MAY FLOWERS

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TOP: Ambiance Apparel (similar Rip Curl)  //  JEANS: Gap  //  BAG: Kate Spade (similar here) //  EARRINGS:  Kendra Scott  //  TURQUOISE BRACELET: Kendra Scott  //  WHITE BRACELET: Kendra Scott (similar here)  //  RINGS:  Kendra Scott  //  WATCH:  Michael Kors  //  LIPSTICK: Mabelline Neon Red  //  WEDGES: Steve Madden  //  SUNNIES:  Wet Seal

Happy weekend!  In honor of the sunny skies here in Austin, I wanted to share this colorful, floral look.  I found this bright and cheery top at a random boutique and loved the color and low back.  It paired perfectly with my staple white jeans and sky high (but super comfy) wedges.  I found this Kate Spade bag about a year ago and I absolutely love it.  The vivid pink color makes a fun statement and the structure and size allows room for practically anything you’d like to carry.  I found this modern day Heidi hairstyle on Camille Styles months ago, and it’s my go-to when I want a quick braided look.

Fair-well xx,

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TRIBAL VIBES

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T-SHIRT: Brandy Melville  //  SHORTS: Forever 21 (similar) //  SUNNIES:  Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar here)  //   NECKLACE:  Kendra Scott  //  RINGS: Kendra Scott  //  TURQUOISE BRACELET:  Kendra Scott  //  LEATHER BRACELET:  Brandy Melville  //  HANDMADE BRACELETS:  A Global Friendship & Cydsational  // WATCH:  Michael Kors  //  WEDGES: Jessica Simpson (similar)  //  NAIL POLISH:  Pixi Summer Pink

 

If you can’t already tell, I’m a huge fan of the t-shirt trend.  Even when paired with wedges or heels, there’s something so freeing about wearing a cozy tee.  I especially love this one I found at Brandy Melville in a demure blue color.  It’s so affordable and ridiculously comfortable.  Most of their clothing is one size fits all, so the material can stretch and mold the way that best fits you. Add a gorgy statement necklace like this one from Kendra Scott and some fun tribal shorts and you’re ready for a stroll to your fave coffee spot (like at Austin’s East Side gem, Cenote).

 

Fair-well xx,

 

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PINK THING

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CROP TOP: Nasty Gal  //  PANTS: Zara  //  SUNNIES:  River Island  //  EARRINGS: Kendra Scott  //  BANGLES:  Kendra Scott  //  RING: Kendra Scott  //  WATCH:  Michael Kors  //  HEELS: (similar Tahari)  //  NAIL POLISH:  Essie Tart Deco  //  LIPSTICK:  The Balm Cosmetics How ‘Bout Them Apples

Austin is home to so many whimsical, beautiful wall murals.  The vivid color and patterns in this one reminded me of a Dr. Seuss illustration, which I thought was appropriate for this fun, colorful look.  I fell in love with this pink crop top from Nasty Gal.  I wore it with a pink cami underneath and with these cropped pants for work, but it will be fun to pair with high waisted denim for summer.  Happy weekend!

Fair-well xx,

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KALEIDOSCOPE

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CROP TOP: Zara (similar TopShop) //  MAXI SKIRT: Sanctuary (similar ASOS) //  SUNNIES:  ZooShoo  //  NECKLACE: Kendra Scott  //  BANGLES:  Kendra Scott  //  WATCH:  Michael Kors  //  BAG:  Marley Lilly  //  SANDALS: Two Lips (similar Zappos)  //  NAIL POLISH:  Pixi

Color is a major part of my wardrobe.  I even have my clothes organized by color in my closet.  With a kaleidoscopic closet, neutral basics like this Zara crop top are essential.  I bought it a little over a year ago and have worn it several times. I’m also a fan of neons right now and love the electric pop of color this Kendra Scott necklace and Pixi nail polish adds.

