August 24, 2012

Weekend Bucket List

Paddle boarding

Follow me while I'm on vaca through Instagram at apeekofchic. I'll be back to regular blogging in September.

Also, make sure you check out what I'm currently loving over at The Yuppie Files today!

August 23, 2012

Chambray Inspired

Chambray shirts have been a main stay this summer, and here are some ways on how you can transition the trend into Fall.

August 22, 2012

Wedding Wednesday

For the last few months while I've been at my bi-weekly nail appointments, I've struggled over what colors I want to use for my wedding day. I came across this and thought it was too cute not to share. Not that this helps me with my dilemma at all, but at least I have 9 more months to try these out and see if I like!

August 21, 2012

Brag Bra Bags

If this isn't the most fantastic idea ever, I'm not sure what is! I always try to arrange my bras so that they won't "indent" when I travel, and I always fail. Brag bra bags alleviates the problem, and in such a cute way!

Each bag carries up to six bras, there are two sizes that range up to 36G or 38F and several patterns to choose from. Here are my faves...

August 20, 2012

Pleats + Polka Dots

Top: Forever 21 / Skirt: Nordstrom / Heels: DSW / Watch: Michele / Sunnies: Tom Ford

Disregard my messy hair, I was headed to the salon that night. I just got this skirt (on sale!) and love it. It's so light and flowy, I love finding new tops to pair with it. I stayed safe with black here, but I'm looking for a bright top to contrast the nude before the summer runs out. Looking forward to pairing it with a bootie to transition into Fall. Sorry there aren't links for most of the outfit, but most of it is either old or not online.

August 17, 2012

Kate Spade Cravings

Kate Spade is one fabulous chick! And with Brad Goreski as the brand's exclusive stylist since January, you know things have gotten even better! Here some things I've been craving from the famed New York house of style...

August 16, 2012

Trend: Collars

If you haven't seen these fabulous necklace "collars" around, you're missing out! These (sometimes) sparkly gems can dress up the plainest tshirt, or add to a basic chambray shirt. Here are some great choices, and all but one (#2) very reasonably priced!!

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

August 15, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday

If these aren't the perfect Fall sandals, I don't know what are! I first saw these over here, and fell in love! Much to my dismay, I did not win the here they are, on my wishlist!

August 14, 2012

H&M Home

H&M will be adding to their collection with housewares in early 2013, reports WWD. Their range of products from bed and bath to kitchenware to curtains are already available in Europe. As you could expect, the line is heavy on the euro-flair, but I think a piece here and there would add a nice touch to our home. Here's a sneak peek into what they've got...

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August 13, 2012

Weekend in Photos

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1. Day trip to the beach, very much needed! 2. Goodies from the beach 3. Stamps for our wedding invitations  4. Kicking up my boots at the Tim Mcgraw/Kenny Chesney concert. My company let us use their suite for the concert!!

August 10, 2012

Trend: Cutout Dresses

I've seen these nearly everywhere this summer, and while I wasn't originally on board, they are growing on me. Besides the unique styling, they provide some fabulous natural AC, which is gladly welcomed in this heat!! What do you think? Do you have any of these frocks?

(from left to right) 
1, 2, 3, 4

August 9, 2012

Style Me Chic: Fall Wedding Guest

Elle will be attending her brother's wedding this Fall and is looking for a regal look, without being black-tie. Her requests were fall colors, a short heel and a max budget of $400 for the total look. Click any item for more information, here for the first dress and here for the second dress.

Mischa Barton, Mango, Jones New York

Asos, J.Crew, Coloriffics

Low Luv x Erin Wasson, Tory Burch, Lipsy, Nine West

August 8, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday

Lately I've been obsessed with all things RM. From my first purchase of her 'fashion slave' coin purse, to the MAC cross body bag I'll be getting for my honeymoon. And now this! How cute is this?! What a fun way to store your sunnies or even your regular glasses. Also available in turquoise here.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post; I simply love the brand.

August 7, 2012

La Dolce Vita

Over the past couple weeks I've been mapping out our itinerary for our honeymoon in Italy. While I have most of the hotels and sites planned out, I'd love to hear any and all recommendations! You may notice that Milan is not on the list. It was a difficult decision to cut out (the fashion capital of the world), however, from what everyone said, it just wasn't worth it because of it's location and all the other areas we wanted to get to.

Cinque Terre
Florence 300x239 Florence Bridging the Centuries

August 6, 2012

Louis Vuitton Waffles

Now this is how I like my waffles! Artist Andrew Lewicki created this masterpiece, but unfortunately, it's not for sale. Check out more fashionable breakfast items here.

August 3, 2012

Friday Eye Candy

Rachel Zoe can now add jewelry designer to her repertoire. As if she's not already accomplished enough, the stylist turned designer has created a gorgeous collection that is so her. Take a look at these amazing clip on earrings, I die! Anyone else catch onto the Gucci color scheme? Check out her full collection here.

Green Quartz Drop

Rhinestone Tassel

Black Quartz Teardrop

August 2, 2012

Style Me Chic: Outdoor Wedding Guest

Reader Lisa wrote in looking for ideas for an outdoor wedding she'll be attending in a few weeks. She is concerned about the heat and humidity, so she is looking for something that will keep her cool, without being inappropriate for a wedding. Her other requests include the dress not be black (or white of course, it is a wedding!), and she likes patterns. Below are the ideas I sent her. Click any photo below for more information, or here for the polka dot dress.