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September 9, 2016

One. The Ultimate in Personalized All-in-One Organization

Sarah Barnard, the creator of Chart A Aa Carte sent me this video a few weeks ago of her big product debut and I was instantly intrigued… a do-it-all, one-stop board for storing your to-do lists, children’s artwork, calendar, etc = genius! I love that it’s completely customize-able, based on your unique preferences and needs, colorful and fun with magnets, markers, and accents that make it stand out… I can totally see my girls wanting to help create our family workstation with tasks that keep them earning their piggy bank money for toy store trips, too! 

Two. Transitioning to Fall with Jackets and Wraps

Nashville isn’t getting cooler just yet, but that doesn’t mean I’m not eyeing all the jackets, cardigans, wraps, and sweaters that I “need” for fall. Check out a few new favorites that are calling my name! 
Three. Soccer Star

Caroline is absolutely loving playing soccer this year… I was a bit nervous at first, as she does tend to be a bit timid when it comes to trying new things, but she has really come into her own on her team, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about Coach Jim. Jeff is mighty happy about his little soccer payer, and they are practicing all the time… such a sweet thing to see. As for Carson and me, well, we are really good about supplying the post-game snacks and drinks for everyone and yelling loudly for our big girl!! 

Four. The Battle at Bristol
So sad I’m not going to Bristol this weekend, but I am happy for our boys that get to go and make it a fun guys trip to see our guys in orange tackle the Virginia Tech Hokies… it’s going to be the largest audience for any college football game EVER and I’ve been watching the news all week as they prepare for this amazing event. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed the guys make it back home in one piece with a WIN, even if they come home in jorts and tank tops 😉

Five. Stella and Dot, The Fall Collection

A girl addicted to accessories… that’s me and I proclaim it proudly! For summer and fall, I’m trying to be more proactive about what I purchase, and making sure it’s great transitional pieces I can wear during multiple seasons and items that are classic, but still fun, and easy to accessorize. I’ve shopped with Stella and Dot for a few years, but I hadn’t visited their website recently, until stylist Emily sent me an email talking about a fun collaboration AND giveaway opportunity. Today, I am showing off a few of their latest and greatest, including this to-die-for Natalie Necklace and Rose Gold Renegade Cluster Bracelet.
First up, the necklace… it’s a two-in-one style with black leather detail, and a cobalt pop of color on one side and mixed metal on the other. It’s adjustable, so you can make it longer or shorter depending on your ensemble, and can be dressed up or down, from day to night. 

For my second bauble, I’m showing off this gorgeous, spiky Renegade Cluster Bracelet with pave diamond accents… it stretches to fit, so it’s super comfortable to wear, and pairs nicely with my other daily arm candy. Classic with a bit of edge = just my style!

Looking to add to your own jewelry collection?? Emily is graciously giving away a set of earrings OR bracelet to one lucky lady. Enter to win by completing the following:
+ Follow Emily’s Stella and Dot Page on Instagram
+ Leave a comment below with your favorite Stella and Dot piece
[Giveaway runs through September 15th and winner will be announced in the comments of this post]

  1. Absolutely in love with the renegade cluster bracelet!!

  2. Sarah says:

    Following Emily! Love the rose gold renegade cluster bracelet!

  3. Sarah says:

    Following Emily! Love the rose gold renegade cluster bracelet!

  4. My favorite earrings are the Casablanca chandeliers.

  5. furmangirl08 says:

    Those Arabesque Chandelier Earrings are stunning! So pretty and classic!

  6. Love the renegade cluster bracelet and engraved bracelets!

  7. I'm obsessed with that dress you're wearing- it is gorgeous on you!

  8. Ann Marie says:

    I love the exotic pyramid watch!

  9. Tessa Jones says:

    I love the Renegade cluster bracelet in yellow gold. It is so easy to pair with other pieces!

  10. I followed on instagram (Justine_ciemny) and my favorite piece is the wanderer cuff!

  11. I love the Genevivieve necklace!!!

  12. Jennifer says:

    My favorite is the Quinn bracelet – I wear it almost every day! Following on IG too! I love that moto sweater jacket from Nordstrom but they are sold out in petites. Hope they get some more in soon! What a cutie you have playing soccer! Evie has not played any sports yet but swims on the swim team. I need to get her into a sport soon! Way to go, C!

  13. Katie Graves says:

    I've always eyed that spiky bracelet! Would love to finally own it.

  14. I'm a follower (aprilv11) & I absolutely love the Jolie Sparkle Chain Link Necklace!!

  15. I SO love the legend pendant necklace!

  16. Lauren says:

    OH! That renegade is gorgeous! I've got several stella pieces and absolutely love them.

  17. Stella and Dot has SO MANY gorgeous things! The Renegade Bracelet has always been one of my favorites. I had one a few years ago but my sweet boys stretched it beyond recognition attempting to sling shot it. BOYS! Ha! I'm also a huge fan of their new engraved pieces!

  18. Jenny W. says:

    I'm kind of obsessed with that bracelet. Also – anything that's enameled is a big win for me, too. 🙂

  19. Emily Baker says:

    I love the spiky bracelet too!!!! Also followed her on Instagram!

  20. JMichelle says:

    I love the Artisan Pendant Necklace! I could wear it this fall with a neutral color sweater.

  21. Lauren says:

    OMG I have been longing for that renegade bracelet for several years now but just haven't been able to pull the trigger without feeling guilty for splurging on myself. I would be so giddy for that one!! Great giveaway Natasha!!

  22. Tasha says:

    I love the edgy renegade bracelet!!!

  23. I love that rose gold renegade bracelet! Perfect addition to an everyday arm party!

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