9/11 – Never Forget.

September 11, 2013

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Thoughts, prayers, love and gratitude today for this great country, for those who were lost in this tragedy, for their families, and for the courageous men and women who risk their lives to defend the red, white and blue. I love this country, and I feel so thankful to call myself an American.

9/11 – NEVER FORGET.

Regarding the outfit below: Mostly this is one of those ensembs that seemed like a good idea (kind of) at the time, buuuuuut it seems real questionable now. Truth be told, I am in love with my Hunter boots and just really wanted to wear them with a skirt, but I’m second guessing this combo all over the place in hind sight. A little bit WOOF, no? Does that ever happen to you? You think you got a good thing goin’ but in retrospect, you feel a little bit like ‘What the H was I thinking?’. Mmmyeah – happens. Ya know what’s NOT questionable though? This coat from Wallis Fashion. It’s pure deliciousness.

What do YOU guys think of this ensemb? It’s ok – I can take brutal honesty. Let it rip!

GBO?

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Wallis-Fashion-Jacket-7 Wallis-Fashion-Jacket-5 Wallis-Fashion-Jacket-3 Wallis-Fashion-Jacket-9 Wallis-Fashion-Jacket-8Coat: Wallis Fashion, c/o {buy here} | Red neck-tie tank: Thrifted | Skirt: H&M | Boots: Hunter, in color ‘Lagoon’ {buy here} | Handbag: H&M | Watch: ‘Make Me Blush’ by JewelMint {buy here} | Pave link bracelet: Ily Couture {buy here} | Earrings: Old Navy, c/o

Have a Reflective Wednesday!

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Skip n’ Whistle

September 10, 2013

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Happy Tuesday! Apologies for being guilty again of MIA status last week. Things have just been straight crazy ’round here. I spent last weekend in Portland visiting my little brother and his new fiance (he popped the question!) along with my mom and dad and my three crazy sisters. It’s always hard to get back to real life after a perfect get-away weekend with family, isn’t it? Bitter-sweet I tell you. Bitter. Sweet.

Can we talk about this sweater and how there’s a dog on it and the dog has glasses on and we’re not even mad about any of that? Can we also talk about how comfortable it is? Like the type of sweater that you live in because you just don’t want to take it off your body? Mmmmmyep. That about describes it. Skip n’ Whistle has done a good thing here. That’s all there is to it.

If you’re at New York Fashion Week this week (or were there last week), please know that I am seething with jealousy and then say hello to the big apple for me. I had plans to go this year and due to some scheduling conflicts, I ended up having to nix those plans. Next year, so help me, I will be there. New York Fashion Week Spring (or Fall!), here I come!

Hope you’re all having a great week! Thanks for reading!

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Outfit Details:

Sweater: Skip n’ Whistle, c/o {buy here} | Blazer: Forever 21 {similar} | White skinny jeans: Old Navy, c/o {buy here} | Heels: Shoe Mint {buy here ON SALE} | Handag: Target | Tortoise shell link watch: T&J Designs, c/o {buy here} | Renegade Cluster bracelet: Stella & Dot, c/o {buy here} | Pave link bracelet: Ily Couture {buy here} | iPhone 5 case: Iconemisis, c/o {buy here}

Have a Terrific Tuesday!

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GBO Giveaway!

September 5, 2013

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GBO has teamed up with The Rad Market to bring you a killer GIVEAWAY!  The Rad Market is a new fashion retailer that provides women with the perfect mix of vintage & bohemian-style accessories. Well I don’t know about you, but I love me some vintage and I love me some bohemian – soooooo gimme some Rad Market! I selected the adorable mint and gold bracelet seen in these pics, and let me tell you – I’ve been wearing that sucker out!

Winner will receive a $25 gift card to use in The Rad Market’s shop. Open to US residents only. Giveaway will run for 1 week and the winner will be announced right here on the blog.

So enter your heart out below, and Good Luck!

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Have a Theatrical Thursday!

(Praise the Lord it’s almost Friday)

And thanks for reading!

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Labor Day

September 4, 2013

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Hi guys! Sorry I’ve been sort of M.I.A. since the middle of last week. Turns out I was so excited for Labor Day weekend (and so slammed at work) that I just didn’t have much energy for blogging. But it’s back on this week baby! Woooooot!

What did you do for the holiday weekend? I went with husband and husband’s family down to beeeeeeeeeeautiful Southern California. And honestly? It was just what the Doctor ordered. It had been a while since I’d been down south, and let’s just say that I was quickly reminded of why people get hooked on So Cal. It’s some kind of wonderful down there. Gorgeous weather, gorgeous beaches, gorgeous landscape, cool restaurants and shops everywhere you turn – I could go on and on. Oh – gorgeous people too. Which was one thing I was also reminded of – try living in So Cal without feeling like you need to upgrade your car or your house or your nose. Tough thing to do I bet. Which is why, as beautiful as it was, I’m fairly content with our little Nor Cal Bay area life. But it sure was a nice getaway, with the best company.

This swimsuit comes from Swimspot. If you haven’t checked them out, ya should! Pages and pages of adorable, really inexpensive swimwear. Woot!

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Outfit Details:

Swimming Suit: Swim Spot, c/o {buy here} | Chambray shirt: Forever 21 {save} {splurge} | Sandals: Forever21 | Hat: Orange County Swap Meet vendor {similar}  | Sunnies: Madewell {similar} | Long necklace: Forever21 | Monogram Necklace: Bip & Bop, c/o {buy here} | Bracelets: Forever 21 and homemade

And some excerpts from our trip!

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p.s…

Happy Birthday to my drop-dead gorgeous Sissy!

For always keeping it real and being willing to tell me the brutally-honest truth, for being my favorite person to talk about nothing with on the phone, for being one of the strongest ladies I know, and even though we usually annoy the crap outta each other at least once any time we’re together – turns out, I love your face off.

Happy B-Day Hilla Billa!

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Have a ‘Wish it were still the weekend’ Wednesday!

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