Tagged (because I can't think of a title)

End of the weekend again, I hope everyone had a good one!
Saturday was a fun, busy day -- my brother is getting married next May and my sister and I are bridesmaids, so we went dress shopping with the bridal party! Most dresses were pretty typical - strapless a-line. But the dress that was selected did have one element that we all loved - pockets.

They are going to be pink, so I tried on this dress to get an idea of how the color would look.

Now I just need to think about how I can shorten it and wear it again....

After dress shopping I persuaded my Mom to stop at Joann Fabrics (it was on the way!) and she and my sister waited in the car while acted like a kid in a candy store as I gazed at the half off clearance signs. (is there anything better?)

While I could have easily come home with ten different fabrics, I settled on just two, a "Jungle Paisley" and a Greek Key. The paisley became an elastic band waist skirt today, and the Greek Key is going to be another Marie.

hello sunnies

 This was my outfit today, until I oh-so-gracefully dripped cherry juice down the front. At least they were good cherries. I guess. I don't think it's going to stain.

something fishy

I did the fish bone braid today, I suppose because I noticed a few other bloggers wearing it, and it's something I haven't done since the days of my American Girl magazine subscription.


The Rundown
Romper NY&Co. - Wedges Unlisted - Bracelet Avon - Earrings Thrifted - Bag Big Buddha - Sunglasses Kohls

Now, I have two awards and a tag to share:
A.Co est. 1984 and From Skirts to Skillets passed the I ♥ Your Blog award to me, thanks so much!!

The Rules:
1. Post the award on your blog
2. Link the person who has given you the award
3. Pass the award to other 15 blogs you've discovered
4. Let these 15 people know that you've given them an award

What Mimi Writes tagged me with these eight questions; I also have to make up my own eight questions and tag five other bloggers.

1. What is your all-time favorite movie?
The Princess Bride
2. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What do you want your life to be like by that time?
I would like to be getting paid for doing something I love, be happily married, and getting to travel all the time.
3. There was another earthquake here in California yesterday. I'm just wondering, do you believe in "end of the world"? (Sorry, if this is too heavy to think about! I'm just really wondering.)
I'm sure that someday humans will no longer populate the Earth, but I don't think things will ever end - life in some form will go on, evolution will start over. 
4. Okay, no more heavy questions. What is your favorite summer purchase so far?
My 'flutter' shorts
5. What was your first job?
Server at a Retirement Community. It would have been awful if not for my coworkers, who were everyone's best friends, siblings and classmates. Everyone goofed around, ate tons of ice cream and had fun.
6. Why did you decide to start blogging?
I wanted a creative outlet. Something I'd more likely pay attention to than my journal. I've been working on the same one for about 10 years. Once I found my way into the community I realized it was one of the best decisions I'd made.
7. Where do you and your friends like to hang out?
Starbucks, until they kick us out.
8. If you could go back to any age, what age would that be and why?
I don't think I'd go back and re-live a whole year. There would just be too much stuff I'd hate to have to go through again. I might want to be 18 again for one weekend, or 10 when I went to Disney World, but for the most part, I'd rather keep moving forward.

Now for my questions:
1. Which fictional character do you wish were real, and your best friend?
2. Big, oversized leather handbag, or tiny clutch?
3. Where would you like to have a summer home?
4. If you could visit any time period in history, when and where would you go?
6. If you had to give up pasta or chocolate, which would you do without?
7. What is your favorite pair of shoes?
8. Do you consider yourself a shopaholic?

For the award and the questions, I'm tagging:
The Pink Boudoir
A Closet Fashionista
Chic 'n Cheap Living
Confessions of a Pop Culture Junkie
 Ruby Tuesday
The Urban Fashion Gal

 And anyone who thinks it would be fun to answer the questions, please do, and let me know. It took me ages (45 minutes!) to think of them and I'd like to think I didn't do it for naught.


  1. Love the hair, I wish I knew how to do it... You look so pretty with your hair like that.

  2. I love the summery feel of the romper... especially with the braid! I remember having a how-to book on braids when I was younger. I'm pretty sure it was from American Girl. lol. Can't wait to see the final bridesmaid dress!

