Which would you choose?

Good evening from icy, snowy, messy New York.  Yesterday it was snow, today we are in the midst of a serious snow/ice storm. CRAZY weather, this is a winter surely to go down in the history books! I am so over winter, and praying for an early spring. Moving along…..

I cannot tell you how touched I was by all of the comments regarding my empty nester post yesterday and all the emails I received too…not only did you offer such  amazing and encouraging advice but honestly the kindness bestowed upon me brought tears to my eyes, thanks to you I am now feeling a wee bit more optimist about my soon to be empty nester status:) Whether you are an empty nester, soon to be one, or still have little ones at home…..reading over the comments is heartwarming and if you have an extra few minutes, I really encourage you to do so (click here). They would make a wonderful book! Thank you, I know I will refer back to it time and time again:)

So imagine this, the furniture fairy has paid you a visit…she is going to grant you with one wave of her wand a brand new fully done up living room! So imagine for a minute, one of these gets to be yours…which would it be? I set it up poll style…and since there are so many pretties, you can vote for two, so think hard:)

CHOICE 1
 Arch Digest
 CHOICE 2
CHOICE 3
CHOICE 4
 Atlanta Homes
CHOICE 5
Elle Decor
CHOICE 6
 Thomas Pheasant
CHOICE 7
CHOICE 8
Phoebe Howard
CHOICE 9
Rinfret
CHOICE 10
 Sandra Nunnerly
CHOICE 11
Thomas O Brien
CHOICE 12
Barry Dixon
CHOICE 13
Shannon Bowers
CHOICE 14
William Eubanks
CHOICE 15
CHOICE 16
Barbara Barry
Well certainly some gorgeous rooms! I tried to include several styles so hopefully something for everyone, it will be fun to see which comes out on top! Remember you can choose two faves…..thanks for stopping in and wishing you a fabulous day! Hope the sun is shining wherever you are …………..please some over this way!

Don’t forget, only a few more days to submit your pics!

My new contest is called Kitchen Love. A subject near and dear to our hearts, the heart of the home. Send in your pictures of your kitchen or it can be a snippet of your kitchen, something that makes your kitchen special and beautifully yours. I cannot wait to start getting the entries! Rules are-

Max. two pictures per entrant
They must be your pictures (not taken off the internet)
Please send your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com
You must put Kitchen Love in subject line to insure it is received and included
I am accepting pictures as of today and the deadline is Feb. 8th
 
The contest will begin Feb. 9th and run for two days.
 
The lucky winner will receive a beautiful large Spanish olive tray, a gorgeous addition to any kitchen.

Which would you choose?

Good evening from icy, snowy, messy New York.? Yesterday it was snow, today we are in the midst of a serious snow/ice storm. CRAZY weather, this is a winter surely to go down in the history books! I am so over winter, and praying for an early spring. Moving along…..

I cannot tell you how touched I was by all of the comments regarding my empty nester post yesterday and all the emails I received too…not only did you offer such? amazing and encouraging advice but honestly the kindness bestowed upon me brought tears to my eyes, thanks to you I am now feeling a wee bit more optimist about my soon to be empty nester status:) Whether you are an empty nester, soon to be one, or still have little ones at home…..reading over the comments is heartwarming and if you have an extra few minutes, I really encourage you to do so (click here). They would make a wonderful book! Thank you, I know I will refer back to it time and time again:)

So imagine this, the furniture fairy has paid you a visit…she is going to grant you with one wave of her wand a brand new fully done up living room! So imagine for a minute, one of these gets to be yours…which would it be? I set it up poll style…and since there are so many pretties, you can vote for two, so think hard:)

CHOICE 1
?Arch Digest
?CHOICE 2
CHOICE 3
CHOICE 4
?Atlanta Homes
CHOICE 5
Elle Decor
CHOICE 6
?Thomas Pheasant
CHOICE 7
CHOICE 8
Phoebe Howard
CHOICE 9
Rinfret
CHOICE 10
?Sandra Nunnerly
CHOICE 11
Thomas O Brien
CHOICE 12
Barry Dixon
CHOICE 13
Shannon Bowers
CHOICE 14
William Eubanks
CHOICE 15
CHOICE 16
Barbara Barry
Well certainly some gorgeous rooms! I tried to include several styles so hopefully something for everyone, it will be fun to see which comes out on top! Remember you can choose two faves…..thanks for stopping in and wishing you a fabulous day! Hope the sun is shining wherever you are …………..please some over this way!

Don’t forget, only a few more days to submit your pics!

