Friday Favorites: Breast Cancer Awareness

I know sometimes that October can be a little crazy with all of the Breast Cancer Awareness, but I am one person that doesn’t mind. My mom is a breast cancer survivor and she is my inspiration. She is the strongest person I know and I hope that I can be half as strong as she is if I ever have to face the disease. I thought I would share some of my favorite products supporting Breast Cancer Awareness this month and make it my personal goal this month to support research this month. I am going to go a little over five this week, but I think it will be worth it:

1. Bobbi Brown Pretty Pink Ribbon Lip Gloss Collection ($60)

This great set includes four pink glosses including Pretty Pink Sheer, Pink Tulle High Shimmer, Bright Lilac and Soiree Pink Shimmer. Bobbi Brown will donate $12 of every sale to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

bobbi brown lip gloss

2. Tory Burch York Small Buckle Tote ($245) and Tory Burch Kerrington Zip Continental Wallet ($185)

Tory Burch is donating 20% of these purchases to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation up to $35,000. I LOVE the wallet so much!

tory burch BCA

 3. La Mer Breast Cancer Awareness Hand Treatment ($45)

This is the most luxurious stuff out there and would make a wonderful gift. La Mer is donating a portion of each purchase to the Breast Cancer Research Fund.

la mer

4. Stella & Dot Strength Bracelet ($39)

100% of the proceeds from this adorable elephant bracelet benefits the Noreen Fraser Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for women’s cancer research and creating awareness of the importance of early detection.


5. Smashbox Limited Edition Breast Cancer Research Be Legendary Lip Gloss ($20) and BCA Photo Finish Foundation Primer ($36)

$5 from the primer will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, it is unclear how much of the proceeds of the lip gloss are donated.


6. Gaiam Forever Pink Yoga Mat ($21.98)

I’ve previously mentioned my 100 Day Yoga Challenge and it would be fun to get this mat to use for October. $1 from every mat purchase is donated to breast cancer research.


7. Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Breast Cancer Awareness Eau de Parfum Rollerball Duo ($45)

I’ve talked about how the Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Deodorant is one of my favorites and it is awesome that Donna Karan will donate 20% of the proceeds of this sale to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

DKNY cashmere mist

8. Coach Legacy Sport 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness Watch ($298)

Coach is donating 10% of the purchase price of this beautiful watch to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


9. Eminence Sweet Red Rose Whip Moisturizer

I’m a big fan of Eminence and even more so now that $5 from each purchase will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation.


10. 2013 ONEHOPE California Chardonnay ($18.99)

Now you can have your wine and donate too! Half of the proceeds of the One Hope Chardonnay go to fight breast cancer.


11. Clinique Pink with a Purpose Long Last Lipstick ($16)

$3.00 from this purchase will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


12. Nine West Tatiana ($79)

I think I may have saved the best for last – at least we are changing up the color! Nine West partnered with Fashion Targets Breast Cancer to create a limited edition shoe, the Tatiana. With or without this particular shoe, Nine West will donate $10 to FTBC for every blue “shoefie” you post to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #9WFTBC. I think the only blue shoes I have are my wedding shoes, so I will have to kick it off with that.



What are you doing to support Breast Cancer Awareness this month?

I am excited that Five on Friday with A Liz AdventuresThe Good Life BlogHello Happiness and Carolina Charm is back. While it was gone I joined a few other link ups and I am loving meeting everyone!

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If you would like to join the Oh Hey Friday Linkup with The Farmer’s Wife and September Farm just click the button below for more details.

I am also participating in the Friday Favorites Linkup with A Little Bit of Everything Blog, Grace and Love Blog and Momfessionals. You can click the button below for more information and to join the linkup.


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5 on Friday: Anniversary Edition

It’s time for another edition of Five on Friday with A Liz AdventuresThe Good Life BlogHello Happiness and Carolina Charm.

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My husband and I are approaching our third anniversary on May 7th – can you believe it’s been three years already?! Time flies when you’re having fun! I read that William gave Kate a £4,000 Cartier watch before they left on their recent trip to Australia as an early anniversary present. While I don’t think that is in the cards, I figured I would post my own list (and hope the the hubby reads this post, lol!). The third anniversary is all about leather, so here are my favorite leather gift ideas:

1. Kate Spade Cedar Street Tote ($268)

This was on my Spring Favorites list because I LOVE the color. It would be a great bag to have this summer.

kate spade

2. Michael Kors Selma Satchel ($358)

This is my look for less from Olivia Pope’s amazing Prada bag. It looks the same and would be a great power bag.


