Thursday, July 28, 2011

Catch up! Ketchup!

Somehow, this seems appropriate:

Where has the time gone? Goodness, it has far too long since I wrote you anything. My Boo and I have been running around like maniacs - what with driving 3 hrs to see Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallow Part 2....

Professor Trelawny and Fred Weasley.
A plot twist JKR never anticipated.

... To getting all my new jewels in the mail after Hoopla...

 The box...

 Such yummy goods...
Beautiful, no?

... to figuring out what to wear it all with!

Jewelry: Pegasus, Serpent bangle, by Stella & Dot
Dress: Target
Weird undergarment: Target
Shoes: Target
Belt: Anthropologie
Painting: By my grandmother :)

So, I have accidentally neglected you! I am so sorry - I'm sure you were crying every day. 

I'll never break your heart again. Unless I get busy.


ps - my facebook fanpages are pretty awesome. Check them out:

Saturday, July 16, 2011

How to get hot rolled hair without hot rollers.

I have been dying to do a hair tutorial, but I have such a  terrible camera that I have avoided it. However, that seems like such a silly reason to keep from doing something, so here it is. My first try at a hair tutorial. :)

1. Start with dry hair (I had washed mine at about 7 that morning, dried it, and then styled it around noon so it was thoroughly dry). Day old hair would be good it you can swing it.

 2. Starting at the top, curl the hair straight back down the center of the head, to the nape of the neck.
Work your way down on the sides.
Secure each curl with bobby pins so it stays in. 

{this pattern is almost exactly what i did}

3. Let the curls set while you put on your makeup and get dressed.

4. once you are all dolled up, take the pins out and shake it up! Toss your hair around a bit, and mist hairspray all over.

I'll be doing my makeup tutorial soon for this look!

Tell me - is this worth it? Or should I refrain from doing these series until I get a better camera? I'd love to know what you think. :)


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Packing for San Francisco/HOOPLA! {photo heavy}

I wanted to share what I packed to wear in San Francisco:

looking around for all my crap...

1. For training sessions, a professional yet fun outfit:
Blazer, J. Crew
Shoes, Urban Outfitters
Shirt and Jeans, Target

2. Second Training Day - Easy to wear, casual chic.
Shirt, LOFT
Jeans, Adriano Goldschmied
Shoes, Anthropologie

3. Gala/Dinner/Dance party - needed to look fancy. :)
Dress, Phoebe Couture (from Neimans)
Jewelry, Stella & Dot (DUH)
Shoes, Same pink ones from Urban

Here it all is, with a couple extra shirts thrown in there for good measure, as well as a cardigan from Loft and some scarves.

On Travel day, I stopped at Urban Outfitters and bought this sweater. :) Hair in a scarf.. How does it look?

And so, there is pre-trip and Day One. :) That's how I roll.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Belle of the Ball

I got back from San Francisco last night... still a little exhausted. :)
I am a little behind, so I want to start with the best-dressed girl at the wedding I attended last weekend:

Izzy is her name, and she is so. damn. cute. 

the photos were taken at the end of the night, so the lighting isn't the best, but you can still see the fabulous detail of her dress and the little bolero. She topped it off with a great clutch and some REALLY hot pumps.
This girl was my hero at the wedding. :)

Ok, I am recovering from travel, but be on the lookout for new posts tomorrow!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

San Francisco!


I am currently in SAN FRANCISCO for HOOPLA! :) It is the national Stella & Dot Conference.... tomorrow night, they launch the Fall Line! I am so thrilled to be here. 

I have packed some cute outfits, and I am keeping an eye out for great style here. I will be back Monday the 11th with LOTS of photos and news! In the meantime, check out my S&D website for all the stuff on sale (yay), and I cannot wait to tell you all about my adventures!


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Friendship Bracelets Take Forever. I made two.


Remember making friendship bracelets? Why did we stop doing that?

Oh. I remember why. It takes a hundred years and hurts your back.

HOWEVER - I am a slave to fashion, so I went forth. Because it's cute, dammit.
I could barely remember how to do it, so I found this GREAT tutorial at Honestly WTF, which re-taught me everything. :)

Then, I sat down with my Grandmolly (the gp's were visiting, and the men decided to take a nap), and we chatted while I wove. 
First bracelet took about 2 hrs. omg.

Today, I realized that I had bought 5 other things of thread. holy moses, I couldn't just waste it. So, I put on "The Princess and the Frog" - what? It's awesome - and it took slightly longer than the movie to finish my second bracelet (probably took so long because I was riveted by the story. and oprah). 
The results? Here ya go:

I paired them with some S&D bracelets... And I'm loving it!

I also painted my nails today. You can't see very well in the photos because my camera is crappy. BUT, I used Revlon Black Lingerie (2 coats) followed by Revlon TopSpeed in Royal (1 coat). It turned out to look really thick, matte, and lovely. I highly recommend this combo. 

In addition, I wore this outfit, using my new scarf as a belt. Cute for a lounge-day at the casa. :) 

Seriously, it's difficult to look cute when you are using the 2-second timer in your kitchen! haha :)

Have a gorgeous weekend, stay safe, and enjoy yourselves! I'll be back Monday!


Friday, July 1, 2011

Thrifty finds


You may not know about my extreme love for thrift stores... But it is real. I just can't help myself.
Today, I hit up the local Goodwill - in a town with a high college population, summer is a great time to go because the young, hip crowd is gone until fall. :)

I made a couple of great finds, and came out less the $9!


This dress is so cute and airy. Perfect flirty summer dress.
I am debating about whether to shorten it or not... what do you think? I kind of like it long... hmmmm.

Then, I fed my lingering obsession - scarves:

I want to learn to tie them in my hair like Keiko Lynn - I haven't quite mastered that yet. :)

Happy Friday!