Thursday, January 31, 2013

The ABCs of winter gloves

Cold hands, warm heart.  Somehow, this is a 'motto' that passes through my mind almost every winter day.  During frigid weather, there is something that I appreciate so much about the warmth that gloves can bring to my freezing fingers.  With so many styles and colors to choose from these days, there is no reason to think of winter gloves as anything but a fabulous (and functional!) winter accessory.  So here you have it- 16 great cold-weather glove options in this collection...

The ABCs of winter gloves

Black// a. Max Studio /b. Echo Design /c. Brian Atwood /d. Express

Faux fur// /e. Bloomingdales /f. Juicy Couture /g. Dillard's /h. Asos

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Weekly Wardrobe

Here it is!  On a Wednesday that feels like a Monday, enjoy this week of outfits all in this one post!  This is going to be short and sweet this busy week, so I hope you enjoy!

< Outfit 1: uptown lady >
Occasion: work
Dress: LOFT
Sweater: Missoni for Target
Tights: ON
Heels: Simply Vera Wang
Purse: Liz Claiborne

< Outfit 2: gray and silver >
Occasion: work
Coat: ON
Sweater: gap (old)
Skirt: unknown
Tights: Target
Heels: BCBG
Purse: The Limited

< Outfit 3: aqua winter >
Occasion: coffee date
Jacket: Anthro (old)
Sweater: unknown
Skirt: F21
Boots: Target
Purse: TJ Maxx
Sunnies: BR
Jewelry: Stella & Dot bracelets (1, 2, 3, 4), Target, vintage (necklaces), Lucky brand (ring)

< Outfit 4: brightly layered >
Occasion: work
Sweater: Express (old)
Chambray: Target
Skirt:Sunny Leigh (also seen here)
Boots: TJ Maxx
Bag: Nine West
Jewelry: The Limited (necklace; similar), LOFT, renegade (bracelets), Relic (watch)

< Outfit 5: sheerly leopard >
Occasion: work
Dress: Jessica Simpson
Tights: Target
Booties: BCBG
Purse: Liz Claiborne
Sunnies: Jessica Simpson
Jewelry: Tassel necklace (similar here)

< Outfit 6: shiny silver collar >
Occasion: casual friday
Shirt: Calvin Klein
Sweater: F21
Jeans: Lucky Brand
Heels: WHBM
Purse: Coach
Sunnies: ON
Jewelry: Briel (watch), Stella & Dot Bracelets (12, 3), Calypso Coin necklace

< Outfit 7: pink and spots >
Occasion: alumni conference
Blouse: J.Crew (via Crossroads)
Sweater: BR
Jacket: Gap
Jeans: BR
Boots: Kohl's
Jewelry: Stella & Dot medina chandeliersrenegade and maisie bracelets;  Briel (watch), The Limited (ring), ON (bracelet)

< Outfit 8: stripes of white >
Occasion: church and lunch
Dress: LOFT
Sweater: WHBM
Tights: Hue
Boots: Kohl's
Purse: Coach
Jewelry: Stella & Dot Avery necklace (sold out; similar: 1, 2), maisierenegade and Tiffany bracelets

Weekly Wardrobe Win

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tuesday Shoesday!

Here on 3P, shoes are often the focus of many-a-Tuesday.  Or really, (lets face it) I love to look at/wear/drool over a cute shoe any day (see above: recent loves shared in 3P outfits.  Shoes with heels, shoes with spots, shoes that are great and do not cost a lot- I do like these, shoe-horse-I-am!  So here, today (on this Tuesday Shoesday), I hope you enjoy these snapshot of a few faithful 3P readers' toesies, or rather the Tuesday Tootsies that cover those toesies!

