Friday, July 25, 2014

Lace & Hearts


It's Friday!! In 8 hours I'll be free for another couple days, that's always a happy thought! I actually had yesterday off too since it was a State Holiday. Gotta love Banker's hours! We filled our day with messy hair and jeep rides through the canyon, family time and more fireworks on the lawn. I'm really dreading the day Summer is over. The temperature was perfect in the 90's (for me at least) and this over sized airy lace top and biker shorts were just the thing for a day of chilling out and enjoying the Summer sun. Can you tell I have a thing for biker shorts lately? They're like leggings but shorter. The comfy-ness of leggings year round? Yes please. Glad I rediscovered these cute heart print ones in my messy drawer of long lost pants! And these shades are my last and probably my favorite pair from Sunglass Warehouse. They have that vintage look, a mix of metal and plastic and my favorite tortoise frames. Did I mention they're under $20 (along with all of Sunglass Warehouse's shades)?! Definitely my new go-to pair! Have a great weekend my friends and thanks for always reading! I love you all!

Outfit Details:
Biker shorts - Papaya (old, closest thing I could find)
Sandals - c/o Aeropostale


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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Picnic on the Lake

Happy hump day!! I'm sharing more adventures from our weekend today. We spent Sunday afternoon picnicking on the lake. Well, I guess if you can call lemonade and cherries a picnic. We live pretty close to several lakes, this one in particular is just a ways up the beautiful canyon 15 minutes from where we live. I don't know why this is the first time we've done this! Maybe next time we'll go all out with a basket and sandwiches ;) It was seriously so relaxing and fun, I know we'll be back soon! I miss the ocean terribly living in a landlocked state so being near the water makes my soul happy. We even tried going for a swim but it was a bit too cold... we'll have to try that again on a scorching hot day! We both wore our new shades from Sunglass Warehouse. Ethan's are made of real bamboo on the sides and he's pretty in love with them. Obviously he loves them enough he agreed to model them, which I'm pretty happy about! Look at that gorgeous hair!! Seriously not fair.
Well, have a happy rest of your hump day and a great Holiday tomorrow for all my Utah friends! I'll be back on Friday with my last sunglass post!

Outfit Details:
Top - J. Crew                                              On him:
Shorts - Thrifted (similar)                           Tank - WalMart (similar)
Bikini top - H&M                                         Boardshorts - DC (similar)                               
Bikini bottom - Target                                Sunnies - c/o Sunglass Warehouse
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Carnival

Saturday night Ethan and I made the most of the nearby city's festivities and saw a free concert in the park complete with pineapple floats (pineapple floats > rootbeer floats), went to a carnival, and ended the night lying in the grass watching fireworks. It was the perfect Summer date! I always love to take photos of the bright lights and ferris wheels at carnivals but this time I thought what better place to take outfit photos? Much to Ethan's dismay. Although, I have to admit this time he wasn't the only one feeling awkward. The place was crawling with people and you'd be surprised the looks you get snapping pics at a carnival, haha! So ignore the awkward looks on my face, apparently I'm not good at looking normal under pressure ;) This is also my first of three posts this week with Sunglass Warehouse! They were kind enough to send me a few pairs of fun, bold sunnies to style and I'm loving this oversized, round, clear-framed pair. They added perfectly to the boho vibe I was going for with this flowy free-people-esque (not the real deal) dress! I'm all about the free people vibe without the price tag ;) Hope your week is off to a good start! A new thrift shop just opened a couple blocks from my house (!!!) so I spent an hour or so of my Monday poppin' tags in bliss.

Outfit Details:
Sandals - Ross (similar)
Bag - Tai Pan Trading (similar) (really want this!)


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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - 50 Under $50

 Hello and Happy Sunday! Hope you're having a nice relaxing weekend :) Have you checked out the Nordstrom Sale yet?! It's the best sale of the year!! Even if you're on a budget and don't have a lot of extra $$$ to spend there's a ton of great options! Here's 50 of my favorite finds under $50!! If you see something you like, hurry and get it because things go super fast and prices go up August 4th!

TOPS

JEWELS

BOTTOMS

DRESSES & OVERALLS

ACCESSORIES

JACKETS & CARDIGANS


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Friday, July 18, 2014

Embroidered

Happy Friday!! Who's excited for the weekend?! My plans include a free movie, a giant slip n slide and carnival rides... bring it on! So you know when you meet someone and become instant friends? That happened to me Monday night. I met the beautiful Kristen of Krissy Coco in person at a Spa event (which was SO much fun by the way!). I happened to win 2 of the raffle prizes and had no use for either of them - sad and kind of ironic right? Anyway, Kristen ended up taking one off my hands, and even though I repeatedly assured her I didn't want anything in return, (I just won it afterall, so no loss to me!) there was a cute little gift package waiting on my doorstep 2 days later. She's seriously the sweetest! I love all the great friendships that have come from this little blog :) I'm also loving this embroidered kimono! I'm not a huge fan of neon but in small doses like this stitching and the lime green on my nails it's just right. I'm feeling like this look is pretty perfect for a fun-filled Summer weekend!

Outfit Details:
Dress - H&M (similar)
Clogs - c/o Lotta from Stockholm (a giveaway win!)
Bag & Nail polish - gifts from Kristen :) (similar bag)
 


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summer Staples + Beach Essentials Giveaway

Hey! I have another awesome giveaway for you today in honor of Summer! We're giving away $350 cash and some perfect beach essentials - or if you're landlocked like me some lake/pool essentials.. Sigh... Anyway, with such a Summer-y giveaway I thought I'd create an outfit with some of my Summer staples. What's more Summer than shorts and sandals? Seriously. It's all I want to wear when it gets nice and warm outside. These shorts have been my go-to so far this Summer. They're the perfect length and loose but not baggy fit and the best part is I thrifted them for less than $20!! I find myself pairing them with a tee all the time but I decided to dress it up a bit this time with some peplum and a little heel on my usual sandal. A good necklace helps too - I can't get enough of Shamelessly Sparkly's gorgeous baubles!
Well, have a good Thursday & be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post! Good luck!!

Outfit Details:
Top - Forever 21 (similar)
Shorts - Thrifted/Joe's Jeans (similar)
Sandals - Report via DSW

There's nothing like going to the beach on a beautiful, hot summer day! 
It's the perfect place to cool off, get a tan, and have endless amounts of fun! Everyone needs a little ocean therapy to clear your mind and get into summer mode.

However, you can't go to the beach without some beach essentials, right?
Lucky for you, today I'm teaming up with a group of lovely bloggers and shops to bring you a Beach Essentials GIVEAWAY! We're giving away $350 cash to help you purchase your favorite beach accessories, as well as some items from our favorite shops that will kick start your beach bundle!
Look right below to see what those items are!


Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post.
Make sure to complete as many entries as you can so you have a higher chance of winning!
Also, don't forget to check out each of these awesome blogs and shops below!

Oh, Sweet Joy!  |  The Red Closet Diary  |  Kameleonz  |  Raspberry Glow

Good luck and hope you're having an amazing summer!
[ Giveaway open to US residents only ]

a Rafflecopter giveaway
{Linking with IFP/WIW/Tucker Up/YWW/Random Wednesday/LWIG/Working Girl/Tres Chic/Mix & Match/LYLS}
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