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Friday, April 18, 2014

Tossled

Some days the wind works in your favor, and you can channel your inner 'model workin' it in front of a wind machine' vibe. Other days it turns your hair into a giant shapeless pile of frizz.

At least it's Friday, and for many of you, a long weekend! Don't forget you have until the end of today to enter to win a pair of Converse shoes, and until the end of the weekend to win a Mi-Pac Leopard Duffle Bag!

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The Rundown
Black Silk Button Down JCP similar
White Jeans Old Navy
Denim Jacket Gap similar
Pumps "Gennie" Coach thrifted similar
Red Willis Bag Vintage Coach via ebay
Sunburst Pendant House of Harlow
Mini Punk Princess Bracelet CC Skye c/o Linger Rose
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Cat Eye Combination" Cole Haan via TJMaxx
Nail Color "Lion Around" Essie

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Denim Pencil

Being the shorty that I am, I generally try to avoid hemlines below my knee. With the recent trend of midi skirts they are becoming more prevalent and of course I find myself tempted to try them out.

This Lux denim pencil skirt was found at a consignment store called the label exchange, and just when I thought I was going to leave empty handed, I spied this on the $5 rack and had to try it on. With visions of how fabulous Meg, E, and Jenny look in their denim pencil skirts, all the ways I could style it started racing through my brain; graphic tee and a blazer, chunky knit sweater and booties, white blouse with leopard pumps! 

Sure, it's a little long, and maybe has the slightest bit of a waistband gap in the back, but I fully intend on wearing the heck out of this skirt and getting my five dollars worth. Then I can decide definitively if I can pull off this length.
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The Rundown
Silk Button Down Gap via ThredUP similar
Denim Pencil Skirt Lux via The Label Exchange similar
Printed Jacket Skirtin' Around via Coco's
Pumps "Gennie" Coach thrifted similar
Bag Tahari c/o TJMaxx similar
Tassel Necklace Thrifted similar
Watch "Stella" Fossil via ebay
Snake Ring Brilliant Imports via Bedknobs and Baubles Giveaway

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mood booster

With the weather being on the chilly side and the grey skies threatening rain, I was pretty much reaching for the same pair of jeans and flats day after day. I wasn't in the best of moods when I woke up the morning I wore this outfit, and blaming the lack of sunshine, the 'comfortable' clothes went on.

Running late (as usual) I gave myself one last glance in the mirror and felt so unhappy in those jeans, I had to change. Never mind the chill or the rain, as soon as I put on the skirt and the heels my mood elevated. It was the boost I needed, physically as well as mentally.
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The Rundown
Grey Tee Gap similar
Leather Pencil Skirt Lord & Taylor thrifted similar
Floral Bomber Jacket Gap
Shoes Adrienne Vittadini via TJMaxx similar
Red Willis Bag Vintage Coach via ebay
Bling Earrings JoJo Loves You
Monogram Necklace oNecklace via Good Girl Style Giveaway
Mini Punk Princess Bracelet CC Skye c/o Linger Rose
Blue Ring c/o TJMaxx similar
Midi Ring Urban Outfitters
Sunglasses "Emma" Ray-Ban
Nail Color "Lion Around" Essie

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mint and Yellow

I've always been a lover of pastels, so layering them up seems like the perfect thing to do in the spring.

As much as I keep telling myself to stop buying cheap costume jewelry from China, I fell victim to yet another super trendy piece. Last one, I promise! At least in an effort to make more room in my jewelry box, I ditched the regrettable bubble necklace, along with several other pieces.
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The Rundown
Yellow Sweater TJMaxx similar
Mint Button Down Thrifted similar
Denim Jacket Gap similar
Black Cropped Pants Gap
Turquoise Pumps Karen Scott thrifted similar
Turquoise Bag Charm and Luck via TJMaxx similar
Crystal Flower Statement Necklace eBay similar exact
Chain Link Bracelet Thrifted similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses Ray-Ban "Meteor" c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Lion Around" Essie
iPhone Case Rifle Paper Co.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Birthdays are good for you

"Birthdays are good for you, statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest."
-Larry Lorenzoni

It was a gorgeous spring weekend. It did not rain on my birthday for the first time in at least four years. I got to spend my day surrounded by my wonderful family and friends. I ate the most decadent chocolate coconut cheesecake (of which there are leftovers I can indulge on for the rest of the week) and was treated to several of the items on my wish list that you will be seeing soon.

As much as a part of me resists getting older, with acceptance comes enjoyment. Birthdays are for celebrating, for looking back as well as ahead. Another year is past, and I can't help but to hope that the one to come will be even better.

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The Rundown
'Hello Gorgeous' Tee Old Navy thrifted
Pleated Chiffon Skirt Thrifted similar
Sandals Franco Sarto via TJMaxx
Silver Straw Tote Sun 'n' Sand via TJMaxx
Earrings c/o Lucky Fabb
Tennis Bracelet c/o Anjolee
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Crystal Bar Ring Upper Metal Class
Nail Color "No Place Like Chrome" Essie