Thursday, November 28, 2013

Friday Gameday: Rivalry Week!

Friday Gameday

It's rivals week in College football and I couldn't be more amped for this game! Our arch rival is Clemson University and even though we're in the SEC and they're in the ACC, this in-state rivalry is one for the books.

We don't have a pro football team in South Carolina so college ball means serious business! The last 4 years we have beaten Clemson and it's been AWESOME. We have home turf advantage, but Clemson honestly has a better team so it will be a toss up of who takes it. Regardless, I'll be rooting on my boys Saturday and can't wait for all the action!

IMG_6396 IMG_6397Shirt: Palmetto Moon // Jeans: American Eagle // Booties: Just Fab

Do you have a favorite team you root on every week?

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Friendsgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Last Sunday my roommate and I hosted our 2nd Annual "Friendsgiving" dinner. We invited 20 of our closest friends over and had a spectacular pot luck style dinner. It was such a fun night filled with friends, football and even a white elephant exchange!

IMG_6350The hostess with the most-ess admiring her hard work!
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While Thanksgiving is hugely about the food, many people forget it's about being thankful for all you have.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think moving to California would be such an exciting and thrilling ride. I packed up my car a year and a half ago to move to a foreign HUGE city, without a job and only knowing 1 person in L.A.

Now I can proudly say I love my job, my relationship with Dr. D is better than ever and I have such a strong group of friends most people would kill for. For that I am truly thankful.

IMG_6358Best roomie ever. Morgs is my everything!
IMG_6352Ally was the first Californian I had ever met. You know those girls you meet and just click with? That's us in a nutshell
IMG_6349Sir Thomas J is quite frankly one of the greatest guys I've ever known
IMG_6342Riz Ree makes you smile no matter how crappy of a mood you're in
IMG_6343Hongers & Jamie are simply the best. Plain and simple!
IMG_6346Greg and Matt are my go to guys. They're always down for anything!
IMG_6347Chad will do anything for anyone. People like him are truly rare!
IMG_6362Dr. D is my better half. Can't wait to spend the weekend with him!

I'm off to Viva Las Vegas for the holiday to see my family! Hope everyone has a fabulous Turkey Day!

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Leather Details & Stylish Tuesday #2

Happy Tuesday Loves!
Can you believe Thanksgiving is the day after tomorrow? Neither can I! The month of November has not only flown by, but 2013 has been a complete blur for me as well. It's starting to finally cool off in Southern California so I was so excited to be able to bust out my leather leggings and vestique top.
IMG_6369 IMG_6386IMG_6379IMG_6383IMG_6388Top: Vestique // Leggings: ANGL // Shoes: Nordstrom Rack // Necklaces: Cornucopia & J. Crew // Watch: Michael Kors // Bracelet: Sage K & Co.
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So sorry I missed last week. I came down with a dreadful cold which was no bueno.
My favorite look from 2 weeks ago was Erin's from Simply Just Lovely! Her entire look reminded me of the 1950's and I thought it was incredibly chic.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

5 Fall Trends

FALLFall is full of fashion transitions and I personally can't wait to start being able to actually wear them ... that's a hint to you Mother Nature!

I think it's pretty fair to say that almost everyone's favorite trend this season is leather. It makes you look edgy and cool without trying too hard.

leatherpants // top // sleeve top // skirt

Leopard is one of those insanely brillant prints because it basically becomes a neutral. Pair it with black, tan, brown and any other color you can imagine. It will ALWAYS match.

leopardheel // belt // scarf // clutch

It took me a while to jump onto the loafer bandwagon, and I'm pretty upset about it. I have 2 pairs now and they're way more comfortable/easier to break in than any other pair of flats I've ever owned. Also the animal print ones melt my heart because they're too stinkin' cute.

loafersdoxen // cat // cap toe // spike

I don't own any aztec print yet, but this pastel cardigan from is going to be purchased STAT.

aztecblack & white // cardigan // skirt // navy

I'm a notorious nail biter, (gross and embarrassing), so whenever I get my nails done I try to go for a polish for the season. Right now I'm obsessed with OPI's Charmed I'm Sure. The plum color is perfect for Fall!


What Fall trends are you loving right now?

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Friday Gameday: USC vs. Florida

The date is November 14 correct? Just wanted to make sure since it's still in the upper 70's in Southern California.

