Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"Luck be a lady tonight..."

Last weekend was my sorority formal and it was absolutely amazing. This year was my first time attending it because last year, I was in the Bahamas and missed out. I wore a long gown and my date wore a tux! We also had a live band playing which added even more of a reason to dance! They played one of my all time favorite dance songs, "September" by Earth Wind & Fire. The food was delicious and the venue was just perfect. We had it at a local country club which made for a very classy evening. I am so happy I got to attend this year, and cannot wait for next year! Here is a picture from the night (it isn't a very good because we are hot from dancing!).This picture is not from my formal but from my senior prom. I didn't get a full length picture of the dress at my formal so I thought I'd show a few from my senior prom because I am in love with this dress!! There is a gorgeous train in the back so I added a bustle so the back could be held up for dancing purposes!
This is the back of the dress with the train let out! The color and fabric are both gorgeous together; it is one of my favorite gowns that I own!
If you are in a sorority have you had your formal yet? Have a fabulous day!
Yours,
sCe

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Satin Bow Flats

I just had to share with you all my new satin bow ballet flats that I recently purchased at Talbots. They also had a hot pink color and I swooped that pair up as well! They are so comfortable and well made. I just had to snap a picture of my feet while in class for all of you too see! Here I am just wearing them with a pair of Miss sixty dark wash jeans and they added a dressier feel instantly!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Handbag of the Moment...

Recently I have been drawn to satchel handbags, I am in the market for a good quality leather handbag, and I just can't decide what I want. I originally planned on asking for the Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 for my birthday (in just 3 weeks!!), but there are so many fake Louis Vuittons out there that it makes the real thing a lot less special. Luckily, the government is really cracking down on fake merchandise. Here are some other options I am looking into purchasing... Let me know which one is your favorite!
Tory Burch Anna satchel in cognac, $465. A great classic bag, and with TB, you know you can count on quality. Plus I am loving this cognac color, this brown hue can work any time of the year.Brahmin Jacqueline tote, $295, A great price for a great looking handbag. It's not a satchel style which I don't mind because I love the look of this handbag. I would get it in tan I think.

Quilted Quarter Flap Lock Handbag, $498, LOVE this handbag. I have been eying it up for some time now, I just need to wait to see it in person to see if it's as beautiful as it is online.

Do you have any handbags on your wish list?! I'd love to know! Have a fabulous day!
Yours,
sCe

Friday, March 26, 2010

NY Times Interview!

Happy Friday everyone! I have some exciting news. Yesterday I got contacted by a reporter from the New York Times to interview me about Lisa Birnbach's upcoming book True Prep which is following in The Preppy Handbook's footsteps and about the preppy lifestyle. It was so exciting to be interviewed by such a well respected publication, hopefully I will be quoted in the article that is coming out in the near future!! Have a fabulous weekend!
Yours,
sCe

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

LOVE LOVE LOVE!

I am in love with the colors and design of this Stella & Dot cuff ($128). Possibly a future birthday present? Quite a possibility with my birthday less than 3 weeks away!! Have a fabulous day!!
Yours,
sCe

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Lucky Me!!

I have been meaning to post this for a while, I have just been so backed up with school that I haven't had the chance. Now I finally do! A while back I won a gorgeous necklace from Kristin Pearce! Her jewelry is absolutely FABULOUS! I won a pearl and gold necklace and it looks great with everything I wear!The wrapping was just adorable; the picture just doesn't do it justice. I took a picture on my blackberry so it's probably not the best quality, but I can't say enough wonderful things about her jewelry. So if you don't follow her blog, head on over and leave her a sweet comment, or be on the lookout for her new website!

And my other exciting news is that I won an amazing giveaway from Allison at Smart and Sassy with Sprinkles. What did I win you ask? A Kate Spade wristlet!!! I am one lucky girl! So thank you to both Kristin and Allison for these amazing surprises! And check out Allison's blog because she just did a really great post on how to wear blazers!
I hope you are all having a fabulous Tuesday!
Yours,
sCe

Monday, March 22, 2010

Brooklynn Proulx

I recently saw The Time Traveler's Wife and fell in love with it. I also thought the girl that played the young Clare was the cutest thing ever! So I did a little research and her name is Brooklynn Proulx.She was also in Valentines Day which I have not seen yet. She played her part so well in The Time Traveler's Wife and she is only 11 years old! I can't wait to see more movies that she will be in in the future!
Have a fabulous Day!
Yours,
sCe

