So this weekend kick started a crazy couple of weeks.  We got the keys to our house and went to visit the inside for the first time in a while.  I am so excited to get settled, but since I am transitioning out of my old job the move will be slow as it will be happening a lot at night and over the weekends.  Really wanting to spend these hot moving days bumming around in comfy clothes.  This was about as fashionable as I got during the days this weekend.  Happy Monday...J
Skirt {Blush}, Top {American Apparel}, Flips {Tory Burch}, Clutch {Zara}, Earrings {DahliaLynn}


{The It List}

  • Urban Frill is seeing red in a fabulous blazer! Click over to see how she mixes it with bright colors for a transitional spring outfit! 
  • A Fashion Fixation pairs stripes with a little pop of neon! The perfect combination if you ask me! Don't forget to take a peek at her amazing shoes! (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)
  • DahliaLynn Lane is sporting her newest signature bib from her jewelry line! Head over to find out how you can win it! (find DahliaLynn Lane on Twitter!)
  • A Dash of Details was feeling artsy this past weekend and painted a few fabulous pieces! Do I see an Etsy shop in her future?! (find A Dash of Details on Twitter!)
  • Fabulously Average is upping her swag in python printed pants! They are perfect for when you need a little bit of edge!  (find Fabulously Average on Twitter!)
  • Here & Now is sporting light colors for an easy breezy causal chic look! Her jacket is the perfect layering piece for warmer temps! (find Here & Now on Twitter!)
  • Style Your Life styles a colorful, classic chic outfit for the Gap blog - how exciting! Pop over to see what pieces she picked out! (Find Style Your Life on Twitter!)
  • Lipstick & Lollies is taking her inspiration from J.Crew and wearing the cutest green blazer! Add in a little leopard and this makes for on amazing outfit!
  • Sweetie Pie Style nails the neon and neutrals look! Head over to find out how she pairs the two together! So cute!  (Find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
  • POSH Blog put together the cutest gift for a friend having a baby! Pop over to find inspiration for any upcoming gifts you need to find for mom or baby! (Find POSH blog on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East designed a classic girly bedroom with a worldly feel! Check out how you can win the pillow she featured in the room! (Find Second Street East on Twitter!)
  • Olive & an Arrow is wearing an adorable romper that is a fantastic mix of feminine and fun! You won't believe where she found it! (Find Olive & an Arrow on Twitter!)
  • Good Life pairs two of the prints we can't get enough of - gingham and stripes! Head over to see her tip for a "brainless" match! (Find Good Life on Twitter!)
  • 100 Inspirations shows us how to get Eva Longoria's look complete with leather shorts! Stop by to the pieces she chose to recreate this sassy look for under $110!
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{Second & Dahlia's Style Steals GIVEAWAY}

I am so excited to announce a new collaboration with one of my favorite blogger friends.  Michelle from Second Street East and I met at Alt. Summit this year and became fast friends.  Michelle and I have lots in common, including similar styles and fun Etsy shops.  We have teamed up to bring our readers a new weekly column, "Second & Dahlia's Style Steals."  Each week we will bring you some style looks along with places to go to recreate the look for a budget friendly price.  To kick off this new collaboration, we thought we would each pick one of our favorites from our Etsy shops to giveaway. So here is how to enter loves...

1. Be a follower of Second Street East and DahliaLynn {via GFC or Bloglovin} and leave a comment at either site.
2. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment letting us know you did.

You are eligible for two entries and each entry is eligble for the pillow OR the necklace, so there will be two winners!We will choose at random which winner gets what.

Giveaway is open until Wednesday May 2nd at 5:00 p.m. and the winner will be announced Thursday May, 3rd on both blogs.  Winners will be chosen via random.org. After being announced, winners are responsible for claiming their prize within 7 days at which time they will forfeit their prize.  No purchase or payment necessary.



In all honesty, I did not have my act together this week.  In the middle of job transition and prepping for a month long move my days have felt a little wild lately.  Therefore I think that it is fitting that my co-worker snapped these pics as we were transitioning between buildings for meetings today.  I didn't even know if I would share them, since we were in such a hurry and I was running around like a chicken with its head cut off getting ready this morning, but I couldn't pass up the chance to share these beautiful wildflowers.  In the most unexpected spot on campus, adjacent to a parking lot of all things, I find them to be an unlikely burst of happiness.  Also a good reminder for me that you don't always have to be planned and put together to be beautiful.  Happy Wild Wednesday...J
Skirt & Top {J.Crew}, Kicks {Forever 21}, Necklace {DahliaLynn}
P.S. Check back tomorrow to find out about a fun and new collaboration that DahliaLynn will be using.  Also, you might be able to find out how this necklaces could be yours for free.


