Monday, August 18, 2014

Back-To-School Trends with Kare 11

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to go on-air with Kare 11, like… TV. This was a first. And a very fun one at that! I talked about Back-to-School trends for kids of all ages. There were 8 different trends covered and all of the items were purchased from Ridgedale. Catch the trends and outfits in the full video of the segment. Rena Sargianopolous and the rest of the Kare 11 crew as well as the marketing team at Ridgedale Center were so kind and amazing to work with.

I thought I'd embrace the theme of the show and go a little classic scholarly with my outfit. Peaking of course at the plaid shoes. Mmhmm gotta love that schoolgirl plaid. 

Shop today's outfit:
blazer: forever 21 || shop similar below:
pants: mango || shop similar below:
save ---> gap navy pants
flats: forever 21
pearls: aldo

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Day at the Races || Canterbury Park

Patrick and I went to watch the horse races at Canterbury Park over the weekend. The first race we saw was a huge upset. The last place horse surged up to first in the last seconds. Hardly anyone was betting on him to win, the odds were 21-8 against him. Horses are definitely one of my favorite animals. They are just so beautiful. I dressed up in stripes and jacquard for the event. We are definitely hoping to get back soon!

shirt: banana republic || shop similar here:
skirt: vintage || shop similar here:
clutch: the limited
arrow bangle: c/o sloane ranger
sandals: j.crew

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Win $250 to Diamondere!

Don't you just love things that sparkle? Both literally and figuratively, sparkling is the way to live. 
Now through August 23, you can enter up to hourly for the chance to win $250 worth of sparkling jewels from Diamondere. 

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Your votes also help give me the potential opportunity to be Diamondere's Brand Ambassador during Fashion Week, which would be amazing! Thanks in advance for your support, sweet friends. And good luck! Did I mention there will be 10 winners? 

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Purple Satin

Welcome to another Monday. This was such a fun weekend I can barely stand it and don't think I'm quite ready for it to be over. Patrick and I spent Saturday together on a little day date. We started off brunching at The Lowell Inn in Stillwater. Then we spent some time walking around downtown. After that, we headed to Nelson's for heaping servings of ice cream. We ended the night at the horse races at Canterbury Park. So much fun! Although, we had a very unlucky evening. But it was a blast either way and we will definitely be going back soon.

And everyone's Monday is about to get a lot better because…. huge giveaway! 10 people are going to win $250 worth of fine jewelry from Diamondere. Every time you vote for my Trend Forecasting Post for Spring/Summer on the Diamondere Facebook page, you enter for a chance to win! You can even vote hourly to up your chances starting today through the 23rd. The cool thing is, if my post is one of the top 5, I'll get a chance to be sent to Fashion Week as Diamondere's Brand Ambassador, which would be such an amazing opportunity. Enter for your chance to win by clicking here! Thanks in advance for your support and best of luck on taking home the big prize!

Shop Today's Outfit:
dress: second debut || shop similar below:
splurge ---> purple satin dress
heels: make me chic || shop similar below:
clutch: c/o bijuju boutique || shop similar below:
bracelet: c/o sira mara
necklace: charlotte russe || shop similar below:

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Friday, August 8, 2014

End of Summer Wishlist

Special Friday delivery! Here's a wishlist I've curated complete with links to some fab finds I've been crushing on for the end of the summer. There's still so much warm weather style to squeeze in before we start talking fall. So I'm eyeing up these pieces to spice up this August.

Shop the List:
fuchsia clutch: gigi new york
orange frame: design darling
leather-strap watch: market cross jewelers
leopard print heels: christian louboutin
hot pink tassel necklace: kendra scott
orange shiftdress: oasap
palm print romper: nordstrom
white crop top: river island
pearl bow bracelet: kate spade
linda farrow geometric sunglasses: shopbop
2015 dayplanner/agenda: kate spade

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Classic Nautical + {{fashion + faith}}

You guys. This view! I miss waking up to it, and catching the sunset walking along the dock. Patrick and I had a great last day in Alexandria together. We jet-skiied, mini-golfed, and grabbed ice cream. I also got to cheer him on in his golf tournament. And by cheer I mean try to stifle my urges to shout/clap/hoot/holler to a level acceptable at the course. My enthusiasm and competitive nature tend to lead to rather intense cheering, which I have to slightly reel in on these shockingly silent golf courses. I swear, the squirrels get death glares for nibbling acorns too loudly. The struggle is real, ya'll.

