Thursday, June 30, 2011

It's Almost Time!!

Anniversary sale is around the corner and I couldn't be more excited.  I even called Nordstrom customer service to get my access code that failed to go to any of the family members' inboxes today.  I got a sneak peak at the items that will be featured for Fall and let me tell you... it's FANTASTIC!

Some popular trends that we've seen in the past that are making another appearance and are obviously NOT going away anytime soon are leopard and animal prints, skinny jeans (plenty of bootcuts are available also phew!) deep plums, plaids and lot's of boots!  I was hoping for lots of sweaters, but it appears ponchos and capes are making their debut this fall.  I will say I'm not 100% sold on this trend, but it does look great with the right outfit.

Now let's talk shoes... There are TONS of boots to choose from.  Wedges, high heeled, riding style, short boots, tall boots, suede boots, oh so many boots.  You can't go wrong with this look.  It looks great with skinny jeans, they go great with dresses and suit skirts also.  So be sure to add a new fresh pair of boots to your shoe collection this fall if you do anything. Lot's of suede and leopard was also making an appearance on shoes from high heels to the oxford.

Now if only I can hold off spending any money until July 15th, I'll be able to get lots of great items!  Stay tuned for pictures!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Red White and Bluekini's

I'm sure many of you won't be wearing those little dresses all day, especially in Atlanta where we're probably expecting 100 degree weather.  Pool time!  Here are some great bikini's to go with your holiday inspired dresses.
Old Navy bikini top, bottoms aren't available so grab a solid color in white or red or navy to complete your look... AND it's on sale!

Kirra bathing suit from PacSun.  A great all American suit, and it's buy one get one free.  Bathing suit is around $20.00!  What a steal!


Splendid reversible bikini.  I love this pick because you can get much more use out if it since it's 2 bathing suits in 1! Available at Nordstrom.



Grab a bag to throw your sunscreen, sun glasses, beach towel and whatever else you may need to celebrate the holiday in this great Michael by Michael Kors bag that's also on SALE!





Another great tote by Rib & Hull.  Super inexpensive too.

Red White and Blue

Some people go to a backyard BBQ to celebrate the birthday of America, while some may be at an upscale venue eating fancy hot dogs and burgers, wherever the holiday takes you, these dresses are sure to be a hit.
 Express

The Limited

 Suzi Chin Maggy Boutqiue
Aqua

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fashion Obsession - Miu Miu

I've always been a huge fan of Miu Miu, especially Miu Miu shoes.  Today I'm obsessing over some of their new styles with interesting details.  Check out some of my favorite picks from this awesome knot bootie, insane peep toe, fire engine red patent leather and who isn't dying over these leopard motorcycle boots?  All great options for your pre Fall wardrobe... that is if you want to shell out the money for it... I'll just admire from afar...





Thursday, June 23, 2011

iPhone Covers to Druel Over



Always on a mission to find a cute case to support my very special friend, my iPhone.  Sure we all have the cases from Best Buy that come in solid colors, or strange patterns that frankly aren't very girly or stylish.  Today I came across stylish, fashion forward iPhone cases from MARC by Marc Jacobs.  Not only does Marc keep your phone protected and stylish, but your laptop and even your iPad as well.  So step it up from the boring black cell phone case and pick up one of these bold and pretty cases to protect your loved ones.

Food Truck Thursdays With The King Of Pops



Officially Summer right?  Nothing screams summer like an ice cream truck rolling through your neighborhood playing it's little jingle handing out drumsticks and creamsicles to the neighborhood rugrats.  At what age is too old to be chasing after these Mr Softee trucks with my dollar bills in my hand?  15? 25?  I'm not sure where the cut off is, but I'm pretty sure me pushing the five year olds out of my way to grab a popsicle is frowned upon in my neighborhood.  I'm going to stick to the adult ice cream truck.  You know, the one that has Mexican chocolate, chocolate sea salt, mango margarita, and grapefruit basil as their feature flavors?  It's the King of Pop's truck, or should I say trike?  It's tinier than the other trucks but has jut as long of a line for these frozen treats.



So many reasons to fall in love with the King here.  He made something out of nothing being laid off by AIG and started his dream of bringing delicious popsicles to the streets of Atlanta.  Not only has he created some amazing flavors that are sure to please your palette, but the King is also green.  King of Pops has made it their goal to be ecologically responsible.  They recycle their fruit that doesn't get used to community gardens and they strive to only have one bag of trash PER WEEK. Pretty impressive right?  Wait until you taste their pops, they're just as impressive.

King of Pops on Urbanspoon

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Outfit Du Jour

Today's outfit is a wrap dress from Forever 21 and shoes by Enzo. Sticking with a black and white color palette I also added my white bangle watch from New York and Company.

