Tuesday, January 31, 2012

the GUEST POST: EVERYDAY WITH THE JAYS

Hey y'all! Today we are honored to have Chrissy from Everyday with the Jays guest blogging on our site! Check out this post on some of her fave looks and check out her blog!

I am a fan of dresses. Especially during the warmer months (which is like 9 out of 12 in Texas). Today, I will be sharing some of my favorite looks/dresses that can complete the phrase "the little ___ dress": here we go!

1. "The little flirty dress": it is made of a silky/smooth material, shows the right amount of leg, and fits your body like a glove.

Dress: Ross ($12)
Shoes: Payless (about 2.5 years ago)
Gold earrings: Charming Charlies

2. "The little Cayman dress": I call it this because it was purchased in Grand Cayman Islands! When you are out on vacation, especially to different countries, it is fun to purchase clothes too (who said clothes couldn't be a souvenir?) I usually purchase scarves, but there were ZERO. And this is fun because it can be dressed down for the beach or dressed up for work/church (I have already worn it multiple times to both). AND my sister in law purchased the same dress, so we are twins.

Dress: Cayman Island gift shop ($10)
Sunglasses: Francesca's (boutique)

3. "The little sunny dress": I usually gravitate toward neutral colors (blacks, browns, etc) but sometimes you need that sunny little number in your closet (especially when you are going on a cruise)! This bright yellow dress does just that.

Dress: American Eagle (2.5 years ago, my mom got it for me as a honeymoon dress)
Necklace: Kohl's

4. "The little black dress": Of course I couldn't compile a dress list without having the epitome of dresses included! Every closet (female, of course), should contain a little black dress. This particular dress isn't revealing with its capped sleeves and higher neckline, but it feels so "Hepburn" to me in its classic lines and simple detail (and I am cheesin' REAL hard in this picture... I was excited to eat my prime rib at dinner that night)!

Dress: Target
Necklace: Forever 21

5. "The little flowy dress": You know, dresses with lots of "flow" to them? The ones that make you look like you are pregnant? To some, this dress may be unflattering... BUT, to those I say "psh"! This dress is SO comfortable. Slides on, you can BREATHE and move around with ease. Sometimes, that is more important (especially when teaching 27 Kindergartners)!

Dress: Ross
Cardigan: New York and Co.
Necklace: Charming Charlie's (I think)
Wristlet: Vera Bradley

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6. "The little maxi dress": I feel like maxi dresses are one of the staples of summer time. They are long (so if you are lazy like me and forget to shave your legs, here ya go), flowy, and usually have a fun print or detail. This particular dress was purchased for my brother's wedding (where I am a bridesmaid and Nate is a groomsmen), but I'm glad I can still wear it even after the "I do's".

Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: Target

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Inspired by Chrissy's post? YOU CAN GET THESE DRESSES NOW!

The Flirty Dress

The cutout in the back adds a little extra something.

Jousting for Jocelyn Brown Lace Dress  - Click Image to Close
The lace on this dress adds a sweetness.

Nanette Lepore 'Cha Cha' Bow Belt Print Silk Dress
This dress has a bright pattern, finished with a pretty bow.

The Vacation Dress
At only $14.90 and a variety of colors, you could get this dress in multiple colors. Perfect for a little stroll and comfy enough to go back to again and again.

Bicycle Built for Two Striped Green Dress  - Click Image to Close
Something about this dress makes me want to go salsa dancing.

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti dress
Nautical stripes are perfect for your beach getaway.

The Sunny Dress
With a bright floral pattern, this dress makes me want to be in the sun.



Dress

The ruffle adds a sweet touch to this multi-purpose dress.

 Liberty and Sun Dress - Roxy Liberty and Sun Dress - Roxy
This dress is perfect for a sunny day.

Little Black Dress
Add a little edge to your LBD.

Simple dress in the front, super fun in the back.

Twenty8Twelve dress
This dress has super cute detail.
The Flowy Dress
Simple, yet classic.

Ruched perfectly, still has the twirl effect.



Linger a Little Longer Dress | Mod Retro Vintage Dresses |...
The wrap-around effect on the bodice of the dress make this dress a little more special.

The Maxi Dress

This maxi dress has a peasant-y feel.

I love the idea of belting a maxi dress. This laced dress is the perfect shape for just that.

I love a maxi dress whose shape accentuates the waist very well.




Sunday, January 29, 2012

manic MANI MONDAY: NUDE AND NEON NAILS


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So you won't need to go out and buy anything to create these nails.
To get the neon effect, we used highlighters instead of nail polish.

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With a highlighter, color a small piece of computer paper.
We used 3 different colors: pink, yellow and blue.

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Cut out the colored pieces of the paper.

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Cut out the paper into to tiny strips (small enough to fit on a finger nail.)

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Coat your nails in a nude polish. We used Essie's Topless and Barefoot.

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Paint your nail again, with a second coat, and lets the nail dry just enough to get tacky.
Place the strips on your nails in whichever order you like.

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Push the strips down around the edges and cut them right against your nail.

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Cover with a clear coat and done! (Well let them dry for a while, of course.)
If you like what you see...

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This is just another picture to show what color the pink actually was.
It doesn't show up in the pictures very well.
P.S. To get the paper off of your nails, soak your nails in nail polish remover and then remove them like you would any other nail polish.



Friday, January 27, 2012

we're GUEST POSTING!

We are guest posting over at Everyday With the Jays! Check it out for the instructions on how to make this awesome bracelet holder.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

inspiration STATION: NEON NEON NEON

So, yes we are very in love with NEON, as I'm sure many of you are. Casey and I are currently in the process of redoing our living room with neon colors at the center of the inspiration. Might I add... we are trying to repurpose things we already have, aka not spend much money at all. Soon we will be showing you what we have done to our coffee table, but for now we will leave you with these pictures- the ones that have truly inspired us, and made us fall in love with neon even more.
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