Time Out

Hello fabulous followers! If you're wondering about the lack of posts this week, I have decided to take some time off to pull together my thoughts and outfits for this coming season. Although, fall is technically here already, it's still feeling like summer in South Carolina. I've got a few new pieces this week that I can't wait to show off...think studs, sequins, and leapord (not together!) I'm unbelievably excited for all the new trends. I can honestly say that I've been dreaming about clothes and exotic shoes. Crazy? Somewhat. Obsessed? Very.

I hope you all are having a low-stress, fabulous, spectacular week! Check back in next week for my summer-turned-fall looks.

PS. There were a pair of shoes that I got to wear in one of my dreams. I don't know if I made them up or if I've seen them somewhere, but I'm dying to show you! They were a.m.a.z.i.n.g.


Stole Yo Style

This was a project I did a few weeks ago where I tried to replicate my best friend's style. His look is increadibly simple, but he always looks nice and put together. I worked from the shoes, up. And once I chose the shoes it was easy. Skinny jeans. Check. Understated, funky t-shirt. Check. Ray bans. Check.
Anyways, less about me, more about him. He is my life-saving best friend and secret blog-loving photographer. He's undeniably the sweetest person I know. Back to the whole 'secret blog-loving photographer' thing. Yeah, he does all the photography you see on this blog. (stop for applause) And even though he pretends to not be into this whole blog thing, he totally is. I catch him quoting nice comments I've received and he's always checking in on followers. :)
So anyways, I finally persuaded him to start his own blog. He's started a little bit, but I think with a little encouragement, he may start getting more into it and posting more often.

So without further ado, meet Taylor.

(Yes, I made him pose for this)


Forever Monday

Forever 21 top and skirt, Kenneth Cole wedges

I can't believe it's already Monday. This weekend flew by and even though I accomplished a lot, I still feel like I have a million things to do. I finally got around to cleaning my room. I went through my closet and filled a few garbage bags full of clothes to take to Goodwill. I erased and replaced my entire iTunes library (on purpose). I went to one of my friend's birthday, which is where I wore this outfit to. Kind of simple, but totally comfortable.

Right now I'm catching up on last weeks Gossip Girl. Still can't believe I completely forgot about it...it's Gossip Girl for crying out loud! :) I just watched Blair bitch out some Abercrombie model for touching her man. Man, I missed this show!

Kourtney & Khloe: Take Miami (my guilty pleasure) wasn't as good as I was expecting, but I'm super excited to find out more about Kourt's pregnancy next week.


Disco Inferno

Urban Outfitters blazer, dress from TJ Maxx, Joan & David booties, Ray Ban sunnies

I've been excited to debut this dress ever since I got it. I found it on the sale rack at TJ Maxx, so I don't feel guilty that I'll probably only wear it once or twice. Sequins are making a come-back this season and they're bigger than ever. Leggings, dresses, hats, blazers... you name it! I feel like a Spice Girl. And I like it.

Senior pictures are today. Woo. Can you tell how unenthusiastic I am about that? If they're not too embarassing (which I'm sure they will be), I'll consider posting them when they come in the mail.

Speaking of mail, I got a little box of goodies I've been waiting on from Urban Outfitters. They're pretty much my go-to store, especially when they're having a sale. You should definitely check out their website, if you haven't already. Shirts for $9 and $14, cardigans for $19, and dresses for $29. Today I got this blazer, a fedora, a pair of sandals and two shirts, which I can't wait to show ya! Their fall shoe selection is very, very tempting.


Black Out

My closet contains a whole lotta black. It's probably my favorite color. It's timeless, powerful, edgy, flattering and guess what? It goes with everything. It's the foundation to any wardrobe and I just can't get enough of it! Plus, I don't know any other color you could wear all over without looking like a crayon.

Kenneth Cole Peacoat $163 at Nordstrom
Michael Kors "Jet Set" watch $250 at Dillards
Sequin dress $160 at Topshop
Zip tote $495 by Linea Pelle's Dylan
Alice & Oliva fringe tee $275 at Saks
Thigh-high boots $119 at Chinese Laundry
Drapped skirt $16 at Forever 21
DKNY lace tights $20 at Bare Necesities
Rock & Republic t-strap pumps $310 at Shopbop

I have a feeling I'll be investing in some more black very soon!


Alley Cat

Dress- Kimchi Blue, Belt- American Eagle, Shoes- Kenneth Cole

I apologize for the lack of posts recently. It's been a hectic week, but I'm back!

