Sunday, April 20, 2014

Spring Essentials

shoes: madewell | polish: essie {1, 2, 3, 4}

Hope you're having a lovely Easter Sunday! These are a few of my favorite spring essentials...

Friday, April 18, 2014


shirt: madewell | tee: jcrew | pants: bohme c/o {also craving these: 1 + 2} | shoes: jcrew {sold out; similar styles here: 1 + 2 | clutch: gigi new york c/o | necklace: mindy mae's market c/o | glasses: karen walker | watch: michael kors | bracelet: stella&dot | ring: jewelmint c/o

Fridays are a beautiful thing.
Have a great weekend.

(Utah readers: Don't forget to enter the Flip Flop Shops Giveaway!)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Surfer Girl + A Local Giveaway!

lace top: free people via zappos c/o | tee: down east | bottoms: jcrew {last seen here; similar style} | shoes: flip flop shops slc c/o | bag: old navy {gifted} | glasses: ray-ban | bracelets: jcrew, mali beads c/o, thrifted | lips: st germain by mac

When I lived in Maui a few years ago, my roommates and I completely embraced the perks of being a Kamaʻāina (or local resident of the island, aka: "child of the land," LOL). I vividly remember the morning my roommate Katherine and I drove to central Maui to obtain our state IDs (I cried last year when it finally expired... feels like only yesterday I was living there). Fast forward seven years and, although Kat and I have remained close, I'm stoked to be reuniting with her through my new local (let's just say Kamaʻāina, shall we?) partnership with Flip Flop Shops. Kat owns the store at Fashion Place (she's a go-getter) and I just so happen to have a major love for flip flops (they remind me of Maui) and a blog that's fun for sharing the latest styles. So...we're teaming up! 

What does that mean for you? As a Flip Flop Shops ambassador, I'll be sharing my favorite styles for summer, vacations, gift ideas (ahem, Easter and Mother's Day are fast-approaching) and more, all from top brands and exclusive lines that are available at Flip Flop Shops. For local readers, you'll be able to take advantage of special discounts at the Flip Flop Shops store at Fashion Place Mall and participate in local giveaways.

The flip flops I'm wearing above were designed for Cobian by the one-and-only Bethany Hamilton, exclusively for Flip Flop Shops. You may remember her as the amazing surfer girl who survived a shark attack in 2003 that claimed her left arm. She was only 13 years old. Bethany is a shining example of courage, true beauty and of hope that the hardest of challenges can be overcome. Now 24, Bethany is a pro surfer (she's won several surfing competitions with only one arm!) and the founder of the Friends of Bethany foundation that supports amputees and survivors of shark attacks. 

What I love most about these flip flops (besides the comfortable design and "surfer girl" vibe) is the writing on the bottom that says "overcome." For me, it's another connection to that island state of mind that reminds me everything's gonna be alright. And when I feel optimistic, I am less afraid. Ahh, I'm ready to book my vacation...

Now for the Giveaway:
Flip Flop Shops at Fashion Place is giving one lucky local reader a free pair of Bethany Hamilton signature sandals (3 colors to choose from)!* Plus, the first 10 people to visit the store and mention this blog post will receive a free signed Bethany Hamilton poster.** To enter, just follow the steps in the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open to Utah residents only (must be 14 or older) and will end at 5pm MT on Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

*Winner must redeem prize in-store at the Flip Flop Shops Fashion Place location.
**While supplies last. Readers must complete the entries in the Rafflecopter widget to be eligible to redeem the poster in-store.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

During the month of April, Flip Flop Shops is featuring the Bethany Hamilton for Cobian line and offering some fun ways for you to get involved:
  • A portion of each purchase of the Bethany Hamilton flip flops goes directly to the Friends of Bethany foundation.
  • With every pair of Bethany Hamilton flip flops purchased, you'll receive a free copy of Bethany's documentary, "Heart of a Soul Surfer" (watch the trailer here).
  • Visit Flip Flop Shops at Fashion Place and snap a picture with the Bethany standup poster. Post your photo to Instagram using the hashtag #everystepmatters to enter for a chance to meet Bethany in person.
Thanks for reading and good luck!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Attire

dress: anthropologie {old; similar styles here + here + here} | heels: jcrew {similar style} | clutch: gigi new york c/o | bracelet: mindy mae's market c/o | lips: candy yum yum by mac

If you're looking for a little outfit inspiration for Easter, head over to The Girls with Glasses blog to see what a few of my other blogging buddies will be wearing.

Have a great Monday! 
Come back on Wednesday for a beach-friendly post that will get you thinking about SuMmeR (as if you need help with that).

P.S. All 100 winners of the PMD giveaway have been announced.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Online Shopping with StyleSpotter...

tee: anthropologie | overalls: anthro | shoes: seychelles {on sale!} | clutch: clare vivier | sunglasses: ray-ban | necklace: mindy mae's market c/o | bracelets: mindy mae's market c/o, jcrew, stella&dot | rings: jewelmint c/o, nordstrom, uo | lips: st germain by mac

I have been dying to tell you about a new app called StyleSpotter that is my latest addiction. It makes online shopping, and more specifically, finding the perfect item in the perfect color/pattern/style so so easy. You really have to experience it for yourself, but if you're like me and often find an item you like, but want to find similar items to compare prices or styles, StyleSpotter allows you search across hundreds of your favorite stores all within the app (meaning you don't have to open a million tabs in your browser and search each individual website). It's like Pinterest for fashion. You can browse what's trending, save your favorite products, organize collections (e.g., spring denim, vacation ready, etc.), receive price-drop notifications for your items and follow other members and fashion bloggers (including me!).

Check out my page here and follow along. Then be sure to download the iPad app (app for iPhone coming soon!).

Happy Monday!

This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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