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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Romper Confessionals


Okay. Okay. Finally. 

Finally, I found a romper that wasn't too short or cheeky for my body frame. I have seen so many adorable styles in stores, magazines and on blogs, but every one I tried on in the past made me tear up when I looked in the mirror. I had all but give up until the day I wasn't even looking.

I was at Nordstrom last week to shop their Anniversary Sale (see my top picks here) and found this Topshop floral romper on crazy sale. At first I thought it was a dress. I was so close to putting it back on the rack when I realized it was actually a romper. I am so thankful a little voice inside my head shoved me into the fitting room. What?! This little number can actually disguise itself as a dress? Sign me up.

Topshop Floral Romper // Forever 21 Tote // Forever 21 Wedges (option here and here) // Forever 21 Necklace (option here and here) // Target Fedora (option here) // Alex and Ani Bangles c/o The Jeweler's Wife // La Mer Watch c/o // Wrenn Jewelry Ring c/o // Gorjana Ring c/o 

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I really stopped into Nordstrom for their annual sale, but because it is still so crazy, blazing hot here in Texas, I passed on a few in-store Fall purchases and opted for a piece I can throw on during the day, wear to the pool over my swimsuit and most importantly pack for our California adventures next week. 

I swear, this is the MOST comfortable and lightweight piece of clothing I have purchased in a really long time. Between us, I feel like I am not wearing anything at all. It's that GOOD. It also gets triple points for not wrinkling, having a pom-pom trim and less than $25. Oh, and not being booty short. 

In case you are wondering about the sizing; I am wearing a medium because that was the only size left. I think I could have gotten away with a small in my upper and middle areas, but being 5'7", I think the smaller size would have been too short.

Don't forget the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends August 4th. There are plenty of Fall pieces to grab early or go ahead and live in the Summer season and score some crazy good deals. Happy shopping! 


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Shanna

Friday, July 25, 2014

Beaded Details


I wore this Wednesday night for a blate (blogger date) with Sarah. We met the good old fashion way...online. I can't even remember how we stumbled across each others blogs, but I am so thankful the internet brought us together. We made it official in real life last summer when we attended Texas Style Council. I haven't seen her since then, but honestly it was like zero time had passed. We didn't sit down and ask one another broad questions about our lives or try and play catch up. We cut straight to details, engaged in normal girlfriend talk and weren't timid to dig right into some serious food. 

We both know exactly what has been going on in each others lives because of our blogs. It's kind of crazy that I seem to be in the "know" about blog friends' lives more than I know about some people in my family. It's pretty wild. But we can't help to sometimes have more insight about our online friends current happenings since most of us document in-the-moment details, daily activities and weekly statuses.

It was so refreshing to sit and chat not only about blogging, but also silly tibits about our summer, our husbands, shopping, house projects and so many things in between. You know, girl stuff. I wish she would make her way back to the Hill Country and kick the Dallas area to the curb. Maybe one day. In the meantime, we will have to continue our online courtship until we hug again. Hopefully the next time we see one another, our husbands will be in tow. I am dying for them to meet.

Forever 21 Beaded Top // Limited Shorts (option here and here) // Go Jane Heels (option here) // Kendra Scott Cuff c/o The Jeweler's Wife // Kendra Scott Ring // Lilac Bijoux Breathe Necklace c/o // Wrenn Jewelry Ring c/o // Gold Clutch (option here and here)

This beaded razor back top has been a trooper for me. I have worn it several times in the last year or so, but kind of forgot about it until I was browsing Forever 21 online and came across it again. What? They brought something back that I got over a year ago? Yes, they did. Actually, I wasn't too surprised because this has happened with one other dress that I have. I have to wonder what their reasoning is when restocking certain pieces that were originally available twelve-plus months ago. I can't think of another store that does this or at least I haven't seen it. Things that make you go hmmmmmm.

On a completely different subject and a racy one at that, who watched the 50 Shades of Grey movie trailer yesterday? I shamefully will say that I viewed it three times. I am still not sold on the actor, but dying for February 14th to arrive. Ross should be happy that I will be a cheap date this Valentine's Day...take me to the movies, let me see Christian Grey, reminiscence about how my life was put on hold until I finished all three books, buy me a bag of popcorn, Milk Duds and Diet Coke. I will be good as gold. Plus, Beyonce did a remake of "Crazy in Love" for the movie. If you aren't a 50 Shades fan, watch the trailer just to hear a snippet of the song.

Okay, I rambled enough for a Friday. Ya'll have a great weekend.

Shanna

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Goodbyes and a Giveaway

Orange, white and blue summer style

Yesterday we took an early evening, one big happy family stroll around none other than the outlet mall. How sweet, right? Kidding, well sort of. It was actually sweet...a little bittersweet because our oldest is leaving for church camp today and won't be home until Saturday. We spent the rest of our night grabbing sno-cones with cream (the best), playing cards, finishing up some last minute packing and trying to wind down one excited little nine-year-old. This is her second year to attend, so I am a bit more at ease with sending her off, but it doesn't take away the fact that I will have ZERO contact with her until Saturday afternoon. I know she is in great hands, His hands, but things are going to be a little too quiet around here for the next few days. I am so proud of her for wanting to go because this girl right here, would NEVER leave her momma for more than two days. I was a stage five clinger back in the day. Watching Logan grow up and wanting more independence to be on her own breaks my heart, but at the same time makes me smile that she has a personality strong enough to venture out and be without Mom, Dad and Sister. I will be the one crying...in my car as I am watching the buses leave. I hope I can hold back the tears until then.

Chicwish Lace blue top
Summer Style Outfit Ideas
Lisi Lerch Orange Beaded Tassel necklace
chicwish white leather stud espadrille flats
Orange Beaded Tassel Statement Necklace List Lerch
Old Navy White Cut off shorts

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In other news, I hinted to you guys on Monday that I would be sharing more Chicwish finds this week. (Take 20% off your entire purchase with code SALE20 through July 27th). Don't get me wrong, I love the lace sleeve details on this top, but must admit I am even more smitten with the studded ankle strap espadrille flats. They are super comfy, true to size and more adorable than photos can capture. I was worried about getting a pair of white leather shoes, but after wearing them for several hours yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised by how "clean" they actually remained. And speaking of white, I have yet to stain these Old Navy cut-offs that I posted last week. I have worn them three times now and not one permanent spot. Go me!  Maybe now I have enough guts to find a white pair of jeans. Typically I don't mix very well with white clothing. Maybe I am growing up. Ha!

While we are on the subject of what I wore, this orange beaded tassel necklace from Lisi Lerch is a definite new favorite. One of my best friends was standing with me in my kitchen when I opened the necklace from the mail. She begged and batted her eyes so hard to let me let her take it home. I came so close to giving in. I am not telling stories. Karolyn, go ahead and tell them.

You should probably know by now how much I love a good tassel. This one did not disappoint. It's definitely a "completer" piece. I think it added the final touch to this casual summer style. Lisi Lerch has a few other colors in this necklace as well as coordinating tassel earrings + so much more! You have to check out her site. I promise you will be a jotting down a wish list as soon as you click over.

EXCITING NEWS!!! Today, Lisi Lerch has graciously offered to giveaway the exact orange beaded tassel necklace ($150 value!!!) that I am wearing in today's post. Good luck and happy shopping!

 **If you are linking up today, the only request is that you follow my blog with GFC or Bloglovin' and link back to it in your post. It's how weekly link ups work. Oh, and go meet some new friends! 
 
 
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Shanna
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