Outfit Inspiration – The 4th

June 27, 2012

A week from today my boyfriend and I fly out to go to the mountains for a few days and to celebrate the Fourth of July.  We are so screaming excited and can hardly wait to get out of this heat.  We are in the 100’s every day now people.  Even being in a swimming pool seems hot.  The forecast for Colorado is high 70’s during the day and at night the lows are in the 50’s.  Perfecttionn.   Of course I am already mentally planning what to pack and contacting my stylish mamasita to send me some goods from…

A week from today my boyfriend and I fly out to go to the mountains for a few days and to celebrate the Fourth of July.  We are so screaming excited and can hardly wait to get out of this heat.  We are in the 100’s every day now people.  Even being in a swimming pool seems hot.  The forecast for Colorado is high 70’s during the day and at night the lows are in the 50’s.  Perfecttionn.  

Of course I am already mentally planning what to pack and contacting my stylish mamasita to send me some goods from her closet to bring along, but I am still stuck in what to wear for the Fourth.  This image above is going to be my outfit inspiration.  I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since I saw it on Roses and Rags a few weeks ago.  How amazing does she look?  I am convinced that the denim vest completely makes the outfit.  I have been scouring the internets to find an afforable denim vest (favorites: here, here, and here) and plan to wear a white eyelet dress (similar: here, here, here, and here)  I already have in my closet and these J.Crew shoes I have in red.  Gotta be festive on the Fourth, right!?  These stunner Rebecca Minkoff Perry sunglasses wouldn’t hurt to add into the mix either:)

Anyone else have fun plans for the Fourth of July!? 

(Image via Whipped Style)

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Cleanse

June 26, 2012

Ever since mid May I have been going/going/going non stop.  When I say going I mean – weddings, music festivals, lake weekends, birthday dinners, younameit.  Anything and everything.  As a result I literally felt like my body was swimming in all of the beer that I drank and food that I ate (I don’t hold back at these types of events).  Even working out with a personal trainer didn’t seem to be cutting it.  12 beers a day at a three day music festival can really get to you.  Yikes?   Not only did I feel a little bit “full”,…

Ever since mid May I have been going/going/going non stop.  When I say going I mean – weddings, music festivals, lake weekends, birthday dinners, younameit.  Anything and everything.  As a result I literally felt like my body was swimming in all of the beer that I drank and food that I ate (I don’t hold back at these types of events).  Even working out with a personal trainer didn’t seem to be cutting it.  12 beers a day at a three day music festival can really get to you.  Yikes?  

Not only did I feel a little bit “full”, but I have been having major migraines and stomach problems.  Throwing up in public bathrooms is not really normal unless you’re hungover or have the flu, no?  Sooo…as a result, starting yesterday morning I started a juice cleanse with my boyfriends mom.  She has actually been on it for a week now.  (Much more dedicated than I am).  

Lets just say these so called “cleanses”, for lack of a better word, SUCK.  I literally feel like everyone around me is eating pizza and pasta and couldn’t help but notice every.single food commercial during the Bachelor last night.  I know, I know, I’m being wayy dramatic, but I’m a big eater and haven’t had solid foods since Sunday’s dinner.  Any suggestions, tips, etc. to get myself through this?  In the meantime I am sucking down the juices and dreaming up where I will eat my first “meal” after this is all over…   

(Image 1 via Zoom Yummy // Image 2 via With Style and Grace // Image 3 via Sweet Remedy // Image 4 via) 

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In A Blue Moon

June 26, 2012

I’m still on my “black for my bedroom” kick – The scheme is mostly white but since I posted about this whole bedroom deal (last November) I’ve acquired some good black pieces and the situation is looking better and better.  I’ve got my all white and ivory bedding, some white lacquer furniture pieces, a seagrass headboard, a few pine wood pieces, a new mirror leaning on my dresser, and the black desk chair and black desk lamp from this post.  I’m pleased.  But now I want tons of artwork that’s got blacks and blues (like a pretty bruise, muaha) and…

I’m still on my “black for my bedroom” kick – The scheme is mostly white but since I posted about this whole bedroom deal (last November) I’ve acquired some good black pieces and the situation is looking better and better.  I’ve got my all white and ivory bedding, some white lacquer furniture pieces, a seagrass headboard, a few pine wood pieces, a new mirror leaning on my dresser, and the black desk chair and black desk lamp from this post.  I’m pleased.  But now I want tons of artwork that’s got blacks and blues (like a pretty bruise, muaha) and I think the “pop of color” accent pillow I currently on my bed (it’s got a tiger on it – no joke, you can sort of see it here) needs to be swapped from something blue.  Art work is expensive and so is getting things framed so I figured I would start small with a pillow.  So I did what any good blogger would do, I searched the internets for a selection in my desired blue pallet and laid them out all pretty so I could make a decision.  Now I’m overwhelmed with options but in a good way… I think I’m leaning towards numbers 16 or 10.  But honestly they all look so pretty together I want to pile my bed with throw pillows.  Just call me Josie Grossie…  I promise to do a before and after once I get a blue pillow, ok?

