La Vida Urban Sweepstakes (Giveaway!)

One of Fayetteville’s fabulous locally owned boutiques is hosting a giveaway for one of TWO $100 gift cards.

Who doesn’t like free clothes?

Entry Instructions

Step 1: Click this link.
Step 2: Fill out your name and email address
Step 3: “Like” Something Urban on Facebook
Step 4: Go to Something Urban’s Facebook page and post on their wall what you would buy with your $100 gift card

It’s that easy! The contest ends July 6th! Good luck!

It’s Spring! What now?

fredflare.com... WE LOVE SPRING

Spring has sprung – thankfully – and it’s time to reflect it in our clothes, beauty regimens and attitudes. I’m even thinking of packing up my winter clothes to lift my spirits.

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What is necessary for me to greet Spring with open arms? (You may be asking yourself) So…here is what I suggest you do. Click the pictures for links.

FIND (or purchase):  a leather/pleather jacket and/or a pashmina or wrap for chilly nights and skimpy dresses, neutral heels to go with anything

BUY FOR YOURSELF: Face: bronzer Body: a yummy exfoliating scrub Home: fresh flowers

Bronzing PowderBlood Orange+White Pepper Sugar Scrubpink-peonies-ad

DO: use cuticle oil to get your fingers pretty for the warmer months, polish for your toes so you won’t hesitate to grab your open-toed platforms

Healing Eucalyptus Cuticle OilEssie

LISTEN:  My current go-to songs: Rolling in the deep – Adele (Jamie xx remix), Howlin’ for you – The Black Keys, Baby Roulette – Chiddy Bang

TRY: Get an airbrush tan. I recently did and it changed my life. If you’re in Fayetteville call Glo. From 4-7 on Fridays, it’s 1/2 off.

Top image – Fred Flare

My Christmas List

It’s always fun to dream about what you want for Christmas in a world where your loved ones have copious amounts to spend on you. It’s also good to keep a record of what you’d like to have in case you come into some moola!

In case you were curious…these things are on my wishlist.

An Address Stamp

Medium Fleur de Lis Customized Address StampMedium Triple Monogram Address Stamp

c/o the lovely Etsy shop Purplelemondesigns

True Blood Seasons 1 & 2

from Amazon

A leopard rug

from Overstock

Flatware

the conran shop - beauchief 16pc cutlery set

from the Conran shop

A camera

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Nikon or Canon?

Baubles especially from Charm & Chain, Tuleste Market, Rachel Leigh, Ben-Amun, By Boe

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Loads of art by Degas and Renoir

Top images: {this is glamorous}

Zara Wishlist

I may have mentioned my intense love/hate relationship with stores like Zara and H&M. While I love them dearly, I am prohibited from shopping them because of where I live (yes, Arkansas). Happily, I will be going to Dallas next weekend to visit my wonderful Aunt Ann. She is always amenable to shopping with me and has taken me to the loveliest little vintage shops. This time I’m going prepared…with a shopping list…for Zara!

LEATHER DRESSLEOPARD PRINT PLATFORM COURT SHOELEATHER WEDGE ANKLE BOOTSNAKE PRINT SCARFVELVETEEN MILITARY COATBLAZER WITH LEATHER COLLAR AND ELBOW PATCHESASH GREY WOOLLEN STUDIO CAPETULIP-SKIRT DRESSPRINTED DRESS WITH CONTRASTING WAVE COLLARFRAYED MINISKIRTCRÊPE TROUSERS WITH CROSS OVER FRONTBELL BOTTOM JEANSSWEATER WITH CONTRASTING FUR SHOULDERS'LEO & LISA' LONG SLEEVED T-SHIRTBLUCHER SOFTSHOULDER BAG WITH POM-POMCHAIN BELTCOMBINED HIDE BELTFeather necklaceSTRIPED STRETCH BRACESPATTERNED HANDKERCHIEF

All from Zara.com