Friday, August 31, 2012

A Dose of White...

I can't believe today is the last day of August and Fall is right around the corner! I know everyone would probably agree that the days just seem to fly by at times but August really was over in a blink of an eye! It's probably because every one one of my weekends this month was filled with some sort of celebration. Don't get me wrong, I love being busy but sometimes it's nice to just sit back and relax with no plans at all. And that's exactly what I plan on doing this Labor Day weekend! I'm gonna savor these last days of summer and spend time with the family. Especially these two. :)

Now as for what I'll be wearing, this weeks' Friday's Fancies theme was Labor Day of course, so I think taking advantage of the white jeans in my closet would be quite appropriate. And since I'll be laying low most of the weekend, nothing is easier than jeans and a classic tank. I really think summer dressing should be no fuss and easy breezy. So throw on a pair of heels and jewelry at night and your good to go! But white isn't just for the summer season anymore so I also included an idea for styling your white denim come Fall! What do you guys think? Will you be wearing your whites all year long?

White Jeans

I hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Cheers. xo

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Dose of Geometry...

This week marked the start of a new Fall school semester! That means back to school shopping, football season, meeting new people...all the things I miss most about college. However, when it comes to actually attending classes and the workload that comes with it, that I surely don't miss. Especially math! I will admit that anything involving geometry, algebra or calculus was never my strong suit. So even though my school days are long gone, I'm happy to say that when it comes to math the only thing on my mind is geometric jewelry! I'm utterly in love with this trend. Below are some of my faves.


Good luck to all those who started back to school this week! Instead of attending the first game of the ASU football season (Go Devils!), I'll be cheering on the Arizona Cardinals tonight! Great start to my Labor Day weekend don't ya think! :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Would You? Wednesday...

Today's post was inspired by a feature I read yesterday on Who What Wear. The topic is menswear, specifically the necktie! We all know that menswear has huge influence on the ladies right now with oxford shoes, blazers, boyfriend jeans etc. But would you go as far as wearing a tie?

Who What Wear

I think I prefer a cheeky version like Jessica Alba's sequined sweater or this cute top. And if the traditional necktie is not your thing, you can always put a twist on like Jane did and turn it into a bow!

Sea of Shoes

I think her menswear inspired look is just perfect! I love the mix of dots! So tell me, would you wear one of these versions?

*I wanted to add a little thank you for the feedback on Would You? Wednesdays. These are becoming my favorite posts and I always enjoy reading everyone's thoughts! So thanks so much for taking the time to comment!

Friday, August 24, 2012

A Dose of a Road Trip...

This summer has been filled to the brim with baby showers, the arrival of 2 new nieces, birthdays, and so much more! Even though a road trip was something I really wanted to do this summer, I just knew it wasn't gonna happen with this busy schedule. So when I heard this week's theme for Friday's Fancies was "road trip" I got super excited. Because if I can't go on a real one then I might as well plan a dream one. Right? So follow along with me to some of my "must-see" cities and the outfits I envision wearing while visiting! Here we go!

First stop, Denver!

I've heard so many good things about Austin!
And of course a stop in my favorite city, Chicago!

Then some country music and line dancing!
And a visit to our Nation's capital is a must.
Road Trip

Finally how could any trip be complete without a visit to the city that never sleeps?

Now tell me, what cities are on your "must see" list?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Would You? Wednesday...

No your eyes are not deceiving you, it is still in fact 2012, not 1996. The days of grunge rock and flannel t-shirts are behind us, scrunchies are still not acceptable, but depending on who you ask, overalls might just be making their reappearance. *gasp* Yes, you heard right. The return of the overall has been spotted on many reputable and very stylish ladies. Of course they are adding a new spin on the trend, but none the less, these are the same baggy denim duds you were sporting back in the 90's. Now I can't wait to hear what you all think of this..dare I say, comeback? So without further ado, would you?

Now although I think all these ladies are rockin' this look, I just could never bring myself to wear a pair without feeling like I was thirteen again. So for those of you who might be on board with this trend, let's just keep both straps fastened, deal? Deal.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Dose of Birthdays...