Don't you hate when people fail to tell you that your tag is sticking out and you walk around all day until someone finally tells you?

Sketchy back alley + gloomy day + summer dress = perfection.


XYZ: examine your zipper

Silence & Noise tank, BDG jeans, Olivia Harris leather satchel, Dolce Vita sandals, Michael Kors watch.

Woke up late. Forgot breakfast. Way late to class. Traffic sucks. Need food. Sound familiar?

I quickly found my favorite Italian joint. They have the most amazing chive fries. It's not the healthiest choice on the menu, but they sure are worth it.

I got this shirt in the mail last week and I've been dying to wear it. It's hot pink, oversized, increadibly soft and has an exposed zipper down the front. Perfect for a casual day like this.

Meet bag #2 from the yard sale. If you missed that post, you can find it here.

Guess what? I was featured on Look 10 yesterday. I'm Look 587 and unbelievably flattered!



One of my favorite things to do is curl up on the couch and watch a great movie, which is also my guy's favorite thing to do. Convenient, eh?

Last weekend we had a few friends over and watched Adventureland, which is officially a favorite of mine because it's hilarious and artistic.

Yum. Apples with peanut butter!

Tonight we're watching The Hangover. I haven't seen it yet but it's apparently epic in the comedy department. Should I be as excited as I am right now? Probably not. :P

Some nights I perfer couches, but when we have friends over his house is perfect for entertaining. Have you guys heard of this Vudu movie box thing? It allows you to instantly download just about any movie you want to watch. Either I'm easily amused or this is just amazing!

Not going to lie... We do movie nights way too often, but we're not tired of it yet, so here's to many, many more nights!


What's In My Bag

I can't figure out what it is that's so appealing about other people's bags, but everyone has one of these "What's In My Bag" posts, so here's a look into mine.

Wallet- filled with random junk and coins.
Digital camera- I used this a lot more before I got my own photographer ;) but I still use it all the time.
Kenneth Cole wristlet- small enough for a coin purse, cute enough to carry when you don't feel like lugging around a big bag.
Random lip sticks- moisturized lip color, need I say more?
Crackberry- this technically isn't a part of my bag, since it's in my hand 24/7.
Pen & notepad- I perfer writing down my thoughts and to-do lists.
Ray Ban sunnies- that reminds me, I really need to find their case soon.
Raspberry lemonade flavoring- I like water, but it gets boring. Quick fix.
Lavendar perfume stick- just incase.
iPod- this was semi-permanently borrowed from my mother.
(Not pictured- bobbi pins, gum wrappers, fifty bazillion receipts)

TGIF. Hope you're having a superb weekend.



Hello beautifuls! Today may not be the first official day of fall, but it is the first chilly day since winter and that's something to celebrate. Okay, so it's 75°, but that is pretty chilly where I live. Considering that's probably hot to some of you, let's just call it a 'semi-chilly' day.

I've noticed that a lot of you fashionistas (for lack of a better word) are consistantly serious in your photo shoots. And when you look as smokin' hot as you guys do there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but I encourage you to try an ILL (I Love Life) shoot. Even if the pictures don't come out to your standards, atleast you had a blast taking them. Trust me, you won't be disappointed. This is the most fun I've had taking pictures - so goofy and carefree.

PS. I got you a gift!



Tour de France in training!

Who wouldn't want to be Lance Armstrong on a bright blue beach cruiser wearing some strappy wedges?

On second thought...maybe not.

If you're wondering... I got the skirt, necklace and flower belt from Urban Outfitters, the shirt is from 5/48 via Saks Fifth Avenue, and the t-straps are from Ann Taylor.


Mellow Yellow

Shirt- Lux, Jeans- home made, Shoes- Steve Madden, Bag- American Eagle

It was to my understanding that fences were used to enclose things, but not this fence. It's in the middle of the woods with nothing on either side. It's been there for as long as I can remember, but it was recently painted with this soft yellow paint. Since I was using such a subtle background, I wanted my outfit to pop. I went with these jeans I made a few weeks ago. As you all know acid wash is a pretty big trend right now, but I didn't want to invest in it, so I followed Christen's DIY. It was really simple and they turned out better than I could have hoped for. The bag isn't a typo. It found it here and as you can imagine I was extremely skeptical. But because it was on sale for $19 with free shipping and return, I ordered it anyways. It came in the mail about a week later and I've been carrying it for about a month. And yes, I am "dancing" in the sixth picture. ;)

Oh, and I know it's just a fence, but I think it's the simplicity of it that really made this photo shoot work.