Here is a great affordable option from Forever 21—$22.80!

Here is a great affordable option from Forever 21—$22.80!


Fit & Flare. With a collar. My fave new dress style. Find this one at Anthropologie.

Fit & Flare. With a collar. My fave new dress style. Find this one at Anthropologie.


Saw a lady in the mall carrying this beauty today. If I felt I had $800 to spend on a tote bag, because I had gone slightly insane, I would consider this one. #classic #louisvuitton

Saw a lady in the mall carrying this beauty today. If I felt I had $800 to spend on a tote bag, because I had gone slightly insane, I would consider this one. #classic #louisvuitton


Simple. Classic. Obsessed. #cobalt #jcrew #fall

Simple. Classic. Obsessed. #cobalt #jcrew #fall


So maybe I’m into shoes today. And animal print. But, come on! $29.99 at Target for Leopard Print pumps?? Can’t beat it. Also they look wayyyyyy better in real life. Go check ‘em out!

So maybe I’m into shoes today. And animal print. But, come on! $29.99 at Target for Leopard Print pumps?? Can’t beat it. Also they look wayyyyyy better in real life. Go check ‘em out!


Kourtney Snake Print Wooden Wedges from LOFT—in stores only! Great sale price!

Kourtney Snake Print Wooden Wedges from LOFT—in stores only! Great sale price!


Arbonne. I’m sure most, if not all of you have at leastheardof this company. If you are NOT familiar however, they have created a completely vegan-friendly line of anti-aging, health & wellness, skin & body care and cosmetic products. Personally, I was familiar with the company, but hadn’t used any of their products previously.
Then, a family friend of mine, who also happens to be a rockstar Mom as well as Arbonne consultant, Emily, approached us a couple of months back (okay, so this post is WAYYYY overdue) about trying some Arbonne products and writing up our thoughts. At first, I wondered how skin care really pertained to fashion, but then realized, how are you supposed to look good in those hot pair of Michael Kors wedges you just scored from your local TJ Maxx if all others see is not-so-great skin. Basically, the first thing people see, generally, is your face. Why not focus on enhancing and preserving that beauty?
With that said, I have a couple of products that REALLY stood out as my favorite. First of all, I am definitely a liquid make-up kind of girl. I went the all-naturale Bare Escentuals route (which is great for some people I understand) and honestly, I wasn’t impressed with the coverage. I am certainly NOT, however, a girl that likes her face to be buried under 3 inches of gunk either. Basically, what I’m looking for is a liquid foundation that covers without making me feel claustrophobic. As I was given samples of the foundation, I clearly waited until I had a good excuse to try it—a local fundraising dinner where I also sported that dress I blogged about before. I have naturally red-toned skin, so it’s even more important to me to find a foundation that goes on, evens things out and then LASTS. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked in the mirror after a couple of hours and noticed all the foundation is gone. Where it went? Who knows. Maybe my skin just sucks it in. So really, I wanted to put this Arbonne foundation up to the all-night fundraising, socializing event that was ahead of me. I’m happy to say the second I found my perfect shade it went on perfectly. (AND, coupled with the great make-up primer she also sent over, it lasted all night—until 3am I might add!) NO more red but all even natual beige tone! This specific product was called Perfecting Liquid Foundation and there are about a million different shades so I know you can find the one that’s perfect for you! The best part about it is that it is all-natural, so you call feel good about rubbing it into your skin, but also, and somewhat more importantly in my book, it WORKS.
Okay, enough about foundation. My second (well third if you count the primer…for anyone who knows me and knows how much I LOVE eyeshadow—you know I think a good primer is a must so all that shadow doesn’t get buried in those cute little wrinkles on your lids as the day goes on) favorite product was from the Seasource Detox Spa trio Emily sent over. This product, pictured above, is called the Renewing Body Gelee—the third step in the trio. One of my biggest hobbies is running. I never thought I would love to go out on a run (I’m more of an organized sports girl) but I do. What I don’t love is the feeling of cooling off from a run, washing my face and then realizing that once was smooth, happy skin is now a desert. I figured this would be a great opportunity to try out the hydration and renewal this product is known for. What do you know? I LOVED IT! As soon as I put it on I felt cool, refreshed and ready to relax for the evening. I love these key ingredients: butcher’s broom extract, sea kelp extract, ivy leaf extract, green tea extract. Sounds pretty all-natual right? I think it’s the green tea extract that I love the most—just gives it a great aroma and enhances that “cooling” feeling.
Thanks for taking the time to read—I’m sure if you have any questions about Arbonne Emily would be more than happy to help! Feel free to message for more information.

