Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Random Wednesday #34 - What's Going On

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c/o Classic & Bubbly The Shop Dress (exact) // Forever 21 Vest (exact) (option) // Target Hat (option) (option) // Forever 21 Necklace (exact) (option) // Forever 21 Sandals (option) (option) // Forever 21 Bracelets (exact) (option)

It's getting random up here in today. I thought I would give you a piece of my life's pie. Hope that's okay.

Last Saturday I was lucky enough to spend the entire afternoon that lasted until the wee hours of the night with some of my most favorite girls on the planet. We ate like it was our job, sipped on some cocktails and relaxed Real Housewives style by the pool. It was a grand time...
...up until I decided to jump into the super shallow end of the pool and seriously mangle my middle toe. I would show you a picture, but I don't want to embarrass myself.

Moving on...

We geared up for a little Taylor Swift last night. If you follow me on Instagram you might have already seen a few pictures. This was our third time seeing T-Swift and girl puts on a killer show.

Ed Sheeran is touring with her and they didn't disappoint with "Everything Has Changed". This song gets me every time. One of my all time faves of ANY song.

Everything Has Changed (feat. Ed Sheeran) by Taylor Swift on Grooveshark

If you have a chance to see her live, please grab tickets whether you are a fan or not. I SWEAR, she will convert you. Her show is full on entertainment and her voice is exactly as it is on her albums. I just might have shed a tear or ten during the show. I NEVER do this with anyone, but her story, humbleness, heart and journey is REAL and she hasn't EVER conformed to what mainstream expects; no matter the critics and people that have mocked and ridiculed her. She's stayed true to herself regardless of her embarrassing relationship mishaps. Plus, she is a role model to my daughters. Can you tell that I am fan? She inspires me and her music speaks to my soul even though I could be her mom. Pure genius and "Entertainer of the Year" in my book...sorry Blake Shelton.

Next on the list...

Memorial Day weekend plans. Guess what saddle I am getting back into? It's something you might remember me discussing last summer. It's a little thing I like to call "glamping". Let me break it down. It's camping with all the finer things in life included: a bed, electricity, running water, a refrigerator, showers, restrooms, pool and a few water slides. We are hitting Jellystone again with about 10+ other families from our neighborhood. Here's a little bit of what last year looked like.
Last, but definitely NOT least on the agenda...

One of my very first and BEST blogging friends opened up her new online apparel and accessory store last week. Miss Stesha, man, what do I say about this girl? We have become such great friends. We can chat over the phone for hours, send crazy hilarious texts to one another and most importantly be each others cheerleaders. She has made an appearance or two on the blog and I am so honored to introduce you to her online store today, Classic & Bubbly The Shop.
Stesha's gorgeousness goes well beyond the exterior. Her heart and soul are just as beautiful. I can't say enough how much I LOVE her. And I am doing my best to get her to Austin in August to visit and go to Texas Style Council with me. We have long overdue hugs, cocktails and in person chats to catch up on. What's crazy is that she is MUCH younger than me, but for some reason, our personalities just connect...it was instant...it's been well over a year since we "met" through blogging and our friendship is stronger than ever.

I hope you take some time and check out her new shop and show her some love. Her eye for style is KILLER, just look at some of her blog posts. She will blow you away.

GREAT NEWS, Stesha is offering one reader a $30 store credit to Classic & Bubbly The Shop, plus all friends can receive a 30% discount on all items by using the code SHANNASAID30. Go now!! This dress I am wearing in today's post is a definite must for the summer.

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Linking up with the Pleated Poppy.

Shanna

105 comments:

ashlyn williams said...

i love this dress on you shan! so so so pretty & so you! & you + stesh are my girls. i miss chatting with you. actually i miss blogging regularly & chatting with all of the close friends i have made. we must catch up soon, for reals. we have so much to talk about!

i would love to win this cute dress! my fav.

ashlyn@letitbebeautiful.com

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

You've been busy! All with good things too! I hope the rest of the week is amazing, and this weekend too :)

My name is Rita said...

Thanks for the giveaway and the linky party! I love the nautical dress and the mint and gold necklace is adorable.

Alice Warren said...

Love the pic of your kids asleep in the car - total proof that they had a blast!!

I would love to win the pink layer necklace.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

KatieLouise said...

Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway! I absolutely love that dress! It's so beautiful. Sometimes maxi dresses get too hot for summer days but this one looks light and flowy- love :D Have a lovely week!

Amelia Madelaine said...

LOVE this dress!!!!! Awesome outfit, you look amazing.
I spent ages working out how to embed music into my post today! This is a really fun linkup.

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Cute striped dress! Love that photo of you and your little ones in cowboy boots! I would love to get the modern floral necklace. :)

Louise McDonagh said...

I love that you and your girls all have cowboy boots on in that picture. I love cowboy boots, good ones are so difficult to find here in the UK though.

Nora Spaulding said...

tHE CARNATION CLASSIC - MINT is what i would get to order from the shop! cute stuff!

Rebekah Bradford said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend! I love the denim vest!

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Cassandra French said...

I love this dress! Definitely checking out her shop!

Amy - Louise said...

Your poor toe! Sounds so painful :( Loving the Taylor Swift photos, my daughter would be so jealous! X

Allison said...

I love all the maxis and the twisted back cocktail dress!!!

Susan Jeffries said...

I am loving that nautical maxi dress! It screams summer. I have a denim vest that I have held on to since high school, which was a few years ago;) So I could probably pull that outfit off! We have some friends who just went to see Taylor and loved it too. I just may take my kiddo the next time she is in town. Blessings, Susan

Allison said...

Looks like you have been having a blast!!! I love TSwift too...I just can't help it. :)

Jennifer said...

I love this look. I like that the dress isn't all stripes all the way down it.

Ashley said...

Ok, first off...I really like the Carnation Classic from Stesha's shop. SO adorable!!

This dress looks so fantastic on you, Shanna!! I'm so glad you guys had a great time last night. I enjoyed all the sweet pics on Instagram. Taylor Swift really is great live!

Danavee said...

I am missing all your good Instagrams because my PHONE IS DEAD! DANG IT!!!!

Love that outfit. A coworker and I were JUST talking about denim vests on Monday!

Dhruvi said...

Love that outfit on you, Shanna! And looks like you've been having so much fun. Hope you have a great rest of the week!

Dhruvi
Stilettos & Sequins

FitTravelerAJ said...

Girl, you're the first person I've seen that makes a denim vest look amazing!! Love it with that dress...and I think thats the item I would pick from the Classic $ Bubbly shop!

I saw your IG pics last night, looks like you all had a blast. And have fun this weekend! I have 0 plans (I talked about it in my post today)...WOOHOO!!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Katie said...

you look SOOO cute! this is one of my favorite outfits of ours ever!! i want that dress!!

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

So glad you had fun at the concert! That dress is so cute...coral is my new favorite color!!

Ashleigh said...

This is precisely why I need/want a jean vest! Such a fun summer look. You look Fabulous!
-ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Niki Caron said...

Love me some Tay Tay Swift! I can call her that because we're friends (although I'm not sure she knows who I am). I was loving all your photos in Instagram! The girls are too cute!

Hallie @ Life:Oceanside said...

ohh my gosh your tuckered out girls are adoooorable!

and that dress? Just added it to my summer wishlist. Anything nautical always steals my heart! :)

Kristin Saling said...

Love the concert Instagram photos! My sister saw Taylor Swift when she was just starting - she opened up for a Rascal Flatts concert in Nashville - and we loved her! I want to say we knew she was going places, but we just had a great time and we're glad she HAS gone places!

Annie said...

I LOVED seeing all your IG pics from last night...looked like you guys had a BLAST! And I love love love that dress on you...you look adorable :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Anna D Kart said...

Such a gorgeous dress! Loving the stripes and how you paired it with denim vest. Super cute

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SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I love your red, white and blue ensemble!

I also love Ed Sheeran.

Glamping looks fun, as does a day at the pool with your ladies.

Janna Renee said...

Dude, your kids must love you! Y'all do the most fun things! I'm also jealous about your girl time. I need me some of that!

TheTinyHeart said...

That maxi is gorgeous on you! The T Swift concert must've been so much fun, love her! I've been eyeing a few things in Stesha's shop...I'd get the Lily Maxi in Lavender.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Always Maylee said...

You look so gorgeous in this dress! Love the hat and vest, just adorable. I totally love that you guys went to the TSwift concert as a family, that is just precious. And yay for a fun night. Have so much fun this weekend!

