March 21, 2014

Favorite Friday Dress

Have you ever made a brand new purchase, let's say an oversize, striped t-shirt dress, and then you find such complete happiness with it that you find it almost impossible to not wear it every other day?
Yeah... me neither.

This dress sometimes gives the appearance that I cut a neck hole in a bed sheet and ran out of the house, but it feels like a huge t-shirt and I just can't find an excuse to not wear it almost every day.  I've worn it like over half the days since I bought it.  #noshame
And if you can't wear your favorite dress on a Friday, then when can you?
Have a merry weekend. XO

dress: h&m+ (here) // necklace: F21 // booties: barefoot tess

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March 19, 2014

Sunshine + Threads

vest (old): old navy // dress, as skirt: cynthia rowley // boots: target // coral boyfriend tee: target // 
fringe purse: target (here ON SALE) // necklace: gift // bracelet: THREADS // sunglasses: target (here ON SALE)

Happy Wednesday! No really, it is! My camera and my body are both back and in fighting form.  I think it has a lot to do with the fantastic sunshine that finally popped out and showed itself!  I'm recharged, rocking my trusty vest, and a new fabulous bracelet.  I shared this adorable, dainty bracelet on my Instagram the other day, but I'm here to share a little bit more about THREADS and the fantastic story behind it!  I've been following Ashley and The Shine Project for years now, but more recently she has started this jewelry endeavor.  THREADS employs at risk youth to make jewelry and earn a fair wage to help the students pay for their school to better their future.  
Here is some more info about them, from their website:

As a blogger, I love getting behind companies that I truly believe in!  
THREADS is offering a special discount code to my readers.  
Enter MATTERS10 at checkout for 10% of your purchase! There are tons of gorgeous styles (and necklaces!!) to choose from, check them out here.  Purchasing something beautiful and giving back at the same time is truly merry! Xo

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March 18, 2014

Swim Suit Search

In two month's time, I will find myself on a beach in the Caribbean.  What!  So it is time to take this swim suit search seriously.  Try saying that ten times fast!  I have always been a fan of the retro style maillot and I love the ruffles!  These are my top faves.  What styles are you reaching for this summer?  I wanted to find some fringed tops, but I will settle for the adorable fringed coverup!

Shop my finds here:

Spotted some fab suits?  Let me know about them in the comments! Xo

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March 17, 2014

Out of Practice

blouse: tj maxx // blazer: thrifted // necklace: accessory auctions // 
leggings: dots // boots (not pictured): nine west

I'm still posting today even though every one of my pictures turned out horrible!  It seems I have been on "vacation" for so long that my camera decided to boycott reality today.  Things were unexplainably blurry and confused.  I don't blame the camera really, I was feeling quite the same way when I awoke. The weather did not help.  I thought I retired my riding boots for the season, after the first 70 degree patio day, but in true winter tradition... it's ain't over yet.  All of that to say, I missed posting so much that we are just going to power through this.  Plus, that's a lot of holiday cheer displayed and it just cannot go to waste.  I hope the weekend treated all of the merrymakers well, and although I never got my green beer, I had more Irish car bombs than I wish to admit.  I'm calling today a rough draft and hoping for a better performance tomorrow.
Monday is just Tuesday's dress rehearsal.

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March 11, 2014

I'm Aliiiiiiive!

Just a quick check in, I am not still in New Orleans, lost among the discarded beads and empty daiquiri cups.  I've been home for almost a week, which is about the amount of time that it takes to recover from such a trip.  This week is Spring Break, so it is another slow week where I will rarely change from pajamas lounge cloooothes and won't bother to get up from the couch between catch-up episodes of my favorite television shows.  Except maybe to get a Kleenex during this episode of Parenthood...

Here are some of my favorite merrymaking highlights from my Mardi Gras trip!
I hope to get back to regularly scheduled programming soon, xo!
Best times, good drinks, and great people always makes for a fabulous trip.
Now... back to the Netflix binge.
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March 3, 2014

This Week...

My fabulous chickens, I am on vacation this week in the Big Easy, catching beads & eating gumbo. In my absence, please enjoy a frozen cocktail beverage and a karaoke tune or two.  Stay tuned for a recap and tons of photos from NOLA upon my return.  
(Someone stockpile the Gatorade & Advil for me, dolls)
Follow along with the Mardi Gras merrymaking on Instagram.
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