Friday, May 31, 2013

Obsessed: around the web this week

TGIF, my wonderful 3P readers!  Hope everyone had a great week and is looking forward to an amazing weekend!  Here are just a few of my favorite things from around the web this week.  Enjoy, and I will see you back here next week!

1. Let the rocks bloom where they are planted, people! (

2. An ahi tuna and avacado salad sounds perfect for summer days.

3. This amazing room makeover makes me want to do this kind of service project locally.

4. Love me a good sale, and totally wanting this Stella & Dot wrap bracelet.

5. A new era of bra sizes?  I am interested to see the support this system gets. (

6. Hot weekend barbecues will totally call for these frozen smores bars.

7. Speaking of frozen treats, how cute is this dog and his ice cream? (image)

8. Lately I have totally been crushing on lucite clutches- might have to get this one.

9. Always love a floral dress for sunny days- currently crushing on this one.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Daily Dressing

Oh Thursday during a short week- I am glad that you are here!  The spring weather around here has been delightful with cool mornings and warm sunny afternoons, and I could not ask for better days that this.  While I rarely feel blue, I obviously love wearing hues of blue- just check out this compilation of recent outfits!  The fashion blogger in me is always trying to mix it up and give the whole spectrum of colors a chance in the spotlight, so note to self: blue has had plenty of stage time as of late.  Enjoy perusing through these outfit pictures and be sure to mark your favorites in this week's Weekly Wardrobe Win!

On a completely side note, have you caught any of the new Arrested Development episodes on Netflix?  I am laughing more and more as the season continues- what do you think?

< Outfit 1: blueberry daze >
Occasion: work
Dress (worn as skirt): Target
Shirt: Ross
Sweater: The Limited
Belt: Nine West
Purse: The Limited (old)
Heels: Target
Sunnies: Steve Madden
Jewelry: Stella & Dot (earrings and bracelets); Tommy Hilfiger (watch)

< Outfit 2: spring suit >
Occasion: work
Blazer: Anthro
Dress: The Limited
Purse: BR
Heels: Nine West
Sunnies: Jessica Simpson
Jewelry: Stella & Dot (necklace and bracelets); F21, BR (stretch bracelets)

< Outfit 3: tank dress and snake print clutch >
Occasion: date night
Dress: Cynthia Rowley
Clutch: H&M
Heels: Nine West
Sunnies: Steve Madden
Jewelry: all Stella & Dot

< Outfit 4: iced lemonade >
Occasion: work
Shirt: BR (old)
Skirt: LOFT
Jacket: Gap
Heels: Calvin Klein
Purse: Nine West
Sunnies: Steve Madden
Jewelry: Stella & Dot (necklace and bracelets); Briel (watch)

 < Outfit 5: spring tweed >
Occasion: casual Friday
Blazer: Cynthia Rowley
Shirt: BR
Jeans: Paige Denim
Purse: The Limited
Heels: Simply Vera Wang
Sunnies: old, unknown
Jewelry: Target (earrings); The Limited (necklaces); Briel (watch); F21, Cookie Lee (bracelets)

< Outfit 6: magenta maxi >
Occasion: weekend errands
Sweater: BR
Maxi skirt: Target
Purse: Olivia + Joy
Boots: Target
Sunnies: BR
Jewelry: Stella & Dot (necklace, earrings, and bracelets); Target (rings)

< Outfit 7: stripes ahoy! >
Occasion: weekend lunching
Dress: Joe Fresh
Belt: from another dress
Purse: Nine West
Wedges: Ross
Sunnies: Target
Jewelry: Target (earrings); ON (bracelets); F21 (ring)

< Outfit 8: teal eyelet >
Occasion: church
Dress: ON
Sweater: BR
Belt: from another dress
Purse: Liz Claiborne
Sunnies: Jessica Simpson
Heels: Nine West
Jewelry: gifted, Target (necklaces); Stella & Dot, Target (bracelets); ON (ring)

Weekly Wardrobe Win

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Stella & Dot neck party!

When I saw this pendant banner, I immediately thought of my Stella & Dot Aileen necklace.  I mean, what is more fun to wear around your neck than a jewelry piece that immediately makes you think of a pretty party?

Have a great Wednesday, 3P wonderfuls!  (Also pictured here are my Stella & Dot Serenity Stone Drop earrings.)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Wonders from the weekend

< Passing through the CA capital on a little road trip >

Hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend!  It is hard to believe that Memorial Day 2013 has come and gone, and now June is right around the corner!  On this Tuesday that feels like a Monday, the 3-day weekend many of us just enjoyed has me still wishing that every weekend was at least 3 days long.    We filled our last weekend of May with a graduation celebration, a quick road trip to visit with friends, BBQ time, a few birthday celebrations, and way too much good food.  It was truly a great weekend filled with many wonderful memories.  Hope all you 3P wonderfuls have a great short week!

