Thursday, December 29, 2011

Kate Spade... meet Brad Goreski

I don't know how you feel about this, but I think it's such a no brainer I'm not sure why it hasn't already happened.  Former Rachel Zoe assistant Brad Goreski has really come into his own since leaving Zoe.  You may hate him but I say you have to go get what you want and it's safe to say he is doing that.  He has a monthly style section in Lucky Magazine and now he is the Kate Spade exclusive brand stylist! {can we say jealous??}. Oh not to mention his Bravo TV show that debuts on Monday {It's a Brad Brad World}.


Goreski with Kate Spade creative director Deborah Lloyd.
Photo courtesy of Women's Wear Daily

The goal of this new partnership is to broaden the awareness of the ready-to-wear line.  Kate Spade has long been known for her amazingly girly, bright, fun accessories and it's safe to say the apparel will be no different!  Goreski will also style for press release events, ad campaigns, fashion presentations, and e-commerce shoots. 

I think this is a match made in heaven and can't wait to see what they both come up with! Stay tuned for more on one of my favorite lines Kate Spade... {I mean if you haven't walked into a Kate Spade store lately do it... it's an INSTANT mood booster!}

xoxo,
Molly

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas Lovely people!!!

I apologize for the HUGE delay but I have been thoroughly enjoying the season {even if my waistline is NOT thoroughly enjoying it}.  I hope everyone got something that they wanted, had delicious food, flowing wine, laughter, and games {just like mine!}.

I will be back in full force tomorrow when I finally come back to reality.


xoxo,
Molly

Friday, December 16, 2011

Guest Post :: Healthy and Happy Hour!


Hi Everyone!

This is my first guest blog post for Pretty in Pink Style, and I’m pretty excited about it. Can’t say I consider myself too much of a fashionista so I love reading the tips  Molly pulls together! Hopefully she can save my wardrobe, while I save your waistlines J.


I am a registered dietitian (yes, same thing as nutritionist but with actual training) and love figuring out ways for young professionals to stay healthy while having fun. (Skinny) cocktails are always on my menu! Here are my top five tips for dining during the holidays.

1.       Go the party at least a little bit hungry. Most people will tell you not to go on an empty stomach. You needn’t be ravenous, but unless you have willpower of steel, you are probably going to eat a little something either way. So why eat a full meal beforehand? Instead, let yourself enjoy the festive foods in moderation.  
2.       Survey the scene. I am a sucker for hors d’oeuvres, because I love trying all the flavor combinations. And anything with caramelized onions or cheese on it? Well I’m all in. Heavy apps are usually stationed on a buffet line or table, so take a nonchalant walk and see what’s out there. Pick your “must haves” for when you return for a few nibbles. This will keep you from grabbing things as you see them and will instead reserve your plate space for the things you’re truly dying to try.
3.       Go easy on the sauces and dips. Especially the cream or cheese-based ones. Okay, I know this one is not as fun but it can really save you a ton of fat and calories. Get a PLATE instead of dipping into the serving bowl. Novel idea, right?
4.       Food before cocktails. Stay classy, ladies. Grab a bite to eat before the drinks get to you and you are more likely to make better choices. No one wants to watch a pretty lady in a cocktail dress go to town on the flatbreads. 
5.       Drink wisely. If you choose to drink, of course. If you like something fruity, squeeze fresh fruit yourself. Otherwise, you’re best suited to wine or a clear alcohol with a calorie-free mixer. Some people can stick it out with water, but I prefer soda water myself. If you choose diet tonic water, make sure it’s quinine free. SELF magazine did a great article  on skinny cocktails, if you’re in need of a little inspiration. I can’t wait to try the Peppermint Mojito!

Molly is putting together a super cool gift guide for my blog, Healthy & Happy Hour , so check out her foodie finds for some last-minute gift ideas! Or, let’s be real, it’s also a great way to spend your post-holiday $$$. Enjoy!

Katie

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Finally the Hampster Box is in the Christmas Spirit...

