Friday, July 19, 2013

Fashion Friday- Fall Edition

Hi folks!
 
It's FRIDAY! But even better, Fashion Friday. Woohoo!
 
I have to dedicate this Fashion Friday to one of my favorite companies, Stella & Dot. I signed up in March and it has been such a fun, rewarding, and pleasant experience! I have interacted and met so many awesome women through Stella & Dot. Whether it be at team meetings or through the trunk shows I've held in people's homes, I have met so many great women.
 
I want to highlight that today is our FALL LAUNCH. It is, by far, my favorite collection yet.
 
So, for today, I want to look at all of the trends for Fall. I love it all but here are my favorites:
 
Allegra Necklace with Valor Studs
 
 


I love the delicate Ivie Bangle and Drops Collection shown above.




                                     
The Peacock Collection is gorgeous. I LOVE how the earrings can go from Chandelier to stud! SO versatile. There is also a Peacock Statement Necklace to match.  
 
 
Union Square Scarf- Midnight Bloom
 
 
 
 
 
Madison Tech Bag in Poppy. My favorite bag. The color, the structure, the pattern inside, and the versatile change in the look of the bag with the zip up option on the sides. This is the PERFECT Summer to Fall bag.
 


  The Frida Pouf and scarf are a finishing touch to the Madison Tech Bag.
 


 




Bold Statement Necklace Right? YES! But it is 3 separate necklaces. Somervell, Christina Link, and Mae together make such a great statement look but wearing each individually allows you to get lots of wear out of them in many different ways.
 
 
We have so many other great pieces on our website so go to www.stelladot.com/lesliebarton to browse the entire collection. Love everything?? Ask me about hosting a show online! It's super easy and you get rewarded with your favorite free jewels and bags! Email me at lesliebarton810@gmail.com if you're interested in hosting an online trunk show.
 
Happy Friday. Hope it's full of great fashion ;)
 



Thursday, July 18, 2013

My love for design.

If I could choose a dream job, it would be design. I would build and design houses and rooms all day long and LOVE it. Colors, design, shapes, structure, textures. Dream. Job.

Chris and I have been very fortunate to be able to buy and remodel 2 homes. With each house and project, we learn more about what we love and don't love. I'm very thankful to have a super , handy-dandy husband who, literally, knows how to do everything. He's a winner.

We used to spend hours...and hours...and HOURS watching HGTV. It was on our TV non-stop. Since we had Mason, it doesn't come on as much but tonight we turned it on and watched it for a few hours. Oh...I have an itch. We've done remodels. I'm ready to build. I would LOVE to start with a clean canvas. Can you imagine a shopping trip to HomeGoods?? Picking out vases, pillows, rugs, and d├ęcor to mold every room around? That would be a dream day for me. One day.... :)

For now, I'll settle for HGTV giving me my fill of design until 12am.

Goodnight, ya'll!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Fashion Friday- How High-Low Can You Go?

Hi ya'll!
 
I've decided to do a post on Fridays involving Fashion. Favorite trends, colors I'm wearing, Fashion inspiration, etc! I.Love.Fashion. So follow along and post your favorites too!
 
High-Low Trend.
 
Are you a yay or nay sayer? I think YAY. I love it! It's so cute. Whether it's an extreme high-low or barely noticeable, I'm loving this fashion trend right now. My husband just got back from a work trip to California and saw me wearing one of my favorite high-low pieces and he said "That's what all the girls in California were wearing. You're on the wrong coast." Haha. (Side-note. One thing I love about my husband is he is a manly-man who notices fashion and what I wear. Now sometimes it's "Where'd you get that?" aka "You bought something else?" but most of the time he notices what I wear, how I wear it, and makes really cute comments about it.)
 
Below are two pieces from Target I've recently bought.
 

Seahorse Sundress
 
Here I am wearing it with Mason and McKayla
celebrating McKayla's 11th birthday!

 

 
 

A weekend in Charleston with my cousins!



I LOVE my seahorse dress. I wear it with my Sunset Beach Charm Necklace and my Brown and Gold studded gladiator sandals. It's my ideal beachy outfit!

The Coral eyelet top is breezy and I love the pop of color it gives against white.


What summer trends are you loving?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Reflecting on my day.

Hey ya'll!

Has it really been almost a month!? Sorry. I'm not always good at this blogging thing.

It's been a crazy month with a lot going on. It's summer? How did June get here so fast. Half of the year is OVER! Before I know it, I'll be planning Mason's 2nd birthday! (Which I'm NOT ready for!)