My new contest is called Kitchen Love. A subject near and dear to our hearts, the heart of the home. Send in your pictures of your kitchen or it can be a snippet of your kitchen, something that makes your kitchen special and beautifully yours. I cannot wait to start getting the entries! Rules are-

Max. two pictures per entrant
They must be your pictures (not taken off the internet)
Please send your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com
You must put Kitchen Love in subject line to insure it is received and included
I am accepting pictures as of today and the deadline is Feb. 8th
?
The contest will begin Feb. 9th and run for two days.
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The lucky winner will receive a beautiful large Spanish olive tray, a gorgeous addition to any kitchen.

Which living room do you lust after?

Which would you choose?

Good frigid evening. OK put this on record. I officially dislike winter (did not say hate but it was tempting). I am staring at a  foot of frozen snow covering everything in sight and though it is undeniably a winter wonderland, it is also FRIGID. I am destined to become a snowbird afterall…..winter and snow just doesn’t agree with me anymore.

Since I am homebound, think it might be a good idea to start dismantling my CHRISTMAS decroations. YES, I still have them up. Even my tree. Do you think that just maybe my ornaments were trying to tell me something when I found two of my angels and three of my birds on the floor this morning!!!! Moving on……..

I heard from a reader who is in a pickle over what to wear to her daughters wedding, she asked if I would consider doing a Which would you choose on Mothers of the Bride dresses, it is not the first time this has been requested so thought it was due time besides at one time or another God willing we will all be there!

Things have changed a lot seemingly, we have moved well beyond the shiny polyester looking dresses with the tiny bolero jackets to fit over them, that seemed to be the “uniform” for many mothers! Today’s mothers are more fashion conscious than ever, and why not! Its a major milestone to be celebrating your child’s wedding, why shouldn’t you too look spectacular. Besides we all know today’s 50+ something is yesterdays 20 year old (or is it 30)? lol

Some of these looks work if you are really svelte and if you are, then go for it! Some I would sew a little cap sleeve onto (have done that many times, its such an easy way to remedy a dress you fall in love with). So you know the drill….if you were the mother of a bride, which of these would be your choice?

Some feel black is not appropriate for a mother of the bride, but I threw a few black ones in as I have seen them worn more and more (not sure it would be my first choice but then again it is sooo slimming:) I changed it up for  the seasons, some more appropriate for winter and others summery and springy looking, long sleeves, sleeveless, hopefully something for everyone! I look forward to seeing which you choose. Ready? Let’s go……..the church bells are ringing!

CHOICE 1
CHOICE 2
CHOICE 3
CHOICE 4

CHOICE 5
CHOICE 6
CHOICE 7
CHOICE 8

CHOICE 9

CHOICE 10
CHOICE 11
CHOICE 12

CHOICE 13

CHOICE 14
CHOICE 15
CHOICE 16
CHOICE 17
CHOICE 18

CHOICE 19
CHOICE 20

CHOICE 21

CHOICE 22
All gowns shown are from Neiman Marcus.

I love so many of these but have to say 1, 2, 3 15 and 22 (and its black)!  really rock my world. If I had to choose just one this very minute, think I would go with 15, love the color and cut. 

Some real beauties here, in my “investigative work” (that’s what I try to pass it off as to my husband) I just kept saying over and over to myself that I want to become Elie Saab’s muse in my next life, his gowns are just too amazing for words….such a genius designer! Elie, if you are reading this call me, I would love you to design my dress for my sons wedding one day:)

I personally favor the pinks, golds and lighter neutrals, they are fresh and elegant. But I would not rule out any color, I think if you fall in love with a dress and it feels great on…..that what wins in the end! Nothing wears as beautifully as confidence:) What about you? What are your thoughts? A poll has been set up but of course I always love to hear from you too.

A quick sidenote after I finished this post…spotted this on my Pinterest fashion board and this beauty could be a quick contender too….holy moly! From my “bud” Elie:)

If you missed all the excitement and some special offers (which expire tonight) about my online shop click here!

www.theenchantedhomeshop.com

Don’t forget pictures are now being taken for my KITCHEN LOVE contest. Details are below…..

My new contest is called Kitchen Love. A subject near and dear to our hearts, the heart of the home. Send in your pictures of your kitchen or it can be a snippet of your kitchen, something that makes your kitchen special and beautifully yours. I cannot wait to start getting the entries! Rules are-

Max. two pictures per entrant
They must be your pictures (not taken off the internet)
Please send your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com
You must put Kitchen Love in subject line to insure it is received and included
I am accepting pictures as of today and the deadline is Feb. 8th
The contest will begin Feb. 10th and run for two days.
The lucky winner will receive this beautiful large Spanish olive tray, a gorgeous addition to any kitchen!

You can vote for up to four gowns…I know choosing just one is nearly impossible!

