Green for the Holidays (and a REALLY amazing giveaway!!)

Happy Monday, lovelies!  Today I wanted to share with you another outfit idea for the holiday season.  I love red and always tend to gravitate towards it this time of year, but I am here to tell you that green is a fantastic alternative if you are looking to change up your holiday ensembles a bit.  I never thought I would wear this skirt outside of the summer months, but paired back to black and leopard, it feels totally appropriate and perfectly festive for the holiday season!  In fact, I’m thinking of wearing this exact outfit to an even I have this week!!  But I want to know, would you all dare to wear neon green (tulle!) during the winter months???

And be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for a giveaway you don’t want to miss!!!

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Jacket: Blank NYC (best jacket EVER. Also comes in pink, nude, and gray AND it’s under $100!) | Tank: JCrew | Skirt: The Girl That Loves (best tulle skirts-incredibly comfy!), also loving this color and this color, also love this version (under $40!) | Necklace: JCrew | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Leopard Pumps: Nordstrom (sold out), similar, similar

And now for the giveaway…

If you have followed my blog for a while, then you might remember that I used to wear eyelash extensions.  But after having worn them for several months, I developed a severe allergic reaction to the glue.  And the end result (besides being totally traumatized by the whole ordeal)? Pretty much all of my eyelashes fell out.  And it. was. awful.  Fortunately for me, it was right around this time that I discovered Younique 3D Fiberlash Mascara.  And let me tell you-this stuff is awesome!  I am so hooked on it.  Far less expensive and time consuming than eyelash extensions, you can control the intensity, and you can wear it with or without your current mascara.  People ask me all of the time if I wear eyelash extensions-I am telling you, this stuff is a miracle in two convenient little tubes!

And today (because it’s your lucky day!), I am teaming up with my friend Kim Rosen to give away a set of Younique 3D Fiberlash mascara to one lucky reader (click on the rafflecopter link below)!!!  Winner will be announced Tuesday, December 23rd.

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck and happy Monday!!!!!!

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Army Green

I’ve got a thing for army green-no matter the season.  But every year when Fall arrives, it seems to be on with a vengeance in my wardrobe.  Especially if I can wear it with a little leopard. And while I would normally gravitate towards styling this outfit with denim, I wanted to give one of my favorite summer skirts one final hurrah for the season.  And even though the airy gauze and tulle material of this skirt with it’s delicate floral embroidery lends itself incredibly well to warmer weather, I am pleasantly surprised how a little army green and a pop of leopard make it feel perfectly acceptable for the fall season.  And you should see it with a leather jacket!!  Maybe I won’t be putting this one away just yet…

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Jacket: Charlotte Russe (old), LOVE this, similar, similar | T-Shirt: Victoria’s Secret Pink (best tee’s ever) | Skirt: Merle Norman Draper Boutique c/o, similar, similar | Necklaces: Brass Monkey (local boutique), Love Always Couture | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker Number One | Clutch: Michael Kors(last season), this season’s version | Pumps: Nordstrom, LOVE these

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Happy Fall!!!

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!

Tulle Cool For School

Ahhh tulle, how I love you so.  So fun, so whimsical, and the perfect fabrication to make any girl feel like a princess.  And let me tell you ladies, tulle isn’t just for ballerinas anymore.  So if you are looking for something different (and super fun!) to add to your wardrobe this spring, then a tulle skirt is the ticket.  You can wear them back to anything from a t-shirt, to a blouse, to a button down, to a jean-jacket.  Rest assured, you will be pleasantly surprised at the plethora of things you will able to style your tulle skirt with.  But perhaps more importantly, how fabulous it will make you feel…

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 Instagram Filter: Amaro

Jacket: Else by Joe’s Jeans (not longer available), similar, similar

Tank: INC (no longer available), similar

Skirt: BCBGMaxazria (older style), OBSESSED with this (for my birthday!)

