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Black and Brown

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{Romper: similar great dress option here; Chambray Top: Quicksilver similar; Wedges: Jessica Simpson similar; Purse: similar style; Sunglasses: similar; Necklace & Ring: Premier Designs; Bracelets: Premier Designs & Jeanne’s Gemstones}
This outfit is dedicated to my friend Jordan. She has great style and I love going shopping with her. But the one trend you won’t catch her in is black and brown together. So when I put on these brown shoes with this black romper, I thought of her and how she would never pair the two. And since I know she follows my blog, I had to give a shout out to her. You know what I just thought of, I wonder if she likes leopard print since it’s black and brown. I will have to ask her. Love you Jordan! πŸ™‚
P.S. I copied this look from Christina at Oh So Glam. Thanks for the style inspiration, Christina!

Happy Father’s Day

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Walking me down the aisle



My sister, my dad and me



My three favorite men! My dad, grandpa, and hubby



I love me dad!



My wedding day



Happy Father’s Day to my amazing Dad!!! He is a man I respect, cherish and love with all my heart. Thanks, Dad, for always being there for me and being someone I can look up to. You taught me honesty and intergrity, how to treat others with diginity and respect, money managment skills, and how to ride a quad and swing dance.

Crazy Lady

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 {Dress:Macy’s similar; Scarf: similar; Wedges: Jessica Simpson similar; Bag; similar; Jewelry: Premier Designs}

You might remember from this post that I don’t like wearing dresses. But today, I went a little crazy and decided to wear a dress. Although, I think most people thought I was crazy not for wearing a dress but for wearing a scarf in 98 degree weather. I don’t think they understood the importance the scarf played in pulling the outfit together.

P.S. My mom came to visit me for a few days! Yay!!!

Hey! I Put Some New Shoes On And Suddenly Everything Is Right

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 {Top: similar; Jeans: similar: Cardigan: similar; Shoes: Urban Outfitter; Purse: Jessica Simpson similar; Sunglasses: similar; Jewelry: Premier Designs}
Listen to the theme song to my life and it pretty much sums up how I’m feeling today πŸ™‚

P.S. Don’t you love my new shoes?!


Capitola

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{Tank: Macy’s; Jean Jacket: similar; Jeans: Target similar; Shoes: Target; Sunglasses: similar; Bracelet: Premier Designs; Necklace: similar}

For our anniversary weekend, the hubby and I headed to Capitola/Santa Cruz. The weather was perfect and we had a great time! We got there Friday morning and walked around downtown Capitola and relaxed on the beach. On Saturday, Capitola had their annual car show so the hubby had fun drooling over all the cars he wants. Overall it was a great anniversary weekend πŸ™‚

P.S. My camera battery died so we took these photos on my phone.

Happy Anniversary

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Four years ago today, I married my best friend. We have been together for seven years and I could not ask for a better person to share my life with. I’m not one to get mushy and share my feelings so I will just say I am one lucky gal and I love my hubby! 
Happy Anniversary Cody!!! Love you!!!


I know most of you probably don’t care to see more pictures of me & the hubby but I like to look at them so here they are πŸ˜‰
Weekend in Tahoe

On our honeymoon in St. Lucia
Skiing/Snowboarding on Mt. Shasta
My 21st b-day. The hubby surprised me with a trip to Monterey, CA

Life of the Mint Jeans

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{Top: Lauren Conrad; Jeans Blank NYC similar; Shoes: Target; Sunglasses: similar; Scarf: similar; Bag: similar}

The Story of the Mint Jeans:
April 8th: I happily welcomed them into my closet. They were an Easter present from the hubby.

April 24th: They made there first appearance on the blog here 

May 8th: Featured in my Pretty Little Look-A-Like post here

May 28th: Disaster Struck!!! I wore them to a Memorial Day BBQ and accidentally got a little bbq sauce from the ribs on them (I should have known better than to eat ribs in cute clothes). My sister had a tide-to-go pen so I treated the stain with that and washed them when I got home. As I pulled my jeans out of the wash I noticed that the laundry detergent stained them! There were streaks all over the jeans. I tried running them through the washer again (this time without detergent) and the stain was still there πŸ™

May 29th: Researched on the internet and found that you can soak clothes in vinegar to get laundry detergent stains out. This did not work :,-(

May 30th: Bought mint dye and tried dying them to even out the color. This worked to even out the color from the laundry detergent stain but the stain from the bbq sauce was still there. At this point, I can’t wear them how they are so the hubby and I decide to bleach them to see if the stain would come out. That turned the pants a lime green color and the stain was still there. The mint jeans put up a good fight but sadly they weren’t going to pull through. So I decided to cut them off just above the stain to make them into shorts. Now my mint jeans are lime green shorts. At least I can still wear them. I will post a picture of them soon so you can see the transformation/ journey of the mint jeans.

