FAVORITE #1: Joe Fresh Giveaway Winners!
The winners for the $100 Joe Fresh gift cards follow:
1) Mattie Roush
2) Laura Simcik
3) Stella Mason
Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!
When you e-mail me, I will match up your e-mail to the one on the rafflecopter and then send you the code! Congratulations girls!
*You have until Monday morning (05/11) at 8:00 a.m. to e-mail me. If I don’t hear from you by then, another winner will be chosen!
FAVORITE #2: My Joe Fresh bottoms
Speaking of Joe Fresh, I HIGHLY recommend their ruched bikini bottoms.
Actually, all of their swimsuits and cover-ups are super cute and VERY well priced.
I was wearing them on Wednesday’s swimsuit post with both tankini tops that I was highlighting from Nordstrom.
I put this on facebook last night (follow me HERE!), but the striped tankini top was definitely the crowd favorite!
Click HERE for the striped tankini top. For size reference, I’m wearing a 6.
Click HERE for the fly away top. I sized up in this top and am wearing an 8.
AND I WANT TO TAKE A SECOND TO THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE SWEET and SUPPORTIVE COMMENTS YOU LEFT ON MY SWIMSUIT POST ON WEDNESDAY!
It sure is nice to have some cheerleaders out there! 🙂
FAVORITE #3: My Boys At The Ranch
Both of my boys at their favorite place on earth.
They are the best of friends and it makes me so happy. 🙂
FAVORITE #4: Genesis Women’s Luncheon
My friend Brennan is very involved with the Genesis Women’s Shelter in Dallas, and she asked me to be a guest at her table at their annual luncheon on Tuesday!
(We should have taken a picture BEFORE the luncheon. I would have had lipstick on, AND there wouldn’t be a lot of dirty plates in the background! Oh well!)
Isn’t she purty?!? 🙂
And…the best part about Brennan…she has a HEART OF GOLD!
(Click HERE if you are interested in her gorgeous dress! It’s perfect for wedding and graduation season!)
If you’ve never heard of Genesis, here’s a brief description from the Genesis website:
Genesis provides shelter, safety, counseling, and expert services to battered women and their children.
Children’s Play Therapy • Teen Counseling • On-Site School • Case Management • Parenting Classes
Legal Services • Job Readiness Classes • Domestic Violence Education
Maria Shriver spoke at the event about being an “architect of change” and how these women at the shelter are making positive changes for themselves and their children by making the decision to leave unhealthy situations. Her message really drove the point home that we can all be architects of change!
I was so impressed by the work they are doing at Genesis that I left feeling inspired to help! I called my friends at Accessory Concierge (I found out they have worked with Genesis in the past by donating jewelry!), and we are going to be accepting clothing donations on behalf of Genesis at the Grand Opening Party on May 28th!
Bring one item….bring 50 items…..
just bring any gently used clothing that you can, and I will get it all to Genesis!
Let’s all help these women help themselves!
I love the idea of women helping and empowering other women!
And just in case you need a reminder….please
pencil me in SHARPIE ME IN on your calendars for May 28th. 🙂 PLEASE COME so I’m not sitting by myself at a table playing in piles of darling jewelry all by my lonesome. There will be a discount for PTMT readers, wine, yummy things to munch on, and lots of fun will be had by all!
Grab 1 or 12 of your girlfriends and come help kick off the Grand Opening of Accessory Concierge’s new space!!!!!
FAVORITE #5: What I Wore to the Genesis Luncheon
Okay, so the luncheon was this past Tuesday, and I was planning on wearing THIS dress.
While putting it on that morning, I got the zipper stuck in some of the material.
I. WAS. DYING.
It wouldn’t zip up.
My internal monologue was telling me not to panic.
BUT HERE’S THE THING.
It wouldn’t zip down either.
SO I WAS IN FULL BLOWN PANIC MODE.
I ended up wiggling it off, but then I had to decide WHAT IN THE HECK I WAS GOING TO WEAR! (Don’t worry about the dress, when I got home I was able to set the zipper free! Whew!)
My red pants came thru for me again, and I was really happy with how this outfit came together with only seconds to spare!
pants HERE (only petite sizes remaining, I’m wearing a 2R)/ crossover hem tank HERE (I’m wearing a small.)/ earrings HERE in the opal-gold combination/ twinkle chain bib necklace HERE / snakeskin sandals HERE (ON SALE!) / clutch HERE/ bracelets sold out
I absolutely love the cut of the tank. It’s from Banana Republic, and I don’t often shop there, but I popped in and this top spoke to me.