Friday Gameday

Dr. D lives an hour away from the city and gets to look at these gorgeous mountain views every single day. I love my apartment in LA , but seeing glorious mountains all the time is truly stunning. We definitely don't have these views back in South Carolina, but the weather reminds me so much of home.

Speaking of South Carolina, I am so excited for the USC game tomorrow. I look forward to 4 games every year: Georgia Bulldogs, Florida Gators, Tennessee Vols and obviously our arch rival, the Clemson Tigers. Since we've lost to both Georgia and Tennessee this year (completely tragic), I'm really looking forward to playing Florida tomorrow.

The second I saw this black and garnet chevron dress at Vestique, I knew it'd be the perfect outfit for tailgating.

IMG_6316 IMG_6314IMG_6321IMG_6334IMG_6330 IMG_6333Dress: Everly from Vestique // Booties: Target // Clutch: c/o Melie Bianco // Watch: Michael Kors // Necklace: Gifted

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Dressing for the Oscars

One of our main clients finally got the A-Ok that we will be working the Academy Awards once again this year! This was such a fun and exciting moment for me because I had so much fun at the Emmys and all of the pre-parties, but now I get to go to the Academy Awards with Hollywood's elite? Someone pinch me because I'm living a Los Angeles fantasy!

After the inital news shock went away the first thing I thought of was,


I barely pulled a last minute outfit together for the Emmys, so this year I am starting NOW. Brides shop months in advance for their big day gown, so why can't I for the Oscars?!

I stumbled across Prom Dress: The Best Online Shop and instantly fell in love. Not only are their dresses extremely afforabable, but y'all they have had some big time celebrities wearing their stuff. I'm talking Selena Gomez, Anna Kendrick and more! I scanned the website and was amazed by how many stunning gowns they had to offer.

I've narrowed it down to these beauties:
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Which dress do you like best? I'd love any and all opinions on this one!

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World Kindness Day

Do you ever have a day that is just completely and utterly awful?
That happened to me this past Monday.

Between my car brakes starting to squeak (after I just got them fixed), missing a huge conference call at work ... whoops!, spilling food on my new shirt and almost getting into 2 car accidents (both not my fault) I had had enough!

I went to meet up with my roommate for dinner and of course there was a movie premiere right outside the restaurant causing the entire block to be squared off with police and the red carpet. Most people were thrilled to see it, I was so OVER IT.

I went straight to my car to pay for parking (oh the joys of living in LA) and decided that just because I was having a case of the Monday's doesn't mean I can't make someone else's day. Instead of paying at the entrance to the parking lot, I paid at the exit. I handed the man at the booth $10 and said, "Tell the person behind me I took care of their parking" then drove off to the street. Right as I was getting ready to turn I heard a honk behind me and a young girl scream "THANK YOU!" ... my day was then made.

My friend informed me yesterday that today is indeed World Kindess Day. I immediately knew what I wanted to write a post about right then and there. If my one act of kindness Monday night could bring a smile to someone's face, imagine what 400,000 people performing random acts of kindness can do. Take a look at what they did here.

It doesn't take a ton of time to do something kind for another person. Here's another video of how a young man spent his 22nd birthday making other's days a bit brighter.

What's your favorite act of kindness to do? I'd love to hear about it!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Wine Tasting & Stylish Tuesday Link Up!

Last Saturday, Dr. D and I went to go check out Miramonte Winery and had the best time! It's a charming vineyard in Temecula, CA and had stunning views. We bought a Groupon deal which gave us 4 wine tastings, a bottle of wine to take home and souvenir wine glasses.

With a bar located on the patio and another inside we took advantage of the different bartenders working and managed to squeeze in 6 tastings rather than 4 and ended up taking home 2 free bottles rather than 1. I felt like I scored a major deal, but just as guilty at the same time.

I made up for it by buying a bottle of wine and giving a more than generous tip. Does this make up for it? Probably not, but in my book it totally evened everything out!

IMG_6294IMG_6309IMG_6302IMG_6298 IMG_6300IMG_6296IMG_6305Dress & Bangle: Forever 21 // Blazer: H&M // Flats: Nordstrom Rack // Clutch: c/o Melie Bianco //
Belt: Target // Watch: Michael Kors // Necklace: Love Lylayla

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