Thursday, September 27, 2012

White Bear Giveaway

Hey there readers. I'm doing a FABULOUS giveaway on this wonderful blog! If you want to win a pair of earrings from White Bear, enter HERE:

2 JUST B YOU - White Bear Giveaway

Wah wah, I hurt my wrist. Trying to type with a big ol' brace on is realllly difficult haha! Not sure what happened, been an on and off pain for a few months so I went to get a cortizone shot today and some meds. Should be ok tomorrow.

I also won a $50 gift card to TJ Maxx/Marshalls from Electric Blogarella, one of the best blogs ever created. I won because I have recently started a new diet/exercise plan! I've been working out with Shaun T's Rockin Body. Let me tell you, as a girl who never went to the gym and only did dance as her work outs, this is a BLAST. I have put on 30-40 pounds since moving to Miami a few years ago, and the idea of going to an actual GYM was foreign and scary to me. Everyone always warned me, "your body changes as you get older." No one ever wants to believe that, but its true. I don't have an 18 y/o body anymore, now I actually have to work at it to look decent.

No fun.

I'll keep you all updated as to how its going!!!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ombre Glitter Nails

These have to be my favorite nails of all time. I'm constantly trying new colors and designs and as well all know, ombre is SO in right now. I use it all the time in my White Bear designs and thought...why not bring it to my nails TOO!?!

ombre polish
From left to right: 1. Essie "A Cut Above" 2. Nicole by OPI "One Less Lonely Glitter" 3. Essie "Stroke of Brilliance" 4. Finger Paints "Art You Wondering" 5. Revlon "441 Radiant"
ombre glitter nails
ombre glitter nails

Monday, September 24, 2012

FIU Gallery Opening

Hey you Southern Floridians! If you have some time and are looking for something to do, you can always check out the gallery at Florida International University (FIU.) I was invited to the opening gala by my wonderful sister, Courtney Bleier, who was lucky enough to be one of the art students chosen to display their painting. Courtney has been an artist for her whole life and she has been able to study with some of the best teachers out there. She is incredibly talented and I am certainly proud of her! Her painting had to be from a photograph that she took at Vizcaya Museum, here in Miami. All of the artists there were fabulous and it's a really nice collection of romantic outdoor scenes. Check out some of the pictures from the gala ;) The paintings are up at the GC Art Gallery at the FIU Modesto Modique campus until September 29.
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Courtney Bleier's Untitled Piece
Artist Courtney Bleier at FIU's Art Gallery
Courtney Bleier at the FIU Gallery
FIU Art Gallery
Dress and hat
Courtney and I at FIU

Saturday, September 22, 2012

South Beach Sunset

It's a very interesting time in my life. I feel like I am constantly waiting for something to happen. After feeling like that for quite some time now, John and I have taken fate into our own hands and booked tickets to the Turks and Caicos. One of our best friends moved down there with his family earlier this year. They are thinking of opening up a restaurant. To me, that is paradise. A quiet island life with a boat, a boy, a business and our puppy. John could be the chef, me, the manager. Who knows! All I know is we will be traveling down there October 16-21 to see if we like the island and if is really what we want to do with our life. If all goes well, we might just make the move in early 2013.

Wouldn't that just be amazing!? Leaving Miami, leaving my life and starting a brand new one in paradise. Living the dream. That could be where this blog goes! The adventure of me starting over... Excited about the trip, John and I took the pup down to the beach yesterday and it was a perfect sunset. Check out some fab pictures of our excursion.

Sunset in South Beach, Miami
Sunset in South Beach, Miami
Puppy on the beach in Miami
Sunset in South Beach, Miami
Sunset in South Beach, Miami
Sunset in South Beach, Miami
Sunset in South Beach, Miami

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Lace Purses of Etsy

Well first, I would like to announce that I am now selling my jewelry at a shop here in Miami! It's at the Ocean Drive Art Gallery at 1390 Ocean Drive, South Beach, Fl 33139. I'm so excited I could burst. I'm spending the next few weeks trying to get into as many shops in Miami as possible!

Also, it's the last day to enter an amazing giveaway I've got going on! Win up to $30 worth of free jewelry from White Bear! Enter here: Soap Deli News.

I am so obsessed over lace it is becoming a problem. I particularly am in love with ZiBagz, a shop on Etsy that I have known for a long time. I purchased something from her last year and it just makes my heart soar every time I wear it. I always get compliments! If you are a lady who loves a vintage piece with a modern flair, these bags are for you!

My purchase last year from ZiBagz
A stunning purse from Amaya Handmade
Perfect for fall!! By Eight Seasons
Loveeee this bag from Iza LaLaLa

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

My Latest Finds

I've got a summer cold. Boo. But of course, besides the heavy medicine and lots of sleep, the best way to nurse a sickness is to shop. Here are some of the latest things I've picked up!

Obsession. That is one word for this necklace. This lace freak found this at Macy's (by Macy's own brand) for $18. It's metal lace and pearls. Perfection! Looked great under a collared shirt for a really unique look!

Who doesn't love a pretty purple nail polish? Got this one at CVS for around $5. By Milani.

This bag was on MAJOR sale at Macy's and I have no idea why. It was only $9.95!!!! The off-white, green and blue color blocking is just so amazing for fall and will go with SO much. Macy's own brand.

Also! I have to ask for an opinion! I didn't buy this bag at TJ Maxx, but I was REALLY considering it. It's Betsey Johnson, whom I just adore, and was only $30. The cheetah print with the bright ombre and sequins was to die my eyes. My sister was with me and she refused to let me get it! LOL She said it reminded her of Lisa Frank...remember that stuff? Yeah, a little too immature I guess. But I can't stop thinking about it! Either color combo. Anyone agree with me???