Thursday, January 31, 2013

Nautical Winter

Dress: TJMAXX {similar}| Blouse: Apricot Lane {love this one}| Faux Fur Snood: Coldwater Creek sold out {try this one}| {Belt: JCREW | Shoes: Target | Bag: Tory Burch | Jewels: Kohl's, Poshmark | Sunnies: Blvgari via TJMAXX

I am currently obsessed with the way bloggers are turning their summer maxi dresses into fun winter attire {although with 70 degree temps it should be summer here!} I decided to try my hand at it and add a bit of a nautical twist.

Hope you guys have a great Thursday!
Keep it cool and refreshing!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

JCREW Spring Collection 2013


So I was totally not planning on a post today..but when I pulled up JCREW this morning to see the unveiling of their new arrivals for spring my mouth literally dropped on my desk in excitment! Now you ladies know that I am obsessed with large statement baubles and the new jewelry collection from JCREW blows any expectations I had out of the water. The color choices are bright, vibrant and perfect for spring! I hope you ladies love the new collection as much as I do!

Have a great Wednesday everyone!
Keep it cool and refreshing!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Poppy n Sequins

Shirt: JCREW {keep checking it keeps coming in and out of stock!} | Sequin Tee: Tracey Reese {Check your local Target!} | Boyfriend Jeans: AE | Oxfords: Marshall's {love these}| Bag: Tory Burch | Sunnies: J. Simpson | Earrings: JCREW | Ring: Charming Charlie

After searching for this poppy plaid shirt everywhere I finally found it while on our way to the mountains last week! I love how it is a great structured plaid shirt but still has such a wow factor with the bright colors! Throw on a great sequin tee underneath to add a bit of bling and top off the look with a great pair of oxfords for a more casual feel and this is becomes one look I know will be on repeat for quite some time :)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Winter Neon

Fur Vest: Dillards old {similar style} | Peplum Top: Forever 21 | Leather Leggings: Kardashian Kollection | Shoes: Kelsi Dagger | Necklace: JCREW | Clutch: ASOS | Jewelry: JCREW, Kate Spade, Poshmark | Sunnies: House of Harlow

Oh you are starting to show up in all the stores again in so many different varieties and colors...

Guess I will just have to put you to good use :)

Have a great Monday
Keep it cool and refreshing!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Downton Abbey + Guest Post with Ruffled Romance

Turtleneck: Dillard's Old | Leggings: NY&C old | Ruffled Sweater: Jessica Simpson {almost identical} | Boots: Kohl's old {great alternative} | Hat: TJMAXX {love this} | Necklace: Ann Taylor Loft sold out | Bracelets: JCREW, Ann Taylor, Dillard's | Bag: Coach

So when I walked into work with this outfit on, imagine my surprise when it generated a few comments :) The one I got the most was how much my hat looked like it was from the 1920's and it got me thinking about my FAVORITE show on T.V. right now...drumroll please...Downton Abbey! Now I CANNOT take credit for finding this show, because my  mother-in-law tried to get me to watch it for 2 years and I always said no. But lying in bed late one night I came across it and watched about 5 min, fell in love, and watched the 1st and 2nd season in about a week! Now season 3 is on and I am more obsessed than ever! I highly recommend this show to anyone who is on the fence about watching it! It is a breath of fresh air!

Now on to some exciting news! I was asked by the lovely Miss Molly from Ruffled Romance to guest post for her while she is away on her honeymoon! Check out this gorgeous fashionista and her incredible style!

I will be out of pocket the rest of the week as I am on a small vaca with my honey in the Appalachian Mountains!

 Have a great week everyone!
Keep it cool and refreshing :)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Shop My Closet

Happy Thursday my fellow fashionistas! In honor of sticking with my New Year's resolution of cleaning out my closet...I wanted to share a couple of new items that I have decided to sell! All prices are negotiable and if you are interested in any one in particular you can email me at and I would be happy to work out a great deal for you! Send me an email and make me an offer!

