Leather and Lace

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Head to Toe: Top, Loft (thrifted) // Shorts, Urban Outfitters // Bag, Old Navy // Booties, Target.

Can we talk about how quickly August is approaching? Scary! Time is in illusive thing, and I'm not sure what I can do to hold on besides wear white lace shorts and soak up some sun when I can. Though Fall is my favorite season, I'm not quite ready for summer to be over. I've barely visited the beach! I think I need to write an end-of-summer bucket list. What's on yours?

Sweet Simplicity

Monday, July 28, 2014

Head to Toe: Top and Jeans, Forever 21 // Sandals, Steve Madden via Marshall's // Raincoat, Target via Continuation's Consignments // Bag, c.o. Women in Business

This outfit subscribes to my new style philosophy: simple clothes, more jewelry. I've always admired the girl who makes a white tee shirt, jeans and a statement necklace look fabulous (think Lauren Conrad). Dressing down is not something I'm normally good at, but going with the relaxed vibe of summer, I'm trying to pare down before the days of fall layering are upon us. This past weekend, I went to a wine festival with my parents and snuck in some shopping at jewelry vendors. The baubles I'm sporting here were some serious bargains, so I don't feel too guilty piling them on.

Country Roads, Take Me Home

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Where to begin...It's been weeks since I've posted, and what can I say? Sometimes, real life needs a bit more attention while internet responsibilities to take a back seat. After some much needed me time, I'm excited to dive back into my blog and the relationships I have with my wonderful readers and fellow bloggers. During some of my sabbatical, I was visiting my dear mountains where I've vacationed nearly every year since childhood. Being with family in a beautiful place so near to my heart gave me some of the restorative energy I was needing. These snapshots (some by me, and some borrowed from my brother), summarize the time: loved ones, no makeup and carefree fun. Just revisiting these photos gives me a little zen. I can smell the fresh mountain air. Can you?
Photos by Trever Loynd and myself

Inspired by: Glamping

Sunday, June 29, 2014

This weekend, I'm off to the mountains for a family reunion. There's no cell service, TV or internet, and I couldn't be more excited for a technology detox. I can smell the mountain air just thinking about it! Since I'll be staying among the great outdoors, I consider it a form of "glamping" (glamorous camping for those who aren't familiar with the recent trend). So, I'm sharing some chic camping necessities that I'd bring if I were visiting the mountains budget-free, plus my recent Glamping "Pinspiration." Now get outside, fashionistas!
Collage made with getloup.com // photos from Pinterest

Strawberry Fields

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Head to Toe: Blouse, Rainbow; Shorts, Gap; Sandals, Steve Madden; Bag, Target.

The highlight of this past weekend was a trip to a local farm for strawberry picking and a wine tasting. It was the absolute perfect 74-degree day to sit in the sun and sip wine while noshing on strawberries. The outfit went great with my easy breezy attitude. High five for Friday!

Good Vibes Only

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The last part of my apartment that I'd like to share is my bedroom. I painted the walls a soft lavender, which is soothing and good for sleep. The comforter and shams are Cynthia Rowley, and the bookshelves are topped with books from college, photos of friends and some cool geodes. It's Monti's favorite place to lounge as well.

Jump Street

Monday, June 23, 2014

Head to Toe: Jumper, Forever 21 via Continuations Consignments; Clutch, Rue 21; Watch, Fossil; Jacket, Forever 21; Heels, Target.

This post title was inspired by the hilarious 22 Jump Street, which I recommend to anyone looking for a laugh. I hope it was a fabulous weekend for everyone—mine was! It was back to the Monday grind today, but I wore this jumper for casual Friday last week. I've said it many times, and I'll say it again. Functional sweatpants are the best work wear.
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