Showing posts with label Guest Post. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Guest Post. Show all posts

Monday, April 15, 2013

Guest Posting

Hey y'all! I'm still playing in New Orleans today, but you can find me over on one of my favorites,

I'm talking about my favorite weekend outfit. Come visit!

Sorry for all of the radio silence over here, but I promise a full recap of my crazy trip soon! 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Everywhere but here and a giveaway

Today I'm over on Going the Distance filling in for Jenn while she's relaxing on the beach in Puerto Rico. So not fair, but I'm happy to share my beach bag essentials and live vicariously through her. So come visit!

Then I'm also part of the lovely Tara's giveaway over on Penniless Socialite. So visit me there too!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

DC Goodwill Fashionista

Hey y'all. I'm over on the Goodwill Fashionista Today talking about post- inaugural fashion. Come visit here

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Gift Guide from {A Pop of Style}

Hey ladies. I have a treat for y'all! A guest post! The lovely Jenn is here. Take it away girl!

Hi all, it's Jenn from A Pop of Style! I'm so excited Emily has given me the opportunity to share one of my gift guides on her blog. I'm so jealous that she lives in Washington, D.C.-- I spent my final semester of college there this past spring interning at C-SPAN and would give anything to be back in the city! Because I'm having a little D.C. nostalgia, I thought I'd share a Washington essentials gift guide for women. Hopefully you find something here for your co-worker, roommate, friend or even something to add to your wish list! I hope to see you over on a Pop of Style!

{Kate Spade tech earmuffs - on sale!} {Infinity fur scarf} {Kate Spade lip crayons} {Invitation clutch - on sale!} {Leather card case} {Zip leather gloves} {Quilted jewelry organizer} {Backup iPhone battery} {Plaid wool bag} {GW Serving Tray} {Jackie Kennedy pillow} {Taxi mittens - on sale!} {Monogrammed business card holder} {Hair ties} {Quilted shearwater boots}

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Guest Post: Paint Wine Repeat

So, we are in the home stretch of LSAT studying 22 days to go! I have another fab guest post for y'all today. Amy is a craigslist hunter extraordinaire. I hope y'all love her (because I do), and go visit! Take it away Amy. 

Hello Blue Dog Belle readers!

I am honored to be guest posting for the beautiful and talented Emily today.
I'm Amy, a Canadian blogger, from Paint Wine Repeat. I love to complete DIY projects, test out new recipes and blog about life! I hope you will check out the rest of my posts if you like what you see here.

I, like many other people out there in cyberspace, love to find furniture online. As you probably know, there are services such as Craigslist that are online versions of classifieds (if you remember when newspapers were relevant and they had a whole separate section dedicated to such things!)
If you're willing to use some elbow grease AND if painting, staining and restoring furniture interests you, I encourage you to peruse these online classified for what you might be looking for. I should assure you that there are some items to be found that won't need any work, too!

I decided that since Emily is based in DC, it would be fun to find some awesome deals where she is!
Let the fun begin!!
This dresser is available for $100... and just needs a coat of paint and/or new hardware to brighten it up. You could probably barter to get a bargain and fix this puppy up with some TLC! I'm certain that mirror is removable too, if you'd rather not have it attached.

This next one... is a $75 accent chair that I wish I lived closer to, so that I could snag it for myself! Love the mix of wood and fabric, but mainly - it looks so cozy!! If you don't love the colour, you could always reupholster it down the road. But as is, this chair is pulling all the right moves... maybe its lines are just whispering sweet nothings to me? Anyone? Bueller?

This next one needs a little love... it's a round table with an awesome chrome base. It looks like he's worked his whole life in a conference room, but you could let him retire in your home! For $ could be yours. The top looks like wood veneer to me, so you could easily paint it a fun colour to add some spice to your kitchen. I think this baby is a diamond in the rough.

Here's a great example of a perfect as-is piece. This rocking chair would easily fit into a nursery or a porch without much fuss! At $25 only for the chair, you could also spend a little extra on paint or cushions to spruce it up if you like. That's the beauty of inexpensive finds, its up to you to discover their potential!

