Monday, July 30, 2012

These are a few of my favorite things- well, for right now anyway

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I'm loving my new $15 bracelets.  One gives me a pop of neon and the other is a friendship bracelet with rhinestones.  Give one to your friend for her Birthday! Neon bracelet- Anthropologie, Friendship Bracelet- Anthropologie

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I'm loving this purse, it's a cross body and I love the color.  The color goes with nothing so it goes with everything!  It's on my list.  Mini Legacy Shoulder - Anthropologie
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I love my Ole' San Miguel shirt.  I'm wearing it in the picture on the right.  I've been wearing it a lot during these hot summer months.  I spotted this one at Kuhl Linscomb where the price is double.  I love it because it's a little boho, a little sophisticated, big, flowy and not constricting...wait those are all the same.  Shirt - Ole San Miguel

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These sunglasses are just plain fun and they weren't too expensive so I can throw them in my purse! Two-Tone Shades - Anthropologie
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WARNING: The rest are not fashion favorites.  I love to buy Lily's at the grocery store.  They smell amazing, they don't die quickly and they are a bargain compared to the other choices.

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My favorite pick me up: Coke in a wine glass!  Yes, I really do, do this.  It's what got me through pregnancy!  Yes, I had coke while I was pregnant!
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My very, very favorites.






Friday, July 27, 2012

The Simple Necklace, Not Just a Trend


The simple short necklace you may think is just a trend, but it's not!  If you think about it, short necklaces date back to B.C.!  Have I convinced you to find one for yourself?!  These are the best of the best!  I love the one pictured above because I wear it when I want to feel a little bohemian.  Necklace- Nashelle
If you've known me for any amount of time you've probably seen me in this necklace more times than not.  I like it because it's a different take on the "monogram necklace."  I used my husband and son's initials because that meant more to me than my own.  You could use any three letters that meant something to you. Necklace-Red Envelope way long ago: for similar Max and Chloe  


I was actually wearing this necklace while I was writing this post.  This one is extra special because a portion of the profits provide a woman with a microcredit loan in Thailand.  My friend Courtney introduced me to this amazing company, Noonday Collection, Thanks Courtney!  Daughter's First Diamond - Noonday Collection
This is the first picture of my friend's necklaces.  I love these photos because you rarely see them without these necklaces on and I love that, it's who they are!  Libby wears this diamond necklace (made by her jeweler) paired with the short James Avery charm necklace.  Her children were each given a charm of their inital for their baptism and she wears them, I love it! Diamond Necklace - Neiman Marcus for similar, Charm Necklace - James Avery

 
Jessica has worn this necklace since the day I met her and I absoulutely love it.  This cross necklace, of all the cross necklaces I've seen, is truly my favorite!  Cross Necklace - Neiman Marcus


Morgan wears these Nashelle necklaces as her staple.  I loved the bar one so much I bought it for myself!  Are you surprised, ha!  But what I love most is that she wears them along with her other fun necklaces.  I love that! For similar Gold Necklace- Nashelle; Black Necklace- Aarikka

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

How to get the J. Crew Sleeve Roll


I've been asked a lot lately, how do I roll up my shirt sleeves to get that casual look and prevent them from falling!?!  You know the roll, the roll that J. Crew does on all of their models and the stores do on their displays?!?!  Here's how:


Unbutton your sleeve.  Leave your last button (the gauntlet button)
buttoned for a tighter roll.


Roll your sleeve so that it hits a little above your elbow.


Roll it again so that the roll hits in the middle of your cuff.


You can leave it this way or... 


pop your cuff 


Violia!  The casual J. Crew shirt sleeve roll!  

Sunday, July 22, 2012

How to Take an Outfit from Drab to Fab

Here is my drab outfit, jeans and a tank.  Truth be told, I love to wear jeans and a tank but sometimes it does feel a little boring.  
So what's the solution?  Throw on a statement necklace!



I like statement necklaces too because they allow you to transition easily from day to night!  I bought this necklace for $27 from Gypsy Collection Auction on Facebook, can you believe?!?


Necklace - Gypsy Collection Auction on Facebook, Tank - Abound at Nordstrom, Jeans - Citizens of Humanity Ava Straight Leg, Shoes - Mossimo at Target, Purse - J. Crew Factotry, Watch - Michael Kors, Chain Bracelet - Michael Kors 


Thursday, July 19, 2012

A New Look for Me and You


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I'm so excited about the new look of C. Style and I want to celebrate with you!  I'm giving away Stella & Dot's Renegade Cluster Bracelet pictured above.  I'm crazy about it, thanks Brittney!  It's unique design makes it a perfect stand alone piece or great for layering with other bangles.
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I love that it's somewhat edgy but still feminine and dainty!


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To win the Renegade Bracelet "Like" my C. Style Page on Facebook (the link is on the right).  
I'd love to hear from you!



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 It even makes my jewelry tray look pretty!


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So, I love my new Zara Sandals too!  Speaking of new, my new blog design is by Carolyn V. Blog Designs.  A special thanks to Carolyn!  



Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Travel Wear: Road Trip Attire to and from Veronica's Closet

I am really picky about what I wear in the car for a road trip or travel in general.  I don't like anything that is restricting/tight, itchy/hot or just plain uncomfortable.  My travel outfit basically needs to feel like pajamas.  I spend a lot of time thinking about my travel outfits so I thought I'd share them with you.  Last weekend I went to Dallas to do a good friend's closet.  Here, I'm walking out the door to head to Dallas.  This road trip outfit had to look nice enough for dinner upon arrival and meet all my requirements.  A breakdown of the outfits are at the end of the post.  


This is me and Veronica in her closet.  Yes, Veronica's closet is huge.    


We had a really good chuckle over these pants.  She was a great sport and let me take a picture.  She was the President of our Sorority and she would wear these very stylish pants to our meetings but...that was quite a few years ago. 
Look at all the new found space she has!  Here, are some new outfits we paired up for her.  If you look hard enough, in the middle of  the bunch is a very old but very cool gap floral blouse.  The tag had the original gap logo with the lower case g!  
I hate this picture because I'm posing next to a car.  For the record, it's my husband's car and frankly I don't like it for a myriad of reasons but I had the thought to take a picture of my #2 road trip outfit right before I was getting in the car.        


Travel Wear


T shirt
etsy.com

BP racerback tank top
nordstrom.com

Miss Selfridge cowl neck top
$7.76 - missselfridge.com

Long grey skirt
topshop.com

Sandals
target.com

Long necklace
nordstrom.com

Dorothy Perkins gold jewelry
dorothyperkins.com

Monday, July 16, 2012

Golf, Anyone?



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The shirt has a raised polka dot detail!


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I'm taking golf lessons with my sister.  I have two boys and a husband that loves to play golf and I didn't care to be on the sidelines anymore!  Fore!  Once again I'm laughing as I write this.  I was trying not to buy golf clothes until I was good.  I had been wearing yoga clothes at my lessons and to practice on the range.  Someone complained, really?!?!?  Oh well, I know people like rules to be upheld,  I get it, yadayadayada.  But, you don't have to tell me twice to buy new clothes!  I was at the store the next day!  
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Shirt - Nike, Shorts - Nike, Shoes - Adidas, Glove - footjoy given to me as a gift for similar, Watch-Michael Kors, Necklace-Red Envelope way long ago: for similar Max and Chloe, Large Pearl Earrings- Gift

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Activewear
discountgolfworld.com

Glove
amazon.com

Pin Core Skort
ralphlauren.com

adidas Golf adicross
zappos.com





(Photos by Mallory Lee)