Monday, August 10, 2015

Accessorizin' with Apparel Candy

Apparel Candy is a clothing and accessory company that carries things like costume jewelry, casual clothes, sunglasses, & cosmetics.  Many items, like wholesale dresses, are sold in packs (more items for a better price), but some things like the purses above, can be bought individually. In fact, all of them are under $10 each.  My favorite is the blue one, I found the little skull embellishment a fun surprise on an otherwise clean and proper  bag.  The metallic gunmetal polish called "Blockbuster" goes with all four bags, and you can get six of them for the price of one Essie or OPI polish. That's one for you and five potential gifts for the ladies in your life.  Or, save the extra few items, go through all of your other clothes and accessories, grab a friend and their unwanted goods, and spend a summer day as flea market vendors. I've sold in a public market twice now, (I posted about it once) with plans to do it again - it's really fun! Maybe you run a shop already? I don't know about you but, some of the best things I've ever bought have been dirt cheap little gems!  Check them out if you're curious.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

What I wore: Doodle Print

Colorful romper: Thrifted

Ballet flats: Forever21

This is probably my favorite outfit I've bought so far this summer! Rompers are super comfortable and easy to find at the thrift store.  This one has fun details like many buttons and sexy lil' corset-like lace up details on the front.  Most recently I wore this to visit my friend Bethani in Columbus (remember her?), so these photos are taken in her backyard.  I actually took photos of her home awhile ago, too. Anyway, I've got a few more summer outfits left to show you.  I love this season (as it's kinda short-lived here in Ohio) so I say summer, stay as long as you like! 

Friday, August 7, 2015

What I wore: Metallic Finish

Brown satin crop top: c/o So Passe
Black buttoned midi skirt: Urban Outfitters

Earrings: The Buckle

Here's a somewhat casual outfit I wore to a meeting with a home owner.  The guy and I have gone to see a few houses, and we found one we really like so, hopefully we get selected to rent it!  I wanted to dress a tiny bit fancier than just jeans or something, and I felt pretty confident in this.  It's not an outfit I'd call professional, but with a change of the top I could definitely take the skirt that direction.  I'm actually not 100% thrilled with the skirt, it was somewhat expensive and I found the material (rayon) and the quality (had to be ironed, slightly transparent) to be pretty disappointing for the price. The top, on the other hand, I love!  I enjoy its huge dramatic collar, silky feel, and rich brown color.  The curator of the shop I got it from (So Passe) has a wonderful collection, takes great photos, and was a pleasure to chat with.  Anyway, I can't wait to do a house tour once we find a new place - here's hoping!

Friday, July 31, 2015

What I wore: Beach Day

Southwestern print swimsuit: Forever21

Ahh, I finally reached the beach this summer! It's an hour drive back to a place that used to take me 5 minutes to bike there.  How I miss this place and wish it were still in my backyard!  Some gal pals and I waded in the water, played badminton, read, napped, snacked, chatted, took photos... had a perfect summer day indeed.  About the bathing suit, I felt really comfortable in this one from Forever21, and at about $35 it was the right price for such a rarely used seasonal item.  I'm happy with the coverage, print, bra support - everything! Besides the fact that I was so pleased with the suit, I really wanted to contribute to the body positive movement that many other bloggers have participated in. So if you've posted swimsuit photos and your body is a little different than American society's definition of perfect - you inspired me!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Daily Life: Summer Sights

A highway sign I pass on my way home from work :) 

My favorite silly hippie pajamas and an even sillier caricature of Mr. Blue Sky and I.

Painesville's Party in the Park - Ohio's largest free music festival.