One Stop Outfit

Happy Friday lovelies! I cannot believe that it is already April 21st…Didn’t April JUST get here?

Last weekend my family visited me for Easter and we got to do a lot together, including shopping! I always love to take people to the Bentonville square because I think it is the coolest and cutest thing. I wanted to stop by my favorite boutique there called Elysian to look for a last-minute Easter dress (it was Saturday). I was so excited to see their new location, it’s beautiful! If you live in Northwest Arkansas, you should check them out. They have wonderful, unique items for a great price! 

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Warby Parker Haskell-Flash Sunglass Launch

Hello everyone! I hope you have had a great start to your week. It seems like the weather is getting nicer and summer is quickly approaching!

Today Warby Parker launches their new sunglasses line, taking a twist on their classic Haskell frame! If you use Warby Parker, whether its for sunglasses or eyeglasses, you know they seek to satisfy and meet the needs of their customers! I fortunately don’t have to wear eyeglasses quite yet but plenty of my friends do and I know they love getting to test out the Warby Parker glasses using their Home Try-on, where you pick frames that you like, sent all right to the comfort of your own home, you get to try them on, and decide which one you like best. How cool is that? 

This just gets me even more excited for their sunglasses launch today! Summer is just around the corner, and so is the need for more sunglasses…

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Post-Vacation Depres–ENJOYMENT

Okay so I am not going to try and hide it and come out and say I definitely had post-vacation depression Friday and Saturday after coming back from the most lovely coast in America. (not serious clinical depression but I was bummed, which is out of the ordinary for me) There is no way to express how much I adore the west coast, its mountains, its rocks, its people, its cities, its weather, its vibes. It calls my name. It felt completely unreal. Ever since I visited Oregon in 2012, the west coast has all been a dream to me. I dream about it all the time. I crave for it as I double tap the PNW photos scrolling through my Instagram. So when I was finally able to live that life again.. I swore I was in a dream. I was. But it was real life. It reminded me of the wonderful things that are ahead. Continue reading

A Monday in California

AAAHHHH I am still freaking out that I went to California this week. I was so blessed to get to go to San Francisco for my spring break with 3 of my best friends. We were there Sunday through Thursday. 

I knew that in going to California, my outfits mattered. I brought the best of the best that I had. I’m so excited to get to share with y’all what I chose to wear on Monday.  Continue reading

Fashion – Just Wing It

Today is a Monday and I am cozied up in my dad’s home with him and my sister. With our Christmas tree still up and our decorations still showing, a storm is blowing right through, postponing my trip back home to Fayetteville. I love rainy days. But I only love them when I can spend all day at home. I’m stuck now but that’s okay.

Flashing back to Wednesday… 

I spent a bunch of days last week window shopping and Wednesday I bought one shirt at Forever 21 for only a dollar! How did I do that? The Forever 21 Credit Card. I had a $10 reward and used it on a shirt that was $10.90. I literally found this shirt in the dressing room while my friends were trying stuff on. It was soft, jersey type, see through, just my size, and long. SO RAD!! I tried it on over my crop shirt and thought, “What the heck, looks great with this outfit,” and I got it. It was a dollar.

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Friend/sister Maddie and me in Buckle

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JILL and me. Also like a sister. We shared Chick-fil-A fries

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My beautiful sister Anna with Mom’s sunglasses on. (They are from a flea market)

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I fell in love with this jacket at Forever 21! I want it so badly but I am trying not to spend much money at all because I am saving up for a mission trip in the summer. So I took a picture for a later date if I still really want it.

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So HERE is the shirt I bought at Forever 21 for only a dollar. Underneath the shirt is a blue crop from Forever 21 that says “wild & wonderful”

My jeans are from Old Navy, shoes are brand new Nikes I got for Christmas, the suede NY cap is from Boohoo, the sparkly choker is from Forever 21.

Jill and me had a photoshoot. SHE’S SO CUTE AND STYLISH. Her shirt is from Maddie’s closet (her sister), new bling from Claire’s (the store), and Converse from Santa.

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And of course I took a picture with Maddie.

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I had a fun day at the mall and have had a fun week of rest in Louisiana. I am ready to be home but I don’t ever want to rush anything! I truly try to enjoy every moment because I believe you can find purpose in everything. It is great seeing my forever friends and my family. I love them so much and wish I could be better at long distance relationships! I love being present where I am though.

Well I hope you all had a very happy New Year and wonderful holiday time! You made it to 2017! It’s a new year. I love new things. Really it’s just another day to me, though. I am still me and the best is still yet to come!

xx, Claire

HOLIDAY FAVE DAY

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, y’all! 

I truly hope your Christmases were joyful and your New Year’s celebrations are fun!

For Christmas, I went to 2 Candlelight services with my church, New Life Church. The first one I attended was at home in Fayetteville and my friends did such an amazing job putting on a fun service. It was a special time to remember! 

The second Candlelight service I attended was at the Little Rock campus and I went with my sissy Madi and it was HUGE and very entertaining!! NLC has such talented people and really shows excellence with what they’ve got! I’m proud to be a part.

Half of Christmas Eve I spent in Hot Springs with my grandparents while my grandpa spent his last day in rehab (thank you God) and the other half of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day was spent in Louisiana with my close family. I got amazing gifts and I love getting gifts. I think it’s so strange that on one day of the year, you are just flooded with new stuff. It’s really great. But I can’t help not to think of and pray for so many people who don’t have a good Christmas because of horrible past Christmas experiences or a bad family situation. I’m thankful for what I have and I’m thankful for what I don’t have because God is good.

Anyway, I TOTALLY LOVED MY OUTFIT. I went shopping with my roomie the day before and found gorgeous items. I was shocked with how easily and quickly I found items that looked to beautiful together. I already owned the heels and knew I would be wearing them (regardless of the weather). I first found the top and probably had the first moment ever like this: I knew when I saw it that it was the one. Even before I tried it on. It is a metallic light pink – rose gold. I knew it was perfect and trying it on made it even better. So I found a beautiful skirt to go with it, which happened to be in a random spot in Forever 21 and I glanced and said, “eh, I’ll try it on.” When I tried it on, I loved it. And knew I needed a choker to match. As I stood in the checkout line, a sweet lady in front of me held this sparkly choker and I asked where she found it and I grabbed it to add to my outfit. Perfect timing.

  • Top from Francesca’s
  • Skirt and choker from Forever 21
  • Clear heels from Boohoo

This is my beautiful friend Karli. I loved her outfit. She wore 2 chokers, green and red. How cool. Her top is from a local boutique called Trinkets. She sang at the Candlelight service in Fayetteville and KILLED it, like always.

This is my beautiful roomie and bestie (PTL), Kristen. How great does she look?! We got to shop together and pick out outfits, like I said. Her heels and skirt are from Francesca’s, top from Forever 21, and her necklace from her mom! Kristen also sang at the Fayetteville Candlelight service and crushed it.

Big sis and me for big kisses in front of the big Christmas tree at the NLC Greater Little Rock campus. Here I am wearing my coat from Boohoo, top from Forever 21, and choker from Forever 21. Mads is wearing my red choker from Bayou Gypsy, velvet dress from Forever 21, and leather jacket from Topshop. She’s so cool.

I hope you all have a very happy New Year’s celebration and rock whatever outfit you wear!! I love times for sparkles and metallics and fun colors. Don’t stress yourself out on your resolutions. Who says you need to wait for a new year to set a goal for yourself? Start now! Just start. Just do it. Yes, that is Nike’s motto but when you think about it, literally all you have to do is do it or you’ll never get it done.

xx, Claire