Friday, September 28, 2012

Do the Polka!

What's cute as a button and makes you feel young again? Polka dots!!! They are super fun and I can't get enough right now. My personal favorite color combo is white with black polka dots. It's light, crisp, and goes with pretty much anything. I love all other colors used in this fabulous print as well. What's your preferred way to wear them, style them, or decorate with them?

Dying for this skirt and belt!!!

They can be sexy too!

Isn't this amazing with turquoise? 

Mix it with other patterns to get a look that's totally bananas

Um yes please

Want, Love, To Die For!!!

I must have these skinnies in my life!!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Discovering Talent

Have any of you heard of the band The Lumineers? They are pretty new {but completely amazeball} and came out with a huge hit called Ho Hey. If you haven't heard it, all you have to do is click THIS link which will take you to a blog post I wrote back on June 6, 2011. In this particular post I wrote about a fabulous blog and insanely talented group I found called The Lumineers. I also posted a youtube of a fun jam sess they did with the song that is now their biggest hit!

I mean how many people can say they discovered a huge talented group? {ok maybe not me but I knew a good song/group when I saw it} I just wanted to do a little flash back and give myself a pat on the back for having fabulous taste! {not like anyone ever questioned it} Have a relaxing Tuesday and chill out to this song all day long!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Craving Cut Offs!

With our temperatures high in good old AZ I am constantly trying to keep as cool as possible and making sure my clothes are as easy breezy as I can get them. My two fav summer essentials are of course a maxi dress that I can throw on and go, and my new obsession.....cut off jean shorts! They are fabulous, fun, and most of all functional for our insane heat waves. When the heat rises so do the hem lines! I am thinking these gems might have to be my next DIY project and in true Marci style, I have to make sure they have some form of embellishment. I am thinking studs but who knows. Here is some on my inspiration and I will post pics as soon as I make some!!!

So I'm pretty sure these are the ones I will try to make but I'm loving them all so who knows!
Studs on one side

High waisted and fabulous

Pocket perfection

Colored cut offs would be so fun

Loving the pattern and the stud addition!!!

These were DIY shorts too! Amazing 

Love the lace detail

Pics from Pinterest

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Leaving on a jet plane

Are you ever stuck on what to wear when you are going on vacation? How do you find the right balance of comfy and cute when getting ready to board a flight? Well I'm here to help! I have done a lot of traveling in my 26 years and have pretty much mastered the airplane outfit. Here are the rules that will help you stay comfortable and make traveling a breeze.

Rule #1: Wear close toed shoes that are easy to get on and off. Since you have to take your shoes off when going through security I usually wear ballerina flats or boots so it's quick but they also keep my toes warm on the over air conditioned plane.

Rule #2: Keep your legs covered. This goes along with my earlier statement about the planes usually being cold {at least for me who hates being chilly.}

Rule #3: Your top should be comfy. You do lots of lifting, twisting, and bending while at the airport so you need to make sure your top isn't too constrictive so you can move around your luggage with ease.

Rule #4: Always be prepared. Even though most of the year in AZ is hot, you never know what the plane or your destination location's temp could be like. I always keep a light jacket or wide scarf in my purse so I can throw it on if I get cold.

Rule #5: Less is best. Don't wear tons of jewelry while traveling because you will have to take it all off when entering security. This applies to belts, hats, and all other accessories that will take time to remove and put back on. Like I said in Rule #4, I keep my scarf or jacket in my purse until I need it so I don't have to remove them in security {unless you are somewhere cold and need it already}. I normally only wear a watch, {an easy way to make sure I'm good on time instead of rummaging through my purse for my phone} and a simple pair of earrings such as studs that are easy to get on and off super fast. Every once in awhile I will wear a necklace that I can take off over my head so it's a quick removal.

Seriously the best travel I have seen! Loose oversized blouse, amazingly comfy leggings, boots, a watch, stud earrings, a simple necklace, and oversized travel purse......LOVE!!!

This outfit is great with flats instead and the belt isn't metal so it works!

This would be great for when I go to Cabo since it's hot here and there! Simple necklace that is easy to get on and off and the shoes are open toed but great for my two locations

She has stud earring, a watch, a scarf, and simple hair which are all perfect for travel

A dream outfit for flying. Maxi skirt to cover the legs, simple hair again, comfy shirt, and denim cover up as a jacket!

Everything except the heels {unless you like a challenge}


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The NEW Date Night

Are there any other couples out there that always get stuck on what to do for your date night each week? I feel like Jd and I always do that same thing over and over again. Boo, no one wants to get bored with their date nights, especially if you have kids and don't get out much. I found an amazing idea on Pinterest that I have a feeling will be super fun and exciting. It's a date jar! Here is my inspiration and as soon as I am done making my own I will post pics and how-to details!!!