Monday, November 26, 2012

cyber monday

Since we decided to move to Boston in the summer (fingers crossed!) our house will be going on the market in the next couple months. I love our house - our first home together. Besides our family and friends it will be the next missed thing. But the thought that people will be traipsing through our home and judging every last corner makes me cringe. I've never criticized my decorating skills so much. I truly decorated our home to our taste...not the masses' taste. I have no intentions of changing much - just polishing up some things. With that being said, we really are in need of some more glamorous bedding and I have been in a fur, fluff, and sequin kind of mood (I blame the holidays). So with the wonderful temptations of Cyber Monday and the influence of Taylor (see below) I finally made my move! This is the bedding I picked up...a few of the accessories now on my wish list:


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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

oxblood & peony pink

Jacket  |  Gap shirt - last year {similar}  |  Pants  |  Heels: Emerson Fry  |  Madewell Necklace {similar}  |  Tote  |  Watch  |  Nars lipstick in Schiap  |  Essie nail polish in Armed & Ready

I bought these pants and fell in love with the comfort - think stretch, like mega buffet stretch capabilities - and still manage to look chic. win. But when I brought these bad boys home I ripped apart my shoe collection attempting to find something to go with them without looking expected. So when in doubt runways and InStyle will always inspire...say hello to oxblood and peony pink. Yippee to my month old magazine collection.


Giveaway winners!
Did you win the Bad James Vintage giveaway? Check here.
And go here to see if you won the Girlish Style giveaway!

Friday, November 16, 2012

friday giveaway - fresh tangerine

Since starting this little bloggity blog, I've had the pleasure of meeting many amazing artists and creators. Kimberlee of Fresh Tangerine definitely ranks high on that list! Her creations are always fresh, natural, and oh-so-feminine! You all loved her so much last time we collaborated that I just had to welcome Kimberlee back with open arms for another go around! So here for this week's sponsor love Kimberlee has a treat for you all!

Meet Kimberlee of Fresh Tangerine:

I've been making jewelry for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I would tag along with my mom to local craft fairs and sell plastic beaded bracelets at her booth. Later on in high school I supported my jewelry habit by working at a bead shop for store credit. It's crazy to see how far I've come since then! 

Giveaway:
$40 shop credit 
+ heart shaped earrings (silver or gold)


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 $40 credit & <3 earrings from @_freshtangerine on @SimplyBoldBlog! http://bit.ly/WazgYN


Don't want to wait?!:
Use code "SIMPLY20" for 20% off at Etsy shop or Online shop



Giveaway is open to all Simply Bold readers with a U.S. mailing address! Closes on Friday, November 23rd at midnight CST! I'll announce the winner the following week!

Winner Update: Congratulations to Sharon! Send me an email!


P.S. The Girlish Style Giveaway ends tonight! Who doesn't like winning credit for a free shopping trip?!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

girls night


Jacket  |  Blouse  |  Leather leggings: Express last year {similar}  |  Heels: Emerson Fry {similar}  |  Watch  |  Scarf  |  Bag

Awhile back I got to spend some time with some of my amazing girls...who also happen to be bloggers. Even better! There was lots of talking, shopping at Halls, drinks, hipster food (bone marrow or cauliflower steak anyone?), and the best possible ending - frozen yogurt! 

I can't wait to see my girls again - hopefully I'll get off work in time for a DIY meetup this Thursday night - but in the meantime you should stop by and say hi to them: Sandy, Erin, Kem, Meggie, and Shea

And a big thank you to Sandy for taking these pics! What do you guys do on girls nights out?

PS the Girlish Style Giveaway ends Friday! Hop to it for your chance at $45 shop credit for some gorgeous new clothes! 

Friday, November 9, 2012

friday giveaway - girlish style


When I came across Girlish Style, I immediately fell for the twists on classic silhouettes they have to offer! Ayelet & Galit's creations use patterns, colors, and textures to add some major fun! Plus, getting to know them has been a blast too! 
I'm so excited to introduce you to this week's sponsor + giveaway!

Meet Ayelet & Galit of Girlish Style:

Girlish by Ayelet Shahak and Galit Tamir, offers a rich collection of casual looks meticulously designed. The collection includes: pants, shirts ,jackets and dresses. The garments are characterized by everyday clothes flattering the female body. Subdued colors of black, gray, blue and brown presents a refreshing and pleasant combination of classic yet trendy design.



The clothes are characterized by a sophisticated design with an emphasis on small details. Manual coloring and unique washes of fabrics, combinations of textile combines classic sophistication and feminine, large prints and accurate selection of buttons and garment accessories provides us a collection we want to wear.


Sources of inspiration are many and very varied always connected to arts and culture. For example, our first collection was inspired by ancient civilizations such as Adinkra African symbols and cultural lifestyle of the Mongol tribes. And our last collection was mostly inspired from the urban world and vibrant living surrounding us.



Giveaway:
$45 shop credit!


How to enter:
1) Be a follower of this blog with Google Friend Connect!
2)  Heart/Favorite Girlish Style on Etsy HERE!


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

1) Follow Girlish Style on Twitter HERE
2) Like Girlish Style on Facebook HERE
3) Comment below on your favorite piece 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 $45 shop credit to @girlish_style clothing shop on @SimplyBoldBlog http://bit.ly/SGOQL7"

Don't want to wait?!:
Use code "simplybold" for 15% off at checkout HERE!



