Old Navy Shorts & Tees!

July 30, 2013



Nothing says summer like shorts and tees, amiright? BUT, what do you do on the chillier days? Cuz let’s be serious – every day is a bit chilly when you’re living in San Francisco. Last weekend, my to-die-for-adorable parental units came to visit Chase and I, and so natch we had to take them to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. Chase and I hadn’t done it yet either, so it was about stinking time we made the trek! I knew I wanted to wear something casual, comfy, and cute (duh), but also something I could easily add layers to in case it was freeeeeeeezing on the Golden Gate (which…it…WAS! Note to any future SF visitors: bundle up! The chill factor, especially as you get closer to the water is no joke!). Turns out my perfect-for-the-occasion outfit ended up being this long pair of Old Navy Bermuda shorts (cuz long=warmer) and this adorable tee (on sale!). I added warmth with a bright yellow cardigan and this military-inspired Old Navy jacket that I scored at a thrift store in SF last summer. Ay-Oh!

K truth be told, I still froze my kahonas off. But at least I looked cute while doing it! Mmmmmmright? Right guys? Right? Bueller? Bueller? K one more confession: Chase and my daddy walked across the Golden Gate and back – Momma and I only walked across, then hitched a bus ride back. Cuz ya know – we’re hard core like that. Overall, the parentals had a wonderful time and if I’m really being honest, I felt slit-my-wrist sad when they left. It’s always so hard to hang with family and then have to part ways again, isn’t it?

So I guess this leaves just one question…


(outfit details below pic #2)

Old-navy-shorts-and-tees-7Bermuda shorts: Old Navy, c/o {buy here, on sale!} | Tee: Old Navy, c/o {buy here, on sale!} | Jacket: Old Navy, thrifted! {similar} | Cardigan: Forever 21 | Sandals: Forever 21 | Bag: Olive Lane Shop, c/o {sold out} | Necklace: Accessory Mercado, c/o | Mint Bracelet: Rad Market, c/o {buy here}| Tortoise shell watch: Wristology, c/o {buy here} | Renegade Cluster bracelet: Stella & Dot, c/o {buy here} | Other Bracelet: Apricot Lane Boutique, c/o | Ring: Tryst Jewelry, c/o {buy here}
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And in case you were wondering if I was making up the fact that I have parents and am actually an orphan who was discovered in a dumpster by some lovely family willing to take me in (which would maybe explain a lot)…


Turns out they’re real! Here’s my adorable momma.


Isn’t  ^ she ^ the cutest?


And adorable husband. What a California dreamboat.


Momma and Pops. Two of the finest individuals I’ve ever known. I adore these people.

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There she be, in all her glory – the ominous Golden Gate.


Ummm, hello? Wind blown much?


Told you guys. The wind was straight cray cray up there!


Dream boat husband in his Old Navy military-inspired jacket. We felt real cool being all matchy-matchy that day.


Aaaaaand sometimes ^ that ^ happens. Yep. We’re big idiots.

Hope you have a Twinkle Toes Tuesday

(and that this week passes quickly for all of us!)

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$1,000 Cash Giveaway!

July 29, 2013


Oh hey guys, I was just wondering: Does anyone hate winning a big bucket of cash? That’s what I thought, which is why I’m excited to be participating in another $1,000 cash giveaway! Some lucky ducky is going to walk away with $1,000 to put toward their very own #stylespree. Woot Woot! And all you have to do is complete all the mandatory entries below (which involves little more than pushing a bunch of buttons), and you’re IN! Giveaway will run for one week and is open to folks around the globe!

Now, go get your enter on, and may the force be with you…

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Dreaming in Cashmere || Because Shanna Said So || A Little Dash of Darling || Elle Apparel || Walking in Memphis in High Heels

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Did you have a nice weekend? Did it go by waaaaaaay too fast? Um, yeah – me too.

Have a Majority-Vote Monday,

and may you win some cashhhhhhhhh!

