The Classic Brunette: June 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

I Love My Red White and Blue...

Even though I won't be in the country this year for Independence Day, it doesn't mean I can't celebrate it! No, I won't be that annoying tourist who wears a huge american flag on my shirt screaming "I LOVE AMERICA" for all to hear, but I will wear a little red, white, and/or blue to show my love for my country. If I were home this Fourth of July, these would be some of the things that I would wear! I've also added a few more items in the bottom of this post for more inspiration!



What's your favorite Fourth of July Tradition? Mine's going to see my town's parade!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Style Watch: Caitlin from Southern Curls and Pearls

I have a number of blogs that I check daily, and one of my favorites has to be Caitlin's blog Southern Curls and Pearls. She just seems like such a sweetheart, and her fashion sense is so on point (or on fleek if I'm trying to be hip, but we all know I'm not). I love how every outfit post is something very wearable; she puts just enough fun in the outfit, but not too much to make it crazy. Also can we talk about how flawless her hair is?!?!






Caitlin always seems so optimistic and cheerful, and her personality really shines through her blog (and snapchats!) Go check out her wonderful blog if you haven't already.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Current Wish List

If only my wallet was as big as my closet dreams. It doesn't exactly help that I'm going on vacation (wow, complaining about going on vacation, ignore me) where I have to save for meals and souvenirs and I have recruitment in the Fall (which I still have to purchase all the required outfits!) so my frivolous shopping will have to stay on the back burner for now. This doesn't mean however, that I can't fantasize about all the clothes I wish to buy...



So these might just be on sale for under $60 and I might just have to convince myself to go buy them. Plus I own those converse that are in the picture, that's a sign right?



I just recently bought this necklace (I swear it was a necessity) and really want a matching tassel bracelet to go with it. It comes in turquoise and a few other colors as well! I think I've come to the conclusion that I'm obsessed with tassels.



Another thing I'm currently obsessed with? Palm Print. It's everywhere and I am loving it. I recently bought these pajama shorts (which I've been rocking as regular shorts #noshame) and they are the comfiest things I've ever put on my body. I really like the quality and prices of Old Navy, so this romper is definitely going on my Must Haves list. 



Yes another romper, but hey, this one has pom poms! I love how simple this is and how it's essentially just an empty canvas for all the colorful jewelry I would add to it...



I know these don't look like the cutest shoes around, but they are so comfortable. I tried them on while shopping the other day and it felt like my feet had died and gone to foot heaven. Plus who can say no to metallic gold shoes?



I'm not sure why I like this top so much, but I do. It might be because every off the shoulder top I've worn in the past makes me feel like I'm a little bit freer and festive, or maybe it's because I feel like this paired with black skinny jeans would make one heck of an ensemble. 

What's on your current wish list? 

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Pinterest Recipes I'm Dying To Try

Have you ever looked at the Food and Drink section on Pinterest and just scrolled for what seems like hours drooling at all the delicious recipes? No? Just me? Okay that's fine that just means I did all the digging for you. If you follow me on Pinterest you know just how obsessed I've been with searching for new recipes lately. (It's part of my 101 goals to try 10 Pinterest meals!) So I thought I would share a few of them that I thought looked extra scrumptious.











And just because, here are some desserts that I'm dying to try too!







That S'mores pie is driving me crazy it looks so good! Have you tried any delicious recipes from Pinterest that you're dying to share?

All images via Pinterest


Monday, June 8, 2015

Etsy Shop

Hey everyone! I've accomplished another one of my goals from 101 in 1001! For a while I've thought about opening my own Etsy shop for my paintings, and I finally bit the bullet and did it! I'm so happy with it and I hope people enjoy what I'm making. I just wanted to make a short post about it because I'm proud for actually following through on my goals! I would love and appreciate you guys checking it out. Here's what's for sale right now!

Gold Abstract Painting
Pink Abstract Painting
Multi-colored Abstract Painting

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Flamingos....everywhere

Have you been seeing all the flamingo inspired items out there? I'm not exactly sure why it's becoming such a trend right now, but I'm definitely enjoying it! Here are a few of my favorite flamingo finds! 


I have a pool at my new condo, and if I had a place to keep this Flamingo floatie I would snag it right now. It's huge and would be a great way to lounge around in the pool! The tote is a perfect size for heading out to the beach this summer or just walking around town. The black and white add a classic twist to the flamingo trend, so if you're looking for a fun pattern that will remain in style, this is it! The Kate Spade watch is something that caught my eye when I was shopping on their website. I love the simplicity of it, and can see myself wearing it with a variety of different outfits.

As a big fan of easy to put on shoes, I'm so happy I found these slip on sneakers! I used to wear the vans version of this style shoe all the time years ago, so I already know how comfortable they are going to be. (Check out my favorite slip on shoes ever here.) However, despite how cute and trendy all these other flamingo items are, the phone case is my absolute favorite!! I saw it while with my sister the other day and almost picked it up right then and there. The only thing that stopped me was the fact that I had no money in my wallet. By the way, it's only $35!

I've attached a few other flamingo options below! Have you found anything else flamingo inspired? Share in the comments!
 
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