Jan 31, 2012

A Helping Hand...

Morning lovies! 
I have entered Refinery 29's Next Big Style Blogger Competition and would really appreciate a little bit o' love! Blogging has been so surreal and given me so many opportunities, new friends and a new appreciation for fashion. It would mean the world to me to win something so humbling. 
All you have to do is head over here to Refinery29 and click on my heart - you must be on a laptop/desktop computer (phone's don't work). You must also sign up for an account (I promise you won't regret this!) This means the world- thank you so much for your support! :)

Jan 30, 2012

Polka Dot Neon


{Outfit Details} H&M Trench Coat, Gap Crew Neck Sweater- old (but, I love this one!), Blouse, Current/Elliot Boyfriend Jeans, Valentino Studded Heels (my style is sold out- try these animal printed ones or flats), Forever 21 necklace and scarf

Couldn't be more in love with my Valentino studded heels. There are no words...

{Winner of the Oia Jules Bracelet is .... Emily from moda + medialunas!}

Jan 25, 2012

Strong is the New Skinny: Part 3

Head out today and try a new workout with these kicks and some motivation.
Get your workout on today!

Jan 23, 2012

Slivers of Color (& an amazing giveaway)!

{Outfit Details} J. Crew Coat, Forever 21 Dress - similar(borrowed from Sarah!), Forever 21 tank, Old Navy sweater (belted), Vintage belt, Karen Walker Sunnies, Gap hat, Coach Willis Handbag, Old Navy Neon Capped Flats, Necklace by Oia JulesEttika Bracelet (gift from Caroline!)

I can't get over this amazing necklace. I love the chunky gold chain and the gorgeous mint agate stone that is set off just to the side. 
The best news of the day is that Elizabeth (the owner of Oia Jules) is offering one of my readers their own bracelet (just like the one below). 


Giveaway Rules
one: Head over to Oia Jules shop and let me know what your favorite item is!
two: Become a fan of Oia Jules and Sparkling Footsteps on FB 

Extra Entries:
one: "favorite" Oia Jules shop on Etsy :)
two: Become a follower on Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin'

The winner will be announced this Friday, January 27th! 
Get Free Shipping on all items with the code: FREESHIP

Jan 20, 2012

Wedding: Bits & Pieces


Gorgeous dress in a rustic barn <3


Vintage Card Catalog for seating arrangements


Polaroid Guest Book Table


Mason Jars with wheat as centerpieces


Thinking about these pomanders for the church pews. I didn't realize how difficult it was to "decorate" a church. These are totally a DIY project in the making...


My fiance will not be wearing the "normal" wedding attire, but rather a charming tweed suit and bow tie with splashes of color!



I have been following along with Sarah on her blog, Fairy Tales are True for quite awhile now and I have always loved her charming personality and love for weddings. When I found out that she started her own career as a wedding planner, I knew that she had to be involved in mine! She is ridiculously sweet and I love having her there whenever I need anything or have any questions. I highly recommend her if your in the market for a wedding planner!

Our venue has only one choice of china so we will have to rent ours and we want all white with a gold rim around the outside, it's absolutely gorgeous! Love this simple setup on a wood table.


Jan 19, 2012

Over the Mountain

{Outfit Details} Vintage Coat, H&M Blouse, Forever 21 Scarf, Ralph Lauren Leather Gloves, J. Crew Pants, Modcloth Boots, Marc Jacobs Quilted Stam Bag

A few pictures from our trip to Vermont a few weeks ago. These past few days have been consumed with big life decisions. In March we will find out where my fiance goes for his residency, which may mean BOSTON or somewhere closer to NYC. We will see what is in store for us soon!

Jan 18, 2012

The Perfect Match: Suits

one: ASOS Scenic Print Blazer and Mini
two: ASOS Boyfriend Blazer and Skirt in Fluro Trim
three: Preen Hutchinson Wool-Blend Blazer and Pants
four: Elin Kling
five: Orange Suit

Jan 17, 2012

Strong is the New Skinny: Part Two

This video always inspires me and when I need motivation for the gym, I always watch it. Below I have compiled a list of my favorite workouts and tips. Conquer the new year! Bring it on 2012

Jan 16, 2012

Black & White Prep

{Outfit Details} Alice Yim Blazer (c/0), Vintage Blouse, Kasil Workshop Denim in Minx | After Dark, Banana Republic Necklace, BCBG Heels (Love these as well!), Marc Jacobs Quilted Stam Bag

Sometimes you just can't go wrong with a simple black and white outfit! This Alice Yim blazer is one of the most comfortable pieces of clothing I own. I wish I could wear it every.single.day.
How was your weekend?!

