Friday, July 29, 2011

Fashionably Friday

Since I started working part time this week (that's right, I got a J-O-B!) I have been inspired to post some looks I'm loving for the office...

These are actually the colors I used in my bedroom- I never thought to translate that into an outfit idea, but I love this!

Love.This. It makes me really excited for fall and ready to break out my boots! Yes, please!

Have a fantastic weekend ladies!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Spray tan snafu and other weekend happenings

This weekend I went out of town for a wedding. In preparation for said wedding I thought I'd get a little spray tan. All was well until I looked down at my ankle about 4 hrs later... It looked like I had a terrible skin disease! Eek!

I got crafty with some foundation and bronzer and luckily you could barely tell.  What am I doing wrong? How do you avoid spray tan mishaps around your ankles?

Second mishap of the weekend: When we got home on Saturday afternoon I immediately started tearing through my overnight bag. It occurred to me that I didn't remember putting my clutch in my bag. Suspicion confirmed: I had indeed left my clutch behind along with my camera, cell phone and some make-up inside. FML. We called the hotel and thankfully it was still on the table in our room when the nice hotel employee checked. Since I didn't feel like turning back around and making that hr and 1/2 drive again, they'll be mailing my things back to me. *fingers crossed that no other mishaps occur*

Now back to spray tans... I discovered a little show called My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding this weekend while having a lazy Saturday. Umm, have you seen this show? I was instantly mesmerized:

  • Pink wedding dress with battery pack for LED lights and fluttering butterflies? Check! 
  • People getting married at age 16? Check!
  • A groom with a rat tail?  Check! 
Have I convinced you that you need to watch this show yet? I'm not kidding- I couldn't stop watching and there was a marathon on. GREAT! Perfect way to spend a Saturday. You can bet that I DVR'd that shiz, too!

 In other weekend news, as I'm sure you've already heard, Amy Winehouse passed away. Now I can't say that I'm entirely surprised, but I am sad at the waste of such a young life and such an amazing talent.

Hope you all had wonderful weekends!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

My oh my have I been a busy girl this week! Between ending one class, starting another, birthdays, weddings,  shopping for weddings, and catching up with my favorite ladies life has been pretty chaotic!

Speaking of weddings, I have been having a terrible time finding a cute dress to wear to the wedding I'm going to on Friday! I spent THREE HOURS at the Mall of America on Monday and returned with NADA! Well, I actually bought two cute tops, but no dress. UGH! Everything I tried on was floral and made me look like a grandma. So, I decided to wear a black dress I  already have (boring!) and jazz it up with some turquoise jewelry. I bought these pretties on the cheap from Charlotte Russe:

I'm thinking I'm going to put a red clutch with this outfit.

At first, I wasn't sure about the color combo- I don't want to look like a clown! But, I did a little research a la the internet and I have fallen in love! That leads me to what I'm loving today. Look at how pretty turquoise and red are together... 

 Absolutely gorgeous! I'm addicted.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Favorites: Summer Scents

I like lighter scents in the summer. A lot of times, I prefer body mists and good smelling lotions over perfumes during the day. Of course, you still need perfume for summer nights out on the town. Here is a list of my 10 favorite summer scents...

1.Sweet Craving by Victoria's Secret
2. Daisy by Marc Jacobs

 3.  Light Blue by D&G

4. Exotic Coconut body lotion from Bath and Bodyworks

5. Wild One by Victoria's Secret

6. Archipelago Brown Sugar and Vanilla Lotion

7. The Naked Bee Orange Blossom Honey Lotion

8. Origins Gloomaway body souffle

9. Magnolia Blossom body spray from Bath and Bodyworks

10. Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture

What scents are you loving for summer?

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011

    What I'm Loving Wednesday

    I'm loving pretty things...

    I love Charm Necklaces. I have one just like this.

    Peonies!  My favorite flower. I want these in my wedding bouquet someday

    Such pretty vanities! I wish I had a space like this to get ready in

    I am really loving braided updos lately

    These are macaroons from one of my favorite local bakeries, Sweets Bakeshop. Almost too pretty to eat!
              I really love this song. It's old, but it's so pretty.

    Hope your day is filled with lovely things!

    Monday, July 11, 2011

    Pajamas & ponytails and other weekend shenanigans

    Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Mine was good and expensive, but I'll get to that later...

    So basically, my sister is my best friend- we should have been twins but she didn't get the memo and was approximately 21 months late. We're both in school right now, and I never get to see her anymore which makes me very sad. I was excited when she made room for me in her very busy schedule on Friday for a "Pajamas and Ponytails" coffee date. The rule is, neither of us can "look cute". We roll out of bed and into Starbucks, who by the way brought back their coconut syrup *insert angelic choir*. Anyways, it was so nice to have some sister time-even if it was in pajamas and ponytails...

    Us then. Partners in crime!

    Us now

    Apparently this weekend I decided I had money to burn (what money?). As I've mentioned, I'm in grad school and have the summer off, so naturally I should be buying Tiffany bracelets and Coach purses, right? WRONG! But I did anyways! I don't know what is wrong with me- shopping addiction? Addicted to financial stress? Addicted to fabulous things?

    This first purchase is slightly more justifiable than the second one... My boyfriend got me this bracelet for Christmas a few years ago, and I lost it a few months afterward. That thought still makes me sick. Anyways, I have been watching Ebay and other sites since then and no one was selling it. I decided to just replace it, and apparently this weekend was the time to do that. Why? I'm not sure.

     After my little jewelry purchase on Saturday, I found myself browsing Coach purses on Craigslist. Again, what is wrong with me? I found one that I loved and contacted the seller (it was a good deal, afterall). So, today I went and picked up my ivory Leah Tote. Here she is:

    So here I sit, wearing my new bracelet, sitting next to my new tote and am over $200 poorer. Am I alone in the shopping addiction stuff? Aye Aye Aye...

    Thursday, July 7, 2011

    What I'm listening to

    Ok, so I have to share an artist with you that I may or may not have discovered while watching a re-run of The Hills. Dont judge! Her name is Jess Penner, and I am loving her! She's an Indie Pop singer from L.A. and her music is beautiful and happy and I can't stop listening to her. Her voice is amazing and her songs just put me in a good mood. This one is my favorite so far:

    Her other songs that I really like are:
    • Bring me the Sunshine
    • Life is Rosy
    • All Smiles
    • The Lucky One

    What are you listening to on this lovely Thursday? 

    Wednesday, July 6, 2011

    What I'm Loving Wednesday

    Ladies, do yourselves a favor and go buy the Too Faced Naked Eye Palette! This is the best eye shadow I have come across, and is well worth the $36. It gives you a flawless/beautiful shimmery look, and comes with tips on application. You can thank me later...

    While you're at Sephora picking up your Too Faced Naked Eye Palette, you should also probably pick up Indelible Wink liquid eyeliner by Tarte. This is the best liquid eyeliner I have found! What makes it super fabulous is the magic eraser/smudger on the top that blends and erases any mishaps that may have occurred.  GET IT!

    I am LOVING Jennifer Aniston's new shorter hair. I am asking for this when I get my hair did next week. So adorable!

    I'm loving chic maxi dresses for the summer- especially the one Ms. Klum is rocking below! Gorgeous!

    I'm really loving polka dots recently. There is something so cute, retro and feminine about them. Love!

    I'm loving these earrings! They are so pretty and fun! I have these in pink and turquoise and get lots of compliments on them.

    What are you loving today? Have a beautiful Wednesday!