Friday, August 29, 2014

Lightning Seeds

Lisa from Lala Faux Bois

Hey everyone, happy Friday! Since it's still August, I'm here with a summery outfit and this super fun strawberry print top I borrowed from Sammi. I know this is blogger blasphemy, but I'm a summer and spring girl at heart so I'm one of the few people not counting down the days til fall. That's a good thing too since I live in Phoenix, because we still have about 6 weeks of "summery" days.

These polka dotted shorts reminded me of strawberry seeds when paired with this top, which led me to think of the Brit pop group Lightening Seeds. Anyone out there remember this song? They had an album cover with a giant strawberry too, so it wasn't that much of a stretch :)

top: borrowed from Sammi // shorts & scarf: thrifted // shoes: Blowfish // necklace: in my shop

Now let's take a peek at how the other ladies styled it- you can see I was inspired by Sammi's look with the shorts. Even though I only photographed this top once, I also took a cue from Taylor and Katie and styled it another time with jeans and a cardigan for the office. I just couldn't send this back without sneaking in a couple of wearings.

I hope you all have a great weekend- even better if it's a 3-day one like we have here in the States. Even if you aren't a fan of summer, get out there for one last sunny hurrah before the pumpkins take over :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bicycle built for two

Good morning!  It's Sammi of The Soubrette Brunette, and today, I'm wearing this absolutely charming bicycle print dress that I borrowed from Marisa.  Although it's always a treat to get to raid all of the Flock Together girls' closets, I have to say that some of my favorite pieces are ones that belong to Marisa.  She has some of the cutest, quirkiest items (which obviously appeal to my sensibilities), and the ways in which she styles them serve as a constant inspiration for me.  This adorable bicyclette dress is by Sugarhill Boutique, which is one of my favorite go-to brands for precious prints.

Outfit Details
Dress: swap from Marisa
Boater hat: vintage
Belt: Forever 21
Ring: Ever Ours
Mary Janes: Urban Outfitters

Marisa and I both opted to style this with summery straw hats, and we each managed to work in yellow and red accents to our outfits.  I absolutely love her sweet daisy brooch, and her boating photos are so lovely!  One thing I always forget is that I'm quite a bit taller than Marisa, so her dresses are often a bit shorter on me, but I think it was a nice change of pace (and very handy for humid summer days!).  I'd also love to see it transition into cooler weather with colored tights and a cardigan!  How would you like to style this darling dress?

xox Sammi

Monday, August 25, 2014

Happy Valley

I can't help but fall for a pretty landscape pattern, especially when it's on dress.  Not only does Marisa have a fabulous wardrobe, her pictures and photo locations are an absolute dream.  I feel like the print of this dress reminds me of the beautiful landscapes she calls home.  This dress was made for her, but I was lucky enough to get my hands on it too.

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Dress- Borrowed from Marisa
Shoes- UrbanOG
Hat- Forever 21
Belt- Modcloth
Necklace- Forever 21

Marisa is an expert in layering and she adds the cutest accessories.  I'd never think to wear a turtle neck under the dress for cooler weather.  As an admittedly clueless person when it comes to accessorizing, I can always find inspiration on her blog.  To see more details on Marisa's look, click on the picture above!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Best of...

Hi! Jessica of Midwest Muse here. Flock Together has been an amazing addition to my closet. So much so that I often get too greedy and only share the outfits on my blog. When I was thinking about which item to post today, I figured, why not share some of my all-time favorite items. I know you've heard it a million times before, but sometimes I really hate having to return these dresses and skirts. These ladies have the best wardrobes and I am forever thankful for their generosity and helping me curb my shopping habits.

Oh, and these pictures remind me how often I change my hair!

Find the full posts:
Cat Dress
Green Dress
Black and White Skirt
Blue Ruffles
Black and White Dress
Pink Stripped Dress
Leopard Print Dress
Polka Dot Dress
Pink and White

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Secondhand Serenade

Hey darlings!

It's Marisa here today serving you up another swap courtesy of Dus.  This time around I've taken on the challenge of styling this secondhand sweetheart of a dress that Dus snagged up at the thrift store.  And no, I'm not talking about the red sundress that I'm wearing - I'm talking about the floral embroidered beaut that I'm wearing underneath as a blouse.  Yep, that's right...that blouse is actually a light and breezy tent style dress.  It's darling indeed but unfortunately for a 5'2 busty gal like me, tent dresses do me no favor as I always end up looking about 9 months pregnant in them.  So with that I layered it underneath my basic red dress for an extra pop of brightness and color.  Definitely a look that had me feeling a little boho, super cheerful and ready to take on the day, which for me meant doing our bi-weekly grocery haul to Wegman's and picking out paint for our hallway.  Woohoo, exciting indeed...maybe not, but at very least I felt nothing but happy vibes donning this festive little frock.

I just love how this dress was styled through all the seasons with the other gals...and don't they all look divine?  That's about all for now...sunny days always have me longing to venture outdoors, so out and away I go.

Until next time...Love bunches,
Outfit Details:
Blouse (Dress): Swap via Dus // Dress: UO // Scarf, Bag, Shoes: Vintage, thrifted

Monday, August 18, 2014

Lady in Red...

Hey there kittens! I'm so excited to try this adorable red dress borrowed from the lovely 
Sammi of The Soubrette Brunette. I tried this dress on three times and tried taking pictures on three different occasions but was unhappy with almost all the images of myself.... does anyone else ever feel like that? Well, I finally got some good images (as approved by me) after all my fussing and fighting. Lol!

I am usually a "happy go lucky" kinda gal.... but lately I've been in a bit of a funk. I've been working out sooo hard and have been trying to reach and achieve all my goals but alas... some things just don't go your way. I was totally bummed out that my book proposal that I've been working so hard on was sent back to me addressed "return to sender." Apparently, the address online was wrong. Hmmmmm. The whole time I was wondering... Oooooo! Maybe someone has seen my images and is super excited to contact me! Nope. I called up the Publishing Company and got the correct address and promptly sent it back. Well there goes all the excitement outta that!

I've also been super emotional lately... I think it's due to what I'm going through in my personal life 
(of course) but am finding it really hard to cope with everyday life. I've still been walking and eating right (for the most part) but still feel weird. I guess sometimes you just have to have a "fake it till you make it" kinda mentality. At least that's what I'm trying to be like for right now....

Does anyone see Sophie Bear in the background? She is so nosey isn't she?

The dragonfly's were out like crazy as the Husbear and I were taking these pictures. The sun was finally setting on this long and oh so hot day! It's been in the blistering 100's the past week and it's sooo unbearable. I've felt super lethargic while I've been working out. Sometimes I can't even finish or complete my workout as I normally do... I've been left with little to no energy.

I was sweating bullets during this photo shoot. It's just so hard to dress up and look attractive in this Austin climate! I love the heat and sun as well as the Summer but am really looking forward to Winter. I say Winter because we have no Fall. It goes from super effing hot to cold.... no fall weather or beautiful falling leaves whatsoever.

Okay... goodbye! Seriously... that's really what I said. I'm done. See ya next time. 
Now for the other lovely ladies from Flock Together.


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