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Red Rock Canyon

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Hi everyone! I just got back from a trip to Las Vegas with my family. Oddly enough the only times i’ve been out here is with my family. This was my first time visiting this beautiful scenic route out at Red Rock Canyon. Despite the temperature reaching record highs we managed to get some shots. It was hard to choose which ones as my sister Sadie did such a great job with this impromptu shoot. :) Hope you enjoy the images!

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White top : plndr.com | Maxi skirt : Target | Necklace : H&M | Chain bracelet : ASOS.com | Teal bracelet : Francesca’s | Cuff : Forever 21 | Shoes : Forever 21

Parish Dinner and Outfit

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Recently I dined out with some girlfriends at a restaurant called Parish to celebrate a birthday. It is quite dark inside this historical space but fortunately we sat right by a large window. I appreciate amazing natural lighting too much to not have taken advantage of it! Everything looks mouth-wateringly delicious doesn’t it?? :)

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I rarely crave fried chicken (ironic since i’m down here in the south) but seriously if you order anything from here–get the fried chicken! It has the right amount of breading and crisp with a light sweetness that just leaves you wanting more!

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Onto the outfit! I knew the restaurant had more of a casual yet trendy ambience so I decided to dress up my day wear a little for our girls’ evening out. I switched out my day bag for this cute little Forever 21 chevron clutch. Then I threw on my Zara red sandal heels (still loving these too much) and a punch-y lip color. All quick little changes were made along with some quick photos taken by my sister 10-15 minutes right before reservation time! :)

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I’ve loved this floral romper since last summer and i’m still wearing it and styling it in different ways. It was really warm out that day but I wanted an extra cover up and layering piece. The light chambray vest has been perfect over tanks and such and suits my more casual style.

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Floral romper, Chambray vest : Marshalls | Chevron clutch : Forever 21 | Silver necklace : H&M | Heels : Zara | Lips : Smashbox “Punch” | Nails : L’oreal “Royally Yours”

Spring Pastels & Floral

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Florals, pastels, and just girly colors in general never fail to make me feel a bit more feminine. I was inspired by the blooming flowers and beautiful oncoming warm Spring weather that day.

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I even threw on my Smiley earrings because beautiful weather and sunshine just makes me so happy! :)

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Floral top, Necklace, Ring : Forever 21 | Mint jeans, Shoes : Marshalls | Bracelets, Earrings : Francesca’s | Purse : Goodwill | Nails : Urban Outfitters in “Lola”

Paris: Where’s My Luggage?

Wow I don’t even know where to begin.

Well I did mention on the video to come here for a funny story so let’s start with that! It’s actually really not that funny but this was the only mishap we ran into regarding this trip. Me and Tiffany were luggage-less for the first and second day that we were in Paris! It’s funny because we had previously discussed how we would freak out if this ended up happening to us. Our luggage didn’t make it on the right flight to New York (since this is where the whole group met first) and then it took forever until they made sure it got on a flight to Paris. No one really is to blame here but it was just unfortunate because it was a hassle to try to sort things out multiple times with the staff at the airport to ensure that our luggage would eventually get to us. We both stayed positive and were happy to know that at least our luggage wasn’t lost.

What was my first thought when we realized that we would have to make do the first couple of days? UNDERWEAR

I can live with wearing my clothes twice but wearing the same pair of undies twice..uhh yea i’d rather go commando!

We made a one stop shop at H&M (I seriously love H&M) and I ended up getting 2 whole new outfits, one for our cruise dinner (dress and shoes) that night and one for the next day (top and skirt).

Luckily our luggage did finally arrive at our hotel the second night we were in Paris :)

More pictures coming up soon! In the meantime check out this video that I finally uploaded!

Bright Blue Bottoms

I was hunting for red skinnies and ended up getting both red and blues ones at American Eagle this Labor Day weekend. They are super comfortable jeggings. I’ve been enjoying brighter bottoms lately and I’ve been telling myself to incorporate more color into what I wear day to day so perfect! I also can’t seem to get enough of slouchy casual tops.

top from Marshalls, necklace from asos.com, jeggings from American Eagle, shoes and bracelet from H&M, belt from Goodwill, purse thrifted

 

Check out my California vlog if you haven’t!

Here’s a bonus picture from our trip :)

My Outfit + Britney Spears Concert

I had every intention of snapping good quality pictures and filming snippets of Britney performing but we got caught with our DSLR cameras in the middle of Nicki Minaj’s opening act. They made us check in our cameras after she had finished performing. :( “Professional” camera and video equipment was supposedly not allowed but yet they allowed us to walk in with them in the first place! O_o This makes me so sad because I didn’t bring a point and shoot so I could only try my best to film with my phone. The pictures turned out horribly but the videos turned out better so I may share some of that footage in a future youtube vlog!

For now I can only briefly talk about my experience and show you the outfit I put together as I mentioned I would :)

This was my first Britney Spears concert ever and I have been a huge fan of her ever since her first hit single, “Hit Me Baby One More Time”. Can you imagine how excited I was when she performed this song?? I came into this concert with little to no expectations so I actually thought she was going to mostly perform the songs from her new Femme Fatale album. She only performed about 5 from that album and surprisingly many other older songs! I also made sure to not watch recent clips of her concerts so that I wouldn’t spoil it for myself. I thought she looked great and the show production was incredible! Nicki Minaj was also an amazing opening! Even my boyfriend (who is not a big Britney fan like I am) was impressed with this show.

Before this concert day I had been debating on what to wear. Originally I thought it would be fun to recreate an outfit and look from one of her popular music videos. Of course I wanted to go all out but I couldn’t find the red wig I was looking for. I have no regrets though because it was probably for the best since wigs aren’t the most comfortable anyways. You can probably guess which look I had in mind 😉 This is definitely a potential look for either a future tutorial or for Halloween 😀

I also thought if all fails I could try to put together a fun sequin-y or skimpy Britney-esque outfit but I wasn’t satisfied with what was available at the shops that I searched through.

Little did I know, I ended up wearing a shirt that I had recently started to DIY. So here’s an idea of how the shirt originally looked like before I had started to cut it up.

This is a random image of a fitted tee that I pulled from Google since I didn’t take a before picture of the actual shirt.

To give you an idea, the original shirt had a small opening for the head and the sleeves were a little longer and fitted so it was pretty unflattering for my boyish figure. After watching different videos on how to make your own crop top and fringe tops I was definitely inspired! I cut up the sleeves, collar to widen it, and the bottom edge of the shirt. I ,of course, also cut the slits for the fringe and tied knots at the bottom of each strand. I then pulled and stretched out each strand as well as the collar and sleeve openings to have the ends curl a bit.

I thrifted this tee from Goodwill a while back so I must say i’m pretty happy to make something better out of it! It feels good to wear something you put your own personal touch on :)

So what did I wear with the shirt?

Necklace and purse are from asos.com, Dollhouse Rogeri boots, American Eagle shorts, bracelets from H&M, NYX Matte nail polish in Sky BlueAnd here’s the completed look! You won’t be able to tell from these pictures but I also did an inspired makeup look of what she had on in her “I Wanna Go” music video.

I carried a whole bunch in my bag: Canon DSLR camera, extra blue sandals shown below (since I would rather not stand in heels the entire duration of the concert), and of course some makeup, keys, phone, etc.


Above image courtesy of http://matthewmwong.com/photography

Let me know your thoughts! What do you think of the outfit and of the DIY top? Would you wear it? Do you DIY your own stuff? If so i’d love to see it!