Sunday, December 30, 2012

Fashion + Philanthropy: FEED + Tory Burch

I typically do not enjoy winter after December 25th, but I do love winter coats and boots! I recently wore a favorite coat and Italian leather boots that had been hiding in my closet, and a TopShop hat that is a perfect staple for fall/winter.  I also rocked my new Tory Burch + FEED bag that I received through the FEED Rep Program I am a part of; thanks again to FEED, I absolutely LOVE it! 

TopShop hat, Banana Republic sweater, Theory coat, Tory Burch + FEED bag {c/o FEED Rep Program}, J Brand jeans, Italian leather boots from Perugia, Italy

TopShop hat, Banana Republic sweater, Theory coat, Tory Burch + FEED bag {c/o FEED Rep Program}, J Brand jeans

Banana Republic sweater, Theory coat, Tory Burch + FEED bag {c/o FEED Rep Program}, J Brand jeans, John Hardy bracelet, David Yurman bracelet, Ellen Himic ring, nail polish: Essie's "Velvet Voyeur"

TopShop hat, Theory coat, Tory Burch + FEED bag {c/o FEED Rep Program}, J Brand jeans, Italian leather boots from Perugia, Italy

TopShop hat, Theory coat, Tory Burch + FEED bag {c/o FEED Rep Program}

Happy New Year!


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Post-Christmas Sales

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, again! I, unfortunately, cannot shop the great holiday sales going on now that Christmas is over, but I wanted to share deals of 2 of my favorite brands! 

Robindira Unsworth

take 40% off ALL jewelry from now until December 28th with discount code: YEAREND
shop {here}

Jessica Jensen
take 50% off online purchases from now until December 27th with discount code: OURGIFT
shop {here}

Hope you had a great holiday, happy shopping!


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! This year's Christmas was wonderful - there is nothing better than being home with the family with good food, good wine, and watching my dog Kramer get so excited for Christmas morning! (Yes, he knows what Christmas is).  Christmas is great as a kid, but somehow I love it even more now that I'm older; I don't get to see my family as often as I'd like so Christmas means getting to spend so much time with them and for that I am so grateful.  Here is a recap of my Christmas holiday this year: 
celebrated Christmas with the boy at The Rossi {FAVORITE pizza in Columbus!}
celebrated our annual Best Friends Christmas - this year with my Godson Potato!
my baby boy, Kramer

decorated the Christmas tree
made Christmas cookies with my Mom and brother

Christmas Eve tablescape

the family on Christmas Eve {Kramer being..Kramer}

my Dad's famous Christmas morning French toast

jewelry I wore for the holidays: vintage bracelet from my Mom + my Mom's emerald ring 

Christmas Day outfit: French Connection dress + my Mom's necklace I borrowed

Christmas goodies before dinner

Christmas morning

my Grandma's famous cream puffs

the Christmas aftermath under the tree

post-Christmas blizzard arriving in Cleveland

Again, I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! Happy New Year!


Monday, December 24, 2012

Black + White

I love wearing black and white together.  It's a color combination as old as time, but somehow is never cliche.  I love wearing this combo, especially during the holiday season when it feels especially festive.  I recently wore an all black ensemble with a white blazer while going out to dinner with the family during the holiday season, and I added bright red lipstick for a festive touch.  What are some of your favorite styles to wear during the holiday season?

Robindira Unsworth black onyx earrings

LC Lauren Conrad blazer, BCBG Max Azria dress, Gustto clutch, black tights from TJ Maxx, Guess heels

BCBG Max Azria dress, Gustto clutch, black tights from TJ Maxx, Guess heels

LC Lauren Conrad blazer, BCBG Max Azria dress, Gustto clutch, John Hardy bracelet, Gorjana wrap bracelet, David Yurman bracelet, gold + sapphire ring passed down from my Mom, Cyma watch, Robindira Unsworth ring, nail polish: OPI's "Manicurist of Seville"

Merry Christmas Eve!


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Fashion + Philanthropy: FEED Holiday Party

For my December "FEEDraiser",  I decided to have a little holiday get together with friends while collecting donated food items for people in need!  I had a wonderful group of girls over for appetizers, wine, and champagne, and they all brought over canned goods that I will be donated to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.  It was so nice to catch up with good friends, listen to Christmas music all night, and do it all in honor of FEED! Here are some photos from the evening: 

Thank you again, ladies! It was a great night and you all helped so many people suffering from hunger in the central Ohio area.  Also, thank you to the beautiful toddler Kennedy, who was our acrobat and entertainer for the evening! 

Merry Christmas!


Friday, December 21, 2012

Winter Gray

As much as I love accessories like jewelry and handbags, I'd have to say that jackets and coats are probably my greatest weakness in regards to apparel.  I probably haven't NEEDED a new coat or jacket in years, but that is one of my favorite clothing items to buy.  I purchased a gray winter coat about a year ago, and it is arguably the best winter coat I own; it's longer than any coat I have, is so warm during the winter, and is still chic even when I am wearing 6 layers underneath it.  I wore it recently for a Christmas shopping outing and paired it with black and gray accessories.  As much as I love a new coat, it's probably a good thing that I cannot buy myself a new one for a while! {Less than 5 months until I can shop again!}

OPI's "Manicurist of Seville" + some of my Mom's awesome MacKenzie-Childs pieces 

Banana Republic coat, Paige jeans, Migliorini Italian leather boots, Foley + Corinna Mid City tote, RayBan aviators, my Mom's Burberry scarf {she kindly let me borrow it for the day!}

Banana Republic coat, Foley + Corinna Mid City tote, Ellen Himic Trelis ring {buy here}, nail polish: OPI's "Manicurist of Seville"

Banana Republic coat, my Mom's Burberry scarf, RayBan aviators, Ellen Himic Trelis ring {buy here}, Gorjana ring, nail polish: OPI's "Manicurist of Seville"

Have a great day!


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Holiday Deal: Robindira Unsworth

Happy Holiday season! I'm sure most people are done with their holiday shopping by now, but I wanted to share this great deal! As I've mentioned previously {here} I absolutely love Robindira Unsworth jewelry, and they are offering a free gift for the holidays! 

For online shoppers, they are offering a free pair of moss opal earrings with a purchase of $50 or more! Just use the code FREEGIFT at the checkout; also, enjoy upgraded UPS 2-day shipping! The offer ends TODAY so get to shopping now! Shop {here



Monday, December 17, 2012

StyleMint Surprise

Have you heard of StyleMint? Or ShoeMint, JewelMint, HomeMint, or Intimint? Well, if you have not signed up yet I would recommend doing so NOW! {sign up here}  I signed up this past spring and bought 2 pieces before I began my no shopping for a year.  I had completely forgot that I earned FREE shopping credits until last week; so I was able to "shop" on StyleMint with a $150 credit without actually spending any of my money or breaking my no shopping vow - what a treat! 

StyleMint, along with all of the other "Mints", is a brand created by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen in which you sign up, create a style profile, receive a shopping showroom based upon your style, and shop for your favorite looks! It's totally FREE to be a member and all pieces are affordable prices; your membership begins once you make your first purchase and you can choose to skip a month or make a purchase within the first 5 days of your new showroom - at no charge! Shipping is FREE as well - how awesome is that?  These are the recent pieces I was able to receive that did not cost me a PENNY: 

Betty cardigan

Broderick T

Pike Pant

Dalton T

StyleMint could not be a better deal! Remember, sign up {here} and let the shopping begin! Enjoy!