Friday, June 28, 2013

It's Friday, I'm in Love!

Happy Friday! I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend. What are you guys doing this weekend?

While you think about it, let me share what pretty things caught my fancy this week! 

Clare Vivier Leopard Clutch (another "I blame it on Instagram" craving) 

Everyday I'm Hustlin' T-shirt I mean... the letters are glittery! So perfect!

Gelous Nail Gel Coat Why not give it a try? If it doesn't work, it was only $5.99!

Love Tank Again with the glitter... gets me every time! 

Green Zara Sandals Who doesn't need a pair of statement shoes?

Swimsuit top and bottom Totally in LOVE with this print and style! 

What made it on your wish list this week?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

My Summer Essentials

I saw this on an iPhone case and it describes the way I feel about summer to a T. 

maxi dress // retro sunglasses // Blush and Shadow // seahorse tee // denim shorts // sandals // lip balm // essie polish (Turquoise and Caicos)

Summer is in full swing! Can you believe the month of June is coming to an end? So in the spirit, I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite items in the summer! 

1. First, let's talk about how wonderful maxi dresses are. I live in Georgia where it gets super hot and humid. The last thing you want is your clothes sticking to you. Maxi dresses are light, comfortable and fashionable! You can dress them up with a cute pair of wedges or dress them down in flip-flops or sandals. Its a easy choice when you can't find something to wear. 

2. When I go to the beach or pool I don't like wearing my nice glasses. It is bound to get wet, scratched, lost  or broken somehow. I learned my lesson in middle school when I borrowed my sister's Oakley's to go swim in the river with friends. My friend pushed me off the dock and there went the glasses in the water never to be seen again! My sister was not very happy with me. So I like to buy fun, cheap, and colorful glasses for such occasions. 

3. Some beauty essentials that really go a long way in the summer are a good blush/bronzer, lip balms, and fun polishes! I got to try this Hot Mama blush because it came in my Birchbox. I really liked it because it was  a great shade and doubled as a shadow! It was perfect for highlighting cheek bones and really gives you a summer glow. I have been through many lip balms and this one from Maybeline is my absolute favorite. It leaves your lips really smooth and I like the green one because its a little minty. They come in fun flavors and tints too! Lastly of this group is playing nail polishes. It is a MUST to maintain a nice pedicure and manicure during the summer. Your piggies are constantly in open toe shoes and who wants to see a jacked up pedicure. I love bright colors in the summer and neon has really become a favorite!

4. I have a thing for glitter (hence, Glitter and Juls? ;) ) These glitter sandals are the infamous Instagram ones that have become so popular. I don't own them but I like how versatile they are and really make any outfit pop! I think sandals in general are essential during the summer. Who wants to wear socks and tennis shoes in the heat? 

5. Lastly, the next summer uniform besides maxi dresses would have to be a classic pair of denim shorts and a graphic tee. Nautical tees are fun for summer and I have this thing for sea horses lately. I also love flamingos, floral prints, and anything beachy themed. 

What are your summer essentials? Anything I should try this summer? I'd love to hear your favorites and try a few out! 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday {wiww}

Hey guys! Happy Wednesday! I missed last week's wiww post because I was on vacation but here are a few of my looks from my time in Virginia! 

I love this sassy t-shirt. It's so fun. And I'm of course sporting my newest Ell and Emm addition, the mini audrey. One of my favorite trends is dressing up tees and graphic prints! 

Outfit 1 Details: 
I wore this shirt (from Urban Outfitters) with a black maxi skirt. The necklace is from Ell and Emm

I wore this second outfit for my niece's grad party. Pink skirt and aztec print shirt with lots of baubles! 

Outfit 2 Details:
Shirt: Forever 21
Skirt: Target
Pink enamel bracelet: Happy Wrist (luna bracelet)
Mint bracelet: Very Jane
Arrow necklace: Bauble Bar
Triangle necklace: Groopdealz

This t-shirt has quickly become one of my favorites. One, because I love home town pride and two, because its quite possibly the comfiest tee ever! Another great thing about purchasing this shirt is a portion of the proceeds go toward multiple sclerosis research! 

I wore it with a pair of ikat print shorts. It was a perfect outfit to spend the day at the National Zoo. 

