Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Random Wednesday #28 - Distracted

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Dress: Forever 21 (exact) // Belt: (option) // Shoes: Payless (option) // Clutch: Target (option) // Necklace: Forever 21 (option) | Bracelets: Stella & Dot and Gallery Boutique

I feel like I should be singing the lyrics to Eminem's "Lose Yourself". You know, "His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy." Well, in fact, I am singing it right now in my head as I am typing. Talk about distracting.

That is how I am feeling right about now, completely and utterly distracted. If you are wondering why. Two words. Wallis contest. Thanks again to everyone who voted and showed an immense amount of love over the past two weeks. As I have mentioned before, I am just flattered to have even been in the running with so many talented bloggers. I will keep you all posted.

So, I am keeping it short today. Short as in this short little stripe dress that makes me all kinds of happy. The quality is one of the best I have purchased from Forever 21. I will say, that as much as I love it, I do not love that it wrinkles easily. So, if you are thinking of purchasing be aware that it will need to go to the cleaners for a press.

Really y'all, I am sorry for not being more entertaining today. It's Random Wednesday for goodness sake. I am supposed to "bring it" on Wednesdays. Well, I guess we all have our off days.

So, as I sit here waiting with sweaty palms, butterflies and a borderline anxiety attack, I will leave you with someone who is pretty darn entertaining, hilarious, genuine and a girl that can look killer in any situation. If you haven't met Bonnie yet, just sit back and get ready to fall in love.

Thank you for helping me out today, Bonnie Boo-Bon! You are a lifesaver. The floor, or I guess the blog is all yours...take it away.

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Why hello there.

The name is Bonnie Blackburn Larsen and writing nonsense is my game.  Sometimes I get in trouble for what I write, but that's just the way the cookie crumbles.  The husband's name is Greg and I've been told I would be a fool for letting the internet Gods know my husband's name because now they can steal our identities and invade our home, GASP!  Therefore, to protect us from cyber devils and because it seems somehow hip I have named him Hubs.  I pride myself on originality.

Don't be fooled by this picture.  I've looked this good exactly once in my life.

If you are still interested in me, (oh this sounds so romantic!) you have a couple of options from here.

Option #1: I've noticed Shanna is quite the fashion blogger. She finds deals and looks super styling without sweating a drop.  The girl's even running for Wallis fashion ambassador!  An ambassador for fashion?  Sounds pretty freaking legit.  Well, heck, I can be a fashion blogger too!  Keep reading where I will show you how to look hot in any situation.  Trust me, you're going to want to read up.

Option #2: Visit my blog where you may read all my rambling to your heart's content.  You might wanna check out my Best of Bon page where you can find my favorite posts. 

Option #3:  Both of the above.
(Pick #3!  Pick #3)

Let's dive right in, shall we?
HOW TO LOOK HOT NO MATTER WHAT YOU'RE DOING

BY BONNIE BLACKBURN LARSEN


In the above picture I am playing tennis with Hubs.  My outfit is very stylin as you can tell.  I've been reading lots of Shanna's blog and have picked up on some tips!

The truth is I feel bad for anybody who doesn't look one hundred percent rocking 24/7.  I have the whole fashion thing down pat so I figured it's time to share my knowledge with the blogging world.  You all are clearly in need of an expert.  Shanna, watch out, I'm taking over your reign as cutest fashion blogger ever!

 To copy my above outfit you will need the following:

1.  A pair of ambiguous pants.  Are they long pants?  No... not quite.  Shorts?  No, not that either.  Capris?  Too baggy for that.  WHAT IN SAM'S HILL ARE THEY?  Guess we'll never know which makes them that much cuter!  Remember, the more confused people are by your look, the cuter it is!

(Answer:  They are Hubs' shorts.  And if you think it's pretty messed up that I have the same size of waist as Hubs, you are not alone.)

2. A big, brown, bulky belt.  None of these cute, skinny belts.  No cool colors like blue or orange- you will need just a big brown clunker.  This makes your waist look bigger than normal, which as we all know, is the perfect complement to any look.

