Friday, April 27, 2012

Friend Friday - Outfit Planning

Linking up again with Katy over at Modly Chic for another set of FBFF questions.  This week is all about outfit planning, away we go:

1. How do you go about picking your outfit for the day?
True story - when I was little I used to have the worst time picking out what I was going to wear each morning, I just could not make a decision in the mornings under that time crunch.  The process always made me run late, drove my Mother nuts and usually ended in tears.  Every. Single. Morning.  Until my Mother put her foot down.  Each night if I didn't lay out what I was going to wear the next day my Mom would charge me 25 cents (hey, it was the 80's, that was a lot of cheddar for moi).  I think I forgot to lay out my outfit like 3 times before I decided I would like to keep my money (and sanity).  Therefore laying out my clothes the night before became a habit, one I didn't break until I became a stay-at-home Mom (that's because days with a newborn with acid reflux are quite organic - and messy - lol!).  Since I work from home I'm not as good about planning outfits as I once was when I had to be in an office 9-to-5, but I still plan my outfits the night before if I have to travel or be in meetings the next day.  It's a good habit to have especially if you aren't a morning person - two thumbs pointing at this gal!

2. Do you try stuff on and then take pics to see how it looks, like Cher in Clueless?
Nope, though when I used to do more outfit posts, I would see what outfits look like and make note to not wear that combo again after seeing the pictures.

3. And are you consistent in your planning or lack thereof, or is your planning limited to special events?
See the last part of question #1

4. Do you have a way of keeping track of which outfits you wore when?
Nope, but hats off to those who do!

5. How do you come up with new clothing combinations?
Usually I just dive in the closet and start pulling combos to see what works.  I like to refer to my actual inspiration board both in my closet and on Pinterest to help my brain think outside of my usual box if I feel uninspired.

Don't forget to head over to Modly Chic and see how everyone else handles outfit planning!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Love This! - Tory Burch Print

I'm totally digging this sunny, happy print from Tory Burch:


What do you think?

Images via Tory Burch

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My Five - Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 (part 2)

As promised here is part 2 of my picks from Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 (check out part 1 here).  Here are all of the gorgeous accessories, enjoy!













Images via Vogue.com

Monday, April 23, 2012

My Five - Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 (part 1)

At first glance this collection came off as sort of yawn inducing, early 1900's inspired (what?), mix of seemingly shapeless layers. At least that was my first impression. I put off even looking at the collection in depth because the whole 1910's "theme" seemed so boring and gimmicky. But I was wrong, so wrong. The parts are so strong that the whole thing made a lot more sense. Now, I wouldn't really wear any of these looks head-to-toe straight from the runway, but I tell you I would gladly take any one of the pieces, bags and/or shoes and run. Oh the fabrics, the details, the colors, the embellishments are completely gorgeous. So gorgeous, I'm going to split the coverage up into two posts.  So sit back and enjoy my clothing picks  (I'll share my accessory picks tomorrow):









Images via Vogue.com


Friday, April 20, 2012

Happy Weekend!

Can I just tell you all how freaking happy I am today is Friday?  This week stunk up the place.  I mean the weather has been gloomy, I've been feeling low and I'm having tech issues - fun.  Here's hoping for a relaxing, fun (we may be going strawberry picking - weather permitting), recharging weekend!  The one bright part of this week was that I won a $100 Shopbop gift card from the lovely Maria Fe over at Layers of Meaning!  Totally awesome!  After much deliberation I decided on the following items:


As usual, the items arrived super quick (I swear Shopbop is so great at shipping) and I LOVED each one.  The top is a bit more boxy than it appears, but it's a great look and will be perfect to throw on over a tank.  The scarf is so soft and chunky, I can't wait to wear it this fall with my new blue coat.

Thanks Maria Fe for hosting such a great giveaway!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Love This! - Alexander McQueen Clutches

It's no secret that I adore everything Alexander McQueen.  About a year ago I shared some of my favorite clutches from Alexander McQueen here.  I've been gathering some new favorites and thought I would share.  Enjoy the gorgeousness!




Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

My Five - Vera Wang Fall 2012

Lots of grey and black, punched up with some orange and blue, in this collection.  There was a great architectural print and geometric embellishments, I always love the arty mix of textures that she presents in each collection.  Here are my picks:




Images via Style.com

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Love This! - April's Sample Society Box

Here are the goodies in this month's box:

I've already almost used up the By Terry Creme De Rose - it's such a luxurious cream and smells wonderful!

If you want more information about BeautyBar.com and Allure's Sample Society go here.
Check out what was in last month's box go here.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! I've been on the road for work and for fun since last Wednesday. So today I'm playing catch up. The best part was that I got to see my bestie for the first time in almost 2 years! She just moved into the most gorgeous house in the NC mountains.   Here is a picture of the view from her back deck yesterday morning.  Breathtaking, right?

I went up to help her paint her youngest son's bedroom (he wasn't on board with the existing pink walls). We painted (and laughed) for 2 straight days and ended up with a lovely sage green room! He is now one happy 4 year old!  Oh and a side note, she made me watch the movie Black Swan, which was made in the land of suck.  Seriously what a pointless dredge.  I just kept pointing out that the best part of the movie was the fact that both Spock and Luke Skywalker's mothers were in the film.  Because everything eventually comes back to Star Wars and Star Trek.  Oh and I kept yelling "Where's Bette Midler?" every time Barbara Hershey was on the screen.  I hope they made her look bad in the movie, because otherwise she's had some bad plastic surgery, Bless her heart.

I also bought some of Garnier's B.B. Cream this morning.  I came home and put some on and it's pretty good.  I usually use Olay's Total Effects Tone Correcting UV moisturizer - which is awesome, but at $23 I wanted to see if there was a more affordable option out there.  The B.B. Cream ($12) is thicker and a bit more tacky to the touch than the Olay, but it gives comparable coverage.  I'm not in love with the smell of it, it's a strong sort of fruity/floral.  I'll give it a few more days and figure it out.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

My Five - Michael Kors Fall 2012

This collection was typical Kors, elegant and luxurious.  Very heavy on grey, black, red and camel.  Lots of two color plaids and buffalo checks on blanket-like skirts, jackets and wraps.  Here are my picks:




Images via Vogue.com

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My Five - Burberry Prorsum Fall 2012

What a fun collection!  I love all the shirts with owls and birds on them, all the bow belts, the ruffled skirts and the mix of textures.  Such a fun mix!  Here are my picks:





 Something about this mix really appeals to me:

 Lovely bags:

Images via Vogue.com
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