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Summer Dresses

July 25, 2013



Summer dresses are the best, amiright? I mean, show me one person who hates summer dresses and I’ll show you a Shannon Willardson (uh, that’s me) that is 6 ft. tall. Not. Happening. The best part about this little number? It was THRIFTED! Ten buckeroos she was. Not too shabby, eh? Man – Utah (my former place of residence) really was the bomb.com for thrifting. I found sooooo many gems there. Correction: I bet where I live now (San Francisco-Bay area) is even better for thrifting… I just apparently have less time or am more lazy or it’s less convenient or all of the above? Not sure – all I know is that I’ve done very little thrifting since moving here and I did A LOT when I lived in Utah, and mostly that makes me want to slap myself in the face. I mean, it DID help that I passed a Plato’s Closet everyday on my route home from work when I lived in UT. Excuses Excuses. I am proud to say however that I picked up this jacket from a SF thrift store, along with a pair of Jimmy Choo heels (Jimmy Choo!) for $30 that have yet to grace the pages of the blog (mostly because if we’re being honest, they are a bit too big. It probs wasn’t my wisest thrifted purchase of all time if we’re being even more honest, but hello? They were Jimmy Choo! For $30! And they mostly fit me, ya know? I mean when in the heck will I ever purchase or own a pair of Jimmy’s, right? I mean YOU woulda bought them too, right? Right guys? Bueller? Bueller?)

So now I’m curious – do you guys do a lot of thrift store shopping? Seriously, do you? And particularly if you live in the bay area, where the heck do you go? Where are your favorite places? Share your wisdom! And then tell me your feelings on summer dresses. THIS summer dress in particular.


p.s. It’s the LAST DAY to enter the JewelMint Giveaway! Do so now or forever hold your pizza. (I just felt like saying something other than peace. Cuz I’m mysterious and unpredictable like that. #noiamnot)

p.s.s. Check HERE for the winner of the NIVEA Indulgence Giveaway!

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summer-dress-7 summer-dress-6Summer Dress: Thrifted!  | Chambray top: Old Navy {similar} {coveting this one so bad} | Black skirt-extender slip: Very Jane, c/o {similar} | Wedges: BC Footwear {buy here} {similar} | Coral bracelet: Tryst Jewelry, c/o {buy here} | Gold Filigree Cut Bracelet: Olive Lane Shop, c/o {sold out} | Bangle: Forever21 {old} | Sunnies: Madewell {similar}

All photos by the lovely and talented Lindsay Farrell. Thanks Linds!

Have a Thank goodness it’s almost Friday, Thursday!

Thanks so, so much for reading this here silly lil’ blog.

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Some real nasty Indian food…

July 23, 2013



Cool: being hungry and heading for delicious Indian food to feed the inner beast.

Not cool: being hangry (hungry + angry) and heading to Indian food to feed the inner beast, only to find that you somehow picked the worst, worst Indian food restaurant in all of Berkeley, CA even though Yelp told you it would be awesome. Guys – is there anything worse than that? You’re ravenous and on the verge of turning into the incredible Hulk, and then you think of the type of cuisine that will totally hit the spot, only to wind up in an Indian restaurant where the food tastes like it’s fresh out of a cheap cafeteria. So. Depressing. We literally took two bites before we called it quits and headed to Chicken & Waffles. Now THAT place never disappoints! If you live in the Bay area (or other places too?), go try it out. It will knock your underpants off.

Husband took this pic right before we walked into the crappy Indian food restaurant. Aren’t my parents the cutest? I’m obsessed with them. And mostly by that I mean that I spent the whole day yesterday feeling like a Melancholy Melanie because they left on Sunday. Sigh… I hate goodbyes! (name that movie?!?! Hint: it’s from one of the best flicks of all time.)

Sooooo, I guess the REAL question here is, GBO?

p.s. Don’t forget to enter the JewelMint Giveaway while there’s still time!

Sweater-and-Skirt-2 Sweater-and-Skirt-5 Sweater-and-Skirt-3 Sweater-and-Skirt-4 Sweater-and-Skirt-ParentsWill you just get a load of  ^ these two ^? Are they not to die for? Love them so so much.

Aaaaaaand sometimes THAT happens. Awesome.

Sweater-and-Skirt-BlooperBaseball Sweater: Forever21 {buy here} {similar} | Skirt: Thrifted | Heels: Target {similar} {cheaper & adorable} | Purse/Camera Bag: THEIT, c/o {buy here} | Wrist cuff: Apricot Lane Boutique, c/o | Renegade Cluster bracelet: Stella & Dot, c/o {buy here} | Gold Filigree Cut bracelet: Olive Lane Shop, c/o {sold out} | Sandals: Forever21 {similarish}

Have a Tongue-Tied Tuesday!

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