Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years at the Beach

This year we decided a chill sweat pants-clad event was in order. This is not my usual attire but I am I really looking forward to a laid back time with my roommates!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I have developed a love for lockets! Preferably antique. I have found myself lately wearing 2 or 3 at once but in different styles so its not overload!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Home for the Holidays

I am headed home to Mobile for Christmas, a short little trip but worth the drive to be with family and friends!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Layers of Rhinestones

I love vintage rhinestone necklaces, the nostalgic glamour is so beautiful! Today I paired a graphic T and a "grandpa" sweater with layers of necklaces. They added back a softer touch and a little sparkle for Friday work look.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday Night Dinner

Currently one of my FAVORITE salads hails from Bricktops. The Palm Beach salad is an artfully layered mix of jumbo lump crab meat, avocado, tomatoes, shrimp and egg garnished with arugela and cherry tomatoes.

And this would be a relatively healthy meal until you finish it off with a cookie skillet. Thats right a cookie baked to perfection in a skillet and topped with vanilla ice cream with drizzled carmel. UNREAL!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Good coke

I am not a coffee drinker, in fact aside form coffee flavored ice cream I don't really like it. So this leaves me in need of a good source of caffeine in the AM. Enter my "giant 32oz" diet coke. I am a pretty routine-driven person so I really like to start my day with this bubbly source of energy.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gift Ideas: Books

I rarely go into a book store and purchase a book, which is a sad thing to have to say. So this year I decided to give books as Christmas Gifts. Books that will inspire or entertain or inform and are hopefully something people would love but just don't have time to pick up for themselves! And if all else fails they can be an added piece of color or texture to a coffee table...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Holiday Birthday Party

Friday night was my roommates party, I decided on cupcakes and champagne. I decorated the table with silver ornaments and mirrors and handmade snowflakes. I garnished the champagne glasses (well if I am being honest plastic cups) with bright red cranberries. I also adorned the entrance into the dining room with varying silver ball ornaments.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Holiday Cupcakes

I recently got a piping bag with metal tips for icing cookies and cupcakes etc so I was SUPER excited to break it out last night to ice cupcakes for a birthday party tonight (I will post pics Monday of the party). I used buttercream frosting and added a few drops of blue food coloring for a delicate mint green color. Swirling on the frosting definitely took practice but I was really happy with the finished piece. I topped them off with blue and white snowflake sprinkles.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Girls Night

Since its my roommate's birthday week and a good friend just moved into a new apt we decided a girls night was in order! Nothing fancy just wine, cheese, dip and cookie cake.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Fuchsia Lipstick

This may be the greatest lipstick of all time! My best friend recently introduced us and I have to say its love! its over the top bright but somehow not offensive! I always get complements and questions about the color. It definitely brightens up my typically nuetral or all black look.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

SEC Championship Attire

I don't typically dress in "Auburn" themed or even colored clothes but for this game I decided to take a stab at it. I also just wanted an excuse to wear my new Topshop skirt from my recent trip to New York. Paired with a white blouse, tights and combat boots I at least got the navy right....

Monday, December 6, 2010

Outdoor Surprise Party

Friday Night was a good friend's 30th birthday at JCT Kitchen, the top bar (outside) was rented out for us to celebrate. So this event begged the question...what do you wear to an outdoor party in December? And the answer is a little black dress and a great winter coat. I also threw on my new teal feather earrings for a little color.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Tree Decorating

I LOVE decorating for Christmas!! Now that I am in a house there are even more possibilities...

Last night we picked out our tree and got her all dressed! The smell this morning in the house amazing! I like all white lights and silver and gold ornaments. I have started (mostly by accident) adding little birds to the tree as well.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New Planner

As nerdy as this may sound I get super excited when its time to get a new planner for the next year! All the possibilities and organization housed in one little purse-sized book! I must have one I can write in, something about handwriting events and crossing things out is really important.