Which would you choose?

Good frigid evening. OK put this on record. I officially dislike winter (did not say hate but it was tempting). I am staring at a? foot of frozen snow covering everything in sight and though it is undeniably a winter wonderland, it is also FRIGID. I am destined to become a snowbird afterall…..winter and snow just doesn’t agree with me anymore.

Since I am homebound, think it might be a good idea to start dismantling my CHRISTMAS decroations. YES, I still have them up. Even my tree. Do you think that just maybe my ornaments were trying to tell me something when I found two of my angels and three of my birds on the floor this morning!!!! Moving on……..

I heard from a reader who is in a pickle over what to wear to her daughters wedding, she asked if I would consider doing a Which would you choose on Mothers of the Bride dresses, it is not the first time this has been requested so thought it was due time besides at one time or another God willing we will all be there!

Things have changed a lot seemingly, we have moved well beyond the shiny polyester looking dresses with the tiny bolero jackets to fit over them, that seemed to be the “uniform” for many mothers! Today’s mothers are more fashion conscious than ever, and why not! Its a major milestone to be celebrating your child’s wedding, why shouldn’t you too look spectacular. Besides we all know today’s 50+ something is yesterdays 20 year old (or is it 30)? lol

Some of these looks work if you are really svelte and if you are, then go for it! Some I would sew a little cap sleeve onto (have done that many times, its such an easy way to remedy a dress you fall in love with). So you know the drill….if you were the mother of a bride, which of these would be your choice?

Some feel black is not appropriate for a mother of the bride, but I threw a few black ones in as I have seen them worn more and more (not sure it would be my first choice but then again it is sooo slimming:) I changed it up for? the seasons, some more appropriate for winter and others summery and springy looking, long sleeves, sleeveless, hopefully something for everyone! I look forward to seeing which you choose. Ready? Let’s go……..the church bells are ringing!

CHOICE 1
CHOICE 2
CHOICE 3
CHOICE 4

CHOICE 5
CHOICE 6
CHOICE 7
CHOICE 8

CHOICE 9

CHOICE 10
CHOICE 11
CHOICE 12

CHOICE 13

CHOICE 14
CHOICE 15
CHOICE 16
CHOICE 17
CHOICE 18

CHOICE 19
CHOICE 20

CHOICE 21

CHOICE 22
All gowns shown are from Neiman Marcus.

I love so many of these but have to say 1, 2, 3 15 and 22 (and its black)!? really rock my world. If I had to choose just one this very minute, think I would go with 15, love the color and cut.?

Some real beauties here, in my “investigative work” (that’s what I try to pass it off as to my husband) I just kept saying over and over to myself that I want to become Elie Saab’s muse in my next life, his gowns are just too amazing for words….such a genius designer! Elie, if you are reading this call me, I would love you to design my dress for my sons wedding one day:)

I personally favor the pinks, golds and lighter neutrals, they are fresh and elegant. But I would not rule out any color, I think if you fall in love with a dress and it feels great on…..that what wins in the end! Nothing wears as beautifully as confidence:) What about you? What are your thoughts? A poll has been set up but of course I always love to hear from you too.

A quick sidenote after I finished this post…spotted this on my Pinterest fashion board and this beauty could be a quick contender too….holy moly! From my “bud” Elie:)

If you missed all the excitement and some special offers (which expire tonight) about my online shop click here!

www.theenchantedhomeshop.com

Don’t forget pictures are now being taken for my KITCHEN LOVE contest. Details are below…..

My new contest is called Kitchen Love. A subject near and dear to our hearts, the heart of the home. Send in your pictures of your kitchen or it can be a snippet of your kitchen, something that makes your kitchen special and beautifully yours. I cannot wait to start getting the entries! Rules are-

Max. two pictures per entrant
They must be your pictures (not taken off the internet)
Please send your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com
You must put Kitchen Love in subject line to insure it is received and included
I am accepting pictures as of today and the deadline is Feb. 8th
The contest will begin Feb. 10th and run for two days.
The lucky winner will receive this beautiful large Spanish olive tray, a gorgeous addition to any kitchen!

You can vote for up to four gowns…I know choosing just one is nearly impossible!

Which gown would you want to rock as a mother of the bride?

Which would you choose, a winner and a new contest!

Hi there, hope you had a great three day weekend. Mine was spent quite uneventfully,  I came down with a double ear infection and  strep throat! I haven’t had that in so long..the silver lining is of course not wanting to eat much and getting to see a ton of movies and basically not moving a muscle for the last 3 days (unless you count moving my arms and fingers to overuse my ipad in bed). But it got old and I was sick of that routine by day 3. I think I saw 10 movies! Amongst them were a great documentary on becoming a Grand sommalier, ” Somo”, it was really fascinating. Also saw Love Story,  Arbitrage, Great Expectations, The talented Mr. Ripley, To Rome with Love (all that I have seen over and over but never get old)  and many others. I am very well rested and finally feeling much better, not 100% but getting there!

