{Purple Maroon}

Loving this color combo.  Not sure why I didn't think of it before, like many things in life I guess.  The best part of this outfit is that this little DahliaLynn bib necklace is headed to one of my favorite ladies in Michigan, my cousin Kristen.  I can't wait to see how she styles it.  Happy Tuesday...J
Top {J.Crew}, Jeans {Vintage}, Scarf {Gift from a friend}, Necklace {DahliaLynn}, Jewels {DY, DANNIJO, Vintage} 


{New DahliaLynn Jewels}

I had a jam packed weekend, but found a little bit of time to make some new jewels.  Go check them out on my Etsy shop.  Happy Monday...J


{The Gimmies: Santa Fe}

So those of you that have been following DahliaLynn for a while know the drill with my "The Gimmies" posts.  I usually feature an item that I am lusting after.  The trouble with those lust worthy pieces is that they are not usually something I can justify buying, and I assume some of you might be in the same position.  So I thought that I would insert a new twist to my "The Gimmies" feature.  Since DahliaLynn is usually all about the jewels, I will use the feature to share a lust worthy item and then a more affordable piece with a similar look. 

I admittedly have never fallen in love with online clothes shopping mostly because I have an interesting shape and a hard time knowing when something will fit or not.  So I often find myself intensely browsing the accessories section of online shops, which sometimes can be seriously overwhelming.  Especially for larger sites with more affordable pieces, and especially, when those shops do not give you the options to "view all."  You know the drill, you are on jewelry page 5 of 50, you add something to your basket, click "continue shopping," and you are back at square one.  Was I on page 5 or was it 15?  Was I viewing 40 per page or 80 per page?  AHHHH?  Are any of you still with me?  So I am hoping that this feature will spare you all the frustration of online accessory shopping because I am doing the hard work for you!  

So today I bring you jewels with a Santa Fe feel.  Up top we have a stunner from Forever 21 for the bargain price of $8.80.  Down below we have the lust worthy DANNIJO Abacos for $495.00.  I personally love them both, but the purse strings gave a standing ovation for the Forever 21 look.  Do you like the new twist on an old feature?  Happy Friday...J


{This in That: Bluebird}

Feeling a little blue today.  I have been under the weather since Sunday.  Nothing terrible, but that stuffy nose, scratchy throat, sore all over, head hurts, I am sick, but not sick enough to justify staying home from work and missing out on all the catching up up I have to do.  But sick enough to come home every night from work, lie on the couch, and watch endless episodes of Brothers and Sisters, until I have wasted the entire evening.  Starting to think I would feel a whole lot better if I was in THIS pretty top lounging on THAT pretty couch.  On a happy non-sick note...ever wonder what my iPhone case looks like?  Probably not, but if I have sparked any interest pop on over to Shop Sweet Things to have a look at some of the iPhone cases she featured on her blog today, mine being one of them.
Happy Thursday...J


{I Got Alted}

 Happy Tuesday People! When I saw this photo, I went back to the moment when it was being taken.  I had just pulled out my paper and pencil {raise your hand if you like pencils like me for the little and big mistakes in life}, and I was preparing to scribble all the inspiration I would get from the current panel.  Suddenly I saw a camera from the corner of my eye.  If I had it to do all over again, I would have sat there looking chic and non-chalant like the blogger veteran that I am not.  But no, I decide to turn my head and make a weird face just in time for the picture. But I am truely thankful for this snapshot because it captures the akward essence of me, who would I have been kidding acting all chic.  And two, I think this picture pretty much sums up all the emotions I had at Alt.  Excitement, nervousness, eagerness, and a little bit of shock that I was in th presence of so many inspiring and talented people.  Walk with me down my Alt. memory lane. 
 For those of you that didn't know, I was roomies with the super stylish TulipLouise, who has been one of my best friends since Junior High.  I will spare you the details, but bunking together included late nights, room service, YouTube videos, matching PJ's, vintage shopping, and lots of laughs.  Here we are in our Winter Wonderland party attire.
  I can't begin to tell you how many new friends I made this past week.  The atmosphere at Alt. was not only inspiring, but so wlecoming.  Here I am chatting with a personal fave Michelle from SecondStreetEast.     
The fashion at Alt. blew my socks off.  Reining supreme were spots, top knots, glasses {for the 4-eyed love in your life}, and fur.  Seriously, I couldn't get enough of the cuteness happening everywhere.

