Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Cut Above Boutique Giveaway Winner!

 The lucky winner of the nautical dress from my A Cut Above Boutique Giveaway is... 

Emily of All You Need is Love!!
 (I chose the winner using Rafflecopter, which is an awesomeee way to do a giveaway!!)

Congrats Emily, you are going to look fab in this dress!! Email me and I will put you in touch with Brittney.

and thanks so much to Brittney at A Cut Above Boutique for teaming up with me for this giveaway!  Britteny has a cute blog that you can follow to see the latest dresses, tops, and accessories that she gets in!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sea It...Love It... - Pottery Barn Kids

Today is the last day to enter my A Cut Above Boutique Giveaway for the chance to win a nautical dress!

So I am legit in LOVE with the Pottery Barn Kids summer collection. Maybe even more than the adult Pottery Barn stuff... Let's just say that I hope my future children are as obsessed with sealife as I am.

I am in. love. with. this.

This is a piggy bank!! I think this could totally be for adults too!

Have to have one day...

Does it get any cuter than this stuff?! I love that they have so much nautical stuff for both boys and girls!!  Pottery Barn, you get an A+++ from me on your summer collection for kids.

All items and photos are from

Monday, March 26, 2012


Welp, my Wolfpack didn't win on Friday night, it was a super close game and we came really close, but Kansas ended up pulling through with the W.   I am just so happy that we made it this far and am so excited for next year!  Despite the loss, I had a blast watching the game with Sarah Elizabeth from Belle in the City!  She cooked up some fantastic treats inspired by Pinterest, while I just brought some pineapple salsa and guac from Whole Foods :-)

The super cute sign she made!!

I clearly didn't re-blush my cheeks before I went to her house, I look paaaaale

Hope y'all all had a great weekend!

Be sure to enter my A Cut Above Boutique Giveaway, for the chance to win a nautical dress, if you haven't already!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday's Fancies - March Madness Edition, Go PACK!

Today I am linking up with {av} of {long distance loving} for Friday's Fancies!! I haven't linked up in a long time, but I couldn't miss the chance to rep my Wolfpack today during her March Mardness theme today.  Below is the outfit I would be wearing all day long today to show my Pack pride!  We made it to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in years and after being treated like the ugly duckling in basketball for the past sevvvveral years on Tobacco Road from the Blues (UNC and Duke) I am SO PROUD of our basketball team and the success we've had this year! We've played with such heart and win, or lose, I am proud to be a State fan!  Have a great weekend and GO PACK!

and if you haven't already, be sure to enter my A Cut Above Boutique Giveaway I posted yesterday for a chance to win a nautical dress!

Go Wolfpack!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Giveaway: A Cut Above Boutique!

  I am excited to announce that I am teaming up with Brittney at A Cut Above Boutique for a giveaway!  A Cut Above is a boutique that provides trendy, fashion forward, cute, and stylish products that every woman can enjoy and afford.  Along with their website they also have a store located in Ocala, FL.  A Cut Above has some super cute tops, dresses, and jewelry to take us in to spring!

In honor of the start of spring, Britteny has graciously offered to give one of my lucky readers the nautical-inspired dress below!  What better way to ring in the spring than with this navy and red chevron dress?!  and the best part, the buttons have ANCHORS on them!!

Miss Anchor Dress

(If the dress is out of stock in the winner's size at the end of the giveaway, you will get a gift card to the boutique)

To Enter:

MANDATORY: You must be a follower of this blog via GFC and you must let me know what your favorite item is from A Cut Above Boutique  


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Giveaway ends on Thursday, 29th at 11:59pm

Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter this giveaway. 
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sea It...Love It... - ModCloth

I know pretty much all I have posted about lately is fashion, I promise I'll write a post with more than actually 20 words soon, but I can't help it.  There is just so much cute stuff out there and this is my favorite time of year for shopping!!

Like...this dress.... peeerfect for a summer day or night!

