Saturday, May 24, 2014

Cobalt, Anyone?

Being home in Florida was so fantastical. We only had one sunny beach day but that was all I needed! One of the main reasons I went home was to see my youngest sister in her first big play!! She has been in acting class for months now and auditioned for this group part in the Pajama Games and she got it! She seriously could not be more adorable up on stage. Acting is her calling! I can't wait until she is all grown up and on Broadway and can fly me to NYC to see her in her fancy shows! JK. Not really. Well, she's only 10 so that will be a while.. But I'm excited for her to pursue her dream!



Outfits below are what I wore to Haley's play and what I wore to church the next day:

Necklace: Lia Sophia
Top: Ciao Bella Boutique {discontinued}
Jeans: Forever 21
Tassel Bracelet: LoveAndreasCloset
Watch: amazon.com, similar
Flats: Traffic




Dress: Old Navy, similar
Heels: Payless, similar
Crystal Bracelet: LoveAndreasCloset
Bow Bracelet: groopdealz.com
Watch: amazon.com, similar

Friday, May 23, 2014

Fun Finds

I tend to gather a lot of my outfit/shopping inspiration from Instagram - I'm addicted. Recently, I have been seeing a lot of ladies getting their necklaces and accessories from ebay so I started browsing and found a TON of cute necklaces. All of the inexpensive ones - I'm talking DOLLARS - are from China so that automatically takes a month or so to ship and receive. That kind of stinks but oh well. And I figured that there would be a few outcomes: 1) I spend $5 on a necklace, it sucks and I'm only out a few dollars 2) it is super cheap and breaks after I wear it once and I'm only out a few dollars 3) it's awesome and I only paid 5 dolla.

So far, I have worn this necklace twice and it is still intact. I ended up coating it with a clear spray paint because most [cheap] necklaces tend to rub that green stain on your neck so I wanted to go ahead and avoid that - I had a feeling I was going to get rust branded by this gem. 


Necklace: ebay
Top: Forever 21
Jeans: Forever 21
Flats: Target

I got to fly home to surprise my youngest sister - she was in her first play!! More photos to come later but here was my travel attire:

Necklace: Lia Sophia
Top: Forever 21
Jeans: Forever 21
Watch: amazon.com, similar
Bow Bracelet: groopdealz.com
Chain/Tassel Bracelet: LoveAndreasCloset
Sandals: Payless

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Whites and Brights

I got some little, new additions to my wardrobe! These adorable mint wedges from Simple Addictions {see rant at end of post}, and some new tassel colors from StyleThisLife. I wore this outfit yesterday for a day of errand running and little shopping - I got a bathing suit top from Target for $5.83, whaaaaaat!? WHAT A STEAL! And mine and David's one year anniversary is in two weeks so I have been doing a little sneaking around to get him something in secret :) I hope he doesn't find out!



Top: Forever 21 (old, but most similar here)
Jeans: Forever 21
Crystal bracelet: LoveAndreasCloset
Chain bracelet: LoveAndreasCloset
Tassels: StyleThisLife
(I initially got my tassel bracelet from LoveAndreasCloset then found out that individual tassels were cheaper from StyleThisLife. Unfortunately, the tassels and bracelets don't match size-wise for both companies so I would suggest picking one and buying all your products from one shop. BUT, both shops are amazing! Go check them out and support Etsy sellers)
Wedges: Simple Addictions


**Now for the rant... I rarely, if ever, talk bad about a company or product because I very rarely get disappointing products. This however, is one of those instances. I bought these wedges online from Simple Addictions. I was so excited to get them and shipping was very fast! Come to find out that when I received and opened the package, the wedges were defected. "Defected" is the most accurate way to describe them because one of the straps doesn't go on correctly around my foot and it is already coming undone where the strap attaches to the wedge. I emailed them the day after I received them and still haven't gotten a response. I emailed them again today and hope I get a response soon. Sending a defected item and not responding to a customer is so unprofessional to me. If the problem is fixed and/or I get my money back, then maybe I will be more of a Simple Addictions advocate! If not, I can't say that I will ever buy from them again or give them any publicity - and this is why I have not tagged/linked their website to this post. Let's hope the problem gets fixed! Okay rant ended.**

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sporty Spice

Friday was a fun day for us! We went to a Red Sox vs Rangers game with a few friends. We were rooting for different teams and looked like we shouldn't have been at the game together, haha. I did like that both times were the same colors and the whole stadium was a sea of red, white and blue. Boston lost by a ton (but won Saturday night so woo hoo) and we almost saw a no hitter but thanks to Big Papi - my hero - that didn't happen. Oh well...

GO SOX!

And I'm feeling like Sporty Spice in this little ensemble..


Top: Forever 21, similar
Tassel bracelet: LoveAndreasCloset
Shorts: I have no idea... Target?
Shoes: Vans
(PS - I get kids size Vans because they are cheaper. Size 5 in little boys, oh yeah)
 



Wednesday, May 7, 2014

New Obsessions

Just a couple outfits from this week!

Necklace: jane.com
Dress: Forever21
Bow bracelet: groopdealz.com
Wedges: Payless, similar


So, a little (and quite pointless) story of my tassel adventure... Over the last few weeks, I have been seeing tassel bracelets occupy Instagram and I couldn't wait to get myself one! It took me a while to pick out which colors I wanted to get at first - I am so indecisive - but I finally settled on a white tassel and black tassel, thinking that they would match the most. After having this bracelet significantly less than 24 hours, I ended up ordering 3 more colored tassels online last night {insert crying/laughing emoji face here}. I couldn't help myself!! And my husband thinks I'm a crazy tassel lady now...

How cute is little Tanky Tank!? He loves my new bracelet too ;)
Nails: Walmart {Easy Going by Sinful Colors - here}
Sandals: Target, similar, similar
Dress: Plato's Closet

Monday, May 5, 2014

Fifth of May!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

We celebrated this weekend with a few friends. They had a casual little gathering. We ate some beans and rice - duh - and played a game called Celebrity. If you haven't played, look it up and try! It sounds super confusing at first but if you have a person or two to start out with who know how to play, it's really fun!

and PS - we were obviously the cutest couple there





Top: Forever 21 (super old)
Jeans: Target
Sandals: Target

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