Noticeably Nude

Recently I find myself obsessing over nude nail polish. I typically go for deep reds but recently nude polish seems classic and refreshing. It makes the nails look longer and chips are less noticeable when in between appointments.

Below are a few pinterest finds to get you inspired to try this look!

XO

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Nude Pinspiration
OPI

OPI | Mimosa’s for Mr. & Mrs 

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Butter London | Yummy Mummy

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Chanel | Frenzy

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Essie | Pound Cake {similar here}

Oh, the winds in Chicago have torn me to shreds; Reality has always had too many heads

On the calendar next week is a spontaneous trip to Chicago. With Georgia weather being warm most of the year, I never splurge on heavy winter accessories. However, my last-minute trip could turn permanent (more details to come) so adding these staples to the wardrobe could become reality!

As this visit involves work, I want to look chic and professional without being boring in black. Opting for these neutrals are not only work friendly but will keep me warm for winters to come.

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Lady Day Coat
Chateau Parka
Honeycomb Cable Scarf
Diamond Stitch Beanie 
Shiny Down Vest 
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Flansanity

Winter is here and with Atlanta temperatures cooling down – flannel keeps finding its’ way in my closet! It’s warm, it’s casual, it’s easy.

Where flannel was once reserved for tops and PJ’s; it has extended its reach and refined its look. Working its’ way into shoes and bags, this materials makeover has shown its sophisticated side. Check out a few items I have my eye on.

1. J.Crew Boyfriend Flannel | 2. Kate Spade Cobble Hill Milly | 3. J.Crew Beaded chevron popover

4. Old Navy Plaid Scarf | 5. J.Crew Boyfriend Flannel | 6. Shelly’s London Ankle Boots

Bullet Bracelet Giveaway

In my latest ‘New in 2013’ adventure as seen {Here} {Here} & {Here}….I am so excited to be hosting my first blog giveaway!

Recently I shared with you a southern designer I have fell head-over-heels with: Marquin Designs. {Here} I absolutely adore her work and guess what….now I get to share with you guys! Why should I have all the fun right?

In honor of this love filled day, I have partnered with Marquin herself to offer up a bad ass giveaway to my fabulous readers! I’ve been rocking her bullet bracelet lately and now – you have the chance to win your very own!

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Here’s the deets:

Head over to Facebook and ‘Like’ Marquin Designs & Pretty Little Peach {Here} & {Here}

Next, log on to Pinterest and ‘Pin’ your favorite piece from this South Carolina designer – each ‘Pin’ counts as an entry – so go CrAzY! {Here}

With each Like and Pin, leave a comment below letting me know to look for it along with your email so I can contact you if your the lucky winner!

Photo courtesy of Marquindesigns.com

Photo courtesy of Marquindesigns.com

Good luck peachy peeps! Winner will be announced on the blog February 22!

XOXO

@theprettypeach

Arm Candy

Excitement over joining the corporate world has me day dreaming of the perfect ‘work bag.’ A carry all of sorts that I can easily fit all the work essentials into. It must be classic as I love color and trends but need a bag that will compliment all outfits. If you’re looking for a new carry all skip the search and check out my selection of the perfect work bag.

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Each of these bags have clean lines and classic looks, perfect for any work attire. Which should I carry on my arm Monday? Tweet me @theprettypeach

XOXO

Hannah Tote | Tory Burch  {Here}
Tartine Tote | J. Crew {Here}
Catherine Street Tote | Kate Spade {Here}
Crosby Shopper | Cole Haan {Here}
Shopper Basket Tote | Zara {Here}

 

Workin’ It 9 to 5

So sorry for the hiatus but you will soon learn what I have been up to! 

As you’ve read {Here} and {Here} I have dedicated my new year to trying new things. Here goes the next ‘new 2013’ thing in my life – a new JOB! 

Putting myself back on the job market meant preparing my wardrobe for interviews. The bottom looks inspired me while digging for the right look to make that first impression. Whether looking for a new job or a promotion, these outfits can help put your best forward.

XOX

Adria

@theprettypeach

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Sorry about the monograms Mom!

Monogram has a whole different meaning in the South. Monogram isn’t a glorified way of ‘putting our name’ on something; it is a tradition. We monogram not because it is on trend but because our ‘mama’s always did it’. It has long evolved from stitched letters on a cardigan to home decor, gadget markers and ect….

A few years back, everyone on my college campus were walking around with *new* tiny colorful gadgets that played sound – the ipod Nano was born and I was dying for my very own. Finally, that Christmas morning I unwrapped pink Ipod Nano. Upon inspection I noticed my name had been etched in the back. Forever marked with my name was ‘ok I guess’ as long as I could hear tunes.

Thinking back on all the items my step mom had monogrammed with my name or initials, I lose count. I now realize I never appreciated the monogram. How sad, right? Such a southern tradition should have been embraced at a young age – but somehow I kindled my monogram love at a older age.  Upon this revelation, I share with you monogram items I would like to add to my collection – being as nowadays, I can’t get enough of personalization!!!!

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Photo courtesy of TPX Grove

I’m sick of winter! Beach visits are heavy on the brain and these monogram wayfarers will have to make their way into my beach bag ASAP!

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Photo courtesy of C. Wonder

Since I am forced to tolerate the winter season, I love these pre-personalized gloves from C. Wonder. Not only are they super soft cashmere but they also work on your smart phone. No more taking off your gloves to text!

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Photo courtesy of Wren Bird Arts

A southern woman should always have a handkerchief in her purse. I dream of my Grandmother passing down her delicate hankies. Until that day, I will start my own collection. I will definitely be hinting around to my Valentine for this Etsy find.

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Photo courtsey of Creations by Jac

My friends and I all have the same phone. It’s inevitable I guess but sure makes for a headache when we are together. After returning from many girls trip with my phone charger mistakenly making its way into a friends bag, I will be investing into this monogrammed phone charger from the southern based Creations by Jac!

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Photo courtesy of Carolina Moon Crafts

Wow! I am in love with this monogram door hanger from the oh-so-southern Carolina Moon Crafts. Could this teal blue and dark stain door get any more southern sophist-fied?!

What’s your latest monogram item? Tweet me @theprettypeach

Get the goodies:

Creations by Jac via Etsy | Monogram Phone Charger {Here}

C. Wonder | Gloves {Here}

TPXGrove for Etsy | Engraved Wayfarer {Here}

Wren Bird Arts for Etsy | Embroidered Love Hanker Chief {Here}

Carolina Moon Crafts for Etsy | Monogram Door Hanger {Here}