Friday Faves

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Mediterranean spread @ Val So Cal
I like the idea of a spread over a dip.
Hipster Branding @ Live Creatively Yourself
Love these "hipster" versions of famous logos.

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Easter Bird's Nest Inspirations @ The White Library
Cute ideas!

On Trend: Array of Arrows and Targets @ Style Carrot
Inspired by The Hunger Games!

TBF in Key West @ The Boston Fashionista
I adore this warm-weather look!

Happy weekend! 
Don't forget the LUNA Bar giveaway!

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LUNA Bar Giveaway!

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I am excited today to announce a giveaway with LUNA Bar, as I have been a fan for years. LUNA Bar has been a part of Fashion Week in NYC, and since they are coming to Boston in 2012, I complimentarily received some goodies to share with La vie...J'aime readers!  

Two readers will receive:
  1. LUNA gift bag with handles
  2. Sample of new flavors: LUNA Protein Peanut Butter & LUNA Chocolate Dipped Coconut
  3. LUNA lip balm
  4. Coupon booklet

Here's how to enter:
1. Just follow: However you follow La vie...J'aime- Google Friend Connect, Google Reader, BlogLovin', TwitterFacebook, Pinterest - each counts as 1 entry.
2. Comment on how you follow.  That's it!

Extra entries:
1. Tweet about the giveaway and include @laviejaime & @LUNAbar
2. Tell me your favorite LUNA Bar flavor. Mine is Peppermint Chocolate.

Winner will be announced via Random.org in 1 week.  
Good luck, and thanks LUNA Bar!




Disclosure: I went sent 2 complimentary cases of bars for this giveaway. Thoughts and love of LUNA Bars are my own.

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What I'm Wearing Wednesday: Blog Better Boston | #BBBos

Saturday was the Blog Better Boston Conference that I have been looking forward to since founders Alana & Amy announced it earlier this year. The day was full of actionable insights, networking & putting faces to blog names & Twitter handles, yummy food, and Tweeting (sorry for the overload!).

My outfit was inspired by this look, and here is how it turned out:

A few of my takeaways from the workshops & panels:
  • Be yourself and don't obsess too much over what other bloggers are doing.
  • Set goals long-term and short-term for yourself for time management (I set up a weekly Wednesday night blog time slot in my calendar- no TV/distractions allowed!)
  • When it comes to sponsored posts/working with brands, you know (and your readers know) when you've sold out.
  • Quality over quantity- readers, posts, etc.
  • Photo editing tip: Bring exposure down for counteracting a lot of sun/brightness (I used these to edit the pic above!).
  • One of the sessisions I missed was Google Analytics. Luckily, The Papa Post posted his slides for download.

And, in case you don't follow me on Twitter or Instagram....
iPad, notebook, business cards--check!

Google chairs.

Designer Laura Preshong's table & some jewels.

My sweet, new sequined Red Sox hat courtesy of Roster Stores (thank you!).

Kicking off the day.

Francesca's bracelet & program guide.

DIY tote bags- so fun!

Sweet afternoon treat from Eventbrite.

Update: Saw this pic from Lindsay's Looks of me and Sarah of Blonde in Boston "Tweeting furiously" Ha! :)

Were you at Blog Better Boston?

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Weekend Scenes: Dinner with my Brother

Friday night, I went to Jamaica Plain to have dinner with my brother. He was blessed with more of the cooking gene than I was, and he whipped up a delicious Israeli couscous stir fry.  We sat outside, chatted, and watched the sunset.  A perfect way to kick off the weekend!


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Essentials: Katniss Everdeen

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After seeing The Hunger Games on Thursday night, I am wrapped back up the series again.  The movie was really well-done (light years ahead of Twilight), and casting was spot on.  I loved Katniss's rugged look in District 12 and Cinna's styling for her in the arena.  Getting the look to translate to real life, can be easy with a few essentials:

If you're a really big fan, get the real deal mockingjay pin & replica jacket.

Did you see the movie this weekend? What'd you think?
top image via: AceShowBiz

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Friday Faves

It's been a crazy busy week- St. Patty's weekend celebrations, my trip to Atlanta, and Thursday night's Cuse win + Hunger Games advanced screening (so good! fans will be happy).  I am looking forward to Blog Better Boston on Saturday and a relaxing Sunday. What's on tap for your weekend?
Here are a few faves of the week...

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Weekend Scenes: St. Patrick's Day

Tattoos for the weekend.

Festive green nails: Sephora glittery green and 'Dark Room' green.

Armed.

Tattoos put to good use!

Of course, we needed these straws.

Amanda and I!

Ladies...and photo bomb.

Southie parade.

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Art History in 30 Seconds

This video is so cool.  I want the app now.  (Thanks, Kyle!)

PS: With my travels to Atlanta, I've been a bad blogger this week. Back to regularly scheduled programming tomorrow :)

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Friday Faves

Floral Antlers Necklace Display @ A Beautiful Mess
Love this DIY.

A Hunger Games Style Wedding @ Green Wedding Shoes
Of course I had to include this!

DIY Shell-topped Bottles @ Wedding Chicks
Mom, our next DIY project!

Cuteness & I want those jeans.

Happy St. Patty's Day weekend!

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Lash Bright

I am loving these new, bold Sephora eyelash curlers. They'll add a pop of color to my makeup collection and be easy to spot in my makeup bag.  
Only problem? What color to choose?!
Images from my Pinterest

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What I'm Wearing Wednesday: Florida

Here are a few snapshots of some of my outfits from last week. Sadly, my bad sunburn prevented me from wearing these new Seychelles sandals I was so looking forward to breaking in.  :( 

Family dinner.
  • J.Crew Factory striped dress - similar
  • Old Navy black cardigan
  • Old Navy rose gold sandals
  • Coach 'Willis' bag
  • Sunburn on right foot-it was it's own accessory....

Worth Avenue shopping & drinks at The Breakers.

Can you tell I love my new Coach 'Willis'? :)

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