Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Spring Fashions!

Stella & Dot's Spring/Summer Collection has arrived and it is amazing! The designs are right on with runway trends for this season.

From here are some of my favorite runway trends for this season:

1.  Crochet clothing

Dallin Chase Nikolai Crochet Dress
available at Shop Bop
Love the cream crochet ans the scalloped bottom!

2. 70's Glam The Flared Jean is back once again!

 From Derek Lam SS11

Love the sophisticated and tailored look. Flared high wastes pants look best with a structured top that is tucked in and a belt helps to cinch the waste for more of a shape.

3. Tassels, Tassels, Tassels!!
On bags, on Top, dresses, shoes and of course accessories!

 Stella & Dot's Revival Tassel. 
This a signature piece for your spring/summer wardrobe. An effortless way to stay on trend this season! 
Throw this on with a great t-shirt, some flared jeans, and great pair of clogs, or wear it over a print dress!
Available from me at

4.Jumpsuits and Rompers

Yay this trend is here to stay for another season! I cannot get enough of them! I want to add a sophisticated white jumpsuit to my wardrobe this season! Great for Bridal showers, vacations, and all of your summer events! Pair with a arm full of our Stella and Dot Bangles!

5. 60's Lady Like Skirts

Try vibrant mid length skirt like this one from Urban Outfitters
Of course the mini skirt is still in full swing, but try a mid length or maxi length this season! These are a great transition piece from winter into Spring!

My Stella and Dot Spring obsessions!

From the Brazil Collection:

The Bamboleo
Love this Statement Necklace! Invest in this item and you have a outfit maker for the season!

The Bardot Hoop Earrings

These earrings are only $39 and they are super light! They are a great addition to your work wardrobe this spring or for a frolicking at the beach! These gold tones will look great paired with your sun kissed tan this summer!

The Camilla Ring

For $49 the Camilla Ring is a favorite of mine. This ring looks like a gem you would find in your grandmothers jewel box! Such an awesome vintage inspiration. Looks great as a cocktail ring for a night on the town or again with your every day wardrobe.

The Marrakesh Bib

A wow factor! Completely update your outfit with this statement! This necklace is surprisingly very light and has a ribbon tie back. It is wedding season do you have the same black dress you are dreading? Throw this necklace on for some definite compliments!

The Medina Bib

Love this bib with a striped top, I also wore it with a fun printed top and it rocked! I would love to see it with a gauze dress and some killer strappy heels!

Our very own: The Palm Beach Collection!

The Birds of Paradise Necklace

This is a must have for us Floridians! This is also necessary for those great summer beach vacations!

Love it paired with the following:

The Sunset Bangle and the Paige Enamel Bangle look great together or alone!

Let me know which pieces are your favorite for the season! To view the whole collection take a look on my website at

I would love to get you all of your favorites for free by having some of your girlfriends together for a trunk show! Book one today, and be the first to have these items!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Memories, Mirrors & Makeovers

This past Saturday I was blessed to have attended a wonderful seminar by Catherine Kickem. Catherine started a ministry called Intentional Motherhood. God is truly using her to speak out to moms on having the kind of relationships God desires for us! I encourage you to check out Catherine's website and try to make a seminar. I also signed up to join a small group which they are starting up!

Here is how God spoke to me personally:

The kind of mom I want to be,

One thing God has truly taught be so far in my amazing journey of motherhood is to TRUST him with everything!! I remember at first being a bit overwhelmed when Colton was born thinking I am responsible for this life, I want to do everything perfect and God said to me, Katie you are not perfect and can't parent perfectly that is why you NEED me. I realized I couldn't do it without him there is too much worry and concern all the time and I said God this is your child first and believe it or not you love him more than I do. I don't want to control everything in this child's life I want to trust in your plan for him and not my plan for him. This has made me be so much less anxious and very calm with my son, and I know it made all the difference with him, he has such a calm and laid back spirit. Yes he will be an active boy, but I have realized he needs to be able to explore and learn (of course with him in my sight at all times)! It is hard to see my baby getting bigger, he has grown up so much already this past ten months, but he is starting to get some independence. Of course I know he still needs me a lot which I love!! But I need to let him have that little independence he is desiring so that God can start to grow him. I don't want to create fears in him by my worry and anxiety but instead lead him to know what it looks like to trust God with everything in his life and instead be GOD FEARING!

My Desires:

I desire to be a mom that when my kids and my husband  look at ME they see HIM. I want them to be able to run and talk to me about absolutely anything even if it's there worst moments, and for them to know I will first say I love you, and we will face this together as a family. I want to be able to of course offer my counsel and advice but to also be able to just listen. I want to be able to look at them and say " I am sorry, can you forgive me" I want them to be able to see my struggles because I talk about the things I need to work on. I want them to see a mom that loves them more than anything in the world both by my actions and me telling them that, but I want them to see I can only do my very best as a parent but I NEED God's wisdom and guidance. I want my kids to see the real me and be able to bare my soul to them, and in this see our very real God. I pray they see a God fearing women who is constantly hungry for God and his word but who also LIVES out the word. I pray they see me as someone who always has a teachable spirit, because there is always more God wants to show me and grow me. I pray they see a mom who steps out in faith and answers when God calls her to act. I desire for a deep emotional connection with my children the way God desires for me to have with him. I pray my kids have an amazing relationship with their heavenly father and live the abundant and free life God talks about, of course I know this does not come without pain and sorrows and trials. But I do know God never wastes any pain or sorrow in our lives, he uses it for his Glory! I am so blessed God chose me to be both Bobby's wife and Colton's mom because it has brought me the most joy I have experienced. They are my world!

Catherine spoke about what kind of legacy you want to leave someday for your family when you are gone. This is the legacy I desire. What is your legacy?

These are just some of my thoughts and prayers from my motherhood conference! Check out the Intentional motherhood website!

Intentional Motherhood

Love to all,