Friday, April 29, 2016

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2016

I have so much fun finding gifts for my friends and family that I seriously should consider a career change. I just really enjoy spoiling people with presents. Whether it's a DIY gift or a fun piece of jewelry, it's the thought that really counts when it comes to gifts. With the weather finally changing in Indiana, I'm all about bright colors and my Mother's Day gifts totally reflect that point. Check out some of my top picks that will help you pamper and celebrate your mom!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dorothy Revisited

Hmmm...does this look familiar?? When I saw this blue and white gingham peplum at Old Navy a few weeks ago, I knew it absolutely needed to be worn with red shoes. I clearly had The Wizard of Oz on the brain without even realizing it, right down to the yellow brick road stone path. Apparently, Dorothy and I are kindred spirits – I mean, I totally dig her travel style. While there were no tornadoes, witches or flying monkeys (but a flying pterodactyl - AKA a hornet - did nearly carry me away. Who says a girl can't run in heels?!) encountered on this particular day, this outfit was still super fun. Plus, I totally feel like I live in Oz most days of my life so it works.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Best Spring Beauty Buys With Meijer + A Giveaway!

It's that time of year again – time for the Meijer Beauty Perks sale! of course, a new season (hello, spring!) means a new beauty regimen and Meijer has definitely got you covered! You can trust us, we wouldn't lie!

When Meijer sent us some products to try, we quickly became attached to quite a few and knew that we needed to share them with you all! First up – this Amope Pedi Perfect Wet & Dry system. Seriously ladies, sandals season is upon us and this thing is an absolute must-have for getting pretty feet at home. It's so easy to use and rechargeable which is super nice! Not only is it sandals season but shorts season - this Gillette Venus Swirl has a flex ball to move around areas such as knees and ankles that typically lead to knicks and cuts. We'll take ten, please!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Weekend Wanderer

Last Wednesday I returned from a week long stay in Puerto Vallarta–which you probably wouldn't have known unless you follow me on Instagram. Terrible doesn't even begin to describe how awful I am when it comes to taking outfit photos on vacation. It's pretty safe to say that while I did wear a few cute things, my vacations are more about relaxation than blogging. Sorry friends! After returning, I  worked a few days and then headed up to the lake and happened to stop into Elysian Co. while I was there to check out their spring clothing and accessories. I fell in love with so many pieces!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Office Camo

What do you do when you get a cute new camo tee from Target and you want to wear it work? You throw on a blazer and heels and have yourself a trendy yet comfy look for the office. Note: Wearing camo to work does not help you blend into your surroundings and hide from your co-workers. I know, I tried.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Check the Box

I'm checking off lots of boxes with this post…blush, check; windowpane plaid, check; animal print, check; layered bracelets, check, check and check. All of my favorites wrapped into one blog post, and when that happens, blog photos are necessary.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Meow Or Never

It's no secret that I'm a huge cat lover. Knowing this about me and forever trying to "theme" my birthday gifts, Jaime got me this adorable Meow or Never tee from Tees and Tank You (she's the best birthday-tshirt-buyer ever, remember this one she got me last year??). I knew it was meant to be styled with ripped white skinnies, a light denim jacket and my pink TOMS but I can imagine wearing it so many different ways! Of course, the look wasn't complete without some super fun cat eye sunnies from Elysian Co. Quay Australia sunglasses are my go-to right now, I seriously want every single pair!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Regal Outing: CycleBar @ Trader's Point

Earlier this year when I discovered that they were opening a CycleBar right near our office, I was so excited! Seriously, I scared the crap out of Jaime when I started squealing with delight while she was driving through the busy shopping center during the lunch hour, ha! I am a self-proclaimed spin fanatic and have always thought CycleBar looked like an amazing experience, but there wasn't a convenient location for me to try. I was even more ecstatic when they hosted a contest giving away 100 free rides and guess who won?! ME.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Colorful Coral & Cobalt

Seriously, say that title three times fast, it's definitely a tongue-twister. I originally bought this H&M sweater mainly because I liked the color, but had about zero ideas of how I could wear it. I've been seeing bright sweaters like this on some of my other favorite bloggers and I thought I'd give it a whirl. Turns out, I really love this color duo and it was perfect for the sunny spring day–when we actually had warm weather, unlike now, where the temps are back to the 30's. Thanks Indiana, real cool.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sephora VIB Rouge Spring Beauty Haul

2016 Sephora Haul

You know your life is super boring when your spring beauty haul basically consists of anti-aging skin products, but hey, 15% off at Sephora is an amazing deal that you can't pass up. Instead of loading my cart with more eye palettes that will sit unused–seriously, my stash is ridiculous–I chose to stick with the basics and get items that I have already incorporated into my routine...and two newbies I've been wanting to try.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Striped Overall(s) + A Designer Giveaway

Happy Monday, lovelies! You might remember seeing a sneak peek of this look in this fun little post on Friday and today I'm excited to share all of it – plus an AMAZING giveaway!

I've always been a fan of overalls - always. Just ask my mom, she'd tell you how much I loved my "bohveralls" when I was little. Now I add some heels and a blazer or a tee and some Converse and I have an instant outfit. I'd been searching for a new pair for some time but refused to pay some of the high prices that are out there and that's when I found this adorable pair on Amazon. Winner, winner!

Friday, April 8, 2016

29 Things On My 29th Birthday

Guess who’s 29 today?? ME!

I’ve never been one to care about my birthday because a) I don’t feel like I did anything special to be born on this particular day and b) I do not like attention (hard to believe from someone who posts pictures of herself on the internet every day but it’s absolutely true), but this past year brought major changes to my life and I’m happy about where I am at this point. To celebrate, I thought it would be fun to share 29 things about me (thanks for the great idea B Loved Boston!). If you know me offline, you know that I literally never talk about myself or share personal details so this is a rarity for sure! 

Okay EEK, here I go!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Who Loves Stripes?

This girl...this girl loves stripes, but I think that's pretty obvious considering my past OOTD's seen here, here and here. However, with my overabundance of striped tops and skirts, I never seem to be able to pass them up. My personal favorite, black and white. The stark contrast totally draws me in and I love how well it pairs with pops of colors–mainly seen in my shoe selection.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Pastel Plaid

There's a whole lot of a 'P' going on here. Pastel. Plaid. Peplum. Pink. Peach. Purple. Regardless, it's cute and the lighter colors have me dreaming of warmer weather - it was absolutely freezing when we took these photos!!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Flirty Floral

Wearing florals in the spring isn't groundbreaking style by any means. It never fails though, every year when the weather warms up, I want to break away from winter clothes and wear floral patterns and an overall lighter color palette. This Free People top I picked up at Elysian Co a few weeks ago is definitely a hybrid mix between winter hues and spring florals and I'm all to happy to wear it.