Five Loves…

I love fashion books – I serisously would fill all the sapce on my book shelves if I had a budget to.  I have a thing for coffee table books in general, but as a lover of fashion, am drawn to these even more.  Need. To. Stop. Buying. Myself. Christmas. Presents…

I am loving this combination so much – it is soft meets hard.  Love when what normally seems like a contradiction comes together to work perfectly.

Men, just say yes.  Please.  These boots are so hot and you should do yourself a favor and get a pair.  Just sayin…

The perfect stolcking stuffer.  Burt’s Bees, how I love thee.  When the air turns dry and crisp, your sweetness meets my lips and skin to soothe and nurture me.  It will be love at first touch, I promise.

How does this not put a smile on your face?!!  Freaking love this kid – and love that this little hipster fashionista even goes by the name of Eleanor.  Picture of the future one day?!!  I sure hope so…with a few other things in place first, of course…

What got you through the week?  Does anyone else feel like the full week back from a holiday week or vacation drags on?

Much love,

B

Party Time {Family Gathering}…

Whether your family is the chic and fancy type or straight cozy and comfy – one thing is for sure, you must keep it classy.  Lengths shall stay respectable, basically the family wants to see their little girl, who yes is all grown up, as a lady.  I personally enjoy getting dressed up for family gatherings (but then again I do not really have all that many, so it really is a special occassion if we get together for the holidays) – and with that I go for a classic little black dress.  Or, seeing as how I live in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, sometimes I will wear a pair of my classic straight black slacks and pair it with a fun, but still sophisticated, sweater and bold accessories to dress it up – like a fun big gold bauble necklace.

What will you be wearing to your family’s hooliday festivities?  What is the most dolled up holiday in your family?

Much love,

B

Surfer Blood…

Anyone that is a SXSW showcase artist I am all about checking out – and then, when a good friend also recommends the same artist – I have to dig in a little more and I am so glad I did.  I am loving Surfer Blood.  Check out this song Swim to get a fun taste of their sound – it is full and fun.  Perfect to help pick me up this week out of my funk.

What music has been new to you as of late that you are loving?

Much love,

B

You Caught Me Blushing…

 

Rosy cheeks are trending like crazy right now.  This works great for those of us that live in the frozen tundra, because only a few minutes outside with the bitter cold and you have some flushed cheeks.  A simple face with a full rosy cheek has an innocent look that is still a beautiful statement look.

 

 

How do you feel about the rosy cheek look?  Do you like to wear blush?

Much love,

B

Sleek and Sexy…

 

Now, I would not suggest wearing tight, sleek sexy pants every day to every occasion – but there certainly is a time and a place for them.  And when that time comes, hot damn do they look good.  They are a bold move, but if you have the confidence to rock them, they are a great look.  It would be a way to let your inner rocker chick out – or at least that is what would be released for me.  I also think it is great to pair them with a looser top or oversized sweater to balance the look out.

 

Would you ever dare to wear some tight shiny black pants out on the town?  How would you style them?

Much love,

B

Feeling Frisky…

 

Okay – maybe that was a little forward, but seriously there is something about slipping into some animal print that brings out a sassier side.  Maybe it is that inner feline in all of us women?!  Okay, maybe not – but seriously, animal print is sexy.  Currently, tiger print has been all the rage.  It seems every which way I turn in the fashion world I am seeing it pop up, and I am totally loving this trend.  Whether it is a more traditional tiger print, or the white and black – it is fabulous.  Tiger print can be done great with the neon, fun, edgy look, but it is not limited to that.  It is also a great print to wear at the office – animal print can certainly have a classy look to it, which is another reason why I am loving it.

 

How do you feel about the animal print?  Is it your thing?  What about tiger print specifically?

Much love,

B

Shop Till You Drop…

 

I have been taking this weekend very seriously when it comes to knocking out my Christmas list.  Now, I know that this season is not all about the gifts – but I seriously love giving gifts so I am glad that it is still a part of the season.  This is a weird time of year for me (too much to explain here), so I am always looking for ways to make it more enjoyable.  One of those ways is searching for the perfect gift for each person on my list – but my oh my that gets exhausting and I seriously feel like I am going to need a weekend to recover from my weekend.

Do you like giving gifts?  Is it fun for you to pick things out or stressful?  Do you buy gifts early or wait until last minute?

Much love,

B

It’s Hard Work…

 

Hope you are still alive and not suffering from too many bruises.  It is vicious out there.  I went last night for the adventure and got some good stuff – and dang, people mean business.  I was exhausted afterwards.

Do you partake in the Black Friday shopping extravaganza? What was the best deal you got? 

Much love,

B