Friday, August 30, 2013

Last Days of August...

The final days of August are upon us, "sigh", as we say goodbye to summer and get ready for autumnTo close out the month, I plan on doing as many outdoor activities this weekend as possible. This includes sitting by a pool and catching up on some serious reading (notice the lovely stack of September issues, very intense ;-)). There will also be some college football involved (Go Buffs!!), as well as my first attempt at hiking two 14ners in one day. All in all, I would say I have a nice little Labor day weekend planned.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Patchwork Denim {Fall Fashion 2013}

With September just around the corner, I find myself mentally preparing for the end of summer. I am not quite sure I am ready to put away my sandals and trade them in for boots. At least there is a silver lining, fall fashion.

One of my latest lusts for fall,  patchwork denim. LOVE this trend. Here are a few pieces I have been eying...
Jeans: Hudson Newton Patchwork Super Skinny Jeans

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

What's my name????

This past weekend we attended the one and only Dave Mattews Band concert with Snoop Dogg, er wait, I mean Snoop Lion, as the opener. It was awesome. While there was no twerking, (ahem, Miley Cyrus at the VMAs) it was quite the evening. Snoop Lion and DMB still put on an epic performance.

For my Friday night out, I chose to wear these cute skinny jeans from Neuw Denim (some of my favorite jeans!) with this fun coral palm print top.  (BARGAIN ALERT) I found this MOD.lusive top at Nordstrom's on sale this past week. I accessorized with my Jelly Bean Michele watch, a David Yurman cable bracelet and the always classic Ray-Ban Aviators.  I then topped off my look with simple patent leather pumps from Vince Camuto

Top: MOD.Lusive at Norstroms | Jeans: Neuw | Shoes: Vince Camuto | Bracelet: David Yurman | Watch: Michele | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thursday Wedding Anniversary Toast {Wedding Post}

I cannot believe how quickly time goes! Today I would like to make a toast to my best friend, my husband, David. We tied the knot 4 years ago today. Yesterday I spent some time looking at photos from that day and reminiscing. I know I am biased, but it was absolutely perfect. Being surrounded by family and friends and celebrating the beginning of our new life together, well there is nothing quite like it. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Into the Wild {Fitness Post}

Over the weekend I channeled my inner "mountain girl" and roughed it for two nights in the great Colorado wilderness outside of Granby, CO. After setting up camp and establishing shelter and fire, (think Naked and Afraid, Discovery Channel.... just kidding, I am not that intense) we did some daytime hiking. These hikes were absolutely beautiful, challenging, and a great way to burn a few extra calories. Hiking is a great way to stay fit in the summertime. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Pink, Black & Lace {Outfit Post}

Happy Thursday!!

Lace has become one of my obsessions this summer. Here I have paired this adorable bright pink peplum top with these chic lace shorts with a scallop detail. (Bargain Alert: Both items currently on sale in stores!!!!)  I added in a black layered necklace (a fabulous find I stumbled upon while on vacation in Punta Mita, Mexico) and my Charles by Charles David black patent wedges. I am also wearing my favorite men's style chronograph watch from Michael Kors.
Top: Express | Shorts: Express | Watch: Michael Kors | Rings: Wedding Rings | Shoes: Charles by Charles David

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Fun with Florals {Outfit Post}

One of my favorite trends this summer was all the fun floral prints. Nothing says summer like a bright floral pattern on a beautiful sunny day. I love this dress from BCBG, not only because it's a cheerful floral print, but the fact it is the perfect dress for a casual summer evening. This light cotton dress features flirty, ruffle sleeves and even has pockets (such a plus!!). I paired this dress with a great pair of wedges from Charles by Charles David. The bold pattern and patent leather adds a unique touch (not to mention they are super comfortable--a must when heading out for the evening). These shoes are currently on sale, which makes them a great end of the summer buy.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Happy Birthday, David!

Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband! Every morning I wake up and think about how truly lucky I am to have a best friend like him. To celebrate this monumental birthday, we have planned a camping trip to Grand Lake next weekend. Stay tuned for posts from our epic weekend in the Colorado wilderness!

Love you, David! 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A New Beginning

Welcome to Panache Lifestyle! August is upon us and while it marks the sad, quiet end of summer for most, for me it is the grand finale. Days are still hot, but the nights are cool and welcoming. It is the perfect time to take trips, have backyard BBQs and just enjoy life. My August is shaping up to be spectacular, with many wonderful celebrations, events and adventures. I can promise you that I will post all the great stuff as it comes along.

But first...

As this is my first blog post, I thought I would tell you a little bit about this place. Panache Lifestyle is a place, here online, as well as a state of mind. Here we can find and express our individuality and flair. And when not in front of the computer, living the Panache Lifestyle is the attitude that brings passion to the everyday things we do. I am excited to be here and hope you are too!

What are your plans this August? What is your favorite part of summer?