Tuesday, May 24, 2011

You Are My Sunshine

Hello sunshine! Lately I've been kind of out of it so I thought we could all use a little sunshine. This is an outfit I wore a week or two ago, inspired by the Old Navy "shop by outfit" section (I posted about it here.) Needless to say, I got lots of comments on my bright springy colors! I was pretty disappointed, though, because this was the first time I wore this tank and as you can see one of the beads already fell off.
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Old Navy, $7.50
Cardi: Old Navy, $19ish on sale
Skirt: Old Navy, $32.50 with gift card
Leggings: F21, $5.50
Shoes: Payless, $24.99

Here pretty soon I'm going to be doing a halfway post on my goals for 2011. One thing that I've been doing lately to reach my goals is running. Are any of you out there runners? I've got terrible shin splints but I'm not giving up! I need to get new shoes to help with that. Regardless, if any of you have any running advice I'd love to hear it!

I hope you are all having a wonderful week! Only 4 days of school left for me until summer break!


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Isn't It Strange?

I just keep thinking about how strange it is that things can change so much in a short period of time. It's funny how things change really. I mean, a year ago my life was very different than it is now. So many things have changed. Speaking of a year ago, one year ago today I lost Bozz, the dog my family had for 16 years. It stings to think about, and I'm sure it seems so silly, but I just loved that dog so much. I miss him.
Anyway, on a lighter note, things are very different in a lot of extremely positive ways. I'm proud of myself for having the strength and independence to learn and grow as a person.
And so, now that I've gone all philosophical on you talking about changes, here is an outfit that I wore this week to liven things up a bit:
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Skinny Cargos: Old Navy, $19.80
Tank: Torrid, last summer $14.99ish on clearance
Shrug: NY&Co, $21.95
Sandals: Old Navy, $6.50 on sale

Don't you love my candid eyes-closed photo?
Happy Saturday!


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Counting 3-2-1 and I'm Having Fun...

I'm feeling rather uninspired about writing at the moment...so this will be a short post. However, I am feeling super inspired when it comes to fashion. Especially by other bloggers...you are certainly inspiring me to change up my pace a bit when it comes to putting together outfits. Hopefully this will be reflective in outfits to come. For now, here is the outfit I wore on Cinco de Mayo! Sailor Chic, no?

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Top: Mark, $28 (came in a pack of two about a year ago)
Cardigan: Target, $18
Pants: Torrid, $48 (you've seen these many times before- I love the way they look rolled up!)
Shoes: Payless, $26.99

Hope you've had a wonderful weekend!


Monday, May 2, 2011

A Princess' Tale...

Once upon a time there was a lovely young princess named Masey walking through a royal palace. The palace was of supreme class and sophistication. It housed a trove of shopping facilities, a moving staircase, and even an array of inexpensive food peddlers. While Masey strolled through the palace and pondered the items in each of the windows, she came upon a jewelry maker's shop with a royal decree featuring what she thought must be the most beautifully stunning ring she had ever seen in her life:

But which one was it that princess Masey was so taken aback by? If you happened to guess the ring on the very top of the key, you would be correct. If not, off with your head.
The princess believed that she had never seen a more beautiful piece of jewelry and wished and hope that one day she would be able to place the gorgeous loop around her finger.

The princess decided to search the land high and low and she even found another (below) that was also the same type of ring...she loved them both...but unfortunately the princess' royal financial advisors told her "nay," she should not have the ring.

Feeling defeated, the princess remembered that she still longed for a jewelry item that she had come upon about a year before she saw the astonishing ring...her beloved Tiffany key necklace...she yearned to create her own combination of a large sterling heart with the tiny gold heart...can't you just imagine the two on a chain together? The princess was determined that someday she would scour the land and find this necklace to wear over her heart for all of the days to come.

Alas, as the princess finished her window shopping and imagined all of the wondrous jewelry items she might one day place upon herself, she remembered her grandmother, the Queen, and her favorite piece of jewelry...

and hoped that one day, she too, could be like the Queen and posses such a remarkable token of love.

The End.

(Ok, so this may be the dorkiest blog post ever...but I am in love with these jewelry pieces and wanted to show you in a fun way! Happy Monday!)