Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Currently Coveting

It was so nice to go back to work on a Tuesday when it felt like a Monday but was really a Tuesday.  Thank you three day weekend!  Today's post shares my loves of the week.   

White Floral Prints...
Shanna from Because Shanna Said So...
Kristina from KAYTURE
1/   H&M Floral Maxi Dress   ($24.95)   2/   Victoria's Secret Terry Cheeky Short    ($39.50)    3/  Victoria's Secret The Frankie Trouser     ($47.99)       4/   H&M Floral Smocked Top  ($17.95)             

Summer Throw Pillows...  
Summer is the perfect time to update couches with bright, printed pillows.  This is an affordable way to transition your home decor into a summer look.  Just as we are seeing bright colors and prints trending in fashion, the same is happening with home decor.  Take a look at a few of my finds from One Kings Lane.  If you haven't visited this website for your home decor needs, I highly recommend checking it out.  Items are available at prices 50% or more off of retail.

Possibilities for my tan leather couches...

 l-r:     One Kings Lane Silk Velvet Ikat Pillow   (retail $400   sale  $99)    One Kings Lane Diamond Echo 18x18 Pillow   (retail $90  sale $39)
Other favorites...

l-r:    One Kings Lane Summer Ikat 16x16 Pillow  (retail $125  sale $45)   /    One Kings Lane Geometric 14x20 Pillow    /   One Kings Lane Mela 20x20 Pillow   (retail $130  sale $45)       

The French Open and Rafael Nadal...

I am a HUGE tennis fan and an even bigger Rafael Nadal fan!  The French Open is really the kickoff of the summer tennis series with three grand slam tournaments coinciding with the three summer holidays here in America.  This also means three major opportunities to watch the champion talent (and yummy athletic body) of Rafa :)  

First round look...

 Weekly Style Inspirations...
Kristina from KAYTURE
Blair  from Atlantic-Pacific
Helena from Brooklyn Blonde
Shanna from Because Shanna Said So...
Annabelle from VIVALUXURY

What are you coveting this week?

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Nordy Half Yearly Sale!

Who doesn't love the Nordstrom half yearly sale?  Along with the beach and barbeque fun of the summer kickoff weekend come the SALES!  Many of Nordstrom sale items are at 40%-60% off...yay :)  Now is the perfect time to pick up some higher end designer pieces at great prices.  With so many pieces to choose from, take a look at a few of my picks in one of my favorite categories...

Black and White

1/  Rachel Roy Sandal  was $325 now $195  2/  Bailey 44 'Toro' Bandage Tank was $152 now $92  3/  Alice + Olivia Leather Bodice & Chiffon Dress    4/ Rag & bone/JEAN 'Halifox' Leggings  was $285 now $171     5/ Alice + Olivia 'Petra' Sandal  was $325 now $195   6/ 7 For All Mankind® 'The Slim Cigarette' Stretch Jeans   was $198 now $119  

A few other sales during the holiday weekend:

BCBG:  30% off sale ...BCBG General 30% off regular price and sale

EXPRESS:  40% off every single item

J CREW:   Up to $75 off your purchase with code SHOPNOW

Feel free to share more weekend sales info in your comments :)

Have a fabulous Memorial Day weekend!


Monday, May 20, 2013

New Face of Hawaiian Tropic Contest + Giveaway!

Here's a fabulous post for my readers today!  Iconic sun care brand Hawaiian Tropic is retiring their long running Miss Hawaiian Tropic Bikini Contest and is on a search for the New Face of Hawaiian Tropic.  They are searching for the woman who best embodies beauty, confidence, style, and enjoying the sun while keeping her skin healthy to serve as spokesperson for a new national Hawaiian Tropic advertising campaign.  The winner will also receive an all-expense paid tropical vacation as the the official brand spokesperson.

"The modern Hawaiian Tropic woman still loves to spend time in the sun, but also understands the importance of sun care in helping to keep her skin healthy. We're looking for a new face of the brand who captures that sensibility, and shares the Hawaiian Tropic philosophy that broad-spectrum sun protection can be as luxurious and pampering as any other beauty product."   ~ Danielle Duncan , Brand Manager of Hawaiian Tropic. 

Interested in this amazing opportunity?  Enter by visiting the Hawaiian Tropic Facebook page and submitting a photo and info about your personality and interests.  The contest is open through May 31st.  The top five finalists will be announced on June 28th, and the finalist with the most fan votes will be chosen as the New Face of Hawaiian Tropic on July 19, 2013.

Now for the giveaway ---->   Hawaiian Tropic has teamed with C Style+Design to present 10 of my lovely readers each with two(2) products from their new Spring 2013 collection.  Take a look...

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ Clear Mist Spray Sunscreen SPF 15

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ Sunscreen Clear Mist Spray is truly indulgent sun protection in a convenient application format that provides the moisture needed to leave skin feeling hydrated and healthy. Available in SPF 15 and 30, Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ Clear Mist Spray Sunscreen provides safe and effective broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, and is endorsed by the Skin Cancer Foundation

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ After Sun Lotion

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ After Sun Lotion is the first and only after sun product combining indulgent ribbons of gel and lotion infused with silk protein and shea butter to provide luxurious moisturization for a full 24 hours. Ribbons of aloe soothe and refresh the skin from the effects of the sun, while silk protein shea butter ribbons of lotion provide incredible moisturization that leaves skin feeling hydrated, healthy and radiant.

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The contest ends on May 28th.  Enjoy!


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Weekly Style Inspirations

First of all, I want to say Happy Mother's Day to my mom, the most special woman in my life and my best friend!  Also, wishing a Happy Mother's Day to all my mom readers and to their mothers as well :)

Today's post showcases some fresh looks from fabulous fashion bloggers.  You can just feel the springlike vibe in these looks.  Enjoy!

Kristina from Kayture
Blair from Atlantic-Pacific
Alba from * Petit and Sweet Couture
Cara from A fashion love affair 
Kier from Fashion Addict
Elizabeth from A Keene Sense of Style
Ewelyn from modishYou
Ruxandra from From Brussels, with love ♥
Gaby from Moda Capital
Lauren and Micol from The Marcy Stop
Francesca from Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger!
Helena from Brooklyn Blonde
Be sure to click on the links for additional style inspiration!  Have a wonderful week!


Thursday, May 9, 2013

The One-Piece Jumpsuit

Whether it's a shorts romper or a pant style jumpsuit, I love the return of the one-piece for spring and summer.  This look has made a resurgence over the last couple of years, and spring/summer 2013 is no exception.  It really is a versatile piece...wear it alone, belted, or with a matching or contrasting spring blazer.  Take a look at some runway inspiration from the Spring/Summer 2013 collections and several of my picks to purchase...

Rebecca Taylor
Tracy Reese
Victoria Beckham
Picks to Purchase...

Three Dots Strapless Wide Leg Jumpsuit /  ($198)
Victoria's Secret Eyelet Jumpsuit   ($108)
 French Connection Jumpsuit /   ($150)

Are you a fan of this look for spring/summer?  Which style is your fave and how would you wear it?
Happy weekend!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Bebe Spring/Summer Lookbooks

I just received my Summer 2013 Bebe lookbook in the mail this weekend.  The new collection will launch on May 17th.  Expect to see alot of bright pink and orange, as well as floral prints and the continuation of the black and white trend.  In the meantime take a look at the safari-inspired, utilitarian neutral colors of the Spring (April) collection which is currently available in stores and online. 

I am loving the beige linen short suit and also loving that it will be available in bright pink for the Summer collection.  Which look is your favorite?  Hope you had a fabulous weekend and have a great start to the workweek :)