Archives for April 2013

Polished Pullover

polished-pullover-accessories Pullover Top: Forever 21 (similar style here and here) | Skirt: OASAP (c/o) | Heels: Target (similar style here here and here) | Clutch: local boutique | Bangles: Jeweliq, Forever 21 | Earrings: Lord & Taylor | Lipstick: NARS in “Heat Wave” | Nail Polish: O.P.I. in “Sparrow Me The Drama”

Aaaand I’m back with a vengeance! I apologize again for being sort of MIA the last week or two, my life is an absolute circus these days. So much to do, so little time…you know the drill.
However, this past weekend I devoted some time to shoot this little ensemble…and, if it isn’t obvious enough from the pictures, I think it was the first time I bared my legs to the world in like 6 months. It was like a foreign concept to me, but Mother Nature finally threw the Midwest a bone this past weekend with temperatures in the 50s and 60s!
I recently picked up this embellished pullover from Forever21 and I’m obsessed. It’s super versatile in that it can be layered over a colored button up or worn by itself. Plus, gray is neutral so it can literally be worn with any other color in the world. The possibilities are endless! (Except for gray on gray…that is my worst nightmare. My boyfriend wears gray sweatpants with gray t-shirts sometimes just to torture me…)
While I chose to take a more dressed-up approach with this pullover, it can just as easily be dressed down with some distressed denim like these or these, and some colored flats like these or these.
Wishing you all a pleasant day and some time in the sunshine!

Forgive My Absence

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Hi everyone, I just wanted to apologize for my absence this last week, I have had an extremely hectic and busy week this week and I have been so exhausted and had very little time to blog. However, rest assured that I will be back next week with some good posts for you all! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and enjoy the finally warm weather!

Weekly Wish List: Seeking Spring

weekly-wishlist-4.17 NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – 413 Bleecker, $25 | Poshlocket Della Sparkle Bracelet, $30 | Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Daytripper, $17 | BCBGeneration Striped Romper, $118 | Levis Recycled Vintage Stone Washed Denim Shorts, $62.11 | Mango Pleated Chiffon Long Skirt, $80 | Forever 21 Faux Crystal Ring, $5.80 | MARC BY MARC JACOBS 54mm Retro Sunglasses, $98 | J.Crew Gabby Suede Sandals, $198 | Oasis Love Placement T-Shirt, $52 | ASOS Top Handle Bag, $58.19 | Rocaille Euclid’s Pendant Necklace XI, $125 | Bop Basics Raffia Crochet Backpack, $115 | Zara Vamp with Rhinestones, $79.90 | Zara Blouse with Metallic Thread, $59.90 | People Tree Ceramic Ring, $13.30

Where, oh where, are the warm spring temperatures?! I might go crazy if I have to deal with much more of this freezing rain/mid 40s/cloudy/dreary weather. As is tradition in the midwest, we have had a long, hard, cold winter, and I am desperate for sunshine and warm weather!
More importantly, I am so sick of my winter wardrobe and having to make sure I have as much skin covered as possible before stepping outside. As you can see from my wish list above, I long to wear airy skirts and dresses, and dress up a simple shorts and tee ensemble with fun sandals and attention-grabbing accessories.
What is on your warm weather wish list?

Jewelry to Wear with Everything

jewelry-to-wear-with-everything 1. Dorothy Perkins Tube Drop Earrings, $14 2. JewelMint Crystal Corsage Bracelet, $30 3. ShopLately Double Stone Designer Inspired Ring, $7 4. Ann Taylor Deco Link Bracelet, $48 5. Ann Taylor Textured Stacked Rings, $38 6. Wallis Rhinestone Ball Pendant Necklace, $18 7. ASOS Orelia Stud Ring, $29.93 8. GUESS Stingray-Texture Triple Drop Necklace, $38 9. Wallis Gold Magnetic Bracelet, $12 10. Sathra Harriet Earrings, $34 11. Forever 21 Bejeweled Cuff, $6.80 12. Hive & Honey Pave Spike Necklace, $38 13. Sequin Hinged Bangle, $58 14. House of Harlow 1960 White Sand Sunburst Stud Earrings, $30 15. Modcloth Tip the Scales Necklace, $25 16. ShopLately Gold Plated Agate Cuff, $52.50 17. Windsor Store Pearl Bow Studs, $8.90 18. Jeweliq Pave Stripe Links, $25 19. Topshop Large Stone Two Row Bracelet, $28 20. Topshop Spike Wrap Ring, $18

