Monday, September 6, 2010

home fashion

Happy Labor day! Hope you're NOT laboring, but getting to spend time with your family, and enjoy the amazing weather, or maybe do some Labor Day sale shopping??
So, me and 2 of my sweet friends Amanda and Becky have a booth together, and it has been so fun to get to use our creative/decorating sides and actually put them to use!
Have also been helping people with their homes and also getting to find tons of great unique finds along the way for our booth and also for clients.
The same rules that I have for fashion in clothing applies to your home as well. You don't have to spend thousands and thousands of dollars to make your home chic and fabulous. You have to be willing to hunt and be creative to make something that may to one person look just like a blah table, but you can look at it and see SO many possibilities!
That what we've loved about doing our booth together is finding "normal" ho hum pieces and redoing them or updating them to be unique one of kind fabulous pieces!
If you're in the Nashville area, be sure to go check out or booth/booths and see all the fabulous finds we put in there..Anything from Modern, Mid-century, Primitive,Cottage, Anthro "ish",etc.. something for everyone!
Its at the Downtown Antique Mall on 8th ave in Nashville, TN
Here's some pics of pieces we have, and we're always bringing new things in weekly, so its always new!

Tell me some of your favorite "redo's" that were unique and fabulous, and you didn't have to spend a ton on!?

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hello world, its been a while but what better way to get back then with a shopping sale!?
Labor day is upon us, and for me that means we're starting school here at our little abode, but also really fab sales!!
First, Gap is having a 25% off your order online, just put in the code GBLABORDAY when at checkout. Also get free shipping on your order over $50 when you put in the code GAPSHIP50 when you check out also.. (yes, you get to use both codes on your order!)

For those of you with kids, Gymboree is having a sale in there store now through Labor Day, 30% off everything you can fit in a bag! (and they're kids clothes, so you can get a lot!)

Happy Labor day shopping yall!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Business Casual for Fall

Happy weekend folks, hope yall are having a great one, and not to blistering hot.. its pretty hot here, all I want is to be indoors, or in a pool!

I had a request to put together some business casual outfits for the Fall.
Yes, its hard to imagine wearing fall clothes right now, but frankly it makes me happy to think of not breaking a sweat by just opening my door to go outside!

So here was the request:
“Business Casual” for the Fall
-no jeans, spaghetti straps, open toed shoes, capris
-no t-shirts with logos
Shoes have to be comfortable because there will be walking. And things that do not make me look like tool or frumpy!"
(thank you Abby)

Well, here are some ideas for all of you that are getting back to work, or maybe even just want some looks that are put together, if you're going out, and don't break the bank.
All of these pieces are very affordable, and always under $50 each.

Here's to fall, it gives me hope to get out of this fog of humidity and sweat!

I know this set has "jeans" in it, but they are trouser jeans, and most company's allow this, if you're does not, just switch to some black trouser pants, or dark navy.

Put this cardi over the strapless and add the belt. I know a lot of you shy away from strapless, but you're going to be covered the whole time, the reason I choose this or maybe a tank under cardi's is it doesn't add bulk, so you have a smooth line on top, who wants to add lumps??

Add some tights/leggings and you're ready to go!

I know I put a "spaghetti strap" top, but again its will be COVERED with the cardigan!

This set is so flattering on every shape. The top hides a lot, but the belt defines your waist, and how fabulous are the shoes? and comfy, I think so!

Hope you're day is full of happy thoughts of fall to come!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Grab your straw hat and take a stroll on the beach in this nautical set. Everything under $50! Click picture to see details of the items.
Happy Saturday!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Target Promotion 15% off!!

Hello world,
Wanted to let you know about Target's online sale today and tomorrow only:

So you get 15% off of Target's already low prices, and usually you can get free shipping when you spend over $50 or $100, which if you're like me is about as easy as a menstrual woman finding chocolate!

Here's some of my favorite finds:

Love this Merona multi colored strapless dress, and only $39.99!

This is a great basic denim button up by Mossimo to layer, put a skinny belt around it and a pencil skirt and you have an instant dressed up look! And its only $19.99

Love this zebra print pencil skirt by Merona, I'm not usually a fan of zebra print, a little too safari for me, but this one looks elegant and chic, and at $19.99 you can't beat it.

Here's a great transitional for fall/winter/spring trench coat by Coffee Shop, I'm a big fan of trench coats, you can make them very traditional or flip up the collar and its instantly more modern and hip. And its on sale for $35.00!

And remember all of those with an extra 15% off! Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My favorite Things

Hello Summer, and hello all!
I wanted to let you all know that I am going to still be posting fabulous clothing finds, but branching out into interiors, as me and 2 of my fabulous friends are starting a biz called "Loop Interiors" (more to come on that)
We have a booth in N'ville @ the Downtown Nashville Antique Mall, be sure to check it out, we have some fabulous have to have finds right now!

But before I get to telling you all about Loop, wanted to share some of my favorite things.
What are some favorite summer things that you love?!?

Monday, June 7, 2010

Jcrew EXTRA 20!!

Hey folks!
I wanted to let you know Jcrew has an Extra 20% off their Summer Sale PLUS free shipping!!
How good is that??