So first off I want to announce a winner for the lovely silver cake spade set in celebration of my THREE year anniversary. Congratulations goes to…..

Result: 82

Congratulations and thank you for such a beautiful and inspiring blog. For over a year now, you are amongst the first pages I load at the start of my day, I am so grateful you love it so much. I loved your Autumn post this year…I was feeling a little blue and very very pregnant with my later in life surprise baby and you put it all in perspective for me. It was a real turning point for me and I wanted to let you know how much  that meant to me. Much love and success

Please email me here to provide your shipping details.

Coming off the heels of my kitchen post last week, I thought it would make a fun post to see which one you really love. Also its the theme for my next contest so its was most appropriate! You will find details below. You know the drill, imagine the kitchen fairies have descended upon you and have granted your wish for your brand new dream kitchen. Think hard and wish away,  which would it be? Here we go……

CHOICE 1
CHOICE 2
CHOICE 3
CHOICE 4
CHOICE 5
CHOICE 6

CHOICE 7
CHOICE 8
 CHOICE 9
CHOICE 10
CHOICE 11

 CHOICE 12

CHOICE 13

CHOICE 14

CHOICE 15
CHOICE 16

Whoa….lots of kitchen beauty here! To vote simply use the handy poll I included courtesy of Polldaddy, but feel free to leave a comment too:) I love hearing from you, of course. (you can vote for up to 3 kitchens, I know how hard it is to narrow it down to just one:)

I get so excited looking at gorgeous kitchens…….I can never get enough. Such a fun room to plan! I look forward to seeing which takes top prize..always fun to see what you all think, nothing like a beautiful kitchen to make me happy.  Which brings me to the subject of my next contest, details below……..

My new contest is called Kitchen Love. A subject near and dear to our hearts, the heart of the home. Send in your pictures of your kitchen or it can be a snippet of your ktichen, something that makes your kitchen special and beautiufully yours. I cannot wait to start getting the entries! Rules are-

Max. two pictures per entrant
They must be your pictures (not taken off the internet)
Please send your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com
You must put Kitchen Love in subject line to insure it is received and included
I am accepting pictures as of today and the deadline is Feb. 8th
The contest will begin Feb. 10th and run for two days.
The lucky winner will receive this beautiful large Spanish olive tray, a gorgeous addition to any kitchen!
Thanks as always for stopping in. Love hearing from you and always appreciate you taking the time to visit me! Wishing you a wonderful day and fantastic start to your week!

Which would you choose, a winner and a new contest!

Hi there, hope you had a great three day weekend. Mine was spent quite uneventfully,? I came down with a double ear infection and? strep throat! I haven’t had that in so long..the silver lining is of course not wanting to eat much and getting to see a ton of movies and basically not moving a muscle for the last 3 days (unless you count moving my arms and fingers to overuse my ipad in bed). But it got old and I was sick of that routine by day 3. I think I saw 10 movies! Amongst them were a great documentary on becoming a Grand sommalier, ” Somo”, it was really fascinating. Also saw Love Story,? Arbitrage, Great Expectations, The talented Mr. Ripley, To Rome with Love (all that I have seen over and over but never get old)? and many others. I am very well rested and finally feeling much better, not 100% but getting there!

So first off I want to announce a winner for the lovely silver cake spade set in celebration of my THREE year anniversary. Congratulations goes to…..

Result: 82

Congratulations and thank you for such a beautiful and inspiring blog. For over a year now, you are amongst the first pages I load at the start of my day, I am so grateful you love it so much. I loved your Autumn post this year…I was feeling a little blue and very very pregnant with my later in life surprise baby and you put it all in perspective for me. It was a real turning point for me and I wanted to let you know how much? that meant to me. Much love and success

Please email me here to provide your shipping details.

