Weekend Hangout

          I hope you all had a ‘egg-celent’ Easter!(See what I did there? Cheesy puns are kind of my thing. If you’re still reading – thanks for dealing with the Dad humor). Ours was sooo nice – except for one thing. We tried a new church and the sermon was – uh – unusual?! I typically love Easter Sunday because it’s such a happy time! But, somehow the pastor managed to spend the entire time talking about death, the downfall of the economy and… are you ready for this… Adolf Hitler?! I’m serious. The bright side is the ladies we sat next to were so sweet and incredibly welcoming.
        Afterwards we had some good grub at my boyfriends’ parents house and hung by the pool. All in all a good day. To make things even better – my mom sent us a package filled with Easter eggs, candy and a note from the Easter bunny. It was signed “Easter Bunny.” (Christmas presents are also signed by Santa, and my mom reminds us that “he’s always watching.” Moms. They’re the best).
        While I’m on the topic – each holiday we always get toothbrushes. Stockings, Easter Baskets, Birthdays… always a new toothbrush. It’s become sort of a tradition.
        Do you have any Easter traditions? Let me know!

Shoes: Zara (old but found them here )
Shades: RayBan
Shirt: similar plus more Beatles gear here
Jacket: h&m
Jeans: Target (and seriously my fave pair)
Watch: American Eagle
Rings: Vintage
Bag: MMS
Lipstick: “Mehr” by MAC

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Festival Fashion with a kimono top

Shorts: Free People (sold out, similar here ) // Hat: Forever 21 // Tee: Old from h&m
Necklaces: Express (I tore all the stones off and put them on different length chains) // 
Bracelets: American Eagle and Urban Outfitters //  Sandals and Kimono: Target!
     Seeing every one’s Coachella pics has me in the festival fashion mood. While I’ve never been to the Cali event – I HAVE been to Bonnaroo in Tennessee and it was one of the greatest experiences ever!
     Saw this kimono and it reminded me of Stevie Nicks so I snatched it up. (P.S. as I’m writing this I’m listening to “Gypsy” by Fleetwood Mac – on full volume).
     I hope wherever you are the sun is shinin’ and you’re soaking it all in.
Via Nasty Gal 
Via etsy

Via ASOS (Band of Gypsies)

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Spring has Sprung

       It’s my “Ode to Spring” dress. What better time to whip out all your florals than now? I love this h&m dress because it’s so structured it could literally stand on it’s own without being on a body. It’s also fits perfectly.
      If the dress looks familiar – it’s because was actually featured on the show “Fashion Star”. Unfortunately it was cancelled last year which STANKS because it pumped out well-made pieces by real designers that were available in stores the day after the episode aired.
     Jessica Simpson and Nicole Richi were two of the judges on the show, and after the runway portion stores would bid on the pieces. I always hoped h&m would win the bid because that meant you could snag a well-made piece on the cheap. The more I talk about it the more I want to start a petition to bring it back!

Dress: h&m (old but black similar style here )
Shoes: Steve Madden (similar here )
Rings: old
Lipstick: MAC in “Mehr”

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Model street style

1. Alexa Chung: “The short story”

 2. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: “Put a lid on it”

 3. Miranda Kerr: “Bag it up baby”

 4. Kate Moss: “Neutral Nancy”

Whether they’re strutting down a sidewalk or killing it on the catwalk, let’s face it, models just get it right. I mean – I guess the skills they learn on the job SHOULD trickle down into their lives, right? But these lovely ladies have got to be my fave four. And if you watch them close enough (in a totally non-creepy way of course) you’ll notice they have particular go-to’s. Like a uniform – only way cooler than any uniform I’ve ever worn! (my brain just did a flashback to my Firehouse Subs visor and apron I wore during college. Yikes!)
1. Alexa Chung tends to go for mini skirts or shorts. And if I had her legs – I think I’d live in them.
2. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley makes me want to start a hat collection of my own. Whether it’s a fedora or a wide-brimmed 70’s style topper – it just makes the outfit look so much more pulled together.
3. Miranda Kerr shows how easy it is to turn a somewhat simple outfit into something totally chic just by adding a colorful bag.
4. Kate Moss wears a lot of neutrals – and a formula I’d like to call T.B.H.S. (tee-blazer-heels-skinnies) It could also stand for Trendy Brits High School – in which case Alexa and Rosie would have probably graduated from there too – summa cum lade.
Happy Thursday everyone – only a few more hours til’ the freakin’ weekend !
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White on white

White on white

Toast genuine leather handbag
$190 – toast.co.uk

Topshop watch

Wallis wrap bracelet

Rayban sunglasses
$230 – liberty.co.uk

Crochet round scarf

Sole Society hat

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