friday's fancies #74


labor day weekend
How is it already Labor Day weekend? I'm looking forward to taking it easy this holiday and 
this outfit is perfect for that. Add some pops of color and you're good to go. Loving the poppy, 
peach, and lapis combo. And speaking of lapis, don't forget to enter my giveaway to win the 
necklace above! Go here to enter.

This outfit includes:
Linen Raglan Tee from Madewell
Tkees Flip Flops from
Maya Pendant from Stella & Dot

Hope all of you have a great long weekend! 

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stella & dot giveaway


stella & dot giveaway: maya pendant
This has been a long time coming. I was waiting for a blog milestone, having 100 followers, 
which happened quite awhile ago. Although my following fluctuates every now and again, 
I thought it was finally time for a giveaway! So for all of you who have been following me 
for ages and those who have found my blog recently, thank you. All of you are awesome!

For the giveaway, you will have the choice between the 3 colors of the Maya Pendant from 
Stella & Dot. The color choices are, lapis w/gold, labradorite w/silver, or turquoise w/gold. 
All are gorgeous! It really is a difficult decision. 
*This giveaway is only open to those living in the US.*
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck! Giveaway ends September 5th at 11:59 CST.

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better by change


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source: kushandwizdom

friday's fancies #73


back to school

It's that time of year again. While I may be past my school days, for now anyway, I can't help but
still feel excited. I definitely planned out my outfits for the first day back and this would be the 
outfit. This year, I'm all about the ankle booties and fall colors really are the best. I mean that bag,
ah-ma-zing. Are you looking forward to fall?

This outfit includes:
Sweatshirt Dress from Madewell
Steve Madden Cinch from
Topaz Archipelago Bib from BaubleBar

Have a great weekend!

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our best life


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source: The Everygirl

friday's fancies #72


errand chic
Who says running errands can't be chic? Flats, in my book, are always a good idea and in a nude
color they will go with everything. I seem to be ready for fall, because I can't stop gravitating towards
the burgandy/wine colors. I, also, can't wait to wear more of that polish up there. About a year ago
this girl, I don't even know who it was, was wearing it and I had to know what it was! That's how
amazing it was, and how much I loved it.

This look includes:
Onze Link Collar from BaubleBar
Nancy Studs from Stella & Dot

Hope you have a great weekend!

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fall bling


Stella & Dot: Fall 2013

I am loving, seriously loving, the fall collection from Stella & Dot. Aren't these pieces just fabulous!
It's things like these that make me so excited for the coming season. What piece is your favorite?

Items include (from top to bottom):

Check out even more of the new arrivals here!

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don't forget


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source: Brighton the Day

deal of the day: summer sandals


I love finding sales! I have been eyeing these sandals all summer, and now they are finally 50% off.
Good things do come to those who wait.
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These are so perfect. They are unique, but still a great basic that will go with anything.
Purchase these Cufff sandals from Steve Madden, here. They also come in Black and White.

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friday's fancies #71


watermelon margarita

This week's Friday's Fancies is all about summer treats. The one I picked is pretty different for me.
First of all, I'm not much of a drinker. Secondly, margaritas are never my first pick if I do. But
sometimes you're at a mexican restaurant with friends and it just happens. This summer I tried a
watermelon margarita and lemonade that were so delicious and fresh. They were pretty much amazing. 
I never use to like watermelon either! My taste buds seem to be changing and I'm okay with that.

This look includes:
Silk Peplum Tank from Madewell
Half Moon Magic Shades from Nasty Gal

Have a wonderful weekend!
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things they are a changin'


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It's taken me awhile to figure out what to say, I still don't really know. Let's cut to the chase though, I moved 
back to Texas. After two years in Oregon, I could not find a full time job or another part time job that would 
help me make enough money to live off of. In January I gave myself a deadline, get a job by the time my 
parents visited or go back home for awhile. So here I am back in Texas, the one place I never thought I'd be. 
Knowing for months that this could happen, I couldn't help but feel a little like I failed at life. Overdramatic 
much. I know. But in my state of complete frustration at not being able to support myself, it didn't seem all that 
dramatic. And of course, it could be worse. It really could. I'm thankful that I get to keep my part time job that 
I've been doing from home and I finally got the chance to quit my retail job and focus on other things, like 
taking classes. As much as I say Texas is not the place for me, I know that it's not all bad. Let's just say if Texas 
and I were in a relationship on facebook it would be under "it's complicated." I have no idea what the future has 
in store for me. What I'll be doing, where I'll be, I just have no clue. I do know one thing though, my hometown 
does get some amazing sunsets^^^. 

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friday's fancies #70


short story

Hi guys! I'm back. I decided to take a good few weeks off while my parents were visiting me.
Anyway, this week Friday's Fancies is about shorts. Trying to get some more summer looks 
before it ends! Is anyone else wondering how it's already August! 
I'm loving simple looks lately. No fuss, no muss.
I hope all of you have been enjoying your summer!

This look includes:
Peplum Top from Cynthia Rowley
Sandspun Shorts from Madewell
Large Bucket Bag from J.Crew
Deborah Lippmann - Mermaid's Dream from Bloomingdale's 
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