Tuesday, July 22, 2014


top: target | option
shorts: exact (but different color)
booties: c/o chicwish | so similar
watch: exact
purse: target | cute option 1, 2
sunnies: harmon | similar


These shorts.  These perfectly fitting, not-too-tight, not-too-loose, totally comfy, just-the-right-color, perfectly shredded & destroyed shorts.  It's not often that I buy denim of any kind, because it's not the easiest task finding just the right pair that both looks and feels good.  Plus I'm lazy and usually give up after trying on a few flops.  So when I find that perfect pair, it is always a cause for small celebration.  Or a glass of champagne at least (I'll take any excuse).  And these shorts, my friends, are the Goldilocks of shorts.  They are juuuust right.

If you're inclined to snag a pair for yourself, I'd advise you to hurry because they are going fast.  It looks like this wash is already sold out online (always a chance they're still in stores, though), and the darker wash seems pretty close to the same fate.

Joining the party.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

What Makes Me Sparkle

Post sponsored by Dasani; all opinions are 100% mine.

Over the 4th of July weekend I shuffled off to Buffalo, as I often do, to visit with my amazing family.  I always love to see my awesome aunts, uncles, and cousins (yes, we are one of those families that truly loves being in each others' presence - it's always non-stop chatter and loads of laughter), but there were three things that made this visit extra special.  My cousin and his wife are pregnant and they decided to throw a huge family BBQ, wherein we'd all get to gather together (it's a rare occurrence that we're all in the same place at the same time; the last instance being at this same cousin's wedding a couple years back*, so this in itself was definitely something to celebrate).  Plus, at the BBQ they would reveal the baby's sex (exciting!!) via cupcake (slightly more exciting!!) that would be filled with either blue or pink frosting.  Drumroll please...... it's a boy!  And the third cherry on top is that my sister flew up from Florida for the occasion, so I got a bonus visit with her.

I have to admit that I've been in a little bit of a funk lately, so being around my hilarious, inappropriate, loudmouthed, outspoken, witty, supportive, loving family was just the thing my soul needed.  Simply put, this ragtag bunch make me sparkle.

^  disorganized, disheveled, distracted - so typical of this family

^  getting closer

^  there it is...sort of

Speaking of sparkling, Dasani recently launched a tasty new line of sparkling water (which I've had the chance to try and it is deelicious!).  In celebration, Dasani wants to know what makes you sparkle.  Upload a photo of what makes you sparkle to Dasani's twitter or instagram with the hashtag #SparkleWithDASANI, and you could win a sparkling getaway to the Westin Diplomat in Ft. Lauderdale!  The prize includes airfare, hotel, and spa treatments for you and three friends.

You'll also want to like Dasani on twitter & instagram so they can contact you if you're the winner (selected in early August).  Good luck!

*just gotta say, big ups to my cousin, Darren, for being the driving force behind gathering the whole family not once, but twice in the past two years!


Wow.  I just realized it's been almost a month since I did an outfit post.  I assure you I have been getting's just that I haven't quite gotten around to documenting it.  I promise to get back into the swing of things, but for now I just will leave you with this, a(nother) non-clothing related post.

Indie band OK Go has some pretty tight videos (remember their awesome treadmill dance?).  Their videos are always quirky, creative, and filmed in one continuous shot, and they never fail to keep a goofy smile plastered on my face throughout their entirety.  I was blown away by the sheer creativity and simple, yet stunning optical illusions in their newest video, The Writing's On the Wall.  So much so that I am compelled to share it with you.  You're welcome.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Best. Fit. Ever.

This post brought to you by Abercrombie & Fitch. All opinions are 100% mine.

