Sequins and Sea Breezes: Brighten Up The Day

Brighten Up The Day

3/26/2014


Oh Florida. Why do you do this to me? It's nice and warm out one day and in the 40's the next, that's just not nice. I'm ready for Mother Nature to make up her mind (and that goes for all over, not just Florida) and either be hot or be cold. I prefer hot but I'd be satisfied with no more crazy temperature swings. Sorry, I think I'm a bit crabby this week. Today marks 3 weeks with no coffee and this week I decided to start a bikini challenge which also means no soda or bread for 30 days. Trust me, I'm not one to diet, in fact this is the first "diet" I've ever done but I figured 30 days isn't THAT long so why not? I'm on day 3 and I'm ready to quit. I swear when I'm told I can't have a food it makes me want it a million times more. It was National Waffle Day yesterday. Who knows that? A girl who can't have waffles, that's who. If I wasn't on this diet not only would I not care about having waffles, I wouldn't even know it was National Waffle Day!! Ok, enough complaining. 

I got this top last year from Sophie & Trey and I'm still in love with it! I love the bright orange color and the cut of it and how easily it can be dressed up or down. They don't have it in the orange right now but they do have it in mint and yellow which I guess are more "spring" but I don't care, I'm still rocking the bright orange! I wore this out for drinks on my trip to Cincinnati last year and paired it with wedges, white capris and a statement necklace but this time I decided to go in an opposite direction. I went minimal on my jewelry and paired it with jeans and simple nude heels from Aldo so it was more appropriate for day time. I love pieces in my wardrobe that are so versatile! Had I not worn this top with heels and wore it with flats and shorts it probably would have had a completely different look to it. Although I will say, this top probably looks better when I have more of a tan going on... ;) 

top: sophie & trey / jeans: hollister / heels: aldo / clutch: tory burch / sunglasses: tory burch  / watch: michael kors / bracelets: stella & dot, alex & ani, forever 21/ lips: smashbox heatwave in fuchsia flash 


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26 comments

  1. LOVE that shirt!! I can't wait to go bright when the weather warms up here!

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  2. Love that color on you! Cute clutch as well. I would say I feel sorry for you 40 degree weather some days but that's a summer day in Minneapolis!!!!

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    1. Haha that's true Lindsay... I guess I can't complain!! Thank you!

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  3. Hi,

    Lovely post! Your blog looks amazing! <3

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    1. Aww thank you Sophie! I'll totally check out your blog!! :)

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  4. Beautiful look! I really like this combo: bright orange + jeans! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jess

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  5. You are adorable! I follow you on Bloglovin and G+. I hope you follow me back. If you like to follow each other on GFC too , let me know. I will sure follow you back! xx

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    1. Aww thank you doll!! I'll definitely follow you back! :)

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  6. Love the color pop - as always you look beautiful!! I think the first 4 days are the hardest for any lifestyle change...wishing you luck!!

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  7. Your wear casual wear so elegantly, love the vivid orange top and the heels are perfect with it. Thanks for stopping by hun :)

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  8. bahahhaha National waffle day who knew? I'll tell you who the girl who gave up carbs for 30 days! ;-) That shirt is fabulous! I am so excited for summer and tan arms & legs! It is really versatile it would great tucked into a pencil skirt too so pretty!

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    1. Right?!?! Had no idea... until I couldn't have waffles. Then I swear EVERYONE told me and I wanted to throttle them! Haha! I can't wait for beach weather!!

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  9. You look fabulous! National Waffle Day? Maaaaaan! I've been wanting a waffle maker (we don't even own a toaster to make Eggo's) and now I really really want waffles! Of any sort! Jeepers… well, as I said, you look fabulous! The colour of this top is outta this world!
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    1. Thanks Signe!! I know... waffles sound amazing... yummm!!

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  10. I love the color of your top!! SO cute! I would take your 40 degree weather.. it snowed here yesterday! haha
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    1. Oh no, it snowed again? That sucks! I really hope it warms up soon for you Darcy!! Thanks doll!

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  11. Pam LOVE that top on you! Not many people can pull orange off and you wear it so well. You look Gorg!
    <3 Rach & Sho
    www.sophieandtrey.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks ladies!! :) I'm pretty sure Rach was working when I bought this and I couldn't decide between the orange and whatever the other color was! :)

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  12. pretty you! love your shirt, the colour looks wonderful on you!

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  13. That bright top on you is beyond perfect!!! Love the color for the Spring season :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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