Sunny with a Chance of Preppy

It was a sunny weekend! Sunny with a chance of preppy 😉 
I took that chance of preppy–not a style I do often, though I adore it. I just generally inch towards vintage-girly more so than the straight lines of preppy. 

Braided gold flats with a tiny wooden heel certainly feel preppy to me. Very nautical. 
I picked up these bright green bermuda shorts, thinking I could use them as a summer version of colored skinny jeans. Do you think colored shorts translate as well? 
The shirt is yellow gingham, but it’s hard to tell in the photos above.
I got SO many compliments on this sunny yellow nail polish. 
I’ve been wanting to try the yellow nail polish trend for a few summers now, but kept telling myself I had plenty of nail polish to use up first. But when a perfectly yellow bottle of Sally Hansen showed up in the clearance bin for $1, who was I to argue with my deep-seated inner yellow-nail-polish love? 

It lived up to my expectations and I just adore it for summer. It will definitely be a regular part of my summer nail polish rotation. 
Don’t worry, seafoam green…we’re still friends, too. In fact, I think you and sunny yellow will play nicely together, like this:
{found online…anyone know which blogger this is?}
Because aside from the fact that she’s wearing way too many accessories, those amazing polka-dot pants paired with yellow & sea foam green alternating nail polish are crazy-inspiring. 
Have a great week, my dears! You’re looking lovely this Monday morning!
xo
Natalie

Joy and Shades of Pink

Rainy days call for “JOY” French “Diva-nilla” coffee. Haha. Love this cheerful polka dot coffee and polka dot, “You have filled my heart with greater joy,” Dayspring mug (check out their Good Things- Teacup and Tote Gift Set). So much extra cheerfulness for the day!
It was raining all day, so I didn’t get to take outfit pictures of this outfit “on”. But I was crushing hard on the color combo, so I wanted to be sure to share it. 

Ballet Pink cardi + Hot Pink scarf + Latte tee
Add cheetah ballet flats, jeans, lavender nail polish and hair band, and citrine earrings.

I think this color combination is just wonderful! It feels sophisticated, yet youthful.  What do you think? 
xo!
Natalie 

Happy Colors

Back to rain. 

I think orange pants, a light pink lace top, and pink/orange accessories are called for, don’t you?

So I’m still smiling. You can’t get me down (yet) rain!

Necklaces. 
Pile on the brights while we wait for that sunshine again!
xo
All outfit items thrifted or gifted!