Friday, April 29, 2011

A Beautiful Spring Day

All I can say is, thank goodness it's Friday! I need some time off to regenerate. On the way to a coffee shop to help my husband study for a test, I had him snap some shots of today's outfit. Comfy, springy, and so me! The cardigan is my favorite item in my wardrobe at the moment. It is soft , flowy, and looks way more expensive than it is (Forever 21). It goes with everything!

My nails are currently painted in Essie's royal blue color "Mesmerize".

The tank top is from Anthropologie, and once I saw it, I knew I had to have it. It is all hand painted, which makes washing a delicate process, and quite the chore, but I feel it is worth it to be able to wear such beautiful art.


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Inlove with Inslee

The next time you need some thank you cards or invitations, look no further than Inslee. Inslee Haynes grew up in beautiful Virginian suburbia, which is where I'm lucky enough to be living now.

Her fashionable illustrations are unimaginably gorgeous

She sells cards for all sorts of occasions, as well as stationary and calendars. I'd also recommend checking out her blog, The Sketch Book.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pimmit Hills

Just down the street from my apartment complex is a little neighborhood called Pimmit Hills. It was once a sparkling new suburbia for military families. Now, it's a little run-down, but the neighborhood has character, and lots of avid gardeners.

I managed to get some pretty spring pics before the thunderstorm that is brewing outside as I type.

 Beauty can not be restrained by mere chains

Pure white petals
The most vibrant flowers I've ever seen... I did not touch the saturation on this photo!

 A neighborhood of history and warmth

 These blossoms are so beautiful, they seem unreal!

 Cascades of tiny white blooms

 A lone fairy stands in a sparse garden...hopefully soon to be surrounded by lush plant-life.

XOXO Emily

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spring Finds from Forever 21

I'm a firm believer in shopping in unexpected places to find things that look much more expensive than they are. I have become a self-proclaimed Forever 21 "connoisseur". Forever 21 is, in my opinion, hit-and-miss when looking for clothes. I tend to know how to weed out the cheaper looking items and seek out the better quality pieces.

In honor of spring, I'd like to highlight some of my favorite new pieces from Forever 21. I had so much fun taking these pics today in the warm sunshine!

 Grey Cotton T-strap Flats

 Floral Print Sun Dress

 Grey Tribal Sandals

 T-Strap Floral Platforms

And I'd like to leave off with my beautiful hanging basket, which I arranged myself. :) I love spring!
Note: This is not an endorsement for Forever 21.

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