CFDA Awards 2014

Last night was the second most important night after Met Ball for all the fashionistas – CFDA Awards. Rihanna who is known for very revealing outfits was honored with Fashion Icon Award and naturally her outfit by Adam Selman did not disappoint.

Rihanna accepted the Fashion Icon Award by CFDA last night in a gorgeous and very revealing Adam Selman gown made out of 216,000 Swarovski crystals via

Rihanna accepted the Fashion Icon Award by CFDA last night in a gorgeous and very revealing Adam Selman gown made out of 216,000 Swarovski crystals via

Blake Lively looked beautiful in a short Michael Kors dress with scalloped hemline.

Blake Lively In Michael Kors via

Blake Lively In Michael Kors via

Celebrity stylist and designer Rachel Zoe bedazzled in a structured gown from her own line. For my taste this dress was a bit too old and structured.

Rachel Zoe via

Rachel Zoe via

Olivia Wilde was showing off her post-baby body in fringed vintage Mollie Parnis dress.

Olivia Wilde via

Olivia Wilde via

Sophia Bush looked old Hollywood glam in creamy Marchesa cutout dress.

Sophia Bush via

Sophia Bush via

Heidi Klum looked gorgeous in a peachy Donna Karan gown.

Heidi Klum via

Heidi Klum via

Coco Rocha looked beautiful in Christian Siriano.

Coco Rocha via

Coco Rocha via

Chanel Iman looked stunning in black curve-hugging Monique Lhuillier dress.

Chanel Iman via

Chanel Iman via

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – 10th Anniversary Edition

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - 10th Anniversary Edition

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – 10th Anniversary Edition

I remember when The Alcemist by Paulo Coelho came out 10 years ago and his simplistic writing won over many readers. I have had many friends tell me how this book was life-altering for them and how they would go back to it for more. While I enjoyed the story, my experience wasn’t as life-changing. I found the story interesting but the writing was a bit too simple for my taste. I can see why many people would fall in love with the story of a young boy through philosophy and religion in slightly mysterious text with slight mysticism.

Although, it might not have been the Wow! moment for me I would definitely recommend this book!

Unconditional love! Beautiful story of acceptance

Proud parents Jeff and Hillary Whittington have a special story to share of how their baby girl grew into their very happy 6-year-old son. This story is inspiring and touching *tissue alert!*

This is what unconditional love is!

On May 22, Ryland and his parents were presented with the Inspiration Award by the Harvey Milk Foundation. During his beautiful acceptance speech, 6-year-old Ryland thanked his parents for allowing him to be himself.

Memorial Day 2014

Memorial Day is s for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the military.

To remember the fallen and celebrate their lives!

I think over the years many have forgotten the true meaning of the day and celebrate it as the first weekend of summer and perfect time to break out the grill.

Many people seem to confuse the Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day as well. In November you’ll have a day to say your Thank you! to all the active military and veterans in May let’s take time to remember.

Naturally you can thank a veteran any day but let’s not confuse these two holidays

Memorial Day 2014 - Ready to watch the parade go by

Memorial Day 2014 – Ready to watch the parade go by

Memorial Day 2014 - Ready to watch the parade go by

Memorial Day 2014 – Ready to watch the parade go by

My favorite picks from Memorial Day 2014 Sale

Banana Republic

Take 40% off with code BRHEAT

Neiman Marcus Last Call

30% off sale

Nordstrom

Up to 60% off

kate spade new york 'carlene' 57mm polarized sunglasses via

kate spade new york
‘carlene’ 57mm polarized sunglasses via

Badgley Mischka 'MB11' Shirred Maillot via

Badgley Mischka
‘MB11′ Shirred Maillot via

MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Fulton - Large' Crossbody Bag via

MICHAEL Michael Kors
‘Fulton – Large’ Crossbody Bag via

Moda Operandi

50% off sale

BRIAN ATWOOD Akemi Braided-Leather Platform Wedges via

BRIAN ATWOOD
Akemi Braided-Leather Platform Wedges via

STELLA JEAN Arnica Embellished Hand Painted Skirt via

STELLA JEAN
Arnica Embellished Hand Painted Skirt via

Go glam with this Ikea hack

Ikea’s Vittsjo shelving unit via

One of my go to stores when it comes to furniture at great price is Ikea. Perfect when you are looking for something new and like to change things up at your home quite often but would rather not spend too much. Add little bit of creativity and take simple Ikea design’s step further and make them yours with cool hacks like this.

This Ikea’s Vittsjö shelving unit is only $70, add some Krylon’s metallic paint in bright gold ($4.92, buy in packages of 6 for $29.52) and finish it off with a coat of Krylon gold leaf ($18.99) for a textured finish and voila! Make sure to check this page for all the details on this wonderful Ikea hack by Jana Bek and also Bek Design for more.