Monday, May 31, 2010

The Bachelorette Episode 2

7 Things I thought about tonights episode of The Bachelorette...

1. I freaking love Frank. He is so adorable. I loved the date he and Ali went on, they seemed very natural together.
2. Craig M. seems like a complete jerk. He needs lessons from Ty and Roberto on how to be a gentlemen. I am so glad Ali saw through him. Also, holy sweat stains Batman! Did anyone else see those? Gross! What is up with that?
3. Ty. He is just the cutest thing. He seems so genuine and sincere, even his song for Ali didn't seem fake. I'm predicting final four at least for Ty.
4. How funny was the weatherman about his speedo?  Poor guy, he could not catch a break this week.
5. Jesse. Jesse is  a total hottie. I am not a tatoo fan at all, but he did clean up nice in that suit. He seems very shy, I don't know that I see the chemistry between he and Ali. His one on one seemed more forced than Ali and Franks date.
6. Roberto. He's from Charleston, SC... need I say more. We know how to raise them here. haha but seriously I love him, and I loved him last week before I knew he was a former baseball player. The game of catch was too cute. He is going to be a keeper.
7. I can't ever remember their names but the two guys from Cape Cod I adore. I hope we see more of them next week..


Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day everyone! Thank you to all the wonderful men and women that serve our great country!

Sunday, May 30, 2010


Who doesn't love a good tote? I have tons and tons of totes, but somehow I continue to collect more! I think every girl needs a great tote. I had to stalk out my latest one all the way to Boston because they were out of stock on the Vineyard Vines website! I should be receiving my Geometrical Print Bow Tote any day now and I cannot wait! Haha Happy Early Birthday to me!  Although I use a tote in some form or another all year round, I especially love a great tote during the summer! Here are some that I love...

Uptown Whale Tote
Vineyard Vines

 Must Love Dots Griffen
Kate Spade

Blue Label Large Canvas Tote
Ralph Lauren

 Sea and Be Seen Large Tote 
Lilly Pulitzer
(I am in love with this one..)

I could literally go on and on and on with this post... I love Totes that much! I think these are all amazing. I also have to share that I always start my search for totes at TJ Maxx stores! They have designer bags at really good prices. They seriously have everything from Kate Spade Flip Flops to Badgely Mishka place mats. I got an adorable Jessica Simpson navy and white striped sailor tote that will be perfect as a beach tote, and I found it at TJ's for $30. I suggest stopping in a few times a week because they are always getting in new shipments! 

Happy Shopping!


Saturday, May 29, 2010


One thing I love about summer is having a tan. And to me having a tan means you can wear white and not look washed out, you actually look tanner. I am a huge fan of white skirts and shorts during the summer. I love that white goes with everything and you can be super casual or super dressy. So save those lbd's for winter and this summer break out the lwd (little white dress)! Here are some white things I am loving at the moment...

Franco Dress Summer Poplin
By Lilly Pulitzer

Caleb Dress
By BB Dakota

Socialite Jelly Watch
By Juicy Couture

Blended Shadows Barrel Satchel
By Dooney & Bourke

'Smile' Raffia Shopper
SR Squared By Sondra Roberts
available at Nordstroms

O Ring Flip Flop
By American Eagle

*American Eagle has an even cuter pair called the infinity flip flop which comes in white, but they are only sold in AE stores. I bought a pair and they are super cute and very comfortable.

GB "Ruffle-Up" Sandal
By Gianni Bini

By Volatile

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Summer Bag

I feel like I need one of these bags for summer. I realize that my views on needs vs. wants are sometimes hazy...but, I believe you can rationalize any purchase if you try hard enough ;)

Braided Grommet Straw Large Shoulder Tote
MICHAEL by Michael Kors

"Charleston" Large Tote
MICHAEL by Michael Kors

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Bachelorette Episode 1

So, I have long been a fan of The Bachelor/Bachelorette on ABC. I have watched every single season. Yes, I am aware that a lot of it is set up, edited, and dramatized. But, I don’t care. It’s my guilty pleasure. I was really excited for this season of the Bachelorette because I just loved Ali from Jake’s season.

