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: Express | Jeans: aerie | Shoes: Jcrew Outlet | Belt: Express

#18 of the 30×30 Challenge

Just a quick date night outfit! We went out celebrating our new apartment and just life in general. The Macaroni Grill commercials forced us into their restaurant… YUM! Then, it was off the Fast & Furious. What an awesome movie… I’m usually more of a chick flick movie type of girl, but I make an exception for fast cars. :)

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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.


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Top: Express | Skirt: Target | Wedges: Kohls | Belt: Forever 21 | Watch: Fossil

#12 of the 30×30 Challenge

We went to dinner with some of Victor’s family the other day. It took me a while to go through my 30 pieces and finally whip this outfit together. I was beyond pleased! This skirt is one of my all time favorites…the perfect amount of stretch. So comfy.

This whole ‘taking my camera off of auto’ has been so challenging. Frustrating. I am a huge fan of photography, and I am not impressed with any of my outfit photos. Granted they are indoor & at night, but still. I threw the gear back into auto mode, and look how much better these turned out. I’m not giving up on learning the in’s and out’s of the manual mode, it’ll just be on hold until I get outside in broad daylight. Tips?

Mom left this morning… I’m all alone again. Time for someone else to come visit. Any takers?




Top: Kohls dress | Skirt: Express via TJMaxx | Wedhes: Kohls | Earrings: Pier 1 Imports

Necklace: Old Navy | Bracelet: NY & Co.

#9 of the 30×30 Challenge

The purpose of this challenge is to come up with new ways to wear my clothes by mixing & matching them up, creating new looks. Check this out…that pretty lace top…is a dress. I never in a million years would have tried this, but thanks to some inspiring fellow bloggers,  I love that I did!! The dress was a little too long, so I had to pin it up a bit. No biggie, nobody could tell.

I’m loving my new skin color, a little bit of color goes a long way. Thankfully my beach partner {mom} is here for another week, so I should be looking all beach-y for a while longer. Yay!