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Showing posts from April, 2012

Rain Makes Me Boring

Constant sucks...point blank. It has been raining every day here in Italy for about 2 1/2 weeks. April showers bring May flowers right? I sure hope so because as of right now my little garden and all my flowers are hanging on by a thread. 

I'm one of those people who absolutely despises having to venture out in a downpour unless I have to. Well, all last week I was busy as ever, running around every single wet and nasty day. My (icky) computer class hit it's midpoint so I had projects and a midterm exam due.Which of course put me more behind on my usual schedule. Now that I'm pretty close to back on track, here I am again.

In weather like this I can never decide what to wear. I don't want to look like a total bum, but the desire to dress up and get ready doesn't strike me either. Here's some looks that are similar to what I've been recently sporting...

What are your favorite rainy day looks?

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Expecting to see all the awesome DIY shorts I created this past weekend??? Well guess what? I didn't get to do any because the thrift store wasn't open so I wasn't able to get jeans to use for cut offs. And I don't have any jeans on hand that could be cut up and destroyed or they didn't fit right for shorts. They will be open on Thursday and I'll be the first one through the doors raiding the I know you're disappointed, I'm extremely heart broken about it. 
Hope everyone had a great weekend!


Coachella starts today and goes through next weekend. I'm extremely jealous of anyone and everyone that's going. Hopefully I'll make it eventually, possibly a road trip with girlfriends once we move back to the states...hmmmm. But for all of us that can't make it, here's a little weekend inspiration.

I can't wait to check out all the fashion pics soaring the internet after the festival. All the boho, laid back, comfy outfits get me really excited. If the weather warms up and stops raining, I'll be looking like I'm going to Coachella! 

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and it's more sunny near you than it is here. Don't forget, it's the last day to enter the it HERE

Short on Inspiration?

HOLY COW! There is so much inspiration out there for denim shorts! Usually I'm more of a skirt/dress person in the spring and summer, but I'm just really feeling all the cool shorts out there and wanna be a part of it all. I wish you could all come to my house and have a big ole' DIY party, sip on mojitos, laugh, and have a good time. Instead it looks like the hubby is gonna be helping me out because I can't wait any longer to do this. Originally I was going to wait on this post until after I finished making the shorts, but I just couldn't wait. I mean can you tell how excited I am about this? 

Okay, so I can't tell you ALL the ideas that are running around in my mind that I'm sure is run by mignons, then there would be no element of surprise. But here are a few...

Tonight I am going to the Airmen's Attic to scout around for good denim that I can turn around and destroy. The Airmen's Attic, which is on base, is like a goodwill but FREE to certain ran…

Hop On The Bandwagon?

So I noticed that I made a boo-boo and only posted the pictures here's the full post for those of you that already saw that. 

A huge S/S 2012 trend that's happening right now is the scarf print. I find it kinda vintage, retro, and a little old grandma-ish...but it works and I like it.

This is one of those trends that you either love it or ya hate it, I don't think there's really an in between here for a lot of people. Personally, I love it in one piece of clothing and not head to toe. Above you can see the yellow leggings and bra top are the exact same, but I wouldn't be in both at the same time. On a beautiful tall model it may look great, not on my 5'2 petite frame. But I definitely need to add something scarf print to my "to buy" list.

For those of you having trouble with this trend or not knowing what to wear with it, here's a few examples using pieces in the above photo. 

-To mix and match prints, let the top half be…

Like A Baby's Bottom

All skin care professionals will tell you this...
#1. Every morning wash your face
#2. Use a routine skin care product daily (day, night, or both)
#3. Every night before bed clean your make up off 
#4. Get plenty of sleep to minimize bags or dark circles around the eyes. Start using an eye cream early in life. 

Well guess what? I do wash my face every morning in the shower, but the rest I don't do as often as I should. That is until now! I went to the store yesterday and they had the Clinique 3 Step Cleanse sets for $11.00. It comes with Liquid Facial Soap Mild, Clarifying Lotion, and Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. I heard great things about it so I decided to picked one up (dry combination skin) and give it a whirl. I have used Clinique before but not these particular items, I've really only used their make up. 

Today is day 3 of using these and I'm already in love with the way my skin has improved so far. Already my face feels so much softer, smoother, more even, …

Final Color Combo Series (#5)

Growing up, we all played princess on a daily basis (I still do) and had tea parties with great and noble teddy bears. When asked "what is your favorite color," the reply was always PINK & PURPLE. So ladies, today we are reliving our childhood with 2 ever popular girlish hues. 

Outfit #1- Not the princess outfit you were expecting huh? These purple & pink dyed shorts are shouting inspiration at me. This could possibly be a DIY post in the future, that's IF I'm brave enough to take on the dye process. Pairing it with a rocker/band tee and Dr. Martens kinda says "hey you, i'm sort of a bad ass." Don't you think? You could dress the shorts up with a white blouse that ties at the neck and some pretty wedges or platforms. 

Outfit #2- Here's the look suited for a beautiful princess. A high low skirt typically suits all shapes and sizes, and don't forget to tuck in your tank to accentuate your waistline. I love the contrast of the pale pink a…