Thursday, February 28, 2013

Little Friday Blog Party {Link-Up with Brittany Blake Photography}

Where are all my party people on this Lil' Friday?!
I have an extra pep in my step this morning as one of my best girlfriends and the official photographer of the Delightfully Chic Shop and Blog (see a few pics here and here from our last shoot), Brittany Blake of Brittany Blake Photography is here to co-host this week’s link up!
I could go ON and ON about my and Britt's friendship and ALL our many shenanigans but, you just never know who might be reading the blog today (to all law enforcement- we plead the fifth). Jokes, Jokes, I promise all our fun was harmless however, there were times we had to do a little explaining! #YoLo

Take a second to link-up below, then check out a few new blogs and do make sure to pop over and say hello to the super talented photographer and my dear friend Brittany!

**One of my fave pics of "Britt Britt and Tiff Tiff"**

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

For The Love Of Cooking

As promised, a recipe for all you meat lovers out there!

I have to give a HUGE thank you to Heidi of Foodie Crush for serving up a dish that even has
this"only eat meat as a last result" gal intrigued.

Mexican Turkey Meatball Sandwich

Stop by Foodie Crush for the complete recipe!

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I Spy {Yosi Samra}

Are you a fan of flats?
If so, I have the perfect shoe for you.

Yosi Samra launched his feminine collection of fold-up ballet flats just a few years back in 2009.
Almost instantaneously these comfies were poppin' up on tootsies of many A-Lister's. 
Even though I am not a big fan of flats, I seriously fancy this collection, AND in no way am I afraid to admit my daily stalkerish ways of the @yosisamra instagram page.
As I do love the basic flats I am uber excited for the latest edition to the collection...
How fun and playful are these little dolls?!

Have you picked up a pair of YS flats yet?  What style did you go with?
Let's not forget there is a complete YS collection of flops too!

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Quote Of The Week

“There is nothing like a dream to create the future.”
-victor hugo

Looking for more delightfully chic?!

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Flashback

This week on instagram there were so many gorgeous flower shots captured!
A roundup was a must!!

Happy Friday Lovebugs!
**Get over your hill and see what you find there, with grace in your heart and flowers in your hair**

1. @khloekardashian 2. @designlovefest 3. @nikkirap 4. @michaelanoelle 
5. free people *pinterest*
6. @ms_living 7. @theglamourai 8. @domestikateblog 9. @juliahengel

Make sure to check these ladies out and stop by and visit @delightfullychic while you are scrolling through swooning and handing out hearts!
Are you on instagram?
Leave your info below-I'd love to stop by and share the love!

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If The Music Is Good, You *DANCE* {#Dchic Top 5 Downloads}

If the music is good, You Dance!
This is a quote I live and breathe by! Since my first pair of tiny little ballet slippers to accompany my pink tights and black leotard I knew dancing and music would play a major role in my life.

I was raised listening to “oldies” ya know, stuff like the Temptations and the Drifters. Of course being a southern girl country music was always another go to genre. It’s a running joke with a few of my girlfriends that The Ashley family sits around jammin’ to “Cool Country Classics” every Saturday night; AND why yes, as a kiddo that is exactly what we did. I wouldn’t give anything for those precious memories.
Of course, as we grow we start getting a little rebellious…honestly, I think my parents could see this one coming a mile away. Might have been the Saturday mornings I would skip cartoons to prep for the living dance sesh that was about to go DOWN as soon as Soul Train came on or the weekly video segments I recorded of my “spin-off” to Soul Train that I so proudly dubbed “Dance Till You Drop”. Yeap, hours upon hours of VHS videos of me solo dancing in my room, garage, outside-basically, wherever the camcorder could be propped worked as a perfect location.

So, after oldies and country I moved on to Paula Abdul, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, and duh NKOTB {Jordan Knight + Tiffany Ashley=FOREVER}. The Parents were all totally ok with these artist but, when they started to hear Salt-n-Pepa, and Ice Cube’s “It was a Good Day” beating through the speakers of their daughters room, they surly thought they had lost their little girl forever!
Oh bless their sweet hearts!