(Pillows: 01. Pretty Mommy – John Robshaw Gwala // 02. Maison de Vacances Vice Versa Pillow // 03. Madeline Weinrib Blue Antoinette Ikat // 04. Utility Canvas Indigo // 05. Pretty Mommy – John Robshaw Azure Bolster // 06. Anthropologie Padrina Pillow // 07. Serena & Lily Cobalt Scarf Pillow // 08. Amber Interiors Navy Chevron Pillow // 09. Madeline Weinrib Blue Stripe Ikat // 10. Amber Interiors Medallions with Kantha Quilt Back // 11. Crate & Barrel Kingston Pillow // 12. Jonathan Adler Blue Bobo Diamonds // 13. Eva Sonaike Wewe Pillow // 14. West Elm Indigo Stripe // 15. Serena & Lily Indigo Kyoto Block Print // 16. Etsy Hettle Hand-Dyed Linen // 17. Trina Turk Rustic Medallion)

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Have You Heard This Guy?

June 25, 2012

Clearly music is on the brain between the two of us this Monday morning.  Or maybe we are just too tired from a fun but exhausting weekend to think about anything else.  Yep, thats probably it… But…I have been meaning to post this video on the blog for a couple of weeks.  The guy’s name is Noah and he posts covers of various songs each week.  He is insanely talented and has the most incredible voice.  His “Sexy and I Know It” cover has gone viral, but this version of Mumford and Sons’ “White Blank Page” is one of my…

Clearly music is on the brain between the two of us this Monday morning.  Or maybe we are just too tired from a fun but exhausting weekend to think about anything else.  Yep, thats probably it…
But…I have been meaning to post this video on the blog for a couple of weeks.  The guy’s name is Noah and he posts covers of various songs each week.  He is insanely talented and has the most incredible voice.  His “Sexy and I Know It” cover has gone viral, but this version of Mumford and Sons’ “White Blank Page” is one of my favorites.  Everyone loves a good tune, right?  
I swear, once you start watching his covers you’re going to become addicted like I am.  I am lured in by that voice of his everytime….  
(Video via YouTube)

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Anthro Push Play: Sucré

June 25, 2012

Saturday evening Sally and I had the pleasure of attending a Push Play music event featuring the band Sucré at the Anthropologie store in Fort Worth, TX.  Push Play is a new music project started by Anthro to spotlight up and coming artists at various stores across the country.  Lucky for us, Sucré was the second band to perform for the music initiative and it just so happened to be in our backyard! Based out of Tyler, TX, Sucré is comprised of singer Stacy King, her husband and drummer Darren King, and multi-instrumentalist and arranger Jeremy Larson.  For the Saturday…

Saturday evening Sally and I had the pleasure of attending a Push Play music event featuring the band Sucré at the Anthropologie store in Fort Worth, TX.  Push Play is a new music project started by Anthro to spotlight up and coming artists at various stores across the country.  Lucky for us, Sucré was the second band to perform for the music initiative and it just so happened to be in our backyard! Based out of Tyler, TX, Sucré is comprised of singer Stacy King, her husband and drummer Darren King, and multi-instrumentalist and arranger Jeremy Larson.  For the Saturday event, the drums were played by Stacy’s talented brother Weston (Darren was playing for his band Mutemath) and the band was joined by a group of amazing horn players.  The music was beyond – so pretty and soulful – the best way to describe it is like a blend of Florence and the Machine and Freelance Whales

We got to take a few moments after the show to chat with Stacy and she was so humble and sweet… When we complimented her dress she totally shocked us by sharing that she was 5 months pregnant with a baby girl to be named Scarlet!  You couldn’t even notice, but her bright and flowy dress concealed the most adorable bebe bump… She also told us that she has a band with her four siblings and cousin called Eisley – talk about a musically talented family!  Be sure to check out her blog, Sucré Diaries, to read her darling snippets and insights and ogle her personal photos…

So only did we get to listen to incredible music for a couple of hours and meet the pretty lady with the killer vocals, but we snacked on delicious eats catered by Bonnell’s, sipped on sangria and beers, and shopped the store.  20% of all the proceeds from the night benefitted the Children’s Education Program at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth – shopping for a cause is always a great motivator!

Thank you so much to the Anthro Events team for inviting us to such an incredible music event!  Being the music lovers that we are it was so fun to discover a new band and be part of such a lovely night…

(All Images taken by MBM for A PIECE of TOAST)

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