Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!





Source: flickr.com via Jenny on Pinterest

I'm taking the rest of the year off from blogging.  I need a break, time to regroup, time to be inspired, time to have fun with family and friends, and of course time to just have one less thing on my plate during this busy time.  So I will say goodbye here on the blog until 2013 (though I'll still probably be Instagramming and Twittering away - look me up, I'm @spryonthewall for both).  I hope every single one of you has a wonderful rest of the year!  See you in 2013!

(my favorite Christmas movie - I'll watch it a dozen times, if everyone will let me)
Source: imagekind.com via Jenny on Pinterest

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 - My Five

If you don't like stripes or checks, then stay away from this collection.  A kind of precursor to his Louis Vuitton Spring collection - he rarely overlaps/connects these two collections (things are generally kept very separate) but this time they could be half-sisters!  I'm digging the mod vibe!  Here are my picks!
 



 
Images via Style.com

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Lanvin Belt or Cologne From "Anchorman"?

I saw this Lanvin belt:
 
 
Which made me think of this:
 
The "Sex Panther" Cologne from the movie "Anchorman"!
 
Which of course makes me laugh because as we all know:
 
And that, my friends, is how my brain works...
 
Images via farfetch.com (top), me via screen cap (middle) and Pinterest (bottom)


Friday, December 7, 2012

Happy Weekend and a Thank You!

Sorry I've been M.I.A most of the week, I've been holed up in manufacturing facilities handling a project.  As a follow up to last Friday's post, I did end up checking out the Target + Neiman Marcus collaboration, well let me say I was disappointed.  The price points didn't match what I saw at all.  Just too much money for the quality, I was expecting a bit more polish for the price and it just wasn't there for me, so I walked out empty handed.  I mean the Oscar de la Renta tote that I wanted was $60, which in reality was a basic natural canvas tote with a print on it - NOT worth $60.  So thanks, but no thanks.  I'll wait for the clearance prices.  And I don't know about your Target, but nothing has sold at my Target - the shelves are overflowing with this stuff.  Enough of my rant, on to better shopping news...

A couple of weeks ago I won a sweet $200 gift card giveaway for MaxStudio over at Sandy a la Mode!  I mean, wow, right?!?  I wasted no time picking out some goodies, check 'em out:

 
Here they are in full (except the green/black check top - which I couldn't find online anymore)
 
I love everything I picked out, just perfect!  So, a HUGE thank you to Sandy for hosting such an amazing giveaway!  She has a great blog so make sure you stop by and check it out!
 
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday!

Not many outfits again this week (thanks to work stuff - when I have to sport a uniform of sorts).  We are finishing decorating the tree today!

Top - Old Navy
Jeans - Gap
Cardigan - Missoni for Target
Necklace - b'day gift

A couple of weeks ago I was sent a fabulous necklace c/o Coldwater Creek and Real Simple magazine.  Of course I went about styling up this sparkly gem, it's so versatile.  Check out some outfits I pulled together from my closet:
 
I'm linking up again with The Pleated Poppy for WIWW. Make sure you head over and check out what everyone else is wearing!
pleated poppy

Disclaimer: I received the Coldwater Creek necklace from Real Simple Solution Seekers for purpose of a review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fendi Spring 2013 - My Five

A collection full of earthy, yet vibrant hues, color blocking, prints and major texture and pattern mixing.  Really strong and fabulous outfit/color mixing inspiration!  Check out my picks:
 




Images via Style.com

Friday, November 30, 2012

Happy Weekend and the Target + Neiman Marcus Collection Debut!

First of all I want to thank all my new followers!  Wow, considered my mind blown, welcome!  I've had a crazy week full of sickness (my cold turned into a sinus infection and I got some meds yesterday so I'm feeling like a human again) and lots of work at my day job.  BTW, why is it always so darn crazed when you feel under the weather?  At least it seems that way.

What's on tap for your weekend?  I'm going to be ordering our Christmas cards (totally punting this year and using a really nice picture of my girl taken back in August by my brother with his iPhone and posted on his Instagram.  Yes, yes I am lazy.)  And I'm going to hit up Target to scope out the Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection.  I've got my eye on the following items:
Oscar de la Renta tote - $60

Proenza Schouler sweatshirt - $30

Rodarte wrapping paper - $8

Rodarte ornament (I LOVE this) - $20
 
Are you excited about this?  Are you eyeballing anything from this collaboration too?

Stop trying to hide Karlie, we know it's you (and girl, you are everywhere)!
 
Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to enter Jessica Who?'s November giveaway!
 
Images via Target.com

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Gucci Spring 2013 - My Five

What a happy, rainbow hued, ruffled collection from Frida Giannini.  I loved it!  I adore the tunic/trouser look that is long and lean, it's timeless.  Great prints, including color infused snake print and a large floral in stunning colorways.  Here are my many picks!

 





 
Oh Frida, I need that top!
 
