Monday, December 12, 2011

Bringin' back the 70's

For my birthday my sister bought me this big floppy burgundy hat.  In my earlier post I said how much I wanted one of these and this one fits perfectly!
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hat: Baker's, shirt: Target, pants: iT! jeans, belt: thrifted, shoes: Target, bracelets: Lucky Brand

Monday, November 28, 2011

Birthday Bash/High School Reunion

My best friends and I had so much fun going out for a reunion/birthday celebration!  I wish I had more pictures to share with you but they are on my friend's cameras so maybe more to come later! :)  I bought an item from my fall wishlist finally!!  I got a pair of leopard print heels (so of course I wanted to wear them)!
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This is Katie and Chandler.
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Kara loves Kirby!!
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top:  Aryn K., red skirt:  BCBG, shoes:  Vince Camuto

Monday, November 21, 2011

I missed a few important things...

First off, (and most importantly) I want to say I HAVE MISSED YOU!  Sorry I haven't responded to all your amazing messages or posted on my blog or kept up with your blogs for the past week.  I have been so busy with life :( I am going to get caught up on my e-mails this week and with your blogs!  Secondly, my birthday was this past Thursday!  Happy Late Birthday to me!  I wanted to share my birthday pictures with you...On Wednesday night, my boyfriend, Andrew and I went downtown to a nice restaurant called Rick Erwin's.  On my actually birthday, my family had an amazing dinner at my house for me.  We had filet mignon, cheese mash potatoes, cream spinach and homemade bread. YUM!
Night One:
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I love the back of this dress!  I got it at McAuley's Boutique.
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It was rainy all day, but my curls stayed :)
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Me and my love
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desert, yum!
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Our delish bottle of wine.  We like a lot of wines made in Chile.

NIGHT TWO:
[the real birthday night]
each birthday my mom always sings, "It's your birthday, you can do what you want to! do what you want to! do what you want to!"  it is not a real birthday without my mom singing that to me-and has become a birthday tradition.
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My boyfriend got me these gorgeous flowers!  In fact, we have been dating over a year and a half and this is the first time I have received flowers from him-pretty monumental.  My little sister gave me the top I am wearing for my birthday.  It is by Free People-she is more of a FP lover than I am!
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My older sister, my mom, and I
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Tuxedo Truffle Cake from the Fresh Market
this is not a joke.  the best cake you will ever taste!  if you live near a Fresh Market, I challenge you to go by the bakery and buy a bar of the tuxedo truffle cake because it will melt in your mouth-7 layers of heaven.  by the way, i have a major sweet tooth-can you tell?
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Yeah, you know you want that cake.

The birthday celebrations aren't quite over.  My best girlfriends and I will be going to dinner and out downtown this Tuesday.  I am excited to share photos of our night with you!

I hope everyone is looking forward to a short week at school/work and celebrating Thanksgiving!  And who is excited for BLACK FRIDAY shopping?  I am.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hot Trend: Colorful Coats

Seeing so many different bloggers' outfit posts, you realize how many different colors coats really come in.  I ran into Target today (and got some awesome deals-can't wait to show yall!) and they had so many colorful jackets.  They had one almost exactly like the mustard one for only $30.  I would have gotten it, but they were all out of my size :(
What is your favorite to wear?


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I'm dreaming of a place


If I could choose anywhere to live at this point in my life it would be San Francisco.  I have only been there once, but fell in love with the place instantly.  The thing I loved the most was how passionate everyone is about their art--singing, dancing, photography, modeling, fashion, music, you name it.  People collaborated off one another and worked together to create the most beautiful art.  It was a peaceful, free, and happy place.  It has been almost two years since I was there but cannot wait to go back.  I wish I had the opportunity to go out there more or even move out there but I feel like I need to definitely gain more design skills by finishing up school first.  Here is a collection of photos while I was there.  Oh, how I miss it!

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^^ These photos above were taken the talented and amazing Galen Oakes.  You should check out his facebook page and website.
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^^ My first experience of "Hippie Hill"!  They weren't lying-it is a hill of major hippies.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Floppy Hats

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Tan Floppy Hat // Oasis Shop, $35
Orange Feather Detail Floppy Hat // River Island
Mustard Floppy Hat // American Apparel, $40 (they have a lot of colors to choose from!)
Large Black Floppy Hat with Bow // Miss Selfridge

Birthday Dress Decision

It's my birthday month!  Next Thursday [November 17th]  I will be 22!
Geeze, time has flown by....
I got an e-mail from Rent the Runway saying they are giving me $50 credit towards my next rental if I use it before my birthday.  I thought I should take advantage of this great deal and rent a dress for my special day.  By the way, I am SUPER big on birthdays!
Here are my two favorite options:
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Laila Azhar
Indigo Fireworks Dress
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Nicole Miller
Pretty Woman Lace Dress
 
Which do you like best?
I need help!