Friday, March 21, 2014

Playing Dress Up


If it looks like I am beyond happy in the photo above it's because I am. As we all know yesterday was the first day of spring and the weather here didn't disappoint. Another miraculous day for outside trampoline jumping, dog walking and a little wine on the patio. Life is good. So good. This is the time of year when life comes alive...at least in my eyes.

Forever 21 Floral Top old (option here and here) // H&M Midi Skirt (option here and here) // Go Jane Heels (option here and here) // Gigi New York Clutch c/o // Forever 21 Pave Necklace // Lilac Bijoux Bracelets c/o (here and here) // Kendra Scott Ring c/o The Jeweler's Wife 

I told you guys that I would be doing some traveling over the next couple of weeks. I have been chomping at the bits to spill the beans on my first adventure. I am heading to L.A. on Tuesday for an event with Neutrogena. I was asked to become one of their ambassadors and I humbly accepted. EEEEK! Neutrogena is hosting a two day Skin Health Summit at their headquarters. They haven't given me too many agenda details, but one thing I do know for sure, "special" ambassador(s) will be there along with mind blowing accommodations. Pinch me, please. I am beyond grateful and a ball of nerves at this moment in time. Make sure to follow on Instagram next week and I will be sure to post a recap as soon as possible. Things might get a little sporadic around here; commenting on your blogs, responding to emails and social media. Bare with me. Please.

I have been playing around with outfit planning, trying to figure out what the heck I am going to wear. The theme is "trendy casual" accompanied by a cocktail party Tuesday night. Lately, I've been drawn to full midi skirts and decided I would try out this number posted today. I cannot tell a lie. I didn't actually wear this all day, but I did wear it and numerous others throughout the day, trying to decide what I am going to fold up in my suitcase. I am positive that a few midi skirts, floral patterns and open-toed heels will be part of the haul (possibly a crop top or two). Did I just say that? Yes, I gave in and mustered up the nerve to purchase a few. 

I am going to enjoy the weekend with my sweet family, head to a Bollywood Ball, celebrate the birthday of one my best friends, catch up on emails, breathe and enjoy this moment in life. These type of opprtunities don't come around very often. I need to remember to embrace it and not stress myself out into a full-on face break out.

I hope you guys have a great weekend! xoxo

Shanna

58 comments:

Janna Renee said...

The gig with Neutrogena is SO awesome! You are always doing big things ;)

Grace Lynne Fleming said...

dying over this skirt - so cute!

grace
http://herumbrella.com

Alice Warren said...

Congrats Shanna on your new partnership! I have been wanting this skirt forever but every time the come out with a new color, I am too late to the store or online. One day it will be mine..

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Congrats, Shanna! That's so exciting! I love the floral print on your top... so pretty and elegant.

Kacie Fleming said...

This outfit is so perfectly springy! I definitely vote for it to go with you! :)

Chelsea Oliver said...

At least if you did have a full-on break-out the people from Neutrogena would know what to do! How exciting is this trip!?! Oh my gosh! Congrats x100!

In other news, I love this look and how happy you look! That skirt is gorgeous!

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

Becky M said...

Ah!! I can't wait to hear about your recap! So so cool! Congrats girly!

agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

Susan Jeffries said...

I am so excited for you Shanna!! I will be sure to follow along on IG! I cant wait to hear your recap!! I love this midi skirt! I have never tried one but they are so cute and super flattering! Have a fabulous weekend! Susan

Stacey said...

So pretty - you look fabulous in these bright colors. :)

Kimberly said...

Eek - I can't believe you didn't text and tell me this!! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to follow along vicariously through your trip! Love the colors of this outfit and that skirt is so fun :)

www.pennypincherfashion.com

Charnele Michel said...

Thats such a great opportunity very happy for you! This is my favorite look on you so far! The florals and the midi skirt. Perfect combo.

xo,
http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

So happy for you Shanna, congratulation!!!! This is such a happy outfit you look gorgeous.

Heidi said...

The cat is out of the bag! I can't wait to hear all about your trip. Have fun packing and have even more fun out in LA!

http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

JP Lord said...

Could you be any prettier?! No I don't think so - by far the best choice for a Neutrogena ambassador! Congrats friend!
xo

Sarah Tucker said...

Ahhh! congrats! There is no blogger more deserving!

Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels said...

Stop it!!! I was asked to be a Neutrogena Ambassador too!!! I won't be at that event (I am waiting for my welcome package yet). Is it a possibility that we might finally get to meet?!?!?!

garaytreasures said...

Congratulations Shanna! Exciting things ahead :) wow! I love your outfit too . Rachel xo http://Garaytreasures.wordpress.com

Helene in Between said...

such exciting news!!! i can't wait to hear all about it!

and i love these pretty spring colors!

Linda Cassidy said...

