I just got this amazing (!!!) dress from ModCloth in the mail and seriously, I haven't taken it off since. Few things feel quite as nice as when a dress fits like a glove (and is even more beautiful in person!) This dress is one of those rare finds! It's a sturdy fabric, a great length, and the cutest print. I think I hit the jackpot with it! I also really love the little lace trim around the collar and waist. I skipped my usual styling with a belt because I couldn't dare cover it up. I paired it with my new mustard cardi from August Wrinkle thinking it might be a bit too dark, but I honestly love the match up. Think adding the yellow flats are a bit too much? Eh, go big or go home. Lately I've been gravitating to one overwhelming hue per outfit so I guess it's just normal for me haha.
Hot pink is the color I can't seem to get enough of lately. Nails, lips, and accessories, too. I'm more of a pale pink/blush girl, but something about the bold color has me in a tizzy. Lately I've been mixing Make Up For Ever's "Candy Pink (N34)" and "Pink" from Forever 21 (so descriptive, right?! ha) for the perfect lip color. The Forever 21 lipstick is surprisingly smooth and very moisturizing. The MUFE has better coverage and is worth every penny (well, it's only $19). Together they really really work. (My nails are Julep's "Avery") - I couldn't help but throw on my Juicy Couture charm bracelet once I found it in my jewelry box. Mike bought the bracelet for me (and my first charm!) when we first started dating, and I quickly added several of my favorite charms. I've seriously worn it about 3 times total, but I do love it. I know JC charm bracelets are often looked at as juvenile, but it's still special. Anyone else out there got one? (If so, what charms?!) - My hair has been a mess this week. From rolling around on it for 48+ hours while being sick, to being "foofy" from washing it, and then not holding curl as well as it normally does, I was about ready to just pull it out. I havent used hairspray on my hair in 6+ months or so, but I was tempted to take a whole can to it today. I really should just go get it trimmed already.
Today I'm hoping to get some yardwork done, along with some design work, too. Mike and I planted our strawberry plants, basil, red peppers, and watermelon in our raised beds last night and now our front flowerbeds need tending. I'm eager to get it all ready so I can get some lillies and hostas from my parents' house. I can't even being to explain how good it feels to have our home looking like it is. We still have a long way to go, but if you were to compare our home now to the one we first walked into mid-December you'd be floored. I wish I had taken better "before" photos of it but my cruddy iPhone ones will have to do. Once we get a little bit of landscaping done, I'll share more photos of our progress! We didn't take any before photos of the outside of the house, but I think a little explaining will do just fine. Hope you're having a great Wednesday! I'll be back tomorrow with another edition of Things I Love Thursday! xo
Target neon pink strand necklace
Vintage clip-on earring worn as brooch
Juicy Couture charm bracelet (throwback!)
Vintage straw clutch
PS; Emerging Thoughts is offering all of you rad guys and gals 20% until midnight tomorrow night! Just use the code "KAELAH" -- If you need some suggestions on things to snag, here are a few of my favorites: this floral crown, and this one, too. -- TEMPORARY CAT TATTOOS!!! -- and the prettiest yellow dress there ever was!