Monday, June 25, 2012

Mani Monday NEON

My friends over at CapFabb are having a NEON style challenge! I thought it would be fun to incorporate it into Mani Monday and rock it with some super saturated neon polish, my DIY bracelets I crafted up this weekend, and one of my favorite clutches c/o ASOS.

Forever21 Leopard Dress via It's All Good
Neon Laser Cut Clutch c/o ASOS
Studded Bracelets via H&M
Neon Bracelets DIY by me

If you have a second, definitely hop over to CapFabb's blog and see what some other CapFabb bloggers have come up with for the neon challenge. Three cheers for NEON!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

This week in photos

Lunch with Kristen at Harvest

Sleepy sweet Audrey Superkitty

Going out to Alchemy

Saturday DIYing

Finished product, super simple neon bracelets

Anarchoi BBQ at the Smash house.

Early Summer Date Night

After hanging out with some of my Blogger BFF's at Violet Boutique's Lookbook party and talking about how I just don't wear shorts, my tall blogger buddy Waverly (who was featured twice recently on Refinery29 DC!) gave my a little boost in confidance. I decided I should just be brave and DO IT! Kind of ironic that shorts scare me and dying my hair green is a walk in the park, but in my defense my legs are really long and REALLY pale. It's alot to share with the world.

Sweater via H&M (DC)
Blouse via OldNavy (VA)
Shorts via Banana Republic (MD)
Bow Necklace via Macys (VA)
Neon Clutch c/o ASOS


What do you think? Too much leg?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Adventures in Dressing Rooms, Kmart!

Today's trip to Kmart was for nail polish remover, but you know me, I just can't resist trying on some clothing! Here's what I tried and what I thought...

I really liked this dress. It's a lightweight and 100% cotton, great for summertime. Obviously you'd need a racer back bra for it (I'm so ill prepared!) but other than that super easy to wear. I would totally pair it up with some fun wedges and big gold jewelry.

The next two outfits really were for experimentation sake. Let's face it, I'm too old to pull off these looks as is, but the elements separately could work!

 This outfit doesn't work for me but I do very much like it. I have a reeeeeeaaaaaaally long torso, so the cropped top with the low rise shorts just looks wrong on me. On someone with more average proportions it would be very sweet. As you can see, the top is sheer, so you'll need a cami or at least not a purple bra. Ha!

Love the Southwest design on this top. I tried it in an XL because I like the loose open neck look. Plus this way it covers my belly completely. The shorts shockingly fit well! I picked them up as a joke, something to try for giggles. I would have never guessed that they would cover my butt completely and actually be comfortable. 

This dress was so comfy. Sadly it was too short for my 6'0 frame, but I would recommend it for anyone not as giantess as me. I very much like the low back and the elastic straps were quite comfortable. Also the cups are padded so you don't have to worry about getting *ahem* chilly. Might even be fun as a maternity dress! 

Each time I go to Kmart I am more and more surprised at how much I like. Do you shop Kmart? What do you think?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Allegra Boatneck Dress

Yesterday I had a relaxing day with one of my bff's Kristen. After a fabulous lunch at Harvest we headed out for some retail therapy at some of our favorite shops, namely Anthropologie. While there I came across this dress and fell head over heels. Oh so very darling.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mani Monday

Went simple for this weeks #manimonday 

What's on your nails this week?

Apples McGee

Sometimes you're just minding your own business sitting on the steps with your iPad playing M.A.M.C. when your husband comes out with a camera and says, 
"You're cute. Let's take pictures."

Reaaaaaadyyyyyyy GO!

Black & White Chickadee Necklace via ModCloth (web) *similar*
Apple Print Belt via ModCloth (web) *similar*
Black Cocktail Ring via Forever21 (web) *similar*
iPad Book Case c/o FourCornerStore
BCBGeneration 'Carete' Wedges c/o Piperlime

Fun fact: This apple print belt was the first thing I ever purchased at Modcloth... 
Many many many many years ago!

Happy Monday!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

This week in Photos







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Happy Sunday!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Vintage Red Plaid

How freakin adorable is this vintage dress!? Love the cinched waist and bow tied sleeves. Plus it's my size (bonus!) Pair it up with a cutesy hair tie some bright giant wedges and quirky glasses. Lest we not forget the always important sweet little girlish necklace and seriously... this outfit is me to a T! 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Stripes and Colors

stripes and colors

I love a black and white dress. So much so that I had to put myself on a "no more black and white dresses" shopping diet. They are just so classic and easy to accessorize!