Outfits, Wear

Leopard & Leather

December 18, 2014

leopard1leopard3leopardleopard2Sweater: J.Crew// Vest: J.Crew Factory, Sold out (Love this one)// Leggings: Club Monaco// Sneakers: Steve Madden// Backpack:Danielle Nicole // Bracelets: Lacey Ryan and Perla Arm Candy


Instagram Happenings

December 17, 2014




Lynyrd Skynyrd Tee//Lips Tee// Turtleneck// Earrings// Watch

Some of you ask on Instagram where I get certain items from and these were the five most recent. It is harder to answer on Instagram because I can’t link to the exact location.


Ugly/ Cute Christmas Sweaters

December 16, 2014


Some inspiration if you are going to an ugly sweater party this Christmas or want to go for the ” I’m at an Ugly Sweater Party but still look cute” look…

Outfits, Wear

Oversized Scarf

December 15, 2014

plaidscarf plaidscarf2 plaidscarf3JPG plaidscarf4Chambray: J.Crew// Pants: Madewell// Shoes: Dolce Vita (Similar)// Scarf: Asos// Clutch: Clare V.// Glasses: Karen Walker//Ring: Bauble Bar//  Earrings: Rebecca Minkoff

I have the case of the Mondays so I threw on an over sized scarf and hit the road…


Gift Guide

Holiday Gifts Under $25

December 13, 2014


Bracelet// Manicure Set// Stationary//Mug// Socks// Cards Against Humanity Game// Scratch Map// Perfume // Brush Set


Steal More Moments.

December 12, 2014


I recently watched this show on POPSUGAR called “Seriously Distracted” presented by fruitwater. It focuses on women stealing more moments to themselves in pop culture. It had me thinking about how often I “schedule” moments to myself. Between teaching, blog-writing, coaching, meetings, and all of the other daily activities that take place in my life, I often end up forgetting about my own needs for a moment to myself to read, or catch up on Scandal or do anything that helps me to relax. I know it’s crazy but I often find myself wasting time stressing out about how little time I have. When I don’t have alone time, I am cranky and probably a bit too combative with other people. I came up with a plan to make sure that when I am starting to act like I’ve missed a meal, didn’t get enough sleep, or feeling like I am running on empty, I will take 30 minutes to do something that helps me to wind down and refocus. I usually do have to steal those moments, and they may be brief, but they leave me feeling refreshed, energetic, and ready to take on my hectic life again. I also sit and drink more fruitwater because I don’t have to spend time feeling guilty about the calories I’m consuming because there are none. It comes in watermelon punch, orange mango, lemon lime, strawberry kiwi, black raspberry, tropical pineapple, and my personal favorite fizzy lemonade.

fruitwater is giving us the opportunity to steal more moments by hosting a contest on Instagram to win $1,000 towards your next stolen moment! Follow fruitwater on Instagram at @fruitwaterbev and submit a photo showing the world how you make the most of your day by stealing a moment for yourself. Make sure to include #stealamomentsweeps and #fruitwater in your Instagram submission. I can think of a 1,000 ways to use that money towards some great moments and memories.

Below is the premiere episode from POPSUGAR’s “Seriously Distracted” series. It is a workplace comedy series that has some great characters and even greater guest stars. This episode has the actress who plays Brook Soso from OITNB as a college sorority sister who has goals to become a pop star. I may have to admit that the moment I stole for myself today may have been watching this episode!

Tune in Tuesdays on POPSUGAR to see more Seriously Distracted episodes.

Don’t forget to Follow fruitwater on Instagram at @fruitwaterbev and submit a photo showing the world how you make the most of your day by stealing a moment for yourself. Make sure you include #stealamomentsweeps and #fruitwater in your Instagram submission.

This post was sponsored by fruitwater through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about fruitwater, all opinions are my own.

Gift Guide, Uncategorized

Gift Guide: For the Home

December 10, 2014

I would typically describe myself as a “home body”.  There is nothing that beats staying home  cuddling up on the couch to watch a movie or read. I’m sure all of you have been at that point in your life and as you sit around, you think about something new that you would like to have. I decided to do a holiday gift guide for those people in your lives that could use a small print, a little trinket, or a new pillow. Enjoy…



December 9, 2014

With holiday parties already starting or right around the corner, everyone is in need of a perfect clutch to wear with those dresses or ugly sweaters. I probably have way too many clutches and honestly, most of them are by Clare .  She makes flat and foldover clutches in pretty much every color and pattern. I also have a few designer ones that I use to spice up a black dress. I included some of the ones I already own above and some that I would love to have:)



4 days with Polette

December 8, 2014

polletteIf you have been following my blog for a while, you know how obsessed I am with sunglasses. They are my biggest splurge and one that I don’t feel guilty about after I buy them. When I got an email from Polette that they wanted me to try their sunglasses, I’m sure you can imagine my excitement! I immediately went to pick out my favorites and that ended up taking a while. I loved all of them but I wanted to feature four styles that were completely different from each-other. They have so many classic frames but also ones that are trendy and vintage. Even though they are based in France, they ship all over the world.As of today, they still remember the name of their very first costumer.

One of the best features about Polette eyewear are the prices. They have about an 80% discount from the usual glasses. They offer frames from $9.99 to $49.99 and lenses from $9.99 to $89.99

Pierre and Pauline, the founders of the Polette, are leaders in the online optical market and customize these glasses and sunglasses using hand-polished acetate/wood/ plastic and metal.

Be sure to go to Polette’s website and check out their diverse set of frames!






This was a sponsored post by Polette Eyewear. Thank you for supporting the companies/stores/apps that make The Coral Court possible!

gift guide, Series

Popsugar Must Have

December 5, 2014

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Yesterday, I did a gift guide series on subscription gift boxes and I wanted to elaborate on my favorite one- the POPSUGAR Must Have Box. This box arrives at your door every month and it is jam packed full of products. They can be fashion, beauty, fitness, entertainment, or food related. Besides that, the box is always packed so pretty and it makes me want to just leave all of the products in there and look at them! POPSUGAR also creates special edition boxes that are seasonal and gift collections to celebrate life’s biggest moments- baby boy, baby girl, bridesmaids.

Items in December’s Must Have Box

SPUN by Subtle Luxury speckled metallic scarf.

Sparklepop Sydney Necklace

Canvas Dauville Platinum Bowl

Smashbox Be Legendary Long-Wear Lip Lacquer

Knot & Bow Parcell Tags

Williams-Sonoma Cupcake Mix in Vanilla Bean

POPSUGAR is offering you  a coupon code to get $10 off of a 3-month subscription. Use code: DEC14SELECT from now until 1/2/15 to receive this discount!


The following disclosure: POPSUGAR provided me with a complimentary POPSUGAR Must Have box. The opinions I have shared about the box are my own and POPSUGAR did not tell me what to say or how to say it.

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