Friday, July 25, 2014

Beaded Details


I wore this Wednesday night for a blate (blogger date) with Sarah. We met the good old fashion way...online. I can't even remember how we stumbled across each others blogs, but I am so thankful the internet brought us together. We made it official in real life last summer when we attended Texas Style Council. I haven't seen her since then, but honestly it was like zero time had passed. We didn't sit down and ask one another broad questions about our lives or try and play catch up. We cut straight to details, engaged in normal girlfriend talk and weren't timid to dig right into some serious food. 

We both know exactly what has been going on in each others lives because of our blogs. It's kind of crazy that I seem to be in the "know" about blog friends' lives more than I know about some people in my family. It's pretty wild. But we can't help to sometimes have more insight about our online friends current happenings since most of us document in-the-moment details, daily activities and weekly statuses.

It was so refreshing to sit and chat not only about blogging, but also silly tibits about our summer, our husbands, shopping, house projects and so many things in between. You know, girl stuff. I wish she would make her way back to the Hill Country and kick the Dallas area to the curb. Maybe one day. In the meantime, we will have to continue our online courtship until we hug again. Hopefully the next time we see one another, our husbands will be in tow. I am dying for them to meet.

Forever 21 Beaded Top // Limited Shorts (option here and here) // Go Jane Heels (option here) // Kendra Scott Cuff c/o The Jeweler's Wife // Kendra Scott Ring // Lilac Bijoux Breathe Necklace c/o // Wrenn Jewelry Ring c/o // Gold Clutch (option here and here)

This beaded razor back top has been a trooper for me. I have worn it several times in the last year or so, but kind of forgot about it until I was browsing Forever 21 online and came across it again. What? They brought something back that I got over a year ago? Yes, they did. Actually, I wasn't too surprised because this has happened with one other dress that I have. I have to wonder what their reasoning is when restocking certain pieces that were originally available twelve-plus months ago. I can't think of another store that does this or at least I haven't seen it. Things that make you go hmmmmmm.

On a completely different subject and a racy one at that, who watched the 50 Shades of Grey movie trailer yesterday? I shamefully will say that I viewed it three times. I am still not sold on the actor, but dying for February 14th to arrive. Ross should be happy that I will be a cheap date this Valentine's Day...take me to the movies, let me see Christian Grey, reminiscence about how my life was put on hold until I finished all three books, buy me a bag of popcorn, Milk Duds and Diet Coke. I will be good as gold. Plus, Beyonce did a remake of "Crazy in Love" for the movie. If you aren't a 50 Shades fan, watch the trailer just to hear a snippet of the song.

Okay, I rambled enough for a Friday. Ya'll have a great weekend.

Shanna

47 comments:

prettyanddelectable.com said...

How fun to meet up with a blogging friend! That yellow and black top is so pretty. You always find the best items at F21!

M said...

Love the yellow top, you look gorgeous!

besos,
M
http://theflowerduet.blogspot.com/

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

Hey you look so cute, love this top. I did watch the trailer, I didn't read all the books but I do want to see the movie.

xo
​PinkSole​

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Love the top, the beaded detail is perfect. Awesome pairing with the gold clutch and I adore your necklace.

http://princessaudu.blogspot.com/

Susan Jeffries said...

This top is so cute! I still love Forever 21 and I am twice that age;) I cant wear everything in their shop, but I find great tops there!! I just heard the remix of that song and love it! I doubt if I see the movie - to comes out right in the middle of dance competition season . So let me know how it is(: Have a great weekend!! Susan

Angela said...

Love the bright color of the top. The necklace is so sweet, love it too. You look Fab!
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Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

I love this bright color on you! And I watched the trailer yesterday too. The actor definitely was not what I pictured at all. He looked so young and boyish? I'm still curious to check out the movie though!

Tracy Walpole said...

ok I'm so out of it... I didn't even know there was a trailer. ha! what's with that actor? or the woman for that matter? they both weren't what I was picturing in my head. but looks for sure like they might catch everything possible for the big screen without classifying it as a porno. :) I'm excited to see it!

Because of Jackie said...

Oh, comments work for me again! Yay! Okay, so the 50 Shades trailer, YES. Cannot wait. Loved it! Also, love your bigger date look, that glitter clutch and ring really rock my world…I NEED;) Happy Friday, friend!

Always Maylee said...

You look beautiful! I love this top on you. I hope one day we can meet in real life too. :)

Oh and I totally watched the 50 shades trailer!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Sarah said...

Guuuuhh two of my absolute favorites in one place! Would have LOVE to be there with you two beauties!

Whitney and Blaire said...

The detail on that top is ah-mazing! Love the way you styled this. Happy Friday!
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod

Charnele Michel said...

love that pop of color Shanna! Fun date night look

Stormy said...