< Motorcycle in the sky during dinner with friends at Freebirds >

< Cheered for a sweet friend during her graduation ceremony >

< Yes, I am pretty much always like a little kid... >

< Saw this amazing side car getup on the road home, and the man and I may have sparked some plans as a result of spotting this >

< Simple DIY decorations for Memorial Day with mason jars and supplies from the Dollar Tree >

< A basket of fresh produce and a tray of homemade cupcakes for a birthday party BBQ >

< Simple little setup for an easy Bloody Mary brunch with the girls >

< Jack the Attack Kitten all curled up on a cool, rainy night >

Friday, May 24, 2013

5 Favorite Memorial Day Sales

Let the Memorial Day fun begin!  BBQs, ice cream, some great sales everywhere, the kick-off of summer... this is going to be a great weekend, for sure!  Enjoy the long weekend, all you 3P wonderfuls!

Nordstrom's Half Yearly Sale: what beats amazing deals at this great store? Nothing!  Quality, at an unbeatable price!

Rebecca Minkoff: purses, purses, purses- get your fix now on these classic leather bags at a fraction of their usual prices

Old Navy: up to 40% off and more if you use your Old Navy card!

LOFT: 50% off sale styles (what a steal you will get on anything here!) and a $25 and under event

Macy's: get an extra 15% off your purchase and take advantage of lots of 2-day specials this weekend 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

My May Birchbox

< a box full of joy >

I always jump for joy when something fun arrives in the mail!  A great magazine or catalog, or in this case, a box full of beauty goodies, sure beats all those white envelopes you may dread opening!  Here is a peek into the goodies that arrived in my Birchbox this month.  I have yet to utilize any of these goods, but you can be sure that I will in the next few days, before this month of May is over!

 < sitting pretty >

 < the packaging by Birchbox is always so neat, colorful, and cute! >

 < sunscreen by COOLA, which will come in handy for sunny summer days; AMIKA hair mask- I am looking forward to trying my first hair mask!; and MARVIS toothpaste, perfect for travel! >

< a neat little eyeliner pencil by Sum!ta that I cannot wait to try!  My biggest hint for eyeliner pencils? Blast your hair dryer on warm on the tip of the pencil for a few seconds, to soften the product a little for lining and smudging >

< Fabulous by Isaac Mizrahi- fruity and totally alluring! >

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Weekly Wardrobe

Here it is this week, the much anticipated outfit post!  I am just loving this spring weather and the  chance to wear open-toed shoes and just a light jacket now and then!  As you can see, CA sunshine has been out and about lately!  Has this year been flying by for everyone else, too?  I can't believe that Memorial Day is right around the corner already!

Enjoy perusing through these outfit details- I hope they provide some inspiration for you!  And remember to vote for your favorites in the Weekly Wardrobe Win!

< Outfit 1: seeing spots >
Occasion: work
Dress: LOFT (similar here and here)
Sleeveless trench: ON (love the piping on this one)
Purse: BR
Wedges: Nine West (how fun are these?!)
Sunnies: Jessica Simpson
Jewelry: UO (necklace); Anne Klein (watch); Kate Spade, BR (bracelets)

< Outfit 2: english garden >
Occasion: work
Jacket: Gap (eying this striped version)
Dress: LOFT (similar here and here)
Belt and bag: Target
Heels: Kristin Davis (similar)
Sunnies: TJ Maxx (another pink option here)
Jewlry: F21 (ring); The Rack, F21, Kohl's, gifted (bracelets); 1928 (necklace)

< Outfit 3: true pink and blue >
Occasion: work
Dress: LOFT (similar)
Belt: BR
Purse: Tommy Hilfiger
Heels: Target (another pink option here)
Sunnies: Steve Madden
Jewelry: Anthro (necklace); Target (watch); BR, Stella & Dot Julep bangles (bracelets)

< Outfit 4: its a jungle out there >
Occasion: work
Dress: BR (old; cute tweed dress here)
Cami: BR
Purse: Nine West (now wanting this one)
Sunnies: RL Ralph Lauren
Heels: Nine West (also fun)
Jewelry: Simply Vera Wang (necklace); Relic (watch); Cookie Lee, Tiffany, gifted (bracelets)

< Outfit 5: seaside vibe >
Occasion: casual Friday
Vest: BR (also eying this one)
T-shirt: ON (also love this striped tee)
Jeans: BR
Heels: Target
Purse: The Limited
Sunnies: Steve Madden
Jewelry: all from my Stella & Dot site-
Piper necklace, On the Mark necklace, Medina Chandeliers, Renegade bracelet