< Boots and pumps- Mel Squared style! >

< Gram's stylish new spring peep toe wedges >

< Nat's love of the beach is ever-evident in her choice of flip-flop >

 < Marguerite's perfectly power pumps in a patent gray >

< And today's Tuesday Tootsies from yours truly >

PS- You can get your Tuesday Shoesday fix here, too!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Wonders from the weekend

You know it's a good weekend when you get to spend relaxing time with some of your favorite people, visit your alma mater which you have so much love for, enjoy home cooked meals and brownies for dessert, celebrate birthday time with a loved one, and decorate to your hearts content (see newly designed table centerpiece above). Really, all I want to do is put this past weekend on repeat- the only drawback was a big dog with bad flatulence. Oh we'll, you can't have it all all the time! Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend, and make this week a great one, 3P style, no matter what you are facing!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Obsessed: LC Lauren Conrad- Spring '13 line for Kohl's

TGIF, my wonderful 3P friends!  What a week this has been- so happy that the weekend is almost here.  With Friday usually making all of us happy, I just thought I would share a little something else that is making me happy- Lauren Conrad's Spring collection for Kohl's!  When she released her photos yesterday, I could not stop eying each adorable look.  Everything looks so fresh and spring-like, the polka dots are adorable, and the staging in Lauren's photos depicts (as I imagine it) the ideal spring Saturday.  Well done, Lauren and team, well done!

Have a great weekend, 3P style, and I will see you back her next week!

* all photos in this post via

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The ABCs of winter white

When it comes to fashion rules... there really aren't any these days.  Its more of a 'wear whatever your want' kind of fashion world! Therefore, 'no white between labor day and memorial day' is no longer relevant.  So on these cold winter days, feel free to layer on the white.  Choose a warm cream sweater, a soft jacket or vest to add on top, and a light colored scarf to keep your neck covered.  Add ivory or white pants (jeans or slacks will be just fine, depending on the event you will be heading to), and you will be all jet set in winter white!  What a perfect way to brighten up your cold winter months wardrobe!

PS- looking for the perfect white necklace to add to your winter whites? I am slightly obsessed with this sparkly beauty- plus, it can be worn backward (so that no pave shows) for a more dressed down look!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Daily Dressing

Its that time of the week again, here on the 3P blog... Its outfit sharing time!!  The winter weather seems to have disappeared the last couple of days, and I am so thankful for the bright sunshine that I have been able to enjoy!  Warm sunshine on a 65-70 degree day equals no need for the typical winter layers, and I really have taken advantage of these warm days recently.  Also, I am happily sticking with my goal to wear more color during these cold months, instead of the black and grays that are so easy to gravitate toward.  As usual, I am sharing these outfits in hopes that you fabulous 3P readers get some inspiration for new outfits, so be sure to vote in this week's Weekly Wardrobe Win and let me know which ones are your favorites!

< Outfit 1: hues of blues >
Occasion: work
Sweater: LOFT
Blazer: H&M (similar)
Belt: Old Navy
Boots: TJ Maxx
Purse: The Limited (similar here)
Sunnies: BR
Jewelry: F21 (earrings), BR, F21 (bracelets), gifted (Italian glass ring)

< Outfit 2: professor plum >
Occasion: work
Dress: LOFT (similar floral options here and here)
Cardigan: Anthropologie (now crushing on this and this)
Tights: Simply Vera Wang
Heels: Carlos Santana (similar)
Belt and purse: Target
Jewelry: Stella & Dot lucia necklace, eden bangle, renegade bracelet; Target (earrings), BR (bracelets)

< Outfit 3: chambray, plaid, and a pop of pink >
Occasion: work
Chambray shirt: AE (similar here and here)
Pants: The Limited
Belt: Betsey Johnson
Heels: Nine West (this season's version here)
Purse: H&M (my trusty bag from this trip)
Jewelry: Stella & Dot gitane necklace, maise pearl bracelet; Cookie Lee, F21 (bracelets)

< Outfit 4: winterized pink pastel >
Occasion: dinner out
Coat: WHBM (similar here, here and here)
Sweater: F21
Skirt: LOFT (love their new a-lines!)
Belt: Target (love this brighter version too)
Heels: Jessica Simpson
Purse: Carlos Santana (eying this one now)
Jewelry: Stella & Dot calypso coin necklace, radiance bracelet; Briel (watch), BR (bracelet)

