4th of July Lake Picks

Is anyone else having a hard time dealing with the fact that July is almost here?  I always spend the Fabulous 4th holiday at Lake Sinclair with family and friends.  We cookout, take boat rides and host an awesome fireworks show!  With all the fun that's being had, I don't like having to worry about having everything I might need.  Keeping things simple is key.  Here are a few things that I plan on using as my go-to picks for this summer season...
4th of July Lake Picks

Tommy Bahama twist dress
$92 - bloomingdales.com

Shimmi bikini swimwear
$56 - net-a-porter.com

Dorothy Perkins color block sandals
$17 - dorothyperkins.com

Tory Burch logo tote bag
$250 - neimanmarcus.com

J Crew j crew jewelry
$118 - jcrew.com

Hat Attack straw hat
$70 - lespommettes.com

Nars cosmetic
$49 - narscosmetics.com

Anchor Beach Towel
$6 - landsend.com


Tuesday Shoesday

Today I attempted to break in a beautiful pair of ballet flats from Simply Vera by Vera Wang. They are a wonderful shoe that can add a little snazzy edge to any look. The round toe is black with black rhinestones and spikes. I love them, I just hope that they will be less painful the next time I wear them. I may need to invest in Cynthia Rowley's stylish line of bandages if they don't give a little :)



About Fais Giveaway and Wedding Pics :)

Faison is now Mrs. Weiss :)  Check out her beautiful wedding pictures on her blog!  While you're at it, enter her Kendra Scott earring giveaway!  They are fabulous and would be a wonderful addition to any fashionista's bauble collection!  Congrats again Faison!



Classic Horror Scream Queens Day Two: Tippi Hedren

Alfred Hitchcock brought the world many things, great storytelling, mystery, suspense, but my favorite would be his iconic "Ice Blonde."  This fabulous lady has it all.  Her grace, poise and clothes have inspired many throughout the years.  Tippi Hedren embodied this perfectly in her role as Melanie Daniels in 'The Birds' (1963).  Melanie is a beautiful, rich socialite who meets her handsome costar in a San Francisco pet shop.  He, as is the standard, manages to make her aquaintance and then infuriate her.  She tracks him down the Avian Adventures begin. 

The Iconic Ice Blonde is portrayed effortlessly by Tippi Hedren in Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds.'

Scream Queens: Tippi Hedren

Hobbs shift dress
£89 - johnlewis.com

Kelsi Dagger high heel shoes
$100 - heels.com

J Crew pearl jewelry
$78 - jcrew.com

Adjustable ring
$22 - baublebar.com

Alex Monroe necklace

Linda farrow sunglasses
$141 - ssense.com

Classic Horror Scream Queens Day One: Fay Wray

Who comes to mind when one thinks of the classic "Scream Queen?"  Is it the ice-cold blonde with nerves of steel and a chic skirt suit to match?  Maybe she's draped in satin?  Regardless of the look, our heroine is always ready for anything that may come her way, or cross her path. 

Fashion in horror films does a great job of documenting the styles of the era.  We'll begin with the Original Scream Queen, Fay Wray.  She starred in 'King Kong' (1933) as Ann Darrow. Wray taught generations of Damsels in Distress the proper way to scream.  The glamorous Wray also showed many young women what the classic 30's look was all about.

Fay Wray is the reason we love horror films.  She showed the audience what fear looked like and kept them coming back for more.  Although, it also may have been her classic satin gown and finger waves that helped her accomplish it. 

This simple yet stunning look is a modern take on the classic white gown that Fay Wray won over the audience with in 'King Kong.' The touches of gold in the earrings and heels add to the glamour of the look.

Fay Wray

BCBG Max Azria evening ball gown
$348 - saksfifthavenue.com

KORS Michael Kors strappy sandals
$250 - neimanmarcus.com

BonBon Boutique stud earrings
€30 - zenggi.com


A Muse in Purple: Giveaway!!!

Let's help my girl over at A Muse in Purple reach her 50th follower and celebrate her Birthday month of June!

She's giving away a sweet little bundle gift to one lucky reader :)

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