Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Magical Wedding

In my brief blogging absence over the past few months I forgot to tell you that one of my best friends, Ashley got engaged! I am very happy for her and Scott!  Oh, and the rock is gorgeous.

Ashley asked me to be a bridesmaid and OF COURSE I said YES! I do have a Bridesmaid resume. I think I am getting pretty good at this "always a bridesmaid, never a bride" thing.

So I know you must be wondering the deets. The wedding  will be in 2013… March…. I think that’s all. Kidding. Surely you must be wondering where she is getting married at, right?


Yes, she is getting hitched at the happiest place on earth and having a fairytale wedding! We are all heading down to Orlando, Florida for 7 days of fun-filled wedding mayhem - and good times at the parks, too!

The ceremony will be at Sea Breeze Point

The reception at St.James Hall

I am literally so excited I just can't hide it! I love Disney and I am so excited to spend the one of the most special day of Ashley's life with her at the happiest place on earth. I am sure I will have so much to fill you in on after the wedding. It is going to be gorgeous and I can't wait. My next goal is after the wedding get her featured on the Disney wedding blog!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Bachelorette and Big Brother

 I must be in some sort of heaven because two of my favorite reality tv shows are on right now. My all-time favorite, Big Brother and the irrestible Bachelor Franchise's Bachelorette!
Tonight is the "Men tell all" episode of the Bachelorette and I am sure there is going to be some words between some of the guys... Mainly centered around this one

This years super obnoxious jerk Kalon - gotta have atleast one!

I am also a huge Emily fan so this season has been one of my favorites. Now that Emily has weeded it down to two guys I am eager to see who she picks. She has made it very clearly how physically attracted she is to Arie but she pictures herself at home with Ricki with Jef. So personally, I want Emily to pick Jef! I just think he is so sweet.

Ok, so he NEEDS  hair cut but seriously - he is beyond precious. I think it's so great that he is not afraid to be himself. The first night when he skateboarded in - I never in a million years thought Emily would keep him past the first night but here he is in the final two!

LOOK AT THAT ^ Wowzaaaa. Can we say Jef meets James Dean in those aviators??

Moving on to Big Brother

Meet the BB 14 Cast! See any familiar faces? If you are a BB Junkie then you should see four of them! Britney, Janelle, Dan and Mike Boogie are all back this season to mentor the players and play for their own $100k prize.

If you know me then you know this is my fav fav favey show. I also went to a BB casting call last year. I am addicted and dedicated to becoming a BB house guest. So I was a little upset when I found out house guest Danielle Murphree was from Alabama. My first thoughts were, "that coulda been me!!!" So I am still a little bitter about that, CBS! Anyway with a house full of interesting characters... I am sure this season is going to be full of drama!

Danielle Murphree, of Tuscaloosa Ala. (picture)

I have not decided who my BB season 14 favorites are yet but I will say I love Willie (Hantz) who is Survivor winner, Russell Hantz's brother. I also love all four of the mentors (Good Job, CBS). I love the fact that between the mentors, Janelle was Britney's favorite and Boogie was Dan's favorite. It's kind of like the mentors are mentoring the other mentors (from newer seasons) as well! I also like the fact that they brought back two people, Boogie and Janelle, who had a little bit of a past. Seeing as how Boogie sent Janelle out of the BB All Stars house. The producers are always mixing things up!

Any of you watch BB or Bachelorette? Do you think there will be more twists this summer on BB? Who do you want Emily to say "YES" to? I am not quite ready for the Bachelorette to be over but I am looking forward to Bachelor Pad!

*Announcing the Winners of The Southern Prep. Co Giveaway*
Winner of the $25 Gift Card - Emily Anne Pride
Winner of the $10 Gift Card - Suburban Prep
Winner of the $10 Gift Card - Shannon

Please email me to claim your prize and for details! Thank you to everyone for entering!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Frat Collection

The Frat Collection offers the perfect pocket tee for every Fraternity guy or Sorority girl. With over 2,000 options - there is a Frat Collection perfect for the inner sratter or fratter in everyone...

The Frat collection states, "Our mission is to cultivate and promote those noble ideals, instilled in us by our Southern heritage, through our providence of the finest quality clothing, superior customer service, and unmatched support for philanthropic efforts."

10% of the proceeds from every shirt are donated to your philanthropy of choice! How cool is that? You can choose the color of your shirt, long sleeve or short sleeve and the pocket pattern of your choice - the options are really endless! 

Some of my favorites...

The Brittney (my favorite!)

They have a perfect one for you and for your beau! 

Check out The Frat Collection and let me know what you think! Do you any of you have Frat Collection tees? If so which ones do you have and what color tshirt did you pair it with?

