Friday, July 24, 2009

ROAD TRIP Y'ALL!

My mama's in town and we're taking a road trip y'all...over to Sarasota, Florida. Mama's sister lives there and I'm excited for mama to see her only surviving sibling. I'm also excited to visit with my cousins.

But first, we're starting the day with scones, jam, and a glass of Florida's Natural Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice...from the Lilly carton. To celebrate their 50th Anniversary Jubilee, Lilly Pulitzer teamed up with Florida's Natural to issue 1 million Lilly-fied juice cartons--a portion of each carton sold will go to BreastCancer.org.

A simple breakfast of scones, jam, and Lilly-fied grapefruit juice. The polka dot breakfast plates and linen napkins are from the Paula Deen collection.

I'll be using my weekend garment bag and carryall...the Elizabeth pattern--by Vera Bradley...monogrammed, of course.

My summer laptop bag is by Land's End, now y'all know it also has my monogram! I always laminate my business cards and tie them onto my bags with cute bows...just in case!
In case you don't know, one of my favorite bloggers, Nancy at SouthernLady-Nancy is having a "Shoe Show." Everything Nancy does is Very Stylish...Very Southern. In fact, I awarded her blog with "MISS JANICE'S FIVE SILVER SPOONS AWARD" awhile back. Stop over and visit her today.


I'm featuring shoes today that I'll be taking on my road trip and, of course, "What I'll be Wearing"...

The first pair of shoes are by Christian Dior. I first saw these sport shoes several years ago on the feet of a shoe-aholic celebrity in People magazine and just had to have a pair of my own. Christian Dior had one pair left in a size 7 1/2 B...in Hawaii! They flew them to Beverly Hills and I got in my car and drove from Palm Springs to pick 'em up. $375 for a pair of tennis shoes...I must have been out of my mind!So, I wear these shoes about once a year with this outfit. The pink linen comfy blouse is by Ralph Lauren and the white jeans are also by Ralph Lauren.
The pink cap says "BAD HAIR DAY." Of course, my ponytail will be adorned with a pink ribbon and I'll carry this white Christian Dior saddle bag.

The second pair of shoes are not quite as pricey as the first...they are these darling pink thong sandals by Lilly. I will carry this cute straw bag by Queen Bea Studio and my ponytail will be adorned with hot pink ribbon bow.

This is the outfit I will wear with the Lilly sandals. I love these overalls and the pink Lilly tee shirt. These overalls were hand-painted by Patricia Sofia of LaJolla, California. Ms. Sofia's gardens were featured several years ago in Better Homes & Garden Magazine. She was posing in her garden wearing these overalls and I just fell in love with them. They have such a happy look, don't you think?

Closeup shot of the hand-painted overalls...

The third pair of shoes I'll be taking are not pricey, but they are just my style. These cute little black and white flip flops have my monogram and are the perfect summer shoe to coordinate with this black and white monogrammed, toile tote bag. Here's that same "BAD HAIR DAY" cap, but in black with the black and white gingham ribbon bow for my pontail.

Yes, I love overalls...These little black linen capris overalls are from Fresh Produce and I'll be wearing a simple white tee shirt with them.

The fourth pair of shoes are just like the flip flops above...only they are pink and green. They totally fill my preppy needs, along with the Lilly Bermuda Bag in the coveted Shrimp Cocktail pattern, the totally hot green cap--monogrammed in pink, and the pink ribbon bow for my ponytail.
Very summery and very comfy white linen blouse and green linen capris from Chico's...Kind of plain on it's own, but with the above accessories...Definitely Preppy!

Do you ever pack a just-in-case outfit? Just-in-case you don't feel like wearing the other stuff you packed...Well, that's what this outfit is for! The shoes...Aqua blue flip flops by Ralph Lauren, with a yellow Lilly Pulitzer Bermuda Bag, an aqua blue Ralph Lauren cap, and a yellow gingham ribbon bow for my ponytail.

