Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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First off I want to say THANK YOU to all of my followers!  I appreciate you guys following my blog and taking the time to leave your nice comments!

As we all know Google Friend Connect is going away very soon.  If you enjoy my blog, please follow me on Bloglovin.  I know my blog is new but I would hate to lose any one of you guys!

Thanks for the support!!!

ari

Monday, February 27, 2012

Houndstooth Honeys!

Happy Monday everyone!

Just wanted to share some pics of me and my baby girl heading out to church yesterday morning.  I couldn't resist rocking my houndstooth blazer after I saw how extra cute she looked in hers!


Me and Adara looking fancy




So adorable!!!
       

Have a great week everyone!

ari

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bloggers Do It Better

As you all know, I am new to the blogging community.  When I first started reading blogs, I thought it was awesome how all the bloggers were a part of Pretty Shiny Sparkly's Bloggers Do It Better Club!  So of course when I started blogging I was excited to take part and become a member.  Here is my first submission.. Hope you guys like it!  The theme was "RED" in honor of the love month - February :)



Love this necklace...

So what do you guys think of my BDIB outfit?

***Update - The Red challenge was closed so I didnt get to submit my look!  Better luck next time :(

ari

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Polka Dots and Pink

Hello there everyone!

Hope you all enjoyed this long weekend.  I know I did..  Back in October 2009 I started a wine club, Ladies Inspired From Tasting or LIFT, with my friends.  On Saturday I met up with the ladies for our montly meeting.  We had so much fun!  Girl talk, drinks and good food always equal a blast with this group of girls. 

I wore my black jeans with my new black pumps (that I adore) and a cute ruffled black and white polka dot blouse.  I topped it off with my hot pink wool blazer that I thrifted for $6!!



Snuck off into the hostess' room to take a few quick flicks #dontjudgeme



Silver jewelry completed this look
 
The gift table.. I won a nice set of shot glasses!

Good times!  If you like wine you should consider starting a wine club with your friends.  It's a really good way to keep in touch and get together once a month.  Email me and I can give you all the details on how it works!

See you all soon!

ari

Friday, February 17, 2012

Oh, Lenny!

Hey guys and dolls!

I kicked off my weekend last night with sexy rockstar Lenny Kravitz!  My babe's good friend hooked me up with tickets to see Lenny in concert at the Nokia Theatre.  Me and Shani (my bff) got fancy and rolled out to LA Live to see the show.  Lenny did not disappoint!!! I think I may have a new crush.....

Thanks Big Wes!


I decided to wear a baby blue bag instead of the usual brown or black.
 
Shani rocked all black with a pop of red.  #Classic

I found this lovely Allen B blouse at JCPenny for a whopping $8! Retail price $40... #winning
 
Double rosaries



Earrings by Fancy Girlz Couture/


Good times were had by all!!!  Busy weekend ahead so more posts coming soon :)

ari



Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Never Too Much...

Hey guys and dolls!

As promised, here are the pics from the Estelle event last Thursday.  I actually had laundry on the to-do list when James of Thee Perfect Gentleman/ hit me up with tickets to attend the BET_Music_Matters_Tour featuring Estelle with Stacey Barthe, Luke James and Elle Varner. The event was held at the The Key Club in Hollywood.  Talk about friends in high places!

I immediately called my girls and we hit the streets!  I saw so many of my friends at the show.  It was truly an awesome night!

Now, on to the outfit.  I literally put this outfit together in 5 minutes!  As I was sliding on my jewelry, I looked over at my rings and thought, Hmmmm I think I want to wear ALL of those!  And that is exactly what I did.  I loved the end result.. The more the merrier.. I know Coco Chanel says to take a piece of jewelry off when you leave the house but Miss Ari likes to pile more on!


That lion ring on the left is from my fave vintage store Artisan LA.. 70's swag baby!!!



My bestfriend was calling Mr T. all night!



Leopard POParazzi Bamboos


James of Thee Perfect Gentleman/ - be sure to follow him guys!



Good times were had by all!  This week is jam-packed with some pretty fab events and i'm looking forward to getting fancy and sharing my pictures with all of you!  Until next time...

ari

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Grammy Weekend

So.... As we all know, this year's Grammy weekend was filled with joy and sorrow as we celebrated Adele sweeping the show and the untimely death of a legend - Whitney Houston.

I had plans to get it in ALL weekend but then my baby came down with a nasty stomach virus so my fun got shut down!  However, I did get to go to see Estelle on Thursday night with some of my girls thanks to my good friend James over at Thee_Perfect_Gentleman!  When I tell you we had a blast!!!!

My Bestie Shani, The fabulous Devine of Fancy_Girlz_Couture and myself.

I do have a bunch of pics to share but here is one for now... I'll be posting tomorrow with the deets on the show, my outfit and more importantly - MY JEWELRY!

Happy Valentine's Day Lovers!

ari

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Artisan LA

How much do you LOVE vintage jewelry?  What about custom-made pieces?  I have to admit, I am just getting into vintage.. There is something to be said about being the girl in the room with the most fabulous necklace or earrings that nobody can get because it's 40 years old!  Talk about SWAG.... If the idea of that tickles your fancy and you live in the LA area, take a trip down to Artisan|LA in East Hollywood. 

After receiving some breath-taking pieces for Christmas (Thanks babe *wink*) I took a trip down to Artisan LA.  Talk about orgasmic!  They had some of the most beautiful pieces I have ever seen!  In addition to vintage finds, they also have a host of one-of-a-kind, rare-stoned jewelry.  Here is a sneak peek of the store...



These exquisite pieces were from an estate sale.. I was drooling over those double heart earrings. #Fancy
Of course they are online but I highly suggest paying them a visit.  They are located at Boutique: 4649 Russell Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027.  Website: http://artisanla.com/

I got some great pieces from the 60's, 70's and 80's!!  Don't worry I'll be sharing them with you all soon :)

XOXO,

ari

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Good Scarf...


Hey guys and dolls! 

The one thing I love about winter is being able to wear scarves.  I love the way a good scarf can liven up an outfit and still keep you nice and toasty as the tempatures drop.  I like to be versatile with the scarves I wear so I purchase them all year long. I love color and variety. 


 This is actually a men's scarf that I always steal from my boyfriend.  It's cashmere so it's super warm and comfy.



 Excuse my baby bump below.. I was about 4 months pregnant on this pic :)


Leopard is one of my favorite prints in the whole wide world!!!










Until next time... Toodles!