Don’t get me wrong, a girl can never have too much jewelry, but she should at least make an effort to have jewelry that she knows she can wear with more than one, if not several outfit choices. For me, there is nothing more frustrating than when I can’t seem to find the right jewelry to complete my outfit. That gave me the idea to start investing in more neutral, versatile jewelry that will go with every outfit.
These 20 pieces of jewelry above are guaranteed to give you a bang for your buck, as they are guaranteed to be the perfect finishing touch for any ensemble.

Fab Finds Under $50

fashion-under-50 1. Club Monaco Ashley Tassel Necklace, $39.50 2. Forever 21 Metallic Strap Sandals, $24.80 3. Ruche May Day Drop Waist Tunic Dress, $47 4. Forever 21 Polka Dot Cosmetic Bag, $8.80 5. OPI Euro Centrale Nail Polish in You’re Such a Budapest, $8 6. Windsor Store Peach Square Box Clutch, $34.90 7. Topshop Spike End Bangle, $16 8. Z Designs ‘Love’ Stacking Ring Set, $22 9. Qupid Potion-62 Pump, $39.95 10. Dorothy Perkins Lime Bow Front Shell Top, $44 11. The Limited Drew Dotted Cuffed Ankle Pants, $41.93 12. JCPenney White Cabochon Stone & Crystal Necklace, $20 13. Kate Spade New York Millionaire iPhone 5 Case, $40

Hooray for bargain shopping! Treat yourself to some guilt-free shopping with these fab finds, all costing less than $50! I personally can’t think of a better way to wrap up my weekend than with a little harmless online shopping.

Sorry for the lack of posts this past week, I’ve been a tad busy. Hopefully this week will be better! Enjoy your evening, loves.

Fun, Frugal, & Fab Finds for the Home

finds-for-the-home 1. Overstock Carolina Floral 14×20-inch Throw Pillow 2. Russell+Hazel Jotters Set 3. Z Gallerie Palmer Stool in Lemon 4. Harry Allen Piggy Bank 5. C.Wonder Kiss the Cook Cheese Board 6. Shop Sweet Lulu Les Desserts Square Pedestal 8. Furbish Studio Pink Isis Lamp 9. Furbish Studio LOVE Paperweight 10. Modcloth Lovin Spoonfuls Set

I will just get it out of the way right away and say I realize that I forgot the number 7 in my product collage above, but didn’t realize it until after I had finalized and closed the collage on my Photoshop, sooo I couldn’t go back and change it. So frustrating!!! I guess I forgot how to count to 10 yesterday…
Anywho, I hope everyone had an enjoyable easter and was able to find all their eggs on their egg hunts! I’m looking forward to all the Easter candy that is going to be on clearance at Target this week ;) Just kidding, kind of. Can you believe it’s April 1st already?! We are already 1/4 of the way through 2013, people!
Today I rounded up some finds for your home that will give it a fun and fresh feel. We all know it is spring cleaning season (is anyone else avoiding this?), and what better way to reward yourself after all the cleaning than with some new hints of spring color and stylish flair? I can think of nothing. I remember seeing that golden pig in this amazing post where Bradley of Luella & June showed off her AMAZING workspace, and I instantly fell in love with it. I mean, who doesn’t need a humungous golden pig in their home!?

P.S. I am in the process of starting a new guest post series on my blog and will be emailing bloggers this week, but if any bloggers are reading this and would be interested in contributing, feel free to send me an e-mail!