Coming off the heels of my kitchen post last week, I thought it would make a fun post to see which one you really love. Also its the theme for my next contest so its was most appropriate! You will find details below. You know the drill, imagine the kitchen fairies have descended upon you and have granted your wish for your brand new dream kitchen. Think hard and wish away,? which would it be? Here we go……

CHOICE 1
CHOICE 2
CHOICE 3
CHOICE 4
CHOICE 5
CHOICE 6

CHOICE 7
CHOICE 8
?CHOICE 9
CHOICE 10
CHOICE 11

?CHOICE 12

CHOICE 13

CHOICE 14

CHOICE 15
CHOICE 16

Whoa….lots of kitchen beauty here! To vote simply use the handy poll I included courtesy of Polldaddy, but feel free to leave a comment too:) I love hearing from you, of course. (you can vote for up to 3 kitchens, I know how hard it is to narrow it down to just one:)

I get so excited looking at gorgeous kitchens…….I can never get enough. Such a fun room to plan! I look forward to seeing which takes top prize..always fun to see what you all think, nothing like a beautiful kitchen to make me happy.? Which brings me to the subject of my next contest, details below……..

My new contest is called Kitchen Love. A subject near and dear to our hearts, the heart of the home. Send in your pictures of your kitchen or it can be a snippet of your ktichen, something that makes your kitchen special and beautiufully yours. I cannot wait to start getting the entries! Rules are-

Max. two pictures per entrant
They must be your pictures (not taken off the internet)
Please send your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com
You must put Kitchen Love in subject line to insure it is received and included
I am accepting pictures as of today and the deadline is Feb. 8th
The contest will begin Feb. 10th and run for two days.
The lucky winner will receive this beautiful large Spanish olive tray, a gorgeous addition to any kitchen!
Thanks as always for stopping in. Love hearing from you and always appreciate you taking the time to visit me! Wishing you a wonderful day and fantastic start to your week!

Which kitchen makes you want to whip up something good?

Which would you choose? Golden Globes edition!

Hello there and happy Monday afternoon…..so who won? Golden Globes or Downton Abby? I know for many it was a tough decision since they were both on the same time…for me it was the Golden Globes (plus heard many were disappointed in last nights episode of DA).  I love love love watching all the glamour pour down the red carpet, but the older I get the more I realize I am happy I am not a celebrity. The constant scrutinizing  and serious pressure to look your best EVERY waking minute would just be terribly hard on a daily basis, I guess you develop a thick skin over time and if you ask to be in the public eye…that’s just part of the package. I get it.

Glad I am not a part of it but it sure is fun standing by the sidelines! My personal fave for the night was Cate Blanchette, always the picture of elegance and grace, her black lace stunner was GORGEOUS! I thought Naomi, Sofia and Olivia also looked stunning amongst many others.

Thought it would make a fun Which would you choose? All included are what I thought to be some of  the nights best looks but there were as there always is, a few misses for sure, I included those for fun…always love to know what you think. Let’s talk!

CHOICE 1

 CHOICE 2

 CHOICE 3

 CHOICE 4
CHOICE 5
CHOICE 6
CHOICE 7
CHOICE 8
CHOICE 9
CHOICE 10

CHOICE 11

 CHOICE 12
CHOICE 13 
CHOICE 14
 
Now here are some misses (at least in my non professional opinion)…..and I included dresses that I would have put them in. Just in case anyone of these “misses” is reading this…..I may be able to fit you in for the Oscars 🙂 Call my people and I will get back to you…lol
  I am sorry I do not “get” the black exercise pants under this gown…too bad because from the front it was quite beautiful and her hair and makeup was flawless as well……she,  with her youth and desire for edginess could have gone with either of the two super high fashion dresses below for “wow” factor (Jason Wu and Erdem) that would have both made a true fashion statement.

 Ugh….sorry I REALLY do not get this at all. I mean I get it Julia, you are America’s homegrown down to earth, simple sweetheart but this is just odd, I really don’t understand the choice AT ALL. She looks great in white and seems to favor things with sleeves (hey Julia I totally relate) but she needed something that was elegant, sophisticated but something with a wee of retrained bling, I found it! This dress by Temperley was made for Julia…..

And look how gorgeous it is from the back….

 The hair to me was a total miss and feel the dress for her super petite frame just wasn’t the most appropriate. I think with her stature this DVF gown could have looked amazing on her…the long fluid lines would have worked well on her small frame and it has just the right amount of bling, while still feeling young.

Heidi, for someone who has a 24/7 front row and center seat to the fashion world…this is the best you could do? The bangs feel soooo 80’s, you look washed out,  and the choker/tassle with the busy dress is just way too much. Heidi loves things that show off her legs and likes jazzy looking gowns, could see this Sass and Bide gown on her, with a slight tan she would have been a standout….plus she would not have had to worry about jewelry, its on the dress!

 Flamengo dancing anyone? Such a pretty girl (Adam Sandbergs wife), but the dress from Tammy Wynette’s closet, um….not so much. It looks more costume than dress, just way too many ruffles, layers and such going on! She is young and pretty and should embrace her youth with something fun but elegant and something that shows her curves a bit more….this beautiful red Giambattista Valli gown or modern feeling Roland Mouret number would have made her dazzle!

