Friday, June 25, 2010

Statement Necklaces Gone Wild

I know there’s a lot of you that share my love of fashion. I’m often inspired by your blog posts on the latest trends, so I thought I’d share with you some lovely, eye-catching statement necklaces.  This trend is only for the very fashion forward, so brace yourself……


Barbie Deconstructed


“Ode to Louisiana”

That Tootsie Roll adds the finishing touch.

Men deserve a statement necklace too!

This one is so artsy it makes my head hurt.

Love the blinged out initials, but am deeply disturbed by the dog treats so close to the dog’s hiney hoo-hoo.

No words.

All images are from The Ugliest Necklaces in America Contest.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hey Macarena!!

It was love at first sight when I came across the “Macarena” wedge sandal by Christian Louboutin. I’m sorry, but….as much as I love Christian Louboutin shoes, I’m not paying $625 for a pair of wedge sandals.

Barney’s recently had them on sale for $249. Still a lot----but I’d wear the hound out of them.  There’s something about the chains and jute braid that I love. However, they’re SOLD OUT!

So if any of you come across a pair of brown ones like this in Euro size 38, (and they’re on sale), please oh please, let me know. The black or gray ones---I can find, but I really want the brown ones.

I know a lot of you are great “retail investigators”, so can you help a sister out? he he



Monday, June 21, 2010

Packing OCD and My Dream Vacation Wardrobe

We’re leaving for Hawks Cay later this week, and I’m soooo looking forward to spending some uninterrupted time with my family.  I’m sad we can’t go down to our usual Gulf Coast trip, but excited that we get to go down to the Keys.

Confession time:  I’m a little OCD about packing and getting ready for a trip.  Before I leave, my vehicle has to be clean, especially inside. I HAVE to have all my laundry done, clean sheets on the bed, and my house clean totally clean. 

I hate coming home tired from a trip to a nasty house. And to be honest—I sometimes think, “If I died on this trip, I don’t want my friends and family to think I should be on an episode of “The Messiest House in America’.”  Do y’all have crazy thoughts like that or is it just me?

That’s not all.  I make a timeline of what I need to do the days leading up to the trip and packing lists for each family member.  Yeah, that’s how I roll.  To add to my trip insanity, I lay out entire outfits with underwear, jewelry and shoes. In the past, I just threw random things in my suitcase.  Then once I arrived, I went to get ready, and I didn’t have a single outfit.

When I started packing for this trip, I realized that I need a new swimsuit and cover-up and a few casual sundresses.  I plan on “shopping my closet” and maybe picking up a few things around town.  Oh, and of course, I did a little looking online;-) I saw some drool-worthy things I’d like to stuff in my suitcase.

If money was no object and cellulite didn’t exist—here’s what I’d be sporting this time next week:

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Undrest Brand strapless knit one-piece


Daisy Lace Caftan

St. Barts Ruffle Tank Poppy

Kathleen Cook St. Barts Ruffle Tank in Poppy


Annushka short tunic by Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg “Annushka” short tunic

Gucci Metal Aviators

Gucci Metal Aviators in White/Gold

+ these…..

love how the top’s neckline mimics the rope on the shorts

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Milly Dickies Chain Print shorts

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Vanessa Bruno Athe Jersey Bandeau Dress --Love this dress. Casual but stylish.

Tory Burch Leather Lari Sandal---Love me some Tory!

Haight Ashbury Coverup/Sundress – I’d wear this as a sundress with these--

BCBGeneration 'Sanjiv' Sandal

BCBGeneration “Sanjiv” Sandal

Embroidered Daphne Top

+ these for a little “hippie chic"

J Brand Denim Cutoff Shorts (Mako Wash)

J Brand Denim Cutoffs

Charlie Jade 'Greneda' Printed Silk Romper

Charlie Jade 'Greneda' Printed Silk Romper –cute to wear out for either lunch or dinner.



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Paloma Barcelo- “Acacia” wedge sandals

In a “Fat Bastard” from “Austin Powers” voice, “Get in my belly suitcase!”

Monday, June 14, 2010

What’s Happening Over This Way

I’ve been a bad, bad blogger.

The girls are out of school and I must say…any free time I pretended to have, is now gone. We’re having a blast though. I love not having to get up at 6 am & do the morning rush to school.


