I am pretty sure Tate would nurse until he was 10 if I let him.

Tate's first birthday was last week. Click here to watch him master the art of cake destruction.

As the weather heats up, we've started taking advantage of the local beaches.

San Antonio Temple.

1992 called and told me this is their favorite outfit.

Tate spent the Memorial Day BBQ mastering the art of clapping.

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Spied: A-Line Skirt

It still amazes me that Forever 21 has become one of my favorite places to look for modest skirts. Every few weeks they push out a whole new crop of options.

Today, I am loving this one.

A-Line Skirt - Forever 21 - $12.50

I think the way it falls is just fantastic, and that price? Unbeatable.

F21 latest batch of modest skirts are at the best prices I have seen yet!
Here are a few good ones (all under $18):

Refashion: Adding Sleeves to a Dress

I was perusing Target and I just could not help but buy the perfect nursing dress. I fell in love with the striped print and the amazing cross front neckline. The only catch? It didn't have sleeves.

Guess what? I bought it anyway.

Luckily, the hemline was about 3 inches longer than I needed it to be. I trimmed the hem and used what I salvaged to make sleeves.

And let me tell you, I love this dress. I will be wearing it all summer long.

Old Navy Wedges - $15 | similar here | and here

Have you refashioned anything lately? Leave a link so we can all check it out!

Hair Inspiration: J.Crew Curly Hair

I don't think there will ever be a time that I am not obsessed with this J.Crew model's hair. Every time I think I have seen every possible conceivable hairdo, a whole new set pops up with new arrivals.

She constantly makes me wish my hair were curlier and that I had a full time hair and makeup team to make it look fabulous every day.

What do you think? Where are you looking for hair inspiration lately?

Follow my hair inspiration board on pinterest.

Since we are talking J.Crew hair, I should mention that J.Crew is now offering 30% off of their clearance section.

Here are a few things to check out:

Request: J.Crew Crusher Hat

I got an email from a dear friend asking for a budget friendly option of this J.Crew hat. In my search I discovered that this J.Crew hat is actually a cheaper version of this hat! We all know I would never spend more than $20 on a hat, but it's interesting none the less.

Here are my best options:

1 • Polka Dot Boater Hat • Forever 21 • $10.80
2 • BDG Beachcomber Fedora • Urban Outfitters • $24.00
3 • Croft & Barrow® Radical Tweed Microbrim Hat • Kohls • $18.00 (Orig. $30)
4 • Scalloped-Brim Straw Hat • Charlotte Russe • $12.50

Number one is definitely my favorite. What about you? Which option do you think is best?

Spied: Shirred One-Piece Swimdress

I came across this suit and just had to share. It's the best budget option of this J.Crew suit I have seen yet. It come in a great selection of colors, has glowing reviews and is on sale. That, my friends, is the trifecta. 

Shirred One-Piece Swimdress - Target. $26.00 (Orig. $34.99) (also available in gold)

(I also spotted this deeply discounted coral-colored option)

What do you think of the style? Something you would wear?

Refashion: Scallop Hem Tee

I might be a little obsessed with scallops. After making the scallop hem skirt I was dying to find other ways to use the finish.

I fell in love with this shirt, I went hunting for a tee to try it out on. I love how it turned out.

thrifted + refashioned tee  - $1.75 | similar here (on sale) | here | here | and here 
white skinnies (burlington) - $10 | similar here (best price) | and here (on sale) | in plus here
j.crew shoe clip as pendant - $1.50 | similar necklace here | here | and here
j.crew belt - $1.50 | another option here
  UO sling backs - $15

Obviously, I tailored the shirt to fit me before I did the scallop hem. Someday I'll get a tutorial up for that.

Click here for the scallop hem tutorial.

Have you refashioned anything lately? Leave a link so we can all check it out!