May 31st: The hunt for a new pair of mint skinny jeans begins. Wish me luck!

Shh, Don’t Tell My Doctor & Liebster Award

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{Top: Forever21; Jeans: Marshalls; Fedora: unkown; Sunglasses: gift; Jewelry: Premier Designs; Flats: Prairie Rose; Bag: Vieta}

Shhhh! Don’t tell my podiatrist that I’m wearing flats. I have had problems with my feet my whole life gaining me many trips to the podiatrist and orthotics to wear in my tennis shoes. On my most recent visit to the doctor, I was told me feet were so bad he couldn’t bare to see me walk. Harsh, right? I knew my feet were in pain but I didn’t realize I was that bad. Sure,  I hadn’t seen my podiatrist in five years and had been wearing flats more than usual which don’t fit my orthotics but does it really matter that much? Apparently, it does. My feet took a turn for the worse. I was diagnosed with posterior tibial tendonitis and was told I will have to have surgery later in life. He said in order to delay surgery as a long as possible, I must take care of my feet. Which means no more flats. I have to wear tennis shoes with my orthotics or (and here comes the good news) HEELS! Yay! Finally doctor permission to wear heels! At least it wasn’t all bad!

P.S. I received the Liebster Award from the lovely Ashley at A Decorative Piece of Citrus Zest  I am so excited that someone liked my blog enough to give me this award! Thanks Ashley!


For those of you who don’t know, this award goes to new blogs with less than 200 followers. The German word “Liebster” translates in English to “beloved” or “favorite” (thanks Ashley for that info). Time to spread the love:

Rules:
Link back to the person who gave you the award
Put the award on your post
Choose 5 blogs with under 200 followers to receive the award
Let them know you awarded them

Catalina Island

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The best sister in the world! I love you Jamie!
Day One: Celebrating that we made it to the top on our unexcpected hike.
Day Two: Headed to breakfast and then shopping
Ready to go parasailing!
We went 800ft. up!
Getting dipped in the water

Relaxing on the beach
Dinner and dancing
Day Three: Our last day…we woke up early and went and a morning hike
The view from our hike. Our hotel was just 1/2 a block from the beach.

We had the best time celebrating for my sister’s bachelorette party!

This past weekend my four best friends and I went to Catalina Island to celebrate my sister, Jamie’s, upcoming wedding! We have all been friends since I was in first grade (Jamie, Cori and Elizabeth were in 2nd and Liz, our cousin, was in kindergarten). We made some wonderful memories that none of us will ever forget.

I think everyone’s favorite part was parasailing. It was a blast! Our least favorite part…our plane home being delayed for two hours. But what can you do? You can sleep in the airport for two hours, which is exactly what we did.

I had the best time ever with my favorite people! Love you gals!

Hiking Shoes

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{Top: Forever21; Cardigan: Forever21; Skirt: Marshalls, Shoes: Marshalls; Necklace: Wink; Sunglasses: Target; Ring: Premier Designs}

Catalina Island was so much fun!!!! I’m super tired today and haven’t even made it out of my pj’s yet (it’s 6:00pm)

This is the outfit I wore going to Catalina. When we got there we decided to start exploring the island and ended up hiking a blocked off dirt path to the top of a hill/mountain that overlooked the town and beach. We took these pictures once we reached the top. Since we weren’t planning on this hike, me, my sister, and our friend Elizabeth were all wearing three inch wedge heels. But surprisingly, nobody fell and I think I found my new favorite hiking shoes/wedges πŸ˜‰

I’ll post more pictures from our trip tomorrow!

Showing off our hiking shoes
The view on our hike (we started off down by the water)