Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cooling Off

Man, it was HOT this weekend! While I really enjoy summertime and everything that comes with it (minus mosquitos, of course) the weather last weekend was brutal!

The only other beef I have with summer is that I don't do very well in extreme heat and humidity. As my mom says, I'm a "fragile flower". This is gross, but I sweat at the drop of a hat. I don't even try to look cute at festivals or other day-long outdoor events anymore. It's a total lost cause.

Also, I barely tan and burn to a crisp without my SPF 50 (yes... I use 50... don't judge.) My year round freckles do become PRETTY amazing in the summer though. I used to hate them, but now I've accepted my specks and love them.

On Sunday though, we finally got some relief in the form of a huge thunderstorm. I'm not a fan of storms, but I was so thankful for this one! This entire week has been beautiful as a result. Mid-seventies all week... glorious!

How cool is this pocket watch necklace? I saw it and couldn't resist. Also just to warn you, I was pretty much a walking Target advertisement this day... whoops! I didn't even realize it until after the photos were taken. Slightly embarrassing, but who cares- I really love these pieces together!

Striped Tank Top: Target
Pink Ruffle Skirt: Target
White Flats: Target
Pocket Watch Necklace: Vintage

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Oh Happy Day!

Great news! I FOUND MY CAMERA CORD! After ransacking my entire apartment, I finally found it tucked away in the pocket of a purse. I must have shoved it in there to upload pictures at work one day. Anyway, moving on to the good stuff- photos!

This past weekend Joe and I attended the wedding of- stay with me- his sister-in-law's brother. I think I have mentioned this before, but Joe is a very talented musician. He has an amazing voice and plays a mean guitar. His older brother Chuck (brother-in-law to the groom at this particular wedding) is an even better guitar player, so combined they make a great duo. Joe frequently gets asked to sing and play at weddings (he does a mean Josh Groban ;)) So for this particular wedding, Joe and Chuck played every piece of music for the entire ceremony. They did a great job.

I was just along for the ride, since I only knew a handful of people at this event. It was held at an amazing venue in downtown Indianapolis that overlooks the beautiful Indy skyline and the weather was BEAUTIFUL that night. (I'm not sure about the rest of you guys, but Indy has been getting hit with horrible thunderstorms lately- no fun!) I took advantage of the beautiful night and backdrop and had Joe snap a few photos of me.

Blue Cocktail Dress: Forever 21
Brown Belt: Forever 21
Brown Wedges: Guess via DSW
Bird Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Gold Bracelet: Vintage (gift)

And I even got Joe to pose for me for a few! (Isn't he cute?) :)

Joe is wearing-
Shirt: ?
Skinny Grey Tie: H&M
Linen Dress Pants: H&M
Brown Shoes: Aldo
Brown Belt: ?

More Bad News

Ugh... this whole camera thing is getting really annoying... Here is the update on the camera status: My fantastic, awesome boyfriend made the trek to retrieve my camera for me so I didn't have to (yay!), I started taking lots of photos again and was so so so excited to have new outfits to post... But then tradegy struck (again). Last night I spent over an hour turning my apartment upside down searching for the cord to upload pictures. I can't find it anywhere! I don't know where else to look either. I will do another sweep of my apartment tonight but I'm thinking I will probably have to break down and purchase a new one. UGH! So unfortunately, my pretty pictures will have to wait.

There is something I am really excited to share with you though! I have seen news about this floating around the internet for a few days now, but today For You, For Me shared a link for a free download! Is anyone else as excited for the new Jenny and Johnny album as I am?! I just listened to their single, Scissor Runner, and it is the best happy summer song!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Rifle Paper Co.

Yep... still don't have my camera back yet. Tonight I am making it my sole mission in life to rescue it from Best Buy! In lieu of having any recent pictures to post, I thought I would post about something (or rather, a company) I have been head of over heels for since I first saw it on A Cup of Jo.

How cute is everything from Rifle Paper Co.? They do everything from stationary, greeting cards, prints... and soon they will be launching their wedding invitation sets! Although I am not engaged (yet), I can't get over how amazing their wedding line will be. When I do get married, I want the wedding and everything leading up to it to really showcase our tastes and personalities. These invitations do that perfectly. Each invitation is completely unique and special. I also love that they are personalized and so vintage looking. Mom, if you are reading this... mental note! ;)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Save Jake

Have you heard about this yet? I just saw this on Bleubird Vintage and couldn't resist. This is Jake and he is sick. Knowing how much I love my own pup, I can't even imagine what I'd do if I were in the same situation. I actually tear up just thinking about it. Needless to say, I totally just purchased an apron (especially since I've been wanting one for quite some time now...) and urge you to do the same. Each apron is $20 and the money goes to help Save Jake.

Delinquent Blogger

Hi everyone! Sorry for the complete lack of posts lately. I attended a wedding in St. Louis a couple weekends back... When I arrived back home I pulled out my camera to upload photos and discovered that my beloved camera was broken! The entire screen was shattered. I have no clue how it happened, but it's all better now, waiting patiently for me to come pick it up from Best Buy. So, as soon as it's back in my hands, posts will resume!

Until then, Olive says hi!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Currently Coveting

Indiana of Adored Austin first broke this news a couple of months ago, but that was the last I had heard about these. But now they are officially here and man, do I want a pair so bad! Yes everyone, the TOMS wedges are here!
How cute would these look with a casual summer dress or some cut off jean shorts for summer?!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Wedding Bells

Whew, I made it back from another wedding weekend! This time around was MUCH more fun though, since it was the wedding of one of my best friends ever, Taylor! And I got to be a bridesmaid. And it was a beautiful ceremony and super fun reception! I wish it wouldn't have gone by so fast though! It was seriously the most fun ever dancing with all of my friends, Joe, and my parents (and my friend's parents!) at the reception. Here are a few photos Taylor took until I upload my own.

Isn't Taylor the prettiest bride ever?! :)