Cobalt + Chartreuse

When everything around you is colorless, it’s time to add color! And 2 of my fav colors to be exact…cobalt and chartreuse!

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This little cute hair bow is made from Washi tape! Learn how to make one on Camp Makery!

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 Outfit Details: skirt & heels, thrifted; blouse, TJMaxx; sweater, Charlotte Ruse; lipstick, Wet N Wild

How to Stay ‘Cool’ in Denim This Summer

Although shorts can keep you nice and cool in the summer, sometimes jeans are a more appropriate choice for certain summer events or even the work place. Don’t sweat! There are plenty of ways to wear denim this summer and stay ‘cool’ in the heat.

1. Choose a lighter weight denim.
These colored skinnies are made from a thinner fabric and breathe nicely.

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2. Try an easy updo!

Getting your hair up away from your face and ears allows the summer breeze to keep you nice and cool! It’s also a way to allow that unwashed hair to go an extra day. :) Braids are a fun, easy, and free way to give your hair a new look, and it’s just a great summer vibe! Try adding a braid and maybe even a fun accessory (like this bow!) for added interest.

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3. Wear a loose-fitting top.

This shirt is so lightweight and doesn’t cling to the body, a great choice for warmer days.

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4. Wear an open-toe sandal or wedge.

If your feet stay cool it will help the rest of your body maintain a cooler temperature.

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And, VOILA! Wearing denim in the summer is possible! This is a great way to extend your wardrobe into warmer months and get creative with the pieces you already own!

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Outfit Details: hair bow, made by me!; white flowy top, TJMaxx $12; green skinnies, The Limited $15; wedge sandals, thrifted $4; earrings, gift from the husb!; glasses, Bonlook

WuShock & Etsy Shop!

1st of all, congrats to my home town making it to the Elite Eight! Go Wichita State Shockers!

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Secondly, my Etsy shop is being featured over at Writer’s Block today! Be sure to visit Julia’s blog and also check out my Etsy shop for bow ties and vintage finds!

Happy Good Friday! Oh that we have a Savior who sacrificed himself for us!

Birthday

Yesterday was my 24th birthday. 24! Wow, that sounds old!

I had a FABULOUS day filled with homemade pancakes, flowers delivered to me at work, countless texts and phone calls, a few moments with my sweet niece and nephew, dinner with my love, and dessert at my fav chocolate shop! Couldn’t ask for better! Daniel and his family bought me a used serger which was at the top of my wish list. I’m SO excited to give it a whirl and learn how to be a better seamstress!

In honor of my bday I wore my new hot pink high-waisted dress pants!

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I’m such a blessed girl and I give all the glory to my heavenly Father! My best birthday gift is knowing He is always with me and has saved my wandering heart! Oh how I daily need His grace, listening ear, and timeless truths!

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So gangsta!

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Outfit breakdown: Pink pants, BCBG from Name Brand Clothing $28; black t-shirt, Target $8; leopard scarf, TJMaxx $7; heels, Payless $16; sunnies, Target $13

 

Etsy List Feature on Yesterday’s Sweetheart

I’m SO excited today b/c my Etsy shop is being featured over at Yesterday’s Sweetheart. If you’ve never checked out Emily’s blog, please do! She is a stunning lady with impeccable taste! I’m so honored she and her man are sporting my ties! See pictures below and be sure to jump over to Yesterday’s Sweetheart!

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Snow Day!!

Guys! We finally got SNOW in Kansas! We needed it so much! AND Daniel and I both have a snow day today! What lovely day!

Have you ever tied your scarf this way? As a bow lover, I thought I’d give it a try!

Outfit Breakdown: black and white polka dot dress, old $9; brown sweater, NBC $6; pink scarf, Walmart $4; black leggings, H&M $12; violet Hunter rain boots and socks, Christmas gifts!