Saturday, June 30, 2012

Currently obsessed: Multitude hair ties

I was catching up on my cupcakes and cashmere today, and even though I know all of you probably already read Emily's blog, I'd thought I'd share these cute hair ties that I'm currently obsessing over. 

These hair ties from Anthropologie come in a bunch of different colors and patterns, and I want all of them! What a cute way to spice up a pony tail, right? These are so much more fun than a regular old hair tie. 


I love the leopard one! What are you currently obsessing over? 

P.S. I haven't forgotten about my upcoming giveaway! I'm still so excited about this, so please stay tuned!! 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Monday motivation (a day late)

Hands down, my favorite board on Pinterest is my Words to Live By board.

I'm a sucker for these little sayings, and I love being able remind myself of some of them when I need a little inspiration or motivation. 

And that's exactly what I hope they help all of you with, too!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Weekend recap

Michael and I drove to his parent's house on Friday and then spent Saturday in Baltimore. The Orioles were playing the Nationals that night, and we spent some time before the game walking around the Inner Harbor. 

{I'd like a sail boat, please}

{On the water taxi}

{I got so many compliments on these neon orange J. Crew shorts. Thanks, Leah!}

{Camden Yards}
{It was such a beautiful day}

{Doesn't Michael look like he should be out there playing?}
{The view from our seats}
Even though the Orioles lost, we had such a great time. Thank you Stacey and Toliver for such a fantastic weekend! 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Happy things

Here are some of the things that have made me happy recently:

{A new Pandora charm from Michael}

{My great grandmother's wedding ring}

{The best bloody mary I've ever had}

{Roses from Michael}

{Wine on the porch with Leah}

I'm off to spend the weekend with Michael's family. Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Please excuse me...

....while I cope with today's heat by the pool.

Happy Friday eve everyone! 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Best summer nail color

My pick for the best summer nail color (so far) goes to: 

{China Glaze nail color in Flip Flop Fantasy}

It's the perfect neon orangey-pink hue, and it looks great with a summer tan.  

And if you didn't believe me before, here's proof. And yes I took a picture of my toes on Instagram (thanks airplane mode!). Because a picture of feet just looks better with a filter. 

What's your favorite summer color? 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

J. Crew wishlist

Michael and I stopped in at J. Crew yesterday and I was drooling over everything. I really was. You can ask him.

My J. Crew wishlist is honestly never ending, but here's what caught my eye yesterday. 

Tiki print shorts
Gimme these.
Lemon zest shorts
And these. I seriously want all of their neon shorts! So obsessed!

Dizzy anchors dress
Lusting over this dress. 

Bubble necklace

 I need this necklace asap, but I'm thinking I'm gonna go for the eBay version. Any thoughts?

Classic pave link bracelet
And someone can me buy this little gem whenever! K thanks!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Catching up

I should have posted this yesterday, but..  

Happy Father's Day to the best dad there is! I love you, Dad!

Weekend recap: Saturday was spent by the pool with Michael, and then on Sunday we drove home to my parents house and had such a nice time with them and my brother. 

I took Michael to the huge Bass Pro Shops near my house and we had a fun time wandering around buying some necessities (koozies and Croakies). 

And we're both so excited for next weekend when we go to see an Orioles game in Baltimore with Michael's family! I can't wait!

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Guess what?!

I'm getting things together for my first giveaway next week!!! 

I'm so excited, and I know everyone will LOVE what I'll be giving away! 

So since it's my first giveaway, does anyone have any advice for me? I'm going to use Rafflecopter to count the entries, but other than that, is there anything else I should know?? 

I hope you are all as excited as I am! 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Pick of the day

My current obsession? 

This adorable dress from ASOS

Paired with platinum Jacks

and a cute little crossbody bag,

this would be such a pretty summer look.

What are you currently drooling over?

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Blog makeover!

I'm thrilled to reveal the new look of Wear Your Passion! 

After doing some searching, I chose Designer Blogs to help me makeover my blog. Let me tell you all, it was such an easy, pleasant experience and I'm so happy with the final result. Lindsey did such an amazing job and she was so great to work with. 

I hope you all enjoy the new look! 

Happy Saturday!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Chambray love

Who doesn't love chambray?

 I have this exact same shirt from J. Crew, and now I have so many different ideas about how to wear it next! 


Talk about versatility. I love it paired with white shorts and a brown belt for a cute summer look. 

Which outfit is your favorite?

P.S. You should all go check out the great giveaways going on right now at My Twenties Blog! I just ran out of my NARS Orgasm blush so I'm crossing my fingers for the Sephora gift card! 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Oh how Pinteresting!

Linking up with Michelle at The Vintage Apple for

{For some reason, my captions aren't working to show the sources of these images, so if you're interested to find out where they're from, head on over to my Home Inspirations board!}

What's inspiring you today?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Movie reviews

Michael and I have been hittin' up the Redbox and Netflix lately, and I thought I'd share my opinion on some of the most recent movies we've seen. 

the vow

I didn't go rush to see this movie when it first came out, which now after I've seen it, I'm glad I didn't. Yeah it was cute, and yeah Channing Tatum is nice to look at, but I really didn't like Rachel McAdams' character in this movie at all., which is sad because I really like her as an actress. And not that I have any experience with memory loss, but I just don't think I'd act the way her character did if it were me. 

the lincoln lawyer

Hands down, this is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. I'd definitely recommend it if you're looking for a movie with some action and interesting plot twists. Not to mention, Matthew McConaughey anyone? If you don't already love him, you will after watching this movie.


This movie was decent. There was plenty of violence, but considering it's about smuggling drugs, it was pretty expected. The acting wasn't superb, and Kate Beckinsale's character annoyed me a little bit. My advice for this movie: Rent it from Redbox only if everything else you want to see isn't available. 


Do NOT watch/rent/buy this movie. I repeat, it is NOT worth your time AT ALL. There's absolutely no plot and nothing in this movie made sense. It's seriously one of the worst movies I have ever seen. And that's all I have to say about that.  

What movies have you seen recently that you think I should add to my queue? 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Monday motivation

Today's motivation comes from Things We Forget

Aren't these little reminders nice?

Also, everyone should go check out my friend Elizabeth's blog! I bet you'll love it as much as I do! 

P.S. Happy 26th anniversary to my wonderful parents!! Here's to many more years to come!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Hello June!

Once again, I tried my best with this month's photo challenge, but I just couldn't keep up.

Here, however, are the ones I did do!

something i do every day = exfoliate with my clarasonic mia 2
a favorite word
{kitchen} dinner was steak, chicken and shrimp kabobs.
mocha cookie crumble frap = something that makes me happy

my beautiful mom & me
{love} little things like this

what i'm reading = love the one you're with by emily griffin
{a vacation snack} pretzels and a fuzzy navel 
something i made = a message to michael while i was at the beach
a favorite place, even when it's cold, rainy and windy
can't live without {retail therapy}
where i stood 

And that's where I stopped ... but I thought I'd share this picture of little Abby because she is just so precious.

how cute is this little cuddle bug? 

 Let's see how far I get in the June photo challenge, shall we?