October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Honestly, I didn't put a lot of thought into my Halloween costume this year. I was going to be a black cat, but my furry ears seemed to have vanished in my many moves. So, I picked up the next best thing: minnie mouse ears. I don't think I will win the office costume contest, but I can at least enjoy it, and maybe pick up a few ideas for next year. I hope everyone has a spooky day, and don't forget to enjoy a few treats! 

October 30, 2012

Life Lately

There is something I have to tell you: fall is my least favorite season. I'm crazy, I already know. But hear me out. All the leaves fall off the trees and it starts to get cold. What is so great about that? This all means that winter is coming (which is my second least favorite season). Over the last week I have been trying to get in the fall spirit. I carved a pumpkin, took a trip to the highest point in Alabama with my cat and Will, and have watched a little football. I think I'll spend the rest of this month hiding in my cubicle while we ship out the Jan/Feb issues.

October 24, 2012

This & That

I've seen a lot of animal prints this season. Birds, dogs, and even foxes. This scarf and sweater are simply adorable. Pair them with leggings and your favorite pair of riding boots, and you a ready to face an autumn day. Will you being trying this new trend? Let me know.

October 19, 2012

Weekly Favorites


I am J.Crew obsessed. So, when they posted their new arrivals yesterday I instantly fell in love with almost everything. My favorite piece is this Coat. A Peplum coat. Can it get any better. I think I need it. Which pieces are your favorite? 

October 18, 2012

Life Lately

This past weekend I traveled to Oxford, Miss. It was one of the best weekends I've had in a long time. Oxford in the spring is my favorite time of year, but Oxford in the fall on a game day is a close second. It amazes how much I can miss a town. I've moved a lot over the years, but i'm not sure if I will ever get over Oxford. There is nothing like it. I'm not a small town girl. I need things to do and places to go. Yet, the little town of Oxford always charms me. I assume this is how every recent grad feels about their college town, but I was lucky enough to attend Ole Miss and spend four glorious years in Oxford.  

October 17, 2012

Fall Elements: Jean Jackets

Jean Jackets- bad 90's throwback or cool recycled look? I've been on the fence about this one since they came back in style last spring. Yet, I've decided that with the right styling they can actually look fashionable. Pair them with a casual dress or slim pants and a scarf, and you are ready to go. This jean jacket by madewell is my favorite. I know it would be comfortable which is one of it's perks. Jean jackets also aren't very heavy which is nice for a warm southern fall. So, is a jean jacket for you?

October 15, 2012

Monochromatic Monday: Navy

I went to a Catholic High School where are school colors were navy and yellow. Let's just say they took more advantage of the navy in our school uniforms than yellow. So, after I graduated I avoided anything navy. Now that I'm a few years out of high school I can appreciate navy again. It is the perfect neutral that you can wear with just about everything. These are a few of my favorite navy pieces. ONE This belt would look great wrapped around a sweater dress. TWO How can you not love bird plates? THREE  A very cute case for your iphone. FOUR Polka dot scarf would look lovely with a chunky sweater and jeans. FIVE Cashmere and stripes, nothing better. SIX Knit loafers for fall. SEVEN Chunky lime green and navy bracelet. EIGHT Send someone you love a very special birthday card.

October 11, 2012

Zara Home

Zara Home launched in the US on Tuesday. I was a little surprised by what I found. To me, Zara's clothing always seems very minimalist and modern, but their home collection is the opposite. Filled with soft colors, rounded edges, and feminine touches this collection is spot on for me. Here are a few of my personal favorites. ONE Do these wine goblets remind anyone else of the Barefoot Contessa's wine glasses? I need these for my table immediately. TWO A very simple bathroom set. THREE A pretty gold vase for holding flowers or standing alone. FOUR A pup candle. Need I say more? FIVE & SIX Two very pretty trays. They would look great in a bathroom or on a coffee table. SEVEN A fur throw for when the weather gets chillier.

October 10, 2012

This & That

Like every other American, I associate hearts with valentines day. But, this little sweater from J.Crew caught my eye a few monts back. At first I didn't like that the heart was asymmetrical, but it has certainly grown on me. Could you wear hearts without feeling childish? I think I finally can. 

October 9, 2012

Day & Night

Peter pan collars can look a little childish, but when you dress them up with tartan trousers or a metallic skirt you can make them look more put together. Both looks are monochromatic, which work well for fall, especially in dark hues. Put on a black coat if there is a nip in the air, and you are ready to go.

October 5, 2012

Friday Favorites

ONE: Hello lovely oversized sweater. Will you please jump in my closet so I can wear you with boots and scarves? Pretty please. TWO: I have been pinning over Karen Walker sunglasses for ages. I think the time has come where I just have to do it, but which should I choose? Thesethese, or theseTHREE: I plan on whipping up these pumpkin muffins this weekend. I may even ad a little cream cheese for even more decadence. FOUR: The cutest striped dress for fall. Plus, I can wear it to work with flats. FIVE: These lamps are way out of my price range, but I'll use them for inspiration when picking out a pair for myself. Isn't the pale blue color lovely? SIX: These have been all over pinterest. As much as I would love to own a pair, sadly they do not come in my size. I will have to keep searching for the perfect pair of loafers. Not that, that is a bad thing. Enjoy your weekend, and do a little shopping! 

October 4, 2012

Fall Element: Leopard Coat

A few years ago, I would have thought a leopard coat was tacky, and honestly, it probably would have been. Now, leopard print is an everyday norm and used as a neutral element. This image has been flooding my pinterest page. Caitlin McGauley got it just right with this illustration. Leopard coat, black skinnies, and red flats- the ideal fall look. The Collette coat is gorgeous, but out of my price range. Asos just put their lovely coat on sale. I think it may be in my future.  

October 3, 2012

This & That

Lately, I cannot get enough stripes. Striped dresses, tops, and sweaters fill my closet and are all on constant rotation. I'm sure everyone at work is getting tired of seeing me wear the same thing over and over. So, a new piece is probably in my future. A pretty little striped skirt or peplum top would be a nice additive to my collection. Plus, these would look great with a warm sweater or boots, if it ever gets cold enough in Alabama to wear them. 

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