This past weekend was chalk full of celebrations! Friday started with a birthday dinner at Postino's for my friend Megan. If you live in Arizona, Postino's is a must try! Their many varieties of bruschetta are so yummy! They also have the most adorable grassy area (the east location) where you can dine and drink picnic style. I can't wait to try it when the weather cools down a bit. After dinner we headed out for a few drinks. I always love getting together with these girls. There is just never a dull moment! Megan is lucky enough to be celebrating her actual birthday in Manhattan next weekend. What a lucky girl huh? I'm so jealous and sad I won't be able to join. Meg, I hope you have a wonderful time, you deserve it! Happy Birthday gorgeous!

Saturday it was on to the next party! My friend (and former roommate) Alisha was spending her 30th birthday poolside at Talking Stick Resort. If you never been, it's like mini Vegas experience complete with pool parties and a casino. Perfect for a stay cation! We lucked out with the weather because it was actually calling for rain all week but it ended up being a gorgeous day. We only had a minor incident involving wind gusts, an umbrella, and Alisha's boyfriends' face! Don't worry it sounds worse than it was, he's fine I assure you! It was actually pretty hilarious but he had to file a report with the hotel and blah, blah, blah. After all that excitement we headed out for sushi and some more celebrating of course. The whole day was so much fun and I was happy that so many of our friends came out to celebrate what a wonderful person Alisha is!

View from the room!

Gosh I love this lady! Happy 30th birthday friend! xo

Friday, August 17, 2012

A Dose of Sunsets...

As much as I complain about the summer heat here in Arizona, I really do love living here. I mean, how could you not when most every day ends with an amazing sunset like these? Watching the awe inspiring color display across the sky kinda puts it all in perspective sometimes doesn't it? (That, and the 60 degree winter temps are not too shabby!)  :)


Don't these gorgeous photos make you wanna snuggle up with that special someone and a bottle of wine? I think an evening picnic capped off with a spectacular sunset would be uber romantic! Here's my version of a perfectly cozy ensemble for this week's Friday Fancies.

Summer Sunset

Actually, enjoying a sunset is on my list of summer to-do's! Maybe this weekend I'll be lucky enough to catch one of these Arizona wonders. What about you guys? What are you looking forward to this weekend? Whatever exciting plans you may have, remember to take a minute and soak in the moment. Because like a sunset, it will be gone before you know it.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Would You? Wednesday...

As I've mentioned previously, the military trend is one I'm really looking forward to come Fall. Specifically camo print! I just love how easily dressed up or down the look can be. Whether it's a jacket or a pair of skinnies, it gives any outfit just the right amount of edge. And I don't know about you but I prefer my camo paired with heels, not a hunting rifle! ;) So what about you? Would you take camo out of the woods and onto the streets?

I'm loving this trend for the boys as well!

If your loving these looks, below are some options to help you get on trend for Fall!

Friday, August 10, 2012

A Dose of Gingham...

It's yet another installment of Friday's Fancies and this week it's all about gingham. Now I don't know about you, but when I think "gingham" I automatically picture picnic tables and preppy pastels. None of those things are really what I had in mind for a post today so instead, I'm gearing this look more towards Fall. (Since that's all I can think about!) Both of these outfits are exactly what I'm envisioning wearing come cooler months. Right now I have my eye out for the following:
1.Versatile button-downs
2. Jewel toned colors
3. Ankle boots
4. Animal prints
5. Pointed toe flats
6. Structured bags
What about you? What are you looking forward to purchasing for Fall?

Gingham Gorg


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Would You? Wednesday...

If you would have asked me months ago what I thought of the "wedge sneaker" trend I probably would've given you a fowl look. But slowly they've begun to grow on me and after seeing some ladies making them look seriously cool, I think I'm actually a fan. What really swayed me was blogger Cara Loren. Have you guys checked out her blog? I just came across it last week and fell in love with her edgy style. So when I saw her rockin' her wedge sneakers, well, that was it. Now I'm not sure if I actually have enough "cool factor" to wear a pair in public, but if you dig this sporty trend then I say more power to you! So tell me, would you

Wedge You?