Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday, Monday: Bizness in da front, lady-hawk in the back

How was your weekend? Mine was lovely - got back from a working vacation in Tejas, where i got lots of sun and Tex-Mex. I had such a nice trip home. I got to play with some of my favorite people, including my sister and sister-in-law. We went shopping at Forever21, where my sister (right) got this AMAZING maxi skirt:

Srsly, how cute are these babes? They are two of the most amazing women. And they look this cute all the time - they both have fabulous fashion sense. I'm always inspired by them, in so many ways. They work so hard and love so hard and make me giggle and make me think. I lub them.

In other news - my hair faded rullly fast. It went from this at the beginning (february) to this 3 weeks ago:

Monday, April 23, 2012

Makeup Monday: Yellow means "Clear the Intersection"

Have you heard about those crazy Sally Hansen stick-on nail strips? I've seen my friends wearing them for the last couple of seasons, but I'm such a committed nail polish girl {I do a mani every week, usually while watching Gilmore Girls} that I've never given them a shot. 
Last week, though, I saw some on sale.... in NEON YELLOW. Do you have any idea how impossible it is to find an awesome shade of yellow nail polish? Always too thin, too milky, too orange, too whatever. 
Did you know that yellow nails are a big trend for this summer? Yep. :)

I gave it a shot - here's how it turned out!


1. It's not any easier to apply the strips than it is to apply polish. 

2. The strips don't last nearly as long/as well as a good manicure. Mine have only been on for about 4 days, and they already look like this:

All crackly... Not awesome.

3. I do like that they come in rad colors/patterns. 

I think I'd only try them again for a special event, where I wanted to have something crazy - fishnet nails, leopard nails... you know. :)
Have you tried the strips? What do you think?


PS - Don't forget to enter my giveaway! Check it out here. enter by April 30. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Things I love Thursday: "decisions, decisions" GIVEWAY!

Oh my, I've been inconsistent! I ran away to Texas, where I will be for another week. :) I've attended 2 weddings and spent lots of time basking by the pool. Boo is in Houston on a business trip, so I just decided to stay and make a little vacation of it. 

I decided to take a break from my pooltime to get your opinion on something: MY SUMMER JEWELRY WARDROBE.

The Stella & Dot Summer '12 Collection is BLOWING MY MIND, and I WANT IT ALL. Alas, I have a limited budget and simply cannot choose what pieces I want to add to my collection...
Here are some of my favorites:

You see my dilemma, no? Omg.

Can you do me a favor? Go check out the whole collection here, then come back and tell me in the comments what piece you like best. 

1. Follow (if you don't already) on blogger, or FB.
2. Leave a comment telling me what piece you like best!

I'll be giving away these awesome earrings to a random commenter on May 1st:
Thanks for reading, and good luck!

{ps - must be in the US to win, due to shipping cost. Thanks!}

Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday: Link Love - 10 really good reads

One of my favorite aspects of blogging is the connections i get to make with other bloggers. I wanted to take a minute today to share some of my favorites with you! Take a second to check out these lovely links. 

Megan from Lovely Happenings is actually someone I've met! She is also a Stella & Dot stylist, and we met at a training event. She gave me her business card, and once I checked out her blog, i was hooked. She has impeccable taste in all things from clothing to housewares, cosmetics to floral arrangements. It is a treasure to read her posts.

2. Oomph
I ADORE Oomph. She is the cutest little mama with a great sense of style and a really solid sense of humor. I find myself smiling reading her stuff, because she keeps it real. LOVE.

3. Elefantitas Alegres

I do NOT remember how I found this blog. I'm usually not much for baby-blogs {because I'm not much for babies - I wish them well, but please don't make me hold one}, but EA is SOOO GOOD. She tracked her pregnancy in the most adorable way, with humor and sarcasm. Now she has a little quesita, and the blog keeps being awesome. 

I've not met Elizabeth in person, but I emailed her a while back with a blog question, and she sent me the most gracious, helpful response. Her blog shows a consistency that is really admirable, and her sense of style is so fun. Lots of florals and hats. I love this blog, and so will you.

This blog is like a really good magazine. Full of great, glossy photos and interesting articles to go along with them. It covers lots of topics, and it's always beautiful.

Karla has one of my favorite blogs ever. She has the most fabulus collection of vintage goods, and looks like a goddess in anything. She also has short hair, so I'm naturally inspired by her. Her outfits range from elegant to fun to flirty, always with an aire of sophistication. Basically she's who I want to be when I grow up. ;)

I've been following Fashion Makeup Lifestyle for a long time, and she has consistently fun outfits. They are usually on the bold+sexy side of fashion, which I appreciate. She's also just a really cool person - so kind, responds to comments quickly, and is just generally adorable. You'll like her. :)

These gals rock my world. They are 3 sisters from Aruba, and they have some of the best style I've seen. Ever. It's always edgy, fashion-forward, sassy, and a little wild. They inspire me to do crazy things with my hair, wear awesome clothes, and be a badass in general. 

I discovered the Wonder Forest recently, and can't stop exploring. So many glorious diy's and beautiful photography. Also this post. :) Get ready for awesomeness.

Surely you've heard of Indiana at Adored Austin - she's a giant in the fashion blogging world. She organized the Texas Style Council {which sadly i missed}. She always looks awesome. AND OH YEAH SHE'S ALSO FROM AUSTIN! I'm so glad she is reppin' my hometown in my absence.

I hope you take a few minutes to check out these lovelies. Let me know your thoughts! Do you have any blogs i need to know about? Link up in the comments!


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Friday's Fancies:Flower Power

I so enjoy participating in Friday's Fancies over at Long Distance Loving. This week's prompt was florals...! My FAVORITE THING EVARRR!
It's still cold and yucky in Portland, so i resisted my temptation to do a sundress in favor of a more climate-appropriate ensemble. Enjoy!
Friday's Fancies:Floral

Have a magical weekend!


Are Katherine Heigl and I Twins?

You tell me....

I opened my laptop this morn to find that KH had this necklace too! One of my favorites. :)

Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wardrobe Wednesday: One Piece, Two Ways

As you may have guessed, I LOVE vintage shopping. LOVE. I also love getting creative with my vintage finds - e.g. this skirt.
This dark blue floral skirt is gorgeous. My sole concern was that it would be too long for everyday wear, because it's not quite a maxi but not quite a summer-skirt. Here is a look at it:

Cute, right? But the other day was cold, and I wanted to wear tights with it. And tights look pretty dumb with a skirt this long on a girl this short. So, I put on my thinking cap, and VIOLA! A new outfit was born:

Monday, April 2, 2012

MakeOVER Monday: New logo+Inspirations

As you may know, my blog looks pretty lame. It is in desperate need of an update. Thankfully, I've got Kayla! We've worked together on some photoshoots before, and I love her. 
We are going to make my blog pretty really soon. ;)

We started chatting about a logo a few weeks ago... and I couldn't wait any longer to show you my new LOGO! 

There will be more soon, but I just couldn't wait. :)

In the meantime, here are some things I've been drooling over on Pinterest: