Friday, August 31, 2012

Faves for Friday: Finding Shirts to Suit You

The following is a sponsored post:

With so many fashions about at the moment it is hard to decide what type of shirt is best for you and your personality. At G-Star, a vast range of shirts to suit every style occasion and event is available for those who want to dress to impress.

Ranging from vintage style print shirts through to retro polo shirts, you won’t be short of choice and that means finding the perfect shirt for you should be relatively straightforward.

Quiet and Relaxed

If you’re just chilling out on holiday, at a BBQ or just at home then you will want a comfortable top. Something like a white linen shirt provides you with a cool comfort. If this isn’t for you, then why not try out a 70s ringer t-shirt?

This safe option can be found in a variety of colours and many are plain to offer high levels of versatility. If you are heading out for the night but don’t want to look overdressed then G-Star Raw provides short and long sleeved shirts in toned down patterns and light colours: perfect for long summer evenings in the pub garden.

Loud and Proud

Going away on a lad’s holiday? Raving it up in a nightclub? Then you will want to wear something that makes you stand out for all the right reasons. Let’s face it, if someone has a saying on a top we all want to read what it says and those in the brightest and boldest shirts are always those who receive the most attention.

If you opt for a bright, bold colour then achieve a super suave and sharp look by investing in a G-Star shirt. You can even roll the shirt up at the sleeves for a cool and casual style that makes you look effortlessly stylish. You will be sure to have all the girls after you when you are wearing one of these shirts.


Whether you like checked shirts, tribal prints or simple stripes then there is a wide variety of tops out there for you. Choosing to wear a checked shirt means you can easily go from day to evening, making it perfect for all types of events.

Another decision that you may have to make is whether you want a collar or not. This is often the biggest dilemma and the easiest solution is to wear a plain t-shirt beneath a casual shirt to embrace both options. 

Here are a few of my picks:

Thursday, August 30, 2012

last days of summer

I am literally living out every second of the rest of my summer, the last seconds of tank tops, shorts, & denim everything! 
What I Wore: glasses-Love via coastal, top-TwitchVintage, leopard shorts- Forever 21, flats- Missioni for Target, bag- Kate Spade. 
& barry =)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

wants wednesday: MY BIRTHDAY!!

9/9 is my b-day, AKA my most favorite day of the whole year!
Here are a few of the things that I am stalking lately,
Ranked in order of desire...
1 & 2 Stella & Dot renegade cluster bracelet {I will take this in silver too!} and renegade cluster necklace
4. Steve Madden studded booties- via ebay {I have wanted these as long as I have been blogging & they are on ebay, in my size!}
6 & 7 & 8 Eat Cake for Breakfast collar necklace & Lyla Kay bracelets
9. Black diamond earrings {there were on groupon for $24-- but they sold out too quick!}
12. uncovet rose oxford collar {also now sold out}

& this Watchful Eye Ring from fancy french cologne:

&this painting that I tried really hard to buy in Mexico but it sold out:

& I suppose one could always reference my Wish/Shopping List {recently updated}

Happy Birthday wishing!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

ermahgerd finally a #minkette!

So, today was my first day of orientation for my new job as a {excuse me: the} middle school science teacher. 

& in true amazing fiancé fashion, guess what I came home to?!?!

My first Rebecca Minkoff bag!!
Say hello to my baby,
She is beautiful! 

 What I Wore: glasses- Warby Parker Midnight Blue Sinclairs, necklace- Dorothy Perkins , top- thrifted, pants- Old Navy, shoes- llbean, bag- Rebecca Minkoff Perf Beau Clutch in Natural.

I am beyond nervous for the start of school, I just need to get started & get rolling. 
but beyond excited about my first Rebecca Minkoff bag! 

& don't forget to enter my latest give-a-way:

Monday, August 27, 2012

Win $50 towards glasses from! {CLOSED}

I absolutly love BonLook glasses. 
I already have two pairs "Barbarella" in red {old} & Drink The Kool-Aid in Black & Clear

Here are my first pair of BonLook glasses the barbarella's:

What I Wore: glasses- BonLook barbarella in red, top- threadsence, belt- Abercrombie & fitch, skirt- Talbots {thrifted}, flats- store in Shanghai, China, bag- Kate Spade.

Now is your chance to win $50 towards your very own pair of BonLook glasses!!