{THIS & THAT: Esque Meets DahliaLynn}

Esque Skirt Fashion Film from jade Howard on Vimeo.
I cannot tell you how flattered I am that elegant Anna of TulipLouise chose to wear her favorite DahliaLynn necklace on a recent shoot for Esque.  So today I wouldn't mind dancing around the house in THIS DahliaLynn necklace and THAT polka dot Esque skirt.  Happy Tuesday...J



So not sure what happened Nashville, but it has been seriously chilly these past couple of days.  Couldn't bear to take off my open toed pumps, but didn't mind slipping on these floral camo pants and comfy button up and jacket.  Made this bib over the weekend.  She along with some other lovelies will be up on Etsy very soon.  Happy Monday lovelies...J
Pants {J.Crew}, Top {J.Crew}, Jacket {Unknown/TJMaxx}, Scarf {TJMaxx}, Heels {Zara}, Bib {DahliaLynn}


{The It List}

Happy Friday!
Take some time to enjoy these fabulous links, you won't be sorry!
  • DahliaLynn Lane is sporting her favorite new color - yellow! You can't help but be happy looking at her fun outfit complete with gold shoes! (find DahliaLynn Lane on Twitter!)
  • A Dash of Details is seeing spots! She found the most amazing tote and pair of flats! I might need both! (find A Dash of Details on Twitter!)
  • Fabulously Average pairs safari inspired pieces with her favorite summer staple! Head over to see what every closet needs for warmer weather! (find Fabulously Average on Twitter!)
  • Here & Now is living the motto, "You can never be overdressed" with a girly floral dress, T-straps and a hint of glitter! Perfect for a night out on the town! (find Here & Now on Twitter!)
  • Style Your Life rounds up her favorite chic AND comfy sandals! These are a must have if you are going to be on your feet all day! (Find Style Your Life on Twitter!)
  • Lipstick & Lollies is loving the new Mrs. Draper and swooning over her 60's wardrobe! I think she makes us all want a time machine!
  • Sweetie Pie Style is rocking the perfect outfit for a day at the winery - cute, casual and comfy! Throw in a pair of pink shoes and you have a winner!  (Find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
  • POSH Blog made the most adorable invitations for a parisian theme baby shower! Pop over for some major inspiration! (Find POSH blog on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East has opened up shop! Head over to check out her gorgeous kantha quilt pillows! (Find Second Street East on Twitter!)
  • Olive & an Arrow blends tribal with a hint of 80's for a fun, summer look! Don't forget to check out where she found her cute skirt! (Find Olive & an Arrow on Twitter!)
  • Good Life combines pink and red for a bold colorblock statement! She is using the wind to her advantage on this one! (Find Good Life on Twitter!)
  • 100 Inspirations shows us how to get the infamous Coachella look! Stop by to see how you can recreate this Kate Bosworth look for under $130!
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{Gimmies: Got'em}

These are just a couple of my Spring finds that I had the "gimmies" for  when shopping recently.  Great things about these ladies is they not longer give me the "gimmies" because I got them.  The rhinestone collar necklace was a great find from a new vintage jewelry booth in one of my favorite anitque shops.  Can't wait to lengthen her and start wearing her around town.  See you tomorrow...J
Shoes {Nine West}, Dress {Muse Boutique}, Jeans {Forever 21}, Scarf {TJMaxx}, Vintage Rhinestone Earrings {GasLamp Antiques},  Mini Gold Chandelier Earrings {The Nashville Flea Market}, Vintage Rhinestone Collar {GasLamp Antique}, Large Rhinestone Collar {Forever 21}


{Mellow Yellow}

There are so many little things that make me smile about this look.  1. Yellow is slowly becoming a staple in my Spring wardrobe, mostly because it makes me smile.  2.  These new shoes from Nine West are so lovely.  I love the rose gold tone and they are comfortable to boot.  3. Picked up this little vintage clutch from a recent flea market trip for $5.00, and I just love how it pairs with dark denim.  4.  Have you noticed the frequent ripped jeans popping up in my weekend looks.  They are just so relaxed and comfortable I can't help it.  5.  My new single spiked ring is the perfect hint of gold for any look.  I imagine that this look will be popping up again since I am notorious for lazily repeating favorite looks.  Also wanted to share that one of my sweet friends, Michelle, just opened an amazing new Etsy shop, so if you get a moment please go and check out her amazing new pillows.   Happy Wednesday...J


{THIS & THAT: Fruit Cake}

So today I am loving bright accents.  I am really excited to play with a colorful chair or two, while decorating the new house.  Just can't decide between yellow or orange.  So it is no suprise today that I wish I was sipping some coffee in THIS room in any of THOSE fruit inspired looks.  Happy Tuesday...J 


{Orange Crush}

 This skirt was one of those sequin finds that I couldn't imagine leaving the store without, but at the same time I new I would have to challenge myself to wear it.  Being all sequins and such a vibrant blue it is certainly not something I can just wear around the house.  I mean I am not opposed to wearing full sequins around the house, but it is difficult sometimes to lounge in sequins.  Don't you think?  To date she has been worn exactly three times.  First for a dinner out in Vegas, second for a dinner out in Miami, and third for a dinner out in Nashville.  Are you seeing a pattern?  The first two times I wore her, I played it pretty safe with black pumps and a black button up.  But I loved this playful look, and surprisingly loved the orange and blue together.  Happy Monday...J


