Friday, May 31, 2013

Photo Friday: A Few Weekends in Review

We're road trippin' it to Iowa again this morning for the weekend, meaning this 9.5 hour drive better feel like nothing today.  I've had a surplus of photos to post lately (funny how that happens when there's more to do outdoors), so these are from the past two weekends....enjoy :)

Obsessed with Extreme Pita's pitas + smoothies
New accessories from H&M, just in time for the heat wave...
Morning lattes & walks through the park
Wrigley enjoying a morning swim
The perfect mail day: J.Crew rewards + an old friend's wedding invitation
Sushi lunch date with the manpanion
These Supergoop sunscreen swipes are amazing, perfect for unexpected time spent in the pool...
A sunny afternoon spent in a friend's pool over the long weekend...

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Good Intentions

One of my favorite outfits this month, which sometimes happens when I'm not over-planning everything I wear.  I took it easy on the amount of black today, leaning more towards lighter colors for sunny weather instead.  I've also rediscovered this pair of red denim & how easily they seem to go with everything I've bought for summer...

Blazer, Denim, & Bag (F21)/ Peplum (H&M)/ Heels (Ebay)/
Rings (Asos, F21, Low Luv)

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Nothing goes better with a LBD than a Little Black Bag.  I tend to carry smaller bags in the summer because, well I just don't want to lug a giant handbag around in the sweltering heat.  I kept coming back to this one due to versatility....the gold hardware makes it appropriate for night, but the small size & simple design also make it perfect for use during the day... 

Bag (F21)

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Summer Breeze

A little black & navy paired with a premature taste of summer for you guys this morning.  I let my bag be the inspiration: black, navy, & some gold hardware.  Also worn in honor of my visit to the vampire's office (read: center for routine laboratory testing) this afternoon....

Dress, Cardigan, & Bag (F21)/ Heels (Ebay)/ 
Jewelry (Asos, Casio, F21, Vintage)

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Monday, May 27, 2013

When the Right One Comes Along...

When the right things come along in life, make sure you take full advantage.  My only regret in purchasing this blouse, aside from the hefty price tag, was not buying the black version as well.  The first time I wore it, I had a few too many cocktails & ended up wearing several of them.  When I realized this the next morning, I was almost in tears....until I washed it & all stains were removed.  A top I can dance, drink, & not worry about ruining? Yes, please...

Blouse (Acne)/ Denim (U.O.)/ Heels (F21)/ Hoops (H&M)

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**Happy Memorial Day to my homeland- please
take time to thank everyone who has sacrificed for our country**

Friday, May 24, 2013

Photo Friday: Think Pink!

I'm very fixated with all things pink lately, from strawberry smoothies to brand new nail polish.  I've been searching for the perfect summer blouse & was quite satisfied to find it at Zara, especially when it exists as the perfect shade of pink.  TGIF!

Floral printed bomber jacket, with a subtle hint of pink (Zara)
Strawberry, banana, & blueberry smoothies are my favorite...
Can't get enough of this combination...
Our blooming blossoms
Pink blouse (Zara)
Essie Nail Polish

Happy Weekend :)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Day Off

I will never complain for having a day off from work, especially when it's sunny & mild enough to wear my new bomber jacket for breakfast & a latte.  I've been slowly collecting jackets & blazers over the past few months simply because they can be paired so easily with everything I own.  The fact that this one can be worn with a before mentioned  pair of white heels absolutely defines it as the jacket of summer...

Bomber & Heels (Zara)/ Peplum & Denim (F21)/ Rings (BR)/
Sunnies (H&M)

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Inspiration: White Pointed Toes

I've been enamored with white, pointed toe heels since their return debut last spring.  With all the options available, I couldn't find the perfect pair for the perfect price.  That is, until I was browsing & came across the very pair I have been looking for....

*All images from tumblr*

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Team Spirit

The Tuesday after a long weekend is always met with mixed feelings: excitement due to a shortened work week & disappointment knowing all that fun we had yesterday is truly over.  There's rain in the forecast for today, meaning a low-key look with a fun pair of heels is all I need...

Jacket (A&F)/ Sweatshirt & Heels (Zara)/ Denim (F21)/ Hat (Ebay)/
Jewelry (Asos, F21)

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Monday, May 20, 2013


Although definitely unnecessary today, it was chilly enough for tights in the mornings last week when I shot these photos.  This is usually one of my go-to's for fall, but I'd been wanting to wear this skirt for some time.  The southwestern print pairs so well with red that I went a little red-crazy...

Jacket (A&F)/ Sweater (Vintage)/ Skirt, Boots, & Tights (F21)/
Jewelry (F21, MK)

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