I’ve Got Sunshine

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This dress is not my usual style – I typically stick to more structured materials and designs, and when I do decide to wear something with a more free form material, I tend to lean towards simple and clean cut lines. But while perusing Alternative Apparel’s website, I found myself drawn to this dress, particularly the interesting sunshine yellow pattern with its water color appearance. It is just so summery and effortless, with an easy-to-wear design on top, and can go from barefoot on the beach to boho dressy with heels. Plus it has pockets (no brainer, always). It went on sale, so I decided to go for the unusual, and am happy to report that it has been one of my favorite things to slip on for simple weekends. It could probably use a little altering, but I figure, what’s the point? It’s always going to create an oversized statement, and I feel that’s how it should be.

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Alternative Apparel dress (skirt version here) | Zara heels | bag from Italy | UO necklace | Clyde’s Rebirth bracelet | Anthropologie earrings | Tumbleweeds Handcraft sunnies

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I finally feel like our place is put together, and am looking forward to tackling a couple of DIY projects this weekend for finishing touches, as well as planning some fun future travel plans. Have a great weekend!

xo,

haley

Urban Jungle

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Soaking up that last bits of summer style with a floral maxi! I have been on the hunt for a good maxi for a LONG time. I’ve really struggled finding something I liked that could easily cross from casual to dressy – one of those things where you have the exact idea of what you want and can’t seem to find something to fit that description. One of my Houston girlfriends actually bought this first and showed it to me… and I totally copied her 🙂 Exactly what I was looking for – pretty print, flowy material that can be dressed up or down, fun cutout details, and not strapless (I don’t do well with strapless). The dress itself is a statement piece, so I went simple with my accessories.

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Zara dress and shoes | American Apparel bag and earrings | UO necklace | Tumbleweeds Handcraft sunnies

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FYI, the Cheeky Vintage 20% discount has been extended through the end of September! If you are looking for some good vintage make sure to check out their online shop and enter “stylesound” at checkout 🙂

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!

xo,

haley

Do The Locomotion

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This past weekend was so nice and relaxing – a Saturday morning workout followed by watching Jerry Maguire (which, I am ashamed to admit, I had never watched the whole way through), a movie with friends, dinner out, girl time on Sunday… just what I needed to bring some zen into my attitude to prepare for the craziness of the following weeks! I wanted a comfy yet cute outfit that matched my weekend vibe, so I chose this cotton skirt and oversized tee. I wore this all weekend. Seriously, both Saturday and Sunday (please tell me I’m not the only one who does that). I actually found this tee on the clearance rack at the Gap in the men’s section and it happens to be one my best purchases. It has been well worn, and there is a small hole that has started that I am currently choosing to ignore because I will be devastated when I have to retire this to a bedtime tee.

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Gap tee | American Apparel skirt | Anthropologie wedges | Purse and Clutch bag | Clyde’s Rebirth necklace | Alimonada bracelet | In God We Trust cuff via Shop Sun Child | Alimonada heart ring and knuckle ring c/o Ruche | Tumbleweeds sunnies

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To my fiance’s excitement, we lucked out during this photo shoot with a train in the background. Every time we use these train tracks he is always so bummed when a train doesn’t come because he has been wanting to use the blur as a background. We will have to practice a bit more, but this was a good first run!

I hope everyone’s week is going well!

xo,

haley

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