BNWT Never Used Ann Taylor Neon Cap Toe Flats | Size 8.5 | Asking $65 - SOLD

White Statement Necklace | Asking $15

BNWT Never Used Alexander McQueen Scarf | Asking $225 OBO


BNWT Never Used Talbots Red Cap Toe Flats | Size: 8.5 | Asking $45

100% Authentic BNWT Never Used POParazzi Earrings | Retail $80 | Asking $45

BNWT Never Used Dooney and Bourke Purse | Retail $235 | Asking $96

Fendi Sunglasses | Asking $60

Polka Dot Dress Size Medium | Asking $12 

Have a great day everyone!
Keep it cool and refreshing!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

On Repeat

Gingham Blouse: Thrifted Plato's Closet {love this one} | Skirt: JCREW Factory | Leggings: Target old | Boots: Maurices | Belt: JCREW Factory | Faux Fur Snood: Coldwater Creek in stores {or try this one} | Bag: Ivanka Trump via TJMAXX | Bracelets: Ann Taylor sold out, JCREW | Bow Ring: Ebay

I believe I have been a bit Gingham obsessed lately! Every time I walk into my closet this gem pops out and screams "Come on You Know You Can Style Me in So Many Different Ways...PICK ME!!!" So yes it is on repeat once more! 

P.S. Two things: 1) No this is NOT a fox around my neck {which is what all my coworkers say!} and 2) Yes the big bow ring comes in black too :)

Have a great Wednesday Everyone!
Keep it cool and refreshing!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tuesday Wishes

On the wishlist this Tuesday is bright pops of color and mixing summer pieces into your winter wardrobe! Here are some great pieces that I have been drooling over to help me bring in a bright pop of color to any cold weather outfit! Just because it is dreary outside does NOT mean your wardrobe has to be dull too!

Have a great Tuesday everyone!
Keep it cool and refershing!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Pucker Up

Jacket: Charlotte Russe | Tank: River Island {sweatshirt version}| Leggings: Kardashian Kollection | Wedge Sneakers: Target recent | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAC via Poshmark | Sunnies: House of Harlow | Jewelry: JCREW, Ann Taylor, Swarovski | Bow Ring: Ebay | Headband: Gifted from Mom via Christmas!!

When I visited London back in November, I had an incredible opportunity to shop at many stores that I would never EVER get the chance to here in the U.S. One of my first stops was River Island where I found this INCREDIBLE bow sequin tank! It immediately caught my eye with the fun sequin detail! I knew when I got this tank that I wanted to give it more of a "street" vibe when I styled it and when I found the PERFECT wedge sneakers at Target this past weekend, I knew that I was finally ready to piece this outfit together!

And how about my great RM purchase from Poshmark!! This is one of my favorite new sites!! I have added a few more items in my closet for sale! Check them out!

Have a great Monday everyone!
Keep it cool and refreshing!

Monday, January 7, 2013

New Orleans

Jacket: H&M recent | Sweater: JCREW Factory sold out {love this}| Gingham Blouse: Thrifted | Denim: Kohl's | Boots: Kohl's old | Bag: Ivanka Trump via TJMAXX recent | Jewelry: JCREWJCREW | Sunnies: House of Harlow

One of the things I love most about living in the South is that it seems like the good times never end! We head right from Christmas into the Mardi Gras season and that is one of the reasons that I love living so close to New Orleans! From good food to incredible shopping, this city is one of a kind! Here are a few shots from my visit this past weekend! 

Laissez les bons temps rouler 
"Let the good times roll"

Have a great Monday
Keep it cool and refreshing!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Shop My Closet with Poshmark

Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to good ole 2013! 

So one of my new years resolutions is to clean out my closet! I don't know about you lovely ladies, but I have a TON of clothes, shoes, jewelry, purses, etc. that unfortunately just sit in my closet unused and many items still with tags on them! I kind of have a bad habit of doing that and realize that these items need a loving home where they can get some more use! 

Now I have seen many bloggers use this fantastic website called Poshmark to buy and sell fashion items, and I decided to check it out for myself. I love the idea of being able to shop in other fashionista's closets and it is slightly even more fun than Ebay! So I have opened up my very own Poshmark Shop and listed a handful of items to give this a test run! I hope you guys have fun shopping my closet! I will try and list new things as often as I can! Also, the prices are absolutely negotiable so don't be afraid to submit an offer!

Below are just a few of the items I have listed for sale right now!
Check out my Poshmark Shop!




I hope everyone is having a great 2013 so far!
Keep it cool and refreshing!

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