Casual

J and I are officially on vacation this week.  Hooray!  And because we are road tripping from Utah to Montana, and will be spending our time on the water, in Glacier National Park, biking, and hanging with family and friends, my attire for the week is going to be pretty casual.  In fact, most days you will probably find me in something pretty similar to today’s outfit: a comfy worn-in tee, destroyed denim shorts, casual wedges, minimal makeup and jewelry, and less than styled hair.  And so today, I thought I’d show you a glimpse of the “everyday” me and hopefully provide some inspiration for what to wear in your real, everyday summer casual life!

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Tee: Target (old), similar, similar | Shorts: American Eagle (on sale!), LOVE these (also on sale!)| Necklaces: House of Harlow here and here | Cuff: Lucky Brand | Sunnies: Karen Walker, similar version (under $10!) | Clutch: Michael Kors (old), new version | Wedges: Macy’s (on sale for under $50!)

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We took these photos last night after a fun float trip down the Blackfoot River at my in-laws house in Missoula, Montana.  Don’t they have a GORGEOUS view?

Happy Monday!

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People Style Watch Magazine Feature

If you follow me on Instagram, or if you’ve picked up the most recent issue of People Style Watch Magazine, then you know that I was featured in their August edition of the “You Got It Right” section! (insert excited squeal here!) And I can’t even begin to tell you how thrilled, flattered, and honored I am that they would select one of my outfits to share in their magazine.  It is seriously a dream come true.  And to be honest, I’m having a hard time even wrapping my head around it!

So today, I thought I would share a bit of the back story with you.  People had actually reached out to me in April letting me know they wanted to use my photo. And so in turn, I filled out some model release forms, did an interview, and after several emails back and forth, was told I would most likely be in the August issue of the magazine (barring any last-minute editing changes), but that they would confirm with me when they went to press. After that, I never heard back from them.  I even sent a follow-up email that received no response, and so I figured I must have been left on the cutting room floor. But when I arrived at the SLC airport following a work trip on the day the issue hit stands, my phone lit up like a Christmas tree, buzzing with Facebook and text messages from friends near and far telling me the news.  As you can imagine-it was a pretty thrilling moment.  So I rushed to the nearest newsstand, found a copy, opened it up, and THERE. I. WAS!  Little old me in a magazine!  Insane I tell you, and a pretty sweet moment that I won’t soon forget!

People Style Watch

I’ve also had quite a few questions on product details.  The outfit I’m wearing in the magazine is actually from a post I did back in March, but I have listed all of the details and links below.  You can also feel free to click here if you want to see the original post.

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 Plaid Button Down: JCrew (old), similar, similar | Vest: Tommy Hilfiger via Macy’s (sold out), similar (on sale!), LOVE this for fall | Skinnies: Gap | Necklace: Stella & Dot Bianca (sold out), similar, similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies (under$10!) | Clutch: Hobo International Lauren | Pumps: Michael Kors, almost identical, similar, LOVE these

Happy Thursday, friends!

xx,

A

Rawr!

I love leopard.  And while I tend to gravitate towards wearing it more often during the cooler months-it is perfectly acceptable during the summer time too.  Especially when paired back to a bright lip and fun accessories.  So if your leopard prints are hanging out in the back of your closet this summer, maybe it’s time to pull them out, dust them off, and give them some summer love!

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Dress: BarIII (old), similar, similar, similar, LOVE this one | Necklace: House of Harlow | Gold Cuff: Forever21 (old), LOVE this one | Ring: KiraKira Jewels | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker, similar (under $10!) |  Clutch: Michael Kors, new version | Wedges: Material Girl (on sale for under $50!)

Hope your week is off to a great start.  Thank you so much for stopping by the blog!

 

Lucky Number 7

J and I have been married for seven years today.  SEVEN! Can you believe it?  I know I certainly can’t.  In fact, it almost seems like yesterday that we stood before God, our family, and friends to say I do.

They say that your wedding day is one of the best days of your life, and mine certainly was just that and more.  From perfect weather, to celebrating with all of our dearest friends and family, to delicious food, and the most dreamy spot I could have ever imaged for a wedding-it truly was one of the best days I’ve experienced.  And while it makes me a little sad that with each passing day it falls further and further behind us, I can say that I am looking forward to the years ahead of us and all of the adventures to come.  And so today, in lieu of an outfit post, I wanted to take a little walk down memory lane and share some of my favorite wedding shots with all of you!

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 Photos: Sonya Burgard Photography

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

Mellow Yellow

As promised, I wanted to show you all my fave JCrew dress without the vest (see the post of it with the vest here), for a little more dressed up version of this look.  Also, it should be noted that I am really loving neon yellow right now.  In fact, it’s kind of to the point where I feel like I just might need an intervention. To me, neon yellow is just like sunshine, only kicked up a notch.  But I want to know what you guys think!  Are you loving this color as much as I am this summer?  And which look do you prefer?  With or without the vest?

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Photos: LC Photography

Dress: JCrew (on sale!!) | Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane | Cuff: Forever21 (old), similar, similar | Ring: KiraKira (obsessed!) | Sunnies: Karen Walker, similar version (under $10!) | Pumps: Jessica Simpson (on sale for under $36!!)

Wishing you all a WONDERFUL weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

Versatility

I’m way into rompers right now.  I don’t know what it is, but I keep gravitating towards them over dresses in my closet this summer.  I think because they are actually shorts, they can have a slightly more casual feel which makes them seemingly appropriate for just about any occasion-from a backyard BBQ to date night.  BUT, rompers are also super easy to glam up.  Just add a big floppy sun hat, statement heels, and an oversized pair of sunnies-and bam! Instant glam!  And if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times-versatile pieces (like rompers!) are the key to a well-rounded wardrobe!

