Monday, April 30, 2012

Wardrobe Monday

Good Morning Lovelies!

We had a country themed wedding to attend this past weekend and it was a gorgeous day for one.  The wedding was outside and the reception was in an old barn, built back in the late 1800's.  It was so fun seeing everyone dressed for the occasion and a beautiful wedding! 

Dress: Anthropologie, Shirt: J Crew, Boots: Laredo {similar style here}, Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Jewelry: Mixture of Pearls, Michael Kors, J Crew, Forever 21, Nails: Pink Voltage by China Glaze, Lips: Violet Lip Gloss by Laura Mercier.

Have a lovely Monday!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Little Chambray...

Hi Loves!

Happy Friday!! In case you missed my guest post on With A Little Style & Ease earlier this week, here's a look:

One of the trends I'm loving right now is Chambray.  It goes so well with anything and it has a "vacation-chic" style that I adore.  You can dress it down for a casual, boho feel or dress it up by belting it with a high waisted skirt.  

Here are a few of my favorite ways to wear Chambray right now:


J Crew has a ton of great options for a Chambray Chic look, obviously you can't go wrong with this             trend!  Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Quotes for the Day

Good Morning!

Hang in there, it's almost the weekend!  Here are a few fun quotes to help get you through the day:


love this Audrey Hepburn quote
love this
Life is short. Buy the shoes!
Definition of beauty #quotes
                                                   Have a lovely day everyone!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

10 Things...

Good Morning Lovelies!

Happy Hump Day!  So, When I really love something, I sort of get stuck on it.  Sometimes that means playing a song over and over until I'm sick of it or obsessing over a certain color until I realize I've bought 2 10 things in that one color just this week--whoops.  :)  Anyway, on the flip side of things, there are a few things that I love that I'll never get tired of or wear out.  Here's a mixture of both categories in my top 10 random things I'm currently obsessing over:

1.) Sunny Weather {Obviously, this never gets old}:
Palm trees + sunny weather = love!!!

2.) Maroon 5- Pay Phone {Loving this new song}:

Video here
Maroon 5

3.) Yellow {anything}:

4.) Fresh Flowers {anywhere, anytime}:
... fresh flowers.

5.) Cake Pops {The new fad for Dessert}:

6.) Sunnies {Preferably, Cat Eye :)}
Cat-eye sunnies

7.) Colored Skirts {I'll take one in every color, please}:
Love this lilac colored skirt from J. Crew... Maybe, my next paycheck...:D

8.) Lemonade {Everyday, March-September}:
pink lemonade pink lemonade pink lemonade

9.) Horse Photos {One day I'll have my own!}:
Pretty horse photo

10.) Bright Nail Polish {Neon, please!}
neon nail polish

Have a lovely day everyone!


Tuesday Randoms!

Good Morning Loves!

Happy Tuesday!  Tuesday's are kind of random in my opinion, not the beginning of the week, but definitely not the end, so I thought a few randoms for today would be appropriate.  :) Enjoy!

LOVE these two and so excited for them:
Huge congrats to  Giuliana & Bill Rancic!
Rustic Flowers:
flowers in apothecary jar + mason jar
Adore these House of Harlow sunnies:
Summer Kate Spade Bracelets:
kate spade new york Off the Beaten Bangle
Please?! One day I will have a Celine Bag:
Too gorgeous!
In love with this outfit:

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!


P.S.--I'm guest blogging today over at With a Little Style & Ease, don't forget to check it out! :)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Guest Blogger: Liz

Happy Monday!  One of my great friends, Liz is guest blogging for me today--enjoy!

Good morning For All Things Lovely Readers!  I'm Liz over at ...with a little Style and Ease

(My husband and I on our 6th wedding anniversary.)

I'm so excited that Megan asked me to guest post today.  Her blog is one of my daily reads and I'm lucky enough to know her in person and, let me tell you, she's a doll! 

I wasn't sure whether I should write about Spring Must-Haves, Favorite Recipies, Summer Outfits, or Family Life, so I decided to hit on them all and do a post on what I'm currently obsessing about.  Here goes....

Cute dresses for Summertime.  Paired with adorable flats or even flip flops, looking cute and being comfortable can be achieved simultaneously!

Flowers!  Every Spring I go crazy trying to plant my favorites, tulips and hydrangeas.  I have a brown thumb, so they never last long, but I love them so much!

I'm so obsessed with this Birch Tree Wallpaper.  It's pretty pricey, so my next house project is to tackle using a birch tree stencil to paint my son's bathroom.  I have to have this pattern in my house somewhere, and I figure a 1.5 year old won't complain to me about his bathroom being too trendy like his daddy would.  :)

I've been blonde for 30+ years, but lately I've been debating welcoming my dark roots and going ombre like my friend LC here.  I love the combination of brown hair and blue eyes, don't you?

Gallery walls.  I love how grouped together family photos that may or may not be cheesy or stylish can all of a sudden have this elegant feel to them.

The DIY iPhone Speaker System - yup, that's right.  Put your phone on Pandora and dip it in an empty glass.  Let the echo do the work!

As women, we are constantly pulled in multiple directions and can get stressed out not being able to do everything for everyone.  It's important to sometimes throw caution to the wind and do something for YOU!

Gold-tip French Manicure.  A friend once told me she never gets a French manicure because she associated it with redneck women who smoke Virginia Slims.  I tend to agree, but I'm really digging this gold-tipped version.

Warm weather rain.  I'm not one who minds the rain in the Spring and Summer.  What better season to frollick around in puddles and channel your inner 6-year old?!

