4/23/14

The last time

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Bangles- Alex and Ani (similar HERE and HERE), Dress- ASTR (Nordstrom) Shoes- Sam Edelman (Similar and HERE)

The last time I wore this outfit I was in a different place. A different place in all meanings of the phrase.  
Last time: I was attending a polo event. 
This time: brunch with my family. 
Although they may not seem to be complete extremes, I assure you they are. 
At this moment in time I can honestly say I'm a completely different person. 
Last time: I was still getting over a crazy broken heart. I was occupying my time with new friends and fun events. I was traveling a lot and trying to keep myself distracted in order to just sort of erase the world of hurt I was feeling. 
That always works, right? Just burry the feelings and they will go away. Right. 
So despite the free spirit vibe I was trying to exude, my spirit was anything but free.
Holding tightly to something that most definitely wasn't mine anymore left me with this feeling that I wan't equipped to deal with. 
In all honestly the only thing that really got me through it was waiting it out. 
You know that saying "Time heals all…" Yeah, it's kind of true. 
Not that I was just sitting around idle waiting for my mess of a heart to repair itself, but more than anything it took time for me to actually feel comfortable to share that part of me again.

And if we're being really honest here, the last time I wore this dress I got up on stage and tried to be an auctioneer. Although I thought I was most fabulous, others did not. 

So I figured the second time around couldn't possibly be worse than that. 

So here's to second chances! (plus I love this dress.)


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Happy Wednesday, Friends!
Currently I am working the longest hours possible so if my social media isn't that exciting… well, such is my life at this point. 

I hope you enjoyed the Vegas recap! Make sure you read it HERE!

Have a beautiful day, Friends and thanks for reading! It means more than you know. 



4/22/14

Dream Team Does Vegas

Let's just get right into this: Las Vegas is officially one of my best friends. We have this new found love… I just can't get enough. So as you know, my blog friends and I have been planning to meet up for the past… ohhhh 3 years or so! And it finally happened! We all bit the bullet and bought our plane tickets, booked the hotel and started giggling like little girls in excitement! The countdown began and we could barely contain ourselves! Vegas will always hold a special place in my heart, as will these 4 girls: Ashley, Carissa, Erica and Shalyn.

Leading up to Vegas I only got about 30 minutes of sleep the night before…. Of course I saved all of my packing for the last minute! And I was a little distracted (but I'll save that story for a different blog!) There were so many things I had to take care of: finish packing my carry-on, apply my tan, paint my nails… Time was not on my side. Yes, I overpacked, in case you were wondering.

My Travel Outfit:
Dress and boots- Shop RiffRaff (get 10% off using the code "Sabrinasays")

Finally! We are all together! Look at the sheer joy in my face(And my big head)
Drew and Kurt (Shay and Erica's Men) surprised us with a limo stocked with champs! We started our vegas trip off right! 
First thing, we headed to the hotel, checked in and poured ourselves a drink! Our goal was to head to Old Vegas and ride the Zipline! Little did we know it was down for repairs…. but we found something else to occupy our time: Blackjack! Turns out Erica is a baller. I'm not actually surprised at all.

Definitely not supposed to take pictures at the tables… but you know us! Always breaking the rules.

See the necklace? 5 pearls for 5 girls. Thank you Shay. So sweet!

A little fun in the hotel before we hit the town! Twerk Team!

Night one: Tryst
Ashleigh, dear unsuspecting Ashleigh! I am SO happy you were able to join us in our adventures.
This girl is probably the SWEETEST human ever. She made each one of us a care package. Asprin, dramamine, pedialite, gum, epson salt… THE WORKS. You saved us Ash!



So at Tryst we got to experience the High of Highs and the Low of Lows… when we first walked in we were greeted by a nice body guard that asked us if we would like to join a table. We said yes and were led to a table with older men that had absolutely no interest in talking to us. Ummmm right back at you buddies. So within 5 minutes we were asked to leave. It was both hilarious and insulting. 
So we made our way outside and found some really nice guys that offered us their table complete with 2 (new) bottles of Grey Goose. Thanks Elo!

We had such a fun time our first night but knew we had a big day ahead of us at the pool, so we headed in at about 3… I think? 

Day 2: Encore Beach Club aka "The Money Shot"
Ignore the mess… but this was pretty much the best the room looked all weekend!

 This bathing suit makes me happy. And if you can't find the humor in it… well… That's okay.





We sent Shay over to make friends with Maggie and RoseMary. They shared their booth and booze with us! They were so sweet!


Craziness. SO packed! Diplo was the DJ and it was wall to wall insane. We were led outside in hopes of getting a table, but instead we ended up waiting by the blackjack tables. Which wasn't the worst thing. We got free drinks and Erica won $250! CASH MONEY. 

