Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bold Blazer and Best Friends

About four months ago some of my best friends from high school and I planned a weekend at the coast.  It seemed like our much needed reunion would never get here.  Finally, last weekend all our plans and countless back-and-forth emails became reality.   I haven't seen some of these pretty ladies in years, so of course we were acting like giddy school girls heading to the prom.   We had enough not-so-healthy food and cocktails to last us a month...perfect way start to kick off the weekend...not to mention we could see the ocean from our seaside cottage.

Sounds like the perfect weekend, right?  Well, coincidentally the company I work for had a state wide convention in the same city, on the same weekend.  How does that happen?  So, guess what?  Yes, you are correct, I had to make an appearance for a few hours while my lady friends sipped on mimosas and munched on {fattening} breakfast casseroles.  Not fair!!  Actually, it wasn't too bad, I got to hear some amazing speakers and actually learned a thing or too.  A few hours later I was back in the saddle with my girls.  Surf's up!

Before I changed into my beach bum clothes, I had my sweet friend Jenny snap a few pictures of me in my company convention attire. 


I paired my dark skinny jeans with a bold blazer and mint colored accessories. This look is timeless and classic.  Every girl needs a solid color blazer in their wardrobe.
Orange and mint seem to be filling up my closet lately.
It was so perfect outside that I decided to stop and smell the flowers!  
{I know, these flowers don't have a scent, just thought it sounded good}
Bird's Eye View - Actually, there were seagulls flying around!
Standing in front of our quaint little sea side getaway
Blazer:Forever 21 (similar) | Jeans:Express | Creme Top: Thrifted | Boots:MIA (similar) | Necklace:Francescas | 
Earrings and Ring:Charlotte Russe | Sunglasses:Target

I felt obliged to post a "then and now" picture of us girls.  I think we look better now than we did back then {I won't mention the year of 'then'}!  I love those girls more now than I did before!

Don't forget to get your entries in for my Stila Cosmetics Giveaway.  The winner will be announced February 5th. 

Cheers to life long friends and a bold blazer!

26 comments:

Sabrina said...

Ecxellent outfit!Your new design is so pretty!A+
xoxo Sabrina

smk053078 said...

Thank you!!! I am pretty excited about the new look! Have a great day!!

Dallas Diva said...

I love the red blazer!! I think I need to get a long sleeved one now. I have a short sleeved one I wear with dresses all the time. Great outfit! :)
XO
Janie
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Texas Tanners said...

SO cute!! LOVE that blazer!

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

Love your blazer! I'm in search of a bright pink one :)

XO,
Erin
http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com/

Natalie said...

Love your bright blazer! I've been on the hunt for a bright red one, yours is perf!

smk053078 said...

Thanks, lady! It's a staple for sure!! have a great day!!

smk053078 said...

whoo...bright pink blazer with a red shirt...I am on the hunt now too! ;)

Natalie said...

Awww, Shanna! That sounds like a blast! Reconnecting with old friends is a lovely gift! And I must say your looking mighty cute! Love that chunky necklace!! Hugs! Natalie

Ashley said...

How fun to get together for a girl's weekend! I really like your bright blazer.

meghan said...

very cute blazer!

Emma said...

You're so cute!! I love blazers and I love that necklace :) So glad you found my blog!

smk053078 said...

Yay! Thank you! Cheers to new blogging friends!! ;)

smk053078 said...

Thanks for the sweet comment! We had an amazing time!! Cheers to having girlfriends!!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

You are so pretty!! The red blazer looks amazing!!

Erin said...

Oh my gosh...a red blazer?! That is awesome!

Val Fox said...

Hi there Shanna! I love that blazer! I'm quite happy to follow you back and thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog!
-Val

lori said...

love that blazer!! soooo cute.

Chelsie said...

I love how you paired the orange blazer and mint green necklace together, these are both my favorite colors for Spring as well! Have a fantastic day! :)

Chelsie
StylePositively.com

Erica said...

Great blazer!

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Brandi said...

omg you're so cute. This blazer is so fun and the necklace makes the look perfect!

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Marie Martell said...

Love the red on you :)

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Katie said...

love that blazer!

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