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Playing Favorites: Spring Pieces from Noonday Collection and a Handmade Notebook Giveaway!

12 March 2013

A not-so-secret but fun fact about Markus and I is that we love Groundhog's Day. We watch the movie every year (side story: we used to do this solid bit where we would run to the video store and do an act of disbelief and elation when we realized it was still in stock and proceed to check it out, but since the closing of video stores we had to finally buy it on Blue-Ray). There is a Groundhog Day quote for any situation or celebration in our family. We wake up super early, like Christmas morning early, and check the report with anticipation.

You can imagine the excitement when after five long years of waiting for the news, we had our first announcement of an early spring this year. It's a good thing the groundhog finally changed the pace, because my house is filled with gorgeous, springy Noonday Collection pieces right now.

I was getting some favorites together to meet with a friend this past weekend and had to stop and pay instagram love to all the fun color in my wardrobe now thanks to Noonday! I really love how the Angelica Infinity Scarf and Filipino Clutch jump out of this picture. I love them both for doing the same thing to an easy weekend look of jeans, boots and a white top. Like the notebook in the bottom corner? It's your day because giving away one to a lucky winner! Read on, my on...

As far as new spring pieces go, I absolutely had to have the Metallic Orb Bib Necklace. This is such a stunning piece and I'm excited to wear it to casual concerts as well as more formal events. It's made by women in Ethopia who are mostly HIV positive and receiving treatment for emotional and physical healing from their disease. The shiny and pretty beading is actually nickel, bronze and copper previously used as war weapons. Truly changes the way we think about the term "statement piece," right?

Metallic Orb Bib Necklace

Another spring piece that is super heavy in the rotation now is the Dewdrop Necklace. It's hard times trying to find a Texas gal that doesn't go crazy for turquoise and I am no exception. The length and weight are perfect and, again, I am throwing it on for business meetings and on Saturdays to run errands. The bright color just seems to jump off anything I wear!

Dewdrop Necklace

I paired it with a neutral work outfit and a Kendra Scott ring last week and loved how it looked! Just having a few extra, colorful accessories around has sprung me right into spring with a minimal effort and no major wardrobe changes or additions. Lovin' it!

You've all been so gracious, so let's get down to the most exciting (as in most free through this giveaway!) spring item. The Jones Design Journal! Emily, the ultra stylish designer and blogger behind Jones Design Company, designed this cute place to store your thoughts and it is made by women in India working out of slums through an artisan group.

I love tactical lists as well as big, dreamy vision ones and have notebooks filled with running lists: weekend house projects, dream house shopping list, dream house projects, blog dreams, business dreams, family dreams. What can I say, I'm a dreamer. And when I write them down in a place that feels safe, I feel like I'm planting seeds. Some will grow and some will wash away, but it feels like an official first step in reaping a full harvest of life.
Noonday Collection Jones Design Journal

I love that a woman blogger's vision brought life and fulfilled dreams of the women in India who make these limted edition notebook from sturdy recycled cotton.

It's a great size for keeping in your purse or bedside table, and it's nice and thick so you can keep those thoughts a comin'! 

If you're ever digging for inspiration, you can just remember the story of the woman who made the book for you. It's right on the back cover of your notebook!

I'm so excited to share the Noonday Collection love today by giving away a Jones Design Journal to one reader.

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment telling me what item from you think will make a great addition to your spring wardrobe.

You can earn one each additional entry by leaving a comment letting me know you've done any or all of the following:

I'll announce the winner on Tuesday, March 19. Best of luck!


  1. This is my favorite: It is thoughtfully packaged with personality and inspiration. It is the splash of color you need for that essential monochrome outfit. Most of all, you know there is a story and a smile behind it.

  2. I am loving this necklace:! I have been needing a pop of yellow to add to my spring wardrobe and this necklace is unique, yet fun!

  3. Love the wooden salad servers! Just stopping by from Blissdom group!

  4. Hi Lilly! Thanks for sharing this website - it's awesome! They'll definitely be getting some of my business. This necklace caught my eye. I love how the turquoise grabs your attention and leads you into the finer details - like the beautiful chain!


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