Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Baseball Saturdays

The craziness that is my summer has forced me to find outfits that are not only weather appropriate, but also multifunctional as well (translation:  I have to be able to wear it to multiple places & still be deemed 'dressed appropriate').  With a quick swap from heels to sneakers, this outfit went from a hosted family bbq, to a quick trip to the mall, finished off with a night at the ballpark...

Vest (Vintage)/ Dresses (H&M, DIY)/ Heels (River Island)
Jewelry (YSL, H&M, MK, Etsy)

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Monday, July 30, 2012

So I'll Be On My Way

Another busy weekend has come & gone, only to give way to the beginning of a very event-filled new month.  This is one of the simplest outfits ever, but I just needed my new fedora to have all the attention today...

Cardigan (AE)/ Tank (F21)/ Denim (H&M)/ Hat (J.Crew crewcuts)
Espadrilles (TopShop)/ Jewelry (Vintage, H&M, Charlotte Russe)

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Sunday, July 29, 2012


Today marks the second birthday of this blog.  I don't know a better way to celebrate (other than a few too many cold beverages last night) then to show you some of my latest (and easiest) DIY projects...

Trying a new folding technique
Dip dyeing
The final products

Happy Weekend :)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Summer Mornings

Saturday morning simpleness. I guess the weatherman didn't lie, as the sky looks quite ominous.  This puts a damper on this afternoon's plans for a family bbq, but could be a blessing in disguise with the Olympics on all day...

Simple outfit
Trying a new recipe for baked french toast
Quick errand for a birthday card + hair dye
Last night's simple outfit

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Photo Friday: Tour Guide

The manpanion & I played tour guides last weekend to a few members of my family, which turned out to be such a great time.  Toronto & London on Friday, Niagara Falls on Saturday, & shopping & a baseball game on Sunday to wrap up a busy weekend.  Now, if you'll look below the tour can begin...

Tour around the Rogers Center (where the Jays play)
Elevator ride up the CN Tower
On the observatory deck in the CN Tower
Lunch at Real Sports
All bar glasses at Real Sports had various embedded sports equipment
Beers at the ball game
Niagara Falls
My first time at Margaritaville
Banana margarita
Finished off with a round of Dinosaur-themed mini golf
Baseball game on Sunday
Baseball game essentials: sneakers & a jacket
Happy Weekend :)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Soaking up the Sunlight

The folks from the weather channel told me that yesterday was a last chance of sorts to soak up any sunshine necessary, as the next few days will be filled with rain, clouds, & overall gloomy weather.  Per their request, I happily obliged & shot these photos as the sun went into hiding.  Now, here's hoping they're wrong about the remainder of the weekend...

Sweatshirt (DIY)/ Denim (BDG)/ Sneakers & Sunnies (H&M)/
Clutch (Samudra)/ Jewelry (AE, F21, Vintage, MK)

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Inspiration: Dip-Dyed

I've been dyeing (get it) to try this technique out for months.  There have been endless opportunities, but in all honesty, I really had my heart set on the version from Zara awhile back.  I waited for it to go on sale, but sadly I missed out.  DIY project here I come...

**Images from tumblr & Olympia's Blog**

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

South of Somewhere

Wore this to a family bbq in the sweltering midwest heat.  I find it so hard to motivate myself to wear actual clothes when I know all I'll be doing is sweating.  Good thing the beer was ice cold...

Vest (Vintage)/ Dress (F21)/ Sandals (Sam Edelman)/ Bag (LV)
Jewelry (Mono, DIY, F21, H&M, Etsy)

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Storm Chaser

I bid adieu to my house full of visitors early this morning, went back to bed, & woke up again to a lack of sunshine. Dreary skies call for shades of grey & darker, so this outfit seemed appropriate...

Jacket & Denim (F21)/ Peplum & Heels (Zara)/ Readers (H&M)
Jewelry (H&M, Urban Outfitters, Low Luv)

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Photo Friday: Where I Come From

Another day off? Yes please!  Spending some time with family from back home, showing them the sights.  Here are a few photos from my trip back home last weekend...

Iowa gear
Lumber King baseball game
Love the Cubs gear
Travel blanket
Head table at the wedding we attended
My YSL ring & Zara fish dress go so well together
Tie dyeing tshirts/tanks with my bf

Panera sandwich on the go
Road trip essentials: flats + a comfy cardi

Happy Weekend :)