< Outfit 5: lavender grounded >
Occasion: lunch with friends
Dress (worn as skirt): Target (also seen here)
Sweater: Loft
Jacket and boots: Target (similar jacket)
Belt: Betsey Johnson
Purse: Olivia + Joy (similar)
Sunnies: F21 (similar, love these)
Jewelry: Simply Vera Wang (necklaces), Anne Klein (watch, similar), F21, The Limited (bracelets)

< Outfit 6: stripes, florals, and sevens >
Occasion: casual Friday
Jacket: Target
Shirt: ON (similar style here and print here)
Scarf: Jessica Simpson (similar)
Jeans: Seven for all Mankind (available here)
Boots: Target (similar 1, 2)
Purse: The Limited
Sunnies: ON (other options here and here)
Jewelry: Stella & Dot renegade bracelet; gifted, F21 (bracelets), Target ring

< Outfit 7: Saturday exploring >
Occasion: weekend getaway
Jacket and tank: ON (similar jacket)
Flannel: Target (this season's version here)
Jeans: Paige (on sale!)
Belt: F21
Purse: Olivia + Joy
Boots: TJ Maxx
Sunnies: Target
Jewelry: Simply Vera Wang, Target (necklace), Topshop, Target, ON (bracelets), Target (ring)

< Outfit 8: spots and stripes >
Occasion: church and brunch
Dress: ON (old)
Sweater: ON (other dotted options here and here)
Scarf: Gap
Belt: F21
Tights: Hue
Boots: Target
Purse: Olivia + Joy
Jewelry: Stella & Dot luna wrap bracelet (worn as necklace), odette infinity necklace

Weekly Wardrobe Win

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

January blues

It is no secret here on this 3P site that I love to decorate.  For each season.  For each event.  Really, for any day, or anywhere that I am, I love some particularly pretty decorations and seasonal decor just makes me smile.  So although there are not too many 'holidays' in January (except for ringing in the new year and celebrating MLK Jr., right?), and although there is no snow and hardly any severe winter weather in my neck of the woods, I still happily arranged a few January decorations around my home.  Although some may laugh, everyone who lives here and has visited has enjoyed these little beauties. Especially this 3P girl, of course!  To take a peek at some of my other seasonal decorations, click here.

< just some simply blue decor on the kitchen bar- placemats and candles from Pier 1, candle holders from Michael's and Anthropologie >

< simple January table setting with blue hues and a splash of sparkle >

 < I created the table centerpiece with a big blue bowl from Homegoods, and a few blue, white, and silver glitter ball ornaments >

< not really a total January decoration, but I gave my little DIY desk calendar from last year a little makeover, and I love it >

< and on another note... here are some blue Tuesday Tootsies to go along with today's post!  Send me pictures of your current favorite shoes and I will feature them in next week's Tuesday Tootsies post! >

Monday, January 21, 2013

Wonders from the weekend

 < an inviting winter view on a little weekend getaway >

Hello there, Monday! Who is ready for this week to begin? Well, I guess we all have to be, so chins up, buttercup! Happy to be sharing these weekend snaps of mine here today, because they make me so happy. The man and I took a little drive north for a little weekend getaway, which was filled with beautiful sunshine and a little adventuring. While I wish we were enjoying that kind of time all week, this is why the 'work hard, play hard' motto is so fitting. Whatever you are facing this week, make it a great one- 3P style!

< cute seating from our weekend abode >

< a sweet flower I received at dinner >

< famous brunch spot we visited, and left stuffed! >

< a little project I have been wanting to complete and finally did- repotting some house plants >

Friday, January 18, 2013

Obsessed: emerald green

TGIF, you wonderful 3P supporters!  Friday could not get here fast enough this week.  On this happy day, I am sharing a huge color crush with you- the color of the year, emerald green!  It is fair to say that I am envying anything in this shade right now and yes, the 3P man may or may not be calling me a little bit obsessed with this hue.  Are any of you crushing on this color too?  If so, you can check out some more 3P green love here.  Now, go have an amazing weekend, and I will see you back here on Monday for some more 3P prettiness!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

New year, new organization

One of my favorite things (you faithful 3P readers know, no doubt) is to organize the heck out of anything.  And on top of that, I love a little DIY project.  When Samsill saw this project, they were kind enough to contact me and send me some of their great binders.  There were so many fun colors to choose from, and enticing features such as biodegradable speedy spine qualities had me dreaming of the most ideal binders ever.  And trust me, as I have worked with these binders to create a little more organization in my life, they really are the high quality materials that you want in an office binder.  And how perfectly 3P is this blue color binder they sent me?!  I still have some more to add to each of these binders, but thanks to Samsill I am feeling much more organized these days!

