Saturday, July 26, 2014

J.Jill Dress Review and a Giveaway

I hope this Saturday morning finds you all feeling fine.
The nice folks over at J.Jill sent me a darling little dress to review for you.
I decided to style it 3 ways just to show how versatile this dress can be.
 This is the J.Jill Tribal inspired linen A-line dress. 
 It is so lightweight and comfortable 
you will never want to take it off. 
 AND... it has pockets.
  Always a plus in my book.
This dress also looks cute belted. 
 I added a summer sweater for those cool nights as well. 
 As you can see you get a completely different look.
For my 3rd look,
 I was thinking about how I could transition this dress into fall.  Throw on a denim jacket and viola - 
you are ready for the brisk days of Autumn.
  I kept the same accessories for all of the looks,
 but just changing those up can give you so many more looks.

J.Jill has graciously decided to give away 
this fabulous scarf to one lucky winner!
It is their ikat dot infinity scarf.
It is super light weight, a cool gray color
 and the perfect addition to any outfit.



Friday, July 25, 2014

Awkward and Awesome Friday

It's Friday Ya'll!!!
Time for some awkward and awesome.
Awkward:
  • When you grab the family size carton of oatmeal by the lid and it comes off spilling the almost full container all over the floor.
  • Wondering why your friend was taken back for her massage and you are still in the waiting room.  They were looking for a dude and no one thought to ask what my name was.
  • The very amorous couple taking selfies at the bar, but really just needed to go get a room.
  • Taking your dog for a walk after a downpour and busting your a$$ in the mud.  
  • Going the wrong way in the parking garage that is one way only.
 
Awesome:
  • Best Bloody Mary evah!
  • Just walking up and getting seated right away at a very popular restaurant that almost always requires a reservation.
  • Unaware when you booked your hotel that it had a shuttle to take you anywhere you needed to go.
  • Son2 who is 2 months away from being 21 not being asked for his id when a pitcher of sangria was ordered for the table.
  • People watching in Charleston at the Waterfront Park.
 
 Keeping it simple and casual today. 
 Missing my leopard sneakers,
 so I built this outfit around them.
Easy look for running errands
 and shopping for new coffee mugs.

Let's hear about your awkward and awesome moments this week in the comments.

Old Navy top-similar
Old Navy shorts-similar
Betsey Johnson sneakers-here
BaubleBar necklace-similar
Ruche' bracelets-similar

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Watercolor Blues

Happy Hump Day Readers!
I hope your week is going smoothly.
I wore this little dress last night
 to a belated birthday dinner for husband. 
 We went to a Spanish Tapas restaurant
 and had a lovely time.
I love the neckline of this dress.
  It's like a built in necklace. 
 I kept the accessories minimal since
 the dress is so "busy".
I picked up this dress on sale at JCPenny this summer
 and debated whether or not to keep it.
  I am so glad I did. 
 It is the perfect dress to throw on ~ 
on a summer night.

When debating on whether or not to keep something you bought,
 do you more often keep it or take it back?

JCPenny dress-here
Madden Girl sandals-similar
Starfish bracelet-similar
Versona earrings-similar


Monday, July 21, 2014

Pattern Mixing Tropical Style

Hello Out There!
I hope you had a great weekend.
I went to Charleston, SC with a girlfriend for the weekend
 and it was the best!!
A crazy cool front came in and the weather was amazing.
Ya'll know I love to pattern mix.
  I thought I'd try a little tropical mix.
I adore these earrings and thought they were
 perfect with this outfit.
This is a top from the Pabal Gurung collection from Target.
  It has always been one of my favorite things from a
 Target "collection".  

Do you have a favorite piece from any of the Target "collections"?

Target top-similar
Loft pants-similar
Dillard's sandals-similar
Poppy Boutique earrings-similar
Julie's bracelet-similar
Onecklace bracelet-here


Friday, July 18, 2014

Awkward and Awesome Friday

It's Friday!!!
I am so glad, because I have an awesome weekend planned.
 Awkward:
  • The poor potted plants on the deck after vacation.  Will they survive the rest of the summer???
  • The dog eating your snack while you are not looking.
  • The *#@$ jerk who lays on the horn for you to go when you clearly can't just turn into oncoming traffic and then he gives you the finger as he passes you by when you can finally turn.
  • What is the point of bringing your own bags to the grocery store when they insist in wrapping everything in plastic bags?
  • Spilling pickle juice all over your clothes and smelling like a pickle the rest of the day, even after you change.
 
 Awesome:
  • Having the neighborhood pool all to yourself.
  • Opening the front door and seeing a fawn just standing there.
  • When a movie turns out to be way better than you ever expected.
  • Husband's Birthday.
  • ROAD TRIP!!
 
Kimono's are super popular right now,
 but it's not an item I would go out and buy.
  I thought why not improvise one with something I already have.
I turned this scarf into a make shift kimono with a few strategic knots and viola...
To see how I did it just click here.

Let's hear about your awkward or awesome moments this week in the comments.

 Loft t-shirt-here
Old Navy pants-here
Vera Wang sneakers-here
Zebra scarf-similar
Baublebar necklace-here
9th and Elm earrings-similar
Tic Toc watch-here