Friday, August 3, 2012

Dot... Dot... Dot...

These past few weeks have been so crazy busy here at the Gardner household. As a result, I missed out on something that I was SO looking forward to. Sad face:(  What did I miss u are asking? polka dot week with Suz and Viv! (click the link to see the fabulousness I missed out on). If you've been following along you know that I recently figured out my obsession for polka dots.Click here if you missed it! Its a little ridiculous actually, I didn't even realize I liked them so much until one day organizing my closet, I had about 394,051 tops with polka dots. (exaggeration of course) Needless to say, I was pumped to be joining in with these fashionistas and puttin my dots out there! I mean look at these looks!

So I figured I would just add my polka dot looks all in one place and count it as my own late addition. Sorry girls, I tried! Hope this works :)

This first look I put together right after I found out about Poka Dot Week. I just love how it came out! Its all black and white because thats the dress code where I work. And although I am getting very good at working with neutrals and black/white, it was nice to have a little inspiration/challenge to spice things up. (having to add spots to the mix!)

I love how this outfit turned out. The bubble pearls on the necklace, and the circular cut outs on the back of the top, really bring the whole look together. 

The following are past outfits of polkadots that I was going to revamp for the linky party but as I said earlier, I failed. So u get the old ones just to get an idea of my love for the dots.

I found this lovely shirt at the DI. Not quite polka dots, but still has the same look. I just love it. I have a lot of pearls too I just realized. 

AND... for those of you who didn't follow the link to my previous polka dot blog post
 (ahem...shame on u) heres a little sample. Its my absolute favorite shirt these days. 

And just to prove to you how much I love polka dots, here are some pictures of my dog Toulouse wearing polka dots because obviously she loves polka dots too. So I made her participate....:) But she LOVES wearing clothes. Its the best thing ever cause I have a whole mini wardrobe for her. 

Isn't she the sweetest. Love my Toulouse!
(pre and post haircut)

Like I said, sad I missed polka dot week but glad I got to show you all my love of polka dots! Go over to Suz and Viv and show them some love, and YOUR love of polka dots.
Sarah G

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

All That Glitters

So it's been a long time coming bloggers, but I feel as though I have entered the real blog world. I'm a big girl now! Professional, clean, design that is exactly as I imagined! For those of you that don't know me, I love anything that glitters! In fact, my nickname used to be sparkles. Even my wedding was full of bling and gaudy chandeliers. Observe...

I knew I wanted to incorporate the bling but I couldn't find the images that I wanted. So I decided I would draw my own! All the jewel sketches were hand drawn by me and I couldn't be more proud. They turned out exactly how I imagined them. What could be better than that right? NOW, to add in the color scheme. I had totally been loving these colors lately but didn't know exactly how best to incorporate them....

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 I had an idea of what I wanted and I was excited to get going on it, but I knew I couldn't figure it all out on my own. I am not good with computers and I needed some help. Enter Paige...

From Pink Lemonade ....

She was great not to mention gracious! And affordable. She politely dealt with my demands and worked with me until we got exactly what I wanted. I highly recommend her if you need help designing your blog. I mean, just look at MY blog. Proof that she's amazing. Pop on over and see her work, you wont be sorry:)
Thanks for all the feedback on the new design!
Sit Pretty Lovelies!
Sarah G

7 Questions Linky Party

1. It's the first day of August- Are you savoring the Summer or ready to jump into Fall?
So ready for fall! I have still not adjusted to the heat here in St. George (and neither has my wardrobe) I have too many cardigans hiding away in my closet just waiting for a good breeze.

2. You need a quick and healthy meal, what do you make?
I keep bottled chicken around so I can throw together a quick casserole, stir fry, or anything else with chicken. Quick and easy.

3. You're at the mall, how do you shop?
I'm a quick shopper. If I don't love something at first glance, I probably wont ever wear it if I buy it. The question I always ask myself is, will I regret it if I don't get this? If the answer is yes, its a must have! AND I always hit the clearance racks first. 

4. Would you rather buy a new house or renovate an old one?
The market is so good right now for first time home buyers! So I would for sure buy a new one. But I think its important to do your research and really get everything you want in a home, don't settle, because its a huge commitment!

5. Long hair or short hair?
I have always had long hair until about a year ago when I chopped it and I LOVED having it short! It was so much fun and so easy to get to look good. But I also love my long hair. Its hard to say cause I'm a stylist so I love everything!

6. Who is your oldest (not by age) friend?
My sister for sure! Your siblings are the people you will stay friends with and know for your entire life. And I'm so g!lad we have each other. We're so different, yet were so much alike! I love you jen jen

This is a hard one, Idk if I have many friends that have been in my life for a long time. Definitely my bff Megan at Redesigned Mind. We met at hair school and at first she absolutely HATED me. But soon we were best friends and its been five years. Shes the kind of friend that you know you will always be friends with! And of course my friend Chenylle. We met in 7th grade and are still in each others lives even though we don't get to see each other that often. The best kind of friends are the ones that even if you havent seen each other for months, u get together and it's like nothing has changed.

7. What is your favorite blog- currently?
This is going to sound really lame and selfish but I just got my blog redesigned and I am extremely proud of myself! And I'm obsessed with my own blog these days. 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sittin Pretty

As you can all see....I have a new blog design. eeeeh!!! :) Do you all love it? I'll go more into the details of the inspiration, the design, designer, etc. on a later post. Right NOW I am going to post the photos from the stylized shoot Tyler and I did last night to go with my new blog design. I know you'll love them as much as I do!

This chandelier was $5 at a yard sale click here for the tutorial

 outfit details: dress-h&m($10 clearence rack!Whaaat?) bracelet-antique/ebay shoes-boutique in az bobbysocks- Walmart

My husband Tyler is soooo talented. He did a wonderful job of making me look beautiful and capturing my vision! Helping with it too, the chandelier idea, all his! Thanks hun for always being so supportive and putting up with my crazy. As always, you can check out his work at

Sarah G

Big thanks to Paige over at Pink Lemonade for being patient with me and my demands;)