Cactus Cool: Tank + Cardigan + Jorts

Thursday, July 31, 2014


Hi!  I've made it... I finally made it to my version of a weekend after a very long week.  Phew!  This little lady is going to reeee-lax.  That's what summertime is all about though anyway, right?  Exactly.  So I'm not going to feel bad about laying out by the pool with a magazine and a cocktail for hours on end.  Happy end of July!  (amirite?)






Off white knit cardigan: Target
-Similar styles: Amazon $2.99 (on sale from $9.99), Target $9.18 (on sale from $22.99) or Forever 21 $14.80

Gray desert print graphic tank top: Urban Outfitters
-Similar styles: Forever 21 $7.80Forever 21 $8.80Forever 21 $9.99 (on sale from $14.80) or Spread shirt $31.59

Cuffed denim shorts: JCPenney
-Similar styles: Forever 21 $7.80Forever 21 $15.80 or JCPenney $20.99 (on sale from $29)

Gold braided flat sandals (also seen here, here, here & here): Old Navy
-Similar styles: Amazon $11.99 (on sale from $42.99) or Target $19.99




Gold aviator sunglasses (also seen here & here): Charming Charlie $9



14K gold "A" initial necklace: c/o Sivado Studio

Green stone & gold ring: Ruche





How are you getting through these dogs days of summer?  As I previously mentioned, I'm getting super psyched for the next few weeks because, first, we have our upcoming European vacation and then when we get back the promise of fall should just be starting to peak through!  YIPPEE!!!




Black & White and Red [Lipstick] All Over: Tank + Distressed Jeans + Sandals

Monday, July 28, 2014


Hey all!  As we inch day by day closer to the end of August, I'm starting to get beyond excited for our trip to Europe!!  Every time I think about it I get butterflies in my stomach (the good kind, of course).  It's going to be the absolute best time.  We've waited for so long to plan this vacation, and I can't believe we are just a few weeks away from it now.  Get me to the Mediterranean already!!!






Black & white printed tank top (also seen here): H&M
-Similar styles: Cotton On $10 (on sale from $19.95), Cotton On $10 (on sale from $19.95) or Old Navy $16.94
Use promo code "BIGTIME" for 30% off your OldNavy.com purchase through 7/29!

Guess distressed boyfriend jeans (also seen here, here & here): Macy's
-Similar styles: Old Navy $14.99 (on sale from $34.94) or Forever 21 $24.80

Black & gold flat sandals (also seen here & here): Gifted from my mom
-Similar styles: Forever 21 $12.80Charlotte Russe $17.50 or American Eagle $24.99 (on sale from $29.95)






Tortoise shell oversized sunglasses (also seen here): Old Navy





Gold & navy stone statement necklace: Target






Where are you headed?  Do you have any vacation plans prior to the end of summer?  If not, I suggest a nice road trip -- cheap and always fun!

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Summer Blues: Dress + Heels + Handbag

Monday, July 21, 2014


Hey there!  How's the beginning of your week going so far?  Great, I hope!  This gal right here (being me, obviously) is tiiiiired to the ninth degree.  My very weird, not normal work schedule has got me seriously exhausted, and I can't wait until my next day off on Thursday.  My big plans?  To sleep.  To sleep in reallyyy late.  (As in so late, I'll put my college days to shame.)  #PartyAnimal





Blue jersey wrap dress (also seen here): Kohl's
-Similar styles: Target $15 (on sale from $24.99) or Old Navy $29.94

White cutout open toe platform high heels: DSW
-Similar styles: Amazon $12.99Amazon $26.99 or DSW $29.94 (on sale from $69)


White laser cut vegan leather handbag: DSW




Multi gemstone & gold layered necklace (also seen here): Mickey Lynn








Do you have a "normal" 9-5 Monday through Friday work schedule or are you on an "adjusted schedule" [that's a New Girl reference, for those in the know] like me?

If you have a spare moment, please vote for LunaVida in the Arizona Foothills Magazine "Battle of the Blogs," which you can do right here.  Thank you, dearest!




Stripe Out: Blouse + Skinnies + Heels

Thursday, July 17, 2014


I'm back!  I'm back!  I didn't desert you.  I have been so busy planning and celebrating Matt's birthday this past week!  I am huge on birthdays, so every year a birth-day turns into a birth-week.  This year for Matt's birthday we had friends over for a party one night, then went on a mini road trip and hiking in Prescott with the dogs for the day, before finishing up with a birthday dinner with friends at our favorite restaurant, Postino (yummo to the tenth degree), and then yet another family dinner at Taco Guild (also extremely nom-able).   His birthday was on July 15th, but he still deserves a blog shout out, of course,  so here it goes: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY LOVE!!!

(Also, you may notice that Luna makes a cameo in some of today's photos.  And for that, you are welcome.)





Black & white striped sleeveless blouse (also seen here): Kohl's
-Similar styles: Amazon $10 (on sale from $24.50), Forever 21 $10.99 (on sale from $13.80) or Forever 21 $17.80

Olive green skinny jeans with zipper detail (also seen here): Old Navy $17.97 (I got them in the store on sale for $10 from $34.94.)
-Similar styles: Target $12.48 (on sale from $24.99) or Amazon $15 (on sale from $38)
Use promo code "FASHION" for 20% off your OldNavy.com purchase for a limited time!

LC Lauren Conrad brown strappy cork platform heels (also seen here & here): Kohl's
-Similar styles: Amazon $16.99DSW $19.94 (on sale from $75) or Target $29.99





Pale coral crystal statement necklace (also seen here): c/o Madi & Bee Co.





How do you tend to celebrate birthdays?  Do you just hang out (AKA "chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool") or are you like us, in which you just take it for all it's worth and party hardy for a week straight?


If you guys have a spare moment, please vote for LunaVida in the Arizona Foothills Magazine "Battle of the Blogs," which you can do right here.  Thank you, thank you!



PS: Don't forget to check to see who won the Skip N' Whistle tank top giveaway!

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