I am a Christmas season fanatic... so it's kind of outrageous that I JUST put up my tree and decorations.  {My favorite song in the world, not just Christmas song, is Mariah Carey "All I Want For Christmas is You"... really, ask my friends.} This is my first REAL tree I've ever had by myself.  My parents just started getting real tree's since my oldest sister was allergic to them and the last few years I have used a fake tree.  Guess what color my ornaments are? Silver, white, and pink! Mixed in with a few glittery pink ones too... shocking huh?  Here are some pictures of the little bit of other decorating I've been doing tonight as well.  All while watching Love Actually in the background... duh!

 And the grand finale!! {Oh how I wish you could see the little owl that is my tree topper....}



Merry Christmas everyone!!! I hope you love my wonderful tree as much as I do!! I am sitting as close to it as I can just keep gazing.  I can't believe Christmas is right around the corner... if we are being honest with each other {which I think we should} I have done ZERO Christmas shopping.  Oops! Better get to it...

xoxo,
Molly

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Bobbi Schwartz Group :: Gilt City Dallas Event

Hello lovelies!

I hope everyone has had a fabulous week! I am sure everyone is as ready for the weekend as I am... NO PLANS!! {except to be at Gameday Cloth at 4pm on Saturday to be at the Love for Lauren rally which I hope to see you all at!!}.


I do however have a very busy and exciting week next week.  Wednesday December 14th I want to invite you all to a Gilt City Dallas event here in Highland Park Village! Personal Stylist Bobbi Schwartz will be giving a fashion seminar at Kristy Stubbs Gallery {next to Patrizio's!}.  There will also be make-up artists on hand from Trish McEvoy or freshen up your look or give you a whole new one! It will be a fabulous night, complete with champagne and light bites.  Afterwards wouldn't it make for such a complete night to head to Marquee Grill or Mi Cocina for dinner?? Enjoy the Holiday lights around the Village {it's my favorite part of being here everyday!!}.  Click HERE to get your tickets!! I would love to see some familiar faces there!!

Have a wonderful, cheery weekend!!
xoxo,
Molly














Thursday, December 8, 2011

Love for Lauren



I am sure by now most you have heard about the horrific accident that happened last weekend to fashion editor, Dallasite, and friend Lauren Scruggs.  If you have not heard, go here to read the story. For everyone out there that is interested in helping please go to The Lauren Scruggs Hope Fund. The money raised will go to paying for her medical bills.



I have had the privilege of meeting Lauren a couple times through the Dallas blogging world and am incredibly grateful for it. Her and the other girls have been nothing but welcoming, helpful, and sweet every single time.  If you haven't seen Laurens newest venture Lolo Magazine then you should.

For those of you that will be in the Dallas area this weekend I ask you to come to Shops at Legacy in Plano, more specifically Gameday Cloth, on Saturday at 4pm.  There will be a rally and we need as many people as possible for KTXA to run the story on their 6pm news. They will tell everyone watching where to donate so this could help an enormous amount.  There will also be stores participating by donating a portion of their sales on Saturday to the fund.  We are still trying to get as many stores as possible but as of right now the stores you can shop at are; Gameday Cloth {both locations; Mockingbird Station and Shops at Legacy}, Spa Habitat, Drybar, and Ella Bleu. Most of these stores will also have a donation can on the counter so you don't even have to feel obligated to buy anything {although these are amazing places so you won't have a problem finding something}. 



If you are a store that would like to participate please email either me at MollyMeetz@gmail.com or Jana at Jana@gamedaycloth.com.  If you are a blog that would like to do a post about this you can also email us for the full size pictures to use {or PLEASE send me a copy of the post, I would love to pass along on twitter/facebook}.  Of course feel free to contact us for general inquiries as well.

Thank you all in advance for your care and help!

Molly

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Watch Envy

I have had the same watch now for about 2 years. It's safe to say I I feel like I need a refresh even though I love my gold Michael Kors watch. Here are some I have been drooling over for a little wrist pick me up...


Christmas list? Yep. Top of the list is 1 and 3.. you remember 3 from my Nordstrom Annual Sale list. It's still there. Ugh....

xoxo,
Molly

Monday, December 5, 2011

Modern-Eve :: 12 Days of Christmas!

Hello!

So, today is the day!! I have been featured on Modern-Eve's 12 Days of Christmas!!  Go check it out! What do you think of my picks?? 


I hope you enjoy my Gift Guide and you should follow Katie on Modern-Eve! She is adorable and extremely sweet with great ideas!

xoxo,
Molly

Friday, December 2, 2011

Happy Friday!! :: Hoot Hoot!

