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.

Ideal For Easter

From On April 4, 2010

When I think of Easter I automatically think of florals and pastel-colored clothing. I’m not sure why, though. Why don’t I think of the Easter Bunny, chocolates, or Easter egg hunts? Probably because I am no longer a child! Since those days are long gone, the focus has turned to dressing for Easter festivities when the holiday finally rolls around. Whether it be for church or dinner with the family, I’ve got a couple of ideas as to what makes a great Easter outfit.

Above you will find two looks:

On the model is the Floral Applique’ Tank Dress (from Torrid and available in sizes 12-26). The style of this dress works well on busty women or those that want to take the focus off of their middle area. The dress masks the tummy, but still gives you a flattering shape. Pair it with a cropped black cardigan for more coverage and later wear it with a denim jacket and flat black sandals for a more casual look. Adorable!

For the second look I collected a few pieces. The Shirred Silk Floral Print Dress (from Newport-News and available in sizes 0-16) caught my eye. It hits below the knee unlike the first dress, but still comes in at the waist and has more of an A-line cut. Layer it with the pale pink B.P. Three Quarter Sleeve Cardigan (from Nordstrom). The Faux Pearl Studs and Layered Pearl Necklace are both from Forever 21. I chose pearls because they are clean and simple, letting the print on the dress stand out by itself. The two pairs of shoes are for two different looks. The Michael Antonio Solstice Sandals give a more dressed up vibe and the Dolce Vita Hayden Wedge is a little more casual (both from Endless). Top it off with the Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Clutch (from Museten) and your look is complete!