3. Tory Burch Reva Bombe Clutch ($299)

One of our friends had this clutch and I just fell in love with it! I can’t decide if I like the black or pink version better…or maybe both! The black one is available on Amazon, but you have to search the pink one here on eBay.

tb reva black

tb bombe reva pink

4. Sperry Angelfish Boat Shoe ($90)

I started looking for a boat shoe when I broke my foot and then decided that they would be perfect to wear around in the summer when my foot gets tired. I like the gold/linen color because I think it would go with everything.

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5. Michael Kors Sondra Sandal ($99)

These are chic and comfortable. I think I like the luggage color best, but the Mandarin ones would be perfect for Tiger’s games.

MK sondra

What leather gifts would you put on your anniversary wish list?

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Pantone’s Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Pantone recently announced the 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid. It is described as a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple.


Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute described it as “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

I LOVE this color! It is so feminine and beautiful! So I thought I would pull a few radiant orchid pieces together for you to incorporate into your wardrobe, home and makeup bag.

Tory Burch Robinson iPhone 5 & 5s Case ($60):


Enzo Angiolini Graysn Pump ($109.95):


Emerson Electric Wine Opener ($16):


Old Navy Cardigan ($19):


CND Vinylux/Shellac in Tinted Love:


Ralph Lauren Lace Sheath Dress ($174):

ralph lauren

MAC Stars & Rockets Eyeshadow ($15):

I already own this and it is fabulous!


Lauren Ralph Lauren Newbury Double Zip Satchel in Crocus ($298):

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Cashmere Infinity Scarf ($58.49):

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Calvin Klein Mock Neck Roll Sleeve Blouse ($48.99):


Kate Spade Disco Pansy Graduated Necklace ($88.80):


Tory Burch Brittany Envelope Clutch ($295):

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What are your favorite Radiant Orchid items? I would love to hear more about them!

I thought this would be the perfect post for the Totally Posted Tuesday LinkUp with The Glossy Blonde and Karly Kim, so if you liked this post, click on the button to check out some of the other great blogs and follow the #TotallyPosted hashtag on Twitter:

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Necessary Roughness “Gimme Some Lovin” Recap

We begin this episode entrenched in the new show format. Dani (Callie Thorne) is making herself right at home at V3 and she has really stepped up her wardrobe:

Dani wears a navy Michael Kors halter top, which I couldn’t find, but I did find a similar one at Cache ($58), a Burberry Layered Mesh Pencil Skirt ($425), a Gucci Leather Horsebit Belt ($275), Gucci Peep Toe Buckle Pumps ($615) and the Michael Kors Jet Set East West Top Zip Tote ($248) we saw in last week’s episode:

Dani Outfit

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UPDATE: It looks like the Cache halter top is no longer available, so you might try this Trina Turk Draped Halter Top from Nordstrom.

She immediately runs into Paloma (Karissa Lee Staples), her new assistant, who gives her the lowdown on V3 and her new schedule. Dani tries to refuse some of the V3 amenities to no avail. Paloma is wearing a Diane Von Furstenberg dress ($303.42):

Diane Von Furstenberg Graphic Print Dress

Diane Von Furstenberg Graphic Print Dress

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Dani attends her first staff meeting and receives her new client, Buttons a.k.a. Cindy Luck (Johanna Braddy), who is a former child star who has a mess of problems. V3 is responsible for keeping her in line while they try to rehab her image. Dani will have to work with Nico (Scott Cohen) on this case to keep Cindy in line.

Troy (David Anders) pulls Nico aside to let him know that he wants Dani gone. Nico says that he will take care of it. We still don’t know what he’s up to.

TK (Mechad Brooks) is still adjusting to the new Hawks coach. He stops in and tries to meet with Dani, but she can’t help him because she has an exclusive contract with V3. TK sees an easy solution to that problem by becoming a V3 client himself. Connor (John Stamos) tells him that his image needs some work.