Things to expect when buying online:
1. You can barter. Try offering a lower price and see where it takes you. Be prepared though, that some sellers won't budge.
2. You'll have to be able to pick the item up. Some people offer delivery, but most expect you to make the trek and use your vehicle to transport the item.
3. You'll have to pay in cash.
4. It can be disappointing. Spot something too good to be true? It could be! If you want to be cautious, always arrange a time to view the piece before committing to buying it. This allows you to inspect it and make a decision without pressure.
5. You might need a thesaurus. Lots of people have different words for the same thing. Want a buffet for your dining room? Search buffet, but also try sideboard.

Disclaimer: Be alert when using these services of scams or giving out too much personal information. Always practice safety and don't meet someone alone.

What have you had the pleasure to find online? Is it too much work for you? Let's talk adventures in babysitting furniture finding...
Thanks to Emily for having me guest post and thanks to all of you for reading!
Happy searching :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Guest Post: Pineapples and Pearls

Hey everyone! I'm Heather from Pineapples and Pearls! I'm a fellow DC blogger who adores Emily's blog and of course I was so flattered when she asked me to guest post!

I decided since Emily works on the Hill and I would assume that many of her readers do too that a very relevant post would be one on the LBD. When you work in a big city and your after work obligations leave you with zero time to change and often involve some of the same colleagues you see during the day, it's so essential to have an army of little black dresses at the ready so that you can throw on a blazer during the day and then head straight to cocktails from work. 

Let's forget for a second that I can't afford most of these dresses. What matters is the shapes. The perfect day to night LBD has a slightly low neckline so that it can pass for slightly revealing but certainly not one that shows any cleavage. Look for slightly fitted silhouettes, just above the knee, with interesting details - ruching, twists, wraps, a cowl neck. Also, invest in this piece. Don't break the bank but splurge just a little. Believe me, you'll end up wearing this dress several times a month for years to come.

Thanks so much Emily for letting me guest post! I hope yall will visit me over at Pineapples and Pearls!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Come visit me at the Chocolate Mile

Hey y'all. I'm taking a full length LSAT this morning. Then treating myself to a massage this afternoon. Followed by a sinfully delicious restaurant week dinner at Cedar

In the meanwhile, I'm posting over at 

come visit me here. I'm talking about my struggles with food and weight... Little bit of a departure for me, but I hope y'all go read it. 

Happy Weekend :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Guest Post: My-Cliffnotes

I have another great one for y'all today. Tabitha of  My-Cliffnotes  is one of my daily reads. I usually leave her blog laughing and near tears. She's hilarious, unfiltered, and just generally awesome. And she has a really cute fiance who I don't mind seeing every now and again. It makes me beyond sad she's on the west coast, but we will meet one day perhaps... Anyways. I love her antics. Please go visit her. Oh and ask for an update on the nub.

Hello Blue Dog Belle friends!

My name is Tabitha, and I blog over at My-Cliffnotes.
Do you see the Kangaroos?

As you've heard the gorg Emily is studying away for the LSAT. Smart people, whatev.
My Twin has taken the LSAT; and all I know is that this test is an all day event and you have to bring your pencils and ish in a clear baggy. I can only assume they all leave with cramped hands and exhausted minds.
No wonder Lawyers drink after work.

But you're not here to read my ramblings about smart people, you're here for some fun.

So I thought I'd share with you my favorite Blue Dog Belle's.

I do love the color blue, especially Colbalt.
Like this dress
From Nordstrom

And Greece, I always think of the color blue, do you?

Uncool Blue
Blueballs, now I don't know firsthand, but I've heard these suckers blow, pun intended.
Who doesn't like dogs?
I could look at pup pictures all day and melt over and over.

I die love them.

Uncool Dogs
Little barking rat bastards that pee everywhere, you know them I know you do!

This girl for sure!!

This post would  never end if I tagged all the beautiful bloggers out there.
Ashley hit the mark with this post
You're all fab!

Uncool Belles
Drug addicts, rapists, murders, child abusers, and anything else that will only hurt people.
You're ugly, really freaking ugly.

A cheer: "U G L Y, you ain't got no alibi, you ugly, hey hey you ugly"

Some more about me; because I'd love to be friends.

I've dated Anderson my head

I'm Engaged to a hot baldie named M.
If you haven't dated a bald man before, I suggest trying one out, they're fab.