Congrats of the Neutragena, that is an awesome accomplishment.
Loving the skirt and the floral top and the gorgeous clutch. Looking forward to seeing the Bollywood Ball outfit( I voted magenta)

Setarra said...

Congrats on being chosen as an ambassador!!! I can't wait to see what they have in store for you!!!

Annnnd I'll be stalking your instagram to see how your Bollywood outfit comes out :)

TheTinyHeart said...

Congrats, Shanna! I bet the trip to LA will be amazing! And I can't wait to see your crop top outfits. I am thinking about getting one but I need some inspiration first!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Lewis Lane said...

Safe travels and have fun in LA :)

Liz said...

Super cute outfit. Love it.

http://www.lookfortheoccasion.com

Rebecca said...

Sooooo happy for you Shanna.....I'm sure you'll have a ball this side of the coast! Great look today btw!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Jenn @ WLB said...

I loveeee the way spring makes everyone feel! I'm a total sucker for the spring excitement! Have a great time in LA!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

That is SO DANG exciting!! You are going have a blast and do great. Love this look too. So pretty and classy.

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Sarah said...

Congrats, that's so exciting! I hope you have fun in LA :)

Victoria Mason said...

Congratulations!! That is so wonderful! Have fun!! You will be awesome!

L,
Vicky
www.themummychronicles.com

Annie said...

Congrats on the Neutrogena gig lady...that's amazing! Love love love that floral top on you...so pretty. And your first day of Spring sounded wonderful :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Jessica @ Here&Now said...
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Jessica @ Here&Now said...

Get it girl! That is so awesome. Good things DO come to good people!!
xx

K said...

Grats on the gig!
Love the touches of gold in the outfit. perfect.

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

And that is why I love you. You didn't pretend to have worn this all day. Because if you walked the dog in that, well, you're my hero. ;)

Paige Flamm said...

That floral top is so lovely!

Paige
http://thehappyflammily.com

Sarah said...

You are such a rock star- can't wait to see your pics next week!

And I will be stalking Insta this weekend for photos of you in the beautiful dress!

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

So excited to see your eyes in this post...no more sunnies :) What an exciting opportunity! You will be great!!

Elizabeth M said...

Congrats on partnering with neutrogena - you deserve it! Love your Gigi clutch, I got one recently and can't wait to get a post up with it :)

Rachel Lynne said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to follow along on your adventures! :) Also, this look is so so so chic!

Elise @ High Heels and Glittering Eyes said...

Congrats pretty girl! Have a blast in LA and enjoy that beautiful Cali sunshine! Can't wait to see these crop tops...trying to decide if I can pull them off or not.

snippetswithalex.com said...

I love the look! That skirt and top look stellar on you! :) and Congratulations!
-Alex of http://snippetswithalex.com

Samantha Curtis said...

That's amazing! Congrats girl! Enjoy every minute of it :)

Nicola J said...

I love these H&M skirts, perfect shape and texture. The red is perfect with the blouse

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www.thebeautycheck.com

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Another ambassadorship?!? SO COOL! YOU GO! :)

Kayla MKOY said...

Another sponsored trip!?!?! AHHH! So dang excited for you!!!! :) you're going to have an amazing time!!! Obsessed with this red skirt -- its gorgeous!

Andrea Darst said...

Congrats Shanna! So happy for you and I know you'll do great!

Ashleigh said...

Yay Shanna! Have fun and take lots photos!
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Jeans and a Teacup said...

CONGRATS! I just love this outfit! Midi skirts are awesome and I'm hoping I can find more like this one at H&M. I always seem to miss them.
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

M said...

Wow Congratulations! the top is lovely!

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

Congratulations girl!!!

super chic mom said...

Congrats! Super cool to see a blogger I love in a magazine. You look great in people style watch!
Kim
www.superchicmom.com

Simone Howell said...

You look amazing and I know you will ROCK it! It's only LA...not London...which you already conquered by the way :) good luch gorgeous! Enjoy the LA sun and energy. Xxoo

Simone Howell said...

You look amazing and I know you will ROCK it! It's only LA...not London...which you already conquered by the way :) good luch gorgeous! Enjoy the LA sun and energy. Xxoo

Seepz said...

Congratulations on the Neutrogena Gig! Love your Skirt and Clutch in this outfit!

Have a great day.

~ Seepz
http://www.savoirstyle.com

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

That's so awesome!!!

Amy Ann {the real arnolds} said...

I love this outfit! Congrats on your opportunity!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I am behind on my blog reading so I don't know if you've posted about the Neutrogena trip but I've been following along on Instagram! That is SO exciting! And I love this outfit!

OccasionallyAJ said...

Congrats on the Neutrogena gig! That's huge and so awesome. Love the spring look, I'm ready for warmer temps!

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

Tania Milton said...

Love the inspirational color concept as well as contrasting of floral with minimal..Go girl!

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