Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Solange's Style

I'm back! I believe 6 months was a long enough break to catch up on life, but I will try to get back here and make more regular posts. I was browsing on Glamour today and found this beautiful picture of Solange Knowles. I have always loved her style and this picture is the perfect reason why. She isn't afraid of showing her spunky personality through wearing multiple neon colors and a fabulous leopard print coat.  I searched and found a few similar items to help you make this outfit your own, at lower price points of course.

{Forever21 Leopard Trench}

{Elizabeth and James Dress}

{ASOS Fliplock Clutch}

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Vegas, baby! {part two}

Yesterday's post mostly covered the first day. Since we got into Las Vegas in the afternoon we didn't have much time for anything, but get ready and head out! On the second day, we met up with our long lost friend, Lauren, who moved to California shortly after our 2009 graduation. It was so wonderful seeing her and catching up on life! We checked out the pool & 'beach' areas, but the sun was causing our skin to sizzle so we headed out to the strip to shop and check out what Vegas had to offer. Although, I only won a penny on the first night (yes that would be $0.01), I made up for it on Saturday when we hit up the Paris casino and left with $95 in my pocket! I'm not a huge gambler, but it was fun to try the different slot machines.

{Lauren & I}
{Mal & I}
{A view of the New York New York hotel. On the last day we rode the rollercoaster that goes around the hotel.. I was sure I was about to die.}
{A view of the New York New York casino from the top balcony}
{The lovely ladies at the entrance of the Wynn hotel}
{All the lovely ladies again in the casino of the Wynn hotel}
{Pretending to receive important phone calls in XS*, my favorite club in Las Vegas}
{The night ended with goldfish petting, because who doesn't want to do that? Also, check out the tile work in the Wynn, isn't it fabulous!}

*XS was by far the best club we went to during our visit. The club had tables and dancing inside with more tables and dancing and cabanas and pools outside. This was also the club where the "Asian Invasion" occurred. Just imagine: an extremely drunk Asian man and his not so drunk side kick. They both approach my group of girls and the very drunk Asian starts to dance wildly; flailing his arms around , getting incredibly close to each of us while dancing and shaking his booty in our faces. I thought I was safe to get up and walk away, but no, he tracked me down and swopped me and my kinda short dress up and swung me around like a doll. Incredibly awkward and incredibly scary. I'm glad we all survived.

Stay tuned for highlights of day 3 tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Vegas, baby! {part one}

If you have been following my blog, you would know about the long awaited trip to Vegas! Well it came and went way too fast, and here are some of my favorite photos from the trip!

{9:53 am beers before the flight!}
{the sleeping beauties!}
{our lovely hotel}
{my delicious quesadilla dinner at the House of Blues}
{view from the rooftop bar on the first night}
{casino gambling & free drinks}

There will be much more to come so stay tuned!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Stripes + Crop = Love

My sister just started her new job a few weeks ago at Buckle, which is a retail clothing store. She’s in the management trainee program and by this time next year will be managing her own store! Cool, huh? I've always felt Buckle was a hit or miss store depending on the location. I’m not really into the Affliction shirts and graphic tees, but Amy’s store really has some cool pieces that almost feel boutique-ish. I snagged this awesome striped cropped sweater (literally, snagged. While I was in the dressing room, 2 people came looking for it!) that I can’t wait to wear with skinnies and boots, or maybe wide leg trousers and wedges! I kind of felt bad buying it, since I have been trying to save money for my Vegas trip, which happens to be in 3 days!! But, it was just one of those pieces I knew I couldn't live without!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Foster the People

Okay, I promise this is my last music post for the day! But, seriously, how can you not love the catchy chorus?!


I just heard this song and had to share. I love it!

Skinny Love

I discovered Bon Iver in 2008 when they opened for one of my favorite bands, Wilco. They have certainly become a favorite over the years and I believe I listen to this song a little more than the others. Let me know what you think!