east vs west [coast] style. lace.

lace. it never seems to go out of style and reappears every season in some shape or form. the best thing about lace is that it is totally wearable for everyone. you can go for a girly look like Ashley (Golden Divine) did, toughen it up with a masculine piece like Jackie and Tracy, or wear it in small doses like me, Ashley (Pursuit of Shoes), and Meaghan. but one thing is for sure, lace always lends a romantic vibe.
how do you wear lace?

don't forget to visit the girls.

Jackie / Living After Midnite / New York
Meaghan / District Sparkle / D.C.
Tracy / TheRightShoes / New York

Ashley / Pursuit of Shoes / California
Ashley / Golden Divine / California
Becks / oomph. / Hawaii

sometimes i dabble in extreme lace just for the fun of it, but the tomboy in me never feels 100% comfortable. instead, i like my lace in small doses or as accents. this sweater was right up my alley because it's essentially a versatile gray sweater from the front with a peek of lace in the back. to keep it cool in our warm weather, i paired it with some denim shorts and threw my hair up into a bun.
(sweater c/o Lulu's (buy); bag & sunglasses (buy) c/o Sole Society;
pave necklace (buy) & ring (buy) c/o Capwell & Co;
DIY shorts; sperry topsider shoes)

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feel the sun on your skin.

ending the week with bare shoulders, because i'm
already thinking about a sunshiny weekend.

happy aloha friday!

(express jumpsuit; sole society shoes & sunglasses c/o)

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key chains.

it's been a while since i've had an actual key chain. i once used key holders or coin purses that could hold my ID, credit cards, and money until a friend told me that i was ruining my car's ignition with my heavy key chain. so i removed my car key from the rest and have been carrying them around separately like this ever since. i'm afraid i'll one day lose my car key.

so...i'm leaning towards a bright pom pom, because it's light yet substantial enough that i could feel for it and find it in my bag. plus, it's just cute.

what's your key chain style? what are you currently carrying?

btw, there is some truth to what my friend said. eight keys or less and you're fine. anything more (or key chain/charms equivalent in weight) and you can prematurely wear down the ignition switch resulting in intermittent starting problems.

i still have the dealer tag on my car key!
i think it's time for a key chain. 

Key chain - Tab & Tassel

Key Chain - Monogram

Key chains - Whimsical & Fun

Key chain - Functional

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the silver watch.

for as long as i can remember, i loved watches. watches were functional for me, and i never swapped them out like jewelry. i'd usually have just one that i loved, big and masculine with a two-tone [gold & silver] metal band that would go with all of my accessories...and when the battery died, i'd get a new watch.
(i don't know why i can never get around to changing the battery...it's just easier to buy a new watch!)

my current watch is gold, and i've been needing a silver one for a while now. this fashion quartz watch from Born Pretty fills the void. it's masculine, has a good-sized face, and has just enough bling to be cool and not gaudy. in addition, it has a very nice weight to it for its price. if the watch looks big on my wrist, it is. i went to get it resized, but the repair shop near my office closed down!

do you wear watches? what style do you gravitate towards?

(Madewell tee (similar); JustFab denim (buy);
Enzo Angiolini shoes; bag via local boutique)

who doesn't love a great deal?
in addition to Born Pretty's affordable prices, get 10% off with the code: OOMPHC10. check out their huge selection of watches, plus everything else from beauty products and clothing to jewelry and nail products to sports and kitchen gadgets.

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east vs west [coast] style. pastels.

when we think of spring trends, pastels always top the list and are most often represented by pink, blue, yellow, and green. i thought i'd have to do some convincing with my choice of peach, but check out the west coasters...all peach, haha! and i love that the east coasters are rocking pinks and blues, because you can never go wrong with the classics. how will you be wearing pastels this spring? what color will you be rocking?

don't forget to visit the girls.

Jackie / Living After Midnite / New York
Meaghan / District Sparkle / D.C.
Tracy / TheRightShoes / New York

Ashley / Pursuit of Shoes / California
Ashley / Golden Divine / California
Becks / oomph. / Hawaii

i never really thought of peach as a pastel, but i have been loving it so much lately...on my lips, on my cheeks, and in my clothing choices. this dress combines two of my current favorites...peach and tropical prints. the busy print works perfectly for the simple shape of this dress and reminds me of sand and beaches. and since the dress and bag are light-colored neutrals, i wore these super cute black sandals for
a bit of contrast.

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