Outfit: Mint Chocolate Chip + 7 Year Stamiversary

Mint Chocolate Chip Outfit feat via @poorandpretty

Mint Chocolate Chip Outfit via @poorandpretty

Today is my & Stan’s 7-year anniversary!!! Kind of unbelievable. We celebrated last night by binging on buffalo wings, ice cream, and episodes of The Office. Tonight, I’ll be moving lots of stuff out of my office to prep the room for hardwood floors while he plays D&D with his friends. That’s love, baby. 

Oh, and I’m posting photos of Stan & I over the years on Instagram today if you want to time travel with us! ♥

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We’ve had so much ice cream this summer, and from so many great local creameries! One of our favorites is Sweet Claude’s in Cheshire. While I was in Rhode Island, we had ice cream at The Sweet Spot in Narragansett. This past weekend, our friends Anton and Briana introduced us to Frisbie’s in New Britain. Our orders are almost always the same: I love Black Raspberry and Stan’s all about the Mint Chocolate Chip.

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I had to call this outfit Mint Chocolate Chip, especially because it might be one of Stan’s favorites. ;) I switched into it as soon as I got home from work yesterday. If it wasn’t socially unacceptable, I would have worn it to work too — it was so damn hot!

Mint Chocolate Chip Outfit makeup Au Naturale 100Pure via @poorandpretty

I’m also digging this lipstick in a big way. It’s Au Naturale’s Sangria lipstick, a shimmery fuchsia shade. It makes for a very pretty pop of color, don’t you think?

Mint Chocolate Chip Outfit details via @poorandpretty

Here’s a peep at a few more outfit details — the purse came in one of my Stitch Fix boxes, the watch is this sparkly Timex, and I picked up the bustier from Amazon to wear to The Rocky Horror Picture Show last October. It was not fun to wear in October, but perfect for a lazy anniversary date night in August!

Mint Chocolate Chip Outfit 2 via @poorandpretty

Outfit Details: Striped Bustier: Metal Mulisha, Amazon, $25. Green shorts: American Eagle, $15 (similar, similar). Tribal Purse: Street Level, Stitch Fix, $48 (similar, similar). Watch: Timex Originals Classic Round, courtesy of Timex. Confetti + Studio: thanks to The Confetti Bar.

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Outfit: Summer Vacation (Finally)

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Tomorrow, I’m heading to Rhode Island for a week with my family and I am jazzed. I haven’t had a lounge-around-lay-on-the-beach-for-a-week vacation in two years (not since Mexico), so I’m overdue. So I’m throwing confetti all around (thanks to The Confetti Bar)!

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I’m planning on reading A LOT. I have an unrealistic stack of books I’m planning on bringing. And guys, I’m really digging this outfit.

Summer Vaca Outfit 2 via @poorandpretty

And I’m making super weird faces at you.

… Yeah, it’s time for me to go on vacation. But here’s a confetti kiss before I go:

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Summer Vaca Outfit via @poorandpretty

Outfit Details: Polished Apprentice Top: ModCloth, $35. (similar, similarRight on Cue Capri Pants in Orange: ModCloth, $17 (similar). White Crochet TOMS: White Crochet Women’s Classics, $59 (similar).Watch: Timex Originals Classic Round, courtesy of Timex. Confetti: courtesy of The Confetti Bar.

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Outfit: Dreamcatcher

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Yesterday was amazing. I took the day off from work (today too) to work on some personal projects + goals and I was SO PRODUCTIVE. Possibly more productive than I’ve ever been in my life. 

First thing in the morning, I packaged and shipped a few Apothecary orders. Then, I hauled about half my closet to The Confetti Bar and took a bunch of outfit photos in Jessica’s brightly-lit, magical, confetti-filled studio. We chatted about being entrepreneurs and collaborating while I flew through my wardrobe.

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Recognize that dreamcatcher tank? It’s from Cinder & Salt, and was on my birthday wishlist. Stan bought it for me! ♥ Grab one here.

