Sunday, December 30, 2012

Cheers to 2013

Cheers to a new year: 2013!

....just a few words to end 2012 & move forward into 2013 with.

...and my FAVORITE:


Thursday, December 27, 2012


According to Pantone, the "world-renowned authority on color," THE color for 2013 will be EMERALD

"Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty 
that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony."

I am excited to see how this plays out in the fashion world. I believe that Emerald will be a color we will see a lot of next year, especially in the fall & winter seasons. 

This past year's color chosen by Pantone was Tangerine Tango, and although we perhaps saw more of the oxblood color in stores, tangerine was still out there, especially as an accent color.

What do you think of Pantone's past color choices and for 2013? Will you be adding any Emerald to your wardrobe? a redhead, I love any shade of green, especially those of the deeper Emerald tones! 

Here are just a few Emerald looks I'm loving.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Target + Neiman Marcus

With each & every Target collaboration there has been hype & intrigue as to how it will go....we all saw the craziness that came with the Missoni collaboration (unfortunately), but it seems that Target has listened to consumers' demands. The newest collection, in conjunction with Neiman Marcus, didn't cause crazy lines at stores on launch day and there are still products available in stores and online -more than 2 weeks later. Is this because they produced more, limited the number of products each person could purchase, or could it be due to the higher price points?

If you missed the collection or passed over it due to the higher prices, you are in luck - everything in the collection is 50% off as of today (both in stores & online)! I just might have to go back & find a few more pieces to purchase.

For the most part, I personally wasn't totally in love with any of the items this time around, except for the Marc Jacobs "clutches" (pouches). The Altuzarra bar glasses are rather fun - especially for holiday cocktails/entertaining, as are the Jason Wu Christmas ornaments, but I wasn't ready to spend the money on either, but at 50% off, that might make me reconsider!

I'm always excited to see what Target does with each new collaboration....I love that they are making high-end fashion more affordable without completely sacrificing quality.  

Cheers to Target ....I can't wait to see what's next!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Deck the Halls

With the holiday season here, it makes me long for a larger house to decorate and most of all: a fireplace. I LOVE the sounds of a warm, crackling fireplace to cozy up on the couch near while reading a book, watching a movie, or just drinking a cup of cranberry tea.

I know that a new house is probably not in the near future, but it's always fun to daydream about the possibilites of what our new (much bigger) house will look like, and of course, how we will decorate it!

Here are a few "decked out" mantles that I'm loving...

How could I not end a post with some "personal style?!"....and we all know that you can never have too many shoes! I just loved this "shoe tree" - I had to share it!

Happy Holidays to all...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Holiday Lists...

With the holidays come oh so many "lists"....

...from "to do" lists, "shopping" lists, "wish" lists, and perhaps "bucket" lists?!  I am a lover of lists.  I love the creating of the list almost as much as I love checking things off the list!

I thought I'd share some of my lists with you....and perhaps inspire you to create some of your own?!!

holiday shopping list

holiday wishlist

holiday bucket list

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Winter White

With the holidays fast approaching, and for us in MN the inevitable large amounts of SNOW, you may find yourself searching for that perfect outfit for a date nite, or perhaps a festive holiday party.  

What I love about my close group of girlfriends is that we've decided to always have a "theme" for our annual holiday party. 
This will only be the third year with a theme, but it has made getting dressed SO much simpler!  I wish there were more parties/events that had a theme for "dressing up"'s SO much fun, and again, easier to know what you will be wearing!

Our first "theme" was, of course, the "ugly sweater" party. It was fun, and we even "voted" on the ugliest sweater & the winner received a fun "door prize!" Last year's theme was SPARKLE! Everyone layered on the sparkle, sequins, glitter & bling!  So fun! 

This year we have decided on "Winter White." I am very excited about this year's choice, as lace, ivory, white, and cream are so so fun to layer & then pile on the jewels of course!  

I purchased a pair of MiH velvet ivory skinnies (from houndstooth) that I'm very excited to it's just down to finding that perfect top, or sweater, or combination of the two to complete the look!  I do have several choices to choose from in my closet, it's just a matter of creating that look I've imagined in my head....we'll see how it goes! 

It's always fun to see how others take a "theme" and create their own look within that same idea! Everyone always adds their own personal style & touch to what they put together!  

Here are a few of my favorite items & looks that fit into our theme, Winter White.

winter white

winter white

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