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Tuesday, January 31

{Look Book} Faking Spring

Dress: Madewell | Dawnlight Houndstooth Dress
Belt: Anthropologie | Pin Gleam Belt
Shoes: Seychelles | Hydrangea Pumps
Handbag: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Linda Pucker Clutch
Earrings: Stella & Dot | Serenity Stone Drops
Necklace: Stella & Dot | Libby Layering Necklace

Another day in paradise.  I love the sunshine, the chirpy birds and the gentle breezes.  I keep thinking it must be Spring.  I have to remind myself that it's still Winter.  I know there are many more cold and rainy days ahead, but today I am enjoying the warmth.  It's the perfect day to take a long lunch break with Marty and take some pictures.

This week seems to be flying by.  I'm excited for the weekend because I am going to my friend's baby shower, and I love babies... and baby showers.  But, I really need your help.  I'm totally out of the loop on baby gifts, since my youngest baby is already FIVE (I seriously can't believe it!).  Do you have any suggestions for the perfect baby shower gift?  She's having a boy.

Hope you are all having a beautiful week.  Thank you for visiting my blog!  I really, truly appreciate it.

xo, Shannon

psst.... don't forget to enter the StyleMint giveaway.

Monday, January 30

Snaps from Vegas

Happy Monday!  We had such a great time in Vegas over the weekend.  We stayed at The Wynn hotel, which I had never stayed at before.  It was amazing!  By far my favorite hotel in Vegas.  We did a little bit of everything on our little weekend get away.  We ate at some delicious restaurants (highly recommend CUT at Palazzo), we went dancing, we tried our luck at roulette (and won!), we did some shopping, and we even found time to watch a movie in the room and get some much needed rest and relaxation.  It was the perfect getaway.

I hope you had a fun weekend as well.  Did you do anything special?

xo, Shannon 

{Giveaway} StyleMint *CLOSED*

There is nothing better than discovering the perfect T Shirt!  Unfortunately, it's not always an easy task to find that perfect T.  That's why I was so excited to discover StyleMint.  It's an online T Shirt boutique that was created by two of my favorite fashion icons, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.  They also are behind the amazing brands The Row and Elizabeth and James, which I also adore but can't always afford.  StyleMint offers amazing T Shirts for the wonderfully affordable price of $29.99! 
StyleMint makes shopping for the perfect T Shirt so easy!  When you first sign up, you answer a short series of questions about your personal style.  Based on your answers, StyleMint will suggest a variety of T Shirts that you are sure to love.  If you don't see anything you like, you are under no obligation to buy.  If you do find the perfect T Shirt, shipping is free and returns are easy.  The T Shirts are available to members only, and they do sell out.  Membership is free and you're free to skip any month free of charge.
Mary-Kate and Ashley design each T Shirt exclusively for StyleMint.  I personally love so many of the styles available.  Everything is extremely high quality too - think: super-soft fabrics and amazing fits - so you're certain to find the perfect T for you.
StyleMint is offering one lucky winner 3 StyleMint credits (good for THREE T Shirts!)
Enter to win: (must be a follower of Shannon Heart's via Google Friend Connect)
*Visit StyleMint and create a fashion profile (completely free).  Choose your favorite T Shirt and leave me a comment with your pick.
Giveaway will end Feb. 5th at 9pm PST.  Open to U.S. residents only.  Good luck!

ShopKempt Giveaway Winner!

Thursday, January 26

{Look Book} Lucky Lady

Dress: Shabby Apple | Confidential Dress
Tights: c/o The Stylish Fox | Nadia Pattered Tights by Marilyn
Handbag: House of Harlow | Rey Velvet Pouch
Shoes: Cole Haan | Air Violet Pump
Necklaces: Stella & Dot | La Coco Rope Necklace (ivory and black)
Bracelet: c/o Jewelmint

Today is one of those days that I just can't stop smiling.  First of all, I'm wearing my lucky dress, and that in itself makes me smile.  Why is it so lucky you ask?  Well, because I won it! At the beginning of the month, one of my favorite bloggers, Miss Melissa had a Shabby Apple giveaway on her blog.  I was so excited to hear my name announced as the winner of this beautiful dress!  I love how feminine, charming and ladylike it is.
I am also so very smiley today because I'm heading off on a weekend getaway with Marty to VEGAS!  I'm hoping that my streak of good luck will stay with me over the weekend.  We haven't had an entire weekend away in so long, and I am so looking forward to a little fun and adventure with my sweet hubby.

Cheers to a wonderful weekend!  I hope you all have a fabulous one!

xo, Shannon

psst... don't forget to enter the ShopKempt giveaway.  It might just be your lucky day!

Wednesday, January 25

Kissing Slavery Goodbye! Please Join the Fight!

Radiant Cosmetics is not your ordinary makeup company.  They believe that through ordinary purchases we can make a difference in this world.  Radiant Cosmetics was built around their passion to fight human trafficking.  With every product they sell, they donate their time, money and effort to help fight the injustice.  Their mission is to help garner awareness for human trafficking by raising funds through cosmetics, to provide resources for those on the forefront of change as well as victims of trafficking.  I've been trying to educate myself on human trafficking and found useful information HERE.