While hanging around the black jack tables, Rissy and I found our tickets to a table. Andrew and…. dude from Texas. They were nice enough and let us play blackjack with their money, which was probably the worst mistake they ever made…. $1200 later. Oooops. 

Soon we found ourselves being led through the crowd like a human whip, it was pretty hilarious. All holding hands so we don't get lost… we found the table and, um… WOW. Vodka and tequila galore. We danced on the booth, took hilarious snapchats felt really cool while doing so. I'd say it was a pretty fantastic night. 




I can't even explain the love I have for these girls. 

The morning was a little rough. But when in Vegas… vacation mode kicks in and we were all ready to rally! We got 2 free drinks right off the bat, so we got them and walked around looking for the best place to land. Soon enough Ashley gets approached and we are asked to join a bachelor party. 

And so it began!




 Shay Reppin' DREW DREW HOT PANTS in Vegas
The Bachelor, Bryan. Such a nice guy!
By midday we were all exhausted! We left to rest up, take a nap and prep for the nights activities. 
Night3: Marquee at the Cosmopolitan. 



His Great-Grandpa's smoking jacket. Love. 

Shoes off… Goodnight!!
Day4: We are all dehydrated. Tired. But NOT ready to leave. We made a special trip out to the Vegas sign. With what little energy I had left I made a jump for it with my favorite ladies!
Unfortunately we had to say goodbye to Ashley K far too early. And after all of that her flight got delayed 3 hours!! Carissa, Shay, Erica and I hung around the Bellagio pool and tried to finish off the bottle of vodka we were carrying around. Turns out… non-alcoholic drinks are just about the same price as ones with alcohol….The things you learn in Vegas. 

Sunglasses indoors. This was necessary. 

Saying goodbye to miss AshBash!
This trip was 2 years in the making and I have to say it was WAY better than anything I imagined. Ashley you are just as sweet and sassy as I thought you would be. So adorable with your southern charm. And… Um… Girls got a BOD. Dang. I cannot wait until I get to see you again.  
Carissa: Pretty sure we're related somehow. I'm not exactly sure how that works, but we are on the same wavelength. Thank you for going along with all of my crazy ideas and laughing along with me!
Erica: Always a joy. Just a little ray of sunshine! Even when you were not feeling well you toughed through it and out-danced all of us! We are all now connected by our Alex and Ani puzzle pieces, I love you E!
And Shay. Dearest Shay. I am so thankful for you in my life. I've been able to spend the most time with you out of anyone and every time I just feel SO lucky. You are the most caring girl I have ever known! You are always thinking about others and putting others before you. I love how excited you and E were over the baby reveal for The Howards! Your joy was my joy. 

I am so lucky to be apart of a group of girls that are fun, positive, successful, outgoing, smart, beautiful……. aaaaaannnnnddd SO much more! I love each and every one of you. 

Well friends! There it is! Vegas. All in one post. Who thought that was possible? It only took me 2 weeks to get it to you! 

I have a few outfit posts for you this week! Be on the lookout!
And I'll be filming my April favorites SOON! It's going to be a big one since I haven't done one at ALL for 2014! I'm so far behind…
Thanks for you patience and constant support, loves!

Read Ashley's recap HERE!

P.S. If you need suggestions or ANYTHING when it comes to Vegas let me know! I had the BEST contact, Yaseen, and I'm sure he would love to help you out too!!


4/15/14

Styled: Camilla Olson


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If you know anything about my style, you know I usually don't follow rules. I base my style on these key factors: Do I love it? Am I comfortable? Can I style it a few different ways?

Case in point: This Camilla Olson blouse. This top is called the "First Impression." It is not only silky soft, but it has this amazing casual fit that allows it to be super versatile. I'm probably the last person you will find in a corporate setting, but I know this shirt would be able to make that transition if I ever was. I took the approach of more of a "festival" type look (In the spirit of all things Coachella). It's easy, effortless but still put together. If you are looking for great staple piece I urge you to take a peek at Camilla Olson. There you will find pieces that you will be able to style a million different ways, at least.
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Shirt- c/o Camilla Olson, Shorts, necklace- Forever 21, Booties- c/o Shop Riffraff, Bag- Liebeskind
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Okay Okay.. the long awaited Vegas recap will be rearing its' beautiful head tomorrow, Promise. 
Coming home after Vegas wasn't easy. I had to leave 4 of my best girls. That is never fun. But I am finally adjusting to normal life. And right now life is pretty great. 
What is happening in your life? 
Is it spring yet where you live? 

Happy Tuesday, Friends! Thanks for sticking with me through all of my inconsistancies. I know… I'm a jerk. 


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