Monogram Necklace: Keti Sorely Designs

Long Necklace: JCrew (no longer available), very similar

Watch: Michael Kors (no longer available) LOVE this one

Bracelet: Stella & Dot

Sunnies: Karen Walker Number One

Heels: DV by Dolce Vita (obsessed)

I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. From a great visit with family, to an Easter egg hunt with our littles, to an inspiring church service, capped off  by a delicious meal with amazing friends-we really couldn’t have asked for a more blessed or better celebration.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

Sorry I’m Not Sorry

I find it to be kind of amusing when people use the term “Sorry I’m not sorry”.  And I have to say, that is exactly how I feel every time I slip on these neon heels.  I mean, let’s be honest, I am pretty much obsessed with them.  They are so super comfy, go with just about everything, and bring such a fun element to any outfit. And even though they are from last summer, I still can’t seem to get enough.  So I am just going to have to put it out there-I’m sorry I’m not sorry that you are (once again this season) going to be seeing a lot of these pumps on the blog…

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Tee: Victoria’s Secret Pink (BEST tee’s EVER)

Skirt: Free People, obsessed with these

Necklaces: JCrew (on sale!), Stella & Dot

Watch: Michael Kors via TJMaxx

Clutch: American Eagle (old), similar

 Sunnies: Karen Walker

Pumps: Marc Fisher (old), similar, similar, similar, LOVE this statement pump

Lips: Bare Escentuals Moxie in Fly High

I don’t know about you guys, but I am sure happy it’s Friday.  Whoop whoop!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

 

 

Tried and Tulle

To say I can’t get enough this Lookbook Store jacket would be an understatement.  I adore it.  I also adore this American Eagle dress-even though it’s a couple of years old.  And with the tulle trend still in frenzy mode, I am certainly glad that I have held onto it.  It’s definitely on frequent repeat in my closet and even on the blog!  You can see another favorite way I’ve styled it here
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Jacket: Lookbook Store, denim version (obsessing over this!!) | Dress: American Eagle (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: JCrew, INC (old), this season’s version | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Pumps: BCBGeneration (sold out), similar, similar 

Lips: Chanel Glossimer in BonBon

So I have to say, I absolutely LOVE these shoes, and I am super bummed about the dye transfer on them around my ankles (yikes!!).  So I have to ask, does anyone out there have any good products or remedies to remove denim markings from suede?  Please share if you do!  Otherwise, these shoes are going to have to be worn with pants only from here on out!

Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments and support.  I appreciate you guys so much!

J and A After Dark

This fall, J and I decided that we wanted some updated pictures of the two of us.  And so, we enlisted the help of our super talented friend Sam Kanzler of Kanzler Foto.  She and her hubby had taken some photos of J and me a few years ago, and not only were they amazing, but the four of us became fast friends.  Besides being incredibly talented, Mike and Sam are two of the most generous, kindest, and funniest people that I know.  They are just those kind of friends you feel especially blessed to have found in life.  And with that, here is a little preview of a few of my favorites from our photo shoot “Justin and Abby After Dark”…

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**Photos Courtesy of Kanzler Foto**

HERS: Shirt: JCrew, similar, similar | Skirt: BCBGMaxazria (old),dying over this one | Necklace: JCrew | Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot | Boots: Aldo (old), similar

HIS: Buttondown: Buffalo by David Britton | Vest: Gap, similar | Jeans: Levi 511 | Chukkas: Cole Hann (old), this year’s version

I hope you are all having a wonderful week and staying warm!  We finally had our first big snow storm here in the SLC-we got about a foot at our house!  I guess it’s safe to say it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Click here to enter the JUNIEblack giveaway!  Winner will be announced Friday!

Two In One

Today I want to share one of my favorite tricks with you. And that my friends, is wearing a dress as a skirt. It’s such a simple and fun way to double your wardrobe by creating multiple looks with one item-plus it’s also a great money saver. I chose to wear a knotted t-shirt over my dress in this post, but button downs are also an easy option for layering (see here)…

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Jacket: H&M (old), similar, similar | T-shirt: BarIII (old) similar, similar | Dress:  American Eagle (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., My Personal Collection of Charms | Ring: House of Harlow| Bracelet: Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Target | Pumps: Chinese Laundry

I am LOVING the cap toe trend this season.  And this particular nude and silver pair is definitely one of my favorites.  Not only are they are a great staple that goes with just about everything, but the pop of metallic takes them up a notch making them not just a great neutral, but fun too! And fun is definitely important when it comes to shoes!!!

Happy hump day! 

xx