Saturday, July 27, 2013

Maxi in the Woods

{Target skirt and sandals, Forever 21 tankMaude belt, Savoir-Faire necklace, Nordstrom watch}

Guys, I just got back from spending  the most incredible week at camp with some of my very best friends. I'll just say this: Jesus is incredible and wonderful and perfect and fullfilling. He did things in me over the past five days that I didn't even know were possible, and I am overflowing with joy as I type this!

Maxi skirts are my favorite because they are so so so versatile. The piece can be made dramatic, casual, romantic, or eclectic! The fabric of this black skirt is just perfect for transforming looks. Since it's full at the bottom, the skirt looks best with a fitted tank or top. I added this large belt to add more shape and drama to the outfit. A statement necklace goes perfectly with a plain, open neck tank. Sandals that match the skirt's color are the best option for your feet.

Courtney took these pictures, and I am just in love with the way they turned out. This may possibly be my favorite set of outfit pictures for Simply Daring!


Tuesday, July 16, 2013


I thought I would use this post to show you where I'm getting inspiration this summer!

I'm always looking for more blogs, magazines, and friends to inspire me, so let me know if you have suggestions. :)


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Lunch Date

A classic look for a nice lunch out never fails AND is one of the easiest outfits to put together. Two staple pieces are truly required: a button front shirt and a pair of flats. 

I fell in love with this top's spearmint color as soon as I spotted it at the J.Crew Outlet in Texas; to me it's a more timeless version of mint. The $25 price tag was an added bonus! You simply can't pass on a classic J.Crew shirt marked down to almost one-third of the original price. To make the shirt feel less office-material, I skipped ironing and rolled the sleeves! 

My pale pink, point-toe flats play well with the color scheme. Try not to notice my Chaco tan... Or do. I'm pretty proud of it. :) White denim shorts are another summer staple. Rose gold jewelry (to match the cap toe), and a side pony are finishing touches.

It's been especially hot in Arkansas this past week- the kind of hot that leaves you either in the pool or air conditioning. However, the best part of my summer is approaching so quickly! Next Friday, Courtney, the lovely photographer of these pictures, and I are seeing ONE DIRECTION in concert! The day after that will be spent watching my aunt get married and celebrating. Two days later I leave for camp. Like I said in a previous post, my whole summer basically happens that week!


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Crazy Tips/ July Playlist

I'm sure you noticed how I changed my hair if you checked my last blog post! Since I wore uniforms to school every day this year, I decided to do something a little crazy for summer. I painted the last few inches of my locks with pink hair dye as soon as school got out. The results are perfect; I love the color and the look! 

{Taken by Tori}

To add something new to Simply Daring, I decided to start making a playlist each month! I will share some of my favorite music with you all for different situations. I designed the July playlist for an upbeat pool party or barbecue. Comment if you enjoyed!


Monday, July 1, 2013

Breezy Florals

{Gap tank, GapKids shorts, Forever 21 necklace, Nordstrom watch, Converse}
If you have read any blog in the past week, you probably know that Google Reader is shutting down today. No need to fear, you can still follow me on Bloglovin, Instagram (@simplydaring), and Facebook to be updated on posts. 

I'm always looking to create carefree outfits in the summer. My mission is to find ways to look cute without overheating. A simple denim tank and floral shorts looks like you might have actually thought before putting on clothes. You might even be able to consider this tank vintage; my mom recently donated a laundry bin of her old clothes to me. A necklace with a single charm, your favorite watch, and Converse are low key ways to complete this look. I wore this to walk with friends to get frozen yogurt recently!

{pictures by Courtney}