At 31, I am STILL as obsessed with music and bustin’ a move. In all honesty, there are so many days I dream of a life as a DJ “spinnin’ the ones and twos”!! I SWEAR, I was destined to be a DJ…but, since that must be coming in my next life, for now I just pump my music 24-7 (the louder the better) and rock any jukebox that crosses my path!! Oh and you can believe that even today there are weekly solo dance parties in my home!

This my darlings is why I have decided to start sharing with you every Friday my Top 5 downloads of the week to help kick your weekend off. However, don’t be surprised if I toss in a few random throwbacks.
Basically, anything goes!!

Here are 5 new tunes I discovered this week and have kept on constant repeat!
Ps- you will need to have a Spotify account to listen- it's free to sign-up
You can linkin with your facebook as well.

I have two songs by Churchill on the playlist and seriously had to stop myself from adding a third- amazing group!
Follow all of the Delightfully Chic Spotify Playlist here!

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Little Friday Blog Party {Link-Up with Mason...Like The Jar}

I don't know how the weather was your way yesterday but, in NC the sun was shinning SO bright!! I swear if you were indoors peering out it looked as if it were at least 70 degrees.  Of course, the sun was totally just playing a few mind games with us.  Sun rays or not, it is still burrsville weather in my book!  Regardless though, the blinding rays of sunshine had me off in la-la land dreaming of warmer days to come; and warmer weather ALWAYS runs a little extra spunkiness through my veins.

Since, there are still a few weeks of winter left (with a possible wintry mix this weekend-ugh) the Little Friday Blog Party could not have come at a more perfect time AND bonus I have the PERFECT Co-Host stopping by today!

Mason...yes I said MASON...ya know "like the jar" ...Got it? Good! ; )
So Mason who is also rather spunky herself is here today to party with us and I could not be more thrilled!
From one southern gal to another, who both enjoy a little whiskey, I say CHEERS and let's get this party started!!!

Take a second to link-up below, then check out a few new blogs and do make sure to pop over and say hello to the bubbly, make you laugh out loud blogger Mason

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

For The Love Of Cooking

I got to thinking, I should really start sharing more meat lover type of recipes.  I'm not a vegetarian however, I rarely eat meat so I'm naturally drawn to those recipes sans the meaty stuff.

With all intentions of sharing the perfect dish for all you carnivores out there I somehow stumbled across this colorful fresh goodness and said hmm...there's always next week! ; )  
So, here's an A for effort and a dish that makes me long for hot summer days!!

Cucumber and Tomato Salad
With Marinated Garbanzo Beans, Feta, and Herbs

Did you miss the chicken-less buffalo wing I shared earlier this year?
Click here to check out the new twist on one of America's fave apps to grub on while watching their team go for the win!

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DChic Teams-Up With Brittany Blake Photography

In January, one of my dearest girlfriends launched her much anticipated photography business, Brittany Blake Photography.  A-MA-ZING... Britt Britt (as I like to refer to her) has not only knocked my socks completely off, but, everyone who has had the chance to preview her work.

I was over the moon thrilled when Britt called me up a couple weeks back and said
"GIRL, we need to do some new pics of you for the blog and shop"...Well, let me just first say I couldn't have agreed more; but, more importantly, I have NEVER been shy of a camera or refused girl time.  So, of course, this was an offer I could not and would not refuse.

No surprise Britt in true photog fashion wanted to shoot in natural light (aka the only true light acceptable) even though deep down she wanted to snap the pics in the wee hours of the night.
Why, you might ask?!
Another little secret about yours truly, I have and will always be a night owl.  While the majority of people have the Cinderella effect of turning into a pumpkin at the stroke of midnight, I actually come to life the later it gets! 

But, no way would Britt let this effect her end goal!
We cranked up the 80's rock tunes and my darling girlfriend even used a few of the jokes she uses on her kiddos during their shoots to get me busting a gut with laughter!

I will let you all be the judge of how the shoot turned out...
Here are few pics but stop by Brittany's new blog to see even more!!!


After you stop by the blog to see lots more from the shoot make sure to also check out Brittany out on  facebook and twitter!!

