Thursday, April 24

Floral and Leopard

Sometimes your outfit speaks for itself.  Are you a pattern mixing fool like me? All I can say about this is I loved it!  I thought for sure when I walked out of the bedroom wearing this Joe was going to turn me around and tell me I had lost it!  But I received rave remarks about how much both he and Trevor like this combo!  ME too!!!

Pants Ann Taylor (similar) ~ Sweater Joie (no longer available) ~ Tee By Luciana c/o ~  Black and gold bracelet Rustic Cuff  (similar) c/o ~ Love and skull bangles Claudia Rowe c/o ~ Topaz bangles Alexandra Beth Designs ~ Bag Vintage LV ~ Necklace Stella Dot ~ Sunnies Ray Ban

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Wednesday, April 23

Four Favorites

Happy Wednesday friends!  This weeks favorites are random but fun.  You know I love of  a fun Tote  and this is no exception.  Perfect for weekend errands and the farmers market.  Speaking of perfect…. this Glass gem terrarium is exactly what I need for my office! I wish it came in green glass to look like a peridot stone. This Tee has been blowing up my instagram feed and for good reason.  It's darling.  I am going to have to order this for sure!!!!!  The perfect late night snack for one is this  Zoku  shake and slushy maker.  Oh yeah! My boys would each love one of these!  So what are you loving this week? 

Check out this post of fabulous woman that I am Beyond thrilled to be featured with  here  today.

Linking up here and here too! 

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Tuesday, April 22

Spring Tips

Happy Earth day.  With the weather finally nice and the days growing longer, it is time for a little spring tips and tricks to help your season transition go smoothly. 

Take a few ice cube trays and fill them up with coffee.  Freeze the tray and once frozen pop them in a baggie or container to store until the next time you're craving an iced latte!  When the cubes melt they won't dilute your drink. They were melting pretty darn quick on my marble. 

Do the same with ice tea, and for you water drinkers... add a few berries to your trays with water and freeze.  Toss the colorful slightly fruity cubes in your glass and enjoy!

Rainy season is here and that means shooting pictures in between rain drops.  Protect your camera and place a plastic shopping bag  around the camera with an opening for the lens and hold it in place with a rubber band to keep your camera dry and protected! It looks a bit crazy I know but I wouldn't want my camera to get wet! 

Turn the hangers in your closet backwards.  Every time you wear something hang it up the correct direction.  When the season is over and time to transition to fall again you will be able to see what you didn't wear because the hangers will be backwards still.  Time to clean out the closet with everything hanging backwards still!  Hey... how did that crazy orange hanger get in there? 

So now it's your turn… share a few tricks that help you transition into spring! What do you do to transition into spring? 

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Monday, April 21

V beaute'

I had the pleasure of meeting Julie Macklowe and a preview of V beaute', a new skincare line at Soft Surroundings on the Plaza last week.  Let me start my saying, this is not a sponsored post.  I have used the same skincare for 30 years.  I do not like to change things up where my skin care is concerned.  I like this product!  Let me introduce you to V beaute'.  Upon first arriving at Soft Surroundings I was curious to explore their styles.  As I have posted here, finding a store that is trendy an fashionable for women are far and few between.  Wouldn't you know the first thing I laid eyes on I had to have!! I styled my new top in this post.  I didn't have time to shop the entire store completely, and there were a few things that were not my style, but rest assured I will be going back to shop some more.  SO back to Julie... Dynamic, smart, spunky and super tiny!  I don't care who you are she will make you look three times larger and I wore stripes!!!! eek!

I received a sample of a few of the products to try out.  I generally don't like to try something new in skincare but I did, and It was light on my face and left my skin feeling refreshed.  See that sparkle on my lips? That is her lip spread and it is not like any other lip gloss I have ever tried.  It is hydrating with a silky and non tacky feel.  She actually gave me my own tube of lip spread because I loved it so much.  Vbeaute' is a luxe line of sensitive-skin friendly products born out of Julie's own needs.  Julie refers to Vbeate' as "serious skin care simplified." I have to agree.  Traveling to Geneva for ingredients for this anti aging process with her star ingredient... the alpine rose.  This small pink blossom grows in the Swiss alps adapting to the high altitude environment.   With the ever changing climate and the exposure to UV rays it has to protect itself, the Alpine rose is no delicate flower.   Combining stem cells from the plant with a collagen-stimulating, cell energizing peptide rich in antioxidants, this complex is at the heart of all Vbeaute' products.  

