Saturday, January 26, 2013

Statement Necklaces

Recently I have been trying to break out my shell.  I am normally a very conservative dresser.  I don't jump on every trend that pops up.  I don't experiment with a lot of patterns.  I don't wear a lot of big jewelry.  However, I am a recent college graduate and I feel now's as good a time as any to start breaking out.  I have started by adding more jewelry to my normal everyday look.  I wear a lot of solid colors, so adding a fun necklace or a stack of bracelets makes my outfit pop.

How do you add an extra pop to your outfit?


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Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday's Fancies : Black & White

Welcome back to Friday's Fancies on Southern Royalty.  This week's link-up is all about a timeless color combo, black and white.  Personally, I don't think you can ever go wrong with black and white.  Black and white is the perfect combination no matter the occasion or time of year.  Plus, you can always add a fun pop of color to make your outfit even more fun!

DressPumps | Bag

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Review: My Memories Suite

Recently, I was contacted by My Memories to host a giveaway and review their software.  I love scrapbooking and making digital photobooks, so this software is right up my alley.

The software downloads straight to your computer.  This means you can start putting together your photo books right away!  The software comes with free embellishments and backgrounds.  But, if you decide you want even more options there are tons to choose from on their website.  The software is pretty simple once you get the hang of it, but I also found a bunch of helpful YouTube videos.

I started to put together a book of some of my graduation pictures.

It is so simple to drag your images into the layout and add cute backgrounds.

Check out this awesome product and enter for a chance to win the software!

Copy & Past this code for $10 off: STMMMS9271

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Local Living: Lakeland Pigfest

I'm starting a new series on here, Local Living!  This series will focus on local events, restaurants, boutiques and as the name suggests, all things local.

The first post is all about Pigfest.

Pigfest is a two-day barbecue competition.  The event is part of the Kansas City Barbecue Society and brings together both professional and amateur barbecuers.  The competition is put on by the Pigfest board with volunteers from the Junior League of Greater Lakeland.  The proceeds from the annual event are split between the Junior League and Girls, Inc .  The mission of Pigfest is to raise money for local charitable organizations and create an event that all people will enjoy.  To date, Pigfest has donated nearly $500,000 to local charities.

Event Details:

Friday January 25 from 6-11 p.m.
Saturday January 26 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Tiger Town in Lakeland, Florida

If you're in the Central Florida area come out to this fantastic event! 


P.S. Still time to enter my giveaway

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I am gaga for all things tortoise shell!  I just adore wearing tortoise jewelry, hair clips and sunglasses.

Do you wear tortoise?


P.S. Still time to enter my giveaway

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Pinterest: Bedrooms {2}

One of my favorite things to do on Pinterest is look at bedrooms.  I have an entire board dedicated to all the bedrooms I have found.

I love the neutral colors of this room.  Wouldn't it be so nice to have a bedroom with a seating area?

I love the arrangement of this room, great use of the space.

I love the classic and feminine touches in this room.

I'm totally hung up on monogrammed bedding.  I just love it! 

I love the color-combo of this bedroom.  I could easily see this being my room.

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P.S. Did you see my previous bedroom post?

Saturday, January 19, 2013

GIVEAWAY :: My Memories Suite

I have always enjoyed scrapbooking.  It's such a fun pastime, plus it's nice to have all your photos neatly organized in a fun book you can look back on for years to come.  For many years I have made photo albums the old fashioned way, but recently I've decided to go the digital route.  It is so much less time consuming and your photo albums still look amazing!

When My Memories contacted me to do a giveaway, I was beyond thrilled.  I love how this product combines the look of an old fashioned scrapbook with the ease of a digital album.

What all does My Memories software do you ask?  Well, in addition to being an awesome digital scarpbooking software, My Memories also has wedding software for invitations, thank you notes, etc. and a photo-book studio.

I love how sleek and professional the My Memories photo-books look!

Check out some of My Memories adorable layouts!

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Good Luck!

P.S. Use "MSV4d10" at checkout for $10 off!

P.P.S. Check back within the next few days for a full review of the product! :)

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday's Fancies : Outfit Crush

This week's link-up is all about my outfit crush.  Ever since I joined Pinterest my list of outfit crushes is endless!

Check out av's blog long distance loving for the rest of the Friday's Fancies link-ups! 

My Version

What's your outfit crush?


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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

Working Girl Tote

Since I just graduated college I have been on the hunt for the perfect "working girl" tote.  A bag I can use to carry my laptop or iPad plus all the miscellaneous items I used to carry in my backpack.  Whether it's lunch or just a trip to Starbucks, I need a bag that looks sophisticated and professional while also being cute and preppy.  And once I get a "real job" and become a working girl I want to be prepared for my first day!


Browse a few of my favorite tote options!

Where did you find the perfect work tote?


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Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday's Fancies : Emerald

Welcome back to the weekly link-up with long distance loving.  Friday's Fancies is one of my favorite weekly traditions.  This week's link-up is all about the color of the year... Emerald!

Do you like the color of the year?


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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Skinny Belts

Belts are a great way to change up any outfit.  Adding a bright colored belt can instantly change an otherwise ordinary outfit.

1 | 23 | 4 | 5

Where do you find your favorite belts?


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Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Kate Middleton is one of my all time favorite style icons.  Her style is so classy and she always looks fabulous!  If only I could have her hand-me-downs

Happy Birthday Kate Middleton

Do you love Kate's style as much as I do?


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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Monogrammed Jewelry

Right now I am loving all things monogrammed.  I don't have a lot of monogrammed clothes or jewelry, but I'm hoping to add more to my wardrobe soon.

Here are a few of my favorite monogrammed items.

Do you wear your monogram? 


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Friday, January 4, 2013

Friday's Fancies : New Year, New You

Hey y'all! Today I am back linking up with av from long distance loving for another week of Friday's Fancies.  This week is all about a new year, new you.  Now that I am officially a college graduate and will be entering the "real world" soon,  I want to slowly start to update my wardrobe to be a little bit more sophisticated.

Do you want to change or update your look in the new year?