Bold and Bright Jewels

Friday, April 29, 2011

TGIF!  One of my favorite jewelry trends right now is bold, bright colors.   Here are some pieces I'm currently crushing on...particularly that yellow cuff!

{Yellow Moonstone Colored Stone Cuff,  Emerald Drop Earrings, Yellow Small Circle Earrings, Ethno Teknik Hand-painted Swarovski Crystal Earrings, Emerald Calcite and Diamond Oval Drop Earrings, Rhinestone and Gold Enamel Bangles}

Tom Binns has some stunning bright and colorful hand-painted crystal necklaces that I would love to wear.

Since the price tag is quite steep I won't be buying either one of these anytime soon - but I did come across two great DIYs that copy this idea on other blogs. {here and here}

What do y'all think about bold, bright jewelry?

Sole Society

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

It’s certainly no secret that I have a shoe (particularly high heel) obsession and recently I've discovered a new website to help fuel my addiction and add to my ever-increasing shoe closet...Sole Society. It's another members only type shopping site that I'm pretty sure was launched by Hautelook in March.  You start by going through a little style quiz so they can put together your “Style Bio,” then each month a selection of shoes is put together for you to choose from based upon your style choices.  You can either choose to buy a pair (or several), request alternative styles for the month, or select to skip buying that month (as long as you choose to skip by the 5th).  Even better - each pair is just $49.95 and shipping is free! (I loathe paying for shipping)

I ordered my first pair of shoes from Sole Society last week and I absolutely love them!

I was a little worried that for the price they would only have faux leather, but several pairs in this month's  closet (including these strappy delights) are actual leather.

If you haven't already checked out Sole Society I definitely recommend it!

Midday Fashion Love

Monday, April 11, 2011

How adorable is this Betsey Johnson dress?!  Where is a garden party when I need one?

 {via Modcloth}

Preppy Plates at Joss & Main Today!

Lately posts about Joss & Main (a new private sale site) have been popping up all over blogland and I've got to add my fuel to the fanfire.  Joss & Main offers sales with fabulous home items from designers like Le Creuset, Trina Turk, and Lilly Pulitzer (coming April 18).   I mean seriously - Trina Turk and Lilly Pulitzer for your home AND on to my ears!  Their site is also a part of CSN stores, which is always on my list of places to check when I'm looking for something online because they seem to have just about everything.

One of today's fabulous sales at Joss & Main is Preppy Plates!  Fun, bright colors and preppy patterns topped off with monograms!  

How perfect would these be for a outdoor dinner party?

Their sales start at 11am est.  If you need an invite to join click here.  

Happy Shopping!

Beautiful Bedrooms

Saturday, April 9, 2011

For the past few weeks I have been working on a diy decorating overhaul of our bedroom.  I've redone our headboard, painted our nightstands, recovered the lampshades, added a little spray paint to the actual lamps, and made some wall art to hang on the wall behind it all.  This weekend I'm finally going to get it finished and take pictures to post on Monday!  In the meantime, I thought I would share some of the fabulous bedroom inspirations I found around the web.

Have a lovely weekend!

Garden Style

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring in Virginia is absolutely stunning!  There are beautiful flowers blooming everywhere you look - except in front of our house.  Instead, we're beautifying our yard with a sad looking dead plant that I killed during my gardening attempt last summer.  (Apparently planting something and then forgetting to ever water it again does not result in a beautiful garden...)  I do have plans to give it another attempt this weekend (or at least just remove the dead plant), but I've decided that when it comes to having a beautiful flower garden the closest I'm going to get is wearing pretty floral patterns.

With the exception of all the Lilly Pulitzer in my closet, I don't really own many floral prints.  I'm just not  crazy about the small, symmetrical floral patterns that seemed to be all I came across (or noticed) until recently.  Well - problem solved!  While perusing the internet today I found (and subsequently fell in love with) these lush, garden-inspired floral prints/patterns.

{from left:  Infinite Garden Tank, Anthropologie; Gladiolus Skirt, Anthropologie; Fog and Flowers Top, Modcloth}

{from left:  Two Tickets to Paradise Dress, Modcloth; Picked Plaid Skirt, Anthropologie; Awash in Blooms Dress, Modcloth}

Of course, to satisfy my Lilly Pulitzer/bold and bright colors craving these two floral dresses are also amazing!

Completely unrelated note:  I finished the Fever series last week (which was awesome) and now I'm back to my usual diet of romance novels (cheesy I know but I can't pass up a story where people fall in love and things end happily ever after).  Anyways, this quote came from the third book in the series (Faefever) and I loved it too much not to share.

"It's just that in the Deep South, women learn at a young age that when the world is falling apart around you, it's time to take down the drapes and make a new dress."


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