Friday, April 24, 2015

Ladylike Leopard


You can ask any of my girlfriends, either from high school or college, and they will tell you that I have always had a special place in my heart for leopard. If anyone tries to tell you that this print is a trend, tell them to call me. I understand that there are some trends that are here today and gone the next, but animal print is definitely here to stay; if I have anything to say about it.

That is why I was so drawn to this dress from Walk Trendy. I have leopard shoes, bags, belts, skirts and tops, but haven't gotten a dress in this pattern in quite some time. I love a good shift dress, especially when it comes in a ladylike leopard style. 

I literally wore this dress all day. Once it was time to pick my girls up off the bus, I traded in my studded heels for flat sandals. This dress is super comfy, doesn't wrinkle and is one that can be taken from day to night. For reference, I am 5'7 and I ordered and medium.


leopard details
leather stud accessories
gigi new york all in one balck clutch
leopard shift dress
Walk Trendy Leopard Dress c/o // Forever 21 Studded Heels (old: super similar here and here) // Gigi New York Clutch c/o // Collar Necklace (option here and here) // Wrenn Jewelry Druzy Ring c/o // Cross Ring (option) // Daniel Wellington Watch c/o

Thank you Walk Trendy for sponsoring this post. All opinions and content are 100% my own. I only share items from brands and retailers that I would personally wear/purchase and believe my friends/readers would enjoy as well.

Shanna

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Chambray of a Day


My house, right now, is "Crazy Town" and unfortunately, I'm the mayor. Not sure if it's a full moon or what, but my kids have pretty much lost their minds. Drama, tears, fights, sass, messes and any other emotions that fall into the category of young girls sums up what I am dealing with right now. Add two dogs, baskets of laundry (one basket where all the whites turned pink because of a red shirt that snuck it's way in), a sink full of dishes, backyard renovation and empty refrigerator to the mix and you have yourself a mom on the brink of going postal.

Breathe, Shanna, breathe. This is just a moment; a small snippet in time that shall pass. There are bigger fish to fry and issues going on in the world.

I do not take these moments for granted (blessed to have them) and one day I will look back and laugh....in fact, Landry just told me I was a "cool" mom because my PJ's now have a psychedelic pink tint to them (thanks to that sneaky red shirt). Sweet! See, things are already looking up! At least she is folding the laundry...making progress.

Days like yesterday call for fast action when getting ready. This chambray dress from J.Crew Factory and cap toe espadrilles are my tickets to success...so are hats. When you're on day three of not washing your hair, you grab for anything to cover up the mess. I might just wear this entire outfit again tomorrow. Because let's be honest, none of it has been put back in it's closet place. Go ahead and call it easy access...the only way these days.


J.Crew Factory Chambray Dress // Mossimo Cap Toe Espadrilles // Woven Satchel (old: option here) // Forever 21 Zebra Print Scarf (sold out: similar here and here) // Merona Fedora from Target // Forever 21 Sunglasses // Daniel Wellington Watch c/o // Leopard Bangle (option) // Wrenn Jewelry Druzy Ring c/o // Cross Ring (option)




Shanna

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Portofino Stripes

express portofino stripe top

So, let's go ahead and say that my blogging week will now begin on Tuesdays from here on out. The weekends are too precious these days. The thought of putting together a post on Sunday evening hurts my heart. Weekends are filled with friends and family, not sitting in front of a computer. 

Take for instance this past Sunday, my parents were in town for a two day visit. My mom and I got tickets months ago to see Neil Diamond. Yes, Neil Diamond. I grew up listening to his albums on my my mom and dad's stereo. My mom literally rocked me to sleep to his music. I am DEFINITELY aging myself now. He was also the very first concert I attended. I still vividly remember his show, even what he wore. Seeing him again so many years later, with my mom completed my life. Okay, maybe I am being dramatic, but seriously, I had a moment. 

He walked on stage and tears just ran down my cheeks. Emotions were in high gear. I am a sap and dork...I have come to terms with these parts of my character. You guys, I was flooded with childhood memories. Neil Diamond was a HUGE part of my upbringing...music in general was. 

Anyway, he put on the BEST two hour show and sang every single song I wanted him to sing...and believe me, I was singing right along with him. It was a night with my mom that neither of us will ever forget. In case you haven't noticed yet, I am still on a small Neil Diamond high. SWEET CAROLINE...bum-bum-bum.

Now can you understand why yesterday was empty? I was embracing time...time where the minutes zoom by, but create lasting impressions and memories. Ones that you can't get back, but are embedded in your heart and mind forever. Mom, Sunday night will be one that I will treasure for all my days.

Nautical in the office
red wide leg pants
Express stripe blouse spring 2015
Red wide leg pants outfit idea
Forever 21 camel tote
spring outfit ideas for the office
Express Portofino Stripe Top // Express Wide-Leg Pants (old: option here) // Forever 21 Tote (on sale!) // Steve Madden Nude Pumps (option here and here) // Costa Sunglasses // Micheal Kors Watch // Forever 21 Pave Necklace (option here) // Cross Ring (option here



I am also treasuring this stripe top I got at Express over the weekend. I actually purchased two! It's been awhile since I did some shopping there, but oh my word...these Portifino tops are the real deal. They come in a few different styles, cuts and prints. I am telling you, all of you, go grab one or four. They are BOGO 50% off right now and well worth it. I am also a little obsessed with the Barcelona reversible camis. I picked up this print and don't be surprised if you see it this week. Again, so many colors and patterns. The fit is perfection, great for the warmer seasons and can be layered under jackets/blazers down the road. 

I hope you guys are off to a great week. Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my rambles!! See y'all tomorrow!

P.S. I had to share that Old Navy is running 40% off your purchase (online only) when you use the code SUNSHINE. Hurry sale ends today...you guys know I will be doing a little shopping! Ha!

Shanna

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