Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Take Me There..

You may think that this is some artsy sunset photo taken on my recent getaway to Mexico, but it's actually a close up of Shoshanna's Virginia Day Dress- new for Spring 2012!! On a bleak, rainy day like today, there's no better time to daydream about bright colors and warm beaches. Even if we can't get to the tropics, we can still dress for them!! Maybe wearing bright colors can will the sun out of its hiding?! Let's hope..

Here's a snapshot of the dress on. $385

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

13.1, Here We Come!

Hopefully we'll look this pretty AFTER the race...!

      Hello lovely people!! So, this blog isn't necessarily about fashion..but it's about two of your favorite fashionistas! For most of you, New Years Resolutions are still fresh on the brain, myself included. However, I chose resolutions that would not be that difficult to follow through (like flossing every night, eating fewer carbs etc)..just so I didn't get discouraged. So when I decided, mid-New years Day brunch, to sign up for the Virginia Beach Half marathon, I was more shocked than anyone else! It was like the thoughts were running through my mind and the words were coming out of my mouth, but the actuality of it wasn't registering...until I actually registered. Then there was no turning back. I was committed. I've always been able to run and enjoy doing it, for the most part, but I've never been one to jump at the opportunity to run a race per say, but completing a half marathon has always been something I've wanted to do. And here we are.
     Rebecca was the person who inspired me to run the Monument Avenue 10K for the first time last year, so naturally I was ecstatic when telling her the good news.My enthusiasm must have rubbed off on her because I could see the little twinkle in her eye as we talked about it, and I knew then that she was putty in my hands- there was no way she was going to let me run this race alone! But I had to be strategic- I  didn't want to pressure her on top of her 90-day Seal team Challenge she had just begun.. So I spent the next few days buttering her up, indulging her in a nice, long Sunday run, paying her copious compliments etc etc. And BAM, Monday morning she signed up!  She couldn't resist my charm  or the opportunity to buy a cute, new running dress!  (this is how I remember the story, Rebecca..) Anyways, details, shmetails.. the bottom line is that WE'RE RUNNING TOGETHER (again)! And I couldn't be happier.
     So now comes the fun part- for you. There were only charity spots left when we signed up, so our entry to the race is dependent on our fundraising for our choice charity: liveSTRONG. Please take a minute to check our pages and if you can contribute financially, great, but moreover we really just need your moral support!! Thanks for taking the time to read this, and Rebecca- love you guurrrlll! Let's get our goo' drinking, dress runnin', Shamrock race on!


Monday, January 9, 2012

And so begins the neon invasion..

Nothing like a pair of neon pink jeans to make this rainy day better! Get them while they last!
Jimi Jean in hot pink by Textile by Elizabeth & James $228

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Come Sail Away

First and foremost: HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Now that the holidays are finally behind us, it's time to focus on WARM weather.. I know, I know- this sounds crazy, especially to those of you that relish in the season change. But for those sun dwelling, beach combers like myself, we're busy planning our escape from the frigid days of January. I lucked out with two, almost back to back, trips to Mexico..seems like overkill? Maybe..but that's just how much I hate the cold weather! My first trip is a quick one: a 4 day cruise to Cozumel, Mexico. So as I'm surveying the holiday aftermath at work today, I started thinking about what to pack. Of course I think I need a whole new wardrobe- but I seem to think this before every trip I take! I talked myself of that impending pre-vacation financial disaster, but did put together some looks that I wouldn't mind stowing away in my suitcase:

perfect for perusing souvenirs..Will "Day of the Dead" tote & Ella Moss crochet dress

Cute and casual happy hour on board: Ella Moss Mojave Maxi & Velvet cardi

For those dress-down dinners: Ella Moss striped dress  layered w/ a Line sweater

Hit the deck! Sun deck, that is.. preview of Shoshanna swim- coming to Pink next month! 

Formal night: Virginia Day dress by Shoshanna & E&J blazer
All available NOW @ Pink! 804-358-0884. Bon voyage...xo jr

Monday, December 5, 2011

Gift Wrap for Jack

Dear Friends,
        Happy Holidays!! It’s hard to believe that 2012 is almost upon us. I hope this letter finds you and your family well. I’m writing to share some exciting and inspiring news about Pink’s Annual Charity Gift Wrap. As many of you know, Pink’s Charity Gift Wrap has supported several local organizations in the past, including The Battered Women’s Shelter and the Virginia Food Bank. This year I proposed to do something different with the proceeds, some- thing very personal to me. You may know that I have three half-siblings on my dad’s side: Sophie, who will be nine in just a few weeks, and seven year old twins, Jack and Emma. About a year ago, Jack was diagnosed with Duchene’s Disease. More commonly known as Muscular Dystrophy, Duchene’s disease is characterized by general muscle weakness starting in the legs and working its way up, eventually leading to paralysis sometime between the late teens to early twenties. Researchers are currently working to find a cure, but until one is found, the disease is terminal.
      Of course this is devastating news for anyone to receive, and my family certainly went through a period of frustration and sadness. But we have decided to focus on what Jack can do and realize that the best way to support him is to stay positive and give him the opportunity to have a happy childhood. Children affected with MD usually start expressing symptoms before or around the age of five, but are still able to function without braces or a wheelchair until nine or ten, and so far Jack is following this pattern. Despite the difficulties, we want him to have normal childhood--whether it be through trips to Water Country USA or playing soccer in the front yard. Our goal is to make him feel like a child first: love him unconditionally, encourage him to develop his independence, and answer any questions he may have along the way.
      By participating in Gift Wrap for Jack, you will be directly supporting Jack. The money raised will go towards medical expenses, including a bi-annual trip to Cincinatti for check-ups, and necessary home modifications. The charity wrap will be available through Christmas. I truly appreciate your participation in something that is so close to my heart. 

Warm Wishes,

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Blouse: An Alternative to the Party Dress

Now that Thanksgiving has flown by, it's time for holiday gatherings to commence- complete with decorations, egg nog and anything sequined! In years past, I have always equivocated a holiday party with a fancy cocktail dress- maybe this is because since the time I was little I've leapt at any opportunity to dress up in anything remotely shiny..However, now that I'm more, ahem, mature, I've started to venture out in the lavish-blouse world. So this holiday season I'm going to shake things up- divulge in the unexpected (for me, at least!) and break out of my cocktail dress-induced party haze. Here are some of my favorite blouse- inspired holiday outfits, available at Pink NOW!!
Tucker Blouse w/ Lauren Moffatt navy satin skirt

E&J blush tuxedo shirt w/ 12th St by Cynthia Vincent crushed velvet skirt (can be a dress too!)

Tucker lace blouse w/ metallic skirt w/ leather trim by Tibi

Joe's skinny jeans in Topaz w/ sequin shell by Heartloom and navy satin Lauren Moffatt blazer

Happy Shopping!