The Peach Bellini

all the fun without the fuzz

Wednesday

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September 2014

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Casual Stripes

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As I’ve grown busier (and busier… and busier) I have re-invested in my love of stripes and denim. I know that I already did a series of posts (one, two, three) featuring this particular pair of jeans but I have been living in them lately! There’s something so easy going about stripes with a pair of jeans that fit so well and and are so broken in. You know what I mean?

This past weekend I went home to Ohio for dear friend’s wedding and I was shocked by the cold weather! When I left Dallas it was in the nineties and suddenly Fall was in the air! Luckily I threw in this striped shirt – stripes go with Fall in my mind – and this puffy vest. It was the perfect combo to run around on the weekend and grab lunch with friends!

The Peach Bellini | Fall Stripes Flower Necklace

The Peach Bellini | Tucker Fall Stripes

The Peach Bellini | Fall Stripes with Tucker

The Peach Bellini | Fall Stripes

Vest: Lilly Pulitzer – no longer available- here’s the Fall version Striped Shirt: J.Crew Denim: Citizens of Humanity Necklace: Handmade by Laura Similar Shoes: Kate Spade New York Purse: Vintage Coach Crossbody Similar

What do you like to wear on the weekends? Please tell me I’m not the only one obsessed with stripes?? Let me know in the comments below.

Also shop my striped Mavatar Collection!

Shop My Mavatar Cart

Tuesday

16

September 2014

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Fall Fun with Swoozies + Giveaway!

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Fall has to be one of my favorite seasons of the year. It is a time for renewal, re-organization, and re-energizing. It seems no matter how I plan in Januaray, I always need a few more things to feel Fall ready. I need a new planner, some organization tips, and buckets full of sleep! I can definitely turn to the internet for organization, and I take my own tips for healthy sleeping habits, but I need help on the agenda side. When I look for an agenda it needs to be stylish, clear, large enough to fill my days but small enough to fit in a purse or work bag. As soon as I moved to Dallas and asked around everyone pointed me to Swoozie’s. I was able to find a perfect Kate Spade Agenda before it was even available in Kate Spade stores! Needless to say, I was impressed. Swoozie’s is now my go-to for entertaining, stationary, phone cases, and gifts. You can honestly find just about anything there. So now that i have sufficiently convinced you of my obsession I am so exited to announce that The Peach Bellini, Sydney Luella, and a few other amazing bloggers (see below for a complete list) have partnered with Swoozie’s to host an amazing giveaway! Swoozie’s has given THREE amazing prizes to our fabulous readers and the grand prize also includes some blog ad space as well! Swoozies has generously given three prizes – items of your choice valued at $50 and below – to three lucky winners! Not only has Swoozie’s provided prizes but also an exclusive code to give our fabulous readers SwooFallFun25 for 25% off their entire website beginning today (Tuesday 9/16-Friday 9/26)! Please be sure to shop around, I’m sure you’ll find something amazing. Your friends won’t stop wondering where you got such fab accessories! The coolest thing about this code? The Peach Bellini friends are getting an exclOOsive promo code! Swoozie’s fans will have access to 25% off storewide starting TOMORROW! (Code: Celebrate25) Shop Swoozie’s with SwooFallFun25 today or Celebrate25 tomorrow to find the perfect organizing, entertaining, gorgeous items to start your Fall off on the right foot! a Rafflecopter giveaway I’ve got my eye on: this Emily Ley Striped Planner, pretty much every hostess gift they have, and the sorority collection (I can pretend I’m still in college, right?) Which items are you dying to own? Let me know in the comments below!  cover_1 Checkout the other amazing bloggers who are hosting this giveaway with me! A huge thank you to Sydney Luella who inspired the idea for this giveaway and who has worked so hard along the way! profile_zps71607e9a

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Monday

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September 2014

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Altuzarra for Target

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The Peach Bellini | Altuzarra for Target

I had an outfit post planned for today and then I saw the Altuzarra for Target collection and completely changed my mind! I absolutely love these Target collaborations with major fashion houses – they create wearable fashion and bring it to everyone! There’s nothing I love more than wearable fashion. This Altuzzarra collection will definitely bring professional’s wardrobe straight from Summer into Fall and even winter. And it doesn’t get much better than a piece of clothing with such a long lifespan!

  1. Sheer Swiss Dot Bow Blouse
  2. Python Short Sleeve Shirt
  3. Peasant Dress Swiss Dot
  4. Ponte Flounce Skirt
  5. Sleeveless Sheer Bow Blouse
  6. Faux Croc Belt
  7. Ankle Strap Pump 

Friday

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September 2014

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Behind the Instagram

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I’ve seen a few of these fun posts lately and I have 30 minutes in between classes so I thought I’d give it a whirl. The basic premise is that I decode the prettiest pictures on my Instagram! (Follow me!!)

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This post is actually part of an outfit post. It had started raining and I took shelter on the front porch and forced my poor mother out in the rain to get the shot. I ended up not loving my “front door backdrop” and did my best to hide it on my Instagram post! The outfit took a solid 20 minutes to pick out and perfect and the photo shoot took just as long.
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One of those “I have no idea what to wear” days and it was cold and rainy. Its obviously from last winter, but it became one of my favorite looks to recycle. I think I spent 10 minutes walking around the office trying to get away from the terrible blue carpet and then another five minutes arranging my hair to fall “effortlessly” in front of my shoulder. You don’t want to know how long it took to position the coffee cup just right!

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I waited for the perfect, sunny day to throw this dress on and stand in front of the window with the sun beaming in behind me. I focused on the rings because I desperately love Helen Ficalora and I want to win her Instagram contest so badly! #noshame
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This is my favorite combination of dainty necklaces. My parents got me the monogram for my birthday and my roommate gave me the mini Texas necklace this past year. Before taking this photo I spent far too much time untangling all the strands and making sure they laid just right. Oh, and I centered the necklaces inside my collar as well. It was a process.

