Thursday, August 9, 2012

Elements of Fall

This beautiful arrangement of fall essentials greeted me in my inbox this morning.  Once again Tory Burch hits it out of the park.  I have the boots, but now I need the green jeans too! 

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Aztec Secret to Beutiful Skin

Are you looking for a cheap face cleanser and new beauty tool to add to your beauty regime?  Look no more.  You need to try Aztec Secret natural clay mask.  I first heard of this gem via Sheridan French and her praises for the product peaked my curiosity. 

After some research, turns out this stuff is legit and amazing for only $7.  I bought mine at Whole Foods, but you can order yours here.

As it says on the jar, you can feel your face pulsate as the natural clay dries into a hard mask and stimulates circulation.  It leaves your face feeling soft, smooth, clean and shiney.  Not an oily shine, but a glow of healthy skin and it clears out and minimizes pours. 

Here's what it looks like when you apply it.  Thick and pastey.

Here's the after.  Eek, me with no makeup!  But my face feels fresh and clean.

I strongly recommend you try it, it does not disappoint.  The jar will last you a long as a little goes a long way.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Project Sneak Peek

I've got two installs tomorrow for friends so it should be a fun day!  Here's a sneak peek.

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And a few of you have asked; I bought the Zara top at the store.  They did not have it on the floor which I thought was odd, so always ask if they have any in stock.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Peplum Perfection

Friends, I am beside myself excited about my new lace peplum blouse from Zara.  So many things about this top gives me goose bumps.  First, it's three fall trends in one.  How fabulous is that?  Lace,  check.  Peplum, check.  And red, check. does not do this blouse justice.  The lace detail is spot on and thick.  Not a cheap flimsy lace that sometimes can totally ruin an otherwise beautiful blouse. 

And the back has brass button details.  Love!

Of course, you know if Ms. Olivia P. is wearing it, it has to be fabulous. 

Olivia Palermon Leo
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I love my new fabulous, amazing, redonkulous totally amazeballs blouse!  Now where do I wear it to?

Friday, July 20, 2012

Chic on the Cheap

Hey friends, have you been to Target lately?  I was there for a few items and stumble upon this beauty.

Instantly I thought of the Tory Burch pom pom tote she had earlier this spring/summer.  Obviously the two bags aren't that similar, but it still has the cute straw pom pom accent and in my opinion a bit more subdued of a look.  I'm a die hard Tory fan, but here I prefer good old Tarjay.  Plus there's about a $300 savings, my checking account can breath a sigh of relief. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Baubles, Bling and Boots

I'm excited to share with you a few new purchases I've made recently.  Oh, and as you can see I'm an Instagram Sistah so follow along if you'd like, vcwalton.

First I just bought this precious love ring at Nordstroms and I was super excited when I spotted it.  I love all different versions everyone has pinned like crazy, but not the prices.  I'm all about investment jewelery, but not for small trendy trinkets.  Only $28, thank you Nordi!

Next, my fabulous new Loeffler Randall rain boots arrived.  My friend Christi from P is for Party had these first and I couldn't get them out of my head.  She has them in green, and I just purchased the taupe color.  They were 50% off and are so comfortable and stylish.  Please let it rain!

Don't you just love the zipper up the back?

And lastly, I love my new minty/teal hued earrings from Kendra Scott.  Also a wonderful purchase from Nordstroms.  Here I am breaking them in and I couldn't resist a pic.  I bought the smaller size since the large felt very heavy.  Plus I'm a little weird about heavy earrings and paranoid my lobes will stretch. 

Check out my guest bath wallpaper.  I love the Farrow and Ball Lotus paper in charleston gray.  It was a total splurge that was worth every penny.  That room makes me happy. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Coach Fall 2012

Coach is launching a new line for fall 2012 by revamping several of it's old Legacy classics and I say it's about time!  I've grown tired of the same old monogrammed in your face C designs and have longed for more classic elegant styles.  They've kept the sturdy smooth leather and clean lines and added a rainbow of new colors and oversized clutches.  I'm loving the cobalt blue, kelly green and orange bags. 

I'm in need of a good crossbody bag and I've been eyeing the Classic Shoulder bag in orange, but I just might have to wait and preview the new line when it launches August 1.  Here's a peak, I think you'll be excited too.

I'm really excited about the oversized Universal  Envelope Clutch seen on several celebrities at their launch party.  I'm jonesing for the Kelly green one.

Here it is again in silver carried by Jordana Brewster.  Olivia Munn is holding a new clutch as well.

Jessica Stroup carried it in their famous british tan color.  Isn't it fabulous?  Big and elegant.

And Here's a preview of the new line thanks to  To see more click on the link.


