Mirror/Mirror Sporty Spice

Mirror MirrorMirror Mirror Sporty Style

This week I joined Mirror/Mirror to give you the ins and outs of sporty style!  Sporty Style has really evolved. While the sporty style of the past was really sports specific, for Spring 2014 we are seeing a more sophisticated and flirty version of the trend.

To me sporty style says functional. So I went with this tangerine romper. Rompers are flirty, fun and don’t restrict you like a dress. Sporty doesn’t have to mean tom boy so I added a  touch of sophistication with this colorful blazer.  This blazer by Alice & Trixie is a button less v-neck, adding to the sporty, less “buttoned up” feel. The perfect way to complete the sporty look is with a statement making pair of tennies. These colorful keds bring this look together, playing off of the colors in the blazer and romper.

Erica Blazer by Alice&Trixie, Carrie Ann Boutique- Click Here

Orange Romper by Mink Pink, Carrie Ann Boutique- In Store

Color Crush Pink Keds- Click Here

#TBT 50′s Inspired Swim with Mod Cloth

ModCloth Uniquely You

Happy #ThrowBackTuesday!!!  So lately I’ve been seeing all the young beauties like Taylor Swift and Anne Hathaway rocking the vintage 50’s bathing suits.  Think high waist or one piece swimmies.  Today I’ve partnered with Mod Cloth and WANELO to show you how to get the look with a modern twist!  Mod Cloth has so many great vintage inspired pieces that you can make Uniquely You.  The best part is… fabulous fashion is only a click away when you use WANELO!!

I gave this  50’s inspired Beach Blanket Bingo One Piece in Red a modern twist by adding a kimono inspired top.   Scratching your head thinking…Flowers and polka dots?  Well, with Marilyn in mind I added the  perfect cat eyed sunnies and black oversized hat.  The black hat complements the black fringe in the kimono tying the outfit together without looking too matchy-matchy.   To complete the look, from sea to shining sea,  I added a gold, “There’s a Map for That Necklace” and wrapped it up with the perfect bow wedges.  What day at the beach is complete without some “Tunes by the Dunes” and a floating pretzel?

You can get the entire beach look above on my WANELO page- Click Here

 Mod Cloth- Click Here

Beach Blanket Bingo One Piece In Red, Mod Cloth- Click Here

Lucky Luxe Link

Luxe Link Macarons by Patisse

Happy St. Patty’s Day!  Are you wearing your green and looking for four leaf clovers?  Well I have a good luck charm for you!

There is a old superstition that says, “A Purse on the Floor is Money Out the Door”.  It’s the belief that putting your purse, which holds your money, on the floor, is showing disrespect to your wealth.

I for one never leave my precious bag on the floor.  I mean that bag then goes into my hands, car, house ect. carrying all the little germies with it.  This presents the dilemma of, “if not the floor then where?”

Today I have a solution for you!  Luxe Links!!  These magnetic purse hangers are smaller than a Macaron by Patisse.  They easily hang on the side of your purse when not in use and with so many options to choose from you will find one you love.

Luxe Link Full

Luxe Link Clasp

Luxe Link- Click Here

All The Wire

All the Wire Youre my person

This weekend I had the great advantage of meeting Miss Tori and Desiree, creators of All The Wire jewelry.  These sisters are fashionably creative in their own right. However, you might recognize Tori Gonzales as bestie to Courtney Kerr (Fashion Blogger and  Realty Star-Courtney Loves Dallas on BravoTV).  These girls jewelry line is fresh and the story behind it literally brought me to tears.  No Joke, total sap!!

All The Wire

Have you ever asked someone how much they love you?  Maybe you get a, “To the moon and back” or “Arms stretched wide… Thisssss Much! ”.  Well when Desiree asked her soon to be husband this question, his response of “a lot”, simply wouldn’t do.  After a bit of thinking he pointed at the telephone wires that ran along the road for as far as the eye could see and said “All The Wire”.  Above ground and below.  He loved her more than All The Wire.  I DIE!!!  I’m also probably telling this story totally wrong.   For the full story- Click Here 

Basically this line allows you to recognize whomever you love more than “All The Wire”.   It may be your mom, sister, boyfriend or bestie but you have to check it out today!

All The Wire States

All The Wire Ring Initial Party

All the Wire- Click Here

How To: Designer Names 101

Deigner Names 101

You say Loo-boo-tan, I say Tomato?  Have you ever found yourself quickly spouting out a designers name…  Or, maybe you let the last few syllables just trail off, in hopes the person next to you wouldn’t pick up on the fact you totally butchered it?  Being a southern girl I surely have!  When I recently  ran across this story, on how to pronounce designers names in Harpers Bazaar, I knew I had to share.

