Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Palms + Fun Prints

Romper: H&M - Bought last year but this one's super similar. It's sold out online, but I just saw it in store a week ago. Also, love this one & this one., Shoes: Steve Madden, Earrings: Tory Burch 

I've never really been into tons of prints or patterns until last year, and more so this year. I decided I was buying way too many basic grey or white tees, and my closet was looking kind of drab. I bought this romper last summer when palm trees were really having a moment, but I'm loving all the fun print trends this Spring from florals to textured cut out patterns especially on rompers or dresses. They're great for festivals and Spring/Summer nights out! I've linked some other fun printed rompers in the widget below! 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Effortless Retro

T-shirt Dress: Missguided, Jacket: Similar here (Forever 21), Shoes: Adidas Superstars, Sunglasses: Perverse

I kind of want to make this t-shirt dress my outfit for the next few days (and pj's for nights - lol). It's oversized and makes for a fun laid back look. You can wear it with some fun sneakers or dress it up in cooler weather with a jacket and knee high boots. I got these Perverse sunglasses at Coachella for $1 (to spin the wheel!), but they're originally priced at $40 on their website. I LOVE them, and I've got my eye on the pink pair (only $32!). Perverse is great because the glasses are so inexpensive, so you can buy multiple fun pairs. If you've never checked out Missguided, do it! They're easily in my top 5 list of online shopping sites, and they've got a 50% off promotion on tons of goodies this weekend with code: GRAB50. The quality and sizing are so good! 

That's it for this Friday! Go get your weekend on! :D

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Channeling the 70's

Top: NewChic (Similar here! Love this one b/c it comes in SO many colors!) , Skirt: Target (Only $20!), Shoes: Target, Earrings: H&M (Only $10 - such a steal!) - I've been wearing these NONSTOP!, Hand Chain: Forever 21
Channeling the 70's in today's post! 70's inspired style & denim are two big trends this Spring. Kill two birds with one stone with a high waisted denim button up skirt. Turn your 70's look up a notch with some platform sandals. NewChic sent me this top a couple of weeks ago, and I loved it! It's such a light chiffon material, and you have to love the lace up detail. Clearly, I have a love affair with lace up tops - hence my last post (lol)! Now for my favorite piece of this outfit - THESE EARRINGS! I'm so obsessed with how big they are and how small the price tag was, so snatch up a pair!

We had to take Tyceroni to the vet this morning because he's had an upset stomach for a few days now, but he behaved so well. He didn't even notice when they gave him two shots (he was more distracted by the little chihuahua staring at him), so we're off to treat him to some toys from Petsmart! Have a great day everyone! 

Also, just wanted to share two of my favorite books that are so good at getting me motivated when I often need it. #Girlboss is really inspiring. It's cool to read about Sophia Amoruso's life and how she went from stealing books to building her fashion empire. She's so straightforward and humorous too, so it's entertaining. It's filled with great wake up calls and quotes by her about what it takes to be a #GirlBoss. 31 Days of Prayer for The Dreamer + The Doer is also a favorite because it's written by a group of inspiring dreamers and do-ers. I'm an incredibly big dreamer and ambitious, but sometimes, I grow weary in the process of trying to accomplish the things I set out to do because of fears of failures or taking risks, lost motivation, etc. This book is a great reminder that God gave us all special gifts and instilled dreams in us, but it's important to not lose sight of Him in the process of us trying to accomplish these dreams. Without Him, it would all mean nothing. Thought it was fitting for a Wednesday because sometimes we just need the motivation to get over that hump! 
#GirlBoss 31 Days of Prayer for the Dreamer + the Doer

Monday, April 25, 2016

Sweatshirts + Superstars

Top: Forever 21 (Sold out in the U.S. but still available from the U.K. at this link! :)), Similar here! Shorts: These were a total DIY from old Levi's from a thrift store, but love these Levi's. Shoes: Adidas Superstars Earrings: Tory Burch, Bralette: For Love & Lemons

It seems like forever since my last blog post! Last week was a busy one especially right after a trip, so I slacked on my blog, but I'm back! :) I've been pretty busy with invitations, grad announcements and other fun event projects. Also, my mom and I are working on beginning to do event rentals and continuing to do event stationery! I'm really excited because it seems like I've been doing things here and there for events over the last couple of years, so I've wanted to actually turn it into something. More about that will come in a future blog post! ;) 

Back to the outfit -  I love the "athleisure" look for 2 reasons: 1. Comfort 2. Style. I bought this sweater a few weeks ago, and I have a hard time not wearing it all the time. It's so comfortable with such a cute detail. The lace up detail is actually supposed to go on the back (lol!), but I like the way it looks in the front. Also, I'm a sucker for a cute sneaker and these definitely fit the bill. I've been wanting the Superstars for a while, but was reluctant because I thought they would make my wide feet look even wider, but I loved them when I tried them on. I definitely want to get more especially a customized pair. I've got my eye on some gold metallic ones I saw while I was shopping for these. One thing to know - they run quite big. I normally wear 8.5-9, and these are an 8 and I probably could've worn a 7.5 for a tighter fit.  

