Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Shades of Blue

top: Kohls jeans: forever 21 sandals: urban outfitters earrings: charlotte russe

Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Monday, July 11, 2011


shirt: charlotte russe skirt: old navy shoes: anthropologie

You guise, I got new sunglasses. These are them, naturally. They're prescription and everything. I went to the eye doctor a couple weeks ago, and my vision was magnificent, per usual, but I have astigmatism. Not bad enough to need glasses though (shucks). But he said that I qualified for sunglasses, and who am I to turn down an (almost) free pair of sunglasses? He knew that I had had melanoma and he was telling me that the number one place for skin cancer is on the lower eyelid, so wearing sunglasses is extremely important. I had no idea. I mean, I wear sunglasses daily, but I didn't know about getting cancer on your eyelid. That would be awful. It also freaks me out knowing that there isn't any real regulations for "UV protection". Like, sunglasses can claim to have UV protection and not really, or at least that's what I've heard. But I don't want to take any chances, especially with my eyes, and I feel like I trust that prescription sunglasses would have real UV protection. So these will be attached permanently to my face from now on.

Other outfits you've seen these pieces:

First Outfit of the New Year Summer ScarfJust In Time

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Statement Piece

statement piece

Lucky and Michael's gave me the opportunity to make a jewelry "statement piece" and naturally, I jumped on it. Jewelry making actually really intimidates me. I've never made anything before in my life, but once I started looking around at the different selection of things that Michael's had, I got really excited.


I grabbed a bunch of this and that's with no clear set plan or image in mind. I just got stuff that I really liked and was drawn to. Once I laid everything out to see what I had to work with, I decided I wanted to put together a vintage-inspired necklace.




I added the military decal, bow and copper flowers to the brass chain, and then got some old keys I had and added those as well. I wanted it to look like an eclectic collection of old trinkets and keepsakes.

The finished product! Of course with any statement piece I always feel that I should tune down the rest of the outfit by wearing simple, neutral colors to make the jewelry the main focus of the outfit.

statement piece

  statement piece

I had a lot of fun with my first experience of putting together jewelry. I've always had this false impression that jewelry-making was all about stringing together glass beads and I was fortunately mistaken. There's so many cute and unique pieces you can put together and the ideas are endless. I definitely don't think this will be my last time making something. If you'd like to try making your own statement piece, Michael's has a 25% off coupon, so now's the time to take advantage and make yourself somethin' nice!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Birthday!Red, White and Windy!4th of julyfollow the fleet!check checkflannelfinally! a warm day!Backyard BBQ2/20on golden pondWhite PantsMemorial Day

Happy 4th of July, everyone! Here's a round-up of some of my red, white and blue outfits. I posted this last 4th of July but thought I'd re-post it for my new followers :) I hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy Saturday!

“Humans are the only animal that blushes, laughs, has religion, wages war, and kisses with lips. So in a way, the more you kiss with lips, the more human you are.”

--Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
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