Wednesday, July 13, 2011

do not eat blue cotton candy before taking pictures. check.

striped tee: H+M / tank: f21 / shorts: GAP / shoes: Blowfish Shoes / belt: c/o El Vintage 

a few random facts about this outfit pictures...

1. shorts are my new best friend. if you knew me years ago, i hardly ever wore shorts. i was in the "i hate my legs" club - heard of that one? but with the daily heat index of 108 degrees (yowzer!), i've been rocking it out in shorts practically every day. even the maxi skirts have refused to make an appearance. they are hibernating until everything cools off for a little bit.

2. this belt is one of my newest fave accessories. it was a gift from one of my rockin' sponsors, El Vintage. be sure to stop by Emily's adorable shop. you'll surely find one, two or ten things there you'll fall in love with. (and pssssttt! use coupon code MUCHLOVEILLY10 for 10% off an order). 

3. i was in a suuuuuper goofy mood when we took these pics. the little sister was cracking me up about something. 

4. though i just got my bangs trimmed two fridays ago, they are yet poking at my eyeballs again. i really should learn to trim these bangs. no point in going in every single week to get the hair did.

5.  good thing i didn't stick my tongue out in any of these pics. we still have that mega stash of cotton candy from the fourth of July, and i happened to be snacking on the blue-colored cotton candy goodness. too bad, blue lipstick is out of style these days. maybe i could bring it back in style...

oh and this has nothing to do with these pictures, but this girl is scooting out of town a day early! 
there was a change in plans but it just means i get to see Ryan a day earlier. 
*totally doing the happy dance all the way to GA*

and since i was busy doing laundry and packing before my trip, i wasn't able to put together my current obsessions for the week. 
but maybe you wouldn't mind sharing with moi?

 what are you obsessing over these days, friend?
 
much love.
[happy wednesday, friend.]

p.s. there is an exploding giveaway on the blog by CAPow! be sure to check it out HERE!

29 comments:

  1. i think you have great legs girl!! and love the tank, especially the little pop of color peeking out from beneath. super cute!!

    xoxo

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  2. you take the cutest pictures ever! and i was also in the "i hate my legs" club for the longest time but i've just started learning how to accept my legs for what they are, lol. the belt is super cute and i love the hem of the shirt!

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  3. omg, I totally know what you mean about legs but you look adorable and cotton candy sounds yummy! =)

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  4. I was like that too. Now I hate wearing pants. I love your outfit! :)

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  5. Yep - bought my first pair of shorts in about 8 years! It wasn't even that I hated the way I look in em, though - I just LOVE wearing skirts and dresses and never got around to owning a pair of shorts for the longest time. :P Also: totally think you should have gone for the blue tongue photo!
    -giedre

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  6. Love your FACEEEEE!! Have a fabulous time visiting with Ryan-- I know that giddy feeling right before you get to hug him.

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  7. A whole day early?! Awesome!
    I cannot believe your cotton candy is still edible. Mine is like rock candy.

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  8. What am I obsessed with????? A few things... bows! I'm all about bows right now!!! Crochet accents! So lovely!!! And LACE! If I could find lace 80's like madonna gloves right now I would be a happy girl!

    I should do a post about this....

    CONGRATS ON SEEING RYAN A DAY EARLY!

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  9. you look so happy! glad you are getting to go down early - enjoy your extra time with ryan! safe travels my dear! have a lovely day!

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  10. I'm obsessing over all your cute blowfish shoes!!!

    Have fun with Ryan! Can't wait to hear about it:D

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  11. you've got me craving cotton candy lately! :) love the striped tank too. looks so comfy. i have joined the i hate my legs club this summer, but only bc of weight. i didn't used to hate them. but it's hard not to wear shorts when it's that hot! i feel your pain. i hate this heat! hope you are staying cool.

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  12. you look super cute! and i was totally in an 'i hate my legs' phase at one point too haha.
    xo dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  13. Love this outfit! I know how you feel about shorts - but you're rockin them! You look great! Love your hair!

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  14. I totally rely on my mom to trim my bangs in between visits to the hairdresser. When they get too long they annoy me so much!

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  15. loving these photos :)

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  16. that last pic is amazing! AAAANNNND I just remembered i never texted you back.....so I will go do that now :)

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  17. i love your hair in these pics!! soo cute!!! :)

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  18. Wow, love these fun pictures, and u look so pretty, Love the top


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  19. Aw you look so cute! I love your bangs and you just are too adorable! :D

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  20. these are adorable pics of you:) it's almost the w/e!

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  21. These photos are so cute!! :) I got my bangs trimmed last week and I had to trim them again the other day! They grow soooooooo fast. Hope you're having a ton of fun with Ryan! :)

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  22. You are adorable! Found your blog from Morgan's. Love it already. :)

    I feel you on the shorts. 100F degree weather here in Texas is friggin HOT. Sometimes I don't know how we do it. Some how we make it though…

    Hope you have a great time in Georgia!
    xoxo

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  23. I was a member of the "I hate my legs club" too. Then, I realized, what would I do without them?!
    Then I became VERY grateful.
    Also--your bangs & fabulous. Fabulous! I haven't been here in a while & as soon as I clicked over I was like "Bang love!"
    Love, Leigh

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  24. Um, Ilene, your hair is GORGEOUS! I love you in stripes too. Love love love this outfit!

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  25. My friend and I were laughing that in all our Vegas photos, my tongue is red in every single one of them. She says, "It's good it's not blue, imagine your tongue being blue in all the photos". I had to giggle when I read your post and eating blue cotton candy.

    btw - your hair looks great!

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  26. I have those shoes because i saw that like everyone had them! and I LOVE THEM!!!! you can wear them with like everything!!!

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  27. Omg ok right now you've got me obsessing over cotton candy - craving some so badly now!

    -Ashley
    http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

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