If you watch the show you know that the first episode basically consists of all the guys getting out of a limo, delivering cheesy lines, and meeting Ali. So here it is… my break down on the show and the guys. I promise from now on it will not be this long. I blogged during this episode so every thought I had, I typed. Not a good idea when you have ADD. All my comments are meant in good humor. This is a reality show; this is not curing world hunger. It is a show. With that said, Enjoy!

First we meet a few of the guys as they are packing their bags to go and meet Ali. My first impressions:
Ok Frank from Chicago is a total cutie but acts like a hyper poodle, and has a whack tooth in front. He should get that fixed. I’d like to see him without the glasses. His look reminds me of Reed from Jillian’s season.
Craig M. is a no.
Outdoorsman Kyle says he needs a woman. I say he needs a dentist and a hairstylist. And what is up with all the stuffed (literally) animals? If he actually wins he may stuff Ali.
I’m not getting a good vibe from the Justin guy, not feeling the whole “rated r” thing.
Phil I like. The brother story was really sweet. He seems like he and Ali would have a lot in common as far as how they have reprioritized.
Jonathan the weather man, he says he uses his humor, I'm guessing that is all he has to use. But he doesn’t seem that funny.
Ty from Tennessee. Helllllllo Rocky Top. You are a cutie pie. He is going to be a favorite of mine, I can just tell.
Chris L. seems sweet, his story is very touching, I just hope there is more to him.
Roberto from SC. Love already. Dimples.
Derrick from San Diego... HOT.
John C. ewwww.

I really wish that they didn't waste time with Chris asking her all these questions. I am not a fan of Ali's hair extensions. She looks so much cuter natural. Her dress seems too long, it doesn’t fit well. I hope they let her dress herself the rest of the season.

Limo Time:

OK first one out of the limo is Chris H. from Canada. He seems cute. He needs crest white strips. (As you will be able to tell, teeth and hair are very important to me.)
Oh My Hottie. Jesse. His opening line didn't land too smooth but who really cares. This guy is smoking.
Chris L. is a cutie. I like the accent.
Ty is adorable. Just seems like a sweet southern boy, got to love em.
Holy crap why is he on top of the limo? Ohhh Frank. He will be funny, he reminds me of Michael the break dancer from Jillian’s season.
Justin the "professional wrestler" I just get a bad vibe. a Wes vibe. I'm not digging him.
Jay the lawyer. So stiff. Hate his hair. I am predicting he won't last long.
Chris N. from Fl. he did a magic trick and his line was cute for corny.
Kasey I like until he starts talking. He sounds like he needs to swallow. A little too mushy for me too. What’s with the protecting her heart thing, he just met her. Too serious. Chill Kase.
Ohhhh Kyle. He's not my type. But I'm not the Bachelorette haha. The fishing thing was cute though, I will give him that.
Roberto love the dimples, and love that he is a Charleston man.
Craig M. I loved his opening line but never a good idea to mention another woman. His tie is very Chuck Bass but he’s not as cool as Chuck Bass, so it really doesn’t work. And the hair, no words for the hair.
John N. his hair is awful. What is up with all their hair tonight? Did none of them go to a salon before going on this show? If he changed his hair he'd be way cuter.
Tyler V. is just a snooze.
John C. seems like he should be on Broadway instead of the Bachelorette.
Jonathan... awwwkward. haha bless him. I am just not feeling that.
Craig R. I'm gonna pass on him.
Steve is a cutie. He seems really sweet. He reminds me of Jason, when I liked him.
Tyler M. . hate the boots with the suit. plus he was inaccurate with his info, then argued with her about it. I'm not feeling it.
OMG. guy that needs to go to the bathroom. why. just why would you say that.
Derek. omg. no. just no. who cast him??
Phil. seems like a good guy. That’s really all so far.
Shooter? I hope the nickname is a funny story not a gross one.
Ok what is it with them getting on top of the limo? Jason I wish you had split your pants, now that would have been an opener. He pretended to fall off the top? What was that????

