Monday, October 31, 2011

And the Shabby Apple bow skirt winner is...

Comment #25 Anne S. is the winner of the bow skirt giveaway! Thanks everyone for playing!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Closet Confidential: A pop of Orange

I don't think I ever wrote about my girls weekend in Florida. Probably because we had rain for 4 straight days and never really left the house! Thank goodness for good friends, movies, snacks, wine and the Kardashian wedding. Despite the weather, we really just had the best time being lazy, having girl talk and making some delicious meals at home.

Our one trip out was to go to the Florida Mall. When it rains in Orlando, what do tourists do? Why shop, of course! We hit up Zara and H&M and struck out at both places. I am yet to find something good at Zara...I will still give them a shot though. So, our last stop was Forever 21. I have never seen such a huge and well organized store, it was much better than other F21's I had been to.

When I thought I was going to walk out empty handed I spotted this orangey/red blazer. I almost passed on it, but my friend talked me into keeping it and I am so glad I did!  I looked everywhere online so I could share the link with you all, but couldn't find it. It was $27.80 and is knit with a tortoise button. I feel like this will definitely be a staple in my wardrobe this fall!

 it! Jeans from Nordstrom B.P. Department
Stripe J.Crew Knit (spring 2010)
Long Gold Chain necklace from Mark Shale (super old)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Bow skirt and how to wear it...

Ladies, it's your last chance to win this fantastic skirt! A winner will be picked this Friday 10/28. You can enter just by leaving your name and email on THIS POST.

Wondering how to wear it? Here are some of my ideas. I think it would be fantastic with a simple white blouse...

Or a feminine and fitted sweater...

How would you wear the bow skirt?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Frugal Friday

Typically I shy away from cheapie shoes, only because they usually don't hold up well and can be uncomfortable. But, when I tried these booties on at Forever 21 I knew I had to have them. They are "suedette", but they actually feel really nice and they do not look like some fake suede shoes can. They have a wearable short heel and the toe comes to a comfortable point. I also love the big exposed gold zipper.

I have been wearing these with everything from my rolled boyfriend jeans to leggings. I have a feeling these will be my go-to all season long! They are only $27.80 and come in this great taupe color. I am wishing they also came in black!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Adorable Bow Skirt Giveaway!

 This is the Francine Skirt from Shabby Apple...wouldn't it be perfect for the holidays? I picture it with a pretty silk blouse or something with a little sparkle. It's so feminine and sophisticated and guess what? It could be yours!

I hand picked this beauty to give to one of my lucky readers. All you have to do is "like" Shabby Apple on Facebook and comment that you did so. Please also include your email address in the comment form. (Winner must have a US postage address) I will pick the lucky winner next Friday October 28th.

If you are not familiar with they are a fantastic online shop for Women's Dresses, Little girls dresses and Maternity dresses. What I love is that their items are so incredibly well priced. Most of the dresses are under $100! They really have something for everyone.

There are so many cute styles to choose from, it would be hard to pick just one. Luckyly, Shabby Apple is offering Scout readers 10% off their purchase for the next 30 days. Just use YOURSTYLESCOUT10OFF when checking out. Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Kids Wall Art Faves

I often have friends ask me for some of my favorite resources for kids artwork. I usually send them to Etsy because of the variety to choose from. I thought I would share with you all just some of my personal favorites. Happy Artwork shopping!

I love Almost Sunday for not only their artwork, but their mobiles as well. Such adorable things she has! Prints range from $24-$45 dollars.

If you are looking for sweet, thse original acrylic paintings by Animal Crackers are adorable $40-$60

I love the use of color and graphics in the prints by Suzy Ultman. $20 for 8x10

English Muffin Shop has cute name prints that can be customized with colors to match your decor $30

These prints by Trafalgar Square are so precious. The animals and children have the sweetest faces! Right now all 5x7 prints are 25% off. Some are only $6!

You can't go wrong with Chic Chinoiserie by Pink Pagoda. Definitely for a more sophisticated and eclectic kids room or nursery. $20-$40

Sycamore Street Press has some fun and  kitschy prints. 8x10's are $35

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bag it

Some people are shoe-aholics, I personally am addicted to bags. Whether you gain or lose 5 pounds, a handbag will always fit; and I LOVE that! Handbags, if bought wisely will also never go out of style. Here is my eternal "wish list"...

A Monogrammed Goyard Tote

Gucci Boston Bag

Chloe Marcie Bag

And when I get a bit older, I think a classic Chanel would be a wonderful investment

what bag are you coveting these days?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Anthem of the Ants...serious cuteness for little girls!

I came across the little girls clothing line Anthem of the Ants via  Pinterest. Wow, is this stuff cute or what? It's classic, yet very cute. Give me a bow any day of the week!

you can find these styles and more on the website

Monday, October 3, 2011

My weekend

I turned the big 34 over the weekend. Oh yes, one year closer to 35, it's kind of hard to believe. I am not sweating it too much, so far my 30's have been fantastic. It seems like each year brings something new and exciting.

This year we celebrated with friends and family at a quaint french restaurant and then enjoyed drinks after with more friends. My friend Rachel surprised me with the most fabulous cake in the shape of a Chanel bag that she HANDMADE! This takes "have your cake and eat it too" to a whole new level.

I am incredibly lucky to have made such amazing friends since moving to Kansas City 4 years ago. These girls are the best! Thanks for helping me celebrate ladies!

Got these fabulous Kendra Scott earrings that I have been eyeing for years. LOVE them.

On Sunday I got to photograph my twin nieces. They are precious and such easy subjects to shoot.

As a birthday treat to myself I purchased a ticket to Florida for a girls trip...let the fun begin ladies!

I will be back next week, hopefully with a tan and some fun photos from our trip.


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