Color of the Year

My birthday falls in the month of May, which of course means that emeralds are my birth stone. And emerald green also happens to be one of my favorite colors. So you can imagine how thrilled I was when emerald was announced as the color of 2013. It’s a tough color not to love and I can’t wait to add more pieces in this rich, gorgeous hue to my wardrobe…

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Instagram Filter:  Walden

Green Lace Dress:  H&M, similar, similar | Polka Dot Button Down:  JCrew | Leggings:  American Apparel | Leopard Belt: Express |  Earrings:  INC (sold out), similar, similar | Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co. | Gold Braceltes:  BCBG, Forever21 | Watch:  Michael Kors | Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff 5 Zip | Boots:  Jessica Simpson, similar

I love mixing prints, but I also love mixing different patterns.  And this outfit is a great example of both-with all of the pieces working together to create a look that is not only eclectic, but perfect for a vast array of activities and events.   Can’t beat that!

Thanks for reading!

xx

Back To Reality

I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that our big trip to Nicaragua has come and gone and it’s back to the grind. But I must say that we had an absolutely incredible vacation-really it was the adventure of a lifetime. Once I get settled back into the swing of things and organize my photos (and my life!), I will be sure to share a post with a little more insight into our unforgettable time in paradise.

But for now, what better way to kick off the week than with a pretty punch of color back to a wintry white back drop. A little fashion cheer to brighten up a dreary Monday…

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Pink Blazer:  H&M, similar, similar | Spotted Dress:  H&M, similar, similar | Leggings:  American Apparel | Sunnies:  Forever21 | Necklaces:  INC, JCrew, Nightlight International | Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co. | Charm Bracelet:  Juicy Couture via Nordstrom Rack | Watch:  Michael Kors | Pink Bag:  Kate Spade Georgina | Boots:  Steven by Steve Madden Brixx

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Happy Monday, dolls!

xx

Resolutions

I don’t typically make New Year’s resolutions.  Instead, I try to continually find things I can work on and improve throughout the year-always striving to make myself better.  But this year, silly as it is, there is actually a resolution that I would like to make.  And that, my friends, is to wear more skirts. I always gravitate towards wearing skinnies, no matter the season, so this year I want to push myself out of my comfort zone and add more skirts and dresses to my life.

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Polka Dot Sweater:  Forever21 | Chambray Shirt: Forever21 | Leggings:  American Apparel | Lace Skirt:  American Eagle (on sale!) | Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co. | Silver Watch:  Michael Kors | Sunnies:  House of Harlow Chelsea | Boots:  Jessica Simpson, similar

Truth be told, I had originally planned to wear my polka dot sweater and chambray shirt with black skinnies.  Which of course shouldn’t come as a surprise.  But instead, in an effort to stay true to my resolution (really, it’s only the second week of the year), I left my skinnies in the closet and pulled out an old favorite skirt instead.  And I must say I am very pleased with the result.  Maybe resolutions aren’t so bad after all…

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Welcome 2013!

I must say that the beginning of January is always a mixed bag of emotions for me. On one hand I am absolutely thrilled at the prospect of a new year and the promise of adventure that it brings, but on the other, I am always sad to say goodbye to the most wonderful time of the year. Funny how that works, isn’t it?

J and I had an amazing Christmas in Montana this year and feel incredibly blessed to have had the chance to spend ample time with family and friends. We hadn’t spent Christmas with my family since 2009 so it was a welcome opportunity to gather everyone together to celebrate. Plus, as an added bonus, I always love to wear sequins, and the holidays present the perfect excuse to do just that!  Not that you ever really need an excuse to wear sequins!

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Heart Silk Blouse:  JCrew (sold out)  similar, similar;  Sequin Skirt:  American Rag ; Belt:  Merona; Leggings:  American Apparel; Drop Earrings:  INC for Macy’s  (only black available); Gold Charm Bracelet:  Juicy Couture via Nordstrom Rack; Gold watch:  Michael Kors; Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co.; Diamond Cocktail Ring:  Gift; Boots:  Aldo Farmar (last year) similar, similar

I must say that one of the things I am looking forward to the most this year is writing more blog posts and sharing outfit ideas and tips with all of you.  Thank you so much again for your continued support and encouragement.  I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday season.

Cheers to 2013!

xx