Friday, May 30, 2014

insta love

View from the plane on my way home from Arkansas
Can't buy my love
Playing with editing apps and a selfie
Arm Party 
'His and Hers' dranks at Jimmy's with boyfrannn. He had an Old Fashioned and I had a Bellini.
Pre-brunch selfie
Manicures and Green Tea
La Jolla 
A peek at a new dress from Karmaloop 
I love pineapples.
La Jolla Shores
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

[what i wore] Oh Mickey, You're so Fine

Thrifted Reversible Mickey Jacket, Forever 21 Striped Bodycon Dress,  Jeffrey Campbell Mondo Wedges, Karmaloop Cat Eye Sunglasses

Photos by Kevin Ros

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Riverfest :: Little Rock, AR

My sweet friends were so welcoming and met me at the airport with this adorable sign and backflips! Southern hospitality is second to none.
Visiting one of Little Rock's many walking bridges. They are all lit up with color-changing lights at night!
Swinging at a park in the historic Hillcrest area of Little Rock, wearing my favorite pink Converse Chuck Taylor low-top All Stars. One of the things I love about the South is how everything just seems a little bit slower. It was so nice to lean back and look up into the sunshine coming through the trees :)
Giant mason jar drinks and a live cover band made for a fun Thursday night at Cajun's Wharf.
Lee Brice!
With Danielle and Erica on the second day of Riverfest. I love the slightly-preppy-with-a-country-flair Arkansas style-- Lots of bright colors, tank tops, daisy dukes, and no-fuss flip flops, with just enough fringe and sparkle ;)
Sweet thang, Mat, made her adorable outfit herself! Maxi skirts and knotted tee's were a Riverfest staple, but this particular combo, paired with a fringed bag, was definitely my favorite.
We're saucy! Erica and I posed for a silly photo at the Sweet Baby Ray's booth.
Cee Lo gave a really fun performance, and his band was awesome! And look at his tiny little baby hands!
Making new friends at the Hess Clothing booth, where they were blasting dubstep (my people!) and selling Southern-themed tees from their Country Deep line.
Riverfest was so much fun! I met so many awesome people and got to spend tons of quality time with my old friends, as well. I had an amazing time in Little Rock and can't wait to visit again.

Monday, May 26, 2014

[diy inspiration] DIY Wedding Gift Guide

Going to weddings can get super expensive, especially if you are attending a few in one season. As nice as it is that so many people want to include you in their big day, the travel, celebration, and gift expenses can rack up quickly. If you are having trouble finding the dough for all of this season's nuptials, try picking up one of the smaller gifts on the couple's registry and pair it with a personal and custom DIY keepsake that they will treasure forever.
1. Framed Monogram. Cut out the newlyweds' new monogram and frame it sandwiched in glass. Choose a simple font and frame so that the piece can grow with a young couples ever-changing decor tastes. [source]

2. Recipe Box. Decorate a small wooden box from the craft store. Make dividers out of scrapbook paper and write your favorite family recipes on notecards. Gift this with that fancy cooking gadget the newlyweds registered for. [source]

3. Etched Baking Dish. Use stencils and glass etching cream to customize a pyrex dish for the newlyweds first casserole. You could also try this with wine glasses, a vase, a Christmas ornament, or anything on their registry made of glass. [source]

4. First Dance Photo Mat. Use your best script to write out the lyrics to the couple's "first dance" song on a photo mat. Include a gift card for photo printing, so they can print their favorite wedding photos, including one of their first dance for their new frame. [source]

5. Photo Coasters. Mod Podge photos of the bride and groom to 4x4 tiles from the hardware store. This would be a great gift to go with the tumblers, ice bucket, or bar set from their registry! [source]

Are any of your friends getting married this season? Did you try out any of these DIY's, or did you stick strictly to their registry? Leave a comment and let me know!

Friday, May 23, 2014

[wishlist] Scuba Suits

If you saw my Summer Essentials [what's in my bag] post, then you know that I am super obsessed with scuba swimmies for this lovely summer season. The longer top styles flatter so many figures and the zipper detailing makes them versatile enough to be sexy AND swim-worthy. Here are some of my faves from around the interwebs. 
MARC by Marc Jacobs Maysie Floral Cropped Scuba Bikini, at Bloomingdale's
Venus Zipper One-Piece, at Venus 
Juicy Couture Underwire Boho Scuba Longline Bikini, at Largo Drive
MARC by Marc Jacobs Pinwheel Zip-front Maillot, at Shopbop
UNIF Cooha Suit, at Dollskill