Independence Day

In honor of the holiday weekend, I wanted to share one more patriotic inspired look with you all.  And this one is a classic take on traditional red, white, and blue.  I love this look for a backyard BBQ, or for a morning of parades and brunching.  Whatever you have going on this weekend, this is a simple yet festive look that is sure to work for just about any occasion!

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Tank: Rachel Roy (on sale!) | Shorts: JCrew (on major sale for under $25!) | Necklace: JCrew (sold out), LOVE this | Cuff: Macy’s  | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Wedges: American Rag (old), similar (on sale for under $50!)

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Wishing you and yours a FUN and SAFE holiday weekend!!!

 

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Blanket Coat

I posted a photo of this blanket coat on Instagram a couple of weeks ago, and you guys went NUTS!  And because we all seem to love it so much, I wanted to share the details with you guys in a blog post.  And today is the perfect day, because it’s the last day you can snag it from Macy’s during their Friends and Family sale for 25% off with code FRIEND!!!  Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this one.

AND not only can you get my coat for a steal of deal today, there are a TON of other great sales going on right now too (many ending today)!  So be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for a list of all of my favorite sales complete with coupon codes!!!!

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Blanket Coat: American Rag (on sale AND take an extra 25% off-TODAY ONLY-with code:FRIEND) | Jeans: 7 for All Mankind Slim Illusion Skinny Jean (25% off-TODAY ONLY-with code: FRIEND) also love these (on sale!) | Initial Necklace: Gigglosophy (would make a great Christmas gift and it’s under $25!!) | Sunnies: Ray-Ban (25% off TODAY ONLY with code: FRIEND) | Booties: Steve Madden via DSW (OBSESSED!)

And with that, here is a list of the BEST sales going on RIGHT NOW:

MACY’S Friends and Family: 25% off almost every single item on the site (ends tonight) use code: FRIEND

ANTHROPOLOGIE: extra 30% off sale with code: EXTRAMERRY

JCREW: up to 30% off with code: MERRYMERRY

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE: up to 40% off designer sale

KATE SPADE: 25% your purchase with code: JACKPOT

C. WONDER: (best gift site EVER!): 30% off + free shipping

MADEWELL: 30% off your purchase with code: MERRIEST (this is better than their cyber Monday sale!!)

NORDSTROM: up to 40% off NEW markdowns

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  Thank you so much for stopping by, sweet friends!!!!!!

Oh Deer

Even though summer has come and gone, my love for graphic tees has yet to falter.  They are so easy to style and go with such a multitude of different looks.  And while jeans are the obvious choice, I love the unexpected of mixing a tee back to a sparkly skirt, a casual jacket, and booties.  It’s the perfect fall ensemble if you are looking to change things up a bit from the norm (while still keeping it somewhat casual)…

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Jacket: American Eagle (old), similar, similar | Graphic Tee: Guess (old), similar | Sequin Skirt: American Rag (old) similar, similar | Necklace: BCBGeneration | Sunnies: Gap | Watch: Michael Kors | Booties: Jessica Simpson via TJMaxx, similar

Also, can I just mention how much I love this AE jacket?  I am kind of obsessed with the whole mixed media trend this season, and this denim hoodie is no exception.  To me, this is the epitome of the perfect fall jacket.  But I’d love to know, what do you think about the mixed media trend?

Happy Tuesday!

She’s Gone Country

I grew up in Montana, but ran off to college in Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University and chase the bright lights and shiny stars of a country music career. And through hard work and determination, I was lucky enough to land a regular singing gig at a bar downtown on the most coveted nights of the week. Oh how I loved that chapter in my life. And while I obviously made the decision somewhere along the line to walk away from it all and pursue a more “regular” life, I will always cherish my years in the Music city and Nashville will always hold an incredibly special place in my heart.

So last summer when a friend told J and me that the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville partners with the Sundance Resort in Utah every year to showcase the best songwriter’s from Nashville at Robert Redford’s beloved (and breathtakingly beautiful) resort, I knew I was all in. And so this year, when it fell over our anniversary weekend, I knew it was the perfect way to kick off our celebration. And a perfect evening it was…

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Maxi Dress: American Rag (on sale!) | Necklace: Macy’s (old), similar | Cuff: H&M (old), similar | Sunnies: Rayban | Flats: Rampage (on sale!)

And not only was it a perfect night of music in the mountains, it was also the perfect occasion to wear my favorite maxi dress.  I am so in love with the vibrant colors and soft fabric of this maxi-I just can’t get enough.  And while my hubby (along with most men) is not typically a fan of maxi dresses, he actually doesn’t mind this one.  Lucky for him, because he’ll probably be seeing a lot of it this summer! 🙂

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

xx

Switzerland

As much as I love to wear vibrant hues and accessorize with pops of color, sometimes I crave a more neutral palette. At the end of the day, sometimes it’s just hard to beat layers of monochromatic tones finished off with cognac accessories and gold jewelry…

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Denim Vest:  Macy’s (old), similar | Cream Button Down:  H&M (old), similar, similar | Under Tank:  American Rag | Skinnies:  American Eagle Super Skinny | Gold Chain Necklace:  Macy’s | Pendant:  Nordstrom (sold out) | Charm Watch:  Anne Klein | Link Bracelet:  Stella and Dot Christina | Watch:  Michael Kors | Sunnies:  Forever21 | Bag:  Marc by Marc Jacobs Hillier | Boots:  Steve Madden (old), similar

Today I am headed off to San Francisco for a little business trip followed by a weekend of fun in my favorite city by the bay (complete with a quick trip to wine country)!  I lived in SF for 4 months on an extended work assignment last year.  so as you can imagine, I am pretty darn excited to get back!

Thanks for reading!

xx

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

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree…

I love attending Christmas parties. The festivities and spreading of cheer create such a palpable joy in the air and there is so much to celebrate and be thankful for. But I also love Christmas parties because they give me the perfect excuse to wear…SEQUINS!! And while I think sequins are acceptable all year round, there is just something that makes them extra special during the holiday season…

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Striped Buttondown:  JCrew, similar

Sequin Skirt:  American Rag  for Macy’s (check in store), similar, similar, similar

Leopard Belt:  Express

Tights:  Hue

Jeweled Earrings:  INC for Macy’s (check in store!), similar

Monogram Necklace:  Keti Sorely Designs

Watch:  Michael Kors

Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co.

Pumps:  Nine West

J and I attended a White Elephant party this weekend and had a fabulous time.  It was nice to share an evening of laughter with friends that are very dear to us.  With the unimaginable events that unfolded in Newtown, CT on Friday, I am reminded more than ever this holiday season to be grateful for the abundant blessings in my life and to hold to tightly to the ones I love.  My heart and thoughts and prayers are with the heroes and angels who lost their precious lives that day, and also with all of those who survived or have been touched in one way or another by this horrendous tragedy.

   God bless you Newtown, Connecticut.

xx