Friday, June 28, 2013

I Needed This

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Zara Dress SOLD OUT ONLINE (option) // Forever 21 Sandals (option) (option) // Forever 21 Bag (exact) (option) // c/o Wallis Necklace (option) // Forever 21 Necklace (option) // H&M Glasses (option) // Thrifted Cuff (option) // Kendra Scott Ring (exact)

You guys, I really don't have much to say today (shocker). Typically I am full of words, content, copy or whatever you call it in blog land. I am just stumped. Maybe it has to do with GNO on Rainey Street last night or maybe it's because my mind is elsewhere in regards to some news I got today. I ask that you say a prayer for healing....healing for a family that's been close in my life since I was a little girl. A tragic incident happened this week that is weighing heavy on my heart. So, thank you in advance for all the prayers you can provide; they need an immense amount.

What I will say is that I have been on a bit of a clothing spending freeze....until Tuesday. Zara was having their semi-annual sale and I just couldn't pass up this dress for $40. It had my name written all over it. It's a stand alone piece. The kind I have avoided lately. I am trying really hard to ONLY purchase items that I can remix and wear different ways, but I couldn't pass up this one up. It was love at first sight...the colors, style, scarf print and Bohemian vibe is right up my alley.

Sometimes you just have to suck it up and go with your gut....a gut that says THIS needs to be in your closet regardless of your fashion morals. 

Have you found something lately that you REALLY didn't need, but felt like if you didn't buy it you were going to die? Tell me I am not alone.

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Speaking of needing....you need to check out these ladies ASAP. I have become close to all three over the last several months.

Lauren from Fizz & Frosting is another go to when it comes to fashion and style. She finds the CUTEST stuff and pairs it in the most adorable ways. I wanted to steal this top right off of her blog post the other day. Looking for a few fun ways to style your hair for the summer? Look no further. And who couldn't love a girl for loving a summer maxi dress? Lauren is as sweet as she looks! This pretty lady is dedicated to blogging and going places. Add Fizz & Frosting to your reading list now.

Sandra, oh, Sandra. She is made of gold and so is her jewelry. How do I know? Well, I own a this bracelet and wear it with pride. Sandra with Litva's Jewelry is one you don't find every often. Why? Well, because with the statement necklaces rage and arm parties going on, she has stuck to her guns. She creates one of kind pieces that you WILL NOT find anywhere else. She is genius, eclectic and talented. Her pieces are made from the heart and with delicate detail. Go visit her shop today and snag yourself an authentic piece from her shop.

Nicole from Treasure Tromp will just make you want to switch lives....you'll know what I mean here. This girl packed it all up and is moving to Africa for a hot minute. WHAT????? Yeah, I know crazy!! Her free spirit of living just gets me....like I want to be her for a hot second. Ever since I started reading her blog, I was like, this girl is exciting, adventurous, willing to live...and that's what life is all about. I suggest that you immediately head to Treasure Tromp and follow her on her journeys and we can all live vicariously through her!

Happy weekend, folks!! If I haven't told you lately, I love you guys!!
Shanna

55 comments:

Jane said...

Love the dress!! Yes, you NEEDED that dress. It looks incredible on you!

prettyanddelectable.com said...

That dress looks fabulous on you! Sending positive thoughts for those going through difficult times.

Patricia said...

Zara's having their sale here in France too, and it's a ten minute walk from my apartment. I've been having such a hard time resisting! Might need that dress though... :)

Carrie said...

you look amazing! love the dress. it's really pretty.

:)
Carrie
http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

Rachelle said...

I will keep this family in my prayers. and you look so darling in that printed dress. This is a great buy. xo
http://pinksole.com

Fash Boulevard said...

Holy cute, Shanna. I think this is my favorite outfit of yours ever. You look so fabulous. And that purse... OBSESSED. LOL. If you have a moment, I'd love if you'd check out my latest photo diary. :) xo

www.fashboulevard.com

Nina Piccini said...

I love that dress! This look is great for you, especially with your lovely blonde hair!!

xo, Nina
afterthe40barfinish

Rebecca said...

You made the right choice! That dress looks amazing on you!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

That dress is GORGEOUS! And I love the way you layered the necklaces. You look AMAZING! You would have been straight up crazy not to buy that dress. :)

Always Maylee said...

That dress is totally amazing and you look gorgeous. I can see why you got it. Why didn't I see this dress when I was in zara a few days ago!? Why don't we live close so that we can share clothes?? WHY?

I'm sending positive thoughts to the family in need.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

TaraMixandMatch said...

The dress is absolutely gorgeous, I can see why you couldn't resist!

Lauren said...

THIS DRESS. A shopping ban holds no chance against something so gorgeous! I love how you layered necklaces with it.
And thank you so much for your sweet words! You absolutely made my day. :)

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Danavee said...

I'm smiling at your write up of Sandra. I love it.

