Sunday, October 26, 2014

Monochrome Kimono OOTD

2014 has definitely been the year for the kimono fashion trend. I started seeing colorful kimonos in stores and in magazines earlier this spring, just in time for music festival season. The trend lasted all summer, and is now transitioning into the fall season. I love the look of kimonos. They are so effortless and can be worn so many different ways. I've seen them worn over swimsuits, with denim shorts & crop tops, paired with boyfriend jeans, over skater dresses, and with leggings.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fall Lookbook 2014


I mentioned last week that I had a lookbook planned for you all, but unfortunately the weather wasn't cooperating, so I had to reschedule. I originally wanted to make a video lookbook, similar to those that Claire Marshall makes on YouTube, and I had high hopes that the weather would be better this weekend so I could film, but it rained all weekend again, so I decided to get creative with the self-timer setting and I photographed my lookbook at home. It wasn't easy, but I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. Enjoy! XX

Saturday, October 11, 2014

August & September Favorites 2014


I originally had a fall lookbook planned for today's post, but unfortunately, due to weather, I wasn't able to put it together in time, so we will have to take a rain check. But worry not, my friends, because I have a Plan B; August & September Favorites, which is actually great because, since I had so much going on last month, I didn't get a chance to share my August favorites.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Updates: Family Visits & Working

September was an unexpectedly busy month, which explains my lack in blog posts lately. I had a friend come and visit for the first week of September. Immediately after she left, my grandmother came to town. The day after my grandmother got here, my aunt, my cousin and his wife also came to visit, then a few days later, one of my uncles came to visit, too. It was a McIntyre Family reunion of sorts. The entire month was so fun and packed full of adventure (to say the least).

Tree Face on Walking Trail

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Job Interview OOTD

Last week, I got a call for a job interview and literally the first thought that crossed my mind was, "what am I going to wear?!" I immediately ran to my closet and started ransacking my wardrobe. I tried on at least seven different outfit combinations before ultimately deciding on a pale pink midi skirt and a white boyfriend style shirt, both from ASOS Curve. I topped it with a black blazer with ruched sleeves from Torrid. For shoes, I wore a pair of silver, laser cut flats by the brand City Classified.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

My ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I'm sure you've all seen the famous Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge videos circulating the internet and various social media platforms. They've definitely been flooding my social media feeds, and I think that is awesome! The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a social media campaign designed to raise money that will be used for ALS research AND to spread awareness about the neurodegenerative disease. I was recently nominated by one of my friends to participate in the challenge, as well as donate $10 to the ALS Association. Here is my video:

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For more information about ALS and to make a donation, visit www.alsa.org.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Set the Scene: Wedding Re-Creation


My parents recently celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary! I can't even begin to imagine spending that much time with one person, and still being madly in love with them. It's crazy and unbelievable and kind of, really awesome!

The people over at Lover.ly reached out and asked me to participate in a challenge called Set the Scene. Basically, they sent me three themes (or locations) for the picture-perfect wedding (Beach Affair, City Glam, and Rustic Chic), and I am to choose a wedding dress from their website and style it to match the theme of my choosing.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Every Body is Beautiful: An Open Letter to Fat Shamers

It's been a while since I posted something about body positivity and acceptance, and I think it's really important that I include these posts every so often.
With that, here is my Open Letter to Fat Shamers...

To all the bullies in school who torment their classmates so they don't feel comfortable eating in the cafeteria or changing in the locker rooms; to the individuals behind computer screens and online alter egos leaving hateful, humiliating comments on that girl or guy's selfie; to the person who feels obligated to say something about that man or woman's weight or size because they are "concerned" about their health; and to the assholes that created #fatshamingweek....this is for you:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

July Favorites 2014



I cannot believe July has already come and gone! This summer is flying by! With the end of another month comes another monthly favorites post!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

My 10 Wardrobe Essentials

I have mentioned in previous posts that I consider my style to be edgy, casual, and laid-back, and you will probably notice this once I get more outfits posted, but there are certain articles of clothing that I personally cannot live without and think every girl needs in her wardrobe, plus-size or not.