Monday, March 19, 2012

Scenes From Our Weekend

Here is what went down!
On Friday I went to the Spring event at Novel here in Charleston and got the cutest hand painted bags by WayWay ( Blue Chickadee). Inside each bag there was a notebook and pen, the perfect little gift in my opinion. WayWay does some many cool hand painted things- you can check out more on her blog here. I scarfed up a few of these bag sets to save for gifts. For all you locals you should totally stop in Novel sometime, in addition to WayWay's painted items, they had the most gorgeous stationary by Bon Vivant and I am still dreaming about the Jewelry by Jane Pope. A girl could do some damage in there!



We enjoyed St Patty's at the beach near our house. The weather was perfect all weekend.






Attended two 30th Birthday parties and a dinner Saturday night. Here is what I wore:
Dress is DVF and bracelet is JCrew.



My local wine store recommended this great Chardonnay blend. I love shopping for wine at local wine stores vs the grocery store because you can find such great wines at a great price because the mark up is not as high. This wine was delish and retailed for $9.00. I find on a whole wine stores have a much better selection and the owners are always super knowledgeable.



We made the most amazing Shrimp Nachos. Recipe to come Wednesday and trust me you don't want to miss this one! Matt and I both agreed these were one of our best creations yet!



Enjoyed my Sunday morning (a wee bit hungover) outside reading Vogue, sipping coffee, and watching my little man run around. The perfect morning.


Have a great Monday! Its the start of my Birthday week and I believe in celebrating for a full week! I have decided I really want a pair of colored jeans for my birthday. I don't own any colored jeans, so I want to know who makes the most perfect fitting colored jeans? I am leaning towards these two colors, either coral or mint green. I would prefer not to spend a fortune on the jeans but I am willing to pay more for a great fitting pair. So tell me ladies where should I shop to find the best colored jeans?



34 comments:

Hannah said...

I was going to say coral or mint for the colored jeans. I've gotten some pink ones, but they aren't quite coral. I still haven't found any mint ones that I have liked and not had to pay a fortune for. You look sexzy in your DVF dress! Glad you had a good weekend!

Pinot after Playdates said...

Piperlime for the jeans! Happy Birthday Week!

Kyle said...

Happy B-day week! Sounds like I love the week leading up to my b-day, as much as you do! : ) I saw Current Elliott made some great colored denim, but it was on the pricey side. I got a cute pair of skinny red jeans at Zara last year and they fit really well. I think they were only $40! I bet they did pastels there this season. J.Crew has my favorite pair right now in festival green!

Sarah said...

I just picked up a pair of the AG Stevies in blue at Anthropologie.

Julia {Pawleys Island Posh} said...

cute bags! I also love your snakeskin mirror, did I miss this purchase girl? I'm sure y'all had a blast in Charleston this weekend. Must get my butt down there asap! And Sterling is gorgeous as always. His hair and those eyelashes are just too much! xoxox

Carroll said...

Zara has great fitting mint pair this year. Also, the gap has some great ones too. Got a Kelly green slightly cropped pair there recently.

Kim @ keller-creative said...

Looks like a fabulous weekend! I LOVE that snakeskin mirror. It's awesome.

Christina said...

The nachos. We need to talk about the nachos. I'm excited for your recipe post. Do you ever buy wine from TJ's? I know it's kinda out of your way, but the guys are SO SO helpful and knowledgeable and they definitely have very affordable wine. No joke, if you go in often they will start to remember what you like and make recs based off of that. I'm serious!! I never even have to think about what I want there! I'm like "Ok, guys, pick one out."

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

So 1.) You have the best body ever! 2.) Your little one is too cute for words 3.) Those nachos make my mouth water!! :)

Have a great day, doll!

Baby Shopaholic said...

Love that DVF dress! I know you tall but try F21 if your a little nervous about the jeans. They are like $20 bucks!

The Daily Stroll said...

Love the DVF dress! It looks great on you! Can't wait for the shrimp nachos recipe!! I love our local wine stores too! They are really good at recommendations! I would say JCrew or Gap for colored jeans. Sterling is just adorable!! And Happy Birthday week!! Jonah's 6th birthday is on Wed so we are kicking off the week long celebration today as well!!

Matthew and Julia said...

