skirt: asos full skirt // halter: j.crew (super old) // shoes: dee keller ss12 samples // bag: ferragamo (last seen here) // necklace: j. crew (last seen here) // lips: nars heat wave // sunnies: karen walker super duper // watch: mk lexington
I’ve been crushing on this whole full-skirt-trend/look for quite some time now, but was afraid I wouldn’t be able to pull it off since I’m shorter than most ladies I’ve seen wear it so well. But I eventually realized how silly those thoughts were and decided to give it a try! (why not?) I will admit, though, that I had to get this skirt helmed an inch or two in order for it to hit me in the right spot, but I think it was worth the gamble! I love how feminine and lady like it is- there’s just something about dressing classy and conservative that makes me feel confident and sophisticated. (if that makes sense?) What do you think about the full skirt look?! Hate it or love it?
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blazer: zara (recent) // shirt: j. crew blythe blouse in hot pink // nails: essie fiji (all time favorite!) // pants: banana republic sloan fit in navy // shoes: dee keller ss12 samples // lips: nars shiap // sunnies: old navy // clutch: c/o kelly wynne cloud nine clutch
I’m SO excited to tell you ladies about a new favorite brand of mine: Kelly Wynne Handbags!
The one I’m carrying is called the Cloud Nine Clutch, which comes in a few different colors (I personally like this one best because it’s neutral and easy to match!). But the debut collection has a few other great styles as well. I love this one too – such a great shape (and size) for your daily goods/stash/essentials (am i the only one who carries around a candy stash in my purse?). And one thing I noticed right off the bat and appreciate is the quality of the material and composition in general. This one has a great and sturdy structure to it and just feels good – if you know what I mean? And how awesome is that logo? SO good.
On another note, you know how I told you that it’s hard for me to find work pants that fit well? Well, I’m quite impressed with these from banana republic, especially since they have a little bit of stretch in them, which makes all the difference in my opinion. Also, I like that they are tapered at the ankle, making the fit a more feminine. I’m pretty sure these are supposed to be a”cropped” length for most people; in my case, though, “cropped” means I don’t have to make a trip to the tailor (score!).
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My heart aches for all the children and families in Oklahoma. I had another post in the works for today, but I lost all desire and motivation to finish it after hearing about yesterday’s tragedy. I just can’t even imagine…
So for today, I’m taking a little moment of silence, if you will, to prayforoklahoma and I hope this post will encourage and remind you to do the same.
It’s so awesome to see how everyone comes together in such awful times. I came across this picture/tweet earlier and wanted to share it with you – so moving.
— Giavanni Ruffin (@Giavanni_Ruffin) May 20, 2013
I wish I had time to write more, but I’ve got to go! Have a lovely Tuesday. xo, B
Last week, I posted this little photo below via instagram and after getting such a positive response from everyone (in addition to a few questions about where I got certain things), I decided to do a post and share the details behind my much-loved little morning nook. Please let me know if I’ve forgotten to mention where I got something, and I’ll be more than happy to share with you!
lamp: I got this a while back from retrosymphony etsy shop // milk glass vase: vintage from a shop in Denim Springs (outside of Baton Rouge) // chair + ottoman: IKEA // blanket: bed bath and beyond – I got a huge white monogram which makes it more personal and nice // pillows: I got the fabric from a local fabric store, but I found the same exact pillow for you guys here via an etsy shop // rug: rugsusa – I don’t think this particular one is available anymore but I found a similar one!
The Hermes print was a lucky steal from a random Gilt sale a while back. I made the “THINK HAPPY BE HAPPY” print myself via photoshop and the blue and white Chinoiserie Ginger Jar is from the Pink Pagoda shop on Etsy (I’m obsessed with all their cute prints!)
Pink lacquer storage box: container store // vase: gilt // flowers: hobby lobby (they’re silk I think) // business cards: I used moo.com // Painting: Maurie Hartel (yall, she’s AMAZING and so sweet too! if she doesn’t have what you want, she will make a custom piece for you.) // chandelier: I ordered this from amazon – the company is called Midwest CBK
This nook is my quiet spot where I spend most of my early mornings having my quiet/prayer/devotional time before all the craziness of the day begins. The space is surrounded by windows and is on the east side of our house, so the sun light pours in each morning and completely fills the room with bright, beautiful light! I keep all my reading materials, devotionals, and journals close by and try and make this the first place I go once I wake up each morning (after making a cup of coffee, of course!).
Do you have a little nook in your place where you like to read and reflect? I’d love to hear!
The utter awesomeness of jcrew never ceases to amaze me. I’m absolutely smitten for this bright and fun little collection of summer styles. #swoon Even though I haven’t been the beach/pool in who-knows-how-long, I still feel like I NEED that bikini – obsessed. And I’m loving those statement necklaces too!
I’m going to go ahead and claim this as my motto (well, one of them). Because no matter what time of year it is, my eye is almost always drawn to the bright and vibrant. I (really) love all three of these beautiful things here…and you know what, I think I’d wear them ALL together! Yep – color blocking at its best.
Hi there! I just wanted to pop in and say Happy Friday! (yay!) I took these pictures on our porch before running to work last Friday (I casual fridays!) I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
PS: have you noticed things looking a little different around here? I’ve been redesigning and coding like crazy – I’ve made just about every mistake in the book and it has been a bit of a bumpy road (in a good way!), but I think I’m finally starting to grow into the “look” I’ve been wanting for BTD. What do you think? What do you like? don’t like?
1. I know the gray color I chose is a little light – is it hard for YOU to see? (it’s a super simple fix – I just wanted a color that was very simple….that lit up when you rolled your moue over it)
2. I’m still working on the mobile theme – I’m working to try and have a fully adaptable site for all devices, but have a few kinks to work out before it’s exactly how I want it. For now, though, it should be easily accessible and (hopefully) easy to read via your mobile phone/ipad!
3. I’m also working on organizing my archives so they will be easily navigable and searchable! Have you seen the individual category pages – with the pinterest-like look and feel? what do you think?
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