14 August 2014

Round Up: Health/Beauty/Fashion/Travel

Good morning! Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but my routine has been interrupted as of late. I usually blog in the morning, but time has been limited since I've been working out with a trainer twice a week. And on those other mornings...sleep, paying bills and laundry have all become the priority.

Anyway, here's what's been capturing my attention these days...

I'd love to attend this conference...

07 August 2014

Three Things

Style Me Pretty Glitter and Gold Little Girl's Birthday Party
This melted my heart! Everything about it! The precious little girls, the glittery accents, the puppy named "Summer," the lush willow trees and landscaping...

Love Shack Fancy
I've been obsessed with this dress ever since I spotted Emily of The Milly & Grace Girls wearing it here. I'm a big fan of "dip dye" (aka tye dye), and this silk georgette fabric creates the look of understated elegance. Some of these dresses are more in line with my budget though!

Southern Cross
Seems like every summer, there's one tune that becomes the song of the summer. A few years ago, it was Shambala. Then, it was Sister Golden Hair. This summer's song is Jimmy Buffett doing one of my favorite CSN songs.


01 August 2014

Design Crush: Meredith Miller

I haven't seen a home that I've been this excited about since-- well, EVER before. Seriously. I just stumbled upon Meredith Miller's home featured on Society Social and Glitter Guide  this spring and cannot even find the words to convey how much I love this place! With bold colors, layered patterns, hints of metallic and a combo of contemporary and traditional pieces, it's eclectic and fun. Makes me want to do some dressing up of things over at our abode!

Months ago, the Sailor painted the walls going up our staircase navy as I requested...and I've been saying I want to do a gallery wall but just haven't put it together yet. Now I'm tempted to add white stripes and paint the banister white too!

29 July 2014

Take a Hike

The Sailor and I have had a mighty busy summer so far, and I couldn't be happier about it! Three cheers for summer 2014 being waaaay, waaaay better than last summer -- Last year on Labor Day, I honestly wanted to rewind the clock because I felt like I missed out on everything fun. (Okay, a little dramatic, I know.)

25 July 2014

Fashion Friday - #NSale and Neiman's Fall Trends

Glad you stopped by! It's Friday, and I have fashion on my mind. Everyone in the blogosphere has been posting their favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale buys. Thought I'd join in with a list of what's on the way to my doorstep...affordable "necessities" from Nordstrom.

Then, I followed up with a couple of items from the Neiman Marcus fall trend preview that shall remain on my wish list-- unless we hit it big playing the ponies at the Saratoga Race Track this weekend!

19 July 2014

Life Lately: Read, Eat, Wear, Dream, Listen

Reading: 1776 and the new Vanity Fair-- can't get enough of that sweet little George!

I started 1776 while on the beach in St. John. Not exactly a beach book, but McCullough's narrative style makes it an enjoyable page-turner. I'm already looking forward to reading John Adams next. If you haven't read any of his books, this citation accompanying his honorary degree from Yale summarizes his style and really captures what he does best: “As an historian, he paints with words, giving us pictures of the American people that live, breathe, and above all, confront the fundamental issues of courage, achievement, and moral character."