Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Feeling Stripey

Hat {J. Crew}
Necklace {J. Crew}
Dress {H&M}
Denim Shirt {Gap}
Bag {Marc by Marc Jacons}
Silver flats{Gap}



Embark on an adventure with Kate Spade New York

As I was browsing Facebook the other day, I stumbled upon a contest that Kate Spade and Polyvore have teamed up on.  Contestants are to start with one of six statements that they supply you with and build an inspiration board around the statement using three or more Kate Spade images and anything else that inspires you.  For those of you that don't know what Polyvore is, its a really neat tool that is great for bloggers who are not exactly well seasoned graphic designers.  It gives you the ability to create a collage and piece together images quicker than Photoshop.

Here are two sets that I created inspired by the ever so playful and sophisticated, Kate Spade.  I think they are pretty cute :)  What do you think?  I had so much fun doing this so don't really care if I win, but the prizes are pretty great too...three lucky winners will be chosen by Kate Spade New York creative director, Deborah Lloyd, to embark with a friend on a perfectly curated trip to Chicago, San Francisco or New York. Winners will also receive a $1000 gift card to spend at one of their shops!  Sounds pretty fab to me!!


Monday, July 26, 2010

Hello Fall - Its Me, Kristen. Where are You??

I don't know about you, but I decided last weekend when the temp hit almost 110 on the heat index that I was so over Summer and way ready for Fall!  When I think of Fall, so many wonderful things come to mind - warm comfy clothes, crisp chilly air, apple cider, crinkly leaves. can't come any sooner for me! 

Here is a little collection of goodies that I must have to complete the look I am going for this Fall.  Military/girl scouty style jackets and boots, girly/biker details, berry lips and sequins.  It all sounds so yummy!  What look are you going to be sporting this Fall?

clockwise from top left




Friday, July 23, 2010

Happy Weekend!

I started the weekend off right this morning with a delicious homemade latte in my new favorite mug I purchased at Urban Outfitters.  Isn't is so cute?!

I have a few fun plans for the rest of the weekend which include:

1. Drinks after work with my bestie, Tyler, at Holman and Finch.

2. The Peachtree Farmers Market tomorrow with my girl Sara to watch a cooking demo by Chef Ford Fry of JCT Kitchen here in Atlanta.  Hope I get to sample the fare as well!!

3. Hit up a few fun stores I have been dying to go to lately which include: Rhinoceros Boutique and Redefined Home Boutique. And of course - the boutique warehouse sale!!  I am totally going to try not to buy anything...yeah right!

4. A Yummy Brunch on Sunday at Murphy's in the Highlands to celebrate the birth of my beautiful friend Sara.

What are you doing this weekend??



Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mad about Mad Men

Ok, I have to admit that I have not been an avid follower of the hit AMC show, Mad Men, but I am ever so intrigued by the premise of the show and of course - the fashion (see below for my Mad Men inspired look)!  This show reeks of sex appeal due to the actors on it - January Jones, John Hamm and Christina Hendricks to name a few. The show is set in 1960's Manhattan during the crazy, provocative and fast paced world of advertising.  I only caught a few episodes of the first season, but plan to watch season four in full!  Cant wait for July 25th!!

My look inspired by Mad Men

1. Enid Dress  2. YSL lipstick  3. Plaid decanter  4. Cocktail ring  5. Brian Atwood pump  6. Bag                 7. Shades  8. Cigarettes  9. Campari  10. Necklace



Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Summer Ensemble

Its been a minute since I have posted an outfit.  I wanted a chance to show off my new linen pants from J. Crew and my fun headband from American Apparel.  I also was looking for a chance to pull out the wedding shoes - a little retro touch!  What do you think?

Jacket - BCBG
Belt - J. Crew
Clutch - Tory Burch
Tank - Alternative Apparel



Monday, July 19, 2010

Precious Pointers

Lately I have been ogling over the stunning statement/cocktail rings that seem to be plastered all over my favorite magazines!  I love big, goddy rings because they add personality to the simplest ensemble.  Your look instantly goes from average to inspired!  I personally like wearing larger rings on my pointer finger. Here is a little collection of some that I feel I just can't live without!  Which is your fav? 



Thursday, July 15, 2010

Crazy About Jonathan Update

I attended the Pieces/Jonathan Adler event tonight and it was a total blast! Lee Kleinhelter, Pieces owner, put on such a fabulous event!  Top mixologists from Atlanta restaurant, Holman and Finch, shook up some delicious Moscow Mules (vodka, ginger, beer and lime) cocktails and The King of Pops (hand-crafted popsicles) gave out frozen treats as guests left the event. 

The space was heavily merchandised with beautiful JA pottery for guests to chose from and have him personalize.  I picked out this piece (gorg!) and this (so cute!) for my big sis!  Here are some highlights from the evening!  Enjoy!

Too many to choose from.

Refreshing Moscow Mule - YUM!

This little gal was so cute and sweet.  Love how she matched the store!

Ties on porcelain stag heads = genius.

Chattin it up with JA.

Lee Kleinhelter (Pieces Owner)

In heaven :)

Its all about the details.


With JA and my girl Sara from Travels in Heels.

Ciao my friends!!



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I love being a girl.

You know when you see an image that just makes you smile?  I did exactly that when I saw this girly photo shoot brought to me by The Cherry Blossom Girl and Miss Pandora.  They are two french girls that blog images daily showcasing their ridiculous wardrobes and impeccable sense of style. I can't read anything they write, since it is all in French, but the photos alone keep me hooked!

Here is a little photo shoot they did together at what looks to be a carnival.  This makes me want to put a big bow in my hair and throw on some sparkly high heels.  Sighhhh - I love being a girl...