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the happenings on the @ladyflashback Instagram feed:
no TV means I sometimes get randomly crafty and make things, or paint feathers! > > an #ootd pre-Crystal Castles show: LOFT top, UO skirt, Dansko clogs
Eliz hanging poolside in FL wearing her Fresh.i.Am “NOPE” hat
my very classy Panama City creation > > beach lounging
recently inherited my Grandy’s dream catcher > > date night hippy attire: Lila boutique top, WildFlag Atl jeans, Frye sandals, Free People sunnies
open bedroom windows > > (hears treat bag ruffling)
arm swag > > new swag: FP sunnies, UO hat
went to the Great Gatsby premiere with my girl friends and of course we dressed up! I wore a vintage dress, pearls and a made a lil head piece > > also wore these vintage shoes I scored from the Indie Craft Experience’s Salvage sale from Rosa of Recollection Vintage (it’s rare I find vintage heels in my size that are comfy, YAY!)
work outfit > > play time outfit
L: FP top, Target blazer, Anthropolgie jeans, Saks loafers, MK purse, Clothing Warehouse sunnies
R: FP hat, Zatchels via purse, Alex + Alex dress, Dansko clogs
evening bike ride with Eliz around Piedmont Park
checking out Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros at Summerfest: wearing UO top, vintage shorts, UO sandals < < what's black & white and upclose?
Stone Mountain life < < EAV farmers market outfit: Alice + Olivia top, Piko jacket, WildFlag ATL jeans, Saks loafers, vintage Saks bag
rainy Sunday crafty times, made a new flower crown!
Decatur date night with Mom wearing my Alexa Chung for Madewell dress < < date night with m'dude wearing sample sale dress, UO sunnies and sandals, vintage Saks bag
Keri and I are sharing the honor of being Ash’s Maids-of-Honor in her October wedding and we threw her a bridal shower at our fav local coffee and bar-Java Vino, went smashingly good!
sweet boy surprised me with a summery floral bouquet :*
pool frisbee tossing with Dustin + Mamas Lil Yalla Pils + new sunnies via Clothing Warehouse
dreams came true when I **FINALLY** got to see Postal Service (with Jenny Lewis!) at Fox Theater, I mean wow-what a show! I wore UO top, Free People skirt, Frye sandals
this month has been non-stop-explosions!
meet Dustin, we’ve been attached at the silly-dance-moves-hip! :D
PONCESPLOSION Forth of July Block Party at Bookhouse feat. NOOT D’ NOOT!

speaking of Instagram, today is Day 4 of a 30-day #ABeautifulMess Selfie Challenge, join us at any time or just check out my creative selfies (promise its not just pics of my face all up-close-n-stuff!)



A Beautiful Mess

Iphone Photo App Review!
just over a month ago sisters Elsie + Emma of A Beautiful Mess launched their super cute photo app and since day one I’ve been obsessed! I’ve always loved their doodles on their blog photos that they create using Photoshop and now for just .99 cents you can do it easily with their app and jazz up photos for your personal use, blog or Instagram (which is probably the most common use.) the application itself is quite simple: choose a photo from any of your photo libraries and start experimenting! they also offer some backgrounds if you just want to have a canvas vs. a photo, but I’ve stuck with spicing up my personal pics.  I wanted to share some of my creations and give a few tips as I’ve learned a thing or two from using the app quite a bit.
first, I’d like to think less is more with this app. so I typically do a little pre-editing of my pics using several different applications such as Afterlight, Camera+ and Mirrorgram. they offer a couple of filters with ABM but I prefer the ones through Afterlight the most. keeping it clean and simple with the doodles, borders and texts won’t distract from the actual image as that should be the main focus. 
the first .99cents will get you the app and some of the fonts/borders/doodles but add-on packages are available which I’d recommend because there’s some really cute additions and they are also just .99cents! I think I’ve spent a total of $4.00 and it’s worth it, especially with the fun fonts.
one of the small details in this app that I noticed right off the bat was how polite it is when you want to start over. it asks “are you sure you want to start over?” and you click “No Thanks” or “Yes Please” – that little detail made me say to myself, “how sweet!” and I think it shows this is something that was made with love. 
a small detail adds new life to a simple photo!
using this app has added some uniqueness to my Instagram and also helped gain some new followers through hashtaging #ABeautifulMess. originally, my one concern with the software is that the quality of my photos seemed to get slightly less crisp, however, that is something that has been worked out through an update so all is well and I fully recommend this app to anyone with an Iphone or Android!

