20 July 2011

This week

This week I have been working my little tail off at Tennessee 4-H Roundup.  It's truly a wonderful event, but I've been running from one thing to the next (in many different types of heels!) ever since Saturday.  Unfortunately, blogging has taken a back seat, and I was expecting to log back in and see nothing new... but new comments and new followers?!  Thank you all so much for your sweet words, they mean so much to me!! 

Anyways, until we can get back to the outfits, here are some pictures from my week

Samantha and Hannah both serve on the state leadership council, and are two awesome girls!  Not to mention, they're always dressed cute

The senior breakfast is a difficult event for me- for some reason I always sleep late that morning!! 

 Knox County Delegation

 We made HUNDREDS of these paper flowers.  

Personal Development Project Group 

I knew Beth's older sister when I was in 4-H, and I initiated Kade here into 4-H Honor club back when I was in high school- and he was so much smaller!!

Donors reception

Competitors with their visuals

 Listening to accounts from kids with military families

 Mr. Beaty was my Eastern Region 4-H specialist, Regional Leadership Council Advisor, and is the dad of one of my best friends and 4-H buddy, Morgan.  

Competitors!  I met Nicole (in the yellow) during a service learning trip, and she is one of the cutest, sweetest girls ever! Her older sister Megan is in the blue, and doesn't she have the best hair?! 

Taylre is Morgan's little sister, and little Nathan here served on Leadership council with me!

I am so lucky to have the opportunity to work with such a great group of kids- and to be supported and mentored by some truly awesome co-workers!  

I always thought I wanted to work in fashion marketing- but this summer is really making me wonder if I would rather work in non-profit, specifically with 4-H!  Being the clothes/makeup/marketing/events lover that I am, I never thought this would be the right fit for me, but who knows!  

14 July 2011

Does anyone else consider $30 a splurge?

Shorts: Banana Republic Outlet, $28
Top: Gap, $5
Tank: Target, $7
Clutch: Thrifted, $2
Sandals: Forever 21, $15
Necklace: Lucky, $32
Bracelet: Random Beach Store, $5

What I love: Spending a little bit more on something I'm not too sure about (Side note- this never happens.  Also, I mean spending more than $5 on something.  I don't buy it if I don't love it) and then wearing it CONSTANTLY because I absolutely fall in love with it.  This has only happened a few times.  Once with my chambray shirt- it was $36 on sale- and that was still a bit much for bargain hunter me.  Second time with these shorts.  I kind of liked them.  And they were almost $30.  And now I wear them alllllll the time.  

What I hate:  Falling in love with a clothing item and absolutely not being able to buy it because they no longer sell it.  My friend Dawn works at The Limited and wears the CUTEST stuff.  Today she blogged about her chambray ruffle button up.  During my lunch break I called multiple stores trying to find it- with no luck.  

Soooo, you should check out Dawn's Blog.  Because she's cute.  And also because I want her shirt.  

Messy Hair

Maxi Dress turned skirt: Forever 21, $12
Top: J. Crew, Thrifted, $2
Belt: Old Navy Men's, $2
Wedges: TJ Maxx, $20
Bracelets: Mom's
Sunglasses: Forever 21, $5

I don't know how summer has ended up being busier than the school year, but it definitely has!  My two internships are going awesome- although working on social media 75% of my day generally means I'm ready to be away from the computer after work (hence my lack of outfit publishing.)  I'll be on a work trip this coming week to help lead the Tennessee 4H teen conference- Roundup.  It was always one of the highlights of my summer during high school, and I have to admit- I'm still looking forward to it!

09 July 2011

Long post ahead...


Top: Forever 21, $7
Shorts: J. Crew Outlet, $25
Scarf: Target, $2
Purse: The Limited, $25
Sandals: Forever 21, $15
Bracelets: Gifts, Forever 21, Old Navy, Rue 21

I'm gonna be honest- I don't even know what number outfit I'm on of the 30 for 30.  I'm guessing around 15?  But I'll figure that out in a little bit.  I also noticed a few things about this challenge so far- there are so many items I haven't even worn (well, I've worn them, but not "officially") like these awesome shorts!  Even though they're slightly too close to the shade of my legs at the moment, I'm pretty much in love with them.  I'm also pretty relieved that I finally wore this scarf- I bought it last summer and had never found the right outfit for it.  

So yesterday after taking these pictures, Greg and I wondered over to the Grocery store to find something cheap and as healthy as possible to make for dinner.  You see, for meals he does NOTHING but eat out, and that habit has followed over to me, and I'm starting to see the side effects of that on my bank account and the general tightening of my clothes (Yikes!)  So here is the picture story of our night in.  As a bonus, the only thing we bought were chicken breasts ($3.24!)  The rest came from my padre's garden!  

I couldn't get the whole garden in one picture...

How anyone could ever eat this much fresh dill in their LIFETIME is absolutely beyond me.

More herbs!  

Sometimes things fall from the vine and split, making them undesirable to us, but extremely desirable to Eeyore!

Our picks from today

And this is just ONE squash and cucumber.

Left- Greg's, seasoned with herbs, banana, jalapeno, and chili peppers.  
Right- Mine, with herbs, and later cheese, tomatoes, and pecans!

The finished meal.  

Complete with a frozen diet coke

And a smiley faced pepper.

06 July 2011

The Fourth

Pants: Old Navy, $5
Top: J. Crew Outlet, $35
Belt: Forever 21, $3
Sandals: Forever 21, $15

Oh hey, speaking of that shirt that I just wore... here it is again!  In real life though, there was a four day gap.  And it was washed... maybe. Details aside, here are some pictures from my fourth of July.  From tons of good food (red velvet cake pops anyone??) to lots of good company and some good ole patriotism, it was a good day.  What about you?  Any fun plans from the fourth?