Good morning everyone!!  As I mentioned yesterday I am SO ready for the weekend! Mine is packed full with; girls night out tonight, last regular season KState football game Saturday, followed by putting up my Christmas tree, followed by a fabulous Christmas party, and then watching Southern Boy run his first marathon Sunday morning! I could not be more excited for the weekends festivities and in my excitement did not get a real post ready.  However, I was flipping through the pages of the new Anthropologie catalog this morning and found this guy...


He instantly made me smile so big I had to share him with you!!! He's a cookie jar and just couldn't be any cuter if he tried... I hope he has the same effect on your day that he did on mine!

Don't forget tomorrow my gift guide will be on Modern-Eve for the 12 Days of Christmas!! {Don't worry... I will remind you :)}.  Until then... have a WONDERFUL day!

xoxo,
Molly

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Beauty Obsession :: Chanel

I went with my sister the other day to Neiman Marcus to get some shoes for a big Christmas party this Saturday night.  After we found the perfect nude heel for her gold sequin dress we headed to the makeup counters.  She basically gave the lady at the Chanel counter free reign since she has not really bought real makeup for while.  So she started from the beginning.  Everything went well but once my sister told her the dress was gold she used something that finally, with it's tiny little stroke made such a big difference!


She swiped this magic gold eyeliner just on the inside corners of the eyes and it instantly brightened her eyes and made them look just a bit more dramatic. She literally got the last one of these at Neiman Marcus in Northpark so if you're a Dallasite try somewhere else, maybe downtown or just buy online to avoid the stress of running all over town to find it.  Chanel.com still has some! If $32 was in my budget for a gold eyeliner I would have already bought it! I will just have to borrow hers for the party Saturday night instead.

Is anyone else as excited for the weekend as I am?!

xoxo,
Molly

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Recently Obsessing Over :: Jo No Fui Pre-Fall 2012

I recently stumbled upon Alessia Giacobino's incredible line Jo No Fui on Women's Wear Daily.  I couldn't take my eyes off of her gorgeous Pre-Fall 2012 collection and immediately mentally added her to my favorite up-and-coming designer list.  I started researching her further and realized that she had been around since 2001.  She hails from Italy and studied architecture at Florence University.  She began her once interior design company shortly after that.  One of her clients happened to be the owner of a large luxury chain of stores in Italy and asked her to do a capsule collection for the store.  The rest is of course history as they couldn't keep up with requests.  She later debuted her collections at Milan Fashion Week and is slowly making her way to us in the US.  I searched and one of the only places I found that had a good showing of her product was Yoox.  Here are some of my favorite peices from Pre-Fall 2012... prepare for the jaw drop...


 All photos courtesy of www.diyfashion.com

My favorite is the jacket with the flared sleeves and the chevron fur... I mean thats insane!!! I would live in that jacket if I owned it.  Keep your eyes on Jo No Fui everyone... I think Alessia is about to take over the US too...

xoxo,
Molly

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holiday Glitter Galore!!!

Whether you are going to the fanciest holiday party around or just want to jazz up your work attire there is no denying the power of a little {or a lot!} of sequin in your wardrobe.  It automatically makes your day a little brighter or your night more fun! Don't think you can pull off this stylish accent? You can!! Anyone on the planet can... from my 5 year old niece {who does it daily} to the grandma on Gossip Girl {just because CeCe is loaded does not mean you can't copy her amaze cardis}. See the proof below...



 I don't think I have to say anything about the dress, it's a no brainer! Holiday party here I come!  The cardigan and long sleeve shirt are simple ways to do sequin for day time. Pair the cardigan with a tie blouse in almost any color and you just walked off the pages of any winter ad.  Wear the long sleeve with skinny black jeans and pumps or wide leg khaki's for the office.

Again, do I have to talk about the sequin shoes?! Elaine Turner does sequin accessories better than anyone around and Elizabeth and Paige are no exception.  I have a pair of their sequin flats in silver and I wear them all the time, with black or color.  Spice up your LBD with the sequin pump or wear under wide leg trousers for just a little extra jazz during the day.

I AM OBSESSED with this clutch from ASOS!! They do such a good job on bags to make them look extremely expensive while keeping the price so any girl can carry it.  I would carry this bag every time I hit the town or went to dinner this winter.

