Friday, March 27, 2015

Exploring Austin

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By the beard of Zeus, Austin was sunny and delightful on Sunday and we spent the day shopping at luxury consignment shops (scooped up a pair of Prada wedge boot/sneakers at Moss) and vintage stores. When I get to explore new areas, I just want to eat all the food and shop at all the stores. I want to pack in as much as possible and I feel like we were able to do that on our free day to explore Austin. I even stayed out until 11ish that night drinking frozen margaritas and moscato, the latest I've stayed out in months! Maybe even a year!
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[striped crop top, black culottes, Steve Madden pink pumps c/o Lulu*s, bag by Loeffler Randall, bracelet c/o Alison Storry, rings by Clydes Rebirth, diamond shaped ring by Katie Dean Jewelry]
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Travel buds Yen and Merl
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Photos by Merl Kinzie
*Thank you Lulu*s for sponsoring my TxSC trip!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TxSc Day 2!

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The cold and rainy weather continued into the second day of Texas Style Council and I realize just how high maintenance I am in a campground setting with rain and no continuous source of Red Bull. But above the rain and my whines, I really appreciated the actual camp and just how laid back it was. I met so many genuinely kind and funny people and I was able to reunite with my own blogger friends.
I didn't get dressed for the first half of the day, opting to stay in my leggings and sweatshirt I wore to bed, but once I did, I went for a more bohemian look that suited our setting pretty well. I served as a moderator with Yen and Merl to talk about using your online skills/presence and how to apply those skill sets to your real, offline life. We wanted to share different perspectives with Merl's journey to designing jewelry and her shudio space to Yen's vintage clothing shop. It was all about reminding everyone blogging doesn't have to be the end all be all, you can use this to help launch other passions and hobbies or take you further into your career, whatever that may be. 
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[floral print maxi vest, black tunic and laser cut booties c/o Lulu*s, jeans by J Brand, borrowed necklace and thumb ring by Clyde's Rebirth, rings by Katie Dean Jewelry]
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Photos by Merl Kinzie
*Thank you Lulu*s for sponsoring my TxSC trip!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Austin Bound

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For morning travels from Chicago to Austin and day 1 of Texas Style Council, I went for all cotton, basically a dressed up version of leggings and a t-shirt and wore the hat on the plane..and once we landed in the humid, rainy weather, I pulled my hair back and changed into old lady sandals that were cozy and also gave me a boost in height with the flatform. The first day at camp was spent getting acclimated to the camp site, reuniting with friends and meeting bloggers I love online in person.
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[Mink Pink tee, grey maxi skirt and fedora hat c/o Lulu*s, bag by Loeffler Randall]
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Photos by Merl Kinzie
*Thank you Lulu*s for sponsoring my TxSC trip!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Turner Street

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Mock turtle necks remind me of my old boss who'd pair a black mock turtle neck with a tweed blazer and a pair of cowboy boots. They were his signature look, but not the source of cool style inspo. I saw this online when I was shopping and I loved the texture and didn't really realize it was a mock turtle neck..until I got it in the mail. And now I understand the appeal of such sweaters.
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[sweater from Gap, jeans by BDG, heels by Nine West, bag by Clare Vivier, Rayban aviators c/o Sunglasses Shop]
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Photos by Kyle Keberlein

Monday, March 16, 2015

Off the shoulder

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Finally I'm no longer constricted by a thick winter coat and can let my shoulders breathe with a flowy top! I head to Austin this weekend for Texas Style Council with my travel buddy/anxiety reducer Merl and I can't wait to wear culottes, open toed shoes and crop tops. Warmer weather and cool blogger bitches, here I come!
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[Boho High Low Top c/o PB&J Boutique, DL1961 jeans c/o Retail Therapy, heels by Nine West, ring c/o Bling Jewelry, Sparkly Gold Cuff c/o DearMissJ, vintage Chanel bag]
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Photos by Kyle Keberlein

Friday, March 13, 2015

$75 Alison Storry Jewelry Gift Card Giveaway!

Happy Friday! Enter to win Alison Storry's handmade bohemian jewelry! She incorporates natural stones, charms and beautiful colors in her designs and one of you can win a $75 gift card to shop her collection! To enter, leave your email and which piece of jewelry is your favorite! For a second and/or third entry, you can share the giveaway on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and for each share, just leave an additional comment. The giveaway ends on Sunday, March 29 at 9 p.m. EST. Good luck!
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Messy Hair Don't Care

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I rolled out of bed last Sunday disoriented as I tried to adjust to daylight savings time and make my brunch date with Hannah. I ended up staying up later than I ever do because I finally discovered Forensic Files on CNN and couldn't stop myself from watching the marathon on TV. THAT SHOW IS THE BEST.
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[tee from Nordstrom, jeans by J Brand, Everly Boots c/o Harley Davidson Footwear, denim shirt from Madewell, Cleopatra Necklace c/o DearMissJ, sunglasses c/o Sunglasses Shop]
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Photos by Kyle Keberlein