Spring Sale: Anthropologie

Anthro is having their annual spring sale. There are lots of goods in the store, and here are my favorite finds online:

1 - Oblong Orbs Top - $39.95 (Orig. $68.00)
2 - Yemaya Necklace - $29.95 (Orig. $48.00)
3 - Ruffled Ribbed Tee - $34.95 (Orig. $48.00)
4 - Scalloped Strings Tank - $39.95 (Orig. $68.00)
5 - Peppered Plena Dress - $49.95 (Orig. $188.00)
6 - Pua Pullover - $49.95 (Orig. $98.00)

Have you checked out the sale? Anything you think you might splurge on?

Inspired: Stripes + Dots

I stumbled on this outfit on pinterest which led me to Sidewalk Ready (a blog worthy of your attention if you haven't stumbled on it yet).

Here is my version:

Bow Skinny Belt - ASOS - $13.92
Polka Dot Swing Skirt - Forever 21 - $19.80 (great option here)
Leatherette Peep Toe Pump - Charlotte Russe - $14.99 (Orig. $30.00) (another on sale here | and here)

What do you think? Is this something you would wear? Leave your thoughts below. 

Wish List: Pretty iPhone Case

I got a big surprise on Mother's Day. My husband bought me an iPhone, which has been on my wish list for ages. I have been searching for a case that will protect my phone and that will be adorable (obviously).

Here are a few I have stumbled on in my search:

1 - Printed iPhone 4 Case - J.Crew - $25.00
2 - Thin Stripe iPhone Case - Plum Street Prints - $55.00
3 - Golden Diagonal Stripe iPhone 4 Hard Case - Kate Spade - $40.00
4 - Neapolitan Stripe Custom iPhone 4 Case - Pencil Shavings Studio - $39.99
5 - Nautical Stripe Deflector - Uncommon - $34.95
6 - Printed iPhone 4 Case - J.Crew - $25.00

I like them all, but I think my favorite is #4. Which would you choose? 

For the Home: Before and After TV Console

My husband and I have been on the lookout for a new TV console for ages. Our current stand was starting to bow from the weight of the TV and the open shelving design was a total nightmare to keep looking tidy with Tate constantly wreaking havoc on it.

I finally found this console at a resale furniture shop. It was marked $200 but the husband got them to drop it to $150. I was drawn to the simple lines and the woven door detail. I was not, however, in love with the finish.

Click through to see more of the console and our living room.

Look for Less: J.Crew Skirted Twist Bandeau Tank

Living as close to the beach as we do has me constantly on the look out for pretty one piece swimsuits. When I saw this option from Shade I was pleased at how similar it is to this J.Crew suit.

Skirted Twist Bandeau Tank - J.Crew - $118.00
Twist Band One-Piece Swimsuit - Shade - $38.15 (Orig. $54.50)

Old Navy also has a fabulous option (and in polka dots)

What do you think? Would you wear this type of suit?

Spied: The Webster at Target

Last weekend I was at Target on an errand and just had to stop when I saw this happy collection. This Webster Miami collection is part of the Target Shops promotion. I fell in love with the color combinations and patterns. Here are a few of my favorite pieces:

1 - Cotton Jersey Tunic - Mango Berry - $22.99 {plus}
2 - Racerback Tank with Ruffle - Plaid Print Navy - $19.99
3 - Cotton Jersey Tunic - Navy - $22.99 {plus}
4 - Chiffon Maxi Skirt - Palm Print Navy - $39.99
5 - Fine Gauge Cardigan - Cream - $32.99
6 - Jacquard Skirt - Mango Berry - $29.99 {petite}
7 - 3/4-Sleeve Fashion Tunic - White/Green/Yellow - $29.99
8 - Cotton Jacquard Tunic - Deco Print Navy/Melon - $29.99
9 - Drawstring Tee - Navy/Pink/Green - $26.99

Have you noticed that Target is offering short video clips to see how their clothes move on a model? Color me impressed, it really changes how I perceived the pieces. So check that out.

Have any of you had a chance to look at the collection? What do you think? Any pieces you would spring for?

Hair Inspiration: Side Swept

Wearing my hair up has become a necessity. It is just too hot and sticky for my hair to be touching my neck,  shoulders, or forehead. One of my favorite ways to add a romantic flair is wearing it to the side. It is simultaneously more playful and elegant.

What do you think? Where are you looking for hair inspiration lately?

Follow my hair inspiration board on pinterest.

