March 20, 2012

First Day of Spring

First Day of Spring: 03/20/12
In case you didn't know - today is the first day of spring. I will take a spring day that includes blue, sunny skies and 75 degrees any day - let alone the first. I think that is a great indication of how wonderful this spring and summer will  be, no? Shall we sing our spring praises? Ahem. No? Oh.
First Day of Spring: 03/20/12
Top: Liberty of London for Target, Thrifted, $4.99
Necklace: Gift, Made by my best friend

March 14, 2012

Winning Wednesday: Great Fashion Giveaways!

Winning Wednesdays over at Fashion Frugality

Winning a giveaway is fantastic for two reasons: 1.) You have a new item to add to your wardrobe for free. What could be more frugal than that!? 2.) You are (most likely) introduced to a new company/store/brand/what-have-you. This is a great way to try something you either might not have bought on your own or try something you may have never heard about prior! I love that. This, my friends, is why every week I write a little post called Winning Wednesday.

1. Koi Story is giving away winner's choice of shoe from B.A.I.T Footwear! I love the Hariette style in black! Which is your favorite? Check them out and then click here to enter!
GIVEAWAY ENDS:  March 20, 2012

2. Tooodayi is giving away a super cool Blue Rose floral brooch from Oh Blackbird. I love the idea of this pretty brooch pinned to a flowy spring dress! Click here to enter!
GIVEAWAY ENDS: March 17, 2012

3. Stylish by Nature is giving away a $50 gift certificate to Fox House! I'm digging their Danny Sheer Dress - I think it'd look cute over some black skinny jeans and killer heels for a night out. Click here to head on over to Stylish by Nature to win the gift certificate and own a piece you love!
GIVEAWAY ENDS: March 30, 2012

4. Blush and Blossom is giving away one of her pretty handmade headbands this week! Head on over to enter to win so you can add this pretty piece to your hairdrobe! :)
GIVEAWAY ENDS: March 27, 2012

5. I Heart This Blog is giving away a simple yet beautiful necklace from Silver Lotus Designs. Better yet, the winner gets to choose whether they would like the silver or gold version of the winning necklace! I'm a silver girl myself, typically... how about you? Click here to enter!
GIVEAWAY ENDS: March 19, 2012

6. Irish Italian Blessings is giving away a GORGEOUS green agate ring from Binster. The ring can be worn alone or stacked with other rings from her shop. I absolutely love the color and simplicity of this ring - so pretty! Click here to enter!
GIVEAWAY ENDS: March 16, 2012

7. Jesse Anne Designs is giving away a goldtone vintage jewelry set and gift card to . This is a perfect set to add a little sparkle to your spring wardrobe! Click here to enter!
GIVEAWAY ENDS: March 31, 2012

8. A Thought Is The Blossom is giving away a pair of Blowfish shoes to one lucky reader! My favorite pair in their shop right now is the Rulla - SO CUTE! Click here to enter!
GIVEAWAY ENDS: March 15, 2012

9. Oh To Be A Muse is giving one lucky reader a $50 gift certificate to Shabby Apple! The question is - what would you buy if you won!? I'd totally indulge in the Overboard dress - I have been lusting over that for a while now! Click here to enter and be included in on this giveaway!
GIVEAWAY ENDS:  March 23, 2012

10.  De*Nada is giving away a four piece gift set from  their most recent collection of knit goodies! Head on over to their blog to check out the pieces and learn how to win! Winter is over yet, folks! :)
GIVEAWAY ENDS: March 30, 2012

1. Chic Luxuries is giving away a pretty beaded bracelet from Isabella Rose Designs. This would look so pretty with a spring dress! Click here to enter!
GIVEAWAY ENDS: March 16, 2012

Do you have a fashion/beauty giveaway you'd like featured on one of my Winning Wednesday posts? Drop me a line at to let me know about it! I'd love to include you!

March 13, 2012

EBEW: Gingham and Green

Everybody, Everywear always reinvigorates my passion for sharing my outfit. I love seeing the different ways everyone takes an idea and runs with it.

It was decided that this month would be devoted to green. Well, naturally. Green is perfect for March - it makes me think of fresh grass coming up through the snow, cold and muck of winter. And it, of course, runs perfectly with St. Patrick's Day!

EBEW: Gingham & Green (03/13/12)
Top: Shirley of Atlanta, FREE, Inherited from my boyfriend's grandma's closet
Skirt: Waterville, FREE, Inherited from my own grandma's closet
Boots: Sofft, Thrifted @ Value World, $6.20
Belt: Forever21, $2.50
Necklace: Bought at an estate sale, $1
Glasses: SEE Eyewear
TOTAL (not including glasses) = 9.70

I love the idea of combining pieces I've been given from my boyfriend's grandma's closet and my own grandma's closet. We all know I am a thrift lover but there is also quite a sweet spot in my heart for pieces that belonged to those I love. Even if they're not always something I would have picked for myself, I always keep everything I am given and make it work in one way or another.

EBEW: Gingham & Green (03/13/12)
Ignore that shoebox. Oops!

I paired these two together because I like the idea of a loose blouse with a more fit skirt. I don't know if it transitioned into photos as well as I would have liked but that is ok. It probably looked fresher this morning without my wrinkles and bumps. Real girls have wrinkles at the end of the day though, right? :)

EBEW: Gingham & Green (03/13/12)

I've actually wanted a green gingham shirt for as long as I can remember... which dates back to seeing the most amazing Anthropologie green gingham shirt on their website a while back. I still dream of owning that shirt one day but, in the meantime, this one will do just fine.

EBEW: Gingham & Green (03/13/12)

EBEW: Gingham & Green (03/13/12)

I added in some green eyeshadow (ok, you can't see it here but I pinky swear I was wearing it) and a crazy thick gold necklace and called it a day. I'm keeping it pretty simple these days.

Now head on over to Everybody, Everywear and check out how everyone else wore their green today!

Green | Everybody, Everywear

True Story

True Story: 03/13/12
Truth: I've been busy. And lazy. I've neglected my little spot on the web and I miss conversing with you guys! My closet is bursting (literally... it's a little scary in there) with lots of goodies to wear and tell you about so I am hoping to get back into the game a little bit more regularly quite soon!

I'm hoping to spend some quality time with the blog this weekend. I have high hopes of moving it to Wordpress and making it a lot more friendly and pretty. Because right now? It's sad and not pretty and pretty bland. Let's put a stop to bland, shall we?

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