Love Julie from Modern Family  but did not think this was her best look.  It feels kind of wintry with the velvet accents, she could done so much better! She has  a great figure and could have looked just beautiful  in something like this  gorgeous white Calvin Klein number or pale gray/blue Marchesa gown….

 I think Lea seems like one cool girl, really funny, so down to earth and real which is why she is probably so popular but her stylist must be fired! This bright yellow confection did nada for her. Her hair looks like a 6 year styled it…come on- a tiny barrette on the side? Wrong, wrong and wrong. I could see her in this slimming black lace gown by Valentino or this  beautiful red fitted Herve Leger gown….

 How did she keep from falling over to one side with all those ruffles? Geez…..its like looking at a moving iceberg. Love white on the red carpet but this was just over the top,  too much. She tried too hard to make a fashion statement! If she wanted white and dramatic how about this Lanvin number?

Zoe is so pretty and has such a gorgeous body, she must be every designers dream to dress. She is one to always look for…she exudes elegance so I disappointed last night. This to me, looks like a budding fashionistas experiment gone wrong. It just feels so “wrong” with  the funky straps, the asymmetrical bottom. My choice for her would have been a gorgeous black lacy gown by Chloe with no jewelry but a massive pair of dangling Harry Winston emerald earrings…oooh la la!

Oh Melissa. Please fire your stylist. Clearly she is the one who gave you that horrid mullet last year,this years hair was to me a bit too severe. This dress was only a very slight improvement. You can do better. People love you, they want to see you look amazing. I think the main thing I would have changed here would have been the hair. I would want to see a softer, more feminine look and it would be nice to see you in a color, something cheery and happy. This feels so dark and drab but since I totally understand the forgiving nature of black, maybe a dark blue with a slightly fitted waist and a really great pair of “statement” earrings for a little sparkle?

This was fun! Glad the Oscars aren’t too far away….I love fashion and for the most part there were many fabulous looks last night, it’s always such for me to see what you all like too. So set up a poll to vote for your fave, and would love your feedback! Even if you didnt’ watch, this is kind of a fashion recap:) Thanks for stopping in, wishing you a wonderful day and good start to your week!

If you missed the intro to my beautiful new bags from Annabel Ingall you must click here..I am also for this week only offering a very special promotion!

Which would you choose? Golden Globes edition!

Hello there and happy Monday afternoon…..so who won? Golden Globes or Downton Abby? I know for many it was a tough decision since they were both on the same time…for me it was the Golden Globes (plus heard many were disappointed in last nights episode of DA).? I love love love watching all the glamour pour down the red carpet, but the older I get the more I realize I am happy I am not a celebrity. The constant scrutinizing? and serious pressure to look your best EVERY waking minute would just be terribly hard on a daily basis, I guess you develop a thick skin over time and if you ask to be in the public eye…that’s just part of the package. I get it.

Glad I am not a part of it but it sure is fun standing by the sidelines! My personal fave for the night was Cate Blanchette, always the picture of elegance and grace, her black lace stunner was GORGEOUS! I thought Naomi, Sofia and Olivia also looked stunning amongst many others.

Thought it would make a fun Which would you choose? All included are what I thought to be some of? the nights best looks but there were as there always is, a few misses for sure, I included those for fun…always love to know what you think. Let’s talk!

CHOICE 1

?CHOICE 2

?CHOICE 3

?CHOICE 4
CHOICE 5
CHOICE 6
CHOICE 7
CHOICE 8
CHOICE 9
CHOICE 10

CHOICE 11

?CHOICE 12
CHOICE 13?
CHOICE 14
?
Now here are some misses (at least in my non professional opinion)…..and I included dresses that I would have put them in. Just in case anyone of these “misses” is reading this…..I may be able to fit you in for the Oscars 🙂 Call my people and I will get back to you…lol
? I am sorry I do not “get” the black exercise pants under this gown…too bad because from the front it was quite beautiful and her hair and makeup was flawless as well……she,? with her youth and desire for edginess could have gone with either of the two super high fashion dresses below for “wow” factor (Jason Wu and Erdem) that would have both made a true fashion statement.

?Ugh….sorry I REALLY do not get this at all. I mean I get it Julia, you are America’s homegrown down to earth, simple sweetheart but this is just odd, I really don’t understand the choice AT ALL. She looks great in white and seems to favor things with sleeves (hey Julia I totally relate) but she needed something that was elegant, sophisticated but something with a wee of retrained bling, I found it! This dress by Temperley was made for Julia…..

And look how gorgeous it is from the back….

