Thursday, June 30, 2011

I'm Back!

Hola!  Feels like I've been gone forever.  I am finally back from a little vacay to visit my family in Miami and it was wonderful!  Doc and I were down there a whole week, which doesn't happen often nowadays and probably won't for a very long time, but it was a very relaxing week filled with TOO MUCH FOOD!  Oy vey bloggie bloggers....I seriously ate sooo much, its not even funny.  We went out to eat basically every meal and that definitely took its toll!  You know that feeling where you just can't even look at food or think about it because your so damn full?  Yea, had that to the extreme.  Lots of working out to do now... :)

Anywho, over the weekend we went down to this country club on Key Largo called Ocean Reef and it was pure bliss.  My family and I have been going down there since I was born and I ALWAYS make a point to go when I'm visiting now, so we actually stayed overnight this time (we usually just go down for the day since its only about an hour from Miami).  I felt like I was in Hawaii again!

Aaaannddd........it was our 1 year anniversary!!!  Can't believe its already been a year!  But I have a separte blog post for that, so I'll leave you with some pics from our vacay for now:


Monday, June 27, 2011

Giveaway from Sheridan French!!!

 

Hello all!  I know I know, I've been MIA for a little while now....I have lots to catch up with you on but for now let me tell you about a giveaway from Sheridan French!

I know I've blogged about her before, so you must know who she is by now right!?  Anyway, she is doing a giveaway right now of one of her AMAZING pieces from her 2011 collection!  Here is the link to the blog entry with all the details of how to enter: http://sheridanfrench.blogspot.com/2011/06/yes-get-excited-its-giveaway-time.html

Sorry, everyone but I hope I win!!!  So I won't say good luck... :p

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Versace for H&M

Well I must say, I am a wee bit excited because.......................I'm going to Miami tomorrow!!!!! (Yes, cue Will Smith song) And even better.....I'll be there for 1 week!  That also means I will probably be a bit M.I.A. in the bloggy world.  Sorry loyal followers :(

On a different note, each year H&M collaborates with a different designer to create a more affordable line of luxe clothing.  In past years, they have worked with designers such as Lanvin, Carl Lagerfeld, and Comme des Garcons.  Well this year, H&M just announced it will be collaborating with Versace on a luxe line available November 17, 2011! 

Watch this video about the announcement:
*Warning, it's very hard to understand Donatella and the other chick in the video!  Also, does anyone else think Donatella is scary looking?


Are you excited for the collaboration?  I wonder how pricey the pieces are gonna be?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

I'm back from a long and happy weekend in Chicago!  My niece was turning 2, so my whole family came up for her birthday party.  I am the youngest of 6 kids, so by whole I mean ALL of us were there along with the sister-in-laws and other nieces.  It was so much fun to be all together, since the last time we all were together was my wedding, almost 1 year ago!!  Crazyyyyy!

Anyway, we also got to spend Father's Day with my Dad which was wonderful!  It's been a tough year for my Dad, health-wise, so I know it meant a lot to have us all there together with him.  I'm not gonna get all sappy on ya'll telling you why my Dad is the best so I'll just leave you with some pictures! :)  Love you Dad!







Thursday, June 16, 2011

COLORS!

I am LOVING all the colors this season!  Especially the new "color blocking" trend as well as all the neon brights!  Anyway, I am a big Express fan and I came across these new maxi skirts from them.  You usually always find maxi skirts in floral or black, so having all these bright colors is really unique in my opinion!  This skirt comes in several different colors, but this was the only image I could find of it.  Cute right?


I also am in love with the new J Brand ankle skinny jeans in multiple colors!  I first heard about them here on Pretty In Pink Megan, and fell in lurve! 





I WANT! I WANT! I WANT!

Oh.....and while we're at it...I'll just throw these in :) I WANT.


What do you think of the color trends now?  A relief from all the dark colors or too much?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Shell Mirror

I have been in love with shell mirrors ever since I saw one in a magazine a few years ago!  As some of you may not know, I am originally from Miami Florida so I love to decorate with "beachy" accessories!  Once I moved into my current apartment a couple years ago, I searched for a shell mirror to put above my fireplace but I soon realized they were mucho outa my budget.  But I still have my eye on them....one day.....

I came across this website called Bea's Tropical Designs, and this lady makes all kinds of shell decorated things--mostly mirrors though.  Here are my favorites:

Pearly Ocean Princess: $875

Heavenly Ocean Abalone: $2,229

Princess of the Sea: $889

Ocean Silver Lilies: $1,398

 My Pretty Seashell Horse & Silver Waves Dolphin: $169 & $229
I think these would be so cute in a nursery or child's room!


White Sea Large Seashell Planter: $489
Eight of these planters were made for HBO's vampire series True Blood, and now she's selling them to the public!  You can see a picture of them on set on her homepage.

Have any of you ever seen shell mirrors?  Which are your favorite?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Need Some Advice!


