July Valentine


If I could wear pale pink, red, and white all day every day, I would. I mean, I guess I can right? There's that rad woman who only wears pink and her entire house is pink... and maybe even her dog. Not going to lie, I love her! Too much? Maybe.. But still! Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday simply because everything is a lovely hue and there are hearts everywhere. I just love it, okay! Yesterday's outfit definitely reminded me a bit of V-Day and now I'm itching to watch the movie, heh. 

The heat + humidity has been insufferable as of late. I'm sure you're tired of reading that in every single post but seriously, I don't like to leave the house. We took these in the hall of our building, right outside our door, because it was too icky to go outside. We were drenched in sweat by the time we were done (in less than 5 minutes!). I just can't hang. Chicago is looking better and better! Of course I know it gets hot there, too, but man... anything to escape this! 

I opted to wear my new AX PARIS dress with a lightweight cardigan I picked up from Target. I had to have it because of the blush tone. So cute! Yes, I realize talking about it being super friggin' hot and wearing a cardigan at the same time is a bit dumb, but whatever. I peeled it off of me and probably threw it on the chair for the rest of the day. The dress is kinda maybe a bit short on me so I'll probably get more wear out of it come Autumn/Winter (even though it's a Summer dress) just because I can wear colored tights with it. But I totallllly love the 50's style silhouette of the dress. You probably can't see it but the fit of the top of it is stellar. I had my trusty bike shorts on as usual (impatiently awaiting the arrival of my new bike!), and my black Blowfish Romans which round out my collection of that wedge in every color! I really love them. I had to add the belt for a little bit of ~edge. Oh! Annnddd... the headband is a new design that will be in the shoppe tomorrow! It's felt and adorable and lays flat on your head! You can get them in 15 colors (!!! more coming soon) and you can get them on elastic, metal headbands, barrettes, etc. Stop by tomorrow and snag one (or seven) up! Is that enough parentheses for all of you?! Ha!


Pretty floral dress c/o AX Paris (on sale for $19.99! I want them all!)
Target cardigan
Forever 21 belt
Olive sunnies via House of Stella
H&M bike shorts
Hive + Honey headband
Blowfish wedges (Use code BFKaelah15 for 15% off your order!)

PS; Blowfish is currently having a sale for any two pairs of shoes for $39! That's a super duper steal.

PPS; My friend Shelby entered a contest at AE for a chance to wind up in an AE advertisement (? I think?) and it'd be lovely if you wanted to vote for her! I'm thinking about entering (a different category, of course) just to see if a tattooed gal could ever end up working with AE, ha!

Edit: I entered! Why not right?! What have I got to lose?! I entered three photos and all it takes is one click each! I'd really appreciate your support! ONE // TWO // THREE xo

28 comments:

  1. Love the pink!

    while I agree that you should move to Chicago, I wouldn't right now as we are dealing with a major heat wave... high today with index of 106!

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  2. ugh, Chicago is currently 100 with a "feels like" 111.

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  3. Looove the bow! And those shoes are definitely awesome. :) I know what you mean about the heat.. and I'm in now way sick of it. I probably say "it's so hot" about 8000 times a day! Ugghh... and I'm all the way up here in Wisconsin! Whine on. :) -- Sea Marie

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  4. You look adorable, I love that rose print sooooo much! This outfit makes me want to watch Love Actually! :)

    Kaylee
    xo

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  5. i love pink and red together! sexy and sweet...that's what i always think with that combo. that is a super pretty dress, too. very feminine and retro even. you look lovely. as always.

    xo

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  6. I love love love your oversized hair bow! <3

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  7. I can't wait to check out the bows in your shop tomorrow. Also those sunglasses are killer!

    As for the weather it's crazy hot here too! I know 106 (feels like 116) might not seem super hot for some, but for me who lives in Canada, it's crazy hot! In fact today we broke the record for 'hottest day ever recorded in Toronto'

    Anyways, I hope the weather cools down for you soon! Take care Kaelah!

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  8. You look lovely! I love wearing pale pink, actually pink in general. It's such a great color. I love your dress!!

