Clutches, Satchels and Purses, Oh My…

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I am a firm believer that a gal can never have too many bags.  The options are endless and each one is so fabulous in its own way.  Recently I feel like I have been seeing bags of all sorts that have me swooning – from clutches to full on satchels.  It seems like maybe it is time to start adding to my collection – I actually am really excited to see what I may find over in Thailand.  I would love to add some intricate colorful details to my bag collection.  Though, a classic leather purse always is my weakness.

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Do you have a favorite style of purse?  Do you have a lot of purses?  How often do you switch yours up?

Much love,

B

Five Loves…

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Classy meets casual – now that is my kind of summer uniform for the office.  I love the simplicity of this ensemble.

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Charleston, SC – one of my favorite cities to visit in the US.  Sadly, I don’t think I will make it there this summer – but for almost seven years straight I would make sure to at least get a day trip to this lovely city once a year.  So much history.  So much beauty and good foods.

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I love rings.  I love gold.  I love the symbolisim of knots.  So, basically this is the perfect ring and I adore it.

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A carefree moment where you can let go and laugh – even if it means you are laying on the ground laughing – now those are some of my favorite moments with my girlfriends.

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The perfect weekend uniform.  I have a hat almost identical to this and I could live in it.  I love wearing it to keep the sun off my face as I stroll through the local Farmers’ Market.

What are you doing to enjoy the sunshine?  Do you shop the local Farmers’ Markets?

Much love,

B

Color Me Teal…

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The color teal.  It is bold and bright.  Never thought it would be the one to steal my love away, but it has.  I am full blown head over heals for this color.  I love how it looks on everyone – no matter your skin tone or hair color, this color makes a woman pop.  Who knew?!  It started as my accent color in my kitchen and before I knew it, I found myself drawn to it every time I am out shopping.  It looks good in so many fabrics, as well, which means it can be a fabulous color to wear for the office or on a walk around the lakes – and I would know, as I have pieces I have worn in the last week to both of those places.  It is safe to say, this is certainly my color of the summer.

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Does teal work with your summer style?  What is your color of the summer?

Much love,

B

Feeling Jagged…

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Summer so often can be filled with short shorts or mini skirts – but this summe,r why not spice up that look?!!  I apparently am not the only one feeling this way – whether you want to call it a jagged look or an origami look, a skirt line that is not straight across is all the rag.  I think one thing I love about this trend is that so many of them come in a skort option – talk about perfect for running around all day in the heat.  There is something more free about a skort than a classic mini, am I right ladies?!!  This look is fun and playful, but can also be dressed up for a fun date night – so, when are we going shopping to get this look added to my closet?!!

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How do you feel about this trend, lovies?  Feeling a little jagged, yourself?

Much love,

B

Five Loves…

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This week’s five loves are a little look into my life.  Here are a few of my current favorite things – stripes, arm party that changes daily, green tea soy latte, and having a thought provoking book to read – such a divine moment.

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A freshly cleaned back porch with a new table and chairs that only cost me $10!!  And of course, my beautiful model who makes everything better – sweet Willow.

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Pretty in pink – lips.  Last night I went to the Pop Sugar event at Anthropologie and had so much fun.  With my purchase I also got this fun new lipstick, and we all know how much I love bright lips!

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It has become a full on event – the return of The Bachelorette means the return of girls’ night.  We have a group of seven of us that pile into the living room every Monday night and make the show into a full on sporting event.  It is fabulous and I actually like Mondays because of it.

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My freshly cut summer hair.  I got it cut yesterday and was then informed by a friend that meant a selfie was required – so, I figured I should share it with all of you, lovies!  I love how light and free it feels – perfect for a summertime attitude!

Do you change your hair up with the seasons?  Do you do gradual or drastic changes to your hair?

Much love,

B

Five Loves…

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The perfect spring and summer hat.  I have been on the hunt for one very similar to this – and by on the hunt, I really mean looking at pictures since I have not really made time to go shopping.  I should do something about that.

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It is almost blueberry season.  That basically means when I get anything in blueberry flavor that I can – it just tastes so good.  I love the rich color of blueish-purple that has the perfect amount of sweetness and bitterness that kiss perfectly.

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How fun and beautiful are these long maxis?!  They scream spring easing into summer and needing to head to a music festival or stroll around the lakes…or maybe that last part is just my six-month cooped-up self is feeling – either way, I want one of these lovely dresses.

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These shoes are amazing.  Paired with the super cute pink pants.  Hello spring, I love you and have missed you so is what this stunning combo is saying and I would like to second it – all of it.

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I love every aspect of Samantha Hutchinson’s whole look here, but especially those pants.  May I please find a pair for my own and then pair them with a blazer and say it is okay for the office?!!  I totally think I could make that work…and if not, who cares?!  They are hot and would be perfect for an evening or weekend look .  Purchase justified?!  I think so.

Are you getting spring fever?  Is it spring for you yet?  Does spring fever ever translate into your closet getting a little face lift??  What is on the top of your spring shopping list?

Much love,

B

Five Loves…

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I love her look.  I would wear that to the office and then out – seriously.  It is perfection.

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Hydrangeas.  One of my absolute favorite flowers.  I cannot wait for mine to bloom this year at my house.

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Such a stunning loose bun.  I love it and need to master this for mornings I am running late for the office.

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Seriously in love with these hats recently.  Also on my spring shopping list.  Love the wider brim.

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Time to paint and really release creativity – divine and therapeutic.  Simply fabulous.

What are your loves this fine first day of March?

Much love,

B

Slit it Up…

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So, the other day I was watching 90210 (yes, I know…I have moments when I like to watch shows that make me feel like a 17-year old girl) and I instantly fell in love with one of Annie’s skirts.  This stunning black maxi skirt with a high slit in the front to the mid-thigh.  I fell in love with it so much that I literally started dreaming about it and have since spent far too much time searching online for where I can get my paws on one of my own.  It has now moved to the top of my shopping list for my spring and summer attire wish list.  So, with that, I think I am going to have to find time to go shopping.

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How do you feel about the maxi skirt with a high slit?  Would you dare?

Much love,

B

Five Loves…

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I love her hair.  I love her hair so much that the other night when I laid eyes on it I immediately scheduled a hair appointment for an ombre treatment to my locks.  I have had grown out blonde chunky highlights for son long, it seemed like the best idea to change up my look some.  When I get inspiration, I go with it, instantly.

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I love tattoos and have been craving another.  Specifically, one on my mid back like this. I would prefer a design similar to this but more with an elephant in it, I know shocking – I want an elephant tattoo.  This is serving as inspiration to get on the designing of my next one…

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Her look is stylish, chic and simple.  A lovely lady inspiring me this fine Friday.

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Winter refuses to leave.  So, I am taking this photo and using it as my inspiration to go have fun and play in the snow.  Have to make the most out of everything, right?!!

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I am absolutely obsessed with these stunning new shoes that I simply had to have the other day when I laid eyes on them.  I still was on the hunt for the perfect Valentine’s Day outfit.  These little gems were the perfect inspiration to be the muse for my whole look, so naturally I had to purchase them – plus, I got 20% off for having on red (which happened to be a pair of Christmas socks due to it being laundry day – worked out well for me)!!

What are you drawing inspiration from this week and loving?

Much love,

B