Homies

January 31, 2013

While ferociously pinning images a little while ago (do you all ever get in a panic after not being on Pinterest for a whole day that there is just so much goodness on there that you’re sure to miss re-pinning something good?), I spotted these cheeky Celine and Hermes-like sweatshirts by Brian Lichtenberg and I can’t get them out of my brain.  Let’s be honest the sweatshirt above is already awesome in that it mimics the touted Hermes logo, but the fact that it says “Homies” makes it even better.  Forget the pretty horse drawn carriage, we’ve now got a…

While ferociously pinning images a little while ago (do you all ever get in a panic after not being on Pinterest for a whole day that there is just so much goodness on there that you’re sure to miss re-pinning something good?), I spotted these cheeky Celine and Hermes-like sweatshirts by Brian Lichtenberg and I can’t get them out of my brain.  Let’s be honest the sweatshirt above is already awesome in that it mimics the touted Hermes logo, but the fact that it says “Homies” makes it even better.  Forget the pretty horse drawn carriage, we’ve now got a low riding truck on our hands.  Now I don’t know that I could wear this to work (no way, no how), but I could surely get a whole lot of use out if it on the weekends and after work.  You can never have enough weekend clothes in my book and this would like great now as well as in the spring with some jorts and sneakers or over a flouncy mini skirt.  Done and done.  Did I just convince you that you, too, need one of these guys as well?  If the Homies isn’t screaming your name like it is for me, there is also a “Feline” version for cat lovers (not me), or a “Canine” version as well.  Still love the Homies best – I have a strong feeling that my boyfriend would appreciate it too.  At $98, these sweatshirts are a prettyyy pennyy but hey, they’re unique and you pretty much have sweatshirts foreeverrr.  Am I right?

In other news, tomorrow is Friday and its pajama day in first grade at school.  I see flannel and slippers in my very near future.  Now the only question is, is it weird to put that on at the gym after I work out and get ready there?  Probably, yes…

(All images via Brian Lichtenberg)

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Featured “Style-off” on Bauble Bar!

January 31, 2013

Did you know that BaubleBar is celebrating their 2 year anniversary?  As the online destination for a huge collection of affordable and sparkly jewelry, it’s no surprise that they’re marking this milestone with an Anniversary Collection – some of the most-loved BaubleBar pieces re-released and covered in pave!  I, along with some other fab bloggers, are in a friendly “style-off” competition…  We each chose two of the pave pieces and styled them up.   Liking my look above? You could win the two pieces I styled!  All you have to do is re-pin any images of me styling the pieces…

Did you know that BaubleBar is celebrating their 2 year anniversary?  As the online destination for a huge collection of affordable and sparkly jewelry, it’s no surprise that they’re marking this milestone with an Anniversary Collection – some of the most-loved BaubleBar pieces re-released and covered in pave!  I, along with some other fab bloggers, are in a friendly “style-off” competition…  We each chose two of the pave pieces and styled them up.  

Liking my look above? You could win the two pieces I styled!  All you have to do is re-pin any images of me styling the pieces from the BaubleBar Blog and come back to this post and leave me a comment letting me know your Pinterest username and how much you’d love to style the same pieces I chose. If I gets the most re-pins, I’ll pick a reader at random to win!  I think it goes without saying that I want one of you A Piece of Toast readers to take home the loot… So head over to BaubleBar’s blog and gets to pinning!

Images Taken by KT for A Piece of Toast

(gifted BaubleBar Pave Tab Strand // gifted BaubleBar Pave Stud Treo Earrings // J.Crew Shirt (similar on sale) // gifted 7 For All Mankind Jeans // gifted Marciano Coat (similar) // gifted Sole Society Pumps // borrowed Coach Clutch // Ray-Ban Aviators // Dana Rebecca Slyvie Rose Earrings // Dana Rebecca Lauren Joy Necklace)

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GIVEAWAY – Jacques Levine Slippers!

January 30, 2013

Please, ignore the pale and bony feet staring at you from the photos above. And focus on the pretty little slippers on said feet… These little guys aren’t just your run-of-the-mill slippers – they’re part of a new re-imagined collection by legendary shoe-maker Jacques Levine.  Made of soft suede on the outside and cozy shearling on the inside, the slippers are finished off with a cutie grosgrain bow.  Classic and cute… Especially in the tan and black color combination I’m sporting.  The best part?  There’s a light rubber sole on the bottom – made for moments when you have to…

Please, ignore the pale and bony feet staring at you from the photos above. And focus on the pretty little slippers on said feet… These little guys aren’t just your run-of-the-mill slippers – they’re part of a new re-imagined collection by legendary shoe-maker Jacques Levine.  Made of soft suede on the outside and cozy shearling on the inside, the slippers are finished off with a cutie grosgrain bow.  Classic and cute… Especially in the tan and black color combination I’m sporting.  The best part?  There’s a light rubber sole on the bottom – made for moments when you have to make quick dashes out of the house or you’re one of those people who thinks going to the grocery store in slippers is totally acceptable (like me).

