May 24, 2017

Outfit: Elephant Print Bell Sleeved Dress with Raspberry Red Heels

Pink Hair, Boohoo Elephant Print Dress and Colorful Heels with a Black Lab Mix

Happy Wednesday to you! These pictures are from a little while back and were taken right after I had my hair done so it was freshly pink and delightful. Of course now it's purple and delightful, so that's good too.

This elephant print bell sleeved dress from Boohoo is one of my favorites because it's so incredibly comfortable. It isn't tight anywhere so it's great for days when I'm planning on having a food baby. Or just days when I don't want to think about what to wear. The black and white print makes it versatile and the awesomely large bell sleeves are really on trend.

I've worn this dress with tons of different shoes and tights, but this time I styled it with a new pair of raspberry red heels I got on clearance at Target. (Woohoo for Target clearance!) I'm pretty sure my hair makes this outfit though and my dog Riker is a pretty great addition too, if I do say so.

Pastel Pink Hair with Bangs and a Bell Sleeved Dress
Raspberry Red Sandal Heels from Target
Pink Hair, Loose Bell Sleeved Dress and Raspberry Colored Heels
Elephant Print Bell Sleeved Boohoo Dress with a Square Neckline and Red-Pink Heels
dress: boohoo | heels: target

So how has your week been? No real news for me since my last post. Just work. Working this holiday weekend and waiting for our vacation in Las Vegas to get here. 

I hope you have  a fun week ahead, as usual feel free to follow along on Instagram to see what's up in my day-to-day life! 

May 15, 2017

Outfit: I'm Back in Florals!

Black Floral Target Spaghetti Strap Dress with Pink Hair

Guess who's back? Back again? Jamie's back. Tell a friend.
Now you have that song stuck in your head. You're welcome. And also if you're reading this, thank you for sticking around or at least having my blog still in your blog feeder!

It's been a while but I'm certainly ready to get back into blogging mode now that I'm all moved into a new apartment and am mostly unpacked and settled. I no longer have to drive 3 hours a day but work is keeping me very busy right now so I haven't quite reclaimed my normal amount of free time.

Pink, Black and Green Floral Molded Cup Spaghetti Strap Dress and Black Chunky Sandals
dress: xhileration - target | shoes: merona - target | earrings: old hand-me-downs

Now moving on to some outfit talk!
Everything I'm wearing here except the earrings is relatively new. My shoes were a February Target sale buy and I've been wearing them the most out of any of my shoes lately. (Hooray for comfy shoes that go with everything!) The black floral dress was an impulse buy during my last Target trip. I saw the molded cups and my first thought was, a dress for 100 degree weather so I don't have to wear a bra! So I bought it. It's also plenty long enough on me to wear to work with a cardigan, so that's a plus. Not that I need to buy any more dresses probably ever...

I no joke have all my dresses filling almost the entirety of one of our closets. I have a problem and I admit it but I want them allllll! The problem is most of them need to be ironed after being in storage for 9 months and ironing is the worst. Someone else please complain about ironing with me. Or maybe I'm just really bad at it so that's why I don't like it. That's probably the case.

Light Pink Hair, Bronze Lipstick, Black Floral Thin Strap Dress

Anyway - life has just been going the past month. Some things that have happened:
  • Riker, our puppy, turned 2 and is finally getting used to the new apartment. All he wants is to constantly be at the apartment complex's dog park. 
  • I bought some plants/seeds for my porch garden and I've been enjoying taking care of that. 
  • The wedding countdown has reached the less than 6 months mark which is both exciting and scary. Scary because everything for the wedding (mostly the ceremony) isn't planned yet and neither is any semblance of the honeymoon. 
  • We're also heading to Vegas in a few weeks for bachelor/bachelorette friend/family/everyone fun. 

So there's a good amount of excitement ahead and I'm looking forward to that. We're both just so happy to have our own space again. Especially now that we finally got internet after living in our apartment for 3 weeks. Yeah, that was a treat.

I hope you've all been great. I think I keep up with most of my blog friends on Instagram, so if you're at all interested, you can keep up with me there too. Out of all the online spaces, I keep that one the most up-to-date lately. There's just not enough time in the day!!

Happy Monday!

April 3, 2017

Outfit: Turquoise Leopard Turtleneck Dress and Black Block Heel Sandals

Mock Neck Teal Leopard Print Dress, Tassel Necklace, and Black Target Sandals

Long time, no blog! Did I say that last time? Well I finally have a new outfit to show you! I'm always trying, but sometimes failing, to fit blogging into my ridiculous schedule. Luckily there are some changes on the horizon that may make it easier to get back into blogging!