Giveaway is open to all Simply Bold readers...International readers this means you too! Closes on Friday, November 16th at midnight CST! I'll announce the winner the following week!


P.S. The Bad James Vintage Giveaway ends tonight! There's a gorgeous fair isle sweater up for grabs!

Update: The winner is Radnjanska! Shoot me an email.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

recent buys

Sweater  |  Leather skirt  |  Tall socks  |  Booties  |  Earrings  |  Jeans  |  Leather dress  |  Essie: Leading Lady & Good as Gold

I'll admit it. I actually got the euphoric ear-to-ear smile when leather came onto the scene full force this season. I've always had a love of leather. Jackets, shorts, boots, pants all in leather adorn my closet and I've had some variation of them since high school. I've never had a leather skirt or dress though and my closet has felt incomplete without them. Not that my closet will ever feel complete. But it's finally happened! I've bit the bullet and made the addition and I'm in lovvvve.

So it's full steam ahead with my leather and pattern addictions. Because there's nothing more perfect than leather, patterns, cozy socks, and boots all rolled into one chilly weather outfit. Well adding a snuggly scarf wouldn't hurt.



Tuesday, November 6, 2012

double the dots


Shirt  |  Sweater: Madewell (similar)  |  Jeans  |  Purse  |  Boots  |  Lips: NARS Schiap

What can I say? I love me some polka dots, covering myself in shades of pink, and having a photo op crashed by mischievous little woodland creatures. 

I live in what some people would consider a farm town. Compared to where I grew up...it is not a farm town. Trust me, I know farm towns. I had cows in my backyard. So when we venture out on the walking trail I get excited to see all the furry (and not so furry) friends popping out of their hiding places. There's a more than adorable racoon that lives in the hole in a tree, deer than roam in the open fields, and the turtles that are the only thing that can't escape me. Yes, I'm faster than a turtle...but not by much.


Have you entered the Bad James Vintage Giveaway yet?! Prepare yourself for some gorgeous modern-styled vintage clothes! Love this shop!

Friday, November 2, 2012

friday giveaway - bad james vintage

I came across Bad James Vintage awhile back and immediately fell in love. In love with the selection, vibe, and creators! This shop encompasses my style with a vintage selection, urban feel, and modern styling. Oh, and could Brit be anymore gorgeous?! Who votes she needs to start a blog? This girl! I could sift through their listings for hours just looking at the beautiful photography and life breathed into these stunning vintage finds! I almost want to keep this shop a secret since there's of course only one of each of their lovelies. This is one shop to definitely keep an eye on!


Meet Brit & Ben of Bad James Vintage:

Brit and Ben are a husband and wife team that work together as the owners-stylists-buyers-photographers to create Bad James.

Since having the pleasure of knowing each other through adolescence while growing up in a small town, they have built a solid idea of what a vintage lifestyle means to them. After going their own ways and reconnecting almost a decade later did their journey absolutely begin.

They not only decided to start a life together but a business as well. It is with full commitment and tons of excitement that they bring you the most fabulous of finds. In a world full of trends and massive amounts of clothing, it is important they offer you something nobody else has. Bringing these items to life by styling each outfit with a modern, keen eye is essential to the Bad James process. Their unique approach is to show you the way these key pieces will fit into your everyday (and absolutely fabulous) wardrobe. They are constantly striving to achieve a cohesiveness that represents who they are: never over the top, classic and absolutely unique. They master the idea that vintage clothing is completely wearable for everyone and can easily be mixed into your very own closet.


Giveaway:
Vintage Fair Isle "Avalona" Sweater!
Value of $48!
Will easily fit XS-L 
(Right on trend with this season's patterned sweaters
& fair isle influences! 
Bonus points for being hand-loomed and vintage!)


How to enter:
1) Be a follower of this blog with Google Friend Connect!
2)  Like Bad James Vintage on Facebook HERE!


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

1) Follow Bad James Vintage on Instagram (badjamesvintage) HERE
2) Follow Bad James Vintage on Twitter HERE
3) Sign up for Bad James Vintage Newsletter HERE
4) Heart/Favorite Bad James Vintage on Etsy 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:
"Fingers crossed! I want to win the Fair Isle Sweater from @badjamesvntg on @SimplyBoldBlog http://bit.ly/VGXfP7"

Don't want to wait?!:
Use code "simply20" for 20% off at checkout HERE!



Giveaway is open to all Simply Bold readers...International readers this means you too! Closes on Friday, November 9th at midnight CST! I'll announce the winner the following week!

Update: The winner is Lauren K., congrats lady! Now send me an email :)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

saturday pants on a weekday

Jacket  |  Striped Sweater: Forever 21 (similar)  |  Chambray Shirt  |  Pinwheel EarringsStacking Rings c/o Virginie Millefiori  |  Pants  |  Flats: Coach (similar)  |  Watch  |  Purse  |  Essie "Wicked"


There is something so utterly amazing about getting to wear sweatpants out of the house during a weekday and still have people compliment your outfit. Just to be clear - I don't typically wear sweatpants out of the house on the weekend either. But these aren't typical sweatpants so it doesn't count. I can convince myself of anything. Proof: one more piece of left over Halloween candy won't hurt...uh where's all the left over candy? Oh, I ate it all already? Hmm.

On that note, hello November! I welcome you and your chilled air with open arms! Me and my cozy sweatpants are ready!


PS Did you win the Virginie Millefiori Giveaway? Virginie created my edgy stacked rings & earrings I'm wearing...love!