Jacques Levine is sweet enough to be gifting one A Piece of Toast reader with a pair of the Inslee Ballet Slippers in the tan and black color way (the exact pair I’m wearing above)!  Let’s be honest – it’s still freaking cold outside and your toes deserve to be swaddled in shearling as we head into February…  Sally and I have made it part of our daily routine to rip take off our work shoes and slip into our Ballet Slippers as soon as we walk in the door.  Even when we pair them with sweats and leggings, they make us feel a little bit glam.

To enter, To enter simply follow the steps in the Rafflecopter widget below (if you are reading this via email or a feed, you’ll have to click over to apieceoftoastblog.com to enter)! Entering your email address is mandatory and you get extra points for liking on Facebook and following on Twitter…  Entries must be posted by the end of day Wednesday, February 6th, and one winner will be chosen at random and announced on this post the following day.  Good luck!

**This giveaway has closed. Congratulations to Tina for winning the slippers from Jacques Levine!  Winner was randonmly chosen by random.org.  Thank you to all who entered**

[No purchase necessary to enter, open to US readers only. Please leave your email or web address in the allotted comment boxes only. $98 total value. Winner of the giveaway will be contacted via email once the giveaway closes and announced on this post soon after.]

Images taken by SAM for A Piece of Toast

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Sans Makeup

January 30, 2013

So clearly after yesterday’s post you all know how much we enjoyed our time meeting with Jessica Alba and how impressed we were with her and her brand as well as her knowledge.  Her ear piercings too.  Oh, and the fact that she was literally wearing no makeup and looking beyond gorgeous.  Her skin was flawless and her lips were literally like pretty little pillows.  Yep, its true.  It was so refreshing to see someone who is constantly in the spotlight and photographed sans makeup.  As someone who wears very little makeup and sometimes goes back and forth as to…

So clearly after yesterday’s post you all know how much we enjoyed our time meeting with Jessica Alba and how impressed we were with her and her brand as well as her knowledge.  Her ear piercings too.  Oh, and the fact that she was literally wearing no makeup and looking beyond gorgeous.  Her skin was flawless and her lips were literally like pretty little pillows.  Yep, its true.  It was so refreshing to see someone who is constantly in the spotlight and photographed sans makeup.  As someone who wears very little makeup and sometimes goes back and forth as to whether or not I should actually wear “more”, I have to say that I appreciated meeting Jessica (first name basis) like this.  It gave me the confidence to go fresh faced a little more often.  Especially on the weekends when I have absolutely nothing to do.

As if they were speaking to me, last night E! News did a little bit on the newest W Magazine’s photographs of various celebrities without makeup.  33 Celebrities at that.  All of which who have been nominated as having the best performances.  If you have a chance, be sure to check out the photos online, they are absolutely gorgeous.  The complete rawness of the pictures is so different from what we normally see in a periodical and I can’t help but love and appreciate that.

Here’s to letting our natural beauty shine through every so often:)

(All images via W Magazine)

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7FAM + New Year, New Vision

January 30, 2013

Even though it’s been 2013 for 30 days, we are still trying to sink our teeth into this new year.  To help us along, we are partnering with 7 For All Mankind and their “New Year New Vision” campaign to tackle some of our personal goals for 2013 and we can’t wait to take you all along through the process! Interested to see what these goals might be?  You can check out our vision board on Pinterest to get a sneak peek and try to guess which three we will document on the blog…  Over the next several weeks we’ll take you…

Even though it’s been 2013 for 30 days, we are still trying to sink our teeth into this new year.  To help us along, we are partnering with 7 For All Mankind and their New Year New Vision” campaign to tackle some of our personal goals for 2013 and we can’t wait to take you all along through the process!

Interested to see what these goals might be?  You can check out our vision board on Pinterest to get a sneak peek and try to guess which three we will document on the blog…  Over the next several weeks we’ll take you along the journey of what each goal is and share a “vision” post that does a full reveal on what each particular goal looks like to us.  We are so excited and we hope you’ll stay tuned!

What makes all this even better, is that 7 For All Mankind wants YOU all to feel just as inspired as we are in this new year… They are holding a Facebook contest (enter here!) where you can enter to win a $500 cash card and a pair of 7FAM jeans!  There’s nothing like having a new pair of perfectly fitting denim to get you off on the right foot in this new year 🙂

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