Friday, June 29, 2012

Currently loving....

Happy Friday, friends!

Here are a few things I'm currently loving:
Statement necklaces. *thesmokingnuns

This fabric. *Pinterest
House of Harlow sunnies. I may or may not have ordered these.
Print. *Pinterest
Peonies. *Tipton Hurst
xoxo

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Romper Power

Happy Thursday, friends! Cheers to the almost weekend! Last night we celebrated the 30th birthday of one of my best boos, Jordan Foster with a little dinner at Vieux Carre in Hillcrest. It was the first of many toasts to come in the next couple of weeks because in this group we drag out the celebration as looong as possible.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hizzy Update: Almost There!!!

Party peeps, what you're seeing here is the home stretch! PTL!
 The kitchen cabinets and island are heeeere. (In Pauly D's voice)Walls are painted and the counter tops are currently being constructed. Right now, we're just waiting on the electrician to hook everything up which should be early next week. From there, the hardwoods will be stained, carpet installed downstairs and then we can move in. Elated, you ask? I'm about to burst!!

GPOYDW

It's Gratuitous Picture of Your Dog Wednesdaaaay!! (GPOYDW) If you have a blog and a pups, get in on this!
Happy Wednesday!
xoxo



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Monday, June 25, 2012

Chic in the Heat

My two least favorite friends are back: heat and its sidekick, humidity. We’ve already hit the 100 degree and 1000% humidity mark and it’s only the beginning of summer. Oy. This lethal combo can wreak havoc on all things fabulous. So, how does one stay chic in the heat? I have a few go-tos including dresses like this one which I picked up from Little Rock’s newest boutique, E.Leigh's.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Weekend To-Do

A little weekend inspo:

Send a sweet note to a friend in the mail.
 *anthropologie

Have dessert for dinner.

Wear bright red lipstick...to the grocery store.
*Image: Glamour

Give your significant other an extra long squeeze.

Buy someone a cup of coffee.
Happy Friday, friends!
xoxo

Coral and Mint

TGIF!! Whew, I’m glad this week is coming to a close. It’s felt particularly lengthy. I went ahead and got things started early last night with a little girls’ night action at Cantina Laredo. The volume of chips and salsa we consumed is shocking. I’m glad we weren’t cut off. Sooo good!
Anyhoo, this is what I wore, a color combo that just makes me feel pretty. A dress always makes me feel feminine and put together, especially this coral H&M dress I’ve been wearing a lot this season. I paired it with an ivory party cardi for the office, then took it off and put on a little extra gloss for ladies night out. I also love this statement bauble necklace from ModCloth, which is just that, a super fun statement.
This “photo shoot” was cut short by creepin’ rain drops as you can see.

I’m ready to soak up all the goodness of this upcoming weekend! Happy Friday and Happy Weekend to you!!!
xoxo

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Neon Moment

Hi friends! Happy summer, officially! Something I’m already loving about summer; this eye-popping neon trend! There are many ways to work this look without looking like you just walked off the set of a Molly Ringwald movie.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

GPOYDW

Happy GPOYDW! That's Gratuitous Picture of Your Dog Wednesday!! This blog provided the idea and now I'm paying it forward. You're welcome. Every Wednesday, I post a party pic of my yorkie, Cullen because I'm that person annnd this is my blog. You should totally do it!!
Happy Wednesday!!!
xoxo

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Currently Obsessed

I know friends of mine reading this post are yelling: “What is it with Sandra and this obsession with KStew!!” Honestly, I don’t know why I’m so drawn to her!  Maybe it’s because she is kind of quirky and a misfit. ( Not everyone can pull of the chucks look on the red carpet, but I’m going to go ahead and say she can.) Maybe it’s because she’s “endearing, human, possesses a combo of bravado, kindness and self preservation...” as described by the Vanity Fair reporter in this issue. Or maybe it’s because she gets to "make-out" with RPatz, is just plain cool and doesn’t give a crap what others think of her and I wish I could be more like that.

