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Fashion / 28.11.2016

img_5442Hello FriendsI know it's Cyber Monday, and if you are looking for deals, please check out my post from Friday, which included coupon codes for Cyber Monday as well.Today I am sharing with you a collaboration with JORD that I am excited about. If you are not yet familiar with JORD they are a company that designs beautiful and unique wooden watches. I have collaborated with them many times, and am happy to bring you a new service they are offering  JORD is now offering engraving on their watches which I love as it makes the gift more personal They offer a large selection of women's and men's watches, and I have received many compliments wearing them.
Fashion / 26.09.2016

img_8915img_8925img_8932Happy Monday Ladies,I find it hard to believe we are getting near October. Charlotte will experience Fall eventually, as the end of October presents a cooler air and some changing leaves.  As much as I like wine, I look forward to some of the Octoberfest festivities in the area. We also have a trip planned for October I will tell you about later. Today, I am bringing to you , my collaboration with Eco-friendly company, Aventura. When they first contacted me, I went straight for the dresses, as I wanted a comfortable fall dress I could wear on the plane, and around Taos, NM. This is right on trend with the Athleisure-wear this Fall. I will wear this with a pair of burgundy leather slip on sneakers for that particular look.
Fashion / 19.09.2016

IMG_8909Hello Ladies! I hope you enjoyed the weekend. The above quote I thought was quite fitting, for my life,  although I today, I will not be getting philosophical, perhaps just reflective. This weekend we took the pups to South Mountain, a beautiful mountain area north of Lake Norman, where we live. Waterfalls, breathtaking views awaited us, along with a tasty picnic lunch.IMG_8886What I love about Fall, of course the fashion, and also the cool temps and fresh air. I am also a fan of hiking and camping. Being in nature is one of the most calming and relaxing things I love to do. I think it all stems back from my Girl Scout days. There are so many gorgeous mountain areas and state parks in North Carolina, one must take advantage of the waterfalls, the scenery and treks. When I walk in the woods, there is a calm peacefulness, no worries or concerns for that moment, other than to enjoy my surroundings.
Fashion / 27.06.2016

IMG_7772IMG_7598Hello LadiesBerries. strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, rasberries, all my favorite fruits and great for making some summertime light dessert recipes and muddled cocktails.  In fashion, I  love the shades in the family of purple: plums, burgundy, wine, eggplant etc.  Often, these colors are considered more fall shades, but I am demonstrating today, how it pairs nicely with black, gold, as a summer maxi dress.  The richness in these shades are also colors  that remind me of one of my favorite hobbies or past-times, as you know, trying different wines from different regions. I am quite fond of the Spanish varietal, ie. Granache, Tempranillo, and Malbec, but also enjoy a Pinot Nior and Syrah. In the summer, however, I like a bit of fruitiness in my wine. Sangria is one of my favorite drinks to sip on the deck, while enjoying the sunshine on my patio.The unique "berry toned' watch I have styled  today is a collaboration with Jord, one of my favorite companies.  JORD is offering a contest and entering is easy! Just enter in this post for your chance to win.These "berry tones"  in this  women's watch, is the Cora Purple Heart watch. by JORD. As always with Jord, I received excellent service and a beautiful watch in a timely manner. This wood, the Purpleheart, is so unique, one can not help but appreciate the red-purple tones. The Purple Heart Wood is a wood found  in the Solomon Islands that possesses a fine grain and a natural purple color, however, after it is cut it has a different grey tone. Once it has been exposed, it possesses the natural beauty of the purple tone . The watch is stunning with its dark shade and mother of pearl watch face where the inner mechanism of the watch is displayed. Little crystals shine in the sun. The watch face is smaller than the Fieldcrest collection, and one I prefer, as I have small wrists; I  just like the proportion. The Cora Purpleheart is "splashproof" but "not meant to be submerged in water."( website) As a luxury watch, it also comes in a beautiful wood box to store your timepiece. The watch is a self-winding watch, as I have mentioned in previous interviews, so one should wear it for longer periods to continue it moving.As I sat outside with my husband and pups, admiring my  watch and enjoying our conversation, I was also thinking about how these moments and  are what is most important. Making memories. Being with the ones you love. Spending time.Outfit details: Burgundy Maxi dress: H&M, Fringe Sandals: payless, Clutch: JJ Winters, earrings: Jewel Box Boutique, Jord Cora PurpleHeart Watch c/o JORDTo check out more of their women's watches, click HERE.  ************ *******CONTEST!**************************FOR THIS SUMMER CAMPAIGN, JORD IS HAVING A CONTEST along with ELEGANTLY DRESSED AND STYLISHTO ENTER CLICK HEREThe winner will receive $75 coupon, any other entries will receive a $20 coupon.Good Luck!
Fashion, Link Up / 17.05.2016

IMG_7477Hello Ladies,I wanted to title this: My Off The Shoulder-Dont-Care-If -I'm-Older-Dress, but decided to keep it simple! :-)I debated about whether I should post my military jacket neutral look today or yesterday, Monday. I like to share the various styles and looks that are fun for me and my interest in wearing a ruched style in a striped dress,  fitted military jacket and cargo pants, white jeans with metallic slips ons or today's trendy look with the off the shoulder floral dress. I have also been buying a few more pairs of pants I have deemed comfortable enough for me to wear, and ones I have been eyeing, the straight ankle trouser. So, if you haven't seen the variety of looks, check out the links above.
Fashion / 14.04.2016

IMG_7132Hello Ladies,Today is one of those laid back looks.  I do dress up for the most part, but other times I want to look put together without wearing a skirt or dress. I do have jeans that I am fond of wearing, these designer William Rast jeans for example, are soft, and I love the dark wash. I decided I am in love with slip on sneakers. The trend has been around for awhile, and they have grown on me more and more. So, when I saw these Same Edelman peach and olive floral slip ons, I rejoiced knowing they would be in my closet soon! I have another pair of his slip ons in Leopard print and they are very cushioned, which is what I need in a shoe-style and comfort.
Fashion, Link Up / 05.04.2016

IMG_7007IMG_7037Hello Ladies!What do maple, rosewood, and koa wood have in common? Yes, I know these are great woods used in guitar making. However are taking fashion here though. Give up? These are all woods used in the making of some of the JORD watches, particuarly the watches I own. With this review, I chose the Fieldcrest Maple watch, a watch different from the others I own. I typically choose a smaller watch face as I have skinny wrists, however this time I went for the trend of a larger watch face for a different look The Fieldcrest series is considered unisex, so if you are interested in this look or want a slightly larger watchface, this line has that. I want to add another link to this to make it more like a bracelet hanging from my wrist, and was provided with a few extra links..If you are not familiar with JORD, I have worked with them in the past, and reviewed the Cora Koa and Rose Gold Watch, and the Ely Red Sandalwood watch for their darker wood and beautiful watch faces. These watches have a smaller watch face.  JORD is a company that I respect for their workmanship and love the aesthetic look of their watches. With this look today, I wanted a neutral, natural look with texture from the watch, lace skirt and faux snakeskin t-strap flats. ( they are new! )  A bit of color was added to this all neutral look with the pink Balenciaga Rose City Bag adding a soft tone to this feminine look. Read both reviews HERE and HERE.