The Vanilla Vanity

Family Matters :: 07.27

Family Matters :: 07.27

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IMG_8290.JPGaunty was dancing and tripped up a bit! excitement! oh!!

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IMG_8325.JPGWomen from my mother’s side and women from my brother’s fiance’s mother’s side came together to meet. Fabrics, drinks, soaps, etc were shared among the women. Lots of food, lots of singing and praying… lots of people under one roof.

I’m not in any of the photos because I was…

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LifeStyled :: 07.24 Gitty Girl

LifeStyled :: 07.24 Gitty Girl

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IMG_8232.JPGI’m happy! Got enough sleep last night, woke up on time.. winning!

TIP: On days when you are gitty and feeling spirited, wear clothes to reflect just that! Animal print wedges + sparkly belt? Check!

Let’s Go Shopping

1. stripped blouse via ann taylor loft

2. a line skirt via ann taylor loft. loved it so much I grabbed it in black too! eyeing this one.

3. belt via ann taylor loft, old. similar

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LifeStyled :: 07.23 I Heart My Heels

LifeStyled :: 07.23 I Heart My Heels

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These melissa raspberry jelly heels make me happy :-) they are just so darn cute!

Everyone needs a pair of happy shoes, dontcha think?!

TIP A few fingers of my manicure started chipping, so I replaced the polish with a different shade of pink. quirky right! find your spunky :-) (see first photo for nails)

Let’s Go Shopping

1. blouse via ann taylor loft. old, similar but it’s sheer

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LifeStyled :: 07.22 Sleep Walking with a Statement Piece

LifeStyled :: 07.22 Sleep Walking with a Statement Piece

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IMG_8143.JPGSooo… I’m kinda upset with myself for having these jeans for months and never wearing them! Insta-hip :-) After a serious shimmy to get in, I knew a light lunch was necessary. LMAOOOOO!! My hair is doing its own thing, so I threw on a pretty necklace and my burts bee’s gloss to distract from my hair… Ha!!

Let’s Go Shopping

1. American Eagle denim moto jeans. similar pair in white

2. t-shir…

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LifeStyled :: 07.18 Smithsonian Garden Party

LifeStyled :: 07.18 Smithsonian Garden Party

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Summer has been amazing! Ventured off to an Alice in Wonderland themed garden party with my besite! It was a really cute event with patrons in costume dancing throughout the gardens. There were DJs, drinks, arts and crafts (peep the DIY hats), and our favorite photo op was the croquet station! How fab!

TIP: It’s summer! Ask yourself a rhetorical question: “why not wear that all white…

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LifeStyled:: 7.20 That Weekend Headband

LifeStyled:: 7.20 That Weekend Headband

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A lazy Sunday afternoon calls for an even lazier hairstyle.

The rats nest of hair and bobby pins on my head is masked by my pretty floral headband. Anywhoo… I’m Georgetown bound to meet up with a friend for window shopping and dinner. The seafood at Tackle Box turned me into a believer! Yasss shrimp :-P

Let’s Go Shopping

1.  floral headband via forever21,  similar.

2. sleeveless…

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LifeStyled :: 07.17 Stripes -N- Flowers

LifeStyled :: 07.17 Stripes -N- Flowers

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IMG_7935.JPGWearing happy colors and patterns today!  I grabbed my neon pink stripped tee and threw a few necklaces together. The puzzle for me was the bottom. I thought jeans but quickly nixed that idea when I laid eyes on my floral joggers. yassss!

TIP:Layering necklaces AND mixing prints at the same time can get messy, so keep your necklaces simple and cohesive. The pearls + bling keep my outfit…

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LifeStyled: 07.15

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IMG_7881.JPGYes, I know, it’s been a while!

TIP: having a rough morning? start with a monochromatic look and then layer on color. Thanks me later!

Let’s Go Shopping

1. basic tank  from forever21, but I love madewell’s selection. slowing phasing out of my forever21 basics. 

2. moto vest via forever21, love the versatile color. similar.

3. white cropped pants via the gap a while back. similar.

3.nude…

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trippiest:

what a beautiful day to not be in high school

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