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Happy Birthday Mommy.
Better late than never right! Just now getting the chance to share with you the details of yesterday’s look and the Happy Birthday party for my mommy. This was a huge event for me, I funded this all on my own & designed every aspect of the party without my mom knowing at all. Well, I Co Hosted this with my sister Adrian…she helped a lot. 🙂 The colors for this party and for any party that my family hosts, is determined easily because we always use timeless colors. WE ALSO ALWAYS COLOR COORDINATE TO THE EVENT SO PICTURES LOOK ON POINT. The doll featured in the pictures was my mom’s childhood doll that she gave to me! A tip for any party is PICTURES as PLACE SETTING! Lanterns or candles makes the event more magical in my opinion. Color straws are a must! Sombrero’s for your pets make everything better…especially if they are only $1.99 from Walmart. (I added the stickers to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM) The green glasses on the table are all generational heirlooms. The birthday cake was a special and funny adventure that my sister and I will never be able to forget. This cake was redesigned. LOL. (WINK WINK. THERE IS AN INSIDE STORY) The candles are sparkler candles and I will never use reg. candles again. The flowers were a birthday gift. The indian ring was my gift to my mom! My mom also got a beautiful couch to celebrate her birthday on top of many other things. She is blessed, our family is blessed! We love you mom.
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Dress: Kohls (APT) *OLD
Navajo Chevron Sweater: CRAFT FAIR
Green with envy pumps: NBC ($2) *Also Featured in Homecoming Week Post
Hair Style: Middle part. This was new for me, but I actually liked it! I just braided my hair into two braids after washing it and applying it’s a 10 magic potion. I went to sleep and woke up with it extra wavy without having to apply any heat! YAY! This is good because I am trying to avoid all heat! I allow myself to apply heat only once a week, my choice LOL. I just want my hair extra healthy. Of course before the party I added some waves from my waver just so it looked perfect. This is for sure something you should try, I am on day two and my hair is still ultra wavy.
P.S. I am really loving fall. I am really ready to share with you my fall favorites…so look for it this week in a featured fall favorites post. I am excited to be sharing some extra special news soon also! Well Yay!
Happy Birthday to the best mommy ever!
♦1980 or 2015♦
YAY. It’s almost Friday! This means many things but my favorite is…tomorrow is game day & salads after school with SQUAD.
Today I finished Beowulf, the novel we are reading in College Prep English & today I established that wearing Vintage trends is so fun! My fun printed shirt came from GOODWILL. I provided two ways you can wear this shirt in the images! Dressy or Casual! It’s up to you! 🙂
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♠1980 Shirt: Goodwill
Stripped Skirt: Old Navy
Green Sweater: Old Navy ♥
Pointed Red Flats: Gap
Red & Black
Adventures to Tan-Tar-A Resort
Today the National Honor Society officials (yesterday I was elected NHS chapter president! BLESSINGS!) made a journey to Tan-Tar-A Resort @ Lake of the Ozarks for a conference! I was very delighted to be going to what I call Tan-Tar-A…the dirty dancing resort. LOL. But it seriously reminds me of that movie! They have everything to offer, it’s cute & I picture Baby & her family there! My mom said when she was a teenager she had friends that would stay there every other summer, I thought it sounded swell. & VINTAGE. Anyways that is where I’ve been all day!
This event posed a dress code…wear mustang colors (RED & BLACK) & look cute yet be comfy for the long car ride! This is a common issue we all know but don’t worry I’ve gotten a solution! I knew immediately that a maxi was the way to go! I got this maxi from Ann Taylor Loft a few years ago and this is the first wear it has gotten! I got it for the bargain price of $6 & I love it because it is unique to the maxi skirt traddition because if flares out at the bottom! If you have the chance check out Tan-Tar-A and share you experiences in the comments!
P.S. What’s your dress code Dilemma?
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Maxi: Ann Taylor Loft $6
Sweater: Dillard’s *OLD
Bracelet: Canada (I got it this summer on my trip to Canada & the East Coast!)
Purse: Coach (I paired this to match the studs on my shoes)
It’s my SENIOR PICTURE DAY. The last one in my high school career. So today I’m wearing my new vineyard vines sailor button mini. I can’t believe it’s the last one I’ll do @ MCHS! It’s crazy I’m already a senior! I recommend for any day you’re taking a picture that you wear something you love and feel confident in but also stay with some basic colors because it’s timeless and classy!
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Dots & Sparkles Shirt: JCREW
Button Mini: VINEYARD VINES
Alexa Dudley ♦
I DO NOIR ♥
Yay! Today is the first day of October! Officially time for snuggling, scary movies, hot chocolate, chunky knit sweaters, PSLGALORE, UGG boots, my mommy’s birthday, & Halloween town.
I started this Spooky month by wearing my ribbon docs & my bargain buy shirt! Black is the new it for me, because it’s slimming and trimming. Wait, hasn’t it always been?! Lol.
By the way, I’m in search of the perfect present for my mom….so if you have any ideas comment below! 🙂
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NOIR SHIRT: Khols- SALE SALE SALE
SKIRT: ♥ TARGET *LAST SUMMERS SALE
RIBBON DOCS: Dillard’s
Today my featured friend is MISS CHLOÉ
CHLOÉS favorite part of today’s look is her long knit. It was purchased in Texas at an adorable little boutique! You can follow my friend on Instagram @chlo_eeee 🙂
P.S. Comment your October favs.
FIRST TIME BLOOD DONOR
I GAVE BLOOD & LOVED IT.
