Free as a Bird

By now you all know how much I love boots. I don’t just love them in the winter…or the fall…I wear them ALL the time. When I saw these I knew I had to have them. I didn’t care how much or how I got them. BUT! Then I got really lucky and I found them basically half off online AND I got an extra discount with a birthday coupon! I always love when it works out like that.

These photos were taken up at our cabin again. Gorgeous right? Taylor and I went down by the horse pasture, but the horses were way back in the corner, so we just watched them. Ever since I was a baby we’ve been coming up to the cabin and riding the horses. My grandpa and mom taught me how to ride when I was little and I love them. Horses are just the sweetest animals.

I’m mostly a city girl at heart, but I’m in love with this place. I could stay here forever. No cell phone service. You can hike, and ride, and wander forever. You just have freedom and peace here.

Top – Zara; Jeans – Joe’s; Boots – Freebird; Necklace – Free People; Bracelets – Gap, Anthropologie, Anthropologie, Stella & Dot; Rings – Free People, Lauren Wolf, Jewelmint, Jewelmint.

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All Things Thursday Link-Up

It’s time again for our ALL THINGS THURSDAY LINK PARTY!! We are just having so much fun with this, and we hope you are too! To start, we wanted to let you know something new we have added to the link party! When you are featured, you will have the opportunity to co-host the link party with us. Those who link up will also be required to follow the co-hosts. This gives you even more reason to link up! We are excited to see what you have in store for us this week! Thanks for linking up and inspiring us!
 Check out what your Hosts have been up to this week:
A yummy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cakies recipe by Hunters of Happiness | Fall Polka Dots by Glitz and Gold
Our gorgeous spotlight features from last week’s link up and this week’s co-hosts….
 Kristin from Wild One Forever

We love her effortless summer style, gold accents and we can’t get enough of those fabulous knit shorts!Plus, she’s gorgeous.

And Ariel from Auteur Ariel
We’re amazed by how chic and cute Ariel has made this graphic tee. Star Wars never looked so good!! The combat boots, fedora and burgundy jeans are all must have pieces for fall.Remember to follow our All Things Thursday Pinterest board. We will pin the looks of those we feature!
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Southwest Inspired Fall Transition Outfit

I bought these pants during the summer, but haven’t worn them until now, because I just felt like they were boot pants and I’m so glad because these little booties from Target with the red zippers just happen to match perfectly. I love the print sooo much! I am also excited because I got to wear one of my new 3.1 Phillip Lim bags from Target! Yay! They’re so fun! Did you get yours yet?IMG_1146IMG_1141IMG_1127IMG_1145IMG_1128IMG_1143IMG_1125_2IMG_1144IMG_1131IMG_1134_3

Tank – 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target; Jeans – Forever 21; Booties – Mossimo; Bag – 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target; Necklace – Forever 21; Bracelet – Madewell; Rings – Free People, (big rings from swamp meet in Hawaii); Lipstick – Russian Red by MAC

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Black Hats, but no Broomsticks

It’s very funny how men and women view fashion so differently. I thought this was a cute outfit…well obviously or I wouldn’t have worn it…but I wore it to work one day and I got quite a few comments from the guys I work with. Let’s see…the first one I got was,

“Hey, did you bring your broomstick too?”

I also got compared to Captain Barbossa (from Pirates of the Caribbean, but I assume most of you know that)…Carmen San Diego (which I’ll take) and something else that I am completely blanking on at the moment, but you get the drift. So what I thought was a cute fall hat turned into a Halloween costume apparently. haha. I liked it and I guess that’s all that matters right? As long as you are comfortable and feel good in what you wear I think that’s all that’s important. Plus, I’m a pretty good sport. Maybe I’ll see what character I can be next week 🙂 IMG_1035_2IMG_1046IMG_1039_2IMG_1044IMG_1036IMG_1037_2IMG_1038_2IMG_1034

Blouse – Victoria’s Secret (similar here); Shorts – Forever 21; Bag – Banana Republic (0ld); Wedges – Mea Shadow; Hat – from Soel Boutique; Necklace – Anthropologie; Rings – Free People, Jewelmint, (big turquoise ring from the swap meet in Hawaii).

Linked Up With: Friday’s Fab Favorites, What I’m Loving Fridays, Working Girl With Style

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Fall Leather Skirt and a Gatsby Necklace

I actually haven’t been to a wedding for a little while, which is weird because of my age and because I live in Utah. I guess my friends have all moved on to having babies and I have been going to more baby showers than weddings lately. But a girl I used to work with got married so I had an excuse to get dressed up!

I found this skirt at Anthro the other day and was not thinking of it as a wedding outfit at all, but I loved it for fall and it just worked out. I love the detail in it and I can’t wait to see what other outfits I can come up with for it. I’m always dying over this necklace. I walked into J.Crew and saw it on the mannequin and had to have it. It reminds me of Gatsby and you all know my obsession with that movie. It’s not quite Tiffany’s (who outfitted the movie), but I think it will do.

Blouse – J.Crew; Skirt – Anthropologie; Shoes – Sam Edelman; Bag – T Tahari; Necklace – J.Crew (in stores); Rings – David Yurman, Banana Republic.

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Wildfox Feathers and Boots

I am in love with Wildfox. It’s one of my favorite brands right now. Besides their witty tees, they have the most comfortable sweatshirts ever. I’m not exaggerating. Sooo soft. I’ve started collecting them. I love this one because it’s perfect for fall. I cannot wait for big sweaters and boots! I’ve already got a headstart!

