With Style and a Little Grace: August 2012

Friday Five



The new September issue of ELLE with Katy Perry on the cover, my favorite Anthropologie earrings that I thought were missing until a cleaning spree, and I have dusted off my game day button for the first Alabama game tomorrow ROLL TIDE!


Adorable napkins that were an engagement happy.


Gorgeous blooms in my backyard make me sad to see summer go!


Cat eye sunnies + Pink lipstick


White shorts for Labor day weekend... getting all the white in while I can! 


Corner in our house I am currently giving extra attention.. its a work in progress.


Cute little box that my mom sent my Birthday gift in and it will now store my stationery.

Happy Labor Day weekend everybody! I am going to enjoy the last few days of summer house sitting at the river, soaking up the sun, hopefully finishing my summer reading, and watching the Tide play!
Lets not wish the summer away too soon, enjoy it ladies!!
Happy Weekend

You mess with the bull you get the horns (or antlers)

As fall quickly approaches it brings with it football season, crisp days, and hunting season! My future husband is an avid hunter: duck, deer, he loves it all. I know with the change of season he and the Charlie monster move outdoors to frolic in the woods! I am a super girly girl marrying a major guys guy. I am in the process of trying to combine our styles to make our home meet somewhere in the middle ( difficult task as we are both rather stubborn).

Charlie's first duck hunting trip last year.








Here are some fun ways I would like to incorporate some manly touches stylishly around our house.


A little glitter .... yes please


Perfect for Henry's man room or hunting camp!


Love the idea of having antlers in the lighting

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Wedding Wednesday (Bridesmaid Dresses)

Happy Hump Day everybody! I am so excited that we have picked the bridesmaid dresses!! I went into this process completely set on silk chiffon in a nude color, but once I found my wedding dress the chiffon did not really go with the style anymore. 

Our wedding is at 6:30 in the evening, the venue and dress are very formal so I knew that my bridesmaid dress needed to get a little fancier, enter the taffeta gown that my ladies tried on while we were dress shopping in Atlanta. Strapless, full length taffeta perfection with a bonus... pockets!! The color is called toast and it is a slate color.  I don't want to post a picture so I leave a little something for later, but I am so excited to check this item off my to-do list!


Current wedding obsessions include :

This custom embosser is on my list to order. It is so cute!


These adorable drinking straws and drink stirrers from a wedding on Style me Pretty. Maybe in gray and green?


We are meeting with a catering company on Wednesday for our first food tasting and to see if this is the company we want to go with. Henry is pumped because this is one of the first fun wedding tasks he has gotten (Yummy food tasting). Will let you know how it goes.
Happy Wednesday! Half way through the week and then its a long weekend!

Thank you for reading! 

Wind, Rain, and a little Fashion


Hurricane Isaac is slowly approaching. I am off work the next two days as the storm rolls through, I hope we get nothing more than some rain and wind! This is my first hurricane since I moved to Mobile two years ago. Planning on doing a lot of reading and catching up on my recorded television!  Praying that everyone stays safe!

These pieces are on my list for Fall







Happy Tuesday!

Weekend Update

My Birthday weekend was fun and laid back - sad to see Monday again. Henry and I have postponed my actual Birthday dinner until our lives slow down a little bit, but we did get to see the matinee of The Dark Knight Rises (so good), have some tasty pizza, and eat my homemade buttercream cake. It was a wonderful weekend, here are the pics to sum it up!
 
Found two of my new favorite things at the store on friday. Butter Toffee Coffee is amazing!

 
I am a sucker for Fall marketing even if it is still August! These are yummy.


Made my chocolate buttercream cake from this recipe.

 
It was so good and bad because I will be eating it all week! Definitely a recipe I will make
again. Try it out!


Henry and Charlie sang Happy Bday to me!


Did a little candle blowing out!


Charlie was mesmerized by the candles and the cake! Great night with my guys!


New favorite nail color Essie "Smokin hot" Perfect gray color!


Found this pumpkin spice candle at walmart for 5 dollars and it smells just like a yankee
candle!

 
Beyond excited about my new blender that my future in-laws got me! I have had it on my list for a while. Can't wait to blend something (tis is when you know your growing up..... giddy excitement about a blender).


My first gift with my new monogram! My dad gave me this necklace and I love it! The chain is the perfect length and I can pair it with almost everything! I love my new initials is it bad to go ahead and start wearing it??


I hope you have a great Monday and thank you for reading!
 

T.G.I.F. Its my Birthday Weekend

Thank the Lord its Friday y'all! First weekend I have nothing on the books except doing a little retail therapy and Birthday celebration! On that note, I am signing off for a weekend of laid back fun, which will include dinner dates with my man, a movie marathon, and lots of celebration! One week until football season ladies, better rest up!!!

My Birthday Wish List

My Birthday is on Sunday - Yayy! I would love nothing more than to have dinner with my love, spend time with family, and eat something calorie filled and delicious. I have put together a few things that I definitely would not mind receiving on my day of birth. (just a few ideas if your reading Henry ;)
 
This Michael Kors watch has been on my list for a long time.



This Max and Chloe necklace is so adorable and I would love to have my new monogram




This Tiffany box would be perfect to hold my engagement ring 


The emmy sandal by Tory Burch has been on my list for such a long time and I would wear these every day! 

I need these hunter boots to accompany Hank at the hunting camp this fall/winter 






A girl can never have too many handbags and this ASOS Shopper would hold everything I need! 


I have run out of perfume and would love to get some of my favorite scent Coco Chanel


 
Candles and flowers are two of my favorite little luxuries I sometimes can't afford when saving money.
I would adore a Diptyque candle in Baies.


Have a Happy Thursday and thank you for reading!