?The hair to me was a total miss and feel the dress for her super petite frame just wasn’t the most appropriate. I think with her stature this DVF gown could have looked amazing on her…the long fluid lines would have worked well on her small frame and it has just the right amount of bling, while still feeling young.

Heidi, for someone who has a 24/7 front row and center seat to the fashion world…this is the best you could do? The bangs feel soooo 80’s, you look washed out,? and the choker/tassle with the busy dress is just way too much. Heidi loves things that show off her legs and likes jazzy looking gowns, could see this Sass and Bide gown on her, with a slight tan she would have been a standout….plus she would not have had to worry about jewelry, its on the dress!

?Flamengo dancing anyone? Such a pretty girl (Adam Sandbergs wife), but the dress from Tammy Wynette’s closet, um….not so much. It looks more costume than dress, just way too many ruffles, layers and such going on! She is young and pretty and should embrace her youth with something fun but elegant and something that shows her curves a bit more….this beautiful red Giambattista Valli gown or modern feeling Roland Mouret number would have made her dazzle!

Love Julie from Modern Family? but did not think this was her best look.? It feels kind of wintry with the velvet accents, she could done so much better! She has? a great figure and could have looked just beautiful? in something like this? gorgeous white Calvin Klein number or pale gray/blue Marchesa gown….

?I think Lea seems like one cool girl, really funny, so down to earth and real which is why she is probably so popular but her stylist must be fired! This bright yellow confection did nada for her. Her hair looks like a 6 year styled it…come on- a tiny barrette on the side? Wrong, wrong and wrong. I could see her in this slimming black lace gown by Valentino or this? beautiful red fitted Herve Leger gown….

?How did she keep from falling over to one side with all those ruffles? Geez…..its like looking at a moving iceberg. Love white on the red carpet but this was just over the top,? too much. She tried too hard to make a fashion statement! If she wanted white and dramatic how about this Lanvin number?

Zoe is so pretty and has such a gorgeous body, she must be every designers dream to dress. She is one to always look for…she exudes elegance so I disappointed last night. This to me, looks like a budding fashionistas experiment gone wrong. It just feels so “wrong” with? the funky straps, the asymmetrical bottom. My choice for her would have been a gorgeous black lacy gown by Chloe with no jewelry but a massive pair of dangling Harry Winston emerald earrings…oooh la la!

Oh Melissa. Please fire your stylist. Clearly she is the one who gave you that horrid mullet last year,this years hair was to me a bit too severe. This dress was only a very slight improvement. You can do better. People love you, they want to see you look amazing. I think the main thing I would have changed here would have been the hair. I would want to see a softer, more feminine look and it would be nice to see you in a color, something cheery and happy. This feels so dark and drab but since I totally understand the forgiving nature of black, maybe a dark blue with a slightly fitted waist and a really great pair of “statement” earrings for a little sparkle?

This was fun! Glad the Oscars aren’t too far away….I love fashion and for the most part there were many fabulous looks last night, it’s always such for me to see what you all like too. So set up a poll to vote for your fave, and would love your feedback! Even if you didnt’ watch, this is kind of a fashion recap:) Thanks for stopping in, wishing you a wonderful day and good start to your week!

If you missed the intro to my beautiful new bags from Annabel Ingall you must click here..I am also for this week only offering a very special promotion! Which dress stole the red carpet?

Which would you choose?

Hello there, can you believe  Thanksgiving is this week….just a few more days! I am feeling a little better but not 100%, thanks to all who asked. I pushed myself to go to the party Sat. and it was quite spectacular (took some pics which I will share down on a random musings post) but still not quite right, it’s been some week. Hoping this week will be much better!  Maybe a nice big Thanksgiving dinner is just what I need:)

My how 2013 has flown…its been a good year but I am one for even numbers so bring on 2014! I must admit I am starting to get anxious just thinking about all that lies ahead to do for December. I really tried to make November a productive month and it actually was, but I feel like the real test is to get uber organized and on task and come up with a finely detailed holiday prep game  plan to be sure I can keep December as stress free as possible. Any tips….please pass them on!

Here is the exercise today….imagine you have gathered all those you love and hold near to your heart to celebrate Thanksgiving…… so now you get to choose a Thanksgiving table. Imagine the Thanksgiving fairies are going to descend upon your home and dazzle up your dining room in your choice from those below. Wouldn’t that be amazing if such a think really existed? And if they include clean up soup to nuts………I would be first in line to sign up!

