Monday, December 31, 2012

NYE!!

Wishing you a fabulous and festive New Years Eve!


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All pictures from Pinterest

Friday, December 21, 2012

Rain, Rain

This weather is exactly what happens when I open my big mouth...today cold and rainy.  I braved it like a champ to snap some quick pictures before heading into work.  I will be blogging off and on starting next week since I will be traveling so happy holidays everyone!


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BlueBirdsFlyBoutique Etsy scarf (click here to view store), Target flats and umbrella, Old Navy skinny jeans (click here to purchase), Loft jacket and top

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Holiday Warmth...

I cannot believe it is almost Christmas and I am not wearing tights, this weather is crazy and I am not sure how I feel about that.  I hate being cold but kind of miss dressing in all sorts of layers and using all my heavy coats and scarfs.  
( I am probably going to regret saying this later on)


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Cynthia Rowley dress purchased at TJ Maxx, Madden Girl boots purchased at Marti and Liz, Burlington Coat Factory belt, Target cardigan, JJcreation Etsy necklace (click here to purchase)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Tied Up With A Bow

Today I went for a little bit of glitz with my sequin bow tank. I added a knee length skirt and a cardigan to make it work appropriate but for the weekend I think it would look great paired with skinny jeans, tall black boots and a motorcycle jacket (if I had one).  

Only a couple more hours to enter the Times Square Necklace giveaway...winner will be announced tomorrow!


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Kohl's cardigan (click here to purchase on SALE), Charlotte Russe top, Kohl's skirt, Ellen Tracy heels purchased at TJ Maxx, Target belt, Francesca's earrings

Friday, December 14, 2012

The BluePrint Cleanse- The End

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I DID IT!

I did it, I did it, I did it, I did it, I.DID.IT!  
Can you tell how proud of myself I am AND it was seriously the easiest thing ever, no lie.  

I was so nervous the night before I started (see the beginning here) and I had absolutely nothing to worry about.  The juices kept me feeling full and I had no crazy side effects from not eating solid food for 72 straight hours.  

I chose the Renovation Cleanse because it was recommended for first time juicers.  The juices were delivered right when my first day e-mail said they would be and as apprehensive as I was about tasting the "green juice" I was pleasantly surprised.  The green juices got a lot of negative feedback on the BluePrint Cleanse website and in The 3 Day Cleanse book but my taste buds must be weird cause I actually liked it!  

The next juice in my day (they are numbered from 1 to 6 in order of the way you drink them) was PAM juice or pineapple, apple and mint juice and that one was tart and minty. Number three was another green juice containing all the same veggies as number one.  Number four tasted very much like diluted lemonade with a swift kick from cayenne pepper.  During the entire cleanse I tried to drink juices 1-4 while I was at work saving the last two for when I went home.  

Now number five was my least favorite by far only because A- I do not like beets and B- I am not a big fan of ginger and this juice combined them together.  It was not unbearable but the aftertaste, I kid you not, tasted like if dirt gets in your mouth (don't act like you have never tasted dirt when the wind blows somewhere dusty).  After I chugged number five down it was worth it because number six was my favorite of them all.  It was cashew milk and the only way I can describe it is if you have ever eaten Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and all the milk left in the bowl after you eat it-tasted just like that.  

I definitely could have done a longer cleanse and now that I know how easy it was I probably will in the future.  I highly recommend BluePrint Cleanse to anyone interested in detoxing and just needing a jump start to healthier living.  If anyone has any questions please do not hesitate to contact me and be sure to check out all the testimonials if you still are unsure!

Note- these opinions are all my own so blame my taste buds if you have done the cleanse and think differently