  3. Congratulations on your blog award and this was a good read!:D

    The 4th picture, you look like a model, so gorgeous!:D

    Beauty. Fashion. Interior Design.
    & Life According to Marie.

  4. thanks for doing the tag! i loved reading your answers. and your answer for where do you and your friends hang out made me laugh. ;)

    <3, Mimi

  5. aww shopping for dresses must be so much fun! i love that those dresses can be shortened and worn again!

    loving the fish tail braid by the way as well as the greek key fabric! can't wait to see you style the skirt :)

  6. Heyyy, I just got this award. lol! Thanks for tagging! I'll just answer one question (not on my blog) since you worked so hard on these! I will NEVER give up pasta. I would fast for a week or a whole month just to have pasta.

    I like the two fabrics that you picked out! It's fun being part of a wedding. So many weddings are going on this summer!

  7. Thanks for the award and tag dear! I'm terrible at these but will try my bestest to answer these soon!

    That romper is so cute on you and hey sometimes good food/fruit is worth a stain or two.

  8. I absolutely love your fishtail braid<3

    Come enter my giveaway!
    XO Lynzy

  9. Ooh that pink dress is really pretty! And your outfit is so fun, too bad about the dumb cherry though XD
    LOOOVE the Princess Bride!! :D

    Congrats and thanks for tagging me! :D

  10. I do love a dress with pockets! I'm glad you'll be able to shorten it and use it again :)

  11. Ohhhh, I love those fabrics you picked upp. The Greek Key one is such a neat pattern, and the Jungle Paisly looks like paint splatters. <33 I can't wait to see what you made from them. :DD

    You will look very pretty in your dress, as will your brother-- wait. He'll look nice in his suit while his wifey to be will look pretty in his dress. xD congrats to him!~ <33

    Your romper is super cute, and I'm going to have to try that braid. :)

  12. I want that romper ;) and that bag.
    You look very cute in the bridesmaid dresses pink suits you.

  13. Ummmm you need to do a tutorial on that braid because it looks amazing. Amazing.

    And your whole outfit? So chic. =)

  14. Cool pics, the dress is stunning in pink. I might be answering that questions in my next post just because i love to! And i agree with the whole answer about the end of the world, lol.

  15. FUN to read. I love the princess bride too :)

  16. congrats on the award!

    i really like the pink color on you too! it's going to looks so pretty with the style of the blue one. and love the braid! i wish my hair was long enough to do that to!

  17. Awesome outfit! Love your grey shorts and sunglasses! <3

  18. great blog, lady!! I am loving it. That fabric you bought is so awesome..

  19. Your outfit photos are constantly getting more and more beautiful. You look like a model! Love the braid and the glasses.

  20. Ok I have a lot to say.
    First I love you in that pink dress and pockets are the best invention ever. You can keep your hands free and also have spare room to scratch.
    I have got to see what you do with that Greek fabric it is fabulous.
    Now, I know I do not have enough hair right now but I am totally for that braid.....

  21. Your blog is just beautiful! I am LOVING all of the fabulous photos, especially the shoes. I can't wait to stop back again and see more! Thank you so much for being such an inspiration!

    best wishes to you!

  22. Love your outfit today. And can't believe the BM dresses have pockets thats amazing! lol. My bridesmaids dresses are up on my blog if you would like to see them, they are most def not typical. knee length, B&W, off shoulder straps, lace, and puffy tulle. lol very different!
    Daisy Dayz Home

  23. You look great in the bridesmaid dresses, I'm sure the pink one will look fabulous on you!

    Also, congrats on the awards! You deserve them!


  24. I love your hair!! that braid is gorgeous! thats a nice outfit...sorry about the cherry juice spilling on it.


  25. love love love the romper! absolutely adorable!!

  26. I adore your hair braid and all the dresses look amazing on you:) Kisses,sweetie

  27. That Greek Key fabric is SO gorg and I'm lovin' your lookbooks as usual!

  28. That blue dress is UHHH-MAZING! I absolutely NEED to learn how to do a fishtail braid. Then promptly grow my hair in order to wear one. So chic.

    Remember to enter for your chance to win a Two Strap Belt from Sway!


  29. I love the fish braid!! I've tried it but I can't figure it out. I think I'll have to youtube it.