Yes, just in case we get a blizzard here in Florida, I'll need this yellow Ralph Lauren sweater to wear with these khaki shorts and white tee shirt...
So, I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend. I'm off to spend time with family--Making it Southern...Making it Memorable!

44 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh Miss Janice! I knew we would see some styling, from you today!!!! You just know how to do it!! Everything is just over the top! I hope you have a wonderful weekend with you family!
Thank you so much for coming to the shoe show today!!! I hope you enjoy it! Nancy

suburban prep said...

Wow you have it all together. Fabulous.
Hope that you have a grand time.
There is always Carmen's Shoes in St Armand's Circle in Sarasota you can visit.

QueenBeeSwain said...

Miss Janice-

Most precious post ever :)

Have a ball with your momma!

kHm

A Hint of Home said...

You are going to be the talk of all who see you. You'll look great and so well put together.
Love all your outfits and shoes.
Enjoy the time with your family!

Lisa said...

Miss Janice everything is adorable, as usual, but I am in love with your little straw bag. It's just perfect!

cMs said...

Miss Janice! My hometown is Sarasota! Visit the Lilly store for me and enjoy the beautiful weather!! =)

Stacey said...

Miss Janice your outfits are amazing! You make me realize that I need to put more effort into mine. I definitely need some monograms!

Have fun with your mom!

Pug1 said...

Hi Miss Janice....have fun! May be we could meet sometime when I'm visiting my mom! CHEERS! Michele

Black Labs and Lilly said...

Hi Miss Janice,

Such wonderful outfits for spending time with family! I love the details on the hand painted overalls.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Bea said...

Have a great time with your Mama, Miss Janice! Enjoy the time spent with your family... Love your polka dot plates!!

Gracie Beth said...

Have fun, I am taking a road trip with my mother this weekend as well. I absolutely adore your monogrammed flip flops.

Sincerely Yours said...

My Gosh Miss Janice! You have the MOST adorable outfits and accessories! I must copy that blk/wht toile bag!!!! Every time I visit I want to go clothes shopping!!!lol Hope you and your Mama enjoy your visit! Wishing you sunny weather - Sincerely, Jeannette

Beth Dunn said...

You are so well coordinated and cute! And so organized. Have fun. xo

JulesTX said...

Miss Janice, I love your outfits, very cute and preppy selections. You have an amazing attention for evwery detail. I especially like your toile moogrammed bag...

Have fun visiting with family.

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Have a great time. I've got a house full of teenage girls this weekend for Lorelai's birthday.

All-American Belle said...

Hi Miss Janice! I have the same Vera Bradley Elizabeth weekend bag and garment bag! It's my favorite pattern Vera has ever made :)

Mom in High Heels said...

OMG, how cute are you?

BLC :o said...

Ohhhhh! First, I am uber jealous of the OJ, still no luck here. Second, enjoy enjoy enjoy enjoy the road tripper and I loooove your packings! Xoxo-BLC

Debbie said...

I love your color coordination with your outfits and shoes. Very cute! You certainly know how to pick them. Love the black and white outfit with the flip-flops.

Her Preppiness said...

Fabulous outfits~~~~

Kathie Truitt said...

This is my favorite part - when you photograph your outfits. It gives me so many ideas to work with my own wardrobe. Have fun with your aunt, mama, and cousins.

southerninspiration said...

Wow, you put some thought into those outfits! Beautiful!
thanks for stopping by my blog today...it's good to see you again!
:)

suzanne

Mrs. G said...

What a Chic road tripper y'all are Miss Janice. The Elizabeth pattern has always been one of my favorites and you have done her up proud here with your coordinated monogram, laminated business card ID tags all tied up in precious matching ribbons.
The Dior shoes have me in a serious state of covitousness. Several years ago I bought the Dior Boston Bag in that same pattern and was never able to find my size in any of the shoes that matched. Your runners would have been perfectttttttt. I'm going to haul out my bag and make an effort to match it up with something. Thanks for the reminder.
Love, love, love all the outfits you are taking on your road trip.
Have fun with your Mother and family.
Hugs,
Sue

Paula said...