Saturday, July 7, 2012

New Lifeguard Press and Lilly Pulitzer

Lifeguard press has slowly but surely been giving us sneak peeks of their upcoming collection of their Lilly pultizer stationary items. One of my favorite things about the Lifeguard Press Lilly Pulitzer items are that they incorporate new and older prints. I am quite satisfied with this years print collection. The agendas, which are already in stores, have been a huge hit! With the Ugotta Regatta print making the agenda cover and the new Jumbo agendas - every preppy girl is sure to have a fabulous Lilly Pulitzer agenda this coming year.

 Here are a few of the new and very cool things they are doing, along with some oldies but goodies...

Craft Tote - new and totally adorbs

Calculator - I might turn into a Mathlete just to use this!

Portable speaker - My favorite so far!

Wine bottle cooler - my 2nd favorite

We can't forget the basics; Tumblers, Mugs, Pencils, Notepads, etc.

The blue print with anenome like things all over it that you see in a lot of these pictures is an older print, Dirty Shirley. They will also have items in several other prints. Some of my favorites are Legs (the Flamingo print you have seen on the new agendas) and Skip On It (the frog print from this past Resort season). I am so excited for the new items to hit shelves, I might not be able to wait. I plan on pre-ordering from Purselady Too!

What are you excited about from the new Lifeguard Press stuff?

Friday, July 6, 2012

Blue Door Boutique

Have any of you heard of The Blue Door Boutique? I am a very new fan of theirs - found them while browsing the internet the other day and I just can't get enough.

The Blue Door Boutique is one of the cutest boutiques I have seen in awhile. They have so much to choose from and something that will fit everyone's taste. They have lots of trendy pieces at very affordable prices. Lots of bright colors, awesome jewelry - Oh, and flat rate shipping and free shipping on orders over $75 - can't beat that! With a plethora of dresses to choose from in solids or prints and a style to suite every body they might become my go-to for dresses or tops for any ocassion.

I can think of a ton of places I would wear some of these favorites....

Check out The Blue Door Boutique and let me know what you think! I know you are going to love it.... Now, time to go decide what I am going to get. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Waterproof Mascara

I can't live without my mascara! I am also one of those girls who gets hooked on a certain mascara and never wants to let it go. That would be my case with Maybelline falsies.

Adore the mascara - I have used all kinds of mascaras; cheap, expensive, middle of the line... none work my lashes like Falsies do. It is practically perfect in every way. So it wouldn't be a surprise how heartbroken I was when a couple of weeks ago, my tube started drying out. I picked up a new tube while I was at Target, and out of town.

This has been about 2 weeks ago and I have had a horrible time getting all my mascara off since. I normally use a mild, non -scented lotion to get my eye makeup off but it has been leaving clumps and residue lately that just won't budge.

Pondering, I look at the mascara I just recently bought and discover I bought waterproof mascara. Seriously. I don't normally buy waterproof but I never would have thought it would withstand my makeup removal techniques.

Last night I go to take off my eye make up and it just wouldn't budge so I had to use VASELINE to take off my eye makeup. Yep... no amount of water, soap or lotion was going to remove this!

Moral of this story is if you want a mascara that is not going to budge when you cry a waterfall during a sad movie or after a bad break up.... Maybelline Falsies - waterproof is the right mascara for you. The second moral of the story is to pay more attention when buying your mascara!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Southern Prep Co.

It's known around here that I like to share a lot of my "secrets" with blog followers. Where I got those really cute shoes, or where I found the best sales or deals.

Let me introduce you to one of my new favorites, Southern Prep Co!

Southern Prep Co is a fabulous boutique that offers "perfectly preppy gifts for every occasion." Alaina Lawrence, founder and mastermind behind it all is an expert monogrammer and knows exactly what your preppy girlfriend, sister, daughter or wife would want - because she is a prepster herself!

Some of my favorites from her shop... just to name a few:

Monogrammed houndstooth sun hat

Monogrammed sun hats - love the multicolor monogram!

Gold and silver monogrammed jewelry

Basically, she has something for everyone. I know I have placed a few orders with her in the past couple of weeks and I have not been let down by the quality or superior customer service. Not only does she sell her hand made items on her etsy shop but she also sells tons of trendy jewelry on her Facebook page, be sure to check both of them out!

"Southern Prep was founded specifically to cater to fabulous girls of the south! From monograms to the best preppy styles around campus we want to provide the latest trends for great prices. From jewelry to clothes, home decor, bags, and preppy political gear - we offer something cute and preppy for everyone!"

Alaina, who has become one of my in real life friends and is awesome by the way, has offered to host a giveaway here on Keep It Classy,  Alabama! She is giving away not one or two but THREE giftcards to her shop. One lucky winner will walk away with a $25 gift card and two winners will walk away with $10 gift cards!

Here is how you can win....
Must be a follower of Keep it Classy, Alabama - 1 entry
Like Southern Prep Co on Facebook - 1 entry
Favorite Southern Prep Co's Etsy Shop - 1 entry

Please comment on this post and let me know which ones you did!
 Good Luck, giveaway ends next Tuesday at 6pm CST!