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Betty Draper for a day

Floral prints, and soft, romantic hues have been popping up all over the place and whenever I see a dress with a romantic feel, I always think of January Jones' character, Betty Draper from Mad Men. Her style and look is something I envy every time I watch Mad Men. She is stunning and reminds me so much of Grace Kelly. In the show she looks put together even when she is doing housework! I wish I looked as good as her when vacuuming! Well, I've found so many cute dresses and other things online that remind me of something Betty Draper would wear. The clothing has a 50s/60s feel to it, and I can't help but swoon over all of the finds! I am happy to share my finds with you all!
Mod Cloth $70Mod Cloth $16Anthropologie dockside bikini $220I found this one on Esty for $32! I think it looks exactly like one of the night dresses that Betty wears in the show!

Do you have anything that you love that reminds you of the clothing on Mad Men? Have a fabulous day!
Yours,
sCe

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Brand Overloads

You have the Southern Proper dog, the Tucker Blair duck, the Port Southern Pineapple, the Southern Tide fish, the Vineyard Vines whale, the Lilly Pulitzer palm tree, the Ralph Lauren polo player, the Lacoste alligator, the Brooks Brothers sheep, the Burberry equestrian knight... and the list goes on.. They all offer the same item: a polo in a variety of colors, styles and fits. So why do you choose what you choose? I am not one to stick to a certain brand and only buy that one brand. If I like it, then I will buy it. I would have to say that most of my polos are of the Ralph Lauren brand but I also have some Brooks Brothers, Lilly, Lacoste, Vineyard Vines, and Burberry thrown into the mix as well. You can never have too many choices, and it is so fun to see each brands different logo but is there a point where there are just so many choices that it has become a little bit ridiculous? I was just thinking about this as I am transitioning from my winter wardrobe to my spring/summer wardrobe, and every polo I seem to pull out is a different brand. I love each and every one for their own reasons, but sometimes it seems as though it is the same product but the little stitching on the left is changed. What do you think about this, I'd love to know! I hope you are all having a great week so far!
Yours,
sCe

Monday, March 15, 2010

Vintage No. 1

One bottle of this Vintage No. 1 beer found only in Copenhagen, will set you back $350. Of course, there are only 600 bottles so you better act fast...
Now in all reality, would you spend anywhere upwards $50 for any type of beer? I do love a good champagne, but beer?! No thanks, I'll pass on this one!
Yours,
sCe

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Kelley Proxmire

I love love love interior design. I think my love for it was established in 2005 when I spend 5 days at the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia. I was only 15 at the time and absolutely amazed how so many colors, fabrics, and lighting could combine in so many different ways making every room unique and elegant without looking a bit tacky! I receive Architectural Digest in the mail and I spend countless hours perusing the pages and finding things I love. I even keep a folder with magazine clippings so when I am ready to decorate all of the rooms in my home that I can keep my ideas in order.
While perusing the internet in the interior design category, I came across an incredible interior designer. She is Kelley Proxmire. The way she adds a punch of color to any room is just amazing and if I could hire her to do my whole house, I wouldn't hesitate for a second. She is known for doing show houses; and from reading her profile, she started loving interior design as a child! You must head on over to her website and check out all of her designs; you are sure to find one that you love! Here are some of my favorites (pictures taken from her website):Here is a Rhode Island summer home that she designed. Her big color that she uses here is yellow but adds different shades of greens and pink to the mix. I am in LOVE with this house. It is probably my favorite one. You must click here to check out the rest of the home!
This is a master bedroom in NYC. I have to admit I wholeheartedly dislike the color brown, and try to avoid it if at all possible. In this room, I LOVE her use of brown. I would never think to paint my walls a deep brown shade, but she pulls it off with the peachy color on the best and in the fabrics. I also think the gold accents in the picture frame add a vintage-y feel, but also make it feel even more luxurious. I also feel as though these designs are not too impossible to achieve on your own. She only uses several colors which I think would make it easy to tie everything together.
I for some reason cannot get a picture of this simply amazing decorating but click here to view it. It is of a residence in Severn River, MD. My absolute favorite is the nautical themed/monogrammed bedroom!!!She once again does a dark wall! I would be very hesitant before I painted my walls such a dark shade but this room is FABULOUS! The clean lines work so well with the contrasting colors. I also love the three pictures she has in the corner of the room; no detail is left unnoticed! In other pictures of this room, there is a hidden TV inside of the bed posts!
Have you seen any of her other designs or have heard of Kelley Proxmire? Her work is my new obsession! Later this month I will be highlighting even more of my favorite interior designers and their designs! Please share your favorite interior designer and your favorite colors to work with for a room!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Giddy Up!

