Friday, December 20, 2013

Radiant Orchid

The color this year is Radiant Orchid.  Love it.  Last year's was emerald green, which I also loved because I'm such a jewel tone girl.  Verdict? I'm really feeling it---it's feminine and you can find this color already in my closet (probably because my favorite color is fuchsia and this color isn't too far off).  I live for pinks and purples!

Some celebrities rocking the color.
Look of the Day photo | Amy Adams
I never shy away from a pattern so this silk chiffon J Mendel dress is right up my alley. Love the silhouette of this dress.
Look of the Day photo | Kelly Osbourne
I'm not sure if I love the dress or Kelly's hair more.  I think the hair.  I've always been envious of people who can pull off uncommon hair colors and still look flawless.  
If work had a uniform, this would be mine.  Love this Roland Mouret sheath dress!  I'd wear this every day.
So, what say you?  Love it or hate it?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Dreaming of a {pink} Christmas

Hey dolls and 'gents! We finally made it to Virginia, and the Candlewood Inn and Suites is our home for the Christmas season until we find a place.  We escaped Jersey in the nick of time--the weather man was calling for snow, snow and more snow.  It's 50 degrees and sunny here, and I'm definitely not dreaming of a white Christmas this year.  I'm seeing pink!


ready for party

Friday, December 6, 2013

How was everyone's holiday last week!  I ate lots and lots and got to spend much needed time with family.  This week I've been battling a super stubborn cold, sinus thingy so I've been laying low.  That hasn't stopped my shopping though!  Have you guys found that you are shopping more and more online this holiday season?  I'm not sure if I just don't want to brave the cold or if it's that I don't want to brave the crowds. 

Cool news--I have a way to get cash back when you shop online.  Check it out here.  Simply sign up and continue shopping the way you usually shop online! 

1. Made By Girl IPhone Case
3. Clare Vivier Flat Clutch
4. Made By Girl Journal
5. Waiting on Martha Tassel Key Chain
6. Stuart Weitzman OTK 50/50 boots
7. Motives for La La Court Mineral Eye Shadow Palette
8. Markus Lupfer Peplum Sweatshirt
9. Asos Leather Makeup Bag
10. Sequin Body-Conscious Dress

Be on the lookout for more gift guides next week.  Happy shopping!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving here in the U.S. tomorrow, I'm reminded of the many reasons I have to give thanks.  From our businesses to our life in the Navy to health to a loving family and a darling husband.  I'm thankful for it all!

I can remember last Thanksgiving.  I was still desperately trying to lose the rest of the 40 pounds I had packed on since getting married and recovering from major surgery.  This Thanksgiving, I find myself 40 pounds lighter with a new love, appreciation and control over food.  While I'm nowhere near perfect, I try and I stay in the game.  That's why I got excited and inspired when I came across Angela's post over at Oh She Glows yesterday.  She created a 3-course gluten-free vegan Thanksgiving dinner and it looks AMAZING!

This is the meal I would make this Thanksgiving.  Only problem is, I'm not cooking and we'll be traveling back and forth to various family members' houses this holiday.  So, I'll tuck it in my recipe box for next Thanksgiving.


Looks delicious right!  You can find the recipes here

What are you most thankful for this holiday season and will you be making any healthier versions of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes?

Monday, November 25, 2013

Office Space of the Day


Well, it's Monday again!  There's something about Mondays...I know most people have a love/hate relationship with them.  While we hate that the weekend is over, there is just something refreshing about a new start, a new week--you get another chance to get something done.  I'm working from home my mother's spare bedroom these days but I would much rather be working in Lauren Conrad's office.  You remember her from The Hills, right?

Designer: Domaine  Type: Commercial Office  Client:  Fashion designer, reality t.v. star and author, Lauren Conrad's Paper Crown fashion label headquarters Why I love this office: It's bright, clean, a little vintage and streamlined with a floor plan designed for conversation and collaboration.   My favorite accessory has got to be that gold typewriter!



It's a short work week with the holiday, but I'm determined to get lots done!  Bruce and I just reached our first benchmark on a business project and fell a little short of our goal so I'm going to keep pushing this week to meet it.  I'm hoping to solidify 2 new clients so that I continue my consulting work when I finally move to VA.
Any big goals you've set for the week?  Any projects you've been working on?

Friday, November 22, 2013

Feeling sexy...

All that talk of vampy lips yesterday has me in such a sexy mood.  Here's a little sexy to end your week...


Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Fine Wine

Out of all the hues that Fall brings us, my favorite Fall color has got to be wine red/oxblood.  Without fail, every fall you can find me pouting vampy lips, and I absolutely love it.  This Fall, I've been rocking Covergirl's Fine Wine.   I love wearing it, and I love seeing it in interiors--it has such a sexy, seductive quality (maybe it's the scorpio in me!).

Oxblood and Leopard 1024x1024 Oxblood and Leopard


 What's your favorite of the season?