A Little Bit Ivy League

I love a good collegiate style.
A little bit Ivy League with the (fake)Ostrich purse, the stripes, plaid, and pearls.
This time of year makes me really miss school. I just adore the architecture, the libraries, the tradition and the  activity on a crisp fall day on campus.
It’s filled with a feeling of beginning again and excitement mixed with purpose
Wow. 
That sounds like exactly what I’m going for in life right now.
What’s better for Back to School than Pumpkin Spice Lattes? In the spirit of saving money, I made this do-it-at-home version and it is yummy, cheap, and easy. If you love Pumpkin Spice Lattes, I recommend you try this (and please, for my sake, try the whipped cream, since I didn’t have any handy).
 And it matches my ’70s Norwegian mug. So it’s win-win. 

PS. Shorts under skirt + fingertip rule, promise 🙂

Thursday Brights


Good Morning!

I hope you have a beautiful, bright Thursday, friends.
One that refreshes you with detailed love from God’s heart, shown to you through friends, family, and even strangers. I just love when God uses strangers in my life for a very specific purpose. Do you know what I mean? When you’re feeling sorry for yourself and you go to get a coffee on your lunch break, and you have the best conversation with the barista, who gives you your coffee for free? Or you can’t think of ANYONE to take over your nursery shift on Friday, but then a friend calls and asks if she can take your shift that day if you’ll cover hers on Sunday morning? Or your boss happened to stay late last night and leave a nice note on your desk? I think all of those details are love that God brings into our lives, to show us how much he cares. To lift our hearts and spirits. Oh, how much he loves us, through and through. 
And in light of that, I just have to throw my hands with hot pink and silver fingernails in the air. 
Blessings back to praise, 
ALWAYS. 
{Linen Pants: waaaaay old Libertine for Target, Sequin Tank: Talbots, Ikat Cardi: Target, Bangles: J.Crew, Sunnies: Local Store, Earrings: F21, Silver Mocs: London Sole, thrifted}
Have a great day!
xo!

Robin’s Egg Blue

{Goodness gracious I love this color!!!}
{and at first I thought I’d never find an outfit to wear that little cardigan. Ha!}
{I’ll just consider myself Zooey Deschanel’s sister, mmmkay?}
{nail polish that matches nature}

{baubles that match each other}

{vintage-y flats}

{those delicious colors again}
This darling little robin’s egg dress is one of my new favorite things. I have it hanging up in the living room just because it’s so pretty. I get that from my mother, who always used to hang pretty things up for me to look at when I was sick. Color is good for the soul, don’t you think? Especially in early spring, when the weather is still just teasing us. I can hardly wait to wear this nice rayon/linen dress in summer.
Style Secrets
Sunnies: TJ Maxx
Scarf: VS gift with purchase
Earrings: F21
Dress: Vintage
Cardigan: F21, thrifted
Bangles: Thrifted and Walmart
Leggings: Thrifted
Flats: Dress Barn, thrifted

Bridesmaid

I definitely tried to make this dress more casual for daytime wear by adding the texture of a cardigan + belt _ boots. Military green + Bordeaux may be my new favorite color combination. The original use for this beautiful dark ruby dress? It was from my beautiful cousin’s beautiful wedding early this summer! Here’s the original look, which I just love! Red + pearls = makes any girl feel like a million bucks! 

Early Summer wedding or Autumn Layers, this dress fits the occasion!

Psstt…this isn’t the first time I’ve reworn a bridesmaid dress. Here’s the other outfit, one of my very first.

Style Secrets
Dress: J.Crew, via cousin!
Cardi: Gap
Belt: Thrifted
Boots: ancient, falling apart, need replacing desperately
In Bridesmaid Pic: All details courtesy of bride

Wednesday Work to Weekend

and Weekend…

Hump day = checkmark. Weekend? Yoo-hooo! Weekend! I’m waiting for you!
Style Secrets
Sunnies: Thrifted
Colored Bobbies: J.Crew
Necklace: Target
Tank: Old Navy
Sweater: American Eagle
Belt: Thrifted
Pencil Capris: Gap/thrifted (super score)
Heels: MaxAzria, consignment store
Earrings: Forever21
Weekend Look—
Linen Moto Jacket: Charlotte Russe
Tank: Old Navy
Jeans: Target
Flips: Havaianas