Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Vintage Swmsuit by the Lake

Do I often forget that I live down the street from a state park with a body of water within in? Yes, yes I do.

That being said, I am not much of an outdoors person - I much prefer indoor activities - but when I snagged this vintage bathing suit for a steal this summer, I knew I needed to model it by some sort of body of water.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Strawberry Shortcake Whoopie Pies (Guest Post)

If you thought she was done for the summer, you're wrong! Jenna is back with her final sweet treat of the summer and it's definitely one you don't want to miss! Want more of Jenna? Check out her other recipes she shared here in June and July. You can also find her on the interwebs here and here

It's been really fun having a re-occurring guest on my blog this summer, especially one who's so SWEET! I plan to make it happen again soon - do I see a holiday special in the future for us, Jenna?

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Here Kitty, Kitty...Part Deux (Bernie Dexter Kelly Dress)

So I know what you might be thinking...you're thinking, "Man, this post looks awfully familiar." If so, then that is because it is awfully familiar. I shared a Bernie Dexter dress earlier this month with the same print - just different color and different style. Yes, I have two dresses with adorable kittens all over it.

I KNOW! It's awful. AWFUL, I SAY!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The BBRBF Book Club: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Hey, it's BBRBF Book Club Day! Before we dive into this month's read, "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell, I have some new members to introduce! First, like every month, don't forget to check out Kristina, Noelle, and Lyndsey's take on this read! But also, we were thrilled to welcome two new members! This month we have Kathrine aka Miss Information as well as Helen from Circle Skirts and Petticoats! We are now a gang of 6 book lovin' gals and it's super exciting to see the book club grow!

Please don't hesitate to tell one of us if you're interested in joining us! We'd love for you to read along and show us your interpretations with style! Plus, we tend to wander off into tangents when we start chatting - tangents that may include a girly debate over which version of the TV show, Being Human, is better (pssst, it's the US version! It has Sam Huntington in it, need I say more? Look him up and you decide).

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Can You Paint With All the Colors of the Bernie Dexter Dresses?

Is it Bernie Dexter month or something? Apparently so, according to my blog! A couple of weeks ago I shared a purrrrrfectly adorable Bernie covered in kitties and today I am showing off yet another cutie (there may even be another in the works! Eek!)!

My absolute favorite new style from Bernie Dexter is the Kelly. With short sleeves, a zipper front, and some of the best pleating in town, it's sure to be a hit if your fantasy is to be a 50's housewife. It sure is mine and I must have all the Kelly dresses!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

One-Eyed, One-Horned, Flying Purple People Eater in Julie Mollo

I had a little meltdown while photographing this post.

No, not because of what I was wearing - although by the time I got in front of the camera, I was sweating buckets! Gosh, it's SO HARD to get dressed when it's so hot! What's the deal? CAN'T I LIVE?

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Graduating from the "Academy of Style" (Etsy Shop)

I recently stumbled upon an Etsy shop called Academy of Style and fell in love with the dresses in the UK based shop: bright, retro, and with prints all over, this shop was speaking my language!

There was one covered in these big daisies that I really wanted but it was sold out of my size. Needless to say, it didn't take me too long to find a close second.

This beauty - bright and bold green with purple blossoms and polka dots all over it? Come on, how could I resist?

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Lemon Raspberry Dump Cake

Have you ever heard of a Dump Cake? I know, the name is a bit ridiculous. Anyway, it's quite the fun treat - especially for hot summer days when you just DON'T WANNA!

The concept of a Dump Cake is that you take ingredients and dump them all into a pan and bake it. Magic happens and you end up with a scrumptiously delicious cake! True, it comes out a bit more like a crumble or cobbler, but the flavor is what matters and, boy, is this one yummy!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Here Kitty, Kitty... (Bernie Dexter Chelsea Dress)

Our pal and novelty print queen, Bernie Dexter, has been on a roll lately with releasing new dresses on her online shop and they are all so gosh darn adorable!! It's hard to keep up (as well as keep my money in my wallet)!

When I saw the teaser for this adorable teal dress covered in fluffy gray kittens, my heart skipped a beat. I knew I wouldn't be able to resist it!