Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Floral Vest & Giveaway

Ever just find an item of clothing and suddenly every outfit you pick you think, "Oh I can wear it with this.." ,"and this..." ,"and this..." and before you know it you want to wear it with just about everything you pull out of your closet. {I mean thats not exactly a bad problem to have, but may not be socially acceptable} Yeah, thats how this floor length vest had me feeling since the second I came across it online! And the fact that it was 50% off? I mean, hello, there is no way it wasn't going to be mine. When the beauty arrived in the mail and I paired it with a simple skinny jean and tank but the real magic happened when I took one step and it flowed right behind me. Like a cape, y'all! So wait? On sale, goes with every simple outfit and makes me feel like a wonderwoman ? I mean this gal is in wardrobe heaven.
Cardigan -- Milk & Money. | Tank -- Brandy Melville. | Jeans -- Gap. | Necklaces -- Loft | Heels -- Jessica Simpson. | Purse -- Rebecca Minkoff.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Linen Shorts and thinking of FALL?!

Ladies, I almost hate to admit it. So please accept my apology ahead of time. But, I...have started... the fall transition {insert ashamed emoji face here}. I know, I know. It's still officially summer and I really do plan to embrace every last second of it -- especially now that I am teaching again and know the upcoming stresses that loom in my near future. But when it comes to dressing I am noticing a natural gravitation towards rich fall colors, burnt oranges, forrest greens and I even have the sudden urge to paint on burgundy lipsticks. I don't want to get too ahead of myself. I am certainly not ready to say goodbye to my long days and beaching weekends but style wise, I am starting to accept it. Although I am still gravitating towards my usual summer whites I couldn't help but pair this fun crop top with a pair of casual linen shorts. An unusual pairing in my book since this top seems to be intended for a more 'dinner and drinks' type of getup but today, it was the perfect touch of summer for my otherwise warm toned look. Have I mentioned these have been my go-to shorts this past few weeks? I mean with the tassel detail but comfy flowy fit they won this gal over fast. 

In other news -- I would like to formally ask summer to stay around for just a few more weeks. 
Shorts -- The Loft. | Top -- Marshalls. | Hat -- Target. | Sandals -- The Gap.

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Step aside Ballerina, move over Princess...

In recent years tulle has been exclusively for ballerinas, engagements, and princesses. Well, since I am none of the above I was left out of the tulle game. My inner-princess was not happy about this. Not at all. No need for high heels, glam hair or diamonds for this girl. I just wanted to be able to twirl around and embrace my inner girly-girl. 

But once I decided I was all in, it wasn't easy to find that perfect tulle item that didn't make me feel like a 7 year old dressing up as a princess for some trick-or-treating. I mean, that may or may not be last years 26 year old Halloween costume, but thats for me to know and you to never find out. Luckily, Shabby Apple had tulle skirts that fit exactly my needs. A touch of princess spirit minus the princess fluff. A win-win for my styling needs. 

If you take to pinterest for some tulle skirt outfits  you will find a ton of sock buns and chambray button ups. Although, I do love both chambray and buns I had other ideas for this neutral piece. A fun way to celebrate a birthday, a tea party with my man {because, hello, those totally do happen}, or a fun Sunday lunch date. For this occasion: my inner-princess skirt, some beachy waves, a flawy crop top, and a stroll on the beach were right up my alley. Now that I mention it, I can't quite think of a sentence that describes me better... 

Skirt -- Shabby Apple, c/o. | Crop Top -- Marshalls. 

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