Speaking of Mason, that little guy is growing up so fast. These last couple of weeks have been full of growing and learning. He does something new every day and I think "When did you learn that?" It makes it fun. There is never a dull moment with a child. He's so busy all of the time which makes me so grateful that he's started to cuddle with me when it's time for bed. Mason has never really been much of snuggler and I'm ok with that. After his first 6 months, when it was time for bed, he wanted you to lay him down and leave. Now, he likes to be rocked and sang to (bless his little heart and ears) and cuddled :) Makes this Mama happy and ends my day remembering to be thankful for each second I have with him. Day-to-day life as a Mom can be stressful, tiring, annoying, and monotonous... It can also be playful, special, wonderful, and fun! It doesn't mean you don't love your children with your whole heart. It just means that you have a LOT to look after. The dishes are never done, the laundry is always piled up, mail is never organized, the house is always a disaster, there's guilt because you didn't cook that night for your family, there's a sometimes short temper that you regret in a second. But that's NORMAL. Or at least that's what I tell myself. We are not perfect. We are human. We cannot do everything or do everything right. But we try. I try. I want to be a good wife, a good mom, a good housekeeper, a financial support for my family. But I fail at every one of those jobs. I like to think I do it right sometimes too. It's all a balancing act that some days I don't feel like I've figured it out! Other days I think, "Yeah, Go me! Mom/Wife of the Day award!" So back to my snuggles with Mason. Those 10, 20, 30 minutes I have to spend quiet time with him are special. It helps me to reflect on my day, my life, my family. It allows me to sincerely pray for the precious life that God has trusted me to take care of, to help, and to teach. I thank God for the many blessings he has given us.

--I know you'll keep growing Mason. But I'm trying to savor our moments (good and bad!) together. Because I know it's fleeting and we aren't always promised tomorrow. So, thank you, Son, for your snuggles, giggles, and smiles at bedtime. --






Friday, May 17, 2013

TGIF & Stella & Dot Giveaway with purchase!

Whew. Thank goodness it's Friday!!

 
I have a trunk show open right now and anyone who spends $100 is eligible to win a $20 Stella & Dot gift card. So if you've been eyeing a few Stella & Dot beauties, now's your time to buy them. I'll announce the winner next Thursday, the 23rd. Use this link! Good luck!


It's been a long week. Mase has been a little under the weather with a cold for a week now. He's finally on the mend! He's catching up on sleep and I'm hoping to sleep in (meaning 8am) tomorrow morning! A low profile weekend is much needed so I'm glad there is nothing on our calendar! 
Mason and I waiting at the Doctor's Office on Wednesday. Even when he's sick, he's still a doll baby!

 


My baby looks all grown up in this picture!He was enjoying his stroll with Betty on his tricycle and came down to the shop to visit me :)

 
 
I hope everyone has a great weekend! I'm looking forward to planting the flowers I got for Mother's Day and spending time with Chris and Mason. It's my favorite way to spend my days. Enjoy this beautiful weather!

Monday, May 13, 2013

My Style Monday

Today only!!! In honor of Mother's Day, take $20 OFF your order of $100 at Stella & Dot
Take advantage of this! Deal ends tonight at 11:59. Discount applied at checkout!


Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. Ours was filled with Mother's Day festivities. We celebrated our Moms Saturday and Sunday and also celebrated my Mom's birthday! I'll post later about our weekend :)

Today, I'm linking up with Lindsey and Rachel for My Style Monday!



Here are a few of my looks from this past week.


Top and Shoes: Target
Pants: Kohls
Jewelry: Stella & Dot


Top: JCPenney
Jewelry: Stella & Dot



I found these shoes from Target (on sale!)  and they go perfect with my Stella & Dot bag!





Hope everyone has a great week!




Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mother's Day

In light of the coming holiday, I wanted to share a few of my favorite quotes. These are a few that really touch my heart.
 
 
To all the Moms out there. And to my Mason.
 
 
 
"Being a Mother means your heart is no longer yours."
 


 
 
"Before you were conceived, I wanted you.
Before you were born, I loved you.
Before you were here an hour, I would die for you.
This is the miracle of life."
-Maureen Hawkins
 
 
 
 
 
"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."
- Elizabeth Stone
 

 
 
 
"Dear Lord,
it's such a hectic day, With little time to stop and pray,
For Life's been anything but calm, Since You called me to be a mom -
Running errands, matching socks, Building dreams with matching blocks,
Cooking, cleaning and finding shoes And other stuff that children lose,
Fitting lids on bottled bugs, Wiping tears and giving hugs,
A stack of last week's mail to read - So where's the quiet time I need?
Yet, when I steal a moment, Lord, Just at the sink or ironing board,
To ask the blessings of Your grace, I see then, in my small one's face,
That You have blessed me all the while-
And I stoop to kiss... That precious smile. "
 
 

 


 
"No one else will ever know,
the strength of my LOVE
FOR YOU. After all you're
the only one who knows what
my HEART sounds like from the inside."
 
 
 
Happy Mother's Day on Sunday!