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.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sunday in the Park













A beautiful Sunday spent in Veterans Park, surrounded by nature and life. This is a very old Target tunic  and H&M striped top with thrifted leggings and Converse. Nothing special, just relaxing.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Train Under Water + One photo: Four Filters













We took a few pictures out in a field by a stopped train after our walk to the grocery. I felt like this skirt truly captured spring. I wish I could tell you where it came from, but my mom bought it at a local boutique when she was last in Sunnyvale, CA visiting my dad. Spring flowers are everywhere and it made me feel like running. :) The last collage was a single photo with 4 different filters. I couldn't decide what I liked best! Which daffodil is your favorite?

Outfit Details:
Denim and Company Ralph Lauren Shirt
Indian wrap skirt from a San Jose boutique
Limited Edition Green Day Converse

Monday, April 7, 2014

Monday Quote: It is horrifying that we have to fight..






“It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.”


― Ansel Adams

I truly try to remain politically neutral on matters of politics in my online life. However, when I saw this on the sidewalks of the North Lime Area of town, I couldn't resist snapping a picture, and I do not find it too controversial. I mean, if we all enjoy living on this planet, maybe it really should be so hard to take care of it.

Also, I caught this little guy visiting us Sunday morning. I was very lucky because he let me get quite close.



Thursday, April 3, 2014

Lithium












Firstly, I would like to mention that I did use a filter for some of these pics for effect. I was going to a 90s feel and I felt like the filter made it seem more nostalgic. I cannot explain myself! However, as you an see, I did not filter the last photo, just so you can make sure to see how the dress really looks.

With all that said, I love this cute little Forever 21 dress. And what a steal! $12.80! I am tall (5' 7"), so I did wear biker shorts underneath to keep everything kid friendly. However, it really was not a problem. I just feel safer wearing leggings or biker shorts under short dresses. What I really loved though is how cool this dress looked with my Green Day Chucks. 90s dream complete. Also, sorry for the lack of smiles and looking at the camera. I have no explanation.

Outfit Details
Forever 21 Sunglasses
Green Day Limited Edition Converse