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I Spy {A Monochromatic Roundup}

By now you are fully aware that Pantone named Emerald the color of 2013.  I could not have been more thrilled with the news as the hue compliments just about every skin tone and shade of tresses in my opinion.  BUT, I say let’s not limit ourselves to only rich Emerald tones and in no way should you limit this gorgeous shade to your clothing only! 
Here is a monochromatic roundup of the gorgeous shade I feel certain you will love!

1. delightfully chic {flower votive}
2. design darling {zebra matches}
3. bauble bar {emerald disco bangle}
4. zara home {ostrich appointment book}
5. shop/ten/25 {green richard nixon throw}
6. urban outfitters {frog salt and pep}
7. iomoi {set of 14 pens}
8. delightfully chic {ceramic plate}

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Quote Of The Week

“When nothing is sure, everything is possible.”
-Margaret Drabble

I could not agree more with this weeks quote!!!
Let's all dare to dream just a little bit bigger this week...what do we have to lose?!

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Flashback {Love & Runways}

It's time to wrap up a week of Fashion and Love and welcome the weekend!
Here are a few of my faves as I reflect back over the week in instagram.

1. @peaceloveshea  2. @lindzicox  3. @alice_olivia
4. @neimanmarcus  5. @tibipr 6 . @tibipr
7. @elleuk   8. @9to5chic   9. @reyalfashion

Make sure to check these ladies out and stop by and visit @delightfullychic while you are scrolling through swooning and handing out hearts!

Are you on instagram?
Leave your info below-I'd love to stop by and share the love!

Looking for more delightfully chic?!

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Little Friday Blog Party {Link-Up}

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

For The Love Of Cooking

Holy Moly Sticky Icky Ooey Gooey...GOOD STUFF!

Red Velvet S’mores Bars

Need I say more?!

Stop by Sugar Crafter for the complete recipe!


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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I Spy {Runway Chic to Lawbreakers}

The Grammys were held this past Sunday and I'm sure by now you have all heard about the dress code memo that went out to all attending.  CBS strongly urged that the skin showing be kept to a minimum with limited side-boob and "puffy skin".  I'm sorry "puffy skin"...come again?!  Yeap, I would have been just as confused as these glam risk takers.

From Runway Chic to Red Carpet Lawbreakers!

As I do give massive you go girl props to these daring ladies they however, did not make my best dressed of the night For me, Rihanna stole the show in her Azzedine Alaia lady in red gown!
From head to toe, total perfection!!

As far as the fellas go, well duh a combo like J-Timberlake in a Tom Ford suit...kinda hard not to top the charts but, again not my pick of the night.

I decided to to give my best dressed award out to two gents who might as well be the inspiration behind the term "swag"...

Johnny Depp you will forever make me swoon...

Prince it's simple, all 5'2" of you had me at Little Red Corvette and now you stroll out with a cane? 
Too hot to touch...just too hot to touch!

Who did you hand your best dressed awards out to?
Were you glad to see a few ladies color outside the lines? 
Or do you think they should have stuck to the memo?

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Quote Of The Week

“I think I deserve something beautiful.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Cheers to a week of the mushy gushy lovey dovey stuff!

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Friday Flashback...On Sunday {Oops}

Saturday morning I was scheduled to fly out to NYC and Connecticut for a few days and as you can probably guess my flights were canceled due to winter storm Nemo! 
In all the chaos on Friday with checking flight status and weather I completely forgot to share my collection of faves from the week over on instagram.  Oops!

After I recovered from my mini depression of the flight cancellation I had all intentions to share with you on Saturday BUT, after a photo-shoot with the amazing photog Brittany Blake (see a sneak peek here) I completely collapsed and took a "nap" that lasted FOUR hours!  Double Oops!
Obviously, I needed some R&R. 

So...better late then never right?! 

1. @nordstrom 2. @anthropologie 3. @nordstrom
4. @cfda 5. @dvf 6. @bagsnob
7. @fabsugar 8. @mallorymclane 9. @bloomingdales

How has your weekend?
Did nemo affect your plans at all? 

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