Giveaway Monday!

Get excited everyone…

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is for one $150 giftcard to Lulu’s, one $50 giftcard to Victoria’s Secret, and one $50 giftcard to Sephora. This giveaway is open internationally to people 18 years and older. If the winner of the Sephora giftcard does not live in a country which Sephora ships to, a Visa gift card will be substituted. The giveaway will run from Monday, June 3rd, 2013 12:01 AM CST to Monday, June 10th, 2013 12:00 AM CST. All entries will be verified. The winners will be announced on the affiliated blogs after the winners’ entries are verified. The winners will be contacted via email. This giveaway is not affiliated with Lulu’s, Victoria’s Secret, Sephora, Facebook, Bloglovin, Instagram, GFC, Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform.

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Good Luck everyone!

(If you are having any troubles seeing the entry information on this page feel free to click on the raffle copter link above or hop on over to Miss Katie’s blog here!)

-M

Tryin’ Somethin’ New

Today will be short and sweet… because I’m pretty sure I said enough yesterday to last for two weeks!

Let’s skip past the chatting and just get to today’s outfit.

I don’t know how you all feel about animal print but I’ll be honest, it scares me. When I found this dress at Target I was so nervous to get it but I put on my big girl pants and decided to try something new. I’ve paired it with a chambray top and nude heels to calm down the print. And of course, I couldn’t leave home without some fancy red lips!

CHEETAH AND RED 1

CHEETAH AND RED 2

CHEETAH AND RED 3

CHEETAH AND RED 7

CHEETAH AND RED 8

CHEETAH AND RED 4

Dress: Target, Top: Forever21, Shoes: Target, Sunnies: Forever21, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Anyone else see a pattern here (not the dress the stores)… apparently its a Forever21 and Target day!

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Have a great weekend, folks!

-M

ABCs of Thankfulness

Did you miss me? I hope you did!

Because of some things happening in my life I’ve been a little MIA lately. The desire to “show and tell” (which is what I feel like this blog is most days) just hasn’t been there so I’ve been avoiding this like the plague. But yesterday I came across a blog post by Marquis over at Simply Clarke and it gave me a little inspiration back.

Over the past few weeks I’ve been constantly reminding myself that even when I’m facing struggles or trials I am still a child of God. A child of God who is so incredibly blessed that I can’t even fathom all that He has done for me and given me. I’m imperfect and undeserving but He is always here for me and He is always in control. That being said, I’m going to link up with Mrs. Clarke today and share my ABCs of Thankfulness.

A

Apple. The company (not the fruit) because I sure do love my iphone and ipad.

B

Books. Call me a nerd if you’d like, but I love reading.

C

Chocolate. It doesn’t always fit in to my Weight Watchers plan but it sure can make a girl feel better.

D

Diet Coke and Dr. Pepper

E

Emily, my sister. She’s the best sister that any one could ask for and she is always there for me.

F

Fossil, Inc. Without it I wouldn’t have my fantastic job!

G

Goldendoodles. If you don’t know what that is, google it!

H

Holidays. There isn’t anything like spending the Holidays with the people you love, especially when your family is a big and incredible as mine!

I

Instagram. you gotta have something to do when you’re bored and Facebook isn’t cutting it.

J

Jason Mraz. Because his music makes me happy on a daily basis. Keep it up, sir!

K

Kitchens. Even though I’m the worst cook ever I love kitchens and I’m hopeful that one day I’ll be able to cook!

L

Lace. Girly, dainty, fancy, and beautiful lace!

M

Movies. And popcorn. With butter!

N

Nature. This is one of my favorite ways to see God’s beauty.

O

Oxygen. No description necessary.

P

Parents. Because mine are the best, and the parents they have (my grandparents, duh) have been the biggest blessings in my life. I couldn’t have asked for a better family.

Q

Questions. That’s a weird one I know but I’m so thankful to be able to ask questions when I need to… about life, love, work, and whatever else I can think of.

R

Reality TV. One of my guilty pleasures… Super pumped that the Bachelor is back.

S

Strength. All that God has given me to face the ups and downs of this crazy life.

T

Time. Whether I’m spending it at work, with family or friends, or if I’m by myself, I’m so thankful for the time that I have been blessed with.

U

Umbrellas. All though I would be more than OK with Dallas bringing the summer and sunshine back.

V

Voice. We’ve all got one to use

W

Windows. Sitting in an office all day is a lot easier when all of the outer walls are windows so you can still enjoy the sunshine… kinda.

X

X-rays. Because they were able to show the doctors what was going on with my daddy’s ankles after his motorcycle accident this year.

Y

Yellow. Because you really can’t go grow with such a happy color.

Z

Zoo. How else would I get to see my favorite animal? (It’s a giraffe, for those of you that might not know)

I think I’ll leave it at that for today. The outfit posts with be back tomorrow! Feel free to share your ABCs of thankfulness!

