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Lovely Engagement Rings from JR Dunn

Lovely Engagement Rings from JR Dunn

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When I first hit that golden age where all of my friends were getting engaged and buying up bridal magazines quicker than I ever knew possible, time and again I found myself ogling the large glossy photos of Tacori rings that seemed to grace all the magazine. Hands down, they were the most gorgeous bits of glitter that I’d …

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 26

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 26

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Like many of you, I’m a bag girl. I love the way a great bag can transform the look of an outfit or how the right tote can make even yoga pants feel like an outfit. (You know what I’m talking about, ladies, don’t deny it!) So today it seemed only appropriate to share some of the pretty little bags and satchels that have been catching my eye lately. With bold jewel tones and great details like braided straps and …

What To Wear: A Late Summer Picnic

What To Wear: A Late Summer Picnic

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So here’s a random confession for your Thursday. I don’t wear shorts. As in, ever. I couldn’t tell you the last time I wore a pair. In the summer months you’re pretty much 100% guaranteed to find me in a skirt or a dress any time of day or night. To me they’re just so much cuter and more comfortable to wear in the hot months. That said, I think these mustard colored polka dot shorts are seriously adorable. Paired …

Help Me Pick My New Glasses from Mezzmer!

Help Me Pick My New Glasses from Mezzmer!

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Fair warning: This post contains more iPhone self-portraits than is anywhere near socially acceptable. You’ll have to forgive me this once! Yesterday I was excited to receive a little black box full of glasses from Mezzmer. I have been obsessing over Mezzmer’s stylish specs for months now. They offer incredibly fashionable frames all priced at just $99 including prescription lenses. Bonus – you can do what I did and order five pairs to try on at home to make the …

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 25

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 25

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Remember last week? When I went a little crazy and started talking about fall? Yeah, I do, too. I apologize for all that noise. But no worries! I’ve cut the crazy talk, come to my senses and I’m coming at you with a serious dose of summer lovin’ today. These colors. Can we talk about these colors? These are the colors I dream in. Seriously. Aqua, coral, a little sunshine yellow…it’s like being on a permanent vacation just by picking …

What To Wear: Summer Date Night

What To Wear: Summer Date Night

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Today we’re talking date night and in particular the perfect little red dress for a romantic dinner out with your someone special! Aside from the flirty red dress and a sheer red lip, the rest of the look is pretty neutral to keep it feeling summery. And trust me when I say, we all need a pair of nude peep toe pumps in our lives and these might just be the ones for me! I’m also loving the look of …

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 24

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 24

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Guys, I hate to admit it, but I’m starting to think about fall fashion just a touch. I know, I know. It feels way too early. But so many super cute things are popping up all over the place and it almost has me kinda-sorta looking forward to cozying up in the chillier months. This week my favorites are definitely all starting to feel a touch more fall. They’re perfect transitional pieces while the days are still hot, but the …

What To Wear: Summer Road Trip (For Him)

What To Wear: Summer Road Trip (For Him)

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We’ve been talking a lot about road trips lately (see here, here and here), so it only seemed fitting to pull together the perfect road trip look for dudes. This is a first ever What To Wear look for him, so let me know what you think and if you’d like me to mix in a few ideas for guys from time to time. I think when it comes to road tripping for the guys, it’s all about function over …

What to Wear: A Summer Wedding

What to Wear: A Summer Wedding

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With summer wedding season in high gear, there’s no shortage of cute dresses making their way in and out of my closet on any given weekend. Today we’re talking specifically about a casual daytime summer wedding where cute sandals and a flirty frock are the only way to go. Here it’s all about taking a fun color and polka dot pattern and keeping all of the other accessories sweet and simple. Oh, and for the record I am obsessed with …

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 23

Pretty Little Things That I Love vol. 23

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For this week’s Pretty Little Things post, I wanted to share with you some of the fun and colorful finds I’ve been loving this summer. Cobalt blue and turquoise are catching my eye everywhere these days! (Well, always, if I’m honest considering they’re two of my favorite colors.) And this sea salt soap? I’m officially obsessed. It’s loaded with minerals and is so soft on the skin, making it one of my absolute summer favorites this year.  Of course, you …

What To Wear: Casual Summer Party

What To Wear: Casual Summer Party

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Ahhh summer parties. You know how I love them! Today’s fashion picks are completely inspired by casual summer parties. The kind of events where you want to be cute and stylish without a lot of fuss. This look would also be perfect for a dinner picnic at the park or a summer date night. I love the mix of neutrals and tropical colors and I always love pairing stripes with another fun pattern, in this case a great botanical scarf. …

What to Wear: Summer Road Trip

What to Wear: Summer Road Trip

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I’m a sucker for a summer road trip. The destination can be completely unknown and so long as I have an endless supply of coffee, a road atlas to analyze religiously, and good company, I’m a happy camper. So today’s post is all about the perfect attire for cruising along the interstate, windows down, music cranked, and laughing until your sides hurt. And seriously, did you know that Pendleton has travel mugs? About the coolest ones ever, too. Bonus – …