Wednesday, May 2, 2012

All over the place...

Dress:Forever 21 | Shoes:Old Navy | All Jewelry:Forever 21

Can I just say that I heart Maxi dresses?  I mean, what's not to love about them? Besides being perfect for a picnic in the park, a walk on the beach, a date night with the lovey or a day of shopping with the girls, Maxi dresses let me throw the razor to the curb (here) and avoid providing peep shows to old men (here).  Definite pluses, right?

And is it just me or do I look like I am 10' tall in pictures 4 & 6?  I am not sure if it's the wedges, the dress or the angle, but in case you were wondering I stand 5'7".

Random song pop into my head while I was typing the previous sentence...

"I wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a baller, I wish I had a girl who looked good, I would call her..." 

Can you sing the next line? If so, give yourself a high five because you are cool like that!

Onto a more serious subject, I have a question.  Does anyone have a good suggestion for making picture collages?  I can't find a site that I like and Photobucket's new version is HORRIBLE.  PicMonkey is supposed to be coming out with one soon, but who knows when it will go live.  I have Photoshop, but have no idea how to use it, except for small touch-ups.  Anyone want to give me a Photoshop for Dummies tutorial?  Let me know if you have found something you like because Google is definitely not coming to my rescue. It has sent me to ump-teen different sites that pretty much suck.  So, I am counting on you to be my search engine.

Don't forget that tomorrow is the last day to enter my  
I got the bracelet in the mail yesterday and let me tell you, it's a beauty! 


Cheers to a completely random post! Wow, I was all over the place today! Thanks for hanging with me.




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48 comments:

Landi Lausen said...

How do you always find such great finds at Forever21?! I never can find anything when I go in there!! Such a precious outfit - love your accessories paired with it :)

Danavee said...

I do collages in Picasa (which is a free download).

Love a good maxi!

Abbigayle Rashae said...

You are so cute!
I just found your blog(:

I'd love it if you came and checked mine out; follow if you like it?

-XO Abbigayle Rashae
-trueblueabbi.blogspot.com

Christy {SparklesandSpinach} said...

Aw you look so pretty! That dress is really cute!!! I love Maxi's. They are always a spring/summer staple for me. I live in them when the weather gets warm!!!

Allie said...

What a great maxi from F21! I actually get most of my maxis from there because they seem to cater to the vertically challenged ladies a lot (I'm 5'2!!) You look fabulous as always! xx, Allie

Head to Toe Chic said...

Love this maxi on you! The print is gorgeous and I love it paired with your necklace! Whenever I make a collage I use Picassa. It seems to work ok.

Xo,
Angela
Headtotoechic.blogspot.com

the domestic fringe said...

I can't find a place to make a collage either. :-(

I LOVE your dress. You look super-fantastic.
~FringeGirl

Tara St said...

I also use Picassa for photo collages. Well, I just started using it the other day and have made 1 collage. If you ever want to post collages to instagram or facebook from your phone, there are a ton of apps. I use PicFrame. I hope we get to see some collage magic soon! As always, you look gorgeous!

Tara
Penniless Socialite

Sugarr2518 said...

You look so cute in that maxi dress:) I, too, love maxi dresses! I'm pretty short 5'3 and I feel like they make me look taller. Plus, they are just so comfy and cute:)

Katie said...

you look absolutely gorgeous!!! love your dress!! and I want to know whatever site you find for photo colleges too!!

EverythingPrettyGirls said...

I love this dress!! Especially the print.

For photo collages, I'm not sure a good site- but if you find out, let me know. There's this site, lynda.com that has really amazing tutorials though!

xo everything-pretty.com

Fanciful. said...

You are just gorgeous friend!! Love the dress! I want MORE maxi's ASAP!! So I have Picasa(not that I have actually used it on a blog post yet)..but really want to hop over to photoshop! I will be anxious to read what others say!
xo, Jess

Always Maylee said...

Love the dress on you and you totally do look super tall in those pictures, I love when that happens! I love your wedges and the necklace is amazing.

I can give you a quick photoshop tutorial on collages if you need it! I'm no expert, but I can work my way around pretty well. Just email me! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Annie said...

OK - that dress is absolutely gorgeous on you Shanna! Love the colors in it, and the neckline is great. And this is like the 10th post I've read today where someone is wearing something fabulous from F21 - I NEVER have any luck there, but seeing this dress on you makes me want to go ASAP :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

TheTinyHeart said...

