Friday, March 29, 2013

good friday

Happy Good Friday, friends! Any fun plans for the weekend? My sister and her fiance are in town visiting and tonight we have plans to visit a local brewery. The rest of the weekend holds some shopping, time outdoors, and family dinners. I can't wait for all the laughs and stories that come along with it. Have a lovely Easter weekend for all who celebrate and see you all on Monday, til then here are some fun reads from around the web . . .

A song for your weekend

A delicious treat after a long week

I love a pretty maxi dress, here are three favorites 1 | 23

London vs. NYC

These Sunshine Dazzler's look delightful and perfect to make this weekend

Summery nail colors

I love fashion, but even more so fashion that saves lives | Feed | TOMS | Solve | People Water

John Mayer & Don Was hang out and chat about his upcoming tour!

A quick over view of the news at your fingertips

Cute As A Button Cookies

Looking for a cool place to stay while visiting NYC?

Celebrating Easter by making these sparkly glitter eggs

Victoria Beckham finally launches her e-comm site!

A must-see summer how-to | applying bronzer so you don't look like an oompa loompa

Follow The Blake Collection on Tumblr!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

cravings for the home

cravings for the home


Wooden Bowl | Ikat Pillows | Pitch & Fork Salad Servers | Pine Scented Candle | Pine Cone Salt & Pepper Shakers | Tri-pod Lamp

Grey Chair for Two | Branch Candle Holder | Fresh Peonies | Elephant Wine Rack | Fur Pillow | Branch Side Table
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A few favorite things I'd like to decorate the house with. What are you loving these days?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


I've always been a girly girl considering the fact I love to wear dresses, heels, and a fresh face of natural make up. But I'm also one who loves boyfriend jeans and sneakers. Although I'll leave my Brooks for the running trails, I would love to sport these sneakers come this spring!

The Lanvin | A preppy outfit consisted of a linen button down and eyelet embellished shorts is refreshingly plausible with high top sneakers. A splash of tan and orange accessories reflect absolute sleekness and make a perfect transition of hot days and cool nights.
Lanvin Sneakers

Blue Sparkle | Who needs red glitter shoes that follow a yellow brick road when you have these blue beauties?! I seriously can't get enough of these. A simple cotton baseball tee paired with a pleated mini makes this a travel-worthy ensemble. Pack it for sightseeing your destination so the locals will envy your down-to-earth chic-ness.
Blue Sparkle
White Sneakers | If you need any sneaker for this summer, it's a classic white pair. I love these Superga's that can be worn with anything {shorts, skirts, jeans, and dresses}! Imagine strolling the city streets on a bike or walking on the boardwalk watching the sunset. White sneakers mean two things: comfort and stylish - things I love the most.
white sneakers

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

how to | wear white jeans

Do you wear white jeans year round? I'm stuck in my southern roots which implies that a lady doesn't wear white after Labor Day until Easter Sunday. Since Easter is approaching {already!?} I am anticipating them to be worn weekly. There is something about wearing white jeans that makes me so happy. Probably because it means summer is approaching {hello sun kissed tan and coconut everything}.  Now fingers crossed I don't spill anything on them {which apprehensively never fails}.
My Go-To | You can never go wrong with simple skinny jeans and a v-neck. I always stock up on these soft linen tees from J.Crew and always pair them with jeans or shorts for an easy outfit. I like the simplicity of a neutral color palette and put together with a fun bag.

a simple tee + white jeans

Living in Sparkle | Whether you're meeting up for date night or with some friends, adding a little sparkle dresses up a white pair of denim. Vibrant accessories {more sparkle!} and wishing-you-were-at-the-beach-wavy-hair will make this look ultra chic.
white jeans | date night

Pretty in Blue | It's one of my favorite colors for spring and paired with white jeans makes you look cool. Since you're wearing two solid colors, add a neon necklace and citrus clutch to make the outfit pop with freshness.
pretty in blue

The Floppy Hat | I have hat envy for you girls that pull them off effortlessly. I love how this outfit is simple and can be dressed up or down depending on your accessories. Not to mention can be worn going to the grocery store, brunch, or even an impromptu casual meeting.

floppy hat + chambray