Thursday, January 31, 2013

Baubles and Bottles

I am just loving how Aimee Song displays her bracelets in her home. I also love how she has no shame in her game for drinking Yellow Tail.
Can we also talk about how the actual wine bottle holder is a display case for her sunnies??

Some people are the coolest

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sweet Talk

One of my goals for the blog was to introduce a few more personal posts; so we're going to try a few things about and see how it goes based on your feedback. See if we like it, want to change it, etc. So, today is the first installment of Sweet Talk
This probably won't be a weekly series, but I can see bi-monthly on the blog.


So today's topic, when is enough enough?



One of my many self proclaimed flaws is that I tend to tolerate behavior from people that is really unjustifiable. Things I somehow would tell a friend or coworker to never tolerate I find myself making excuses when it deals with me being the one treated poorly.  

He didn't mean to blow me off again without reason, something must have come up.
 It's ok I take on the workload of my entire team, it needs to get done so I don't mind doing it.
No, I don't mind that you're sitting on your phone texting the entire time we're together.
It's ok, my feelings aren't hurt.

These have all been excuses I have said to myself or my confused friends who ask why I tolerate it, why I let people take advantage of me, how generous I am, of the fact I am always so giving. And honestly, I'm not really sure-Lord knows I have cried enough over how these particular situations have made me feel. I grew up with parents who taught me I could be anything or anyone I wanted to be, and somehow I became a pushover. I know part of it is I hate when something thinks I am mad at them. Or I don't want to be viewed as not a hard worker. Or that I care about someone so much, I'd do anything for them, regardless of if they would do that much for me. I just let myself get taken advantage of. over an over. a lot of the time I can't even say I blame them, they know what to expect from me.




Part of the problem, a lot of the time, these are people I care about. Why wouldn't I want to help them when they need it? Why wouldn't I take on extra projects that help my team at work accomplish goals? Why wouldn't I take the lead in planning something, regardless of what I have to push aside to do it, if it helps others in my family out? I feel like it would hurt me even more to say no to these people.

So, when is enough enough? When do you just say no; stop bending over backwards and put your foot down; realize that I by helping it shouldn't be hurting me as well?? I'm not sure if I'm there yet, but I am getting close. 



 I kinda feel like I know the answer and am waiting to hear it from enough other people to have it sink in...




Monday, January 28, 2013

Wedge Sneakers: Yay or Nay?

 What do we think of the wedge sneaker trend?? I think these venture into man-repeller territory for sure, but listen to my rational..


I'm considering getting a pair of the 29.99 dollar ones from Target for my family vacation this summer..that way, I am wearing sneakers and comfortable on tours, but fashion forward.

I can already hear my brother now...

Red Carpet Roundup: The Sag Awards

Amanda Seyfried in Zac Posen

Kiernan Shipka in Oscar de la Renta

Elizabeth Moss in Dolce and Gabanna

Nicole Kidman in Vivienne Westwood

Jennifer Garner in Oscar de la Renta







Friday, January 25, 2013

My Favorite Links of the Week



Happy Weekend love bugs! Here are some of my favorites from around the blogosphere this week..read anything amazing? Leave me a comment-I'd love to check it out!



Carlee posted some amazing Valentine's Day finds..perfect to drop little hints to the man in your life...or to gift yourself!

I discovered a new tumblr I am obsessed with..get ready to see a lot of images from this site on the blog soon

Tempted to buy a few sweaters from here..they look so warm and great for my family vacation this summer

Is this T by Alexander Wang dress too fancy to wear with a navy blazer to The Clippers Game on Sunday? I hope your answer is no, because I may just wear it anyways 

Loving this peek into jewerly designer Ariel Gordon's LA home and studio..um, Stark chairs at the Salvation Army!