Ok last but not least... the headbands... yeah yeah yeah I can hear you now.  "That's a little girls headband!" you would yell at me.  "No WAY am I wearing that on my head!!!" Well my friends... you should.  On Thanksgiving day we spent about 2 hours in my nieces bathroom doing her hair, the 2 year old's hair, and my sister Kelly's hair {oops... sorry Kelly... I slithered my way out of that one!}.  As they were pulling out accessories of Anna's collection {5 year old} I gasped when the gold bow headband was pulled out.  I immediately put it on and left it on most of the day... until my sister said "Your headband is blinding me...".  Oh well, I fell in love and asked Anna if I could "borrow" it for the Holiday's {sorry... you won't be getting it back..}. Channel your inner Blair Waldorf and pair with a silk blouse and a lady like jacket or spice up an all over black outfit for a night on the town.  I will be wearing this headband many times in the coming weeks. {and hoping Anna will never remember it was in her collection....}  Maybe a "What I Wore" is in store to show you all how adorable it is...

xoxo,
Molly

Monday, November 28, 2011

Modern-Eve :: 12 Days of Christmas!

The beautiful Katie from Modern-Eve so sweetly asked me to participate in her 12 Days of Christmas featuring 36 Dallas bloggers and there ideas for the perfect gifts! 


Today was the first day so you should pop over to Modern-Eve and see what everyone has come up with! I am on the 6th day sandwiched between Krystal Schlegal and VENZedit {talk about pressure!!!}.  I will remind you in a couple days to go check it out!

xoxo,
Molly

Shop For Cause :: BeautyBloggers.org

Hello lovely readers!

I have something exciting to pass along to you from the beautiful blogger Karla Sugar!

Here's an opportunity to shop for a great cause: the BeautyBloggers.org annual charity auction.

For the second year in a row, beauty bloggers and brands have joined forces for an online auction benefiting Doctors Without Borders.

Participants have donated a treasure trove of the best lotions, potions, products, and gadgets. Donated items range from the hottest items from this year’s holiday collections to hard-to-find exclusives and limited edition cult favorites. When the auction ends, winning bidders make their donations directly to Doctors Without Borders, through the site’s secure giving page.

The auction will be live starting today through Monday, December 12th! I wouldn't miss out... the auction items are incredible!!!


Lancome Mascara Wardrobe - I mean, you wouldn't have to buy mascara for like 6 years!



Dior brush set and eye shadow set!



Coach Madison quilted makeup bag.


Bobbi Brown Ultimate Party Palette and Holiday brush set!

These are just a few so head over to BeautyBloggers.org now and get in on the action!!!!

xoxo,
Molly

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide :: Sister

I hope everyone is ready for the full swing of Holiday Shopping! I know I am!  Here's a little Gift Guide for your favorite sister{s}... or for yourself.  It includes a cozy sweater, a gorgeous scarf, the best hand cream known to man, a fun cookbook, and adorable candles. Enjoy!


xoxo,
Molly



Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Blogger Heartsies :: Atlantic - Pacific

So I read a lot of blogs, and I swoon over other peoples outfits regularly. However, I usually don't swoon over every single outfit a blogger does unless that blogger is Atlantic-Pacific.  If you don't already read it... start IMMEDIATELY. She has flawless, impeccable style that I strive for. She's adorable, {i.e. she SMILES in her pics}, sometimes preppy, sometimes boho, ugh... I am having a major girl crush right now...

Here are some of my favorites to inspire you... I will be looking at every outfit she's ever worn to get inspired for my Turkey Day wear, even if I am positive my family will make fun of me for whatever it may be.


These were the only one the first 3 pages too...

Long story short if you need inspiration to dress like you OWN the place then blog stalk her... immediately.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!! Enjoy and eat way way to much...

xoxo,
Molly

Happy Thanksgiving :: Pumpkin Cookies to Drool Over...


I hope by now everyone is relaxing with family somewhere but I have a feeling that most of you are still traveling to your destinations! Get there safely and once you do.... MAKE THESE!

