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3.31.2014

BAUBLEBAR HEADS TO NORDSTROM


I do my fair share of online shopping. But when it comes to certain purchases, like accessories, I have to place my eyes on it, hold it in hand and inspect it in real time before I spend my hard earned cash on it. And apparently, this is the case for many other women, since BaubleBar is now offering their awesome bling at Nordstrom stores across the country (starting today!).

As if I needed one more reason to shop in Nordies, it's now offering these stylish little trinkets at BaubleBar's now-famous price points (read = affordable) in an attempt to attract a new demographic in-store. Here are some pieces you can expect to find at the brick-and-mortar retailer:





I think I need to start making room in my jewelry drawers. Mama needs a new set of bling.

To find a Nordstrom location near you, click here.


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3.24.2014

ORANGE + PINK

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I'm a pretty loud person. Figuratively and literally. And bright colors are my thing, and according to this look, it will continue to be my thing for spring. (If you don't love the idea of pairing orange and pink together, then something is seriously wrong with you. Seriously.)

Just kidding. But I was pleasantly surprised at how well this top looks with this skirt. The combination of neon and pastel isn't something that immediately comes to my mind as colors that work well together, but I took a chance on these items (which I dug from out of my black hole of  a closet) and wore it to an anniversary party over the weekend. Got lots of compliments, too. And let's now even talk about how this bodycon skirt makes me look like I have a booty (maybe the squats are paying off?). Will be defintely adding this look to the rotation in the coming months. 

Don't be too surprised if you see it again and again on my IG!


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3.14.2014

DANCE PARTY {SPOTIFY PLAYLIST}

Friday is worth celebrating, right?

You've made it through another week and now it's time to let your hair down.

As a reward for making through the grind of M-Th, here's my latest Spotify workout/dance party playlist and let it take you on into your weekend! Enjoy!


3.13.2014

STYLE BITES: WHAT TO WEAR TO A SPRING WEDDING {KASSIE'S CLOSET}

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I'm happy to announce that I am the latest stylist to be added to the roster for Kassie's Closet, an online one stop shop for finding looks based upon occasions, pulled together by a team of stylists located across the country! It's a really cool concept and I'm so honored they've asked me to join the team!

The look above is my take on modern spring wedding attire. So often we gravitate toward a cute pastel colored dress to wear to social affairs this time of year. Why not break out of the mold and really wow with a bold colored jumpsuit? Of course, if the wedding is more formal, it might not work, but for outdoor spring weddings, this is perfect. It's flirty, on-trend and the shade would look amazing on a number of skin tones and shades!

What do you think about my look above? Would you wear a jumpsuit to a wedding? Also, be sure to check out my profile on KassiesCloset.com to keep up with my weekly styling selections!


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3.11.2014

TUESDAY SHOESDAY {GX BY GWEN STEFANI}

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Just like most girls, I love a fancy heel. Something with charm and lots of wow factor. And this new collaboration between ShoeDazzle and rocker/fashion maven/mompreneur/California girl Gwen Stefani, gx by gwen stefani, is firing on all cylinders. If you're familiar with Stefani's design esthetic of L.A.M.B., then you'll instantly see glimpses of the higher end line within this new collection. 

Each shoe is offered in one of 3 colors combos (black/white, blue/black, red/black) and the price point is certainly one that most working girls can afford. While not all shoes are necessarily office appropriate, there are some more scaled back pump options as well as "casual Friday" wedges. But if you're simply looking for weekend ready options, you're more than covered.
These shoes definitely give me a sporty, resort vibe. I'm thinking I might even grab a few pairs for my upcoming trip to Puerto Rico! 

I'm all about that #ResortLife


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3.10.2014

COOL OFFICE WALL ART BY MINTED.COM {SPONSORED POST}

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Everyone at work gets on me for how bare my office walls are. For years I've resisted the urge to make my work space as bright and lively as my personality. I know it's really important to have a creative space when you're working, and now, I've discovered a few of the new wall prints from Minted.com, {the same company that offers amazing stationery options from a myriad of talented designers}, that I know will do wonders for my dull yellow (yes, yellow) office walls. 

Check out some of the prints I'm adding to my online shopping cart:

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Feathered Arrows by Pistols

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Striped Suit by Faiths Designs

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Awning Stripes by Kristie Kern

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City of Neighborhoods by Kristi Kern

I'm sure there are still plenty of prints that I'll be purchasing from Minted over the next two months. Plus, they also offer framing and paper options for your prints...all from one place! My office walls will finally come alive!

Have you been to Minted.com? Which art prints speak to you? Leave a comment for me below!


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3.07.2014

FINALLY FRIDAY


This is how I'm feeling right about now. It's been a grueling week for me-- lots of new projects at work, editing video for my blog and a few clients, plus getting back in the saddle for my workout routine (thanks for the motivation, Jackie!), so Friday is being welcomed with open arms. Therefore, I'm taking this weekend to cut loose and celebrate my sissy's 40th birthday. Needless to say, lots of champagne will be involved.

What are you doing to ring in the weekend?


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3.06.2014

SPRING 2014 CONSIGNMENT HAUL


It's time for a mini haul, my friends. Although I'm on a self-imposed "shopping hiatus," I did give myself a cheat day (or two) to do a little thrifting for spring. Check out some of the things I picked up at a few of my favorite luxury resale consignment shops here in Atlanta. 
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