One on One:

Who is the dork that made a scrap book?? Do guys make scrap books? I was unaware of this. Kirk. bless your heart.
Kasey. he just wants to protect her heart. That's sweet. A little much for a first meeting but, sweet. he seems very intense. He needs to have more fun.
Hunter the guy with the ucalailee seems funny. But he has creeper eyes… we’ll see about him.
Shooter. Holy inappropriateness, as Bethenny Frankel would say. What girl wants to know that on first meeting wow. Shooter you should have saved that one buddy, for like never. I’m guessing there went his rose.
Roberto. I'm kinda loving. Just adorable. Loved the salsa dancing thing.
Craig L. I really like. And I liked that he didn't bring up his moms death on the first night.

I don't like Justin at all. He say's he's rated r. I rate him an F. for fail. What the heck. "entertainment wrestling" what even is that??

Craig R went up in my book for noticing the vibe on Justin, but let's not be a tattle on night 1. The yellow sneaker thing was cute. Almost.

So then Chris comes in and tells the guys they have to vote for the guy that is there for the wrong reasons. My Vote: Justin

Jesse makes me swoon. He is gorge. Love him. H seems so sweet. He listens to his sister which is a good sign.
Ty... adorable.
Yay for the SC boy getting the first impression rose. Nice pick Ali. He seems very genuine and sweet.
Annnnnd Chris is back and the vote is in. and the winner is.... Justin. Shock. Well, he's shocked. I'm not.

Roses Ceremony:
Jesse and Ty are the first to get roses. smart girl! followed by Craig R. Tyler V. Frank , Steve, Chris L., Kirk, John C., Chris N., Chris H., Hunter, Craig M. (what is she thinking??), Jonathan, and Kasey. and Justin and Roberto who got one before the ceremony.

Kyle the animal stuffer took it kind of hard. Great call on getting rid of Shooter and Jay the most boring guy ever.

Looks like a drama filled season. Perfect. Can't wait!!
- J

I love this dress...

Lulu Dress Faille
By Lilly Pulitzer

I love this bag...

London Small Coal
By Kate Spade

I love these shoes..

By Kate Spade

simply fabulous...

Friday, May 21, 2010

Happy Friday!

Brahmin sends me an email update every Friday which I love, love, love!! Just in time for summer they have come out with their fabulous Newport Collection. These are great totes.. and who doesn't love a great tote! (another post on Totes is to come!)

The Newport Collection by Brahmin

Friday, May 14, 2010

For the pink lover like myself...

The purse angels have decided to smile upon me today. The lovely designers at BRAHMIN have just unvieled their newest creations and they happen to be PINK! Well, technically "Blush Melbourne" but you get the point. They are the perfect girlie purse for special occasions like garden parties, showers, weddings or for when you are feeling extra dainty and fabulous.

Experience it for yourself...

Summer Trend: Cork Sandals

Cork sandals are appearing on blogs everywhere and have officially hit the summer trend list. I tend to favor a wedge sandal instead of a heel because they are generally more comfortable. I mean the last thing you want on a hot summer day are aching feet. has a great page dedicated to cork... here are some of my favorites.

Juicy Couture

Kenneth Cole Reaction
Kiss or Dare

Nine West

Kenneth Cole Reaction
Cedar Dew


Thursday, May 13, 2010

BIG Sale!!

One of my favorite stores, Swoozies, is sadly going out of business. On a brighter note, this means that everything is now 50-70% Off! They have super cute stationary, invitations and gifts that are perfect for showers and house warming gifts! Check them out!