Saturday, July 28, 2012


dress: h&m. shoes: h&m. bag: dooney&bourke. necklace: thrifted ($3). bracelet: tiffany&co (gift). white ring: david yurman. 

Jarrett and I did a little h&m shopping the other night and found this great dress and shoes! I fell in love with this dress and the way the fabric is mirrored down the front and sides! It is super comfortable and very figure flattering (which is always a bonus!) The shoes on the other hand were sort of an impulse buy...Okay, really an impulse buy. I wore this outfit out for a date night and loved how comfortable the kitten heel was to walk in. I have actually never owned a pair of pointed toe heels, kitten heels, OR baby pink heels! Can you believe it? These shoes are a whole new world for me... & trust me, it's magical

p.s. If you aren't a Disney movie lover like me, I am totally referring to Aladdin (the magic carpet ride & all). 


Friday, July 27, 2012

The "IT" List - Round 3!

  • Rachel's Look Book shares with us her summer "go-to" items that are fit for running errands or lunch with the girls! Cute! (find Rachel's Look Book on Twitter!)
  • A Fashion Fixation is walking on the wild side with her fashion choices lately and it's paying off! She looks fabulous in her new red pants! (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)
  • Ash 'N' Fashn is gearing up for the start of the Olympics with an adorable graphic tee! Perfect for watching the opening ceremonies tonight! (find Ash N' Fashn on Twitter!) 
  • Pink Margarita Pearl looks gorgeous in a neutral outfit - head over to find out how she uses a hint of shimmer to keep the look interesting!
  • Urban Frill is wearing her own version of the primary colors and knocked it out of the park! And she thought she had nothing to wear! (find Urban Frill on Twitter!)
  • Here & Now mixes masculine and feminine for a layered summer look! Pop over to see how she pulls it off! (find Here & Now on Twitter!)
  • Fabulously Average is taking style cues from Betty Draper while sporting an updated vintage look complete with a pink lace skirt! Love! (find Fabulously Average on Twitter!)
  • Runaway Style is channeling her inner free spirt with lace and pastels - a beautiful nod to the 60s!
  • the Queen City Style is shopping her own closet and trying out a new combination she has never thought of! Head over to see the unlikely pair! (find The Queen City Style on Twitter!)
  • Olive and an Arrow goes Aztec with an amazing pair of shorts! She pairs it with a top that has an unexpected twist - go check it out! (find Olive and an Arrow on Twitter!)
  • 100 Inspirations recreates a casual Rosie Huntington look for under  $115! It involves boots and shorts - a must see!
  • Second Street East is sharing a little office inspiration with us, which will be her future workspace. One hint - pink and yellow! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)
  • Lipstick & Lollies pairs a neutral top with some pops of color! Don't forget to check out her fun hair accessory! 
  • Sweetie Pie Style runs us through this fall's shoe trends! Be careful because you will want every. single. pair. (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer & Stripes

top: zara. jeans: hudson via nordstrom rack. shoes: target. bag: dooney&bourke. necklace: francesca's. bracelet: nordstrom.

Loving casual summer days! Stripes and big chunky necklaces? Yes please! Don't forget the bright colors!


Monday, July 23, 2012

Free bird

 sweater: nordstrom b.p. skirt: free people. boots: steve madden. purse: thrifted dooney&bourke. bracelets: vintage (my mom's) necklace: tiffany&co.

I wore this outfit to an evening church service last night and a very similar outfit the night before to an event. The event was a fundraiser/concert for the organization/ministry called Krochet Kids featuring my brother's friends' up and coming band titled J Thoven (who are amazing & I'm a little bit obsessed). I am starting to realize that I really love to wear many different styles. Every time I get into a vintage-styled or "free people" esque outfit I just feel a certain way. 
& I just adore it. 


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Fun Zone

dress: h&m. bag: lucky brand (ex-employee discount). shoe: report (nordstrom rack). bracelets: marc jacobs & thrifted. sunnies: marc jacobs. necklaces: tiffany&co. 

