Wednesday, February 29

Leap Day

It's leap day! This happens only once every four years so I felt silly not posting on this day. It won't happen for another four years and who knows if I'll still be blogging! To be honest, I never really "got" leap year all through elementary school. One of my best friends back then had a leap year birthday and I never quite understood why she always joked that she was only two years old. Now that I get it, I think it would be the coolest thing ever to have a birthday today. How awesome would that be!?
I've been seriously slacking on the outfit posts lately (I know, I know...) but I have a few backed up and I'm hoping to get into the swing of things. I survived my crazy week that I had last week and now I finally feel like I can breathe again and start looking ahead. I'm going to Minneapolis in a couple weeks and I'm so beyond excited!!! I've never stepped foot in an Anthropologie, Francessca's Collection, Sephora, Aerie, a real H&M nor Urban. It's going to be nuts! It's crazy to think people have access to all of these places on a day to day basis. I have to drive for hours and hours just to hit one of these stores and to see them all in one place... well, it blows an Idaho girls mind. I'm so, so excited. And I'll even have a bit of shopping money, too. Not to mention our front row tickets to see Lady Antebellum that weekend, too... AHHHH!
So a few weeks ago, I got contacted by an online Jewelry seller to review a product. I've never done this and sponsorship is still a pretty new thing to me even if I've had a few opportunities in my time. I looked at their site and what kind of girl doesn't say yes to diamonds!? I got to customize my selected item from their selection of diamond bracelets. I chose one from their classic tennis bracelets with topaz gemstones. I largely chose topaz because my sister has such a refined taste in jewelry that I always find myself adoring over and knew that if she could pick a gemstone, she would pick a blue one. The bracelet arrived and of course, I threw it on immediately. I gave the bracelet a solid week of wear before writing a review and while I was given the bracelet to write the review, I can honestly say I am impressed. If I didn't like it, I would say so! But it has proven to be of high quality and something I can definitely wear with just about anything- it's modest enough to wear casually but I could see myself wearing it out for an evening dinner or a wedding, too! I'm really really happy with it and kind of estactic. If you haven't been over to the Anjolee website, you should go customize a diamond bracelet for yourself just for fun! I didn't think diamonds could be a girls best friend... but I'm starting to change my mind ;)

Whenever I'm bored with my closet, I always find myself in my roommates' closets scrounging around for something that I've never worn or tried to wear. Today I had thrown on my new Jcrew cardigan and caramel scarf and couldn't find a single thing in my closet with the same undertones. It was like magic that my roommate Maggie had these flouncy shorts that matched perfectly! However, when we were taking pictures, Niklaas told me he didn't like them. We disagree on clothing on occasion, but when I looked over these pictures I realized he was right. They have a little bit too much flounce and not enough "shorts" to them! I still adore the pattern, however, and I do like how the colors worked.
Keep an eye out in the next week! I have a surprise post to share and the promised giveaway coming! :)
shorts- Modcloth borrowed from roommate
cardigan- Jcrew
tights- Nordstroms
shoes- target
Diamond Bracelet - c/o Anjolee jewelry


kylee said...

you've never been insite an anthro?!! you will DIE! prettiest store of all time. seriously. the second you step i you wish you were a millionaire so you could buy every last item. you've never been in an h&m or urban either?!!? baahhhhh i'm so excited for you! h&m is great, overwhelming though. always so busy and you have to seriously search. urban is magnificent. overpriced of course, but almost up there with anthro's amazingness please promise to blog about your bound to be amazing shopping experience!

lazy explorers said...

I think those shorts look super cute on you!

Alice Barton said...

cute outfit, nice angle to shoot outfits! xx
Alice Barton ♥ The Mow Way

Jessica said...

Your scarf looks beyond cozy! As a listen to the blustery wind outside, I wish I was wearing it right now!

Can't wait to hear about your Mall of America trip!


Natalie said...

Happy leap day, haha! I'm glad you week of insanity is over. And though I've never been in Anthropologie or UO, no H&M?! WHAT. Can't wait to see the things that I'm sure you'll end up buying... hehe. :) And ah, that bracelet is actually gorgeous.

Bad Taste Toast said...

Such a beautiful look, I love the autumny colours, especially this cozy scarf and the floral pants!

Beautifully Pure said...

What a lovely outfit! The colors are so lovely. Red is one of my favorite colors, and I wear my red cardigan all the time!

Omgsh! Aerie! I just discovered it a couple weeks ago and fell in love! I love the idea of having pretty underthings, but I just can't get into Victoria's Secret. :-P I'm just not that kind of girl. Aerie provides me the perfect, perfect alternative! Now I can actually get under garments that I like and that fit! <3

Also, Francessca's Collection is seriously fabulous, and even carry indie things! I think it's pretty much perfect - and so is Sephora. (I'm a total make-up gal!)

Hope you have a lovely day!

Bethany Kellen of bunnypicnic said...

that bracelet is so cute. and i love this look.

Kim said...

I kinda like the shorts actually. They look fun! but I love those shoes! Just bought a similar pair actually.

found the route