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Outfit post: VIP abandoned warehouse raves.

26 Mar

As the boy and I were traipsing around downtown Austin enjoying all there was to see of the South by Southwest music/film/interactive festival, we were lucky enough to win VIP tickets to an abandoned warehouse party in the colorful neighborhood of East 5th street to see Diplo, ?uestlove, A-Track, AraabMuzik and a few other dubsteps artists! It was a great surprise and definitely one of the highlights of the week. Luckily B was kind enough to indulge me in a few outfit photos along the way :)

Sugar lips tank (similar), red Fire skinny jeans via Nordstrom Rack (Marc Jacobs makes a gorgeous version), Sam Edelman sandals, Lulu*s necklace (similar), and a vintage [thanks mom] chain and quilted purse (similar). For jewelry I opted for a sparkly gold bangle (like this affordable snag from House of Harlow) and a dainty pearl and gold ring.

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TxSC: The Poshmark Sponsor Party + Sparkly Dress

19 Mar

Saturday night at the Texas Style Council Conference is always one of the highlights. They hosted a fabulous party full of pop-up shops and great giveaways by several of the conference sponsors. I just wanted to take this opportunity to say what an absolutely wonderful time I had, and also to highlight a few of the great companies I learned about at the party that I was particularly drawn to!

Laura, Cassie, and I at the Sponsor Party. I wore a silver dress from Luxe Apothetique and a gold Cynthia Rowley tote to carry around all my awesome goodies :)

Upon walking in to the party, we bloggers were each treated to a pair of Dr.Scholl’s Fast Flats, a really comfy pair of ballet-flat like slippers to give our feet some relief from our sky-high heels. They were super comfy and made walking back to the car much more bearable! We were also gifted a beautiful Stella and Dot bracelet from Whitney Fields. I have purchased from her before and she is a great Stylist to work with! She is adorable and sweet, and I strongly recommend going through her if you plan to purchase anything from Stella and Dot.

INPINK also graciously provided me with giftcards totaling $100 to spend on any of the amazing jewelry on their website. I haven’t quite finished spending it yet, but when I do I will be sure to let you know what I picked out! Another jewelry designer I was enamored by was Manic Trout. I love how she mixes vintage and modern to create really unique pieces. I absolutely adore this necklace made out of Amazonite and a metal seahorse ($85). And of course also this bracelet featuring a stegosaurus, $50 (although it’s a toss up whether I would prefer that one to the brontosaurus!)

Lastly, I really liked the mission behind Radiant Cosmetics. This makeup company was founded to help victims of human trafficking and support charities that combat the illegal sex industry. At a minimum, at least 20% of their profits are donated to these causes. They had some great lip glosses and my best friend loved their mascara, so make sure to check them out!

There were tons of other awesome sponsors at the party, including Lulu*s, ModCloth, Land’s End Canvas, Francesca’s Collections, and Electric Frenchie just to name a few. Unfortunately I just can’t individually highlight them all, but I want to thank each and every one of them for helping make the Texas Style Council Conference weekend a huge success! You can check out that website to see who else was there too :)
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Lulu*s and Swap.com Party (TxSC Night 1) (OOTD!)

12 Mar

I kicked off spring break with a long day of travel to Austin followed by a night of fun at the first event for the Texas Style Council Conference, a swap party co-hosted by Lulu*s and Swap.com. It was a blast! Attendees were asked to bring 2 items of clothing to swap, and I traded a pair of denim shorts from Madewell and a vintage cocktail dress for a sheer leopard print button down and a neat red colorblock skirt that’s a bit mod. In addition, Lulu*s was showing off a bunch of their current pieces and I found more than a few to crush on.

My best friend Cassie and I at the party!

Laura, Cassie, and I mingling at the party

I wore a Diane von Furstenberg leather jacket (similar), J.Crew denim button down (similar), American Apparel leggings, vintage boots, Cynthia Rowley tote (similar), and red pashmina :)

Among my favorite items on display from Lulu*s were:

Edwardian Ball Lace Black Dress, $40

Obey graffiti rose tank, $33

Sashay Away Royal Blue Peplum Dress, $33

It was the perfect kickoff to a wonderful weekend, more on the fabulous sponsor’s party, mentor brunch, and of course, the panels- coming later this week :) What did you do this weekend?

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Last Chance for a Special Treat from Lulu*s!

13 Apr

Happy humpday everyone! We’re almost to the weekend! I’m especially excited because my mom and aunt arrive today to catch the opening of the play I’ve been rehearsing all semester. To celebrate, I thought I’d provide y’all with a fantastic opportunity from Lulus.com! Stephanie from Lulu*s has created a special discount code only for readers of my blog, isn’t that wonderful? Valid only until tomorrow at midnight, use the code LOVEALAMODE (it’s case sensitive fyi) to get 15% off your entire purchase. This discount can literally be applied to everything on the site, so have a look around and go crazy! And, when you spend $75 or more there’s free shipping! Awesome deal + free shipping + trendy clothes + budget fashion = LOVE!

In my last post I highlighted a few items on my lust list, and here are several more which perfectly illustrate some of my favorite trends for this season:

 

Fringe. ($62.05 with code)

Crochet. ($39.10 with discount!)

