Monthly Archives: March 2013

Dress of the Week

ethereal gauzy wedding dress _

Gauzy and ethereal, this wedding dress looks straight out of a whimsical fairytale, and I love it! The backdrop – rolling hills at a ranch in small town on the Big Island of Hawaii – not bad either. Doesn’t this just make you want to run through the hills in a soft beautiful dress?

ethereal gauzy wedding dress couple ethereal gauzy wedding dress couple hawaii hills

Via Style Me Pretty // Photography: Ruth Anne Photography // Floral Design + Wedding Coordination: Bliss in Bloom // Wedding Dress: Romanza


Spring Style with Timberland

Okay, last of my surprises … for the week that is:  I’m pretty giddy over this photo shoot (and video!) for Timberland and I am so excited to finally get the chance to share it with you all. I always had this idea of Timberland fitting only for those trekking through the woods, but when a revamped Timberland reached out several weeks ago, sharing their latest products and lookbook, I knew it was love. All of their boots are edgy with feminine touches, and their coats, sweaters, and jackets: preppy perfection.

I styled the Timberland Earthkeepers Rudston Boot in Perforated Suede, the Earthkeepers Bethel Buckle Tall Boot, and the Earthkeepers Apley Boot.  I also wore Timberland’s Earthkeepers® Cotton/Cashmere V-Neck Cardigan, the Earthkeepers® Cotton/Cashmere Wrap Cardigan in Vintage Indigo (such a great color), the go-anywhere Earthkeepers® Short Parka (lined with chambray), and the Rudston Waterproof Raincoat (seriously the most perfect, light-weight raincoat … and believe it or not, my very first raincoat!)

look no. 1 _
Lexi Timberland Apley boots ruffle maxi skirt jacket sunglasses _



Color Brights with T.J. Maxx

Next up in my Spring Style Scout series for T.J. Maxx we’re talking color brights and neons:  vivid bright colors; coral, tropical inspiration; mixing of solids and bold prints and abstract, lightweight fabrics.  Admittedly, I tend to shy away from brighter colors.  I stick to black, white, and grey for my wardrobe staples, but I do love mixing in bold pops of color and pattern.



Closet Refresh + Spring Cleaning

I recently stumbled upon a great article in Lucky Magazine all about spring cleaning, and I realized (much to my horror), that it had been ages since I had done a major overhaul/purge. And now, with the impending move to a new, and likely smaller place, it seems I may have to get serious about downsizing, organizing, and letting go of the beaded crop tops circa 1999 (yep, it’s that bad.)

closet refresh spring cleaning organization _

I should start by sharing an important detail about the madness that is my storage situation:  I am a memory hoarder.  I can’t throw anything away.  And when I try to throw away, I find myself four hours in, sitting on the floor amidst piles of pictures, Rocket Dogs (yeah 90s shout-out), and his and hers high school class rings (oh yes, hubby and I have been together that long!)  So because it’s Spring – and long overdue, and because moving is on the agenda, I’m going to try to tackle the clutter, room by room.



Old Navy Brand Ambassador

I have been bursting at the seams in anticipation of sharing this big blogging secret with you all. (One of many fun announcements in the upcoming weeks, I might add.) As of this post, I will be an official Old Navy Brand Ambassador. I’ve long-loved Old Navy, especially because their clothes are on trend and affordable. And let me just tell you: when unleashed in an Old Navy with gift cards to spend and dresses on the brain, it can feel a whole lot like Christmas! After chatting with anyone and everyone and making friends with all of the women in line at the register over all of the cute Old Navy dresses, sandals, and accessories for spring, I picked up two dresses, two denim jackets, and a pretty gold ring (that I now refuse to take off.) The eyelet lace dress has been all over Old Navy’s advertising the last few weeks, so I knew that dress would be mine. The fit is adorable: tapered waist, full skirt; plus perfect eyelet detailing. And oddly enough, my closet has seriously been lacking in the denim jacket department, so I knew those were a must.

Get the Look: White Eyelet Dress // Denim Jacket // Studded Bag // Booties // Braided Fabric Bracelet // Cone Bangles (c/o) // Gold Watch // Nail Polish

This post was sponsored by Old Navy. Check out Old Navy’s latest fashion lineup in store or online at