Summertime jewels

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Recently the girls at Ravishing Rabbit and I had the opportunity to try out a subscription for Rocksbox. It’s a jewelry box subscription that allows you to borrow three pieces of jewelry for $19 a month. I get bored of things pretty quickly when it comes to jewelry so it’s great to get quality pieces to wear and send back when I’m ready for something new. There is always the option to buy if you love a piece. We were given a code if anyone is interested in trying Rocksbox out and getting the first month free. The code is ravishingrabbitxoxo, be sure to use it at the checkout for a free first month.

I have been having a great time sewing on my new sewing machine. I recently picked up some material at a local thrift store and knew I wanted to make a summer dress out of it. This dress is my second attempt at sewing a dress for myself. It is not easy fitting a dress to yourself when you are pining and trying to get a good fit. I can sew a dress for my daughter any day of the week but getting something to fit my body is not easy. I learned a lot and plan to make another soon.


Shoes: Forever 21 (they are old and were gifted to me)

Earrings: Loren Hope, Sophia Studs from Rocksbox

Necklace: Gorjana, Zion long necklace from Rocksbox

Ring: Margaret Elizabeth, Marquis ring from Rocksbox


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Anytime I buy or thrift clothes, I always ask myself; how many articles of clothing in my closet can I pair with this piece. For instance, this vintage shirt is a fun piece that can be styled many ways. I recently paired this shirt under a dress in a recent blog post here. I try to wear my clothes in as many different ways as possible.I paired this shirt with these shorts that I thrifted. They were originally pants that I cut and distressed. I’m so happy that I finally have a pair of shorts that I really love. I did not want to spend a lot of money on shorts I could make myself. I also made this necklace. I love making my own jewelry. It’s great to be able to create exactly what you want and also know that it’s one of a kind. I’ve worn this outfit an embarrassingly amount of times already. But I won’t stop, can’t stop.


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This past year marks ten years since I graduated high school.  Our class was planning to have a ten year reunion, but some of the plans fell through, so although our class was still planning a less formal gathering, my best friend, from high school, and I decided that we would have more fun taking our husbands out for a nice formal dinner.

I had been wanting to try Black Sheep in Jacksonville for a long time, so this was a great opportunity to go out for a nice dinner.  Black Sheep has a beautiful rooftop dining area, but unfortunately, the potential of rain forced us to dine inside. The roof top view was SO amazing that I really wanted to get pictures before we went inside.  I love the pink building in the background. I also love that I was able to get great pictures with Jessica and David.

In preparing for our reunion, I really wanted a new dress to wear, and even though I’m a thrifter, and rarely buy new clothes, since this was such a special occasion, and I wanted to feel pretty, I finally found this amazing dress on sale at Modcloth, originally $99, on sale for $19.99. Based on the size chart I needed to go a size up compared to what I normally would wear. I prefer to try clothes on, and this  is why; the dress was stretchy enough that it was not necessary to go a size up, so the dress ended up being too big on top. I emailed someone for advice on the website before I bought the dress, since I couldn’t return it once I purchased it, but they still suggested I size up, and alter the dress if it didn’t fit. I ended up having to alter the dress with some sewing tips from my sister-in-law. All in all, it turned out perfect , and I’m loving everything about this dress!  I paired my dress with these Modcloth shoes that I bought a couple of years ago for a wedding that I was in. I also added my mother’s necklace, and a necklace that I bought from Anthropologie with my daughters initials.

It was the perfect night, and I can’t wait to get together with Jessica and her husband again!


Pensacola Goodbyes

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It was so nice to be back in Pensacola, Florida. We were only there for two days so it was a quick trip. I’ve loved this little white church and the houses around it when I lived in Pensacola for college and it’s still one of my favorite areas.

I love this dress, normally I wear it open like a long vest but I knew it would look great as a dress with this vintage shirt underneath. I was actually given this dress but it was 4 sizes too big and too long for what I was going for. I took in the sides and shortened it as well. I added a little vintage clip-on earring at the collar of my shirt as a accent. I’ve worn my hair like this a couple of times and love how it looks, it’s put together but still fun like a bun mohawk.

I talked in my Starting Out post how I will be posting about art and other things. In the future I will most likely post about art i’m loving but today I’m sharing a piece that I actually painted in college. I’m showing it because the painting is of the church in the pictures above. I will always have this picture, so this church will always hold a place in my heart.


My brother is leaving for Indonesia saturday and we are really going to miss him. He will probably be there for a couple of years so we don’t know when we’ll get to see him next. I’m so excited for him and I know he’s been looking forward to this for sometime. He will be going and teaching at a bilingual school. He’s been working towards this for a few years now. He went a couple of years ago and is ready to get back. It was nice to see him one last time before he left.

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