I could eat popcorn for every meal, but I don't because even though being swollen and fat would make me happy, M would leave me, and we can't have that.

I'm in the process of planning a wedding. By in the process I mean we're at a venue standstill.

I've been to Iraq and Afghanistan.

I'm an awkward height, 5'6.5", not short but not tall.

I have a HUGE head. Not even joking.

I don't like peas or mushrooms. They're gross, they will always be gross.

One goal in blogging is to make people laugh, even if only for a second.

I don't like the ocean, you can't trust water, you just can't.

Come say hi!
Instagram @tabadoo
Phone number


Monday, August 13, 2012

Guest Post: Lawfully Wedded Wife Feat. AP_Peach

Hello Blue Dog Belle readers! I'm an old friend of the Belle and am super excited to have the pleasure of guest posting for her today. I'm currently entering my final year of law school, and I keep myself sane by blogging about food and healthy living over at Lawfully Wedded Wife. Any time I get to see Emily is a treat and it has become one of my favorite pastimes to cook for her and my other girlfriends. The two of us also share a mutual obsession with makeup and all things beauty.

Emily is practically a member of our family so it's no surprise that she and my sister Ashley are friends too. They are actually BIRTHDAY TWINS (my sister just turned nine) so it makes sense that they get along so well! Fashion/beauty blogging is not exactly within my comfort zone (I blog about pancakes and brownies! :) ) so I decided to seek the assistance of the little sis for this post. She's an aspiring fashion designer and definitely knows her clothes. Her favorite summer trend is maxi dresses and she wants to tell you all about it. Take it away, Ashley!

The pink maxi dress that Ashley wears during most of the video is from the Epic Threads line at Macy's. But her favorite maxi dress is this blue and green one with a matching shrug from the Brasil children's collection (also at Macy's).

She paired it with a set of silver bangles and a turquoise wrap bracelet that we made ourselves using this great Youtube tutorial from one of my favorite beauty gurus.

For shoes she picked this pair of pink and metallic sandals from Stride Rite.

And on her lips she's wearing a little Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait. She's a allowed to wear a little makeup for special occasions like this one. ;)

Thanks for reading everyone! I hope that you all come visit us at my blog for some great recipes and other fun!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Guest Post: The Gilded Peach

I've got another great one for you today. Margaret from The Gilded Peach is one of my favorite bloggers out there. I love her because she's from Atlanta, she has an awesome eye for decor, and she's just pretty awesome. Get excited....

Hello lovely BDB readers! My name is Margaret and I, like you, am an avid reader of Emily's blog. Isn't she groovy? I wanted to talk to you all a little bit about a movie I stumbled across.

NOVEM. This movie is about nine college students and the incredible trip they take to a secluded recording studio. They record their original music, drink, smoke doobies, and let you in on their truest feelings and thoughts in the process. Not only is this incredible movie inspiring and a "one of a kind" but it was also worked on by the post production company I work for. So, if you are ever in the mood to watch something a little bit different than the mainstream blockbusters you see at the movie theater, check out Novem.

So why am I rambling about some random movie that most people haven't heard much about? The fashion, of course! When most people think about their favorite era of fashion they automatically go to the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, or 60's. I appreciate all of the curve-hugging pencil skirts, flapper dresses with intricate lace and beading, and the ever-classic loafer but I have to admit that my soft spot lies with the 70's.

Call me a hippie born in the wrong decade but I love a good pair of bell bottoms or a cropped halter. Now don't get me wrong- I wouldn't be caught dead in either of those, considering my body type (it would be like stuffing a 10 pound sausage into a 5 pound casing.). Today's fashion is such a great mix of so many trends from decades across the board and if you look closely you can see so much that was directly influenced by the 70's.
High waisted jean shorts are so on trend right now and are a direct throwback to the 70's.
Over-sized sunglasses were mandatory, as they are today.
And you can't forget the tie dye that is popping up everywhere from hair dye to cakes, shirts, bedding, and more!
Whether you are a hippie at heart or prefer the high waisted glam sports shorts, you have to pay your respects to this absolutely unique moment in fashion. May you live on forever.
Thank you Emily for letting me take over your fabulous blog for a moment. Hopefully I can come back again soon to write more to your beautiful followers! If you want to read more of my insanity hop on over to The Gilded Peach and soak it all in!
Hugs and Peaches- Margaret

Thank you Margaret! Don't y'all love her? Please be sure to go visit!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

{Beauty Tuesday} What's in Alissa's Makeup Bag?

