Friday, March 11, 2011

learning to dance like i'm seventeen again + a giveaway winner!!!

top: belk / belt: f21 / jeans: aeropostle / wedges: belk, new direction

my sister almost wouldn't take these pictures of me.
she said she'd only take them if i changed my shirt. 
she had a problem with my shirt as soon as i told her that i've had it since high-school.
she told me that was disgusting to have a shirt for that long.
i told her, "um, it's called vintage."
plus it's not like i haven't washed it since highschool.
 and of course, that's hardly vintage but you get the idea. 

and hey, didn't i tell you yesterday that i was doing the happy dance? the last couple of pictures of me are of some dance moves that ashley keeps trying to teach me. every day. and i can't seem to get them down. one is the dougie and the other is some move the biebs does on stage. i can't believe i risked ruining the tips of these wedges to attempt it.

so what do you have planned this weekend, friend? the sis and i are planning on a sister date to the movies, thinking about seeing I am Number Four. other than that, not too much on the agenda...just the way that i like it.

so i hope that whatever you have planned this weekend is either refreshing, spontaneous, or...just plain fun, 
however you like to interpret fun. 
and whether that entails singing Bruno Mars' Lazy Song or being a super productive, i hope it's a suh-weet weekend for you. 

see that face above? yeah, that last one. 
i'm telling ya, i'm serious. 
have a good weekend. 

much love.
[happy friday, friend.]

and one more thing...
we have the winner of Shawni's generous giveaway for a $20 Sephora Gift card!!

#57,Stefany of Inspiration by S

stefany, shoot me an email at muchloveilly[at]gmail[dot] with your mailing address so that i can make sure you get your gift card ASAP! 
 congrats, stefany and thank you, shawni, for hosting a suh-weet giveaway!    


  1. actually the first thing i noticed about your outfit was your AWESOME shirt. (but i thought it was a dress which would have been cute too). so yeah, high school works.

  2. Yay I won! This is the first time I've ever won a giveaway and I'm glad I won such an awesome one at that. Thanks! :)

  3. Teach me how to Dougie. Sorry... someone had to say it. Congrats to the winner!

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  4. Love the shoes! Very cute! xo

  5. So much cuteness! You were cute and high school and cute now! Love how your sister refused to take your picture. So funny!

  6. I don't think any of my shirts will still fit me from when I was 17. So...wear yours with pride!

  7. You are a hoot :)
    This is such a lovely spring outfit. You make me antsy for warm weather!

  8. I totally love that shirt! And you're wearing it so well! I have a couple shirts that have the date on them, like from high school sports or grad, and when they get pulled out, I have to admit I'm a little amazed and slightly embarrassed at how long I've had some things!

  9. Ooh, i want to see "I am Numver Four" too, it sounds really cool :)

  10. "Today I don't feel like doing anything..." haha I like that song by Bruno Mars!

    1. I love the dancing photos! Looks like a lot of fun. =)
    2. I love the pattern of this shirt; like some people at first I thought it was a dress! But either way it's fantastic. love that you added an accessory to it.
    3. Shoes are ADORABLE.

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  11. I've had a pair of jeans since HS! It's a miracle I still fit in to them, granted they are stretched a little, haha :)

  12. loving the bangs on both you and sandy! pretty!

  13. These are such feel good pictures! Dancing in front of the camera...I love it :))

  14. Haha! Loved the response you gave your sister. I seriously have old shirts from highschool too that I can't bear to give up! When you love something, you LOVE something! Love the color of that shirt and I still think your bangs are just adorable! I seriously am going to get those wedges. :)

  15. great shirt! time didn't make it any worse!
    love your dancing in front of the camera - nice moves!

  16. I love that your sister thought you should change your shirt. We all have a "vintage" favorite like that I think.

  17. Hey I think back and figure, if it still fits, AWESOME!! Love the colors!

  18. i'm with you: that shirt is awesome! love it...and your dance moves.

  19. I have heard next to nothing about I Am Number 4. What is it about?
    I love your outfit!! And your sweet dance moves! ;)
    Have a fun weekend love!!

  20. I loved I am Number 4. Hubs liked the action. I liked the photography intrests. You will see what I mean! ;-)

  21. Nice outfit and pics!:)
    Follow me? I'd be very happy if you do it!
    Thank you so much!

  22. I really like the shirt!!
    And your hair looks gorgeous in these pics!

  23. Really like the outfit! Very spring to me :)

    Also, I love your bangs. New haircut? :)

  25. You've got swing girl!!!
    Love the simplicity of his look and really beautiful wedges :))

  26. you got the moves girl. Love those wedges and the vintage shirt. hehe.

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  27. it's so nice to meet another ilene!!! It truly is rare to meet another ilene! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I actually recognized your name because I remember you were featured on the Daybook awhile back and your name caught my eye then, too! :) I checked out your blog then :) btw, we had "come on, eileen" played at our wedding because I hear it so much!

  28. i'm definitely a new follower on your site. i love your style and i love that it's vintage :D i think it's a very cute top and it's something I would wear myself.

  29. Holy WOW those are some great wedges!

  30. Loving that shirt, and even moreso now that I know you've had it since high school! Some of my favorite clothes are things I've had forever!


  31. your moves are so adorable illy.
    the lazy song is the perfect weekend soundtrack!

  32. p.s. i'm 5'2. i feel your pain with the wide-legs. i just get everything hemmed! it's a pain...with open toe clogs, though, i may be able to get away with not needing to get some hemmed.

  33. I'm going to have a lazy weekend that includes plenty of reading and Burn Notice. :)

    P.S. I picked 'The Hunger Games' up from my library. I can't wait to get started on it! :)

  34. shirt = awesome!
    totally would have worn that in high school AND today!

  35. Seriously, I did a little jump 'cause you straightened your hair. Wow-za!! Love it! Did it take forever? Not joking, I have wavy hair but have to straighten every day or wear it up.

    Happy weekend, Ilene!

    And thank you for the recent comments on my blog! Means alot...!!

  36. oOO you look super cute in bangs!!! have a great weekend dear!

  37. Oh man, I thought that shirt was a dress at first and I literally gasped (happy gasp!). Still, that's a pretty fine shirt! I really like that print. <3


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