April 18, 2014

MAKEUP POST FAIL.

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This was supposed to be a makeup post. I started out sitting in the chair after a long day of work (tights still on) and was doing a couple test shots to get the lighting right before I spruced up my hair and makeup and changed for the real thing. That turned into "eww, my arms are huge" then thoughts of  "not having a good face day...I shouldn't have eaten the rest of those salt and pepper Kettle Chips last night..." followed by hanging upside down in the chair thinking about the season finale of Scandal, to "I do not feel like doing this". I just could NOT rally the energy to prep and shoot for a makeup post and I am sorry for that. Sort of... 

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When I ended up laying on the floor taking photos of my shoes and contemplating a dinner of homemade olive oil and parmesan popcorn I decided to call it quits. So today instead I am just talking to you and enjoying a glass of Cabernet while I write. 

Hate/Love this chair? It is part of a foursome that I acquired in Thomaston/Griffin, GA while visiting my parents when they lived there about 8 or 9 years ago (I was still in school for the record). My mom and I love to antique shop and when I saw these it was love at first sight. Something you may not know about me is that I have a deep appreciation for vintage pieces. Especially pieces with a story. This set belonged to Fred Crane, one of the Tarleton twins in Gone With the Wind. {a) LOVE GWTW and b) the Tarleton twins were babes.} 

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He had been clearing his estate nearby, at 80-something years old, and I scored them for I think $150 for all four. I made my parents keep them for me until I could get them driven to Ohio. They then moved with Dave and I to California a few years later.  I (un-apologetically) love these chairs and I love that they are a part of something that my mother and I share admiration of. Dave HATES these chairs. I understand. They are not really part of the vision I have for our future house and decor either, but I just never want to part with them. Even if they go in the attic for a period of time. They have been with me for almost a decade now and as far as I am concerned they and I are a package deal. 

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If you are still here, then you are either really avoiding doing your work {procrastinator!} or you are liking our little chat. I'm okay with either. I guess I should have titled this post "I love my antique GWTW chairs but hey..." Just keeping it real.   

Do you know who else is keeping it real? Man Repeller. Granted I obviously LOVE makeup and everything I can do with it and do not foresee that changing but I hear what she is saying. She is getting quite the mixed bag of comments regarding her face and I think it opens up some interesting dialog.


Hopefully, I find my motivation and inspiration this weekend to produce some inspiring outfit and makeup posts for you. If I don't, I blame it on my stressful day job as an HR Business Partner and the fact that my husband has been in Houston all week. 

I've enjoyed our little chat. Hope you have a lovely weekend! TGIF.
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April 17, 2014

Last Day 25% Off ShopBop! {and don't forget Mom}


Last day to browse Shopbop's friends and family sale. Enter code INTHEFAMILY14 to score 25% off

Here's what I am drooling over: 


April 16, 2014

Leather for Spring

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SHOP THE LOOK 

Tinley Road Blouse {old but similar here}| Faux Leather Full Skirt Le Tote  | Statement Necklace  Le Tote   | Nine West Pumps {on SALE!} Celine Bag {budget friendly here}| Shoelery Shoe Clips  

MAC Girl About Town Lipstick | Tarte 12 Hour BB Cream in Fair | MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation | NARS Highlighting Blush in Albatross | Too Faced Bronzer in Chocolate Soleil | Tarte 12 Hour Blush in Dollface |  Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Taupe

I have to say I am really in love with this skirt. I highly recommend you add a faux leather skirt to your wardrobe stat! The faux leather full skirt via Le Tote is so fun and I also love my faux leather pencil skirt last seen here. And how cute are these shoe clips, I have an assortment now thanks to Shoelery and love finding different ways to use them. Also seen here recently... 

 Here are more of my favorite faux leather skirts for you: 

April 15, 2014

Leopard + Mint

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SHOP THE LOOK 

RD Style Leopard Blouse Le Tote  | JCrew Skirt {similar here and here} | Ann Taylor Cardigan {30% off w/code SPREE} | Zara Sandals {love these} | Celine Bag {budget friendly here}| Pave Bracelet  | House of Harlow Sunglasses

MAC Cherish Lipstick | Tarte 12 Hour BB Cream in Fair | MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation | NARS Highlighting Blush in Albatross | Too Faced Bronzer in Chocolate Soleil | Tarte 12 Hour Blush in Dollface | OPI Nail Polish in Samoan Sand | NARS Surabaya Eyeshadow Duo

Having fun with this sassy Mrs. Robinson look. This leopard collared top is a vintage 50's throwback that can be worn for all types of occasions and with some great jeans. I chose to pair it with a bright skirt and cardigan for a cool but sunny Spring afternoon.

Le Tote is offering you a 10% discount with code TOTES10 on your first month's membership and I highly recommend you try them out. I am loving their service so far. See other Le Tote looks: 



April 11, 2014

Lemon + Winner

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Really loving pops of lemon yellow this Spring, so many gorgeous patterns and prints out that I had to share some of my absolute favorites with you. I am really dying over the Sophia Webster beauties and the crisp yellow skirt. I would love to add this cute bag to my collection as well!


See if you are the lucky winner of the VINCA Engraved State Necklace here. Send me an email with your contact info + the state and metal of your choice. 


Have a lovely day! 


more for your perusal....



April 10, 2014

Sunday Best

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SHOP THE LOOK 

Eyelet Dress Le Tote {similar}| Shirt Ann Taylor | Zara Sandals {love these} | Banana Republic Clutch {super old}| Earrings Le Tote | Karen Walker Sunglasses

OCC Lip Tar in Queen | Tarte 12 Hour BB Cream in Fair | MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation | NARS Highlighting Blush in Albatross | Too Faced Bronzer in Chocolate Soleil | Tarte 12 Hour Blush in Dollface | OPI Nail Polish in Samoan Sand


Eyelet in April has always been a thing. Growing up I remember wearing eyelet skirts, dresses, and tops that always seemed to emerge this time of year. It's so feminine and really a classic. This adorable blue eyelet dress that Le Tote sent me would be perfect for a Sunday brunch or for Easter. And how pretty are the pearl drop earrings? Thank you Le Tote! Click here to try them for yourself and see how it works. Le Tote is offering King and Kind followers 10% off of your first month with code TOTES10 at sign up. What do you think? Are you bringing out your Spring dresses? 

Here is a little more eyelet and pieces from today's post. 


April 8, 2014

CREME D'NUDE

Karen Walker Sunglasses // ASOS Top// NARS Brumes Eyeshadow// MAC Creme D' Nude Lipstick// OPI Samoan Sand// Zara Heels {similar option}

My search for the perfect nude lipstick has come to an end. It's a little tricky to get the right color for fair skin as you can very easily look washed out with a nude lipstick. MAC Creme D' Nude is really great and I hear it works with a lot of different skin tones. If you are in the market for a new nude I highly recommend trying this one out. If you want a pretty glossy nude, then pair it with either NARS Turkish Delight or Bobbi Brown Pastel Lipgloss for some sparkle.