Friday, March 28, 2014

Crushing on Coral

Happy Friday dolls and congrats to Mike T. who won a pair of tickets to Rock the Catwalk on May 1st! Don't forget, you can still get your tickets here

Your comments on what color you're most looking forward to breaking out this spring really got me thinking. From pastels to greens to white with pops of color, I can tell that I'm not the only one itching for this weather to break. I wholeheartedly agree with Rachel who commented that navy is the new black (!!) and Jen who mentioned my absolute favorite combination--pairing it with coral. Needless to say, I've got those navy basics down pat so I'm on the hunt to add some coral to my life.

linen placemat / perfume / herringbone plate / essie polishphone case / bedding
dress / lipstick / harper flats / tippi sweater / echo scarf / pointed pumps
DOF glasses / skinny jeans

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Catching Up

{Just a few more days to enter my Rock the Catwalk giveaway!! A winner will be picked on Friday}

Hello there! I can't believe it's already the end of March. I gotta tell you, so far, this year has flown by. I swear it was just Christmas. There's been quite a bit going on in the SMITTEN household and I'm really looking forward to enjoying spring and summer at a much slower pace. Does it ever really happen? We'll see....

Between the craziness that was planning Jump Back Ball, applying for - and getting - a promotion and negotiating a new contract, I have been completely overwhelmed and going non-stop since November. Whew! I also made the decision to leave my wonderful colleagues in Westlake to take a position at our Public Square location. Working across the street from Noodlecat while finally getting to live and work in Cleveland proper won over the convenience to working across from Trader Joe's and Nordstrom Rack. I hope my credit card will thank me. It's also quite fitting that my first day at PSQ just so happens to be my birthday. 

I did manage to take the first week of March to jet off to Florida to enjoy a bit of sunshine with my two nephews, Penton and Tanner. But we all know what happens when you finally stop to catch your breath. I woke up on Tuesday of a week-long vacay, sick. But I must say, if you're going to have bronchitis you might as well be in sunny, 80 degree weather, looking at palm trees. #justsayin

(before I got sick) with the 2 year old that swims better than I can / 
forced downtime equals quality Harlan Coben & Olivia Pope time

What's been going on with you? What are you loving for spring? There are so many inspiring trends for the season that I can't wait to wear once this weather breaks. 

Also.....Mad Men is almost back!!!!!!!!! And we all know what that means.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Rock the Catwalk Giveaway

There are two easy ways into my heart: fashion and fundraising. Add a little rock-n-roll in the mix and I'm guaranteed to be there. Which is why I'm so excited to be giving away a pair of tickets to Rock the Catwalk on Thursday, May 1st!

Thurdsay, May 1st {doors open at 6:30p}
tickets start at $125

hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, a runway show featuring local boutiques and 
celebrity/community models, shopping village, silent auction and Afterglow after party at Provenance

You know I love myself a silent auction. Items include a Michael Symon dining package, Vitamix, Gibson Guitar, an entire year of Cleveland dining and a trip to San Francisco - just to name a few!

United Way of Greater Cleveland Women's Leadership Council is filled with some of the most incredible movers and shakers in Cleveland. These ladies are passionate about their community.... and fashion. So please join me for cocktails, a rocking fashion show and raising money to benefit early learning programs supported by the United Way of Greater Cleveland that will help ensure every child has access to a quality education. What's not to love?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

::Disclosure - I received two tickets for myself and two to give away in return for promoting this event. As always, all musings are my own::

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sunny Skies Ahead - 10 Resort Essentials

While I'm girl who thoroughly enjoys all four seasons (especially winter) there is something to be said about escaping everything in your life to holiday somewhere tropical. Leaving all the stresses of work behind and immersing myself in a good book, pile of magazines and a few cocktails is just what the doctor ordered.

1. J. Crew Liberty tank / 2. Kate Spade shopper / 3. Tory Burch bikini / 4. Zoya Whitney
5. Skye tunic / 6. floppy sun hat / 7. (Miller 2 sandal - sold out) similar
8. CND Tropix / 9. L'Oreal Sublime Sun SPF 50 / 10. Peter Thomas Roth SPF 45

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