Traveling across the country one day, Julie had her entire toiletry bag confiscated at JFK.  Now that has to put a damper in your trip!  On her flight she sketched out a few ideas on  napkins and realized she was onto a great idea.  This travel size companion below is perfect to toss in your bag and travel with without having to worry about meeting the liquid limit at the check in gate.  The line was first launched in 2010 exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman, but is now available in over 30 specialty stores and boutiques as well as online at Soft Surroundings and Vbeaute'.  The line is vegan, gluten free, paraben free, fragrance free, and nut free. 

And for your bathroom vanity at home... full size jars of Vbeaute' skin care.  With a very friendly price point it is worth it to give this a try. The most expensive item is $53.  

You have to try this lip spread.  It really is the best gloss I have ever tried. The entire line can be purchased at Soft Surrounding, or online.  I am not sure if you can find the lip spread online, but call the store and I bet they can ship it out to you.  Let me know if you try it.  I would love to hear your take on the line! 

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Friday, April 18

Rustic Cuff

A little bit of steel cable added with a mesh buckle and you have a pretty pair of bracelets to add to your arm.  Did you know Rustic Cuff does more than just cuffs? If you have been a follower for any amount of time then you know my love for Jill and Rustic Cuff.  If your new to Peridot Skys, welcome and I am glad you're here.  Be prepared to fall in love with her designs.  These bracelets are great to mix and match with your other bracelets or wear them just with each other.  I personally love the cable bracelet and the mesh buckle is an understated piece to add  a gold or silver tone to your arm. She also personalizes the Hazel bracelet with your initials! What a great gift that would make. 

Want to add one of these to your arm?  I know I wish I could keep a set for myself, but I would rather share them with you.  Can't decide between black, gold or silver?  I can help you out!  Enter to win one of set of Rustic Cuff bracelets by using the rafflecopter form below and I will choose three winners.  One will receive the gold set, another the silver set, and another winner will receive the black set....

Easy peasy for you!  Don't forget to follow the instruction in the rafflecopter below and Good Luck!

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Thursday, April 17

Blues for Spring

Its time for the winter blues to disappear once and for all.  This past weekend the farmers market opened for the season and I was ready for it!  We headed out for a quick breakfast then off to the market with my tote in hand. We had never been to the farmers market on opening day and my expectations were a bit different that reality.  I expected to stroll thru making tough choices between fresh beans, or red potatoes.  Maybe pick up some berries and a cantaloupe.  Ha!  So lets just say the first day of the Farmers market is for people who are looking for starter plants to grow their own garden.  The crops have not flourished yet!  I have to admit, I did wonder what would be available as it didn't seem anything would be in season quite yet! So, we will wait a few more weeks to go back, but we plan on making it a habit for the weekends thru the season. 

With the farmers market a bust, we headed to Whole Foods and Sprouts to get fresh fruits and veges.  I picked up these gorgeous yellow tulips complimenting my outfit and added them to my tote.  Love the blue and yellow!  Gigi NY sent me this tote.  I have been eyeing it for sometime.  I cannot tell you how beautiful the blue is in person.  There was a part of me that leaned towards choosing the white or black tote... staying well in the comfort zone of course, but the blue was so fun, and is a bit out of my comfort zone.  I am so glad I did it!  Monogramming it was a no brainer for me... the gold letters on the blue make a subtle statement.  I like that.  I have to admit, when I posted last year that I wanted to add more blue to my wardrobe I honestly didn't think I would add as much, as often, and love it the way I do.  I still don't have navy shoes, or slacks and I don't have any skirts with blue, but there time for that!  Are you a blue person?  What color do you feel is your comfort color? 

Bracelet stack ~ Accessory Mercado c/o / Top ~ Soft Surroundings / Tank ~ Ann Taylor / Tote ~ GigiNY c/o / Jeans ~ Karen Kane c/o / Loafers ~ Nordstrom / Bracelet ~ Loren Hope /

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Wednesday, April 16

Easter Favorites

Happy Wednesday lovelies!  I am traveling home this weekend to see family and celebrate Easter.  When my kids were little, one of my favorite things for Easter was decorating eggs.  Now that they are all grown I have started looking for other methods to decorate them.  These  Eggs  are the cutest and I love the polka dots of course!  Filled Easter baskets with candy is a dangerous thing, so a few nibble of ears off this dark chocolate fella may be all the  Bunny and  my diet can handle with a few handfuls of  Jelly Beans!

Easter is always a time to show off your new spring outfits when your a kid and as an adult that tradition should continue with this perfectly spring  Dress, and don't forget your Easter Hat !

Linking up here and here too!

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