Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Blouse Source

So, I got a crazy amount of emails asking about my blouse from my post yesterday.

It is the Joie Mystic Blouse.  I am in love with this blouse and wear it all the time.  Can't say enough good things about it!  I purchased mine in store at Neiman Marcus awhile ago but,  I did a little researching online and found it HERE.  Plus it is on sale!

Shopbop has the white version,  which I also own and it is on sale right now as well.  It is great because it goes with everything!

and if you are a size Medium I found the green color on Ebay for $49.99 right now. So get to bidding!

Farmers Market Pizza

If you follow me on Instagram you probably already saw the picture of this luscious dish.  I made these little pizzas for dinner Monday night with all my Farmers Market goodies from Saturday.  Fresh Kale + Heirloom Tomatoes + Corn is crazy good on pizza.  Top with Mozzarella and Goat Cheese and you have a perfect pizza.  I am lazy and never make my own pizza dough, I use Naan Bread and just make Matt and I individual pizzas (of course he refused the greens on his pizza).  You could use any veggies you have but this combo is delish, trust me.

Pizza Pre Cheese Loaded with Veggies.

- Kale
- Yellow Cherry Tomatoes
- 1 Ear Corn
- Heirloom or Regular Tomatoes. sliced thinly
- Fresh Mozzarella
- Fresh Goat Cheese (for locals I highly recommend the Burden Creek Cheese)
-Olive Oil for drizzling

Sautee the Kale in Olive oil until slightly wilted about 5 minutes.  Roast the Cherry Tomatoes and Corn (leave on the cob while roasting) in olive oil with salt and pepper on 400 degrees about 20 minutes.  Thinly slice the whole tomato.   Spread Naan with Olive Oil (I use Harissa infused oil to give it extra spicy flavor) and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Layer with Kale, Corn and both tomatoes.  Cover with Mozzarella and Goat Cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees about 10-15mins until cheese melts and is bubbly!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Big thanks to my girls Caycee and Lili for introducing me to this awesome line of planners and notepads.   I love that their slogan is "life is too short for ugly notebooks." You can custom create your notebook with any background, monogram, and pages you like.   Here is a sneak peek at what is coming my way.  They have so many fabulous patterns to choose from!

This is my new favorite necklace.  Great price and it goes with everything!  I am now putting myself on a self imposed necklace shopping hiatus!  I have way too many! It says this is back ordered but mine came fairly quickly.

I am in love with this Madewell number.  Every time I go home to Charlotte I stop in the Madewell store.  I really wish we would get one here in Charleston.  This is the perfect easy summer dress at a great price.

These nuts are amazing.  My new favorite snack.  You can find them in the bulk food section at Earthfare.  They are filled with so many spices and flavors.  The problem is I try to be healthy by eating nuts as a snack and then I devour way more than the serving size.  Oh well.

I am smitten with this entryway.  I am looking to do something similar at our house with ottomans or poufs under our entry table.  Perfect styling.

Lastly,  as if you need another reason to shop, Piperlime is having their annual Summer sale with 50% Summer clothes, shoes, and accessories!  There are some amazing deals.  Plus today is Tuesday which means you get an additional 10 % off with the code TUESDAYS

Monday, July 16, 2012

Scenes From Our Weekend + Christian Louboutins for Sale

Monday, Monday why do you always sneak up on me so fast??
We had a great weekend.  Best part is my in-laws kept Sterling over night Saturday so Matt and I could enjoy a date night.  I can't remember the last time just the two of us went out to dinner alone, usually we have friends with us.  It was nice to chat and have some alone time.  We really need to make an effort to do date night more often.

Here is what I wore for our date night:
Matt says this is his favorite dress that I own so I thought I would make him happy and rock it.  Truth be told I own 3 of these GYPSY 05 Dresses.  They are a great Summer dress that you can dress up or down.  I wear mine all the time.  I don't know if they still make this particular design because I bought mine several years ago but they come in tons of great solid colors and they are only $100. 

I especially love this Royal Blue Color.

I came up with a pretty genius drink idea.  I freeze ice cubes with fruit in them and then put that in my vodka drink so it flavors the drink as it melts.  My two favorites so far are orange and cucumber. 

This weekend I used the orange ice cubes in a drink with vodka + fresh lemon juice.  It was quite refreshing and tasty.  Make some flavored ice cubes you won't regret it.  They are also great in water, Sterling loves them in his.   I think he feels like he is getting a treat!

I also came up with a pretty amazing chopped salad with all my Farmers Market Goodies from Saturday. 
Julienned Spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, orange bell pepper, cannelini Beans, kalamata olives and fresh feta.  Chop all, toss, and mix with olive oil, red wine vinegar and lemon juice for Vinaigrette.  Serve with pita chips.  I think next time I might even add some corn in.

Enjoyed alot of quality time with this gorgeous face.  To appease Matt I finally dressed him like a little boy.  Matt hates all the jon-jons and smocked clothes I put him in, so this weekend we rocked a JCrew tee and shorts.  I actually thought he looked pretty cute in it!