Yay!! I’m a first time blood donor & I loved it! Today was a Monday & Monday’s can be a total drag but I followed my rule of thumb for Monday’s and dressed up, so my day was already off to a good start. SQUAD had signed up to give blood today & I was out of the loop because I didn’t even know we had a blood drive going on….so I decided I would do it too! Since I’m seventeen I didn’t even have to have parent consent so I figured yay! my first adult like act! As soon as I started the process and got my finger pricked fear started to set in but I regained my composure since I had my besties by my side. After the over analyzed and dramatic prick had occurred, I realized I was acting nuts for no reason! I gave blood on my own and potentially saved lives! What could be better than feeling this good and spontaneous on a Monday?! (Nothing) 🙂
P.S. I got to miss class, eat free snacks, hang with my SQUAD, get a free t-shirt & potentially save loves! If you have a blood drive in your community or school get involved, it’s so worth it!
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Dress: Forever 21 (I linked a similar style)
RIBBON DOC MARTINS: Dillard’s
Sewanee– The School of The South
“SWEET SOUTHERN STYLE“
This weekend we took a quick & spontaneous jaunt over to Sewanee, TN… after attending General Conference (UPCI & Blessings) at the Nashville City Music Center! After conference my mom mentioned touring The School of The South while we were in TN & to our surprise we found that fall preview weekend was happening while we were in TN! It was a blessing that there was still room, even as last minute as it was, for me to join in on some Sewanee fun! I was delighted to meet such inspiring students and facility on campus. I was in awe of the structures and beauty Sewanee had to offer. The campus is modeled after Oxford University in England. The traddition of the South was on display with the hospitality I felt! I want to give a shout out to Sewanee blogger I met while visiting… https://www.hercampus.com/school/sewanee/blog Such an awesome display of Sewanee pride!
P.S. They have a killer equestrian team/facility.
With matriculating on my horizon I am carefully contemplating becoming a Sewanee (SWEET SOUTHERN BELLE)!!!
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Belle Dress: Almost Famous (NBC $3)
Sewanee Sparkle Shoes: Gianni Bini (Dillard’s) *DILLARD’S NEW YEAR’S DAY SALE (OLD $15)
P.P.S. I also included a few pictures from General Conference! Sorry I don’t have more!
Monday’s can be a drag, but I sure felt fab in this outfit. While being back at school it’s hard to keep the feeling of wanting to get dressed up but in all honesty it makes you feel so much better! When you feel the weekend ending pick out your Monday outfit a head of time! Make it chic! (Black is always a great choice) I paired my London shoes with this dress and automatically felt like a roxx star.
P.S. These shoes were my splurge item from my trip to London last summer! I have loved wearing them! The slight heal is so fun and black matches everything! When I saw them I thought, woah I’ve always wanted some jelly shoes and this summer jellies are trending! ♥♠
P.P.S. You can check out my European adventure on instagram! Follow me @1998miss
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Dress: MY FAVORITE STORE J CREW * ON SALE RIGHT NOW
Bad to the bone leather: Factory Connection *OLD
Love’s from London: New Look * ON SALE RIGHT NOW
Purse: Michael Kors *”GOLDEN GIRL”
BLK T-Shirt: Banana Republic (Similar Style, Also Banana Republic)
Alexa Dudley ♥
In all honesty I wanted this post to be titled my plaidtern (Plaid Pattern), but then I realized I would be the only one to see it’s humor. So I went with the title Pink Plaid, which labels this outfit to a T. 🙂 This was sooooo comfy and delightfully refreshing. Pairing it with my new favorite shoes (PLATFORMS “GOLDEN GIRL”) immediately dressed it up! I decided that gave it a slight 60’s vibe so I added my mini Coach, to top it all off I added a smile and called it good. This look was so simple, so comfy, and so plaid.
P.S. This dress came from my long road trip this summer! I purchased while in New York, along my east coast journey. We traveled all the way up to Canada to see Niagara Falls and to see a few colleges along with the beautiful eastern states. This was the perfect memory, a road trip with my mom, brothers before Senior year started! You can check out my journey on instagram by following me (1998miss)!
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Dress: Vineyard Vines (SIMILAR STYLE, CUSTOMFROM.COM)
Platforms:Target “GOLDEN GIRL POST”
Mini: Coach (SIMILAR STYLE, ALSO COACH)
Today it was imperative to pass class with an A+ on our back to school looks. My best friends and I (SQUAD) were all rocking different styles and you can too! It’s important that you feel confident in your look, so you can stand out amongst those other trendy outfits. I am sharing with you today what each and every member of SQUAD wore and will link the pieces so you can check them out. If I can offer any advice in choosing your outfit for a big day (like starting senior year was for me), add a piece that is personalized… style is supposed to be your own!
P.S. It’s possible to find a look for back to school on a budget. I got my dress for $2 at GAP during the 40% off sale! BEST OF LUCK!
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Dress: GAP *SIMILAR DRESS ON SALE NOW!
Shoes: Tory Burch
Basket: Mississippi Boutique
Hair: The Gallery Salon /Stylist: ASHLEY *I got some lightening done!
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Dress: The Buckle *ON SALE NOW!
Sandals: The Buckle (SIMILAR STYLE)
Purse: Michael Kors *ON SALE NOW!
Denim Shirt: TJ MAXX
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Shirt: Francesca’s (HARPER)
Mini: Francesca’s (BLUE RAIN)
Booties: Francesca’s (KATHARINE)
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Romper: TJ MAXX (ANGIE, SIMILAR STYLE) *ON SALE
Denim Shirt: Charlotte Russe
Shoes: Altar’d State (SIMILAR STYLE) *ON SALE
Pack: Journeys (JANSPORT, SIMILAR STYLE)
Lunch Box: The Children’s Place (SIMILAR STYLE) *ON SALE $6.96
Hope everyone has a grand first day back to school!
*THANKS TO SQUAD FOR MODELING THEIR LOOKS