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Friday, July 22, 2016

Awkward and Awesome Friday

Hello lovely readers,
I hope you all had a great week.
Awkward:

  • Receiving some self tanner to review and it actually turned my skin gray.
  • Reading a book via Kindle and one of the character's name suddenly changed in the middle of the book.  (it was a free book, not sure if this was why)
  • Turned over half a can of paint while painting furniture in the garage.  Thank goodness for garden hoses.
  • Trying to brew a cup of coffee with son1's new Clever Coffee brewer.  I did everything wrong that you could do wrong in the making of a cup of coffee.  
  • Having to go down to the DMV because there was a mistake on my license.  I didn't realize I was going to need bug spray and sunscreen to wait outside for 2 hours before I even got into the room with the 50 chairs to wait some more.
Awesome:
  • Having all new carpet upstairs.  I just like to go up there barefooted and walk around.
  • Girls getaway at the lake!!
  • Seeing old friends at another friend's son's engagement party.  2 fun things at once.
  • Doing a group face mask treatment.  I can't even....
  • Going to Halifax Nova Scotia with the Mr.
Laid back and casual for a carefree look. 
 I added delicate jewelry as
minimalist jewelry is having a moment right now.  

I will be headed to Halifax soon and will not be blogging next week. 
 You can follow me on Instagram to see what kind of adventures the Mr. and I will have.

Have a great weekend!

Old Navy shirt
Loft shorts
Tory Burch espadrilles
Ily Couture necklace
Handpicked bracelet and earrings.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Bright and Bold

I know I have been missing for a bit.
I went on a lovely girls getaway to the lake.
I really needed some fun and laughter
 after all of the remodel goings on around here!
And even though the remodel part is over... 
It is taking much longer to put all the rooms 
back together than I anticipated. 
 I do love everything we did though!
This maxi is one of my favorites. 
 I waited and waited for it to go on sale last year. 
 I got it for a great price and
 I have definitely gotten my money's worth.
A dress like this just speaks for itself. 
 It can stand on it's own without a lot of styling.
I did add these fabulous tassel earrings because 
as you know ~
tassel's are having a moment right now.

Do you have a "statement" dress?
How do you like to wear it?

Loft maxi
Liz and Marti shoes
Purple Peridot earrings
Versona bracelet
Handpicked pearl bracelet

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Layering In The Summer?

I am so excited because as I am typing 
the guys are laying my carpet upstairs!!
It's gonna be a great Wednesday.
One of my favorite things about fall and winter 
is layering clothing. 
 Layering in the summer, not so much.
But layering jewelry is a completely different story. 
 I love to layer bracelets and 
layering necklaces can be just as much fun. 
 You can layer chunky, 
delicate or 
even layer with a scarf.
Use a graduated effect for layering your necklaces, 
don't be afraid to mix chunky and delicate together.
  Mix colors or keep all the necklaces very similar in style 
depending on the look you are going for. 
Layering necklaces is a great way to bring new life 
to jewelry you might have been neglecting. 

Now go check your necklace collection
 and start stacking for some fun,
 unexpected summer layering.

The Limited top
Macy's skirt
Jack Rogers wedges
Ily Couture tassel necklace
Handpicked stone and disc necklaces
Francesca bracelet

Monday, July 11, 2016

It's A Cool, Cool Summer

This weekend was all about painting around here.
We finally got all the rooms painted upstairs and 
the new carpet is to be installed on Wednesday!!
There really is an end in sight.
Doesn't this outfit just scream summer? 
 It's so fresh, crisp and looks cool 
even when the temperatures say otherwise.
I just had to add pearls to compliment this look. 
 I decided on a choker like necklace 
to pair with my
 off the shoulder top. 
 It reminds me of the 70's.
I put all the color of this outfit in the shoes. 
 It makes for a nice, clean look. 
 I have enjoyed this off the shoulder blouse so much this summer, 
I might have to add an off the shoulder dress to the wardrobe soon.

What fun thing did you do this weekend to beat the heat?

Loft top
Gap skirt
Jack Rogers sandals
Kate Spade bracelet
Ily Couture earrings
gifted necklace

Friday, July 8, 2016

Awkward and Awesome Friday

Hola! 
I hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July.
Our time in the mountains was fabulous.
We did some hiking and biking 
and even enjoyed a fire 
in the evenings and mornings.
Awkward:

  • When you accidentally wash a bright red item with your cream sheets.  Pink sheets anyone?
  • When the newbie barista tries 5 times to get your flat white correct.  I won't be going back to that Starbucks until she has some experience under her belt.
  • Just sitting around talking with people in front of an outdoor fire and suddenly a male duck starts chasing a female duck and when he catches her they start "doin it" right in front of you!
  • Meeting up with a lost boyscout while hiking the Appalachian Trail.
  • I don't think our upstairs "update" will ever be finished!  I am beginning to lose hope that our home will ever be back to normal.
Awesome:
  • Biking down a mountain.  Just stand up on the bike and feel the cool breeze hit you in the face!
  • The great brewery we found on our trip. The Damascus Brewery
  • 4th of July food
  • Our cabin in Virginia.  It was just like a tiny home, well, a mansion tiny home.
  • Sitting out by the creek under a shade tree reading a good book.

Super casual, breezy look to run some errands.  
It's almost too hot to even care what you have on. 
 Almost! 
 I paired turquoise accessories with 
my melon and yellow top for 
pops of fun summer color.

What are you wearing these days to beat the heat?

Loft shirt
Gap pants
Jack Rogers sandals
gifted necklace
Francesca bracelet