Either way, whatever your thoughts on Kristen Stewart, she is absolutely STUNNING in this latest Vanity Fair spread. Not only do I love this super glammed-up high fashion look she’s donning, but these photos were taken in a city I’m also obsessed with and will be visiting in the spring, Paris. I mean, are you seeing those Givenchy Haute Couture earrings that could be chandis in my new dining room?! Amazeballs. I also love the over-the-top hats and headpieces in these photos.  And that corset and belt by Jean Paul Gaultier – TO DIE! In my dreamworld, I want to style shoots like this and let’s be honest; slip into those Christian Dior dresses and walk around town. Until then, on this planet and not behind bars, I’ll blissfully remain in my fantastic daydream as I continue to flip through these pages. Le sigh…
Happy Tuesday!!
xoxo


*Photos courtesty of Vanity Fair/Photographer: Mario Testino/Styled by: Jessica Diehl

Monday, June 18, 2012

Watercolor Maxi Moment

Here is my weekend watercolor maxi moment.  Perfect summer date night attire, don’t you think?? After a weekend full of painting and house prep (see previous post), M and I decided to have a little date night and decompress Saturday. Two margaritas, a delish dinner, a possible Bieber sighting and a little quality one on one time later – mission accomplished.
{Target Dress, Box Turtle Clutch}
Happy Monday, friends!!
xoxo

Update on the Hizzy: New Walls Errybody!


Well hello there new walls! A sign we're making serious progress, friends. (Last post) The sheetrock is up, walls are textured and primed. Actually, as I write this post, walls are being painted. Woot!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Giveaway Winner!

Photo c/o: ifferslittlenest.blogspot.com

The winner of last Friday's Giveway, a $100 gift certificate to Ember is...
Carol Kiehn!!!!
Congrats, Carol!!
Contact the store for details.
Happy Friday!!
xoxo


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

GPOYDW

GPOYDW.
Gratuitous Picture of Your Dog Wednesday! I got the idea from this blog and it's awesome! As someone who loves her pups and thinks he is the cutest dog ever, thank you for indulging me. I'm super busy these next couple of days due to a maj work project. I'll be posting again soon!
Happy Wednesday!
xoxo

Monday, June 11, 2012

Weekend Round-Up

Hi friends! How was your weekend?? Mine included head-suit dress up, celebrating important birthdays and a girl's movie night out! Oh, and I buried the lead: I bought a new camera!!!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday Giveaway!

Happy Fridaaay!! Surprise! This is Little Rock Big Style’s FIRST giveaway! Hooray!! This fun giveaway for you is from Ember Boutique! Ember is giving away a $100 gift certificate!!! Friends, get in on this action. 

To enter:
1. Like them on Facebook.
2. Head over to Ember’s website and browse the fabulous merch, then pick your favorite item, tell us which piece you like best and leave a comment below.

We’ll announce the winner on Little Rock Big Style next Friday, June 15th.
Giveaway open until midnight on Tuesday, June 12th.
Good luck!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Paisley and Blingin’ Snakes

Flam! Fun and glam. Yep, I just made that up. You’re welcome. Flam is what describes how I felt wearing these rockin’ paisley pants and my blingin’ snake bangle. I saw this quote recently: “I’d rather be ridiculous than boring,” by Marilyn Monroe and I have to say, I’m with you there M. This is why my blingin’ bangle and crazy prints will continue to be represented! 
{J.Crew Pants, Ann Taylor Sleeveless Button-Up & Sunnies, Nine West Pumps}
I’m off to the Hillcrest Shop-n-Sip event tonight! Come check it out! It’s from 5:30pm-8pm on the first Thursday of every month. You shop and you sip, then keep sippin'!
Happy Thursday!!
xoxo

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Aztec Chic

Happy Wednesday, friends! I don't have much to post today but did want to share my aztec/safari inspired outfit. I got this dress from Ember Boutique last year and absolutely adore the pattern and color. I actually paired this with a navy blazer to make it more work approp, but have also worn it with fun chunky wooden jewelry and a bright belt for a night out. In this post I am wearing a gold J.Crew elephant necklace that I LOVE which provides a little safari vibe. I thought this clash of cultures made for a fun little combo.
Have a great week! I will have a hizzy update AND giveaway coming soon!! Stay tuned! Woot!
xoxo

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Hello Summer!

Hello, friends!! These are a few party pic snapshots from our beach trip to Destin, Floridaaaaa! Hello summer!! A glorious way to officially kick off summer it was indeed. The week was packed with ALL day beach time, sleeping in, clear blue water (most of the time), family bonding, SPF 60+ and indulging in daytime (and nighttime-let's be honest) libation consumption.
This pretty much sums up the trip: beach bummness! Sitting by the surf, feet submerged in silky sand and enjoying the beverage of the day otherwise known as 'beach booze' galvanized discussions about our future home (I'll have a progress report this week), future chirrins, hopes and general enjoying life talk!