That maxi dress looks so beautiful on you, Shanna! You do look super tall in it! Yesterday I tried making a collage in Picasa and I didn't really like it. I'm curious to see what everyone else suggests.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Your dress is beautiful!!
It looks so amazing on you.

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

You are a goddess at finding amazing items at Forever21... I lose my mind in that place! Did you get those wedges recently from Old Navy... tell me you did, because my black wedges just crapped out and I don't know what to do with myself! Such a beauty!
xx

Blue Dog Belle said...

I am obsessed with that necklace!

262Trinity said...

I love that dress!

Laurie @ Rookiewife520.blogspot.com said...

I so wish I could find a maxi dress to LOVE. I'm short (only 5'2) and have wide hips (thanks MOM!) so they always end up looking not so cute on me. I'm on a mission to find a cute one this year though. preferably one that looks as cute as that one does on you ;)

Evelyn said...

OK! This is my all time favorite that I have seen you in. Love it!

Laura Burtis said...

Seriously, could you get any cuter?! I just adore you! And that song - totally made me laugh! LOVE it! I'm OBSESSED with maxi dresses too! I could wear them EVERY.SINGLE.DAY!!!

Jes said...

i love the maxi with the wedges!

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

Love your Maxi and those wedges are adorable!!! A great wedge shoe is my favorite! :)

Suzie Q said...

Such a cute dress! I love the shoes and necklace too! You have a lovely blog =)

xoxo,
Suzie Q
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Lindsay said...

Love the whole outfit! And now I'm going to be singing that song all day!

tara said...

Aahhh I love your shoes! And that dress is adorbs!

Giovanna said...

Loving that maxi! It is too cute!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Something about a rabbit? Man that song reminds me of my junior year in high school! Cute dress and necklace by the way.

Amy

fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

Morgan Stone said...

Love the maxi dress! You look great in it too! I've been using reluctantly using Picasa/Picnik for photo collages until I decide to dish out the money for Photoshop. Check this out though: http://mashable.com/2012/04/19/picnik-alternatives/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29

It lists 7 different options and may be of some use! Good luck :)

TaraMixandMatch said...

Really loving the skirt part of the dress...the print is awesome!

Rachel said...

Wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat and a 64 impala?!

LOL Love your dress!! You look so pretty!

xo Rachel

www.glamhampton.com

Valerie Griffin said...

that dress looks great on you!

Object of Maya*ffection said...

I wish I had a rabbit and a bat...LOL!! I LOVE that you put those lyrics out there! I always am singing that in my head!! ADORB ensemble! I don't know WHICH is my fave!!

Erica [pocket full of chuckles] said...

will this suffice?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8BY86AO5Bs

also, great find from forever 21! i feel like that place is always hit or miss but i'm lovin that maxi!

The Sweet Life said...

Stylish and beautiful like always!!! Love your pics. Happy Wednesday! One day I'll have fancy photos.

Heather said...

Seriously that dress is from F21? It looks so luxurious and expensive.. it's gorgeous and you look gorgeous in it :)

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I rocked the maxi today too on my blog. Great minds think alike if I do say so myself!

Andrea said...

Maxi dresses are perfect for every occasion! I started using Diptic on my iPhone, you can create it and email to yourself or upload to Instagram. I'm not sure how it would work if you're using a regular camera though.

Halle said...

Those shoes are gorg!

Diana Mathias said...

I am your newest follower and love your style!

Diana
www.picturesand1000words.blogspot.com

NewlyLoved said...

Thanks for the great comment!
I too am a lover of maxi skirts!!
you look great

xo Jessica
www.newlyloved.com

...following!

ashlyn williams said...

you are gorgeous as always :) & i can try to give you a photoshop tutorial! you can also use polyvore!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

I was shocked when i saw this was f21, i love this on you!

JMc said...

I use Picasa for collages. It is pretty simple to use and then crop to the correct size/shape of the pictures. Also, LOVE that maxi dress!

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

I love the dress! You look fabulous, and I, too, love maxi dresses. I've gotta add another one to my wardrobe!


Audrey
www.puttingmetogether.com

Marie Martell said...

Hey Shanna! Hope all is good! I love this dress! Looks so good on you! Maxi dresses are so perfect for everything! Have a great weekend!

xo Marie
http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

Swede Dreamer said...

You are so adorable! Thank you for following my blog! I am thoroughly enjoying yours! Love your personality. I will be visiting often! Have a great day~Angie

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