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Archive for August, 2013

Kenneth Jay Lane – cuffs on sale

Well, this morning the online world lost its mine over the Lilly Pulitzer sale.

I’m not a fan of that drama. As we know, there is always eBay.

Anyway I was looking around at cuffs from Kenneth Jay Lane and found quite a few on sale.

I really like the brand because it is quality costume jewelry and most of it is considered classic. Unlike so much of the cheap junk being sold these days.

Personally, I’m a big fan of a cuff. They don’t clang around and make noise like a “stack” does. And I just think they tend to be a little bit more elegant.

Bored with Summer want my pink and black

I was going to post about my long, flat, Cher-like hair and my need for a giant bouffant and curls going to fall but I thought better of it. Save that groundbreaking, deep thought stuff for later.

I’m just really bored with summer and my wardrobe. There has been so much rain here it seems like it hasn’t even been summer. But at the same time it doesn’t really matter to me. It’s not like I’m in the sun that often.

Really wish I was more of favorite color combo black and pink today. Rather than the to big white dress, jean jacket and nude heels I’m wearing. Very woof.

Been clicking around looking at my favorite color combo and more fall options. They would all look lovely with some big hair. I need to get on that once and for all.

Milly – jackets and dresses for year around

I’m a big fan of dressing for year around weather. In Atlanta except for when its very, very hot I think most dresses I buy work year around. My goal is “just add tights and jacket.” This doesn’t always happen but for so much of the year you really can get away with it.

Milly usually has some options to fit the bill. I like some of their little jackets they have brought out for fall. The jackets are a bit pricey but if you divide out the number of wears between wearing it over dresses or with jeans on the weekend it should workout to be and ROI piece rather than a loss and in the consignment pile.

I know I posted about coats the other day but I really believe in the lighter weight coats and jackets for this region. If you don’t have to bundle up like up North why not have really awesome pieces to top off all your basics? Lasts longer than some junk jewelry.

Anyway, I like that Milly has a little bit of an edge this time around. The line had grown a bit stale and it looks like Michelle is trying to dust the cobwebs off it.

Diane Von Furstenberg – Fall Picks

My favorite designer and female inspiration is Diane Von Furstenberg. I know you know that, but I still get giddy like a kid in a candy store when the items I looked at on the runway six months ago are now available to purchase. Let’s be real. I generally wait for a sale or ebay, but its fun to share my picks nonetheless.

Personally, animal print will always be it for me. It is my favorite thing ever. Lucky for us DVF did a ton of it right down to iphone cases. I love a statement coat over a solid color dress. It is just so chic and fun. Plus, I tend to wear statement coats with jeans and heels or my regular dresses so its never something that hangs unused waiting for a special occasion. Every day turns into a special occasion with a fun coat.

So yay! for FALL! Yay! for animal print! Yay! for dressing up!

Pineapples for the home.

I’m in love with pineapples. I think its rather common to love pineapples. My mother and grandmother love them. It seems like half the people I know love pineapples and the thought of how they symbolize hospitality. My first memory of the pineapple was visiting The Hermitage on a school trip and the docents explaining the symbolism and saying that Rachel, President Jackson’s wife, loved them. From then on it was a done deal for me.

I was looking around at the latest incarnation of the pineapple and per usual I love everything. Below are pieces to use every day that I thought were reasonably priced and useful for most people. Personally, I love the drink dispenser the best. Makes me want a rum punch right now.