Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!


“This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.”

 --Author Unknown--

May you all have a healthy, blessed, and Happy New Year! :)


Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dorothy Is Proof Shoes Can Change Your Life...

Some pretty little 'life changers'...which one is your favorite?


A Little This, A Little That...

J.Crew debuted some New Arrivals onto their website this morning. I think the Jackie Pullover looks promising.
The Jackie Cardigan and its matching shell (both in numerous colors) are two of my wardrobe staples, so it will be nice to have another option in the same fabric.

I am still in love with my Sterling skirts and noticed they were restocked this morning in most sizes. Here it is on me in the Heather Carbon colorway with the Skinny-rib Turtleneck from Vince (one of my current favorite wardrobe items), and the La Canadienne Passion Riding Boot in Black Suede.

You may remember from this post I wrote last week on Personal Style, that I am looking for a neutral mid-heel to wear with my dresses and skirts (when I don't want to wear my boots). Well, after assessing my wardrobe once again, I also found that I need a comfortable black mid-heel and ordered this pair in black leather from They arrived yesterday and I absolutely LOVE them! I haven't worn them yet, but from trying them on they feel as if they will be very comfortable, and the price is reasonable, too! :)

If you are looking for an extremely comfortable and beautiful pair of suede wedge boots, then I would suggest giving the Bette Knee-high boot from La Canadienne a try. I know I keep going on and on about La Canadienne, but I just recently decided to give them a try after many years of contemplating a purchase, and I am now completely sold on the brand. Yes, they are pricey, but the quality is excellent and the pairs I have tried on so far have been extremely comfortable. I would definitely consider them an investment purchase to wear for many years to come.

In other non-fashion related news, the boys and I spent most of yesterday outside enjoying the tiny bit of cooler weather that Florida finally got this winter season. I snapped a few pics to give you an idea of what a Florida 'Winter' looks like where we live...

The neighbor's horses...

Look...the leaves actually changed color on one of the trees!

So what have you been up to lately? Is it cold where you live, or are you still experiencing warmer weather like I am? Have you checked out the New Arrivals at J.Crew? See anything you like? I'd love to hear your thoughts, so please do share! :)

Have a lovely day!


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

And The Winner Is...

Congratulations on winning my giveaway for the Isaac Mizrahi Live 'Perfect Crystal Bold Stretch Bracelet' !!!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who entered, as well! :)


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Yes Please!!!

Kate Spade New York Jeanette Dress

A shirt dress in stripes and it has pockets...need I say more? Love, love, love!!!


Monday, December 26, 2011

You Look Very Familiar...Have I Seen You Some Place Before?

Hello Everyone! I hope you're having a great week so far! It's time for another edition of *You Look Very Familiar...Have I Seen You Some Place Before?*, so let's get started! :)

Kate Spade New York Bella Bow Top

Kate Spade New York 'naomi' lace sheath dress

**If you have a *Familiar Find* you would like to share, please feel free to email it to me:

That's it for this week's edition...I hope you've enjoyed it!

Have a lovely day!


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Style Inspiration by FFM: *Christmas Party*

This post continues an ongoing feature called *Style Inspiration by FFM*, where I will post one of my Polyvore set designs and include links to items you can purchase to re-create the look if you so choose. Some of the set designs will be outfits I am wearing or have worn in the past, others will be *reader request* sets, and some will simply be outfits I would love to wear. (If possible I try to include a *real life* photo of me in the outfit if it's something I'm wearing at the time. Of course my schedule doesn't always allow time for snapping a pic, but it is definitely something I hope to include more of with this feature in the future.)

Now on to today's *Style Inspiration by FFM*...this is the outfit I wore to a Christmas Party last week on December 13, 2011.

*Christmas Party*


The Details:

*My turtleneck is the Vince Skinny-rib turtleneck in Black. I purchased this several weeks ago at Neiman Marcus and have worn it numerous times since then. It is extremely comfortable to wear and works well with numerous items already in my wardrobe. The shorter sleeves are perfect for our weather in Florida right now, and also work well for those in colder climates who like to layer, but do not necessarily need too much extra warmth. (Similar here and here.)

*I fell in love with the Floral Long Swing skirt from J.Crew the moment I saw it in the Spring 2011 Collection preview, but when it finally arrived on the website at the price of $400, I gave up hope of owning it since that is out of my budget. Then to the surprise of myself and many other JCAs it actually went on sale at a deep discount. Luckily, I was able to get one at a fantastic price that I was very pleased with. I absolutely love the skirt and received numerous compliments on it at the Christmas party.

*My earrings are the Acorn Fireball Earrings in 'black' from J.Crew. These are so pretty in person and the size is perfect...not too large and not too small with just the right amount of sparkle.

*I also wore the matching Acorn Fireball bracelet. Once again, this piece is tastefully done with just the right amount of sparkle. (I also own the earrings and bracelet in the 'Bright Papaya' colorway and plan on wearing them with my J.Crew Paradisa dress and Concise Denim jacket next spring as shown in this Polyvore set.)

*My watch is the Joan Rivers Shimmering Croco Pattern Strap Watch in black. I purchased this back in June and wear it on a very regular basis...very comfortable, a nice size, and pretty, too. :)

*The black patent clutch with the bow was a thrift store find a couple years ago. (Similar here and here in black.) I love the way bag compliments the patent strap on the watch, and the fabric bow compliments the microbfiber fabric of my black pointy-toe boots (which I purchased several years ago). Similar boots here and here.

*Also worn that night but not pictured are my pair of black opaque tights purchased last year probably at Target. (Similar here and here.)

I must say that I really do like the way this outfit turned out. When paired with the black turtleneck, boots, handbag, and black/gold accessories, the skirt was made the 'center of attention' (aka focal point) as it absolutely deserved to be. I will definitely wear this look again at some point in the future. :)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a lovely day! :)

P.S. If you haven't already entered my GIVEAWAY to win the Isaac Mizrahi Live 'Perfect Crystal Bold Stretch Bracelet' in Goldtone, you can do so here.