Sweatshirt – Wildfox; Shorts – Citizens of Humanity; Booties – Joe’s; Socks – J.Crew; Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs; Earrings – Target; Bracelet – Threads by The Shine Project; Rings – Hammered Bands (from Soel Boutique)

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Shopping is my Cardio

I feel like this post just speaks for itself…I love this shirt so much. Haha, I think it’s hilarious, and it reminds me of Carrie Bradshaw, so what’s not to love? I also got these shoes forever ago from Steve Madden (they’re on sale!!!) and I’m so excited to get to wear them more now since fall is getting here! They’re so fun!

Tee – Wildfox; Leggings – Forever 21; Booties – Steve Madden; Sunglasses – Ray-Ban; Watch – Timex (similar here); Earrings – Forever 21; Bracelet – B.P. Nordstrom; Rings – By Boe, Free People, Disney Couture, American Eagle.

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White Party and Labor Day Sales!!!

I figured I better get my white in before Labor Day! (actually I don’t really care about wearing white after Labor Day…GASP…as long as it’s not too summery, but this dress definitely is.)

I wore this to the white party/dinner we had in Coronado for our work trip that I went on back in July! I’m terrible because, 1. I still haven’t posted about it, 2. I didn’t even take the pictures down there! I was so busy having fun I didn’t even think about it. So, here is my white party outfit, just not at the actual party 🙂

I have to point out that I got my nails done for San Diego, and I have not had fake nails since I was in high school (you all remember getting your nails done for dances etc). But I wanted to try out the almond nails and I’m kind of obsessed with them now. These were the first ones I got done. On another note, I don’t think I have seen my toes unpainted since probably high school either and I just noticed that they are not painted in this post. I feel naked. I’m sorry!


Dress – Free People; Shoes – Steven by Steve Madden; Bag – Marc by Marc Jacobs; Bracelet – J.Crew (old); Rings – Madewell, Madewell, Hammered Bands (from Soel Boutique), old ring of my mom’s.

Here are two pictures of some my girls and I at our White Party at the Hotel Del Coronado!whitewhite 2

Don’t forget to check out these sales! Labor Day is the best! 

ASOS – 20% off all full priced items! Code: SUMMER4EVER

Baublebar – Buy 2 sale items, get 25% off. Code: SUMMER25. Buy 3 sale items, get 30% off. Code: SUMMER25. Buys 4+ sale items, get 35% off. Code: SUMMER35

Bloomingdales – Extra 20% off sale and clearance items! Code: TAKE20

DVF –30% off the pre-fall collection! (no code needed)

Express – 40% in store and online! (no code needed)

J.Crew – Extra 30% off all sale styles. Code: HELLO30

J.Crew Factory – 40-50% off everything and free shipping. Code: LABORDAY

Joe’s Jeans – 30% off fall styles. Code: LABORDAY

Loft – Extra 50% off sale items and 50% off select full price items.

Madewell – 30% off all sale styles! Code: BYESUMMER

Nordstrom: A huge 40% off sale, including a lot of fall styles! (no code needed)

Rebecca Minkoff – Extra 20% off all sale items! Code: SUNNY20 – Up to 20% off all items! Code: LABOR

Steve Madden – 25% off, plus free shipping. Code: DROP25

Swell – 20% off sitewide, up to 80% off sale items, extra 50% off select sale items.

TOPSHOP – Extra 20% off all sale items! (no code needed)

Tory Burch: Up to 30% off your purchase! Code: LABORDAY

Urban Outfitters – 30% off all sale styles.

Happy Shopping!

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Lovers + Friends Scarf Print Maxi

As soon as I saw Olivia Munn wearing this dress (here) I was obsessed. Then I found it online and I had to have it. They have it in a purple tie dye print and a blue scarf print as well, but the red just stood out to me. I am obsessed with the print, and the back, and everything about it. Yeah, I know, I use the word obsessed a lot.

I took these photos on the bike/walking path next to the house we stayed at in Hawaii. Gorg right? I was for sure spoiled all week! I think I’m finally beginning to realize that I was on vacation and that I’m home now. I don’t get to go back…well at least not for a while probably. Anyway, I’m a lucky girl and I miss my family! My little brother has been sending my pictures of all the fun things he has been doing with his team out there and I’m so jealous! He will have so much fun this year! IMG_0937IMG_0944_2IMG_0940IMG_0938_2IMG_0935_2IMG_0946IMG_0942_2IMG_0941IMG_0945_2

Dress – Lovers + Friends; Sandals – DV by Dolce Vita; Bag – Marc by Marc Jacobs; Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs; Earrings – Anthropologie; Rings – Stella & Dot, Hammered Bands (from Soel Boutique), Chevron Midi (similar here), old ring of my moms.

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One Top – Two Bloggers: with The Red Closet Diary

My good friend, Jalynn, from The Red Closet Diary, and I love to shop. Well, we are bloggers…surprise, surprise. So, we went shopping the other day and found this cute animal print top from Gap…on sale! We figured we had to do a post together, especially since we have such different styles. It’s always fun to see how other people wear the same item, or how the same person will style one thing so many different ways.2013-08-25_00032013-08-25_0004

This top is really versatile because not only can you wear it dressy,  like Jalynn did, but you can wear it more casually like I did below. Also, it’s a perfect transitional piece because it’s made out of a lightweight sweatshirt material. It is great for summer because it’s not too hot, but if you throw it on with some jeans, booties, and a scarf you have a fall outfit!IMG_1005_2IMG_1003_2IMG_0998IMG_1022_2IMG_0999

My outfit:

Top – Gap; Shorts – J.Crew Factory; Shoes – Forever 21; Bag – Marc by Marc Jacobs; Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs; Necklace – J.Crew (similar here); Rings – Kemi Designs for Jewelmint; B.P. Nordstrom; Stella & Dot; Lauren Wolf.

Be sure to visit Jalynn at The Red Closet Diary to see more details on how she styled her top, and check out all of her other amazing outfits!!!

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