New Year Giveaway with

January 1, 2014

Happy New Year friends! Hope your NYE was simply marvelous and ended with a smooch from someone real special. And now here we are – the first day of a brand new year. Full of the promise and possibility that new beginnings always offer. I mentioned in my new year’s day post last year that I’m not one to set a whole bunch of new year’s resolutions – mostly because I like to set goals throughout the year as opposed to just once. I’m also a firm believer in tweaking your goals as necessary, setting new ones when needed, and recommitting yourself as often as necessary. Recommitment – I love that word. I love that concept. Most of my new year’s goals fall into that category – recommitting myself to a few of the goals that I already had and that matter to me most. Furthermore, the addition of a new little angel into our family will be quite the under-taking in and of itself, so I’m sure that will keep me plenty busy in the goal-setting department!

To help enable your success in your New Year Resolutions, whatever they may be, I’ve teamed up with a bunch of fabulous bloggers and to give away $500 to a store of your choice (or Amazon)! There are so many amazing New Year sales going on right now, and is a perfect place to start because you’re able to find all the great deals in one place!

To win, complete the entries through the Rafflecopter below — each entry you complete will give you more chances to win the gift card!

This giveaway will be open until January 7th at midnight and is open to US residents only. 

Good luck!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

p.s. Honored to be featured over here today by one of my favorite shops: Ruche! Everything on their site is 20% off today, btw. Thanks again for the feature Ruche!


1 person likes this post.

The Top G’s of 2013…

December 31, 2013

I had originally started this post with sappy writing, dripping with sentiment of the nostalgic, reflective kind. Then I thought ‘Save it Willardson – this is a fashion blog.’  And so it is, and so I’ve done. I’ll warn you that I don’t think that fact will spare these pages from ever hosting my original tender feelings that are of a more serious nature. However, for today, light-heartedness has won the battle. You’re welcome.

Seeing as how this IS a fashion blog (fashion? personal style? whatevs.), I thought it might be fun to round up the top-rated outfits on GBO in 2013. These were the ensembs that garnered the highest number of G’s. If you’re new here and have no clue what the deuce GBO stands for, now would be a good time to learn. And if you’re not someone who usually rates the outfits, perhaps you should make that one of your new year’s resolutions eh? Clicking one of those three little buttons can actually be quite fun, you know. Plus, how would I have known that you all hated the very last ensemble in this line-up if so many of you hadn’t pressed ‘B’? See? Fun times. And helpful, cuz goodness knows I’ll never be caught dead in that outfit again. Oh the lessons we learn. With no further adieu…

The Top G’s of 2013

old-navy-tees-2full post here

white-skinny-jeans-3.5full post here

maxi-dress-1full post here

Vintage-3full post here

Nail-Polish-Julep-3full post here

Very-Jane-3full post here

Forever21 Cfull post here

sundress-Dfull post here

ankle-boots-1full post here

Peter Pan Collar 1full post here

statement-necklace-5full post here

And lest we fail to learn from our mistakes and let history repeat itself…

The Top ‘B’ of 2013

Sweater-and-Skirt-4full post here

Guys, ^ that ^ outfit won the ‘Bad’ category by a landslide. Haha – I love it. Thanks for the honesty. That IS the whole point of this here blog, after all: Be inspired by the G’s and learn how to avoid the B’s!

Here’s to the last day in the year 2013! Hope yours is absolutely marvelous.

Thanks for reading. xoxo

3 people like this post.

Menswear Monday

December 30, 2013



Happy Menswear Monday! Hope you had a fabulous weekend. Can we NOT talk about how fast the Christmas vacation is flying by? Woof. I’m doing my best to soak up what’s left of it. I’m not sure how successful I’m being with that, but here’s to trying eh?

In other news, Husband and I have been trying to push our comfort zone a little in the colors and patterns department (and by ‘our’ comfort zone I mean his), because life is just too short not to, amiright? Banana Republic had a slew of sweaters on sale in fun, bold colors, so I got husband a handful of them for Christmas. He wasn’t even mad about this purple number, and it seemed like a great match for this handsome navy polka dot button-up. Husband was a little skeptical of the combo at first, but I think it won him over as soon as he put it on. Just goes to show – it’s worth it to try new things!

 But what do you guys think? Guys – would you rock a deep purple sweater like this one? Ladies – would your man go for this combo? What say ye?



Banana-Republic-Purple-Sweater-1 Banana-Republic-Purple-Sweater-2 Banana-Republic-Purple-Sweater-Blooper.jpgOutfit Details:

Sweater: Banana Republic {buy here} | Navy polka-dot button-up: Old Navy {buy here} | Slacks: H&M {old} | Shoes: Stacy Adams {similar} | Shades: Ray Ban {similar} | Watch: Tag Heur

Have a Magical Monday!

Thanks for reading!

1 person likes this post.

Killer Photographer

December 27, 2013



I wanted to introduce you to an amaze-balls Bay area photographer, because if there’s one thing we all need in our life it’s a great picture-snapper for those important shoots in our lives, amiright? Bonus points if they don’t cost an arm and a leg! Meet Ms. Kirsten Wiemer of KNW Photography. I met Kirsten several months ago when she took our baby announcement pictures and she’s been my go-to gal for pics ever since. She took our Christmas card pictures below and we absolutely loved them. If you live in the Bay area, you definitely need to hire this gal for your next family photo session or other photo shoot. She’s talented, fun to work with, and I can almost guarantee you won’t find a photog with better rates than this girl. Thank you Kirsten for these lovely holiday pics of husband and I! Turns out we love you long time.

For more info on KNW Photography’s rates and availability, contact Kirsten ( and/or visit her website. Hope you had a beautiful Christmas and enjoy the rest of the holidays! Trying to soak them up over here – they always go waaaaay too fast. xoxo!

Christmas-Pic-Outfit-Hands-2Christmas-Pics-HChristmas-Pics-DChristmas-Pics-JChristmas-Pics-E.5Christmas-Pics-Twirling-Collage Christmas-Pic-Outfit-4Christmas-Pic-Outfit-5.5Christmas-Pics-Collage

Christmas-Pic-Outfit-6 Christmas-Pics-C.5 Christmas-Pics-POutfit Details:

On her:
Coat: Forever21 {sold out}
Tank: H&M {not online but on sale in store}
Leggings: Destination Maternity {yes I wear these every day of my life}
Boots: Enzo Angiolini {yes I wear these every day of my life as well}
Scarf: Gift
Necklace: Top Shelf Boutique
Belt: Thrifted
Bow Ring: Forever 21
Leaf Ring: Tryst Jewelry, c/o {buy here}

On him:
Shirt: Joules USA, c/o {buy here} {similar and hot}
Slacks: H&M
Black skinny tie: Nordstrom
Shoes: Clarks {similar}
Watch: Citizen

6 people like this post.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers: