Hat & Necklace: Saks Sunnies: Prada Romper: Free People Sandals: Elizabeth and James
There’s nothing I love more than casual Mondays. And not only do I love this romper but I have noticed most of the pieces I find myself oodling over in the stores are the short onesies. Whether long sleeve or interesting silhouettes with cutouts like this Free People number, rompers might just be my signature style this summer!
Fun story. I actually tried putting this romper on a mannequin a few months back. It took me a few attempts thinking that it was a dress to realize that it was actually a romper. It’s one of those pieces that has an odd hanger appeal (or rather none at all for that matter) but alas something about it begged me for spotlight. So eventually after realizing the reason it wasn’t slipping up with ease like a dress would was because it was actually a romper! I wasn’t the only one who fell in love with it though. It was only a few days after I put it up that we actually sold out. Ah the power (and danger in my case) of visuals and stylings of a mannequin.
Olivia needed her turn in the spotlight. Or rather she hates not being within 5 ft of me and prefers being in my arms. She’s my bestest friend 🙂
Top: Equipment Boots: GC Shoes Necklace and Hat: Saks
When I woke up this morning, I had no idea that the plan for the day involved heading out to the hill side to give my boyfriend’s new Daniel Defense Rifle a try. I’m not a huge fan of guns but they seem to make him happy and if it makes him happy then I’m ecstatic. But instead of partaking in pulling the trigger on a firearm I opted instead to be snap happy behind my new telephoto lens. It’s beginner lens, but that’s exactly what I am so I figured there is presently no need to invest the two grand just yet if I’m not quite sure how the thing works anyways.
The last time I went shooting though and shared the experience on my Facebook page, a friend of mine that knows me all too well said he wouldn’t be surprised if I was wearing heels. The thought had crossed my mind, but that time I opted for combat boots and camouflage. Seemed appropriate, right? Well this time around I figured if that’s what people are expecting of me may as well give the crowd what they want! Just because you’re doing a dirty job doesn’t mean you have to look dirty. This isn’t always the case though. There was one time when it didn’t occur to me that going snow boarding meant you had to actually wear snow boarding gear…aka snow proof attire. I totally thought jeans and a Hollister Jacket would suffice. Fortunately for me, the same friend who called me out on wearing heels to go shooting also anticipated I would overlook the fact that snow is water and would not come prepared, thus bringing a second set of snow gear for me. I love that not only do I know my sense of style but that my friends do as well.
Testing out my new telephoto lens! It sure does capture a beautiful sunset.
My boyfriend knows how to shoot a gun but can’t for the life of him focus a 50 mm lens. FYI this is NOT a loaded gun, otherwise I would not be holding it like that. Safety first always!
Top: T By Alexander Wang Shorts: Alice and Olivia Sandals: Vince Hat: BCBG Necklace: Saks
Ever since we drove past the Cabazon Dinosaurs on the way home from Salvation Mountain, I’ve been dying to go back and have my photo day with the dinos. And it was sooo worth the wait! First off, I had to figure out what to wear. I’m not gonna lie, I was totally inspired by the Flinstones. What would a modern day Wilma or Betty wear? My guess was leopard accented with gold and a big hat. Although sandals always sound like a good idea when heading out to the desert, I always re-think the logic behind this as I always leave with a sandal full of sand.
It only took us about an hour to get to our destination. It’s not hard to miss the giant dinos popping their heads out of the desert background. When we drove up the littlest second grader in me was overwhelmed with excitement. Immediately I text my family to alert them I was standing where Pee Wee stood. Pee Wee’s Big adventure was kinda a big deal for us growing up, and “I know you are but what am I?” was the answer to settle any argument. Although knowing the background of this classic film kinda had me on my toes. A rather large woman came out of nowhere at one point and I immediately wanted to run for my life screaming “It’s LARGE MARGE!” Fortunately, it was not. I think it was just someone on their break from the local Burger King, but the woman got too close for comfort.
Alas, even walking up to the ticket box is an adventure as you follow the little dino foot steps to the ticket box. Detail and decor that provided the perfect backdrop to show off my favorite Vince sandals. $7 later, and me and my boyfriend’s brother were immersed into a Jurassic Jungle, and given the opportunity to re-inact our favorite dino childhood memories. It’s amazing how I took 3 years of biology and can’t remember a genotype from a phenotype, yet I watched Jurassic Park and the Land Before Times so many times I can proudly identify philosaraptor from a stegosaurus. And when in doubt and I’m not quite sure, every 90’s kid knows any cool dinosaur can simply just be referred to as Reptar. The setting was absolutely magical as well as we walked through the rocky sandy path, and were greeted by statuesque dinosaurs and real life butterflies fluttering in the flowers. Jurassic Park without actually being chased by a T-Rex is actually quite fun.