May 30, 2013

Summer Blue and Green Adventure

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Shirt-LC by Lauren Conrad, Kohl's
Skirt-Nectar
Belt-Vintage (gift)
Bracelets-H&M and Asos
Shoes-American Eagle
Flowers-H&M
Rings-Self-Made

Spring and summer time mean dresses, skirts, and colors! Some of my favorite things! And then I combine it. With an outfit like this, I walk around happy all day. It also helps that anytime I wear this skirt I enjoy walking around in a breeze, my skirt flowing around me. It can make me feel nice and floaty all day. It's true, when you enjoy an outfit it can make you happy and keep you smiling.


P.S. Thanks Catherine for taking the pictures!

May 24, 2013

Graduation Outfits

Whether you are graduating (congratulations!) or going to a graduation there are so many ways to look stylish and stay comfortable at the same time. I threw together some outfits as options but let's be honest, these don't just work for graduations. Memorial day, some weddings...get something you will love no matter the occasion! Have fun with it!


Graduation Outfits

May 23, 2013

Seaside Graduation Adventure

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Dress & Shoes-LC by Lauren Conrad, Kohl's
Hat-Forever 21
Clutch, Sunnies & Bracelets-H&M
Ring-Tilly's
Hair-Loose curls to create waves

It's graduation season! Not for me, I've done that already. Now it's my turn to go and sit in the stands. This one was at my good old alma mater so I knew what to expect. Hellooooo sun! And thank you sun hat. Eliminate awkward tan lines, check. Choose a strategic clutch, check. It very cleverly hid my sunscreen. My perfume for the day was sunscreen pretty much. But I didn't burn, so success!

May 20, 2013

Music Monday

Hello, dear readers! How is the squat challenge going? Any of you doing it with me? The hardest part, for me, is not the squats themselves but remembering to do them everyday! Of course. It was a Vampire Weekend kind of day as I listened to the new album twice while writing. I'll be consistent then.

Diane Young by Vampire Weekend

May 16, 2013

Fake Skyline Adventure

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Shirt-H&M
Tank top, Jeggings, & Bracelet-American Eagle
Headband-Forever 21
Shoes-Kohl's

I apologize for any blurriness in the photos. I had to make a makeshift tripod for these and it was bit shaky. It worked...for the most part. Welcome to an old stage backdrop. But pretty skyline! This shirt makes me want to make grand gestures in order for my shirt to fully show off it's lace sleeves. I can't help it. 

May 13, 2013

Time to Work Out: Squat Challenge

                                              
























We all know that exercise is healthy. While my main focus for the blog has been fashion, I also want to include other aspects of life that make us well-rounded (been meaning to add this for awhile).
Being an athlete all my life and a coach for another part of it, I have gathered a good knowledge of different exercises and workouts but am always looking for more. I came across this one and I'd like to ask you/challenge you to do the squat challenge with me! I started today but feel free to start in the next couple days as well (just keep track of when you start). It's a 30 day challenge and it's going to help tone and help get ready for summer (bikini season). Eventually, I'll get to doing pictures and explanations of how to do the exercises but for now follow this link for how to do a proper squat. Remember, don't let your knees go over your knees and keep your weight in the heels not the toes. Throw on some fun music and you'll be done in no time! Let's get working!

Day 1: 30                                                       Day 16: 80
Day 2: 50                                                       Day 17: 50
Day 3: 75                                                       Day 18: 125
Day 4: 60                                                       Day 19: 50
Day 5: rest                                                      Day 20: rest
Day 6: 60                                                       Day 21: 145
Day 7: 90                                                       Day 22:80
Day 8: 50                                                       Day 23:40
Day 9: 45                                                       Day 24: 100
Day 10: rest                                                    Day 25: rest
Day 11: 120                                                   Day 26: 75
Day 12: 40                                                     Day 27: 50
Day 13: 75                                                     Day 28: 150
Day 14: 50                                                     Day 29: 95
Day 15: rest                                                    Day 30: 175



Picture: A Knockout, 1939 by Gil Elvgren via elvgrenpinup.com

Music Monday

Simply put it's time to move! It's time to dance, exercise, and do outdoorsy things (if you're so inclined, of course). I'm most generally inclined to do all of it.

Get Lucky by Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams

May 10, 2013

Versatile Flowers Adventure

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Dress & Belt-Asos
Socks-Kohl's
Boots-Target
Bracelet-Forever 21
Rings-Self-made
Sunglasses-H&M
Hair-Two braids at either side of the crown of the head braided back then joined and braided into one. All the rest of the hair lightly curled.

This dress has a funny way of calling out to me. It seems to make itself adaptable to loads of situations I might find myself in during the day. For a day of work it tells me: don't worry, I'm girly and long enough for you to move around and not worry about flashing people. For a random day it tells me: hey, I'm bright and floral I make you happy! For a cooler sunny day: throw on some boots and socks on, you'll be warm enough. It's very convincing, though I have yet to really put up a fight. I'm a bit of a pushover I guess. 

May 9, 2013

Cold Spring Night Adventure

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Sweater & Shorts-American Eagle
Hat, Tights, & Necklace-H&M
Shoes-Jessica Simpson

I have officially packed my winter clothes up. Hence, the last winter sweater post...for awhile. Sweater and spring tights. With the weather deciding to fluctuate between hot and cold I've still been wearing my sweaters.  Here's the thing, when packing up my winter clothes I can't say goodbye to all my sweaters. The thought process is this: sweater, pack it up. Oh, but wait, it's a lighter color. I could wear this during cool summer nights, right? Probably. Hang it back up. And now I have 2 or 3 sweaters still hanging. 

May 7, 2013

Met Gala 2013

The Met Gala means beautiful dresses, makeup, hair...the works! This year it was punk themed. Some chose to go with the theme and others didn't. Theme or not it's fun!

Cameron Diaz in Stella McCartney

Nina Dobrev in Monique Lhuillier

Hailee Steinfield in Donna Karan Atelier   -look close and those are gold safety pins

Ginnifer Goodwin in Tory Burch    -favorite!!

Christina Ricci in Vivienne Westwood

Jessica Biel in Giambattista Valli

Emma Watson in Prabal Gurung

Jessica Pare in Jason Wu

Kristen Dunst in Louis Vuitton

P.S. All pictures are from NYmag.com Visit the page for more looks

May 6, 2013

Music Monday

Hello, dear readers! I have some fun things planned for the blog including an exercise challenge and DIY projects! I'm toying with a couple other ideas as well but I wouldn't mind more suggestions. Is there anything you'd like to see? New features or specific DIY projects you'd like me to tackle? I'm all ears. Or eyes I suppose, as I have to read your suggestions. So leave comments or send me an email with your thoughts. Please and thank you!

Here With Me by The Killers

May 2, 2013

Rooftop Adventure

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Jacket-Nordstrom
Dress-LC by Lauren Conrad, Kohl's
Necklace & Ring-H&M
Bracelet-Forever 21
Shoes-American Eagle
Hair-Gathered top half and split in two. Twist into circlet and tuck the end into the center of the circle. Pin.

Hello rooftop! I tend to explore the locations I'm working in. At this location I came across a rooftop with a beautiful view of downtown. It also had just enough wind to play with my dress. This always makes me happy. Wind in the hair, wind in the dress...wonderful.