I have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off. I helped coordinate my first wedding this past Saturday and it was such a blast. I will fill you all in on it later but one of the things that really stood out was the amount of lace the guests wore. In such a variety of colors, it was incredibly refreshing and youthful.
Ah Easter Sunday is upon us which sadly means no brunch but it does my a delicious early dinner with family. THe thrill of hunting eggs, putting together easter baskets for the little ones, and marinating the lamb make this such a fun day in my house and a great day to combine pastels into ones wardrobe.
There is something about a maxi skirt that just makes my inner hippie bust out. I want to wear too many bracelets, not wash my hair, and have a jacked up manicure. Good thing the OCD in me won't let that those last two happen but I do still love letting my inner hippe out.
My favorite day of the week is here. Sunday. Woop woop. Yesterday I played tennis and my legs are so sore its not even funny. So I need to let them breath in my new favorite shorts. Keeping it super casual today and need flats so that I don't trip on my face after bottomless mimosas! Woo sunday! Oh and happy april fools day!
"This is how we do it, its friday night, and I feel all right." - Can you name the artist? O yeah, its friday night which means its Ladies Night. Super excited for a girls night out, flirt with boys for free drinks and then ditch them at the bar. Ahhh I love ladies night...
Not that I'm a lady who lunches but I am a lady who does a power lunch. Meetings, meetings, meetings. Insane. If I could pick out any outfit of the internet for my power lunch it might have to be this... How insane is the leather pencil skirt (swoon) and this mcqueen peplum. Need I say more.
Happy friday errr-body! It is super rainy out today which just brings the mood straight down so I figured I need the brightest and cheeriest outfit ever. Pink and red has been a color combo that took over last fall but is easily transition-able into spring and summer.
Another addition of trends to try for Spring/Summer 2012. Peplums! They were just about everywhere on the runways and I know some of you are thinking 'why the hell do I want extra fabric sitting on my hips?' but trust me, it is an extremely flattering look when put together correctly. Try balancing out your peplum top with a pencil skirt or skinny jeans.
Hanging out on polyvore can be dangerous. Putting together outfits, dreaming of shopping, decorating your ideal closet and then you come across items that realistically you are never going to own. Must face it. Well these are my picks for spring. If Only.
So I recently saw this picture of rachel bilson rocking some seriously kick ass red shorts and figured I need to give it a try. Since it is now officially spring (at least in my mind) I figured I would give it a shot. Found these frickin' adorable red scallop hem shorts at Jcrew and can honestly tell you they will now be a staple in my spring/summer wardrobe.
One of the most important things a woman needs to know is how to dress: day to night. Men have it so easy with slacks and a button down to take them from the board room to the bar while women (especially single ones) struggle with mixing sexy and office appropriate. Blazers and colors are a girls best friend.
So here is another chapter in my pinterest collection of fashion inspired outfits for my spring wardrobe. I am trying my best to integrate skirts, dresses and color. What are you wanting to bring to your spring wardrobe? If you are late to the Pinterest party, you might need to get on it but WARNING you won't get off it.
So I will be the first to say that I went through a hard core pink phase in high school. Like really hard core and since then I haven't really touched the color, until my best friend pushed me head first into a pink as hell outfit and I loved it. For some reason dressing in all one color (other than black - my go to) gave me a kick ass swagger when I walked. Try it out, you just might find an extra boost in confidence!
Well Im back and so is my little computer! It finally came back to life and as promised I have tons of posts ready to go. So I figured I would start with my favorite... Sunday Brunch. It has been absolutely incredible weather here in the South lately... I mean, minus the tornado last week.
Sorry buds, my computer is still sick which is super annoying because it won't let me paste anything which means no pictures! Ugh so annoying. The good news is that I have tons of stuff ready to post as soon as I can get my computer back. I will give you your style brew fix. Ta Ta for now!
Did you guys watch last night!!?!? Although the actual show was only 'okay' the fashion surely did not disappoint. Everyone was looking quite handsome last night, even the women. One big trend we saw on the red carpet last night was long sleeves which I get since it is February and its cold but it made little Shailene Woodley look 200 years old instead of 20. And don't even get me started on Angelina, while I think she is hands down one of the prettiest faces in the world, she wore black. Boring. Couldn't see the wonderful structured bodice of her black velvet Versace gown.... and JUST because your dress has a slit doesn't mean you need to stand with your leg out like your peeing on a fire hydrant. And then there is the wonderful Emma Stone, whom I adore but her dress just screamed Nicole Kidman in Balenciaga. If you don't know what I'm talking about... google it. Anyways here is my list for best dressed of the evening:
|gwyneth paltrow in tom ford|
|tina fey in carolina herrera|
|octavia spencer in tadashi shoji|
|jessica chastain in alexander mcqueen|
|michelle williams in louis vuitton|
|rooney mara in givenchy|
|meryl streep in lanvin|