The Friday Photos

May 31, 2013

Hi chickens! It’s 9:30pm and I’m on the couch with a face mask on, but I couldn’t call it a day without doing a round-up of Friday Photos (it’s my favorite way to cap off a week!). Clearly I’m feeling color. I think it has something to do with the neon orange nails I have on (similar to this polish). Tomorrow I’m off to another wedding and excited that it’s kind of a full day of festivities—can’t wait to celebrate more love with more sweet friends! Hope you all have a glorioussss weekend. (Images: 1 (greyhounds, Sally’s cocktail of choice!),…

Hi chickens! It’s 9:30pm and I’m on the couch with a face mask on, but I couldn’t call it a day without doing a round-up of Friday Photos (it’s my favorite way to cap off a week!). Clearly I’m feeling color. I think it has something to do with the neon orange nails I have on (similar to this polish). Tomorrow I’m off to another wedding and excited that it’s kind of a full day of festivities—can’t wait to celebrate more love with more sweet friends! Hope you all have a glorioussss weekend.

(Images: 1 (greyhounds, Sally’s cocktail of choice!), 2, 3, 4, 5)

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Wanted.

May 31, 2013

Today’s my last day of school (yes, I’m as excited as the kids that it’s about to be summer vacay) and I’m rushing around to get ready for a music festival weekend in Austin and Houston. As I was packing, I noted that I had an equal number of wild brights as I did neutrals in my weekender bag. Kind of ironic when you look at the balance in this week’s wants (: When you buy solid-colored brights—like this sweater, clutch, and flats (on sale in the pink!)—they’re really easy to wear over and over (almost like a neutral). But…

Today’s my last day of school (yes, I’m as excited as the kids that it’s about to be summer vacay) and I’m rushing around to get ready for a music festival weekend in Austin and Houston. As I was packing, I noted that I had an equal number of wild brights as I did neutrals in my weekender bag. Kind of ironic when you look at the balance in this week’s wants (: When you buy solid-colored brights—like this sweater, clutch, and flats (on sale in the pink!)—they’re really easy to wear over and over (almost like a neutral). But I can’t live without some toned-down basics that help mix and match. This comfy and cute pleated skirt is super on sale and it would be a total staple for me all summer. Those python gladiators are actually one of Molly’s wants that I helped her find… And because we always match (freak sisters that we are) we both really want a Jennifer Fisher cuff. Also, can you believe those sunnies are TOMS? Pretty wicked.

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Too Much of a Good Thing?

May 31, 2013

Every since going gluten free last November, I have felt great, yet I have still always felt that I should be doing more for my health.  I am by no means a “super” healthy person and the fact that I have gone (and remained) gluten free is nothing short of a miracle.  But knowing that I can do that gives me this urge to do even more and push myself further to be as healthy as I can.  Specifically in terms of sugar.  I know for an absolute fact that sugar is horrible for the human body, yet that still…

Every since going gluten free last November, I have felt great, yet I have still always felt that I should be doing more for my health.  I am by no means a “super” healthy person and the fact that I have gone (and remained) gluten free is nothing short of a miracle.  But knowing that I can do that gives me this urge to do even more and push myself further to be as healthy as I can.  Specifically in terms of sugar.  I know for an absolute fact that sugar is horrible for the human body, yet that still isn’t enough to get me to quit eating it.  It literally is an addiction of mine.  It is the one food that, in my current mind, I cannot live without.  If you asked my boyfriend about this topic he would literally laugh out loud.  He knows my sweets addiction like nobody else and even puts up with my crazy antics.  Begging him for a “sweet treat” and then 20 minutes later begging him to hide the Sour Patch Kids from me so that I can’t find them to eat more.  No.  Self.  Control.  To some of you I probably sound like a total nut job, right?  But I swear that I am serious!  I have even read books about people with similar mentalities and habits, so I know that it is a legitimate issue for people.

Now that school is just about out for the summer, I plan to dedicate this summer to getting this sugar issue in check.  I honestly don’t trust myself whatsoever with the stuff, so I think that I would really and truly have to go cold turkey and not have any, ever.  Sounds severe, but that’s technically what I did with the gluten, and with my personality, I know that it wouldn’t work for me to just have a “little bit”.  Hahaha.  Just the thought is funny to me.  Also knowing myself, I know that I will need help with conquering such a task.  There is no way that I could do something like this all on my own.  Here’s where I need help – do any of you know/have similar issues or can recommend books about the issue?  I find that reading has been a great way for me to learn more and to, honestly, scare myself out of some of my bad habits (this book has been my favorite as of late – highly suggest it!).  I would seriously love any and all recommendations you can give.  Also, I feel compelled to thank you all for reading about all of my issues and responding to them in such a positive and helpful way.  Aka, the sweating crisis and now this.

Sidenote:  I did find (thanks to YOUR comments!) an all natural deodorant that I loveSoapwalla has now become my hero:)

(Image via BHLDN)

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Relaxing

May 30, 2013

I needed some visual therapy this morning but didn’t feel like combing through Pinterest (shocking, I think my addiction is going through a lull) so I spent some time on Zara People. Not familiar? It’s this handy page that Zara updates (how frequently, I don’t know) with photos of people wearing their stuff. Some of the images are from bloggers, some from Zara’s seasonal lifestyle campaigns, all are beauteous. The best part is they link the items being worn so you can shop it. Makes me re-consider things I would have over looked – like these jeans. And after seeing…

I needed some visual therapy this morning but didn’t feel like combing through Pinterest (shocking, I think my addiction is going through a lull) so I spent some time on Zara People. Not familiar? It’s this handy page that Zara updates (how frequently, I don’t know) with photos of people wearing their stuff. Some of the images are from bloggers, some from Zara’s seasonal lifestyle campaigns, all are beauteous. The best part is they link the items being worn so you can shop it. Makes me re-consider things I would have over looked – like these jeans. And after seeing this top on a non-model, I have this top in my basket. #dangerous. It was most relaxing to look at such gorgeous street style on a Thursday morning…

(All images via Zara People)

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Some Sales + Steals

May 29, 2013

Somehow its always when I tell myself that I need to save my money and not spend that all the good sales come out of the woodwork.  That Philip Lim bag is literally calling my name, but do I need it?  No, no, no!  I do love every single thing about it though.  Someone better scoop it up, its a good one and not one that you see everywhere.  I did see that Madewell sweater in the store last weekend and fell in love with it (ended up buying this one that I posted last week).  The colors are seriously…

Somehow its always when I tell myself that I need to save my money and not spend that all the good sales come out of the woodwork.  That Philip Lim bag is literally calling my name, but do I need it?  No, no, no!  I do love every single thing about it though.  Someone better scoop it up, its a good one and not one that you see everywhere.  I did see that Madewell sweater in the store last weekend and fell in love with it (ended up buying this one that I posted last week).  The colors are seriously divine – like candy.  Same goes for those iPad cases.  SO much goodness!

Some Steals:

Some Sales:

  • J.Crew: Extra 30% off sale with code HELLOSTYLE through 5/30 (would love to add this to my scarf collection)
  • LOFT: 40% off select full price styles
  • NET-A-PORTER: TONS of new sale arrivals (this might be my favorite)
  • SSENSE: the sale of all sales – including amazing designer handbags
  • GAP: 15% off purchase with code GAPGIFT (I have a feeling these are going to sell out fast in the fun stripe version!)
  • Banana Republic: 30% off purchase

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