I have been making these for years as soon as the November chill finally sets in.  Ever since a college friends boyfriend made them for our house {senior year we lived with 7 girls... yes you heard right... 7 girls. Before that was 66 girls though so it felt like being alone}.  Anyway after he brought these over I immediately got the recipe and have been making them ever sense.  Cookie doesn't even describe it right... it's like a cookie, cake thing. Whatever it is Betty Crocker... you are one smart women.

I made these Monday night for Southern Boy and to take to work Tuesday.  Southern Boy had initial reservations about them and almost got a back up just in case he didn't like them.  He has turned over to the dark yummy side!  Everyone at work seemed to love them too. And they are kind of ridiculously easy even though they seem like they took all day which is ALWAYS a plus in my book.

Ingredients:
1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
2
teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
cup Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting

12 3
  • In large bowl, beat cake mix, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin and butter with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute. Stir in raisins.
  • 4
  • On cookie sheet, drop dough by generous tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart.
  • Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until set and light golden brown around edges. Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Frost with frosting. Store loosely covered.


  • See?? Easy as smeezy!!!  Enjoy and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! {check back here tonight for a few Thanksgiving Pinterest outfit ideas if you have as much trouble getting ready for this day as I do...}

    xoxo,
    Molly


  • Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for dark or nonstick pans). Lightly grease or spray cookie sheet.
  • Tuesday, November 22, 2011

    I apologize....

    ... for my absence this last week.  My good friend Morgan came to town and we headed to Austin to watch KState beat UT! {hooray! No trip to Feathers though... booo}.  I still am not fully back in action but ran across this little pretty to keep you company while I get back in the full swing of life again.


    Isn't she GORGEOUS?! I literally made a gasping noise... out loud... in an office when I saw it {sorry folks around me...}.  She's obviously a Manolo and I think I'd wear her everyday of my life if she lived in my closet...

    Dream big.

    Until tonight {fingers crossed} my dear friends...
    xoxo,
    Molly



    Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    Holiday Gift Guide :: The Man in Your Life Part 1

    To kick off the holiday gift guide {unless you count my personal wish list which as you can see by clicking the "Holiday Gift Guide" icon to your right... I do.} I have the The Man Guide Part 1.   For the most part this is going to be a general, works for any man in your life {boyfriend, dad, brother, husband, etc}.  Also, I know you can't pigeon-hold them all into liking certain "man" things, so I have been asking advice to guys for this one, and that's why this is just Part 1... it's unclear how many parts this will consist of but I guess we will see.... I think ALL women would agree the more options you have for the man, the better.

     
    First man stereotype..... {drum roll please...!!!....} the Outdoorsy Man.  This is the man in your life that likes to ski/snowboard everyday of the week, takes his dog any where he goes, drinks dark beer, and would rather... I don't know... jump off a ship into freezing water than actually shave his face.  This is an extreme... but it's more fun for me to make up this extreme stereotype then just say... here's your everyman gift guide {aka humor me}. I think  most things on here could still go for ANY man out there {hello sports tickets to his favorite team??} or at least spark a new idea in your head.


    Patagonia jacket... duh.  Most guys I know would always take another fleece jacket. I am also not going to pretend like I know anything about the snowboard helmet... that might be the worst one on the market for all I know {I mean I doubt it is... it's from REI... but you get the point} Outdoor sports equipment for this man is always a no brainer, i.e., the fishing poll as well. 

    This next little batch gets a little more creative, and I'm not going lie, I'm kind of excited about it. First off, I don't know who buys CDs anymore but if you do or could buy this on iTunes this is the perfect Christmas CD you can share with your guy that's not Michael Buble or Mariah Carey. {Oh but how I love a good "All I Want for Christmas is You".}  This Warm December, which is a compilation of all the Brushfire EP artists, has Jack Johnson, Matt Costa, G.Love {wait is this for me again?} plus more and no song screams "I'm a CHRISTMAS SONG!!!!" at you, which sometimes is nice. Another great gift for your Jack Johnson loving man, the Wolfgang Bloch coffee table book, or if funds allow an actual Wolfgang Bloch painting {you can email wolfgangbloch@wolfgangbloch.com for a quote}.  For those unfamiliar Bloch is another in the pose of Jack Johnson, his are the paintings/photos on the screen during his concerts and are all serene beautiful pictures {good for a bachelor pad but also fits well in a married person house for later!}

    This wireless boombox {stop... I'm not joking... it is LITERALLY called a boombox. Don't believe me? Click the link... see? Yep... instantly makes it awesome} is another duh... I should've thought of that man gift!  Hello, it's wireless! He can take it on all his camping/fishing trips and list to This Warm December on his IPod, IPhone, OR IPAD! I personally think that's pretty sweet.

