Friday, June 29, 2012

19x30: ON THIRTY

Thank you to everyone who commented, tweeted, tumbled, and otherwise wished me a happy birthday yesterday!  It was a great day, made even more lovely by all the warm thoughts and happy bday wishes!  Thank you so much for making me feel awesome.  You're the best!  :)




gray lace top - Kohls
polka dot dress - Forever21+
yellow belt - swapped with Hanna 
bag - Jason Wu for Target 
heels - Forever21+

Anyway, things in this post are about to get deep-down personal for a minute, so if you're only in the mood for an outfit, have no worries, just scroll on back up (but make sure to come back tomorrow for more fashion goodness!).  Otherwise, read on after the jump..  :) 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

FATSHION FACEOFF: EVENING DRESS

Oh my gosh, it's already time for another Fatshion Faceoff!  Every week one of the girls in our group picks a specific item of clothing and we all style it in our own way.  Then on Wednesdays, we all post our outfits at the same time, and BOOM.  Fatshion Faceoff.  Super fun, right?

Anyway, it was Mouna's turn to pick this week's challenge item and she chose.... an evening dress!  Now, I don't know if you know this, but I have a big birthday coming up very soon, so I used that as my inspiration and grabbed the eveningest dress I own.  I've always thought it's a good idea to have a fancy dress in your closet, just in case you get invited somewhere swanky at the last minute.  Plus they're fun to dress up in if you're feeling a bit down about turning 30.  ;)  Anyway, on to the dress..




dress - ASOS
jewelry - Forever21
clutch - Banana Republic via ebay

So how did I do?  Is this evening appropriate, or is the dress a bit too short?  (I think it might be too short!  Tights next time??)

Anyway, make sure to clickity click on over to the links below to see how the other girls styled their evening dresses!

Hanna The Wardrobe Challenge
Olivia Wait Until The Sunset
Molly Molly-Pocket
Mouna Brussels Fatshion
Mhairi Lilybobombs Lovely Lumps

xo

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

18x30: OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO

Another trip to the library today!  I really love our library, and am going to miss it when we move.  The young readers area is especially awesome (and my favorite section), with dinosaurs and car seats (and penguins!), and all kinds of fun things for the kiddos (and me!) to look at and enjoy.  :)






white cardi (similar) - Old Navy
ikat dress worn as shirt - Target
black hi-lo skirt (similar) - Forever21+
wedges (similar) - Guess via DSW

I didn't leave with any books today, as I'm still working on some of the suggestions that y'all gave me last time.  I really liked Her Fearful Symmetry and just started on I Was Told There'd Be Cake!  Yay!  Thanks, you guys! 

xo

Monday, June 25, 2012

TOP 10: SHOES EVERY GIRL NEEDS IN HER CLOSET

So, I'm sure it won't come as much of a surprise that I'm what some might call a "shoe hoarder".  After cleaning my closet the other day, I realized I had waaaay more shoes than I realized.  Now, I doubt I'll be able to part with any of them (other than those on my sale blog), but the experience made me stop and think.  How many shoes does a girl really need?  And which ones of mine can I really not live without?  After thinking long and hard (really), I've narrowed it down to the Top 10 kinds of shoes every girl needs in her closet.  Even better?  I've found ones similar to pairs I own, and they're all about $50 or less!  :)


Did I miss anything?  Which shoes can you not live without?

xo

Sunday, June 24, 2012

17x30: TOO HOT



swapped vest for this cardi - Old Navy
floral dress worn as top (similar) - Target 

Y'all, it's way too hot out to take a bunch of outfit pictures!  The above will have to suffice for today's 30x30 post.  :)  Also because it's too hot for legit cardis and I like a bit more coverage (to hide my bra straps), I swapped out this vest for the striped cardi i originally picked for the remix.  

Is it super hot where you are?  If so, what are you doing to stay cool?

xo

Saturday, June 23, 2012

16x30: SQUISH SQUISH

Which awesome girl gets to spend her Saturday dealing with repairmen on constant parade through her house?  You know, the only Saturday where her boyfriend is out of town and the house is blessedly free of sports commentary jabber?  The last quiet Saturday before the big move next month? Yeah, this girl gets all that fun stuff.



chambray button-down - Old Navy
striped tunic dress (similar) - Old Navy
necklace - Marc by Marc Jacobs
belt - Forever21?
leggings (similar) - Old Navy
flip flops (similar) - Aldo via Zappos 
A couple of days ago we noticed that the hallway floor leading into my boyfriend's office was getting damp.  Slowly but surely, the floor has become more and more squishy, and our landlord couldn't get people here to check it out until today.  The verdict?  Apparently we have a pipe leak or blockage somewhere, and they're going to have to pull up flooring and maybe cut into the wall to find it.  JOY.  Not to mention the foundation issues that have been plaguing this house that might finally be fixed in the next few weeks.  I can't WAIT to move.  Oy.

