Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Living the Suite Life in 100 Ways: Movies, Friends and Stripes

Completed#78: See a movie in the theatre with a girlfriend. 

I was lucky enough to catch a movie with my girlfirend Netta from Austin on vacation. We snuck away for a fabulous day of movies and shopping and were not disappointed.  We were hoping to catch a chic flick on $5 Tuesday at the new, great Rave movie theatre in Las Vegas, which is a huge saving because generally the movies in Vegas start at $15.  Th we caught Batman and I have to say tha "It Rocked." 

The Look:
Purse: Coach
Dress: Max Studio via Marshalls (simular)(simular)
Flats: Marshalls (simular) (simular)
Necklace: Target
Earrings: Target Bracelets: Target

Monday, July 30, 2012

Living the Suite Life in 100 Ways: Sassy Cut & Color

1. Get a really sassy hair cut/style that I love

Check out the do! I finally found a hair colorist and stylist in VA and the best thing of all, is that she does "House Calls". I couldn't fit a visit into the salon before I went on vactions so I contacted a local stylist for a in-home consultation, cut and color.  Who may you ask created this edgy do? Well Carol Hancock of course.  You know the owner of the the new Posh Studio in Leesburg, Virginia.  Getting a sassy cut and color that I love was just one more this of of my Living the Suite Life in 100 Ways list. So thank Carol and yeah me!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Trend Report: Colorful Blazer

Summer Trend:
Colorful Blazer

One of the hottest trends in the workplace or on the streets is the colorful blazer.  Pick one that adds interest to any outfit. Go ahead try something different and pair a bold colored blazer with your favorite career smart outfit for maximum impact or just by pairing it with simple pieces you can create an eye cathing look. If you are feeling a bit bolder, mix and match it with other colorful pieces. You can wear these colorful and versatile piece with jeans, short dresses, capris and even shorts.

Bright Now


Bright colored pieces are a must have for the season. They make you feel fun and they right on trend. It is the summer and it is time to be silly! Take a risk the season and mix and match your colored pieces like never before.  Break out those bright jeans and pair them with a bright or printed top. If you make a fashion funny, just blame it on heat, because summer makes you do amazingly crazy things.  I just had to pair this outfit with my sunnies because this bright outfit paired with my bright pink lipstick was a blinding and fashion forward selection for me, but I loved it.  I challenge you to break out  your comfort zone and pair a few colorful pieces together and rock them like never before.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Trend: Stripes & Khaki

The idea of sailor stripes and khaki is a classic combination. As you can see in this picture for Harper's Bazaar, you can dress it up or down. I love how they made this dress more work appropriate by adding the stripes.

Thank you Brigitte Bardot for starting us offOne of my favorite trend this Spring is the nautical trend that designer Karen Walker did so well for her Spring runway show. So this week I challenge you to wear stripes an khaki and send in your pics to living-thesuite-life.blogspot.com.

Gingham Glam

This gingham glam look came straight from an old school movie or at least that is what inspired me to wear it.  I love the movies from the fifties where women are all dressed up and perky in pearls, even if they are only going to a picnic.  So I here I am glammed up for no occasion other than it being summer.  What movies have inspired your wardrobe lately?

Friday, July 13, 2012

Just Ducky for Dots

I am going ducky for dots this season, literally.  You can wear them so many ways.  If you are into dots but are afraid that they are overwhelming, try layering them. Here is me on a rainy day rocking my chartreuse sweater that I picked up from trunk sale in New York over a little black and beige polka dot top. As a bonus, one of the teens in my daughters teen group brought in her newly hatched little ducklings on the same day I wore this sweater. So of course I had to share a pic of these fuzzy little cuties. So it is your turn to go ducky with dots.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

100 Suite Ways to Live Life: Documentary #1 Push Girls

Partially Completed #62: Watched 1 out of 3 documentaries. 

Partially Completed #62: Watch 3 documentaries 1 out of 3. As one of my 100 Suite Ways to Live Life, I promised to watch 3 documentaries before the end of the year.  So I happily watched my first documentary. It was the cool and from the new documentary series called Push Girls.  It follows couple of hip girls who had great lives before being paralyzed and the series continues to follow them as they live great lives after.  These fun ladies rise to the challenge of living life to the fullest in their wheel chairs.  They go dancing and to the gym more than I do. I mean these chicks rock, Suite!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Trend Translation: Sporty Stripe

Trends Translation:
Sporty Stripe

I am feeling like Sporty Spice in this Ann Taylor dress that I picked up from Ross. The spring/summer runways were full of sport inspired details like the stripe down the side of my dress and wetsuit inspired pieces, so when I found this one it was over.  I was in love! I was happy to see this trend arrive and I hope it stays around for awhile.  How will you show your sporty style this season?

