worn / kimono-styled 02

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what pink?

so here’s the second (and final) look in this mini collab with shop by misha and gage huntley designs.  inspired by, oh i don’t know… going to a concert or girl’s night out, maybe?  the base of this look is easy – a graphic tee, your favorite jeans, a killer pair of heels… add a kimono, layer on those necklaces and boom - you’re a polished, bohemian babe.  and i say polished because wearing a kimono doesn’t have to mean dreadlocks and birkenstocks.  okay?

gypsy woman kimono + the wall muscle crop tee c/o shopbymisha
jeans – local boutique
pumps – shoemint (no longer available)
necklaces by gagehuntley

11. September 2014 by paige
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worn / kimono-styled 01

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ooooo girl, you gotta get a kimono.  it’s the new black.  or maybe it’s the new cardigan.  either way, it’s a must-have.  with so many differenet colors/prints and lengths, they can be worn with just about anything.

this look is inspired by date night.
moroccan dreams kimino c/o shopbymisha
black dress - target
steve madden booties – nordstrom
chunk chain agate arrowhead necklace – gagehuntley
sandalwood mala necklace c/o shopbymisha 

another kimono-styled look coming tomorrow!

*this mini series is a little collaboration with the lovely malia of shop by misha.  check out her shop for all things boho.

10. September 2014 by paige
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zoey’s 3rd birthday

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i can’t believe our baby ginger is 3 years old!  it has been such a delight watching her grow into her own little person.  she’s spunky, smart, imaginative and has a seriously hilarious sense of humor… she amazes and inspires me every day.  love her.  anyway, before i get all teary and stuff – back to the party.  all she really requested for her birthday was a bounce house and a “chocowate” cake all to herself.  done.  it was me who decided on the unicorn theme, as we are obsessed with all things unicorn and my little pony.  it just seemed fitting.  plus – unicorn poop cookies.  i may or may not have planned a party around the idea of unicorn poop cookies.  okay yes, i absolutely did.  because we think poop is funny.  and zoey throws the word poop into at least two sentences every day.  they make zero sense.  for example - “zoey you’re right!  that sign is in the shape of a circle.  now can you tell me what color it is?”  she’ll squint her little eyes, tap her tiny finger on her chin and then – “uuummm… poop?” followed by a ridiculous fit of giggles.  see what i mean?  thus… unicorn “poop” for her party.

so.  details.

venue
a local park.  it was perfect.  we had lots of shade and there was plenty of room for the kids to run around.  i asked that everyone bring blankets and/or chairs, as i really wanted it to feel like a picnic.  also, mark set up a half dome tent that allowed for diaper changes and whatnot.

food + drink
we ordered pizza, but also offered bags of chips/crackers and cups of watermelon.  the kiddos sipped on juice boxes while the adults enjoyed margaritas.  *thumbs up*  a friend of mine made the chocolate cake, over 70 mini cupcakes and the “poop” cookies.  amazing.  (btw…here’s the poop cookie recipe.)  also, i promise not to say poop cookie(s) anymore.

decor/party supplies
i tried to use items that i already had around the house – mason jars, baskets, a fish bowl, etc – and was as thrifty as possible when necessary.  for example:  i found pink frames at target for 98 cents, spray painted them gold and typed up the party favor signs.  the glittery gold Z O E Y letters - spray painted paper mache.   most of the paper goods were purchased from party city or smart & final.  oh!  and i found the gold number 3 mylar balloon via brickyard buffalo, but that was months ago.  you can find them at urban outfitters

party favors
i hired my friend laura from skills + frills to make the fabulous party favors – unicorn horns, temporary tattoos, bubbles and the packaging for the cookies.  everything was exactly as i had pictured it!  and ps. laura and her team are amazing!  if you’re planning a party (whether you live in the area or not) and need a little assistance on the creativity front – contact laura at skillsandfrills (at) gmail (dot) com.  also, if you live locally – check out their brick and mortar work shop - design bar studios - they host crafting parties and workshops on everything crafty from photography to woodworking.

what we wore
on zoey – h & m sequined dress
on me – old navy dress

overall, i think the party was a big success.  it seemed like everyone was having fun!  but what do i know, i was drinking margaritas and pushing kids out of the bounce house.  heh!

and also, amen to pinterest for keeping me inspired.  i’m already pinning party ideas for next year’s soiree.

i hope you enjoyed my little recap.  if you have any questions, let me know!

*photography by moi and our friend matt neal.

09. September 2014 by paige
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shop house of ginger 02

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round two.  another embroidered beauty for sale!
i paired it with my favorite vintage tee, but why not try a colorful tank or slouchy sweater?  mmmmm hmmmm… that’s what i’m talking about!