One more thing - These Tory Burch earrings are hands down my favorite studs to wear on the daily with more casual outfits. I've had them for a few years, and are still in such good condition. I'm dying for the rose gold ones. Right now, Tory Burch is having a big sale using the code: BLOOM, so take advantage of it! I've linked some of my favorite pieces below!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Coachella 2016 Recap

Sunglasses: Quay Australia, Flower Crowns: I DIY'd!

Sunglasses: Perverse

Top: Forever 21 - Really similar here, Booties: Target

Top: Chelsea & Violet (On sale!), Shoes: Steve Madden 
Earrings: H&M (Only $10!!)

Top: Missguided

A little more pictures than usual in this post, but that's okay because COACHELLA! ;) I don't even know where to start in recapping the most fun filled weekend I just had. It was such an incredible experience with one of the most incredible people and best friend, Amy. The desert was such a beautiful place filled with art, great music, happy vibes and free spirits. 

We were a little overwhelmed the first day because of the amount of people, and the amount of things to do, but that quickly faded. We got there around 2 every day and stayed until midnight, but it went by so fast between all the food, music and fun. Anyway, let's talk about the food because YUM! There were food booths all over the grounds, and that was a hard decision we faced every three hours deciding where to eat, and can't forget the snacks in between our meals. Burgers with red buns, SPICY PIE (probably our favorite considering we ate it every evening for dinner), and white truffle cheese fries were a few among the many things we ate. I'll probably have to run 5 miles a day for the next two weeks to even make a dent in burning off what we ate all weekend (lol!). We did squeeze in one slice of watermelon...balance. ;) You definitely have to drink a ton of water though to keep from getting dehydrated out there. 

Now the celebs & music...Anyone that knows me knows that I literally get starstruck over anyone remotely famous, so clearly I was so excited to get the chance to possibly run into any celeb there. Unfortunately, we did not come across one.single.celeb. We would see so many were in attendance on Instagram, but did not have one run in. We saw a video of Taylor Swift dancing in the crowd and from the perspective of the video, we were actually super close to her but had no idea. That was heartbreaking. It's kind of hard to recognize anyone though because of the amount of people and with everyone's festival fashion. The music was incredible and full of star studded surprise appearances. We didn't leave any show disappointed. Rihanna, Kesha, Calvin Harris, Big Sean, Halsey, and Ellie Goulding were just a few of the ones we got to see. Each show was so full of energy that you couldn't even help but to jump and dance with the crowd! SO FUN!

For the fashion, you definitely need to prepare way ahead of time. Amy and I were laughing because we had been waiting for this weekend for almost a year, and still not were not as prepared with our clothing as we should've been. Oops! You do SO much walking, so comfortable shoes are a must. I wore sandals the first two days and I'm pretty sure if I would've done it one more day, my feet would've just given out. Booties or sneakers are for sure the way to go. Also, flowy dresses made for the cutest pictures (from the ones I saw), so if you go next year, make that at least one outfit. I wish I would've taken a dress! Festival fashion is so fun because you can dress a little more out there and it's great to see everyone else's festival style. By Day 3, nothing was surprising anymore! I actually want to just keep looking for Coachella inspired outfits and wear them for the rest of the Spring & Summer, so don't be surprised if you see more festival fashion (just because) on the blog in the future.

Overall, it was the most exhausting yet one of the most incredible experiences I've ever had. Coachella is seriously something you have to attend at least once in your life. I would go back to the heat of the desert in a heartbeat!

So in case any of you decide to go in the future or you're attending Weekend 2, here's 10 tips I came away with: 

1. Plan your outfits way ahead of time! 
2. Rent a locker to store your things and not have to carry them around all day. 
3. DO NOT camp out there, unless of course you have thousands of dollars to spare then stay in the fabulous safari tents. We stayed in a hotel and just took the shuttle every day back and forth which was so nice. I would've hated to not shower or shower in the community showers if we camped.
4. Drink TONS of water while you're there.
5. Try the spicy pie and Afters ice cream if they're there.
6. Accessorize! Accessorize! Accessorize!
7. Make sure to have cash handy.
8. Visit all the interactive brand tents. We got 3 pairs of $30-50 Perverse sunglasses for $2. We paid $1 each time to spin a wheel to get a prize, and you pretty much win every time.
9. Take TONS of pictures and don't be afraid to ask people to take them of you. Seriously, each person we asked was so great about it. 
10. Most importantly, ENJOY every single minute of it because it goes by so fast. Go with your best friends, try all the delicious food you possibly can and dance the night away! 

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