Outfit Post: Casual Friday

Happy Friday! The title of this post is a little bit of a lie since I wore this earlier this week. I picked up this top at Blush Boutique (along with about 4 dresses) and couldn’t wait to wear it. I didn’t realize until I looked at these pictures that it made me look a little preggo but oh well. I’ve also been a little obsessed with this wedges that I bought in college but just recently rediscovered in my closet/my sell on ebay pile. They’re not too high and the floral print helps them go with a ton of stuff. Have you recently rediscovered an oldie but goodie in your closet?

This weekend we’re in store for a wedding extravaganza so I’m excited to take a bunch of pictures to share next week. Hope you’re posting up near the beach, a lake or a pool this weekend to escape the scorching temps.

Top: Blush Boutique; Jeans: Banana Republic; Wedges: Marc by Marc Jacobs (old); Bracelets: Banana Republic (old), Stella & Dot; Watch: Timex; iPhone case:Pencil Shavings Studio; Sunglasses & Bag: Kate Spade

Favorite Things: Pretty Little Liars Fashion

Last week’s episode of Pretty Little Liars, while awesome, didn’t make me swoon outfit wise. This week however, I was a little obsessed. Hannah is BY FAR my favorite character wise and style wise and this week I LOVED the yellow jacket she wore. So much so that I just scooped it in the Zara sale.

Back to the PLL plot line, what do you all think of Melissa? Do you think she’s telling the truth? I definitely think she has something up her sleeve but gah, what a mean sister she is. I’m also happy to see Jason DeLaurentis back (for multiple reasons). Ahh, this show never gets old for me. And, since I tell people almost everyday that they need to watch this show – I must share that there is a marathon next Tuesday. DVR that ish and get on the PLL bandwagon.


Hannah: Blazer – Zara (similar below); Necklace – Urban Outfitters (get your own below)

Zara – $69.99
Urban Outfitters – $24

Mood Board: Stars & Stripes Forever

Just one week until one of my favorite holidays of the year. Fourth of July is the epitome of summer and really, who doesn’t love celebrating America (okay, maybe non-Americans but we’ll leave that part out)? I can remember counting down the days to the giant pool party/field day they held at my grandparents country club. I’m still a little miffed I never won the water balloon toss.

So to get you in the mood for the 4th, here’s some laid back options to keep you comfy, stylish and most importantly, patriotic. And it’s just a bonus that you should stay cool since it’s supposed to be ridiculously hot here in Louisville and throughout the country.

p.s. – this won’t be the last of the patriotic posts… i’m working on a little compilation post too that should go up this weekend … so be on the look out!

Oh and don’t forget to enter the bella bliss $100 giveaway!

stars & stripes forever

Yay It’s a Giveaway: bella bliss $100 Gift Card

Winner Update! Congrats to Nancy B. for winning the $100 gift card! Here’s what she had to say about her favorite summer memory: ” Summer memories: Hosting lemonade stands, catching lightning bugs, playing at the swimming pool!”

Thanks to everyone who entered! It was fun hearing all your summer favorites.

To make up for the blur in yesterday’s post, I’m coming strong today with a giveaway and it’s a good one. bella bliss® is an amazing line that started as traditional children’s clothing and has morphed into offering more and more every season. I worked at bella bliss in college, when the line was relatively small, and in the three years I was there I went from packing boxes of  adorable sweaters and basics to swimsuits, ladies lounge wear and tons and tons of seriously cute kids clothes.

Whenever I’m in Lexington, I make sure to stop by Bliss (as it’s affectionately called) to hang out with Lisa (the owner & designer) and visit with her adorable kids Mac & Katharine (that I also had the pleasure of babysitting). And now that I have a little one, I always stock up on basics for him.

So here’s where you come in. Starting tomorrow, Bliss is hosting their annual Warehouse Sale. This thing is serious business thanks to some serious mark downs. If you’re in Lexington (or can get there easily), you need to head downtown to Sayre School (across the street from their store on 209 North Limestone) to snag some of the goodies. But luckily for you, if you’re not – you have a chance to win a $100 gift card to use on whatever you heart desires. And this giveaway isn’t only for moms (or really awesome aunts), bella bliss has some really fun printed tunics & dresses perfect for summer. They’ve also just added jewelry – so you’ll definitely find something you’ll love.

Here’s the scoop on the sale from the bella bliss blog:

bella bliss will hold it’s 6th annual warehouse sale in conjunction with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk June 27th – 29th from 10 am to 5 pm.   For the past six years bella bliss has donated 10% of the net proceeds from the sale to the LLS Light the Night Walk, and has been able to donate over $30,000 so far!  The sale is held in Lexington, KY at Sayre School, who has been so kind to donate their space for the second year now.  It is an opportunity for bella bliss to clear out samples and overstock at up to 90% off retail prices, with most clothing being $10, and is quite the popular event here in Lexington, KY.  Moms have traveled from as far as Atlanta to stock up on their favorite pieces for little ones!  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has proven to be a wonderful organization to partner with.  They provide volunteers to help us with the sale and our joint efforts in marketing really help to get the word out.  We are looking forward to this year’s sale and hope that we can continue to grow this beneficial event.

I’ve compiled some of my favorites here and check out the details below on how to enter.

p.s. – bella bliss is going to hosting a giveaway on their own soon. just take a picture of  your favorite little person (i.e. – your son/daughter/niece/nephew – no creeping people) in bella bliss and then post it on their facebook page. they could appear in the fall catalog and win a $250 gift card? Like their facebook page to stay tuned for details!

bella bliss

Now onto the important part – how to win!

  • The Goods: One (1) $100 Gift Card to bella bliss
  • To Enter:
  • Giveaway Closes: Friday, June 29th at 4 pm.
  • Winning: One entry per email address is permitted. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Monday July 2nd as an update to this post.
  • How to Redeem: I’ll drop you a line with deets on how to get your goodies.
  • Details: There will be one winner. Open to US Residents Only.

The fine print: I wasn’t paid or perked for doing this post or hosting the giveaway – just love giving you all free stuff!

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