Finally, Jarrett and I got to spend a whole day together! We decided to have a little vacation day and visit Balboa Island in Newport beach. It was such a fun day doing something we don't usually do and acting like tourists in our own backyard. We took the ferry across to Balboa's Fun Zone and had some fun! The ferris wheel was small, but let me tell you, it was dangerous! Haha. As we got in, the ride attendant said, "get comfortable it'll be awhile" and we giggled thinking "yeah okay maybe two times around, right?". Oh no no no, it literally went around like 20 times. It was hilarious. Anyways, we enjoyed the heat and our rainbow sprinkled frozen banana! I loved wearing this outfit all day. It was the perfect, most comfortable outfit for walking around Balboa in the hot sun. Tying up the dress made it easy to walk and gave a little room to cool down, plus totally fits into the knot trend. I also wore a bathing suit top instead of a regular undergarment, which was great for hanging out down by the bay. 

Have a happy Saturday ladies!


Friday, July 20, 2012

The "IT" List. Take two!

  • Rachel's Look Book is showing us some European flair by recreating outfits she saw while across the pond! A must see! (find Rachel's Look Book on Twitter!)
  • Crazy Style Love is in full-on "ladies who lunch" mode with a pretty pastel look. Monochromatic at its best! (find Crazy Style Love on Twitter!)
  • 100 Inspirations recreates a casual Jessica Alba look complete with mint jeans and pink loafers. Head over to find out where to get the goods - all for under $140!
  • High Heeled Style is having a polka party with her fun top! Paired with green accents and a pencil skirt, it makes for an office look that is sure to stand out! (find High Heeled Style on Twitter!)
  • Ash 'N' Fashn loves the classic combination of red and blue together long after Independence Day! Head over to see how she pairs blue with a little red dress! (find Ash N' Fashn on Twitter!) 
  • Pink Margarita Pearl remind us how important accessories are to our look! Pop over to see how she turned an all black outfit into something special with a few key pieces!
  • Urban Frill goes red-hot while pairing a long, flowy vest with her usual work attire for an unexpected twist to business causal! So cute! (find Urban Frill on Twitter!)
  • Here & Now is sporting a little drop-hem number that is reminiscent of the 20s. A seriously sassy look for date night! (find Here & Now on Twitter!)
  • Fabulously Average shares with us her "Tall Girls Guide to the Mini." Head over to see how she puts her rules to use! (find Fabulously Average on Twitter!)
  • Runaway Style is letting her shorts take center stage in this California cool look that is ready for any warm weather you can throw at it! Love those shorts!
  • The Queen City Style has discovered something all you fashionistas need... a running dress! Yes, a running dress! Go check it out! (find The Queen City Style on Twitter!)
  • Olive and an Arrow is channeling Jess from "New girl" with her adorable polka dot number! I'd say she wears it better than Zooey, what do you think?? (find Olive and an Arrow on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East is letting her hair down with a geometric skirt and denim top - a fun look to brighten the day! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)
  • Sweetie Pie Style looks ahead to cooler weather with Madewell's fall preview. Head over for tips on how to predict fashion trends for next season! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012


dress: nordstrom b.p. (sale!) jacket: lucky brand (past employee discount). shoes: cotton on. bag: dooney&bourke. necklace: francesca's. bracelets: variety.

 After having a nice dinner at the mall with my parents, Jarrett and I decided to take photos on top of the parking structure. We got to the top and it was completely empty (which is definitely a rare treasure). I must say an empty rooftop parking lot becomes a lovely photo backdrop! This odd setting was created even more rare with the crazy overcast sky. I know I've been a complainer about the weather lately, but I really do love gloomy days. Is that weird? To enjoy what most people consider yucky? Maybe it's the mystery & beauty I find in it... or maybe it's just the great lighting it creates for photos... 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Bangles of love

top: nordstom b.p. jeans: wet seal. shoes: nordstrom rack. bag: marc jacobs thrifted. necklace: flea market find. bracelets: nordstrom & forever 21. white ring: david yurman. 

Yesterday, I decided to do something nice for my boyfriend and buy him a "just because I love you" gift. While my intentions were solid on giving, I couldn't pass up these adorable bangles I found. There was a whole collection of colors and patterned bracelets at Nordstrom that made you want to pick up the entire display and take it home! Since that wasn't really an option my momma and I bought a couple instead. I think accessories are often the most fun part of an outfit. Take my bare colored blouse and white jeans, very simple, and add a few bangles. & Bam! Chic outfit. 

p.s. If you are wondering, I still bought him a gift. He loved it! 

Have a happy Monday!