Friday, July 1, 2011

my lil' ole happy list for the week.

 cover-up: belk / tank: f21 / capri pants: H+M / wedges: new direction, belk / 
bag: Le Mode Accessories / ring: charming charlie's

1. being able to finally recover from the flu 
(just gotta rid myself of this cough)
2. Bones marathon
3. lots of Mom and me time all week
(includes her watching Bones with me and me watching NCIS with her)
4. bracelet sleeves (layers and layers of bracelets, pls.)
5. Ashley coming back from camp this weekend
6. cookies and cream frozen coffee from Common Ground
7. sleeping in 
8. popcorn and Capri Suns juice pouches (respect the pouch!)
9. skyping with Kristine
10. looking forward to 4th of July weekend

what's on your happy list?
and what are your 4th of July plans?

btw i recently attempted Keiko Lynn's messy bun. the longer and thicker my hair gets, the more i have to experiment with it for different tricks to keep it all up on my head. especially with the humid, southern weather, the last thing you want is to have sweaty hair sticking to your neck. her recent tutorial has totally worked...for now. i also got my bangs re-trimmed - i'm happy to have them back.

oh and be sure to check out my new line-up of July sponsors.
aren't they soooo preeeettttty-looking on the side there?
show 'em some love, will ya?

much love.
[happy friday + happy july, friend.]

p.s. check out the two giveaways on the bloggity-blog this week.
this and that. both are good. i promise.

51 comments:

  1. You are just way too adorable! I love your smile! :)

    I wish I had longer hair. I kind of miss being able to make buns. The most I can do is put my hair in a pony tail, but it sticks out funny because of the length of my hair. :|

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  2. I NEED that cover-up!! What is Belk?!

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  3. Love the hair... I've been sporting the top knot look a lot too. And reading this post really made me want a capri sun! :) happy weekend, doll!

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  4. lovely outfit and photos!! i love your pants and cover up <3

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  5. i LOVE the bun! i can not wait until my hair gets long enough to do that. and those capri pants are adorable. i can't wait to be able to shop online at H&M. yet another store not in oklahoma. sigh. glad you're feeling better! it's always a bummer to be sick when it's warm outside. have a great 4th, ilene!

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  6. Word on the capri suns. Addicting I tell you! I swear those things are like meth. But without the whole lose your family, job and dignity side effect. Awesome.

    I think your messy bun looks fantastic!

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  7. i love the femininity of the lace paired with the cargos! fab!

    i'm working most of the weekend, but am going to the fair on the 4th!! fireworks and fried foods, holla!

    caroline - pictures & words

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  8. Your so precious! I love this list of random and exciting things happening in your life. Takes me away from busy busy work and gets me excited for my FRIDAY off. Ha Ha. Your gorgeous. I say that enough in my head and to you. I hope your not creeped out. ha ha. But you have such a beautiful smile. It almost seems like there is a bit of sunshine in it~! But yeah I just enjoy your pictures and seeing the joy you have for life is really inspiring and contagious. Thanks for sharing and always having such positivity and joy girl.

    ♥cheche

    http://savedthrulove.blogspot.com

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  9. Love the bun! And I do love that cardi. Super cute.

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  10. You are such an upbeat person that I love popping in every day to see what you're up to. (I love the c&c frozen coffee from CG, too)

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  11. the lace top is incredibly cute!! and love your hair like that!

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  12. You look so cute! I can't wait for my hair to get that long so I can do all of the fun styles with it. :]

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  13. this might be my fave outfit of yours. for serious!
    and YAY for Bones matharons!! i'm going to sit down this afternoon and drown my sorrows {and sore throat} in Bones... ;) p.s. who's your guy crush on Bones?? won't tell you mine until you tell me yours... ;)

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  14. Love thos carpis on you! Too ca-ute! And LOVE capri sun! Thank you third grade summer!

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  15. Lovely!

    You've got a cute blog, maybe you'd like to follow each other?

    ∆FASHIONWHIT∆

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  16. I particularly dig this outfit. :)

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  17. i definitely love the first pix..you look pretty awesome with your hair up..not kidding!

    im also looking forward to this weekend too! have a great one!!!

