Girl Crush Wednesday: Marilyn Monroe
06/30/2010, 12:32 PM
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I don’t feel like I need to say much about Marilyn Monroe, so here she is.  I just love her pinup beauty:

She makes me want to wear white clothing and red lipstick every day.


Beach Weekend on Tybee Island
06/28/2010, 6:47 PM
Filed under: Travel

I spent a wonderfully entertaining weekend in Tybee Island, GA celebrating Jory’s bachelor party.  We started off early on Friday morning with breakfast of Chick-fil-a and arrived safely (and starved) in Savannah after nearly being mowed over my a biker gang from Miami.

We had a lovely lunch at Tapas by Anna in Savannah City Market.  The seafood au gratin and seafood pizza, the staff was friendly and the prices were very affordable.  We spent some time shopping on Broughton at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Urban Outfitters and Banana Republic. 

I scored this awesome silver Marc by Marc Jacobs tote for only $35:


And I really, really wanted these yellow lace-up wellies and black riding-style wellies at Urban Outfitters for $38 each, but I decided to hold off on them since it was a sweltering 100 degrees on the streets of Savannah:


Next, we headed to Publix to gather a few items for low country boil and beach supplies.  We had such a tasty dinner, and the local fresh seafood (yum – fresh scallops) was off the charts.  A seafood shop that smelled not at all fishy? AMAZING!!!  Nothing like the funky fish market I went to with my Nanny growing up!

Saturday was all about the beach (I was the “put on more sunscreen” and “get under the umbrella” Nazi)…

(Me and Rita)

(Andrea and Jory)

 and cocktail hour at Casimirs lounge (the black walls have inspired a great idea for our dining room but the clown art was creepy and the bartenders were snooty)…

and dinner at 700 Drayton at the Mansion on Forsyth Park. 

We had cocktails at Rocks on the roof of the Bohemian Hotel.  Just wait for the “What They’re Rocking” post from Saturday night.  Coming up!

I’m Off…
06/25/2010, 11:00 PM
Filed under: Random

So guys, I am heading away for a beach weekend to celebrate Jory’s bachelor party:

That is my old “Neat Sheet” at the bottom of the pile.  I was SO obsessed with that thing a few years ago – great for sand and surf!   

Enjoy your weekend!  I’ll be back with pics of our fun.

Blow Your Paycheck Friday: Prada Leopard Printed Sandals
06/25/2010, 11:00 AM
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 You already know how I feen for leopard print pony hair shoes.  It is an uncontrollable problem/lust/etc.  When I saw these Pradas, I literally almost passed out!  I NEED them in my life:

At $990, they are quite the splurge.  But they may even be a comfy 6 inch shoe?

You can get these at Saks.

DIY: Kitchen Chair Re-Do
06/24/2010, 10:28 AM
Filed under: Interior Design

 So, I’ve had my kitchen table & chairs for almost 5 years.  And I know “they” say that microfiber is great at holding up against wear and tear but our cushions have been looking tired for a WHILE now. 

I came up with the idea of vinyl (wipe and go – hello) a few months ago.  Jamison and I ordered some swatches of ostrich and croc, and finally settled on shiny white croc vinyl.  So, then it was time to do my first full-on cushion reupholstery job:

1.  Remove the fabric and foam cushions

(see how dingy the fabric looked?)


(two yards each of high density foam and white croc vinyl)

2.  Prepare the foam and fabric

3.  Adhere the foam to the base of the chair

4. Staple the vinyl to the base of the chair

Voila!  My new fabulous kitchen chairs:

The lack of stretch in the vinyl meant that I had to fold creases at the edges, but I am totally OK with it.  I love the look of the shiny white croc although I’m still getting used to the feeling of it on my legs- sweaty thighs.  No bueno 😦

Girl Crush Wednesday: Reese Witherspoon
06/23/2010, 10:29 AM
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I am not usually really into “the girl next door” but I thought Reese Witherspoon was worthy of a little tribute.

In “Cruel Intentions” as a sweet Southern girl

With “McDreamy” in “Sweet Home Alabama”

Looking gorgeous on the red carpet – with two totally different looks

Strolling with Ava and Deacon

I hope you find love again one day, Reese.  But please – take your time.  Prince Charming will come!

My Shopping Victory: Flat Fringe Sandals
06/22/2010, 12:40 PM
Filed under: My Shopping Victory

So, I will admit that I’ve been stalking TJ Maxx for these sandals for months now.  But they NEVER have them in my size.  Last night, while running through the last of my gift card, I found these adorable (and I hope comfortable) shoes in size 8 for $19.99:

The black suede is kind of edgy and the fringe reminds me of my favorite Jeffrey Campbell Kimi heels.  But these are SO much more practical!  Perfect for my trip to Tybee Island this weekend.