Calling all experienced bloggers!  I'm in need of a little advice here.  What is the best way to increase your viewership and followers?  I find that I get quite a few page views, but I want to know how to increase my followers! 

I try to comment on other people's blogs, and I've been lucky enough to have sweet people such as Megan of Meg Moving and Shasta of Shasta Anne give me "Pay it Forward" shout outs, which has helped IMMENSELY, but I wonder if I'm missing the boat on some secret here.  I know I've only been blogging a short while (about 2 months) so I'm not expecting miracles here, but just curious to hear from those who have been succcessful! 

Do I need to be posting everyday?  Do I need to post more interesting things?  Comment more?

Thanks!! :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

I Still Can't Get Enough!


Forget Prince William!  In her first post-wedding formal appearance, the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Katherine, headed to the ARK anniversary dinner in London looking absolutely stunning in a blush pink Swarovski crystal-embroidered gown by Jenny Packham.  It is an off the rack dress too.  Only $6,000.  No big deal.  Now (of course!) the dress has completely sold out, along with her shoes....unless you want them in red and black BUT we all know that's just not the same!



Marriage is agreeing with her, right?  She just looks like she's glowing.....wait.....wait....you don't think!?!  Uh oh, PREGGERS?  Lol I'm just kidding....well kinda.  But she really looks so beautiful and this dress is a bit more flashy than normal for her.  I mean her white Reiss dress from her engagement photos and then the navy Issa wrap dress were a little well, boring.  Beautiful and elegant none the less, but this Jenny Packman dress is bringing out the glitz!  My kinda dress for sure!

What do you think of Kate's dress?


P.S. How hilarious is Prince William's face in this pic? LOL

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Here & There...

Hello my lovely blog readers!  Happy Hump Day!  I have just returned from a work trip to New Orleans.  I'm very happy to be home, but even happier that there are only 2 days left of the work week!

I have a random thoughts post for you today....I couldn't quite decide what to focus this post on, so I'm just going to give you all of what's been on my mind. Mkay?

1st....I love these Aldo wedges.  I found them a couple months back when they came out and walked around in them in the store for about an hour.  I love how bold they are, but I just couldn't bring myself to spend the money on them.  I just saw them in the store window, and now I'm really wanting them again.  Good idea or too bold to wear?


2nd...I really like these beach linen pants from Victoria's Secret.  They're on sale right now too!  I think they're so great for the summer, on the beach and off.  What do you think of these?


3rd...I got my hair highlighted recently and now I'm basically back to blonde!  I haven't been blonde since the beginning of college, so its very exciting to be back.  Doc claimed he didn't like me as a blonde but he never new me when I was blonde (he only saw pics) soooo I decided to ignore his preference and go back to blonde.  I think he likes it. :) I don't have any pics yet....I'll post one soon!

4th...I'm loving my Lululemon Wunder Under crops btw!  They wick moisture away from your body and are sooo stretchy and comfy!  Definately a good investment if anyone is thinking about them.  Now I want the yoga mat that I won't slip and slide around on....

5th...I'm seriously loving the head scarf look, but I'm not sure I can pull it off.  What do you think?  Is it dumb?  Maybe I should post a pic for you and you tell me if it works or not.  For now I'll leave you with the queen of this look....Ms. Nicole Richie.




And last but not least...I can't wait for Sheridan French's new line to come out! Ya'll know Sheridan French right?  If not, click here for her website.  I love her....I mean her blog is amazing and her clothes are to die for!  I know lots of people have blogged about her, but I just can't believe she is only 26 years old!!  She has accomplished so much at a young age, its truly inspirational!  I sooo want to own a piece of her clothing.  I am loving this dress especially:


That's all I have for you today!  It's time for me to hit the sack and get a good night's sleep!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Today's Inspirational Video

Most of you have probably already seen this video, but I can't get enough!  I saw this the other day and thought this was so funny and a great pick me up, inspirational video from an adorable kid!  I can't help, but think to myself, I hope my future kids are this cute and funny!  Take a look!


I've also been MIA once again, but for good reason.......I'm in New Orleans right now for work!  When I was little I came down here but I don't remember it, so its been really fun to explore the city.  Sooooooo HOTTTTT!  I mean so humid and stuffy!   But I eaten some great food (king cakes and beignets....mmmmm!) and have bee having a great time with my coworkers so I really can't complain!  No Marti Gras beads yet though....hehe....there's still tonight right?

Hope you all are having a great start to the week!  I promise I'll start posting more again soon. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Suggestions!?


For quite a while now, I have been LOVING the low/open back look!  It's incredibly sexy and flattering, buttttttt it just drives me nuts that there aren't more styles out there!  I have been looking for a halter, low back dress or top for like forever and I can't find one!  Does anyone have any suggestions or pieces they've come across?  Every time I search for this style, I end up with cheapo "clubbing" dresses... Yea, not the look I'm going for...

Help!
 
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