Friday, April 18, 2014

lovely charms.

Happy happy weekend ladies & gents! 

lovely little weekend links:

- A big thanks to the lovely diet deep dish for featuring me on her fashion Friday feature! She's whipped up a special something inspired by one of my outfit posts, so you'll have to check it out here!

- Loving Cait's spring wardrobe essentails post last week! Someone made a very special appearance along with a slew of her favorite bloggers ;)

- Maria's perfectly tropical look is making me lust for summer & Florida weather. Plus, sequins & stripes are always a perfect combination.  

- This cry-worthy {in a good way} tribute to moms is the loveliest - and yes, they do have the world's toughest job. Check it out and grab lots of tissues. 

- I made a special appearance on the Midwest Bloggers site this week! Read about why I started blogging and the best things that have come out of it the last few years - woot woot! 

THIS Buzzfeed article about beauty products worth the splurge. While I'm the queen of drugstore dupes, I've been known to splurge on a few choice products. I'll take one of each of these, thank you! 

Have a fabulous weekend, friends! Can't wait to catch ya on the flip side come Monday. xx

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

instalove.

There's nothing better than a little Instalove to cheer up a dreary day! I've been lucky to meet so many lovely ladies on Instagram who keep my newsfeed a healthy dose of colorful, beautiful inspiraton. Whenever I'm in an creative rut, I can count on a quick scroll through these ladies profile to get my excited about blogging & photography again. Check out a few of my favorites below & make sure to follow along with them! 


 {via Fluxi On Tour}

 {via Jenna Kutcher}



Who are a few of your instafavorites? I'm always down for finding incredible photograhers to follow! xx

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

currently, v.13. rachel of life unsweetened

 


When I started blogging about a year and a half ago, one of the first blogs I started following as Rachel over at Life Unsweetened. I have always impressed by her awesome posts, crazy-mad SEO skills and her lovable sass, so I'm incredibly excited to be featuring what she's currently loving on the blog today! If you haven't read her blog yet, check it out! You'll thank me later ;) 

Currently:
·      Munching: My office has the best snacks, so currently I'm obsessed with Pop Chips. I'm not a huge potato chip person, but these aren't greasy and taste so good! 
·      Coveting: AMara Hoffman swimsuit. I'd never pay $250+ for a bathing suit, but a girl can dream, right? The colors and patterns are just so pretty. Not to mention having a killer swimsuit would give me more motivation to work out.  
·      In your makeup bag: NYX Butter Glosses- I just bought 3 shades and cannot get enough of them. They aren't sticky, the color is just the right amount and they smell yummy!   
·      Reading: "Uganda Be Kidding Me"- Chelsea Handler. I'm over halfway done and cannot put it down. It's hilarious! 
·      Stalking: My guilty pleasure is E!'s "Total Divas" about the women wrestlers in the WWE. I stalk the Bella twins on Instagram. I'm obsessed with their bodies, makeup, hair, everything- those ladies kick ass!  
·      Dreaming of: Warm weather. I can't wait to wear sandals! 
·      On Heavy Rotation: "Pompeii" by Bastille. Yes, it's on the radio a little too much, but the song is just too damn catchy! 
·      Working on: Getting my online portfolio re-launched and offering some fun SEO services for my fellow bloggers. Look out for this in the next month! 
·      Drinking: Bigelow green tea. All day everyday. 
·      Wearing: April and May are rainy months, so I've been wearing my Hunter boots non-stop. I'm so glad I spent the money to buy them as they're comfy and match with everything.  

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

coachella style.

Ahhhhhhh……why are we not all at Coachella right now?! I spent all of last weekend creeping on my favorite daisy crown clad celebs as they took selfies on the fair grounds. Color me super jelly. 

But, at least we can all live vicariously through snaps, songs & live streaming thanks to the power of technology, hurrah! If I was actually rockin' out at Coachella next weekend, my bag would be packed with the following: cut off shorts, flower crowns, summery strappy sandals, daisy chains, mod sunglasses & obviously a leather backpack to stash all my goodies in. Let's start saving all our pennies so we can all rendezvous together next year? Deal? Deal :)

ps. who were your favorite celebs rocking serious Coachella style this past weekend? I'm always a fan of Vanessa Hudgens, even if she's a hippie cliche. Also, Jared Leto can do no wrong, even in a Hawaiian shirt… 

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Monday, April 14, 2014

where the green grass grows.

If you happened to go to Go Blog Social {or happen to follow any other bloggers who did}, you've probably seen this wall. And honestly, who can blame us - when we see a scene this pretty, it's the perfect opportunity for an outfit post! 

Our blogging conference campgrounds last weekend happened to be one of the prettiest places on this side of the Midwest. Although I hadn't been to Kansas City in years, my last visit made me realize why there are so many bloggers and creative ladies in the area. The city's got some serious style, awesome eats & Midwest nice people all around. 

While staying in the city, I opted for more casual outfits to keep myself comfortable throughout the conference. Some people got real dolled up {and obviously, I was impressed and slightly jealous that they were so put together}, but I'm more of a blue jeans & comfy sweater in the spring kinda girl. This Anthropologie number has been one of my go-to's after nabbing it on sale a few weeks back. It's got a cool hippie vibe, which I obviously love while keeping me warm during our not-so-springy spring weather. Paired with my favorite vegan leather tote from Free People {which is a steal compared to the Madewell tote I've been eyeing for months}, I was officially conference ready. 

dig the look? shop some of the pieces below!