Friday’s Favorites

Happy Friday! Is it just me or are the weeks just flying by? I can’t believe that the summer sales are already here. I have months ahead of me that will include some pretty scorching temps, so I am hoping to stock up on some gems from the sales listed below.

This top is under $30, what a steal.  So cheers to the weekend, which I hope includes chilled rose, air conditioning, pool or beach time and time to relax and enjoy the summer fun!

 

 

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SALE ALERTS

Bloomingdales $25 off $100 with code Private through 6/25

Express – up to 70% off

H&M – Up to 60% off

J.Crew – Up to 50% off $100 with code SALESSTYLE through 6/25

Neiman Marcus – Up to 55% off through 6/25

Neiman Marcus Last Call extra 10% off

Pottery Barn extra 20% off sale items with code EXTRA20

SAKS up to 40% off swimwear

West Elm up to 70% off

Williams Sonoma up to 70% off with code SUMMER

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White this Way!

Well, summer has officially arrived and so has the heat wave. So here is what I recommend to make it through these hot days. Rule one, run and go somewhere cooler!
If that is not possible, pour yourself a cool drink with lots of ice. Seriously Y’all, this heat is brutal and trying to stay fresh and cool is a daily goal. So here is my homage to some of my favorite pieces to have to beat this heat. The common goal is white and light cause it just feels right. This dress is under $50 but I did have to add a slip from my closet as it is sheer. This cool dress will be on repeat all summer.

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Thank you for stopping by and spending some time here on The Real Golden Girl! Wishing you cool breezes and ice cold drinks.  Happy 1st day of summer!

XOXO,
Kim

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Summer Breeze

I just am head over heels in love with this beautiful dress.  It is so pretty and don’t you just love this embroidered mesh overlay? It is very comfortable and has everything I love in a dress, as in great length, sleeves and feels soft and comfortable on.

If you hurry you may still find this dress in some HM stores, I saw a few in San Antonio on the rack, but it is no longer found online (insert sad face).  But I have linked a few other beautiful embroidered pieces that you and I will both have to pick up fast before they are gone too!

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As always, I thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

XOXO,

Kim

Making time count with my JORD Watch and a Giveaway for YOU

Hello Everyone!

I have never owned a wood watch before and now I must say I am completely in love with my Cora watch. The first thing you notice when your watch comes in the mail is the aromatic and beautiful packaging. The smell of wood is just heavenly. First, you open the packaging to reveal a beautiful wooden box with magnetic closures. Then you open this gorgeous wood box and reveal your unique watch. There is an instruction pamphlet and your watch comes with a preserving oil and cloth. I love the watch I picked, The Cora women’s watch in Zebrawood and Turquoise. The turquoise face color is a beautiful contrast with the rich zebra wood and for me this watch just makes me happy. I am proud to wear this watch with all of my other jewelry. This Cora Zebrawood & Turquoise Watch will be a treasured piece in my wardrobe. There are so many beautiful watches for men and women to choose from.  Go take a look.  All Mens Watches here and all women’s watches here. The craftsmanship is amazing and the attention to detail make all of these watches a forever piece.  As the people at JORD say they are “Telling more than time, that the value of a watch is not in being able to tell how much time has passed, but in being aware of the need to make that time count. Moments are bigger than minutes and your watch should tell more than time.”

So in that feeling of making all moments count, I have partnered with JORD wood watches to give away a $100 gift code to one lucky person and a $25 gift code to EVERYONE who enters, to use towards the purchase of any watch of your choice. So click this link here to enter to win: The Real Golden Girl and Jord watches giveaway   The giveaway will close on 6/18/2017 at 11:59 pm. Both the $100 and the $25 codes will expire on 08/31/2017. Good luck everyone.

I just love how this blue pops and the shimmer in the stones, don’t you?


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And as always,

Thank you so much for stopping by,

XOXO, Kim

Gingham Love

Summer and gingham go hand in hand, don’t you think? I love that it feels fresh and happy. Whether in small pattern or large I will be embracing gingham all season. I have never been shy to try a look or trend, I am neither completely classic or trendy, I am just me rocking what makes me feel good. I may miss the mark and that is A OK in my book. If we are afraid to try something new then we are stuck. Do you agree with that? I would love to hear your thoughts.


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Wishing everyone a very happy and safe Memorial Day. I love Memorial Day remembering everyone who has served and honored our country, some paying the ultimate sacrifice. I grew up in a town that had a fabulous Memorial Day parade and all the military, boy scouts, girl scouts, high school bands, police, fire departments and just about everyone in town came out, it was wonderful. I think we need some patriotic spirit right now, just a little more flag waving and little more together we stand.

