Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Blog Friends & A Kimono

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c/o Wallis Kimono (here)(option) // Forever 21 Shorts (option) (option) // Target Heels (option) (option)// Kendra Scott Necklace (option) // Forever 21 Clutch (option) (option)


Let me first give a BIG shout to Sarah for sharing her top knot tutorial on her blog. Thanks to her, I have a fun new "do", perfect for when I don't feel like washing or flat ironing. Go watch it and see how stinkin' cute she is. 

And guess what? We are meeting IRL this weekend at Texas Style Council, a weekend workshop for women bloggers being in held Austin. The speaker line up is insane. Think A Beautiful Mess and Kendi Everyday. Yeah, I know...CRAZY! Plus, stores like Macy's, Lulu's, Ruche and Altar'd State will be attending. The swag has already started rolling in and it hasn't even officially began. Oh, and did I mention that there is a "prom" Saturday night? I can't wait to get all fancy, take an enormous amount of pictures in the photo booths and dance the night away with so many inspiring women...some I am already friends with and others that I am dying to meet! Can you tell I am like a kid waiting for Christmas morning?

Speaking of Texas Style Council, another one of my blog buddies and I are finally taking our friendship to the next level. Miss Stesha is flying in Thursday and staying with ME for four days to attend the conference. She is going to be in my HOUSE! I cannot even tell you guys how pumped I am to hug her neck and actually meet face to face. We met through blogging over a year ago and clicked from day one. I don't think much sleep is going to happen over the next few days. I am sure we will both be obnoxiously posting on IG...just giving you warning.

In other news, one of my new favorite pieces is this Wallis kimono. I have spotted several out and about, but most I have found were over $100. You know that I am a budget kind of girl and not spending that much on one top. So, I was thrilled when Wallis posted a kimono on their website for almost half the cost of the ones I have seen. It's a great transitional piece and one that can be worn during the spring, summer and fall months. I dressed it up a little with heels and high waist shorts, but plan on wearing it with cut offs and my boyfriend jeans soon.

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Today, I wanted to share a bit more about one of my favorite style bloggers and sponsors, Laura with Walking in Memphis in High Heels. You may have seen her guest post a few weeks ago, but I wanted to show you guys a few more of her drool worthy looks.

Let me also mention that Laura is one of the nicest and most active bloggers I know. I don't know how she does it with working a full time job. She always takes the time to respond to comments on her blog and social media. Her heart is so big and as genuine as they come. Plus, it still blows my mind how fast she has grown. She deserves it and so much more. I am constantly rooting for her behind my computer screen and send fist pumps her way...every single day. I look forward to stopping by her place on the daily and seeing what she has up her sleeves next.


How adorable are these two looks? I am dying over they way she rocks a skater skirt and how she can take neon and make it look so feminine.

Laura also has a super fun weekly linkup called Trend Spin. Each week she will announce what the trend of the week is, then you run to your closet, style the weekly idea and link up your post. Its a great way to meet new bloggers. This week's trend is animal prints and you still have time to join the party. Check it out!

Laura also loves a great bargain and what a better way to share her love of budget finds then to offer one reader a $50 gift card to Marshall's? I told you guys she was that nice. Be sure to stop by her blog, Walking in Memphis in High Heels, tell her hello and say thank you. And also fall in love with this gorgeous friend of mine.

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 **If you are linking up today, the only request is that you follow my blog with GFC or Bloglovin' and link back to it in your post. It's how weekly link ups work. Oh, and go meet some new friends! 
 
 

Linking up with the Pleated Poppy.


Shanna

56 comments:

Dawnelle Sarlo said...

Ooohhh kimonos... gosh I have a serious love for kimonos!!! I've got to get a hand on one of these... this one is gorgeous!

xo
Dawnelle
Just Dawnelle

Alice Warren said...

I love the pretty colors on the kimono. This blogging event sounds wonderful - can't wait to see all the pictures!

