I was inspired browsing the Internet today by none other than my old American Girl doll, Samantha Parkington. She was seriously the perfect doll for me, vintage, loves pink and flowers, and grew up in the coolest era, the 20's. Once I settled on this, I found so many beautiful pieces out there that were simply perfect. My favorites include the apron from Anthropologie and the dress and shoes from Modcloth. Hope you all like tea, cause your invited to my party this week!
Lately, I've had the blues, fashion blues that is. And what better way to come back to you all by bringing them out in my accessories? I wore this to a friend's wedding a few weeks ago and absolutely loved all the floral details and vintage touches.
Saw this dress and Anthropologie and just died. I had to buy it, a definite Tiffany dress, don't you think? The 3D flowers killed me and I knew I had to find some even killer shoes for this.
The bright blue of these shoes totally caught my eye. They are a great summer shoe, a wedge, with a raffia sole and fun, satin strands that look like a flower. Last but not least, the bag. I had to have a bright bag to match and I loved this envelope clutch.
To top it all off, a necklace combo created by yours truly. I just love mixing a vintage necklace with a brooch. Gives the item a face-lift, huh?! So I may have been a little MIA and had the blues, but I least I turned them into something fabulous!
Clutch: sample from work
Brooch: from a jewelry show
You all know how I love to re-invent things and make the most out of an outfit. Well, today's Secret Weapon is just about this.
Found an amazing shirt while in Hong Kong and had to share it with you all. This is totally something you can re-create though if you don't happen to make it to the Hong Kong airport anytime soon.
The cool thing about this top is that there are buttons and button holes all along the seams so that you can create a bunch of different looks. I love the vest option, buttoning at the top and draping over my arms. You can also wear it as a poncho this way as well.
Some other options are a reverse poncho, buttoning in the back. You can also wrap around your neck like a scarf. So many options and possibilities.
Here is the top in a lay down shot. Buttons are on opposite sides as well as button holes. I think this is key in making all of the different looks as well. Hope you all enjoyed and are inspired to sew on some buttons and play around!
Well fashionistas, it's definitely summer. You know what that means? Anything is possible. So why not dress for the occasion? I couldn't help but notice the adorable cloud and sun prints, along with rainbow accented stuff out there. My favorites are definitely the cloud print shorts and rainbow shoes from Modcloth, and the fabulous Kate Spade floppy hat. How unbelievably perfect for the occasion. Hello sunshine? Hello, summer!!
Love is in the air my friends, and in more than 1 way. And what better way to celebrate than by expressing it with your clothing?! I chose to wear little heart details in my jewelry and accessories and my new cloud print dress in this special occasion.
The first little love story is that my cousin had her baby on Sunday so now we have a new little girl in the family. She is beautiful and I love her already! Second love story is one of my friends from work got engaged and I couldn't be more happy for her. The last love story, though minor, is my new sunglasses I bought myself in Vegas. Tiffany's....need I say more?
Here they are! I've wanted them for almost two years. They actually have little interchangeable charms for the sides. I chose the classic Tiffany's heart in blue. It also came with the letter "T" and then a simple diamond. My other favorite part of these is the case that it came with pictured above. It's like opening a box from Tiffany's everyday!
So much to be happy about lately, I'm so lucky to be surrounded by love!
Ok, so maybe it's not a secret, but I'm giving you all a great tip this week. When you are going on vacation, expecially a place that is requiring of bikinis and short dresses, I highly recommend that you get a spray tan.
As many of you know, or if you don't know, you can tell by simply looking a picture of me, I am extremely fair skinned. I'm not into tanning and definitely not into risking my health for a glow. But when it got closer and closer to my trip to Vegas, I decided that I wanted to look hot and be tan.
I had gotten a spray tan before, however, the ones I got were in those rooms that you have to hold your breath in for what seems like forever. I had asked around the office and found a salon by me that did airbrush spray tanning. I was scared, but intrigued, so I decided to check it out.
I made my appointment and 40 mins. later, I was golden and beautiful, without having to do any damage to my skin. The next day, when I was able to shower, I revealed a fun and sexy glow. I didn't realize that being tan would make me feel more confident and beautiful, but it totally did. And if I have 1 piece of advice for all of you that have just as white of skin as me, get an airbrush spray tan before you vacation, you'll be glad you did!
Bonus-I was able to wear white shorts, something I would've never been able to do before. Wee!
Been seeing a lot of Aztec prints lately and had to put together a little story for all of you fashionistas! I simply loved all of the bright colors and prints, it just screams summer! And since it's nearly summer, it just got me in the mood. Favorites here include the printed maxi dress, beaded floral necklace, and the kooky flamingo tote. How funny, eh? Here's to wishful thinking that summer will arrive, both in weather and in our wardrobes.
Well my friends, it's been four, very long years since my wonderful, beautiful Mother has been gone. I miss her more that I can ever explain, but I feel as though I can only do one thing, and that is remember the good times everyday as much as I can.
My most favorite accessory that I have aand cherish is my teardrop necklace. This lovely necklace actually holds the ashes of my mom so she gets to be with me, next to my heart, every day. I've found a few images through the past year of me wearing this.
Although these are only a couple of pictures, I actually wear this almost every other day. I may never have her back, but at least I can be close to her :)
So I must really like birds this week, maybe because it's Spring, or maybe because it's elegant. Not sure why, but I am seriously loving all of the bird printed things I've been seeing lately.
I saw this top at Anthropologie and just melted. The one thing I've learned about that store is if you see something that you like, you have to buy it. Otherwise, it will be gone and won't go on clearance. I'm telling the truth here!
Look how great this top is up close. I loved the print, but what sold me was the beading on a few of the birds. How seriously sweet is that?
Now, it may be Spring, but I seriously can't wait until Summer carries me away. Maybe one of these birds will!
Top- Anthropolgie Skirt- H&M Shoes- Libby Eldeman Belt- Sample from work Earrings- H&M
Want to learn about some secret style weapons? Well, look no further! I've been in love with fashion since I could dress my Barbie's. Now that I'm working in the fashion industry, my love for fashion has truly become passionate. My style is eclectic, quirky, and most of time, unexpected...just the way I like it and now, I want to share it with the world in Fashion Ammo.