I found the cutest, well fitting jeans at express for $80 and they were buy one get one 50 % off!

Happy Birthday week!

Amy {Fresh and Fancy} said...

Love your weekend pics - I totally believe in celebrating birthday weeks as well!

natasha {schue love} said...

LOVE your dress!! And Happy Birthday Week...I love the colored denim!

Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

Joes Jeans has a million colors. Nordstrom or Zappos sells them.

I wore a similar striped skirt Saturday night! Mine was BCBG.

Andrea Johnson said...

I didn't want to spend a fortune so I found a great pair at The Gap in fushia. I don't think they come in mint or coral though. Love the dress!

Paige said...

You should check out Urban Outfitters for colored jeans!! Great color selection for a great price!!
Can't wait for the shrimp tacos recipe- looks delish!!

tenth avenue south said...

Ditto on Urban Outfitters! I got a fabulous mint pair. They're even more comfortable than my JBrand.

Megan Ann Curtis said...

I've seen them at TJ Maxx and Marshalls as well as Target..I'm thinking of grabbing a cute cheap pair too:)

blue chickadee said...

Loved seeing you on Friday at novel.!!! So fun to catch up with you in person and so glad you are loving your little notepad, mini bag and pen combo!!!! I have the neon coral colored jeans and they are fab!! J. Crew is where I found them and have been very happy with the fit! I have another pair of turquoise jeans from urban outfitters that are super comfy but sit a little higher on the waist. Loving those mint green ones!!!! Oh and the nachos...can't wait to find out more!

blue chickadee said...

Loved seeing you on Friday at novel.!!! So fun to catch up with you in person and so glad you are loving your little notepad, mini bag and pen combo!!!! I have the neon coral colored jeans and they are fab!! J. Crew is where I found them and have been very happy with the fit! I have another pair of turquoise jeans from urban outfitters that are super comfy but sit a little higher on the waist. Loving those mint green ones!!!! Oh and the nachos...can't wait to find out more!

Andrea said...

What a great weekend and Happy Birthday week!! I agree, it isn't a one day celebration but a whole week!!

Kyle said...

One more idea...try Express. I saw a girl today wearing the cutest yellow skinny jeans. She said they have awesome denim colors and even better prices!

Taylor said...

Looks like a great weekend! I saw a pair of mint jeans at zara last weekend that looked amazing and were a great price point, keep wanting to go back for them! I got 2 pairs from Nordstrom that are some type of Nordstrom brand that I love and they were only about $50 each. Love the DVF dress!!!

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J Ryan said...

For lower priced denim, I love BDG from Urban Outfitters. They don't stretch out after you leave the house and they're only about $60! Hahaha. For higher price/better quality, I am obsessed with J Brand. They are chic, simple and slimming! My fave colors are the cobalt blue, kelly green and anything coral! Good Luck! :)

Laura said...

Love your dress! I got some great coloured skinnies in Zara this season, in mint & coral - the fit is amazing :)

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

LOVE those mint jeans. Are those hudson's? Happy Birthday week! :)

Pris said...

Love the coral jeans but the mint ones are super cute, too! Graham Beck wine is sooo good but I always have a hard time finding it!

Alexa said...

OMG those bags are the cutest! And I love your dress.

Bud and Leo said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend-- seriously! Happy Bday week :) I believe the jeans in your photo (the hot coral) are Current/Elliot and you can get them at Nordy- they fit like a glove. I have those Hudsons in purple but I don't LOVE the fit. I heard Zara has an adorable pair of mint pants :)

emily said...

Love your dress! Those hand painted bags are great! Happy birthday week!!

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Sterling is just the cutest! Love those bags and well, you know I went with J.Crew, if you do, get them tight as they stretch (I wish I've gone with a smaller size). BDG jeans from Urban Outfitters fit really good, I wanted a pair but they didn't have the color I wanted in the store I visited.

Jeremy and Megan said...

yuummm!! I can't wait for that nacho recipe!!

LOVE LOVE your DVF dress and that COOL mirror!! :)

stylereportdaily said...

Hope I'm not too late to the post but I found teh best colored skinnies at Urban Outfitters. They're the ones by BDG and they come in a pretty palette of neon and pastel shades. I purchased the coral and love them. They're super soft with just the rigth stretch. Check em out!