Saturday, July 23, 2011

I found this tank at Urban Outfitters! LOVE....D It! Yes in the past tense :(

 The zipper was definately my favorite part!!!  So cute!  LOVE IT!
Such a cute tank to dress up a plain white tee with skinnies and I LOVED it!!! LOVED the lace detail, LOVED the length, and it hung just right. Until........IT SHRUNK! :( Can you believe it!  I followed the care directions perfectly and it shrunk up probably 3-4 inches.  SO SAD!!! So in this case I am going to have to HATE IT!  However Urban Outfitters I still LOVE bc they returned my shirt hassle free and gave me cash back no questions asked.  Great customer service!!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Blogging With Pride!

I recently had some really negative feedback about my blogs:  I was having a really rough week wondering why someone who calls themself my friend would go behind my back and basically "tattle" on me.  It made me question who my friends are and wonder who these 2 anonymous women were that think I am "innapropriate" and "worldly".  I dont consider myself to be innapropriate AT ALL.  And honestly I think that everyone has a "worldly" habit whether it be cars, electronics, TV, travel, or in my case fashion! However, I do not feel I am extreme in this fashion craze of mine.  It is a passion of mine and something I love but I dont go into debt over it.  I buy one piece at a time or I save up for it. I dont dress immodestly or flaunt my body.  I try and post good finds at good prices that are trendy and affordable. I told a few of my close friends about this little episode of these suppose-ed BLOG HATERS of mine and word must have got out bc 2 days after the incident I had a card on my front door.  It read: "Becky, Buy it...Buy it proud and Post it on your blog with PRIDE!" with an Anthropologie Gift Card for $250!!!!! Are you freaking kidding me! I know who this amazing person is and she refused to take back the GC or even split it with me but she did agree to go on a shopping date with me.  And that we did! 

We started off our night with Cheesecake Factory.  And I have to say my favorite menu items right now are the sweet corn tamale cakes appetizer, the baja chicken tacos, their french fries and ranch, and their chocolate coconut cream cheesecake.  Mmmmmm! Sorry no pictures but Im sure your imagination is totally doing them justice :)

Then we were off to Gateway Mall and headed staight to Anthro.  What a fabulous store!  Up till this point I have never bought a piece of clothing there.  I have loved several items from their website and catalog but I have only used the Anthro style for inspiration but now with this HUGE GC I was able to really shop around and get something great.  I am still humbled at this dear friend of mines generosity.  She is always so uplifting and ALWAYS has great fashion advice!  Here are my fitting room tryouts...

This skirt is SO classy and I absolutely loved it! But $168 is extremely steep for something I would wear a handful of times in a year.  But I still think it is extremely LOVELY!

These pants I fell in love with on the rack! I have wanted a cute pair of sailor linen pants for YEARS....literally YEARS people! And I have finally found them! LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

You know how I am so into stripes right now! This shirt was so comfortable and assymetric how could you not LOVE it?  But unfortunately for me I could not get myself to spend $68 on a tshirt.  Again, I am not used to these prices even with a FAT GC I was still being my frugal self unable to spend a fortune on these gorgeous clothes.
And then I saw it! Bedding that I have had my eye on for a good year. And get was on SALE!!!!  A color a man would love; with the frills and ruffles any women would need :)  It is the perfect combination for a couples bed.  LOVE IT! And now I own it!
Here it is all put together on our bed.  Its such a nice, soft, jersey knit material.  Now I need to make some cute throw pillows to bring in some lighter tones.  Cant wait to post the finished product.  Oh! And I am really excited to say I ALMOST have enough money saved for my ZGallerie chandelier and then my dining room will be complete.  Pics coming soon!!!!
And one more shout out to my sweet friend who lifted my spirits when I was feeling so down.  Good friends, Cheesecake Factory, and Anthro CAN. IN. FACT. make you feel better.  And I am lucky enough to have the greatest friends in the world.  Thanks for all of your sweet words and encouragement.  Love your guts!!! 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Why is ALL the cute stuff "Dry Clean ONLY"

Here I am trying to pose all by myself....Great posture right??? Nope!  And then my BF aka "my photographer" tells me stick my chest out, put my shoulders back and stick my butt out!  There is so much you have to focus on when all Im trying to capture is my cute outfit. LOL!  Im sure you can guess which picture is the one I tried to follow her instructions.

And then my arms....What the H do you do with a 6 foot wing span? I still am searching for the answer on this one.  Ok....ok enough of my insecurities for a day.  Lets focus on the outfit shall we. 

Outfit details:
Top: Downeast Basics
Skirt: Bags that Fit (Boutique shop in American Fork,UT)
Pearl bracelets: gift
Taricata flats: Target

I LOVE LOVE LOVE pockets right now! This skirt was a must in my book! The only negative....DRY CLEAN ONLY....EW! Why Why Why????  I never go to the dry cleaners.  It is totally out of the way for me.  Lame! So if I have to pick one negative thing about my adoreable new skirt would be the "dry clean only" tag. HATE it!