 < before: masses of outfit inspiration I have collected over the years, falling out everywhere >

< after: the binders restore some much needed order! >

 < ta-da!  New binders, new organization in this new year.  Thanks Samsill! >

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Weekly Wardrobe

Its Wednesday again, and here is the first full 3P outfit post of 2013!  This week has been sunny and beautiful, but (brrrrrrr!) tights and pants have definitely been required- as you can obviously see in these pictures.  And one of my (apparent) goals for this year is already coming into fruition- inject more color each day!

Remember to leave your vote on this week's Weekly Wardrobe Win!

< Outfit 1: lime + gray >
Occasion: work
Sweater: old, unknown
Lime green shirt: Target
Turtleneck scarf: H&M (another great bargain)
Skirt: Simply Vera Wang (similar that will be fun to pair with neon colors, too)
Tights: Hue (available here)
Boots: Kohl's (available here; use code TENFORBLOG to get 10% off through 3/9)
Bag: TJ Maxx
Jewelry: Briel (watch), F21 (bangle), Renegade bracelet, Tiffany (ring)

< Outfit 2: pops of pink >
Occasion: work
Dress: BCBG (other black and white options here and here)
Blazer: F21
Jacket: Express (thrifted)
Scarf: old, unknown (similar)
Tights: DKNY
Heels: Target (similar here)
Purse: Liz Claiborne
Sunnies: Jessica Simpson
Jewelry: Reaction (watch), F21 (bangles), Renegade bracelet, Tiffany (ball bracelet)

< Outfit 3: a touch of lace >
Occasion: work
Dress: TJ Maxx (see fall & summer outfits here)
Coat: old, gifted (another red option)
Scarf: handmade, gifted
Tights: ON
Booties: Steve Madden (similar)
Purse: Guess
Sunnies: Ralph Lauren (similar)

< Outfit 4: a splash of citrus >
Occasion: work
Coat: Caslon (great deal on this one)
Sweater and tank: ON
Skirt: H&M (similar)
Tights: DKNY
Heels: Target
Purse: BR
Jewelry: Relic (watch), Simply Vera Wang (bangle), Renegade bracelet, similar necklace

< Outfit 5: emerald + leopard >
Occasion: casual work day
Blazer: LOFT (another budget-friendly option here)
Sweatshirt and tank: ON
Jeans: Vanilla Star
Heels and purse: Target
Sunnies: Jessica Simpson (similar)
Jewelry: BR, Stella & Dot (necklaces), Reaction (watch), ON bracelet, Renegade bracelets, LOFT ring

< Outfit 6: cozy >
Occasion: Saturday errands
Scarf: H&M
Vest and tank: Simply Vera Wang (another grey fur vest here)
Denim: AE
Leggings: F21
Socks: Chinese Laundry (similar here and here)
Boots and purse: TJ Maxx (now crushing on this purse too)
Sunnies: BR
Jewelry: The Limited. ON, Topshop (bracelets), Free People (ring), The Limited (headband)

< Outfit 7: debuting the new mini m.a.c. >
Occasion: dinner with the girls
Vest: Steve Madden
Shirt: ON
Jeans: BR
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff (on sale!)
Jewelry: BR (necklaces), Kohl's, ON, The Limited, Stella & Dot (bracelets), ON (ring and earrings)

< Outfit 8: maxi matching >
Occasion: church and lunch
Sweater: Anthropologie (old; another striped option here)
Shirt: ON
Skirt: VS (similar here and here)
Boots: TJ Maxx
 Purse: Guess
Sunnies: BR

Weekly Wardrobe Win