Friday, July 20, 2012

Gray + Pink

Remember that vow I made to start wearing more of my clothes that just sit?

Yes... This dress STILL HAD THE TAGS ON IT!  It was originally purchased for our family photo shoot which was...  last year?  Two years ago?  Geez, I can't even remember!  After picking a different outfit, I told myself I needed to return this.  But.. I couldn't bear to!  I just loved the buttons and thick straps.  So it sat, and sat, and sat.

Finally I pulled it out.  It's a wee bit short when sitting and bending over, but I was just extra cautious :)  Where are my VS leggings when I need them?!  (Wouldn't this be super darling with leggings and boots?!!)

Luckily my husband decided to come up for lunch that day and he couldn't keep his eyes off me :) (As it should be! HA!)  So this is definintely a keeper.  I can't wait to pair it with more colors in the cooler weather.

Dress:  Burlington Coat Factory
Belt:  Store in Woodfield
Flats:  Target
Hair Flower:  Kacey, TwistedCrystals <3

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Spin on my HM Dress

I know I've already shown you all this honeymoon dress of mine but after fiinding my crop Forever 21 jacket, I thought I'd put a little spin on one of my favorite dresses for a totally different look.  And let me tell you, it's definitely a new favorite.  I have to remember to keep that jacket close so I can remember I have it :)

Dress:  Target
Jacket:  Forever 21
Bracelets:  NY&Co.
Sunglasses:  Apt. 9, Kohls

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Navy and Lace

If you've been a bride, maybe you can relate to this post...  I know my Project Wedding Brides would get it :)

When you are planning your wedding, you tend to "overbuy" items for it.  Items that you just HAVE TO HAVE (and persuade your soon to be husband that it's much needed just to let him have you get yet another item) and then they end up stored in a box or stuffed back into your closest totally forgotten about and the wedding came and passed without "such items".

Low and behold, my original  rehearsal dress.  I bought it shortly after I became engaged at the BCBG Outlet.  My first (and only) BCBG item.  My sister in law actually found it and I just fell in love.  And it was only about $20!  So I tried it on and loved it and bought it.

Although throughout the time of planning, I did pull it out to try it on I ended up wearing a totally different dress. :) 

Well, I've worn it a few times SINCE the wedding but not as often as I would like to.  As I've been clearing out my closet for my new clearanced sweaters I've been snatching, I saw it and pulled it out so I would be reminded to wear it. 

So, here I am!  I remember why I haven't worn it a ton.. It needs a little altering.  But nothing a sweater (or any cover up) can't do!

And I'm wearing one of my new sweaters with this!  In fact, it still has the tags on it. :) HA HA!  I put it on wondering if it would work, and was satisfied with it and frankly, I was just too lazy to take the belt back off to get the tags off. :)

(I apologize in advance for these photos.. I'm no photographer :)  It was hard to get the lace to show up.)

Dress:  BCBG Outlet, clearanced
Belt:  Kohls, Apt. 9, clearanced (recently bought)
Sweater:  Kohls, Apt. 9, clearanced (recently bought)
Shoes:  Kohls, Aerosole
Necklace:  Etsy

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Holy moly...  It's been almost a whole month since I've posted!  Yeesh..  I can't promise that I'm done hibernating, but I'm sure going to try to stop. :)  I don't even have a legit excuse for my neglect.  But I hope to make it up to you! :) 


Over the weekend I was told I had "funky" style.  It definitely perked me up because it was meant as a compliment and I accepted it as such.  But, then I started over analyzing what I was wearing to figure out what piece (or pieces) made it full of funk..  Was it the pigtail braids??  The hair flower... Jamaica tee, shorts, TOMS??  I thought it was a "casual" outfit, but I like that word: funk.  Funk is fun! :)  Heck, it has FUN spelled in it! 

Well, today's post wouldn't be classified as "funk", I don't think. It's all about ruffles:

(I'm super bummed that this skirt might be turned into something else... Since March, I've been loosing weight and this skirt is getting bigger and bigger on me.  Good thing but also sad :( HE HE!)

Outfit Details:
Cardigan - NY&Co.
Blue Tank - Hand me down
Skirt - NY&Co.
Shoes - Aerosoles