Jan 13, 2012

Neon Party

*Picture in the  middle via pinterest
one: Old Navy mini messenger bag
two: Topshop lemon oversized sunglasses
three: La Mer neon wrap watch
four: Forever 21 scalloped bib necklace

There is nothing like an extra pop of neon to immediately enhance any outfit. I am loving neon yellow at the moment and these are pieces that I have in my shopping charts via the interwebs.

Jan 12, 2012

Pops of Color


{Outfit Details} J. Crew Coat, Old Navy Cardigan, Old Navy Blouse, J. Crew Pants, Forever 21 Socks, H&M Brogues, Forever 21 Scarf, Quilted Marc Jacobs Stam Bag

My fingers are crossed for some snow soon. Crazy how we are so used to snow around this time of year and we still have yet to get some flurries (except for our huge October storm). For now, I am just adding pops of color to my outfits here and there to brighten up the long, cold days! :)


Jan 10, 2012

Strong is the new Skinny: Part One


One: Puma Fitness Lux Workout Bag- a bag to throw a change of clothes in!
Two: Valeo Women's Lifting Gloves - I always wear these, they keep my hands from forming calluses!
Three: Protein Powder - Protein powder is not just for men! Adding a scoop to a smoothie in the morning will build definition in those muscles! :)
Four: Nike Pro Core Women's Capris - the perfect fit capri, great for running
Five: Nike Luxe Layer Tank Top - I love tank tops in this style. It gives me air to breathe in and I love the looseness of it!
Six: Nike Element Women's Thermal Hoodie - For before and after your workout
Seven: Nike Air max Tailwind Sneakers - to pound the pavement with....
Eight: Puma Sportbands - pull back those flyaway's!

Stay tuned for an upcoming post on some of my favorite workouts and tips!

Jan 9, 2012

Mountain Escape

{Outfit Details} Free People Sweater, Forever 21 Leggings, Target Socks, Forever 21 Moto Boots, Vintage Coat, Eloquii Scarf (c/o), Ann Taylor and Forever 21 Necklace, Marc Jacobs Handbag

A few views from a little village in Vermont when we were up in the mountains a few weeks back! I really love it up there but I don't know how people drive 30 minutes to get to a grocery store! What are some of your favorite places to visit?

Jan 6, 2012

Hello Lover

Picnik collage

I want to welcome spring with open arms and these lil cropped cuties. How adorable are these J. Crew gingham cropped pants?? On sale for $22 and then 20% off?!? WHAT?
Run and grab them before they are gone!

Jan 5, 2012

Spaces: Guest Bedroom


Carly Pillow in Teal, Z Gallerie Pillow, Abstract Art Print via Etsy, Eddie Accent Chair, Mirrored Chest, Caprise Floor Lamp, Indochine Rug in peacock, Mirrored Tray, Image 1, Image 2 

I am looking forward to redecorating our guest bedroom/office this year! Here is some of the inspiration I have been raking through! :)

Jan 4, 2012

An Outfit for an Overcast Day

{Outfit Details} ApartStyle Matte City Anorak Jacket (c/o), Old Navy Sweater, H&M Blouse, DL1961 Denim in Kate cropped (c/o), BCBG Heels, Eloquii Colorblock Envelope Clutch (c/o), Forever 21 Necklace
These jeans could  be the most comfortable denim I own. They are made with Invista's Lycra fabric, which makes them, OH so soft! I could probably run a few miles in them, although I would rather not :)
There is something about snapping photos on a dreary/rainy day that makes me love the photograph more then when it's sunny out. I don't know exactly what it is, but it's amazing not to have the sun gleaming in your eyes! Overcast is definitely my favorite weather to snap outfit photos in. What is yours?

Jan 2, 2012

Happy 2012


Hello 2012! 
I am finally getting into the groove of things after having such a busy December. I always get depressed this time of year because there isn't much to look forward to besides my birthday in Feb! January is such a dreary (and cold) month! My fiance and I decided to write down our resolutions and frame them next to the bed so that we see them every day when we awake. A good little reminder when we get up every morning. My resolutions for this year (in case you can't read them above):
one: eat healthier
two: wardrobe resolution, quality not quantity
three: learn to snowboard
four: be more positive
five: learn more medical spanish
six: build more muscle
seven: read more
eight: focus on: love is everything

I am looking forward to a BIG year. Turning 27. Our wedding! Fiance graduates medical school. And SO much more that I don't even know about yet. 
What are some of your new years' resolutions?