Black and Brown beach dressThis dress is a cute little beach dress, that I turned into a summer worthy maternity dress. I love the fun beachy print overlay. The dress is a little big on me even with my added weight and girth, but belting it was an easy fix and I like how it looks. What do you think? Still baggy and shouldn’t be worn, or a chic option for relief in hot, humid weather?!? I’m hoping you choose the first option! If not, I will still probably wear this again. Hopefully styled a little different for fall. I also will probably try to alter it a little, so I can wear it without a belt too.

black beach dress with brown accessoriesI would love to hear how you would style this dress for fall. I’m thinking colored tights and boots. Any other suggestions? Color combos? I really like the black and brown I wore today, but I’m open to other options too.

Mod Style Beach DressLyla and I went to the park, so I knew this would be a cooler option that pants or even shorts. The flip flops were a necessity too. It was the day after a storm, and I didn’t want to trash any of my nicer shoes tramping through the woods.

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Dress-Thrifted, Belt-Target, Shoes-Old Navy Bracelets-? Ring-Lia Sophia

In 2003, the city of Lincoln had a public art exhibit around town that featured artistic bicycle sculptures. Of course, it was aptly named the Tour de Lincoln. At the end of the 5 month public run a large auction was held. Many of the 71 bikes on display still remain in the city, although, some have different permanent homes.tour de lincoln black-dress-bicycle-sculpture

I ran across one of the bikes during my “Best Friend” photo shoot, and decided it would be a good project to try and take my ootd pictures with as many of the Tour de Lincoln bicycles that I could find. This may take awhile, but here is my starting point on my personal Tour de Lincoln.tour de lincoln black-dress

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The Scoop

Black Dress- Target (last worn here), Floral Dress underneath-Target (last worn here), Wedges-Cole Stewart/thrifted, Ring-Target, Bracelets-Charlotte Russe

I found Miss Ky’s Couture at the Haymarket Farmer’s Market in my area. When I passed by the booth, I saw a few different pieces that I liked. It was the charm necklaces that caught my eye originally.

Then I saw the earrings she made. I really like how simple some of them are without looking boring. I believe that all of her earrings are made from sterling silver.

Kylee also makes personalized silver tag style necklaces. I also found a handful of other really cute pieces that were a bit on the fun side. Brightly colored coiled rings, or button embellished rings in a variety of sizes, colors, and shapes. Or, if you prefer the more sophisticated pieces she has oodles of pearl and silver items. I wanted to get several different colored pearl necklaces.

However, what I ended up walking away with is three of her bottle cap charms. Why did I get them? I wanted to make a creative mother’s necklace. My one of a kind necklace includes a charm that has a letter representing each of my children, and one with an “!” for the baby I never got to meet.

A few things that I like about these specific pieces is that the charms may rub up against each other, but they haven’t gotten scratched up at all. Also, I can switch them up to a variety of different chain styles and lengths. I love the number of choices that this gives me. I’ve gotten lots of compliments on how cute the necklace is, and how wonderful the mother’s necklace idea is.

I’ve got nothing but good things to say about Kylee and her jewelry. She was very pleasant to talk to despite how blazing hot out it was, or how busy the market was. I know that I will be going back to her booth soon, and can’t wait to show you what I get next!

*The bottom three pictures are mine. All other pictures came directly from the Miss Ky’s Couture Facebook page.

7/25/11#2

Yes, I mean HOT.  You know the weather I’m talking about the. It is so hot out that the heat index is 120+. When the humidity has reached a level so high that your glasses fog up as soon as you step outside. The kind of day that you take a shower, and run out of cold water. That is is the kind of weather we had in Nebraska last week. I kid you not. I also, have heard that this unbearable heat wave is headed to the East coast. For that I am sorry. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

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What should you wear on days like this? The answer is simple, as little as possible. Preferably, in a lightweight fabric such as cotton or linen. I chose this no fuss sundress from Target, and added a patterned belt that I got from Dash Dot Dotty. (Sorry I didn’t get a good picture of the belt. When it is that hot out you only get about five pictures in, before, you are a puddle on the ground.) I went with a cuff bracelet to keep my accessories simple, and shoes that would let me breath.

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The Scoop

Dress- Target, Belt- J. Crew (gift), Sandals-Target

7/21/11#6

When Everybody, Everywear announced that they would be running a special thrifted edition of EBEW I knew exactly what outfit I wanted to wear. I mentioned in my What They Wore post about Colored Pants that I finally snagged a pair of my own at the thrift store. This search was a long time coming. I’ve been looking for a pair of colored denim for over six months now.

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I was so happy when I found this fuchsia pair on sale for only $1!  Not only was it a fun color, it was in a size I am able to currently wear without any trouble. Yeah!!!

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I knew I wanted to keep the pants the main focus of the outfit; so I wore a loose, gray sweater and black wedges.

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The Scoop

Sweater-NY & Co, Necklace-Target, Pants-Billabong (thrifted), Shoes-TJ Maxx

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