Thursday, July 5, 2012

White Out Part 2

The summer is here and just like in last years post the white in my closet is calling again for me to let it loose. So I went to my closet and pulled out this white linen dress and paired it with one of my spring cardigans from Target.  I love a good cardigan, it is such a versatile piece.  No matter what the occasion, you can wear it in a way that will work for you. Here I am wearing mt cardigan in 3 different ways on the same day.  I wore it buttoned up to keep me warm at work, I tied it up for youth group with the sleeves up to beat the heat and then when it got to hot, I wore it over my shoulders  for some last minute shopping.  How will you wear your white out this summer?

Living the Suite Life in 100 Ways

I have decided that time is moving fast and I don't want to waste another minute of it. So last month I wrote a list of 100 ways that I have planed to live the Suite Life this year.  I have listed my Living the Suite Life in 100 ways list below for you to enjoy. Follow me on my journey to live it up this year! I hope this post motivates you to live your life to the fullest and make sure to let me know how you plan to live it up this year.

1. Get a really sassy hair cut/style that I love
2. Take a photography class
3. Go to Famer’s Market before work on Thursday (I pass by it every week and never go)
4. Inspire someone else to write a Live the Suite Life in 100 Ways List to complete on their own
5. Go on a camping trip
6. Take a vacation with kids
7. Take a cooking class
8. Take a vacation without kids
9. Work on showing my husband how much I love him
10. Upgrade my pictures/ camera (currently being taken from my evo)
11. Learn how to use my AppleAir
12. Update my blog’s look (at 1 year anniversary)
13. Name, embrace and tell someone 5 terrific things about me (it is empowering to share)
14. Do what I am afraid to tell you post
15. Organize my closet
16. Create a better eating plan
17. Pull out all clothes and separate them by season
18. Watch a sunset
19. Brush up on my spanish
20. Go through my closet with me. Take everything out and pare down!
21. Get a personal stylist to add with my wardrobe
22. Roast some marshmallows and make smores
23. Buy containers for my seasonal clothes
24. Organize my shoes (org. by season and fix or discard)
25. Build a Career smart must have clothes list
26. Buy 5 classic pieces for the list
27. Find a piece of clothing I love regardless of price and buy it
28. Go fishing
29. Find a piece of furniture I love regardless of price and buy it
30. Pay for someone else's coffee in the drive-thru line
31. Hug my kids more often
32. Actually go to a photo shop class
33. Play tag
34. Ride a bike
35. Read a book from cover to cover
36. Go to a new expensive restaurant and buy whatever you (Bond 47 on my birthday)want without worrying about the price
37. Do a college tour (Radford University with Brandy)
38. Take a class for my Masters
39. Make our own sushi
40. Go vegetarian for a week
41. Take a course just for fun unrelated to my major
42. Go to a Nationals game (Went with my friends and then one with family)
43. Name something I don’t like and change it!
44. Do a cleanse (for the sake of my health)
45. See a show at the theater (the Michael Jackson Tribute in Vegas)
46. Go on a trip that requires me to use my passport
47. Make my own wine
48.  Expand blog to include Suite Decor
49. Play golf with my husband
50. Say Yes to do something new
51. Make a new friend
52. Do something with our neighbors (Maybe have them over for dinner)
53. Hold a Backpack drive for a local charity or church (Fresh Start for  a Child's Promise International)
54. Lead an activity at church
55. Do a Year of the Cookie Challenge or a dessert challenge
56. Have a picnic
57. Do a scavenger hunt
58. Take a road trip with the family and take a lot of pictures
59. Buy a house
60. Lead a project at work
61. Bake something new and blog about it
62. Watch 1, 2, 3 documentaries 
63. Get some blog business cards made
64. Make a list of things I love
65. Do a post for another blog
66. Build a giant sand castle or merman
67. Define how to begin living the dream
68. Volunteer at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter
69. Train for a 5k and run the whole way
70. Get a before-bed beauty routine and stick to it
71. Take a family photo
72. Learn how to do 5 cool hairstyles with my own hair from YouTube
73. Fix my CD player in my car so I can listen to more books on tape while I'm commuting
74. Dress up for Halloween
75. Create a container garden
76. Paint something on canvas
77. Go on a road trip to see my best girlfriend
78. See a movie in the theatre with a girlfriend
80. Hold a movie marathon and invite friends
81. Do a time capsule with the kids in the yard to open in 10 years!
82. Take my grandparents out on a double date
83. Take my parents out on a double date
84. Attend a blogging meet up in real life
85. Recruit my real life friends to follow my blog
86. Go dancing
87. Buy something that makes me feel beautiful
88. Donate toys to church
89. Re-learn how to salsa dance
90. Go to the beach
91. Tell my family how much I love them- (Everyday)
92. Play a board game
93. Design a room using a designer
94. Go to Las Vegas (possibly renew vows at cheesy wedding place)- summer trip
95. Take a class from ALT Channel!
96. Figure out what I want to be when I grow up
97. Figure out what I need to do to become what I want to be when I group up and start doing it
98. Build a snow man
99. Do a DIY project (possibly build a piece of furniture with my husband)
100. Celebrate my living the Suite life in 100 ways.

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