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Romper: BarIII (on sale for under $40!), also loving this, this, and this | Necklace: Stella & Dot (older style), new version, similar | Hat: Forever21 | Clutch: Hobo International Vida (on sale and comes in a ton of colors!) | Sunnies: Karen Walker, similar version (under $10!) | Cuff: Lucky Brand | Heels: JustFab, LOVE these

Hope your week is off to a fantastic start!

Thank you so much for swinging by!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neon Crush

Clearly I am obsessed with neon yellow right now.  It is such a bright and happy color and just oozes summer time to me.  So when I saw this neon yellow lace dress at JCrew, I knew it was the perfect thing to add to my closet.  And because I wanted to be able to wear it not just on special occasions, but on casual ones too, pairing it back to an uber cool surplus vest seemed like just the ticket to tone it down a notch.  And if you’re a regular follower of this blog, then you know I love a good completer piece.  But be sure to check back later this week, as I’ll be showing you how I wore this dress without the vest too!

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Photos: LC Photography

Dress: JCrew(on sale!) | Vest: Tommy Hilfiger via Macy’s (old), identical | Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane | Cuff: Forever21 (last summer), similar | Clutch: Clare Vivier, LOVE this one, and this one | Sunnies: Karen Walker, similar version (under $10!!) | Pumps: Jessica Simpson (on sale for $35!)

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I have to tell you guys, my travel schedule has been so crazy, between vacation, work, and a bike race this weekend for the hubs, I woke up in 5 (5!!!) different town last week.  So I couldn’t be happier that I am going to be home (and sleeping in my own bed!) for the next two weeks!  Hallelujah!

Happy Monday, dolls!

 

 

Fire In the Sky

Happy Friday everyone!  Remember how I said earlier in the week that I lost all of the outfit photos I had taken while we were on vacation?  Well thanks to my hubby, I was able to salvage the photos from one outfit. And while I am still sad about the others, one, is certainly better than none!  So with that said, I have to tell you guys that I am obsessed with this JCrew top.  I had been eyeing it for quite some time and immediately snatched it up when it went on sale.  The cute embroidered print reminds me of a pink and white Easter dress that I had when I was a little girl, and you all know how much I LOVE neon yellow-a little nostalgia and my favorite pop of color all rolled into one!  Plus, it’s a great statement top that can be easily dressed up or down.  And when the heat index is high, in my closet, easy, breezy, fun tops like these rule!

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Top: JCrew (on sale-plus get an extra 40% off wth code: SHOPMORE) | Skinnies: 7 For All Mankind (my faves!) | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Bracelet: Lucky Brand (clearly I am obsessed with this cuff-it’s the BEST!), similar, similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker, under $10 version | Bag: Steve Madden (old), similarsimilar, similar | Wedges: Sole Society (SOOOOOOO comfy!!)

I’m sure you can tell from the photos, but it was really, really windy when we snapped these pics.  And while normally I would have just waited a day for better weather, the sky was so incredible that I just couldn’t pass up such a gorgeous back drop.  So please don’t mind the wind blown hair!

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denim on Denim

I’m always a little hesitant to wear two denim pieces together. It probably stems from growing up in Montana and not wanting to be caught in the dreaded “Canadian Tuxedo” (or as I am sure they call it, the “Montana Tuxedo”).  But I have found that if your two denims differ enough, then wearing denim on denim is perfectly acceptable, and even quite stylish given the current trend!  So take it from me and don’t be afraid to rock your denim pieces together-just make sure you have some contrast!

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Photos: LC Photography

Denim Vest: Gap, similar | Lace Top: Express | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind (on sale!) | Necklace: Stella & Dot (old), similar | T-Cuff: Lucky Brand | Love Bracelet: Forever21 (old), similar | Ring: KiraKira | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Clutch: Clare Vivier (sold out just about everywhere but here) | Heels: Joan and David (sold out), LOVE these, these, and these

Thank you all so much for stopping by.  I appreciate each and every single one of you more than you know!

 

 

 

 

Lemon Lime

YOU GUYS!  I am back!  My apologies for the radio silence on the blog last week!  I was traveling for work and on vacation and between our crazy adventures and some unexpected technical issues with my memory card (I lost all of the outfit posts I had planned!), I just couldn’t get any content up.  But boy did I miss you all and couldn’t be happier to be back and sharing today’s post!

If you follow me on Instagram (and if you don’t, you can follow me here), then you know I had the opportunity to do a photo shoot with the incredibly talented LC Photography a couple of weeks ago.  I had such an amazing time working with them and was so happy to finally have the perfect opportunity to shoot my beloved neon tulle skirt from The Girl That Loves.  Tulle is all the rage right now and The Girl That Loves has an assortment of incredible colors and styles that are also extremely comfortable.  So if you are looking to indulge your girly, flirty side, then be sure to check them out!  And if you are in Utah, the be sure to check out LC Photography-they are the best!IMG_4231 IMG_3782 IMG_3791 IMG_3867 IMG_4164

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 Photos by LC Photography

Chambray Top: Kohl’s (old) LOVING this, this, this, and this | Tulle Skirt: The Girl That Loves | Necklace: Etsy, LOVE this one | Cuff: Lucky Brand, similar | Ring: Touchstone Crystal |  Sunnies: Karen Walker, under $10 version | Heels: Nine West (super comfy!)

I hope you all had a WONDERFUL 4th of July weekend!  We spent our holiday in the cute little town of Red Lodge, Montana and had such a fantastic time.  My only wish is that it could have lasted just a little bit longer. But isn’t that how it usually goes???

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by, and happy Monday!