Jeans and a Teacup

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ah Ha


I don't own that many graphic tees so I'm always on the look out for good ones. I kinda feel weird wearing shirts with phrases or words. The shirt really has to "speak to me" (no pun intended) in order for me to want to wear it. I feel like this "Ah Ha" tee is abstract enough that the shirt doesn't stand out too much. It looks more geometric to me. And of course I was drawn to the black/white/metallic print! 

How do you feel about graphic tees? 

Outfit Details:
Jacket: H&M (similar
Shirt: J.Crew (on sale!) 
Pants: American Eagle
Earrings: Stella and Dot
Bracelet: Stella and Dot
Lips: MAC Brave

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Shop My Closet on Bib & Tuck!

Bib & Tuck

I'm selling a few of my items on Bib & Tuck! I don't know about you but it's hard for me to get rid of clothes! I'm careful about the things that I buy and still really like all of these items. I just realized that there are things I haven't worn in awhile and I should make room for all the other clothes I keep buying! Plus it would be nice to have a little extra spending money. I have to say - all of these items are really affordable and in great shape. Some of them have never been worn (like the sequin skirt - I bought 2 sizes and am selling the one I didn't pick!) and most have only been worn a couple of times. 

Shop my closet here!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Change of Mind

Polka Dot Blouse, Loft
Polka Dot Blouse, Loft
Polka Dot Blouse, Stella and Dot Earrings
Polka Dot Blouse, Loft
Polka Dot Blouse, Loft

Sometimes I style outfits for the blog and then realize I could have done it better. This is one of those outfits. I've had this polka dot blouse for a couple of weeks now. I really wanted to wear it on Valentine's Day but I was sick. I finally took it out this weekend and I just couldn't figure out what I wanted to wear it with. I like the red-orange dots with the army green color combo, but other than that I was kinda stuck. It wasn't until after we shot the photos that I decided to spice it up with a purple sweater, top knot and oversized glasses. Here's a quick pic of how I styled it later.  
Ozeal Glasses

So what do you think? Do you like the blouse by itself or spiced up a little?

Outfit Details:
Shirt: Loft
Pants: Rachel Roy via Macy's (similar)
Booties: Sole Society
Earrings: Stella and Dot
Bracelet: Stella and Dot
Sweater: Loft
Glasses: c/o Ozeal Glasses

And don't forget to enter the 2 Giveaways going on right now! 

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Room Design - Help Me Pick the Art! (Plus a Giveaway!)


Rug: Ikea
Pillows: West Elm - Diamond, Facet, Bubble, Corner Fringe
Stools: Ikea
Skeepskin: Ikea
Trays: Wit and Delight for Target
Planter: Wit and Delight for Target
Mirror: Anthropologie (similar)

I'm really excited to share how I decorated our second bedroom! My husband and I moved into a 2 bedroom apartment last April which is about twice as big as our old apartment. I've been trying to decorate the whole place but it's been a slow process. My husband doesn't really care about home design. He'd be happy to sleep on a mattress on the floor and pick up furniture off the street (seriously - that's how he'd been living before we got married!). So I don't get to spend a lot on home decor or furniture. 

I recently convinced him to buy a pull out couch for our second bedroom. Since we don't have quests that often I want the space to be more than just a bedroom. This grey Ikea couch had been on my wishlist for months. So I was really sad to see that it was discontinued at every Ikea store! After a lot of searching we found the pull out couch on craigslist for $200 and I won an eBay bid for the grey slipcover for $150! So this $900 couch cost us about $450 after you add in gas and renting a van to pick it up.

Everything else in the room is from Ikea, West Elm and Target. West Elm can be a little pricey but I got all the pillows on sale with coupons! 

The last thing to add to the room is some artwork! I recently won a $250 gift card to so I'm using that money to buy some nice art prints. But I need some help! I can either do one big print over the couch or a collage of prints. I'm leaning towards the black dot one you see in the room collage. But I love some of the colored prints too. 

What do you think? Which print is your favorite?
Or a collection of prints? 1) The Meadow 2) Calculation 3) Feathered Arrows

Thanks for your help!

On another note - I've teamed up with Meagan from Because of Jackie and her other lovely sponsors to bring you this J.Crew giveaway! J.Crew is one of my favorite stores. Who wouldn't want to win free cash to spend there?! Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And don't forget to enter The Mint Julep Boutique Giveaway!

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Mama and More: All About You

Monday, February 23, 2015

Seeing Spots

Loft, #loftgirl
Loft, #loftgirl
Loft, #loftgirl
Loft, #loftgirl

So, I'm kinda obsessed with Loft right now. I pretty much want everything in the store. When I saw this spotted tank I had to pick it up right away (luckily it was during a 50% off sale!). This cardigan is also super comfy and I love the longer length. Unfortunately, I got these pieces awhile ago. But there are always a ton of new arrivals coming in all the time. Geez - sounds like I should be working at Loft or something! You can check out my other favorite items from Loft below. 

Outfit Details:
Tank: Loft (same style)
Cardigan: Loft 
Booties: via DSW (similar)
Necklace: Loft

And don't forget to enter The Mint Julep Boutique giveaway going on right now! You could win $25 to spend at this awesome boutique! 

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A Touch of Tartan: Styled Up
Rhea Et Cetera: Style to Inspire
Fashionably Employed: Sophisticated Style
Fizz and Frosting: Mix it up Monday
Pink Sole: #HowIFall