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No Strangers Here!

These two are no strangers to the blog, Matt & Courtney have been gorgeous subjects for Sherry Hammonds and I multiple times and I just adore working with them.  They are crazy, sexy, fun, always up for anything and don’t take themselves too seriously!  Putting together the looks for this shoot was a blast, Courtney and I always have a fabulous time working together and Matt, well he is such a good sport and loves what we pick out for him!  This time we have the added pleasure of Boulder and Bailey being in the photos, their adorable fur babies, who I happen to love so much!  Don’t be fooled, none of this would come to actualization without the amazing talents of Sherry Hammonds, who as you know is no stranger to my blog either.  I would say we are somewhat of a dream team, all of us work together with such ease.  So without further ado, here is a small sampling of Matt & Courtney’s 2014 holiday shoot.  I hope you are as fond of these images as I am.

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And I will leave you with this cuteness…

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You May Be Surprised!

If you follow me or my blog, you know that I don’t discriminate, I just like fashion!  I shop all kinds of places, but I do have my faves and one of my favorite inexpensive places to shop is H&M.  I like that they cater to all ages, styles, and budgets!  The wonderful thing is you can buy a trendy item guilt free because it won’t be expensive but they also have classic looking pieces that will last you several years if well taken care of.  When looking at their most recent items, there were some pieces I just had to share.

Stop it with this wool cape!  I love that it is short sleeve so it doesn't get too bulky with a sweater under it.  And did you see the price, $30, you can't beat that!

Stop it with this wool cape! I love that it is short sleeve so it doesn’t get too bulky with a sweater under it. And did you see the price, $30, you can’t beat that!

This asymmetrical, wrap front, faux leather skirt can go from business meeting to night out on the town.  Did I mention it's $10 price tag?

This asymmetrical, wrap front, faux leather skirt can go from business meeting to night out on the town. Did I mention its $10 price tag?

I already own a textured sweatshirt very similar to this, so obviously I am partial!  It is casual, cute and comfortable.

I already own a textured sweatshirt very similar to this, so obviously I am partial! It is casual, cute and comfortable.

I seriously have a hard time passing up a faux fur vest!

This bag looks like so much more than $35!

This bag looks like so much more than $35!

I love this long, turtleneck sweater and I love the whole look.  Wear the sweater as shown, with tights or leggings.

I love this long, turtleneck sweater and I love the whole look. Wear the sweater as shown, with tights or leggings.

This ankle bootie is so versatile, I just love the color!

This ankle bootie is so versatile, I just love the color!

Let me know which pieces are must haves for you!

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A Little Sale Never Hurt Anyone…

It’s Labor Day Weekend, we all know what that means, it’s a good weekend to be a good consumer! Holiday weekends are now pretty much synonymous with “sale”, but hey who is complaining?!  Chances are you have somewhere fun to go and a new outfit would be perfect for the occasion, especially one that is on sale!  Oh and it’s the first weekend of college football, yes I love fashion and football, so you very well may need the perfect outfit for that as well.  With all of that said, maybe you just want to shop a good sale and stock up for Fall.  So here are some great sales happening this weekend and my top picks from them.

Nordstrom is having a clearance sale, up to 40% off through September 7th.

So these may not be perfect for game day this weekend but they will be in the coming months and they will go with any school colors as well as be comfortable.

Trouve Faux Leather Front Leggings

These can be worn so many months of the year, including right now!

 

Dolce Vita Shandy Cutout Sandal

Dolce Vita Shandy Cutout Sandal

So, I know I am picking all black and ‘leather’ items, but can you blame me?  These shorts are awesome and a really great price for leather shorts (less than $100).  Definitely wear them this weekend if you are going somewhere indoors only but they will be awesome for Fall anytime!  A classic short.

 

Halogen Leather Shorts

Halogen Leather Shorts

 

Forever 21 is having an unbelievable sale, buy one get one!  Whether you love these pieces for a season or forever they are worth it!

Throw this dress on with flats or heels, simple earrings, a long necklace and go!

Forever 21 Key Hole Dress

Forever 21 Key Hole Dress

I really like this dress because it can be worn so many ways and will look effortlessly beautiful.