3.  A shirt that is too tight for you.  Although you can't see it in this picture, a tight grey T-shirt is the best thing to wear when participating in any physical activity.  It allows for maximum under arm sweat stains that everyone can see when you raise your arms.  Tacos=the new trend in fashion.  Try to keep up, will you?

4.  Neon shoelaces.  The whole outfit should be a very blah, somber color EXCEPT the shoelaces.  Look for a gray or black outfit and then add a bit of neon to really confuse everybody who looks at you.  In my case, I chose neon pink.  Neon green and neon blue are also great.  If you're really daring you can try polka dotted or striped shoelaces to really set you apart from the crowd.

5.  Don't forget the hair barrette clipped to your pocket and the alien looking sunglasses.  These accessories really complete the outfit.  Remember the #1 rule of fashion: confusion=cuteness.

There you have it, folks!  How to look like a million bucks no matter what you are up to.  I'm full of stylish advice and wisdom so make sure to visit my blog often to see all my super cute looks!  Next week I might even show you the sweats, flip flops, and bandana that I wear when I wash my car.   Spicy!

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Isn't she the best? Girl needs to take her show on the road! Hope you laughed as much as I did. Man, I needed that little pick me up! Make sure you go visit The Life of Bon for a daily dose of fun and giggles...and even a few serious moments too!


**If you are linking up today, I kindly ask that you follow my blog and link back to it in your post. Oh, and go meet some new friends! 

Because Shanna Said So
 
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy and Lauren

Shanna

97 comments:

Ana from Sweet Serendipity said...

So cute! I love the green! Perfect for spring.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I love the pink and green! DZ really does it best ;)

You got this. Can't wait 'til they announce you as the winner!

Becky said...

Thanks for wearing the cute pony in your recent post! I totally rocked it this week in what I wore. =)

Kati Nickl said...

Totally know what you mean by feeling distracted!! AH! We can go crazy together. :)

You look fab in the green dress. So adorable! Love the pattern mixing you did with the leopard wedges. Cute!

XO

Kati
Glitz & Gold

Alice Warren said...

I was so tempted to order that dress online. So glad I didn't - I can't stand wrinkly clothes. You look fab! And good luck with Wallis - I know it's down to the wire - you are awesome no matter what happens!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Morgan said...

I'm loving that necklace! So pretty! Keeping my fingers crossed for you :)

Lora Knight said...

Can't wait to hear about your VICTORY with Wallis! : )
Love the stripes on your dress, darling as usual!
And OMG I am seriously rolling from reading Bonnie's post. That girl is HILARIOUS! I'm sitting here cracking up and my hubs just keeps asking me what the heck I'm laughing at....
Oh I needed that :D

xo
Lora

Rebekah Bradford said...

Beautiful dress! And Bonnie is hilarious!

http://findingmyinspiration.blogspot.com/

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

Thank goodness the voting is all over now! ; ) Congrats and love those leopard pumps!
Walkinginmemphisinhighheels.com

WhoisthatgirlMo said...

Love the dress! It really doesn't look like it's from F21. Great steal! Bonnie is too funny! :-)

Mo
Who is that girl Mo?

prettyanddelectable said...

What a cute striped dress! Love the accessories you chose. You ran a great campaign and we are all cheering you on!

Natalia Lynn said...

oh my goodness, I totally understand! I was in the a contest to be a brand ambassador for P&G last year and the days we were supposed to find out, I was a mess! I lost though... I saw you were in the forefront, so I am sure your chances are better! Can't wait to see if you won!

CanVirRies MTC said...

I so love the dress ! stripes and bright! 1st time linking up! thanks a lot !

xoxo

Brenna said...

I just ordered that dress! I can't wait to style it! You look so cute!

brenna

QueenLina said...

Love the striped dress! :*

http://landing-in-fashion.blogspot.com/

Ashley said...

Oh please, Shanna. Your posts are always wonderful...even if you had just posted the pic of this cute little dress and called it a day, that would have been perfect. I have to admit, I have butterflies about this contest as well, just because I want you to win SO bad!!! but no worries, you're perfect for the gig!!

Alexa said...

