Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Patterns On Patterns!

This our last summer trend, which is mixing patterns. It is extremely hard for me to mix patterns and come up with something I love, but I recently went to Kohls and paired these two pieces together and instantly fell in love with the outfit. Especially since they both were 50% off. How can you go wrong with that deal??

Clearly I missed the coral and white stripe memo, but I do love being an individual. I loved doing this awesome collaboration with Inge (This Ever Evolving Life), Ginny (My New Favorite Outfit), and Jenna (Freckled Fashionista) this month. Can you believe it's almost July already?? Go check out their fabulous pattern mixing outfits at their blogs!!

Floral Tank from Kohl's (NOW) for $16.99.
Tribal A-Line Skirt from Kohl's for $9.99.
White Sandals from TJ Maxx (this summer) similar to these for $8.80.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

"I Do BBQ" Weekend!

I told you the wedding festivities never end! Haha. This past weekend we headed to an Indiana lake to celebrate one of my very best friends. It was called an "I Do BBQ" with all of the bridal party and their dates and the Bride and Groom to be. We spent the day on the lake, had a cook out, got them "Date Inspired gifts", and went to one of their favorite lake bars. It was a blast.

The Bride wore a veil and the Groom wore a tuxedo t-shirt!

The Date Inspired Gift I got for them! My mom made the adorable picnic blanket and matching napkins. I got crafty with the mason jars. I was a little jealous of their gift. :)

Lake Day ( I got my bathing suit top off etsy here.)


Bride To Be

I had to crop a photo to show you my outfit details. Sorry it's not the best.
White Bib Necklace from Amazon (NOW) for $6.99
Pale Pink and White Striped Button Down Tank from TJ Maxx (NOW) similar to this for $12.80.
Blue High-Waisted Shorts from TJ Maxx (NOW) similar to these for $14.80.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Lace and Elegance!

The summer trend we are featuring this week is "lace". Lace is so classy and elegant and can be worn in so many ways!! Some ways you can wear lace are shown above in these lovely lady's outfits. I'm again collaborating with three amazing and inspiring bloggers who have an amazing sense of style and fashion. Check out their classy lace outfit details at This Ever Evolving Life, Freckled Fashionista, and My New Favorite Outfit

My Outfit Details:

Everyone needs, I mean NEEDS a white or cream colored lace blouse. It's a must have! It goes with everything and dresses up any outfit.
Cream Collared Lace Blouse from TJ Maxx (this year) similar to this cute one for $16.80.
Navy Skirt with Exposed Side Zipper and Bow with Brooch from Forever 21 (old) similar to this for $16.80.
Cream Flats from TJ maxx (last year) similar to these cute ones for $24.80.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Summer Bridal Shower

I have been super busy this summer, which is crazy because teachers don't teach in the summer! My summer job is nannying two fabulous girls one is 5 and the other is 8. They are so fun and love doing crafts and going to the pool. I only nanny them Monday through Thursday, so I get three day weekends, which is AWESOME! I have spent a lot of time at the lake and I have had a Wedding related event almost every weekend this summer so far. It's only just begun! I was off to another bridal shower of one of my very close friends today. I can't wait for her wedding in August! She is going to be a beautiful bride. Also, recently we found out Bear has a floating kneecap (something where your knee pops out of place a lot and easily). The only way to fix this is surgery that takes about six weeks to recover from. He is only three so they said he will recover strong because he is so young. He had the surgery yesterday and we got to bring him home today. He is hopping on three legs, but doing great so far. He can't walk on it for a week, so this will be a challenge. I just feel so bad for him right now, but he will be so happy once it's healed. Bear is one spoiled boy and he will be for awhile.

Here is what I wore to the Bridal Shower today:
Pink Bubble Necklace from Amazon for $9.99
Black and White Striped Blazer from Forever 21 for $27.80.
Black Cami from TJ Maxx similar to this for $1.80
Hot Pink Shorts from Forever 21 for $17.80
White Sandals from TJ Maxx similar to these for $19.50.

The Bride To Be

 I hope everyone else is enjoying their summer so far! Happy Father's Day Weekend to our wonderful daddy's and to everyone's soon to be daddy's. :)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Stripes Galore!!

This month I am collaborating with three awesome fashion bloggers with different trends that are so fun and classy for summer! This week is clearly stripes and you all know I've been loving all things striped lately from many of my blog outfits! How much are you loving these outfits with stripes? Go check out their outfit details at My New Favorite Outfit, Freckled Fashionista, or This Ever Evolving Life. Here is my casual summer stripes outfit.

Orange and Navy Striped top with Zippers around the Neck from J. Crew Outlet (this year) similar to this for $30.
Navy Shorts from J. Crew Outlet (this year) similar to these for $24.94.
Woven Strap Sandals from TJ Maxx (NOW) similar to these for $16.80.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

My Best Friend's Wedding!

This past weekend, I was the maid of honor in my best friend's wedding! There were many happy tears shed on the wedding day. I did an ugly cry down the isle (embarrassing yes) and people came up to me later saying I made them start to cry. Haha! But...I didn't cry during my speech! I was so proud of myself and I got a lot of compliments on how well I did on my speech and how much they loved it. I also put together a scrapbook of love letters from all of the bridesmaids and they had pictures to go with them. Each bridesmaid made a scrapbook page. The very last page was a letter and pictures from her dad. Angie was so surprised when I gave it to her while getting ready. It was such a beautiful day. I was so blessed to share that special day with the both of them.

Here is what I wore for the rehearsal dinner and pictures of the weekend.

Floral Dress from TJ Maxx (NOW) similar to this for $22.80.
White Wide Waist Belt from TJ Maxx (old) similar to this for $8.06.
White Sandals from TJ Maxx (NOW) similar to these for $18.40!

The Bride and I at Rehearsal Dinner!

 The Scrapbook full of Love Letters

 A few pictures of the inside.

 Getting Ready in our Robes from the Bride.

 The STUNNING Bride before walking down the isle!

The Back of The Dress 

 My Best Friend Forever!

 The Bride and Groom!

 The gorgeous cake!

 Photo Booth Fun!

 My Handsome Man!

We had to do the photo booth too! :)

It was such a fun weekend and a beautiful wedding! I was so blessed to be standing next to my best friend on the most important day of her life!