Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bright Florals







I can't believe I haven't worn this dress on Ruby Girl yet. It's definitely a frequent flier in my wardrobe. But I definitely remember why I haven't posted about it yet now that I'm thinking about it. It's because every time I go to style it for a post, I remember that I already had posted a navy & hot pink outfit earlier in the week. Because navy & hot pink are obviously a match made in color combo heaven. Well this is this particular week's navy & hot pink look. And this behind me is the house I grew up in. I went to my hometown for a girls' weekend with some of my closest friends. Let's just say we got a work-out from all of our laughing. True friends don't come around every day, so when you find a good one, treat them right and hang on tight.

necklace: c/o candy couture shop
dress: Lilly Pulitzer via Melly at the Galleria 
See how else I styled it for a recent feature in Minnesota Monthly!
sandals: bcbg || shop similar here ---> franco sarto sandal via nordstrom anniversary sale
bag: boutique in france || shop similar here ---> michael kors purse via nordstrom anniversary sale
sunglasses: anthropologie || shop similar here ---> RAEN tortoiseshell sunglasses via nordtsrom anniversary sale
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Put the Lime with the Polka Dots








… and drink it all up. Did any of you guys catch the reference? To that tropical-ish vintage song? My earliest memory with that song is in my math class in 6th grade. My spunky teacher played it every day for a week. I think he was ready for vacation. Although I distinctly remember thinking the lyrics were, "Put the lime in the Coke, you nut". Later, when googling lyrics became a thing, many a revelation occurred including the fact that my original perception of the lyrics to Put the Lime in the Coconut were just a touch off. 

polka-dotted skirt: c/o shabby apple
top: c/o gojane || shop similar ---> the real real lime blouse
heels: zara || shop similar ---> Joe's black heeled sandals via the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
sunglasses: kate spade || shop similar ---> kate spade sunglasses via Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Cotton Candy










Alright you guys. This might be one of my favorite outfits ever. And it reminds me of cotton candy. Which sounds ridiculously good right now. Need to get myself to the nearest carnival STAT.

So, part of the reason I LOVE blogging is because I get insurmountable joy out of sharing my finds with you! This is exactly why I always break down the outfit details from each post and share with you where you can find what I'm wearing or something similar to it. And I totally get that some of you have sky-high budgets shopping designer like divas and some of you are mega bargain-hunters. Lots of you are somewhere in between. And that is exactly why I try to link to items that are splurges, saves, and steals. I've got your back, ladies.

Shop today's outfit:
dress: c/o kisa boutique
necklace: c/o cents of style
jacket: talbots || shop similar versions below:
heels: kohls || shop similar versions below:
splurge---> moschino jeweled pump
steal---> modcloth coral sandals
clutch: poshmark || shop similar versions below:
splurge---> stuart weitzman envelope clutch
steal---> delias glitter clutch

Also, thanks for being so nice. I may be totally biased but I feel like I have the best readers ever. Call me cheesy but I get warm fuzzies all ovah when I read your sweet comments. I so appreciate your visits and kind words!

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cafe Chic









"Every day do one of these: dance, laugh, flirt, daydream, be witty." Just a little life inspiration from my Kate Spade dayplanner for the month of July. It's best if we don't take life too seriously, you know? There's lots of ordinary going on so it's the little things like dancing, laughing, flirting, daydreaming, and wit that really spritz the lightheartedness into things. 

trench coat: banana republic || shop similar here ---> splurge
navy shorts: forever 21 || shop similar here ---> splurge
gold metallic sandals: j.crew || shop similar here ---> splurge
monogram necklace: ameera noor c/o jane
aviator sunglasses: c/o warby parker
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Friday, July 11, 2014

Wimbledon-Ready








This outfit felt like it would be suited for cheering on the pros at Wimbledon. But for now it will have to do for Wisconsin. I love a good "little white dress" and knew this one was a keeper as soon as I spotted it on the racks of Marshall's. I honestly just went to Marshall's in search of a rug but came out with a dress and several polos for my hubby. It's like Target that way. You go in for one thing and come out with that one thing plus 12 others that feel absolutely essential in the moment. And you know, probably kind of are in a way. So anyway, I wore this look over the 4th of July weekend at a lake resort in the middle of not really anywhere Wisconsin. We spotted this gem of a place called Northern Bay Resort on a gem of a lake and it feels like a sweet little undiscovered place all our own. 

dress: ark & co via marshalls || shop similar here ---> save
sandals: bcbg via macys
rope anchor bracelet: c/o kjp

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Palazzos & Panamas








Suffering from a bit of post-vacation depression here. Leaving the beach and days with nothing but "relax and enjoy"on the schedule behind is always a tiny bit of a travesty. Oi veh! Sometimes it just takes a little recalibration to make the switch from vacation day to every day. For me, that happens through tuning in a bit to the heart of my Heavenly Father. And thankfully I've got a job I love and great family and friends to enjoy my day-to-day stuff with. Plus, there's always a little something delightful in everyday. Hope you find that little something in your day today! 

palazzo pants: tommy hilfiger || shop similar ---> here
anchor necklace: forever 21 || shop similar ---> here
panama hat: borrowed from my dad :) || shop similar ---> here
sunglasses: anthropologie || shop similar ---> here
sandals: marshalls

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Independence Day Style









Happy happy 4th of July to you and yours! 

heels: aminah jillil abdul
dress: opitz
sunglasses: kate spade

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