Monday, May 27, 2013

Swimsuit Edition

Happy Memorial Day!
Today is a wonderful day to reflect on everything that our fallen soldiers have done for our country and the soldiers who are currently serving. Let us continue to remember their sacrifices not just today but every day. I also would love to mention how grateful I am to my Daddy who served in the U.S. Air Force when he was younger. I look up to him so much and am incredibly proud to be his daughter!

And of course, we can't think about Memorial Day without mentioning cookouts and sunshine! In honor of barbecues and days at the lake, I've put together a fun post on some of my favorite swimwear from Anthropologie. I love love love Anthro. It is hands down one of my favorite stores (if not my favorite), and their bathing suit selection for this summer is simply divine! I'm loving all of their fun prints and adorable girly styles. I can't wait to add one to my growing swimsuit collection!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Mixing Colors

T.J. Maxx tangerine top // Target blue skinnies(similar) // 
Charlotte Russe mint heels(similar) // Michael Kors bag // Vintage earrings

I love getting creative when it comes to combining colors that I normally wouldn't put together and in the summertime, I'm all about pairing fun colors that pop. I paired this flowy tangerine top with a pair of blue skinnies and softened the look up with some mint heels. I kept the accessories minimal since the colors that I'm wearing are loud and vibrant. I hadn't worn this top yet, and it made me realize that I hardly have anything orange in my closet. I used to hate the way that orange looked on my olive skin tone, but found that if it's a softer shade it can sometimes look flattering. I'll have to add a little bit more orange into my wardrobe, especially for the summer!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Summer Dresses

There's no better way to embrace summer than by stepping out in an adorable sundress. One of my absolute favorite stores for fun and unique styles is UK based Oasis, and their selection of cute dresses for those warm weather days makes the possibilities endless. In need of a dress for an outdoor Memorial Day barbecue, a sunny beach wedding, or an afternoon lunch at your favorite cafe with the girls? If so, look no further than this lovely gem of a store. Above are some of my favorite dresses that they have available in store right now. I wish I could add them all to my closet!

P.S. You can shop Oasis online from the U.S. ! Follow this link: Shop Now

1. Flamingo Dress , 2. Fern Print Dress , 3. Ruffled Midi Dress , 4. Lemon Flower Print Dress , 5. Lace Skater Dress , 6. Silk Placement Floral Dress , 7. Hayley Denim Dress , 8. Rose Stem Print Dress 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Edgy Meets Sweet

T.J. Maxx floral top // Forever 21 faux leather skirt //
 Charlotte Russe heels // Vintage earrings 

I love mixing sweet and feminine pieces with something a little edgier like a fun skirt or heels. It makes for such a cute and contrasting combination and really helps to mix up a look. I paired this girly floral top that I found at T.J. Maxx (only $14!) with a faux leather skirt from Forever 21. I think every girl should own a fun faux leather skirt. It's a great staple
for any closet and a perfect transition piece that helps to add a little bit of an edge to your basic outfit. I picked a few faux leather skirts from around the web that I'm currently loving. This Urban Outfitters one is so cute with the zipper, I absolutely love the cutouts on this skirt from Nordstrom, and edgy meets playful on this skirt from ThreadSence. 

Monday, May 20, 2013


Target chambray shirt(similar) // American Eagle dress // 
Primark sneakers(similar) and sunglasses(identical) // Michael Kors watch

With the weather in Iceland becoming a bit warmer, I can finally wear one of my sundresses without completely freezing and that makes me so happy. I wore this outfit the other day when Ben and I went for a little walk near the bay. I paired it with some comfy shoes to walk in and these fun union jack heart shaped sunnies. (I had to represent England somehow of course!) Afterwards, we went for some delicious ice-cream at a cute little place in town. It was such a lovely day! What did you do this weekend?


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sailboat Print

Yumi boat print top // Just USA jeans // Primark booties // 
Juicy Couture bracelet

I purchased this fun peplum top about a week before Ben and I left England. I fell in love with the adorable boat print and the pretty blue color and just knew I had to have it. I completely found it by chance and am so happy that I did! I randomly walked into a lovely little boutique called Yumi, while I was doing a bit of shopping in York and ended up spending almost an hour inside! They have gorgeous, one of a kind pieces that are so girly and fun. This store is quickly becoming one of my favorites in the UK. If you want to purchase this top online, I'm wearing a size 8 (which is the equivalent to an xs, so a 10 would be small, 12 would be medium and so on...) This would be a perfect top for a day out in the sun during the summer! I definitely recommend grabbing one while you can!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Floral Punch

Forever 21 cardigan // T.J. Maxx dress // New Look wedges

After a little over a week of being in Iceland, Ben and I have finally settled in. We have an adorable little house overlooking a gorgeous snow capped mountain with the ocean right below. It's like something out of a story book. A big plus also is that Ben's training pitch is just a 2 min. walk from our place, so it's very convenient for him when he has to step out the door for soccer practice. Not to mention, the view from the soccer stadium is amazing! (If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know what I mean.) It's absolutely beautiful here in Iceland. I still can't believe I get to experience living here. I will be uploading an Iceland album on my Facebook Page soon as well as posting a few little photos of our adventures on the blog. Can't wait to show you more!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mother's Day Gift Guide

With Mother's Day fast approaching, I decided to put together a little gift guide for this special day. I hope this helps to bring you a few ideas! 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


H&M top // Forever 21 jeans // Gianni Bini shoes

Hello loves! 

So...I decided to chop my hair off! I wanted something new and different for the summer and thought that this look would be effortless and easy to maintain during the warm weather months. I also wanted to switch things up for my 2 month holiday with my sweet love. Tomorrow Ben and I are flying off to ICELAND so that he can play football (soccer) for the summer!! I'm sooo excited! I've never been there before and have heard wonderful things about the country and how beautiful it is! I can't wait to hit up the hot springs, go on fun hikes, and eat some delicious sea food. We'll be there for two months so this is my last post from England until July and my next post will be coming to you from Iceland! 
Until then!



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