Shop today's outfit here:
shirt: ralph lauren
shorts: j.crew
boatshoes: sperry top-sider
striped purse: charming charlie || shop similar below:
another save ---> modcloth striped bag
baseball hat: ralph lauren

So one of my absolute favorite things about blogging is "meeting" all kinds of people all over the world. As a Christian girl, it's fun to meet others who share that faith as well as a love for fashion. I was surprised by how many of the bloggers I'd been keeping up with are also Christians. Friends following along, take a peek at the links below for some new style inspiration. Fashion bloggers? Link on up below with your blog posts from today. Can't wait to see your outfits!

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Spring/Summer 2015 Trend Forecasting

New York Fashion Week is soon upon us, which means a fresh batch of complete and utter delight for the fashion conscious. All eyes will be on the runways as each new collection walks the runway, awaiting the verdict on trends for next spring. I'm freaking out a little bit thinking about it. I love seeing the fun new silhouettes, prints, juxtaposition of textures, all the way down to the styling of accessories. Every bit of it. So exciting! But why wait til Fashion Week to start thinking about trends for spring? After an all-out meta-analysis of style projections, I've got 4 predictions of trends we will be seeing on the runways this fall and on racks this spring.
|| seventies vibes || 
Peace, love, seventies, baby! Think Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, before the whole romance and almost-parents thing, and back on the set of That Seventies Show in bell bottoms and vintage polyester. This trend is back and groovier than ever. DVF, Badgley Mischka, and Emilio Pucci featured undeniably seventies prints and silhouettes in their Pre Spring/Summer 2015 Ready-to-Wear collections. Diamondere's pendant white gold key necklace with diamond accents is the perfect fit for this retro trend.
|| grandma chic ||
It seems the fashion world is taking a cue from hipsterland on this one. Those vintage florals, crochet tops, and lacey accents all fit the bill for this up and coming trend. I love how Diamondere's emerald-cut pink tourmaline necklace rocks that antique heirloom essence. The industry's biggest names are elevating fabrics that look like they could have been found in your grandma's attic with modern shapes like Honor's Pre Spring/Summer 2015 lilac twosie combo. The sage green midi dress by Gucci and Nanny McPhee-esque shirt-maxi ensemble by Valentino make it clear… Granny is back in town and is looking hotter than ever.
|| normcore essence ||
This trend is decidedly anti-trend. And yet, picking up speed and showing up in the Pre Spring/Summer 2015 collections of lines like Elizabeth & James, Altuzarra, and Marc by Marc Jacobs. If I could describe normcore in two words, it's glamorized ordinary. Don't these white gold "K" earrings by Diamondere totally capture the vibe? You know those '90's sitcoms like Seinfeld and Cheers? And also your neighbor who simply doesn't care a lick about trends and so has worn the same Levi Dungarees and Adidas flip flops since middle school. Yep that's what we're going for here. In the words of Lorde, "It's a new art form showing people how little we care".
|| kaleidoscopic prints ||
We saw a bit of this start up with Chanel's rainbow watercolor print for Spring/Summer 2014, and the trend is morphing to take a techno architectural direction. Rave prints are going to be all the rage this spring. We're seeing the symmetrically playful fabrics in pre Spring/Summer 2015 collections by Miu Miu, Alexander McQueen, and Valentino. The golden scrolls in this gorgeous Diamondere ring remind me of a pattern that would be seen through a kaleidoscope, and the vibrant blue sapphire totally fits this trend's celebration of all hues. So get ready to embrace your inner color fanatic and go bold this spring!
Ok, here's where I blow you out of the water. Every time you like my post on their Facebook page (you can do this up to once an hour!), you add another entry to win $250 worth of Diamondere product! And get this… 10 people will win! Um, hello! Don't waste a moment. Set a phone alarm to enter like non-stop til the contest ends on August 11. Plus every like helps me get the amazing potential opportunity to be a Diamondere Ambassador on my trip to NYFW in a few weeks!
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Inspiration Board Image Credits:
seventies vibes- orla kiely, angelique pelser
grandma chic- paper blog, made by janet
normcore essence- redtuturetro on etsy, sebastien zachl, pinterest user
kaleidoscopic prints- harper's bazaar, yao cheng design, gwyneth, zullily
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