Monday, July 30, 2012

{ totally into tassels }

I am digging all things tassels lately.  There are just so many embellishment possibilities with these little cuties!

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I picked up this on ebay recently, and I LOVE the tassel border at the hem!

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Friday, July 27, 2012

{ you're never too old... }

to get excited about celebrating your birthday!

Yep, that's my story, and I'm sticking to it ;)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

{ boys of summer }

I love the relaxed pace of summer.  We have been having a blast, and are squeezing every minute of fun out of the season.  
Here's what we've been enjoying lately.

A little swimming.
A LOT of silliness.
A little baseball.
A LOT of mud fun.

I hope this summer is treating you well!  :)

Monday, July 23, 2012

{ woofing walls }

I am head over heels for this fantastic doggy silhouette wallpaper.
It's quirky and whimsical, but still feels pretty sophisticated too. 

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

{ beautified billy }

I am such a fan of IKEA Billy Bookcase hacks. 
 This one from blog, Life as Grace, looks pretty fantastic.

The black is such a dramatic backdrop for her bookcase styling.

And all the pops of color, especially the yellow chandy are fun, yet sophisticated.

* all images via life in grace
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

{ designer crush - joyfolie }

Have you heard of Joyfolie?  Joyfolie, was until recently a very small company offering unique and sometimes even one-of-a-kind girls' handmade footwear. The company has grown significantly, and you can now find their gorgeous shoes at some Anthropologie stores.

Take a peek at the loveliness...

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                                                Smitten yet?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

I admit to getting totally geeky and excited about planning what to wear on America's birthday. But I'm not a fan of the super literal, wrap-yourself-in-Old-Glory looks.  Ugh.  Not okay.  That being said,  I am really digging these three dresses for Independence Day.

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Not too literal, but still patriotic and plenty adorable, in my opinion.  I've also had this pic of this long sold-out cute, dress tucked away in my "to-sew" file since last year. 

Looks super easy to make, right?  Even so, I just wasn't feeling pulling out the sewing machine and decided  instead to see what I could come up with at the thrift store.  I gave myself a $5 budget for this. 
Check out the cuteness that I scored for $4!  That's FOUR dollars, people.  Four bucks for this stripey tank with sweet button details and the same price for this sassy skirt.  Oh, and the skirt has pockets!  Skirts and dresses without pockets are useless, if you ask me.
  This would have cost me at least $8 in fabric for the skirt alone, I'm guessing, if I'd gone the sew-it-myself route.

Pin It By the way, posing for bloggy pics feels completely, utterly ridiculous.  Best to just look down,  I think.  Ha!
Anyway....yay for thrift store finds!

Oh, and happy 4th to YOU!

Monday, July 2, 2012

{ a little red, white and blue for you }

   Thought I'd help you get in the mood for America's big day this week :)

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Are you as excited as I am for parades, BBQs, and fireworks?!!!