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Sassy Spring Love List!

It is FINALLY starting to look like spring here in KC (well it is going to be 40 tomorrow but let’s just forget about that, shall we?) and I am already starting to plan some soirees on our patio. I haven’t mentioned, but demo on our house starts Thursday, which will bring two new sets of french doors out onto the patio! Perfect for parties and I can’t wait. Here are a few things I have my eye on that would make for a sassy party – from new plates and mugs to Diet Pepsi (have you seen the cute new can?!) and a striped umbrella. Oh and everyone is invited to the party, of course!

 Planter / Umbrella / Napkins / Bottle Opener / Plates / Mugs / Flatware

*This post was sponsored by Diet Pepsi but all opinions and content are my own.

The IT List!

  • Lipstick & Lollies is pretending it is spring in a little floral number she picked up on the cheap! Frostbite or no frostbite – she looks amazing!!
  • A Fine Line reminds us to think about our fingers and toes when transitioning our wardrobe over! Pop over for tons of mani and pedi inspiration full of pretty pastels! (find A Fine Line on Twitter!)
  • It’s a Darling Ensemble is pinching pennies and getting a little pick me up in a pink top she thrifted! What a find!
  • Not Going Out Like That is adding a little spunk to an otherwise traditional look with some fringe and a moto jacket! Head over to see how you can pull this look off yourself!
  • Dream in Fashion goes cute casual for a day full of window shopping and sight seeing and got tons of compliments on her budget buys! So cute! (find Dream in Fashion on Twitter!)
  • Undeniable Style is feeling nostalgic about her spotted top and can’t seem to part ways with it! It is the perfect blend of neutral and pattern! (find Undeniable Style on Twitter!)
  • Laura Wears makes her favorite shift dress work for winter by adding tights and a turtleneck! Such a good tip we can all use! (find Laura Wears on Twitter!)
  • The Second Best keeps it classy and shows us her best grown-up St. Patrick’s day look! Head over to get ideas for what you will wear this weekend! (find Second Best on Twitter!)
  • A Fashion Fixation found an incredible buy at Target and liked it so much she picked up two (in different colors, of course!). Such a good find! (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)
  • Rose a la Mode has some of her favorite items on repeat and one of them is a gorgeous minty top – definitely worthy of wearing a few times a week! (find Rose a la Mode on Twitter!)
  • Pretty Preened is serving up a stuffed sweet potato that is delicious AND healthy! Pop over for the full recipe – perfect for a quick weeknight meal! (find Pretty Preened on Twitter!)
  • Loving Every Detail put on her comfiest (and fab!) leggings to chase around the newest member of her family all weekend – a puppy! They are both too cute!
  • Miss Top Ten Image looks so chic in her new camouflage jacket! Her styling is spot on so if you need any tips with camo, this is the place! (find Miss Top Ten Image in Twitter!)
  • Sweetie Pie Style has honed her personal style and gets dressed in a jiffy but you would never know it! Pop over for one of her no-fail fashion combos that takes out all of the guesswork!  (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East is taking inspiration from a sweet, but grown up little girls room and using it to create an outfit and a room! Love!  (find Second Street East on Twitter!)
the IT list is brought to you weekly by Jill of Good Life and edited by Michelle of Second Street East.
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Second and Dahlia’s Style Steals

 

Happy Thursday! Today just happens to be my husband’s 30th birthday (love you babe!) and boy does it feel weird. Seems like such a milestone and such a grown up number… so glad I have a few more years before I reach that one ;) . Speaking of grown up things, there is nothing that makes me want twin girls except for this room. It is perfectly fit for two adorable (and well behaved, obviously) little girls! Now since I would  never wish twins upon myself, I will wish for a client who can provide this little dream for me! Anyone?  Favorites this week are the headboard and that awesome bag Jessica found!

 

Lamp / Antlers / Bed / Table / Pillow

 

Bathing Suit / Cover Up / Necklace 1 / Necklace 2 / Cuff / Shoes / Bag

The IT List!

  • Uniquely Karah is rocking her favorite pattern combination in honor of spring’s approaching return! Such a fun and happy mixture! (find Uniquely Karah on Twitter!)
  • Lipstick & Lollies hesitantly tried out her polka dot leggings for the first time and has fallen in love! They look amazing and are comfortable to boot!
  • A Fine Line is giving us a little treat to brighten up our computers! Pop over to choose from one of three fabulous desktop backgrounds she whipped together! So fun! (find A Fine Line on Twitter!)
  • It’s a Darling Ensemble is channeling her style icon, Jessica Alba, in a fabulous plaid skirt that she pulled out of the back of her closet! Love this look!
  • Not Going Out Like That is colorblocking for a day at the office and trying out one of spring’s new trends – kitten heels!
  • Dream in Fashion is feeling the warm weather love and pulling out an adorable coral and navy combo! She even went sans blazer for a bit! (find Dream in Fashion on Twitter!)
  • Undeniable Style is taking a global approach in a gorgeous statement top! Half bull fighter half flamenco dancer – it is a must see! (find Undeniable Style on Twitter!)
  • Laura Wears is working to get over the winter blahs by adding a little vibrant color to her look with a great transitional piece that is perfect for cold and warm weather alike! (find Laura Wears on Twitter!)
  • The Second Best is sneaking a little spring into her winter wardrobe by incorporating floral! Pop over to check out this amazing transitional look!  (find Second Best on Twitter!)
  • A Fashion Fixation goes comfy chic for a day full of travel. Head over to check out her latest purchase fit for road trippin’! (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)
  • Rose a la Mode is sporting her most recent purchase – a jacket that does double duty for spring and fall! Best news? It is under 40 bucks! (find Rose a la Mode on Twitter!)
  • Pretty Preened is showing us how to put together a smoked salmon pizza – a recipe sure to impress even your fanciest of friends! Pop over for the full rundown and get this baby on your meal plan ASAP! (find Pretty Preened on Twitter!)
  • Loving Every Detail just got back from a swoon worthy trip to Napa and is sharing the details on the clothes, food and wine! Looks like the perfect getaway!
  • Miss Top Ten Image looks like she stepped right out of a glossy magazine spread in a chic black and white looked topped with a hat! So lovely! (find Miss Top Ten Image in Twitter!)
  • Sweetie Pie Style is doing the dirty work for us and finding all of the great spring deals to be had! Tons of goodies here to update your wardrobe on a budget – a must see!  (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East scored majorly at HomeGoods with a couple of lamp purchases! Pop over to check out her new beauties and to see where she is putting them! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)
the IT list is brought to you weekly by Jill of Good Life and edited by Michelle of Second Street East.
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Craigslist is a Gold Mine!