Even though we're in the throes of summer (pools, maxi dresses, pedicures, beach waves, backyard bbqs,  bonfires - how can you not love it?), I still get a little excited thinking about back to school season (cooler weather , lots of layers, and crisp autumn air).  Not that I've seen the inside of a classroom in over four years, or anything.  But because even though I'll most likely never matriculate again, I can still take advantage of all the back to school shopping sales.  If I had a first day of classes to look forward to, I'd absolutely wear something like this.  
Back To School

I especially love the sales on jeans.  I'm a firm believer in you-can-never-have-too-many-jeans as long as they fit really well, are totally flattering, and are 1,000% comfortable. Easier said than done.  I can't begin to tell you how many pairs of jeans and variety of brands I've tried over the years in an attempt to find that perfect pair, and I'm sure you - as a female with your own unique body and shape - can relate. Well, ladies,  Abercrombie & Fitch to the rescue.
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They have an amazing collection of jeans with an array of washes, sizes, and fits. Personally I'm a high waisted skinny jeans kind of girl.  But I also like a good, distressed boyfriend jean.  Abercrombie offers both of these (plus lots more), and all jeans have a no-slip waistband that lays flat and has memory stretch so it keeps its shape wash after wash.   And the very best part?  You can get any jeans in store for $35!  What's not to love?  Head over to A&F to discover your #BestFitEver.  
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Summertime Fun {Giveaway}

Happy Tuesday!  I'm really excited to bring you a HUGE giveaway today.  Welcome to the Summertime Fun Giveaway hosted by Life in a House of Testosterone and Friends!  There is over $1,800 in prizes to be won!  There are so many great prizes up for grabs that this post would be craaazy long if pictures of everything was included, but can view a complete list with photographs here.

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You have 3 CHANCES TO WIN three different prize packages!   You can see what's included in each prize package below.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Why I'm In #BouqLove

Hey guys!  I recently found out about a new, pretty awesome website for ordering flowers and I want to share it with you.  It's called The Bouqs, and it's unlike any other flower website you've ever seen.  Seriously.  They have a simple pricing policy - $40 for all original size bouquets, and always free shipping!  I don't know about you, but every time I visit one of those other flower sites, I'm usually drawn in by the low price of a bouquet -- usually something like $19.99.  Excitement sets in, then I'm thrown for a loop when I start to calculate all of the extra costs like express fees or care charges.  Before I know what hit me, I'm paying $47 to send a small bouquet of limp carnations a week later than I want.  Not cool.  

With The Bouqs, not only is the price a flat fee, but you can be assured that all of the flowers are fresh as a daisy (or rose, calla, or ranunculus as the case may be) because they are cut the day you order them.  What's more, they all come from an eco-friendly, sustainable farm that sits on the side of an active volcano in Ecuador.  Yeah.  Really. And have I mentioned that the bouquets are just so modern?  They've got simple, beautiful designs without any of that weird baby's breath nonsense, or lots of extra leaves thrown in as filler.  Because that is so 1993.  This one with white ranunculus and larkspur is probably my very favorite of the entire bunch.
See what I mean?  Simple, modern design that is so much more original and unique than your average bunch of roses.  (Though, The Bouqs does offer bunches of roses, too, but somehow manage to make them so much more special than any other ones I've ever seen -- see above).  And I can't get over the rustic, brown craft paper that just compliments the flowers so perfectly.

With the gorgeous selection, low prices, and ease of ordering, I can't think of a better time to send a random little ray of sunshine to somebody.  Perhaps even as a hostess gift for that 4th of July BBQ you'll be attending next week?  This oh-so-cleverly named Red, White, & Bouq bouquet would be just the perfect offering, don't you think?

Disclosure: In exchange for this post I received a coupon code for a bouquet which I haven't redeemed yet, otherwise I'd give my review of the flowers themselves.  However, I look forward to receiving some lovely flowers, as I'm sure they're going to be gorgeous and fresh!  All opinions are 100% my own.

adidas Summer Sale!

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I interrupt this regularly scheduled blog to bring you a quick announcement: adidas has just brought their A-game to their Summer Sale! Now, you can get thousands of items—FIFA World Cup soccer gear, running shoes, basketball gear, swimwear… even iconic Originals and NEO lifestyle pieces for up to 50% off!  This sale only happens twice a year, so this is a great time to stock up on your sports gear!  Now if you'll excuse me, I think I have some new running sneakers to buy...
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