Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Boverhof Adoption/Better Way Giveaway!

Closed Tuesday, March 6 at 9 PM!

This week's giveaway is from Boverhof Adoption/Better Way Imports!

Long story short... two of my friends, John and Andrea, are
saving money to adopt a sibling group from Ethiopia!
They've been working with a company called Better Way Imports
to raise the money they need in order to adopt. You can read more
Better Way products through them and they'll receive a commission.
You can contact Andrea on Facebook if you'd like to order through them.

To enter this giveaway, you must:
(Leave a comment below saying so)

This giveaway is only open to U.S. readers.

Entries will be accepted until Tuesday, March 6 at 9 PM EST.

The winner of the No Rest for Bridget was chosen by them...
and it's Lori Ortiz Garcia.
Please email me to claim your prize!

Monday, February 27, 2012

We're all moved!

It has been a crazy week! I took an unintentional blog break due to pure insanity. We've been so busy packing, moving, driving, cleaning... and multiply that list by 10. We ended up having to make several trips this weekend back and forth to the city and we're exhausted. But we're finally moved into our new place! It's so exciting, but I've definitely been a bit sad this weekend saying goodbye. Brett and I took a final walk-through of our old apartment and reminisced in each room. I held out on tears until he told me to turn out the light in the kitchen as we walked out the door. So sad! But onto new adventures! Life is going to be a lot easier and more fun living here. I'm crazy excited! (Plus, I'll have more time for the blog finally. Wee!) Here are some snapshots of our moving process! I'll be back to regular blog posting tomorrow, finally.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

No Rest For Bridget Giveaway!

This week's giveaway is from No Rest For Bridget!
They are offering one of my lucky readers a $50 gift card.

To enter, you must:
1) Like them on Facebook
(leave a comment below saying so!)

Bonus entries:
1) Comment below with your favorite item for spring
2) Name your favorite item on their Facebook page
(Please leave additional comment for #2 below)

This giveaway is open to U.S. and international readers.

Entries will be accepted until Tuesday, February 28 at 9 PM EST!

The winner of the Shop Mamie giveaway is...
#142 // Natalya
Please email me to claim your prize!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Last time on the tracks

The chaos has begun! We've started moving! We packed up a moving truck on Saturday and got about half of our furniture over to the new place. Right now, Brett and I are sitting on a tiny love seat in our living room with stuff scattered everywhere. I feel like such a disaster, but it's such an exciting time. We had our good friends help us move and it was so much fun to do dinner and a movie with them afterwards spontaneously. I'm going to love being back in the city.

This is going to be my last outfit shot on the railroad tracks! I felt totally sad walking up to it, but at the same time... happy. I've loved living here and I would do it all over again in a second... but I'm really looking forward to moving on too. Life is crazy good. The past, the present, the future... I feel amazing about all of it. Brett and I were talking today about how we'll come back to this spot and take photos in the years to come. It's just one of those places now that is near and dear to my heart.

You can follow along on Twitter and Instagram (username: teekuh) for sneak peeks of our new apartment and our moving process! I have our entire new apartment designed in my brain... I can't wait to get started. Cleaning, painting, decorating. We're going to take the time to make this new apartment ours. When we moved into our current place, we had no furniture so it was mostly a struggle just to fill this place. With our new apartment, I'm going to put thought behind everything I hang on the walls. It's going to be so much fun!

Outfit details:
Forever 21 dress
Forever 21 coat
Target tights
Vintage Crown boots via DSW

Friday, February 17, 2012

Bloggers for ModCloth & Eva Franco!

As you guys know, I recently collaborated with ModCloth on styling the gorgeous Eva Franco What A Debut dress! They just put a round-up of bloggers styling Eva Franco dresses on their blog and I wanted to share. I'm so excited because these are three of my favorite ladies! I'm super proud to be up on the ModCloth blog with them. Be sure to check it out!

(me, Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The red walk

One of my favorite trends lately has been wearing sheer items where you can see a bandeau or bra underneath. I was able to get away with this trend here and here. This time around? Well... let's just say you don't get a full front shot today. This top was a little too sheer. Whoopsie doodles! Good thing I wore this outfit on a weekend, in a ghost beach town. Next time I'll be sure to pair a camisole under this polka-dot beauty. ;)

I'm loving how it's still light out when I get home from work. It only lasts an hour or so, but I mean... compared to driving home in the dark, this is amazing! I'm really looking forward to only having a 5 minute commute when we move. I'll have SO much daylight! Weeee! Now the temperatures just need to kick it up a notch. I'm thinking 50s and I'll be happy. I remember last St. Patrick's Day, spring finally hit. I'm hoping it happens the same way this year.

Nothing else is new, really! I have my outfits mostly planned for the Texas Style Council Conference (can't wait!). I just need to pick out my two items to swap for the Swap event and get details ready. I'm going to try and just do a carry-on this time. With warm weather, hopefully that's doable. Also - if you're attending, Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky and I will be the speakers at the "Blogging 101" table on Saturday, so be sure to sign up! It'll be lots of fun! I cannot wait to meet everyone.

