Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What I Wore Wednesday Link-Up Launch

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have some exciting news to announce today!
Elizabeth of Book of Leisure and Brenna of Chic Street Style and I have been planning a blogger link-up series for quite some time now. There has been plenty of complications, but we are finally excited to be launching our own link-up series called What I Wore Wednesday.
{ scroll down to the bottom to link-up with us! }

if you've never linked up before, all you have to do is click the 'add a link' button and copy / paste the URL of your favorite outfit post you want to share and click 'Done.' It's very simple!

Ever since Impressions Boutique sent me this striped skirt, I've been wearing it nonstop. It's a structure flare skirt that is fit for any occasion. I opted for a preppy look by tying a chiffon black ribbon around my neck with this button-down (seen here).
P.S. The rings I'm wearing are actually the rings I'm selling - HA! What I like to call... a walking advertisement ;)

Wearing: top: boutique in Korea (similar here) | skirt: Impressions Boutique c/o | booties: Impressions Boutique c/o | sunglasses: Karen Walker | renegade cluster bracelet: Stella & Dot c/o | watch: Timex c/o | bracelet: Armed & Readi c/o | rings: Armed & Readi c/o | clutch: vintage Chanel (similar here) love these here + here | lipstick: Besame's 'Exotic Pink' c/o | 

An InLinkz Link-up

Instagram Link-Up Requirements:
1. We ask that you please follow the hosts on Instagram: @bygracelee | @elizabetheuna | @chicstreetstyle | and use the hashtag #WIWW when posting on Instagram.
2. We will pick ONE blog from the link-up and ONE Instagram post from #WIWW to feature on the link-up every week, so be sure to let your friends know! We will also contact you if you are featured!

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Thanks for linking up with us!


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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Armed & Readi Trunk Show

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to host an Armed & Readi trunk show at the ADPi house here at UNC-Chapel Hill. As a Brandi for the Armed & Readi program, I sell A&R jewelry on campus. You can learn more about how to become a Brandi, by simply clicking here.

Sidenote: the outfit I wore to the trunk show will be up on the blog tomorrow as well as an exciting surprise that me and Elizabeth of Book of Leisure and Brenna of Chic Street Style have been working for almost two months on! Cannot wait to share! Make sure to stop by tomorrow to see what it is ;)

Please excuse my crazy eyes here - the flash was a little too bright haha!

 Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Coral + Turquoise

Random fact: I used to have a Pinterest board dedicated to the coral + turquoise color combo. There was something about this bright and unexpected combination that always seemed so appealing to me. Maybe it was the bright colors or maybe because it's just a fun combination to try. That, I will never know. But what I do know is, it's a color combination I want to definitely wear again in the near future. I'm really loving how well the turquoise heels complement my statement earrings. #matchymatchy

I was kind of hesitant on trying the midi dress trend. Truth is, I had intended to take outfit pictures with the dress folded up (you'll see those pictures when I post the second half of this collaboration on Friday) just because I was unsure of the feedback I would receive. I do care about what you readers think about my outfits and posts, and this is something I struggle with most of the time. #workingonit
 But if my blog has taught me anything, it's that you don't have to look a certain way to rock a trend. So what if you're short? I'm short. As long as you feel good in what you wear, and rock it with confidence, that's all that matters.

Sorry for my little style preaching there, haha! But all in all, I'm living proof that you can be short and still rock this midi dress. Side note: my favorite part about this dress is the gathered detailing at the neckline. 

What are your thoughts on this color combination? Would you ever try it?

Wearing: dress: Shabby Apple c/o | heels: AmiClubWear c/o (sold out) similar here | sunglasses: Karen Walker | earrings: Gemmy Junky (old) similar here + here | two-tone lipstick: Revlon's 'Berry Couture' + Revlon's 'Orange Flip' | bracelet: Armed & Readi c/o | renegade cluster bracelet: Stella & Dot c/o | watch: Timex c/o | nailpolish: Essie's 'Butler Please' |


This post was sponsored by Shabby Apple. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Story of Citrus

When ModCloth asked me to create an inspiration board based around the 'The Story of Citrus Dress,' I was all on board (pun intended). For starters, I've been a sucker for ModCloth clothing in the past. Remember these here + here + here?
{ CLICK the picture to shop the items! }

1. How cute is this Hello Sunshine case? . It had me at the gold lettering and the bright, yellow case. 
2. I love a black hat + booties combo. It's a Fall uniform for me.
3. I opted for a bright lip to complete this look.
4. A gold watch is such a timely piece.
5. I'm a sucker for photography, so I opted for a camera necklace. It's seriously too cute.
6. I have these booties from a different boutique last year and the gold buckles on the side are amazing.
7. I love the round sunnies look.
8. I thought these rose studs matched perfectly with the Citrus dress.

To see more ModCloth dresses, click here.
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Friday, September 26, 2014


I wore this casual look for a blackout game day wear here at UNC-Chapel Hill a few weeks ago.
{ seen here + here } I received a lot of feedback on my curly wrapped high ponytail and was even thinking about doing a hair tutorial for it on YouTube... which by the way, I am going to really, and I mean really, start incorporating videos into my blog as well. #babysteps

I've seen this open-back scalloped tank in a lot of boutiques over the summer, and fell in love with this one. Mainly because I don't own any simple black tanks, which is really a basic staple for any girl's wardrobe so I've been slacking in that area (haha), and I really needed one! 

Wearing: tank: Impressions Boutique c/o | boyfriend shorts: Forever 21 OBSESSED! | booties: Impressions Boutique c/o | lipstick: Revlon's 'Berry Couture' | sunglasses: Ray Bans c/o | earrings + necklace + bracelet: Armed & Readi c/o | watch: Timex c/o | 


Have a great weekend!

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