A Blouse & Bubble Hem

From On September 1, 2010

I wasn’t very sure as to how I wanted to wear this silk top from Anthropologie (by Dolan). I definitely knew I didn’t want to wear it with jeans, although it would look great with skinnies to balance out the looseness of the blouse. Wide-leg jeans that are fitted through the thigh would be great for a more boho look. So ignoring the obvious I went with a white, gauzy BCBG Max Azria skirt and bubblegum pink lips (that you can barely see). The bubble hem was a risk because the blousiness of the top already added enough volume. A fitted skirt would have been ideal, but why not add more volume?! Since I added the waist belt from Martin & Osa it gave me the hour-glass shape I needed to tame the two together. Perfection! I loved the outcome! Oh yea, the sunglasses are also from Anthropologie. I love that store.

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Shades of Blue

From On August 25, 2010

The temperature didn’t even break 80 degrees today. I’m loving this cooler weather. I decided to go with these Seven skinny jeans and this linen-like, white and blue striped button-up from H & M. I’ve been noticing in stores, magazines and elsewhere that mixing shades of blue is IN right now. Even mixing denim! Yes, I know it’s tricky, but there’s a way around it. You have to wear different washes together. Although my shirt is not denim, I definitely centered this look around the trend. The blue in my shirt is lighter than the wash of my jeans. Keep your accessories in neutral shades like camel and even gray would work. I chose to go with this camel-colored ruffle belt from the Gap and my Pelle Moda wedges.

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Summer Days & High Heels

From On July 21, 2010


So we’re almost through the month of July and it has been miserably hot. It’s been in the 90’s for days and I dont even want to talk about the humidity. Unless you plan on staying inside it is almost impossible to keep cool, no matter what you wear. As for me, I’ve been trying to stay in the comfort of the AC. Today I decided to take some photos since it’s been a while. I’m wearing a Free People skirt, Express bandeau, BCBG Max Azria belt and Aldo shoes. I had been eyeing this skirt for a while and finally decided to buy it. Its gauzy layers and olive, mustard yellow and red mini floral print set on top of solid black was perfect. Perfect for summer and right into fall. I immediately thought of the olive bandeau I had at home and thought they would go well together. Add the mustard yellow belt and black booties and wahlah!

Oh and hold that thought. I mentioned how the skirt would be perfect for summer and into fall, I took more photos of how I would wear the skirt in cooler temps. Stay tuned!

I LOVE this photo! Look at the sky!

I LOVE this photo! Look at the sky!

These shoes look like they would be a pain to get on, but the back zipper makes it a lot more simple.

These shoes look like they would be a pain to get on, but the back zipper makes it a lot more simple.

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The End of a Chapter

From On May 31, 2010

A cousin of mine graduated from high school the other day. A high school where my sister and I went. A high school where my mom and her two sisters also went. Can you believe that? As I was sitting there watching the Processional I realized that I was in that same place eight years ago. Eight years?! So much has happened in those eight years since I graduated from high school. I ran into a couple of my old teachers and couldn’t help but think about those times. It was also nice having some relatives in town that I don’t usually have the pleasure of seeing. It was a great time. I also managed not to shed any tears. Go me!



My cousin Britnie & I

My cousin Britnie & I

Congratulations to my cousin Britnie! She’ll be heading off to college in the fall! 🙂

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Black Lace & Sunshine

From On April 23, 2010

Another gorgeous day and extremely hot, may I add. This 90+ degree weather came out of no where. Yet, I’m still outside. This secluded path off of the lake is so relaxing. All you hear is birds chirping, the occasional bussling of squirrels, and the trickling stream. Nature at it’s best. Flowers are popping up every where and the leaves on the trees are quickly budding. The strands of sunlight that filtered it’s way through the trees created such a beautiful setting.

I’m wearing this silk racerback tunic from Martin & Osa as a dress. Interesting choice, right? I certainly thought so. I paired it with the lace tights from Forever 21 and a gauzy Chan Luu scarf. The Lizza Jessica Simpson pumps (my faves) completed the look.

Thank you so much Kenny! The photos turned out beautifully! View more of his photography here!

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