Friday, May 30, 2014

the lost art of handwritten notes

So many people these days just send quick emails to thank people for invitations, gifts, etc. (I am also guilty) instead of sending a handwritten note. While it is faster and more convenient, it also misses the more personal touch that a handwritten note has that someone actually took the time to write, put a stamp on it, and send! One of my favorite things to receive is actual letters and cards in the mail from friends and family, and it happens far too often now. 

There are so many beautiful and personal options when it comes to stationary, there really is no excuse! For myself I prefer the monogrammed stationary, which adds the most personal touch - but there are so many with gorgeous patterns, colors and finishes! It has become (almost) as fun to shop for as clothes! 

Le Typographe Stationary for J.Crew
Crane & Co. Hand Engraved Note
Neiman Marcus Hand-Bordered Cards with Lined Envelopes

Caspiri "Lizard" Correspondence Cards & Envelopes
Kate Spade All Wrapped Up Card Set

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Style Watch: Lemon Breeland aka Jaime King

I am not sure about the rest of you, but I am going through some serious Hart of Dixie withdrawal now that the season is over! I love the stories and relationships, etc. etc. but my FAVORITE part is seeing what all the characters are wearing! One of my top characters to watch is Lemon Breeland, played by the lovely Jaime King. We don't typically see such classic and southern fashion on TV, so her wardrobe is always a refreshing surprise. Needless to say, I'm a big fan!

sunhats and curls- the perfect combo!
Blue checkered full skirt and simple white blouse- perfection.
Gorgeous gold yellow dress with gold detailing, with a dramatic ballet neck!
Classic country club wear does not get any better!
Surprising color combo with florals and classic side curls- love it!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Kate Spade Summer 2014 Picks

I can never resist checking in Kate Spade's website pretty regularly to check out their latest arrivals, and this reason was no exception. Once again, they hit the nail on the head!

What are your favorites from the Kate Spade summer line?

Rio Wave Metro Watch
Cause a Stir Statement Necklace
Madison Ave Collection Mila Dress
Cedar Street Perforated Small Harmony Bag
Rio Embellished Top

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Style Watch: Emma Stone

Without a doubt, there are very few Hollywood actresses more adorable than Emma Stone. Not only is she absurdly fashionable, with the most amazing skin and hair ever- she also seems to be one of the few actresses who has a true sense of humor, with her feet firmly planted on the ground. I think that is something to be celebrated, as it is not something so common you see from Hollywood. So today, we celebrate Emma! 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

My J.Crew Spring Picks!

Does anyone else always look forward to the emails and catalogs that arrive from J.Crew with the new season arrivals?? Well this latest batch of new goodies has not disappointed! 

Below are a few of my favorites, and I may have to dip, once again, into my pocket book!

Embroidered Tunic in Chambray
Linen Maxidress
Scalloped PJ Short Set
Cameron Dress in Stripe Silk Organza

Monday, May 19, 2014

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