Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
This green lace dress is one of those perfect-for-any-occasion types. Especially in summer. Hello. Bridal/baby showers, picnics, day dates... I don't do a whole lot of neutrals and love playing around with colors and textures so having this pretty little thing hanging in my closet will make for a lot of fun looks. This time I splashed in the bold coral and worked with the blue that was already accenting the dress.
Dress: c/o August Wrinkle
nude heels: steve madden via nordstrom rack || shop similar here ---> save
statement necklace: c/o cheerfully charmed
You've heard me talk about Lily & Violet before (I've styled their tulle skirt & cropped jacket). It's an online ladies fashion boutique, that just opened a shop in Minneapolis. Well last week, I attended the Grand Opening preview event. I got to meet the Lily & Violet ladies, some lovelies from Style-Architects, as well as my friend Chelsea & new friend Katie.
Friday, May 17, 2013
I think I have this innate urge to pop yellow into every possible outfit. Grammy would be proud. I've become aware of it so I now have to quell it for the sake of variety. Do you think favorite colors could be genetic? Cause Grammy certainly passed hers onto me. Now onto the print of this shirtdress... I am a very picky print person, but when I see something I like, I go for it! This dress was even easier to "go for" since it's from a thrift store. No joke! And the brand is Charter Club. A little unexpected, right? Which leads me to a fun shopping tip. So you know those sections in department stores that you walk past because you think they clothing styles are too mature? Venture in. You may just find a Jones New York shirt or Charter Club pants that totally reflect your style. And it's doubly fun because no one else your age shops those sections, so your pieces end up being super unique.
hat :: wet seal || shop similar---> steal
Thursday, May 16, 2013
clutch :: etsy
earrings :: etsy
pearl necklace :: etsy
yellow heels :: macys
And every bride has her troupe of lovely ladies, who hopefully get to wear dresses they try to not tailor so they can return them afterwards. Unfortunately, I was not in the business of appeasing this for my girls. I had mine in light blue taffeta. But in my defense, there were two separate times that people wore them or that they were borrowed for other formal occasions. Score! In this day and age of endless supplies of dress stores online, and such fun styles and colors accessible to us, brides have this new opportunity to actually get dresses that can be worn again! And why not play up the accessories, with big statements of color and fashion-forwardness.
lace dress :: anthropologie
necklace :: modcloth
clutch :: aldo
mint heels :: dsw
And the guest gets the most fun and freedom of dress of all. With only one color out of the runnings, there are loads of bright and bold hues to choose from. And that is usually the direction I tend to go. This nautical dress has one of my favorite color combos. One rule I always abide by... comfortable shoes! Wedges are always a good comfy-cute compromise.
striped dress :: tailor & stylist
tan espadrilles :: bon ton
jade purse :: melie bianco on amazon
Monday, May 13, 2013
I love this little back alleyway. It reminds me of Europe. And I just put it together that this is actually the place that Patrick and I got ballroom dance lessons for our wedding! Can't believe that was already like 4 years ago. We learned a lot of stuff but all we can reconstruct, and only when we really focus is the simple box move haha.
dress :: sugarlips
bracelet :: go fish
So... funny story. My friend and I stepped out of dinner with our friends at Cafe Lurcat to move her car cause of a parking time limit. We spied a spot right outside the restaurant so I of course stood there to save the spot. Moments later, I looked up to see that a car was literally feet from me at a dead stop, car running. driver staring me down. No joke! Our little face-off lasted a good couple minutes. Don't worry though. I stood my ground. And my friend got her front row spot. Cha-ching.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Sandy and I took these photos after we got our new cameras. I still hadn't had a chance to play around with the settings, so unfortunately some of them turned out a tad blurry, and they're quite small. No worries, I'll figure it all out by the next time around! Actually considering pulling out the manual. So uncharacteristic. But I'm super serious about this cam. It's got potential to replace my rinkydink DSLR. We shall see.
Did I mention it was raining when we took these? Like blogger warriors we toughed out the precipitation and chill together. Boom.
neon skirt: topshop
nude pumps: nordstrom rack || shop similar---> here