Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Big News!



 
Baby number 3 is on the way!

I'm due Early march and we are so excited to add to our family:) 
Gwen is pretty excited too and it is seriously the cutest thing to overhear her talking to Ivy about it.

I haven't been feeling horrible but I have had a little more nausea than usual-as long as I keep a steady stream of food coming I'm good! haha;)
This is another reason Its been a little quiet around here too! I usually write my posts early in the AM and instead I've been...eating...yeah...
I've been missing this creative outlet though so I hope to be back to a regular schedule soon! Especially since I'll need the motivation to get creative fitting my wardrobe around a growing belly and nothing is more motivating to me than this fabulous community!
 Thanks so much for reading and I'll see you soon! 


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Real Girl Challenge! Round 2


Lately, I've been looking back thorough my outfit posts and taking note of what pieces get the most use in my wardrobe.  Because of the summer heat, shorts are an obvious repeat! I especially love the casual vibe a good pair of jean cut offs gives.  
Over at Real Girl Glam they are doing another Real Girl challenge; styling denim cutoffs! I thought I'd post a few of my favorite ways to wear them






How do you like to style your denim cut offs?
Thanks for reading!

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

I'm baaaack

I've been MIA lately with no reason other than its summer time! 

How about a little instadump to catch up? 


We had a homeschool field day! Lots and lots of fun.

 
Well...Fun for Gwen. Ivy just mostly fussed until she found this little car.


I had this cupcake casualty
 while making these 


 for my sisters luau!

 like my 'Hawaiian' name? ;)


We also had a pinterest craft night  
(stole this photo from Alyssa

  I painted  this pair of canvas shoes for Gwen
 


I love them so much I kind of want a pair for myself...
 We had a blast and are already planning our next craft night-I think we're going to make these:
Has anyone else had any luck  trying string art?

Also at some point last month we had all this ice cream in our freezer. 
 
it didn't last long...

 and my hair was also teased to epic proportions for a photo shoot.
it was 'Mad Men' Themed and I cannot wait to see the final edits...

What have you been up too? Enjoying the summer heat?

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

maxi mixology

Today, for What I Wore Wednesday we're exploring the Maxi Skirt trend in the 2nd installment of the mixology series! (see the 1st one here)  If you've been around for awhile you know I have quite the collection of maxi skirts.  I just love how flowey and feminine they are but I also love how versatile they can be!  Just by changing up the styling you can give them a classic look, or a rocker vibe or the typical bohemian flair that is almost synonymous with the style.   

Another thing I love about Maxi's is how they can work for all seasons! These really are a closet staple in my opinion!  As if my collection isn't big enough, here are a few more beautiful skirts I'd love to come live in my closet
maxi love

(click the picture above for purchasing information)


Are you into the maxi skirt trend? What is your favorite way to wear them??  Which one would you add to your closet!? Personally I'm loving those beautiful ombre designs...
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

wiww + 7x7 remix challenge!

This week I'm participating in the 7x7  remix challenge with Ma Nouvelle Mode
The challenge is this: pick 7 pieces, including shoes, and make 7 outfits with them! 
Accessories are unlimited.  
Here are my 7 picks
Including shoes in the 7 really made this challenging! I almost chose 2 pairs but at the last minute switched them out for a pair of shorts and I'm glad I did.
 
I decided to make this a true challenge and choose pieces I wouldn't necessarily pair together so lets  see just how far I can stretch my wardrobe!   


1.
 My husband was out of town for the last week so last Sunday we had a much needed date night. I love this color combo together and this is my new favorite belt! ($5 on clearance! Whoot!) I got tons of compliments on this outfit too which is always nice :)

2.
 
 Yes that's a skirt. Yes I'm wearing it as a shirt. I love to use clothing in more ways than one and this skirt actually works quite well as a top! Paired with skinny jeans and wedges this could actually be a lot dressier! But I didn't include either of those in my 7 so I went casual instead ;)

3.
 This an outfit I definitely wouldn't have tried on my own! 
The pattern mixing was new for me and has a fun unique vibe-definitely trying this again!

4.

 This is one of the reasons I love maxi skirts!  This is the perfect breezy outfit for blazing hot Texas! It was super comfortable but still classy and the natural tones paired beautifully! I do recommend using a thick belt if you decide to remix your maxi to really define your waist! I tried this with a thinner belt and it looked a little blobby. Yes blobby is a technical fashion term.

5.
 One challenge I didn't expect in creating these outfits, was fighting the urge to re-use the same jewelry! I love the way these bracelets work with the floral top but I really wanted to get out of my comfort zone and be creative! So this is the only outfit I put them with!

6.
This outfit is a good example of how you can be super casual but still look put together with a few accessories! Also I don't know what is going on with my face here... 

7.
 This floral top turned out to be the piece I used the most but never in the same way! Its been tucked, tied, belted and left loose! I love the yellow belt against the army green too. Its a belt I hardly ever pull out but thanks to this challenge I'll be utilizing it more often!


There you have my 7x7 challenge!! I have to say I LOVED participating! There are still outfit options too! I still could wear the purple dress alone, or the floral top with the shorts....

Thanks to all the lovely bloggers hosting the challenge linky-lets do this again!


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Friday, June 7, 2013

2 ways to wear a summer dress

I love to get the most out of my clothes by making them work for many different occasions!
 A simple summer dress can easily be dressed up or down depending on your agenda! Here is how I
summer dress


What does your weekend have in store for you? Which way would you wear your summer dress?!

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

wiww

I love summertime. I love easy summertime fashion too and that is what you're going to see a lot of in the next couple months!
 I am in love with this top. Its just so different and screams summer. I cant wait to wear it loosely tucked into a maxi skirt with some wedges! The shorts were a pair of jeans that fit well on top but were too short so I cut them into shorts and threw them in the wash to fray them!
This is something I threw on before heading to my sisters house and her pool! The shorts are another pair of too short pants chopped and washed.  I just added a few accessories so I didn't feel too sloppy-especially since this was a day my hair and makeup got zero attention. 
Which is why I'm wearing sunglasses ;)
 This is my favorite kind of summer style. Comfortable and classy all in one! I love the way the pointed tiers line up with the detail of the skirt. It has a very slimming effect even though they are both flowy loose fitting pieces!


I hope you enjoyed this everyday fashion! Thanks for reading! 
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