HSM Designs

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As I'm gearing up for another year filled with sorority related activities, I'm happy to add this HSM Designs shirt to my arsenal.

One of the pieces in our first seasonal debut, HSM Designs is a labor of love between me and two of my sorority sisters, and an outlet to create the paraphernalia for Theta Nu Xi that's not currently available. I love this white v-neck for its versatility - here I've paired it with denim shorts and a hat (DC was beautiful but HOT this past Sunday) but on my Instagram you can see other outfits suitable for day or evening.

I've got one more slightly dressier outfit coming up next week featuring our other design so stay tuned!

Shirt: HSM Designs (size XXL for reference) ~ Shorts: Forever21+ (old) ~ Shoes & Hat: Target

life's lemons

This dress might need a little bit of tweaking (I'd like to take the shoulders in slightly so it sits smooth against my body) but I just had to wear it before sending it off. I picked this up on a whim during Nordstrom Rack's extra sale off sale event this past July, and despite the fact that the tag said size 12 it fit wonderfully. I love the retro feel and the fun pattern. Summer might be ending but I get the feeling I'll still be pulling this out whenever I need an extra lift.

Dress: Kate Spade (similar) ~ Purse: Thrifted (also seen here) ~ Petticoat: Etsy ~ Shoes: Jessica Simpson ~ Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples

Geek of the Week #21

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 Really Anthropologie? Just say no to trolling.
(Seriously though, wtf is up with that hat thing?)

Honesty like this is priceless.

One of my favorite moments from one of my favorite movies. Don't you just love behind-the-scenes peeks?

Sometimes all you need is a mouse pad to send you down the spiraling path of budget busting in a Convention merchandise room. 
(This is often how I feel at DragonCon so I love knowing I'm not alone in my lack of willpower >.<)

 If anyone has the original source let me know, but I love this meme!

Posts I Love: I've added in some new products to my daily skin routines and articles like this have helped a lot in figuring out what to use and when. // I made this breakfast bake last weekend and it was kind of life changing. // I fell down the blogger hole looking for some beauty swatches and fell in love with The Beauty Look Book. Her blog's minimalist aesthetic and crystal clear photos make scrolling through her posts a true pleasure. // Also just stumbled upon The Classy Cubicle. Is it rude to say I think of her as a more work appropriate Atlantic Pacific? // Robot Hugs is a great web-comic and helps me release the sometimes huge amounts of anger, frustration, and sadness I can have about the world.

And Closet Stuff I Love too...: So pretty, but so expensive // Despite the waist not sitting on me all that well, I still love the pattern on this dress // The rare novelty tee I just added to my closet! // I know my closet is maxed out on cutesy patterns but look - owls! And dogs! // I could never buy/wear these Gnome shoes but they're hilarious! // Super cute and practical blue heels for spring/summer

floral & flare

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I may have to draw a line in the sand about any more flare skirts. I love them but they're kind of taking over my closet and I some point I may want to wear something else (maybe? We'll see anyway.)

This weekend I'm headed off to my sorority's national convention and pastel is going to be a big player in my outfits (our colors are Lavender and Carolina Blue). The hat's staying home because it's too big to travel with but this skirt is made of that funny scuba material and doesn't wrinkle so win for me!

Top: H&M (also worn here and here, similar available here) ~ Skirt: ASOS ~ Belt: Ann Taylor ~ Shoes: Nine West ~ Bag: Eastern Market (no brand) ~ Hat: Lou Lou Boutiques ~ Watch: Michael Kors ~ Bracelets: The Limited and Eastern Market