As always, thanks for stopping by,

XOXO, Kim

Red Dress

Is there anything better than an easy dress to get you polished and out the door fast?  This darling one comes in several colors and is under $100! I think I am going to need all of them as summer stays here in South Texas for so long.  I also will be bringing it with me on all my summer travels.  It will be easy to pack and won’t weigh down my suitcase, which is a true must these days.  A flat shoeand cute clutch or cross body for exploring or lunch would be perfect and then dress it up for later with a statement earring, dramatic eye makeup and a higher sandal for dinner and dare I hope, a little dancing! This little dress has become quite the work horse for my summer wardrobe.

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Jill Courtemanche Millinery

If you love hats, and everyone who knows me knows I LOVE hats, then have I got the designer for you! Let me introduce you to Jill Courtemanche the milliner behind @jcmillinery and http://www.jillcourtemanche.com/shop/  Jill lives and works in sunny southern California. She has so much experience and brings a young feminine and contemporary approach to her hats all while incorporating traditional techniques and craftsmanship. She is a true artisan.  From fascinators to fedoras, Jill’s hats have topped Yoko Ono, Donatello Versace, Princess Mary of Denmark, football legend Jose Foure and now I add myself and our giveaway winner, http://www.texasfashionspot.com@texasfashionspot to the list! Jill offers classes in hat-making for beginner and more advanced students.  I would love to go to a class, wouldn’t you?  Her heart is as big as her talent too!  Check out her hats online and if you need a custom piece for any occasion, including wedding and mens,  give her a call.

 

Shop here for the top hat, here for my Derby Hat and here for the beautiful fascinator.  Happy Hat Day Y’all! Huge Thank You to Jill for sharing her talents with me!

And, as always, thank you for stopping by.

XOXO, Kim

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pom Pom Dress

I just love the colors in this pom pom dress.  It is a perfect dress for all the celebrations summer has coming our way.  Wear with flats to the summer street festivals and with a heel to dress it up or even barefoot at the beach or pool.  I am completely obsessed with the pom pom tassel trend but at this price point I don’t mind bringing it to the pool or beach.  No worries of ruining it.  I found mine at a darling, award winning boutique here in San Antonio, called Camilla Crown.  It sold out before it even hit the floor!  Heads up, follow Camilla Crown on instagram and if you see something you love call right away and have them hold or ship.  Everything flies out the door in days! But I was able to find some darling ones for you at a price point under $55! Check them out and shop below!

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Thanks for stopping by,

Kim

The Fierce 50

Hello!  I am so excited to be part of a new campaign, The Fierce 50! It is a combination of 50 over the age of 50 women, posting today, the 50th day of the year to celebrate that this age is certainly not the end, but a new beginning.  I have so enjoyed connecting and being inspired by this amazing community and I know we are just getting started.

My partner in this journey is Margaret Rowe.  Margaret was born in Omaha, Nebraska and now calls Santa Monica home.  She has been married to her renaissance husband for almost 20 years and is mother to their 16 year old son.

Margaret believes every woman is a star and deserving of the accoutrements that glamorize life! This motto and a beautiful family heirloom, aCzechoslovakian bracelet belonging to her great grandmother were the foundation of her business, Margaret Rowe Couture Jewelry, in 2003.  Her jewelry captures the artistry and the allure of Hollywoods red carpet pageantry and has been recognized by some of the worlds most important museums and exhibits.  Margaret’s pieces are consistently seen at the Oscars, Emmy’s, Golden Globes and the Grammy Awards.  Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Sharon Stone, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Heidi Klum, Molly Sims, Christina Applegate, Christina Hendricks, Gigi Hadid, Gabrielle Union, Tia Carrere and Jane Lynch have all worn her amazing pieces!

We are both looking forward to being inspired and also inspiring women of all ages to embrace their age, interests and life.  I know that Margaret has inspired me to continue to strive to be my best and dream of what can be.  Here’s to being FIERCE OVER 50!  Join us and let’s get this party started!

Thank you to Catherine @catherinegrace0.com , Shauna @chicover50.com , and Cathy from @the-middlepage.com along with Mike who is our hero!

Pom-Pom Party

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Ain’t no party like a pom-pom party!  Am I right?  This top just makes me happy!  Just throw on some jeans and a wedge and away we go.  I hope y’all had a great weekend.  I can’t believe that we will start September this week.  Where does the time go?  It will be a while before the cool weather visits us in South Texas so transitional dressing will continue as will my love of off the shoulder.  What is your favorite trends of summer?   As always, thank you for stopping by.  XO, Kim

Darling Pom-Pom top from this boutique here , Jeans/Frame here, Shoes/Seychelles here, Watch/Timex @Nordstrom, Sunnies/Jessica Simpson @ Marshalls, Necklaces/Old collected here and there.

 

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