Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Stale by noon

I've never owned a jean jacket, but I've always dreamed of finding the perfect one. I have a short torso and I'm picky about materials. So, finding this ASOS jean jacket was a dream. It's a wonderful stretchy denim that makes it the perfect transitional piece for Spring to early Summer when the days are warm and nights still chilly. I don't want to take this jacket off and I haven't really.

I took these photos across the street from my brother's house. We usually don't use houses as backdrops, but I love the color pink and the charm of his neighborhood. My nephew, Weston wanted to crash my photos so I forced him into a photo with me. He's almost to the age where he'll deny all photo requests and judge you for being so vain. I'll take what I can get 'cause he's just the sweetest little dude.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Into the wayside

This was a dress from the last swap. It was one of those dresses that I grabbed at the end right before it went into the donation pile. I didn't try it on until today. I instantly fell in love. It's such a simple dress, but sometimes in the heat, simple is all you need.

If you're local and looking for something to do this Thursday, consider checking out this event to benefit the Humane Society. There will be shopping (b.Lovely), cupcakes, and crepes! I'm down for any event that has sweets and benefits a good local cause. See you there!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Goodwill Goodstyle Fashion Show

This was my third year participating in the Goodwill Good Style Fashion show and it was an absolute blast! My theme was "In Print". My collection was inspired my simple, mixed, and bold prints. I wanted to showcase how prints can be casual, dressy, loud, and downplayed. The hairstylists did a great job and I brought in my own make-up artist to create the perfect look for each girl.

Goodwill is one of my favorite places to shop. I feel very fortunate that the local Goodwill's are so supportive of bloggers (they do workshops, events, and so MUCH more) as well as continue to fulfill their mission. They're seriously the best.

A huge thank you goes out to the ladies that modeled for me! They absolutely killed it. It felt nice to be surrounded by my favorite friends, sassy young ladies, and both of my sisters. Sadly missing two of my models who weren't there during the photos! They were the "younger" models. One wore a long printed dress and the other a plaid skirt with a striped shirt. They were adorable!

Monday, May 4, 2015

hot damn

Long before Ashely was a retro inspired queen, she and I had almost identical tastes in dresses. In fact, we had this dress in black (her) and blue (me). She found the same one in pink and was kind enough to let me borrow it last year. Fast forward to a week ago when she was selling it and I made it mine. We've been inseparable ever since.

I had a super busy weekend full of sunshine, off beat art fairs, lots of writing, and the pleasure of seeing Every Time I Die and the Used. It was non-stop and wild. But that's how May always seems to go. My sister that lives in Canada is on her way here, the Goodwill Fashion Show is Thursday, and I've got a million other things to write and plan. But hey, at least it's beautiful out.