Spied: Pleated Tulip Skirt

Forever 21 continues to surprise me with their knee length goods. Keep it coming, guys.

This skirt is no exception:

Pleated Tulip Skirt - Forever 21 - $19.80

This cobalt color has been my go to hue all spring.

F21 has added several more modest skirts to their inventory lately. 
Here are a few good ones (all under $25):

Tutorial: Mom Jeans to Skinny Jeans

Illustrated tutorials are totally my new fav. I had a great time putting this together.

Keep in mind that this tutorial is intended for pants with a waistband that already fit above your hips correctly. When trying on pants, shimmy the waistband to your desired rise and ensure you have the right fit.

1. Remove the back pockets. Set aside.
2. Cut 1/4" below the waistband, and just below the front pocket opening. Discard the front pockets.
3. Turn the pants inside out. Taper to fit your legs.
4. Flip the waistband. Carefully pin to the pants. Sew together.
5. Press the waistband flat.
6. Pin and stitch the pockets back on.

{for outfit details, click here}

Refashion: Pink Polka Dot Skinnies

I snagged these polka dot pants on the same thrifting trip as my floral pants, and finally got around to finish refashioning them.

And let me tell you, I am in love with them.

old navy chambray button up - $10.00 | similar here | here | here | and here (on sale)
refashioned polka dot pants - $3 | hot pink skinnies here | polka dot denim here | and here
thrifted vintage heels - $7 | similar here | and here
forever 21 belt - $3.50 | similar here (on sale)here (on sale) | and here
vintage clip on earrings - $1

And, I have put together another illustrated tutorial! 

Click here for the full tutorial.

Have you refashioned anything lately? Leave a link so we can all check it out!

Trend: Statement Necklaces

Last week, I stumbled on a fabulous little store, Charming Charlie. Ever heard of it? The stores house a massive collection of color coordinated, budget friendly accessories. The in store selection varies from the online offerings, but both have great options. I stumbled on this great option in store, but couldn't find it online.

As the weather heats up, I find myself wearing lightweight tees and statement necklaces almost every day.

Here are a few of my favorite statement necklaces from a variety of stores for under $20:

1 - Draped Chain Necklace - Forever 21 - $8.80
2 - Color Craze Green Stone Necklace - JCPenney - $12.00
3 - Fringed Teardrop Necklace - Forever 21 - $9.80
4 - a.n.a® Collar Necklace, Gold Tone Filigree - JCPenney - $16.00
5 - Latticed Bead Necklace - $13.59 (Orig. $39.95) [free shipping with code: WFH2987]
6 - Opaque Beaded Necklace - Forever 21 - $12.80
7 - Lacquered Bib Necklace - Forever 21 - $5.80
8 - Liz Claiborne Statement Necklace - JCPenney - $12.50
9 - Gullung Necklace - Aldo - $15.00

I don't know about you, but I am head over heels for #5 (which also comes in aqua). What's your favorite?

Wish List: ASOS Pencil Dress

I have had a weird week. I have been working my tail off refinishing a credenza for our living room. For whatever reason, having a furniture project hanging over my head has made it difficult to focus on much of anything until it is finished. Does that ever happen to you?

I am hoping I can wrap the project up this weekend and get back into my normal groove.

I just had to share this beautiful dress. I seriously wish I had a good reason to buy it. Isn't it perfect?

(also available in coral)

What's on your weekend to-do list? Or your wish list? Or maybe they are the same list, boy, do I love when that happens.

Trend: Floral Maxi Dresses

My style sense is leaning a bit on the resort side these days. I can't help it, with all the tropical humidity and palm trees in my neck of the woods. I want to laze about in clothes that don't really feel like clothes. That's where these pretty floaty dresses come in:
V-Neck Maxi Dress in Pink/Orange - Target - $24.99 (Orig. $29.99) (and in plus)
Floral Surplice Maxi Dress - Forever 21 - $24.80
V-Neck Maxi Dress in Violet/Pink - Target - $24.99 (Orig. $29.99)*

*Also available in black/white (and in plus)

What do you think? Is this a style you would wear?
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