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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”

Moss Meets Neon

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I have to admit this outfit didn’t come “naturally” to me even though it kind of exudes a nature-like and earthy vibe doesn’t it? Ok sorry but if we are going to be friends you’re going to have to put up with my lame jokes 😛

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Many days I question and struggle with what I want to wear. This one was a result of dumping another outfit that I felt was too try-hard for the mood I was in that day.

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I told myself to dial it down and go with something casual; more effortless. The last missing component was of course: SHOES! Why else do we girls always feel like we need a billion shoes?

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Even if in your mind you may think “nope that is just a strange pairing”, try it anyways! Many pairs of shoes later, I slipped on the neon sandals and smiled with content :)

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Top : tobi.com | Hat : Charlotte Russe | Shorts, Ring : Forever 21 | Purse : Goodwill | Necklace : Francesca’s | Bracelet : (chain necklace) H&M | Sandals : Bamboo | Lips : Milani “Fruit Punch” | Nails : Urban Outfitters “Cupcake”

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”

Sigma Mall of America Meet & Greet

This was the first time I had a store hosted meet and greet and I have to thank Sigma and those of you who came out for making it so special!

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Signing headshots and seeing my face all over the store was certainly a foreign feeling. It was a bit overwhelming at first but as I started meeting you guys all I could feel was grateful and humbled. I am beyond fortunate to be able to dedicate a trip to meeting you all!

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Lol I love how Sigma took a picture of this since I didn’t get a chance to myself! :)

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Loved meeting each and every one of you! These lovely ladies wanted a picture with both me and Matt haha :)

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So cool that I got to do my demo on one of you guys!

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With Simone aka Mrs. Sigma herself! Such an inspirational and admirable woman :)

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With the Sigma crew!

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And of course Shauna! She is the one who organized this event and well she’s just awesome! <3

All images above were taken by Rasun of Sigma.

Some more behind the scenes images!

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Thank you guys for making me laugh, smile, and for warming my heart with your kind words!

You all seriously inspire me SO much.

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Yummy treats at the event! Drooling as I post these images lol!

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The Mall of America was certainly huge and unique–not everyday you see a roller coaster inside a mall!

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Don’t ever take me too too seriously :) I’m a dork and kid at heart.

<3 Christine

Logging Back In :)

Hey guys! Guess who is blogging again? 😉 I’ve been wanting to get this baby back up to speed since the beginning of the year! One of my dreams was to have my own style diary so you can expect to see more outfit posts on here as well as the occasional beauty and lifestyle posts. :)

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These images were shot on a warm beautiful day as Spring was quickly approaching. I of course have to thank my boyfriend Matt for having the patience with the shoots we’ve done so far considering he is primarily a food photographer. ^^

Please feel free to share your thoughts! I always love hearing from you. <3

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This sleeveless high-low dress had been sitting in my closet unworn for far too long. I found myself enjoying the dress much more as a skirt so I decided to contrast the delicate flowy material of the dress with the faux leather top.

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Faux Leather Top: H&M | High-low Dress: Forever 21 | Shoes: Chinese Laundry | Bag: Francescas | Bracelet: Forever 21 | Ring: H&M