Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What a Lovely Winter We're Having This Spring

Spring Fling

{outfit 1}
dress | jacket | mirrored sunnies | bracelet 1, 2 | nail stickers

{outfit 2}
sweater | blazer | shorts | floral sunnies | bracelet | bag | nail stickers

Even though it is officially my birthday, and even though it is officially snowing on my birthday - in April - my mind is still lingering on last weekend when we had some seriously warm weather.  (On a side note, I've concluded that April is simply the month to be bipolar.  We've gone from a summery 80° to 34° & snowing in a matter of 3 days.  If I wasn't so bummed, I'd be impressed.).  

Eternal hopeful that I am, I literally believe the sun will come out tomorrow (or at the very least, two or three days after tomorrow), and that it one day will be warm(ish) again. When that day comes, my wish is to be wearing one of these outfits from Sheinside.  A gorgeous maxi and a badass vegan leather jacket, or festival denim shorts with a soft chunky sweater and structured blazer.  I'll happily don either.  I can't wait for the end of the lovely winter we're having this spring.

Come party with me!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My Favorite Person

Did you know that Blurb might give you $2,500 to read about your favorite person? All you have to do is make a book about a loved one filled with kind words, creativity, and insight, and if selected, you could win the grand prize!  For every book you make (there are seven different categories, so seven different chances to win) you will receive a 30% discount on the printed product.  Go to Blurb to check out the details of the contest to see what the categories are and when the entries are due.  The 30% discount on My Favorite books will be applied at checkout when you use the promo code: MYFAVORITE.  (And, even if you don't enter, you can still get 30% off on all My Favorite books or save 15% on all printed orders through April 30th!)

Not sure who to write about?  For some inspiration take a look at what some of the people at Blurb say about their favorite people.  Or, you know, you could always just write about me and how utterly modest and not egotistical I am.


Good luck!

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

I Just Flew In (boy are my arms tired)

baseball tee: exact
jeans: AE | similar 12
jacket: i heart ronson | so similar
necklace: c/o born pretty
scarf: c/o born pretty
shoes: exact


To wrap up my little round of travel-themed posts, here's the outfit I wore for my return flight home from Florida (sad face).  For the first time in probably my entire adult life, I had e.x.t.r.a. space in my luggage!  Which means that I didn't have to wear my biggest shoes or bulkiest items on the plane in order to save room. Score one for finally, finally getting the hang of this "smart packing" thing.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Colors Have Feelings, Too

This post brought to you by BIC 4-Color pen. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you remember those fun BIC® 4-Color pens we used to have in school?  You know, the 4 Inseparable Colors in 1 Pen kind of pen that was always, always, the most fun to write with and that allowed you to express your creativity (even if it was just while doodling in your notebook during history)?  I didn't know they still made them until I got a chance to see these new videos from BIC.  They're just so outrageously over-the-top silly that I have to share them with you.

Now, I have to admit, I've never thought of my pen colors as having different personalities, but after watching this video I'm suddenly overcome with great remorse at the careless way I twirled, flipped, and dropped my BIC pens over the years.  Sorry, little pen-dwellers!  (Also, isn't their multi-colored toilet paper just the best??)

Or how about this one?  Ridiculous, yet hilarious.  

But probably most entertaining is how BIC has invented (disturbingly detailed) personalities for each color living inside the BIC® 4-Color pens:  Blue is arrogant, black has an inferiority complex, red is a grammar nazi, and green gets a little jealous of all the others (also, he is a crazy cat lady who bakes catnip cakes for his beloved kitty).  I never thought I'd identify with a color personality, but my kinship with red is undeniable - any personality who geeks out over correcting syntax is a personality after my own heart.

Feeling the need for a BIC® 4-Color pen of your own?  Of course you are.  They can be purchased at places like Amazon and Staples.

p.s. - Follow BIC on Facebook to learn more about the 4 color personalities, and follow along on Twitter to get daily updates from them (as in, the loveable color personalities in spandex suits).

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Twirl Around the World


Just popping in to let you know that if you show off your twirling capabilities with the ModCloth ‘Twirl Around the World Contest', you could win a $350 gift card!  Snap a photo of yourself twirling in your favorite spring ensemble and upload to the Style Gallery or post on your Instagram account with the hashtag #modtwirl. Videos will also be considered on Instagram. Contest ends 3/31 at 10am PT.  One Instagram winner and one Style Gallery winner will be chosen on 3/31 by EOD. 

 Happy twirling!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Plane & Simple

jeans: exact
top: c/o chicwish
booties: c/o chicwish
purse: francesca's option 1, 2
necklace: c/o chicwish
sunnies: similar 1, 2


Just like the title says, I'm keeping it plain and simple.  This is the easy outfit I wore for my flight (see what I did there with the title?)  

(Excessive amount of luggage not pictured.)

Please note - this is a pre-scheduled post.  I'll respond to comments when I return.  See you soon!
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Going Somewhere...


Pardon my absence for the next couple of weeks.  I'm down in Ft. Lauderdale learning to snorkel, soaking up some sunshine, and teaching myself how to dress for
warm weather again.

I hope you're enjoying spring wherever you are.

See you soon!
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