For this installation of {Beauty Tuesday} I have the fabulous Alissa of Feeling Good taking us on a tour of what's in her makeup bag. If you're not familiar with Alissa, she's a DC area fashion blogger, who is clearly destined for big things. She has great style. She's one of those fashion bloggers who takes risks, but never seems to look bad. After reading her posts I'm often left thinking I would have never thought of that, but it looks so good! Anyways, you need to go visit her. Please show her some love.

Hi fashionable friends! First of all let me just start this post by saying thank you to Emily for asking me to guest post today. I’m glad to help while she gets her study on. (Big props for that, girl!)

When I told Em I’d write about anything, she suggested showing what’s in my makeup bag. I loved the idea because that’s not something my readers get to see on my blog. It’s fresh (as they say in the news biz) and I dig it. I know y’all are itching to see what’s in my bag, baby – so here it is!

Full disclosure: I definitely cleaned out my Vera Bradley makeup bag before taking any pictures. It had some makeup remnants and needed to be pretty for its debut. In the aerial view, you can see I don’t have that much makeup, and I don’t use much of it either. I’m usually an eye shadow, mascara and lip-gloss kind of girl all year (but with this heat, I haven’t been wearing any). So let’s break it all down!

I do own foundation and it comes in handy when I’m doing work in front of the camera. This CoverGirl Trublend Whipped Foundation is the best kind that works for my skin. It’s the perfect color for my pale complexion and I like the silky whipped texture. Set in place with light NYCpowder, which I’ve had for a long time, obviously... but it never lets me down! Another favorite: Maybelline DreamMousse Blush aka the best blush ever in my humble opinion. Also light and a peachy-pink color that gives my cheeks a glow.

One item I do have a ridiculous amount of: eye shadow. I love the purple Rimmel London to accent my brown eyes. Underneath that sits my three Arbonne eye shadow compacts – which holds about 12 eye shadow colors each. (In my defense, my Grandma, Mom and Aunt used to sell Arbonne so I have quite the array of products.)

Sticking with the eyes, one item that doesn’t usually stay the same for me is mascara. The crazy-coupon-clipping person in me buys whatever tube of mascara I have a coupon for. (There are always coupons in the Sunday newspaper for mascara). This month, it’s Covergirl Lash Blast Volume inblack, which I like. However, I have found my go-to eyeliners: Arbonne in “Hepburn” and the classic black in Almay.

Finally, to pull the whole look together: lipstick!! I have a whole bag of lipsticks and glosses, so I pulled my favorites: Sephora Sugar, NARS Schiap, RevlonCoralberry, Mac Dazzleglass inSugarrimmed and Revlon Just Bittenin Passion. I keep these five in heavy rotation, especially throughout the summer. From lip tint (Sephora) to gloss (Mac) and bold colors (NARS, Revlon) my lips are covered!

I hope you enjoyed discovering what’s in my makeup bag! If you’d like to see what’s in my closet, hop on over to my blog, where it’s all about Feeling Good! :) And thanks a bunch to Emily again for having me today on BDB!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Guest Post: Once in a Blue Room

I have a theory... Girls named Emily are pretty much awesome. I want to introduce you to someone who definitely supports my hypothesis. Meet Emily from Once in a Blue Room


Hi everyone, Emily here from Once in a Blue Room!  I'm thrilled to be filling in for a fellow Emily while she gets ready for the LSAT. Today I thought I'd share a little inspiration from one of my favorite Rothko paintings.  I'm currently obsessed with color blocking, so Rothko's bold hues are right up my alley!  Orange and pink are always a fun combo, especially as we transition from summer to fall.
 fashion: top, misslefridge. maxi, vince camuto. necklace, juicy couturedecor: striped throw, kira-cph.  chair, wayfair. pillow, one kings lane.  orange/white vase, jill rosenwald. orange/pink vase, jonathan adler

Again, a big thanks to Emily for having me today! Stop by and say hi sometime at Once in a Blue Room; I love meeting new friends & fellow bloggers! xoxo Emily Fitzgerald

I mean seriously, how much do you love this? I'm a relatively new follower of Emily's but she has quickly become one of my must reads! Make sure you go give her some love.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Guest Post: Forever81

Today I have another great guest post for y'all. I met Jaime of Forever81 on my first blog brunch. We both started our blogs around the same time and for similar reasons, so I instantly fell in love. I hope y'all love her too.

