Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thursday Latelies according to my iPhone


Farmer's market tea
date night & running through the rain with my love
football games
colorful clothes
and a last brace face pic - say good-bye, they'll be gone on Wednesday!



Visit Bex for more latelies! Love that girl!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

blog.i.versary: we have some winners!

Wednesday - it has such a bad rap as just being a ho-hum middle of the week day. Well, on this particular Wednesday I'll be at the orthodontist finding out if my dreams of eating an apple within the next week and flashing some pearly whites will be happening or if I have another 6 weeks of flashing metal bling. 

So, while I'm begging the orthodontist for mercy, how about I spice up your Hump Day with the winners of my blog.i.versary giveaways?!

Monday:
Winner of the Custom Alisier Skirt from the Katie Jean Giveaway:
Carly from Miss Teacups!


Tuesday:
Winner of the headband and large ad space from the Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles Giveaway:


Wednesday:
Winner of the $30 shop credit from the Le Lapin D'or Giveaway:
Holly from HollyDolly!


Thursday:
Winner of the layering bracelets from the Fresh Tangerine Giveaway:
Heather!

Congratulations ladies! Send me some emails!

Monday, August 27, 2012

ombre

Tee  |  Headband c/o Murabelle  |  Necklace  |  Camera bag c/o Porteen Gear  |  Similar wedges

Sometimes you're in a cloudy mood. 
Sometimes your outfit reflects that cloudy mood. 
And sometimes it's a literal interpretation of said cloud with a head-to-toe ombre effect.

I swear I was having an awesome day when we took these pics but today is a different story. 

In the meantime, things to cheer me up:
Brocade bags and headbands
Knowing the flu isn't forever (yeah, that's happening right now)
Tummy rubs
Wearing my hunny's pj pants
Hot tea from the farmer's market
652 pages of Fall fashion nestled between the covers of Instyle

Yeah, it's going to be a good day.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

recent buys


1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8


I had every intention for this to be titled "what's in my shopping bag" but by the time this post was over these lovelies were no longer in my cart. Somehow they realized how much I wanted them and decided to make the journey in the mail to meet me at my doorstep. How nice of these intuitive clothes huh?



The Blog.i.versary Giveaways end tomorrow! Don't miss your chance to score some major loves!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

LCD


Dress  |  J.Crew giraffe necklace {similar}  |  Cluster charm necklace & layering bracelet c/o Fresh Tangerine  |  Bag: Anthro {old}  |  Wedges  |  Watch |  Belt: F21

It's official, I've found THE best basic besides the LBD (little black dress). I came across this little baby last month and I've been intending to wear it every day that I've gotten dressed since then (in case there is any doubt...that's daily...I get dressed daily). But I kept saying "no I'll save it for when I have no idea what else to wear because it's a no-brainer piece."

Well, I highly doubt I could be any more tired and my brain ceased to function as I caught myself staring into my closet for a solid 10 minutes without even glancing at a single article of clothing. So today would be that day I desperately needed a no-brainer piece. Just put it on and go. Done. And a big thanks to the miracle that is HD concealer, i.e. "sleep in a tube" because sometimes you just don't want people to realize that your mind is numb. 

Yes, the title of this post is the acronym for "little chambray dress." It's the new black don't ya know?



Celebrate my blog.i.versary week by entering the giveaways! They end soon. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

kickin' it off right!



Kansas City Fashion Week is coming up in a couple weeks so Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th is throwing a kick off event and you're invited!

I'm beyond thrilled to have been invited to be one of the Kansas City fashion bloggers to style looks! Picture me randomly checking my email while waiting in line at the grocery store and opening up the love note asking me to participate...if you imagined my jaw dropping, jumping straight up in the air (knocking over several items in my checkout), squealing with delight, then freezing while looking around to see who just saw my display then you got it right.

Where:
Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th 
1843 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, KS

When:
Thursday, August 23, 2012
6-9pm

So if you're in the KC area come join us for a fashion-filled night to celebrate the start of Kansas City Fashion Week!

And an extra perk: a portion of proceeds will go towards Wayside Waifs animal shelter, the wonderful organization I adopted one of my boys from...so I may be a wee bit biased. but just a wee bit.



Did you enter the giveaways in last week's blog.i.versary celebration? There's still time! 