Shannaaaaaa, that dress is making me all weak in the knees and stuff!! Such a beautiful spring color and it looks BEAUTIFUL on you the way you styled it :)

Come on, Wallis! You'd be straight up silly not to choose this amazing and stylin' lady!
Love you tons XO

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

That dress is FABULOUS! And your pics are so so good!

Allison said...

I can't believe you found that dress at F21...it looks so luxurious on you. And I can't imagine how distracted and nervous you feel, but I know you know God has all this planned out for you way in advance. Really hoping you win!!!!!

Danavee said...

I would never have guessed that was F21! Love it!

Dying to hear too! Wishing you tons of luck!

Susan said...

Looking adorable.
And when do you find out!??

Sheena Rae said...

Shanna, I love that dress!
Just remeber: too blessed to be stressed!

MerciBlahBlah said...

Girl - I know what you mean about feeling like you're not bringing it, but you don't need to worry, cuz you know what? It's BRUNG. You did it. You look adorable, and no matter what happens in the contest, you STILL rock. Good luck and happy thoughts and NO WORRIES to you today, you stripey green cutie pie, you.

Mwah!

merci,
Shannan

Karen said...

I LOVE your dress! So perfect for spring!

Darby Hawley said...

Oh my heavens! I love that dress; you make it look so good!

Katie said...

I almost bought that dress last summer and wish I had now!! I LOVE it! can't wait to hear!! :)

Courtney said...

Love the pink/green/peter pan necklace, adorable! Cannot believe that dress is from F21!

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

the green stripe with the leopard is so cute!! can't wait to hear the results!

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

Pretty! Green and leopard were made for each other. I love the leather accent in your belt and the fun collar necklace too. Best of luck with Wallis! Looking forward to hearing the results! I can't imagine how nerve wracking it must be...

The Pink Growl said...

Love this look! You are so cute in it! Lots of hugs coming your way for good luck in the contest!

Head to Toe Chic said...

Can't wait to find out the results! Good luck!! Love the stripes and leopard together.

Niki Caron said...

I can imagine how distracted you must be right now! I hope you find out soon!!! I'm dying! And I love the green and pink together (and the touch of leopard is so unexpected and just... awesome)! Going to look at your styling rates for online shopping now that I have a job again!

Alissa Kelly said...

I sure hope you get it!!! I voted for you everyday!

Another thing that has my vote - this dress. I saw the first picture and freaked out (in a good way) because the dress is SO perfect on you and I love the color!!! I wish we could go shopping at F21 together.. you find great pieces!

Alissa
FeelingGoodStyle.com

Helene said...

I love this dress! cannot believe it's from Forever 21! and i would be feeling distracted too. but it was so great to see how many people love and support you!!

Alisa Marie said...

Swooning over your dress! I love the style and the bright green color! I actually have that pink clutch! Good luck in the contest!

Always Maylee said...

I really love this dress on you, the green is such a pretty shade. You look GORGEOUS. Too bad the dress wrinkles easily, I hate when that happens. Don't stress about Wallis, I have my fingers crossed for you! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Such a cute dress!! Love this look girl. Sorry you are so distracted... I've been REALLY distracted with personal stuff lately and I can barely seem to keep my head on straight.

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Sarah said...

Love love love your dress, if I wasn't pregnant right now, I would go out and buy this right now!

Sequin Doll said...

That dress is SO cute! Love the green.

http://www.sequindoll.com/

Style-Delights said...

Such a sweet dress! Love the color and the collared necklace you are wearing with it!!
Bonnie is so funny and genuine!! Loved her writing style and blog! Thanks for introducing her! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style Delights Blog

Ashley Barnhill said...

I am seriously DYING to know if you won!! DYING!

Adriana said...

That totally looks like a Kate Spade dress!! Nice find girl!

Martha said...

I can't wait to find out about Wallis!!!
I loooove that dress. That green is so springy I can hardly stand it!

And Bonnie is hilarious.

