August 9, 2017

Review: Modern Map Art Athens Print

Dinosaur Target Cookie Jar on a Yellow Cabinet

Soon after I moved into my new apartment, Jennifer from Modern Map Art reached out to me about reviewing one of their super cool, printed-in-the-USA map prints. Particularly the Athens, GA print, which is a perfect addition to my Atlanta apartment when I'm missing my college town. I immediately was drawn to their black and white, minimalist map designs because they pair perfectly with just about any home decor. 

If you enjoy map prints, you should definitely check out Modern Map Art. It seems like they have just about every city you could think of! I was really impressed with how well they shipped the print in a tough cardboard tube and the shipping time was very speedy as well (and free for U.S. customers), considering they create the prints to-order. I honestly think I need to get an Atlanta one soon to pair with my Athens print! 

These would make awesome gifts for a wedding or birthday too. I put mine in a cheapo poster frame I bought on Amazon but you could definitely put it in a nice wooden frame. 

Athens Georgia Modern Map Art Print on a Yellow Coffee Cabinet
Athens, GA Modern Map Art Streetmap Poster

These pictures show one of my favorite corners of my apartment - my coffee and tea corner! It's even better now that my map print is part of it! The yellow cabinet was a wedding shower gift from my grandparents and the dino cookie jar was from my cousin. And you can see my mess of coffee mugs. (Can you ever have too many coffee mugs?) 

Anyway, I'm happy to share the Modern Map Art website with you and thank you to Modern Map Art for the cute addition to my apartment!

I hope you're all having a great week so far! Feel free to follow along on Instagram this week to see my California adventure!

July 26, 2017

Outfit: Black Denim Zip Up Skirt with Quirky Pink T-shirt

Pink Coachella H&M Collaboration T-shirt with a Denim Zip Down Skirt and Black Peeptoe Sandals
top, skirt: h&m | shoes: target | bag: boohoo

Long time no blog...but here's one of my favorite outfits from last month's trip to Las Vegas for bachelor/bachelorette shenanigans. It was unseasonably cool for June in Las Vegas, but this mini skirt and t-shirt combo was still a perfect choice for the daytime. The pink top and black denim skirt were new purchases from H&M right before the trip. I couldn't pass up the weird print on the crop top. It has snakes, mermaids, UFOs, bananas, and more on it. So weird and so good. Plus it kind of matched my purpley hair. 

I styled everything with my favorite shoes of the season - these peeptoe ones from Target - and a new ice cream shaped novelty bag I ordered from Boohoo on clearance. It was a perfect choice for times when I didn't want to carry around my big camera bag! Sorry you can't really see it in the full body picture, but you can see it in a picture Matt took of me in the hotel room. 

Quirky Print Crop Top with a Black Denim Zipper Skirt
Novelty Ice Cream Shape Purse from Boohoo

So how have all of you been? Life's been a little bit of a blur for me lately and I'm sure it'll continue that way until the end of the year. I've already traveled up north for my bridal shower and have another trip planned next month. Then we're in the final countdown until the wedding. Ah! Too much going on but it should all be a good time.

Feel like catching up with me between sporadic blog posts? Follow along on Instagram

June 26, 2017

Work Outfit: Flamingo Print Bow Neck Top and Black Zipper Detail Pencil Skirt

Bodycon Pencil Skirt with Zipper Detailing, Mary Jane Heels, and Flamingo Print Top

It's been a while since I shared a work outfit with you but here's a pretty fun one featuring a flamingo print shirt. I was in the midst of preparing for our vacation in Las Vegas so the flamingos were reflective of that! This shirt from Shein isn't the best quality but the print is really cute and it looked good with my stretchy Forever 21 pencil skirt.

I always feel like bodycon stuff looks so much better on me in real life than in pictures but oh well! I'm posting these anyway. Some of that may stem from the fact that I don't have a classic hourglass shape. My hips are very narrow and today I learned I have a trending body part: hip dips! (Where there's an indentation where your hips meet your thighs.) Apparently that's something I'm supposed to reclaim and embrace. I'm pretty sure my sister and I just called them anti-hips but it is kind of nice to know it's a semi-normal thing! There'll be another weird body thing trending in a week so I guess I'll embrace this trend for now!

Pink Flamingo Print Blouse with a Black Pencil Skirt and Flower Hair Clip
Flamingo Print Pussy Bow Blouse from Shein
Gray Blonde Hair with a Sleeveless Bow Neck Flamingo Print Shirt
Asymmetrical Zipper Detail Bodycon Skirt, Sleeveless Novelty Print Blouse
Black Bodycon Forever 21 Pencil Skirt, Black Patent Heels and a Sleeveless Flamingo Bird Print Blouse
top: shein | skirt: forever 21 | shoes: shoe carnival?

So how have you all been doing? My life has just been filled with wedding planning stuff! We picked our menu and talked to the venue last weekend. My first fitting for my wedding dress is this week too. Exciting times! We're still 4+ months out but it feels like it's all getting pretty close. 

Have a great rest of your week! And follow along on Instagram and my new Facebook page to see more.

June 18, 2017

Outfit: Yellow Top, Orange Red Floral Skirt, and Fringe Sandals

Orange Red Floral Skirt with Brown Wedge Sandals, a Yellow Shirt and Silvery Hair

I feel like I have a different hair color in every new post here! I've been having fun trying out new non-red hair colors these past few months. These pictures were taken right after I had my hair done so it was very freshly toned with purple toner to make it nice and cool-toned. I enjoyed the way it contrasted with my warm-toned outfit. Now my hair is pink though - so head over to Instagram to see that! 

Now on to the outfit: Most of these pieces have been seen on the blog before minus my new-ish brown fringe sandals I bought off of Amazon for $10. They're really comfortable too! I styled them with a top I got on clearance at Target and a handmade floral print pleated skirt.

Silver Blonde Hair, Yellow Flutter Sleeve Top from Target, Handmade Floral Skirt
Cool Toned Silver Blonde Hair with Bangs
Yellow Target Blouse, Pleated Floral Print Skirt, Fringe Sandals
top: target | skirt: handmade | shoes: amazon

I've been absent a little while since I was away on vacation in Las Vegas and have also been working a lot prior to that. Las Vegas was awesome and my bachelorette party was a ton of fun, including seeing Thunder From Down Under again, eating tapas, and hitting up a club. I already want to go back again even though I've been multiple times. It's just a fun place!

Now we're heading into the just-over-4-months mark until the wedding (how??) and have some final things to decide on, including planning some sort of honeymoon for the week after. I may need to brush up the wedding website a little bit, we need to pick food, decide on what to say/music to play for the ceremony, get my dress altered, etc. etc. So much to do!

Anyway, I hope you're all doing well and had a nice spring, since we're already heading into summertime! Happy Sunday!

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