Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve

  Chelsea's sweater, Forever 21 necklace Target leggings, Amelia's Organic socks, Nordstrom boots
My style vision for the new year includes lots of peplum, polkadots, and pretty knits and prints. As for tonight, this outfit is as dressed up as it's going to get. My plans involve laying on the couch by a fire with my family and sipping sparklig apple cider at the stroke of twelve.

I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year's Eve and new year!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Wishing for a White Christmas

 Target top and shoes, Urban Outfitter jeans, Forever 21 cardigan, Nectar coat, DIY bow
Here it is! The first outfit post in a long, long time! That means lots of new clothing pieces in outfit posts to come! One thing you all will be seeing a lot of is peplum everything. I kind of went through a bit of an obsession and am still continuing with that. I have yet to get a peplum dress but I have enough peplum tops and skirts to last a life time!
As you can see the weather is the same as most here in Washington. If the temperature would just drop six or so degrees we'd have feet upon of snow! I'm still holding out for a white Christmas though!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Twinkle, Gleam, Shimmer

All Photos Via Pinterest
Glitter, sparkle, glisten, shine, so many words to decribe my obsession this holiday season! Pinterest is blowing up with all things glitter and my eyes are constantly darting from one photo to the next. I recently picked up a cream, metalic threaded, longsleeve top from Macy's and am loving the layering possibilities! Stay tuned for an outfit post! 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Star Light, Star Bright

 All photos via Pinterest

Stars and constellations and the whole concept of space fascinates me. I love stargazing. In the summer as well as winter, when it's not cloudy, and as long as I have a pile of blankets on me! I've actually seen quite a few shooting stars but the other night I saw a most peculiar one. At first I was doubtful but I have concluded I witnessed a "falling star", it didn't shoot across the sky, it fell. I'm not sure how that happened, it calls for some googleing but I think it's just another reason why the sky is amazing.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mad Hatter

all photos via Pinterest
I have been finding a ridiculous amount of inspiration from outfits with hats recently, as you all can tell. As a result, this has been moved to the top of my "to buy" list.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Rainy Days

 thrifted top and trench, Urban Outfitters jeans, and Nordstrom boots
This whole week has been full of wonderful rainy days! I was beginning to miss the rain after the eighty days without it! I found this trench coat just in time, I've worn four times this week already! 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

From One Extreme to Another

 thrifted top and skirt, Payless shoes, Forever 21 jacket, DIY scarf 
The past week the weather has been playing games with me, in the morning it's freezing cold and I'm reaching for every sweater in my closet, then right about 12:30 in the afternoon the sun is beating down on me and I suddenly wish I would've worn shorts. So taking that into consideration, I decided to wear a skirt the other day, I walk outside and the grass and roofs are covered with frost. What is this! I suppose as long as this weather keeps up I'll be trying to figure it out. On the other hand, at least it isn't grey and rainy!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Layer Upon Layer

 photo sources: 1, 2, 3, 4
Gorgeous fall weather! I can't get enough of it! It's been so nice being able to layer my clothing! To celebrate the first week of fall I thought I'd share four of my favorite examples of great layering!

The last picture is of Danielle of Visionary Dreams. I hereby declare her the queen of layering and my muse for this fall!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tea Time

I had a wonderful Saturday with my friend Petra! We enjoyed pink colored tea made from hibiscus, lavender, and rose buds, and worked on some DIY's. Our projects required two trips to the fabric store as we realized we had forgotten one of the supplies, and at least double the estimated time, as most DIY projects do. Petra made a circle skirt out of a gorgeous linen and I made two wonderful velvet bows! I hope you enjoy the photos from our lovely afternoon!

Monday, September 10, 2012

New Favorites and Discoveries

 thrifted top and belt, Urban Outfitters jeans shoes, Target earrings worn as collar studs
I. Love. These. Shoes. I posted about these about a few months ago and once again I had to play the waiting game. They were backordered. Sound familiar? I love incorporating ballet elements into everyday outfits! They are so dainty and graceful I just love wearing them! Anytime I see so called "ballet flats" now they seem like posers compared to my legit ballet flats! Ha!  
Now refering to the second photo, I was playing around with my earrings and the collar of one of my shirts and creative genius struck. Can I use earrings as collar studs? A minute later... Yes! Yes I can! I now look over at my massive collection of earrings... SO MANY POSSIBILITIES! Ha! Oh the joy of new discoveries!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Sweetness of Summer

Blackberries are one of my favorite berries out there. I probably say that about every kind of berry during its season but none the less, blackberries are wonderful! Anything they're in, cobblers, pies, cheesecakes, sauces, I love them all.

I took these photos a few weeks ago and I was just reminded of them while I was helping my mom with a blackberry sauce for the cheesecake in the fridge. After reading that last sentence I realized I'm seriously the luckiest girl in the world tonight.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Season Transitions, Bicycles, and Collars

Second photo, All other photos via Pinterest
One, I've been loving pairing cozy sweaters with pretty, flowy skirts. It's the perfect transition outfit from Summer to Fall. Two, bicycling is such a fun past time! Any picture of a bike seems magical. Three, you can't beat layering with collars. Wearing a collared shirt underneath sweaters or another shirt adds the perfect touch to any outfit!