October 26, 2012

diy inspiration: a bow blouse

I've been spotting some lovely, feminine blouses with dainty ribbon bows both in stores and on the web lately. How easy would it be to take a bit of ribbon and do this to any button up shirt you already have in your closet for a fresh look on a basic shirt?! :) I'm totally going to have to try this!
Have a happy Friday! 

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pic of gold shirts and ribbon blouse pinned via my Pinterest, original source here

October 22, 2012

a blazer for every budget

blazers on a budget
When I'm having trouble figuring out what to wear (or running short on time)...it's easiest to pick out a blouse and add a blazer! A blazer immediately makes any outfit look polished! A classic black blazer is a staple, but you  couldn't go wrong with these candy colored ones! Here are some pretty blazers I've spotted around the web and the range of prices would fit nicely into any budget - high or low. Happy Monday! 

shop these blazers: top to bottom, left to right
H&M Basic Black Blazer | Forever 21 Pink Blazer | Plaid Merona Blazer | Aqua H&M Blazer | Black H&M Blazer w/Rhinestones  | Gap Tangerine Blazer w/trim | Black Belted Blazer via Nordstrom

October 14, 2012

fashion inspiration

When I'm out and about and feel like being casual (yet still dressing cute) some of my go-to Fall garments are loose sweaters, skinny jeans, and flats. Make those floral print flats and add a cute bow necklace and I'm sold! :)

*1 Chocolate New York cross body bag via Target
*2 Black slim fit jeans via H&M
*3 Black, white, & pink striped sweater via H&M
*4 Floral Steve Madden flats via DSW
*5 Pink and gold bow pendant necklace via Forever21

October 13, 2012

little bits of life


what I've been up to lately via instagram. Wanna follow along? I'm crazyaboutcoral
*decorating my mantle for fall...I'm so excited we have a mantle!
*a beautiful double rainbow!
*at the wedding rehearsal dinner
*my beautiful friend on her wedding day!
*visiting with old friends!
*ahh, love this guy!
*my mom and I (taken when I was back in IL for a visit and a wedding)
*my mom is the best, just sayin'. ;)
*my brother came to visit us in TX for his fall break! Notice how tall he is? I'm wearing heels! ha
*yummy salt water taffy
*Oh apples are my fav!
*purple polka dot pants with pointy shoes! :)

Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!

October 10, 2012

easy stenciled pillow from fabric napkins

I've been wanting to give our square living room decor pillows a facelift and found some faded, army green fabric napkins for super cheap that complimented the colors in our living room so I decided to sew them into pillow cases. I also stenciled them with the phrase 'Love Lives Here' in black fabric paint because, well I like the phrase, and it's a nice reminder for me to let my words and actions be spoken and done in love. :)


Want to learn how? :)
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