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Man Flowers for The Big 4-0

My friend Mike turns 40 today and to help him celebrate I'm giving him man flowers.  I originally got this idea from Pinterest see it here, but I decide to take it to the next level.

I took a galavinized pail and filled it with Jack Daniels, Cohibas and Pop Rocks (think about it).  Obiviously this gift is not PG and intended for Adults only.  All it took was hot glue, popcicle sticks, sand to weight the pail down and crinkle stuffing.  You could modify this gift for any man, just add his favorites and maybe a gag item or too.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Instagram Update

Hi friends!  I am alive, just been working on my other jobs - mom, wife, business owner.  So to fill you in, here's a little Instagram Update.  Which I love btw.  Christi Chase peaked my curiosity about this cool app and needless to say it's addictive.

Been doing a little shopping and I'm obsessed with my new Ikat shorts from the Gap.   

Also a little consumed with Dogeared necklaces.  Here's one my friend Michelle is wearing.

In spite of my hectic schedule, I made time to pamper myself.  I love my neon nails pedicure.

LOTS of mom duties like gymnastics class and school field trips.  She's itty bitty but she's mighty.

Also attended an amazing charity fundraiser for a very worthy cause, The Broach Foundation for Brain Cancer Research.  To learn more visit their Facebook page.

That's it folks!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mommy and Me Summer Sandals

I don't intentionally buy shoes for my daughters to match me, but sometimes the shoe stars a line and I get lucky.  You may remember the matching ballet flats I scored and wrote about here

Well friends it happened again!  I bought these sandals from Nine West for spring/summer and a couple of weeks later I found coordinating sandals for my girls from Target.

How cute are these kid versions?  Yet another shopping high was experienced that day.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hello Again

Hi friends!  I've been a busy lady lately with work, kids and life.  This weekend was a gorgeous one here in Houston and the family and I took full advantage.  Today we hit the tennis club for a little family match.  It was my 5 year old and me against daddy.  Of course daddy can play pro if we wanted, so the two against one still put us at a disadvantage.  But we tried! 

Here's our future Maria Sharapova if daddy has his way.  Ask him and his dream is to have his girls be the next Williams sisters.

She's definitely on trend with her neon Addidas tennis shirt.  She was hard to miss on the court today.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wrap Redux via DVF and Gap Kids

Did you hear? DVF has created an exclusive line for Gap kids by reprising vintage pattern prints from her archives. I can't wait! Sale starts March 15, but if you’re a Gap card member; of which I am, you'll get an exclusive jump on the sale. Here's a sneak peak.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Death by MVe Chair

I recently started a Pilates MVE Chair class at my fitness club and it's torture.  I thought I was in good shape before I started this class - I run half marathons, play tennis, pilates reformer classes and mat and ballet barre works.  All in all I'm in pretty good shape.  But this chair class has been a humbling experience.  Here's the torture machine.

It looks easy enough right? Ha! Don't be fooled by its simplistic appearance. This chair will kick your workout into high gear and torture you every step of the way. It takes all I've got to not slip off and hurl myself off the chair during class.

Don't believe me? Take a look at this video; but it's a bit deceiving. These professionals make it look so easy and it's not. It's hard! Want to challenge you work out and take it to the next level? Go join an MVe Chair class. You won't be disappointed

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Spring Fling

I want to have a spring fling with these shoes.  I am obsessed right now.  Can't decide which color I like best.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

It's A Barbie Party!

The time has come for my oldest daughter's birthday party and this year we are having an all girl Barbie pajama party.  I am super excited because I've got Christi from P is For Party helping and the invites and party paper goods by Kelly from WH Hostess

Here's the invite

Oh, and did I mention we have Barbie coming?  Oh yes, the "real Barbie". 

I don't know who's more excited mommy or the birthday girl!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Jill's Game Room

I am helping my friend Jill with her kids game room and here's a sneak peak at some ideas.  You can also follow her board on Pinterest.

Monday, February 6, 2012

New Year in Neon

Just ordered my new 2012 datebook via Graphic Image and I chose neon pink.  It makes me giddy that my new planner will be on trend for Spring. 

Are you in need of a new datebook and you like to rock it old school like me?  Head over to Graphic Image, their beautiful leather planners are 50% off.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

They're Here!

The wait is over my friends!  The new Toms ballet flats have arrived; order yours before your size sells out. 

Inevitably my size always sells out fast.  This time I did not hesitate and ordered these!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hello Kitty Goes to College

Old Navy just released these precious too cute to pass up college tees featuring Hello Kitty.  They have just about every college team you can think of and of course I had to order two Longhorn tees for my girls.  I think daddy is just as excited as they are.