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The IT List

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  • Fancy Francy looks so chic in leopard, leather and cozy knits - the ultimate winter look! So cute! (find Fancy Francy on Twitter!)
  • The Second Best is satisfying her color craving in bright hues and printed pants that she carried over from her summer wardrobe! Love this look! (find Second Best on Twitter!)
  • Ishi is making her closet do double duty and rocking her shorts even in the colder temps! Pop over to see how she styled this versatile piece to stay warm!
  • Fleurani is sporting a new hair color and new glasses while frolicking in the snow! She looks so cozy in plaid and a bright blazer! (find Fleurani on Twitter!)
  • Rachel's Lookbook is channeling her inner Sex and the City and pulled out her vintage fur coat for the first time! Absolutely fabulous! (find Rachel's Look Book on Twitter!)
  • See Mo Go is sporting a festive new top for a day out Christmas tree shopping! Pop over to see where she found her (on sale) sweater! (find See Mo Go on Twitter!)
  • My Thrifty Chic is showing us how to make our own embellished sweater for the infamous Tacky Christmas party that everyone finds themselves at this time of year! Head over to get some inspiration and see her tips! (find My Thrifty Chic on Twitter!)
  • The Chic Curator rounds up some fab finds in emerald - the new color of the year! Go check out all of the cute pieces and scoop up some emerald of your own!
  • Laura Wears is trying her hand at vintage clothing for the first time in plaid pants and she knocked it out of the park! Don't miss her fun menswear accessory! (find Laura Wears on Twitter!)
  • Sam ipsa Loquitur shows us how to look chic on a major budget! The whole outfit is under $50 - impressive! (find Sam ipsa Loquiter on Twitter!)
  • A Fashion Fixation makes sure that her holiday party looks perfectly suit her style with a casual but refined look.  See how she does holiday, without sacrificing her personal style! (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)
  • Rose a la Mode is thinking pink in a casual tone-on-tone look ready for a weekend out and about! So cute! (find Rose a la Mode on Twitter!)
  • Good Life glams up her look a bit with a fabulous fur cowl that she scored on the cheap and a hint of glitter! Definitely one to recreate! (find Good Life on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East shares her favorite type of room with us - lived in and cozy but still chic and stylish! Pop over to see the room and the outfit that were recreated from the inspiration look! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)
  • Sweetie Pie Style shows us the 13 pieces she can't live without in her winter wardrobe and how to make them into 9 outfits! Love them all! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
the IT list is brought to you weekly by Jill of Good Life and edited by Michelle of Second Street East.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Winter White...

I still like to wear my white jeans in the winter months and that rule about not.wearing.white.after.Labor.Day is old news.

I actually forgot I had these boots so it was like an early Christmas present when I was reunited with them, yay me. 


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Loft top, TJ Maxx cardigan, Charlotte Russe necklace, Old Navy jeans (click here to purchase), Unlisted boots purchased at Belk

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Casual Holiday Style...

If you follow this blog regularly, you know I dress pretty casual most of the time.  I have been seeing outfits involving lots of form fitting dresses, sparkles and lacey goodness all over the Internet lately and while I think they are beautiful- that is just not me.  

This is a casual "holiday outfit" I wore to work but I also would wear this to a dinner date, party or out with friends this time of year.  Bow heels, polka dot tights, a fancy necklace and a unique skirt tied up in one low-key package (thanks to my hoodie).  

Times Square Pearl Necklace giveaway going on- click here to enter!  


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Loft skirt, CAbi hoodie and shirt, Target dotty tights, Fringe and Lace necklace, Stella and Dot earrings (click here to enter), Nine West bow heels

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Times Square Pearl Necklace GIVEAWAY

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BearandtheHoneybee shop has gorgeous jewelry if you are still looking for that last minute Christmas gift for the fashionista in your family.

 Leigh, the shop owner,  has offered to give away this beautiful Times Square Pearl Necklace to one lucky reader right in time for the holidays.  The real question is do you keep this stunner for yourself or give as a present. 
 Happy Shopping!


INPINK Giveaway WINNERS

Congrats to all the winners and thanks so much to INPINK and everyone that entered- remember even if you didn't win you still receive a $15 credit so start looking at ways to spend your money now!  

 Stay tuned for another giveaway happening IN.ONE.HOUR!!



Monday, December 10, 2012

The BluePrint Cleanse- The Beginning

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I found out about the BluePrint Cleanse randomly while reading Lucky Magazine a month or so ago. 
When the lady they were interviewing wanted to detox she drank the juices for a couple days to get back on track. 

 Something about that little sentence prompted my interest so I began researching everything I could about the company and how the cleanse worked.  I read all about it online, I bought The 3 Day Cleanse book that was written by the founders of BluePrint Cleanse and started reading it immediately, I turned to Twitter and got feedback from normal, everyday people like myself and then when the website had a 20 percent off discount after Thanksgiving- I finally purchased it! 

I wasn't strong enough mentally to handle the 3 day cleanse over the weekend- I am very social and cannot bear the thought of sitting at home while all my friends are out going to dinner, sipping wine, etc. so I scheduled it to arrive this week during the week day.  This past Saturday I started slowly changing my eating habits to prepare my body and mind for the "no solid food for 72 hours".  They have an entire section in the book on what to eat and drink during the pre-cleanse.  I went to Earth Fare(the healthy supermarket) for the second time in my entire life and stocked up on more fruits and veggies my kitchen has ever seen...and all of this is just prepare myself! 