Steve Madden is having the best kind of sale!

Click here for 20% off of your $100 purchase.

Click here for 25% off of your $125 purchase.

Click here for 30% off of your $150 purchase.

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This bootie will go with everything!  I love how it has a slight sheen but nothing over the top, just enough to stand out.

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Fab’rik is having their Gameday Pop-Up Shop Sale, take 25% off select gameday styles!

I can’t wait to see what items you get!  Make sure to send them to me and I will post them.

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Memorial Day Weekend Part 1

Who doesn’t love a good sale?  I know I do!  Holidays and holiday weekends are notorious for great sales, so why not take advantage of them?  For some people they can be overwhelming and some think if it is on sale it must be out of style or not a good product.  Let me assist on both accounts by sorting through some current sales for the Memorial Day Weekend and picking out some worthwhile items.  I mean, who doesn’t want a new outfit (or two) for a fun, holiday weekend?!  An important note regarding sale items, as with all items, make sure it is an item that is right for you and do not purchase it just because it is on sale!

If you like an item you see, make sure to click on it to visit the link of where to buy it!

You know me, I NEED to start with shoes & accessories!

This pop of color will go with almost everything this Summer!

This pop of color will go with almost everything this Summer!

These sandals will go with everything from a dress to your swimsuit, throw in the fact that Sam Edelman's are comfortable and you have a winning combination!

These sandals will go with everything from a dress to your swimsuit, throw in the fact that Sam Edelman’s are comfortable and you have a winning combination!

 

This brightly colored necklace will awaken your t-shirt and shorts look, it also comes in Turquoise and White.

This brightly colored necklace will awaken your t-shirt and shorts look, it also comes in Turquoise and White.

I just think these are fun and you can never have too may pairs of sunglasses!

I just think these are fun and you can never have too may pairs of sunglasses!

These sandals from fab'rik will be your go to this Summer!

These sandals from fab’rik will be your go to this Summer!

Stand out, stand tall in these mint heels!

Stand out, stand tall in these bright mint heels!

Stay tuned for Part 2 of my Memorial Day weekend blog for more great accessory ideas!

Now onto the main event, what are you going to wear-on sale?!

 

 

Are you still looking for that last minute graduation dress, here it is!

Are you still looking for that last minute graduation dress, here it is!

Dress this down with a great pair of cut up denim/cut-offs or dress it up with pants and heels!

Dress this down with a great pair of cut up denim/cut-offs or dress it up with pants and heels!

 

A trend that you can do so much with, a pleated maxi skirt; wear it with a t-shirt or tank top and flats or dress it up for a night out.

A trend that you can do so much with, a pleated maxi skirt; wear it with a t-shirt or tank top and flats or dress it up for a night out.

I love these!  The running short look is definitely in and these are so much fun, just love!

I love these! The running short look is definitely in and these are so much fun, just love!

Be casual, cute and comfortable in this light blue tank.

Be casual, cute and comfortable in this light blue tank.

For the price (especially) this dress can't be beat; it is business in the front and party in the back if you will!  You can wear it for years to come!

For the price (especially) this dress can’t be beat; it is business in the front and party in the back if you will! You can wear it for years to come.

Love to wear denim but need to bring that look to Summer, these light coral skinny jeans are just the ones for you?!

Love to wear denim but need to bring that look to Summer; these light coral skinny jeans are just the ones for you!

 

People are always asking me where to get great basics at a great price, at this price you can get one in every color and then do it all over again in 6 months and not feel bad about it!

People are always asking me where to get great basics at a great price, at this price you can get one in every color and then do it all over again in 6 months and not feel bad about it!

I know this may seem like a strange item for me to suggest for your Memorial Day buys but everyone needs a good denim jacket and in some parts of the country/world Memorial Day isn't blazing hot, especially at night.  So why not get this staple piece on sale?!

I know this may seem like a strange item for me to suggest for your Memorial Day buys but everyone needs a good denim jacket and in some parts of the country/world Memorial Day isn’t blazing hot, especially at night. So why not get this staple piece on sale?!

