Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Colorful Scarf




Primark dress // American Eagle scarf // New Look Wedges // 
Michael Kors bag // Vintage earrings


I'm constantly wearing dresses during the summer, and with the weather being so nice these last few days in Iceland I didn't miss the opportunity to throw one on! One of my favorite go-to looks during the week while I'm out grabbing groceries or walking around town with Ben is a simple dress paired with a fun scarf. I picked up this scarf last summer from AE before I left for San Francisco. I love bright and fun colors and was instantly drawn to it. I'm so happy that I purchased it, because I have already worn it so much again this summer! I normally never shop at American Eagle, but usually pop inside every once in a while. They always have the cutest scarfs!  

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Floral Headband





H&M top // Guess Shorts // New Look sandals // Primark headband (similar)

While in England, I had been on the hunt for a cute floral headband and when I saw this adorable one at Primark, I just knew I had to have it to bring to Iceland with me! I love wearing dainty headbands in my hair during the summer. It's such a simple way to make a sweet and girly statement. I was going for a little bit of a 'boho chic' look the other day and decided to pair it with my favorite peplum polka dot top and a classic red lip. If Ben and I had plans to attend a fun summer concert this year, this would definitely be my go-to look. (+ a cross body bag, my camera, and some drinks of course!)

A few other floral headbands that are currently on my radar are: this ultra feminine one from Topshop (perfect for a summer wedding), I love the red rose buds on this Asos one, and this delicate floral diamante headband makes such a lovely and simple statement. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pink + Red





Express cardigan, maxi dress, and clutch //
 Forever 21 necklace // Old Navy flats // 


Happy Valentine's Day! 

Only joking...but that's how I feel in this outfit! One of my favorite combinations has always been to mix bright red with hot pink. I love how both colors compliment each other so well and how this simple look can be so effortlessly chic. I paired this outfit with one of my favorite necklaces that I found at Forever 21 a few summers ago and a fun beaded clutch from Express. I love finding new ways to glam up an outfit with cute and girly accessories. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Let's Talk Lipstick



If you haven't already noticed by now, I am a HUGE fan of lipsticks. You could literally say that I collect them, because I have so many! I always reach for one of my favorite colors to finish off my look before stepping out the door, and the four that I am wearing above are the ones that are on current rotation for me this summer. From my favorite pinks to my absolute favorite red, these four lipsticks have taken me from cute summer outfits to fun date night looks. I believe that with the right lipstick shade a girl can take her look from girly to glam and sexy to sultry with one simple swipe! I have also added four other colors that I am planning to try this summer as well! Stay tuned for another lipstick round-up of my favorite fall shades coming in September!

On Me:
Top Left: Snob by MAC (the perfect soft pink color)
Top Right: Schiap by NARS (my absolute FAVORITE pink!)
Bottom Left: Fuchsia Shock by Revlon (the most gorgeous shade of fuchsia)
Bottom Right: Lady Bug by MAC (My go-to red. I have been using it for years!)

Second Photo(Left to Right):


P.S. To shop any of the MAC lipsticks featured above along with the Revlon lipstick, follow the link and then scroll down to the desired shade. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Embellished

Forever 21 top & skirt(similar)



Ever since I bought this gorgeous embellished top from Forever 21 (pictured above), I immediately knew that I needed to add more embellished pieces to my closet. I instantly fell in love with the beautiful detailing and colorful beading on it plus the gorgeous peachy color was an added bonus. I have put together a little list of some adorable embellished items from around the web that I am currently eyeing/drooling over that I wanted to share with you! I love the detailing on all of them and plan to hopefully add at least one to my closet soon! 

P.S. How amazing are those Miu Miu flats and shorts!! A girl can dream right...

Monday, July 15, 2013

White Dots






H&M cardigan // Forever 21 blouse(similar) // Express shorts // 
New Look shoes // Coach purse // Vintage earrings


I love mixing different shades of the same color. It makes for such a chic and fun combo, not to mention an unexpected and cool pop of colors. Yesterday, I was in the mood to wear blue so I pulled out my brand new light turquoise cardigan from H&M and paired it with one of my favorite navy polka dot tops from Forever 21. One thing that I believe a girl can never have too much of in her closet is polka dots. They are so fun and a perfect print to mix with several others from stripes and leopard print, to florals and even more polka dots!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Simple Maxi





New Look maxi dress // Warehouse hat // Gianni Bini sandals // BCBGeneration belt 


Having grown up in Texas, I am used to scorching hot summers and one thing that I brought in multiples with me to Iceland for those hot days was maxi dresses. I love the simplicity and versatility that maxi dresses have to offer. You can pair them with a fun scarf, cute denim vest, or a comfy sweater and come out with several fun looks. Not to mention, they are so easy to throw on and incredibly comfortable and breathable when you're trying to beat the heat. I spiced up this simple hot pink one that I purchased from New Look with a cute leopard print hat. I'll definitely be taking this dress with me on our summer getaway next month. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

What's in my Beach Bag


If you're planning a fun summer getaway this year, or simply need a little inspiration as to what you can pack inside your poolside tote you can take a peek at my must-haves for a fun day spent outdoors. My family and I are actually planning a little summer getaway next month and I'm so excited! It will be a mini vacay to celebrate having my little brother home before he heads back to the University of Texas in Austin in the fall as well as my sweet Dad's birthday. We are currently doing a little bit of research to book a week in Cancun and I so hope we find good rates to go! I have never been to Mexico! Our plan B is Vegas which I wouldn't mind either. Both would allow me to have lazy days lounging poolside so that's totally fine with me! 