Fair-well xx,

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FAIR FINDS – WHIMSICAL VANITY

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WALL ART: Disney Store  //  MUG: Ashley Brooke Designs  //  DIFFUSER TRIO:  House of Fraser  //  CERAMIC DECOR:  One Kings Lane  //  PLATE:  Royal Albert  //  MINT DECORATIVE PILLOW:  Burke Decor  //  PINK DECORATIVE PILLOW:  Amara  //  TEACUP FIGURINE:  Jim Shore  //  GLASS SHADOW BOX: West Elm  //  CANDLE: Tocca  //  WALL MIRROR:  Pentalloca  //  ALICE IN WONDERLAND BOOK: Barnes & Noble  //  FLORAL ARRANGEMENT:  Inside Avenue

Drawing inspiration from my makeshift vanity, I pulled some whimsical items I found to get the look.  Your vanity is one place where being too girly isn’t possible, so why not accentuate your perfume, make up and jewelry with all things fun and feminine?  For me, that means a few Disney details, such as this adorable Jaq & Gus teacup figurine by Jim Shore.  I’m also in love with this darling little vintage plate by Royal Albert – a perfect place for stowing your dainty jewelry.  This glass shadow box from West Elm would make a chic jewelry organizer.  No matter how big or small, mirrors always add depth to a wall, and this mirror by Pentalloca is a really fun shape.  While fresh flowers are wonderful, having at least one faux flower arrangement, like these pink peonies from Inside Avenue, adds a fresh, feminine touch that lasts.

Fair-well xx,

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VANITY BLUES

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DESK: Ikea  //  PAINT: Behr Balmy Seas  MUG: Ashley Brooke Designs //  DECORATIVE MIRROR:  Home Goods (similar Target)  ILLUSTRATION: Carrie Beth Taylor  //  PLATE: Target (similar Anthropologie)  //  NOTEBOOK: Disney Store (Available Amazon)  //  JEWELRY: Kendra Scott  //  WATCHES: Michael Kors //  CINDERELLA MUG:   Disney Store (Available Ebay)  //  ALICE IN WONDERLAND BOOK: Barnes & Noble  //  BAZAAR BOOK:  Gilt (available Target)  //  CERAMIC DECOR:  One Kings Lane  //  BODY CREAM:  Kate Spade

Good morning! There’s something so exciting about refurbishing furniture. When I graduated college and decided I no longer needed this black desk from Ikea, it was placed by my door to be thrown away. But as a new pinner, I had a last minute idea. Convert the desk into something I needed – a vanity!  Gone were the days of oversized sorority tees, nike shorts, ponytails and no makeup. I had a job in fashion, so I needed a place to get ready each morning. $40 and a trip to Home Depot later, and I was equipped for my fIrst furniture DIY.  I absolutely love light blue-green hues, so choosing a paint color was easy – I went with BEHR’s “Balmy Seas”.  In a small apartment, this desk-turned-vanity has been used daily and served as an essential space saver, storing my makeup, excessive jewelry collection and more. It’s also been fun to decorate. I snuck a bit of a Disney Cinderella theme with framed art from the movie and this pretty coffee cup to stow my makeup brushes. You can also see a peek of my wall collage, which features more framed art, like this custom illustration by Carrie Beth Taylor featuring Kendra Scott Earrings – a constant reminder that there’s nothing a tip bun and sunnies can’t fix.  Stay tuned for more details on my room.

Fair-well xx,

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CAMO + STRIPES

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CROP TOP: Socialite (similar River Island) //  BUTTON-UP: Sanctuary //  SHORTS: Zara (similar here)  //  SUNNIES:  Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar here)  EARRINGS: Kendra Scott (similar here) //  NECKLACE: Etsy (similar here)  //  RING:  Kendra Scott  //  BELT:  (similar Charles & Keith)  //  BAG:  Kate Spade (similar here)  //  SANDALS: Dolce Vita (similar here)

This was a look I wore last weekend in Brownwood after my parent’s vow renewals.  The camouflage button up was actually spotted by my boyfriend on a shopping trip I dragged him along to.  I tried it on and while I probably won’t be wearing it on a hunting excursion (as he’d hoped) I actually have gotten a lot of use out of it so far.  I love mixing patterns, but it’s hard to find separate patterns that don’t clash or look too busy.  Camouflage and stripes are complimentary (just ask the Army), and I love the prepster-meets-rebel look it creates.  I found these high-waisted, acid wash shorts at Zara last summer and I have worn the heck out of them.  They are so comfy and have a vintage look to them.

Fair-well xx,

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