$48 + shipping (US $5.95 / international $10)
would best fit s/m
measures 19 inches long with an elastic waist
perfect condition

to purchase, visit my instagram feed, find the photo of this skirt and comment with your email address.  (or let me know, here.)

if you have any questions, ask!

ps.  ironic hipster vintage tshirt with pit stains not for sale.  stop with the jealousy.  also wearing sunnndaze sunglasses.

20. August 2014 by paige
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shop house of ginger 01

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isn’t this dress bananas?!  no pun intended, seeing as it is the color of a banana.  but anyway, i’m selling it!  to you!  i believe it to be the perfect summer dress.  it’s unique, it’s comfortable, it’s effortless.  and it’s not just a dress.  wear it to the beach as a cover up or as a tunic with leggings when fall comes around.  also, it would make the most adorable maternity-style top for any mommy-to-be.

$58 + shipping (US $5.95 / international $10)
would best fit s/m
measures 32 inches long

to purchase, visit my instagram feed, find the photo of this dress and comment with your email address.

if you have any questions, let me know!

ps.  adorable mini redhead sold separately not for sale.

19. August 2014 by paige
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inspired / the mexican-style embroidered dress

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pair with your favorite booties or sandals, maybe throw on a hat and out the door you go.  i don’t know what could be more effortless (or comfortable) in the hot summer months.  plus, the embroidery on these dresses is insanely gorgeous.

i have two of these vintage beauties (well, a dress and a skirt) that will go up for sale this week.

stay tuned!

(l-r) 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

18. August 2014 by paige
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worn / lace pants

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yes to lace pants, girlfriends.  especially to this cut, as opposed to the boho/hippie-style bells.  why, you ask?  because the trouser shape is a bit more versatile – a blouse and blazer for work, a muscle tee and floppy hat for the music festival.  see where i’m going with this?  thumbs up. 

unfortunately, i fell in lust with these pants at a local boutique when they took my credit card out of my wallet and rang themselves up, so i can’t provide you with a direct link; however here are some options:  crochet pants / lace pantsmaybe you’ll find something similar!

lace pants/tank/rings on right hand - local boutique
thrifted, vintage pouch
gage huntley single quartz hoops +bent nail midi ring (on left pinky)

13. August 2014 by paige
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worn / this dress

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someone once told me that i shoot from the hip.  and it’s true… i do.  react now, think about it/feel bad/get mad/back pedal/patch up the hole in the wall, later.  eat an entire bag of nacho cheesier doritos in 15 minutes, cry when i can’t pull my skinnies over my hips and eat lettuce for the rest of the week, later.  purchase the most amazing dress without checking the bank account, live off ramen noodles and pbj (and do i really need to pay the electric bill?!) until payday, later.  because you guys… this dress.  it is the softest, prettiest thing.  i had to have it.

and we only lived in the dark for two days.  it wasn’t that bad.

no rest for bridget dreamlike maxi
steve madden booties
jasper and jeera pouch (similar)
gage huntley single quartz hoops + quartz crystal wire wrap cuff

 

12. August 2014 by paige
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a review / the bouqs co

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i love the idea of having fresh flowers in the house, but i don’t always have the extra cash and i’ve heard that stealing them from the local cemetery is frowned upon.  so when the bouqs co contacted me to do a review, i couldn’t turn them down.  i placed my order for the simple but colorful confetti bouquet and within a few days – happiness on my doorstep!  the colors were so vibrant and they opened up beautifully by the next afternoon.

i like this company.  i like the idea that my flowers are growing on the side of a volcano in south america.  i like knowing that they are cut right after i order them – not grabbed from a fridge in some dark warehouse.  i also like that the flowers are affordable and that the website offers concierge services – never letting you forget another birthday or anniversary…ever.  (men, pay attention.)  that being said… next time you need to send flowers to your mother, a coworker or to the person you’re “admiring”, order via bouqs.com - i think you’ll be happy!

disclaimer:  this post contains affiliate links.  if you click through and make a purchase, i will receive a commission. 

11. August 2014 by paige
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worn / eco style 02

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this here is just a little something i  picked up at the local thrift – a very basic summer dress that while inexpensive and practically brand new, just didn’t deliver as i had hoped.  i was going for that minimalist “swing” or tent dress look, but the bottom of the dress ended up being a bit too poofy and the proportions seemed a little… off.  but ya know, that’s the beauty of thrifting.  i spent maybe $5 on this dress and although i probably won’t wear it often, it’s the perfect wear around the house/ throw on to run to the market kinda dress.  it’s like the modern girl’s muumuu.

gap dress – second hand/thrifted
steve madden
booties
gage huntley necklaces

05. August 2014 by paige
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