Gold Buttons

This photo has inspired me to revamp my boring blazers with chunky gold buttons.


The Bachelor

I have to say, I’m not super crazy over Mr. Ben.  He’s growing on me, but when I found out that he was going to be the Bachelor, I immediately was disappointed.  Maybe I’ll end up liking him within the next few episodes.

But then, I heard a very official rumor that Emily Maynard is going to be the next Bachelorette, which will start filming in March.  Fingers crossed!

She is insanely gorgeous & has the best style -I would watch for those reasons alone!


This advice.

simply put & incredibly true.


Butter Nail Foundation

I bought this at Ulta last week.  It’s a fabulous base coat because it not only fills in ridges, but it has the slightest tint of beige to camoflauge imperfections -like foundation for your face.  It dries silky, but matte, so it’s wonderful for women who don’t like wearing nail polish, but want manicured nails. 

I used it before painting my nails with Essie Ladylike and found that it made my nails look more “gel-like.”  The polish spread so much more evenly on my nails.  Even though it’s expensive for a base-coat, I would definitely say that it’s worth it!  


Obsessed with Stella & Dot’s new spring collection.

Here are some pieces that I have my eyes on…




Happy weekend!




  1. January 13, 2012 / 8:51 pm

    I'm really hoping Emily is the next Bachelorette! I adore her and she is the epitome of a true southern belle. I'm totally with you though…Ben is not my fav. Seems like a nice guy but I may not be tuning in on a regular basis. Love those necklaces! Have a great weekend, xoxo

  2. January 13, 2012 / 8:51 pm

    im such as fan of gold accents lately, and those buttons make such a difference

    i prefer the way gel polish looks on my nails so that's good to know, i'll be stopping by my ulta this weekend 🙂 love the ladylike on you too

  3. January 13, 2012 / 8:52 pm

    Love the Stella and Dot selections. I've seen the cross necklace on pinterest, but there was no source. So glad you posted it!

  4. January 13, 2012 / 9:03 pm

    Happy Friday! I'm not Ben's biggest fan either. I know me though I'll watch till the end. I can't help but watch every season because I'm addicted!! It's my guilty pleasure!! I just recently saw the new Stella and Dot spring line, and OH MY I LOVE IT! That first necklace with the green and blue is ah-mazing.

  5. January 13, 2012 / 9:06 pm

    I love the Butter nail polish!

  6. January 13, 2012 / 9:13 pm

    I'm a new follower and spent entirely toooooo much time on your blog last night…. Love your blog!! Mine is on home decor and antiques so if your interested, please come over and say HI.. Marcy 🙂

  7. January 13, 2012 / 9:29 pm

    Totally agree with you on the Bachelor….I'm not a big fan of Ben either! I will watch this season regardless though. I didn't hear that rumor about Emily but if she is the bachelorette I will be superrrrr excited too! She is sooo pretty!

  8. January 13, 2012 / 10:40 pm

    I love Emily! I would be so excited if she were the next Bachelorette! She's gorgeous, blonde, and has great style!

  9. January 13, 2012 / 11:31 pm

    Ben isn't my favor either. I mean he's a nice guy. But I wasn't crazy about Ashley either and now him. But if Emily is next. It will totally make up for it! How official was this rumor? I need to know how excited to get 🙂

  10. January 13, 2012 / 11:58 pm

    I REALLY HOPE that rumor about Emily is TRUE!!!! 🙂 I'm with you 100% I'd watch not only for her but her style alone! 🙂 Can't stand ben…hence not a single Bachelor post….this season is a bust for me…also the first one I"m not completely devoted to.

  11. January 14, 2012 / 4:30 am

    oh my gosh, I went to bed thinking about gold buttons on blazers just last night! I have my eye on a new blazer and I want to change the buttons to gold! I also love Emily – if she is really going to be the next bachelor I cannot wait – she does have the best style and when I end up back in Charlotte I will be stocking her – ha!

  12. January 14, 2012 / 5:05 pm

    Totally agree that if Emily is the next bachelorette it will make up for Ashley and Ben's boring seasons!

  13. January 14, 2012 / 6:26 pm

    That quote is so good! These is a great selection. I don't personally watch the Bachelor, but I may have to after everything I have heard about it.

  14. January 14, 2012 / 6:46 pm

    oh i hope emily will be the next bachelorette!! she is gorgeous and such a class act 🙂 love all the stella and dot jewelry — so fun and colorful!! and i have to try that butter polish, looks like a great investment. happy weekend! xoxo

  15. January 15, 2012 / 2:33 am

    I love the essie polish color you have featured in this post. I am all about a nude nail color!

  16. January 15, 2012 / 4:21 am

    Such a cute blog! Definitely following!


  17. January 15, 2012 / 12:44 pm

    Totally agree about Ben. I don't love him but I do love watching all the crazy girls on the show! I saw Emily in Charlotte while I was home over Christmas. She was so tiny and I must say was wearing so much make-up it aged her. Still totally cute though. The Poole Shop and Capital did her wardrobe during the Bachelor so hopefully they will do it again because they have some amazing things! Love that nailpolish color!

  18. January 15, 2012 / 9:46 pm

    I've been meaning to update some blazers forever now and just never seem to think to do it! I just tried to get your email off of contact but it never comes up?

  19. January 16, 2012 / 1:32 am

    oh my gosh totally love that jacket!

  20. January 16, 2012 / 4:43 am

    i really don't like the bachelor this time, haha. he's not cute! love the necklaces 🙂

  21. January 17, 2012 / 12:51 pm

    I actually did replace all my blazer buttons with gold and I love how it looks…definitely go for it!!

  22. January 17, 2012 / 4:36 pm

    I adore your blog! Im really surprised it's taken them this long to make Emily the bachelorette(fingers crossed it's true)! btw I've tagged you in a post!


  23. January 18, 2012 / 7:52 pm

    OMG you were right!!! Emily is def the next Bachelorette! I had a feeling that whoever your source was, was right! I'm excited! Let's get this one over Ben!

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