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after a fun filled weekend spent in Melbourne Florida with my folks I’ve returned back to the grey skies of ATL and plunged right back into the “real world” of work and house chores. it was really great to get in beach and pool times since it hasn’t felt like summer here at all. two of the days we went offshore deep sea fishing and had a blast catching snapper, amber jack, bonita, shark, and other little guys we didn’t keep. it was Dustin’s first time going deep sea fishing but you wouldn’t have known it since he caught on so quickly and manhandled monster fish from the depths of the ocean! it was so fun watching him reel in fish and help my dad with the boat duties, needless to say, the meeting of the parents and traveling together for the first time went great!
as I mentioned previously, there are more photos from my Grant Park adventure with Betsy I’d like to share. on a recent visit to the Anthropologie on Howell Mill I scored a denim jumper for a mind-blowing $34! I’ve mostly styled it casually but thinking some leather wedges would also compliment this garment nicely.
Anthropologie hat and overalls, Free People necklace, vintage top from Rag-O-Rama Lil5, UO sunglasses
since these photos were taken my hair has already gone through some color change. the ombre has actually gotten lighter as the toner has subtly faded-I suppose this is from salt water, chlorine and SUN. I’m loving it even more! though I need a hair cut pretty badly I’m thinking I’ll hold off for a bit and see what the color does before snipping away any length.

speaking of deals, on our last day in FL we hit up the Orlando outlets where I got some really great pieces from Loft, Forever 21, 7 for all Mankind and Banana Republic. excited to style them up and share here on the blog!

hoping you have a good week!


this time of year is all about bbq’s, denim, Budweiser American flag cans, citronella candles, backyards and lighting things on fire, amiright?! hope everyone had a grand 4th of July and lit many’a fireworks and sipped many’a gold beers while yelling “America!” like my friends and I did :P we certainly didn’t let thunderstorms stop us from shooting balloons with BB Guns or grilling every form of linked meat under the moon! if I’m not mistaken I have celebrated our nations birthday a total of 4 times with the first round being a Backyard BBQ Bash with my V+VJJZ ladies at Jess Jones’ home in Kirkwood. here’s what I wore:
top via a clothing swap, UO skirt, Sam Edelman boots, vintage backpack, Free People sunnies, headband via Artlantis Art Festival

Happy Friday!


you never know what the heck is going to happen and where the paths will lead but I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and I very rarely have regrets. especially with relationships because even if it didn’t work out, chances are you both learned something about yourself and have a bunch of good memories to take with you onto the next journey. all this being said, I’m basically getting to the fact that my relationship with the “Silver Foxxx” ended last week.

so now it’s back to being a:

 many things factored into the split but one main hurtle that put a strain on things was not living in the same city. an hour and a half trek when you both work mon-fri often times till 6pm or later means you basically have the weekends to spend with one another. most weeks we’d have Wednesday as well but still..starting and building up a relationship not living in the same place at any point proved to be more difficult than I thought. like I said, many factors came into play with the ultimate decision to go our separate ways and I don’t normally put my personal life out in the open but so many people have asked and expressed concern and he had a presence here on the blog so just putting the news out there..

all in all, everything is great and I couldn’t be happier for the next chapter!  
Single Lady Attire-
necklace: UO, sunnies: Marc by Marc Jacobs, top: F21, jeans: O2 via WildFlag, boots: Rag O Rama
what’s next? don’t know but I’m real intrigued!
I’m really thankful for all the support and love from my friends + family. man, I’m truly lucky! it’s never easy when a relationship ends no matter the circumstances and I am fortunate to have great people in my life.

speaking of, a group of my gal pals and I went to Panama City Beach on an adult Spring Break adventure that was JUST what the doctor ordered! epic pics coming up next!
watch out Atlanta and surrounding area, Flashy’s on the prowl!


this month’s Common Creativ post gives a twist to a Dark & Stormy and instructions on how to give new life to your old denim!
simply put: switched out the rum for tequila and added some juicy fruit 
thanks Scott for doing a fabulous job of modeling!
-his shades are made from recycled skateboards, made here in Atlanta
as many bloggers out there are sporting ombre’d shorts and trying the technique at home it wasn’t hard to find tutorials explaining the process. i found that many ladies were just dipping them into the bleach then trying to give a fade manually. going back to my days of tie-dying i thought using rubberbands would give a nice fade effect and as it turns does! 
it was quite easy, read about it on CommonCreativ in further detail!

sidenote: on CC i used orange dye around the top of the ones shown above, later i rebleached…dyed them a denim color and then redyed. i just wasn’t TOTALLY in love with the yellowish look and therefore kept changing it up until i got it exactly how i wanted and now i have a “new” pair of shorts i love!

don’t be afraid to experiment, you never know.. one step could take you to another step which could lead to a delightfully wild outcome!

top: UO, kicks: Sam Edelman, shades: AA

if you are an Atlanta blogger, i’m looking forward to seeing you tonight at the Atlanta Style Bloggers one-year Anniversary Party at Whiskey Blue! 

if you are an Atlanta local, i hope to run into this weekend during the Dragoncon festivities, i’ll be with Indiana Jones!

happy almost weekend,

blue hearts

found a couple photos on that really caught my eye, specifically the DENIM!
i’ve spotted a couple of these long, oversized jackets in stores and wondered if it could be pulled off. and the answer is YES. the right person can sport any look, this is definitely a tricky one, but damn-soGOOD!
what a fabulous festival outfit, the tights//sock layering is real creative!
found a really great vintage “Shane” acid-washed bag recently through BodegaATL and its now become my sidekick. love the softness, toting capability and great vintage color-so dreamy!
it’d be real cool to DIY myself a pair of jeans, been researching the process and it doesn’t seem to hard. any of you all try acid-washing?.?.