 Jessie makes me want to start collecting Ginger Jars

I want ALL of the Scalamandre home line at Bloomingdales






Maybe I should try some of these hair tutorials this weekend

Thursday, January 24, 2013

92 Days and Counting

I decided that now that I am under the 100 day mark for Stagecoach I am allowed to really get excited and start to make some purchases. And if I learned anything from last year, it will be a lot of white lace, and red, white and blue.


fun cups for pool side and drinking before entering the gates


fun denim shorts that are a dead ringer for the Current Elliot version

a fun bikini for poolside

I'm not a cowboy hat girl, but will gladly support Zac Brown Band


This amazing sweater would be great for cold nights at the main stage



and lots of eyelet. I want this Dolce Vita top badly!!


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Daily Dishonesty

I came across the site Daily Dishonesty, a fun tumblr filled with great typeography and litte lies we tell ourselves or others daily.

Guilty of all of the below...








Tuesday, January 22, 2013

50 Classics for Your Closet

I've had this image saved from Matchbook Magazine for some time now. Classics are so important. I'm thinking of printing it out and keeping it handy when I go shopping to resist buying super trendy pieces and spending my money where it matters.

It seems like I need desperate help in the accessories department, so I should pick up:

a silk scarf.. Vintage Hermes perhaps?
a colorful skinny belt..no one does them like JCREW

No cashmere for me..I'm allergic


And how chic is this navy blazer


Do you invest in the classics?

Friday, January 18, 2013

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday chick-a-dees! Hope you all had a delightful week-and for those of you with Monday off, a great three-day weekend ahead.

I am having a father-daughter date tonight seeing Peter Pan at the Pantages ( did you know I was in this play 3 times as a child, and can probably still recite it by heart..) and then a long overdue mimosa filled brunch with some of my favorite blog ladies.

Dish...what are you all doing this weekend??


Thursday, January 17, 2013

My Spring Go To Outfit


Over the weekend I wandered into forever 21 and purchased this Essential Matelasse Skater Dress, and boy am I glad I did. So glad, I went back and bought the black as well I don't think I have ever had a dress (especially from Forever, but this is also in general) fit so well. I can imagine wearing this to work with a navy blazer over it and then out to dinner. The black version would look so chic with my new Valentino Rock Stud shoes.  If I actually went on dates, this would be the perfect dress to do so

I highly recommend trying this sassy little number and adding it to your collection..for 27.80, there's nothing to lose!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Run and Hide Your Crazy


Miranda Lambert wasn't one of my favorite acts at Stagecoach last year, but sometimes she puts out a song that I just play on repeat.

Enter Mama's Broken Heart, the ultimate break-up anthem if I've ever heard one.



Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Prabal Gurung for Target

I've found the last few Target collaborations to be overpriced and underwhelming, but the Prabal Gurung collection may be the best one yet, at crazy affordable prices. Like, you can probably buy all 80+ pieces and not be broke.

Here are the looks that will be coming home with me without a doubt


Short Sleeve Dress..39.99

Wedges...29.99

Pintuck dress...49.99

Lace Up Pumps..39.99

See the entire collection here


Monday, January 14, 2013

Red Carpet Roundup: The Golden Globe Awards

I feel like this years list may be a little more controversial than past years..
Lea Michelle in Elie Saab

(the dress only..her tan was awful!)
 
Claire Danes in Versace
Kristin Bell in Jenny Packham

(perfect preggo!)

Naomi Watts in Zac Posen

Rachel Weiss in Louis Vuitton
a little out there, but I adore

Emily Blunt in Michael Kors

(hello flat tummy)

Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen

Anne Hathaway in Chanel

she bothers me so much, so I must love this dress
 

Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta

perfection. 

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu

Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy





Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday...

I'm not sure of all your religious beliefs; and I've mentioned that I currently am struggling a lot figuring mine out; but if you do believe in a higher power; keep my family in your prayers today and the next few weeks. 


Have a great weekend loves..

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Look for Less: Roberu Camera Strap

Roberu Border Stripe Camera Strap...190.00


PhylisStrap Striped Camera Strap...35.00
I mentioned that one of my resolutions is to take more pictures, and until I upgrade to a real camera, that will be happening via instagram. But rest assured, once I do, I will be getting one of these straps so I can take my camera with me everywhere! This etsy shop has a ton of colors and patterns to choose from!