Arbonne. I’m sure most, if not all of you have at leastheardof this company. If you are NOT familiar however, they have created a completely vegan-friendly line of anti-aging, health & wellness, skin & body care and cosmetic products. Personally, I was familiar with the company, but hadn’t used any of their products previously.

Then, a family friend of mine, who also happens to be a rockstar Mom as well as Arbonne consultant, Emily, approached us a couple of months back (okay, so this post is WAYYYY overdue) about trying some Arbonne products and writing up our thoughts. At first, I wondered how skin care really pertained to fashion, but then realized, how are you supposed to look good in those hot pair of Michael Kors wedges you just scored from your local TJ Maxx if all others see is not-so-great skin. Basically, the first thing people see, generally, is your face. Why not focus on enhancing and preserving that beauty?

With that said, I have a couple of products that REALLY stood out as my favorite. First of all, I am definitely a liquid make-up kind of girl. I went the all-naturale Bare Escentuals route (which is great for some people I understand) and honestly, I wasn’t impressed with the coverage. I am certainly NOT, however, a girl that likes her face to be buried under 3 inches of gunk either. Basically, what I’m looking for is a liquid foundation that covers without making me feel claustrophobic. As I was given samples of the foundation, I clearly waited until I had a good excuse to try it—a local fundraising dinner where I also sported that dress I blogged about before. I have naturally red-toned skin, so it’s even more important to me to find a foundation that goes on, evens things out and then LASTS. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked in the mirror after a couple of hours and noticed all the foundation is gone. Where it went? Who knows. Maybe my skin just sucks it in. So really, I wanted to put this Arbonne foundation up to the all-night fundraising, socializing event that was ahead of me. I’m happy to say the second I found my perfect shade it went on perfectly. (AND, coupled with the great make-up primer she also sent over, it lasted all night—until 3am I might add!) NO more red but all even natual beige tone! This specific product was called Perfecting Liquid Foundation and there are about a million different shades so I know you can find the one that’s perfect for you! The best part about it is that it is all-natural, so you call feel good about rubbing it into your skin, but also, and somewhat more importantly in my book, it WORKS.

Okay, enough about foundation. My second (well third if you count the primer…for anyone who knows me and knows how much I LOVE eyeshadow—you know I think a good primer is a must so all that shadow doesn’t get buried in those cute little wrinkles on your lids as the day goes on) favorite product was from the Seasource Detox Spa trio Emily sent over. This product, pictured above, is called the Renewing Body Gelee—the third step in the trio. One of my biggest hobbies is running. I never thought I would love to go out on a run (I’m more of an organized sports girl) but I do. What I don’t love is the feeling of cooling off from a run, washing my face and then realizing that once was smooth, happy skin is now a desert. I figured this would be a great opportunity to try out the hydration and renewal this product is known for. What do you know? I LOVED IT! As soon as I put it on I felt cool, refreshed and ready to relax for the evening. I love these key ingredients: butcher’s broom extract, sea kelp extract, ivy leaf extract, green tea extract. Sounds pretty all-natual right? I think it’s the green tea extract that I love the most—just gives it a great aroma and enhances that “cooling” feeling.

Thanks for taking the time to read—I’m sure if you have any questions about Arbonne Emily would be more than happy to help! Feel free to message for more information.


Stumbled upon “Threadsence" today. For those of you who might not have heard of this site before, Threadsence is an Indie inspired clothing site. I can definitely see the Indie inspiration, but as I’m not one to go all Indie on you typically, there are some other, rather preppy items as you look through the pieces as well. I do have a point I’m trying to make here….

One of my favorite fun fashion (loved the alliteration, didn’t you??) trends of this spring so far is the low-high hem dress. Don’t you just look at these and want to do a little summer dance?? And, as it just so happens, Threadsence had some cute options. Of course my two faves, pictuered here, are currently sold out. Wouldn’t ya know it.