Images via Style.com

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

Just a couple of looks this week (since I spent most of the past week and a half in yoga pants /PJ's with a sick kiddo and then a sick me - the pickings were slim). But first, I want to let you all know about a fab giveaway over at Jessica Who? - there are two prize packages being given away (one of which contains a $10 Starbucks card from yours truly).  Head over and enter

Now to the outfits:

Top - J.Crew outlet
Cardigan - Barney's Co-Op
Pants - Old Navy
Necklace - Birthday present
Shoes - Coach (hand-me-down from Stepmom!)

Sweater - Gap Kids
Pants - Gap
Shoes - Coach
 
I'm linking up again with with The Pleated Poppy for WIWW. Make sure you head over and check out what everyone else is wearing!
pleated poppy

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Jonathan Saunders Spring 2013 - My Five

A nice collection with lots of color and graphic touches.  I'm particularly smitten with the "rain drop" graphic and the iridescent silver treatments.  Here are my picks, enjoy!
 
 


 
Images via Style.com

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Social

I'm linking up with Neely at A Complete Waste of Makeup for Sunday Social!

Sunday Social
This week's questions:

1.  Name 4 jobs you have had in your life:
     1- Jacquard Design Specialist
     2- Styling Manager
     3- Freelance Textile Designer
     4- Residential Dobby Designer
(All of which are variations on the same thing)

2.  Name 4 movies you would watch over and over:
     1- Caddyshack
     2- Star Wars
     3- Anchorman
     4- The Proposal

3.  Name 4 Places you have lived:
     1- Larchmont, NY
     2- Cumberland, MD
     3- Chattanooga, TN
     4- Griffin, GA

4.  Name 4 of your favorite foods:
     1- Pizza
     2- Banana pudding
     3- Reese's peanut butter cups
     4- Greek salad

5.  Name 4 things you always carry with you:
     1- Personal phone
     2- Work phone
     3- Lip balm
     4- Wallet

6. Name 4 places you've been on vacation:
    1- Athens, Greece
    2- Honolulu, Hawaii
    3- Paris, France
    4- Ennis, Ireland

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  Unfortunately I was sick as a dog, but I am feeling better today.  Now I just have to play catch up today :o)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm sorry I've been a little M.I.A around here lately.  Between my girl being sick, me trying to get sick (I'm fighting it though), getting ready for Thanksgiving (I'm cooking!) and tons of work projects tugging at me night and day (that's what happens when you work with overseas facilities, night becomes day) - I'm beat.  I'm ready to eat and be merry this long weekend!  So Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers.  Have a happy and safe holiday!  xoxo

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Alexander McQueen Spring 2013 Backstage Video

Hi!  Just popping in to say hello and share this beautiful backstage film of the Alexander McQueen Spring 2013 collection (check out my picks from the collection here).  So beautiful!


I'm in the middle of a big project at work, so posting will be light this week.  See you on the flip side!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Narciso Rodriguez at Kohl's UPDATE/Review!

I went and checked it out and I must say I'm even more impressed now that I've seen it in person!  They didn't have the entire line in my store, they had about 90%, but there were some standouts in my eyes (and yes, I purchased something)!  Bonus, it's all 30% off right now!
Tiered Peplum Top - $48 - $33.60 right now
This top is stunning in person, love the black version (which looks to be sold out online) but this red is so pretty too.  It's not one of the obvious ruffle peplums, it's more drapey and more edgy. Great for tummy camouflage (not that anyone would ever need that - lol!)
 
Tile Georgette top - $54 - $37.80 right now
This top!  This top is gorgeous in person.  Yes, it's the one I bought.  The printed panels are more sheer than you would think, but not so much as to have to wear something under it (unless you are in an uber conservative environment).  I was telling one of my BFF's that I can imagine this top worn with some cute ankle length, slim cut, black trousers and kitten heeled pumps.  Or in my real life, some cute jeans and a blazer or yoga pants or whatever - ha!  All kidding aside, this is a sophisticated, well executed print.

Yoryu Top Set - $54 - $37.80 right now
Doesn't look like much in the picture, but in person it looks extremely high end.  The cream panels are a sheer crepe (don't worry it comes with a beige camisole). It reminded me a lot of his high end line with the texture mixing and structure.

Taffeta Trench Coat - $120 - $84 right now
A bit shiny (hey, it's taffeta), but super chic.  Great color and not too heavy.  Perfect coat to go with any holiday outfits!

Crepe Blazer - $84 - $58.80 right now
This is one stunning blazer in person.  You can't tell, but it has black panels on each side and under the arms (hello slimming!).  It's a good weight and really tailored.  Fab-u-lous!

Ponte Sheath Dress - $60 - $42 right now
This is a lovely dress, in fact all of the dresses were lovely.  They are all made from a super structured knit, that won't stretch out. 

Those are my top picks, but I encourage you to check the line out for yourself.  He did a great job, it really feels sophisticated.  One of my main gripes with Kohl's is that, while there are certainly gems there, the lines tend to feel repetitive.  My theory is that they use the same manufacturers for each line and therefore things feel like "I've seen this before" - speaking more to the prints and color choices.  It blands out, so to speak.  This line breaks that mold and I hope they continue to push the boundaries.

What do you think?  Have you checked it out yet?

Images via Kohls.com
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