We didn’t have internet service all day Sunday and half the day Monday, so this post is a little behind! This past weekend was a blast. Friday during the day I went antique shopping down in the West Bottoms of KC. It was my first time going since we moved to Kansas City! It was a bit overwhelming…so much to look at! We had some great recommendations from friends, which saved us some time. My favorite shops were definitely Restoration Emporium, Bella Patina and Good JuJu.
I only came home with some vintage books to put on my desk. I love the colors though and they were SO inexpensive. I think my favorite thing about antiquing there is that the prices were amazing. Even better than what I have seen at estate sales! My friend Rita got this incredible mink shawl for a fraction of what you would pay at a vintage shop.… Continue Reading
I have to admit, styling a coffee table was not always my forte. I find it a bit overwhelming trying to come up with the perfect combination and balance of elements to fill such a small space. Luckily I have a few mentors (Lindsay, Rachel, Leah…just to name a few) who have come to my rescue and have given great suggestions to show me the way! Since I have learned some tricks of the trade I thought I would share with you some of my favorites!
I am not an expert by any means, but here are just a few of the pieces I think makeup a great table…
First you need amazing coffee table books. It should be a personal selection of titles or subjects that mean something to you and that relay your personal style. Stack them and mix in other decorative items. I love lacquer boxes and little trays.… Continue Reading
It may as well be Dec.1st here in Kansas City. I hate to be a debbie downer but this is just the worst winter! We were in negative temps and got a few inches of snow Sunday and Monday. I know many of you are feeling the same way…let’s hope Spring comes sooner than later!
We have a fun fashion/charity event this weekend that I had planned on wearing this fabulous spring Alice + Olivia dress but with snow on the ground I am not sure it’s appropriate?! It’s terrible trying to dress in this weather…especially when you want to burn your entire fall wardrobe Can you tell I am over it?!
In the midst of a major master bedroom makeover, both my husband and I got sick. We spent over two weeks painting our room…4 coats later we now have a very GREEN bedroom. I am enjoying this vibrant color and am excited to add the finishing touches.… Continue Reading
On Wednesday I was lucky enough to attend the Beauty Brands Expo. If you aren’t aware, Beauty Brands is actually based out of Kansas City! So, as a lucky member of the “media”, I got to sit in on seminars and demos from all my favorite beauty product and hair vendors. I loved getting the inside scoop on what is new and exciting for 2014.
Here I am with Katie Van Luchene (executive editor for KC Magazine) ready to fill our goodie bags!
I left with a wealth of beauty knowledge and received some useful beauty tips from experts and artists from around the world.
Katie Jane Hughes (the cutie in leopard) who is the global color ambassador for Butter London showed us how to use brown mascara on your eyebrows to fill them in! Hello…genius! She also gave me the inside scoop of some celebs whose makeup she is doing for the Oscars.… Continue Reading
We are SO close to Spring I can just feel it…as I sit here in my huge sweater and leopard slippers! Regardless; warmer weather has to be on the horizon. I am daydreaming of a tan, strappy sandals and a fun place to wear all of these adorable dresses…
For Spring I am still loving all the feminine lace, solids in shades of pink, green, blue and yellow, graphic prints, embroidery, stripes and bows!
I am so thrilled to be attending FFAC this year! This years host is none other than the stunning Petra Nemcova!!! Come for a night of fashion and fun to benefit Truman Medical Center’s Women’s Heath Services on Friday March 7th (7pm). There will be a runway show featuring looks from local boutiques followed by a fun after party with dancing and drinks! All of this will be held at the Grand Ballroom at the Kansas City Convention Center.
Since its inception, Fashion For A Cause has benefitted Women’s Health Services at Truman Medical Centers, raising more than $1 million for quality, compassionate healthcare to women. You only have 2 weeks left to purchase tickets! You can get them HERE. … Continue Reading
One of my favorite transitional “trends” is the combo of Navy and White. I can’t seem to get enough of it! It is so easy to wear and it can be incorporated with pretty much any of your favorite colors. Give me stripes, polka dot or gingham every day of the week…the opportunities are endless with this classic color combo.
This might be just solid navy, but it’s fabulous…and you won’t believe the price!
How Pretty is this blouse?
H&M Chiffon Blouse $29.95
I own this gingham top and LIVE in it all year long…
This dress would be my spring go-to…and cute paired with some white converse!
For the working girl, I love this polka dot skirt! Or even dressed down with a white tee or tank for weekend.
Great layering tank and a steal at only $15!… Continue Reading
I just discovered that Anthropologie is now making workout clothes! In true Anthro style they are a touch feminine, with fabulous details. Definitely something we haven’t seen in activewear in a while. The jacket pieces are by far my favorite. The printed pants are cute; loving the big floral for Spring! And the prices aren’t bad…still under what you would pay at Lululemon!