I have been on the hunt for a sofa to reupholster for a client and keep coming across such great pieces (but of course not what I need…). I want to buy them all to reupholster and sell… If only I had a store…or a reasonable way to do that online. There is SUCH good stuff!! Take a look…

 

 

 

 

I mean, come on! I need all of these!

This Little Light of Mine

Happy Monday! Since we are pretty close to starting our first floor reno, I am letting myself start making purchases for our new house. It has been so hard not to for these past 8 months but I will definitely make up for that. HomeGoods has been knocking it out of the park lately with their lamps and I have had my eye on a couple of Ralph Lauren beauties for a while… Every time I go they are still there so I bit the bullet and grabbed them!

 

Now here is where it gets interesting. I went to the other HomeGoods in town and they had matches for each of these to make a pair! I think I have figured out that I will use a pair of the white in the basement (more to come on that later) but I am wondering if I will use a pair of the blue and white or just one. I would hate missing out on it and I will be able to use it somewhere, right?!

The IT List!

  • Uniquely Karah has a crush on a pair of tennies that work for the guys and the gals! Comfortable and stylish – what more could you ask for?! (find Uniquely Karah on Twitter!)
  • Lipstick & Lollies is rocking a dress as comfortable as pajamas for her growing preggo belly and is looking as stylish as ever! Mommas and non-mommas alike can take a cue from this look!
  • A Fine Line is looking ahead to spring and all of the new color combos it will bring! Head over for a pastel fix and inspiration for your next color pairing! (find A Fine Line on Twitter!)
  • It’s a Darling Ensemble tried out a new color trio and knocked it out of the park! A hint of spring but grounded with a winter neutral – this look is perfect for transitioning to warmer weather!
  • Not Going Out Like That is punching up her work wardrobe and thinking pink! Head over to check out this versatile look that can switch from business to casual with the change of a shoe!
  • Dream in Fashion is feeling glam in a black and white ensemble that is quick and easy – definitely one to recreate! (find Dream in Fashion on Twitter!)
  • Undeniable Style proves it’s all in the details by transforming an all black look with a few colorful accessoires! She looks amazing! (find Undeniable Style on Twitter!)
  • Laura Wears mixes old and new with a vintage dress and a pair of killer hills that she found at an incredible price! Love this look! (find Laura Wears on Twitter!)
  • The Second Best is showing her edgy side with a fun accessory and a little leather! Biker chic at its finest!  (find Second Best on Twitter!)
  • A Fashion Fixation pairs polka dots and stripes for a playful look fit for day or night! Pop over to check out her playful tights! (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)
  • Rose a la Mode is piling on the layers to stay warm, but of course still looks so cute! Head over for a little cold weather inspiration! (find Rose a la Mode on Twitter!)
  • Pretty Preened is serving up a delicious soup recipe to help warm our souls this winter and boy does it look good! Pop over for the full run-down! (find Pretty Preened on Twitter!)
  • Loving Every Detail lets her accessories shine! With a fab furry vest and a few pretty necklaces, this look is the epitome of winter chic!
  • Sweetie Pie Style shares her go-to night out look – skinny pants and booties paired with a cute top! Love this look! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East is taking inspiration from a classic color combo – black and white! Pop over to check out the outfit and room looks that this living room inspired! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)
the IT list is brought to you weekly by Jill of Good Life and edited by Michelle of Second Street East.
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Second and Dahlia’s Style Steals

 

 We are gearing up to start the reno on our first floor in about a month and I have been on the hunt for inspiration for paint colors, moldings and doors. I think it is safe to say that we will be doing white walls (husband is SUPER excited about this ;) ) and black french doors much like the picture above from Lonny. While I would love to have white furniture, the pups just won’t allow that! Favorite picks this week are the heels that Jessica found and the vintage portrait (he looks so important!).

 Pants / Top / Shoes / Scarf / Bag / Bangle 1 / Bangle 2


 Rug / Table / Portrait / Drapes / Settee / Sofa

Snow Day Love List

 

Snowmageddon 2.0 has made it to the KC area and we are in the midst of another snow day. I can’t believe we had another storm so soon after the first. I am not looking forward to shoveling the driveway (again!) but I have rounded up a few of my favorite things that make these snow days worth it! From cute and comfy sweats to treats like a Diet Pepsi and a feast of small foods, these are what I am loving while hunkered up at home! Call me when the sun comes out?

Boots / Sweats / Blanket / Cookbook/ Tee

*This post was sponsored by Diet Pepsi but all opinions and content are my own.