And how adorable is he in his new Pixie Lily Pj's?  I almost died when I put these on him they were so cute! And yes,  I know what you are thinking because several friends commented that he looks like Mason Disick in these pjs.  But trust me we cut Sterling's hair, he does not have a mullet like Mason!

I have a very good friend who is selling her Christian Louboutin Rolando Pumps.  They have been worn only once and are in mint condition.  They retail for $745 and she wants $375.  They are a European size 38.5, which is a US size 8. 
This is truly a steal ladies.  If they were my size I would buy them in a skinny minute.  Email me at if you are interested.  First picture is a stock photo next 4 are actual pictures of the shoes.  The shoes come with the original bag and heel replacements.

I would not sell just anything on my blog for a friend but these are such classic shoes and such a great deal I had to share.  And if you need one more reason to buy them look at Posh rocking the wine colored CL Rolandos.  They look freaking amazing.  Every girl wants to have a pair of red soled shoes in her closet!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Denim Shirts: Hot or Not?

I am having a major mental conflict debating if I should jump on the jean shirt bandwagon.  I keep seeing all sorts of stylish girls wearing them and it has me convinced I need one.  They look so chic and adorable in theirs but I can I pull off this look?  

As cute as I think the denim shirt look is in the back of my mind all I can think about is Teen Beat, the early 1990's and these guys rocking jean shirts.  Can they possibly still be cool to wear?

While I am not sure I am ready to shell out any big bucks on this trend,  I did  manage to find this version at Forever 21 that just might satisfy the Fashionista in me that wants to rock this trend.  At $22.80 it is not going to the break bank.   And if I feel stupid in it and all else fails,  I can put it on and watch
some Saved By the Bell Re-runs and feel right at home.

And while searching for inexpensive denim shirts I came across these adorable scalloped jean shorts.  I think they are a definite yes!  They are high waisted to cover my muffin top and best part they are only $56! A gem of a deal!

So,  tell me what are your thoughts on the denim shirt?  I have been wavering for awhile.  Should I just bite the bullet and jump on board with the denim shirt trend?   Rest assured I will never jump aboard the Denim Tuxedo Train.
Happy Friday!  In the words of my home girl Rihanna "Cheers to the Freaking Weekend!"

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thoughts For Thursday

Thank you Pinterest for directing me to this super cute mint blouse for, wait for it, $23 plus free shipping.  You are welcome ladies.  This silky number is going to look perfect with my skinny jeans this fall.  You can get yours HERE.

Thanks to all you girls who told me about Reality Steve.  Have I been living under a rock??  He has all the secrets to all the reality shows I love.  If you aren't reading his site you should be.

Spoiler alert, he claims Emily and Jef are engaged.   Sorry to all you Arie fans but I could tell as much as Emily liked kissing him (how many times did they make-out Monday?)  I felt like she felt awkward around his family.   Also does it bother anyone esle that Jef only spells his name with one F??  Even the autocorrent on my phone has a problem with it when I tried to text a message about him it added another f.  He does genuinely seem like a sweet nice guy though. 

 Speaking of the Bachelorette.  I love this Maxi Dress Emily was wearing on her date with Sean.  I found out It is by Rory Becca but I cant find it for sell anywhere online, if you know where I can get my hands on this beauty let me know!

Found a new breakfast I can't wait to try out.  English Muffin topped with Tomato, Mozzarella and Hard Boiled Egg.  Looks simple and delish.  Although lets be honest I would cover mine in way more cheese than that tiny sprinkle of mozzarella.

Check out my latest Ebay necklace score- thanks to my girl Anna for alerting me.  These necklaces are only $6.  Of course I needed the black and mint.  You can order one HERE.

It has been hot as heck here. Thank God for our baby pool.  We have been using this daily!

For all my local gals Pixie Lily is having their huge sample sale this Friday!  You can't beat the prices on the baby stuff.  I stock up every year for baby gifts.

Pixie Lily Samples and Seconds Sale
Friday, July 13th
48 Society Street (corner of Anson and Society)

Layette and Toddler Styles 18.00
Accessories 2.00-5.00
Blankets 14.00
Toddler Playsuits/Loungewear 22.00

Lastly I leave you with this gem.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Greek Salsa

Looking for the perfect healthy appetizer?  Well look no further.  I made this tasty treat for the 4th of July and it was off the hook good.   I knew we would be eating hot dogs and hamburgers which are pretty heavy so I wanted to make a light and healthy appetizer.  This is packed full of flavor and it is all veggies.   If you are a Greek Salad lover like me then this will be your new favorite snack.  This would also be amazing as bruschetta served on fresh baguettes!  Serve with Pita Chips and Bon Appetit.

3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups diced ripe plum tomatoes (about 3)
3/4 cup diced, peeled, and seeded cucumber (about 1/2 a cucumber)
1/4 cup minced red onion
1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
1 small yellow bell pepper, seeded and finely diced
1 cup (4 oz) crumbled feta cheese
1/3 pitted kalamata olives, finely chopped
2-3 pickled hot cherry peppers stemmed and minced

Combine all Ingredients in a bowl and mix gently. Serve immediately with pita chips.