So here’s what’s been happening this way~~

  • Swim lessons, softball, and Taekwondo are keeping me on the road a lot.
  • Speaking of swim lessons, I’m so proud of Sassypants. She is so brave and facing her fear of water.
  • I vowed to not overbook our family this summer. We’ve had some days when we’ve stayed in our pajamas all day, and I love it!!
  • Miss Bookworm is reading, reading, reading.
  • I’m still working out with my wonderful trainer. I’m down 6 lbs. and actually enjoy working out now. (Wait, did I just say that?)
  • I started volunteering in the 3rd-5th grade children’s service at our church. It’s so rewarding. God gave me a heart to reach out to that little boy or girl that is shy and having a hard time meeting new friends. I remember being an awkward 8 year old with no confidence.  I want greatly to help them feel comfortable and welcome.  Isn’t that the way church should be???
  • My sweet hubby is taking Taekwondo with Bookworm.  He had years of classes growing up, but it’s precious to watch him take the Basic class with her.
  • I’m in full-on MacGyver cleaning mode. As you can tell by my previous posts, I’m cleaning out closets. The sad part…..there’s 10x more, but I would spend my whole summer photographing and posting everything.  I can’t believe how much stuff I’ve kept through the years. 
  • We’re going on vacation to Hawks’ Cay! Happy dance with a booty pop. Hawks Cay Resort       I’ve never been to the Keys, and from what I hear, we’re in for a treat. Doc’s brother and his wife will be there for a few days of our trip, which is great because we hardly get to see them anymore:-(
  • More than anything, I’m enjoying temperatures above freezing. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to the cold weather here!

How’s your summer going?

Friday, June 4, 2010

Blog Sale, Part 3

Still cleaning and purging. I wish I could twitch my nose and get everything on here. I have a HUGE stack of clothes and shoes that I want to get posted.  Remember to check my 2 previous posts. There’s still some items left.

See something you like?
  • Email me at with the following info: the # and description of the item you want, and your paypal/google checkout email account.
  • Only serious inquiries please.
  • The sale is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • This sale is only available to US and Canada residents.
  • All sales are FINAL. I have set the prices to what I believe is below the selling price of eBay & comparable other auction sites.
  • I will list any flaws, marks, or defects on the items. Make sure you look closely at the pictures, and don’t hesitate to ask me if you have any questions.
  • Items to be paid by Paypal or Google Checkout. All payments are due within 24 hours of bidding. I will confirm the price, item, etc. with you. If not paid during that time, I’ll honor the next person’s bid.
  • I’ll ship within 3 business days of payment clearing.
  • Sorry for all the “rules”, but I want to keep everything clearly communicated.

23.  Lilly Pulitzer Navy & Pink skirt-New without tags-Size 4- $18/shipped-Sold


24.  Free People Palm Frond strapless dress-Size 4

New With Tags- Paid $98.00/Sell for $30.00/shipped

So cute for summer!



25.  “Zoom By Joy Han” navy off the shoulder “Victorian Dress”.  Size XS. 

I bought this online at Revolve Clothing before it went on sale. Worn twice-once as a dress, and once with white jeans. Super cute! How cute would this be with bare legs and boots? Cheryl Burke from “Dancing With the Stars” wore a dress like this.

Paid-$261.00-Sale price-$65.00/shipped--SOLD


photo source: Revolve Clothing

26.  Weavers Brand top with braided detail. Size medium. NWT from Kohl’s. Paid $24.00/Sale price-$9.00/shipped.


27.  Jones New York Signature khaki pleated skirt-size 4. Never worn. $8.00/shipped


28.  Fidelity Brand Jeans---“The Dream” low-rise flat front trouser jean. Size 27. 33.5” inseam. SOLD

As much as I love skinny jeans, sometimes a girls needs so dressy trouser jeans!

No alterations. Never worn.

*If you haven’t heard of Fidelity jeans, they have a huge celebrity following.

Paid $210. Sale price $30/shipped


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29.  J.Crew sleeveless ruffle-neck plum blouse. New with tags. Not an outlet purchase. Size 4.-SOLD


Paid $88.00-Sale price $25.00/shipped


30.  Jeanne Pierre aqua cable twin sweater set. Includes sleeveless sweater tank and matching cardigan. –Size Medium for both. Excellent condition.

Sale price: $13.00/shipped.


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31.  Liberty of London for Target- Sunflower top-Size XS. New without tags.—$8.00/shipped.  SOLD

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32.  Ann Taylor Loft sequin tank-Dusty rose taupe color. Size Small. Worn once. $15.00/shipped-SOLD


 33.  Liberty of London for Target Sixty Print Ruffle Top- New With Tags. Size Small--$8.00/shipped-SOLD


34.  Tory Burch handbag- Carried only a few hours during my Atlanta trip (October 09). Pristine Condition. Retail: $395- Sale price $225 + $10 shipping. $175.00/shipped

Sorry I don’t know the name of this bag, & I can’t find it online.

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More coming soon!