Wednesday, July 23

Look Up

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As a full-time fashion blogger and social media addict I find that I am always gazing into a screen…my laptop, my iPhone or iPad…and sometimes even all three. 
When I heard about the smartwater Instagram Challenge “look up” I knew I had to try it!
  smartwater promotes technology breaks throughout the day and that is something I have been trying to incorporate into my daily life. 
Taking mini breaks away from a screen to just look up into the sky and disconnect myself. 
I put away my phone on a weekend walk and when I looked up I saw a group of colorful balloons floating in the California blue sky.
 It reminded me of my carefree childhood days filled with laughter and play. 
I decided to take inspiration from those balloons and create a fun, playful outfit very similar to those I wore as a little girl. 
Pink baby doll dresses were my daily outfits no matter what I was doing! 
I stumbled upon this H&M dress which is an adult version of those I used to wear. 
Paired it with simple accessories and nude sandals for a fun night out…without my phone. 
Disconnecting myself and taking the moment to look up made me feel free and reminded me of the days when cell phones were non-existent. 
It inspired me to observe my beautiful surroundings and reminded me to always keep the kid in me alive. 

Follow @smartwater on Instagram and enter the look up sweepstakes here
After you’re done share your experience by hashtagging #lookupsweepstakes

 "Disclosure: This post was sponsored by smartwater through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about smartwater, all opinions are my own." 

Monday, July 21

90's Polkadots

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If you thought my obsession with polkadots was just a one time thing...
Well, it's not...get ready for a whole lot of polkadots posts!
This floor length number is up first and takes me straight to the 1990's.
A decade which I grew up in and 10 years which I will always love.
From Boy Meets World to The Spice Girls...
From jelly shoes to denim on denim...
The 90's fill me with such happy thoughts that I am ecstatic to see so many trends make their way back.
Polkadots being number one!
This dress is my best summer statement piece yet.


wearing: dress - c/o daily look, heels - c/o shoemint, bag c/o lulus, sunglasses - urban outfitters

Wednesday, July 16

Dashiki Resort Jumpsuit

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Resort wear is often considered for just that...summer resorts, vacations and tropical beach side trips.
I won't be vacationing anywhere anytime soon...major pout face....
but it's nice to have a little bit of resort in my wardrobe.
Case in point this light-weight printed jumpsuit from Dashiki Resort, an Aussie based label.
I normally would have worn this piece over a bathing suit and with some Birkenstocks
But I decided to show everyone that Resort wear can be versatile.
Fit perfectly for a street city look I wore the romper with strappy heels, an over-sized tote and perched a summer blazer on my shoulders in true blogger fashion.
Taking Resort to the City.
Hopefully there is some sort of vacation in my near future!


wearing: jumpsuit - c/o dashiki resort, heels - c/o shoemint, bag - c/o lulus, sunglasses - urban outfitters

Monday, July 14

None The Richer

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If you're into fashion as much as I am you've definitely taken note of the sudden onslaught of Australian fashion labels.
They're everywhere.
And they're amazing.
Fashion forward without trying too hard seems to be their thing.
I'd like to call this my "Week Down Under" as I wear everything Aussie 
Starting with this graphic print shift dress from None The Richer.
I felt cool, chic and effortless,
Just as the Aussie's like it.


wearing: dress - c/o none the richer, vest - c/o heavenly couture, heels - zara, bag - c/o lulus, watch - c/o daniel wellington, sunglasses - urban outfitters