Friday, April 18, 2014

Currently Crushing

Happy Friday everyone!! If you have today off, I'm very jealous of you.  I used to get Good Friday off, but now instead we get "Founder's Day," or the Friday before Labor Day.  I'm sad about it now, but I'm guessing I'll be pretty pleased come August.

Today I'm sharing a couple of things I'm currently crushing on.  I didn't mean to make this a "it's Friday so I'm posting about five things" post, but you know, things happen.


1. It's finally almost sandal season, and I am ready!  If a pretty pair or two (like these from Banana Republic) make their way into my closet, I won't be mad.
2. Old Navy's graphic tees are making me so happy right now.  They aren't all available online, but there are some pretty Paris themed tees in the stores that I need to get my hands on.
3. I mentioned that my sister and I were blasting some musicals last weekend, and one that was on repeat was Dogfight.  It may be a terrible premise (Marines each try to bring the ugliest girl to a party, hence, a Dogfight), but it's actually a really good show.
4. I'm not sure where I saw the link to Anna With Love's shop, but I am freaking obsessed with her Paris prints.  If my house was a little more dainty and feminine, I would probably fill the whole thing with them.    
5.  I said on Instagram that I'm slightly creeped out by the name of this color ("chubby cheeks") but I've been wearing it on my nails (and now my toes) for three weeks straight (and will probably keep wearing it until it's time to bring out my fall colors).

I hope you have a great weekend!




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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Casual Basics


Tee - Target / Jeans - Gap / Shoes - Sole Society / Bag - F21 (old, similar) / Bracelet - BaubleBar (similar)





I got a new pair of shoes in the mail (yes, I really was wearing footie pajamas when they arrived) and maybe built an outfit around them last weekend.  Sometimes shoes first is the way to go. 

Something about this outfit makes me feel cooler than I actually am.  It's a laid back but still put together vibe that I so rarely manage to achieve.  Of course, I tripped in front of lots of people walking home from dinner, so that took me down a notch.  Just an average day in the life.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

DIY Moroccan Tile Coasters



So I have something slightly embarrassing to admit.  I moved in with Jeff over a year ago, but we never managed to get coasters.  We just have cups all over the house resting on scraps of paper.  Super classy, I know.  So when I saw this DIY from Darby Smart (and saw that it had the word "Morocco" in the name) I had to go for it.


The kit came with coasters, spray paint, and some cute stencils.  I maybe didn't read the instructions all the way so my spray paint smeared in a couple of places, but I still think they're pretty.


And now I have coasters in my house!  Kristina for the win :)

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Natalie Merchant on the Brain


Tee - JCrew / Jacket (old, similar) and Pants - Old Navy / Flats - Madewell (on super sale!) / Necklace (old) and Bracelet (similar) - Baublebar





Every time I wear this shirt (last seen here), I end up with These Are Days by Natalie Merchant stuck in my head for the entire day.  It was on an album my mom listened to when she cleaned when we were little so I always think of it as mom music, along with Carol King's "Tapestry" and the Miss Saigon soundtrack.  Well, Miss Saigon she really just played around the holidays, so for years I thought it was Christmas music.  Really weird, sad Christmas music.



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Monday, April 14, 2014

This weekend...


This weekend I...

...Stayed at a DoubleTree for the first time, and now I would like four thousand of their cookies please.  I went down to Bloomington with my sister to volunteer for Destination Imagination again, and our roadtrip involved singing at the top of our lungs to musical soundtracks and an unhealthy amount of Taco Bell.
...Caught the ending of The Help again, and for the first time DIDN'T cry.
...Got my snazzy new business cards in the mail!
...Ate a mac and cheese hamburger.  Yes, it's just as amazing as it sounds.
...Wandered around the neighborhood to celebrate the warm weather, along the way we drank several Moscow Mules and almost got blown away in the wind.
...Started working on a branding project I'm super excited about.
...Finally saw Frozen, and now have all of the songs stuck in my head.
...Went to church with Jeff's parents and then out to Maya del Sol for a freaking amazing brunch.
...Caught up on all of the tv Jeff and I watch together, including the new season of VEEP.

I hope you had a good one!



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Friday, April 11, 2014

Current Pinsperations

Happy Friday everyone!! Here are a few of the things that have been inspiring me lately (can you tell I have Spring in my brain?):

All images via my Pinterest page.

Have a great weekend!



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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Anniversary Outfit


Shirt and Sweater - Loft / Skirt - Banana Republic (similar) / Shoes - Sole Society

Note - My legs are not this tan (I wish, right?), I was wearing brown tights.








Today is Jeff and my anniversary, which means it's the perfect day for a little date night action.  It's weird, but I guess starting next year we'll have a new anniversary to celebrate.  We were talking about celebrating our pre-versary this year (a year before our wedding) but it turns out I'll be out of town that weekend so I guess it's just a regular old anniversary this year ;)

We're heading to Mercat a la Planxa later to celebrate - tapas is our little tradition.  Not only did we get engaged in Barcelona, but our first date was also at a tapas place. For me, date night is the perfect excuse to break out some of my pretty shoes that are impractical for my everyday life - helloooooo red suede!  I didn't mean for my shoes to match my nails, but I am definitely not upset about it.


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