Playful Polka Dots

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Top: Zara, Skort: Zara, Sandals: K Jacques, Watch: Michele, Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren
I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend! I spent the majority of my weekend outside enjoying the gorgeous weather. From BBQing to spending the day at the park, it was a weekend full of just relaxing. Since the weather felt like summer, I wore lots of shorts and dresses all weekend soaked up the warmer temperatures. This crop top is a recent purchase and I can't get enough of it. Its playful polka dot print has made it a new favorite in my wardrobe.

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Friday Find: Dr. Gross Glow Pads

Friday, May 23, 2014

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With this weekend being Memorial Day weekend, it marks the unofficial kickoff of summer. After a long winter and not so warm spring, I am looking forward to the the warm summer days ahead. However, my skin is not yet summer ready in its current pale state. To combat this, I picked these glow pads for my face and body and could not be happier with the results. They were easy to use and when I used them at night, I woke up with a sun kissed look perfect for summer. Have a great weekend!

Embellished Sandals

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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There are lots of fun embellished sandals this season (these, these, and these to name a few), and I love the idea of a simple casual sandal all dressed up with embellishments. I decided to make a pair of my own using a slip on pair of sandals and some embellishments I picked up at M&J Trimming. Using just a little glue and some creativity, I made this pair and am already planning all the outfits I will wear them with (and contemplating making them in another color).

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What you’ll need:
-A pair of sandals, mine are from Joe Fresh, but these or these would work well
-E6000 Glue
-2 yards embellished trim (1 yard of each trim, if you plan to use two different ones or just a yard), mine can be found here and here
-Scissors (not pictured)
-Clamp paper clips (not pictured)

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Begin by cutting the trim to the length of the straps of the sandals. I cut mine a little longer than the length and then cut off any extra trim at the end.

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Starting on one sandal strap, apply a strip of glue across the strap where you plan to attach your trim.

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After applying the glue, lay the trim across and press to hold in place.

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Using clamp paper clips, place them along the trim while the glue sets to hold in place, around 5-10 minutes. Repeat the process for each of the straps on the sandals.

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Once the glue has set, trim any of the excess trim using a scissors.

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The final product!

Yellow Dress

Monday, May 19, 2014

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Dress: Jcrew, Clutch: American Apparel, Shoes: Zara, Bracelets: Jcrew, Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren
I have been a little MIA lately, but life has just been busy, busy. So let’s get right into it and talk about this dress. I use to never buy any yellow clothing until I was shopping for senior pictures in high school and fell in love with a BCBG yellow dress that I adored. I loved how the color was playful yet called for attention and ever since that one dress, yellow has been a favorite color when shopping.

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Ivory & Blush

Monday, May 12, 2014

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Dress: Urban Outfitters, Clutch: Gap, Shoes: Jcrew, Watch: Michele, Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren
I wore this outfit over the weekend to Mother’s Day and I love the combo of my blush color clutch and ivory lace dress. The dress reminds me of this one from BCBG, but at a fraction of the cost. With a variety of color options and a fitted but perfectly loose, swingy look, I see it becoming a go-to for an easy, but more dressy look.

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Acai Bowl

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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I am a little late to the trend of acai bowls, but after trying my first one only a couple weeks ago, I was hooked. They are similar to a yogurt parfait, except instead of yogurt, it’s a smoothie like blend. In mine, I paired frozen acai with bananas, and almond milk and topped it with fresh fruit and granola for an easy to make breakfast or snack.

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Matching Prints

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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Top Left: Top and Shorts, Top Right: Top and Skirt, Bottom Left: Top and Skirt, Bottom Right: Top and Shorts
Prints are big right now and what better way to incorporate them into an outfit than dressing head-to-toe in the same print. I have been crushing on this trend a lot as of late and have picked out a couple of my favorite print outfits above. I love how versatile the matching separates are to wear, together like a romper or separate, and it’s hard not to like all the fun prints.

Army Blush

Monday, May 5, 2014

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Jacket: HM (similar), Shirt: Jcrew, Jeans: Old Navy, Purse: Louis Vuitton, Flats: Repetto, Watch: Michele
I’m back. After a whirlwind of a week, I am finally back online. A lot of my time last week was spent searching for an apartment and the good news is we found one. So now, the fun part of decorating it can begin. I already have some ideas of the design aesthetic I want, remember this, but need to figure out what pieces and things will work best for the actual apartment space. It should be a fun process and I will be sure to share things along the way!

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