Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sunflower Daze


Hello September!  
I've been saving this post for a little over a week and I thought that today would be the perfect time to post it.  You guys already saw a sneak peek of this on my instagram, but I really wanted to share more photos because I still can't get over this beautiful scenery.  Awhile back when I went Strawberry picking, I mentioned that my mom and I decided to take several weekends to do something different and fun.  I have been wanting to visit a Sunflower farm for such a long time and didn't even know that there were a few about an hour away from me!  I finally decided to just do a google search and came across one in Sussex County.  On our drive up, we actually found this one and it was about 20 minutes closer so we decided to just check this one out instead and guys... I fell in love! 


If you follow me on snapchat, then you saw that it brought out my inner child.  :) I was seriously running up and down the maze.  I have never seen sunflowers so tall in person before and they seemed to be endless.  They also had a scavenger hunt in the maze so it was fun trying to find all of the hidden letters.  We definitely got lost in there a couple of times.  There are so many turns, but a lot of them are dead ends. It was such a beautiful and amazing afternoon spent with my mom! 




When it came to figuring out my outfit, I just immediately went for this yellow & navy dress that I wore once before.  I decided it might be fun to match the sunflowers and blend in a little bit.  It was really the perfect choice!  It was about 90 degrees when we went.  SO hot!  I think we ended up staying for almost two hours.  Time flew by as we were taking photos, snapchats, and trying to make our way through the entire maze.  Have you ever been? 

If you didn't get a chance to visit a sunflower farm this summer, then I definitely suggest going next year.  You will be amazed in person.  These photos don't even do it justice.  Hope you enjoyed this post!  I look forward to apple and pumpkin picking in the fall, and of course, I will share that on here too.  Happy Tuesday! 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Stepping Out In Floral


I'm definitely looking forward to fall fashion, but I am not ready to say goodbye to summer just yet.  I just wish that we could hold on to this warm weather a bit longer.  Living here in Jersey, you really learn to appreciate the summer months because once the cold weather hits, it can be almost unbearable at times.  I am definitely taking advantage of the time we have left and wearing a few more summer looks!  


Dress: OASAP [sold out :( but love this one] | Shoes: Schutz [similar
 Clutch: Danielle Nicole [similar]

I dressed up for date night even though I didn't have a date. [lol] So, I guess I dressed up for myself then?  I thought that this little floral dress was the perfect choice for a fun summer night out.  The color combo is so beautiful and I was instantly drawn to it.  I love the style & cut of this dress too. The front part was really open so I did have to make a minor adjustment by pinning it together.  If I left it open, then I would have been putting on a show for everyone to see.  I completed the look with my pink pumps & a navy blue clutch to match the print.  

I've been getting a lot of questions about how I was able to create this big bun with short hair.  I did not use a "sock" or "donut" so please believe that you can totally achieve this look if your hair is short like mine!  The secret is to make sure you do the bun when your hair is curly because it will be easier to create volume.  It's also much easier to play around with your hair and form it the way you want.  Just use lots of bobby pins, especially in the back and use lots of hairspray too! 

Have a great start to the new week! <3 



Friday, August 28, 2015

Relaxed


Happy Friday my loves!
I decided to close this week out with another style post.  There is no Life Chats this week because I think the tribute to my father took its place.  Those feelings were pretty much all I have been going through this past week.  I hope you had a chance to check out that post.  


Top: Lush | Jeans: H&M [similar] | Shoes: Call It Spring | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban 
Bag: French Connection [love this]

I wore this outfit last week and I must say that it's been one of my most comfortable summer looks!  It was really hard shooting this though because it was extremely windy out.  I bought this flowy top a few months ago and to be honest I let it hang on my clothing rack because I didn't really know what to do with it.  That might sound silly because it's just a simple top, but I'm not really used to wearing flowy shirts. This outfit came together sort of by accident.  I was trying it on again and put on these girlfriend jeans, but with no intention of pairing these two pieces together.  I ended up really loving it though!  The jeans are so relaxed and casual and the shirt is super chic, so I think they worked really well together.  For me, this was somewhat of an unexpected pairing.  

I knew that I needed  a statement shoe since this outfit is simple, so I decided to finally wear my tropical print heels.  I seriously love this pop of color and print.  The chunky heel makes these so much more comfortable for a daytime look.  I finished everything off with my mirrored sunglasses and a matching lip.  

I hope that you have an amazing weekend! <3