Love, Yellow [Your Input Needed + Giveaway]

It's here, it's here! The very last Love, Yellow of the year came in faster than the time it took for me to eat a plate full of turkey and stuffing [which believe me, was fast]. Because it is the last one of the year and we are starting to put our focus on 2015, we have some exciting things going on around here in the Love, Yellow department. 

For starters, lets start by talking first about this month's items. Put sparkle on anything and I'm a sucker for it. When I saw this plum sweater with a [gold] sequin pocket I knew it was the one that I wanted to spend happily ever after with. It is the epitome of what I would choose to wear every single day if such a horrible choice would ever have to be made. It is at the perfect length that you can wear it with leggings or jeans [which yes, I have already done both]. 

Because I wanted to stay in tune with my gold sparkle obsession, I chose this bracelet to go with it.

God bless you sparkly gold anything.

And so there we have December's Love, Yellow items. Remember that Love, Yellow makes for a great Christmas gift for those ladies in your life ;) Before I get into all of the details and tell you how to order yours now, we have two more things to talk about real quick. 

First off -- because we are always looking to improve the Love, Yellow experience we would absolutely love it if you could take one minute and answer these questions. Regardless if you have ever participated or not, your input is valued greatly. Just for completing the survey, you will be entered into a giveaway below to win one month of Love, Yellow for free! So please, fill the survey out and then enter in the giveaway below! There are a few other entry options so make sure to take advantage of those! 

Another thing to note is that while you are at miss chic placing your order, keep in mind that all items [excluding Love, Yellow] are 25% off and if you spend $65 or more <-- Love, Yellow does apply you will receive a free Niki Biki item of your choice! 

Now, finally down to the ordering details for this month....

1. Pricing is easy--it's $42 for both pieces! Meant to be worn together as an outfit, or great separate as well!

2. As far as sizing goes, you can view the size chart here. I am typically a size small and am wearing a size small in this top.

3. You have now through Friday to place your order. Limited quantities are available so you will want to order soon to ensure you receive your size! 

4. Your order will be shipped within 3 business days of placing your order!

5. Remember that if you receive the items and aren't happy with your order, you can ship all or part of it back! Returns will be accepted through December 31st so if you are giving it as a Christmas gift, they will have time to return if need be! Instructions will be included in your order. 

6. Spread the word about your Love, Yellow items! Tweet, Instagram, put it up on a billboard, whatever you feel is necessary ;) Please use the #LoveYellowLook hashtag so that I can be sure to send a thousand kissy faces your way for doing so! 

7. Order now :) 



Black Wednesday [Deals You Don't Want To Miss]

You know it's a big deal [pun intended] when I decide to forego nightly activities here in Florida to bring you two amazing black Friday deals that you are getting first dibs on as of today. Okay, so maybe it's raining outside and laying in bed just sounds really really good, but regardless these deals are ones that you don't want to miss out on. 

First lets talk about Holiday parties. We all have em' and we all have to have something to wear to em'. No worries, I've got you covered -- Deloom is your spot. They have a whole selection of sparkles and sequins [like this gold dress that I'm kinda dying over]. I just got this navy long sleeve dress with pearl detail on the sleeves and now I'm impatiently waiting for somebody to invite me to something that calls for me to wear it. Right now you can take advantage of 30% off purchases of $39 or more with the code LIYHOLIDAY

And if a dress isn't your thing -- you can wear this sweater with lace detail every other day like I am currently doing. I know you think I am exaggerating when I say that, but no.

The second deal I wanted to fill you in on is 40% off all jewelry from Hole In Her Stocking with the code YELLOWWEDNESDAY. You may remember when I wore this bracelet here... 

and today I wanted to bring your attention to many others. 

These bracelets make for the perfect gift for almost anybody in your life, not to mention their size is perfect for stocking stuff-ability. Add in the price after 40% off and I don't think you could find a better option. Stock up now! 

There you have it -- two awesome deals to please both you and the people on your Christmas list without having to get trampled on, mugged, and every other horrible thing that is bound to happen on Friday. Feel free to share this post with others so they can join in on the Black Wednesday fun ;)



It's About To Be Your Best Day Ever

Hey hey party people -- I am currently frolicking around Disney World with my family [and by frolicking I mean hanging by a thread / complaining about how bad my feet hurt because they aren't used to doing active things like walking]. Because of this I don't have much time to chat, however do know that I am taking three million and four hundred thousand photos to post here once I am home. Exciting things coming this way, I know. But seriously - exciting things are happening because today I am collaborating with Kiss Me Darling, Style Elixir and other fabulous bloggers, to bring you the chance to win a $500 Visa Gift Card! If that doesn't want to make you twirl in circles until you are white in the face I don't know what will. Remind me to put up the photos of my family on the Tea Cup ride today speaking of white faces. In the meantime, feel free to follow our Disney adventures on Instagram here. You may also drop by the hashtag #disneypartyofeight to delight yourselves in all of the finest photos of myself that my father seems to capture. 