How to switch it up?  For Fall and Winter add tights, boots and a blazer.  Add a sexier shoe and a bright clutch and its perfect for a night out.  Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Sleepwear





Ever been to the sleepwear department at Macy's and you find yourself in hot pink jammies with lollipops all over it?  Or better yet an ill fitting wannabe nightie that is covered in lace and crappy imitation silk?  Well I've been on a mission to find some reasonably priced, comfortable, form fitting, everyday sleepwear.  And you know what, it doesn't exist.  Victoria's Secret claims to have it, they don't, it's also covered in red lips and has VS all over it.  I started to think I should start my own sleepwear line, and then I realized I can't draw or sew.  Thankfully Express designers are mind readers.  And yesterday I find to my surprise, sleepwear available in the stores.  I know it's new, because I was there on Saturday, and it showed up on Monday when I went back for no good reason.... That's a whole other issue I'm working on, back to the sleepwear.  With tanks and matching shorts, nighties that aren't baggy, and pants that are soft and comfy, you'll be sure to find something you'll love to sleep or nap in.  (Big fan of naps).  Check out Express for more sleepwear and intimates options that are now available!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Cut It Out

With the hot weather and a great tan, the cut out trend is my newest obsession. From sexy cocktail dresses, appropriately placed cut outs for work, or weekend sun dresses, cut outs are on everyone's mind. Check out some of my favorite picks below.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Perfect Wedding Guest Dress

It seems like every other weekend there's a wedding you need to attend right?  From a beach wedding, chic downtown or country style with lots of grass.  If you need a new dress for an event, look here for some of my favorite picks for the perfect wedding guest outfit.                    

                         

Food Truck Thursdays with Yumbii







Can you leave your desk a few minutes early for lunch? I suggest you do, and do it now.  I promise, it’ll be worth every bite.


Waiting for an hour in the Atlanta heat would only be worth it for one thing… a Korean taco fusion from Yumbii.  Yes, I could just go to Hankook and pick one up after work, but who really wants to go through all that trouble of driving, parking and sitting inside an air conditioned room when you can just stop by the Midtown Food Truck Thursdays and wait in line with other taco addicts for what’s considered to be the best tacos in town.

Yumbii has put the other trucks to shame with its ridiculously long line that requires an executive lunch break to enjoy.  Fresh and made to order make these tacos worth every minute (or hour) of the wait.

The combination of Korean and southern style gets rolled into each one of their tacos.  The local favorite is the spicy pulled pork taco topped with a fresh sesame salad.  The crisp lettuce compliments the mouth watering tender pork.  A close second are the crispy fish tacos.  And for you vegetarians, tofu creations are as popular to us carnivores as the meat filled tacos. 

Grab a taco, watch the other addicts wait in line while sweating in the heat, and enjoy… enjoy quickly though, your lunch hour is probably up by now.
Yumbii Food Truck on Urbanspoon

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My New Chairs With Sexy Curves


Finally got rid of my college Laura Ashley dining set and have upgraded to a more mature, curvy dining room for my grown up taste.  First I fell in love with this X marks the spot table from Pier 1.  Unfortunately it didn't have matching chairs so I've been on a long hunt for the perfect affordable chairs.  I had been eyeing these West Elm scoop back chairs for a while now and right when I sold my wrought iron Laura Ashley table set, my chairs went on super sale.  Such a great deal, and what great style.  I also love that they are stackable which is perfect for when I have a party and can keep them tucked away in a corner or closet.  I've been contemplating buying one bold patterned one to create some interest, but for now, I'll stick to the espresso color.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Wear Everywhere Shoe


Everyone has those pairs of shoes that you default to for jeans, dresses, shorts wherever whenever.  They are your comfy heels, your casual or dressy shoes, so diverse right?  These Jessica Simpson's are my new go to shoes.  A strappy tan leather sandal with the perfect amount of sexy and casual, it can be worn with everything and anywhere.  The thick platform in the front helps ensure you can wear these all night long without needing to pop an Advil.  Extend the life of them by wearing them into Fall and possibly Winter if the temp doesn't drop below 50 (wouldn't want your little piggies to freeze off!).  Buy them now by clicking HERE.  What are your favorite go to heels?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Trendy Decor and Stiff Cocktails



If the Atlanta heat isn't getting you thirsty I don't know what is.  This week in Atlanta, I'll be stopping in to one of my favorite upscale lounges in the Buckhead area.  Whiskey Blue at the rooftop of the W Hotel is chic, elegant and full of delicious cocktails to choose from.  Their most recent addition to the menu are the ever so tempting punch bowls.  From an Arnold Palmer, Margarita, or Strawberry Mojito, these bartenders can serve up a stiff yet delicious drink to help cool you down after a day at the pool.  Stay late to catch an amazing downtown skyline view and dance the calories off with some of Atlanta's favorite DJ's.  You'll be sure to feel like a celebrity in this modern lounge with white leather couches and oversized chairs on the patio.  Bring your girlfriends or stop by on a hot date.  Either way, the night can't possibly end bad with beautiful people and fresh handmade mojitos.


Whiskey Blue on Urbanspoon

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Father's Day Picks

Don't forget that Father's day is right around the corner, June 19th.  Have you figured out what you're getting the old man in your life this year?  I've been browsing some of my favorite stores for some great ideas for Dad this year.  If he's a Scotch drinker, a polished business man, or a wino, here are some great picks that he'll definitely enjoy to receive from his favorite child (that is you right?).


If your Dad loves to cool off in the summer months with a Corona and some friends, these Beer Bands from Z Gallerie are a great way to keep your beers in check.  With great words such as  "tanked" and "blitzed" they are sure to be a hit at Dad's next BBQ.



If Dad's into a nice suit and cuff links, these Paul Smith cuff links are sure to create some flair if your Dad's into Poker.  Cuff links available at Bloomingdales.


Dad like his scotch on the rocks but hates that they end up watered down?  These scotch rocks are perfect for the scotch drinker.  Keeps your drink cold without diluting it.  Add a bottle of his favorite, and you've got the perfect gift.  Available at Z Gallerie for Dad.
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