Best of the Web 1.20.13

January 20, 2013

1.20.13_edited-1 Yup, another one bit the dust: After sharing in last week’s round-up that my daughter got the flu, it got the best of me. While it wasn’t as terrible as some, it definitely knocked me out and I’m still trying to regain my energy. On top of that, it was an insane work week and this week will be no different. Last night we had fun double date for tapas and to see Les Mis; so, so good! Anyone else see it?? Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and enjoy a few of my favorite links here:

This “detox in a bowl” recipe is a must. Is it weird that I think I’m already addicted and I haven’t even tried it yet?!

If you are a fashion/style blogger — or read a lot of them — you will die over this post. Seriously, laugh-out-loud amusing.

Now here’s a simple DIY that would look totally chic on my — or your! — arm. #mustmake

How one make-up artist did up a celeb with only all-natural products (love it!). Check out her favorites.

Best week after getting a shout out on by Jenni after she used this post (TAGG’s most popular!) as inspiration. Amazing.

This house has so many details I adore, the personal feel, interesting details, it’s a must see {image above}

Wishing Megan had snuck into my house this morning to make this; would make Sunday so much better, right?

DEAL: Can’t stop thinking about this luxe-for-less sweaters. I mean, under $30?! Might get both colors!


Outfit: Blogger Brilliance

September 26, 2011

Last week I packed up my things and headed with Jodi of Live FabuLESS to Tampa for Blogger Brilliance, a blogger conference (my first!) as well as a super quick visit to my high school hometown. I had dinner with my ‘rents, got to see one of my bestest friends (hi D!) and then had a whirlwind 24 hours with Jodi and other inspiring women.

Coordinated by Kristin of Bon Bon Rose Girls, the conference featured panel discussions with my bud, Jodi, Vahni from Grit and Glamour, Kristina of Pretty Shiny Sparkly, Sasha of Everything Fabulous and Holly Hamann of BlogFrog, among others. I also got to meet bloggy and Twitter pals including Erika, Alicia, Amber, Snacky Jackie and more.

Plus, we went to a fashion show by Tim Gunn. That man rocks! He advised: go for capes and faux fur, women over 50 can wear skinnies, do not wear harem pants, and don’t be afraid to alter (just because Tory Burch  makes a fab dress at calf length, doesn’t mean that’s the right length for you). Wise words, Mr. Gunn. Wise words.

With Kristina of Pretty Shiny Sparkly (definite blogger crush! PS: Have you seen those Miu Miu heels??)

With Jodi, bloggy extroadinaire (and keeper of many wise words!)

And, lastly but certainly not least, Kristin of Bon Bon Rose Girls. Amazing she coordinated this event. Big hugs! xo

top: target (2011)/ flare jeans: old navy (2011)/ necklace: f21 (2011: this one) / bracelets: h&m and stella and dot (thanks jodi!) / shoes: nine west via (2011: see them in my printed jeans post) / nail polish: essie: midnight blue


Best blind date. ever.

July 30, 2011

I MUST confess that I wrote 95 percent of this post after this blind date ‘high’ and totally slacked on putting in the links, etc., ’cause I’m crazy busy (and lazy!) like that. FINALLY, your slacker blogger friend has finished…

I alluded to it in a recent outfit post that earlier this month I had the best blind date ever! Actually, I think I had only one real blind date before meeting my man so while the competition wasn’t too intense, this was off-the-charts amazing.

My blind date? It was happy hour… with a hanful of local bloggers!

While it’s been incredible to start The Average Girl’s Guide, I only know two or three bloggers even though I’ve connected with dozens over the Internet, Twitter and Facebook. This night was all about instant connections. Sparks flew across the high top, for sure! So much to gab about, plus we had an equal love of wine, mac n’ cheese and hunky bartenders (thank you to Pistache in WPB for hiring such a cutie!) Check us out…  


Check out these fabulous gals, L-R: LC of of Travel the Unbeaten Path, Allison of Dear Martha Stewart, Lauren of The World Admired, MJ of Fab Fierce Fashion, {moi}, Lauren of Baylor Says and Loni of It! Weddings Florida.

Plus, a few more photos…

LC with Alli (who also happen to be co-workers; jealous!), promised us she was going to start a blog — and she did!

Sandwiched between two phenomenal bloggers; miss fashion and beauty to my left and hysterically funny interior design gal to my right (who I actually recently met during last month’s half-blind movie date; our husbands know each other)!

 The star of the eve: the cheesiest, tastiest truffle oil mac & cheese. Just had to order it for the table!

Check out Loni with her nerdy/super awesome clipboard and bag big enough to fit lots more office goodies she showed us. Recognize her?? TAGG recently featured her 5 must haves, though this is the first time we met in person. Such a sweetheart, totally gorgeous and uber smart. Actually, that was really the theme of the evening… I’m so impressed by these women. Just gorgeous! Major love to all.

Until our next rendeveous…  

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