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DFW airport, delayed flight, and proof that I *can* travel light if I *want* to! I love this structured Kate Spade bag and decided to leave it open for added texture and depth. The Toms were just a super fashionable perk.

 

Tuesday

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September 2014

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Voile Dress

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Happy Tuesday! I am so excited to share my post with y’all tomorrow- but for now I leave you with this gorgeous Alice + Olivia Lana Geometric Print Voile Dress. It is a beautiful piece and I love the looser fit with the cutout back. Green is going to be huge this Fall as well- just wait and see. Take a look around Neiman’s Trends list if you’d like any other trendy picks or ideas for Fall Fashion!

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Thursday

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September 2014

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My Secrets for Beautiful Skin

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The Peach Bellini | Beautiful Skin

It is no secret that I am constantly on the lookout for those life-saving can’t-live-without skin perfecters. I’ve tried hundreds (or, like, ten) products and I’m here to give you a little look at my favorite successes.

  1. The Clarisonic- I do not use this every day- more like 3x a week. Its the perfect tool to really scrub your pores and give you a deep clean. At the recommendation of the manufacturer (and the lady who does my facials) don’t use daily! Daily usage irritates skin!
  2. Illumask Anti-Acne Lighted Mask- Literally a mask. That plastic thing that will make you look just like Bumblebee (yes that was a Transformers reference). It is amazing. Real talk: you look kind of silly for about 15 minutes a day. And no, I wouldn’t wear this in public- or even in front of my roommate. But it works. When I stop using this magical light source I break out in just a few days! So I start using it again and everything is right with the world.
  3. Mario Badescu Drying Cream – this is the miracle worker, folks. This little tub contains a sulfur based cream that clears those terrible under the skin blemishes over night! I honestly couldn’t believe it until I saw it. There are reviews that state that it may irritate sensitive skin- but I have sensitive skin and it was just fine. Oh did I mention it was only $14?
  4. First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Overnight Mask – This is a clear mask that you can sleep in! There’s no mess, little stickiness, and it easily absorbs and the extra washes off in the morning. You’ll wake up with skin that is brightened, even toned and all around beautiful! I have only had this product for about a week, but I love it already.

These are my favorite beauty products, what are yours? Let me know in the comments below!

Tuesday

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September 2014

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Cellular Thoughts with Kidogo Kidogo

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So I don’t know about y’all, but I always have my phone. It gives me a source of blind amusement (read: Instagram), it helps me remember appointments, and makes sure I catch my emails on the fly. I honestly don’t know what I’d do if anything happened to it. (I hear you, it’s pathetic. I’d be just fine…) Because of my mild obsession I do like to make sure that little gold lifeblood is protected. This is where my friends at Kidogo Kidogo come in.

WHAT?? You haven’t heard of this adorable, amazing brand? Kim and Kristen are two sisters with a mission. They want to bring mobile phones to women across Tanzania. These women need phones to continue their businesses, keep in touch with their young children, and reconnecting with family.

The Peach Bellini | Kidogo Kidogo

So here’s where you come in: go buy a phone case! They are honestly adorable, wonderful quality, and you will help a woman in Tanzania who desperately needs a connection like a mobile phone.

What else can you do? I’m glad you asked. Tweet, Share, Post and do anything else you can think of to help Kim and Kristen spread the word, and get more mobile phones into the hands of women who need them!

Oh! And The lovely ladies at Kidogo Kidogo have generously donated TWO phone cases for me to giveaway to my amazing readers! So please enter below and be sure to tweet and share to let your friends know what amazing work Kidogo Kidogo is doing!

The Peach Bellini | Kidogo Kidogo Giveaway

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Monday

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September 2014

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Labor Day Sales

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The Peach Bellini | All White Labor Day Sales

A few Labor Day Sales to get your Monday off on the right foot!

Anthropologie Extra 20% off Sale Items 

C. Wonder  30% off Full Priced Items (orders of $100 or more) and 50% off Sale Items!  (Don’t know what C.Wonder is? Read my older post)

J.Crew 30% off your purchase of $125 or more with code 24hours

J.Crew Factory 40-60% off Everything with code LABORDAY

Club Monaco  Extra 50% off Clearance and 40% off Sale with code HEYFALL

Banana Republic  40% off your purchase with code BRLABOR

Lulu & Georgia 25% off with code LABORDAY25

Pottery Barn  buy more, save more sale 10% off $100 – increasing to 25% off $1000 or more!

Neiman Marcus Save up to 40% off regular priced items

Nordstrom  Save up to 40% off clearance

Tory Burch Save *up to* 30% with code LABORDAY

Waiting on Martha 20% off with code SOLONGSUMMER

 

Friday

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August 2014

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Weekend Sale

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Vince CAmuto Collarless Moto Jacket, T Tahari A Line Jacket

Happy Friday! Nordstrom is having a 40% off clearance sale through September 7th online and in stores. I thought I’d leave you with these two gorgeous jackets – both on sale and both great choices as the weather begins to cool.

Black: Two by Vince Camuto Collarless Faux Leather and Knit Moto Jacket (on sale for $114.49)

White: T Tahari ‘Flora’ Stretch Cotton Pique A-Line Topper (on sale for $109.98)

Wednesday

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August 2014

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September Calendar

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Free Printable!

Hello all! I’m trying a bit of a different post today and offering a September Calendar template. I know it’s not perfect, but I had fun making it and hope you enjoy! (I’m working on those design skills!) I love creating these and using them as an editorial calendar for The Peach Bellini every month. It’s nice to have an extra organizing tool laying around!

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