We all want to feel great in the cute clothes we buy, so here is an amazing deal to help us do just that, check out Pure Barre Austin’s Memorial Day class specials (click purchase classes then pick one of the Memorial Day specials).  It is a workout that I have been addicted to for three years, it is low impact with high results!

Make sure to shop fab’rik’s Packing List Sale here, there are too many great items to list!  Also, stay tuned for part 2 of my Memorial Day Weekend blog!

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Tick Tock…It’s Almost Christmas O’Clock

Some of us thrive on deadlines and the thrill of getting in right under the bell.  My father-in-law had a tradition of shopping for my mother-in-law on Christmas Eve.  If you are one of these people, it is now your time to start thinking about your Christmas shopping.  Let me help you look like a rock star in the final days of shopping; below are some of my favorite gifts and stocking stuffers .

Everyone loves Frye boots and these are on sale!  They can be worn with everything for years to come!  Plus, every women LOVES to receive shoes!

Everyone likes Frye boots and these are on sale! They can be worn with everything for years to come! Plus, every women LOVES to receive shoes!

Don't these slippers look so cozy?!  I would love to open these on Christmas Eve for Christmas morning!

Don’t these slippers look so cozy?! A great gift idea to open on Christmas Eve for Christmas morning!

 

One can never go wrong with jewelry, bou cou, a designer out of Atlanta is one of my current faves!  All of her pieces are handmade and she will make pieces for you.  Locally you can find her pieces at fab'rik.

One can never go wrong with jewelry, bou cou, a designer out of Atlanta is one of my current faves! All of her pieces are handmade and she will make pieces for you. Locally you can find a great selection of her pieces at fab’rik.

This is my favorite eyelash curler, it is different than all the rest!  This is the perfect stocking stuffer!

This is my favorite eyelash curler, it is different than all the rest! This is the perfect stocking stuffer!

I am obsessed with this lip balm, it is smooth with great scents that aren't overwhelming and last a long time!  You can get them online or at major retailers.  One of these should go in everyone's stocking...pass the word to Santa!

I am obsessed with this lip balm, it is smooth with great scents that aren’t overwhelming and lasts a long time! You can get them online or at major retailers. One of these should go in everyone’s stocking…pass the word to Santa!

You can't go wrong, with a great, classic watch!

You can’t go wrong, with a great, classic watch!

When in doubt, get her an amazing bag that will last her a lifetime!

When in doubt, get her an amazing bag that will last her a lifetime! The Louis Vuitton Alma GM has classic lines and this wine color changes it up a bit but will stand the test of time.

 

If I was Oprah, and had a "favorite things" list, this item would most definitely be on it!  I have two, one for my debit/credit cards and one for business cards; I use them both daily!

If I was Oprah, and had a “favorite things” list, this item would most definitely be on it! I have two, one for my debit/credit cards and one for business cards; I use them both daily!

I have featured this bag multiple times on my blog.  I think a great weekender bag (or overnight bag in my case) is a gift that is useful, fun and different!

I have featured this bag multiple times on my blog. I think a great weekender bag (or overnight bag in my case) is a gift that is useful, fun and different!

 

I recently received these pajamas as a gift and I adore them, so comfy and warm without being too hot!  These would be great to open on Christmas Eve!

I recently received these pajamas as a gift and I adore them, so comfy and warm without being too hot! These would be great to open on Christmas Eve!

Last but certainly not least, the greatest gift of all, a shell personal styling + closet therapy gift card.  One size fits all and the recipient can choose how they would like to use it; personal styling, closet therapy, photo shoot, packing/shopping for travel and more!

Let the loved one in your life decide if they want to start 2014 off with a new closet through Closet Therapy or a fresh wardrobe through Personal Styling.  It is a unique gift they are sure to be thrilled about.  A shell gift card fits perfectly in a stocking or under the tree!

Let the loved one in your life decide if they want to start 2014 off with a new closet through Closet Therapy or a fresh wardrobe through Personal Styling. It is a unique gift they are sure to be thrilled about.  A shell gift card fits perfectly in a stocking or under the tree!

What are your favorite items to give and receive?  I would love to hear about them!  Merry gifting and Happy receiving!

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