Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Stay Cool and Stay Stylish!

Greetings Readers!

Oh my- it's almost August, can you believe it? July flew by so quickly that so much of it seems like a blur. An event that I DO remember quite well took place on July 10th- my friend Erin's wedding! This day was wonderful for so many reasons- a beautiful ceremony between two wonderful people, a re-gathering of high school friends, dancing (and being asked to dance), and wedding cake. Also, having a ladybug land on my arm- which is apparently good luck!

Another thing that I remember about this occasion was the outfit I wore (of course!). Here's a bit of info. on this ensemble:
-CZ post earrings: Target
-Jeweled-bib necklace: American Eagle Outfitters (currently on clearance)
-Watercolor-silk dress: Donna Morgan (available at Nordstrom)
-Antique bracelet:

I am in love with this dress! I wore it to a wedding in March and paired it with a cardigan, a ribbon (around my waist) and teal tights (pictured below, with my friend Sarah, who was also at the wedding). Before the summer ends, I must find another occasion that calls for this dress- any suggestions?

Until next time readers- stay cool and stay stylish!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mid-Summer Jean Appearance

Good Morning Readers!
This has been one hectic summer: taking a summer class (Qualitative Research Methods), working as a research assistant, teaching swimming lessons, trips home for birthdays, weddings, and such- and these commitments seem to have taken a toll on the time I spend on this blog. Is summer supposed to be this busy? The picture above reflects my current state of mind (stressed and pressed for time), and the current state of hair (frizzy- which is why I'm rocking the waves).

The outfit above features items from some of my favorite stores and these items are as follows:
-Navy Blue Printed Tote: Abercrombie & Fitch
-Dusty-Rose Cross-Over Tank: Anthropologie
-Grey Lace-Trim Tank: American Eagle Outfitters
-Dark Rinse Erin Skinny Jeans: Abercrombie & Fitch
-Dark Silver Pointed Flats: Nine West

The weather in St. Louis has been quite brutal. It seems that each day carries heat advisory upon heat advisory- a forecast that banishes any possibility of skinny jeans (except maybe in the air-conditioned safety of the classroom where my night class takes place). Anyways- on Friday there was a brief respite from the heat, and I was able to wear my skinny jeans! :)

Well, Readers- stay cool this summer!