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  9. love love love the headband:) and of course the dress:D....so cute!
    x
    ginella

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  10. Lovely headband!
    I feel you about the weather. It's so gross its all anyone can talk about lately. It's so funny because literally everyone that came into my store today was just talking about the weather! Hehe.
    I used to work at American Eagle and they made me cover up my tattoos just to work there so I'm not too sure about winning the contest ;)

    Take care!
    Mackenzie

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  11. I could never, ever pull off wearing pink.. anything. haha! But you on the other hand look gorgeous without looking like a four year old, unlike me. ;) I just started wearing more red and I really like it.. bold choice for a person like myself but we only live once, right?! Gaaah, the humidity is one thing I am dreading when I visit Georgia in August. I remember HIGH humidity being a 24/7 thing when I lived there so I doubt it has changed. haha! Oh well! :)

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  12. You look absolutely gorgeous, so fresh and pretty! I really love the headband, I was actually interested to read where you bought it, so I was major excited to see that you will be selling them too, yay! x

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  13. Love the colors, and that headband! It was 95 here today, we Mainers are not used to those temperatures!

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  14. I love the blonde hair against that pale pink cardigan. So pretty!

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  15. You look absolutely stunning! i love those colors on you, and you are just the cutest! Georgia was 100 today with a index of 111 i think? G-ZUS. That's just too freaking hot. I felt like I was having a heat stroke today trying to do my outfit pictures. Blehk.


    xo
    lyndsey of hellolyndsey

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  16. So the title loaded before the photos and I was so sure you were going to be wearing that cardigan with the hearts on it, but touche! You surprise me, mademoiselle!

    Also, can I glean from your comment about the cardigan in the heat that you don't actually wear these cardigans all day every day, because I have been wondering for some time how you can stand the heat of NASHVILLE in cardigans, when I can't stand to wear them in western NY!

    But seriously, super cute. I'll be on the watch for those bows in the shop. <3

    - Maren

    greenheartsredballoons.blogspot.com

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  17. My husband just flew into Chicago today.... Jealous! But yeah, they are getting the heat too. Ugh. So tired of it. Florida is NOT kosher this time of year.

    PS - I tried to vote, but the pages wouldn't load. Will try again tomorrow. I got an error on the 2nd and 3rd photo and a page not found on the 1st.

    Good luck!

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  18. How cute are you! I love the bow and the glasses!

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  19. How lucky for me that the headband will be for sell! That was the first thing I noticed in these photos, lol! I've been looking for cute accessories to hide the fact that I'm growing up my highlights.

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  20. Yeah,this Tennessee weather is insane! Swimming pool much?! ;) I've never been to Chicago so if y'all ever move up there send me a postcard haha. I want to visit there...someday! Whoa...too much pink! :P I tried clicking on the links for the AE contest thing but none of them worked :(

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  21. Haha Chicago is even hot right now! There's nowhere to escape to! I'm not looking forward to going back home to Georgia where it's hot until November is over. Ugh.

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  22. I can't get enough of reading how hot it is at your place. Here in Germany the weather is absolutely terrible. It rains cat's and dogs at least ones a day and I have to wear good BOOTS in July just to keep my feet dry.

    Oh...and...by the way. people always think I'm nuts because I always wear a cardigan. Even in the total heat. so I totaly understand ^^

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  23. i voted.. just FYI, that first link you posted for the AE thing doesn't work :( But I voted on the other two :)

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  24. Love the pink and of course the dress, it's gorgeous!

    Much love,
    Hadera ♥

    http://haderablog.blogspot.com/

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  25. Love LOVE LOOOOVE the sunglasses.

    I like it when people play with focal points. It makes the shot more interesting. Nice pics!

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  26. That's awesome about your friend trying to be in AE. I like your outfit and think it is cute you love Valentine's Day so much, and I remember your post about how much you love it back in Feb. I am sure it is probably hotter where you live than where I live. I know it was 103 degrees here yesterday but I was mainly indoors and I have central air. I'm all about 50s type of styled dresses. That is cool you can get that headband in so many colors as well.

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  27. Um, could you be any freakin' cuter? Voted!

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB