{The Gimmies}

I was doing a little search for tan bags to wear with my two pairs of tan flats that I have been wearing non-stop.  I stumbled upon this little lovely and have been checking back in on the site frequently.  I think that if the Celine Shopper and Givenchy Nightingale had a cheap baby this would probably be it, and I love it!  I hope everyone is gearing up for a fun weekend.  Happy Thursday...J


{Flight Suit}

Takin a break from the regular "Second & Dahlia's Style Steals" because sweet Michelle is on vacation.  But now worries, we will be back in action next week.  I wore this little number on the plane ride back on Monday evening.  I am always a big fan of comfy layers on planes.  I hope everyone is having a great week....J
Dress {Forever 21}, Top {Zara}, Flats {Steve Madden}, Bag {Kate Spade}, Jewels {DahliaLynn, Forever 21, and Vintage}


{The Grands}

Did my very best to get some good outfit pics from my weekend visit with the family to my sweet Grandparents House in Florida.  They live in this amazing development on a gold course, where all the houses are stucco, and the entire place is just peaceful.  Our weekend was packed with a trip to Busch Gardens, great food, wine and spirits, and lots of laughter.  The only thing missing was my sweet baby sis, she is studying for her medical school step exams, and my Aunt & Uncle.  

I did some major color blocking on Sunday for Brunch.  My sweet grandmother saw my necklace, and snuck away to her jewel box saying she had just the bracelet for me.  She gave me this beautiful bangle, which I wore all weekend.  It was such a wonderful surprise, and it will be a nice reminder of her when I wear it.  I hope everyone had an amazing Memorial Day, and I am so thankful for all of those brave individuals {including my father and grandfather}, who have served out country....J
Skirt {BCBG}, Top {Anne Taylor}, Shoes {Tory Burch}, Clutch {Stuart Weitzman}, Necklace {J.Crew}


{The IT List}

  • Sweetie Pie Style celebrated the solar eclipse with a cute tie dye scarf! The perfect accessory to jazz up any outfit! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
  • Lipstick & Lollies goes for the unexpected and pairs bright, cheery citron with a muted olive! Throw on some pink lipstick and she has such a fun look!
  • Olive & an Arrow has joined the white skinny jean club and just in time for summer! Don't forget to check out the cute top she paired them with! (find Olive & an Arrow on Twitter!)
  • Franishh found a total budget friendly pearl bib necklace! She made a few adjustments to make it her own and now she has the perfect statement peice! (find Franish on Twitter!)
  • City and Burbs is minty fresh in her new skinny jeans! She pairs them with leopard and pink for a bold vibe! (find City and Burbs on Twitter!)
  • Rachel's Look Book is adding a little sparkle to her life with a gold sequined top! Paired with a pink maxi, she is looking seriously sweet! (find Rachel's Look Book on Twitter!)
  • Here & Now has officially entered wedding season and she is showing us how to look our best for the festivities! We even get a peek of her man's threads! (find Here & Now on Twitter!)
  • Style Your Life is taking a cue from warmer temps and put together what could be the perfect weekend outfit - maxi skirt, tee, sandals and hat. (find Style Your Life on Twitter!)
  • DahliaLynn Lane pairs stripes and floral for a combination that is sure to raise your spirits! A match made in heaven! (find DahliaLynn Lane on Twitter!)
  • Fabulously Average is trying out the peplum trend and knocking it out of the park! Head over to find out where she got her top for a steal! (find Fabulously Average on Twitter!)
  • Wardrobes I Met and Liked shows us a different take on the leopard that we all know and love! Pop over to find out how she kicked it up a notch!
  • Urban Frill shows us a business casual look with a bag that play many roles! And her neckalce? Gorgeous!
  • Seize the Styles is sporting a candy striped dress that reminds her of fruit stripes gum! If this outfit doesn't make you happy, I don't know what will! (find Seize the Styles on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East is crushing on ikat for home and wardrobe. Head over to see the pieces she picked to bring the pattern into you room and closet! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)
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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{Second & Dahlia's Style Steals}

I spotted this amazing photo about a week ago when browsing around the internet for pretty chandeliers.  I love the mix of feminine and masculine to create a truly whimsical space.  I am imagining all the nooks in my new house that could benefit from this type of face lift.  Thanks to Michelle over at Second Street East for finding so many of the pieces to re-create the look.  Happy Thursday....J 


