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Outfit // 4th of July

Happy 4th of July! I shot this look a few days ago in my neighborhood and pretty much fell in love with the scenery around us. Sometimes it’s fun to get lost in your own town, since you end up discovering the most lovely photo-ops like we did. We were only able to get these four shots of my festive look, as my camera battery didn’t last. Nonetheless, I’m glad we got something.

For the 4th, I decided to put together a sporty-smart look. I’ve had this royal blue ruffle skirt in my wardrobe for a few months now, and I needed something other than a dressy blouse to pair it with. I snagged this crop top recently and I’ve been hooked, so I thought it would be perfect for the look I was aiming for! I wanted to throw in another bold color alongside the blue, and opted for a red knit cardigan tied around my waist. Finally, I finished off the look with black and white slip-ons and a straw hat to match. This is definitely a new style for me but I’m really loving the ease of it!

Hat // similar here, here, and here
Top // snag mine here, similar here, here, and here
Skirt // similar here, here, and here

Hope you all have a lovely and safe 4th of July. Can’t wait to see what everyone is wearing and doing!

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simple + clean

Walking into a Forever 21 always stresses me out because of how massive they are. Endless aisles, shelves, and racks of pretty much everything you can think of. I’m definitely one of those people who can spend hours shuffling through the store and leave with at least one item in hand. It’s hard not to when everything is so inexpensive. On Saturday, my friend Christina and I hit up the larger Forever 21 (three floors!) on a mission to check items off her shopping list. Did that happen? No. Did I walk out with the cutest pieces of minimalist jewelry? Of course. I’ve been on the hunt for more simplistic jewelry, as my collection of statement necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings has been constantly growing, and needed to be put on hold for a bit! Take a look at my finds below.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and start to a new week so far!

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monday mood: wild thang

Dress & Tights: Betsey Johnson / Shoes: Anne Klein
Vintage dress


Jacket: bebe / Skirt: ASOS

These photos of myself were taken a while ago but they obviously fit with today’s mood of all things feisty and wild. I snagged a super soft leopard-print scarf this past weekend along with a pair of bronze aviators with a leopard trim (below).

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kitten treasures & Betsey babes

I’m a lover of all things kitty: kitties themselves, kitty jewelry, kitty tights, kitty everything. I couldn’t wait for these super cute headbands to arrive in the mail along with what I thought was going to be a small kitten coin purse, that turned out to be huge (no complaints, though!). I love the fact that the purse looks like my cat, Snickers, too.

I wore the lace headband last weekend when seeing Betsey Johnson at the Macy’s flagship in Union Square. The line was massive and filled with Betsey lovers of all ages. By the time I got there only 30 minutes into the event, the line was cut off. I stuck around until the end anyways and Betsey being the sweetheart that she is, waited until the last minute of the event to call me over as she recognized me (somehow, since it’s been so long since I’ve last seen her so that definitely came as a [lovely] surprise). We talked Betsey days and she asked me to send love to my fellow Betsey babes (Jane & Ashley, I’m lookin’ at you specifically!). That whole day just made me miss those times so much more, but also made me treasure being a Betsey babe even more than I already do. I’m so excited for her 50th anniversary this year. It’s such a huge milestone and I’m happy to have been a part of the colorful journey.