Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Transitional Basics


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!

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


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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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sunday Best

I wore this to church last Sunday morning, and It's safe to say I've found the perfect Easter dress in this adorable floral number. I just can't get enough of the print! As you may recall, I ordered this dress and shoes before giving up shopping for lent and am absolutely thrilled with each purchase. Do you also recall that I scored this dress for less than $30? #winning

You never know what you're going to get when you order online or internationally, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this dress from Choie's. I couldn't be more pleased with the fit and the material is like a dream!
You already know I can't get enough of these Sole Society shoes (last seen here) but I paired it with this red purse to really make the floral print pop!


 
 


Dress: Choie's, (sold out)love this, obsessed with this 
Shoes: Sole Society, exact
Purse: Marshall's, similar // Earrings: family heirloom
Sunnies: old // Watch: Michael Kors, exact

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Stripes on Stripes

In case you were wondering what 60 degrees in Colorado looks like, this is it! Be still my Summer loving heart. <3

 I picked these J.Crew shorts up earlier in the month and finally had the chance to wear them this weekend. Yay! They left me feeling nautically inspired so I paired them with red shoes to complete the look. 

Talking about red shoes, did you see these?! 
 Sole Society does it again... 
I mean, check out the cage on the heel. Are you kidding me?! 
Totally cute right?! SS never disappoints in the comfort department either. Hands down my favorite shoe company out there. If you haven't had a chance to check them out yet, you'll be thrilled to know you get 20% off your first order!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tank: Forever 21, exact // Shorts: J.Crew, exact 
Shoes: Sole Society, c/o exact // Necklace: ILY Couture, exact

Monday, March 31, 2014

Biking + Beers

Saturday night Bran and I met up with some friends to go to a 5 course beer dinner featuring Oskar Blues Beer. #yum We live just about 4 blocks from the heart of downtown, so we often find ourselves riding our bikes in the Summer time to avoid downtown parking, which also allows us to enjoy a few drinkys. (win, win!) 
I needed to wear something that was appropriate for dinner while still being functional for biking. As you know, shoes can make or break the outfit, and while Bran still hates these shoes, I think they did just that.
Ripped Jeans With Slingbacks
 Ripped Jeans Striped Shirt
Shirt: Zara, similar, love this  
Jeans: Eve's Revolution (local boutique), love these
Shoes: Forever 21, exact // Watch: Michael Kors, exact


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