Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday Moda Link Up & Casual Girly Style

Hi! I'm stepping out my dears. I mean, what is this? Ballerina just left practice? Grunge with a touch of fem?  Would I be featured on "What Not To Wear" (if it was still on - boy I miss that show!!)? Regardless of its' style, wearing it put a smile on my face and made me feel playful (which my 8 year olds always love). So someone join me in the fun!  

 I saw this layering dress on a Facebook group I follow, Corrie Lee Anns Boutique, and before I knew it I was requesting one in the color grey (she also has Navy, Cranberry, Blush-Nude, White and Black). I rarely make impractical purchases, but flashes of twirling princesses and flying unicorns flew through my mind and I clicked order. Have you ever dreamed of being a ballerina when you were a child? I must have. So childhood fantasies combined with the sweet flat price of $20 did me in! (Don't ask me why those three words just took me back to the scene in My Fair Lady when she first enters "society" at the race track.)

When the dress arrived I fell in love with...the packaging!! Yes! I get just as excited about her packaging and surprises inside, as I do about my purchases!

My last order contained a coaster that said "morning vibes" on it. This time I found a hair scrunchi attached to a card that reads "messy bun and getting stuff done". How cute!! I love these personal touches that small businesses are able to add. 
Enough about my emotions revolving around this dress and how it was delivered. Allow me to take a moment to tell you that it's "one size", positively comfortable and will make your dreams come true. ;)  Okay, maybe not quite, but you will be comfortable while you work your booty off towards reaching those dreams.  In the meantime, I look forward to dressing this up very soon (I must get as many wears as possible)! 

Do you own a layering dress? I'd love any styling tips!!

Outfit Breakdown:
Top: Seriously Happy Tees/Layering Dress: Corrie Lee Ann's Boutique/Converse: Nordstrom Rack/Jewelry: Premier Designs/BackPack: Clarks

Ya'll today I'm so excited to be co-hosting the Thursday Moda Link up with the sweet, stylish Ada!! She is delightfully fun, kind and fiercely proud of her family. I love visiting her blog and gaining inspiration from her beautiful self and others I "meet" in the link ups.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Graphic Tank & Silliness

Heeeeyyyyy! What's happening? How's your summer rolling along? I'd say ours is ordinary with delightful splashes of adventure thrown in. We look for those moments and ride them as if they're a thrilling roller coaster; belly flops, giggles and all. This was one of those days, but before I delve into our adventure in the ordinary, let's chat about this outfit.

I'd like to say that I pulled out these old capris because their color is so close to spring's "lapis blue" on the 2017 Pantone color chart.  However, that's not the case. I wanted to wear this tank and remembered this old pair of skinnies that would match the lettering. From there I grabbed my usual gladiator sandals and added a couple accessories. My shades are from the Wal-Mart $5 section! We are not fancy today, but I felt put together and confident as I went about my day. That's what counts, right??

So for today, may we enjoy what already exists in our closet, while adding fun accessories - even if that means $5 shades!!

Outfit Breakdown:
Tank: Old Navy (sis did the screenprinting)/Capris: Nordstrom Rack ($5 Clearance)/Shoes: Clothes Mentor/Clutch: My 31/Shades: Wal-Mart/Jewelry: Premier Designs

Now here is where the photo shoot turned crazy. I allowed my 8 year old photographers to call the shots.  :)

Singing "Grace Like Rain" ... 

 Taking Pics with Mickey ;)

Posing With Pascal from Tangled

Proud Photographers. Proud Momma.

In Closing, I'd like to add my Cupcake Adventures!

As I mentioned earlier, this day began ordinary but a silly tag on Instagram stories added adventure to the monotony!

My friend tried a new protein shake and said it tasted terrible, which she explained on her IG stories. From there her stories continued to say that she didn't think anyone but "Granola & Grace" would like it. "I'm sorry. No one would like this. Except Granola & Grace. Chrissy would eat this." I laughed so hard and responded by posting a sequence of my own stories for her. This also inspired who would get my free cupcake for that day. After suffering in the name of healthy foods, she should get a tasty treat!

Dressed and ready to go, the boys and I picked up the cupcake but still had errands to run before we could make the delivery. With temps reaching the 90s, there was no way we could leave that cupcake sitting in the car to melt. This meant "Cookie Monster" cupcake went with us around the mall...

Phone Repair

A LOOOONNNNGGG Stop in the Disney Store

And then finally we were on our way. We received some stares, carrying that box around but what could we do???

The best part of this cupcake adventure was pulling into my friend's neighborhood and spotting her and her family in their vehicle on the way out of the neighborhood. They saw me as well and backed up so we could chat. Sarah's reaction was the best! I just can't plan this type fun!!

Well, that's all for today my friends. I hope you're finding adventure in the ordinary. :)