ModCloth It's a Sher-Bet Dress
and in other news, I am in the process of making a Facebook page for my little blog. It's not going to be super snazzy (I need to get a logo and blog update done!) but I feel like it will be an easy way to share all the tons of nautical things that I find.  I will still post them on them here as well, FB will be just another outlet to share the nautical greatness I find in my google stalking!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sea It...Love It... - Z Gallerie

Loving these new arrivals at Z Gallerie!


Items items and images found at Z Gallerie

Friday, March 16, 2012

Sea and Southern Style - Anchor Studs

 I posted about nautical jewelry yesterday and of course saw these last night.  I love them!

Gorjana Anchor Studs

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

My Essentials: Skin Products

I have very sensitive skin, but didn't really learn much about it until last year. (We're talking I break out when the Tide-to-Go pen bleeds through my shirt...) I had an extremely bad allergic reaction last winter, I had bright red splotches all over my face to, get this, Eucerin facewash for sensitive skin!!! I mean who does that happen to?! We think it's the citric acid in products that was irritating my skin (who puts citric acid in a facewash for sensitive skin?!) so I had to stop using pretty much everything, because it was in everything I was using (facewash, moisturizer, body wash, shampoo, hairspray...)  

After my dermatologist told me I couldn't wear makeup until the allergic reaction cleared up, I had to rock the splotches to work with NO concealer OR blush.  The whole no blush almost did me in...  But with the help of the products below, my skin cleared up and now, has never been better! I've noticed since I've been using these products my skin hardly breaks out.  I'm guessing it's because they lack a lot of the harsh ingredients that most skin products contain and they are made for sensitive skin.  They contain no fragrance, no dyes, and are free of common chemical irritants.

Vanicream Skin Cream
This is the BEST cream to help dry skin and to keep it from getting dryer. It's also the thickest.  and when I say thick, I mean it feels like you are putting Cool Whip on your face, but once you get used to that, it is the best.  You can put it anywhere for some serious moisturizing.  I put it on my face every night before I go to bed and my face is never dry anymore (that was another issue pre-allergic reaction)  It also lasts for-ev-er and isn't expensive.

CeraVe Moisturizing AM Lotion
Pre-allergic reaction, the moisturizing lotions I was using under my makeup were leaving my skin dry before the day was over.  Since I NEVER the leave the house without SPF on my face, I knew I had to find a good one for sensitive skin and this one, my friends, is it!  It contains controlled-release ingredients that release moisture all through the day so my skin is never dry by 5 pm anymore!

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
I also use CeraVe's hydrating cleanser.  Some skin cleansers leave my skin feeling dry right after using them, but not this one, it's amazing.  It's super moisturizing and just overall feels good to wash your face with.  It also does a good job at getting my makeup off, which is a plus. 

Exuviance CoverBlend Concealer
This isn't a lotion or cleanser, but while we are on the subject I have to share my concealer.  After the episode with my skin last year I had to overhaul my makeup too.  I needed a good concealer that would work on sensitive skin and wouldn't dry out the skin under my eyes.  I love this one!  It goes on really creamy and blends well, it also lasts for-ev-er.  It also contains anti-aging ingredients, which is always a plus!

What products for sensitive skin work well for y'all?

I did not get compensated to say any of these things I just wanted to share these products with any of you that may have dry skin or need a break from the harsh chemicals in most products.  I would highly recommend any products from either of these lines!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sea and Southern Style - Sailboats

 Seeing sailboats on lots of things so far for spring and summer and loving it! I'm loving the sailboat tops I posted about from Old Navy. I may or may not have gotten them in both colors... They are really pretty and are a great material and look very nice for Old Navy.

I do my best at stalking nautical clothing, but if you ever see anything that is sea-inspired and nautical feel free to send it my way.  If it has a shell or sea-creature on it, I don't want to  miss it!!

 (Everything on here has sailboats on it, they are just hard to see from the pictures)

ModCloth Frock the Boats Dress

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