Jun 28, 2012

10 Necessities for Traveling


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"Remember happiness is..." via pinterest / Vintage Maps via etsy
1. A classic watch that can be adjusted for the different time zones. This Around the World Leather Watch from Urban Outfitters is a steal and fun to boot!
2. A hat for all those days of "travel bedhead hair". I love the menswear appeal to this Brixton Capistrano Hat from Piperlime!
3. A cozy jersey dress is comfortable to travel in and frankly, my suitcase is full of them. This Whetherly Tank Dress from Shopbop looks so comfy cozy!
4. Comfy flats. Did I say comfortable flats?! You need them. Your suitcase should be full of them, don't say I didn't warn you! :) These Belle by Sigerson Morrison Flats caught my eye!
5. A  Journey Notebook to write about your travels
6. A simple cross body bag to travel in comfort and ease. Loving this Madewell Tassel Flap bag.
7. Scarves are such an easy way to add quirkiness to an outfit and also some warmth if it's chilly. I love this Modcloth Safari Scarf and the way that it was styled here!
8. This Modcloth Leopard Scarf  is a keeper as well.

Other important travel attire/products not in the collage above:
9. Light trench/jacket for chilly evenings or even in the daytime (esp. in London - I was freezing!)
10. Although flats are the preferred footwear of choice for traveling, heels are a must once in awhile too. I suggest that you protect those pumps! I absolutely fell in love with these and you will see why!



Jun 27, 2012

Polka Dot Bottom

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Zara Cardigan     Anthropologie Maxi Dress     Coach Willis Bag     Karen Walker Sunnies     Zara Sandals

I scored this dress at an Anthropologie sale awhile back, $40! There is seriously nothing better than a good bargain! 
I am using today as a catch-up day on all my errands and a to-do list that is a mile long. Of course, I may have to reserve an hour or two to lay by the pool because it's going to be a gorgeous one!
Enjoy your day lovelies! :)

Jun 26, 2012

Office Space



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I am still in the process of putting together my little office space where my blogging magic will happen! I received a few products to help bring my desktop together from Sorting with Style (thanks guys!) I am in love with my new business card holder (to the left), Magic Erase Board for quick memos, pen holder, and cute cat notebook (seen here.)

The amazing teal antlers were discovered on an Etsy shop called MichelleLisa. They come in all different colors: yellow, pink, black & more!

The drawing of me was created by Lisa from Sketch & Pixel <3

Additional odds & ends:
Lace collar on mannequin: OASAP
"Do what you love to do" sign: High Five on Etsy
Blue Throw: Z gallerie

Jun 25, 2012

InVESTed Length

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Walter by Walter Baker Vest     Old Navy Chambray Top     J.Crew Shorts     
Steve Madden Heels (old)    American Eagle Hat     ASOS Watch     J.Crew Bracelet

When I first bought this vest I had NO idea what to wear it with. It's an awkwardly long length and tends to look like a dress since it's longer then everything else. I threw it on with a simple pair of shorts and realized I actually love the contrast of length that it adds to the outfit. From the back it tends to look slightly like a dress, but you know what I say to that? WHO CARES! Wear what you'd like and work it! :)

How was your weekend? 

Jun 22, 2012

Tied with a Bow

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Forever 21 Tee     Madewell Denim Shorts (last year's style- but these are similar & on sale!)     H&M Belt     La Mer Watch     Zara Heels     Scarf via ThreeBirdNest on Etsy

Loving the versatility of this adorable dotted scarf- it can be worn so many ways, but this is definitely my favorite. A great way to give a face lift to the denim/white tee look!

How would you wear this scarf?

Jun 21, 2012

Wedding Inspiration: Shoes



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Valentino Bow Pump     Jimmy Choo Tabina Pump     Kate Spade Shelby Sandal (on sale!)     Kate Spade Maribeth Sandal     Kimchi Blue Ankle Tie Skimmer (most affordable!)


I have been going back and forth on which shoes to choose for my wedding day. I finally caved and bought a pair- which ones do you think I got?! :)


Which ones are your favorite? What did you wear on your feet for your own wedding?

