Archive | June, 2013

4th of July Outfit ideas

28 Jun

Here are a few ideas on what you could possibly wear on the 4th.

BBQ-  I would keep it simple and light. breathable fabrics are best for outdoor activities. especially since it is HOT right now.

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Top: Hopes Boutique, Shorts: J.crew Factory, Shoes: Sam and Libby for Target

Hanging with friends.

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Dress: Target, Shoes: Sam and Libby for Target, Necklace: Ily Couture

Dinner Party

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Top: J.Crew Factory, Skirt: J.Crew Factory(sold out), Shoes: Hautelook, Necklace: Brina Box 

Hope you found some inspiration.

XOXO AURORA

Top bun and maxi

26 Jun

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Perfect day to wear this maxi dress. sunny but a nice breeze.

Maxi dress- Simply Swanky Boutique

Bathroom makeover

24 Jun

I want to apologize for being MIA last week with posts. I have been working diligently on our upstairs bathroom makeover. I finally finished last night and I want to show you all what I did. This post is probably going to be picture heavy so I apologize.

This is the before: Plaid wallpaper?!?!

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After almost 4 days of removing the wallpaper which in some spots it didn’t want to come off, finally it was all gone well almost. Behind the mirror was some extremely old wallpaper and well it wasn’t coming off so I just left it. no one was going to see it anyways once the mirror was back up. I used DIF gel wallpaper remover the kind in the spay bottle. it says let sit 20-30 minutes which is too long after that long of time it starts to dry. I waited about 5-6 min as its easier to remove when wet. I know some people say use windex the one with ammonia, but I didn’t remember to try that till I was almost done.

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Now I was ready to paint. this took about 3 hours. I had to use two coats, one was fine but was too bright, the second coat darkened it up and was the perfect shade. I used Behr Sea Foam Spray (Home Depot)

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These photos above (I made) I put on the middle of the mirror. I wanted to have them on the counter top but i didn’t like how it looked. So I decided to attach them to the mirror using Command Picture frame damage free hanging stripes.

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Fish pictures I found here.

Inspiration for the rules here.

The towels are from Target, monogrammed at a local monogramming shop.

Soap and tooth brush holders Target

Frames Target and goodwill.

 

Hope you enjoyed and didn’t find this too overwhelming. Ill be back this week with outfit posts. and a 4th of July what to wear post.

XOXO AURORA

 

 

 

BOWS!!

17 Jun

I have seriously become obsessed with this dress from Hopes Boutique. She has the most amazing dresses. Although this is no longer online. it may come back in stock as it is a very popular style. I am hoping to get this and this next. Hope y’all have a wonderful week.

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Chevron Love

14 Jun

I recently found this dress at a local boutique call Small Town Gypsy I had been looking for the bigger chevron print in this dress, but have had no luck. I fell in love with the color its a color you can find all over our home.

 

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Dress: Small Town Gypsy

XOXO AURORA

Lobster baby!!

12 Jun

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Just a relaxing day catching up on things around the house. Have a fabulous week.

XOXO AURORA

Top: JCrew Factory (old)

Shorts: H&M (old) Target has some great mint green shorts in stores that I have my eyes on.

Shoes: Kate Spade Keds

nautical feel

10 Jun

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Top: J.Crew Factory

Skirt: Jcrew Factory(no longer available but heres a black and white version)

Belt: Forever 21(couldnt find it online but this one is cute too)

Shoes: (via Hautelook)

Necklaces: Beaded flower- BrinaBox, Monogram- Baublebar

Bow back

7 Jun

 

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Dress: Anthropologie (On Sale!) I got this dress for less than the sale price online

Shoes: Sam and Libby for Target

Necklace: Bauble Bar

 

Feeling Blue

5 Jun

This has become my new favorite popover. J. Crew oxfords are well worth the $$ you pay for them and if your lucky you can find them on the sale racks for an even better price.

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Top: J.Crew (on sale)

Bottoms: J.Crew

Shoes: Sam and Libby for Target

Necklace: Bauble Bar

Watch: Timex via Target (Favorite watches at the moment, you can change the bands on them)

XOXO AURORA

Maxi Days

3 Jun

One of my favorite things to wear during the summer is Maxi Dresses or skirts. so easy to trow on and a a bracelet or two and your done. So easy and no thinking about it.

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Dress: Forever 21 (old) Loving this and this

Monogram Necklace: Bauble Bar

Wallet: Ralph Lauren (recent TJ Maxx find, was perfect for my cross body bags. and it pink)

Shoes: Sam and Libby for target

Nails: Essie- Boom Boom Room

XOXO Aurora