Friday Faves

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.

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!


LUNA Bar Giveaway!
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 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.


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?


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!


Essentials: Katniss Everdeen

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


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...


Weekend Scenes: St. Patrick's Day

Tattoos for the weekend.

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


Tattoos put to good use!

Of course, we needed these straws.

Amanda and I!

Ladies...and photo bomb.

Southie parade.


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 :)


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!


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


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'? :)