Jun 20, 2012

An Ikat Dream

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Forever 21 Top     J. Crew Shorts     Forever 21 Loafers     Marc Jacobs Quilted Stam Bag     BaubleBar necklace     Karen Walker Sunnies     gifted Kristin Hassan Pearl Drop Earrings 

So Kristin Hassan has a pretty cool gig going on right now over on her online store. They are doing a "World Tour" and they are currently featuring Istanbul. There are so many pieces that I adore in that collection including: Sophia Earring (only $16!) and the Hagia Sophia necklace



Jun 19, 2012

Mixing Zebra Print with Stripes

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Ann Taylor Leopard Cardigan (Sold Out- but here's a similar version)     Modcloth Blouse     H&M Skirt     TopShop Heels (old)     BaubleBar necklace     

Happy Tuesday! Here is what is on my mind today....
  • If I was rich, I would buy out the entire BaubleBar online store. Oh, you don't know what Baublebar is? I suggest you fix that, PRONTO ;)
  • A few readers mentioned that this looked like zebra print and not leopard print - which  actually blew my mind. Totally thought it was more a leopard print, but now that they brought it up, it's clearly zebra print, right?!?!
  • I tried this new workout yesterday and it was super intense and gave me a great workout. Try it!
  • I am trying to eat healthier (yes, I eat HORRIBLY on a daily basis) and I am concentrating on veggies, fruits, protein. Any snacks you would recommend?
  • I am about to start reading Fifty Shades of Grey, who has read it - what did you think?!

Jun 18, 2012

Giveaway with PB & J Boutique!


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Jun 15, 2012

Laid Back Summer Attire


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Look Three:   Old Navy Hat   3.1 Phillip Lim Kite Back Tank       Current/Elliot Denim Shorts     Red Soludos

Jun 13, 2012

All Black with a slice of Sherbet

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Zara Top     Old Navy Cardigan     J. Crew Skirt     gifted Ann Taylor Necklace (it's gorgeous in blue, too!)    ASOS Heels     Sunglasses via Amazon ($10 - here!)

Welp, my man graduated Medical School last weekend and I could not be more proud! We have been together since day one! I decided for something classic with a pop of color for the graduation ceremony. 
Someone had mentioned on twitter the other day that us bloggers say "pop of color" all the time....and I could not agree more. It's actually rather ridiculous how many times I use that "phrase".  There has to be some other words to help us describe our outfits- but hey, I have never been one that was good with words. In fact, English was my least favorite subject in school - I was a science nerd. 

I have obviously veered way off path here, but what was your favorite subject in grammar school? 
Don't you miss the good ole' days with the school bells and no worries about a mortgage and "big girl" stuff?!

Jun 11, 2012

Ann Taylor's Got it Goin' On!

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Entire look is Ann Taylor
Organza Peony Top      Stretch Linen Twill Jacket    Chelsea Cropped Pants      Oval Pearlized Necklace     Floral Stretch Bracelet        Glitter Zip Clutch     
 Stephanie D-Orsay Sandals     

Pink & Green is my new favorite summer color combination. I searched the Ann Taylor store nearest me recently and fell in love with the entire collection they have in stores right now. There are so many adorable statement tops and jewelry- I wish I could have taken the entire store home with me! 
While I was shopping, I had the greatest customer service and realized that it really does make a world of difference to have a great experience while shopping. They went over and beyond and were tremendously helpful.
What are your favorite summer color combinations?

*Ann Taylor has provided me with these outfits in compliance with 
FTC guidelines. I was not compensated by Ann Taylor for writing this post, and my opinions are my own.

Jun 9, 2012

Oh Hey Marc Jacobs...


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I have been obsessing over Marc Jacobs sunglasses recently. If I could own every single pair of sunglasses above- I would be one happy gal! Shielding your eyeballs from the sun's rays is super important and I really suggest you start searching for some new shades for the summer season!
Which ones are your favorite?

Jun 7, 2012

Watercolor

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Denim H&M Jacket     BB Dakota Dress     Melie Bianco Purse     Zara Heels     H&M Belt     

This is one of my outfits from our vacation in Austin, TX. We found this gorgeous mural on a wall and knew it was an amazing backdrop. 
Oh, and another cool fact? These sunglasses- picked them up from the Buffalo Exchange in Dallas for a whopping $8! Holler! 

Jun 6, 2012

The Misfits

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gifted Junk Food Tee     J.Crew Shorts     Rebecca Minkoff Sandals     gifted K. Amato Necklace     Forever 21 cuff     Marc Jacobs Quilted Bag

I still think that there is nothing better than a simple tee. These Junk Food tees are so comfortable and easy to style. What's your favorite tee that you have lying around the house?

Jun 5, 2012

Vitamin A Swimwear Giveaway

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Vitamin A SwimSuit

GAH! In love with the tiny ruffles on the bottom of this suit! Seriously flippin' cute, right?!

You have the chance to win this same Vitamin A swimsuit just follow the rules below!
It's SUPER easy to enter- I used Rafflecopter to make it easy for you all to enter! :)
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Contest ends one week from today - June 12th!