Friday, August 31, 2012

Fun with Photoshop

I finally got Photoshop (and the entire Adobe creative suite) and I am beyond excited to learn the program better.  I have been messing around with it, trying to design logos and fun things with my name (possibly a self branding makeover in the near future or a blog makeover).  I am still learning all the Adobe software and what all they have to offer, but I have made a few things so far just for fun.

Here is the background I made for my iPhone

Here are a few more designs I did for fun, any feedback y'all have is much appreciated!

Name with Silhouette


Spots and full name

Feel free to let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions or tips for me!


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

WIWW :: First Week of Classes

Happy Wednesday!

Today I am linking-up with The Pleated Poppy for another week of What I Wore Wednesday.  I love this link-up.  It's so fun to see how other bloggers style their day-to-day wardrobes.

pleated poppy

First Day of Classes

 Pink Chinos | Navy polo | Navy belt | Sandals

Casual Friday

Jeans | Rainbow flip-flops | Watch | Sweater

Sunday Morning Church Service 

white tank top | LOFT navy jacket (old) | BCBG pants (old) | Steve Madden wedges (old) | Longchamp bag

Hope you're all having a great week!


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Top 5 Tuesday: Most Worn Items in My Closet

Today I am linking up with Just Peachy to bring you Top 5 Tuesday.  This weeks topic is most worn items in your closet.

1. Jackie Cardigan | I love cardigans.  I wear them all the time.  Since I live in Florida and it tends to be hot all the time, I love to wear light weight cardigans because I am almost always cold inside.  Plus, I love that these cardis come in just about any color you can imagine.

2. 5" Chinos | Chinos are another staple in my wardrobe.  The 5" chinos from J.Crew are very flattering and I think they are a great length for any body type.  Since it's so hot here I wear these shorts at least a few times a week.  They are perfect for class!

3.  Jack Rogers | These are by far my favorite pair of sandals.  They go with everything from a sundress to a pair of shorts.  They are great for spring and summer and the platinum color is perfect for transitioning into fall.  I wear these sandals way too much!

4.  Longchamp Tote | Medium Longchamp totes are perfect for just about any occasion.  Plus they pack so well, so they are great for travel.  I use mine almost every day.  It is by far my favorite bag.

 5. Pearl Earrings | Pearls are the perfect everyday earring.  They are simple and sophisticated and they go with everything.

What are the most worn items in your closet? 


Monday, August 27, 2012

Road Trip {3} : New Orleans

I have been seriously slacking when it comes to my daily blog posts.  But, I hope to get back to my routine soon.  School started and I've been trying to get back into my daily routine, clean and organize my apartment and get all my class stuff ready for the new semester (did I mention it's my last one? EEP! Scary!).  I cannot believe I am so late posting my pictures from my trip to New Orleans a few weeks ago, but at last here they are... I know the anticipation has been building since my last road trip post on August 13th (wow, I'm behind!).  So, without further ado... here are some pictures from our trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. 

{Jackson Square}

{Saint Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter}

{On Bourbon Street}

{Central Grocery}

{Cafe Du Monde}

{Beignets... yummy!}

{Fried Soft Shell Crab from Mr. B's Bistro}

{Bead Tiger}

{Lunch at Antoine's}



Sunday, August 26, 2012

pink wellies

A lot of rain is on it's way to the South.  Don't you wish you could look this cute and put together on a rainy day? I do!


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Strength & Dignity

This is my first post from my brand new MacBook Pro! EEP!  I will get back to my "blogging schedule" soon (I hope), but for today I am leaving y'all with this quick little verse.  Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend and are nowhere near the lingering tropical storm.


Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday's Fancies : Road Trip

Happy Friday! I have had a crazy week with school starting, so my posts have been a little off schedule, but I'll get back on schedule soon.  Luckily I have found time for my favorite link-up with  {av} from long distance loving.  It's another fun week of Friday's Fancies!