Back to this cash money though, to enter, simply complete the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway is open until 11:59pm EST next Monday (December 1st, 2014) and remember, the more entries you complete, the more chances you have to win! For fashion lovers around the globe, this giveaway is open internationally. Oh and be sure to go say a big hello to all the fabulous people involved. Good luck!

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Before And After: The "Outdoor" Room

I've been debating on whether or not to post the official before and after photos of what we are now deeming "the outdoor room" on the blog yet. Partially because if you look close enough you still may see drywall patches that need painted, crown molding that needs finishing touches, a lack of decor on the majority of the walls, and then partially because I just forgot. However, for right now - it's as good as it's going to get. 

We aren't used to this two living room thing in our household, however I can tell you that I am absolutely loving it. Do you know how heavenly it is to tell your spouse to go to his designated room every evening while you retreat to your own? I watch any movie I want, he watches football, and then we meet in bed happy just in time to fall asleep. I promise at commercials we both mute our respective TVs and yell to one another to see how each other is doing. Occasionally if I am feeling really communicative, I'll shoot him a text with a picture of me when I was six months old or something equally exciting. 

So lets explain this room a bit -- when we first looked at the house I had zero clue what in the world we would use this weird space for. You see, it had this cut-out window in between this room and the kitchen which was just rather awkward. Add in the suuuuuuh-weet wood paneling and we had ourselves a masterpiece. Shockingly enough I didn't want to live with the current set-up and that's when it all hit me in the middle of the night before moving in that we needed to make this room feel like an outdoor patio of sorts. That's when the idea of shake siding, an actual bar, and other nautical dreams was born. Thankfully I have a husband who allows me to move forward with my crazy ideas [12% of the time] and he was down for it all. Because we have a formal living room already, I was allowed to have a little more fun with this one. And so that's what I did. Here are the before pictures..

I know. I can't believe I wanted to change a thing either. 

The first thing we did [other than rip out the carpet, blinds, anything else we could get our hands on] was have our handy siding friend come in and hang all of the shake siding. I was a little nervous as to how this would turn out because I've never actually seen it on the interior of a house, but I think I love it. 

[quick note: sometimes blogger decides to make my pictures look a little bit on the horrible side and today it decided to do just that, please excuse me while I go punch bloggers lights out. or something]

bar sign from junk art gypsyz 

The other big change was taking the window and turning it into a functional bar. We extended the counter from the kitchen into the room and had some corbels placed underneath and called it a day. I love being able to serve from within the kitchen to this room. And by that I mean I love when Shawn can slide a beer across the counter to me when I'm in here laying on the couch.

Here is the view from the kitchen of this area... 

And now for the remaining photos of the room in it's entirety without my commentary. 

I finally had some pictures I took developed and will be hanging them somewhere in this room
props to my husband for making that coffee table out of wood crates
 pillow cases from groopdealz and curtains from lowes

Now who's ready to come have a drink with me?

For other home pictures see: Kitchen // Half Bath // Office // Christmas Tour



Holiday Gift Guide #2

It's time for round two [or three, I can't quite remember] of my Holiday gift guide. The time when I get to tell you exactly how you should spend your money and then hope that you actually listen and fall madly in love with what you receive. I hope you are enjoying this series as it's going to be around for a few weeks yet. Today's line-up does not disappoint...lets take a peak. 

1. Kimonos // use code LIY20 for 20% off

Do you know what's better than not having to know somebody's size when purchasing something? Nothing. Which is why a kimono is the perfect gift for any lady in your life, or male if they are into that type of thing. This kimono hails from Lily and Sparrow Boutique which is new shop I just recently discovered and am absolutely in love with. Their lookbook essentials has me all sorts of heart eyes.

2. Scrabble Tiles Turned Necklaces // use code YELLOW15 for 15% off

I found this necklace and thought that my mom would love it -- [mom if you are reading, shut your eyes]. Wired Boutique makes all sorts of necklaces that are up cycled from scrabble and domino pieces which is all sorts of fun. Combine that with their prices of less than $15 [often under $10] and you've got yourself the perfect gift exchange gift / stocking stuffer / etc.

I believe I have mentioned Lifeguard Press before on here as I have a few of their Kate Spade items, but I wanted to bring your attention to this serving tray, tidbit plates, and glasses. I am a firm believer that the party is all in the props. Who cares if the cookies are burnt?! YOU HAVE PLATES THAT SAY CUTE THINGS! Needless to say I can't wait to have a few friends over for cocktails and cheese, because that's all I ever want out of life. 

And there we have today's gift ideas. Thanks for joining in on the fun.