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

I almost bought this exact dress in pink stripes when I was in Charleston! It reminded me of a Kate Spade dress that I love and you're right, the quality is fabulous. I ended up not getting it because I felt it made me look too boxy - I think I have too much of an athletic build for it. Who knows? I'm saying a prayer for you right now that God is in Wallis' decision. I know you would be just fabulous at this position. I also know that if God decides this is not the opportunity for you, it is because He has bigger and better plans. Perhaps the next opportunity would be even bigger. xoxo

Lyndsey said...

I love this entire look! The leopard shoes are awesome :) I've been voting everyday and am so excited for you. You are awesome inside and out and we all know it!

xoxo,
Lyndsey

www.theeyelinermanifesto.blogspot.com

Morgan Stone said...

1. Bonnie is definitely cracking me up. Thanks for the intro - I'll have to check her out :)

2. You look adorbs in that green dress. You are seriously the queen of amazing F21 finds. Teach me your ways!!

3. I am SO hoping that the Wallis contest works out for you!!! Fingers and toes crossed. Can't wait to find out!! LOVE YOU!

Rachel Lynne said...

Shanna, I LOVE this dress. It looks so perfect on you! I want it really badly, but it seems to be sold out now :( I wish you the best of luck with the Wallis contest lady! :) :) :)

Jenn @ WLB said...

I love the fit of this dress. Can't wait to hear about the contest!! My fingers are crossed for you!
Jenn
With Luck Blog

Whitney said...

I was going to review a dress that was similar to that from eshakti, but they were sold out :-(

Super cute dress!

TheTinyHeart said...

That dress is so adorable on you! That stinks that it wrinkles so easily...that would drive me nuts.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Kristin said...

girl this is the cutest dress on you, ever!!! I really hope you win the wallis contest, you deserve it and there wasn't a day that went by that I didn't vote for ya! Love you! Try not to be so nervous-- God has a plan!!!!

xo
Kristin

Gwen said...

You are forgiven for your short post because a) you have more important things on your mind (c'mon Wallis, so the right thing) and b) I'm in love with that dress on you! It just jumps off the page and is everything that spring should be.

Sandy a la Mode said...

so much great color in this post!! :)

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Misty said...

I love green + pink together. The dress is so flattering and cute too!

Ladies in Navy said...

i have this dress and adore it!
kw ladies in navy

JP Lord said...

I can't believe that dress is from F21! It's amazing - totally could pass for a Kate Spade. I LOVE YOU DAHLING!
xx

Kacie Ellis said...

Cute dress! Looks way more expensive than F21!

P.S. I sent you an email about collaborating with Daisy Rae :)

www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
www.daisyraeboutique.com

Simply Evani said...

LOL nice to meet you Bonnie! You are too funny. And great outfit Shanna! I love how brightly colored it is and I NEVER would've guessed that'd be a forever dress! It looks more expensive than that :)

Rachel said...

Ok I love this dress, but I was shocked it was from Forever 21. Usually their dresses are a little... uh skimpier? This one is so ladylike and a great shape! You find the best deals, seriously!

Michael said...

That dress is gorgeous and look amazing on you. Went to check it out, says it's sold out :(

Megan Maddison said...

That dress is adorable! And love your mix of print with stripe and animal print

Megan
budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

Audrey Peeters said...

I'm in love with your dress, so cute! I like your necklace too.

Hope you win :)

x Audrey
fashionhightea.blogspot.com

Rachel Sayumi. said...

that dress is perfect on you and i am obsessed with that necklace!

Kerri @ Simplicity Interrupted said...

talk about the power of blogging ... dress is no longer available! nice work, lady :)

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Loving your dress. Happy Spring, lady!

Jeans and a Teacup said...

That dress is amazing! I can't believe it's Forever 21!
~Jessica

Jeans and a Teacup

Carly said...

Love the dress, love you, and I CAN'T WAIT to hear who wins!!!! Please keep us posted!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Because of Jackie said...

Oh my gosh, I ADORE this entire outfit! The stripes and the collar necklace are so fun and different and eye catching. Beautiful!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I have sweaty palms for you! Can't wait for the announcement.

Natalie said...

