Monday, June 11, 2018

Jumpsuit Riot

By this point I think most of my readers know I love a good bargain.  I don't pay full price for anything (I can count two items in the last few years I paid retail), and I always love me a good deal.  This jumpsuit from would have been insanely affordable as is, but snagging it at over 50%?  Yes please!  It's perfect for those summer nights where you want something other than a sundress, but don't want to overheat.  It also doubled perfectly as lounge wear when I got home and parked it on the couch to watch movies with Scot! 
Jumpsuit|Forever21   Shoes&Bag|A New Day   Jacket|Loft



Shout out to Amanda Matthews Photography for the wonderful photos!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Triple Threat | Sweet Spring Style


There are a few things I have learned about real girl fashion in 2018.  1) The shoulders are continuing to have their moment.  I've purchased more off the shoulder tops and dresses in the past 24 months than I ever have in my entire life.  When this trend goes up in flames I'll be scrambling to figure out how to continue wearing my pieces.  2)Gingham gingham everywhere and I ain't mad at it.  3)Midi dresses are the new spring staple.  So how luck was I to find a dress that has all 3 of my favorite elements AND comes in my favorite color??  This dress from Old Navy checked (get IT?) all my boxes and didn't even cost me $50.  I am tentatively planning to wear this dress when I go to Oktoberfest in Munich for Scot's birthday later this year!

Side note: How incredible are these photos from Amanda Matthews photography?  The day we shot this look was about 293041234 degrees in direct sun AND I cut my knee and was bleeding down my leg and she still managed to make me look good.  I was literally sweating buckets(glam, I know) and carrying around a bloody tissue to tend to my knee and she was amazing!
Dress|Old Navy   Sandals|Old Navy   Bag|Longaberger 







Monday, May 21, 2018

City Slicker | Spring Stripes in Zionsville

I love Indy, and I especially love my little neighborhood.  I rarely have a reason to visit the suburbs, and only make the trip when I have to visit a friend or family member who moved away from the city.  Usually I am fine sticking to my city bubble, but on a recent trip to Zionsville I discovered that maybe the burbs aren't so bad!  Don't get me wrong, I'm not packing up and moving away from my little brick oasis!  Here are some of my favorite snaps from my quick trip to Zionsville (and the fabulous Lemon Bar) with Alison from Alison Mae Photography











Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Spring 2018 | Perfect Yellow Wrap Dress


Nothing gets me more excited for spring than beautiful flowers and warm sunshine.  Recently I got the opportunity to soak in a little bit of both with a new friend, Alison from Alison Mae Photography.  We spent the afternoon enjoying all the colorful plants at Altum's Horticultural Center and snapping pictures of this fabulous wrap dress.   Alison made me feel so at ease, and all of my favorite pictures were the result of her saying "Okay this is going to sound a little crazy but..."  Check out some of her awesome shots!









Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Good Morning Mama's

You may be able to tell from these photos that my internal record player was spinning Havana by Camila Cabello.  Even though I am smack dab in the middle of a cold Indiana day, I am dreaming of sunshine, warmth and bright colors!

I am loving this double gingham look!  This dress is one of my most favorite purchases ever.  EVER!  I happened to see it poking out of a super clearance rack at Macy's in Cincinnati last summer and it had to be mine.  For $25?  Heck yes!  And these $20 sandals I picked up in Charlotte a few weeks ago pair perfectly.  Be ready to get sick of these sandals y'all, because I am sure they will nearly permanently glue to my feet all summer!






Thursday, April 19, 2018

Tell Me About It, Stud

I get giddy over a good deal.  I've never dabbled in drugs, but can anything really compare to the high you get when you score a piece you're really excited about for next to nothing?  If you know the answer to that keep it to yourself, because I don't want to know.  I was able to pick up this skirt on clearance at Forever 21 (I know, I know am I even allowed in there now that I am over 30?) for $3!  








Thursday, April 12, 2018

Let's Flamin-Go!


Alright you guys, I am feeling like a total broken record this month.  We get brief glimpses of warm weather and sunny skies, so I immediately think I can break out the open toed sandals and ditch the coats.  Not even 18 hours after these pictures were shot a winter storm is dumping out inches of snow right outside.  COME. ON!  I don't want to keep weaving back and forth from winter and spring style!  Make up your mind or else I'll be schlepping through the snow in my sandals just to spite you Mother Nature!
Dress&Jacket|Forever 21   Bag|Old Navy   Sandals|xhiliration