Friday, August 17, 2012

blog.i.versary: the firsts & the bests

Here we are...the end of the celebration week of the 1 year anniversary of Simply Bold! What better way to wrap it up than to fit it all into a nutshell -- a very small nutshell. I mean seriously how do you squeeze 191 posts into 7 spotlights? It was tough! Luckily, I have you -- my amazing readers -- (and google analytics) to help me out.

To be taken to the original post just click on the pic...enjoy!

Oh, nostalgia. Am I the only one who realized they occurred on a lot of 16th's and 21st's. A little odd, no? It feels so strange to look back through the year and see the growth of my style and my confidence. I hadn't realized the changes until now. I couldn't be more appreciative to all of my readers and new friends I've made along the way.

I'm excited to see what the next year holds! I hope you'll join me in the journey!
Happy birthday little bloggy!


Don't forget to enter the giveaways for this week's celebrations! 


Thursday, August 16, 2012

blog.i.versary: Fresh Tangerine Giveaway {closed}


Let's keep this party going with our next giveaway from Fresh Tangerine! I couldn't be more impressed with Kimberlee, her work is stunning and it's unique simplicity is mesmerizing which begs to be mixed, matched, & stacked. Just my style!

Meet Kimberlee of Fresh Tangerine:


I'm originally from Alaska, and I lived in France twice before moving to Portland, OR. Most people ask me if I went to art school, and they're surprised to hear that I actually got my degree in Math and French. I love to travel, and try to use that inspiration in my pieces as much as I can. I'm super excited about my newest collection that's inspired by my trip to Bali! 


Giveaway:
Set of three layering bracelets in pink, mint green, and chartreuse with 14K gold fill chain (shown above)!
Value of $45!



How to enter:

1) Be a follower of this blog with Google Friend Connect!
2)  Visit Fresh Tangerine & comment below on your favorite piece!


Extra entries:
(one entry for each! Make each entry in separate comments to count!)

1) Like Fresh Tangerine on Facebook HERE
2) Follow Fresh Tangerine on Twitter HERE
3) Follow Fresh Tangerine on Instagram (_freshtangerine) HERE
4) Follow Fresh Tangerine on Pinterest HERE

5) Follow me on Twitter HERE
6) Follow me on Bloglovin HERE
7) Follow me on Instagram (simplybold) HERE
8) Follow me on Pinterest HERE

9) Tweet, Facebook, or blog about this giveaway & comment for each
Feel free to copy & paste this tweet:
"I want to win the arm party from @_freshtangerine in @SimplyBoldBlog blog.i.versary giveaway week! http://bit.ly/Nyqi3W"


Don't want to wait?!:
Use code "SIMPLY20" for 20% off at checkout!



Giveaway is open to all Simply Bold readers with a US mailing address! Closes on Friday, August 24th at midnight CST! I'll announce the winner the following week!


Don't forget to enter the other giveaways for this week's celebrations! 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

blog.i.versary: Le Lapin D'or giveaway {closed}

Today is the official blogiversary of Simply Bold! It was 1 year ago that I hesitantly clicked publish on my first post! I could have never imagined that I would have met this many amazing people in my journey...one being Danielle, the owner of Le Lapin D'or! Her affection for unique pieces has pulled so many lovelies into her shop that I'm lusting for...and one of you lucky readers is going to get to go shopping for free!

Meet Danielle of Le Lapin D'or:

I graduated from LIM in fashion merchandising in NYC. When we moved back to Michigan I still wanted to do something with my fashion background and I always dreamed of having a little boutique. Alan the love of my life encouraged me to create an online boutique. So Le Lapin D'or was born. 


Giveaway:
$30 shop credit!



How to enter:

1) Be a follower of this blog with Google Friend Connect!
2)  Visit Le Lapin D'or & comment below on your favorite piece!



Extra entries:
(one entry for each! Make each entry in separate comments to count!)

1) Follow Le Lapin D'or on Twitter HERE
2) Like Le Lapin D'or on Facebook HERE
3) Follow Le Lapin D'or on Pinterest HERE

4) Follow me on Twitter HERE
5) Follow me on Bloglovin HERE
6) Follow me on Instagram (simplybold) HERE
7) Follow me on Pinterest HERE

8) Tweet, Facebook, or blog about this giveaway & comment for each
Feel free to copy & paste this tweet:
"I just entered to win $30 shop credit to @LeLapinDor in @SimplyBoldBlog blog.i.versary giveaway week! http://bit.ly/PehWSw"



Don't Want to Wait?!:
How about 10% off for all Simply Bold readers with 
code "SIMPLE10" at checkout!



