Monday, November 24, 2014

Mountain Top + GIVEAWAY

I've recently stumbled into a new blog crush, these gals, and saw Brooke had purchased this leopard scarf and it looked so cute on her... so I had to have one for myself.  Combine blanket scarf with leopard and it's basically a no-brainer.

Bailey and I coordinated our outfits before having brunch in Big Bear and I was cozy as could be. There is a 80% chance this is almost exactly what my Thanksgiving day outfit will look like. Christian has the day off this year (last year he was working and I had a Friendsgiving with other out-of-state friends), and we plan to go to LA to spend it with my brother's family and a Dermatology resident.  I'm bringing the sweet potato casserole, a pie (you will see the recipe tomorrow!), a green bean casserole and stuffed squash.  My sister-in-law is prepping her first turkey and I have total confidence in her!

But back to shopping... today I'm teaming up with some adorable blogger gals for a giveaway valued at $400 - scroll down to check it out!

scarf - Zara, love this one | coated denim (marked down to $26.99 in both black and oxblood!) | boots | leg warmers - c/o L.Mae Boutique | chambray top - Forever21, old, love this one and this one | hat, love this one too | bag | sunnies | cuff - c/o Brahmin, love this one (on sale!) | assorted David Yurman | gold cuff - c/o TAudrey | lipstick

Let's chat about this giveaway! I'm teaming up with some seriously adorable ladies to give away a pair of Ray Ban Aviators ($150) and any Rakani Watch (up to $250), for a total value of $400, just in time for the holidays.  The giveaway runs through midnight, 11/28.

Must be a follower of CBL via Google Friend Connect (right sidebar) to be eligible to win.


Thanks so much for reading and entering... and good luck! XO - 

PS - I'll be sharing more info tomorrow, but today is the last day to get 25% off a Nespresso!  I'm addicted, and if you're a coffee-lover, you're going to need one of these for a Christmas gift... to yourself.  More to come but the sale ends today!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday's Five

- our weekly farmer's market pickup - blueberries for him and blackberries for me - 

- Lula LaShonda blending into to our interiors -

- coming home to bruschetta, wine and Happy Endings dvd's - 

- a pretty pink donut waiting for me from Christian - 

- tiny succulents at our neighborhood garden shop - 

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Christian and I recently rode our bikes to brunch and stopped by the Chapman campus along the way.  The campus is so beautiful and lush - it always reminds us of our days at Ole Miss.  So the question is - are we the cute newlyweds with nostalgia or the creepy random old people cruising the campus where we didn't go to school? The verdict is still out.

I can't share this Tvachia bag without telling y'all a little backstory.  Based out of Atlanta, the leather comes from Calcutta, India and is drum-dyed and natural, an age-old process that dyes the leather throughout and produces the highest quality product. The color in Tvachia bags becomes deeper and richer over time, giving you a unique, one-of-a-kind bag.  A portion of the proceeds benefits a non-profit organization in India that provides education to under-privileged children and helps women in the area form self-help groups.  It's pretty neat to know the handbag you're carrying isn't just a handbag and actually represents a whole lot more than just a cute purse.

hoodie and gray tee - c/o Cheeky Peach Boutique | denim - Paige | boots - Frye | bag - c/o Tvachia | scarf - Zara, similar here and here | earrings - c/o INPink | sunnies - Ray Ban | ring - Studio Manhattan Vintage | lipstick - Armani 

Thanks so much for reading and entering and stay tuned for more fab giveaways to come! XO -

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Holiday Ensemble

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I saw an instagram recently that said there were only five Saturdays until Christmas and my jaw practically dropped.  It is seriously right around the corner and the holiday parties will be here before you know it.  This little collage is my inspiration this year for classic party attire with a twist - pieces that you can still continue to wear different ways but have that extra element of fun for a party vibe.

And how great would this vest be with that classic LBD?  I may live in Southern California, but the fur vests come OUT my friends.  Oh yes.

And that fur-trimmed top and mini skirt?  Yes please.

What is your go-to for holiday parties (besides cocktails (my fave) obviously)?

Lastly, thank you to all who entered the Lulu & Georgia giveaway last week!  So glad you guys loved this giveaway as much as I did.  I'm excited to announce the lucky winner is....

Jessica Mabry!

Keep your eye out for LOTS of fun holiday giveaways coming soon.  Thanks for reading and participating - your involvement makes these fun giveaways possible! XO -