Verona, myFlorence, & Viva Venice!

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the FAKE David statue outside

the FAKE David statue outside

forgot the name of this Piazza

forgot the name of this Piazza

Photobombing is a habit, David

Photobombing is a habit, David

Juliet doesn't need Romeo just like I don't need a man!

Juliet doesn’t need Romeo just like I don’t need a man!

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Chillin before I ride my vespa..

Chillin before I ride my vespa..

best boating weather on the Adriatic Sea

best boating weather on the Adriatic Sea

rocking the Gondola is what I do best

rocking the Gondola is what I do best

I had the Queen over for dinner.

I had the Queen over for dinner.

Unique palatial grounds

Unique palatial grounds

Let's play find the prettiest canal.

Let’s play find the prettiest canal.

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The Road to Hana, Maui

Who woulda thunk it-a winding tourist attraction home to the East side of Maui’s dangerous, mountainous curves. Well our second day in Maui was a 12 hour day trip viewing some of the most breathtaking flora, fauna, scenery, and Hawaiian history all jam packed with 20 other bus riders from the Midwest. The weather really played with us that day; did a little rain dance, got hot, got cold, and almost blew me away off a scary slippery slope! LOL The pictures will illustrate this, passing through different climate zones but I assure you we are still on the island of Maui!

black sandy beaches exist here! :O

Would not have survived without my minty scarf.

Cliff posing before the end of our Hana roadtrip. Must. not. look. down.

Fedoras conceal all. Even the worst undereye bags!!

A hammock was meant to be here, under me lying on it lol

Marc, marking waterfall number 2

early mountain air, wishing I had a cup of Kona coffee right about now

general store man at a ranch, yes HI has ranches too! Why not lol

1 piece swimsuit- Mara Hoffman @shopbop.com
coral romper with fish belt- Marc by Marc Jacobs @TJMaxx
sunny G’s- HM retro tortoise style
mint scarf- Poppy @DSW
straw beach bag- Loop @Marshalls waaaaayy long time ago
nude cutout sandals- 2 Lips @DSW
other sunnies- Tory Burch aviators @TJMaxx
straw canvas fedora with silk sash-Eugenia Kim @Shopbop

Red. White. and Orange.

Happy 4th of July 2012 everyone! Hope everyone is having an awesome independence day full of family, fun, friends, white wine, barbeques, and THANKFULLNESS. You get my drift 😛 LOL. I just wanted to take the time out and say how blessed I am to live in this country. We all go through the day to day grind of work and life and sometimes forget what an amazing nation we live in of FREEDOM and individual rights.

I wanted to share with you my chic outfit (that’s SO not red, white, and BLUE) of what I wore during America’s birthday. My uncle stopped in town for the day so we went to the local military base and went SHOPPINGGGG YESSSS 😀 *um can we say no taxes?* followed by a bite to eat at Cheddars, our first time there, and of course the day trip would not be complete without TJMAXX. <<More haulage from ya girl maxxinista to come!

But anyways BACK to my quick outfit of the day!!

buttoned stripe top: H&M
orange t-shirt: J Crew
bow belt: H&M
grey denim shorts: Hco
purse: Chanel from China
shoes (closed toe b/c I did not get a pedi yesterday): MaxxStudio
arm candy: Jcrew rope, Ross black stones, TJMAXX rose gold magneto
hair: professionally dyed red ombre with caramel highlights! <<Also a video on that to come 🙂

Can you guess which piece cost the most??

Pollyanna side twist into a braided low chignon

Dare I say orange is slowly growing on me?!?!

Waiting for the train…or an antique bike..or a dapper air pilot to sweep me off my feet.

Super easy to create in less than 30 seconds!

The lost files! CBF fash show :D

Last night I was going through some camera pix and noticed I forgot to add these! So sorry D: I know how much it is killing you all. But at least you’ll get to see me in one of them! Indulge because it’s a fantastic Friday in June!!!

Cherry princess Casey doing her thang….strutting her stuff

Chicken salad, fruit cup, tomato cucumber sandwich, etc. YUM.

Crazy line outside the door round the block!

Mayor Macon with wifey in hand

Miss Georgia graces us with her peach perfect presence.

Formal shop out front. Can you resist this belle of the ball dress?

Princess dress for a Queen in training

The grand prize of the middday, courtesy of Cortes jewelry!

Queen of the festival 2012 in hot pink

Table for 10 me and the gals worked so hard decorating!

When in doubt wear pink! I’m wearing H&M flutter dress from Spring 2011

Rock of Ages~Chicago edition

Rock on…Tom Cruise?

The above promo image is of the movie set to release in a few short weeks! If you are not familiar with ROA, sorry for party rockin’! JK hahaha but all jokes aside..I’m pumped because my mom and I have tickets to see the broadway musical in Chicago 🙂 Nope, not New York but Chi-town! When I asked my aunt which musicals were showing in the Windy City she said this one. I really had my eye on Evita but that wasn’t showing 😦 Post living in New York I’ve been dying to see the Rock musical ever since!

Now I have the chance and I’m pretty sure I’ll be clueless the whole time they’re singing 80’s beats but that’s OKAY! What I lack in eighties culture I’m sure someone will be jiving in the theater seats. But do you know what I’m MORE excited about than previewing the musical? Putting my edgy rocker spin on something floral! Feast your eyes on my outfit I plan to style for the return of classic rock and turn up that Aerosmith! BD

What do you think? What would you do differently?

Blazer: H&M asymmetrical lapel neutral blazer
Top: Parker python cutout blouse
Bottoms: Paige floral denim capris
Shoes: Cynthia Vincent “Juno” black espadrille wedges
Jewelry: pile on those bracelets!
-Tiffany Co. Rubedo metal rose gold cuff
-Cartier gold skewed nail cuff
-Dailylook mixed rose & gold spiked bracelet
-CC Skye gold studded bracelet
Clutch: Urban Expressions black sweetheart

Turn up the music and blast the speakers in the house!