Girl Crush…

She is a fellow fashion blogger, only on the other side of the big pond.  Meet Peony Lim of Britain.  She creates art when she puts her whole outfit together all the way down to the accessories.  There is a class about her that shines through in her looks, but she is not afraid of wearing an edgier look, either – it is all in what she is feeling for the day.  She has been featured on other fashion blogs, in fashion magazines, and photographed by major fashion photographers.  Makes sense that the fashion world is falling in love with her – she just has a way of putting pieces together like they fit perfectly, making her everyone’s latest girl crush…

I especially love all of her shoes – I mean every fashionista appreciates a great pair of shoes when she sees them.  Am I right?!  What do you think of Peony’s looks?  What is your favorite look you would draw inspiration from?

Much love,

B

 

Vacation Trend…

It is that thing I love that seems to be constantly calling my name – travel.  Only problem is, right now my job does not involve traveling.  Thus, I get the latest trend of my life – vacationing.  I know, it is not the most practical thing in the world to vacation all the time, but especially in the summer, I try to make sure I make time for it.  I love getting to go and relax, experience different cultures (even traveling within the US – there are different cultural experiences to be had), and see the fashion trends within the different places other than MN.  With today being Memorial Day, I am enjoying an extra day – to have a staycation – and soak in some MN culture and fashion in Uptown with friends…and plan more summer vacations – this is one trend I like to stay on top of, as my list is ever growing…

Where are you dreaming of going on vacation these days?  Did you go anywhere fun for the holiday weekend?

Happy Memorial Day, loves!

Much love,

B

Relaxing & Happy…

Oh what a happy weekend it is.  An extra day to relax and do the things we love.  Time with friends.  Time to reflect and slow down from the busy lives we lead.  Time to indulge in good food and drinks.  Time to sleep.  Basically this weekend has potential to be very relaxing and rather happy, if I do say so myself.  Hope whatever you find yourself doing, loves, you have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.  What are your plans?  Do you have traditions for every Memorial Day?

Much love,

B

Laugh at Self…

One of my good friends sent me this blog post – and I could not stop laughing.  At myself.  I am totally the person being made fun of and I am totally alright with it.  I love my beautiful photos with thoughts and quotes on them.  But, I also love a good opportunity to laugh at myself – so I hope you can join in the fun.  Go check out some of the others…

Happy Friday, loves – and happy long weekend to you, too!  Hope you get to go do something fun!

Much love,

B

Five Loves…

Picnics on the beach – how glorious is that.  Now, I will not be on a beach this weekend, but I am excited for a picnic with a couple of my girl friends to celebrate the holiday weekend.

Love my dear friends.  Love laying in the grass.  Love beautiful photos with quotes.  Basically I love all that this image is.

This long maxi skirt is amazing.  I have loved wearing mine so much that I want another one – and this one called, Moonbeam, from Free People would be perfect.

Holiday inspired treats – there is something more fun about sweets that represent the holiday.  Not sure what it is, but I do love them.

I love you, friends.  Your comments and coming back every day makes me smile.  So thankful for you and don’t tell you enough – so thought today would be a great day to change that.

What are you loving today?

Much love,

B

May Mood…

Does anyone else feel like May has been flying by?!  I want life to slow down a little bit – pretty please!  It is crazy – it feels like months ago that I was in Mexico, but really it was only two weeks ago.  Life is busy for us all – but I want to take some time to enjoy May and soak it in – at least the days that are finally getting warmer.  Here are some of the images inspiring my May mood…

Overall mood – wanting to embrace a whimsical life.  Hasn’t worked out like that, but it is a nice idea.  What has been your May mood? 

Much love,

B

White Elephants…

Ladytron has a new album coming out, Gravity the Seducer…in Spetember.  September 13th, to be exact.  But, lucky for us, the first single off the new album has been released, White Elephants.  I love a good British electronic pop – there is something about this style of music that just makes me move and smile as I feel the music.  Helps me release and relax – perfect for a midweek break.  Enjoy, loves!

Much love,

B

Swooning Over Clutches…

The perfect accessory for every outfit is the perfect purse.  And for going out at night or for a fun lunch date – to make it ever better a fun clutch.  You can add a splash of color to your look or try something really out there with this fun and very functional accessory.  I am loving all the bright yellows I have been seeing – makes me excited for the sun to finally be shinning.

And the one that really has me day dreaming…

Louis just knows how to create magic in a handbag time and time again.

Are you a big or small purse?  How often do you change purses?  How do you feel about clutches?  And, can a lady really ever have too many purses??

Much love,

B

Down Under Design Crush…Again…

I love discovering new designers that are making a move on the fashion industry.  I apparently, also love Australian fashion.  Every week it seems like there is yet another designer from down under that I fall head over heels for.  They sure know how to create beauty and true art in the clothes they send down the run way to walking the streets.  My newest crush is bec + bridge, a company that started from a friendship between Becky Cooper and Bridget Yorston.  The two met in design school and knew there was something there – so they went with it, and I am so thankful.  I love their Spring/Summer 2011/12 line – it is breathtaking.

I love the way they top off so many of the looks with fedoras – love this trend.  So perfect for summer nights.

This was the closing look to the show – and I was speechless when I first saw it.  I would love to be able to wear this – the pleats paired with the white are so flattering and allow the fabric to flow so beautifully.   I love that these two ladies are not afraid of color, pattern, or soft neutrals – they can do it all.  And, they do it well.

What do you think of bec + bridge?

Much love,

B

all images via Vogue Australia (my new favorite webstie)
 

PS.  My friend, Kat, of Tenaciously Yours is having a giveaway in honor of her blog turning 3!  Go check it out – you could be the lucky winner!