{The It List}

Happy Friday ladies!  
Take some time to check out these great links!
  • DahliaLynn Lane is dressed for the zoo in one of spring's hottest trends - a backward cardigan! Head over to see how she styles it! So cute! (find DahliaLynn Lane on Twitter!)
  • A Dash of Details is crazy for gingham! She shows us how this preppy pattern can make a statement in fashion, interiors and food! (find A Dash of Details on Twitter!)
  • Rachael, Really knows how to rock a pair of cowboy boots! Pop over to see what she pairs them with to make for a stylish spring outfit! (find Rachael, Really on Twitter!) 
  • Fabulously Average is taking a break from this season's trendy brights and going with classic navy blue. She looks so ladylike in her polka-dotted dress! (find Fabulously Average on Twitter!)
  • Here & Now rounds up all of her favorite summer neutrals for a refreshing, warmer weather look!  I have my eye on more than a few! (find Here & Now on Twitter!)
  • Style Your Life is serving up some serious home inspiration with West Elm's spring line! You will want one of everything!! (Find Style Your Life on Twitter!)
  • Lipstick & Lollies got a taste of summer on a trip to Austin and wore the perfect layered outfit! She proves that maxis and chambray were meant to go together!!
  • Sweetie Pie Style is channeling her inner Egyptian with a her new statement necklace! You won't believe the price! Get your wallets ready! (Find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
  • POSH Blog is sporting a fierce top knot and a tone on tone outfit! She is definitely looking posh! (Find POSH blog on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East mixes some fun pieces for a bright, colorful look. They inspired a pretty cute pillow arrangement, too! (Find Second Street East on Twitter!)
  • Olive & an Arrow is looking gorgeous in her boho chic ensemble! A white maxi and flower headband makes for a romantic summer look! (Find Olive & an Arrow on Twitter!)
  • Good Life is dressing the part for cooler temps with simple, classic layers! Add in a leather jacket and you have the perfect amount of edginess! (Find Good Life on Twitter!)
  • 100 Inspirations shows us how to get Katie Holmes' polished casual look. Stop by to see how you can recreate the look for under $100!
the IT list is brought to you weekly by Jill of Good Life and edited by Michelle of Second St. East.
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{The Gimmies: Floral Balenciaga}

As you can see this week, I have floral on the mind.  When I spotted this Floral Balenciaga I let out a little squeal because I just love the rich vibrant colors.  Certainly not something you migth carry everyday, but perfect for a pop of spring.  Happy Thursday...J


{Imogene+Willie in My New Hood}

So we don't move into our new place until May, but I would be lying if I told you we haven't driven by our new home a couple times on the weekend.  I am convinced that our new neighbors will eventually report us to neighborhood watch or something because I am sure they have gotten suspicious of the crazies driving up there street multiple times a day.  Anyways...with the new move, comes a new hood, and thus the process of picking new places where we can take blog pictures.  

For those of you that are familiar with Nashville, you probably have heard of Imogene + Willie, which is an amazing shop in 12 South where you can have jeans custom made right in the shop.  Not only is the aesthetic of the shop to die for, but I love the distressed couch they have out front.  Since this little spot is right around the corner from our new place, I thought I would try some shots there.  I am also in love with the bright orange chandelier hanging in the shop.  Be expecting a DIY orange chandelier this summer for our new place.  I hope everyone is having a great Wednesday...J
Dress {Blush}, Shoes {Tory Burch}, Clutch {Gap}, Jewels {Vintage, Old Navy, & Anthropologie}


{THIS in THAT: Pretty in Pink}

After the purchase of our first house, my mind is buzzing with decorating ideas.  My husband's one request is to not make any room look like the secret garden with florals gone crazy.  I think this chair might be a happy medium to satisfy my floral craze on a small level.  Wouldn't mind sitting in THIS chair in THAT dress....J


{Zoo Animals & DIY's}

I woke up this Monday incredible rested.  Even got up and did Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred, and that is not meant for anyone who has any difficulty on the occasional morning.  I believe the result of feeling rested is probaby because the Mr. and I did not stay up until 3:00 a.m. having yet again another NetFlix marathon.  If there is some kind of support group for NetFlix addicts.  Please let me know.

So this outfit was meant for the playful date at the Nashville Zoo Stuart and I had planned for this Saturday.  Well the Zoo's annual Eggstravaganza and every child in the tri-state area had other plans.  On our way to the zoo, cute outfit, coffee, and husband in hand, my date was smashed by literally miles of traffic just to enter the Zoo parking lot.  After 30 minutes of traffic, we gave up.  Hoping to make it to the Zoo this weekend:/  

I did want to share this sweet little clutch with you all.  I could not resist the temptation to by 5 mini flowers on sale at J.Crew.  Feeling a little guilty as I left the store {"What exactly did I plan on doing with these little pretties?}, I was so excited to find this gorgeous spring clutch at Anthropologie.  Bingo! Clutch + 5 mini flowers= cuteness.  And when did I start saying Bingo?  Being this rested on Monday is annoying.  I imagine many of you have stopped reading at this point, but for the few who haven't happy monday...J
Sweater {J.Crew...and yes I am aware it is on backwards:}, Jeans {Forever 21}, Heels {Nine West}, Clutch {Anthropologie}, Flower Pins {J.Crew}