    Last but certainly not least... Tickets to see his FAVORITE team in action. Whether it's football, hockey, baseball, basketball, whatever. Buy him 2 tickets to see his favorite team in a big game {hello Cotton Bowl? Or UNC/Duke? Or... 2 other teams that don't like each other but are both ridiculously good in their respective sport?}.  You can be the judge as to whether you will take the 2nd ticket or suggest a friend in another city meet him there for a little man reunion!

    xoxo,
    Molly

     

     

    Monday, November 14, 2011

    Recap :: Mockingbird Station "What to Wear" Event!

    Hi lovelies!  I had so much fun Saturday afternoon at the What to Wear event at Mockingbird Station! It was wonderful to meet some great bloggers from around the city and so fun to get to meet and style our "everyday girl Kendall {who has great style on her own which made it even more fun!}.  Here are some pictures taken by my amazing sister Carla... {you can add a real camera to my electronic needs list along with a new computer...}.


    The models were INCREDIBLE, most of which have actually walked in NY Fashion Week and made me feel like a squatty frog, oh well.  All of the looks came from Urban Outfitters, Ann Taylor Loft, Movida, and Francesca's Closet.  If you have any specific questions on where something came from shoot me an email here!

    Unfortunately Jennifer Buxton of Real Posh Mom couldn't make it so it ended up being the sweet sisters Courtney and Allison Edwards of Where Wear in the City styling the adorable Alice {the one in the fur vest, skirt and purple top outfit above}.  Then styling the fabulous Kendall was the amazingly sweet and adorable Katie Bibb Anderson of Modern-Eve and me.



    Pants :: Hunter Dixon
    Jacket :: Cynthia Steffe
    Shoes :: Aldo
    Necklaces :: Multiple Strands - Forever 21
    Vintage Owl Necklace :: Feathers Vintage Shop in Austin TX {side note: I die for this store.  Check out the blog because they do a good job of showcasing things they sell! I am headed to Austin this coming weekend and will try my best to pop in and highlight some of my current favs!}
    Watch :: Michael Kors
    Bangles :: World Market



    My fashionista-in-the-making niece Anna! Her bedroom is decorated with all things pink and Paris {yep... she already has an obsession with the City of Lights!}. Also, my fabulous sister Carla {thank you again for the great pictures!} who was so sweet to take time out of being an amazing mommy to 3 gorgeous kiddos to come support me!


    Last but not least! Here is my partner in crime Katie from Modern-Eve! {isn't she completely adorable?!} It was so wonderful to meet her in person! She was so sweet and helpful on my first "blogger" event. Now I can't wait for the next one!

    xoxo,
    Molly



    Saturday, November 12, 2011

    Christmas Wish List :: Part 1

    While being out and about I can't help but mentally write things down on my Christams Wish List. Here are some of my top picks so far for my favorite time of the year!




    Candles are ALWAYS good gifts. I personally love them and enjoy having a burning candle even if I'm just sitting on the couch watching TV and browsing the web. I also love that with just the lid off and not even lit you can smell the yumminess! 

    Next, I have been looking for a planner/calender I really like!  Of course I stupidly always look for them this time of year which leaves me empty handed so I have put the Kate Spade Spiral desk calender on my list.  It's cute {essential for me to actually use one of these... trust me I've learned from school} and affordable! Unlike the Kate Spade Tudor I have been drooling over in either gold or pink {they call it Ringwald Pink... adorable!}, it's much pricier however you can get new inserts every year.  Since I change my mind often it's probably best to get the cheap one.

    I have also been drooling over this jewelry armoire from Target for YEARS! Don't ask me why I haven't pulled the trigger yet... It disappeared for about a year and is now back.  It has plenty of room for all my jewelry to finally have a neat home. The lining inside is also pink so obviously I love that.

