Thursday, August 29, 2013

our fall picks.....

Can you believe that September is literally around the corner?  That means back to school, cooler days, apple pies and Fall fashion!  Here is what we are lusting for this Fall!

Rachel Zoe "Dora" Bootie from DSW $349.95
Cobalt Blue!  One of the seasons top trends!  Gorgeous top and cashmere wrap with black pant and a Lauren Hampton agate belt from Helen Ainson in Darien, CT

A spectacular black jacket with leather accents and stretch "scuba" pant from Helen Ainson in Darien, CT
Gorgeous suede pumps from DSW

In love with this animal print dress in black and white!  From Helen Ainson in Darien, CT
Animal print dress from Boston Proper
This great black top for jeans or with a cool leather skirt!  From Boston Proper and only $59!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Just got back from a really fun trip to Nashville!  Did lots of shopping, eating and site seeing!  The Trolley Hop Tour in downtown Nashville was a perfect way to start out the trip on Saturday morning.  It stops at all the major attractions in Nashville and really gives you a good sense of the city.   The Grande Ole Opry was our Saturday night stop to see Martina McBride who has one amazing voice! We also ate at a ton of amazing restaurants but the one that stood out as so different was Kayne Steakhouse in the Gultch area of downtown.  The food at Kayne was so delicious and the best way to describe it is that eating there is like having a party for your taste buds!  The appetizers were so unusual!   We started with house made pork belly bacon served with maple flavored cotton candy!

We spent the days there exploring different towns and one of my favorites was Franklin.  Lauren Hampton belts will now be in another gorgeous store called West & Company.  This store has really unique clothing, boots and accessories!  West & Company is located in the historic section of Franklin called Leipers Fork.

If you've never made a trip to Nashville, I highly recomend it!  Grab your cowboy boots, a Lauren Hampton belt and head on over to a Honky Tonk!   (we learned the difference between a bar and a honky tonk is that a honky tonk has live music!)

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!


Thursday, August 22, 2013

flower power.....

Just loving the floral trend for this Fall!  Mix it up with some edgy black or cream leather pieces or throw on a jean jacket during the day!  Most of all, as with all fashion, have fun and take some risks!

Have a great day!

Source:  Accessories Magazine 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

little black dresses.....

What is more chic than a gorgeous black dress?  Every woman needs to own one of these little numbers!  I love a great black dress and have quite a few of them in my closet!  What I really love is the versatility of some of them.  You can dress them up with bling for evening or dress them down for daytime with a great black leather jacket or even a casual cardigan or jean jacket.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

happy anniversary.....

Today marks mine and hubby's 3 year wedding anniversary!  Three years ago today we were on the gorgeous island of Saint Maarten with our 6 (yes, it's the Brady Bunch!) kids, dear friends and my amazing Aunt and Uncle getting hitched!

So blessed to married to my best friend!

Hope you are having a super day!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

rhinestones and crystals.....

Good morning all and hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  We had a great weekend enjoying a friends daughters wedding and hosting an impromtu dinner party for 8 Sunday night on our patio.  What is better than a gorgeous day spent with friends you love?

Another huge trend for this Fall is rhinestones and crystal jewelry.  You will be seeing it all over the place and honestly, I love it!  I especially love when sparkly, blingy jewelry is mixed with the unexpected, say a leather jacket?  The combo is great!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Lauren Hampton One of A Kind "Erica" Belt

Friday, August 9, 2013

trending: estate jewelry.......

Source:  Accessories Magazine 

So keep your eye out at the next yard sale or flea market for perhaps a real piece of estate jewelry!  I love it!

Have a safe and lovely weekend!