Wednesday, July 13, 2011
When Kirstina, of PSS announced the fifth bloggers do it better assignment I was so excited! It is a piece you can find in almost any store right now and so versatile. It is also right up my alley when it comes to personal style.
Here is my take on the BDIB assignment #5, THE MAXI.
I am all about maxi skirts and dresses, in fact, I used a maxi dress for another BDIB assignment. They just exude a boho vibe but still look chic and I like to spice them up with accessories and belts.
Once I read the challenge the thought of making it a "high-waisted" maxi skirt immediately entered my mind and I was on a mission to find the perfect one.
Working full-time at Express, I don't get a lot of free time. With my vacation time starting Friday I was afraid I wouldn't be able to participate in this BDIB because I was scheduled to close all week, so it would be too late for pictures BUT when someone needed to switch shifts, I jumped on the chance becuase I really wanted to do this challenge.
On Monday, I worked 9-6 and headed out with my wonderful boyfriend to take pictures.
From the shirt to the skirt, even the sandals, this whole outfit is Express so it was an easy to transition from work to "play".
I had a ton of compliments on the outfit and even sold the maxi skirt because a customer liked the look!
I love this outfit because it is totally me. A little bit of boho mixed in with a chic, cool look.
LOVED the maxi idea!
This last photo I kind of love. In the middle of the challenge I wanted to take a photo with my boyfriend because the background was beautiful. We set the self-timer and this is what came out. ♥
** A special thanks to him, for being my photographer xo
Remember, fashion is fun. It is uniquely you.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
I hope everyone had a great fourth of July!
I enjoyed a day filled with fun, adventure and love. Working over 40 hours a week, I don't get to see friends or my boyfriend a lot so I treasure the time I do spend with them. Luckily, I had the 4th off so the boyfriend and I took a drive up to Cheesecake Factory where we met some friends and had a wonderful time. Once we got back to Sarasota, we enjoyed the night at Marina Jacks, where there was a firework display. It was a great day with wonderful people.