Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Summer Streaks

I have been on a Summer themed kick lately! I am so excited about today's post! I did something I never thought I would do today. I added some highlights and lowlights to my hair! Ahhh! I know it doesn't sound like much, but to me, it is a pretty big deal. I have only done a full color to my hair one or twice using an at home kit. I have been thinking about doing this for some time, but the more I thought about it, the more I nervous I would get that it wouldn't look right or that something would go wrong. After much debate and looking at hundreds of photos, I called up my best friend who works at a salon and made an appointment. This morning I showed up to the salon with my dark brown natural drab hair color, and a few hours later I left with beautiful streaks of caramels and auburns. I am so happy with the result! My hair has dimension and depth, and I love it!

I am in love my hair! I never thought I would play with highlight or lowlights, but I am so glad I gave it a try. These colors are prefect for summer and they give my hair a lively fun look. I can't wait to play around with different hair styles that will be even more exciting to wear since I will actually be able to see braids and curls since my hair is not all one color. What do you guys think? Do you like to change up your hair in the summer?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Summer Jewels

This summer I am loving two very different jewelry styles. For fun colorful outfits, I love brightly colored bangles and statement necklaces. For dressier outfit, I adore delicate rings and necklaces. I think thin, short necklaces add the perfect touch of elegance. For earrings, I have been keeping it low key with studs. I have been playing with necklaces, rings, and bracelets, so I want to keep my earrings minimal so they don't take away from my main pieces. I have found so many great jewelry pieces from Forever 21 and a majority of the items were $1.50! I will share those with you shortly! I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend! Happy Tuesday!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Polka Dots

Polka dots are so fun and I have always though so, but for some reason my closet is lacking this print in a big way. I picked up this top from T.J. Maxx the other day and have worn it numerous times since. I love the big polka dots, the collar, and the fact that it's sleeveless. Perfect for a summer night out.

I wore this out the other night with my favorite black skinny jeans and gladiator sandals. The weather has been gorgeous the past few days and I'm thinking next time I throw on this top, it will be with jean cut offs and Keds. Comfy casual. Summer perfection.

Top: T.J. Maxx, Jeans: Elle for Kohl's, Sandals: Cole Haan, Watch: Asos, Necklace: Forever 21

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Last night, some friend and I went to the pier to watch the sunset. I love being around water and I can't wait to spend my days at the beach. It was a breezy night so I was bundled up for the first time in weeks, but it gave me a chance to wear some of my favorite warmer pieces before I set them aside for the summer.

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Jacket: Forever 21, Top: Target, Jeans: Elle for Kohl's, Shoes: Cole Haan, Watch: Asos

Monday, May 21, 2012

Weekend Snap Shots

This past weekend was beautiful! I had my first BBQ of the season, played Frisbee Golf in the park, had a milkshake at my favorite summer spot, and was treated to Starbucks. Overall, I'd say it was a great weekend.

How was your weekend? Hope you have a lovely Monday. I have the day off today and plan on spending the day reading outside.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Strike A Pose

I recently downloaded the Pose app. I have been going a little app crazy since getting the iPhone.  I think Pose is a pretty cool app. You can upload your outfit and tag the brands in your look. It's a fun way to showcase your style and let people know where you found your pieces. Here's some photos of yesterday's outfit.

It was such a beautiful day, and I took full advantage of it by wearing one of my favorite floral dresses. I paired a yellow skinny belt, a white cardigan and cute gladiator sandals to complete the look. You can find me on pose under the username Maryelizabethrs. Let me know if you have a Pose, I would love to follow you!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Pop of Pink

I was terribly sick this week, so I spent a majority of my time either sleeping or reading. Yesterday was the first day that I felt like myself, so I left the confines of my bedroom to spend some time with one of my closet friends. I wanted to be comfortable. I threw on my favorite pair of black jeans and a cardigan. I felt very plain in such neutral colors. To coordinate some color in my dreary look,  I threw on my brightest scarf for fun color. I think I am becoming a fan of the 'pop of color' look. I want to wear bright colors this Spring and Summer, I think pops of color is an easy way to transition to brights without being overwhelmed.

Jeans: Elle for Kohl's. Top: Old Navy (a few years ago). Cardigan: Charlotte Russe (a few years ago). Scarf: Wet Seal (a few years ago).  Sandals: Forever 21 (last year). Watch: Asos. Bracelet: Forever 21. Ring: H&M. Nail polish: Avon in Vintage Blue.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

April Favorites

Last month, it really started to feel like Spring. There were a few Spring showers and some opportunities to wear shorts. I even had the chance to go to the beach to watch the sunset.

A little photo shoot outside my favorite coffee shop. Watching the sunset during my first trip to the beach this year. A girls night out at Firefly cupcakes. Carly Rae Jepsen "Curiosity."
Getting the iPhone and finally having Instagram. Delicate glass dishes to hold my jewelry. Adventures near old train tracks. Naturally wavy hair in the morning sunlight.

My April was wonderful and I can't wait to see what May brings. What were your April favorites?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wardrobe Staples

A perfectly fitted jean jacket, simple stripped shirt, and cropped pants are definitely must-haves for any woman's wardrobe. Paired together or separately, these pieces will take you far. I found this jean jacket tucked away in my closet, and as soon as I put it on I remember how much I loved it. This is going to be my go-to jacket on cool summer nights. I have had this stripped top for about two years now and whenever I don't know what to wear or just want to be comfortable, I reach for this shirt. I was wearing cooler colors, so I decided to have some fun with an adorable pink bow bracelet and metal bangle I found at Forever 21 and, of course, my gold watch.

Jean Jacket: Old Navy (years ago), Top: Old Navy (a few years ago), Pants: J.Crew (last year), Flats: Cole Haan (last year), Shades: Wet Seal (last year), Asos watch, Bracelets: Forever 21, Bag: H&M