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Waiting on the doorstep for me when I got home was a box of Baked By Melissa‘s mini cupcakes (my favorites). Stan had ordered them for me, just because. I am a lucky lady! :) I ate them while tackling some blogging and freelance work for Vintanthromodern.

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It was a good day! I’m aiming to be just as productive (if not more) today. Tomorrow will be a day of relaxation. ;) How’s your summer going?

Outfit Details: Dreamcatcher Tank: Cinder & Salt, $36. Green shorts: American Eagle, $15 (similar, similar). Grey Moccasins: Minnetonka Kilty Suede Moccasins, $43.

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DIY Pom-Pom Jean Shorts

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I am not a seamstress by any stretch of the imagination. So if I can make these super awesome pom-pom shorts, I know you can too! I had a pair of hand-me-down jeans that fit me perfectly but flared out at the bottom and weren’t really my style. I also had pom-pom trim that I was saving for just such an occasion. Are you picking up what I’m putting down? Let’s do this.

DIY Pom Pom Shorts - Materials via @poorandpretty

Here’s what you need:

  • a pair of jeans or pants
  • pom-pom trim – you can find all kinds of fun colors on Amazon!
  • a good pair of scissors
  • needle & thread
  • a few pins
  • iron

DIY Pom Pom Shorts - Step 1 Pin via @poorandpretty

Step One: Pin your jeans/pants where you’d like the new length to be. I left mine a bit long because I wanted to be able to wear them to work.

DIY Pom Pom Shorts - Step 2 Cut via @poorandpretty

Step Two: Cut your jeans/pants about an inch below where you’ve placed your pin. This will become your hem. 

DIY Pom Pom Shorts - Step 3 Iron Hem via @poorandpretty

Step Three: Turn your jeans/pants inside out, fold up your hem, and iron flat.

DIY Pom Pom Shorts - Step 4 Sew Trim via @poorandpretty

Step Four: Sew on your trim! If you have a sewing machine, awesome. If not, just do regular stitches by hand. That’s what I did and it took me about half an episode of Reign (about 30 mins). That is how I mark my time now. 

DIY Pom Pom Shorts Oufit via @poorandpretty

Wear ‘em loud and proud, even when your co-workers tell you it looks like you stole them from a 1970s low-rider. ;)

 

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Vintanthromodern Vintage Summer Lookbook

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I have begun to whole-heartedly embrace vintage, which I attribute to New Haven’s Vintanthromodern Vintage. You’ve already seen my incredibly adorable vintage balloon skirt and vintage-inspired Anthropologie patchwork dress. So when Vintanthromodern founder Melissa Gonzales asked me to be in her Summer Lookbook photo shoot, I was pretty excited. 

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I was especially happy because I got to spend the day with a group of really awesome boss babes and fellow Monarchs! From left to right: Betsy of Whisk + Brush, Maya of MOJALVO, Becca of Whisk + Brush, and yours truly!

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We were a pretty fierce group of females, modeling Vintanthromodern Vintage’s latest rompers, swimsuits, and dresses.

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My favorite outfit was this stripy fruity romper that perfectly matched the glass fruit statement necklace I’m also wearing.

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Though I think everyone else had more fun watching me smolder at the camera in my red, white, and blue swimsuit, wrapped up in the American flag. (Also: look at how miniature I am standing next to the rest of the ladies! Ha!)

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I was surprised at how many really cute bathing suits Melissa brought from the shop ~ all different sizes, too! She’s constantly adding more to the shop, so be sure to pop in often at 938 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511.

Check out the full Vintanthromodern Vintage Summer Lookbook here

Hair: Brittany George, Upstyle
Makeup: Jessica Kennedy, Upstyle
Photography: Cassandra Madeline
Styling: Samantha Vigorito
Models: Becca and Betsy of Whisk & Brush, John of Oh Cassius! (not pictured), Maya of MOJALVO, and Sami of Poor & Pretty.

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