Friday, July 29, 2011

5 things friday

{Vintage Levi Cut-Off Shorts}

This week was crazy for my bank account.. way too many unnecessary (or necessary) purchases for my closet. I finally found the perfect high-waisted vintage Levi shorts after many hard months of searching for some. Next up, I would like to make my own cut-offs and destroy them a bit. Happy Friday everyone! 

 {Heart Clothing Boutique.. in midtown}

{A simple side knot on a loose fitted tank/t-shirt}

{OPI's "You Don't Know Jacques" nail polish}

{I booked my flight to Spokane, WA to see the Kell Bell's & Pretty Lights!}

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

DIY Wednesday: Beachy Braided Bun

If you're like me and don't spend much time on your hair, this bun is gonna rock your world. Simple, yet still wearable for those late week work days you struggle to get out of bed for. Thank you Cupcakes and Cashmere for this inspirational hair-DO! 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

tuesday tunesday!

Bon Iver's new album is amazing. If you have not listened to it, ya gotta pick it up. Today's featured song "Wash." is one of my favorites off his album, although, I must admit, it was very hard to choose just one of his songs being that they are all great songs. Enjoy!

Monday, July 25, 2011

33 ways...

Free People had a blog post last week entitled "33 Ways To Stay Creative" ... and i just had to re-post it. What a great way to start off the week. Creativity in an individual is super important. Enjoy!

Friday, July 22, 2011

five things friday!

{Jack's Urban Eats.. latest craving}

This week was amazing as I was able to catch up on getting some rays, layin pool side at my dad's house... yes, I live with the pops. Ah, the life of unemployment. Quick update of the week, I am still looking for a job, but trying not to rush into anything that I would absolutely loathe. Back on the blogging, pretty exciting, as I have found some new blogs with great fashion photography and tips. Tested out the manicure that I blogged about earlier in the week here and I love the way it turned out. Even more exciting, I am going for my first road ride tomorrow with my sister's boyfriend... I can't wait. I have wanted to get into road riding forever. Let's hope it's all I imagined it to be! 

{Essie's "Mint Candy Apple" nail polish}

{Free People Crochet Fringe Tunic}

{Thrifted Ray Ban Wayfarers}

{Urban Outfitter's Urban Renewal High Waisted Yellow Levi's Shorts}

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

tuesday tunesday!

I have virtually become obsessed with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, specifically Jade, the female vocalist in the group, since I saw them perform at the Ottawa Bluesfest. Trying to find the song that Jade performed at the festival was a task, and I could only find a decent version that she and the group performed for iTunes. So without further ado, I present you with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros "Fire & Water (River of Love)" ... there are many different versions, but like I said, this is the only "non-live" version I could find, although the live versions are pretty stellar as well.

mermaid manicure

I have practically fallen off the bloggin train, but I intend to get back on it! I meant to post this manicure on Monday, but I got super busy. So, I leave you with this beautiful beauty "how-to" thanks to Cupcakes and Cashmere. If you haven't read her blog, check it out. She always has amazing "how-to's" as well as great home-decor, recipe, and outfit ideas.

Now, to the manicure! Trending this summer has been a simple manicure, with a touch of fun on the ring finger. This sparkle ring finger trick in this DIY is elegant and I cannot wait to try it out! 

What You'll  Need:

1. Clear top coat
2. Small paint brush


Essie's Mint Candy Apple & Martha Stewart's Aquamarine Glitter


1. Paint 2 coats of the nail polish

2. Add top coat along the bottom of the nail

3. Dip a separate brush into the top coat and then into the glitter

4. Add glitter to the bottom half of your nail

Ta-da!! Simply stunning!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

to cat-eye or not to cat-eye?

At first glance, I thought cat-eye sunglasses were sunglasses that only a few could pull off. Now, they are on my wish list ... simply stunning. I am stuck between 2 pair. 

The first, is the every glorious House of Harlow 1960 Cary Sunglasses. Gorg!

Secondly, is the Sabre Runaway sunglasses.. slightly more "catty" I would say.

Thoughts?! They are both amazing pairs!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

tuesday tunesday!

Quick update: Ottawa is gorgeous. Such a European feel to it. I am loving it... don't wanna leave.

On to the tune for today.. I just recently saw Skrillex live ... and this song has been in my head ever since... love ya Skrill.. you killed it.. like always.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

american woman

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July! Go America...

Images: More Than Laundry, Because I'm Addicted, Oracle Fox

Sunday, July 3, 2011

happy birthday daddy!

My dad is the most important man in my life and my best buddy. Happy birthday to the best dad/friend/comedian a girl could ask for!