So You Think You Can Dance – Eliana Girard

One of my favorite shows is “So You Think You Can Dance”. They’ve already picked the Top Twenty this year and this girl (Eliana Girard) made it. I am obsessed with her. This is her audition in L.A. I would die for her legs.

 This video is her “Meet the Top Twenty” performance with the other two ballet dancers. Dying! So amazing. I’m so glad there are ballet dancers this year! (Also I kind of really like her tutu…I would have loved to wear something modern like that when I was dancing)

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What I Wore – Fourth of July Outfits

I love to dress up for holidays…When I’m old and a Grandma I’m totally going to be one of those crazy ladies who wears the patriotic or festive holiday sweaters even when it’s 102 degrees outside (at least it will work for Christmas right?) Whatever, I like to dress up. I think it’s fun. 

So here are my Fourth of July outfits from the past few days. The first is what I wore to work on the third.

Shirt – J.Crew; Pants – Forever 21; Earrings – Anthropologie; Bracelets – J.Crew; Ring – Banana (firecracker ring); Shoes – Hinge

Then for our BBQ that night I switched it up to some shorts and sandals…it was just too hot to be in pants.

Shorts – J.Crew; Sandals – Urban Outfitters.

And for the 4th!

Shirt – Victoria Secret; Bracelets – J.Crew; Necklaces – Dogeared and Aerie; Shorts – American Eagle; Shoes – Vans.

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July!!!

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Platform Pumps – Brian Atwood Alesha Studded Leather Platform Pumps plus more!

So, it’s only July, but of course all of the Pre-Fall collections are coming out and I’m getting antsy. I always get too excited about wanting fall stuff and boots when it’s still 105 degrees outside and I won’t need sweaters and boots until September or even October! (at least I live in Utah and I can wear them forever, but by then I’m dying for shorts and sandals…it never ends). 

Anyway, I figured this was a good halfway…pumps! You can wear these all year long. So, here are some fun “pre-fall collection” platform pumps you will probably see around soon and definitely this fall! 

1. Nicholas Kirkwood – Velvet and Hammered Metal Platform Ankle Boots 

2. Nicholas Kirkwood – Suede Ruffle Platform Ankle Boots 

3. Brian Atwood – Alesha Studded Leather Platform Pumps

4. Sergio Rossi – Leopard-Printed Velvet Platform Pumps

5. Brian Atwood – Marilyn Multicolored Snakeskin Platform Pumps

6. Christian Louboutin – Tartarina Suede Slingback Platform Pumps

7. Miu Miu – Suede Stud Curved Heel Ankle Boots

8. Prada – Suede Doublte Strap Platform Booties

9. Alice & Olivia – Bethie Snake-Print Leather Platform Pumps

*All Available at Saks.com

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VIX Swimwear – Red, White, & Blue Swim Suits

Ready for the 4th yet? Do you have a swimsuit picked out? I know it’s tomorrow…but you can wear these all year long!

20% off all Web Exclusives: 4THWEB20

Additional 30% off all SALE: 4THSALE30

Bohemian Red Long Triangle Top & Bohemian Macrame Detail Bottom

Solid Blue Violet Triangle Detail Top & Detail Bottom

Vitoria White Triangle Fringe Top & Tie Detail Bottom

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Love the One You’re With

I did it again…I read another Emily Giffin book. I don’t know why, because they always have controversies that slightly disturb me, but that’s probably why I read them. I guess I just like the way she writes and I read them so fast. She’s not just a dumb girly book writer. She’s pretty intelligent and nails exactly what you’re thinking or how I think a lot of people would feel in the situations she writes about.

So…this book…Ellen is a happy, newly married woman who runs into the one the got away. She begins to wonder what her life would be like if things had turned out differently. Obviously this can turn into a dangerous situation. The author does such a great job of showing both sides of the equation, as with all of her books. She makes you think. What if you were in that situation.

I don’t want to give anything away in case you want to read it, but I definitely felt a mix of different emotions while reading this. It was pretty good. I would recommend it as a quick, fun read.

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4th of July Nails! TWO TUTORIALS

BABY YOU’RE A FIREWORK! Well…at least your nails can be right? 🙂

Here are some fun ideas for festive fourth nails! Try pumping it up a notch with glitter and sparkle to match the fireworks on the big night.

You could even recycle these and be Wonder Woman for Halloween 🙂

Tutorial #1: Stars and Stripes (from Teen Vogue Online)

step 1: apply your base, a matte white

step 2: add stripes using a precision polish brush.

step 3: add glitter. once your stripes dry go over again with a glitter polish. can add dry glitter to wet polish, but using glitter polish works better.

step 4: draw a star. using a nail art pen is the easiest way. add gold around the edge or stripes behind for fun effect.

step 5: go over to seal with top coat.

All Done!!!

Tutorial #2: Splatter Paint Nails

(You can use any color, but I thought this was fun in red, white, and blue)

What you’ll need: 
– 1 paper plate
– Tape and scissors
– A couple of Q-tips
– Nail polish remover
– 1 straw cut in half. Using a shorter straw will give you more control over the splatter.
– Any 3 nail polishes colors.

How to Splatter Nail Paint: 

  1. Paint your nails opaque white and let dry.
  2. Take a strip of tape and wrap around the finger just under the cuticle. Take another piece of tape and wrap from one side of the nail all the way around to the other side. Taping will make cleanup much easier.
  3. Place a few drops of polish onto your paper plate and dip one end of the straw into the polish (hold a few seconds to make sure the polish covers the entire hole of the straw).
    With your nail on the plate, place the straw about 2-3 inches from your nail and use a quick breath to blow out the polish. This part is important… pretend you’re enunciating the word “two” instead of blowing with a “hoo.”  Repeat for all 10 nails.
  4. Repeat step 3 with your second polish color.
  5. Once you’re done splattering polish, remove the tape. Dip the Q-tip into the nail polish remover and use it to clean up the excess polish.


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Kristin’s Photoaday – End of June

June is over! So here are some of my everyday photos since I have decided to do my own sort of photoaday thing. This is my life!

An outfit I wore the other day…blouse from forever21.

Playing with my editing tools…Let Down Your Hair

I think I’m even more obsessed with J.Crew right now than Anthropologie…weird I know. I was begging my mom to buy me some presents. How can you not be satisfied with a message like this?

The loot.

Speaking of J.Crew, I was at a friends house and we all look down at our phones…you know you’re friends when you all have J.Crew phone covers right?

I have finally been getting furniture…yeah I’m 26, time to get cracking maybe? This is my dining table/kitchen table. I need a center piece!

New side tables…

…and my favorite! New couches!!!

I also when to country jam recently…more pictures to follow (I’m so behind)

I made this necklace out of my mom’s old charms.

Mini cowboy.

Another outit…blouse and jeans from Modbod. Shoes: seychelles.

I finally got Hipstamatic…I don’t know why I didn’t have it before…so here I am testing it out. Don’t worry that I look like a zombie. Peace.

Lashes! If anyone in the Utah county or even Salt Lake area needs to know where to go I know a fabulous girl!

*you can follow me on instagram @kristinrosedavis

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