Backyard BBQ: Party of One.

top: freepeople beach | skinnies: acquaverde | platform oxfords: ebay | flannel: target | sunnies: karen walker | cuff: hardt jewelry | choker: proper & prim

you would think after so many years of taking glorified selfies (by this i mean, taking photos of myself by way of tripod + camera + shutter release remote) that i would be used to the weirdness that this evokes, but alas i will forever be a backyard blogger. 

can you tell i really love these shoes? i will wear them with EVERYTHING, trust. try and rip them off me if you dare (this is mainly a dare to my bf who can't stand the sight of these). 

PS. ignore the emo poses, i'm looking down in most of these photos because i'm actually watching out for bees (they're everywhere & i hate them). :X

A Short Girl's Guide: #WTW to Rock the Garden.

knitted romper: cliche | oxford platforms: eBay | elephant belt: thrifted | sunnies: le specs | one-piece swimsuit(worn underneath): pacsun

It's tough being the most vertically challenged person in a room always, even moreso at an outdoor music festival, that's why for this year's Rock the Garden - I came correct, see: platform oxfords on my feet. Also, the fact that my boyfriend loathes these shoes makes it a true winner in my heart. #ManRepeller4Life

PS. The lineup at Rock the Garden this year, STELLARChance the Rapper & the Flaming Lips were amazing - I mean confetti, the F#$*-Yeah-Minneapolis balloons (Corner Balloon Shoppe, I see you!) and a pom pom covered crotch, YES TO ALL OF THE ABOVE. 

#NaotGivesBack.

Sandals: Naot c/o Schuler Shoes | Metallic Shorts: BCBG Max Azria | Ruffle Top: Zara | Denim Jacket: Gap | Pineapple Brooch: Zara | Suede Choker: Proper & Prim 

Naot Footwear recently partnered with Schuler Shoes for their Donation + Trunk Show event. Guests were able to donate a pair of Naot shoes by simply trying them on, and a second pair was donated if purchased. All shoes were given to those in need by way of Good in the 'Hood, a charity dedicated to changing lives by simple acts of kindness. The event is over now, but you can continue giving by dropping off a pair of gently used shoes to any Schuler location for Good in the 'Hood's Shoe Away Hunger Program. Each donated pair received = up to 7 days of groceries for a person in need. 

And just so you know, these Naot sandals are super comfy and go with just about anything - which is why I paired them with metallic shorts, of all things. I actually quite prefer them over my Birks. P.S. I highly recommend bedazzling them with quirky brooches. (UM, who doesn't love a good pineapple brooch?)

Fabletics: Grand Opening at MOA

Sports Bra + Capri Leggings: c/o Fabletics | Tennies: Nike | Denim Jacket: Gap

Athleisure: a trend in fashion in which clothing designed for workouts and other athletic activities is worn in other settings, such as during work, casual or social occasions. 

My interpretation of that? Convincing people that I work out frequently by wearing this trend on the regular. (Just kidding - I went to spin a week ago, okay?) Perfect example - this neon number from Fabletics that I wore to take Charlie for a walk and later, threw a denim jacket over to run errands in (keyword here is run). 

If you, too enjoy the trend of athleisure or genuinely like working out - check out the grand opening of Fabletics at Mall of America, this Saturday, May 21st. MOA is only the 7th brick & mortar location and in addition to stylish fitness gear, Fabletics offers free in-store work outs and monthly events that include a DJ + champagne (my favorite). See below for deets about Saturday's event:

  • 20% off purchase + first 50 customers will receive a pair of black capri leggings w/purchase
  • Complimentary “Live Your Passion” tote bags
  • Light refreshments, including champagne toast
  • Performances by acro yoga artists