And frankly, tons of Jcrew's clothes can transition into Fall too, so look at it as thinking about the future too :)

Here's a few of my favorites:

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bathing Beauty

Bathing Suit season is here people! AHHHHHHHH!!!
Don't you just love the anticipation of our pasty skin gracing everyone with its presence, some of which hasn't seen the light of day since last summer???
mmmmmm nothing makes me more happy!
HA.. Ha.. ha..
I know you all are just DYING to slip into your swim suit and get a glimpse of your self in the mirror, don't lie.. you know you are!! :)
Well, lets be honest, no one likes the beginning of the season when you have to drag out the bathing suit, and maybe its torn, stretched, not cute, and who wants that when are already not jumping for joy at the thought of strutting around in one, esp for those of us without a tan!
But do not fret, b/c I have found some very adorable, very fun, very affordable suits that will tickle your fancy, or just make you cry at your computer as you look at them because maybe you haven't remembered until now that it is bathing suit season, and I just ruined your day.. if it is the latter, then pop open a bottle of wine, pull out an old Beach Boys record and come back and read this post again, and everything will be MUCH better! :)

You don't have to be a model or a bombshell to be cute for bathing suit season, because there really are very few of those that are actually real...can you say RETOUCHING BABY!!!! And even if there are a few out there that look like fake barbie dolls, they are probably very hungry, and very sad, and I like to think that they may be very bitchy on top of that.. but that's the very mean side of me creeping out.. did I just say that??
Ok, whew! I'm done, no seriously, there are tons of options out there to feel cute in.

If you're not crazy about your mid section, go for a tankini that is a little more flowy on top, but not all over, you don't want the girls swimming around..
And if you're not loving the bottom half, there are tons of sarongs that are so fabulous, or even bathing suit skirts that you can actually get in the water in, so you don't have to drop the cover-up off and RUN as fast as you can to the pool so no one will see you! :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Hello Summer

Hello Hello!
I am very aware that I haven't posted in QUITE awhile, I skipped Spring!!!
But I'm back!
So onto other news, Summer is here! And what does this mean people???
Cute clothes that don't have to be covered by a big coat! WHOO HOO!

Ok I know, for any of you fair skinned people, this is also the horrible reminder that yes, our legs will in fact be shown to the world, and yes they may need sunglasses for at least a few weeks (i recommend spray tan/tan in a can or tan wipes.. yes i said tan wipes, they are real and they are amazing, and they WILL change your life!)
But onto even better news, this being warmer weather, it is one of my favorite times, (not b/c of the heat) but b/c summer dresses are here, and I do LOVE me some cute summer dresses.
I'm southern, so how could I not, although my other outfit of choice would be my cowboy boots, jeans and a white tank top (but I'm from TX so how could that NOT be my other choice!)

So, I pulled together some cute summer finds that made me smile and made my wallet barely budge, which in turn makes my smile even bigger... not my hips mind you, my smile.. if that were the case, I would tell you to not in fact read this blog but move on to something else! :)

So without further ado... (whatever that means, but it makes me feel like I'm playing a part in some fabulous British film) Here are the finds!

This dress below I love from Anthropologie, and yes its a LITTLE steeper than I usually try to be, but still right now its on sale for $69, which for Anthropologie is a pretty good deal, but with some cute flats or dress it up with some wedges and you are so ready for summer!

I love a shirt dress, and this one with some cowboy boots couldn't be better for Summer! Shirt dresses are flattering on almost every body type, I promise!
And for $29 from Alloy its even cuter!
This yellow and white dress makes me smile big time! How much more summery can you get?? Pair with some white flats/sandals, and if you're brave.. a hat and you can say you wore it to the Derby, (cue the Mint Julep) And its only $24 from Forever 21.. cue the smile. :)
I love this little romper! This takes me back to when I was probably 6 years old, and I had one that was made out of some type of cheap towel material, everything comes back around, even 6 yr olds wardrobes!
And if its a little too much skin for you, throw a cardi over it, and put some cute wedges with it, and it instantly dresses it up. And its from Target for $19.99!
And last but not least, here's a very chic top from Anthropologie, and its on sale for $29! Again, how good is that price for Anthropologie?!? Love the ruffles, and you could add a belt to cinch it in or layer it under a suit for work. Love it!

Saturday, January 23, 2010


So I know its been too long since I've posted, I am sorry, hopefully I'll get my butt in gear and be better...but that wasn't on my NY resolutions, so you can't hold me to it! :)

But seriously.. just wanted to share quickly that Jcrew is having a fabulous sale right now.. an extra 30% off their sale stuff! And you can actually find some things on there right now that will take you into Spring, not just all winter coats! Just use the code EXTRA30 when you checkout!

Here's some things that I love right now they have that are on sale, and yes ladies, all for under $100, then an extra 30% off! Shut your mouth!! how good a deal is that??
Why do we even THINK of paying retail for clothes, seriously???
All of these clothes I'm showing you are totally Spring/Summer clothing, and for like more than HALF off what they were originally.
I'm sorry if I'm sending some of you into cardiac arrest who may have shelled out the money to buy any of these at full price.. its ok, don't feel bad, we all struggle when we add it to our cart and can't say "no wait a few months, it will be on sale" and then go ahead and click "order".. I know, I know.
So here's some cuteness for your viewing pleasure that you too can buy right now for close to nada! (and again did I mention these are less than $100, and then an extra 30% off!?? The tops are around $20-$30 each, then 30% off!!) :)

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