Jeans and a Teacup

Monday, July 21, 2014

Mixed Floral + Giveaway

Floral dress, Nordstrom giveaway
Topshop, Floral dress, Nordstrom Giveaway
Topshop, Floral Dress, Nordstrom Giveaway
Topshop, Nude Heels, Floral Dress
Topshop, Floral Dress, Nordstrom Giveaway
Dress: Topshop (similar), Shoes: Nine West via DSW (similar), Earrings: Stella and Dot, Necklace: Hello Cheeseburger, Bracelet: Stella and Dot
Greetings from Atlanta! It's my first time spending more than just a layover in Atlanta, Georgia. I'm visiting my husband who's been working here for the past three weeks.  But the good news is he got done a week early and we get to go back to Los Angeles on Tuesday! In the meantime, we get to explore a little bit of Atlanta.  

Anyway, these picture were taken in good ole' Pennsylvania. A big thanks to my Mom who's been taking my outfit posts while my husband's been away! I found this mixed floral tea dress on Topshop a little while ago. It was my first time shopping at Topshop. I always thought that items from there would be out of my price range but I found this dress on sale for $24.  I needed to take it in a little at the waist and the hip area is a little tighter than I like. Has anybody else found Topshop sizing kind of weird? But I really like the floral print and style of this dress so I decided to keep it. I like dresses that do the work for you by putting together different prints or colors that you wouldn't normally expect.  

And I have to mention these heels! I'd been looking for a pair of nude ankle strap heels and these Nine West heels fit the bill. They are actually really comfortable and I love the style. I couldn't find them online but I just got them at my local DSW in store. 

Speaking of dresses and shoes...you have a chance to win a $120 eGift card to Nordstrom from me and the other July sponsors of Glossy Blonde! And it's just in time for the Nordstrom Anniversary sale! 
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Layering in Summer

Cargo Skirt - 2
Cargo Skirt - 4
Cargo Skirt - 3
Cargo Skirt
Shirt: J.Crew Factory (similar), Skirt: Old Navy, Vest: Target, Sandals: Madewell (similar), Necklace: J.Crew Factory
The one thing I miss about summer dressing is layering! I miss my jackets and scarves! (Although, I still try to get away with wearing scarves indoors in the air conditioning.) Sometimes a denim jacket can be too much coverage in the heat.  That's why I like this denim vest! It's a really lightweight, stretchy denim so it's not too heavy and it adds another dimension to my outfit. 

On another note, my mom has been taking my outfit photos while I've been home. She's done a pretty good job I think! My husband has been in Atlanta for the past couple of weeks and this weekend I get to go visit him! I've really missed him these last couple of weeks.  After spending almost four years of our dating relationship long distance - (And I mean looong...he was in California, I was in Ohio/Pennsylvania!) - I really hate being away from him for any period of time. But at least I've had things to occupy my time while he's been gone.  I got to visit Philadelphia and Boston...and now I'm moving on to Atlanta! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! 

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ketchup + Mustard

Mustard Yellow Dress
Mustard Yellow Dress
Mustard Yellow Dress
Mustard Yellow Dress
Mustard Yellow Dress
Dress: H&M (similar), Shoes: H&M (similar - love these!), Necklace: J.Crew Factory, Bracelet: Stella and Dot, Lips: Sephora Hot Tango
I've always been a fan of this darker yellow/mustard color but I don't really have any in my closet.  So when I saw this dress I fell in love.  I love the feminine ruffles, buttons and tie waist. Paired with my bright red nails and lips it kind of reminds me of condiments! But I still like it.  I found this dress recently in store but I couldn't find it online.  

I was in Boston over the weekend to visit a friend and just got back yesterday night.  It was my first time in Boston and I had a great time. I'm a fan of east coast cities in general.  Los Angeles doesn't do it for me - I think it's pretty ugly.  I love the history that goes along with older cities like Boston.  My friend and I took a tour of Harvard, walked a little of the Freedom Trail and went on a wine tour. I'd love to go back sometime!

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Rust

Rust 2
Rust 3
Rust
Rust 4
Shirt: Madewell, Pants: American Eagle, Scarf: J.Crew, Sandals: ShoeMint "Janelle", Bracelets: Stella and Dot Renegade + Eden Bangle, J.Crew Factory, Sunglasses: H&M
I'm always on the hunt for great linen tees in the summer.  I like the texture better than cotton and I feel like my linen tees hold up better over the long run.  So when I saw this linen tee at Madewell in this rusty orange color I had to get it! It's a nice summer color and felt like it paired well with this pink/teal scarf from J.Crew.  

If you can't tell by all the lush greenery surrounding me - I'm not in California anymore! This is my parents backyard and my mom is taking my pictures.  I'm actually in Boston right now visiting a friend but I'll be coming back home tonight.  I'm kinda all over the place this summer! 

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Neon Neon

The power is back on! Thank goodness! It's a blogger's nightmare to be without internet and power to charge your devices...haha. Although it is storming again as I write this and I'm really hoping I can finish this post! 
Neon Neon 5
Neon Neon 3
Neon Neon 2
Neon Neon 4
Neon Neon 6
Shirt: J.Crew Factory, Shorts: J.Crew (on sale!), Sandals: ShoeMint "Janelle", Necklace: History+Industry (20% off sitewide w/code "HEAT"), Bracelet: Stella and Dot, Sunglasses: H&M
I'm not really a neon person but I can take it in small doses. And these polka dot, scalloped pocket shorts were just too cute to pass up! I've been waiting for them to go on sale all summer and finally got these on sale plus 50% off in store! I love a good deal!

And speaking of good deals - I just scoured this History + Industry necklace on sale too! I first found out about this Brooklyn based designer, Irene Wood's jewelry line through blogging. I fell in love with these mixed material, handmade statement pieces. Normally the price point is a little (ok, a lot) out of my range but with the right sale I was able to pick this up for $50! It's definitely worth it for such a unique piece. And right now there are a bunch of amazing items on sale for under $50! 

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