the "it" list... April 29, 2011!


Happy Friday!  I can't believe April is over... hopefully all this rain and storms are as well.
I am ready for some May flowers!
  • lady M is celebrating her birthday... stop by and wish her a happy day and also check out her fun wardrobe inspiration for the big day!
  • rose a la mode is sporting an adorable new floral dress... even on a chilly spring day she perfectly accessorizes it! (find rose a la mode on twitter!)
  • mama loves papa hosts a simply adorable little blog party for your stylish little ones - stop by to play along or just 'oooh' and 'aaah.' (find mama loves papa on twitter!)
  • meet virginia design layers gorgeous neutral pieces for an ethereal feel to this casual outfit.  These colors are so on trend right now too! (find meet virginia design on twitter!)
  • a little dash of ash has a delicious looking smoothie recipe to share with us. I always love to see what others' smoothie concoctions are - this one looks yummy and healthy! (find a little dash of ash on twitter!)
  • rebecca with an R is definitely beach ready in this gorgeous maxi dress and oversized hat - I am seriously loving this outfit! (find rebecca with an R on twitter!)
  • sweetie pie style is looking gorgeous in this drapey feather printed dress - it's just her style! (find sweetie pie style on twitter!)
  • baby shopaholic had this super sweet little doll custom made for her daughter for Easter.  What a fun keepsake and toy for a little one, my daughter would love this!
  • the capital barbie is giving away sassy shoe themed note cards on her blog this week - you must stop by and enter quickly! (find the capital barbie on twitter!)
  • good tots features the artwork of modern pops - these bold graphic prints make for great nursery artwork!
  • the stylish housewife sports a floppy sun hat and a chevron dress, quite possibly the most perfect summer combo ever. I am in love with this look! (find the stylish housewife on twitter!)
  • good clean fun made these margarita flavored cupcakes for Easter - but I think they would be perfect for any summer day! Yum! (find good clean fun on twitter!)
  • a spot of whimsy is sick of the rain... and quite frankly, aren't we all!?!? But rain never looked this good before... I promise! (find a spot of whimsy on twitter!)
  • good life for less has a casual but chic outfit for Easter.  Check it out! (find good life for less on twitter!)
the IT list is produced weekly by jill of good life for less - check out how you can be involved here!

Reese Witherspoon look for less < $95

I'm fresh off of seeing Water for Elephants this week and I am pretty much obsessed with all things Reese. I love her casual real world style... here she is looking adorable with her new husband!

(photo via people)

Camilla Belle Look for Less <$100

I love this classic look from Camilla Belle. The mix of the coral tee and floral scarf is a perfect springtime combo then paired with the trendy flared jeans and cat-eye sunglasses, it's just a classic look.

photo via: The Vogue Diaries

Gwenyth Paltrow Look For Less < $130

Gwenyth lookes positively glowing in this outfit at a recent book signing for her new cookbook "My Father's Daughter".  I think beige is definitely her color (although what color doesn't look good on her?)

Image via who what wear

the "it" list... April 22, 2011!


Happy Friday ladies... I hope you all have a fabulous Easter weekend, whatever it brings to you.  
"Hop" on over to these fab blogs for plenty of spring inspiration!

  • strong sense of style gives color blocking a try... it's so fun and easy!  And really? What feels more properly spring than pink and green together?
  • a spot of whimsy has some fabulous eye-candy from the movie Water for Elephants.  Please tell me you have read this book... if not, do it stat, the movie opens this weekend and it looks to be amazing! (find a spot of whimsy on twitter!)
  • thought and musing wears a simple and elegant maxi skirt for some wine tasting... a perfect outfit for what looked to be the perfect day!
  • good clean fun shares her favorite childhood cupcake recipe... angel food cake with strawberry frosting.  These look SO good and definitely what childhood memories are made of! (find good clean fun on twitter!)
  • the capital barbie finds some fun accessories with bold angles... this bracelet stood out as a favorite for me.  Pop on over and see her other finds! (find the capital barbie on twitter!)
  • good tots rounds up maternity poolside looks for summer, including this adorable peach polka dotted maternity swimsuit!
  • rose a la mode sports this fun yellow and white striped dress and seriously has me craving more stripes. Is that possible? (find rose a la mode on twitter!)
  • a spoonful of dish reminds me that flowers never disappoint in the inspiration department. Just looking at them I can feel that summer is closer!
  • a little dash of ash will brighten your day with some good old fashion gorgeous guys.  Good looks never get old (sigh). (find a little dash of ash on twitter!)
  • lady m says what we are all thinking lately: we can't get enough of Zara.  Check out the inspiration and some of their (very interesting) backstory over at her blog!
  • meet virginia design is sure to put some spring pep in your step with this fun mix of bold colors and florals.  This outfit just screams sunshine! (find meet virginia design on twitter!)
  • mama loves papa's daughter is quite the fashion prodigy!  Just look at these adorable items she (or her mama, either/or) picked out for herself! (find mama loves papa on twitter!)
  • rebecca with an r proves that blazers never, ever get old... at least in my book!  I just love the simple sophistication of this look! (find rebecca with an r on twitter!)
  • good life for less is color crushing on purple + blue + white for spring. It's such a simple color combo - check out her looks! (find good life for less on twitter!)
the it list is produced each week by jill of good life for less... click here for information on how you can be involved!

top 15 under $100 - week 29!


This week I finally landed a summer internship! I'm pretty excited about getting to dress up everyday and I've been wanting to go shopping to get some more dressier pieces. Forever 21 has a lot of cute skirts that are all on the cheap, I'm definitely going to hit it up soon!


Currently craving juicy fruit colors! Watermelon, lemon and lime!


What is more fun than picking out (and sporting!) a new beach cover up in the summer!? Here are a few that I wouldn't mind snagging!

Katie Holmes look for less < $120

When I first saw this picture of Katie Holmes, I was enamored with her fun polka dot pants. But let's be honest - they look super unique (read: super expensive!). I never back down from a challenge though and had fun searching out the polka dotted pants' doppelganger. I present to you... the polka dotted skirt! Now you can get Katie Holmes' polka dotted look for less!

(photo via

Alessandra Ambrosio Look for Less <$97

If I ever get to go to Coachella (which I really hope I do, one day!) I will want to wear something like this look from model Alessandra Ambrosio. It is just the most perfect boho-chic look. Perfect for a music festival!

Emmy Rossum Look For Less < $100

Such a sweet spring look being sported here on Emmy Rossum.  Love the electric blue top peeking out from behind the denim jacket!

image via