Pantone Fall 2013 Color Report

Even though it’s super hot outside, it’s not too early to start thinking about what you’re going to wear for fall. Fall items are starting to make their way into stores and I am super excited to get started on my fall wardrobe!

Pantone released its Fall 2013 Fashion Color Report earlier this year and I’m glad to see some bold colors returning this year. My favorite ones are Vivacious (a bold fuchsia), Acai (a gorgeous purple) and Mykonos Blue (a soothing blue tone). Turbulence and Carafe offer great alternatives to black as basic/foundation colors to build one’s fall wardrobe.

So what does this mean for us right now? Even if you are not in the mood to buy fall clothes, keep an eye on these colors as you are buying summer clearance items. Especially with accessories. That way you can get the hot colors at some cool low prices!

The Pantone report also offers suggestions for pairing the colors and a short video about the colors.




Movie Rant: R.I.P.D.


Okay, time for my weekly movie rant: Has anyone actually seen the movie R.I.P.D.? No surprise that it performed poorly at the box office in its opening weekend. But I am surprised that I haven’t seen a single ad for it since it opened. Has the studio already given up on it? If so- yikes! It would have done well… if it was released like 10 years ago. This movie was kind of unnecessary. I mean we already had 3 M.I.B. movies- and we really didn’t need all 3 of those either.

From R.I.P.D.: 5 Ways the Summer Flick Loves the 90s

Happy Talenti Tuesday: Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel!

How to keep cool this summer:

  • Step 1: Drive to store
  • Step 2: Pick up Talenti Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel gelato
  • Step 3: Drive home. Like really fast!
  • Step 4: Grab spoon. Don’t worry about a bowl- bowls are for amateurs anyway.
  • Step 5: Dig in. Close your eyes (optional). Ignore anyone else in the house. They can get their own gelato. Relish the indulgence!
  • Step 6: Wait- the container is empty! What happened to all the gelato? Was it a dream? No- it was really that good!

Repeat the above steps as often as necessary this summer. It’s going to be a hot all season!



Reminder: Wantable Michael Kors Handbag Giveaway

Don’t forget that tomorrow is your last day to enter Wantable’s Michael Kors giveaway. Two lucky winners will each get a Michael Kors handbag while four runner-up winners will each receive a Wantable box of goodies.

Earlier today some friends and I stopped by the Nordstrom store in Nashville and I made sure to stop by the Michael Kors handbag display. You know, to say “hello” to the bag I’m going to add to my collection when I win. Hey- you got to dream it to live it!

The contest ends Friday, July 19 at 12pm CST, so don’t delay. Click here to enter this contest today!



Wantable Michael Kors Bag Giveaway

Michael Kors? Love him.

The chance to win one of his bags? Love that even more!

Wantable is hosting a great Facebook contest where they are giving away Michael Kors handbags to two lucky winners and Wantable boxes to four winners as well. A Michael Kors handbag is on my fall style wish list so I am keeping my fingered crossed on this one. Even winning a Wantables box would make me very happy!

Click here to enter this contest. But hurry: entries must be received by Friday, July 19.

Good luck!



Popsugar Must Have Anniversary! August 2013 Preview


Popsugar has given subscribers a sneak peek at an item in the August Must Have box! Subscribers will get the Gorjana & Griffin Open Circle Necklace. This beautiful necklace has a retail value of $65, so considering you can get the August box for only $35, you are already getting a great deal!

I’m thrilled about this because, like many others, I thought the July box was Popsugar’s Anniversary box. Which makes sense considering they launched in July 2012. Since I signed up in mid-June, I was bummed about missing the July box. But now that I know that I’m really getting the anniversary box, I am thrilled beyond belief!



Birchbox July 2013: Power Play

Birchbox has launched the preview video for July’s boxes. The theme is Power Play and the brilliant team at Birchbox is sending us products designed to maximize our happiness and confidence!

I am excited to see which products I get in my boxes. I mentioned in an earlier post, It’s A Birchbox Showdown, that I have registered for two Birchboxes. One profile reflects my more adventurous beauty side while the other profile is more classic. It will be exciting to do another side-by-side comparison!

But back to the Power Play Birchbox. Watch the preview video above to see what products some of us will get for July. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I get the Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream, theBalm InStain Blush and I.C.O.N. India Oil. I know I promised myself to not watch any preview videos, but I could not resist!

What products do you hope to see in your Power Play Birchbox?