Bedroom Color Scheme.  I'm obsessed with this salmon-blue combination.  Too girlie?  I might try to do this while my husband is out of town.  Shhh...don't tell!

Favorite Pasta - Chicken Sausage with Pesto and Brussel Sprouts.  Try it once, and you won't regret it.  Plus it's so simple to make and you can eat it room temperature too!

Motivation!  Lately with bathing suit season coming up, I'm trying to focus on being motivated, eating healthy, and feeling good.  I constantly repeat these things to myself daily:

Sources of all pictures can be found here on my Pinterest page!

Happy Day All!



Thursday, April 19, 2012

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday Loves!!

Finally, the weekend! At 5pm today--I will be one happy girl!  Here are a few of my faves from this week:

I Adore Bill & Giuliana:
NBC has announced that Ready for Love, a new dating series produced by Eva Longoria and hosted by none other than Giuliana and Bill Rancic!
Favorite Outfit with Color:
Liking the colors
Favorite Funny:

Favorite Fairy-Tale Photo:
Favorite Table Top Idea:
favorite tabletop

Favorite Fun Food:

pink popcorn

My Favorite Thing in the World:
Have a lovely weekend everyone!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Shoe Fetish

Good Morning Lovelies!

Well, by now whether you know me in person or just from reading this blog, you may get the feeling that I have a slight  major shoe fetish.  When it comes to shopping, the clothes and jewelry are fun to buy, but the shoes definitely take the cake in my book.  There's just so many different kinds--even if I didn't wear them all (which I do, btw), they're still just so pretty to look at! :)

So today, I have decided to do a post all about Shoes--but, not just any shoes!  Here is a countdown of my top 10 faves - where you can find them, buy them or simply stare at them. :) The choice is yours!

#10.  These ALDO Shoes are the definition of Summer. Basket weave, white patent leather and a medium sized heel for lots of walking.  Unfortunately these shoes are about a year old, but here + here + here are a few similar styles.

#9.  I adore these Black Charles David heels. They are perfect for Fall and Winter.  Animal pony hair with patent trim and a tassel--yes, please! 

#8.  These shoes are also Charles David {similar style}.  I love the Military-Chic style these shoes give off and they are super comfy!

#7.  Guess T-Strap Heels.  Similar style here + here.  There's nothing better for work or a modest outfit than a pair of Mary Jane style heels.  I love the nude color and of course, patent leather.

#6.  I like to call these my Lady GaGa shoes...can you see why?! :) These really are not as hard to walk in as they look.  They are Steve Madden {similar style} and super fun for a night out!

#5.  Gold, Gold and more Gold!  I can't get enough of it (if you haven't been able to tell from this blog!). These beauties are Jessica Simpson and perfect for almost any outfit, the color goes with everything!

#4.  These are the true definition of my style--girly.  I cannot tell you how in love I am with these Randee T-Strap Badgley Mischka's. Ahh...I could stare at these all. day. long.

#3.  Tory Burch--a girl's dream. :) I'll take Tory in any in style, color or well, anything.  I love everything about this line, including the beautiful Tory Burch. (I really want need to be her friend!) I love the color of these, the patent leather and of course, the bright gold logo. :)

#2.  Here we are again, staring at Badgley's.  These are fun, flirty and the color is amazing.  Throw a flower like this one on anything and I'm in absolute love.

And now for the #1 favorite shoe...drum roll please... :)

#1.  These Jimmy Choo's are to die for!  Sparkly black booties with a gold zipper in the back--enough said.  These are by far, my most prized possession in my shoe room so far. :) Similar style here, but sparkly like these.  These deserve a pedestal or something, right?!

Well, there you have it, my favorite shoes {that I actually own :)}.  It's an ongoing process--there's always a reason to buy more!

Special thanks to my sweet, handsome hubby for taking these photos for me! Follow him here at John Runion Photography! 

Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Wardrobe Wednesday

Good Morning Loves!

Happy Hump Day!  I hope you're all having a great week so far.  So, by now we all know my obsession with bright {neon} colors at the moment.  Here are some of my fave colors all in one look:

Top: Forever 21, Skirt: J Crew, Belt: Banana Republic {similar style here}, Clutch: Asos, Shoes: Aldo {similar style here + here}, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets: Forever 21+ J Crew {x2}, Earrings: Handpicked,  Nail Polish: China Glaze Pink Voltage, Lips: MAC Lovelord + Pink Poodle.

Have a lovely day!

Style Me

Good Morning!

I am lovviinngg the oversized top with shorts/skinnies trend right now and thought I would do a little research of my own and put a couple of outfits together.  Here are a few favorites:

Look #1:
Equipment Signature Washed-silk Shirt
Equipment Signature Washed-silk Shirt

Topshop Co-ord Scallop Edge Shorts
Topshop Co-ord Scallop Edge Shorts

Rachel Zoe Gladys Flat Sandal
Rachel Zoe Gladys Flat Sandal

J crew necklace
J Crew Necklace

gold watch by MK
Gold MK Watch

Look #2:
Mint Green
Forever 21 Mint Green Necklace

white lace top from miss selfridges
Miss Selfridges W
hite Lace Top 

urban outfitters mint jeansUrban Outfitters Mint Green Jeans

Tory Burch: Caroline patent leather logo ballet flatsTory Burch Caroline Flat in Camille Pink

Bali La Mer Watch
La Mer Watch

I adore these looks and pops of color.  The first look is perfect for a warm, sunny day and the second for a cool, relaxing evening.

Have a lovely day!

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