And my fave from Stesha's shop is classic chevron shirt!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

harmonybatham said...

I think I need the Aztec Skirt...Ah.Maze.Ing. Love her shop!

JP Lord said...

A maxi AND a fedora! Be still my heart! Love this look - and I love the pics of you and the girls at the Taylor concert! So fun!
xoxx

Ellen said...

I would get the dress you are wearing - too cute!

Moira Wolf said...

I love the nautical maxi! or the comfy shirt!

Christina Heflin said...

I love the red striped maxi, it's gorgeous especially with the denim vest! It looks like you had a fun weekend and 'glamping' sounds way better than regular camping.

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Maria-Isabel @ Agape Love Designs said...

I'd get the mint & gold royal necklace

Lauren Loeffel said...

I love the Carnation Classic dress!

And I REALLY want to go to the TSwift concert in Nashville this September. I love her. She just seems so amazing and down to earth. Plus I love Ed Sheeran, so that will be a plus. :)
Looks like you had and exciting past couple of days!

Leah Yablong said...

I love the twisted back cocktail dress! It's so sexy!

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

Fun & Girly, Shanna. I am loving the Red+White Stripped Maxi paired with the Jean Vest - great idea. As usual it is great to link up.

Please check out my latest Week's Best Looks where I featured you. Please & Thank You.

Rachel said...

Your dress is so cute! Looks like the concert was a blast! I love the coral rose necklace from her shop.

Jessica Ashcroft said...

I'm so glad she's doing a giveaway! I just discovered her shop and it is fab! I would get the floral meadow shirt.

xo, Jessica

Agnes Mayer said...

Love your maxi dress today. So pretty!!!

Don't forget to stop by and link up tomorrow on my Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link Up and enter my stella & dot giveaway.

Agi:)

vodkainfusedlemonade.com

Style-Delights said...

Love this dress with the vest!! And the F21 necklace is so pretty! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style Delights Blog

Lindsay said...

Love everything, but especially the twisted back cocktail dress!

And of course you look adorable as always!!! xoxo

April Crisafulli said...

I love the FOUR LEAF CLOVER top

April C.
acrisafu@nycap.rr.com

Darcy said...

If I won I think I would want every necklace! Loving the mint and gold one, especially :)

Darcy

Maria said...

I adore the floral meadow shirt! I would definitely get that if I won.

Andrea Darst said...

I love the Classic Chevron Dress!

Katy said...

If I won, I would use the $$ towards the Romance dress :) all the jewelry is just lovely too!

http://shopclassicandbubbly.storenvy.com/products/1521874-romance-dress

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

Ok, hand over that fab dress, vest AND hat! I'm in love with this whole look pretty lady! And "glamping"!? That sounds right up my alley!
xx
Here&Now
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Helene said...

i love the aztec skirt!

and i love your look and so jealous of your t-swift concert going adventure! i was following along on instagram last night, so fun!

Rosemariee said...

I love the Coral T-strap back top!

still being [molly] said...

you look stunning, shanna!! and i'm not going to lie, i totally want to see T-Swift in concert! she is adorable. :)

Carly said...

That dress? The vest? Love it!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Patti said...

I like the CLASSIC CHEVRON dress.

Sarah said...

Love that dress!

Miz_Fitz said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would go with the Romance Dress and the Modern Floral Necklace :))

Ashley said...

LOVE that striped dress, you look so cute!!!

xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Joann said...

I'd definitely go with the Nautical dress. It looks so cute on you!

Kait said...

That outfit could not be more perfect for Memorial Day weekend! You rock that red white and blue better than anyone, beautiful! XOX

P.S. I would buy the twisted back cocktail dress!

Jen Vroi said...

I am in love with the MODERN FLORAL NECKLACE! Perfect accessory.

Katy Ford said...

I would most definitely get the nautical dress that you have on! It can be nautical or be perfect for a Fourth of July dress for out on the lake! :)

Whitney Ellen said...

Shanna! You are so stunning in that dress, I can't handle it!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

So cute!! Love the vest, hat, and necklace with it too.

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Alissa Kelly said...

LOVE this dress on you - and you make me want to rock a hat. May have to pick it up on my Target trip today......... lol

Alissa
FeelingGoodStyle.com

List Addict said...

