27 April 2013

My Best Friend's Wedding

One of my best friends is getting married this weekend! My oldest friend, this pretty lady and I go back to nursery school days. I am thrilled to watch her exchange vows with her perfect match, toast with my besties, and spin around the dance floor with the mister. 

Role reversal! Here we are at my wedding in August, 2010...this weekend she will be the bride, I will be the bridesmaid.  

Be sure to follow along on Instagram for a glimpse into the festivities! 

26 April 2013

North v. South: Emerald

We couldn't do Spring trends without a toast to the 2013 color of the year, emerald. Week 4 of North v. South Style is upon us, and we are donning our favorite emerald looks.

When browsing through my closet for green pieces, these Kate Spade skinnies immediately jumped out at me. 

Green with a hint of red...

I adore the ladylike silhouette of peplum...especially when paired with skinny pants. 

Jewel tones of emerald and amethyst...

Enjoying a sunny day on the water! 

Outfit details: Top JCP, Jeans Kate Spade, Pumps Christian Louboutin, Purse Brahmin (past season), Watch Kate Spade, Bracelets Fornash, Liz Palacios, Necklace & Earrings TJ Maxx steals, Sunnies Loft (past season)

Don't forget to visit these other fabulous ladies and show them some love! 

Until next week...

24 April 2013

Style Crush: Erin Fetherston

When I saw the Erin Fetherston feature in the April issue of Matchbook Magazine, I was smitten. Beautiful, fabulous style, a dream job, and the most beautiful apartment imaginable...hellooooo, idol!

All photos via Matchbook Magazine 

See what I mean? To top it all off, feast your eyes on her gorgeous designs. Here are some of my favorite pieces...

Sequins make the world go round.

More sequined detailing atop a gorgeous coral hue.

Embellished shift dress

Business in the front, party in the back...

Sleeveless bow detail dress

Pretty in pleats.

Pleated fit and flare dress

Shop the entire collection here.

22 April 2013

Gingham Style

Kate Spade is seeing gingham this Spring, and so am I!

PS: I was smirking at my clever post title until I scrolled to the bottom of Kate's homepage and saw the #ginghamstyle button...great minds? Maybe KS would like to invite me to join their marketing team?

Kate shows us how to wear gingham and still look chic...aka how to avoid looking like a picnic blanket. What do you think: does gingham get your vote? 

19 April 2013

North v. South: Pastels vs. Neons

Week 3 is here, and it may be my favorite week of our North v. South collaboration so far! Do you love how we all coordinate perfectly? Totally not planned, cross my heart. 

The theme this week is pastels versus neons, so I decided to don both. This dress with its pastel peach ground and neon pink and lime accents was the parfait mix. 

Husband and I were on Hilton Head Island for the weekend, so this week's photo shoot was held on Southern soil. (I'm still a Northern girl in this feature!) 

The weather was gorgeous, and we enjoyed the final rays before the sun set over the ocean. 

I thought these neon heels and this cheery dress were a match made in heaven...do you agree? 

Kisses from the beach! 

Outfit details: Dress Ann Taylor Loft (now 40% off for Friends & Family!), Shoes Prabal Gurung for Target, Clutch J.Crew, Earrings Kate Spade (similar), Watch Kate Spade, Bracelets J.Crew, Liz Palacios, pearls. 

Which gets your vote when it comes to Spring style...soft pastel hues or bright neon tones? Click to see the other fabulous ladies in this week's looks! 

Happy weekend! 

16 April 2013

Love for Boston

A day has passed, and I am still in shock over yesterday's tragic events at the Boston Marathon. I am shaken to the core, and my heart is breaking for the victims and their families. I am thankful to say that our friends in the city are safe, but this has hit too close to home. My college roommate and her husband were standing at the finish line and literally ran for their lives. Countless other friends were either running in the race, cheering from the sidelines, or in the neighborhood at the time of the explosion. I cannot imagine what they felt. 

In the face of tragedy, we see that love always wins over hate. A list of people offering guestrooms, rides, or even a sofa to sleep on for victims instantly grew to thousands long. Runners who had crossed the finish line earlier continued to run to hospitals to donate blood. Those nearby instantly sprung into action to assist the wounded. The first responders are true heroes.

At this time, all we can do is pray for God to comfort those affected. We can have faith that love will triumph. Sending all my love and prayers to Boston. 

12 April 2013

North v. South: Floral Pants

Week 2 is here, and we're back for more! This week, Spring is in bloom (on our bottoms!). Floral pants are the featured trend, and for me this means Lilly.

A neon pink and green print makes these pants one of my favorite Spring pairs.

Paired with a silk blouse, peep toe heels, and sparkling jewels, these pants are ready for a dinner date. 

I adore the nautical motif mixed with glitzy gems on this duo. 

What a gorgeous day to spend on the wharf! 

I love to dress them up or dress them down, so I decided to show the pants worn two ways...which do you prefer?

Channeling my inner model working the wind. 

Boat shoes are so much more fun when covered in sequins, I always say.

Casual in chambray, green nautical baubles make this look perfect for sunny days on the boat. 

Outfit 1: Blouse J.Crew (similar), Pants Lilly Pulitzer (past season), Shoes J.Crew (past season), Purse Louis Vuitton, Watch Kate Spade, Necklace & Bracelet Haven

Outfit 2: Chambray shirt J.Crew, Pants Lilly Pulitzer (past season), Boat shoes Steve Madden, Purse Kate Spade (similar), Watch Kate Spade, Bracelets J.Crew, Liz Palacios, Fornash, Necklace Fornash, Sunnies Loft

Be sure to visit the other fabulous ladies of North v. South Style here:

Lex What Wear
The Right Shoes
Glitter & Gingham
Julie Leah
Pearls & Twirls

Until next week...