Monday, November 30, 2009

Where Have I Been?

How have I missed this? Neiman Marcus has made it even more fun to shop their Web site over the past few days. Apparently, as you shop, keep the look out for one of the butterflies above and you can win a gift card with each purchase of $200 or more. Unfortunately the game ends tonight so put on your best hunting gear, be ready with a pad to jot down the codes, and prepare for some exciting shopping! 

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

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It has finally arrived! I hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving! I have much to be thankful for this year. Tomorrow I am battling the crowds and doing a bit of Black Friday shopping. Wish me luck!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Blinded by the Light

I love chandeliers in bedrooms. It is right up there on the list next to my obsession with monogramming. This Penelope chandelier from Neiman Marcus is back ordered until January 22 but I think it would be well worth the wait.  

Monday, November 23, 2009

Gracious Living

I spent six amazing months last spring interning for the fabulous Southern Accents magazine. The entire experience was an absolute delight. I learned so much during those days of splendor on the campus of Southern Progress. About a month after I left, the final issue of Beautiful Homes, Gracious Living, and a Sense of Place was sent to press. It was a sad day indeed when the fateful call arrived from one of my fellow interns. For those of you who have read this great Southern magazine and for those of you who have never had the privilege, hopefully these photos of the final show house, Riverhills, will allow you a few savory moments of gracious living. 

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For more of the 2009 Riverhills Showhouse visit 

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Jo Malone

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In case you don't already know, Jo Malone's Pomegranate Noir Cologne is absolutely delightful.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

In My Shopping Bag

J.Crew introduced their newest collection recently and I have finally gotten around to posting about it. I have a habit/guilty pleasure of faux online shopping. What is faux online shopping, you ask? Well, it is pretending that I have an outrageous income that allows me to add everything that strikes my fancy to my online shopping bag. I then stare longingly at the list of fabulous items and imagine where in my closet I would place them all. Sometimes, at the end of my little shopping adventure, have found only two or three things added. This morning at J.Crew was no such occasion. Seriously, way to go J.Crew. I always loved you but this collection catapulted that love into a serious obsession.

Here is my shopping bag:

Sequin Scarf Cardigan in Pink Champagne - because I am obsessed with cardigans and sequins

Golden Cocktail Skirt in White Gold - with tights this would be perfect for a casual Christmas party. 

Sequined Starland Tank in Gold Peach - with shorts (see below)  and a cute little cropped jacket. 

Denim Cut-Off Short in Jaded Wash - I never would have thought that I would go for these but, with the cuff at the bottom, a cute pair of tights, and maybe a sequin tank (see above) it would be perfection. Unfortunately, they are back ordered until December 25--bummer. 

Annalise Ruffle Cami in Whisper Pink - I love how feminine this top is. I have a few J.Crew ruffle Cami's from past collections and I just love them. 

Silk Pajama Pant in Warm Shell - Everyone needs an elegant pair of pajamas if for no other reason than Christmas morning pictures (you know they happen, lets just make sure they aren't as tragic this year). 

Sparkle Bib Necklace in Dusty Blossom - This is the perfect addition to any look (whether casual or otherwise) to give it the perfect amount of glamour. 

Infinity Necklace in Crystal - I love a little sparkle and this is simple and pretty much goes with everything. 

Crystal Malibu Necklace in Dark Fog - I love the different textures and mix-match effect. Of course, the bows are perfect. 

Infinity Bracelet in Dried Orchid - I love a pop of color at a sleeve and I think this would achieve that perfectly. 

Pearl Jewel Box Earrings - I am obsessed. I love how vintage they look. So perfect. 

Shimmerveil Charmed Mini Bag - Because chain bags are where it's at right now.

Belle Fleur Mirror Ballet Flats in Metallic Silver - Ballet flats are my fave and I love the flower. 

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Book Worm

I love reading. My bedroom is pretty much overflowing with all sorts of literature. While I am a definitely inclined to curl up with a lengthy novel, I often delight in coffee table books full of gorgeous photos and creative illustrations. You might be surprised to find-with all my talk of wearable fashion-that some of my all-time favorite gifts to give and receive can be found at Barnes & Noble. These are a few selections that I will keep in mind for my style-minded friends and family this holiday season.

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The World In Vogue : People, Parties, Places
      by Plum Sykes, Hamish Bowles
     by Mary Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen
The One Hundred
     by Nina Garcia
Vanity Fair: The Portraits: A Century of Iconic Images
     by Graydon Carter, David Friend, Christopher Hitchens
Chanel and Her World: Friends, Fashion, and Fame
     by Edmonde Charles-Roux

Monday, November 9, 2009

Everyone Loves a Party (Dress)!

There are few things I love more in this world than the perfect party dress for a fab occasion. Seriously. Love it. During the holidays, evening soirees abound and so do the many opportunities for a new party dress. Here are a few that are definitely on my wish list. 
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This Alice + Olivia Embellished Party Dress is definitely number one on my list. Love. It. I would hang it in my room like art--when I wasn't wearing it to ferosh parties, of course. 

Again, Alice + Olivia sure can do a party dress. This Sequin Strapless number will turn heads in the best way. It is classic but the sequins on the top keep it so relevant. 

This Velvet Cascading Sequin Dress is just ideal with a black stiletto and tights. My legs are probably five shades lighter than this model's so you can imagine why I'm obsessed with tights. 

I heart Marchesa and their many delightful frocks. This Side-Bow Dress is no exception. I love a bow and the color red is so in right now and perfect for the holidays. 

Happy holiday party dressing!!