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Wearing Braids This Summer

Posted on: May 25th, 2012 by Leah No Comments

I have to admit, I haven’t braided my hair since I was in school, however, with all the braided looks out there for summer I thought I’d give it a try.  The trick to making it not look so elementary is to keep the front looking more normal.  I parted my hair normally and then went for a poof  by styling my hair first and then used bobby pins to hold the poof in place.   I then started french-braiding my hair down my head turning it as I got closer to the nape of my neck.  I then wrapped it around my head so that I could get the hair from the other side.  What do you think?  Is it a hit or a miss?

Take a look at some some of my inspiration on my Pinterest board: Stylish Summer Braids. 

What I’m Wearing: My Kate Spade Inspired Look

Posted on: May 10th, 2012 by Leah No Comments

Today’s look was inspired by a lookbook from one of my favorite fashion designers, Kate Spade.  Since attending college at the University of Kansas and ending up in her same sorority house ( oh who am I kidding) – I’ve been completely obsessed and have been following her career ever since!  This past November, I finally bought my first Kate Spade handbag, sigh, I know, why did I wait so long!   I liked her page on Facebook (you need to do this) and saw an update about a sample sale where all of her bags were half-off.

The thing that has always inspired me about her designs is the use of color.  I love how she so unabashed uses lots of color worn all together – and she was doing this before it was a trend.  The fact that Brad Goreski is now the exclusive brand stylist of Kate Spade New York makes me love her creations even more.

Take a look at my Kate Spade inspired look!

 

What I'm Wearing: Blue striped Vince Camuto dress from Macy's, nude Franco Sarto wedges, red bangle and red vintage earrings and my red Kate Spade bag.

 

Isn't she lovely...

 

Kentucky Derby Party: I’ll Have Another

Posted on: May 8th, 2012 by Leah No Comments

My first Kentucky Derby party was a smashing success.  As you can see, I ended up choosing the vintage ostrich feather hat.  After several bottles of wine and quite a few mint juleps, I thought it was only fitting that “I’ll Have Another” took the race!  Next year, I’m not going to pay any attention to the predictions, I’m bidding on the horse with the best name.

What I Wore: Vintage Ostrich feather hat, Pearl necklace from New York & Co (I combined 5 necklaces which is why this is so big and fabulous!), Tahari black dress!

 

Just a few of the fabulous ladies in attendance!

Emily blew us all away with her Kentucky Derby look! Talk about amazing. Here she is sipping a Mint Julep!

This event would not have been complete without a grand staircase photo!

My favorite hat from the day! Corly made this using a sun hat and wreath picks from Michaels. Check out the birds nest! So crafty.

 

Until next year.

Picking a Fabulous Hat for the Kentucky Derby

Posted on: May 4th, 2012 by Leah No Comments

On Saturday, I am hosting a Kentucky Derby party to watch the best two minutes in sports while sipping mint julips and wearing fabulous hats.  As many of you know, I have an extensive collection of vintage hats, so the question is…which hat do I wear?  Take a look below and let me know which one you think I should don for my party.

Kentucky Derby Fashion

Feeling a bit Mary Poppins

 

Kentucky Derby

I'm pretty much in love with this vintage ostrich feather hat!

 

Kentucky Derby

More traditional. If I wear this one, I'm going to find a fake bird to put on it! :)

What I’m Wearing: mixing color in today’s look!

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012 by Leah No Comments

Today I’ve decided to embrace a few different spring trends: wearing yellow as a neutral and lots of color!   I’m wearing a color-blocked dress by Cynthia Rowley from TJ Maxx for $39.99, Vince Camuto yellow and tan striped top from Macy’s for $45, blue BCBG wedges, blue J Crew necklace from ebay for $14.50 and gold jewelry.  I just recently bought the dress and Vince Camuto shirt so run like your shorts are on fire to your nearest Macy’s or TJ Maxx if you want to pick one up!

What I'm Wearing

 

What I'm Wearing