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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

a tropical two-piece

While my style has gone from pretty simple to pretty print heavy, I'm finding myself opening up to looks that I never would have thought about wearing a year ago. When I saw this top and shorts at Forever 21, I knew I had to buy it right away. I feel like I should always have a frozen drink in my hand right next to a pool in this outfit, but most of the time I'm just running errands while wearing this. I guess that works too.

I spent a couple years never wearing heels, and I forgot how feminine and powerful they make me feel. I'm slowly investing in more height, even though no matter what anybody says, heels (I just misspelled this as hells so you get the point) are far more uncomfortable than any flat any day. 

Where would you wear this loud two-piece outfit?

I'm no beauty blogger, but I had to show off some of my new summer (and travel) essentials. The mini Venus razor and Secret deodorant have been perfect for packing for work trips (I actually like this Venus more than my regular sized razor). The Cover Girl lip color is the most lovely festive pink, and the foundation gives light but full coverage. The Olay products have kept my skin healthy and clear, even when I'm too exhausted to wash my face after a long day.

Top & Bottom: Forever 21
Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita

This genre of music isn't in my typical playlist, but I'm a sucker for anything romantic and I love this song. It helps that John Legend's wife if the star of the video, and it helps that she has the raddest personality ever. Kudos x a million.

Monday, July 14, 2014

orange kimono in the desert

Impulse purchases end up being some of my favorite items. I've never met a kimono that I didn't like, and as you can tell from my latest posts, florals are kinda my thing. I saw this darling item at Nordstrom Rack and had to make it mine immediately.

While light and flowy kimonos pair with just about anything in my book, it was blazing hot in the middle of Vegas and a barely there all white outfit was the best fit. I finished this look off with some nude gladiators and a silver collar necklace.

Do you think the kimono trend is going to last?

Top: Brandy Melville
Shorts: H&M
Kimono: Nordstrom Rack
Shoes: Forever 21
Necklace: H&M

I've been listening to the latest Ed Sheeran album "X" obsessively lately. The song Bloodstream is the perfect amount of catchy, dark, and sultry. I suggest listening to the entire album (over and over, like I'm doing).

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

all over it: floral overalls

Once upon a time I had a HUGE crush on a guy that always wore suspenders. Since then, any feminine outfit that can incorporate suspenders feels charming and flirtatious. This cute little shorts/suspenders combo from Urban Outfitters did just the trick - this look was fun, versatile, and I felt like a happy little girl while wearing it.

Besides, who wouldn't want crazy Vegas bums cooing at them from the bus stop?

I paired a simple low back tee, Brandy Melville bralette, and some nude wedges for some height. I topped it off with some classic tortoise shell frames and my favorite fringe bag from H&M.

Top & Bralette: Brandy Melville
Overalls: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita
Bag: H&M

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

my favorite floral romper

Usually I title my posts with lyrics, but this romper deserves a title of its own. I'm not one to splurge on the regular, but I saw this darling piece at Urban Outfitters (yes, that's a splurge for me) and my roommate convinced me to buy it (at full price!!). Out of character, yes. Regretful, NO. I adore this piece with all my heart - I do have to say this is my favorite summer item so far.

My favorite characteristic of this piece is the ruffle at the outer edge of the shorts - it slims my legs (which is sometimes my favorite part of my body, but most times my most self conscious area). I paired this romper with some nude wedges I snagged at Anthropologie a couple years back and my go-to summer fringe bag.

A good occasion for this piece (other than every day, of course) is a bridal shower, brunch, or a summer festival. 

Romper: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita
Bag: H&M
Rhinestone Bracelet: LOFT
Copper Bracelet: Gift from New Mexico
Earrings: Forever 21