Maxi. (Only $43.35 after code)

Tie dye. AND one shoulder. AND fringe. (AND only $50.58 until tomorrow night!)

So what do you think of these pieces and these trends? Click on over Lulus.com right now and leave me a comment with what pieces you’d love for your spring wardrobe! Continue reading

A Special Treat from Lulu*s!!

11 Apr

Hello lovely readers, I hope you’re having a wonderful Monday thus far… I have an extra special treat to share with you today which will hopefully start your week on the right foot! Stephanie over at Lulus.com has created a special discount code only for readers of this here blog! Isn’t that sweet of her? From now until midnight on April 14th, use the code LOVEALAMODE (it’s case sensitive fyi) to get 15% off your entire purchase. This discount can literally be applied to everything on the site, so have fun! Plus, right now when you spend $75 or more there’s free shipping! Cute clothes, saving money, free shipping, looking adorbs on a budget— what’s not to love???

Here are some of the gorgeous finds I have my eye on from their store:

This is the perfect versatile maxi; I’d wear this to brunch with my girls or dinner with my guy… and, even better, it’s only $48.45 when you use the discount code!

Ummm… I’m pretty sure my heart skipped a beat when I saw these. Cork + wedge + animal print = the perfect boho summer shoe! And it’s an absolute steal at just $24.65 with the special code.

So what else is great about Lulus.com? Well y’all know I wasn’t going to end this post without a little stop in the accessories department. Three words: To. Die. For!

I’m pretty sure I would be way more likely to read my 400+ page non-profit management textbook if I could carry it to school in this chic tote! Use the coupon code and it’s only $31.45.

And last but certainly not least, I definitely want this turquoise cocktail ring to instantly bring a vintage twist to any ensemble. The best part? It’s $8.50 with the coupon.

So can I get a big HOORAH for discounts? Yeah. You know what’s up. So what are you waiting for ?? Hop on over to Lulus.com right now and then leave a comment telling me what catches your eye!

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Interviews, Summer Internships, and Lulus.com

1 Apr

The time has come… to tell you about my exciting summer plans! As you may know, I’m a double major in theatre performance and film and television business, with a minor in creative writing. I’m planning to combine all three of these passions by applying for several summer internships in creative development and programming in film and television. While the first round of interviews for these competitive jobs isn’t until late April and early May, I’ve been receiving some great feedback and am hoping for the best. I’m mostly excited but panicking a little because…. I own absolutely nothing to wear to a professional interview?!?!

That is, I was panicking, until I discovered Lulu*s, an online fashion marketplace with the most adorable dresses, accessories, shoes, and just about every other clothing item on the planet you could possibly want. My friends had been talking about the website forever, and they finally really appeared on my radar when they sponsored the Texas Style Council Conference I attended over spring break. After spending several hours an entire afternoon perusing their website, here are some outfits I’m heavily considering for entering the business world in style.

Business Classy Dresses from Lulu*s

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Tx SCC Part 2: Monetizing Your Blog

28 Mar

Morning Update: My roommates tell me I’m apparently obligated to tell you all that it’s my birthday. So… I’m turning 20 today. YIKES! I’ve been a teenager for exactly half my life and this change is freakin’ me out… I’M SO OLD! I celebrated with a very nice dinner with close friends last night and I’m celebrating today by going to class from 9:00am-6:30pm and going to rehearsal from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Exciting, no? Hope you all have a marvelous day!

This is my second in a series of several posts about the amazing eye-opening things I learned about blogging at the Texas Style Council Conference in Austin over spring break. The first panel following Jennine Jacob’s keynote address was titled Going Pro, and discussed in detail the ins and outs of monetizing your blog and seeking sponsorships, affiliates, and advertisers. The panel featured Alessandra from Lulu*s, Elisa from BlogHer, Grechen from Grechen’s Closet, Patty from Charming Charlie, and was moderated by Jen from Jen Loves Kev.


I want to preface the lessons I learned by pointing out that clearly I’m not an expert on this subject. I don’t have any sponsors, affiliates, or advertisers, (yet), and have never tried to seek them out. However, that will probably change in the future and after hearing this panel I feel very prepared to make this transition and ready to navigate the wide world of monetization when I feel my blog is ready. So, without further adieu, here are the important lessons I learned about “going pro.” Continue reading

Texas Style Council Conference: Mixer Recap

16 Mar

The first Texas Style Council Conference event I was able to attend was their dance party/mixer at BoConcept in the upscale and trendy 2nd Street District. As soon as my favorite wing woman best friend since kindergarten, Cassie, and I walked in to the beautiful design gallery, we were greeted by sponsors and vendors offering us discounts, raffles, blog opportunities, and some great swag. Our first stop was the Lulu*s table, where we each spun a wheel in hopes of winning a prize. I was out of luck, but Cassie scored a free piece of jewelry and selected a neat gold snake ring. Our next stop was an adorable photo booth by Nathan Russell Photography, complete with silly props. We took some hilarious photos and had so much fun!


Our next stop was the Dismount Creative area where we made a leather business card holder ourselves, it was so easy and only took about 10 minutes! Continue reading

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