Hello Goodbye…

 

 

Does anyone else feel like we were just saying hello to July and now after the blink of an eye we are saying goodbye?!  I guess that is bound to happen with a good month filled with fun and adventures.  This month I watched two of my dear friends marry one another, bought a house, saw some great live shows, and then plenty of fun spontaneous outings with friends.  It was a sultry month, which made for a month filled with skirts and dresses – both at the office and for out playing around in the city.  I have loved every moment of the heat and hoping that August stays just as warm.

 

 

 

Has your July flown by?  What were some of your favorite parts of the month?  Anything you are excited for this August?

Much love,

B

Wear Now and Later…

 

Do you ever have those pieces that are you go-to all summer long and you maybe are not ready to hang them up come fall?!  If you do, you certainly are not alone.  I could live in maxi dresses – they are so comfortable and perfect for summer because they are nice and light-weight.  They also come in stripes, fun tribal patters, ombre, solids, and let’s be honest – really whatever your fancy is you normally can find a maxi perfect for you.  One fun thing about the maxi is it is the perfect transition piece to enjoy now and later simply by adding the appropriate layer.  Some maxis pair well with a blazer or cardigan, even making it office appropriate, or throw on that perfect for fall bomber jacket – your favorite summer piece paired with one of fall’s greatest trends, you will be looking great come fall.

 

 

 

Will you be transitioning any of your favorite summer pieces into fall?  What is your style secret to keep your favorite pieces around for next season?

Much love,

B

Olympic Time…

 

It is that time again where the best of the best compete in the world wide event, known as the Olympics.  Last night I enjoyed the Opening Ceremonies with friends, and I cannot wait to watch some of my favorite sports that are not your every day sport you see on television…such as rowing, volleyball, swimming, gymnastics…to name a few.  Did you watching the Opening Ceremony?  What did you think?  What is your favorite sport to watch of the summer Olympics?

Much love,

B

Heck Yes…

 

Amen to this, right?!!  I mean, the maybe makes it cute, but for reals – just call already.

So, I want to know…have you used the, “Call me…maybe…” line on anyone?!  Confession…I totally have.  And he called, but it went no where.  And that was a good thing!

Much love,

B

Five Loves…

 

The perfect summer office look.  I am in love and this is my inspiration for Monday.

 

How cute are these hair pins?!  This B is loving these bees.

 

We have a Sunday morning tradition of eating breakfast together at my house and there have been a lot of blueberries in the house recently.  Meaning, we eat delicious blueberry cobbler for breakfast – so good.  I am way too lucky to be living with a great cook!

 

I love this bike so much.  I am on the market for a new bike and this may just be the winner.  Gorgeous. Yes, please, is all I can say.

 

The perfect summer day…a breeze, in the water, a boat…this combination is bound to create love.

Can you believe July is almost over?!  What are you enjoying to keep the summer love going?

Much love,

B

Living in Color…

 

Every where I turn I see more and more color and I am loving it.  Now, don’t mistake me – in a few months I will be back to relishing in the grays and blacks, but until then I am all about the bold colors.  Whether they are neons or just bright summery hues I cannot get enough of them.  For the first time in a long time, my closet seems to have a little spunk to it.  Ladies in color just look so happy in summer – it is a match that is made to be.

 

 

 

What are some of your favorite shades and hues to embrace the summertime spirit of fashion?

Much love,

B

Tickle Me Pink…

If you are a lover of Mumford & Sons and The Civil Wars, then I think you may also be a lover of Johnny Flynn.  I sure am.  I put him on and am instantly smiling and dancing around, especially when I turn up Tickle Me Pink…I mean, how can you not smile when you sing about praying for the people inside your head?!

What song instantly puts a smile on your face these days?

Much love,

B

All in the Brow…

 

Playing around with make up is always fun for a girl, no matter what age you are.  It is fun to play with colors, mix and match combinations to create different looks and feels – a whole mood can be created with the right combination – amazingly fun.  One of the fastest look changers is darkening your brow.  Taking the time to really define it.  You can do the old school way with a pencil, or my personal favorite is using a dark eyebrow powder, or even a dark eye shadow works great, too.  It is my new favorite make up trick to help make my eyes pop.  I also love that this trick is not just for the brunettes, but also looks great on the blondies, too.  Just look at these ladies…breathtakingly stunning…

 

 

 

How do you feel about the dark brows?  When do you define your brows?  Daily or just for special occasions?

Much love,

B

Falling for Madewell…

 

Okay.  It is no news that I am a fan of Madewell.  But seriously, they keep out doing themselves.  And this Fall 2012 collection is no disappointment.  It is the perfect combination of city girl, meets office, meets growing up and putting down roots as she transitions into the next season of life…oh wait, did I just describe myself?!  Maybe I am trying to justifying buying the whole collection, but what gal isn’t?!!  I am totally falling head over heels for this Fall collection.  Geesh…I love summer, but I sure do love fall fashion – there is no way around that.

What are some of your favorite things about fall fashion?  Are you a Madewell gal?

Much love,

B