Monday, August 26, 2013

Summer Favorites

This summer I fell in love with so many different styles, events, and new things. So many unforgettable memories were made with my best friends. Here a just a few of the things I loved most in summer 2013:


Cutoffs- These babies from Vintage Violet were by far the most worn piece in my closet.  They're perfectly bleached and distressed; plus they can be worn with literally anything.

Chacos- I wear these shoes at some point every day from March to October. They are the most comfortable, easy to slip on, durable sandals available to purchase. This is my third year wearing this pair, and they're still perfectly intact.

Tie-Dye Dress- This denim dress from American Eagle is so versatile and wearable! It's fit is ultra-flattering as well.

Striped Maxi Skirt- The soft material of this skirt tricks you into thinking you're wearing sweats-- but you look cute! A super easy way to wear it is with a basic tank and statement necklace. Worn here.

Printed Tie Top- Wearing this tank adds a different feel to any pair of shorts! The colors in the print are all so fun and perfect for this season. Worn here.


Two Door Cinema Club- I've been listening to this band non-stop because their unique, upbeat sound is perfect for summer. Some of my favorite songs from them are "What You Know", "Undercover Martyn", and "Sun".

Sweet Tea- This was the summer I became unhealthily obsessed with sweet tea and drank more than any human ever should. It's wonderful.

Candy Crush- HUGE DISCLAIMER: DO NOT START THIS GAME IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY. It's ridiculously addictive, and you will fall into the trap that was the indirect cause of my first iPhone breakage.  Way too much of my summer was spent on this game. But I still love it.

Rend Collective Experiment- Oh my goodness, this is the most joyful, praising, uplifting band! Any song by them leaves me smiling and wanting more of Jesus. Listen to "You Bled", "Movements", "Build Your Kingdom Here", and "Second Chance".

Wakarusa- That weekend was an experience I will never in my life forget. Here is the full post I did on it.

What did you love this summer??


Friday, August 9, 2013

One Shirt Two Ways: Fall

Over the past few weeks, I have been teaming up with Annie from Little Miss Daring for this collab post! You can see both of our fall outfits featuring a denim shirt on my blog, and the summer outfits are on hers.

My outfit pairs the denim shirt with the most comfortable maxi skirt I own! For color and detail, I added this recently purchased pink necklace. My black combat boots completed the look since they are constantly worn in the fall.

Annie's approach at the look was so creative and girly! The usual rule is to not wear a denim top with jeans, but she made it work by adding the perfect crotchet tank over her ripped skinnies and polka dot chambray. A coral necklace brings in color, and her flats add sparkle. Such a great outfit for fall!

Other outfits featuring a denim shirt on my blog here and here and here!
Be sure to check out the summer post on Annie's blog!


Thursday, August 1, 2013

DIY Eyelet Shorts + August Playlist

I hate saying this, but summer is coming to an end! My school starts on Thursday, and I don't know if I'm going to be able to deal with it. No need to fear though, I have lots of summer themed posts still planned!

This spring and summer I have been obsessed with white eyelet! These shorts have been on constant rotation all summer, but I needed a more casual pair.  Since I have owned this pair of American Eagle cutoffs for two years and the length was becoming questionable, I decided to fix them up. The result is a super easy DIY!


Denim Shorts
Eyelet Trimming
Sewing Machine
Navy Thread

Step One: Turn shorts inside out and pin eyelet material to inside.

Step Two: Sew eyelet trim to shorts.

Finished Product:

My playlist for this month is for keeping the last days of summer close to your heart. I used songs that would be more commonly known so you could sing along with your friends late at night! Belt out Call Me Maybe, which I would have used never otherwise, and make memories!