-M

Sunshine on Monday

One week ago I got the keys and signed the lease for a brand new apartment! I’m all moved in but still in the HGTV decorating process. So be prepared for some posts that will make this seem like an interiors blog in the next week or so!

Until then, I’ll stay on the style track. Starting with these yellow pants I found last summer at Target. I thought I should bring a little sunshine to your Monday!

YELLOW 1

YELLOW 3

YELLOW 5

YELLOW 6

YELLOW 7

YELLOW 8

YELLOW 9

Bottoms: Target, Top: JC Penney, Scarf: Target, Sandals: Steve Madden, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Earrings: Gifted

Bringing the sunshine to the corporate life may or may not be one of my fortes! Let me know what you think in the comments!

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-M

Happiness is… Vol. 4

Happiness is sleeping in your brand new apartment for the first time

Happiness is sleepovers with some fantastic friends

Happiness is seeing Will.I.Am at your office (no joke walked right behind him while I was carrying my Lean Cuisine back to my desk for lunch… classy)

Happiness is new handbags at a crazy discount

Happiness is having so much to be thankful for, including my handsome fellow who was so unbelievably amazing this week helping me move into the new place

Happiness is pink denim and borrowed scarves

BORROWED SCARF 2

BORROWED SCARF 1

BORROWED SCARF 4

Top: JC Penney, Denim: Target, Scarf: Borrowed from the lovely Katie at Style Diary , Sandals: Target, Watch: Fossil

O… and happiness is smirking in every picture that I posted today….

Enjoy the weekend ladies and gents!

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-M

A Few More Polkadots…

Have you ever put on an outfit thinking it is one of the cutest things you’ve worn in a long time and then look at yourself in the mirror and instantly change your mind? Like you think… “Wow! I have successfully figured out how to make myself look 8 years old again!”

Well if you haven’t, then you’re lucky.

But today’s outfit had the opposite effect! When I found this top at Target I immediately picked it up, trying it on was not necessary. I loved it so much I would have bought it no matter what. Once I got it home, my little friend named Buyer’s Remorse came along to tell me that I shouldn’t have purchased this. His go to attack was that a red polkadot peplum top would do nothing for me except make me look like Minnie Mouse.

Well I showed him! I paired it with my dark skinnies and nude pumps for a classy/semi dressy look. Then added to it with gold jewelry and a gold belt!

POLKADOT PEPLUM 4

POLKADOT PEPLUM 5

POLKADOT PEPLUM 7

POLKADOT PEPLUM 8

POLKADOT PEPLUM 2

Top: Target, Denim: H&M, Pumps: Target, Belt: Francesca’s, Sunnies: Forever21, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs

This super cute top is only available in stores so check out two other peplum tops I’m loving from boutiquetoyou.com and Zappos!

Let me know what you think of my Minnie Mouse look in the comments!

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-M

Five Things and Floral

This past Monday I was tagged by the lovely Miss Reid over at The Fashion Blender for another 5 things about me post.

And even though I participated in this a few weeks ago… I just couldn’t resist sharing some more fun facts with you all!

1. I’m a math nerd. Remember how there was always that one token kid in every math class that finished their test first? Well, I was that kid. And lucky for me, I was blessed with a career that blends my love of fashion and math (I know, strange combination, but that’s real life people).

2. Country music is my jam. Give me Luke Bryan, a pick up truck, and summer nights and I’m the happiest girl in the world.

3. I’m obsessed with Bride Friday on TLC. I would rather sit at home eating a homemade pizza watching Say Yes To The Dress than going out on a Friday. It’s a problem. Not to worry, the boyfriend knows about this obsession (at least I think he does), and I’ve made it very clear that the obsession stems from how beautiful I think bridal gowns are. And, let’s be real, how ridiculous some of those people can be.

4. I want a goldendoodle puppy more than almost anything else right now. What’s holding me back? Well two things, my roommate would kill me and I think it would just be mean to keep a dog the size of a large goldendoodle locked up in an apartment all day. So I will wait… until I have a house!

5. My two go to accessories are belts and scarves. Getting ready for church this past Sunday was a struggle for me because I moved all of my belts and most of my scarves to my new apartment (praise! I’m almost completely moved in) so I didn’t know what to wear!

Speaking of accessories… here’s a quick outfit post of how I combine the two for spring!

FLORAL SCARF 1

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FLORAL SCARF 5

FLORAL SCARF 6

FLORAL SCARF 4

Dress: Francesca’s, Jacket: Forever21, Scarf: Target, Sunnies: Target, Sandals: Target, Belt: Francesca’s, Earrings: Gifted, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Thanks Reid for tagging me in this! Be sure to check out her five things here!

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-M