In more happy news, I'm stoked that I can tie my belt instead of belting it.  Gotta find something to smile about! :)

xo

PS. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you! I added a crazy amount of new stuff to my sale blog.  Like 30-something new things, and a bunch of it is $10 or less, and lots of it is actually $5 or less.  Check it out, maybe?  :)

Friday, June 22, 2012

15x30: SO MANY LINES, SO LITTLE TIME

Another attempt at the glorious world of outdoor pictures in the skorching heat of Texas summer. Not sure how many more uses I'll be getting out of my cardigans this season.  100+ degrees and crazy humidity isn't really cardi weather, ya know?






striped cardi - Target
white tank (similar) - Forever21+
denim bermuda shorts (similar) - Ross
palm print lace-ups - ASOS 
bag - Jason Wu for Target 

I once drew this very courtyard for a Drawing I project.  We had to practice perspective, and I thought the different angles and details of these buildings would be interesting and a little different from what everyone else was doing.  Too bad I didn't realize how freaking time-consuming it would be to draw all those lines made by the brown building's siding.  And don't even get me started on the brick cobblestones.  I got an A, but man did I learn to really look at things before committing to putting them on paper.

xo

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

14x30: FATSHION FACEOFF BLUE JEANS

A 30x30 remix outfit AND a Fatshion Faceoff outfit?  All in one post?  That's right, today you get a two-fer!  In case you're new to the blog, Fatshion Faceoff is a challenge where every week one of the girls in our group picks a specific item of clothing and we all style it in our own way.  Then on Wednesdays, we all post our outfits at the same time, and BOOM.  Fatshion Faceoff.  Super fun, right?

Anyway, it was Molly's turn to pick this week's challenge item and she chose.... blue jeans!  I had picked my flare blue jeans for the 30x30 challenge, so I thought I would just wear those. 





sunnies - Ralph Lauren w/prescription
gray lace top (similar) - Kohls
ring, earrings - Forever21
birthday heels - See by Chloe via Shopbop
I'm not sure why, but every time I wear these jeans, I always lean towards a boho or 70's style outfit.  Must be the awesome flareyness of them.  By the way, do you like my nails?  It's my first attempt ever at an ombre design and I love it!  They remind me of the ocean! 

Well, that's it for the Fatshion Faceoff this week!  Make sure to clickity click on over to the links below to see how the other girls styled their blue jeans!

Hanna The Wardrobe Challenge
Olivia Wait Until The Sunset
Molly Molly-Pocket
Mouna Brussels Fatshion
Mhairi Lilybobombs Lovely Lumps

xo

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

13x30: STORMS ROLLING IN

You know what's great?  Friends that have similar styles as you and are willing to swap some of their stuff with you.  I love how this yellow polka dotted shirt from Wisconsin goes so perfectly with this yellow belt from London.  And you probably wouldn't have guessed in a million years that they travelled from thousands of miles apart just to make this awesome outfit.  Or maybe you would have guessed it, but that probably means you're psychic or something.



yellow polka dot top - swapped with Hannah
yellow belt - swapped with Hanna
red bicycle skirt - Target
wedges (similar) - DSW
earrings (similar) - Forever21

Sometimes, I wish I was psychic.  Like today.  Then I would have known that storms were a'brewing and that I needed to hurry up and get good outfit pics before the clouds blew in and ruined the pretty sunlight.  Whomp whomp.  At least the pops of yellow kept things sunny!

xo

P.S. OH, I almost forgot!  I listed a bunch of new items on my shopping blog last night, so you might wanna take a peek.  Tons of stuff under $10, all looking for a new home! <3

Sunday, June 17, 2012

RANDOM SHOTS III


vintage owl pin // pretending I'm Taylor Swift

new bbq place // barefoot in the park

umbrella that reminds me of Cali // what I'm constantly telling my kid

quiet time for myself poolside // best diner in Dallas

birthday heels // pretending I know how to sew

a fun mani // Lucky Cat a la Sherlock

Make sure to follow my Instagram for real-time photo fun!  :D
xo