You go, girl!
I totally get what you mean about the dress, I tried it on a few weeks ago. I loved everything about it, except for how wrinkled it was and the fact that it didn't fit my chest - a bit of a dilemma! It is such a pretty dress, perfect for summer!

ashlyn williams said...

this dress looks fab on you! & I love all your new shots with the new camera. Hubs is good at is! ;) & really hoping you win the wallis contest, you SO deserve it! Praying for ya sweet girl! Love you! xo

DelightfulDeets said...

I knew I'd love that dress on you! The necklace is awesome too! xo

Ashley said...

O-M-G! Love your dress.. I need to purchase this asap!

xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Shelley said...

Very cute dress!

List Addict said...

I hope the answers come soon for you (and I hope it is good news!!!) You look stunning. Thanks for hosting and for introducing us to Bon. I have taken an instant like towards her.

Berty Morales said...

You look beautiful Shannon, and I love your dress. Great wedges too. Love the pop of leopard.

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Katie Did What said...

LOVE the dress!! Seriously, it does NOT look like Forever 21! They've upped their game so much!

xo

Stephanie said...

Love this look on you! And I love Bonnie too.

TaraMixandMatch said...

I absolutely love this dress...it is perfection on you!

FitTravelerAJ said...

OOOO, that dress is fantastic! I cannot believe its form F21! Nice find!!

I linked up today but it was a selfish link up to promote my new blog...hope that's ok! Next week I will be back on the Random Wednesday train :-)

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Kacie Ellis said...

Hey! I left you a reply on my blog about a collaboration :)

Julia said...

Love the dress and the cute collar necklace!

Julia
Glitterandjuls.com

Mai Heart said...

I absolultely love that dress! It is very Kate Spade esq. Definitely worth buying at Forever 21!

I am hosting a GIVEAWAY on my blog! Please come by and win a bracelet!

mai-heart.blogspot.com

Crystal

Ashleigh said...

Your dress is perfect, especially with your collar necklace!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Danielle Smiley said...

Okay so what I need you to do is put this entire outfit in a box, then put my name and address on it, and send it to me! My school colors are green and gold so I need this outfit for graduation! Yes need! You look amazing as always, and I wish Forever 21 still had this dress online. :( Booo

<3 danielle
goodwillista.blogspot.com

Kalyn Randolph said...

I adore this dress, Shanna! It's chic yet elegant too! I must make a trip to F21 soon :)

tara said...

this dress is amazing!! still waiting for a magical meetup with you at the 2 story f21!

Renae at simple sequins said...

Man! Am I ever pokey at linking up today. This day has been a day from 'hades'! (when I began my blog I vowed to never use bad language or to dress immodestly - due to my standards of my faith) But TODAY WAS A DAY FROM HADES!!!

So I am finally here and will catch up some tomorrow, okay?

I think you are going to win the Wallis Votes!!!! *fingers crossed while praying*

Renae at simple sequins said...

Oh and pardon my manners. I love this entire ensemble / post / having Bon guest post / and EVERYTHING! YAY YOU!

Amanda Cobb said...

Very cute dress!!! And good luck in the contest. :)

My-cliffnotes said...

Hubs shorts die, love her already!

Kiki said...

Girl i know you are going to do so great!! you got this!! you are so sweet and fashionable! they would not be smart not to choose you!!
I am looking for some advice on my blog today are you are a blogger i truly look up too! i would love your opinion girly!!
xo

Rachel said...

That's a really gorgeous dress! Clothes that wrinkle are a little annoying...but hey, that's what the iron and ironing board packed into the dark recesses of the back of my closet are for, right? ;)

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Cute dress! Cute Bon! Just overflowing with cute!

Tea&Sequins said...

So happy for you that you're in the running for Wallis' fashion ambassador! You have the cutest style- as evidenced by this dress. god I wish Forever 21 fit me better. Thanks for hosting the linkup! I'm always so excited when I get to join in.

Kaitlin
www.teaandsequins.com

Katie @ Loverly She said...

I keep hearing about your blog, Shanna, and now I'm glad to be following :) love your style!

Katie | Loverly She

Blue Dog Belle said...

Love this dress on you love!!! We need to see it more often!

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