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Inspiration Board: Turquoise Love

24 Jul

Hi yall!

So last week I wrote about my favorite color, coral. Read that one here. This week, I put together another inspiration board, with all things turquoise. I love this color, too, and they happen to look fab together!

First- let’s talk about how awesome this Tiffany Blue Laundry Room via Cameras and Chaos is. I would do laundry EVERY day if it was in a room like this!

This teal dress with silver accessories via Polyvore is perfect for a rehearsal dinner, holiday party or wedding. So glamorous!

For the home: Loving this teal and burlap wall hanging, found on Etsy. Rustic, simple, lovely. You’ll see a little later how well this would fit in my house!

Eventually, I must have a high-low dress like this turquoise number- in love! via Pinterest.

Teal becomes the accent color in this dark outfit with a pop of color, via Polyvore.

And finally- a personal touch. Some turquoise touches in our own home!

Guest bathroom

Family room

Hallway wall

Hope you all enjoyed and feel inspired now!

Talk soon,

Amanda

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Get Tall Quick!

15 Jul

Hey yall!

So, we’ve all heard about Get Rich Quick schemes. But how about Get Tall Quick schemes? I’m talking to you- all my shorties!

Well, I decided to put together a little (pun intended) cheat sheet for the vertically challenged among us. And you know what? Embrace it! How cute are tiny and petite girls? We aren’t the tall models of the world, but we can sure wear whatever heels we want! All women of all shapes and sizes are GORGEOUS, but unfortunately I only have experience on the short end of things, so here’s my two-cents.

1: Rock the high heels!  These shoes from Zara are perfect to elongate your legs, since the nude color will draw the eye from the bottom of the shoe up to your legs and almost connect them!

2. Platforms: On the topic of tall shoes, hidden platforms like the ones below from Pretty Small Shoes mask how much height they are adding but definitely do the trick. Try to avoid clunky platoforms that show off how much height you are adding and do it in a more subtle way.

3. There are two things I want to talk about with this Rachel Bilson look. She’s 5’2, so we’re the same height and weight (ha ha… did I fool you with that one?) So we are the same height, meaning that I should probably look to her for Get Tall Quick schemes!

Tip 3 is to elongate portions of your body. Think of it as color blocking for your clothes. Rachel rocks a long sleeve jacket with short shorts. That contrast creates the illusion that her arms and legs are longer than they actually are.

Tip 4  may not be a favorite of everyone, but if you got it, flaunt it! Rachel has great legs and doesn’t mind showing them off in short shorts, which plays into making them look longer than they are, and therefore makes her look taller.

5. Skinny jeans and heels. For the longest time, I avoided skinny jeans, thinking I was too curvy or not tall enough for them. Then I discovered that with heels, they really make your legs look long, no matter what shape or size you are!

6. Minimal, understated, thin jewelry will really help accentuate your outfits and your features without overpowering a short person and making you look rediculous. I think tall people can pull off chunky, huge statement pieces, and don’t get me wrong, so can the shorties! But thin jewelry like what you see below definitely adds an air of simplicity.

P.S. If you love the jewelry you see below, you can find it all on Etsy!

 

So, I want to hear from you! Do you have any Get Tall Quick ideas? I’m always looking for more!

Talk soon,

Amanda

All Things Coral: Inspiration Board

11 Jul

If you can’t already tell just from one visit to my blog, I LOVE.LOVE.LOVE anything and everything coral. At one point, I mentioned to Mr. R that it was my favorite color “right now” to which he promptly replied that “you can’t just do that, you can’t just have a favorite color right now” (hey- says who?) Well, that made me realize that coral is not just my favorite color right now, it’s my favorite color. Period. So thanks for that enlightening convo, hubs!! (Oh he is going to kill me for all the abbreevs… one of the many reasons he loves me, I’m convinced).

So, below are a few of my favorite coral things… things that inspire me, things that make me happy, things I’d love to one day have/make/incorporate into my home and life!

Check out this goooorgeous Coral wedding on Pinterest. First of all- that cake is awesome. Secondly, so is everything else! Perfectly simple, fresh Spring wedding.

Love these Coral and gold nails via Lovelyish, though I’m not quite sure I could pull them off. Maybe I’ll get brave.

This Coral Summer Outfit via Polyvore is the ultimate casually dressy combo to ensure you stand out, but in an understated way. I love the casual sweater, paired with the fitted, detailed shorts, and topped off with gold accessories. So pretty.

Mmmm how I would love to find a spot in our house for something like this Coral Dresser via Style By Emily Henderson. I’m thinking about my guest room… now the creative juices are flowing!

And finally, this adorable Coral Framed Baby Monogram via AsYouWishPrinting on Etsy has stolen my heart! Maybe for a future Baby R’s nursery?!?

What’s your favorite color, whether “now” or always? What colors inspire you and make you happy?

Talk soon!

Amanda

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