    I wish I didn't keep say this... but the bowls... I have been eyeing them for about a year now.  Last year for Christmas my sweet dad gave me these great dark blue large plates and white small side plates from World Market. I love them but they need bowls to match.  The design of these bowls are perfect but I haven't been able to decide on the color! I think the taupe color would be the best but wouldn't it be fun to have another bright color? Oh the dilemmas of being an adult...

    You've seen this clutch before here from me, and no I haven't stopped thinking about it.  It showed up in the Anthropologie catalog and it started my obsession all over again! I want the pink the stripe ASAP... I just know I would literally wear it everyday.

    I would use this Longchamp bag daily. Yoga, computer bag, everyday carrying too much junk around.  It's the perfect size to be good for travel or overnight but also not so big that I wouldn't carry it to a lunch that I needed a little extra with me at.  I want all colors but I think the beige would be the best fit for me and my usually bright color wearing!

    What's on your Christmas list this year?

    xoxo,
    Molly

    Friday, November 11, 2011

    Happy Weekend!

    Is everyone else as happy it's the weekend as I am?  I can't wait for the What to Wear Fashion event at Mockingbird Station tomorrow at 1pm! It all takes place at West Elm so I hope you can make it! There is a cocktail event after the runway show and I would love to meet all of you Dallasites. After the big event I am in for some relaxing and football {go Cats!}.

    What are you guys doing this weekend?

    I was going to do a real blog post tonight but I got stuck on Pinterest for an hour instead... whoops! I at least found this little morsel for you...


    Happy Weekend Glitter Girls :)

    xoxo,
    Molly

    Thursday, November 10, 2011

    The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

    So most of you fashionable Dallasites probably already know about this little diddy and I hope you are all just as {or even half} as excited as I am!! I have a feeling I have a date with myself at the Dallas Museum of Art several times before Februrary.


    Jean Paul Gualtier's exhibit launches November 13th and goes until February 13th. It will feature about 130 pieces of haute couture and ready to wear pieces from 1970 to today. It also features never before seen photography and sketches. This exhibit will only be shown in 2 U.S. cities and the great city of Dallas is the first! I love art and art museum's but add in an epic fashion designer and you may have to kick me out at the end of the night. I could bore you with details about Gaultiers life and collection but I won't.  if you are interested in reading more about it go here.

    I hope to see a great turn out each time I visit... remember fashionistas... without Dallas representing at this exhibit we won't get opportunities like this again!


    xoxo,
    Molly

    P.S. If you hadn't noticed I started a facebook page!! Click the link above under the title to "like" my page!

    Wednesday, November 9, 2011

    Collaboration :: Versace for H&M

    Versace releases their collection for H&M on November 19th to patiently waiting souls.  They also had a fashion show in New York to build up the excitement. Blake Lively was there and looked AMAZING in her Versace for H&M dress.  Now I am going to be honest.  I was a little judgemental about this whole thing.  There is a fine line between something like Versace going either extreme glam or extreme trash in a deal like this.  At first I looked at the runway pictures here and hated it, I actually wrote this whole intro still thinking I hated the whole thing and bashing it.  However, I then looked at the actual pieces for sale and decided to change my tune.  I do still hate the prints and all those stupid pants {and this is coming from someone who likes weird pants...} but in the essence of being positive I picked the pieces I really TRULY like and would love to wear!


    You have to see this one on the website it's much prettier! The gold really stands out and it's a little asymmetrical.  It would be a great holiday dress with tights, ankle boots, tons of gold chain necklaces, and a fabulous jacket.



    Again, these pictures don't do these justice.  This one actually has a V dip in the back.  I love a good yellow dress, I'd wear this one in the spring actually to show off the back with tan strappy high heel sandals and a sleek ponytail.



    I actually have a Mark and James dress that is similar to this one but the gold studs are just in rows.  I love that here it's in a design and especially love the necklace-esque way it rounds the collar.  This dress could easily go day or night.  Day - tights, knee high boots and a blazer for Fall and Night - black suede pumps, big gold earrings and an arm party of gold bangles.  I love this dress because it could go Spring or Fall REALLY easily as well... just throw on sandals and you're done for Spring.



    To be honest this is my least favorite but I wanted to pick something a little different from the others.  This would be a great Holiday dress with black tights and black pumps as well. 

