Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Favorites & The Style Files

Friday Favorite: White Dresses
Now for The Style Files link up! Here you can find other bloggers interested in the same things as you! Starting at Midnight on Thursday (that’s 12:00 AM Friday) MST, you can come and share any of your posts from the past week that have to do with STYLE or BEAUTY. This is a great way to get your blog out into the community, meet new friends, and gain avid followers.

Here is all that we ask:
1. Keep it classy!
2. Follow your hosts, Lauryncakes and Bridgette Style

3. Link back to The Style Files Link-up in your posts (or add our button)!
4. Leave a comment on the hosts’ blogs, or even visit some of the other blogs
If all of these steps are followed, you’re set up for a chance to be featured on the following week’s link up!
Happy stalking, Babes!


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Thank you to all that linked up with us last week! This week we would like to feature:
Jacque from Looks for Lovelies! Jacque, a speeach therapist, is killing it in this "White Hot" uniform. She nailed the two-tone style, and even added a third piece (her blazer).
Be sure to stop by her blog to see her glam style.




Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sequin Pants


Shirt- Ralph Lauren (similar)
Gold Sequin Pants- Boutique (similar)
Shoes- Forever Young Shoes (similar)

I have been wanting sequin pants forever! I was finally able to track some down! I have to say they are pretty fun! :) Sorry for the awful photo, my days have been long and cumbersome the past few weeks with school winding down and no time to really blog. So, thanks for bearing with me. 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Embroidered Fable Dress

Dress- Free People
Shoes- Rampage (similar)

This dress is my favorite dress of all time. My sister in law Hela had it first and I totally copied her because it is was too beautiful not to. Do you ever see something that someone else wears and you think, I have to have that? Isn't that what we all do with blogs, pinterest, and instagram nowadays? I am constantly inspired by my surroundings and the beautiful images I see on social media. I love the way we can find our own kind of beautiful through each other. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday Favorites & The Style Files

Friday Favorites: My Want List
I want all of this in my closet right now...
Now for The Style Files link up! Here you can find other bloggers interested in the same things as you! Starting at Midnight on Thursday (that’s 12:00 AM Friday) MST, you can come and share any of your posts from the past week that have to do with STYLE or BEAUTY.  This is a great way to get your blog out into the community, meet new friends, and gain avid followers.

Here is all that we ask:
1. Keep it classy!
2. Follow your hosts, Lauryncakes and Bridgette Style

3. Link back to The Style Files Link-up in your posts (or add our button)!
4. Leave a comment on the hosts’ blogs, or even visit some of the other blogs
If all of these steps are followed, you’re set up for a chance to be featured on the following week’s link up!
Happy stalking, Babes!


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Thank you to all that linked up with us last week! This week we would like to feature:
Onyinye from Modavracha's Spot. Not only is Onyinye a lover of fashion, but she also is a medical student! When I first saw this outfit, I about dyed.  It looks stunning on her silhouette and she masterfully paired a vintage scarf and frames!


Monday, May 11, 2015

Lace Dress and Flower Crown










Photography by Jacqueline Christensen
Flower Crown- Emerald Dove Designs
Shoes- TJ Maxx (similar)

THIS dress is magical. I had to wear it in an orchard with a flower crown, it was a must. The Lady in Lace dress comes in other colors as well, I am eyeing the green one for my next purchase! :) Dainty Jewels has the most elegant dresses that are modest and fashionable. I can't wait to order another dress from them! The fit is very true to size. I ordered mine a little bigger because that's what the reviews said to do, but wish I had just gone with my usual size. 

School is almost out for the summer. It is so bittersweet this time of year, this is my 5th year teaching. I can't believe next year will be my 6th already. Am I really that old? At the moment I am in charge of teaching all 130 students a dance for the Dance Festival that we perform for the whole school and their parents. It is such a blast. I love that I can incorporate my love of musical theater into my job. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Preppy Spring





 Photography by Jacqueline Christensen
Skirt- J.Crew (similar)
Shirt- Target (similar)
Vest- Ralph Lauren (similar)
Shoes Just Fab (similar)

I had a fabulous weekend filled with cleaning and more cleaning. I had so many clothes piling up from all my trips lately. I FINALLY got to that dumb pile and other things I have been avoiding around the house. 

I have also been hard at work at my business that will be announced soon. I can't wait to tell you more! If you are not following me on Instagram, follow me so you won't miss out on the special announcement!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Lily Pulitzer Target Collab and The Style Files

Friday Favorites: Lily Pulitzer 

So you probably know about all the mayhem about the Lily Pulitzer Target collaboration. If not, here is my story about it.

My personal opinion, the Lily Pulitzer Target collaboration was the best idea ever. Lily Pulitzer at a reasonable price!? Heck yes, I wanted a piece of that action and I was willing to do whatever it took to get something! I was planning on waiting outside a Target in Utah where I thought no one would probably even care to get a precious Lily item, however I ended up going to North Carolina that week (aka hub of Lily lovers). I knew I could only do my shopping via the web on my vacation.

I stayed up till midnight waiting for the launch, but nothing showed up on the website. I looked up the hashtag #lilyfortarget on instagram and girls kept saying they bought this and this and that. I was stunned that they were getting things and I kept reloading the target homepage and there were NO changes whatsoever to the inventory online. So what the heck? Turns out there was an accidental release through google search. Before the launch began, girls were posting on twitter how you could search for your exact item name and buy it via the mobile app. What?? Well, I didn't stay up till midnight on the east coast for nothing! I did exactly what all the girls via twitter said to do. It totally worked. I got everything I wanted in my cart. As soon as I went to check out, everything in my cart disappeared. I was SO disappointed. Apparently the tech guys got a beating once this loop hole was discovered. I knew it was too good to be true. At that point I kind of gave up...well I should have. However, every hour I would check the Target website to see if it would work. Nothing.

Girls on instagram started posting that things were already out of stock at this point and I was just thinking, HEY I haven't even had a chance to even TRY to buy anything. I was SO done at this point. Annoyed that I had stayed up till midnight and then I couldn't sleep at all. I waited till that last possible time that they were going to release the Lily items on the website, 3 am. So 3 am comes and I rush to the website and of course Target.com has crashed. Well that was it. Disappointed, sleep deprived and mad. I went to bed after several tries.

I happened to wake up at 5:30 that morning. I rolled over and grabbed my phone and went to the website. This time I actually got on the website, FINALLY saw the products on the site, and went through each item that I had wanted. To my disappointment everything was pretty much taken. I was able to score one item. ONE! I joined the Lily Pulitzer Target Collaboration and scored one whole item with a night of no sleep. Was it worth it? Nope. I guess getting one item that doesn't even fit doesn't qualify as a success.

Here's to better fitting Lily Pulitzer items that actually fit and are made of better material:



Welcome to The Style Files link up! Here you can find other bloggers interested in the same things as you! Starting at Midnight on Thursday (that’s 12:00 AM Friday) MST, you can come and share any of your posts from the past week that have to do with STYLE or BEAUTY.  This is a great way to get your blog out into the community, meet new friends, and gain avid followers.

Here is all that we ask:
1. Keep it classy!
2. Follow your hosts, Lauryncakes and Bridgette Style

3. Link back to The Style Files Link-up in your posts (or add our button)!
4. Leave a comment on the hosts’ blogs, or even visit some of the other blogs
If all of these steps are followed, you’re set up for a chance to be featured on the following week’s link up!
Happy stalking, Babes!


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Thank you to all that linked up with us last week! This week we would like to feature:
Crissy from Some Velvet Morning. We are loving her green skirt! Too cute!