October 19, 2011

Favorite Accessories

It's no secret that I love accessories. In fact, I make and sell hair accessories for a living and consider myself extremely blessed to be able to have this as a job!

I'm a bright colored kind of girl, so I always like to have a splash of color to wear in my hair to match my outfits.

And I love to mix it up from time to time and wear other people's products like this sweet floral headband (on right). I love that even with the bright coat and shoes, the headband pops out the most.
made by: gussy

This photo reminds me of how I'm feeling right now. I've been emailing back and forth with an accessories editor for a magazine. We'll see where it leads! I might have fisted pumped around my room, danced a little dance, and squealed just a teeny tiny bit!

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October 18, 2011


This past week I ended up subbing for few days in a kindergarten classroom at my old job. I loved getting to see some of my sweet kids from my first year of teaching preschool and having the opportunity to see how much they've grown up and changed. While I loved the experience of subbing, it reaffirmed to me the reasons why I left teaching to pursue another dream. Not to mention, I totally forgot how messy my clothes got from teaching! 

My first day subbing. My sparkly shoes lost a little glitter with the amount of children admiring them with their little sticky hands. ;)

shirt: gap
belt: lands end
skinny jeans: gap
shoes: toms

It warmed up to almost 90 degrees this past week so I had to dig around for a tank top and spring coat. 

jacket: local boutique
ruffle tank: target
skinny jeans: old navy
bow shoes: target

I went out for the evening so I decided to switch up my hair bow for a headband. I LOVE how this headband pops in my hair.

jacket: local boutique
ruffle tank: target
skinny jeans: old navy
bow shoes: target
headband: gussy

pleated poppy

Tomorrow, I get to put on my pink cowgirl boots and head out to the state fair. What fun things do you have planned for your beautiful Wednesday?



October 17, 2011

Five Fabulous Finds

One of the things I love about the internet is that there is an endless supply of beautiful things out there.

Here are my top five picks from this week:

Favorite Outfit:

Favorite Ice Cream Holder:

Favorite Necklace:

Favorite Teddy Bear:

Favorite Clutch:



October 13, 2011

Fall Inspirations:

I'm still patiently awaiting the arrival of fall here in North Carolina. I was wearing shorts and a tank top on a run the other day, and secretly wishing that the air was crisp and cold. My favorite part about fall is watching the wind blow and the leaves slowly dance to the ground.

I've been lighting candles in my office and just love how yummy it makes the space smell. Its reminding me that Christmas is right around the corner! 

The good ole' state fair comes into town every year in October, and I absolutely cannot wait to go. I just love the smells and the sights. This year I'm going to see David Nail and Kellie Pickler perform; so pumped!

And what's a state fair without yummy red candy apples.

I found a red coat burying way deep in the back of the closet and decided to give it a try; even though red isn't a color I wear too often. I felt rather sassy trying out the combination of purple and red; definitely a first for me.

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October 11, 2011

WIWW: Out of My Comfort Zone

This week I decided to push myself out of my comfort zone. I often, if not always, live in shades of pink.  Pink has been my favorite color for as long as I can remember, so its often hard for me to push myself to wear other colors. ;)

However, when I saw this dress in a catalog, I feel in love with the boldness of the two colors, so I figured why not give it a give. I've had this red coat just hanging in the back of my closet patiently waiting for fall to arrive. Sadly, the red coat ends up spending most of fall still in the back of the closet hardly being worn. 

Dress: Mini Boden
Belt and boots: Target

Dress: Mini Boden
Jacket: Old Navy
Cowgirl Boots: Rack Room Shoes
Belt: Target

pleated poppy

What do you think: is red a good color for me or should I stick to my pinks?



October 10, 2011

1000 Voices

An old Native American saying is, "it takes a thousand voices to tell a single story." This philosophy is one of the heartbeats behind The Girl Effect. Awhile ago, I stumbled across the Girl Effect on twitter. I went to their website and spent hours just pouring over the information. I couldn't stop thinking about their movement, their philosophies, and their heartbeat to make this world a better place, one girl at a time.

The girl effect is about spreading the word about girls living in poverty and the devastating results of that. It's about using our voices to make a difference. It's about believing that girls, in fact, can change the world when given a fair chance. Watch the video is better understand the situation at hand.

You can find out more information by checking out their website: The Girl Effect

I've been working on a little project (which I'll be announcing soon) in my shop, in order to help donate money to causes such as this, which remind us the importance of believing that girls in fact can and will change the world.



October 5, 2011

Oh Hello, Fall!

There is just something about fall that I absolutely LOVE! I'm so excited about making s'mores on my firepit during cold crisp evenings and snacking on those delicious candy pumpkins. I'm looking forward to the sound of leaves crunching under my boots and the thought of hot chocolate on chilly mornings.

I spent the past weekend folding and putting away all my shorts and capris and pulling out all my fall and winter coats, scarves, and mittens. As much as I love fall, its hard for me to find fall fashions that suit both my comfort level as well as my personality. I tend to be drawn to bright happy tones and colors and I often dread going to the mall when stores are starting to stock their fall collections. However, lucky for me I was able to snag a brand spanking new winter coat that I love and squeeze back into my coats from last year. 

hello, brand new polka dottie coat!

I'm 100% positive this coat was made just for me! :) A little bit of sassy and a whole lot of happy!

And my all-time favorite fall fashion is skinny jeans, boots, and a fun coat.

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