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Monday, April 30, 2012

A Feel Good Look

grey dress

I'm feeling pretty right now.  I love having those days, don't you?  When you put a little more effort into your appearance and put on a pretty little frock and prance around like a moron because you feel so amazing.  I've been enjoying happier moods as of late, so I guess that explains my high confidence and the fact I'm feeling pretty.  As vain as all this sounds, sometimes it helps to feel good about yourself.

summery dress
strappy summer dress

Another mood booster is listening to all kinds of music during my time to myself and reconnecting with bands I have lost touch with or forgot about.  It takes me all back to highschool days.  Reconnecting with my more youthful self has been kind of liberating.  Except now I have bills, my own apartment and no one telling me what to do and when to do it.  Again.  This is a mood lifter.


Alright, about my outfit.  I know it's sort of matchy matchy with all the grey tones, but it was easy and I felt good in it.  Isn't that okay?  I think so anyways.  Summery dresses are still an awesome staple in my closet as of late, so I can't help but be tempted to throw one on when I'm on the go.  On this particular day I was meeting a friend for some old fashions.  Ever have one?  They are delicious.


Dress, Charlotte Russe (many moons ago)
Shoes, Target (again....many moons ago)

Thursday, April 26, 2012


cream and yellow satchel

Hello, Hello!!!!  Can we all believe that May is around the corner already?  I'm quite taken aback by this realization.  I'm thrilled that we've had such an awesome spring so far, but I am totally ready for summer to start rearing its ugly head.  It's all in perspective.  The hot sticky heat is miserable at times, but its also pleasant to be able to spend those warm summer evenings sitting on restaurant patios sipping on mojitos.  Anyways, my mind is wandering to warmer places and I think having a new spring/summer bag is the reason for my wanderlust for warmer and hotter weather.

handbag heaven

If you're in the market for a new bag and want to get something super pretty at a nice price then I totally suggest checking out Handbag Heaven.  They have such an awesome selection and I can't wait to find another bag in a crossover style.  Like this one in cream and turquoise!!! 

creamy orange dress
denim jacket looks

To compliment the pretty yellow in my bag I decided to pair it together with this orange creamsicle dress I found while thrifting a couple of weeks ago.  The denim jacket and black heels kind of pulled it altogether in a work appropriate outfit.


Dress, Thrifted
Jacket, Gap
Heels, Forever21

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Doing It By Myself

plaid shirt dress

Gosh guys!!!  It's really hard doing this blogging thing all on my own.  Taking my own photos has proved to be a  chore, but I'll get a handle on it.  Thank god my lens is automatic!!! Hahaha!!  So please excuse these rather ridiculous photos, but I just really loved the outfit I was wearing this day.  The Canvas by Lands' End dress is my favorite thing ever!!  And I'm not much for plaid either, so I'm rather surprised this dress happens to be my go-to garment at the moment.  The quality is just fantastic.  I tried to make a rather wintry frock into something more summery since it happened to be 80 degrees this particular day.  My suede platforms and cognac belt did the trick.

half up hairstyle
plaid day dress

So here are the going ons in my life.  I took a mini road trip to Ikea to purchase a few more things to make my apartment feel more homey and more me.  Pillows, kitchen towels, trash cans, etc.  Ikea is always a good excuse to take a road trip in my opinion.  It's just fun to walk around and pretend you have unlimited cash flow and start planning your decoration ideas.  Then you take those ideas and you run to the closest thrift stores to see if you can recreate it for less.  That's how I roll.

canvas by landsend dress

Dress, Thrifted
Platforms, Forever21
Necklace, Vintage/Gift

Monday, April 9, 2012

Keep on the Sunny Side


What works better for an Easter garment than a yellow dress mixed with some pastels?  Well, lots of stuff I guess, but for me a yellow dress is tops for spring holidays.  I got this dress from the Lulu's event in Austin last month and have probably worn it a million times since then.  It seemed only appropriate that I'd wear it for photos on Easter, or something.  I dressed it up with a pretty pink belt and then jazzed up my fingers nails a little bit with robin's egg blue nail polish.  You can tell I'm ready for spring when I'm donning pastels on my fingers.


My Easter was nice, but this year was the first year I didn't get a basket from my parents!!!  Does this mean I'm all grown up now?  Haha..I really miss my big fat chocolate bunny and my box of Peeps.  I guess to remedy that I'll be hitting up my local drug store to buy some clearance holiday candy.  Candy always tastes better when it's deeply discounted.  Ask anyone.


Well folks, have a very pleasant Monday!!!  Mine will be work work work, but in way I'm happy for it.  Mondays typically fly by fast.

Dress, c/o Lulu's
Belt, NY and Co.
Sabine Clogs, Piperlime

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Rather Summery, Don't Ya Think?


Finally I'm back with an outfit!!!  During the past few weeks, my inclination to getting dressed up was diminishing. I love wearing clothes, but these past weeks I was living out of a suitcase so nothing was quite creative enough to post.  My accessories were non-existent, to say the least.  Now that I have my own place with all my stuff I'm happy to throw on just about anything to give my outfit a certain razzamatazz.  Like this turquoise necklace and straw hat!!  It's been feeling rather summery so the straw hat was begging to be worn.  The necklace just went with the outfit. haha...


So, recent events in my life....hmmm.  Well, I'm finding a lot of time to hang out with friends, eat pizza, drink beer, and stay up late.  It's like I'm reliving a part of my life that I never got to do.  So there's that.  I've also been preoccupied with grown up stuff like opening new bank accounts, utility accounts, and handling an annoying situation that involves part of my apartment getting a flooded.  Yep.  Fun stuff.


I hope everyone has a super fantastic Friday!!!  


Dress, Urban Outfitters (many moons ago)
Pumps, Urban Outfitters
Hat, Urban Outfitters
Necklace, Vintage Shop in Charlotte NC

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

When the Happiness Melts Away


This is a terribly tough post to write.  I'm writing this before I even start telling my extended family and even friends what is going on in my life.  I hope to have written down some of my feelings in this post, in order to help articulate myself better when I do tell my family and friends.  Although, most definitely I will be telling my family my news before I hit the publish button.

Ok, so here it goes.  My husband Zach and I are getting divorced.  As shocked as you all might be to hear it, most of my friends weren't all that shocked by the news.  My blog is meant to be my sanctuary of all things fun, happy, and cute.  Being a cute married couple used to be part of that.  But after the past year and a half things had gone sour and I hate to admit this to the world, but I fell out of love with my husband.  It's the worst feeling in the world to have to admit to that.  I lost tons of sleep as I contemplated divorce in my mind for the last few months.  My weight dropped almost 10 pounds, and my happiness was just gone.  I found refuge in a lot of my friends.  They may not have known everything that had gone on behind closed doors, but they had an idea.  My happiness needs to be the forefront of my mind.  And even though it will be tough being single since I haven't been on my own....well ever....I look forward to this next chapter in my life.  It will include school again, freedom to do as I wish when I wish, and lots of heat and serve meals (joking about that last bit).

There is no easy thing about divorce and it's the scariest step I'm ever going to make in my lifetime.  Zach was a huge part of my life and I love his family as much as my own so I would hope to never have to say goodbye to them forever.  I'm going to conclude this by stating the fact that divorce is a huge suckfest.  I might be emotionally ready for this, but the stress of everything will be daunting.

***Regular posting on my blog  should commence on Saturday.