Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Style Icon: Reese Witherspoon

I think Reese Witherspoon is truly America's girl.  She is naturally gorgeous and has a laid-back elegance.  Her wardrobe's palette consists of classic neutrals highlighted with colorful accessories and chunky jewelry.  My favorite thing about her style is how she doesn't have to wear a pair of heels with every outfit - she can totally rock a pair of flats!

1.  Linen Stripe Popover, J.Crew $78
2.  Rosemary Purse, Dace $250
3.  Turtle Bay Skinny Braided Belt, Ruche $13
4.  Jocelyn Sunglasses, Kate Spade $138
5.  Kimchi Blue Two-Tone Wingtip Skimmer, Urban Outfitters $34
6.  Rodebjer Disa Pant, Urban Outfitters $230

1.  Aviators, Chanel
2.  Refined Silk-Cashmere Wrap, J. Crew $75
3.  Eyelet Border Pleated Linen Skirt, Ann Taylor Loft $60
4.  Open to Hope Fitted Lace Dress, Ruche $39
5.  Slim Ballet Flat, Jack Rogers $198

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Style Icon: Kate Middleton

Or should I say "Dutchess of Cambridge"?  Kate is such a style icon, I just can't get enough of her natural beauty.  Her effortless style and timeless look have been endlessly blogged about and covered in Royal Wedding media.  I for one could rewatch the wedding everyday and still not get sick of it.  But for all of you who may be burned out on the Royal Wedding Hype, I've put together a few key pieces to capture Kate's everyday attire.

1.  Maritime Blazer in Heather Metal, J.Crew $98
2.  Reversible Leather Belt, Ralph Lauren $58
3.  Larue Boot in Black, Liz Claiborne $79.95
4.  Butterfly Print Scarf, Ann Taylor Loft $34.50
5.  Vivette Cotton Pencil Skirt, Ralph Lauren Black Label $398

1.  Kent Wedge Pump, Jones New York $59.95
2.  Stripe Pleated Button Shirt, Ann Taylor Loft $49.50
3.  Airy Flowers Tuck Detail Dress, Ann Taylor Loft $69.50
4.  Vintage Stud Tote in Maple, Frye $328

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Last Days in Blacksburg

This week is so bittersweet for me, its exciting to be getting married and starting a new job, but its so sad to be graduating and leaving the friends, the town, and the memories I've made throughout college.  But I know for every new thing that happens a chapter has to come to an end.  This is the hardest post I've ever had to write, I never imagined the day that I would be graduating college. Everyone said these four years would be some of the best and fastest years of my life.  That has been so true, truer than I could ever have imagined.

I knew exactly what I wanted to post about this week, and its my honor to feature a few of one of my best friend's photographs today.  Kristi has sat beside me literally almost every single day of college and we have shared so many memories together.  She is a great photographer and has spent some of her most enjoyable days driving down back roads taking pictures of the town we've gotten to know so well these past four years.  These photographs sum up exactly how I feel this week as college comes to an end for us, a setting sun on such a beautiful landscape.

{Photographs by Kristi, courtesy of Winding Back Roads}

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mason Jar Kitchen Accessories

Lately I'm stumbled across some homey mason jar accessories, completely adding to my obsession for all things mason!  These accessories would be the perfect addition to any kitchen, I'm especially in love with the soap dispenser and salt and pepper shakers.  The best part of these items are that they recycle old jars and pumps, or have been printed on natural cotton feed sacks.  Sustainable, useful, and so stylish.

Natural Cotton Apron Mason Jar Design, Etsy $17
Screen Printed Organic Cotton Mason Jar Flour Sack Towel, Etsy $8
How-To-Make-Your-Own Quart Ball Mason Jar Soap Dispenser on Blissfully Content
(Don't have time or tools to make your own?  Check out this Mason Jar Soap Dispenser, Etsy $18)
Mason Jar Salt & Pepper Shakers, Terrain $16

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Nautical Cravings

With summer soon beginning, I'm looking forward to crisp white shorts, seersucker accessories, and wide navy stripes.  These nautical pieces would be the perfect base or accessories for any outfit.

Roxy Braided Rope Flip Flops, South Moon Under $32
Zip Front Seersucker Dress, Jessica Simpson $128
Just a Little Knotty Wedge, Lily Pulitzer $198
Merona Lara Stripe Flip Flops, Target $13