{le Tub}

On a weekend getaway to Miami, Mr. J found this sweet, little burger spot in Hollywood, Flordia right on the intercostal.  The fun tub decor, perfect burgers, ice cold Coronas, beautiful views, and special company was an amazing way to start our Sunday.  Happy Tuesday...J
Top {Zara}, Skirt {7 for All Mankind}, Flats {Steve Madden}, Hat {Dillards}, Bag {LV}, Jewels {J.Crew, Vintage, DANNIJO, Fire Finch}


{New Pieces & New News}

I have two reasons to be excited today.  First, I have been so excited to share a sneak peak of some new DahliaLynn pieces with you all.  Especially the new DahliaLynn "Willow" wrap bracelets made from 100% silk and vintage jewelry pieces.  However, I am even more excited to share with you that this batch of DahliaLynn jewels is currently on its way to Fayetteville, AR to be sold in an amazing new boutique on The Square.  Sweet Tess of "After One's Fancy" has decided to open her very own boutique called Savoir-Faire on September 1st.  If you are in the neighborhood, I hope you will find some time to visit Tess and all the lovelies, including these pretty DahliaLynn jewels.  Happy Friday....J


{The End}

So this is it!  The end of our Paris pictures.  Our last evening was spent eating a delicious meal of escargot and mussels at a street cafe, strolling the sweet little town of Versailles, and of course visiting the palace.  Thank you so much for letting me share our little journey with you.  I hope you enjoyed it.  I hope to see you back here tomorrow about an exciting piece of news for DahliaLynn Jewels....J
Jumper {Target}, Flats {Steve Madden}, Blazer {Zara}, Bag {Celine}, Jewelry {Anne Taylor, Agatha, Max & Chloe, David Yurman, & Vintage}



So our last night in the Champagne Valley, we went up in the air in a basket with a balloon.  It was amazing, and when we finally landed the owners and operators of the balloons gave us free rose biscuits and champagne in a corn field.  Does not get much better than that.  Only one more day of France pictures and then back to real life....J
Sweater {J.Crew}, Skinnies {J.Brand}, Flats {Steve Madden}, Jacket {Zara}, Scarf {Unknown}, Bag {Celine}


This in That: An Edge



I feel like a very busy bee these days with lots of extra work, and I have been working to make my office space a little more comfortable.  I love all the functionality of the office above featured on this week's "This in That."  Along with this office, I wish I could look as cute as Ms. T from Sterling Style in this edgy, fun look.  Happy Monday...J


{Champagne Chateaux}

{One of My Fave Arm Parties}
{One of My Favorite Necklaces}
{Best Paris Sweet Treat: Giant Raspberry Macaroon with Champagne Cream Filling}
{Walking Off Our Giant Macaroon}
{Walking Off Our Giant Macaroon}
{Sweet Chateaux}
Our second to last stop on our European vacation was a trip to the Champagne Valley.  We took in some R&R at this sweet Chateaux after filling our days with champagne tastings, sight-seeing, shopping, & hot air balloon rides.  It is almost Friday right...J
Dress {Zara}, Blazer {Zara}, Flats {Steve Madden}, Bag {Celine}, Jewels {J.Crew, DY, DANNIJO, & Vintage}


{This in That: Big Bird}

Maybe right now I have this underlying desire to look like Big Bird because today I wish I was wearing "this" sweet little yellow combo, while having dinner with my lovies in "that" beautiful dining room.  Happy Tues...J


{Florals & Fireworks}

Our last night in Monaco during our trip to Europe was magical.  Since it was the night before the Royal Wedding, after dinner we watched fireworks from our balcony.  Hope you have a great start to the week....J
Dress {Zara}, Heels {Jimmy Choo}, Belt {Vintage}, Clutch {BCBG}, Jewels {The Perfect Pair, David Yurman, Vintage} 


{I Sea}

Anyone who knows me, knows the love I have for high waisted swimsuits.  As much as I wish I could also sport the famous itty bitty polka dot bikini, they just do not work for me.  See you soon....J
Swimsuit {Lola's}, Spotted Scarf as Cover up {TJMaxx}, Hat {BR}, Sunnies {See}


{Senorita Snakeskin}

What do you get when you combine a snakeskin dress, a sharp navy blazer, a Monte Carlo backdrop, tasty food, candlelight, and a dance for two on a balcony?  An amazing date night.  That is just what we had many nights ago in Monaco....J
Dress {Zara}, Belts {Vintage}, Pumps {Jimmy Choo}, Clutch {BCBG}, Jewels {J.Crew, Max & Chloe, David Yurman, F21}


{This in That: Green with Envy}


Usually Sunday {which I have declared family day in our neck of the woods} includes the following...
{1} Yummy Brunch made by yours truly, croissant french toast and pulled pork & pepper jack egg white omletts are my speciality.  {2} Trip to the dog park.  {3} Blog picture fun.  {4} An occasional trip to my favorite antique stores.  {5} Grocery run and house clean.  {6} Family trip to the movies.  {7} A tasty slow cooker meal, tonight is skinny mexican turkey chili.

This Sunday {and every Sunday in August for that matter,} will still include some of the usual cooking and cleaning minus the fun runs to the dog park, window shopping, and movies because of work.  For those of you that don't know, I work at Vanderbilt University in the Office of Housing and Residential Education, specifically with first year students.  So you can imagine that August brings student staff training, building prep for 1600 first year students, and the fun that ensues when those 1600 first year students arrive on campus mid to late August.  

Don't get me wrong, I love my day job, but this time of year I certainly catch myself daydreaming about calmer times.  As I sit here today still in my polka dot night shirt, surrounded by mountains of laundry, to do lists, projects, and emails, I caught myself browsing the web and hoping that I was sitting in an office like the one above wearing some fierce green skinnies with leopard booties like the outfit aboe, which leads me to my new, hopefully weekly feature, "This in That."  It is that simple.  I wish I was wearing this cute outfit in that cute office, which leaves me...you guessed it...GREEN with envy!  Can you relate....J