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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Lumberjack Chic

From On April 16, 2010

Another day with Kenny and he captured some more amazing photographs. I was never one that was big on plaid. I like it, but every time I went to try it I hated it on me. This shirt from the Gap I found on sale and thought it would be so versatile. Bottom line, I made myself get it. So with the whole plaid and ripped denim look and all the trekking through the wilderness, I felt like I was either about to milk a cow or chop down a tree. All in my 4.5 inch wedges. I ordered them a couple of months ago from Revolve Clothing, but had never worn them until now. After realizing how comfortable they were I immediately went home and ordered another pair of sandals by the same brand.

Now I know the shorts are ridiculously short and I used to be so against wearing short denim shorts. I loooove being in skirts and dresses in warm weather, but sometimes there are those days when you just want to throw on shorts with a tank and go. These shorts hit my leg at such an awkward spot that I cut them shorter and frayed the edges until strings were hanging.

Overall, I love this look and the fact that I tried something that I wouldn’t have normally chosen. Not to mention the background! The fungus-decorated trees and the random patches of grass. Hope you guys enjoy it as well!

I’m wearing a shirt and belt from the Gap, Free People shorts, Pelle Moda Yaritza wedges, J.Crew bracelet and ring.

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Two Yellow Lines

From On April 12, 2010

Kenny and I drove around trying to find an interesting backdrop for some more photos and chose this semi-busy road. With posing in between running from cars that were approaching, they didn’t turn out too bad. I’ve been looking for some tapered pants with pleating at the top. While I would rather have found some pants that were more fitted on the bottom, these pants from H&M would have to work for now. They’re high-waisted and have front and back pockets. Love them. The down side? They give off the appearance of a pouch in the front, so I had to pose carefully.

I love this silk top because of the periwinkle blue color. I always make sure to grab silk tops from Forever 21 (most of the time) when I see them. It’s always a good deal. Now this was the necklace I got from Madewell that I mentioned in an earlier post. The lucite stones and brass chains make a nice combination.

The suede Gibbard booties are from ALDO. They’re pretty comfortable and the ghillie ties are also a big trend in footwear for spring.