{Perfect Pair}

This dress is another oldie but goodie.  I have had it for about 3 years now, and I seem to keep coming back to it season after season.  I love the vibrant hue, the cinched waist, and the bow detail in the back.  It is one of those dresses I know I can always feel comfortable and confident in.  I found these vintage earrings at a favorite vintage shop about year after I got the dress, and I think it makes the perfect pair with this dress.  Happy Wednesday...J
Dress {BCBG Generation}, Wedges {Tory Burch}, Purse {Masons}


{THIS in THAT: True Teal}

Today I wouldn't mind perching myself in THIS room in THAT dress.  I love the fuschia and teal accents, and the detail on the back of this little frock is so sweet.  Happy Tuesday....J



Happy Monday!!! I spent this past Saturday taking a quick trip to see my sweet, little sister.  Isn't her outfit up top the cutest!  She has been hard at work studying for her Step Exam after her second year of medical school, and I wanted to give her a break from studying.  We spent the afternoon shopping, catching up, and she introduced me to the most amazing cupcake shop ever and and equally delicious burger joint.  To top the day off we bought two little friendship bracelets to remind us of one another, since we no longer live in the same city.  So lovely to have my sister as my best friend.  The only down to the day was seeing a spider crawl across the inside of my windshield on the way home.  Tried to kill him, but he disappeared.  Needless to say the drive home was a little less peaceful than the drive up...J
Top {J.Crew}, Skirt {Zara}, Flats & Bag {Cole Haan}, Jewels {Anthropologie, Suite One, Agatha, Forever 21, Vintage}


{The IT List}

  • Sweetie Pie Style rounds up one of her favorite new arm party trends - the open-ended cuff! Check out her beautiful picks! (Find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
  • A Fashion Fixation found a real gem at the Shops at Target! The dress is gorgeous and perfect for summer!  (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)
  • Lipstick & Lollies is a pro at mixing patterns! See how she pairs polka dots and paisley for a polished, causal look!
  • Urban Frill Looks so chic in black, gold and lace! You must check out her amazing tassel necklace!
  • Olive & an Arrow is sporting an all-white ensemble that makes me want to head for the islands! Love the fun necklace she paired with it for a pop of color! (Find Olive & an Arrow on Twitter!)
  • Franishh shows us some serious arm candy! Head over to check out where all of her pretties are from! One might surprise you! (find Franish on Twitter!)
  • City and Burbs is going bold with a fabulous floral dress paired with bright accessories! Pop over to check out this super fun look! (find City and Burbs on Twitter!)
  • Rachel's Look Book mixes vintage pieces with a few new ones for a dressy look with a boho vibe! Check out her hair accessory that makes the look! (find Rachel's Look Book on Twitter!)
  • Here & Now looks ladylike in her scallop shorts and top knot! Also, she shows us where to pick up our own scallops for under $50! Yes, please! (find Here & Now on Twitter!)
  • Style Your Life shows us what to wear for an entire 11-day trip to Italy by mixing and matching a few key pieces! Impressive! (find Style Your Life on Twitter!)
  • DahliaLynn Lane found an amazing old bag she had while moving! She pairs it with a chic wrap dress for an adorable look! (find DahliaLynn Lane on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East is keeping it casual with neutral pieces mixed with a few fun accessories! The sandals are such a great buy at an even better price! (Find Second Street East on Twitter!)
  • Fabulously Average adds a little polish to her bohemian look with a trench vest!  Head over to see where she found it! (Find Fabulously Average on Twitter!)
  • Wardrobes I Met and Liked goes denim on denim but in a fun, unexpected way! The polka dot skinny jeans are to die for!!
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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{Second & Dahlia's Style Steals}

Star Pendant / Table
 Dress / Purse / Flats / Necklace / Cuffs
I almost died when Michelle from Second Street East sent these amazing inspiration photos over from Lonny magazine.  I really think that these will be some of the main inspiration photos I use for my kitchen decorating.  Can't even explain how much I love this look.  I had such a great time putting together "The Oufit" from this inspiration.  Need to go by these lovely flats in all colors for work, and the sale on this Marc Jacobs dress is just silly:)  Happy Thursday friends...J


{Sunday Snoozin}

A thunderstorm rolled in literally as we were snapping these shots this weekend, so these are the only bits and pieces I have of my Sunday snoozin outfit.  Baggy and comfortable, this outfit is always amazing for lying around the house.  I hope everyone is having an amazing week.  Happy Wednesday...J
Sweater {Zara, gifted from a sweet friend}, Skirt {Forever 21}, Bag {Kate Spake}, Jewels {Max&Chloe and Agatha}


