Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Favorites.

Here are a few things that have been at the top of my list lately! Have a GREAT and safe Labor Day weekend, friends!

This Lululemon Festival Hat has been on constant rotation in my closet this summer, along with my beloved Panama hat. (see proof below) Easy to wear & stylish at the same time! 

You can get away with wearing this hat with many different outfits… from workout clothes to jeans and tank for a casual lunch! And we all know how much I love hats, as evidenced in this blog post

My Panama hat obsession in a nutshell. 

Bite Beauty's Agave Lip Mask has been a LIFE-SAVER for me this summer! Remember this post when I said my skin/face has been so dry this summer? Well, that includes my lips, too. It's important they stay hydrated, too, because I wear lots of bold and bright lipsticks. This lip mask has really helped keep my lips moisturized, when worn at night before bed. LOVE!

One of my favorite beauty buys OF.ALL.TIME… Frank Coffee Scrub
I got the original and cannot imagine how any of the others would be better than this one! It smells divine and leaves your skin soft and glowing!! I don't even have to use lotion after using this miracle scrub! Warning: it does get your shower SO messy… might want to have an empty water glass in the shower with you so you can splash the walls clean! I've been wondering how I could make it myself, and I stumbled upon this recipe, which I plan on trying soon! 

Don't forget to check out the giveaway I am doing with my friend Tiffany at Just Another Shopaholic blog. Click here to enter to win a $25 gift certificate! Thanks!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Summer Series Five.

Just when you thought I had come to my senses. Just when you thought I was done posting salads. 
Just when you thought "She wouldn't do it AGAIN… would she….?" 

Yep. I did. 

But listen… You will be glad I did! This salad is so simple, and that's what makes it amazing! I wish I had discovered this earlier in the summer, but that won't stop me from making it every night several more times before fall officially hits. Make it this week! 

Recipe via The Chic Wife

4 cups of diced watermelon
2 cups of fresh blueberries (not frozen)
1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tbsp of honey
1 cup of feta cheese or goat cheese
2 tbsp of chopped mint leaves
Pinch of salt and pepper

  1. In a large bowl toss together the watermelon and blueberries, set aside.
  1. In a smaller bowl whisk together the lime juice and honey.
  1. Pour the dressing overtop of the watermelon and blueberries.
  1. Toss the feta into the watermelon mix.
  1. Top with mint leaves and a dash of salt and pepper.
  1. Allow to sit covered in the fridge for an hour before serving.
  2. *Can easily be halved, which is what I did for this picture. 

Also, check out my friend Tiffany's blog, Just Another Shopaholic! Sidney Clark Designs partnered with her to give away a $25 gift certificate, so head on over to her blog for a chance to win. Thank you Tiffany for the great blog post and for partnering with me! You're the BEST! I truly appreciate you!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Friday Favorites.

Sidney Clark Designs, the business I started with my mom and aunt, has launched our Fall 2014 Collection on our website/Facebook page! I am so excited to share some of my favorites with you guys on the blog today!  This is only a few of my faves, as I couldn't put the whole collection on here! I am loving every single piece we have and hope you guys will, too! You can order by emailing us at sidneyclarkdesigns@gmail.com or go to our Facebook page and comment on what you would like to order! Thanks for your support!

I am LOVING this black moto jacket! Amazing quality, and the cotton sleeves make this jacket one of the most comfortable I've ever worn! No joke. Wear now with denim shorts, then later over any dress. Comes in S, M, and L. $120.

Wearing this open is a look I love, too! Go all black with a long black tunic or t-shirt and nice black leggings! #winning 

This happens to be THE most flattering jumpsuit I've ever worn. You can't really tell in this picture, but the shape is so flattering! The waist cinches in, and the pockets drape and flare out a bit, creating a beautiful silhouette. Rock this with some killer booties this fall/winter! Comes in S, M, and L. $65.

These faux-leather jogging pants are to.die.for. 
Extremely comfortable…check! Easy to wear…check! 
Did I say how comfortable these are??? Here are two looks I love: 
Basic white or black tank + sneakers for a casual/cool look. Or add heels for a sexy, sporty vibe.
Also looks fab with an over sized top (like our Piko tops in wine or olive green!) + heels.
Comes in XS, S, M, and L. $60.

Who doesn't love a fashionable, casual sweatshirt? This could be your new weekend favorite!
Comes in S/M and M/L. $68.

This is a show-stopper! You won't believe how easy this piece is to incorporate into your fall wardrobe! How I see it…? White tank, skinny jeans, and some boots or booties.  Done!
One size. $85.

One of the stand-out pieces in our fall collection is this leather-trimmed leopard maxi dress!
I adore this with sandals before it gets cool, then add heels or sexy booties to take this piece into fall.
Comes in S, M, and L. $125. 

A jacket you can wear TWO ways?? We got it! This wool jacket is a beautiful, classic way to keep warm this winter! Zip off the bottom part to reveal a whole new jacket! (shown below)

Picture of the above jacket with the bottom zipped off. Comes in S, M, and L. $165.

This crop top is on trend, with it's boxy shape and leather trim! Super cute and well-priced!
Comes in S, M, L, and XL. $48. 

I love a good cardigan! Always have. I've worn this (seen below) with both denim shorts and jeans and love it! Comes in S/M and M/L. $50.

This khaki hoodie is perfect for those crisp fall days running errands, wine tasting at a local winery, enjoying a football game, or just hanging with friends and family at a cookout! One size. $52.

When the weather gets cooler, I am guilty of lounging around the house in over sized sweats. 
I plan taking my "lounging game" to the next level with this slouchy hooded sweatshirt! The material isn't too thick, which is perfect for wearing indoors. Comes in S, M, and L. $55.

These two necklaces are my FAVORITES! They are both made from vintage Monies-like pieces that we found on our travels. We added horn/antler and beads to create these gorgeous statement pieces.

See the whole collection here, in the album "Fall 2014 Clothes." 

Stay tuned for future blog posts where I will style some of our pieces and also show you "Looks for Less" with our clothes vs some majorly $$$ pieces on sale now!

Love this :)