Friday, January 30, 2015

Pearl Girl






  

I usually like to get these posts up and out by 5am, meaning they're finished the night before at least. But last night I had some pretty bad back pains that interfered with me finishing up this post. I seriously have the lowest pain tolerance ever so it's quite possible that if anyone else were in my body experiencing it, they could have carried on just fine without being flat on their back with a heating pad haha. My parents and now husband have always said I've a flair for the dramatic… The back pains have been on and off since Sunday and it's made me develop so much respect for anyone who deals with chronic pain or physical pain of any kind really. I do not give them enough credit. As a therapist, I see people who struggle with it and have learned to adapt. Here's hoping mine is just a little sprain or pinched something or other that will pass soon. There's nothing like sickness or physical discomfort to make you thankful for health, which I've pretty much taken for granted thus far. So here's to health. And a steady dose of bubble baths and William & Kate on Netflix to soothe us when we're out of it.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Blaze a Trail









You know what's even better than Punch for lunch on a Saturday? Punch for lunch on a Saturday with your blogger bud. Chels and I are big fans of the pizza but we both opted for salads this time because they are equally as good as the pizza. Odd but true. We exchanged outfit inspiration for the day; hers was Roz from Fraser and mine was Olivia Palermo. We also exchanged our most recent embarrassing stories but I won't get into that here. 

photos by Chelsea Lankford

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Acute Designs Giveaway

 If you follow me on Instagram, you may have heard about Acute Designs, my latest discovery. Particularly in this post, featuring one of her original druzy stone 14k gold necklaces. I'm quite enchanted by the jewelry and accessories you can find here. It's simple-stated charm and sophistication. Each pieces is pretty in its own unique way. I have three of her pieces now; they are beautifully made with such high quality and attention to detail. The best part of it all is that today, you will have the opportunity to have an Acute Designs piece of your own, because we are giving away a $50 giftcard to the boutique. Just follow the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win. Good luck! 

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Best of the Internet, According to Ruby Girl: 1/27/15

Are you ready to add a little flava flav to your Tuesday? Click through these 5 links for some serious inspiration//laughs//shopping.

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Sometimes all we need is permission to do what we need to do. Ergo, this tweet from @PreppyGrl. See you all in 20!
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Just stumbled on this little gem of a boutique, Goodnight Macaroon. The hallmark is Parisian style with a modern flair. Considering all of the Audrey Hepburn flicks I've been watching lately, it's no wonder I can't stop shopping here…
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Speaking of Europe, this post by Julia of Gal Meets Glam features 3 of the most darling, feminine designer-studded looks shot in stunning locations in beautiful Florence, Italy. Talk about a pin-fest. No seriously, I think I've pinned each of these photos on my style inspiration board…
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Winter hair is the worst. So when I came across this shampoo & conditioner via Acure, I thought, why not try it. And let me tell you, I'm glad I did. My hair is suddenly confused and thinks it's spring. All lush and smooth and stuff. You get the point. Plus um $10 each. 
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I'm not quite thirty years old, but I do love lists and I do love awesome things. So it makes sense that I loved this list of 30 awesome things to do when you're 30

(image via the zoe report)

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Winter Hike
















When January's cloudy days try to squeeze the sunshine from our smiles, I always know I can count on a walk at Silverwood park for a little rejuvenation. Even without a fresh coat of snow, the place still has a magic about it. There's just something about enjoying the 3D art all around us. You know, that thing called nature. I kind of like it a lot. For my walk in the park with Patrick I went way casual. It was a Sunday afternoon after all. And since it was 40 degrees instead of the usual 15, I thought I'd celebrate by changing out me pom beanie for a baseball hat.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Valentine's Day Picks


 
Roses are red, violets are blue, Valentine's Day is coming up, and it's the best holiday to dress for too! Ok so I may need to brush up on my poem-writing, but you get the point. I mean, how much fun to get all dolled up in a flirty little get-up in pink or red or both?! You can go romantic and perfectly alluring in a little red dress, or easy breezy in a flouncy pink skirt. Whether you go head-to-toe or pop in the iconic hues through an accessory, have fun with your outfit this Valentine's Day! And these outfit pieces are a great place to start.
 
For some Valentine's Day outfit inspiration, you can check out these former posts:
  

  

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Jean Shopping Guide

Shopping for the perfect pair of jeans is a challenge to say the least. We could try on a hundred pairs and still be just as lost as we were when we started. Let's avoid the hassle and shop smart. I've put together a guide on the three most common styles of jeans and which body types work best with each.

Skinny: Fitted from top to bottom, one of the perks of this style of jean cut is that it slides the most comfortably into a pair of boots … so we can opt out of those annoying skin dents in our calves from crumpled wider-cut hems. This style of jean looks especially chic with a pointed toe stiletto. For a slimming effect, go for a high-rise waist. Skinny jeans look great when styled with oversized or more boxy tops. This style of jean tends to look great on boyish and hourglass figures. Skinny jeans also tend to lengthen legs for those with a more petite frame.

Straight: Straight jeans hug the thighs and hang slightly looser without flaring at the ankles. This cut of womens jeans has a sophisticated, mature vibe. They show off leg shape while leaving a little bit to the imagination. They tend to be more office-ready. The straightness of the cut skims the legs and has a slimming effect on thighs and calves. To slenderize this style of jean even more, go for a darker wash and wear a heel. Have a pear body shape? This style of jeans is great for you because it tastefully accentuates your curves. This style of jeans also looks great on an hourglass figure.

Boyfriend: This baggy style of jean doesn't hug the leg anywhere, but hangs loosely. This is a really trendy denim shape of the moment. Distressed washes with holes and rips make for even more of a fashion statement. A hallmark of this style is the cuffed ankles. To slenderize this look, wear a more fitted top with these jeans. Boyish and hourglass figures will find this a flattering style of jean to wear.

Jeans in the collage above are True Religion.

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