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

Show a Little Back…

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On Saturday, I went shopping with my yogi gals.  One of the cutest trends that I was loving is an open back – even if it was just slight.  It is a look that is sexy and modest at the same time – I absolutely love that.  I am not one that loves low cut shirts, I don’t feel covered enough – but an open back I can do and feel confident.  I personally need to wear a bra, so I am a huge fan of throwing a little lace bralette under the fun flowy open back shirts.  Perfect for a summer day or evening look – especially if headed to an outdoor music festival.

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Do you have any backless dresses?  Do you go braless?  or rock the Carrie Bradshaw look and confidently allow your bra to show?

Much love,

B

Crushing on Janessa Leone…

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I love a free spirit.  I love beautiful design.  And, I love love love hats.  So naturally, I would have a major crush on Janessa Leone.  The fabulous brand based out of Los Angeles .  They make beautiful pieces that take to their owner and really becoming an individual piece.  This brand is driven to revive a time when people treasured clothing as something to be kept and passed down to future generations, a meaningful item that transcends its value as a mere commodity.  Now I just need to make sure I do not buy every hat she has…but they’re so pretty…

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Are you a hat lover?  What is your favorite style to wear?

Much love,

B

 

Time for Sunnies…

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Bring on the sun, let it shine on down just make sure you don’t forget to grab your sunnies.  I love a good pair of sunglasses, or three or four to rotate between during the summer.  I mean, different pairs look better with different looks.  It is always good to have a more classic black or tortoise shell pair, but it can be fun to have a more out there pair, as well.  Sunglasses are a great way to express your personality and finish off your warm weather look.  So, go on out there, and don’t be afraid to buy a few cheap pairs because lets be honest, sunglasses are also the easiest accessory to break or misplace it seems.  Plus, cheaper pairs allows you to have a few pairs to work with as opposed to one really expensive pair, though I certainly do love those designer shades, too.  Currently I am on the hunt for the perfect, or shall I say purrfect, cat eye sunglasses – the perfect amount of sass for this gal.

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What style of sunnies are you sporting these days?  Are you a one pair kind of gal or do you like to have a few to rotate between?

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