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and Radiant has launched a campaign called "Kissing Slavery Goodbye".  Today, they are asking people to tweet and Facebook pictures of themselves wearing lipstick (doesn't have to be Radiant) and holding the Kissing Slavery Goodbye sign to help raise awareness to end human trafficking.  They are offering a big giveaway as an incentive to join the cause.  I think it's a great way to help raise awareness, and I have already posted my picture on Facebook and Twitter.  I hope you will do the same.

Please follow Radiant on FACEBOOK and TWITTER and share with your friends.  We can all make a difference.  You can read more about Radiant Cosmetics and their mission on their website: http://www.radiantcosmetics.org/.

You can print your Kissing Slavery Goodbye sign here.

(This is not a sponsored post)

Monday, January 23

{Look Book} Dots & Ruffles

Tunic: Anthropologie | Sweater Collective Tunic (old)
Skirt: Kensie | Crepe Chiffon Skirt
Scarf: Anthropologie | Immeasurable Marks Loop
Tights: c/o We Love Colors (light pink)
Shoes: Hinge | Charise Oxford
Hair Clips: c/o Appetite Jewelry
Ring: Stella & Dot | Labradorite Odyssey Ring
Bracelet: Alexis Bittar | Lucite Hinged Bangle

There's something about pink and grey that I just love together.  It's one of my favorite color combinations.  The tunic sweater that I'm wearing I bought probably two years ago at Anthropologie.  I have a love/hate relationship with it.  I love that it's unique, and soft, and feminine.  I hate that it's a little too short to be a dress, and I'm not quite sure if the ruffles are flattering or not.  Normally I wear it with leggings or jeans, but today I got creative and put a cute little ruffly black skirt underneath.  It's always fun to mix things up and experiment with new looks.

As you all know, I love Etsy.  It's a fun place to shop around and explore.  There is endless talent and creativity on that site, and I think it's wonderful that artists have a place to share their creations.  I used to sell handmade little girl's clothing on Etsy and I felt it was such a supportive and inspiring community. 

Recently, I discovered this amazing shop called Appetite Jewelry.  She makes the sweetest hair accessories and beaded jewelry.  Her attention to detail, feminine inspiration, and gorgeous color palette make her shop so unique and special.  I love to share my favorite Etsy finds with you, and I would love it if you ever want to share yours with me!

I hope you all had a spectacular weekend.  It's been pretty cold and wet here, so I didn't do much playing outside.  But I did snuggle on the couch and watch Rio for the millionth time with my little guy, while Marty and our daughter, Lily, spent the night at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.  They had a great time, and Lily came home with so much knowledge about snakes and fossils.  It was pretty darn cute.

Hope you all are enjoying the Winter and staying warm and cozy.

xo, Shannon  

{Giveaway} Shopkempt! *CLOSED*

Shopkempt is a fantastic online boutique featuring a great selection of beautiful and fashion-forward styles.  The selection evolves each season with a range of luxe and graceful pieces to romantic and prim pieces.  There is so much to love at Shopkempt's lovely boutique.

As you saw in my Look Book post last week, I have the Ella Floral Dress and I can't tell you how much I adore it!  It has lovely eyelet details on the bodice, and flattering shape and it's fully lined.  It has the perfect amount of feminine charm, while still being sophisticated and elegant.  I wore it last night on a date with my hubby, and he told me it's his favorite dress on me!  What a compliment.

Shopkempt is offering one lucky reader a $40 store gift card!

Enter to win (must be a public follower of Shannon Heart's via Google Friend Connect):
1 Visit Shopkempt and leave a comment here with your most loved item

Bonus entries:
1 Follow Shopkempt on Twitter
2 Like Shopkempt on Facebook
3 Follow Shannon Heart's on Twitter, Facebook and/or Bloglovin'
4 Tweet about this giveaway and mention @shannonhearts1 in your tweet
(leave an additional comment for each bonus entry)

Giveaway will end Jan. 29th at 9pm PST.  Winner will be announced on Jan. 30th.  This giveaway is open to US readers only.  Best of luck!

xo, Shannon

Vitrine Garnet Necklace Giveaway Winner!

Thank you all for entering this amazing giveaway.  Please remember Vitrine's shop next time you need something special for yourself or for someone you love.  

xo, Shannon

Friday, January 20

{Obsession} Nautical

1. MODCLOTH Wait & Seabird Make-up Bag, 2. RACHEL ANTONOFF Crimson & Collars Dress
3. ANTHROPOLOGIE Anchored Boatneck, 4. KATE SPADE Anchors Away Earrings
5. EVA FRANCO Maritime Moxie Dress, 6. KATE SPADE Barclay Street Clutch,
 7. LACE AFFAIR Piping Hot Jacket, 8. SPRING STREET DESIGN Anchor Rope Necklace

Nautical clothing and accessories are one of my favorite Spring trends.  Unfortunately, I get extremely seasick, so the idea of going on a boat is not my idea of a fun Springtime activity.  But, I love the beach and the ocean and it inspires me to dress with a touch of nautical flavor from time-to-time.  I don't do nautical from head to toe, but just one or two nautical pieces or accessories can be quite lovely.  I'm a fan of sailor collars, navy and red, stripes, sailboats and anchors.  How about you?  Are you a fan of the nautical trend?

