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Scallops + Sand Dollars

By fashion statements, outfits, shopping, spring, style, summer One Comment

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Dress: Lilly Pulitzer. Shoes: Audrey Brooke via DSW. Belt: Lilly Pulitzer. Bag: Vintage St. John via Allan & Suzi in Asbury Park, NJ.

Tomorrow is National Wear Your Lilly Day, so I figured I’d post a few photos of this dress and belt I picked up last weekend to wear to our friends’ wedding. In all honesty, I ventured into Ocean Palm last Saturday looking for a belt to wear with this dress, but…light blue sand dollar print eyelet? I couldn’t resist. Although, after this last Lilly splurge (which included this belt, this belt and this skort), I’m going to take a little break from shopping until at least my next visit to NJ.

The wedding was beautiful, and I took lots more photos. I’ll share them once I’ve had a chance to go through them all.

Happy first day of summer tomorrow! Do something fun! (And enter my sunglasses giveaway here!)

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This & That

By food, links, lists, music, shopping, social media, summer, this & that No Comments

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1. Jenna Marbles makes me laugh. Is this how you get dressed?

2. Friday marks first day of summer, which is also National Wear Your Lilly Day. I need more neon in my life. Also, skorts are amazing.

3. I’m so horrible about grocery shopping. I’m so busy all the time that I’m constantly eating out. I’m contemplating signing up for Backyard Produce, which is a new service that will deliver local, organic produce to your door once a week. Anyone have any experience with or thoughts on this type of service?

4. Big Brother has been a summertime guilty pleasure for years, providing me with countless (well, actually about three) hours of entertainment every week from June to September. The new season premieres next week, and I’m already intrigued by the decor in this year’s house — mid-century chic, they’re calling it.

5. This past Saturday, prior to attending a wedding in the evening, I squeezed in some last-minute shopping for a pair of strappy sandals that met three criteria: gold, leather, comfy enough to dance in all night. I was fortunate to find this pair for under $50 that did just the trick!

6. Sad cat diary? Somehow I don’t think my cats have it this hard.

7. This article gives an interesting perspective on television theme music in the age of bing watching.

8. These gorgeous/minimalist water bottles are fabulous. Love this quote: “bkr is a statement against a disposable world, against transporting water between continents, and against the chemicals we ingest when we base our decisions on convenience.” Well played, bkr. You’re on my wishlist.

9. This Wedding Party app was the life of the party this weekend at Kailey & JJ’s wedding. Think Instagram scaled down to only your wedding guests.

10. I’m in love with these aviators I ordered from ASOS, but they look super silly on me. Hence, sunglasses givewaway!

More than halfway to the weekend. Hope you’re having a great week so far!

Giveaway: ASOS Blue Mirrored Aviators

By fashion statements, giveaways, music, summer 16 Comments

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Care to celebrate summer in a brand new pair of obnoxiously awesome sunnies? I’ve been coveting some reflective aviators all spring, and I finally ordered these crazy shades from ASOS last week after I saw Rose rockin’ them on her blog. (She looks amazing, right?) I thought if I got these sunglasses, I’d look as glamorous as she does. And I was on the right track except for one minor problem: aviators look ridiculous on me. I do not now (nor will I ever) have a head compatible with tear drop shaped lenses. I figured that would be the case, but it was worth a shot.

Anyway, instead of sending these babies back to ASOS, I’m going to give them to one of you readers because they deserve to be worn, and I know for a fact they’ll look so much cooler on you than they do on me.

Here are the rules:

1. Listen to this ridiculous song. =)

2. Follow my blog on Bloglovin’. (Google Reader is dead. Time to move on.)

3. Enter via Rafflecopter.

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4. If you win, and these don’t look good on you either, you’re required to give them to someone they do look awesome on.

P.S. This post was not sponsored by ASOS or anyone else. I bought these glasses with my own money, and I’ve decided to give them away as a token of my appreciation that you take time out of your busy day to spend a few minutes looking at my blog.

P.P.S. A little obsessed with sunglasses? In dire need of a place to keep them all straight? Check out my sunglasses organization DIY project!

Farmers Market

By boys, fashion statements, food, outfits, shopping, style, summer 2 Comments

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Top: Lilly Pulitzer (similar here and here). Jeans: Calvin Klein (similar here). Sandals: Jack Rogers. Tote: Joie (via eBay). Shades: Oakley (similar here).

This lucky girl has a boyfriend who likes to shop almost as much as she does. To us, shopping is a game — we love the challenge of finding exactly what we want at the best possible price. When J offered to buy me a “just because” gift a few weeks ago, this bag came to mind, but it was already sold out in turquoise, and it was a little more than he wanted to spend. After a little internet searching, he managed to find one on eBay, brand new with the tag on it for nearly $35 less! Perfection.

As soon as he gave it to me, I said, “This bag makes me want to go to the farmers market.”

“You have fun with that,” he replied.

I guess you can’t have everything, but you can have fresh local strawberries and whipped cream for lunch with your best co-worker friend on a hot summer day. =)

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P.S. Thanks again to Michelle for the photos (and the company). =)

P.P.S. If you were wondering, after trying on both pairs, I went with the Jacks (in gold instead of platinum).

White Hot

By fashion statements, food, hampton roads, outfits, spring, style, summer, virginia beach No Comments

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Dress: Forever 21 (similar). Jacket: Tahari (thrifted, last seen here, similar). Shoes: BCBG (old, similar). Bag: Tory Burch. Sunglasses: Ray-Ban. Necklaces: Lia Sophia, Max & Chloe. Bracelets: Kate Spade, Alex + Ani, Lia Sophia, Ralph Lauren. Nails: Essie Mod Square.

Virginia Beach is the largest city in Virginia, but it doesn’t have much in common with well-known big cities like New York or San Francisco. That being said, we do have Town Center, which is our little version of a downtown. It’s been around for about 10 years, and it’s grown up a lot since I moved here. It’s even home to the tallest building in the state — the Westin VB Town Center. If I’m craving some city time, I head to Town Center on my lunch break. It’s an easy five-minute drive from my office, parking is free, and while it’s not hustling and bustling 24 hours per day, it does have one important thing that all cities should have — an amazing gelato place.

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P.S. Thank you, Michelle, for taking my photos!