With fall right around the corner I thought I would put together an outfit that is perfect to help you transition from those crazy hot and humid days to the more comfortable and fun fall temps.  I went on a road trip over the summer and I had a blast.  But, anytime you're taking a long car trip make sure to dress comfortably.  I am always cold in the car, so I prefer to wear pants.  But, it's important to remember that you'll be sitting for hours at a time, so don't wear anything that's too tight.

AG Stevie Ankle Color | Bright colored jeans are a perfect way to transition from summer to fall.  Red jeans are perfect for all seasons.  The cropped style of these jeans is just perfect.

Curved Stripes Dolman | Who doesn't love stripes?  They are so fun and stylish.  I could wear stripes everyday.

CeCe Metallic Ballet Flats | I love metallic accessories.  These gold flats from J.Crew are great shoes for late summer and fall.  The gold makes them perfect for day and night and just about any occasion.

Do you wear colored jeans?  What would you wear for a road trip?


Follow my travel board on Pinterest!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pandora One

 I cannot study in the library or a coffee shop without listening to music.  Enter Pandora One.  What a great investment!  Listen to Pandora uninterrupted, no annoying ads interrupting your concentration.  Plus there is a desktop app (& iPhone or iPad), how great is that?

Do you use Pandora One? What are your favorite stations for studying?


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Back to School : First Day Outfits

Are you ready to start classes again?  I'm not sure if I am yet, but I will be...  One thing I do love about classes starting back is picking out school supplies and outfits.  I love wearing fun outfits to class!




What are you wearing for your first day of classes?


Check out these other Back to School posts {here, here, & here} & follow my back to school board on Pinterest!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

every wardrobe needs...

Fall is just around the corner.  Now's the time to make sure your wardrobe is ready for the cooler temps!  Here are a few things every fall wardrobe needs.

Blazer | Riding boots | Button down

Is your wardrobe ready for fall? What would you add to your fall wardrobe?


Monday, August 20, 2012

SEC Gameday Outfits

Are you ready for football as much as I am?  Less than two weeks before the first kick off of the season and I am beyond excited!  Have you started to plan your gameday outfits yet?

University of Florida Gameday

University of Alabama Gameday

Auburn University Gameday

Dress for the Game dress | Monogrammed Jack Rogers sandals | Kate Spade watch

University of Georgia Gameday

J.Crew dress | Tory Burch flats | Kate Spade bag

Louisiana State University Gameday

J.Crew maxidress | J.Crew sandals | J.Crew bag

How do you dress for a game?


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Royal Fashion Update :: Opening Ceremonies

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge looked wonderful in a variety of patriotic outfits during this years summer Olympics in London, England.  Whether it was dressing up for the opening ceremonies or dressing down for a sporting event.

 Opening Ceremonies Look


Kate's Outfit: L.K. Bennett Pumps | Christopher Kane dress | Alexander McQueen clutch

What do you think of Kate's look?


Sunday Quote

Great quote to remember when life is getting you down!


Saturday, August 18, 2012

red stripes

I just love stripes and the good news is... all my favorite stores are full of striped pieces!

How do you wear stripes? 


Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday's Fancies : Summer Sunset

Good Afternoon Charming Followers!

This afternoon I am linking up with {av} from long distance loving for another week of Friday's Fancies.  This weeks theme is Summer Sunset!  

The summer is quickly coming to an end and I am heading back to school next week, but there are still a few nights left to enjoy the warm summer nights with friends and family.


Check out past Friday's Fancies here, here, here, here, & here!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Royal Fashion Update :: Pre-Olympics Event

Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had a busy few weeks leading up to and during the London Olympics.  The Royal Family kicked off the Olympics with a sports day at Bacon's College, a secondary school in East London the day before the opening ceremonies.

Kate's Outfit: Hobbs Check Wessex Dress | Pied a Terre wedges | Braided Rope Belt (similar)

Would you where this look?