Have a wonderful time visiting your family. I loved seeing all of your cute outfits, especially the shoes. I'll have to look for the Lilly oj.

Princess Freckles said...

I love the monogrammed flip flops! have a great time visiting your family! What a lovely way to spend the weekend!

Sarah/Sassy said...

What wonderful outfits!

Have a fabulous time!

Miss Janice said...

Thanks y'all!

Tammy B said...

I love all of your outfits, as usual. I hope you have a gun roadtrip with your Momma.

Domestic Diva said...

Have a safe and fabulous trip. Love the Ritz there...as they are super DOG FRIENDLY!!! Shopping is great too at the circle. We have the same Vera Bradley luggage... of course it has to be monogrammed!!
Love your outfits..as usual!!
Have a terrific weekend!
xxx me

midnight macaroons said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip and lovely visit with your mother. Love the shoes!!! I've had such a great time visiting your blog. Happy and safe travels to Sarasota.

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

I hope you have a wonderful time. You will make all those outfits shine! I love the Christian Dior tennis shoes, curious as to whether you find them more comfortable. I find a lot of times if you pay a little extra they really are more comfortable. Stay safe and have fun!
Valerie

Miss Janice said...

Valerie...the C. Dior sport shoes are comfortable, but not for exercising!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

What a happy post...I love all your travel cloths...the colors are just fabulous...and the shoes bags and hats are just tooooo cute....have a wonderful time with your Mom !!!!
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Nanna said...

sweet post! now I'm not sure if I wantta go shoe shopping or on vacation LOL
Helen

PoshMomma said...

The garment bag is beyond adorable & your Dior shoe story makes you the supreme fashionista of these United States! *I crown you*

Have an amazing time with your Momma! Make memories to last forever. XOXO

Jennifer said...

I have just recently discovered your blog and have really enjoyed it! I love the "What I'm Wearing" segments! They are very inspirational. Please give us a tour of your closet one day along with your vanity area. I would also love to know what your favorite products are (soaps, lotions, makeup, etc...) I also love the Vera Bradley Elizabeth pattern! Very pretty!

cancersucks said...

Have a wonderful trip. I have the same pattern Vera Bradly big tote/used to use with first kiddos as diaper bag. We must have the same taste! Safe travels and you are such a lucky dog to find the Lilly juice. I hope you are taking it with you to try and win the contest. I think you should try to win the most creative picture....put in one your amazing tablescapes.

Uda said...

Thought you might like this link...perfect for displaying your fabulous wardrobe!

http://www.pbteen.com/products/dress-form/?pkey=x%7C4%7C1%7C%7C6%7Cdress%20form%7C%7C0&cm_src=SCH

Pug1 said...

Hi Miss Janice!!!!

I'm making a last minute trip to Sarasota tomorrow to see my mother....will you still be there? Any free time to meet a fellow blogger? CHEERS! Michele

Miss Janice said...

Michele (Pug1) I left a comment at your site and like always, it comes back "undeliverable" to me.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love all your outfits but teh black & white toile is my favorite. Only you could find garpefruit juice in a Lily carton...love it!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I chose the Elizabeth pattern for Sass when she was born as that's her middle name. I love your outfits & your overalls are precious. Have fun with your Momma, Miss Janice.

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

Just came across your lovely blog and wanted to say..., it's great...

but also, I see you give etiquette lessons to children...?

I have to get you a copy of the newspaper article of my great aunt in Binghamton, NY circa 1930 serving tea with her kindergarten (girl) classmates to the PTA!!!

It's priceless! My daughter just finished Kindergarten this year and could use some lessons of her own!!!

Keep up the good work!
-Kelley

short southern momma said...

I am in love with that polka dot tableware!!!