Outfit 3 Details:
Shirt: The Home T
Shorts: TJ Maxx
Necklace: Ell and Emm on repeat :) See first outfit!
Bracelet: Christina Link by Stella and Dot

Of course I did a little shopping while on vacation. I snagged this skull print dress and I absolutely love it! I'm bringing out my inner metal :) But I still have to add a touch of girly. That's where my pink purse comes in!

Outfit 4 Details:
Dress: H&M
Purse: Target
Necklace: Royal Ball by Ell and Emm
Shoes: Chuck Taylor Shoreline by Converse 

The purse made a return to complement my nautical themed outfit. Love mixing prints and these anchor shorts are super comfy! I wore this after a long day at the theme park for dinner in downtown Williamsburg.

Outfit 5 Details:
Shirt and Shorts: Gap Factory
Purse: Target
Flip-flops: Reefs

Linking up with: The Pleated Poppy

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


I am obsessed with these sandals! 

photo credit: 
1. Glitter and Gingham blog and Shelby's IG account 
2. Double the Glam blog and Ashish's IG account
3. & 4. The Sweetest Thing blog and Emily's IG account
5. Lilly's Style blog and Lilly's IG
6. Julie Leah's blog and IG
J Crew Mari Sandals (in a different color, I had to call to find the pink ones)

These Mari sandals from J Crew have been haunting me. They are just so cute! They are the shade of Pepto Bismol, but I just can't keep them out of my head. I have spent the last two days trying to find them online with no luck and I have been seeing them all over my Instagram feed. Actually, I blame this obsession on Instagram. If I didn't keep seeing it on my feed they would have never been on my radar. 

Look at all these cute looks! Endless possibilities and so much fun! I had to have them. I usually don't spend $228 on a pair of shoes so first, I tried searching for similar alternatives. Sadly, I didn't find anything in comparison. I really like this shade of pink because it stands out so much and I love the low heel. 

On my way home from work today I thought I would try to call a couple of stores in Atlanta, the closest stores to me. I was expecting disappointment. But it took only two phone calls to find them in my size! And even better news? They were on sale and I received an additional 25% off! These babies will soon be mine! I'm so excited! 

Ha, now on to my next obsession.... What's it going to be Instagram? 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday {wiww}

Happy Wednesday! I am super excited because that means I only have two more days until my week long vacation begins! I won't be taking any infamous bathroom shots so you'll be getting another view next week but this is how my work outfits and a couple of weekend outfits panned out! 

This week's coast to coast challenge on IG was "sporty chic". I would have never put this combination together if it weren't for the challenge but I loved how it came out. Who knew I could sneak to work wearing  the most comfortable tee I own! 

Outfit 1 Details:
Cardigan and T-shirt: Target
Crystal necklace: Classic Audrey by Ell and Emm
Pendant: Rebel Pendant by Stella & Dot
Pants: H&M
Shoes: Marshall's

I was playing with different patterns with this ensemble. Polka dot and stripes! 

Outfit 2 Details:
Shirt and Pants: Forever 21
Necklace: Basilissa Pave Necklace by Ily Couture
Renegade Cluster necklace and bracelet: Stella & Dot
Shoes: Nine West (I DIY'ed the glitter cap toe!) 

Outfit 3 Details:
Shirt: Gap Factory
Skirt: Marshall's
Shoes: Nine West
Necklace and Bracelet: Juniper necklace and Christina Link bracelet by Stella & Dot
Watch: Michael Kors

Polka dots and lavender! I love how the necklace brought this piece together!

Outfit 4 Details:
Shirt: Marshall's 
Jeans: Forever 21
Shoes: New Directions by Belk
Necklace: Hello Fab
Bracelet: Ily Couture
Watch: Michael Kors

Shades of Green!

Outfit 5 Details:
 Shirt: Old Navy
Skirt: New York and Company Outlet
Necklace: Ily Couture
Wedges: Target

Outfit 6 Details:
Dress: TJ Maxx
Blazer: Marshall's
Shoes: New Directions by Belk
Bracelets: Juicy Couture and Stella & Dot
Necklace: Royal Ball by Ell and Emm

And here are my weekend outfits:

I love both of these flats! They are both from Make Me Chic and both we each under $20 bucks. You can't beat those prices! And of course I have to add a statement necklace to add some fun to both outfits! 