Great dress. You look gorgeous. So funny to see you catching that fish. Thanks so much for hosting once again!!

fleurani said...

What a fun maxi dress and it looks so urban cool with this denim vest, great style Shanna :-)

ani
www.fleurani.blogspot.de

Paige Brown said...

I would definitely go for the coral tank or a few necklaces!!

Heidi said...

lilly maxi is gorgeous!

MichelleM said...

The sweetheart neckline dress is beautiful!

Head to Toe Chic said...

SO jealous you got to see Taylor Swift!! Her concert here sold out in a couple minutes and I wasn't able to get a ticket. Looks like you had a lot of fun and I LOVEEE this maxi so much!

xo,
Angela

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

Love your fedora!! Hope your toe gets better. Besides that, it looked like y'all had an amazing week! So ready to live in the pool this weekend lol.

5webs said...

I would get the Comfy Shirt, I think, but I haven't completely decided yet, so don't hold me to it !

Bethany C said...

Love this look! I just registered for the Texas Style Council conference, hope to meet you while there!
xo Bethany
www.perfectlycoutured.com

Tessa W said...

I am loving the Lily Maxi!

Chioma said...

love your dress honey!

~Chioma
C's Evolution of Style

stefany21 said...

I would get the nautical maxi dress!

Kaci said...

I love the Coral Rose Necklace!

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Ainslee Hanger said...

I love the dress you're wearing in this post! I would definitely choose that if I had to only choose ONE thing, everything in the shop is amazing! :)

xo, AInslee

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Cory said...

Love the nautical maxi dress!

Brooke Hamilton said...

I would get the dress you're wearing! It's adorable!

Becca May said...

Oh my gosh I thought that life-size cutout was the REAL human Taylor Swift! Looks like you had so much fun! Those little ladies look like they DEFINITELY had a blast! haha! If I'm lucky enough to win, I would love to have the CORAL T-STRAP BACK TOP! Beautiful!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

you look beautiful!! I would only go glamping becasue...becasue hahaah. The Taylor Swift concert looks like so much fun!! glad you all had a great time!!

Kym said...

Such a fun & pretty laid back look :)
If I won the giveaway, I'd snap up the flowy maxi skirt, because, well, it's flowy...just what I love in a maxi :)

Rachel Lynne said...

Hey pretty girl, I'm LOVING this skirt!

Karrie Harper said...

THE LILY MAXI - LAVENDER

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

Adorable as usual, Shanna. I really like that classic chevron dress.

Julia said...

Hi Shanna, Would you mind if I featured this outfit and your blog on a post Im working on called "link-up outfit inspiration"? Feel free to say no (email below), but I love this outfit and your blog!

Julia
Glitterandjuls.com

Julia said...

Whoops, forgot to include my email: jtcruzan@gmail.com:)

Kristin said...

You are rockin that maxi dress!!!! I'm so happy for Stesha and her new amazing shop.. I LOVE everything! xoxo

Elizabeth said...

I love the coral rose necklace! It's sold out but I would wait for it. :)

Karen C said...

I love the classic chevron dress!

Sarah in the Suburbs said...

I would love to get any of the jewelry because it's all so pretty!

Patti said...

Apparently, something is wrong with the rafflecopter. It isn't recording my entries!!!!

Jessica Who? said...

love the sweetheart neckline dress!

Tiffany said...

I would love to have the twisted back cocktail dress!! And I love this outfit on you Shanna! Very beautiful.

Whitney Cypert said...

I love it that you love Taylor so much! She is my absolute favorite. Her concert was amazing! My mom, sister, and I actually got to meet her after the show and she is just as nice and flawless in person! I love her! : )

Penniless Socialite said...

Love the Lilly Maxi!
Tara
Penniless Socialite

Mary Lindsey said...

The dress you're wearing is beautiful!

If I won the giveaway I would definitely get this one: http://shopclassicandbubbly.storenvy.com/products/1591681-the-peony-dress. I love it!

-Mary @ Style That Moves

tara said...

DENIM VEST! thumbs up!

Cassandra French said...

I would use the gift towards the peony dress!

Silvi said...

WOW! I like this outfit, that Denim Vest is so nice! Today i discoverd your blog and I love your style!!! Follow you now. Greetings, Silvi♥

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