Tuesday, July 30, 2013

OOTD: Leopard

Today's OOTD was inspired by the Trend Spin Linkup, hosted by The Fashion Canvas and Walking in Memphis in High Heels. This week's theme is....ANIMAL PRINT!! Ahhh words cannot express how much I love animal print. It is my 2nd favorite print, second only to stripes (and how can you get any better than stripes?). I was so excited to come up with an outfit displaying my love for this print that I could have come up with a million different ways to wear it, but I went with something that is super comfortable and appropriate for just about any occasion!

My OOTD is a casual look that would be great for a date night or a night out with the girls.

Cardigan: O.B.O.E via Gumption Gals
Shirt: Gap, similar
Shorts: Loft, similar 

Shoes: Bamboo, sort of similar
Earrings: Francesca's Collection, almost identical 
Watch: Michael Kors, similar (mine has rose gold crystals on the face-they dont seem to make that one anymore...)

How do you wear animal print? Would you wear this look?

The Fashion Canvas

Also Linking up to: Style Elixir and Real Girl Glam

Monday, July 29, 2013

Weekend Wrap-Up

This weekend Ben (my husband), my father-in-law, Ellie (our dog), and I went to the hunting camp to celebrate his 24th birthday. We spent the weekend driving around to different hunting sites, sitting by the camp fire at night, and generally doing nothing. It was so relaxing and exactly what I needed after the last week or so. Here are some instagram pictures from the weekend!

Our co-pilot guiding us on the drive.

Birthday breakfast: steak and eggs!

Rainy afternoon nap.

No trip would be complete without a flat tire!!

Hope you all had great weekends! 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Benjamin !!

Today is my husband Ben's 24th birthday (I know, he is a baby!!). In honor of this special day, I want to share with you some of my favorite pictures from the last 3 years. Happy Birthday baby. I love you so very much!!


Friday, July 26, 2013

I'm Back!!! + Friday Fancies

I'm back, y'all! I had to take a very unplanned hiatus from blogging. I found myself getting very stressed and having major anxiety about writing for this blog. I think I put too much pressure on myself to constantly put out new and interesting content when I should have been focussed on writing for myself. So I am back! I am excited to get back into the blogosphere, especially since I lost my job last week. Now before you all freak out and send me messages about what happened, let's just say that God's will won out. And I could not be happier! I am spending time with my husband and getting to travel with him for his company, as well as having more time to devote to more creative outlets (and let's be real here-THAT is what I really love!). So without further ado, my first post since my hiatus!


The Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) is definitely my biggest style crush.


She is always flawless, elegant, and appropriate. But she isn't my inspiration for this week's Style Crush. My inspiration for this week's Friday Fancies (theme: Style Crush) is Jeanette Scott from J's Everyday Fashion. This is one of my favorite blogs and one that I frequent literally every day. She recreates outfits from her inspiration files and shops on a budget. She is pretty much a genius!

This is one of her recent outfit recreations:

I saved this to my personal inspiration file, thinking I might save it for fall when I could theoretically have some colored denim. Then I realized I had a pair of shorts very similar to this color. I decided then to use the concept to create my own version of the outfit. I decided to go with a more climate appropriate version (it is upwards of 90 degrees here in west Florida!) and swapped the sweater for a purse in the same color. 

So here is my recreation of J's recreation! (Please excuse the no-makeup look. I was running a little late this AM!)

Shirt: Francesca's Collection, similar 
Shorts: Loft, similar 
Shoes: Target, similar 

What do you think? I really love this outfit and probably never would have paired it together if it wasn't for my style crush, J!

Linking up to Long Distance Loving for Friday Fancies! 

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