Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
One lucky lady will be well dressed in their Mari this Spring thanks to J.McLaughlin! Best of luck to all and long live preppy, classic clothing!
Now, the very BEST part of this find was the price difference. The JCP version was not 50% less, not even 75% less. The Bow Front Bridesmaid dress in red is NINETY FIVE percent less, yes you read that correctly, 95%!!! At $20 this red dress has a similar bow, back and all over cut. The only real difference I noticed is the color, fabric and then the neck has a slightly deeper scoop. The dress is available in a few other colors as well for $50 ( still a steal in my opinion). I think everyone I emailed this beauty to ordered it so once it comes in I will be sure to provide a short review in a "Friday Five" post.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
The silhouette and pink and gold combination make this a simply stunning dress. It is is however, cut straight through the hips which is not the best cut on me. This dress has only been worn once for a short period of time (my last day working at Lilly) and is in perfect condition. This dress can be paired with black tights for holiday wear or worn alone for a Spring/Summer event. Great dress that works year round!
Ann Taylor Loft Black Eyelet Skirt, Size 0- $15
This skirt is fresh and fun! It has only be worn twice; once with a silk blouse and another time with a white tee thus proving its' versatility. This is a great addition to any wardrobe looking to be freshened up this Spring!
Lilly Pulitzer Black and White Polka Dot Skirt, Size 8- SOLD
Am I throwing you for a loop with the wide array for sizes in my closet?! This skirt has been hanging in my closet for years in hopes that I could finally find a tailor to make it fit me correctly. It has been worn one time and in perfect condition. The material is a heavy weight cotton jacquard. It can be worn year round as it can be paired with various tops for each season. This piece is incredibly practical and stylish and unlike many other "loud" Lilly skirts.
Lilly Pulitzer Brown Palm Beach Fit Brown Jeans, Size 4- SOLD
This brown pair of Lilly jeans is just like my beloved white jeans. They are so easy to wear and comfy too. This pair was purchased from the 2009 Warehouse sale and I hear they are very hard to come by in the brown ;)
Lilly Pulitzer Ivory (Winter White) Jeans, Size 6- SOLD
These ivory jeans are from a Lilly Fall collection. They are not your typical jean as they are lighter weight and a bit dressier in my opinion. They are SUPER soft (much softer than regular LP jeans) and great for work and play.
NWT Kate Spade Lori Berkshire Hobo Bag in Gazpacho- SOLD
10.5 H x 14.5 L x 2.5 W
This is a brand new Kate Spade Lori bag in the color gazpacho (a deep orange with hint of red). The bag is leather and retails for $325. This beauty has an adjustable strap and is fully lined in a classic polka dot fabric. There are three pockets inside and the bag will come with the original dust cover. More photos upon request.
Friday, January 27, 2012
I ordered this deliciousness when I went to breakfast with Mandi at Bistro 31 this week. Even if our meal had not been good we would be back to enjoy this goodie. The Lombardi Group never lets me down!
3. Resolution List
I picked up this fun list of resolutions at a She Reigns/Daley Ann trunk show this week. How fun it is? Words to live by friends!
4. My Fascinator
I popped into SteinMart last weekend and came out with my arms full. One of the gems I found was this FABULOUS fascinator. It will be PERFECT for my Royal Wedding Anniversary soiree!
While I am still not yet a hard core couponer I was SO proud to finally save OVER 50% of my bill. The best part about this was this trip had NO planning involved as I simply popped into Tom Thumb, scanned the add as I grabbed what I needed and ran out. This just proves to me that you do not need to be all extreme as those seen on TV. I spent NO time planning and saved this much; no need to spend 60 hours a week!
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Not only one shade of pink, but a hot pink and a light pink!
Michael's and Hobby Lobby often have similar chargers, but I have never spotted the beaded chargers nor have I come across such a wide array of color options.
Now, since not all of your love pink as much as I do (you poor souls) there are loads of other color chargers to choose from. The rainbow of blues also caught my eye.
This navy would also work well with my china I think. It is number two on my list since I am all about the pink right now.
Preppy Pink Lilly Lover: the purple and green are calling your name for your Mardi Gras soiree!
These chargers are such a great way to not only bring pops of color to your table design but are perfect for carrying out a theme as well. They can also be used for larger gatherings when you do not have guests seated at a table. Guests can get a plate, fill it up with their food and then grab a charger to better balance the plate on their lap. The lightweight charger and large size have made numerous events much easier for my mother, myself and our guests.
The chargers can be purchased individually, but are also come in sets of 24. The price is certainly right and you cannot beat the rainbow of colors! Happy entertaining!!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Have a delightful evening!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
I LOVE to host parties! Putting together an event is a real thrill for me. I love themes and carrying out said theme in every way possible. This year I want to have one party every three months. I already have two parties in the works (not even including my birthday fete) and plan to have another Halloween bash as well.
Scripture plays such an important role in my daily life. I truly admire those of you that can refer back to verses in any and every situation. In 2012 I plan to memorize more scripture. I am starting with just one verse a month (join me; see my sidebar), but am going to try to up it to two a month once I get a handful down.
I am a slow reader and can tend to spend too much time on the internet or "catching up" on things around the house. This year I WILL read at least one book a month! Things are off to a great start seeing as I just started book number three for the year.
In keeping with the theme of spending too much time online and with electronics in general I am implementing a turn off time. At 10pm on weeknights there will be no more internet time, no more texts, no more phone calls, no more TV etc. In just the few weeks since I have started this I have noticed SUCH a difference and would highly encourage you all to try this as well!! Since running a 5k never happened in 2011 I have carried it over to 2012. I am not a runner as I mentioned last year. In fact, I really hate running, but this is something I have always wanted to do. I am signed up to run a 5k in February and can hardly wait as I get to enjoy it with friends!
It is no secret that I have gotten WAY behind on blog emails over the past two years. Time and time again I have tired to catch up, but I have failed. I am going to just have to delete emails sent before July 2011 and start anew in order to catch up and stay on top of it. I think I can, I think I can...!
I have had the same goal weight for years and years. I am SO close but have never really taken action. So this is the year I WILL hit my goal weight (and stay there)!! While I do love to cook planning meals for myself can be more of a chore. Thus, I end up eating out more often than I should. I want to start planning ahead then cooking on the weekend and partially freezing some of what I make. I know this will not only be easier and healthier but more cost effective as well (save more).
While I never text while driving I do always take my phone out at lights. Though it is easy to multitask, driving is just really not the time to do that in my opinion. The phone is staying put when driving from now on!