Gift Guide for the Techie

  I love a good gadget. If I even think some gadget may make my life easier it is an easy sell. Make it look pretty and you might as well go ahead and grab my credit card because it is sold. Y’all know I’m an exercise freak. I’m at the Y every morning at 5 when the doors open so I’ve got another head phone for you. These wireless headphones control your music and your phones with a tap on the ear. Urban Ears have come up with a wonderful way to listen to music and take calls without getting tangled up in a cord. Plus how pretty is the blue color. Not feeling the blue, Urban Ears comes in a rainbow of colors. Plume Pods. Do you walk around your house and hit a dead […]

A little online shopping

Sorry I meant to get this out earlier but between too much tryptophan and and a little football game called the Iron Bowl (as well as my Vanderbilt Commodores!), I got a little behind. But with computer in hand I’ve got you hooked up on some of the best deals for you and the ones you need to find the best gift. Ann Taylor 50% off purchase + Free Shipping. I love the plaid tartan scarf in this camel color combination, a little twist on the usual red. Banana Republic 50% off (no exclusions). How often does this come around when Banana Republic offers a discount but there is no exclusions…uh never, so go take advantage of it. I love this Side Tie Camel Blazer with a touch of faux fur. But like […]

Leather Weather

Say what? I know Caroline has done a great job this week talking about getting us ready for Spring Break and if you haven’t already  go check out her blog posts here and here. She has us covered in what to wear for our swimsuit needs. But, Pippa Middleton shows us how to rock leather for spring which is a trend I love.  Fourteen years ago I bought a lightweight tan leather jacket to celebrate my daughter’s birth (BTW a jacket is a great purchase after giving birth because goodness knows you aren’t buying leather pants after childbirth) So any event I still have that leather jacket and wear it every Spring. The point is a leather jacket is something everyone should invest in. You are still going to have those cool […]

stick a pin in it

With a husband that is 6’2″ I like my heels tall. Plus there is something about practicing law that I just feel a little bit more in control when I’m wearing high heels and towering over the men. As the weather turns a little cooler it is time to take a look at what boots I need this fall to help round out my wardrobe and I’ve decided I need these boots by Sam Edelman (1), a stick pin high heel that will look great with pants or pair with a dark tight and wear with a pencil skirt or midi skirt. Who is going to mess with me when they see walking down the street  wearing these killer heels? The point (no pun intended) is the boot with the pin-thin stiletto is […]

can you even handle this

Is this purse not gorgeous? don’t answer that. Of course it is! But to be honest I don’t have $2800.00 lying around for the Burberry bucket bag so I’ve been looking for alternatives that will give me the same high as this gorgeous fringe purse in grape suede. This purse brings all things fall together in one accessory: fringe, bucket bag, grape so here is what I found as alternatives. But let’s be serious if I win the lottery I’m buying the Burberry fringe all day long.   Rebecca Minkoff Suede Fringe Bag (This one is probably my favorite and the closet to Burberry) Vince Camuto Fringe Bag Milly Fringe Bucket Bag BCBG Faye Suede Fringe Bag (I love this Navy and is so fresh for fall) xo Martha

yes…i’ll take mustard on that

so caroline told us about the color marsala but do you know that mustard is getting a lot of play time? i prefer to think of it as “gold” and because i tend to wear a lot of “black and gold” see bio here ( i love my commodores whose colors happen to be black and gold) i feel set in this department. but i also started thinking what other color combinations could i come up with to go with my gold/mustard pieces.  think about your skin coloring. also be aware of your skin tone. those with cool skin tones should wear gold/mustard close to your face. if you have a warmer skin tone, it doesn’t mean that you can’t wear the mustard/gold just wear it on the bottom and a “cooler” […]

just one winner…

i wish we could give all of our fabulous followers the Chloe handbag. y’all have been so great and supportive, but alas unfortunately i haven’t won the lottery yet so until then GO ENTER! (don’t worry we will tell you a few more times about our giveaway in case you forget) so we can’t give away tons of chloe handbags so i’ve found a few alternatives that won’t break the bank but ps if you want the real thing…then go enter! (overkill?). i’ve paired these purses with a summer look but like the Chloe handbag all of these purses can be taken into fall and winter. xo martha 1.vince 295.00 2 cambridge satchel 85.00 3 botkier 198.00 4 rebecca minkoff 225.00 5 vince camuto 198.00 6 marc by marc jacobs 298.00  

happy fourth of july!

happy fourth of july. i hope everyone has a fabulous day. with everything on the news it’s easy to be a little cynical about our country but compared to others we are truly blessed. ok so now the lecture is over one last outfit idea for the holiday. xo martha 1.marc by marc jacobs scarf 2. gap dress 3. tory burch wrap bracelet 4. tory burch flats 5. rebecca minkoff purse so we started the week with watermelon so let’s end with watermelon with a kick…the watermelon margarita! find the recipe here.

i love a camel

but i also love other colors as well. caroline told us yesterday about the camel handbag and particularly the camel clutch.  caroline and i usually go over what we are going to talk about in our blog during our morning exercise but we haven’t seen each other this week due to the snow/no snow event here in alabama. i’ve been thinking about the clutch as well. i have to admit that i’ve been carrying my camel clutch everywhere but after being stranded out of town because we thought it was going to snow i needed a little color and a little va va voom. look at this purse from rebecca minkoff. i love everything about it; the color, the fringe, the studs. it simply just rocks. ok but i have to say […]

going brogue . . .


hey guess what?  it’s me again.   here to tell you that another super masculine flat shoe is en fuego and that you HAVE to have it.  that’s right.  i. am. not. blinking. what are you going to do about it??? hold up, hold up!  er’body just chill.  you can totally make this work.  and you are going to love oxfords.  promise.   i had resisted, myself.  but now, i am in love!!  here is what happened:  i got all comfortable in flat shoes this summer and fall with my stan smith adidias and my chloe cork wedges.  and then it got cold and, really, i do not have any winter shoes that do not have a heel.  and i was kind of missing the comfort although, honestly, i am not sure […]