Have a great time!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Megan Ann said...

LOVE this KIMONO! You look amazing, and those heels!!!

xo, Megan
indie flower

Kylie Rae said...

I love this look, Shanna. I have the same strappy heels and they're by far one of my most favorite finds from Target! I cannot wait to hear about your weekend, sounds like its going to be one to remember with the girls.

xx, Shimmer Me Pretty

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

LOVE love LOVE the kimono! And it sounds like TxSC is going to be AMAZING! Jenni from Story of My Life is going to be a speaker there as well! I can't wait to read all about it and follow along on social media! =)

XOXO, Jenn The Stylish Housewife

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Pretty kimono top, and I love the necklace and heels! Sounds like you have a great weekend ahead of you!

Mimi said...

you look so pretty! i love your kimono and your hair!!! :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Susan Jeffries said...

I am just loving Wallis right now! And I may have to put that clutch on my wish list! I love Lauren's blog too. She has fabulous style. Thanks! Susan

Susan Jeffries said...

Oops I meant Laura! It's early;) Susan

Kiki said...

I love everything about this!! from the top notch to the rocking studded clutch! you are so cute!

RebekahRose said...

This is amaing! I love the colors and how you styled it. Your shoes are to die for!

~Rebekah

www.prettypracticalme.com

Everday Fashion said...

Love the outfit! Very chic. First time on your blog - thanks for the link up!
Lee
everydayfashiononbudget.blogspot.com

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Can't wait to see all your pics and hear all your stories from the conference!!!!

Kimberly said...

Such a pretty piece - I'm loving the print & easy draping of this jacket! :)

www.pennypincherfashion.com

Susan Liberatore said...

Totally on the hunt for a kimono! Asos has a few cute ones. This one is great Shanna. Love it!

TaraMixandMatch said...

I am loving your hair like this, so cute!

still being [molly] said...

you look amazing (as usual) shanna!! the TSC sounds like SO MUCH FUN! i swear, one day i will make a trip to texas and we will meet IRL and have a margarita and giggle. sound cool? cool. :) hahaha

TheTinyHeart said...

The Texas Style Council sounds awesome...wish there was a Jersey one haha :) You and Stesha are going to have so much fun together!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Rebecca said...

You are rockin that kimono like no other Shanna....and sooooo adorable with shorts I must say! Yes, meeting blogger friends in person is so freaking awesome!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

The Pink Growl said...

You are rockin that kimono girlfriend! And those shoes??? AH LOVE them!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

This is so pretty on you.

bisous
Suzanne

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

That is too funny! I saw this kimono and few weeks ago and immediately added it to my wish list for the same resin. Can't be spending almost $100 on one! Love your topknot too! And thank you much for all the sweet words! I wish we had events like that here in TN. ; )

Amy Shaughnessy said...

You look soooo fab! I love this jacket and those shorts. I haven't done a top knot in so long. I bet the next time I do I will have a huge headache from my hair being up. Have fun at the conference! I totally forgot about it. Wish I was going!

Amy


Fashion and Beauty Finds

Because of Jackie said...

1) Love this look on you, it is perfection,
2) Take me with you! That conference sounds amazing!
3) Going to see that topknot tutorial NOW, as my hair currently looks like garbage:)

Clare UnderstatedClassics said...

I love how you styled this. And that top knot? Fantastic! Love love love it.

Danavee said...

I can't wait to hear every last detail regarding that conference! FUN!!!! ABM is from here, so I see them every so often out and about.

Alyssa said...

I'm not sure if I could pull off a Kimono–but you look so adorable!

Elizabeth said...

You look beautiful Shanna, as always! I've been noticing the Kimono trend...might have to get myself one!

Setarra said...

I'm a huge fan of Asian inspired clothing that doesn't look like a halloween costume so this kimono is such a great find!

Rachel Lynne said...

You look stunning in this Wallis kimono! Love your necklace too!