Another personal fave of Alt. were the Friday nigth suite parties.  The Smilebooth was a popular attraction for those attracted to shiny things.  Like my dress above?  It was my mom's, which made getting all dolled up extra special that night.  Hope that you have enjoyed a sneak peak into my Alt. week...J


{Want a Pretty?}

Happy Monday!  I have missed checking in with you all the past couple of days, but I am so excited to share with you some of my stories from the Alt. Design Conference.  But first things, first....my giveaway with the amazing Christine of Court & Hudson starts today.  Want this pretty necklace?  Then read on! Christine and I have been following each others style for a while now, and we are super excited to bring you this giveaway.  Hop on over to Court & Hudson to see the giveaway details and check out more of Christine's amazing style.  Have a lovely day...J
1 & 2


{Alt+DL Jewels}

Hey did you guys know that I am at Alt Design Summit this week.  We kicked things off last night with a fund dinner out.  Wanted to take a quick moment to share the DahliaLynn Jewels I brought for the weekend.  Happy Wednesday...J


{This in That: Blue Mood}

So the weather in Nashville this week has been wet, windy, and rainy.  The only place I have wanted to be is inside.  Catching up on some good reads in a place like this room in that outfit would not hurt one bit.  But of course inside, I would ditch the umbrella.  Happy Tuesday...J


{Bow & Tie}

We snapped these pics late Sunday night as the sun was going down.  Crazy weekend of work, so spending today playing catch up before a fund trip on Wednesday.  More on that later.  Happy Monday....J
Button Up {Brooks Brothers}, Skirt {Forever 21}, Jacket {Michael Kors}, Heels {Target}, Clutch {Zara}, Bowtie {Vintage}, New Spec:) {See}


{Lipstick and...}

Soooo really all I had planned to purchase this week was my old friend and stand by lip color "Ruby Woo" by Mac and one new lip color for fun.  If you are wondering, I chose "Lady Danger" by Mac.  Even though I don't mind that people have started referring to me at work as the blonde woman with nerdy glasses and bright red lipstick, I thought it couldn't hurt to spice things up in the new year with a new lipstick.  Don't worry Ruby you are still my favorite.  But here you can see that the two lipsticks were not the only thing that made it home with me. But half of these lovelies were on sale...just sayin.  Enjoy your weekend...J
Neon Yellow Blouse {Anne Taylor Loft-SALE}, Red Knit Infinity Scarf {Anne Taylor Loft-SALE}, Nean Pink Blouse {J.Crew}, Tweed Skirt {J.Crew SALE}, Flats {J.Crew SALE}, Sequin Clutch {Forever21}, Bow Belt Buckle {Pangea}, Earrings {Dillards}  


{Wild Woman}

Not sure what happened here.  Wild hair, wild pants, wild dress...do you ever have those days where you just want to dress a little crazy?  Nevertheless, looking at the final look I feel good about it.  Thankful that I went for all the black accessories to tie the look together.  Is it the weekend yet?  Hope you will stop by tomorrow....J
Pants & Dress {J.Crew}, Heels {Nine West}, Belt {Vintage}, Jewels {DahliaLynn Wrap Bracelet, DY, Cartier, Forever 21}


{Green Dot}

So those of you that visit DLL on the regular might remember my first Green Dot post.  You can also find a link to all things Green Dot on my features page.  As promised I will continue to share Green Dot inspired looks to raise awareness for this amazing movement.  Would love to be wearing this look with those shoes.  I encourage you to take some time to see if you are doing Green Dots in your life.  Happy Tuesday....J  
"Green Dots are a single choice in one moment in time to use your voice, actions or choices to make one small corner of the world safer."


{Bubble Gum}

This outfit was the perfect little pick me up for a gloomy Monday morning after a weekend of working.  Why not start the week off looking like a Valentine's candy?  Wanna see a bit more DL today.  Check out the sweet feature Savoir-Faire shared today. And "Listen to the Music" by the Doobie Brothers just came on my Pandora shuffle.  Good start to the morning! I hope everyone had a restful weekend...J
Skirt {BCBG}, Top {Forever 21}, Blazer {Zara}, Heels {Urban Outfitters}, Necklace {Anthropologie} Clutch {Need to ask my sister...somewhere in Little Rock}


{Ski Bum}

We spent New Years visiting close friends in Beaver Creek and Denver.  It was such a treat to kick the new year off with some time in a ski town.  I felt like a little bum running around in my baggy, man jeans and snuggly, knits with wild, woman hair.  But being a bum never felt so great, and warm to boot.  I hope everyone has had an amazing first week of 2012.  Happy Weekend...J
Blouse {Blush}, Sweater {J.Crew}, Jeans {Thrifted}, Booties {Stein Mart}, Scarf {Suite One}, Jewels {Hemline, DY, DANNIJO, Vintage}