These are my other BonLook loves {recently warn here}, Drink The Kool-Aid in Black & Clear:

Jungle Chic in Cognac

They have awesome sunglasses too, love these Simply Fabulous:

Pairs I am dying to get my hands on:

These are the ones that I am LOVING from their new fall collection:
These Peacock Midnight Blue peacock midnight blues are FAB love the metal bottom! 

Give-a-way Rules & Guidelines:
1. must sign up for bonlook's newsletter {also gets you $10 off!}
2. Must be 18 years or older
3. Open to all 

To officially enter: leave a comment with the pair you would choose if you win & your email so I can contact you! 
Good Luck!

fine print: This give-a-way is sponsored by BonLook, but all opinions are mine.
This give-a-way will be open until September 9th 2012 at midnight {my birthday!}

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Accessories to this outfit include 3S: 
1S- Sunburn: no matter how much sunscreen I wear I always end up toasty, 
2S-Scarface- while saving maggie from the deep end of a pool she clawed me in the eye & I dropped the dog crate on my nose which resulted in a flesh wound,
3S- Skeleton- I love this top from chicnova 
What I wore: glasses- Warby Parker Midnight blue sinclairs, top- Chicnova, belt- Old Navy, shorts- Tea and Tulips, sandals- Target {old}

Saturday, August 25, 2012

at the fair

A couple of weekends ago, I went to the Italian American fair in a local town,
I love fairs, especially because I finally got to see fireworks this summer since I was in Mexico for the 4th. 

What I Wore: glasses- Steve Madden, top- thirfted, shorts- consigned? via consignment store, sandals- Payless, bag- Kate Spade.

& scored some amazing arm candy pieces!
besides the fab bud wrist band, I got this cross bracelet {obsessed!} & neon dream catcher.  

Friday, August 24, 2012

Faves for Friday: 1 YEAR UNTIL MY WEDDING!

So, I have been engaged for close to 2 and 1/2 years but today marks exactly 1 year until I get married!! 

Here are some preparations we have been making
{slow & steady wins the race...}

Newspaper announcement:

Ordered our save the dates!

Had my extended family assembly line our handmade wine for wedding favors:

Asked my maid of honor, my sister Bianca:

I also got map tags via Morrelldecor on etsy
& a thank you pennant for sending thank you cards {via etsy}

& we completed our PreCana requirements to get married in the church:

I had the hardest time picking out an outfit for this occasion: 
What I Wore: glasses- Warby Parker Midnight Blue Sinclairs, top- thirfted, skirt- Forever 21, belt- vintage via estate sale, flats- The Webster for Target.

So cheers to one year until the big day!

& congrats to the winner of my eShakti give-a-way Jamila from freebirdtrain!
I am passing your info along & they should be in touch soon!
Thanks to all who entered!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The "First Day" is around the corner!

So can I just say, AHHHH. 
My first day of school is less than 2 weeks away 
& I have A LOT to plan/organize/set up/catch my sanity before my life becomes crazy busy!

So in my planning, I attended a lecture by none other than Dr. Wong the education guru behind:

He was inspiring & gave me a HUGE to do list full of "procedures"

So far my planning has consisted of:

Anyways here is what my classroom is looking like:
 If anything Dr. Wong convinced me how I should set up my board:

& taking out lots of trash

& got the coolest sign for my classroom:
My big sister in my sorority made it for me, along with one to switch out when I get married next summer {exactly one year from tomorrow!! expect a wedding update}

What I wore to Wong: glasses- coastal, shirt- thrifted, belt- H&M, pants- GAP, shoes- Target {RIP maggie ate them this morning} bag- Kate Spade.

Barry helped me get ready...
Hurry, you only have 6 hours to enter my eShakti give-a-way!
go, Go, GO!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Double Post: DEAL ALERT!!

So I don't normally like to post more than once a day, but I need to inform everyone of an incredible deal and it ends today
Coastal is giving away free pairs of eyeglasses! Using the code: FBFREEOFFER.
You have to pay for the lenses ($9) and shipping so mine came to $17. {originally $90!}
$17 for AMAZING prescription glasses?!?! 

Now you see the need for a double post =) 

I choose the pink cat eyes from LOVE:
Arrived in less than a week, and are adorable! 

What I wore: glasses- coastal, top- etsy, belt- H&M via plato's closet, pants- GAP, flats- Webster for Target, {bag below- Kate Spade}

What are you waiting for?!?! 
Go get free glasses from coastal!!

& Don't forget to check out my eShakti give-a-way 
{ends tomorrow!!}
Readers of behind the leopard glasses also get 10% off all orders with the code: EM22XNE @ eShakti!