Monday, September 8, 2014

Birthday Shenanigans


On August 18th, I celebrated my 27th birthday party (can I stop growing up now?) and I made it a point to do what I could to forget that I was getting older. In general, I prefer doing childish actives (laser quest anyone?) over drinking at bars or going to clubs. I've heard of Dave & Busters for years and figured it would be the best way to celebrate (or rather distract) the big day. 


Style is so strange, isn't it? I was feeling very pleased with where my style is heading but now I suddenly feel the urge to change it up again. Now that I'm 27, back in school for the semester and buckling down again, I want to get back into tight skirts, leather jackets and cleavage tops (well, those never really went away). I try to remind myself that I don't have to commit to one style and that its ok to move between moods and feelings. You can often tell how I'm feeling about myself or my life by the clothing I wear and I guess that is whats most interesting to me about personal style. 


Aside from feeling a little scared about being in my late 20s, I really did enjoy celebrating my birthday this year. Instead of spending it doing the usual dinner and pretending it just isn't happening, I wanted to give myself a reason to look forward to it this year. I'm a bit of a classic worrier and I tend to spend the weeks leading up to my birthday just thinking about all the ways I haven't accomplished what "normal" people my age are supposed to accomplish. It really sucks the joy out of it for me! Thank goodness for good people who really want to help put a smile on your face! 


Dress - Modcloth
Socks - Target
Shoes - Walmart
Earrings - Aldo

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Blueberry Fields Forever


My friend Holle visited us for 5 days and during that time she snapped so many beautiful photos of us. Aren't these the most precious photos you ever did see? She really is such an incredibly talented photographer and it was really, really nice getting to be her model for a little bit. If you're interested in her work, please do check out her blog here!


Most of my previous summers were spent on the beach or in swimming pools but since I started dating my boyfriend, the new tradition has become fruit picking. Its kind of a big deal for me and I spend weeks planning the perfect pieces to bring together the most fitting outfit. I take this kinda stuff very seriously. Since I don't have as many big events to attend anymore nor do I have school (at least for the new few weeks) to keep me busy, I take the chances I have to really do my outfits right. Even though it was absolutely sweltering outside (my bangs paid the price) and I ended up dropping strawberry shortcake all over my white top, I still had a really lovely time. 


Top - Forever21
Skirt - Modcloth
Shoes - Wal Mart
Socks - Sockdreams
Pin - Deer Heart
Earrings - Thrifted 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

An Evening in Salem


Is this really happening? Am I actually updating my blog? I always seem to start my posts apologizing for my lack of posts and promising that things will be updated a lot more around here but that just about never happens. So this time, no false promises! I'm the worst with time management and keeping myself on a schedule that allows room for photos is just damn near impossible for me. 


As many of you know, I spend an awful lot of time hanging out in Massachusetts since my beau lives there. I've been promising myself for the past year that I would make a visit to Salem, MA happen. Visiting has been a dream of mine since I was a very young girl. I've alway loved history and on top of that, always found myself fascinated with the Salem Witch Trials. Never did I ever think I'd find myself so close to the town on such a regular basis. But, after a really last minute decision we decided to head out for the evening and check out the famous town. I wanted to go as witchy as possible but since I was to meet the boyfriend's boss, I had to keep it ultra cute.


What I wore wasn't totally fitting for a trip to the town most known for witchcraft trials and spooky stories. While I still love squeezing myself into tight dresses and skirts, I've grown quite found of my cute aesthetic. Maybe its because I'm having a crisis about turning 27 in a few days and maybe I'm just not fond of being that much closer to 30. I want to remain as childlike as possible and thats starting to manifest through my clothing choices. Still, I try to keep a little bit of my sensuality in there. Luckily, I was able to re-do a Salem worthy outfit which I promise, will make it into this website! Until then, xo


Cardigan - Old Navy
Top - Modcloth
Skirt - ASOS
Shoes - Walmart 


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Ray of Sunshine


Who else is obsessed with Modcloth's plus size collection? I sure as heck know I am! I've been stalking their collection for weeks now, bookmarking and drooling over so many pieces. I've also been keeping my eye out for sales and begging for an excuse to use the share $15, get $15 deal. Luckily, I spotted a 20% off sale + had about $30 in coupons so I splurged a little (*cough a lot cough*).


I've seemed to rekindle my love of yellow. As a kid, I couldn't get enough but somewhere along the way I just became repulsed by the colour. Now its back in full force and I cannot seem to get enough of yellow in my wardrobe. My entire cart was filled with a variety of different shades of yellow and cutesy summer prints.

