Aug 11, 2017

Blogging Besties: Beyond Basic Denim

 The Blogging Besties series is the brain child of Alex @ The Cheerful Closet and Whitney @ Whitney à la Mode. In 2015 the series expanded to include Maricel @ My Closet Catelogue and me, Selah @ A Bibliophile's Style. It's based on the idea of "take one, pass it on," but we're passing on an element from another blogger's outfit. It's a fun challenge that inspires us to be creative!

Last week, Whitney looked lovely in her lace tee:

The prompts she gave me were "white top, beyond basic denim, bright lips or photo bombers".
I decided to pull out my mint green denim shorts, since they're anything but basic. Do y'all remember when mint green was all the rage a few years ago?

 I paired my shorts with a float-y black top, my gold flip-flops, and a coordinating feather necklace.


 Next week, Maricel can choose from flowing silhouette, mint green, feathers, or a throwback piece.
Previous Editions of Blogging Besties
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Aug 4, 2017

Blogging Besties: Crochet Detail

Blogging Besties is a weekly series featuring Whitney of Whitney à la mode, Alex of The Cheerful Closet, Maricel of ::My Closet Catelogue:: and Selah of A Bibliophile's Style.  Each week, one of the bloggers will choose one component from the previous week's outfit to pass on in a brand new look.  This "take one, pass it on" challenge is an inspiration to stretch your closet and your imagination!

I'm just loving Alex's transition from college girl to stylish professional over at The Cheerful Closet, aren't you?

From her outfit last week, Alex challenged me to pass on either a statement necklace, a crochet detail or suede.  Since I'm still in ultimate summer mode, I chose to pass on the most warm-weather-appropriate detail, a little bit of crochet!

I purchased this top while in Toronto with my girls from The Blended Blog.  I think it's just the prettiest little thing with the crocheted shoulders and simple white color.  I chose not to go crazy with the jewelry because I wanted the blouse to be the star of the show.  Some pop-of-color jeans and neutral sandals complete the look.

I also happened to have a couple of photo bombers during this photo shoot.  Can you spot the first one?  Hint: check the window!  And take a peek at the pictures below to see photo bomber number two.

Gotta love having a little fun with blog pictures, right?!

Okay, Selah, for next week you can pass on a white top, beyond basic denim, bright lips or photo bombers!
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Aug 2, 2017

Currently: Vacation Edition

As you read this post, I am en route to Belgium!  I'll be spending ten days touring Brussels, Bruges and other parts of the beautiful country.  Once I fly back to the United States, I'll be taking a road trip through Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York City and Niagara Falls.  I'm so looking forward to this whirlwind of travel and time with some of my favorite people!  If you want, follow my adventures on Instagram, but for now, enjoy my summer vacation version of Currently.

snacking on: Belgian chocolate and locally brewed beer.  Oh, and probably some waffles and French fries, too!

anticipating: plenty of time sitting in European cafés, sipping coffee (or wine) and reading a good book.

borrowing: my parents' suitcase.  My trusty luggage bit the dust after a number of trips together.  Luckily I can borrow a bag from my parents until I have time to research what I want to travel with next.  Any suggestions?

admiring: lots of history from Europe to our nation!

purchasing: not a whole lot!  I'm doing these trips on a budget so I will try to keep my spending to a minimum.  (Although I'm sure I will purchase a few souvenirs here and there).

Linking-up with Anne and Shea!
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