Outfit details:
Juicy Couture pants via Chictopia10
Vintage charm necklace c/o Motherland
Minnetonka moccasins

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Shop Mamie Giveaway!

Closed Tuesday, February 21 at 9 PM!

This week's giveaway is from the two lovely ladies at Shop Mamie!
They are offering one of my readers their South Street Seaport tote.

To enter, you must:
1) Comment with your favorite item from their shop

Bonus entries!
1) Like them on Facebook
2) Follow them on Twitter
3) Subscribe to their blog
(Please leave additional comments for each)

This giveaway is open to U.S. and international readers.

Entries will be accepted until Tuesday, February 21 at 9 PM EST!

The winner of the Bonlook giveaway is...
#235 // Shesha Williams
Please email me to claim your prize!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Guest post on Katie Did It

Hi everyone! I'm over at Katie from Katie Did It's blog today doing a guest post. Be sure to head over and check it out! Happy Monday!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Love in the sun

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! What a fun holiday, right? An excuse to dress totally girly, wear heart-shaped sunglasses, eat too much chocolate and receive flowers on a random weekday. I love it. Brett and I headed out on this lazy Sunday to take a drive past the beach. The sunlight was perfect tonight. How is this winter? Plus, sunset was at 6:11 PM. Spring is just around the corner!

We started packing up some of our things today. It feels crazy! I was flinging my spring and summer clothes out of my closet and realized this dress matched my sunnies perfectly! I absolutely love this dress. It has a gorgeous open back and was named after one of my favorite bloggers and really good friend, Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky! You can see how I remixed it here on an ice-cream date with Brett.

Brett ordered me this amazing heart ring. I love it. Since I don't typically wear my engagement ring, this went perfect with my wedding band. It's so funny too because I was putting together a Delightful Dozen '12 delightful things' post and saw Illy posted the exact same one!

Did you guys have a good weekend? Our band played a show (you can see a video here!). On Saturday, Brett and I went to see The Vow. Oh gosh, so good. I had tears the entire movie. Then today, we started packing and ordered Chinese food in! A relaxing, low-key weekend before the chaos hits next week... ahem, we start moving! Eee!

Outfit details:
Delightfully Tacky dress c/o ModCloth
Mustard cardigan c/o AGAR
Target tights
ModCloth Look of Love sunglasses
Forever 21 heart necklace
Seychelles Hawk Wedges

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The railroad tracks

Ah, the railroad tracks. It's so silly how this is such a big part of my life. Maybe I'm just sentimental, but this is one of the things I'm going to miss most about living here. It's not just because they are railroad tracks. There are railroad tracks everywhere you go. These are the railroad tracks. The tracks I took my very first outfit photos on, the tracks that have been a big part of this blog. It's one of those things where I'll drive past them every time I'm back in our town. I have such a hard time saying goodbye to things, as excited as I am for the future. I just went through some really amazing, major life changes while living here and this place defines me a bit. It housed the three best years of my life (so far). Anyway... here is every single outfit photo I've taken on these tracks for the past 2+ years!

*my first outfit post ever!

The stories behind these photos and where I was at in my life means so much. Just in these photos alone, I took my very first outfit shots, I took my photos that won me Chictopia Style Icon, where I posed with friends before my first "fashion show", when I hosted the Dove Oscar party, when I collaborated with ModCloth on their spring fever blogger challenge, when I got my wisdom teeth out and my face was puffy, when I bought my Buddy scooter and was featured in their ad campaigns, when I guest posted for Jen Loves Kev when she had Rowan, where I was part of bloggers uniting with the Ralph Lauren Pink Pony fund to help fight cancer, when I got home and Brett surprised me with a Valentine's day fondue dinner, Easter Sunday, when I worked with Loft for breast cancer awareness and finally my collaboration with ModCloth for Valentine's Day. Big deals, right?! ♥

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bonlook Giveaway!

Closed Tuesday, February 14 at 9 PM!
This week's giveaway is from BonLook!
They are offering one of my lucky readers a $99 voucher!
(note: frames and lenses start at $99)

To enter, you must:
1) Leave a comment with the model you'd like to win from their store
2) Follow them on Twitter or Facebook

This giveaway is open to U.S. and international readers,
but shipping rates will apply for international entries.

Entries will be accepted until Tuesday, February 14 at 9 PM EST!

The winner of the 2market2 giveaway is...
#98 // Adin B
Please email me to claim your prize!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine's Day Blogger Crush

In honor of Valentine's Day coming up, ModCloth invited a few bloggers to choose their blogger crush and to spread some love by sending them a cute dress for the holiday! I chose Katy of Kansas Couture. She's been an amazing friend and fellow Delightful Dozener! Her blog is always inspiring and I love the fun + quirky outfits she puts together. I picked the Fancy Dancey Dress because I loved the fitted, romantic feel. It would be perfect for a date night out. Be sure to check out Katy's blog, Kansas Couture + shop the dress here!

Outfit details:
Fancy Dancey dress c/o ModCloth
Forever 21 tights
Steve Madden wedges