This dress spoke to me because lets face it, its exactly what I've been dreaming of! Full skirt, puffed sleeves, polka dots and an ultra sweet feel to it. I'm antsy to wear it out to a picnic by the mystic river with a big sun hat and a wicker basket in hand.


Dress - Modcloth
Shoes - Walmart 
Earrings - Ebay

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Skin Tight


Gosh, its been awhile hasn't it? My internet has been out for the past week and well, I'm just awful at blogging lately. But whatever, I say this every time there has been a big gap. I'm so excited to share these photos and I apologize now for the picture spam. I had way too much fun with these!!


Its every bloggers dream to get contact by ASOS and that dream came true for me a few months back. They offered me the chance to review a few pieces and of course I jumped right at it. It was a bit hard to narrow down my purchase but I knew I wanted to step outside of my norm. If you've been following this blog long at all, you know I barely wear jeans. I've been on the hunt for a good pair of high waisted, super skinny pair of jeans and thank the lord above that ASOS carries them. These beauties have a decent amount of stretch so I stuck to my regular UK22 but I just barely fit. It gives me the look I want but breathing is a tad difficult. A girl's gotta work, though! I'm so in love with how they look on me and I've already got a butt load of outfit ideas for these guys! Aside from these being skin tight, they're relatively comfortable which means I can wear these for dinner dates and strolls around the park. I see myself living in these jeans this summer! 


Oh, and I guess I haven't officially posted since I had my hair cut (and redyed). What does everything think? I had such a hard time getting used to the change but now I just love it so much. Mind you, I'm missing my long locks a ton already!


Top - Forever21
Jeans - ℅ ASOS
Shoes - Walmart
Pin - Deerheart 
Earrings - Aldo Accessories

Friday, February 21, 2014

What would you wear on a night out to a casino?



Online casinos are currently accessible on phones, tablets, and desktops, so you can join in casino tournaments and championships anywhere you want and at whatever time. In light of this, casinos have had an enormous surge in interest over the last two decades. People enjoy having the freedom to play from the privacy of their own home without needing to get spruced up, and it also means they can practise without having to pay a thing, so eventually go to a real casino they can go as high rollers. Real casinos haven't been affected by the online casino industry and keeps going from strength to strength because they offer things like music and dance entertainment and also places to eat all within the complex of the casino.

 
It's generally a good idea to check the website or telephone the casino to find out where the casino stands on dress code. Mobile phones are good to practise, website such as http://www.jackpotcity.co.uk provide plenty of online casino games. The general guideline is to try for a smart/casual look. Being dressed well might be a good investment because it could mean drinks on the house from the staff and special attention from everyone in the casino. Casinos like to see individuals who seem as though they are going to spend lots of money, so it’s definitely worth looking the part. A few looks to consider are perhaps a mid-length dress, maybe a skirt and blouse, or even a trouser suit or skirt suit decorated with some sparkly jewellery can make you stand out. If you are there to gamble, it’s fun to dress the part. ¾ trousers with a shirt and blazer looks classy and oozes power and control, something that could be handy against your rivals. If you want to go for a more feminine look, you could wear a pretty dress as long as it's not too revealing.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Valentines


Alright, I'm just gonna admit defeat and say that I can't keep this blog regularly updated for the life of me. The winter blues having been kicking me down and constantly traveling when I'm awful at time management doesn't help either.


Valentine's is a bit of a cheesy holiday but I'll be the first to admit that I just love it. Red, hearts everywhere and cute little trinkets to obsessively collect.  I normally make a point of going post-Valentine's day to grab whatever I can 50% off but this year it just didn't happen for me. I did, however, finally get my first V-day date and boy was it ever perfect! Gil and I spent most of the day contemplating if we actually wanted to get out but decided on dinner and drinks. He got me the Canon t3i and surprised me with a hand written card in my suitcase after I have a pouty baby stint. Needless to say, I felt really silly after I discovered it!


I had originally planned to wear something really sultry and vampy but after getting this absolutely perfect eShakti dress, I couldn't imagine a better outfit to wear. I don't know about everyone else but I've been a little disappointed with eShakti as of late. The last few pieces weren't made nearly as well as I'm used to and I wasn't really lusting over any winter items. I remember going a bit gaga last year over their Valetine's collection and thankfully this was just as good and I nabbed this piece of $17 after applying a bunch of discounts! Its the first dress that has actually fit so well that I don't think I'll need to alter it whatsoever, which worked out perfectly seeing as I didn't try it on until the very night I wore it out. I'm so sorry for the lack of detail in these shots but my shoes weren't very cute thanks to a big snow storm outside and I really didn't realize that you couldn't see my earrings. Trust me, they were cute!


Dress - Eshakti
Stockings - Lane Bryant