Available through Itunes + App Store

Thanks Elsie+Emma for allowing us to have a piece of ABM!


after jumping through many hurdles, my girl friend Steph and I made it to the resort late last night! we are starting the day with a hardy Hawaiian breakfast and then taking OVER this place in our silver convertible Sebring :P

now lets get to a new Instagram post, shall we?


a pin my sweety bought for me off Etsy that I wore on Valentines Day with an Anthro sweater and tank + an OOTD from a workday: romper Cynthia Rowley, Kensie sweater and Kickers boots
my silver foxxx getting his tattoo Christmas gift, from yours truly, a few weeks ago via Sam Parker at Memorial Tattoo in Cabbagetown
Megan and I in EAV during a pop-up market, we both bought these Katie Coleman sloth prints that read “it takes me a really long time to do things” + same market at the Scout booth where Matty was selling these adorable chalkboard broaches 
lil terrariums Ryan and I made at Paris on Ponce + a snap of my foyer where this Charmaine Olivia print lives
showing off my 99 tickets I received for my clothes that I later cashed in for some really great digs at the Youngblood Boutique clothing swap!
Mr Tater lounging around the house on my roommate’s vintage quilt + a wheat paste at Dad’s Garage that looks like a certain dude I know….
an OOTD from a work day: Kenneth Cole blazer, Loft top, 02 jeans + new booties from Anthro that I’m excited to rock this Spring/Summer
visited Hilton Head two weekends ago for Ryan’s sister’s collegiate golf tournament and while the mornings started off bitter and raining it got really pretty and we had a lil mini getaway!
we shredded the beach on some bright orange cruisers + walked around the beautiful golf course that had ferns growing inside of huge live oak trees and Spanish moss EVERYWHERE
Moss Creek Golf Course, has its name for obvious reasons!
a certain cutie who needs some prescription sunglasses and I laying in Old Forth Ward Park having a Whole Foods picnic + a view from mine and his table (that we’ve claimed as ours) at Java Jive
perks of having a birthday in the Spring: gifts of flowers and high pollen count!
a Spring snap shot I took in Inman Park + a Spring headpiece I made for a CommonCreativ post and wore for a EBV photoshoot 
corsage Ryan surprised me with at my birthday party + a bouquet the same sweetheart gave me as a departure gift, that my roomie is enjoying since I couldn’t take with, haha!

Mine + Elizabeth’s Easter Sunday outfits,  the coat and dress I’m wearing were scored at the Youngblood Swap! + our feast at Java Jive after the Easter egg hunt at Paris on Ponce, I took home many’a eggs filled with candy and discounts!

hope you enjoyed a lil insight into my life as of late,
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here it is, the aforementioned CAPE! been wearing this guy as much as possible before Georgia does the usual skipping of Spring and moves directly into blazing heat. haven’t worn it with anything but skinny jeans as of yet but need to quickly experiment before it’s packed away.
unlike the cape these Sam Edelman fringe ankle boots can be worn in all seasons. been wearing them since November and I see them being paired with dresses come Summer time!
jeans via Wildflag here in Atlanta, top by Free People, Oakley sunnies, hat is from a sample sale

thanks again for the cape Jess Jones-you lil lady, rule!

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Flashy and the Fox

visited EAV for a block party and artist market this past weekend with my man and some friends. while we were in the neighborhood we stopped by the village’s newest restaurant and bar, Argosy, which is BEAUTIFUL and pretty darn roomy. aaaand of course we had to stop and snap some photos by the larger than life FOX on the side of Argosy’s building! 
stepping out in Ben Sherman Chukka boots
Ryan wears: People’s Market trench, Banana Republic knit, J.Crew oxford, & Ralph Lauren tie
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my outfit is made of a few new pieces but mostly throwback to college and believe it or not HIGH SCHOOL days! back when I’d go into Georgetown, DC to do some shopping I’d stop by the Wetseal there as it was a “trend setter location” and had pieces other locations didn’t. this is where I got my hoodie and handbag, both are still going strong! I’d be willing to bet I’m not the only lady still holding onto inexpensive clothing items that still “work” in current times, though I’ve been on a purging kick and have gotten rid of so much stuff.

happy mid-week!