Anna Sui: anna swee

Badgley Mischka: badge-lee meesh-kah

Balenciaga: bah-len-see-ah-gah

Balmain: bahl-mahhhhn

Bottega Veneta: bow-tay-guh vah-netta

Christian Lacroix: christian luh-kwa

Christian Louboutin: christian loo-boo-tan

Dolce & Gabbana: dol-chey and gab-ana

Dries Van Noten: drees van know-ten

Gareth Pugh: gareth pew

Givenchy: zjee-von-shee

Hermès: er-mez

Hervé Léger: air-vay lay-jah

Jean Paul Gaultier: zhon paul go-tee-ay

Lanvin: lahn-vahn

Loewe: loh-wev-eh

Louis Vuitton: loo-wee vwee-tahn

L’Wren Scott: la-ren scott

Marchesa: mar-kay-sah

Miu Miu: mew-mew

Monique Lhuillier: monique le-hu-lee-ay

Moschino: mos-key-no

Rochas: row-shahs

Rodarte: row-dar-tay

Salvatore Ferragamo: sal-vah-tor-re fer-ra-gah-moh

Versace: vur-sah-chee

Yves Saint Laurent: eve san lau-ron

For the whole story check out the Harper’s Bazaar article- Click Here

Electrify Your Love

Yoana Baraschi 2

This Yoana Baraschi dress might be my February Fave!!  Valentine’s Day is knocking on our door and you should greet it in this dress!  Don’t be the girl that shows up in hot pink or red.  Snooze…  Electrify your love in this lime green dress.

My Valentine’s Gift to YOU… STYLE STEAL: Get this great dress and all other apparel 20% off February 13th and 14th at Carrie Ann Boutique (Online and In Store)!!

Lime Green Yoana Baraschi Dress, Carrie Ann Boutique- Click Here

Date NIght in Pantone

Date Night Radiant Orchid

In keeping my PANTONE promise, I have the perfect look, in this year’s hottest color to get your Friday started!  Pair this Tara Matthews dress in Radiant Orchid with a seductive red lip for the ultimate date night look

FashionBillie Bit: Revlon has the most amazing bold lip colors.  Comparable to high end lines.  Try my favorite Fire and Ice!

Smooches all!!

Scandola Cotton-Jersey Dress, Tara Matthews- Click Here

Radiant Orchid Pump Love

Orchid Shoe 1

A pump is a wish your heart makes!

Who needs a fairy godmother when you have the Orchid Crystal Satin stiletto?

STYLE STEAL:  This pump is a $99 reincarnation of Carrie Bradshaw’s glass slipper from Sex and the City ala, Manolo Blahnik at $965.

I can see why PANTONE described Radiant Orchid its 2014 color of the year as, one that “inspires confidence”.

Womens Bonique YS Dress Pump, Nina- Click Here

2014′s Color of the Year

Radiant Orchid

Radiant Orchid is the “it” color for 2014!  Says who?  PANTONE!

PANTONE is the world-renowned authority on color and the color king says Radiant Orchid is THE COLOR for 2014!

PANTONE describes Radiant Orchid as, “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

Doesn’t it sound just wonderful?  I love Radiant Orchid because it encompasses shades of the purple family.   Pulling from both cool and warm undertones, this is perfect color for every skin tone.

This week I’ll show you ways to rock 2014’s color of the year!

PANTONE- Click Here

Golden Globes Re-Gram

The 2014 Golden Globes were everything I could dream a awards show to be.  I turned to instagram to see what you all thought as well.  Here are my instagram re-gram pics!

Globes Nyong'o

Globes Witherspoon

Globes Robbie

Globes wild

Globes McConaughey

The starlets showed up in their A game.  Lupita Nyong’o saved the Globes from their usual ho hum in this red caped gown.  Greens stole the show for me.  From this form fitting number on Reese, to the emerald detailing found on Wolf of Wall Street beauty, Margot Robbie dress.  Did I mention Olivia Wild?!?  Pregnancy and this gleaming green gown suit her very well!

Let’s hear it for the boys!  The gents gave us a glimpse into old  Hollywood.  Their exquisitely fitted suits would have made ol Frank proud.  There is something about a man in the perfectly tailored suit!  Can we say Matthew McConaughey in Dolce & Gabana?

The winner goes to…. Kate Blachett

Globes Blanchett

The back on this dress is to DIE for!  Perfectly covering the shoulders as it plunges downward, gracefully highlighting the lower back.

What were your favorite looks of the night?