Thursday, April 24, 2014

Polka Dot Dress

You know Spring has sprung when you are able to start wearing your sun dresses (in Colorado, it just takes a little bit longer than others!) and I just love this polka dot number I bought last season. I loved the price tag even more though, because I scored this gem for $20! #winning 
Not gonna lie, a polka dot dress totally makes me feel Julia Roberts 
"Pretty-Woman"-esque. 

Colorado is the land of 4 Seasons in on day, so this utility jacket by Caslon (last seen here) is the perfect transitional piece for those "in-between" weather days, and do I even have to tell you that these heels had me at "Zara."

Btw, I have some fab new listings in my blogger's closet including some Steve Madden & Jessica Simpson shoes that I LOVE but are just a bit too snug on my big feet! I'll also be posting some more items this weekend so be sure to check them out. Happy Shopping!




Dress: Forever 21, similar, similar 
Belt: (came with dress) super similar
Heels: Zara, old // Jacket: Caslon via Nordstrom, exact

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spring Casual

Keeping it simple today with a lace top and my favorite ripped jeans. A fun colored shoe can really add the perfect Spring-y touch, don't you think?

Happy Tuesday! 


Jeans: similar // Top: similar // Shoes: Miz Mooz c/o, exact
Purse: Steve Madden via Marshall's, love this
Bracelet: ILY Couture, exact

Friday, April 18, 2014

How To Get Down



I'll be the first to admit that a top knot has been my go-to 'do to combat my untamed tresses for as long as I can remember. The second my hair started turning wavy on me around the 6th grade (yes, it was straight before that!), I didn't have a clue how to control it, so I turned to a ponytail holders and bobby pins and my girlfriends 
nicknamed me "Frizz" & "Bun-Bun" #curlyhairproblems

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Transitional Basics

{Giveaway for a $50 gift card to Flourish Boutique happening here}

70* today, 39* tomorrow, oh Mother Nature you are one crazy chica!
  With the ever changing temps, Spring time in Colorado Springs means 
layer, layer, layer! That, and the high probability of experiencing 
all four seasons in one day.

Since we aren't quite in the clear yet, I know better than to pack away the down jackets and peacoats, but a t-shirt and denim jacket seem to do the trick on a cool Spring day here in the Rockies.

When turning to basics, it's essential to add in fun accessories to take your look to the next level. A bright orange clutch and a gold geometric necklace, can really add some dimension to an otherwise basic look. 

This triangle necklace is from Loopsway, a new online boutique featuring beautiful baubles at ridiculously affordable prices! I can't wait to stock up on some of their goodies! (Once Lent is over of course) You may recall me saying that my new goal is to buy more baubles, and I think I have found just the place to do that and still keep some money in the bank. 

 Do yourself a favor and take 10 secs to go check them out. 
You will not be disappointed!


Jacket: American Eagle, similar // Tee: Target, similar
Sandals: love these // Pants: Marshalls, similar 
Sunnies: SPY, exact // Necklace: Loopsway c/o
Clutch: Rampage via Marshall's, super similar
Watch: Michael Kors, exact




Monday, April 14, 2014

Neon Maxi + A Giveaway With Flourish Boutique!


With sweet Summertime just around the corner it's time to stock up on Summer dresses, and I find myself turning to maxi's over and over again each year.
I mean, a girl can never have too many dresses! 

But what I love most about maxi's is their versatility! They are casual enough for a patio lunch, yet dressy enough for a Summer wedding.

Determined to add more color to my wardrobe, I was thrilled to stumble upon this amazing neon maxi from Flourish Boutique. I'm a total sucker for an open back too, so I was swept off my feet with this little number. 

Flour-ish [Flur-ish] is a verb that means to thrive luxuriantly, to decorate or embellish; and Flourish Boutique wants to decorate and embellish one lucky lady by giving away a $50 gift card to their store! #winning

Don't worry ladies, there's something sweet in it for everyone!
 All EatPrayWearLove readers are getting 20% off their first purchase
 with the code "EPWL
#happyshopping


 


Dress: Flourish Boutique c/o, exact // Sandal: similar, love these 
Sunnies: SPY, exact // Earrings: similar
Clutch: Big Buddha, c/o exact // Watch: Michael Kors, exact


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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Old + New

Would you believe me if I told you this dress was 10 years old? I've had this dress since my very 1st office job at the ripe old age of 18 (I'm 28, now) and it has stood the test of time! I used to pair this dress with a pair of pale pink pumps (like these) to bring out the pink polka dots in the dress, but the shoes unfortunately did not outlast the dress, which is why I was thrilled when Miz Mooz sent me these adorable peep toe pumps! 

Miz Mooz has these shoes in so many great colors and they are pretty much the most comfortable shoe I have ever known. Such a fun and refreshing change to the torture I typically put my toesies through! 

Side note: I realized today that I REALLY need to accessorize more! 
New goal: (once lent is over) buy more baubles!
Miz Mooz Shoes
Black Dress Pink Polka Dots
Miz Mooz Phoebe
Mod Dress And Shoes
Salmon Shoes


Monday, April 7, 2014

So Presidential

If you follow me on instagram you may be wondering why the heck I was off to see Laura Bush {aka The Former First Lady!} the other night. 

Saturday night Bran and I  attended a fundraising gala for a local Christian school and Laura Bush happened to be the keynote speaker. The event was held at The Broadmoor so it was amazing, per usual! {The Broadmoor never disappoints!} Mrs. Bush gave a heartfelt and touching speech on education, after updating us on life after The White House. It was certainly a night I will never forget. 

The dress code for the event was "business casual" and I knew this blue dress would be perfect. I decided to pair it with my new SS shoes, and went with this Jacket from Tarjay to blend the colors together. Besides, we all know they keep these types of events F R E E Z I N G, so a jacket proved to be a great idea! I know I've got the whole "red, white, and blue" thing going on, but I just couldn't help myself! I mean, I was in the presence of a former First Lady!


 Jacket: Target, old // Dress: ASOS, similar
Shoes: Sole Society, exact // Watch: Michael Kors, exact

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