Hi, I'm Jamie! I write a fashion and lifestyle blog called Forever81, where I focus on classic, ladylike styles with my own modern twist.  Today I am here on Blue Dog Belle because Emily is busy studying for the LSAT, so I thought in honor of her studies I would put together a little "geek chic" look. 

Top: Rugby Ralph Lauren (similar here)/Blazer: Ralph Lauren (similar here on sale)/Shorts: H&M (similar here)/Bag: Kate Spade (in tan here)/Shoes: Wanted (very similar)/Glasses:Urban Outfitters

Even though these glasses aren't necessary for my eyesight, sometimes we all just want to try to achieve that hot librarian (aka "geek chic") look, am I right?  This blouse was purchased during my Blair Waldorf phase (as were many a bow-adorned headband), and this classic navy blazer I've had for years and will probably have for many more. I hope you all enjoyed today's outfit - if you did, come visit me over on Forever81 sometime!  Thanks for having me Emily, and good luck on the LSAT!


Great post Jaime! Thank you so much! Please be sure to go visit Jaime! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Honey and Nutmeg

Happy Wednesday folks! I have an exciting guest post for y'all today, wohoo! Before that though, we have some business to get to.

We have a giveaway winner!

Congratulations to the lovely Emily of the pink elephant  I will be sending you an email shortly!

Now, on to my exciting visitor. Tracy of Honey and Nutmeg was one of the first followers of BDB, and I consider her one of my very best blog friends! Please show her some love!


Hello Blue Dog Belle Readers! My name is Tracy and I blog over at Honey and Nutmeg. Emily is studying her behind off for the LSAT and asked me to throw a post together. I am a mid twenty something, domestic sweetheart who loves the beach, anything that sparkles, breaking a sweat at the gym, v-necks, animal print, and the color pink. I have an adorable dog named Leia who is the love of my life. I grew up in Connecticut, went to college in Massachusetts and moved to Worcester almost one year ago. I recently moved across town into a fantastic townhouse. I blog about anything and everything with a few recipes thrown in for good measure. I just celebrated 1 year being on the Weight Watchers diet and I have lost 45 pounds!

To give you a glimpse into who I am, I thought I would share what's in my bag.  My Michael Kors leather studded bag to be exact. I actually have this bag in silver too, it is my go to bag for the work week. 
1. My huge coach wallet that I keep the cards I do not use everyday. It also contains a matching check book. This was a gift from my ex-boyfriend.
2. Ray-ban aviators in brown. This is my 3rd pair of Ray-bans and I cannot imagine every owning another brand of sunglasses. 
3. Deodorant. Self explanatory.
4. Keys along with a Sigma Kappa bottle opener I have had since I pledged in Fall 2005!
5. Weight watchers calculator I bought with intention of using instead of paying for the monthly online access which I use with my iPhone. I still use the online version, I am scared to do anything different since I have had so much success. 
6. Hair ties, poppy pins, and little clips. I have to be able to throw my hair up at any moment.
7. Swiss army knife. This is actually an ex-boyfriend's I stumbled upon during the move. I threw it in my purse in case of emergencies.
8. My little make up bag filled with everything a girl could need including band aids, ibuprofen, eye drops, medication, triple antibiotic ointment, and some more hair ties.
9. My iPhone which sits pretty inside a leopard print with pink accent Kate Spade case.
10. My Vera Bradley wallet that hold my everyday cards, cash, and what I use when running errands since it's a wristlet.
11. Burt's Bees lip balm. I always have one within an arms reach.

I hope you enjoyed this post and will stop by Honey and Nutmeg sometime soon. Good luck studying Emily and thank you for asking me to guest post! What's in your bag?


Thanks so much Tracy!!! I have the exact same Vera Bradley pattern!  Just another reason we are blog-mates. 

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