Posted on April 30, 2013 by Lexi7 COMMENTS
I love Cinco de Mayo – it’s an awesome holiday full of chips, salsa, margaritas, and a pretty great excuse to play dress up ( … in lots of color!) And hubby and I have made it a bit of a tradition to throw a Cinco de Mayo fiesta – even if we are occasionally a few weeks late (this year we’ll be out of town … but I’m thinking I won’t let that stop me from throwing a mid-June/July fiesta.) We usually keep it pretty casual, we serve a TON of food, and the drinks are endless, so I love the idea of a sweet little dress, a great pair of heels (that can easily be swapped out for flats), and plenty of coasters to go around. (If you’re throwing a fiesta of your own, don’t forget to try my Sauza-rita Margarita recipe: easy to make and oh-so-good.)
Get the Cinco de Mayo look: Tory Burch Marlow Loafer (25% Off for the Tory Burch Friends & Family Event, with code: TBSPRING) // Ace and Jig Maine Mini Dress // BaubleBar Silver Snake Ring // Mara Hoffman Mexican Blanket Shorts // Chan Luu Beaded Eye Bracelet // J.Crew ISARO by Jill Golden A-list wide cuff // Blonde Ambition Renata Dijon Yellow Strappy Studded Sandals // Cleobella Cantina Large Bag // J.Crew Embroidered Scarf // Kenneth Jay Lane Flower Post Earrings // Agate Coasters // Free People Embroidered Dog Bed
POSTED IN: FASHION, Party Time Tags: Tags: blogger, Cinco de Mayo, cinco de mayo outfit, cinco de mayo party, cinco de mayo style, embroidered dress, entertaining, fashion, fiesta, fiesta dress, luckymag, style | 7 Comments
Posted on April 29, 2013 by Lexi18 COMMENTS
I’ve come to a disturbing realization: I drink way too much coffee. I blame the office environment (because surely it can’t be me.) Working in an office, you start to develop this Pavlovian reaction to the smell of coffee. So much so that even when a pot of fresh coffee isn’t brewing, your mind plays tricks on you, it’s 3:00pm and you’re exhausted, and you could swear you smell coffee. So you make a pot. And have your third cup of the day. Or when you’re out shopping, you make at least two visits to the mall’s Starbucks counter. (In shopping’s defense, shopping can get really tiresome.)
So I’m trying to kick the habit. Or at the very least, curb the addiction. I’m at a quiet roar right now with a lame-o one cup of coffee in the morning. And I still cheat, because who am I kidding, three glasses of iced tea at lunch packs plenty of caffeine. But I’m trying to limit that too. I swear I’m suffering in the office most of all. The pots of coffee keep on getting brewed, and some days, I still go for cup number two. All suggestions are welcome. I love tea – but most of the teas I love are packed with caffeine (green and black tea). And the idea of chamomile tea puts me to sleep just thinking of it (also, it reminds me of a spa, and since I’m generally nowhere near a spa, I’ll spare myself the wishful thinking). I’m trying a box of decaf earl gray right now, but it’s not quite doing the trick. I like Starbucks’ passionfruit tea – so good – and caffeine free – but I’m spoiled and only like it on ice (the green straw is not half bad either … I’m a straw slut), so that’s not always going to work. Any thoughts or tips for kicking the caffeine habit (or tricking myself into thinking I’ve gotten my “fix”)?
Original Image via Cheetah is the New Black
POSTED IN: Backstage, Shape Up, Thoughts On Grown-Upness Tags: Tags: blogger, caffeine addiction, coffee, coffee addiction, coffee habit, coffee versus tea, decaf, decaffeinated, detox, health, luckymag, Starbucks, Starbucks straw, tea | 18 Comments
Posted on April 26, 2013 by Lexi5 COMMENTS
Hi, I’m Lexi, and I’m addicted to boots. And every Spring, I fight the urge to wear boots on the hottest of days (in Miami), and usually, the urge wins … I wear my boots, and get funny stares. But lo and behold, Phillip Lim goes and designs the perfect mesh boots – stunning, modern, on-trend, and breathable, my love affair can continue. By the way, if you don’t suffer from my extreme boot separation anxiety, the 3.1 Phillip Lim D’Orsay mesh pumps are equally gorgeous for Spring. Do you do boots for Spring and Summer?
POSTED IN: If The Shoe Fits Tags: Tags: 3.1 Phillip Lim, 3.1 Phillip Lim Francis Booties, 3.1 Phillip Lim Shirley Booties, fashion blog, Mesh Booties, mesh shoes, Spring, spring shoes, spring styles, styling | 5 Comments
Posted on April 25, 2013 by Lexi9 COMMENTS
Be still me heart, this is the most gorgeous necklace for Spring/Summer. Spotted on Chiara from The Blonde Salad during fashion week, I keep coming back to this bold necklace again and again. The ombré beauty comes in three stand-out shades, is the perfect longer-length (which I love in a statement necklace, and this unique necklace can be found on Etsy (created by the ever-talented Doloris Petunia). Awesome.
POSTED IN: Accessorize Tags: Tags: blogger, Chiara, Doloris Petunia, Doloris Petunia Ombre Squash Blossom Necklace, etsy, fashion blogger, fashion week, luckymag, ombre necklace, statement necklace, styling, The Blonde Salad | 9 Comments