{This & That: New Office}

Today is my first day at my new job, and I am filled with excitement.  So I thought what better way than to kick off the day with a little office inspiration.  Today I am working to make my new office look a little more like THIS office, while wishing I was wearing THAT dress and THAT necklace.  Happy Tuesday...J


{Old Friend}

Found this purse in the midst of our move.  I got her right before I was married almost three years ago.  I always feel like it is tough to find a classic white bag that holds up well.  This gal looks pretty much the same as the day I got her.  Like an old friend, I have enjoyed seeing her around.  It rained a ton this weekend so please excuse the crazy hair.  Happy Monday sweets...J
Dress {Blush}, Flats {Nine West}, Bag {Cole Haan}, Jewels {Max&Chloe, Agatha}, Sunnies {See}


{The IT List}

  • Sweetie Pie Style has a new obsession - rose gold! Head over to see what she pairs her new kicks with for a bright, rosy look!  (Find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
  • A Fashion Fixation is stepping out of her comfort zone with pattern mixing and it paid off! Check out her easy tip to keep the look cohesive!  (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)
  • Lipstick & Lollies is trying one of the favorite looks of the season - pink and red colorblocking. She made it her own with an edgy leather jacket! So cute!
  • Urban Frill is channeling her inner 50s housewife for a sweet polka-dotted look with a modern twist! Pop over to see how you can recreate the vintage inspired look!
  • Olive &; an Arrow pairs a Beatles tee with a floral skirt for an unexpected match! Glad she did because they look amazing together!!  (Find Olive & an Arrow on Twitter!)
  • Franish is ready to set sail in her nautical inspired outfit! She even has an amazing manicure to match! (find Franish on Twitter!)
  • City and Burbs is trying something new in the accessories department! Head over to see how she pairs two necklaces for twice the statement! (find City and Burbs on Twitter!)
  • Rachel's Look Book combats the cooler temps of her office with a beautiful layered look! And her bow belt? Gorgeous! (find Rachel's Look Book on Twitter!)
  • Here & Now has discovered just how amazing maxi skirts really are! Her purple and leopard duo is a perfect combination! (find Here & Now on Twitter!)
  • Style Your Life pairs green and orange for a fun spring look! Don't forget to check out the floral boat shoes!! (find Style Your Life on Twitter!)
  • DahliaLynn Lane even makes moving look chic! A plaid shirt, jean shorts and tennies never looked so good! (find DahliaLynn Lane on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East is trying out the metallic Sperry wedges with a fun outfit that involves some pattern mixing! Head over to see the office the outfit inspired! (Find Second Street East on Twitter!)
  • Good Life shows us how to dress for a chilly spring! Check out what she pairs a sweater with to make it work for the new season! (Find Good Life on Twitter!)
  • 100 Inspirations shows us how to get Kourtney Kardashian's fun floral look! Stop by to see what pieces are used to recreate the look, all for under $95!
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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{Second & Dahlia's Style Steals}

Pillow / Daybed / Tables / Bench / Basket / Sheets / Burlap Pillow / Planter

I honestly can't tell you all how much I am enjoying this new feature.  Getting to take inspiration from a design style that I love has been such a fun creative process.  I have been admiring this day bed from Ballard Designs for a while now.  I really want to get it for our office for lounging and extra bed space for out of town guests.  So I thought it would be fun to use this styled image as inspiration this week.  My favorite pieces this week have to be the love pillow and starfish cuff.  Happy Thursday...J
P.S. Sweet Michelle from Second Street East was recently styled a pair of Sperry's for a fun contest they are running.  Hop on over here to vote for her amazing styled outfit!


{I like to move it, move it}

Hi again! Since I was MIA yesterday, I thought I would give you a little double trouble today with two posts.  Remember when I said I hoped by the next outfit post I would be done moving...well still moving.  This is a freakin process.  But I am still giddy with excitement to start sharing the upgrade and design process with you all.  Working on a Friday regular feature about the things I am doing at home, so stay tuned.  For those of you that don't check in with me on Instagram, please let me introduce you to my new iphone case, "Bunny."  She is Hello Kitty meets Playboy meets Sparkle Heaven.  Kind of rediculous but it makes me smile every time I look at it.  That has to count for something.  Happy Wednesday....J
Top {Forever 21}, Cutoffs {Citizens}, Kicks {Cole Haan}