Friday, March 6, 2015


Happy Friday! This week actually went by fairly quickly, but then again a shorter week due to a snow will do that for ya. We had another 4 inches yesterday and now I am officially over snow and cold. I'm not a huge fan of spring in DC it's usually cold and rainy, but anything is better than this. As of late, I have no been making weekend plans and it has been really nice. We always end up doing things, but not on a schedule and let me tell you it's so refreshing. So I'll get to why you are really here and give you some of my faves from around the inter webs.

A look into Southern party and entertaining spaces here, including the fantastic cocktail tower Erin wrote about.

Channeled my classic prep side and ordered this great transitional sweater and these perfect flats.

If you frequent the cocktail menu, chances are you are seeing a drink labeled a "smash." Well I did some research and they sound delicious, especially this blackberry varietal. Enjoy!

From the logo perfection to its gorgeous packaging, cleverly names "Psycho Candy" is the perfect punchy coral hue. This is one not-so-budget friendly polish that I would actually break the bank for.

A sweet little reminder for when we get caught up in life's bullshit and negativity.

Two of my favorites: jerk spice and tacos come together in this recipe I MUST make.

It's never too early to start getting those arms into tank top ready condition.

In case you missed it, make sure you enter the JoyKatharine Knot Ring Giveaway here!

Have a great weekend! xx

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

A New Jewelry Staple & Giveaway

I am not one to wear a lot of jewelry, or new things for that matter. I like simple, dainty, transitional pieces that I can wear with pretty much anything. So when Joy of JoyKatharine Custom Jewelry contacted me about trying out her signature knot ring, I was pretty excited to try it out. I seriously wear this ring every day now. It has become part of my everyday jewelry, but also looks nice dressed up a bit.

Joy was kind enough to offer me another ring and I wanted to share the love with you, my amazing readers! See the Rafflecopter below for entry details. The giveaway will run today through 12:00am Wednesday, March 11th. Good luck!

**I was contacted and gifted a knot ring by JoyKatharine. As always, all opinions are my own**

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

On My Radar

Looking forward to springing forward! The picture is stoppable, so all you have
to do is click the item and you are on your way to product info!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Weekend Recap

My weekend was consumed by one, Mr. Francis J. Underwood. I'm sad to report that I was pretty disappointed by season three. As a die hard fan of the show, I know what it's capable of. Seeing the direction it took, and having it not work out was such a bummer. Obviously I still watched the whole thing, and love me some icey Claire Underwood more than ever, but there was much to be desired. Sigh.

We popped by the mall Saturday afternoon, and I fell in love with two new fragrances. Ladies brace yourselves, as these are not impulse buys at all, but they are signature scent/investment worthy. Tom Ford's Mandarino de Amalfi is bright, citrusy, and actually unique. If you like Tory Burch's fragrance, I highly suggest this one. The Tom Ford manager at Neiman's was VERY nice and sent me home with a huge sample (helps when your boyfriend spends a little money with her in men's wallets but I digress). If you are more a fan of florals, Aerin's Rose de Grasse is superb. The scent is so light and elegant, it can make even me feel classy. Who knew?

I actually took time to prep breakfast for the week and made Skinny Western Omelet Muffins. There were super simple and I used ingredients I already had in my fridge. A serving is two, but I'll stick to one and a green smoothie this week.

I hope you all had a great weekend, and have as good a Monday as your can because let's be honest: Mondays blow.

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