So feast your eyes (pun intended) on these delectable settings…which most speaks to you?
I set it up poll style (you can vote for two) but of course if you still want to leave me a comment you know how much I love hearing from you! Gobble gobble……

CHOICE 1

 CHOICE 2

CHOICE 3

CHOICE 4
CHOICE 5
CHOICE 6

CHOICE 7
CHOICE 8
CHOICE 9
CHOICE 10
CHOICE 11
CHOICE 12
CHOICE 13
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CHOICE 16

This almost makes me wish I was hosting Thanksgiving. Actually………on second thought I am going to enjoy being a guest and reaping all the benefits of an amazing meal and leftovers the next day! Believe me I will pay my dues… I am hosting a family Christmas party for 50 and Christmas day dinner!! Hope you enjoyed…can’t wait to see which comes out on top. Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping in!

Two important things before I go–

1. Be sure to enter the contest for the two fabulous Seda France chinoiserie pillow giveaway! I will be choosing a winner next weekend...click here to enter!

2. Don’t forget as you prep and celebrate Thanksgiving to not miss any photo ops! Details below…..

The new theme is “Hooray for the Holidays“. I am accepting pictures for anything having to do with the holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas) up until Dec. 4th. I will run the contest through Dec. 8th and announce a winner on Monday, Dec.9th. I have already gotten some beauties so send yours in!

No rules…however you interpret “Hooray for the Holidays”. Could be a favorite meal, your home all decked out, your Thanksgiving table, a pretty table setting from a holiday past, a pet or child showing their spirit, etc…..I know I am in for a treat, your talents and inspirations always blow me away. Same rules, two pictures per entrant, you must put Hooray for the Holidays in the subject line of your email (I get a ton of email and don’t  want it lost in the shuffle).

A reminder that these must be your pictures (not necessarily of your home but pictures that belong to you, not taken off internet)

Which would you choose?

Hello there, can you believe? Thanksgiving is this week….just a few more days! I am feeling a little better but not 100%, thanks to all who asked. I pushed myself to go to the party Sat. and it was quite spectacular (took some pics which I will share down on a random musings post) but still not quite right, it’s been some week. Hoping this week will be much better!? Maybe a nice big Thanksgiving dinner is just what I need:)

My how 2013 has flown…its been a good year but I am one for even numbers so bring on 2014! I must admit I am starting to get anxious just thinking about all that lies ahead to do for December. I really tried to make November a productive month and it actually was, but I feel like the real test is to get uber organized and on task and come up with a finely detailed holiday prep game? plan to be sure I can keep December as stress free as possible. Any tips….please pass them on!

Here is the exercise today….imagine you have gathered all those you love and hold near to your heart to celebrate Thanksgiving…… so now you get to choose a Thanksgiving table. Imagine the Thanksgiving fairies are going to descend upon your home and dazzle up your dining room in your choice from those below. Wouldn’t that be amazing if such a think really existed? And if they include clean up soup to nuts………I would be first in line to sign up!

So feast your eyes (pun intended) on these delectable settings…which most speaks to you?
I set it up poll style (you can vote for two) but of course if you still want to leave me a comment you know how much I love hearing from you! Gobble gobble……

CHOICE 1

?CHOICE 2

CHOICE 3

CHOICE 4
CHOICE 5
CHOICE 6

CHOICE 7
CHOICE 8
CHOICE 9
CHOICE 10
CHOICE 11
CHOICE 12
CHOICE 13
CHOICE 14
CHOICE 15

CHOICE 16

This almost makes me wish I was hosting Thanksgiving. Actually………on second thought I am going to enjoy being a guest and reaping all the benefits of an amazing meal and leftovers the next day! Believe me I will pay my dues… I am hosting a family Christmas party for 50 and Christmas day dinner!! Hope you enjoyed…can’t wait to see which comes out on top. Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping in!

Two important things before I go–

1. Be sure to enter the contest for the two fabulous Seda France chinoiserie pillow giveaway! I will be choosing a winner next weekend...click here to enter!

2. Don’t forget as you prep and celebrate Thanksgiving to not miss any photo ops! Details below…..

The new theme is “Hooray for the Holidays“. I am accepting pictures for anything having to do with the holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas) up until Dec. 4th. I will run the contest through Dec. 8th and announce a winner on Monday, Dec.9th. I have already gotten some beauties so send yours in!

No rules…however you interpret “Hooray for the Holidays”. Could be a favorite meal, your home all decked out, your Thanksgiving table, a pretty table setting from a holiday past, a pet or child showing their spirit, etc…..I know I am in for a treat, your talents and inspirations always blow me away. Same rules, two pictures per entrant, you must put Hooray for the Holidays in the subject line of your email (I get a ton of email and don’t? want it lost in the shuffle).

A reminder that these must be your pictures (not necessarily of your home but pictures that belong to you, not taken off internet)

Which Thanksgiving table is your fave?