Thursday, March 31, 2011

the Southern Eclectic

Thanks to Paula of Two Ellie for sharing a new blog to me, The Southern Eclectic headed by the seriously talented fashion designer, Sheridan French.  This momma of two is adorable, stylish and designs beautifully detailed clothing rich in texture and print.  Make sure to check out her blog as well as here latest collection.  You are in for a treat darlings. 

photos via, collage by me

Are you as smitten as me?  I am adding a few of these beauties to my Spring/Summer Wish List.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

one dress + four looks

Ann Taylor dress last season

For weeks now, I've been seeing other bloggers do outfit posts with one piece of clothing but done several ways so I decided to join in on the fun.  Here is one of my go to dresses for spring/summer and a few ways I like to wear it.

Louis Vuitton Carry-All bag, vintage belt, BP shoes for Nordstrom, Old Navy necklace

Joan & David shoes, Ann Taylor Loft sweater, Old Navy necklace, Ann Taylor belt, Marc Jacobs bag

Chanel Purse, Cookie Lee necklace, gold and silver vintage necklace, Coach shoes

Old Navy Denim Jacket, Cookie Lee necklace, two strands of pearls, Chanel purse, Gap shoes

 I had so much fun putting these looks together to share with all of you. 
Hope you enjoyed them too.
What is your go to dress for this spring/summer?

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Snowed in + a birthday

Jake getting ready to play in the snow

Eric, Jake, Ryan and Me

Eric and Jake

My sis in law Kathy and me

In yesterday's post I mentioned that I would post pictures of our trip to Lake Tahoe, Nevada today. Lake Tahoe is our go to spot to ski and enjoy the great outdoors.  Lately we've been traveling to Northstar Ski Resort.  We rented a cabin via VRBO and had such a great experience. If you click on VRBO or here you can catch a glimpse of the cabin we rented.  It was clean and very comfortable and I know I can speak for the entire family, we would rent it again. 

This past Saturday was my birthday.... How old do you think I turned?  Ah, I wouldn't do that to you. I am now 35 and I am feeling a lil bit older friends.  Before I was in my early 30's and now I am in my mid. It hurts a bit but I am loving my 30's and who I have become and hope to continue to be. 

Do you have trouble with aging? 

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family time

We've been spending a lot of time with our family lately.  Two weekends ago we rented a cabin with some of them and got in much needed family time.  We talked, ate, drank and chilled in the hot tub.  Here are some snapshots of the cousins playing. Thanks to Auntie Mary who watched the kids so we could enjoy an afternoon together in the Villages at Northstar Ski Resort.  Eric and I shopped and ate while the others skied. A great trip indeed, more on it tomorrow. 

Happy Monday friends. 

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Friday, March 25, 2011

the it list


Happy Friday folks... I hope you had a great week and an even better weekend planned!  Take some time to dive into these great links, there is so much great inspiration here!
  • mama loves papa is looking cowgirl-chic for sure, what with posing with cows and sporting some adorable cowboy boots.  I just love this look! (find mama loves papa on twitter!)
  • shen dove is rocking one of my favorite looks for spring... a maxi dress with tons of layers. Perfect for when you want to dress for spring, but still be warm! (find shen dove on twitter!)
  • the capital barbie features shimmery metallics to add to your wardrobe for spring. This little skirt is just TOO cute! (find the capital barbie on twitter!)
  • a spoonful of dish rounds up her favorite pieces from the recently launched (or re-launched) Target GO Collection.  There are SO many good pieces to choose from!
  • daily crushes brings the sunshine to you with this gorgeous dress... and a gorgeous room. Both are sure to put a smile on your face!
  • turn up the rad finds an amazing rug style that I have never seen before called the Boucherouite.  They are so lovely and unique! (find turn up the rad on twitter!)
  • good tots features one simple maternity top in three great maternity outfits. If you have pregnant friends, or are expecting yourself - check out these great looks!
  • a spot of whimsy is internet-stalking (in the friendliest way possible, of course!) the first family of fashion - The Hilfigers.   How can you not love these classic preppy looks? (find a spot of whimsy on twitter!)
  • thought and musing goes all out with a vintage leopard print jacket.  This is such a fabulous piece and she carries it off so well - very fun!
  • rosy + tart has my mouth watering with this simple tomato soup recipe. I can never turn tomato soup down! Yum! (find rosy + tart on twitter!)
  • undeniable style is rocking these long wide leg jeans so well. I am smitten with this outfit... I just love a pop of red this season! (find undeniable style on twitter!)
  • rose a la mode snagged this ultra hip straw fedora hat for spring and summer - it will look so fab on her, I just know! How would you style it? (find rose a la mode on twitter!)
  • walking around {where the sidewalk begins} has me drooling over these sherbet-esque dining room chairs. Mmmmm, who doesn't love an ice cold bowl of sherbet? (find walking around on twitter)
  • good life for less released her spring + summer 2011 looks:book - get your copy now for all of your spring shopping needs.  It's like having a personal shopper for the season! (find good life for less on twitter!)
the IT list is organized by jill of good life for less, for information on participating, click here!

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Urban Home

Through blogging I have discovered what it means to make something old new.  I used to buy everything new and while I still do for certain pieces, I am open to revamping a old piece of furniture and making it my own.  A local shop, Urban Home, actually it's about an hour away from me in Berkeley, is a favorite of mine.  They have modern pieces paired with traditional as well as a fantastic inventory.  Here are some pieces I have my eye on. 

all images via Urban Home

Do you shop consignment and thrift shops?  
Any good ones you know about in the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay Area?

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Score at NG

Thanks to Chassity at Look Linger Love for introducing me to Nasty Gal's online shop.  Despite their name they have fun pieces that are a must for your wardrobe.  Are these Cheetah's not delish?

Aren't these Jeffrey Campbell Platform Pumps a must have for any wardrobe?

These soft colors are so light and pretty.  I love how the volume adds interest too.  

These Sam Edelmen shoes rock.... I am loving the stud look right now. 

This jacket is structured but so wearable. I luv it. 

 If you have yet to discover this gem make sure to pop by Nasty Gal. Oh and everything is reasonable in price, score! 

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Target Chic

Thanks to Mandy from Dash it All blog,  I discovered this fun video for Target's Go Collective. I couldn't stop watching it and while watching it I began picking out which piece I wanted. Have you shopped the Target Go Collective? My favs so far are...

I know with such a low price point I should snatch each one of the beauties from Target but I am still not sure which one(s) I want.  Are any of these your favs too?

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