Monthly Archives: June 2011

Sparkly Weekend…

I still have a few days left of vacay and am on to my second trip of this lovely vacation.  So, instead of thinking about all the work that awaits me Monday morning, I am going to stay calm and keep sparkling.  I have just been having so much fun, I am not ready to let it stop yet.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend and get to do some sparkling yourself!  What are you up to this weekend?!

Much love,

B

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Five Loves…

People watching is one of my favorite things to do – and I love it even more at an airport.  Trying to figure out where people are coming from, where they are going – and why, simply fascinates me.

Flying.  I love having my head above the clouds – it is always so gorgeous up there.  I cannot get enough of it.  Every time I get up there I can’t help but smile.

Starbucks at the airport.  A staple to every one of my travels.  I love that it is the same everywhere I go so I always know I can get my favorite soy latte.  (And random – the Starbucks at an airport I thought had the best picture would naturally be in the Sydney Australia International Airport…)

Time to catch up on reading all of my magazines – they are perfect for the plane.

And let’s be honest – I just love travel.  There is a big world out there and I want to see it and all of it’s beauty.  And that makes me love airports in general because the world is at your finger tips – those planes can take you where ever you want to go.

Are you a fan of airports?  What do you like or dislike about them?

Much love,

B

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Jet Setter…

Okay – so this may be a little excessive, but I do love traveling in style.  There is something about finding the perfect balance of comfortable yet still stylish.  I do not want to travel the world and look like a complete slob – just not for me.  You never know who you will meet, what will happen with your luggage, or what you will need to do when you land – thus you better be prepared and okay with the clothes you are wearing (trust me…I have had to wear mine for two days a few times now – can’t have perfect travels all the time).  I am a fan of keeping everything to a carry-on when possible – I swear I could be a professional packer.  Too bad that is not a real job.  Anyways – here is a look at one of my standard go to travel outfits – comfortable, stylish, easy shoes to slip on and off for security, as well as run in for those extremely close connecting flights…

Do you have a go to style you like to travel in?  What is your strategy in picking out the outfit?  Or are you thinking – what strategy? Planning?! I just wear whatever and don’t really think about it?

Better be off…another flight to catch…

Much love,

B

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Half Speed…

Meet Jeremy Larson.  He is an extremely talented man who writes music beautifully.  He does  music composition and production – a lot of which are stiring arrangements.  They are so beautiful.  He knows how to work with stirngs so well – which is why I love this song, and really the whole album which you can stream here.  I discovered Jeremy through his new beautiful wife Elsie – who is one of my favorite bloggers.  Sit back and enjoy the music and let it calm you for a few moments amongst the stress and business of work – or even if you are on vacation (like me) sit back and let it aid in the relaxation.

Much love,

B

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Eastern Coastal Style…

Whether you are on the Northeast or Southeast coast there is one trend you cannot avoid.  Sperry Topsiders.  It used to be just the classic boat shoe, but they have so many more looks now.  I first caved (it was bound to happen when I was living in South Carolina every summer) five years ago.  They were trendy then – but goodness they have blown up.  People in the Midwest are even wearing this coastal look.  There are so many cute styles – the only problem now is which pair to get next.  They are the perfect summer shoe for guys or gals – you don’t have to wear socks, good support, don’t slip on the dock, can be casual or dressy – and can cater to the uber preppy and still work for the more hip trendy look at the same time because it is all in what you pair them with.  I personally love wearing my boat shoes with sundresses – something about the pairing I simply adore.  Maybe it is my inner southern belle trying to shine through a bit…y’all know what I mean!

Have you jumped on board with the boat shoe trend?  Did you (or would you) go with the more classic look or a sandal look?  Are they a fashion statement or practical in your life (like you actually wear them while boating)?

Much love,

B

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Design Crush…

The designer in the middle paired with some of her models dressed in her gorgeous designs.  Her name?  Lisa Ho.  Where is this lovely creative lady from?  I feel like you should already know this…Australia of course.  I still do not know what it is about that place – but I am loving everything I am seeing come out of that country (or I guess we could say continent, as I do tend to love designers from New Zealand, too…).  She stays true to herself in her designs – and it is that signature style that has made her famous in Australia, and now getting her international recognition.  “Lisa Ho believes that beautiful design should be available to all women and should enhance their increasingly busy lives.” from Lisa’s website.  I love the way that is so simply put – because that is exactly why I have fallen in love with her designs.

Aren’t her designs gorgeous?  What is your favorite look?  Are you loving Australian fashion, too?

Much love,

B

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Still Blushing…

I have been loving the soft blush pink for awhile now.  It was a great way to warm up the bitter cold months, but not it pairs so well with summer trends.  It makes me so happy to be able to keep working it into my looks for summer.  It has such a soft, feminine look that is captivating.  I seriously am drawn to it every where I go.  If it is not something black, it is blush pink these days for me – what can I say – a girl feels pretty in pink.

How do you feel about blush pink?  Still have you blushing?  If not this color, what color is doing it for you?

Much love,

B

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