About this outfit: I picked up this super cool teal leopard mock turtleneck dress in the clearance racks at Forever 21. You really never know what you'll find in there. There was a more neutral-colored version too, but I went with a weird leopard color since I already have quite a few "normal" leopard print dresses. (Can you really ever have too many leopard dresses?)

My silver tassel necklace was a Christmas gift from my Mom because I desperately needed some statement necklaces for some of the plainer dresses I've been wearing to work. Sometimes I just want to throw on a t-shirt dress - with a cool necklace - and call it a day. It's rough getting up before the sun is up!

My black sandals are new from Target and you can still get them here. I'm loving the little block heels lately, but enjoy that shoes are quite as clunky as they were last time block heels were in style. I think it's something about the toe area being more narrow than square? I don't know but I like it!

White Blonde Hair, Silver Tassel Necklace, Teal Long Sleeved Dress
Teal Leopard Print Dress Pattern Closeup with a Silver Beaded Necklace
Teal Leopard Mock Turtleneck Dress, Silver Tassel Necklace, Blonde Hair, and Modern Black Block Sandals
dress: forever 21 | sandals: target | necklace: new york & company

I hope you've all been doing well. My news is that I think we finally found a new place to live! I don't want to jinx it, but if all goes well I'll be living back near work again and regaining almost 3 hours of my day that I currently spend commuting. Not to mention the whole having my own space again thing and being able to watch whatever I want on TV and having access to my whole wardrobe. Definitely looking forward to that!

In other news, how about Modcloth being bought by a Walmart subsidiary? I know it's kind of old news now but pretty disappointing. Just kind of sad to see a successful and unique female-owned business bought up. Interested to see how they change - though I've noticed a lot of branding changes the past few months prior to this announcement, did you?

Anyway, let me know what's up with your life and feel free to follow along on Instagram so you can see what's up with me on a daily basis! Happy Monday!

March 11, 2017

Outfit: Green Corduroy Skirt, Leopard Print Tee, and Olive Earrings

Green Corduroy Button Down Skirt, Leopard Print T-shirt, Black Tights, Black Lace Up Boots

Happy Saturday to you! I'm so excited to show you this outfit today - mostly because of my awesome olive earrings from IncredInedible. They were a gift from my sister because she knew they were on my Etsy wishlist for a very long time. If you've never checked out IncredInedible and like quirky jewelry, you definitely should! All the pieces look just like the food they're supposed to be. It's amazing how detailed every piece is, from donuts to baked potatoes. I'll definitely be making an order for more fun earrings soon!

The rest of the outfit is representative of my go-to outfits lately - comfy t-shirts and skirts paired with black tights and boots. My leopard print pocket t-shirt is from Boohoo and goes with almost everything. (Hooray for versatile comfy shirts!) The green corduroy skirt is from H&M and the stacked heel lace up boots were on clearance at Forever 21 for something like $14 so I couldn't pass them up. I have all black lace-up boots I bought at Target years ago, but they're on storage and slightly different than these ones so... I have a shoe problem. I have no real excuse.

White Blonde Hair, Red Lipstick, Green and Black Olive Earrings
Olive Earrings, Leopard Print Top, H&M Dark Green Skirt
Leopard Pocket Tee and Green Skirt
Classic Black Tights and Lace Up Block Heel Boots
Olive Earrings from IncredInedible on Etsy
Boohoo Leopard Print Pocket Tee, Dark Green Corduroy Button Up Skirt, Black Block Heel Boots
top: boohoo | skirt: h&m | boots: forever 21 | earrings: incredinedible

So what's new with you? I've been doing the same old same lately. Still looking for a place to live closer to work and planning our wedding - which is 8 months from today! Everyone keeps telling me to enjoy this engaged time but honestly I don't have time to enjoy it with my commuting, working, booking wedding vendors, taking care of our hyper dog when I'm home, etc. Life is a little crazy right now. I'm hoping once we find a new place to live things will be a little better. Like, I may have time to blog more than once every couple weeks or read a book without falling asleep in 30 seconds. 

But really that's all that's going on with me. Once I publish this post I'm hopping right onto my Bloglovin' feed to read some of your blogs, which I really miss. I'm having a rare moment of free time right now so I'm going to take advantage of it!

Have a fantastic weekend!

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