Which is your favorite? 

Friday, June 7, 2013

It's Friday, I'm in Love!

"I don't care if Monday's blue
Tuesday's gray and Wednesday too

Thursday I don't care about you
It's Friday, I'm in love!

Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart
Oh, Thursday doesn't even start
It's Friday I'm in love!" -The Cure

Love this song. 

Happy Friday, friends! 

As usual, there is always something on my current want list. Let me share this week's list with you!

1. a pretty pastel bubble gum pink bauble for my ever growing (out of control) necklace collection

2. faux suede lace-up oxfords for a classic look

3. this dress I've been obsessed with since seeing how Christine from Hello Fashion (here) wore hers casually with a chambray button up and converse high tops

4. this trio of simple knuckle rings 

5. newly ordered leopard print ankle strap flats (yippy!)

Like any of these? What's on your list? 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Coast to Coast Challenge Love

I discovered the Coast To Coast Challenge hashtag Instagram phenomena as I was wandering other IGer's feeds one day and I loved the idea. It was a fun way to be inspired! I've been able to join in on many challenges and I enjoy looking through everyone else's interpretation on for each theme. 

I soon discovered the blog behind the social media trend and have started following many of the contributors. 

One of the challenges this week was "White on White". Below was my interpretation for this fun summer trend.

I glammed up a simple white tee with a white jeweled bib necklace. 

For each challenge there is always a post on The Coast to Coast Challenge's blog on IG inspiration for each of the different challenges.. and guess who's photo made the post? Yay! 

Go check out the post here

And go find about more about the Coast to Coast Challenge here! You'll learn how this fun social media trend was born and the lovely ladies behind it! 

Lauren Palomares (@laurenpalomares) and Lindsey Clark (@lindseyeryn) 
Founders of Coast To Coast Central™ & #CoastToCoastChallenge™

Follow along on Instagram: @c2c_central

What I Wore Wednesday {wiww}

Welcome to a new wiww post! This is a place where every day women find inspiration for new outfits! There are a lot of blogs that have great outfits but the price tags on some of the outfits are out of my price range. I have realized I don't need to spend a lot to look great and feel great. 

This is how my week worked out. 

Sometimes I feel blah about a few of my outfits, but I loved all of them this week. I enjoyed playing with colors!

This skirt and shirt were clearance finds from outlet shopping over memorial day weekend. I feel great when I find deals like this. I am the master bargain shopper! The leopard details really brought this outfit to the next level! Love it.

Outfit 1 Details:
Skirt: New York and Company Outlet ($9!)
Shirt: Gap Outlet ($4)
Belt: New York and Company Outlet
Heels: Target (also found on clearance $7.48!)
Georgia Necklace: Gifted

The color of this shirt is such a fun vibrant color and the material is so light weight. It's perfect for the summer! 

Outfit 2 Details:
Shirt: A Cut Above Boutique
Necklace: Fab Chic Envy
White Denim: Forever 21
Sandal wedges: Nine West
Bracelets: Alimonada, Stella & Dot, So  Good 

This is probably my favorite of them all. This lemon t-shirt is adorable and so was it's price tag. This was yet another clearance find during the holiday weekend at the J Crew Factory store. I shall call her Pink Lemonade! 

Outfit 3 Details:
Shirt: J Crew Factory ($10!)
Skirt and Nude Wedges: Target
Bracelet: Gifted- The Loft
Necklace Le Mode Accessories

In a previous post (here) I wrote about how popular this necklace is among Instagram. It is way more versatile than  I thought it would be and I love finding new ways to wear it.

Outfit 4 Details:
Chambray Shirt: Old Navy
Skirt: JC Penney
Flats: Target
Necklace: Brina Box
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: Ily Couture

Um, this girl did some serious outlet shopping and these coral pants are another fun find from the holiday weekend! I love the color and they are so comfy. 

Outfit 5 Details:
Shirt: ana via JCPenney ($5)
Necklace: Forever 21
Belt and Pants: New York and Company Factory
Wedges: New Directions via Belk
Bracelets: Kohl's (crystal leather), Happy Wrist (pink enamel chain link), gifted (mint)

Haha, just noticed my other trusty accessory... a black hair tie. Goes great with everything :)

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