I wore the heeled wedges that I got to go with THIS jumpsuit, and I loved the way they looked with the red pants.
The brass (LOVE. THE. BRASS.) jewelry was just right and totally elevated the outfit.
The earrings are fun and dangly, and the necklace makes quite a statement!
And I contacted Grace at BaubleBar, and they’ve given us a code!
PTMT25 will get you 25% OFF your purchase untiil 05/11/2015!
And one more close up of the teal wooden frame clutch HERE.
Talk about elevating an outfit!
I feel like this clutch took the outfit up like 76 notches! Try to imagine it with just a regular ol’ bag.
To get the look for yourself, click on the pics you are interested in!
And remember, with the code PTMT25 you can get 25% OFF the jewelry!
And as proven above, clutches add a bit of chic to an outfit, so I thought I would give you another option! Check out these striped beauties HERE.
You can see my full Nike post HERE, but I just snapped a pic after my work-out on Tuesday.
Let me tell you what I do NOT recommend.
Taking a 2 week work-out break.
THAT WAS STUPID.
The workout that was hard (but not deadly) for me two weeks ago
almost KILLED ME DEAD on Tuesday.
Favorite #7: These wedges
I stood in them for several hours the first time I wore them, and I found them very comfortable.
Several readers also said that they have them and love them too!
FAVORITE #8: AN ANTHRO 20% OFF SALE!!!!
Thanks Haley for telling me about it this morning!
So……in honor of the sale 🙂 ……I’m going to post several of my most recent Anthro favorite finds!
shirt HERE / jeans HERE / earrings HERE/
nude patent flats HERE
Size References: I’m wearing a small in the shirt, a 27 in the jeans, and the flats are true to size!
I paid $68 for this shirt, and it was worth every penny….but now it’s $39.95!
That’s chambray material up top, the neckline is trimmed in a darling ribbon, and the bottom is lace.
It’s a special shirt for sure!
I also got one for my mom because she loved mine so much!
And I can’t get enough of the jeans. I paid serious money for them, but I haven’t regretted it at all.
They’re like buttah.
And the earrings? Well, it’s bordering on ridiculous how much I wear them. I wear the light pink ones the most for sure!
Get the Look for Yourself:
too! I know some of you already pressed purchase.
I’m looking at you Andrea and Kathryn. 🙂
Here are a few items that I’m loving:
And I copied and pasted the next 2 Anthro outfits from a previous post now that everything is on sale!
I actually reallllllly love this outfit because it’s SO simple, but I think it looks really great!
circle lace tank HERE / necklace HERE / jeans HERE / similar wedges HERE
Let’s talk for a second about the jeans.
I had a gift card to Anthro that was burning a hole in my pocket. A sales girl insisted that I try on these jeans, even though they are WAYYYYYY more than I’ve ever spent on jeans.
I tried them on, and I’ve gotta say, they’re like buttah.
They are VERY soft and fit like a glove. They don’t sag and they stay put throughout the day.
If you are looking for a structured jean, these jeans aren’t for you.
Also, I’m almost 5’4″ and they hit me a bit above the ankle. So if you are tall, these jeans aren’t for you either.
But if you are shorter (like me), and want an ankle length jean THAT FEELS LIKE BUTTAH….well then, you’re in luck. 🙂
For size reference, I’m wearing an X-SMALL in the tank and a 27 in the jeans.
The colors are gorgeous, and the side panels add lots of interest.
It’s super flowy and just has a fun fit.
If you like floral and flowy, this tee is for you.
Click HERE for the floral Elysia tee. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
You can find my necklace HERE.
And that’s of course my Barrington leather tote in the background. You can find it HERE .
(And a little birdie told me the code ptmtsave10 might still be working on the Barrington site!)
So, that’s it for my FAVORITES today….but because brevity has never been my strong suit…here are 3 more things before you leave…
I ordered THIS for myself, even though it’s backordered.
And I imagine it might end up being a favorite. 🙂
I also wanted to share a couple of collages I put on facebook this week.
I wanted to make sure everybody had a chance to see them!
I hope everybody has a wonderful weekend!
Spend it with your people and soak it all in!