Looks like I may or may not have just a requested an email for when they both come back in stock. Sorry I’m not sorry.



Cobalt. From what I hear, it’s the #trending color for Spring 2012.
I have to take a sec to brag about this J.Crew sale purchase I made a few weeks ago as seen on Drew Barrymore. Now, I am on a search for the perfect pair of cobalt heels to pair with my find similar to these Michael Antonio Loveme Suede pumps on zappos.com.
And possibly a chunky coral necklace. I’m just in looooveee with these bright Spring colors! Any fun ideas, send them my way!

Cobalt. From what I hear, it’s the #trending color for Spring 2012.

I have to take a sec to brag about this J.Crew sale purchase I made a few weeks ago as seen on Drew Barrymore. Now, I am on a search for the perfect pair of cobalt heels to pair with my find similar to these Michael Antonio Loveme Suede pumps on zappos.com.

And possibly a chunky coral necklace. I’m just in looooveee with these bright Spring colors! Any fun ideas, send them my way!


Male Fashion. I believe I speak for Laura and I when (as superficial as it sounds) we both have chosen the special man in our lives partly on their style. Classic. Southern. Men….Yes. Please.
If you are from the South and are NOT familiar with Back Down South, you should be. Also, if you are a male, and southern, you should check out my hub’s blog here.
I love the hoof-pick belt (which the hubs conveniently scored for Christmas 2k11), khaki shorts pastel shirt with bow tie and boat shoes. If my husband had a say in this he would trade the Sperry’s for some Cole Haan driving mocs and the shorts pictured here for some shorter ones. In other words, he would consider these “longs”.
Let’s get your opinion: how do you feel about this new bow tie trend with the two patterned look? I’m torn. Lurve the bow tie of course, but is it too much?? Can you ever have TOO much prep?? The question of the day, folks.
tumbledownsouth:

What to Wear to…Atlanta Steeplechase | Look 3“Styled” by me for The Trot Line 

Male Fashion. I believe I speak for Laura and I when (as superficial as it sounds) we both have chosen the special man in our lives partly on their style. Classic. Southern. Men….Yes. Please.

If you are from the South and are NOT familiar with Back Down South, you should be. Also, if you are a male, and southern, you should check out my hub’s blog here.

I love the hoof-pick belt (which the hubs conveniently scored for Christmas 2k11), khaki shorts pastel shirt with bow tie and boat shoes. If my husband had a say in this he would trade the Sperry’s for some Cole Haan driving mocs and the shorts pictured here for some shorter ones. In other words, he would consider these “longs”.

Let’s get your opinion: how do you feel about this new bow tie trend with the two patterned look? I’m torn. Lurve the bow tie of course, but is it too much?? Can you ever have TOO much prep?? The question of the day, folks.

tumbledownsouth:

What to Wear to…Atlanta Steeplechase | Look 3
“Styled” by me for The Trot Line 


$18 Wedges from Target! And when I mean $18, I mean $18. Love daily deals—no shipping costs—EVER! BUT, you have to buy TODAY! Oh, and they also come in Coral…NBD.

$18 Wedges from Target! And when I mean $18, I mean $18. Love daily deals—no shipping costs—EVER! BUT, you have to buy TODAY! Oh, and they also come in Coral…NBD.


Sandra is also fabulous (as always…) in Marchesa! Love this woman.

Sandra is also fabulous (as always…) in Marchesa! Love this woman.


Now I’m not usually a red fan, but this…this is fabulous! Emma Stone is stunning at the Academy Awards!

Now I’m not usually a red fan, but this…this is fabulous! Emma Stone is stunning at the Academy Awards!


Brokenhearted.

I think it’s high time for an apology for the lack of blogging on our end. But like all true Tar Heel fans would, I would ask you to not blame us, but blame Dook instead. I think the above picture of our beloved Roy speaks to the anguish we’ve been facing since the Dookies upset our Heels in basketball a couple of weeks back. What can I say? We’re Tar Heels through and through. But, hey, I also say GTHD and bring on the fashion!!