Giveaway is open to all Simply Bold readers with a US mailing address! Closes on Friday, August 24th at midnight CST! I'll announce the winner the following week!


Don't forget to enter the other giveaways for this week's celebrations! 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

blog.i.versary: sunny with a chance of sprinkles giveaway {closed}

It's the blog.i.versary week of Simply Bold so we're having a celebration...not that I ever need an excuse to par-tay! But since I have a good reason this time, we're having a new giveaway each day this week so check back daily to see what's happening!

Today I want to introduce you to a girl that is quickly becoming one of my favorite blog buddies! Chelsea blogs over at Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles and she's adorable! She can put a smile on anyone's face and I might be a little biased but I can't wait for her to graduate nursing school so she can represent! Go cheer her on in her journey through life, love & family and if you get hooked while you're there don't say I didn't warn you!

Meet Chelsea of Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles:

Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles is all about finding the joy in each day, even if it's raining on ya in the mean time. I share our favorite recipes, DIY projects and toddler activities. Come & check out my journey through motherhood, fitness, nursing school and everything in between. 




Giveaway:
Up for grabs is a
5-strand braided headband (in yellow or green)
+ large ad space



How to enter:

1) Be a follower of this blog with Google Friend Connect!
2)  Follow Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles HERE & comment below!



Extra entries:

(one entry for each! Make each entry in separate comments to count!)

1) Like Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles on Facebook HERE
2) Follow Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles on Twitter HERE

3) Follow me on Twitter HERE
4) Follow me on Bloglovin HERE
5) Follow me on Instagram HERE
6) Follow me on Pinterest HERE

7) Tweet, Facebook, or blog about this giveaway & comment for each
Feel free to copy & paste this tweet:
"I want to win an amazing headband & ad space from @chellywelly1 in @SimplyBoldBlog blog.i.versary giveaway week! http://bit.ly/NbI79D"



Giveaway is open to all Simply Bold readers with a US mailing address! Closes on Friday, August 24th at midnight CST! I'll announce the winner the following week!

Enter Yesterday's giveaway to KT Jean Designs for a custom skirt that's been featured on the Martha Stewart Show!

Monday, August 13, 2012

blog-i-versary: katie jean designs giveaway {closed}

It's here! The one year anniversary blog-i-versary of Simply Bold is this week! Let's give something away shall we?
This is a week full of giveaways so check back each day to enter in the new giveaway!

What better way to kick off this celebration week than a giveaway from my new friend Katie? I fell for Katie's designs the moment I saw them. It was love at first sight! I will eventually be on the market for a wedding gown and cannot believe how perfect her bridal wear is. perfect i say! But in the meantime I'll be lusting over her stunning and feminine ready-to-wear! You guys are definitely in for something special this week so let's get this party started...


Meet Katie of Katie Jean Designs:

I am Katie from Katie Jean Designs, a handmade bridal and special occasion shop based out of Phoenix, AZ using recycled and natural materials. I am inspired constantly by everything vintage and beautiful. I love looking at the lines of vintage looks, and creating something new to mirror that classic look. I also love creating something special, that is unique to you, and has some meaning to it.


Giveaway:
The winner will get their very own custom Alisier Skirt (shown in the top 3 pics above) with their choice of color/fabric...
a popular style that has been featured all over Etsy, and even on the Martha Stewart Show!



How to enter:

1) Be a follower of this blog with Google Friend Connect!
2)  Like Katie Jean Designs on Facebook HERE & comment below!



Extra entries:

(one entry for each! Make each entry in separate comments to count!)

1) Heart/add KT Jean to your Etsy favorites HERE
2) Follow KT Jean on Twitter HERE
3) Follow KT Jean Blog HERE

4) Follow me on Twitter HERE
5) Follow me on Bloglovin HERE
6) Follow me on Instagram HERE
7) Follow me on Pinterest HERE

8) Tweet, Facebook, or blog about this giveaway & comment for each
Feel free to copy & paste this tweet:
"I just entered to win a gorgeous custom skirt from @ktjeandesigns in @SimplyBoldBlog blog.i.versary giveaway week! http://bit.ly/Sd3ecL"



Giveaway is open to all Simply Bold readers...International readers, this means you too! Closes on Friday, August 24th at midnight CST! I'll announce the winner the following week!


Photography credit featured in collage: Kym Ventola & Sloan Photographers


Check HERE to see if you won the Our Imagination Giveaway!