Sunday, August 3, 2014

Pineapple Under The Sea

Hey everyone--

I apologize in advance for the quality of these photos. I'm not sure why they turned out so fuzzy. It was a stormy day at the beach and my camera lens is not used to the salty, sandy air. 

However, I think a dress this cute makes up for the picture quality. The fruit print trend, has possibly been my favorite trend this summer and I find pineapple prints to be the most adorable of all! If you are pineapple obsessed, this dress is a must-have for you.  This +Deb Shops pineapple print dress is a steal. I paired it with a black bandeau, a black tote bag, brown weave flats and a black banded hat. 

Feed your fruit obsession.

Happy Monday!

Christina xx

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Parrot Paradise

Hey everyone--

+Deb Shops came down south with me to the beautiful Florida beaches.  I stayed in an absolutely gorgeous resort and I was pampered for a week, thanks to my sister! The only bad thing about the trip was that it didn't last nearly long enough. I will write more about my trip later, because tonight I have a paper to write! 

I love love love the tropical print trend this year! I had been searching for a fun bird print for quite some time and this Deb Shops bikini has the absolute cutest parrot print. It's a bright and flirty and the perfect bikini for summer traveling! I paired it with a pretty, feminine crochet vest cover-up and high-waisted denim shorts. I accessorized with these fabulous royal blue sandals, gold bangles and colorful statement earrings!

I hope you're all soaking up the sun! Happy Thursday!

Christina xx

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Flora And Fauna

Hey everyone--

Big changes are coming for my blog! I cannot wait to share them with you all!
I've been on vacation and my sister graduated today, I'm too sleepy to write more but I have many many posts coming soon! Love you all.

Happy Weekend friends!

Christina xx
Unknown Blue Statement Necklace

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Marilyn & Her Millionaires

Hey everyone--

Today is International Kissing Day! What better way to celebrate than with most glamorous pair of lips known to mankind?! This bold Deb Shops graphic tank features the iconic mouth of Marilyn Monroe and pays homage to one of her best movies. This tank has an adorable open back cut out that is perfect for showing off a cute bandeau or sports bra. Deb Shops has a unique Marilyn Monroe sports bra with amazing back to back vintage pictures of Marilyn on it. I am seriously o v e r the moon about this bra. I paired this Marilyn duo with white distressed skinny jeans and black strappy sandals

& I accessorized with a chic black bag, leopard sunnies and black geometric earrings. I have gotten asked so many times what designer my bag is! And it's not designer, it's from Deb Shops! It is my favorite bag at the moment.

Happy Sunday! I hope you all have a very wonderful week! .. And maybe get a kiss or two!

Christina xx

Monday, June 30, 2014

Dot Your Eyes

Hey everyone--

I am a bow person.  I always have been and I'm pretty sure that I always will be. I'm also a sucker for the element of surprise. These are two of the many reasons why I have fallen in love with this striped maxi from Deb Shops. If you are looking for a classic maxi with a twist, this is the dress for you. Pair it with a black bandeau and some amazing taupe wedges. This look is so fun to accessorize. You can add a few bold accessories to really pull it all together.  I chose a color block tote, a chunky bracelet, and polka dot sunglasses. These polka dot sunnies are a gorgeous shade of pink and they are so flirty! You cannot go wrong putting these sunglasses in your life, they are ONLY $4 right now!!

Happy Monday!

Christina xx

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Student Book Exchange (SBX) at Ohio State Collaboration + Sweepstakes

Hey everyone--
I'm so excited to share a sweepstakes opportunity with you! The Student Book Exchange at Ohio State (SBX) is proud to present The Sweepstakes for a Year of Free Textbooks. SBX is offering a year of FREE TEXTBOOKS to one lucky sweepstakes winner! Wouldn't that be nice? ..
If you're an Ohio State student, chances are you've already familiar with SBX. The Student Book Exchange at Ohio State (more commonly known as SBX) is a spirit-filled bookstore that sells new and used textbooks and offers textbook rentals. They also carry Ohio State apparel as well as brand names such as "Underarmor", "Be Ohio Proud"" and "Columbus Urban Threads". SBX has been at it's current location on High St. since 1953 and some of their staff has been employed for over 30 years! They do a fantastic job at serving OSU students.

 As a student, SBX has been my go to place for textbooks and quick campus pick-me-ups. It was so wonderful to collaborate with a sweepstakes that is so local and close to home for me. I love that I got to represent The Ohio State University and SBX. When I first arrived as a freshman, I was trying to start up a blog from scratch. I would have never believed that the bookstore I shopped at would one day partner with me. Dreams really are created on this campus! O-H !
I had so much fun collaborating with the lovely Amanda, from Girl About Columbus. Amanda's blog is seriously amazing, definitely a must read. For all things Columbus, fly by her blog!

 & If you love the shirts as much as we did, you can pick them up for yourself in store and online! Amanda's "Home" shirt is from Be Ohio Proud and my "Columbus shirt" is from Columbus Urban Threads.

Now, all of you buckeyes go enter the sweepstakes for a year of free textbooks and be sure to read the terms and conditions

I'd like to thank SBX Ohio State for hosting the sweepstakes and providing the threads + fellow blogger Amanda Hamman of Girl About Columbus + our photographer Lauren Kinsey!

Christina xx

Photography by: Lauren Kinsey

& By the way, she's the cutest photographer. I felt like I should be taking pictures of her. She is so awesome, be sure to check out her work!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Karlie Kloss x Warby Parker Collaboration

Hey everyone--

I'm so very excited to be a part of the Karlie Kloss x Warby Parker collaboration launch! Today, Warby Parker is debuting their Karlie Kloss collaboration sunglasses. Warby Parker partnered up with Supermodel Karlie Kloss to design three fresh, feminine and universally flattering frames. The three new sunnies are inspired by Karlie's ambition and warmth. Just like Karlie, the frames are graceful, polished, and brimming with personality. 

The collection showcases three feminine classics: Marple, Julia and Clara. If you are looking for a flattering frame with the perfect amount of flirt, please keep scrolling.

Marple, the most daring of the frames.
Wear your Marple sunnies while mingling at a rooftop gathering.
Julia, the chicest of the frames.
Wear your Julia sunnies while you sail off into the sunset at your favorite vacation spot.
Clara, the most feminine of the frames.
Wear your Clara sunnies while strolling the streets of NYC on a sunny Sunday afternoon. 
The Karlie Kloss x Warby Parker frames are available 
June 10 online and in stores. Each silhouette comes in two timeless colors, heirloom gold and heirloom silver. $145 each 

Perhaps the best aspect of the collaboration is that it will benefit the organization Edible Schoolyard NYC. Edible Schoolyard NYC is an organization that is dear to Karlie. The organization provides kitchens and gardens to low-income public schools and gives students the tools to develop healthy life habits. 

For every pair sold, Warby Parker is going to distribute a pair to someone in need through their non-profit partners. So you really get the best of both worlds. Pick up a pair today to look fabulous all summer long and help a child in need. If you haven't heard of the Edible Schoolyard NYC, you should definitely check out their website and see all of the good that they do.
Which frames are my favorite you might ask? ..

Definitely the Clara, heirloom gold with copper frame lenses. (Shown above on Karlie)
The copper/rose gold tint is an absolute favorite of mine and the circular shape has that sixties je ne sais quoi attribute giving them an effortlessly cool it-girl vibe.

Thanks for reading! &
Happy Shopping!

Christina xx