I hope you all have a super lovely weekend!

xo, Shannon

Thursday, January 19

{Look Book} Wine & Chocolate

Tee: c/o Stylemint | Fuller Tee (size 1) use code SHANNON for 25% off 1st tee
Scarf: c/o Snoozer Loser | Antique Scissors Scarf
Sweater Vest: Sanctuary
Leggings: Joe's 'Visionaire' Skinny Stretch Jeans
Boots: Frye | Melissa Button
Bracelet: c/o Jewelmint | Heart of Clove Bracelet
Handbag: Marc by Marc Jaocbs | Petal to the Metal 'Natasha'

Over the weekend Marty & I spent the day at a local winery.  The property was stunning.  They have horse stables with the most beautiful horses.  It brought back so many memories of when I used to train on English riding.  They also have the most quaint wishing well, that has a magical feel to it.  It looks like it popped right out of a princess fairy tale.  It was the perfect place to indulge in a glass of vino and get away from the hustle of the real world.  And my favorite part is when they brought out a platter of delicious cheeses and chocolates.  It was quite the treat.

Don't you just love finding new places to explore?

xo, Shannon

psst... there's still time to enter to win the Vitrine Garnet Necklace giveaway! 

Tuesday, January 17

{Look Book} Day Dreaming

Dress: c/o Shop Kempt | Ella Floral Dress (size small)
Coat: Nanette Lepore | Provacative Coat (size 2)
Shoes: Hinge | Charise Oxford Pump (size 9)
Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff | Classic MAC
Necklace, Earrings & Eternity Band: Stella & Dot
Pink Ring: Ann King

This dress is very dreamy.  I love the feminine details, and the perfectly flowy fabric.  It's one of those perfect dresses that just makes a girl feel pretty.

It's been awhile since I did a 10 Things About Me post, so I thought it would be fun.  Here are 10 random things about me:

10 Things:
1. I'm a lefty.
2. My guilty pleasure is watching The Real Housewives (Beverly Hills & Atlanta are my favorites) and Jersey Shore.  It's always entertaining.
3. I haven't eaten red meat in over 23 years!  I pretty much live on avocados and black beans.
4. My astrological sign in Cancer.
5. My favorite classic actress is Natalie Wood.  Splendor in the Grass is one of my favorite movies, and I've loved Natalie Wood ever since I saw that.  It's one of those movies that you never forget.
6. I've had many random jobs.  I worked at a beach snack shop, I took pictures for a portrait studio in the mall, I was a hostess at a restaurant, and my favorite was working at a jewelry store.
7. I love musical theater.  My favorite play is Les Miserables.
8. My favorite musician is Beck.  I won a contest and had breakfast with Beck in Hollywood.  
9. I have 5 pets.  2 dogs, 2 cats and a bunny (sometimes you can see them sneak into my Look Book pictures).
10. I'm not a jeans and t-shirt kinda gal.  I love to get dressed up and I love dresses and skirts.  The more girlie, frilly and feminine that happier I am.

I hope you are all having a lovely week so far!

xo, Shannon

Monday, January 16

{Giveaway} Vitrine Garnet Necklace **CLOSED**

I am so excited to announce this giveaway!  One lucky reader will win this gorgeous 14k gold and garnet necklace from Vitrine.  What a perfect prize for the month of January, because  garnet is the January birthstone.

Vitrine has a lovely shop jewelry shop on Etsy!  She is an amazing artist, with a fantastic eye for detail and beauty.  She's inspired by rich colors and textures evoked from beautiful places like Morocco, India, Spain and the Mediterranean.  She works with high quality gemstones, paired with 14K gold, sterling silver and rose gold.  What a treat it would be to own a piece of her magnificent jewelry.

The winner of this giveaway will win this one-of-a-kind garnet necklace.  She has hammered and textured a 14K gold circle pendant that also includes a 14k wire-wrapped AAA faceted garnet and 24K gold textured leaf.  The garnet measures 12mm and is a deep wine red, and when the light hits it, it has a rich red fire (swoon!).  The necklace chain is 14K gold-filled and measures 18".  Suggested retail value is $69.00. 

The garnet necklace is without a doubt one of my favorite pieces from Vitrine's lovely shop.  Here are some more of my favorites...

Enter to win (must be a public follower of my blog via Google Friend Connect):
1 Visit Vitrine's Etsy shop and leave a comment here with your most loved item

Bonus entries:
1 Favorite Vitrine's Etsy shop
2 Like Vitrine's Facebook page
3 Follow Vitrine on Twitter
4 Tweet about this giveaway and mention @shannonhearts1 in your tweet
(leave an additional comment for each bonus entry)

Giveaway will end Jan. 22nd at 9pm PST.  Winner will be announced on Jan. 23rd.  This giveaway is open to US, Canada, and International readers!  YAY!  

xo, Shannon