    I'm interested to see what the turn out is on the day of.  On the website they already have a line/bracelet system for the first 280 people in line before the store opens.  That seems a little extreme to me but then again... maybe I'm wrong.  I would love to own either the yellow or pink dress above... enough to stand in line at a mall??

    xoxo,
    Molly


    Tuesday, November 8, 2011

    Happy Pink Tuesday!

    Good morning lovelies!  While I was looking for a new picture to use in my header {some changes coming soon... and... get excited... a facebook page!!} I ran across this picture of Audrey Hepburn and thought I'd share my favorite quote along with it.




    xoxo,
    Molly

    Monday, November 7, 2011

    Jewelry Spotlight :: Kendra Scott

    Hello beautiful {and handsome...} readers!! I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing weekend, I know i sure did.  Homemade pizza last night and a whole day of playing with my niece Claire {2 year old sassy lady} couldn't of made for a better Sunday!

    Last week I received an invite to the Press Only cocktail event at the store opening of Kendra Scott in the West Village! I am so excited to attend next week and immediately perused the website.  To get everyone excited for the upcoming store opening and upcoming interview I will post, I thought I would pick out my favs from the website.

    I love this ring! I am kind of obsessed with rings and this would be a great one to add to my collection for everyday wear.  It would add just enough extra amazingingness to any outfit from cocktail to jeans and a tee.

    This cuff would go perfect with the arm party I occasionally wear {tons of gold/silver/stone bangles + a big gold watch}.  This would be a great way to mix it up! I have seen cuffs like this before but I completely adore the feathers that wrap around.


    Kendra Scott :: Tyler Necklace in Marine :: $160

    Statement necklaces are ESSENTIAL!! If you don't have one in your closet... get one!! Oh look... why don't you get the KS Tyler necklace? It comes in 2 other fab colors as well.  I have several go to statement necklaces, they are perfect for pairing with anything and upping the outfit ante {poker reference? yep... I did it...} immediately.



    I think it's safe to say that Kendra specializes in earrings... if you're not familiar with them go here NOW.  I love her classic looks but when I saw these I got excited! They are a different look than the delicate stones she usually does. Imagine these with white skinny jeans, a white blazer, and cobalt blue pumps in the spring... yummy!! You can even create your very own earrings with her "Color Me" section, such a brilliant idea.  Go here to see what I created... and to create your own.

    Stay tuned after November 17th for an exclusive interview with Kendra herself!!  Send me an email or comment below with any questions you'd like me to drill her with.

    xoxo,
    Molly

    P.S. Thunderstorms outside + homemade pot roast stew + pumpkin cupcakes + Gossip Girl = an amazing Monday night.

    Saturday, November 5, 2011

    Designer Spotlight :: Tibi

    I have decided that I am going to {over the course of MANY months} spotlight my 10 favorite lines ever!  I have already kind of done 2... Marchesa and JCrew.  I know those are across the board but that's why I say 10.  I mean my favorite lines I actually wear, and my favorite lines to dream about wearing someday.



    I am going to kick this off with Tibi!  I recently got a gorgeous yellow chiffon strapless Tibi dress at Neiman Marcus Last Call for $35... no I'm not kidding.  My friend and I searched the garment for something REALLY wrong with it and couldn't find anything. So I went to the register thinking they were going to tell me there was a huge mistake... nope.  The girl was actually clueless to what Tibi was and told me the original price of the dress was $118... "What a good deal you got!" she said.  I held back from yelling "THE ORIGINAL PRICE WAS PROBABLY $350 not $118!!!"... to try not to startle her. It might be 1 or 2 sizes too big but I will make it work.

    Anyway, back to the point.  Tibi is one of my favorite lines of all time.  Although I am not to a point of being able to afford it at retail prices, I can sometimes afford it on sale.. {exp: story above} but if I could afford it I'd literally own every single piece. It's perfectly feminine but with a touch of preppiness and edge that is perfectly my style.

    Here are a few of my favorites from Fall 2011.... Just a few, I had a really hard time narrowing down.
    You can see the runway shows and the rest of the amazing collections at http://www.tibi.com/!  I am obsessed with everything... EVERYTHING they offer!

    xoxo,
    Molly

    P.S. If you live in the Dallas area and want a FREE makeover and goody bag go here and sign up for it!! I might just be the one dressing you :)