Dani gets her first taste of Buttons and it is not a good one. We learn that Cindy is obsessed with her boyfriend, Dylan and that she gets hives when she is stressed. Cindy ends up taking too much allergy medicine and it looks like she overdosed, but she really just fell asleep. Her boyfriend Dylan called to break up with her and it sent her into a spiral. Dani gives her some good advice and says that after a breakup we do a euphoric recall, where we only remember the best parts of the relationship, but don’t remember the bad parts.

We get a close up of Dani’s tortoise Tory Burch Resin Logo Cuff ($50):

Tory Burch Resin Logo Cuff

Tory Burch Resin Logo Cuff

TK talks to Rex (Travis Smith) about V3 and we find out that he also signed with Connor which probably means that we will see him back as one of Dani’s clients soon. Connor brings TK Machismo, sort of like a younger Old Spice, as his first advertising campaign. TK isn’t very excited about this, but he needs to nail the meeting first.

Paloma brings Dani lots of extras, a company car, phone, American Express Card and lots of designer clothes (Prada, Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, oh my!). I love Dani’s white on white look here and found this white Jones New York Blazer ($79) that is similar to hers:

White Jones New York Blazer

White Jones New York Blazer

I found a great lookalike for Paloma’s navy dress with this Kasper sheath ($62.99):

Kasper Sheath Dress

Kasper Sheath Dress

Dani gets ready for a dinner date with Connor in what looks like this Dolce & Gabbana ruched dress ($2125). This satin cowl neck dress from David’s Bridal ($139) is just as sexy, with a smaller price tag:

Dolce & Gabbana Dress

Dolce & Gabbana Dress

Their dinner date goes well and we learn some of Connor’s backstory. He came from a dysfunctional family and went to the University of Michigan (shoutout GO BLUE!), started managing athletes and turned it into V3.

The next day Dani and Nico meet Cindy on set for her nude scene, everything seems to be going fine, until Cindy disrobes and we see find out that she got a brand new tattoo on her back that says “Lars4Eva.”

Dani is wearing a green halter top (I found a similar top from Vince Camuto $37.97), with a black pencil skirt and the Gucci Peep Toe Buckle Pumps ($615) and Gucci Leather Horsebit Belt ($275) again:

Vince Camuto Halter

Vince Camuto Halter

Meanwhile, TK takes a dinner meeting with Machismo, the men’s fragrance line. Unfortunately, Marci,the client (Lindsey McKeon) comes on really strong and TK feels like he might have to sleep with her to close the deal. He is trying to be professional and rehab his image. She also tries to get TK to get her some cocaine, which is a problem because he is a recovering addict. He tries to call Dani for advice, but then he gets a lucky break when a purse snatcher runs off and he starts chasing him.

Dani does her usual client research and discovers that Cindy has had a string of boyfriends. Then Cindy and Nico show up at her door and we find out that Dylan put out a restraining order for Cindy and she has to stay away from him. Dani wears a red Helmut Lang Asymmetric Marled Pullover ($150):

Helmut Lang Pullover

Helmut Lang Pullover

Nico discovers that Dylan and Cindy had only been on three dates and were never really together in the first place. It looks like Cindy is a stalker. Dani and Cindy have their second therapy session and really start to uncover some of her issues. Dani diagnoses her with Love Addiction.

TK meets with Connor again and he reveals that Marci was a test, but it worked out because TK catching the purse snatcher ended up getting a ton of hits on Twitter. This ended up being great for his image and his new campaign will be “Do Good, Smell Great.” At the end of the day he gets to see Dr. Santino again.

Dani sits down with Connor to recap at the end of the day and he gives her a little more insight on his first deal, which was with the Yankees. She says that people are more afraid of success than failure, because they don’t think they deserve it which is interesting advice. Dani decides to stay at V3 and take advantage of all of the amenities they are offering.

At the end of the episode we find out that Nico is meeting with someone and providing them with information on V3. He is trying to get Dani out of the organization so she doesn’t get hurt. I hope they get past this and are able to get together at some point this season.

What did you think of Gimme Some Lovin? Do you think that Dani and Nico will ever get together?

In case you missed it you can still watch the episode here.

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