1. Add a little fun to your poolside attire with a striped and colorful floppy hat to shield you from those powerful rays.

2. Every girl needs a good pair of sunnies during the summer and these trendy cat-eye ones make for a chic and glam look. 

3. When lounging by the water, I always reach for a good summer read to keep me occupied. I read Jane Eyre when I was in high school, but I'm planning to re-read it because I loved it so much!

4. No beach tote is complete without your little skin care army. I tend to wear very minimal makeup when at the beach or the pool so my only necessities are either a cream based SPF or a spray SPF and a pretty nude lip gloss.

5. I was instantly drawn to the pretty detailing on this Topshop cover-up. Perfect to throw on over your favorite bikini.

6. I don't know about you, but this Rebecca Minkoff tote instantly got me excited about a getaway. Just transport me to that image please! And maybe add a mimosa or two...

7. Once I finish Jane Eyre, I'll definitely need my iPad to browse Pinterest and some of my favorite blogs. What better way to do it than with this stylish and cute Kate Spade cover

8. Last but definitely not least, a girl needs a pretty pair of sandals. I love investing in a cute pair for the summer, because I know I will use them over and over again and these adorable leather flower ones by Reiss add just the right feminine touch.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Florals, Leather, and Leopard Print





Urban Outfitters shirt // Express faux leather leggings // T.J. Maxx cardigan // 
Michael Kors bag // Forever 21 necklace // Target leopard print heels // 

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a great Monday! I took these last few days off from the blog to relax, brush up on my cooking skills (which are slowly progressing!), and spend time with my sweet Ben and some friends. I have also been planing a few things for next month which includes two fun trips! I can't wait to share more with you and to let you know where I will be blogging from after Iceland! I'll keep you posted on my upcoming travel plans here on my blog.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Birthday, America!



Today is a day for cookouts, fireworks, and of course celebrating America! This is my first 4th of July outside of the U.S., but in true American style you know I will be sporting my red, white, and blue. I also plan on making a quick trip to the grocery store to pick up some ingredients to bake a few patriotic treats for my sweet man.( I already have the burgers ready for later!) Have a fun and happy 4th of July weekend! I'm taking a few days off from the blog so I'll see you again on Tuesday!!

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Red, White, & Blue






Urban Outfitters dress(worn as a top) // Express portofino shirt(fantasia blue) //
 Target white skinnies(similar) // New Look shoes //Michael Kors bag and watch //Primark Sunnies


Even though I am in Iceland, that doesn't mean I can't still celebrate the 4th of July in my own little way! That's why I have decided that this will be my go-to outfit for tomorrow. (And let's face it, this girl loves any excuse to get festive for a fun holiday.) I have always enjoyed what the 4th brings with the fun outdoor barbecues, yummy drinks, and spectacular firework shows. My favorite 4th of July was spent in Mission Viejo, California with my family when I was younger. We took a blanket to a hill near my aunt's house and watched the fireworks go off over beautiful Lake Mission Viejo. I can almost picture what it will look like tomorrow. The beautiful colors exploding over the water and the delicious smell of the meats cooking on the grill...Is it just me or is anyone else really craving a hot dog? Here's to another fun 4th!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Color Crush: Blue




With the 4th of July coming up, it brings three specific colors to mind(Red, White, and Blue!) I've searched the web for a few of my favorite blue pieces and wanted to share them with you in the hopes of sending a little inspiration your way before this festive holiday reaches us. I have always loved pretty blue hues in cute patterns and prints, especially for the summer. It's such a fun and fresh color that looks great on everyone! From the pretty pastels to the bright blue hues, this is one color you'll definitely want to incorporate more of into your wardrobe this season.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Ice-Cream Cone Shorts




Express peplum top(similar) // Topshop shorts // Target necklace // 
Juicy Couture bracelet // Primark sunnies


I am a sucker for fun prints, and when I saw these cute ice-cream cone shorts at Topshop I just knew they needed to be in my closet! I love how fun and summery they are and the high waist on them makes them even more adorable. I paired them with a simple white peplum top and added a little pop of color with a turquoise beaded necklace that I found at Target last summer.

Here are a few other printed shorts that I'm loving right now for the Summer: these floral jacquard printed shorts, I love the colors and candy stripe on this cute pair, and the pretty floral stripe on these shorts is so pretty. (All from ASOS)

 

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