Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Watercolor Blues

Happy Hump Day Readers!
I hope your week is going smoothly.
I wore this little dress last night
 to a belated birthday dinner for husband. 
 We went to a Spanish Tapas restaurant
 and had a lovely time.
I love the neckline of this dress.
  It's like a built in necklace. 
 I kept the accessories minimal since
 the dress is so "busy".
I picked up this dress on sale at JCPenny this summer
 and debated whether or not to keep it.
  I am so glad I did. 
 It is the perfect dress to throw on ~ 
on a summer night.

When debating on whether or not to keep something you bought,
 do you more often keep it or take it back?

JCPenny dress-here
Madden Girl sandals-similar
Starfish bracelet-similar
Versona earrings-similar


Monday, July 21, 2014

Pattern Mixing Tropical Style

Hello Out There!
I hope you had a great weekend.
I went to Charleston, SC with a girlfriend for the weekend
 and it was the best!!
A crazy cool front came in and the weather was amazing.
Ya'll know I love to pattern mix.
  I thought I'd try a little tropical mix.
I adore these earrings and thought they were
 perfect with this outfit.
This is a top from the Pabal Gurung collection from Target.
  It has always been one of my favorite things from a
 Target "collection".  

Do you have a favorite piece from any of the Target "collections"?

Target top-similar
Loft pants-similar
Dillard's sandals-similar
Poppy Boutique earrings-similar
Julie's bracelet-similar
Onecklace bracelet-here


Friday, July 18, 2014

Awkward and Awesome Friday

It's Friday!!!
I am so glad, because I have an awesome weekend planned.
 Awkward:
  • The poor potted plants on the deck after vacation.  Will they survive the rest of the summer???
  • The dog eating your snack while you are not looking.
  • The *#@$ jerk who lays on the horn for you to go when you clearly can't just turn into oncoming traffic and then he gives you the finger as he passes you by when you can finally turn.
  • What is the point of bringing your own bags to the grocery store when they insist in wrapping everything in plastic bags?
  • Spilling pickle juice all over your clothes and smelling like a pickle the rest of the day, even after you change.
 
 Awesome:
  • Having the neighborhood pool all to yourself.
  • Opening the front door and seeing a fawn just standing there.
  • When a movie turns out to be way better than you ever expected.
  • Husband's Birthday.
  • ROAD TRIP!!
 
Kimono's are super popular right now,
 but it's not an item I would go out and buy.
  I thought why not improvise one with something I already have.
I turned this scarf into a make shift kimono with a few strategic knots and viola...
To see how I did it just click here.

Let's hear about your awkward or awesome moments this week in the comments.

 Loft t-shirt-here
Old Navy pants-here
Vera Wang sneakers-here
Zebra scarf-similar
Baublebar necklace-here
9th and Elm earrings-similar
Tic Toc watch-here

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Make A Statement

Hello all you lovelies out there!
Are you enjoying a bit of a cool snap where you are?
It's been very pleasant here in the Carolina's.
I decided I needed to wear my fabulous statement necklace again. 
 I thought this casual chambray and white look
 was exactly the right backdrop.
Easy and relaxed with a dash of drama!
Perfect for a fresh summer day where the temps were not boiling.


Do you have a favorite statement piece in your collection?
Is it a necklace, earrings or something else?

Loft top-similar
Gap bottoms-similar
DSW sandals-similar
9th and Elm necklace-similar
Poppy Boutique watch-here
Target belt-similar

Monday, July 14, 2014

Pattern Mixing to the Maxi

I hope you had a great weekend.
Did you watch the World Cup?
Sadly, it was kind of boring.
I am doing some pattern mixing with one of my favorite maxi skirts.  
I love all the colors in this outfit!
Husband was a little worried about my choices, 
but I told him it was all good.
I kept the jewelery down to a minimal so it wouldn't compete with the bold, bright colors in my top.
A belted waist was a must have to complete the look.

Does the man in your life comment on what you wear?
Is he fashion savvy or get all of his fashion advice from you?

Old Navy top-here
Loft maxi-similar
Target belt-here
Gifted watch-similar
Etsy tassel bracelet-here