Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Costume Committee minus our sweet Melissa.

If you read last Thursday's post, you know that the Fiesta of Five Flags Coronation ball was last Friday. I did end up ordering a dress on Thursday, from my post, and it arrived Friday afternoon.  I was tied up downtown getting the court ready but my awesome neighbor dropped it off for me.  The costume committee had just as much fun getting ready as we did last year.  The ladies from my favorite salon, Style Downtown, came to help the princesses with hair and makeup and stayed to help us after the court left.  I included a lot of pictures below.  The picture of the court and set is blurry but I wanted to include it anyway.  I hope you enjoy some of these shots from the ball!

Princess Mary Margaret and Courtney of Style Downtown

Courtney has been doing my hair for about 11 years.  She's the best!

The Botts twins backstage before the court presentation.

DeLuna and his Queen backstage before passing the torch.

The Coronation set

DeLuna and his beautiful bride.

Emily & her mother looking gorgeous.

My buddies Robert and Jason.

Pumps and Push-Ups

Thursday, June 9, 2016

It's that time again...Fiesta!

We are on the tail end of our two week celebration called Fiesta of Five Flags.  We blogged about it last year here and here.  During Fiesta, there are so many different events including a street parade, a boat parade, DeLuna's landing reenactment, and coronation.  I am on the costume committee.  A fun but busy role.  Some think that we are actually in on designing the costumes, picking styles and fabrics but it is far less glamorous.  We actually make sure that the court (king, queen, knights and princesses) has all of their costume pieces and parts before heading out for the day's events AND that all of the pieces are clean.  This involves lots of loads of laundry, wrinkle release, and vodka spray.

All of the sudden, coronation is upon us and I have no idea what I am wearing.  I just spent some time looking at dresses online.  My latest Netflix obsession has me thinking, what would Olivia Pope wear?  It seems like we were just talking formal shopping during Mardi Gras and here we are again.
Which is your favorite?  I guess I need to scramble.  One plus is that every dress I picked below is on sale which makes overnight shipping okay, right?!??

Home of Malones

Friday, June 3, 2016

We Love Short Shorts

I feel like I've been waiting for months to wear these new shorts!  Scott says they look like a way-too-short skirt, but I told him that no one ever asked for his fashion advise.  Ha! Anyway, I got them on a spring break outing, and I just haven't had the chance to wear them since.  Luckily a night out at the beach provided the perfect opportunity.  I love them paired with this ecru knit top.  Tone on tone is one of my favorite looks.  I also love the juxtaposition of the fringed top with the chic shorts.  I kind of think these Donald Pliner wedges have the same sort of juxtaposition with the cork and lucite, so they seemed like a natural choice.  

The Details

Necklace by Lauren Milmine Designs.  You may remember it from this post when we featured her jewelry.
My Celine Boogie Bag is at least 10 years old, and you might call "vintage" these days since the Paris fashion house discontinued the bag.  I still love it, and I'll never part with it!

Shop My Look

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

WMTH Edits: Wedges

I recently showed off my new Vince Espadrille Wedges, which are just one of the pairs I keep in constant rotation this time of year.  It seems that if I'm not in flats, I'm in wedges.  Being 5'3", I love the extra height they allow without killing my feet.  There is still something alluring about a sexy stiletto, but for comfort, you can't beat a wedge.  Here are some of my picks for this summer!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Who else feels like they are drowning in a sea of baseball games, ballet rehearsals, science fair, children's chorus, puppy pee, and end of the year parties? Living on a prayer and chicken on a stick from the ballpark concession stand? WE ARE! May gets the award for being the craziest month of the year.  We are making it through with our eyes on the prize. The prize being the end of school and a long Memorial Day weekend at the beach.  No practices or alarms clocks allowed!  Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining, just ready for the pace to slow down a bit. Hang in there friends! Carefree days ahead.

My son, Wyatt
Emily's oldest son, Hudson
Virginia and Ava in their costumes from "The Jungle Scene," Pensacola Children's Chorus Showtime 2016.
Sally was able to visit us backstage and help make some deliveries.
I received so many compliments on my Lauren Milmine necklace!

Mother's Day dinner at Atlas after Virginia finished performance #3 of Showtime.
Pearl. Don't let that face fool you. She's not. that. innocent.
Our sweet lawn care man built this hut for Sally after he cut down all the lower limbs from the trees
making them very difficult to climb.
He felt so bad but the grass really needed some more sunlight to survive!
I relish moments of peace like this one when Sally said, "I'm just going to attach myself to you and go to sleep."

Pumps and Push-Ups

on trend tuesdays style linkup

I do deClaire

The Fashion Canvas