Tuesday, September 30, 2014

5 Must Have Boots For Fall

While it may still be a little too warm {at least where I am from} to wear boots just yet, boot season will soon be upon us all in just a week or two. I will admit I am one those people who will wear sandals for as long as they can drag it out, but hey, on days when you need to get a pedicure it is much more convenient to have wear sandals than boots. Now, I may wear sandals for as long as it’s acceptable to do so but I do love boots.

Being able to wear boots is one of my favorite things about the fall and winter season. There is nothing more comfortable on a fall night than to wear leggings, a flannel shirt, a pair of boots, and cozy up next to a fireplace with a book or watch a movie. Also boots are the perfect substitute for heels in the winter time and oh so much more comfortable; as long as it’s an occasion you can get a way with wearing boots to.

In my opinion there are at least four types of boots everyone should have in their closet for the fall: the bean boot, a pair of good rain boots, booties, and riding boots, and as an added extra stylish pair the over-the-knee boot. The bean boots are perfect for those snowy cold days. Rain boots are a must for the fall and winter – is there anything more unpleasant than walking around with the bottom part of your jeans/leggings soaked with rain water? Booties always look fabulous with a pair of distressed jeans or really any skinny leg pant. Ridding boots and over-the-knee boots always look so perfect with a sweater skirt/dress and of course leggings {in my opinion every boot looks good with legging; so comfortable!}. Below are a few of my favorite boots from this season if you are looking to add to your boot collection!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Gone Girl

Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, is probably the most thrilling book I have ever read. I can usually predict pretty accurately how a book is going to end once I am at least a little more then half-way through, but Gone Girl has so many twist and turns I never would have guessed it was going to end the way it did. Gone Girl is a true page-turner; there were a few nights I stayed up till 1:00am because I could not put this book down. I seriously can’t believe that Gone Girl was published in 2012 and I just read it last week.

Amy, the girl who is loved by everyone, and Nick, the all-American guy, are writers who unfortunately both lost their jobs around the same time. Taking into consideration that Amy and Nick are without jobs and are running out of money they decide to move to North Carthage, Missouri, Nicks’ hometown, to take care of Nick’s sick mother and his father who has atomizers. Nick decides to open up a bar with his sister as his partner using the money Amy has left in her trust fund and the responsibility to take care of Nick’s parents falls on Amy. Amy and Nick’s marriage has been in a downward spiral since the moves and things start to go terribly wrong.

On the day of Amy and Nick’s fifth wedding anniversary Nick receives a call from his neighbor saying that the front door to their house is wide open. Nick hurries home to discover that his wife is missing. Evidence quickly points toward Nick and he soon becomes the prim suspect. Amy’s disappearance is fast to gain media attention due to the fact that she is the inspiration for the children’s series her parents wrote, Amazing Amy. Nick’s odd behavior, small lies, Amy’s diary the police have discovered, the lost support of his in-laws, and all the evidence mounting against him does not play well in his favor, but he stands by his innocence with his twin sister at his side. With Nick standing by his innocence the question is where is Amy and what happened.

Gilliam Flynn delivers one of the best thrillers I have ever read. The whit, great writing, and all the twist and turns will keep you up reading this page-turner of a book.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday Night Thought

Leopard Everything

There are so many great trends from last year that are on repeat this year: plaid shirts, puffer vests, and leopard are just a few. Leopard along with plaid shirts and puffer vest have seem to become some of fall’s favorite staples; I’m not complaining, I love all three of those things!

One of my favorite fashion quotes is from Jenna Lyons, “As far as I’m concerned, leopard is a neutral.” - I could not agree with Jenna Lyons more {if you don’t know about Jenna Lyons be sure to Google her, she is amazing}. Leopard literally goes with everything and it is a great way to add a little something extra to an outfit; there is nothing like a leopard scarf or heels paired with the infamous little black dress.

In celebration of fall and leopard {my favorite neutral} being in style again here are a few of my favorite leopard accessories.
1.               LeopardPrint Cushy Cashmere Scarf
2.             LeopardMatchbox
3.             LeopardMinimergency Kit
4.             LeopardIKAT iPhone 5 Case
5.             VerandaPlace Nylon Lacey
6.             KerringtonShopper
7.              SophieCalf Hair Loafers

Friday, September 26, 2014

Happy Hour Time

Hola Friday! Where have you been all week? It’s so nice to see you again and thank goodness the weekend is finally here! I hope everyone has had a wonderful work/school/whatever else week! Now that the week is over is time to relax, cheer for your favorite football team, sip on a nice refreshing drink, and enjoy time with friends and family. Here’s to a great weekend. Cheers!

“Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose”

Drink Special!
Passenger List
½ ounce Brandy
½ ounce dry gin
½ ounce parfait d’Amour
½ ounce yellow chartreuse
1 dash pernod
Ice cubes
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass

Around Town!
Nashville, TN: Randy Rogers Band at Ryman Auditorium, Friday, September 26, 8:00pm
Hoover, AL: Caffeine and Canvas at Hoover Public Library, September 26, 4:00pm
Seaside, FL: Central Square Cinema at the Amphitheater, Friday, September 26, 7:30pm
Lexington, KY: Pumpkin Patch Train & Autumn Leaves at Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum, Saturday, September 27 – Sunday, October 26
Buena Vista, VA: Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival at Glen Maury Park, Friday, September 26 – Sunday, September 27

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Well-Place Bow

Is it just me or is Kate Spade nailing it more than she usually does with the well placed bow this season? I have to confess I am lusting after the open back silk mini – red + bow + fit & flare dress = perfection in my mind; it is the perfect holiday dress! Here are a few of my favorite items from the current Kate Spade collection complete with a bow, of course.