Friday, June 29, 2012

A Dose of Beachy Chic (Friday Fancies)...

Can I please look like this everytime I step near a body of water?! People, this lady has From the classic white tee, to the head scarf and uber stylish high-waisted bottoms, her look is all around chic! So of course this was my inspiration for this week's Friday Fancies! Will you be trying the retro swimwear trend this summer? For even more inspiration check out this gorgeous gal as well! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Beachy Chic

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Dose of Subtlety...

I've never been a fan of "matchy matchy" ensembles. Especially when it comes to holidays or themed parties. I prefer a more subtle approach when it comes to choosing an outfit. So with July 4th right around the corner I figured I'd share some outfit inspirations that will have you looking festive without looking like a giant American Flag. I love that all of these items can be worn on any other normal day without screaming "Independence Day"! What will you be wearing for the holiday weekend?

4th of July Weekend Wear


Friday, June 22, 2012

A Dose of Color Block (Friday Fancies)...

This funky and bright living room was my inspiration for this week's Friday Fancies! We all know color blocking is a huge trend right now but how about using the technique in your home? I'm not sure if I could handle this day in and day out but it's sure to liven up anyone's mood! I think the same can be said for my outfit interpretation. It's fun to veer away from your comfort zone everyone once and a while, and bright orange pants are sure to do the trick! I think my favorite aspect is the subtle touch of animal print. What do you think? Would you ever try this color combo?

Color Block

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Dose of Summer...

Today marks the first official day of summer, but let's be real, it's been summer here for about two months already! So of course I've been taking full advantage of this hot weather...which means I'll probably be ready for winter by the end of July. :( Especially if this 110+ degrees keeps happening! A girl can only be so tan! Anyways, here's what I've been up to so far.

Lots of cuddles with this lil one.

Check out that dimple chin. <3

Lot's of fun times with this lil man.

 Drinks on the patio with friends. (My obsession with cucumbers continues.)

 Lot's of poolside lounging.

Some head scarf wearin'!

 And guess what? I can cross off wakeboarding from my "Summer To-Do" list! I've nailed it! Clearly this is not a picture of me...those I won't be sharing until I can perfect my "wakeboarding face".

Hope you all are enjoying your summer (or start of summer) so far!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Dose of Ink...

Last month I shared the awesome story about my friend Nick who completed his first Ironman. Well, if you happen to hang around any triathletes or attend any races you might notice that some of them have a tattoo with the IM logo. This is a sort of "right of passage" for those who have completed an Ironman race. So long before his actual race Nick said he would definitely be joining this selective club if he ended up finishing. Sure enough, a couple weeks ago he made it official and I tagged along to document the event. Now I don't have any tattoos nor have I seen anyone actually get a tattoo so it was actually a very cool experience. Let me tell you, these artists are majorly talented. I can barely draw a straight line so how they manage to create some of the tattoos they do is just amazing.

Pre-ink and super excited!

Making progress...

Two hours later and the finished product...instead of just the red M-dot (which is the typical tattoo most get) he decided to do the full logo across his wrist.

I think it turned out great! I'm not sure if I'd ever get one myself but I can totally appreciate the art of expression and those with special meaning behind it. What are your thoughts? Would you ever get a tattoo? Do you have any tattoos? I'd love to hear the story behind it. I think if (big if) I ever got one it would have to be pretty small and dainty. :)



Friday, June 15, 2012

First Ever Friday Fancies

Today I'm doing my first ever link up with Long Distance Loving. When I heard the theme for this week's Friday Fancies was Outfit Crush I knew I had to jump on board. I came across this photo last week and I'm in love with her effortlessly cool weekend look. I think it's the unexpected pairing of lace, fringe and neon that makes this outfit even that much better! What do you think? Would you try this combination?

Outfit Crush

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Dose of Blog Love...

 Last week I was checking out some new blogs when I came across a site that made me all giddy inside. The ladies behind these gorgeous photos are mega talented and they make me wanna pile on some feathers and fringe and take off towards the nearest beach! Who's with me?

Amazing right?! If I wasn't already, I'm now officially obsessed with anything tribal or southwestern inspired. How about you?


Monday, June 11, 2012

A Dose (or flood) of Cuteness...

I have so much to update you all on! I've already managed to accomplish some things from my "Summer Bucket List" and I also had to make a couple trips back to the hospital. But one of those visits was for the arrival of this lil miss... Blog world meet my niece Brinley Mae!
Born June 10th weighing 6lbs 11oz.

So of course I've been way too busy lovin' on this cute lil face to blog about anything else. I hope that in the meantime you can enjoy these photos as much as I do, probably not, but you can try. :)

My two loves.
I'm sorry but if this doesn't make your Monday better I don't know what will.