Thursday, April 24, 2014

King of the World

Sometimes, I just want to wear something comfortable that makes me feel like going on an adventure. The Anthropologie pants that I posted about here paired with my rancher hat and Circle in the Sand tee seemed like the perfect combination for exploring some wooded areas. Something about this tee makes me feel so free in my heart, which is probably why you have seen it before and will probably see it again. In this top, I feel like I am King of the World, hence why I am sharing this song.

Outfit Details

Anthropologie pants (N/A)
Anthropologie Geo Trimmed Rancher (N/A)
Betsy Johnson boots (N/A)

P.S. Holy smokes the afternoon light makes my hair look bright. Haha.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Photo Diary: Girl about Town and Record Store Day!

For those that don't know, the third Saturday of every April is Record Store Day! There are tons of limited edition releases, and if you have a good local record store, like CD Central near UK campus, it's an organized and super fun event. We lined up outside over an hour before the store opened so fortunately I was able to score everything we wanted except the Ghostbusters release. Poor husband! Not all of the records you see were RSD releases (First Aid Kit, for example), but it looks like we will have some great new stuff to listen too. To top off a super fun weekend, I found another free library, too. I love this town.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A quiet, sunny Easter

Last year Easter was cold and wet, which made this year such a breath of fresh air. I finally got to breakout my Free People Fitted with Daisies dress that I got on killer sale earlier in the year from Belk. It seemed like the perfect sunny Easter dress to wear with my Alice in Wonderland necklace purchased a few years ago. We were too busy to take many pictures, but here is a look of the outfit of the day. :) Even though the dress was too short (I had white shorts on underneath - otherwise I couldn't bend over AT ALL), it still felt free and easy. I can't wait to wear it again.

Outfit Details

Chelsea Crew heels purchased at a local boutique
Limited Edition Alice in Wonderland Swarovski necklace

Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday Quote: You Must Be the Change

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Ghandi

I took this picture off the sidewalks in town because it was a beautiful reminder that in order to see the world as a better place, we need to take it into our hands to make the world a better place. This week, I encourage everyone to do one nice thing for the world, whether it is buying someone a coffee in line behind you, talking to a crying child, or even just smiling at a person having a bad day. Hopefully, when you are in need, someone will do the same for you.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday DO: Dare to go bare + a playlist

This spring has started a trend that truly makes me feel at home in my spirit: showing a little more skin and showing subtle hints of intimates. While it may be scary to some, I encourage everyone to give it a go and feel the difference in the breathing of your surface. Trade those sweaters for low backed dresses and extreme racer backs. Let the sun warm parts of you that have probably not seen the sun in several months. Feel it soak into your bones.

Don't know how to show off that bra? First, decide which part you want to show. Do you have detailed strappy backing? Try a backless or low back dress and wear the Strappy Back Bra from Free People's April Catalogue, or a similar design. Choose a loose, flowing top with low armholes if you want to show off the sides of a bra. Feel beautiful in your own skin, however you choose to display it to the world.

Wearing these details in the soft spring air has got me wanting to float through bright fields of grass littered with dandelions. With soft glows etching themselves faintly into my morning wake, I was in the mood for soft songs that made me feel like dancing floating through Spring's gentle breezes. Awake, softly and sweetly, just like plant life bursting through the pods. Do you have any favorite spring songs?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Photo Diary: Spring Flowers and a Downtown Renovation

This past weekend I went to visit my Mom and friends in Huntsville, Alabama. Unfortunately, we did not take any fashion pictures. Fortunately, downtown has been renovated! Besides seeing lovely trees blooming out into the streets, Clinton Row is open. You have no idea how happy I am to see that little city start working on having a real downtown life. I got the grand tour of people's shops and displays thanks to my friend Christina of Christina Wegman Fine Art who now has her own studio/shop there! I was stupid and forgot to take pictures of her actual space, but you can see pictures of the space and her art here! On a side note, you can help her earn 1000 likes on Facebook and even win a FREE 8x10 print on wood.

Beautiful flower display outside the shops!

My favorite old bar. Coffee shop by day, bar by night. Miss this place.

While I apologize for failing to photograph it well, I just had to share this tiny print on wood from Christina. If you couldn't already tell, it's a rendering of my favorite bar, just pictured above.

My dogs rode in a car for 5 hours to do what they do best: sleep on a couch. -_-

Honestly, I just wanted to share this hilarious and pretty bathroom sign from North Lime Coffee and Donuts here in Lex.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Runner Up

Sometimes, it's ok to come in second place. Before I get too into this post, I feel it necessary to state that I am not usually a sports fan! In fact, this is the first season I have ever seriously watched any games with pride! I am sure my UK loving husband has something to do with my recent interest, but dang it, I was proud of our guys this year. No one expected UK to even make it into the Final Four, let alone play for the Championship. Plus, our guys are such gentlemen. So really, for the first time in my life, I am very proud of a sports accomplishment. Naturally, this meant running out and buying a girly UK shirt and pairing it with some old True Religion jeans and a wide belt that I forgot I had.

For those that don't know, NCAA tournament is where all the college NCAA teams compete against each other. UK came in number 2, losing to UConn. Celebrations were had and it was overall a good time.

P.S. Sorry for no Monday Quote. I went to visit my mom this weekend, so I didn't really work on my blog very much.