Always Maylee said...

seriously why don't I live in Texas?! I'm so super jealous you get to meet all these fab bloggers! I want to go to prom with youuu, haha.

Love your kimono, love the top knot, love this outfit. Love YOU! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Annick said...

I'm totally loving this look! It's a classic look with a oriental twist! Loving the heels as well!

Linked up to your post! Thanks for the opportunity!

Bold Subtlety

Jessica Ashcroft said...

Gorgeous! Only you could make a kimono look so fab!!

xo, Jessica
xolovelovelove.blogspot.com

Sarah Tucker said...

Wow, thankyouthankyouthankyou for that shout out! You de bestest!! And you can totally rock that 'do'!! Love this whole look, but completely adore those heels!

Carly said...

I loveeeeee that kimono! And can't wait to hear all about the conference!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Niki Caron said...

Girl you are looking GORGEOUS! Love this outfit, and Texas Style Council sounds fabulous!!!

Priscilla - Wheelchair Mommy/Stylish Gimp said...

LOVE LOVE the kimino.... I really wanted to make it to TSC this time but I had so much going on this weekend already and then other stuff happened so it's a good thing I didn't buy my ticket :(

Stesha said...

I can not believe it is tomorrow!!! Seriously beyond excited to see YOU!!!!! This is all going to be amaze, I cant even handle my excitement!!! Texas Style... I have to keep up, all is happening at once I am getting overwhelmed!!! EKKKKK love you!!!

xxS

Who is that Girl Mo? said...

The kimono looks really good with the all black and white look. Enjoy the conference! :-)

Mo

Callie said...

What a gorgeous kimono. =) Love the colors in that print and how you coordinated your accessories with it. =) Super cute!
Thanks for the linkup!
~Callie
www.creationsbycallie.com

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

I TOTALLY wanted to make it out to TxSC but my travel schedule has been too crazy this year and I couldn't do another trip. Bummed! Have a BLAST!

Moira Wolf said...

my two favorite bloggers in one post! :)

Kerrin Chance said...

love the kimono!!!

xoxo kerri

Berty Morales said...

Miss Shanna, you look amazing, and that is a great Kimono. Also in love with your necklace and shoes.

Amanda @ A Good Hue said...

The kimono is gorgeous and perfect for summer! I love how you added coordinating jewelry and accessories-- two thumbs up on a fabulous outfit!

Sandy a la Mode said...

aww i wana go to texas style council soo badly!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Hallie Oceanside said...

gorgeous color palette!

and I want those heels SOOOO BAD!

Rachel said...

I've never tried the kimono top trend, but now I sort of want to! It looks so adorable on you and I love that clutch!

List Addict said...

That is a stunning one. And the combination of colours is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing and for your fabulous hosting!

Head to Toe Chic said...

i love your hair in a top knot!! and i'm obsessed with the kimono jacket!

xo,
Angela

Ashleigh said...

I like the kimono. I can't wait to hear about the conference! Make sure you take a ton of pics!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

1. I am going to have to try that top knot tutorial because your hair is looking FAB!
2. That Style Council sounds like such a wonderful opportunity!!
3. Any swag you don't want... feel free to send it my way! ;)
xx
Here&Now

FitTravelerAJ said...

I love the necklace with the kimono! This is a beautiful look for a summer date night! have fun at the Texas Style Council! Sound amazing.

And isn't Laura the BESTEST?! I LOVE her! She does have the biggest heart and has grown her blog so quickly!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Ashliegh said...

I LOVE Your blog and Laura's blog! They've been daily reads and major bloggy role models for me since I started blogging back in January! I hope you have a blast at the conference!

Jen L said...

I'm in love with that kimono!

www.nellecreations.com

Jess Holmes said...

LOVE all the outfits pictured here. It's great that nowadays we can all find friends online through blogging communities like this. I've met some of my closest friends through writing on the internet :)

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