I am a nervous wreck to actually start the cleanse itself TOMORROW- I am scared I am going to faint, pass out, starve to death and most importantly fail and not make it all three days....fingers crossed!

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Just a couple more hours until the INPINK multiple winner giveaway is over- enter now for a chance to win and don't forget to check back first thing tomorrow morning to see if YOU are one of the THIRTY winners!

Starting the BluePrint Cleanse tomorrow...stay tuned on a blog post about my experience (yikes)


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Jessica Simpson wedges, Loft cardigan, White House Black Market top, Old Navy jeans (click here to purchase), Target scarf, Gifted necklace

Friday, December 7, 2012

The IT List

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  • A Devine Life turned an old dress into a new skirt by layering a sweater on top! A great way to transition your summer wardrobe into cooler temps! (find a Devine Life on Twitter!)
  • Rach.E. Cakes is rocking one of her go-to feel good dresses that is versatile enough for work or play! Pop over to see why she keeps reaching for this pretty little number! (find Rach.E.Cakes on Twitter!)
  • Fancy Francy gives us some great tips on how to style a midriff bearing bandeau top and shared two looks for inspiration! Great solutions to one of the more difficult pieces in our closet! (find Fancy Francy on Twitter!)
  • The Second Best is recreating a low-key look from another blogger and knocked it out of the park! Goes to show that inspiration is everywhere! (find Second Best on Twitter!)
  • Ishi is showing us her studious side and how she stays stylish and comfortable for days spent with her nose in the books! So cute!
  • Fleurani lets her pretty gold skirt shine by pairing it with lots of black! It's gorgeous and the perfect piece for holiday party season!
  • Rachel's Lookbook takes her outfit to the next level by throwing on some purple tights! Such a fun way to add excitement to your look! (find Rachel's Look Book on Twitter!)
  • See Mo Go is totally comfy in her new printed cords! She paired them with a blazer and boots and is ready for a day at the office!(find See Mo Go on Twitter!)
  • My Thrifty Chic pairs her new glasses and patterned tights together for a geek chic look! The total outfit only cost $55! Go check it out! (find My Thrifty Chic on Twitter!)
  • The Chic Curator gives us a bedroom duvet breakdown on a budget with three different price points to choose from! Pop over to check out the super cute bedding and find out where to buy!
  • Laura Wears is showing off her holiday party style - a little bit of sparkle mixed with a little bit of responsibility! Love this look! (find Laura Wears on Twitter!)
  • Sam ipsa Loquiter wrapped up her 30 f0r 30 challenge and she definitely ended on a high note! Pattern mixing at its finest! (find Sam ipsa Loquiter on Twitter!)
  • A Fashion Fixation is showing us some love in a gorgeous new sweater! No better (or more stylish) way to make a statement than that! (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East is in love with a bright and beautiful little girl's room! She recreated the look in a room and an outfit - tons of great pieces! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)
  • Sweetie Pie Style rounds up her favorite stylish rain boots after getting tons of use out of hers lately! Head over to pick out your favorite pair to be ready for the rain (or snow!) ahead! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
the IT list is brought to you weekly by Jill of Good Life and edited by Michelle of Second Street East.
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Thursday, December 6, 2012

LOVE

Cause sometimes all you need is love...


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Forever 21 sweater (click here to purchase), Kohl's skirt, Baublebar necklace (click here to purchase), Target chambray shirt, Aerosoles Mary Janes (click here to purchase on SALE)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Peach and Blue

Um, it was 74 degree's yesterday...in December! That's just crazy right there and I am starting to get annoyed because it is to hot for me to wear any of my new winter clothes.  I guess I shouldn't be complaining
because I will take this weather any day over being completely bundled up and freezing.    

Don't forget to enter the INPINK giveaway!

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Payless wedges, Francesca's skirt, Loft sweater, EllenJewelry Etsy store bauble necklace (click here to purchase), Charming Charlie chain necklace

Monday, December 3, 2012

Flowers...

Take a summer dress (see how I last wore it) and add jean jacket, scarf and boots and voila!  
Winter style not to mention extending your wardrobe. 

One week left to enter the INPINK gift card giveaway...30 winners!


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Old Navy jacket (click here to purchase), JC Penny dress, Burlington Coat Factory belt, Scarf purchased at Tinsel and Treasure, Naughty Monkey boots purchased at Piperlime.com
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