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  18. The bun looks so cute with your bangs! And I love the little lace shrug!
    Hope you have a happy 4th Ilene!

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  19. #6.. um YUM!
    #7 - Yes please! Sleeping in in the summer is my middle name ;)

    Love the messy bun.. i'm always throwing my hair in one ;)

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  20. So adorable! You look straight out of a Jane Austen novel in the first picture! :) Have a GREAT 4th of July!

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  21. I think your hair looks fab lady! So cute!

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  22. you looks so adorable w/ your bun. Have a great w/e!

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  23. what an adorable outfit. and that bag is fabulous!

    for the 4th we're doing a cousins' trip to NC - should be a fun time!

    cute blog - i'm your newest follower
    cheers!
    cailen
    www.cailenascher.blogspot.com

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  24. I love your outfit! And your messy bun! So cute! =) I'm glad you are able to play with it more now that it's getting long! =) I love so many things on that list and am now craving popcorn! =P

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  25. Gorgeous outfit, love that cover up!

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  26. Oh goodness, I haven't commented in ages! D: So sorry about that!

    I love your messy bun! :) I can never seem to get that cute, fun messy look. I think my hair's too short for it. :/

    I'm not really a coffee girl, but I tried some of my sister's coffee ice cream the other day and now I want like a gallon of it. Maybe I'll convert to coffee loving sometime soon. ;)

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  27. That outfit is so adorable! love the lace:)

    <3lace
    http://singalongforever-laceface.blogspot.com/

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  28. love this post, this is simply adorable! happy july!!
    -Tate
    (L'Muse Therapy)
    http://tatelmusetherapy.blogspot.com/

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  29. I love your cover up - I recently got something similar and I'm in love with it. And you look great in bangs and the bun is cute too. :)

    I hope you recover from the flu and have lots of of time to spend with your mother! I wish I did!
    http://www.fashionaddictgirl.com

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  30. i like your hair do, ate Ilene. :)

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  31. What a great happy list, oooh and your hair is super cute like that!!!

    We are bbq-ing, hanging with friends and family and all kinds of fireworks. Enjoy!

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  32. Cute outfit!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  33. I"m glad you are feeling better!! I love your hair like this so much :) Have a great 4th!

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  34. I love experimenting with new hairstyles but I'm not that good at it :). I think you did well! On my happy list this weekend is meeting up with a long time faraway friend!!

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  35. You are TOO CUTE for words. Seriously. :] I love your happy list! Popcorn and Capri Suns are wicked good!

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  36. So cute and Feminine! I love it!

    Im your new follower!


    AllGlamThings

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  37. I love your happy list, and your outfit :)

    you look adorable

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  38. awesome outfit. and you have such a gorgeous smile!!

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  39. You look gorgeous in all the photos. I really like the bangs and messy bun look on you. I have watched the tutorial over and over again and will try it out one day. It just looks so perfect on you. Hopefully it will look good on me too!

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  40. Loving this outfit so much! great pop of color for summer! Oh but I wish I could rock the top bun like you haha

    xo

    ps: thanks for dropping by my blog!

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  41. I love your giant head-bun! Makes me want to grow my hair back!

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  42. that messy bun is WORKING for you, sister!!! you are just too cute. i love it!

    so, ive been MIA lately, but i'm slowly getting more time to blog more (yay!) and of course- love catching up on MLI! :)

    what's the countdown now? xo

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  43. Love this outfit! Definitely something I would wear :) Glad you got over the flu, I hate being sick!

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  44. FINALLY catching up on blog posts and have to say that I think your hair like this is just incredible. I love your long hair but that big bun? So sophisticated, glam yet sweet all at once. Loves!

    ps: just moved my bloggie and launched a new design. downside? you need to refollow. :(
    www.theaveragegirlsguide.com.

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  45. i could seriously use my hair looking as cute as yours does in a messy bun. pleassee??? :)

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  46. yes! you look absolutely adorable with your hair like that. and i love those bangs!! and that lace cover-up... swoon!

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