Today is the first day that the Giddy Up print is available! I am so excited because I am absolutely in LOVE with this print! It is so colorful, and from first look you can't tell that the design is people but when you look closer, it is so detailed!!What is one of your newest favorite prints from LP?! Have a fabulous day!!
Yours,
sCe

Monday, March 8, 2010

Best Makeup Product ever!!!

I am all about having clear, healthy looking skin! I have used so many different products in the past to make my skin as clear as possibly. I love love love the Sephora brand buildable cover complexion kit! My sister has the entire kit and I have used it when I am having bad skin days. However I do not like putting much make up on daily, so her routine is a little much for me. Within the kit you get the buildable cover concealer in medium. It is the BEST concealer I have ever used. I have tried everything from expensive brands, to organic, to drugstore brands and this does the trick without a flaw! Anything on your face, it can cover up; whether it is a zit, blemish, skin discoloration, under eye circles, anything!! I use it all of the time and would recommend this product to anyone. They don't have the actual buildable cover concealer for sale on its own online, but in the store they have it and it is $16 which is a great price. I love it so much I would even be willing to spend more than that! I have been using this concealer since December everyday and it has yet to run out on me. I also bought one as a back up in case I lose it or run out!
Have any of you ever tried this product? What is your favorite concealer that you use? Have a fabulous day!
Yours,
sCe

(I am not paid to write this review, I have purchased this on my own and just love it!)

Friday, March 5, 2010

It's 5 O'Clock somwehere!

Today marks the start of my spring break!!! I am sad to say I am not going somewhere warm, but I do hope to hit the slopes sometime this week; it has been too long! So for all of you heading somewhere tropical, tell me all about it so I can live vicariously through you! For those of you in the same boat as me, try making yourself one of my favorite drink recipes! It's called a Malibu Bay Breeze (not to be confused with a bay breeze which uses vodka instead of rum).

1 1/2 oz Malibu Rum
2 oz Cranberry Juice
2 oz Pineapple Juice

It's fruity and tropical! You can even cut up some pineapple chunks and put them on a skewer to add to the fun! Then put a little Bob Marley on and your set for your own little spring break! Have a great weekend!
Yours,
sCe

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I left my heart in Pittsburgh

This week has been busy, busy, busy! Friday marks the start of spring break pour moi and I am so excited! I have been working hard cleaning out my closet. It took me 2 hours to clean out my drawers and closet and under my bed because I had every inch packed with clothing! I decided to take many things back to Pittsburgh with me because hopefully by the time I return to Virginia it will a stay in the mid to upper 50's and soon enough it will be sundress weather everyday!! As usual, classes are right in the thick of midterms this week which can be a drag but one of my midterms was so much fun! We were instructed to give an oral presentation about something we are passionate about and in 7-9 minutes present it to our classmates. Well I chose Pittsburgh because I wanted to share with my classmates (who are mostly all from Virginia) why I think Pittsburgh is such a wonderful place to live. I have also decided to share with I love Pittsburgh with all of my readers too! So here are some great facts that you may not have known!-Pittsburgh was ranked the #1 most livable city in the United States and 29th in the nation (by The Economist)
-The unemployment rate is half of the national unemployment rate
-44 universities and 88 neighborhoods to choose from
- Within 500 miles of half of the U.S. population
- Lowest crime rate of the 25 major U.S. cities
- Home to some of the top hospitals in the world (1st heart transplant and multi-organ transplant was done here!)
- Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, Kennywood Park, Primanti Brothers, The Steelers, The Penguins, and the Pirates!

I hope you enjoyed these fun facts about where I live! It's no longer just a steel city! Have a fabulous day!!
Yours,
sCe
 

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