dressing up a tee.

last weekend I was a guest judge for a food competition downtown des moines, battledish. it took place on saturday, and was a majority of the day activity. I wanted to wear something I’d be comfortable in, yet made a statement, and incorporated a tee shirt from my favorite local clothing company, RAYGUN.

nothing dresses up a tee like a blazer. and a pair of fall-appropriate booties.

dressing up a tee // LLinaBC.com

dressing up a tee // LLinaBC.com

dressing up a tee // LLinaBC.com

dressing up a tee // LLinaBC.com

dressing up a tee // LLinaBC.com

leopard blazer / RAYGUN tee shirt / dark skinny jeans / black booties / 3.1 phillip lim x target crossbody.

dressing up a tee // LLinaBC.com

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a skirt with a twirl.

it’s that time of year. you walk outside & have no idea what you’re going to get. it could be hot. it could be freezing. there may be a chance of rain. or better, the temperature could change in an instant. at least that’s the story in the midwest. you can find me out on our balcony each morning, in my pajamas, checking the weather. sorry I’m not sorry neighbors.

if it warms up, roll up your sleeves. if it gets chilly, layer on your blazer you brought along. because you’re prepared.

a skirt with a twirl // LLinaBC.com

a skirt with a twirl // LLinaBC.com

a skirt with a twirl // LLinaBC.com

a skirt with a twirl // LLinaBC.com

a skirt with a twirl // LLinaBC.com

life’s better with a twirl.

a skirt with a twirl // LLinaBC.com

pink long-sleeve silk blouse {on sale} / black suede heels {on sale} / silky skirt / 3.1 phillip lim x target black tote / capwell + co pink statement studs / capwell + co white bib necklace.

a skirt with a twirl // LLinaBC.com

it’s time for a girl’s night out.

happy thirsty thursday!

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an ode to [J], of sorts.

[*editor’s note: this post was originally titled “weekend snapshots”. once I finished writing + read it ..I realized “an ode to [J]” was exactly what it was. and a more appropriate title. he was a DIY building, early morning shopping trooper this weekend].

sometimes when you least expect it, you have the absolute best weekend. I’m happy to report – mine was unexpectedly amazing, except for my fantasy football team. nothing life altering, but ‘it’s the little things in life’.

since I’m not quite ready to give into monday, I want to share a few of those “little things”.

weekend snapshots // LLinaBC.com

[J] & I officially reached gold status at starbucks – & our sparkly card arrived in the mail. iced coffee addicts at their finest.

I mentioned on friday, after [J]’s success with our DIY wine racks ..I wanted more. so I created a “man list” for him. little did I know he’d surprise me & tackle the entire thing this weekend ..

weekend snapshots // LLinaBC.com

our DIY toothbrush + hand towel holder.

weekend snapshots // LLinaBC.com

I have a thing for pallets ..& I blame pinterest. but after months of pondering what we should do with the pallet we acquired, [J] turned it into this beauty ..

weekend snapshots // LLinaBC.com

to compliment our grey + yellow bedroom.

the ode to [J] to continues ..

I was so surprised to receive a package on friday, containing an article of clothing I had re-pinned on pinterest earlier in the week. that I did not purchase.

weekend snapshots // LLinaBC.com

“I NEED COFFEE” long pajama tee.

[this was very sneaky of you [J]. and I love it].

another surprise ..

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LLinaBC business cards that [J] created // from moo.

weekend snapshots // LLinaBC.com

they are amazing.

and last, but certainly not least ..

on sunday morning, I bribed [J] with iced coffee to get out of bed at 6:30AM and go to target with me, for the launch of the 3.1 phillip lim collection. I had my eye on the black pashli doppelganger, and needed my hands on it. so I sacrificed sleeping in on a sunday. and kindly made [J] do the same. when the doors opened at 8AM ..we went straight for the handbags. and five minutes later, they were all gone. but not before I got the bag I wanted, plus a yellow crossbody. & the BOOM sweatshirt.

weekend snapshots // LLinaBC.com

[they’re both sold out online, but may still be available in your target store].

weekend snapshots // LLinaBC.com

see more photos of the phillip lim + target adventure on LLinaBC’s facebook page.

bonus: my college team, the iowa hawkeyes beat our instate rivals.

so there you have it. what makes a great weekend in my book.

have the best monday.

see you tomorrow!

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