Tuesday, April 30, 2013

October in April


Top Nordstrom/ Skirt BCBGeneration via Marshalls/ Shoes Target/ Bag UO/ Necklace Express

I asked my husband if I looked like Halloween and he said no...I swear this top is more melon in person. Have a great day!

XO, Hill

Monday, April 29, 2013

Ocean Getaway...


Outfit: Jeans, scarf, jacket Nordstrom/ Shoes and top Target
Nick and I had way too much fun this weekend celebrating our cousin's birthday on the coast. As per usual I did not take nearly as many photos as I should have.  Our weekend in a nutshell: breath taking views from the deck, "goldfish" (what several of the people at the house called go fish), abusing of Instagram (#ortegapartay), and shenanigans! I already have a love hate relationship with Instagram for the following reasons:

1. It can be a "time suck" just like Facebook.
2. It allows you to quickly see what is going on in the lives of your favorite people.
3. I don't get the hashtag thing, but it is entertaining trying to use them.
4. It pretty much takes the place of a text message, but is obviously waaaay more public.
5. After looking at the most random of people on Instagram, I see that piling on 200 items from J. Crew is what constitutes "fashion" nowadays.
6. I will probably end up hating it just like I did Facebook.

Back to work....only 28 more days until summer break!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Some shoe porn...

Shoes Steve Madden (really old)/ Jeans Joes/ Top Express/ Jewelry Target, Express/ Clutch YSL

I wore this for an evening out with my husband a couple of weekends ago. There is nothing sexier to me than a great pair of heels and a silky blouse!  I love the open sleeves of this top since it highlights my shoulders. I have had these heels for a while and haven't gotten as much wear out of them as I wish. They are just a tad bit big, even with a heel slip insert. They are used for occasions that don't require a lot of walking, such as dinner dates :) I hope you all are enjoying your weekend. I know I am....pictures to come ;)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Stripes + Floral (again)

Shirt Calvin Klein via Marshalls/ Shoes Steve Madden via Marshalls/ Jeans Joes/ Bag Marc by Marc Jacobs/ Belt and Necklace JCrew
Nick actually liked these shoes, which surprised me (he is the one that suggested the shoe close-up). He isn't always a huge fan of my sometimes impractical/outlandish footwear. Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

One skirt, two ways...

I wore this skirt to work and then switched up some pieces and wore it out to dinner. I have a bad habit of wearing an item one way and then sticking to it the next time I wear the item. I have decided that I need to challenge myself to be a bit more creative.

 Outfit 1: Skirt JCrew/ Cardigan and Tee F21/ Sandals Target/ Bag UO/ Jewelry Express, F21, JCrew, Nordstrom

Outfit 2: Skirt JCrew/ Tank F21/ Bag Chanel/ Shoes Nine West/ Jewelry Express, Betsey Johnson

XO, Hill

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Spring Outfit- High and Low

Lower End: Bag, Necklace, Shoes
Higher End: Bag, Necklace, Shoes
I thought it would be fun to create a look with lower end and higher end options. I started with an adorable, yet affordable dress from Urban Outfitters (I think I may need to purchase it, like now). I hope you all are having a great week!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

All Dressed Up

Dress Bebe/ Shoes Aldo/ Watch Michael Kors
I scored this dress at Bebe on major discount while shopping on my birthday. I have been dying to wear this dress since then and my friend's bridal shower was the perfect opportunity (if you are following me on Instagram, you already caught a glimpse of the dress and the beautiful bride to be). I love the scalloped hem of the skirt, as well as the mint and silver color combo. I paired the dress with one of my favorite pairs of heels. I was running a tad bit late, so I only got a few quick shots. Thanks for reading.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Hot Pink Stripes and the Winner

Dress Express/ Jacket Abercrombie/ Shoes Target/ Jewelry F21, Express, Betsey Johnson/ Bag UO
I have been trying to make some improvements to the blog lately, one of which was adding an Instagram account. I have never been a huge fan of social media, which I realize contradicts the fact that I have a blog, but I thought I would give it a shot. Nick and I had a busy weekend and I forgot to announce the winner of the necklace giveaway. I used a random number generator, but I am lacking in the skills of how to show the image, so instead I will just announce the name.
And the winner is Nicole Frangos!!!! Contact me via email at hrasmussen6@gmail.com
Have a happy Monday!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Blown Away


The crazy wind and crazy dog.
Because I couldn't help myself...
Skirt Ann Taylor Loft/ Cardigan and Top Nordstrom (last seen here)/Shoes Sam Edelman/Clutch YSL/ Jewelry Target, F21, Express
My friend sent me a link to this YouTube video, which I found very touching. I know I am not alone when it comes to being very critical of myself. This is a great reminder that we should focus on our strengths and the things that we love about ourselves rather than always narrowing in on the negatives.
 Don't forget to enter the giveaway here...it ends in two days. Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Floral Print


Dress Jessica Simpson/ Bag Marc by Marc Jacobs/ Shoes Report/ Necklace JCrew
I found this dress while digging around at Marshalls and I am so glad I did. Dresses are the easiest piece to throw on and feel/look pulled together. What is your go to item?
Click here to enter the Express Necklace Giveaway!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Weekend Wear

Many times my weekend outfits require something less casual than my work attire. One of my favorite things to do is get dressed up and have a dinner date with my husband. I love finding excuses to throw on a pair of heels! I actually wear heels/wedges so often, that my future brother-in-law thought that I was 5'10'' (instead of my measly 5'6'').
Don't forget to enter the Express Necklace Giveaway....it ends Saturday!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Pink and Blue

Top F21/ Jeans True Religion/Shoes DV Dolce Vita/Bag Marc by Marc Jacobs/ Jewelry Express

I am ready to break out all of my summer sandals and tank tops! I tend to push the limit when it comes to wearing the appropriate sleeve-length and shoes based on the weather, so it's no wonder why I tend to be cold. It must be my optimism peeping its head out. Have you been embracing the little bit of sunshine we have had or are you holding on to the cozy clothing of winter?

Don't forget to enter the necklace giveaway (follow me on google friend connect AND leave a comment). It will end Saturday evening. Also, if you haven't already, head over to Facebook and vote for me in the Stylemint contest! Thanks for reading :)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Denim and Dots

Denim Joes/ Top Marshalls/ Belt JCrew Factory/ Wedges Nine West/ Clutch YSL
I have tried the denim on denim trend a couple of times and I like how the colorful belt breaks up the fabrics. I also have to mention that I love Marshalls. It is nice to be able to buy some of the trendier clothing for a discounted price.  
 I have been doing a lot of reading lately and I finished a great book on Saturday. If you haven't read Gone Girl, you should! My husband also encouraged me to try golfing, so I had my first lesson this weekend. I think that it has the potential to be really fun, but very frustrating. What are some of your favorite past times?
Don't forget to enter the Giveaway!

P.S. The Stylemint contest ends on the 17th...please vote for me on Facebook! Thank you for your support!