< Outfit 6: stripes and sandals >
Occasion: weekend errands
Dress: LOFT (cute Tiger print here!)
Sandals: Steve Madden (similar here and here)
Purse: Olivia + Joy (get it here)
Sunnies: Nine West
Jewelry: gifted, Stella & Dot Renegade, BR (bracelets); F21 (earrings)

< Outfit 7: neutral ground >
Occasion: weekend lunching
Shirt: LC Lauren Conrad (similar sweater version)
Tank: BR
Jeans: AE (similar)
Heels: Simply Vera Wang (another cute option)
Purse: Target
Jewelry: all from my Stella & Dot site-
Fiona earrings, Secret Garden Charm necklace, & Renegade, Meredith Stretch, & Luna Wrap bracelets

< Outfit 8: geometric squares >
Occasion: church
Sweater and skirt: LOFT (sweater here)
Heels: Nine West (loving this blue print pair!)
Purse: Olivia + Joy (similar)
Sunnies: Nine West
Jewelry: Target (watch); F21 (bracelets); Stella & Dot On the Mark necklace and Seychelles Chandeliers earrings

Weekly Wardrobe Win

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Instagram, lately

Just a peek at my life, as uploaded to Instagram in the past few weeks.  Some days have been so busy that snapping an IG shot is nearly impossible, but anytime I do, the sparkles and filters on the 3P Instagram page give me a peek into a world see through rose colored glasses!  Find me on Instagram and Twitter @3Pprettyblog.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Wonders from the weekend

< Fabulous 'grown up' food at game night with fun friends! >

This weekend went by way too fast, and I am set on thinking that weekends should always be three days long!  The sunshine and heat was wonderful to be out and about in, but cold drinks were definitely necessary for enjoying the summer-like weather.  The man and I enjoyed a slightly competitive game session with friends which made for a super fun night, I escaped some responsibilities and snuck away to wine country with my bestie, a new delicious Itialian restaurant was discovered, church was nurturing and wonderful as always, toddlers tugged at my hair while I helped out in Sunday school, and progress on a few back yard improvement projects was made.  Quite a wonderful weekend, all in all!  Monday is off to a busy start as usual, but I am going to make this a great week (3P style, of course!) just like I hope all you are planning to do!

 < how.stinkin'.cute are these homemade snails on a log snacks?! >

 < spotted some classic beauties at a race in wine country >

 < rigatoni with homemade, baked meatballs- my taste buds melted! >

< the start of the new patio area- laying stones in a proper pattern is obviously one of my skills! >

Friday, May 17, 2013

Obsessed: this week around the web

Happy Friday, 3P pretties! What a busy week it has been! I have a wonderful weekend ahead of me- game night with friends, domestic time with my man, awesome church time, and working on several
still-not-yet-finished projects; yes, I know it will be a quiet weekend at home, but this is exactly what I am looking forward to.  Here are just a few of my favorite things from around the web this week. I
hope you all have a great weekend, 3P style, and I will see you back here next week!

1. Trulia lists Barbie's mansion with a hefty price tag
2. Loving the look of this footed glass hurricane from West Elm
3. Glitter heels with bright pink??  Yes please, Kate Spade!
4. This sounds like the perfect cake for spring
5. An adorable and totally useful tray
6. How cute are these labels for a wine tasting party??
7. I know it is no longer a brand new film, but I am still itching to see this Jackie Robinson story
8. Aqua is the perfect color for summer, and this Stella & Dot bracelet takes the cake
9. I love a good DIY, and will have to give these artistic coasters a try

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Noodles for all!

< Enticing entry >

Exploring new territory is one of my favorite activities on life, and this is true even regarding new restaurants near my little suburb. I was recently introduced to what is now my new favorite restaurant by one of my sweetest friends, an do cannot get over its deliciousness! Noodles & Company is not just noodles- they offer pasta dishes from around the world, plus soups, salads, sandwiches, and the most amazing soda machine you will ever use. Are you a vegetarian, on a gluten- free track, or have any other dietary specifications? No problem- everything at Noodles & Company is totally customizable! Take a look at some of the deliciousness I got to enjoy at my local Noodles & Company the other day, and find one near you here to try out soon!

 < Amazingly delicious appetizers with fresh asparagus (the veggie they use on these changes so it aligns just perfectly with the season) >

< A tasty salad and two noodle dishes- these were Japanese pan noodles and Bangkok Curry, but we got to sample a little of almost every other noodle dish too! >

 < Taste testing with best of friends is the best! >