Living on Inspiration






Sometimes all you need is a bit of inspiration from somewhere…anywhere before you take a look at your closet! This is when I become super-duper thankful for Pinterest & blogs. Daily doses of inspiration for me!

Top: Express | Skirt: Express via TJMaxx | Belt: NY & Co. | Necklace: AE | Sandals: Target

#22 of the 30×30 Challenge

As I wind this challenge down, I get more inspired. I know this outfit isn’t rocket science, but I never would have put the top and skirt together and I never would have tossed a belt into the mix. So, once again, bravo to whoever came up with the brilliant 30×30. I will be forever grateful.

I have 2 more weeks before I head to the states for Allison’s wedding and then to visit my family for a few weeks after that. Until then, I’m soaking up the sun by the pool, sleeping in, and craving smoothies, any flavor…so this weekend I will be collecting fruits galore! What are your favorite smoothie flavors and/or recipes??





Top: Old Navy | Shorts: AE | Shoes: Target

#19 of the 30×30 Challenge

I’m sporting the real deal in my real life here for you on this fancy Monday. (while I’m currently in bed, still in my pj’s, eating some granola, listening to Pandora) I am rather shocked that I am even posting this set of pictures, but it’s really happening… I had just dyed my hair, because mom found a few gray strands while she was visiting. Freaked. Me. Out. So, that explains the frizz ball. I threw this easy outfit on to run an errands, with no makeup. My kind of day. Sorta.

Lots has been going on over here. We’re finally settled in the new apartment. I love having a pool – so nice! We had to go shopping for quite a bit of home stuff, which created for a busy week. All of the stress and busy-ness had me not feeling so great and in bed the last couple of days. Hoping for a better week!!!!! :)

Happy Monday! :) What is your go-to-lazy-girl-outfit??




Top: Express | Shorts: AE | Belt: Ann Taylor | Necklace: Old Navy | Sandals: Target

#13 of the 30×30 Challenge

I originally planned on not shopping at all during this challenge. But, who can pass up a stunning, $7 Ann Taylor belt. (Unfortunately, it hasn’t quite dropped to $7 online) Not me, I didn’t even have to think twice. I might even wear it for the next 15 outfits. Just a fair warning.

We were drenched in sun the whole time mom was here. I always burn right away and get extremely red, lobster like. Then it chills out. I have a super nice base now. We’ll see how long I can continue covering my ghost like complexion.




Top: Target | Skirt: JCPenney | Heels: Off Broadway Shoes | Necklace: AE | Watch: Fossil

#8 of the 30×30 Challenge

Okay, I have been loving all of the crazy beautiful bling-ified skirts that seem to catch my eye wherever I go. About a month ago I searched the www for a few options. I came across this one at JCPenney, and it was on clearance, $14. Not bad. We went to the mall the next day, and I stopped by to see if they had it available in store, before I paid shipping. There it was, one lonely pretty hanging all by itself in my size. It gets better. It had a cute little red sticker stamped $5. Did I mention I had a 20% mobile coupon? I did, so this blinged out skirt only cost 16 quarters + tax. Does it get much better than that??????

I wore this to go to dinner with mom & Victor. I didn’t want to be too dressy, so I went with a more casual top. I also ended up tossing on some leopard flats later in the evening.

Today was day one of laying out at the beach with my madre. Slowly but surely the freckles will pop, I’ll burn, and then possibly look like a golden goddess. Or a tomato. :)

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Cobalt & Mint

Top: Express, Similar | Pants: Kohls, Similar | Belt: NY&Co, Similar | Sandals: Target, Similar

Jewelry: AE | Watch: Target

#5 – My Pinspiration for this outfit.

I’ve seen this color combo all over Pinterest and the blog world recently, and I love it! They compliment each other so well. Some girls have added a splash of orange, which I might have to try out next time.

And then there’s my mint watch… Several months ago, through some blog stalking, I found this Target watch.I fell in love, instantly. Unfortunately, they are not available online. I remember zooming to the nearest Target ASAP and snatching one up. It’s cute & cheap = awesome. :)

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