Gorgeous! You look great in yellow!

Lisette said...

I just love this on you! Gorgeous as always!

TheTinyHeart said...

Blogger dates are always so much fun! If you're ever in Jersey one day we'll have to meet :)

I watched the 50 Shades trailer but I'm still not thrilled about the casting.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Rachel Lynne said...

This tank is TOO fab! Love it girl!

Tori said...

This outfit though--killing it girl!! So fun to hear about your blogger date--I have followed both of your blogs for awhile :) Ps. you are sooo right about the Crazy in Love Remix--totally loovved it!

Tori
FashionBlingGirlyThings

110142693793485377328 said...

SO. I've never read the books yet!! I think I must be the only person in the world who hasn't! Rectifying that asap! Love this out fit and I'm DYING for the clutch. So fun.

Sarah Tucker said...

I am trying to convince Chris daily to move down there...he says he has this job or something like that ;)

So happy we got to spend time together...and you looked hot, as usual!

Love you!

Kayla MKOY said...

You seriously look amazing!! I told you it wasn't just thanks to a good filter!!! ;) I obviously am loving the yellow, but that simple, super cute necklace?! Love! I love meeting blog friends in real life, it's seriously the coolest thing.

Caroline said...

I always find it so weird how I know bloggers' day-to-day happenings better than my own friends'. SO strange. And I did watch the trailer (but didn't read the books) - holy wow, that elevator scene though! And of course Beyonce!!!

Happy Friday - love that happy yellow on you :)

Erin LFF said...

LOVING this outfit, woman! One of my faves!

Vicki said...

I love your top! And yes, I did watch the 50 Shades trailer, twice... But I'm not sold on Christian or Ana either. I will definitely go and see it, but I still think it was more amazing in my head while reading the books. ;)

Adri Lately said...

I'm pretty sure you have an amazing closet and I would wear everything in it! Love this date look! Seriously, who else could make yellow and black look so good and not come off as semi bubble bee-ish?
xo Adri
www.adrilately.blogspot.com

The Starving Inspired said...

So beautiful... What a great outfit on you...

The Starving Inspired

Shannon Geurin said...

So I've looked at your blog today so many times that i can't remember if I commented, but I love the look..and I have to admit I'm majorly crushing on your blog. Love it! :-)

www.onestylishmom.com

Ashleigh said...

I loved the remix of crazy in love. It was great and the trailer looks good too.
THIS OUTFIT THO!
Yes! Especially DEM SHOES! They are hot. -Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Megan B said...

I love my blog friend!! It's so great making those connections with people. I love the outfit. xo ~ The Fashionista Momma

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

So pretty Shanna! You look GORGEOUS in that top!

Miss Hot Couture said...

Sounds like you guys had a super fun blate!

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Taramixandmatch said...

This top is absolutely amazing on you!

Irena D world said...

Hi Gorgeous
I love your blog You have great idea's of styling
Lets follow each other ?
Please let me know I blog about latest trends and lifestyle
Kisses
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Irena D

birdie to be said...

Love your top, pretty girl!

snippetswithalex.com said...

I love meeting other bloggers in person! So fun. Great look Shanna. I love that yellow on you!
-Alex of http://snippetswithalex.com

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Isn't it funny how well we can get to know someone through their blog? I love the outfit you wore for your blate! That top is amazing!

Chelsea Davis said...

I adore this look on you and catching up with blogger/friends is sometimes what you need. I love that through blogging I have also met amazing people, glad you shared a bit of your friendship with us!

Xo Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com/

willfullyelegant.com said...

You look so very pretty Shanna! Love this combination. if only I could remotely pull off a similar outfit ever..sigh.
xoxo

Ally said...

I am IN LOVE with this top!! Can't believe it is Forever21... great news for my bank account :)

I love meeting new blogger friends and realizing that somehow you are like soul mates. It's the best!

http://www.confessionsoftheglitterati.com/

Lewis Lane said...

Love the outfit. Hope you had a great weekend! I did some major shopping this weekend getting ready for our trip

Agnes Mayer said...

Great outfit Shanna. It's nice to meet other bloggers.


Agi:)

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Jeans and a Teacup said...

You always look so chic, Shanna! Love this outfit!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Jeans and a Teacup said...

You always look so chic, Shanna! Love this outfit!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Kayla Gilbert said...

You look drop dead! Stunning!! And I agree.. not sold on the actor for 50 Shades either.. ick.

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Dawn Lucy said...

STUNNING! So chic and hot. Love the necklace.
OXOX
Dawn Lucy
http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

Susan Liberatore said...

How tanned are you?!?!??? I am SO jealous.
Looking gorgeous. And I must check this trailer out. xox

My-cliffnotes said...

Love the top, especially the color!!!

xx
Tab

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