And I love that dress. It's greaaat.

allthatglitters810 said...

Sorry things are rough for you right now:( I'll be thinking about you.

xox Megan

Ladies in Navy said...

gorgeous shanna! love the shoes
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Katie said...

those shoes are so cute! and love that dress!! happy weekend!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Of course you needed this dress. I would have too if I had seen it earlier. Dang. LOVE THIS.

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

TheTinyHeart said...

I love the boho vibe of this dress! Sometimes clothing just calls your name and you know you gotta have it. Have a great weekend, Shanna!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Helene said...

Omg that dress... It's incredible!!! I wish it wasn't sd out :(

Alice Warren said...

Great dress Shanna! I can see why you needed it! Have a great weekend!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Christina Heflin said...

I know what you mean I found a gorgeous dress online but it is sold out everywhere! I spent hours trying to find it online but it is gone, I do feel as if I'm going to die if I don't find this dress! I'm glad you bought this one it is adorable!

http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

I will be thinking of you & your family friend. =(

As for the dress...um, GIVE IT TO ME. NOW. I bought a scarf print dress from Zara last year...and it is a bit of a statement dress so can't be worn as much as I'd like but I LOVE it SO MUCH. And for $40...girl...you NEEEEEEDED it! =)

Hope you can relax & enjoy your weekend.

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

pretty little things said...

love this look -- very boho chic of you! xo

http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

Megan Maddison said...

That dress is so cute - and so boho chic!! I would have bought it too.

Megan
budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

Sarah said...

Prayers for your friend.

That dress just screams you! You definitely needed it!

Laura - Relatively Offbeat said...

Loving this bohemian chic look on you! I love the blue accents. Stunning!

xoxo

Ashley said...

Love this dress and those wedges!! Great look..

xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I will always buy a dress I know I'm going to wear, even though it is a stand alone piece. Accessories can change it up!

Many healing thoughts for your family friends.

Grace Lynne Fleming said...

stunning outfit!

grace
http://herumbrella.com

Stesha said...

Hope you are ok Shan, love you and let me know if you need anything. PS this dress is amazing! I love love it!!

xxS

Carly said...

Oh the Zara sale, it gets me every time!

Love this dress!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

aubrey kinch said...

Always looking so cute, friend!
xx

Rachel Lynne said...

What an adorable dress and I'm loving those wedges!

Shane Prather said...

so sad this dress is sold out! :(

Sarah Tucker said...

Praying for you!! And that dress was a must :)

Have a great weekend!

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

prayers sent and hope everythign is ok :)
love the dress!! you look gorgeous as always

Alissa Kelly said...

You're so NOT alone - that's me all the time lol And this dress is perfection on you!

Alissa
FeelingGoodStyle.com

kate said...

Oh, I am with you on that.. hence the pants I posted on my blog from windsor. Finally ordered them today! I love this whole outfit you have here. So cute!

Yuen Lim said...

Gorgeous dress! The print is so intricate and unique!

The Craziest Paradigm - a 'lil bit of rust & stardust

Yuen Lim said...

Gorgeous dress! The print is so intricate and unique!

The Craziest Paradigm - a 'lil bit of rust & stardust

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LRB said...

Love that tunic.

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Lisa - respect the shoes said...

What a gorge dress on you - I love this entire look!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

I'm so glad you got this dress! It's beautiful on you girl!

Jeans and a Teacup said...

What a fun dress! I was so tempted by the Zara sale too! I haven't gotten anything yet but it's only a matter of time... :-)
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

popcosmo said...

Love that dress and that you got it on sale... even better! It will go anywhere anytime! Which makes it just about perfect!!! Wish we had a Zara near us :) or maybe I should be glad we don't!!
xo ~kim

Ashleigh said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friends! However, your clutch is fantastic!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Ashleigh said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friends! However, your clutch is fantastic!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Rachel said...

Praying for that family that is going through a hard time!! I'm catching up on reading my favorite blogs and just saw this post.

That dress, LOVE it! You totally needed it! haha

~Rachel

lauren @ la petite fashionista said...

keeping you in my thoughts + prayers!
xo

Sandy a la Mode said...

i have this tunic too!! glad i got it before it sold out! ;)

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

FitTravelerAJ said...

I will keep your family friends in my thoughts *hugs*

LOVE this dress...a sale at Zara is totally an excuse to un-freeze your spending ;-)

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

fleurani said...

Shanna I am so sorry to hear those news, my prayers go out to that family.

ON another note, that dress would have called me MOMY, so I would haven taken it home too, to give it a nice closet home hehehe. Love the bohemian vibe of it.

Ani
www.fleurani.blogspot.de

Ira Kharchenko said...

OMG! I love the dress:)

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Kiki said...

OMG!! I'm in LOVE!! this dress is amazing on you!! You look so cute but then again you always look fab!

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