Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Get Glitzed

So after snagging these Sequin Leggings today in prep for upcoming holiday parties, I figured I'd (temporarily) stray from the gift guides to bring us gals a little sparkly inspo for the inevitable soirees we'll be attending.  I think the key with sparkle is to more or less tone down EVERYTHING else---for instance, to my girlfriend's (all girl) annual holiday party I will sport the Leggings with a cozy Knit and either ballet flats or I may be so bold as to toss on These.  But I am so very smitten with THIS LOVELY under a leather jacket or blazer---so great for NYE, too!  This Tee is another versatile piece I've had for ages and still love (see HERE) Alright gang, feel free to scope out the sparkle below.  Hope y'all have a relaxing evening--make it a good one!


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Monday, November 24, 2014

Masculine & Feminine







shirt (French Connection c/o Morton James love this Chambray Version, too), jeans (Paige ON SALE), oxfords (Zara old, see similar ON SALE HERE), bag (Clare Vivier see Clutch Version), rings (Anna Beck, Shine on Vine), shades (Gucci), nails (Jamberry c/o)

Love myself a good tomboy look any day of the week.  This French Connection top from Morton James is the perfect blend of masculine meets feminine.  Part masculine for its buttoned up full coverage vibe and yet the billowy shape adds the perfect touch of girly (LOFT also has some good SALE options).  If you're in the market for some fellow French Connection threads, I've added a few below I'm eyeing including my BLACK JUMPSUIT ON SALE...I can attest that this one is a goodin'...perfect for holiday soirees!  If local, make sure you swing by Morton James on Small Business Saturday this weekend as they have an amaze selection of French Connection --the entire store (including my shirt above) will be on sale.  Shoes are 40% off--AND sale items will be marked down to 75% off!  Definitely worth a trip--even if not local, they'll ship out of state, too!  Alright gang, here's to a great Tuesday---make it a good one!

photos courtesy of Andrew Adams

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The Hair Day








You kinda know a good hair day right from the start.  The texture of your hair is on point.  The way it's falling just so. The frizzies are tame and not acting ornery.  Who cares that your skin isn't cooperating this morning....your hair's got you.  Maybe the rig isn't really up to snuff but you're having a good hair day so does it really even matter?   I'd like to think when I'm having a good hair day, all is right in the world.  And let's just say these kinds of days are more often than not since I've been asked to give L'Oreal Paris Advanced Hair Care a whirl.  So I'll close it out with this...
Dear Hair,  while I color the heck out of you (let's be honest, do we even know our true color anymore), dry you to the bone with heat and styling products, put you in a ball cap on a regular basis, constantly fiddle with you to make sure my side sweep is just so, have two little nuggets constantly messing you about, you're pretty darn good to me.  You, along with the help of  L'Oreal Paris Advanced Hair Care, stylishly serve it up on a regular basis and go with the flow even though I change your color up consistently and have an addiction with taking scissors to you.  You two are keepers no doubt!  Cheers to a lovely start to your week...you (and your locks) make it a good one!


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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Cozy Coats









coat (J.Crew--want THIS RED ONE), blouse (Old Navy 30% off), jeans (Paige c/o), sneaks (Vans), bag (GiGi New York, c/o), gloves (Target in store---I snip the tips), beanie (Target), scarf (HM see SPLURGE vs STEAL), shades (Gucci), nails (Jamberry c/o)

Bad news--coat weather is well under way.  Good news--there's a ton of my faves ON SALE!  I love the look of a structured Classic Coat paired with a casual pair of Distressed Denim & some Sneaks.  It's indeed a Classic meets Casual vibe which is what I more often than not always gravitate towards.  If  I'm being 100% honest, I do not Need any more coats, but then again wouldn't it be terribly foolish to not invest in some more classics when they're on such good sale (#JUSTIFICATION)?  So therefore let's pretend I need more.  I'd snag this SALE PUFFSALE YELLOW, & ROBIN EGG BLUE.  On the blue front---THIS NAVY PYTHON TOTE is serving it up for me in a major way---love love love her (ps:  the 'K' is for 'Kelly'--maiden).  Alright gang, it's all kinds of lazy outside so I'm putting up the tree and we will decorate her tonight with some hot chocolate in hand!  Y'all enjoy this lazy Sunday--make it a good one--added some of my fave coats below!

photos courtesy of Andrew Adams

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Making the Lists

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tablet (Dell c/o)
outfit:  blouse (JCrew), denim (Paige), bracelets/ring (Shine on Vine, Lexington), nails (Jamberry c/o)
desktop:  phone (Pottery Barn ON SALE), desk (West Elm), chair (West Elm), stapler (Anthropologie), lucite pencil holder (Design Darling), note pads/pencils (all Kate Spade HERE, HEREHERE), tray, books, frame, print (all Adele Lexington), vase (Jill Rosenwald c/o)


Making the never ending lists and checking them twice!  From bookmarking, Pinning, using while out and about shopping, the Venue 8 3000 Series Tablet is already proving to be quite the helpful little sidekick now that holiday shopping is well underway in the Parker Household.  I've got a (ongoing/always changing/constantly adding new Barbies) list on the Tablet, that helps me update my shopping lists and make purchases while on the go with the kiddies or if I see something that will be perfect for the fam (luckily it fits perfectly in the New Bag, too).  Speaking of, and mom and dad I hope you all are not reading this, I may be snagging one of these bad boys for the folks as well---it's terribly user friendly and compact which is right up their alley.  Alright gang, you all have a wonderful weekend and stay bundled!  Make it a great one!

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photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem
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