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Saturday, April 28, 2012

The best times to shop.

Happy Styling Saturdays!!

Today we're discussing the best times to shop for new wardrobe additions and announcing the winner of the Francesca's Collections giveaway!

So let's get started . . .

Monday, April 23, 2012

The "Nothing" box.

Happy Monday lovelies! 

I must apologize for being a little absent last week. With a friend having her baby and a spare of the moment getaway, I found myself unable to write Friday and Saturday. Don't worry though, this week we'll continue the marriage series and Styling Saturdays.

Today, I want to introduce everyone to the "nothing" box.

What's that you ask?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Fun with a pretty blue blazer.

I've been doing a lot of post-baby bump shopping lately since my due date is inching ever so closer. 

Sort of scary when I think about it actually . . .

The other day I took a trip to H&M just to see what I could find and find I did. As I scoured their new Conscious Collection and Spring inventory, I was thoroughly impressed. I found myself teetering through the store with my arms full of options. 

I think it's safe to say I was in H&M heaven.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Before you run to the phone . . .


When things in your life go terribly awry, what's the first thing you find yourself doing?

If you're like most women, your initial reaction is probably to pick up the phone and dial your best-friend, mom, sister, or boyfriend and vent your heart out. 

I'll admit, this is a natural reaction even for me. 

We want to share our frustrations, let off some steam, and if we're honest, garnish a bit of sympathy.

It's okay to want to share your day or frustrations, but how often are you reaching out to others to share your burden?

Monday, April 16, 2012

A Change of Perspective.

Growing up, I always said I wouldn't take or keep a job just for the benefits of income. I had this grand idea that life with a career would be perfect. In my version, it would include me sitting in an office with a breath taking view of New York city as a magazine editor, flipping through fashion designs, jet setting to runway shows, and stomping around my ultra chic space in red Christian Louboutin heels, but what's the reality? The reality is that those careers are far and few between. Every girl has the desire to be the editor-in-chief, fashion model, stylist, actress, and I'm sure you can fill in the blank with some aspirations of your own. My question to you is,

How do you react and function in a job you never wanted?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Bag envy, savings, and a giveaway!!

Happy Styling Saturday!!

I seriously feel like today's a party on the site with a special appearance from Francesca's Collections. As promised, today will be about cute bags, a coupon, and most importantly our very first giveaway!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Shoes, Shoes, and more beautifully vintage shoes!

 I know that I usually do an outfit post on Thursdays, but with my baby bump getting bigger and harder to hide, I decided to do a little extra feature on what else? Shoes!! I'm so excited to share this company with all you lovely ladies I just can't contain myself.

I came across this wonderful shoe boutique the other day while visiting one of my favorite blogs and immediately fell in love with everything they have to offer. 

Their online showroom is stock full with gorgeous flats, sandals, boots, oxfords galore and so much more! If you love all things girly and vintage like me, you'll absolutely adore this New York based shoe boutique. With an ultra chic name, Le Bunny Bleu is sure to have you swooning as you scroll through their endless stock or vintage inspired pieces.

Here are a few of my must haves!!

Perfectly girly!

Shop the look

A Little taste of class.
Shop the look

A Little bit of fun!
Shop the look

Some Nautical Inspiration
Shop the look

There are seriously so many to choose from, I could go on all day.  
(I was not compensated in any way to right this review. The opinions are mine alone).
You can check out the fabulous online boutique here or follow them on Twitter
Happy shopping!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Do the possible . . .

 It never ceases to amaze me how quickly life can change.

One minute, everything is going well and then the next, you receive devastating news that turns things upside down.

Sometimes it can be the lost of a job, loved one, dream, or even a well thought out plan. Whatever it is, the blow can be absolutely crushing.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Choose to be wise

 When I sit and think about wisdom, I automatically envision an elderly person, someone much older than myself, or the wisest man who ever lived, Jesus. They're the people who have experienced much and just from listening to them, anyone could soak up valuable life lessons that could change the direction of their destiny. 

Wisdom . . .

A word that is defined as a deep understanding and realization of people, things, events or situations, resulting in the ability to apply perceptions, judgements and actions in keeping with this understanding. It often requires control of one's emotional reactions so that universal principles, reason and knowledge prevail to determine one's actions.

I mean who wouldn't want that? 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Take a break and rejoice this weekend!

In honor of this glorious weekend, 
we're taking a little break.

Don't worry though, 
Styling Saturdays will be back next week

with new style tips, savings, and a fun Francesca's gift-card giveaway!

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

A little Spring Inspiration with Francesca's Collections

Today's outfit post comes courtesy of Francesca's Collections. 

Francesca's is a quaint boutique type shop that is truly a treasure chest for the savvy shopper with nothing priced higher than $50! Each store is packed with unique goodies that only come 4-5 a shipment so you can almost bet you wont find yourself showing up to a event looking like the "next girl."

It's seldom that I get excited about talking about a brand or any line in general, but Francesca's takes the cake. Not only do I avidly shop their boutiques, I'm sure it's safe to say I'm obsessed. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Heart change creates life change.

Change your heart and your life will follow.

Such a simple but powerful quote.

When I heard this last week while attending a Young Adult ministry at my church, I was instantly convicted. I've been pondering on it since then and decided I absolutely wanted to share it with you.

So many times we go through life stuck, struggling, and unhappy. We think it's our circumstances or the world around us, but sometimes it's just us. 

Our hearts are hardened, sad, disappointed, neglected, and it shows throughout our everyday life. We say out of our mouths that we want to be happy but inside it's a dark and lonely pit. 

To really pinpoint it, we say one thing out of our mouths but feel completely different in our hearts.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

DIY Project: Create a sitting area.

Happy Random Tuesday!

Today I decided to do a DIY post on creating a sitting area in your home. I've always loved these in magazines, stores, and coffee shops so I jumped at the opportunity to create one of my very own.

Our sitting area. Family portraits will go above the two wing-back chairs.