Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Outfits: House Boat // Mata Traders Remix Challenge

Headscarf & Bag: Vintage, thrifted
Sash: Vintage, gifted from friend, Andrea of Sherwood Hollow
Shoes: JCrew Outlet

Hello and happy Tuesday all, 

I'm back with part 3 of my Mata Traders challenge of remixing their Summerfest House Print Dress.  This time around I wanted to keep is casual and easy.  You know, an outfit perfect for picnicking, walking the trails in my neighborhood, and grabbing iced coffees with a friend.  

I'm not an overly casual person and most days if I am out and about I wear a dress however, I am always on the hunt for dresses that are breezy and comfortable.  This dress truly fits the bill in that department.  Summers here in Northeast PA aren't deathly hot, so layering this piece with a simple tee and adding a headscarf and my jelly flats were perfect for this particular day of adventuring and taking in the summer sun. And as for my little boat bag - it stowed away a couple of granolas, my lipgloss, and favorite pair of sunnies and I was good to go.  

How do you dress for comfort in the summertime?

Final part: Monochrome all the way...

Interested in finding out more about Mata Traders, fair trade, and their mission?  Take a hop, skip, and a jump this way to read more and enjoy 10% off your order on the Mata Traders site with the code MATA_SHADES . There are so many darling prints and gorgeous pieces to choose from...take a peek and see what I mean.

Until next time.
Love Bunches, 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Outfits: Play Date

Top (Dress) Swap from Dus of The Cuddly Cacti
Denim Jacket: Target
Skirt, Sandals, Brooch: Vintage, thrifted
Floral Crown: DIY

Family photo time!  Don't mind me...these little moments with my band of men are what life is made of at the moment and I wouldn't change a thing.  An evening at the playground in our neighborhood was in order after a round of errands was made.  It's always a good thing to end the day on a sweet note.  So we ran and we jumped and we played...and you bet we had fun!  On a side note - Thank you to Dus of Cuddly Cacti for sending this embroidered dress...well, top the way I wore it... my way to borrow.  Um, talk about a perfect, easy and breezy summer piece.  

So tell me, what are some of your favorite moments of this summer so far?

Love Bunches, 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Outfits: Flower Power

Good Morning darlings,

You can find me over at Flock Together on this fine day.  As it's the Monday after 4th of July holiday and I'm craving grilled goodies and strawberry shortcake for days.  Aside from Christmas, it's the most wonderful time of the year.  Hop this way to read more....

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Outfits: Summer Spirit

Dress: c/o Oasap
Scarf, Brooch, Bag: Vintage, thrifted/antique mall
Shoes: Modcloth

Hello there, 

So this is the spirit of summer in my neighborhood.  The lake is perfect this time of year.  I mean, it's not big or grand, but it's just right.  On this day, one of the gal pal's and I grabbed some iced coffees and headed down to the bottom of my neighborhood where the lake resides, just to laugh, and chat, and breathe in the fresh air.  Oh and there was plenty of frolicking involved too...ha!  Anyhow, summer is my favorite season, because of moments like this not to mention that dressing only involves throwing on a dress and sandals and calling it a wonderful day.  And yes, a wonderful day it is.

Happy July darlings.  Wishing you a bowlful of sunshine.

Love bunches, 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Outfits: Poprocks // Mata Traders Remix Challenge

Hat: Thrifted
Necklace & Bag: Antique Malls
Shoes: Modcloth

Happy hump day darlings!

Today I'm bringing you my second installment from the Mata Traders Remix Challenge of my Summerfest House - printed dress.  This time around, I wanted to keep it simple - no layers!  It's such a great dress, it actually doesn't need any which is why it's quite perfect for a hot and humid day like this scorcher.

As I kept the color palette neutral last time around - this time I wanted to add small pops of brights - red, turquoise, a smidgen of jade green in my hat and I was feeling quite fancy and fine.  You know because pops of color rock.  Get it...pops rock?  Ok that was super cheesy, but color always puts me in a festive and chipper sort of mood, so there you go.

As I mentioned before, Mata Traders is a super cool Fair Trade Company ...you can read more about them HERE or in my previous remix post.  Their products are beautiful and made with care and quality by women across India and Nepal.  As a little bonus right now - take 10% off your order on the Mata Traders site with the code MATA_SHADES .  There are so many lovelies to choose from, take a peek and see what I mean.

Well I gotta run, but I'll see ya real soon.
Love Bunches,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Outfits: The Polka

Hello and Happy Tuesday darlings,

See ya soon!
Love Bunches, 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Daily Ritual

Hi darlings!

I'm popping in to say "hello!",  after a crazy couple of weeks - you know, those weeks where everyone is under the weather, under one roof and then you end up spending a couple nights in the hospital with your little one from a virus.  Yes, those kinds of weeks.  They can be a bit scary and a bit stressful, but I can gladly report that everyone is quite alright now and my little dude made it home in time to celebrate his first birthday!  So as you can tell, it's been very busy around these parts.

I'm making a couple of pit stops along the way before I'm back to my regularly scheduled postings.  Today you can find me over at Never Fully Dressed-Without A Style, contributing to Kristian's monthly Q&A - this month talking about daily rituals.  Any guesses what mine is?

See ya soon!
Love Bunches,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Outfits: Bike Season / Boat Season

Dress: Modcloth 
Hat: UO & Shoes
Brooch: vintage, antique mall
Bag: vintage, belonged to grandmother

Hello there, 

It's Tuesday and it's been dreary for a couple days now, but I don't mind too much.  As our wee family has been ever so busy as of late, it's nice to have a couple days to lounge about and do things at a slower pace.  For me that means, taking the time to cook a fancy dinner or two, get caught up on a couple DIYs around the house, and maybe even bake something delicious....and yes, have a Netflix marathon of PLL once the kiddos go to bed.    

Anyhow, despite the grey skies, this is my favorite time of year.  Once the weather warms, the boats are back out in the lake in my neighborhood, the bikers are out with their bikes cycling up the mountainous roads, and the walkers are out with their pups for some fresh air.  I for one love a sunny afternoon of kayaking or laying out by the lake with my two kiddos.  So please Mother Nature, bring on the sun once again!  Of course, in reality there are plenty of chores and work to be done before I live the life of leisure, hehe.

So with that, I wish you a terrific Tuesday.  Here's to taking a moment or two to do things at a slower pace.

Love Bunches, 


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