let’s fiesta series: party dress.

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today it’s all about what I wore to my momma’s party.

I made sure the decorations reflected my mom’s personality: fun & lively! and I wanted to keep that theme going with my outfit. so I chose a bright blue cynthia rowley dress. and leopard print wedges [that may or may not have been worn ..I was working my butt off].

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the best element of the dress ..it’s pockets! I’m a sucker for dresses with pockets. is that strange?

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let's fiesta series. party dress // LLinaBC.com

dress via tj maxx {similar} / leopard wedge pumps / leopard print belt / watermelon steve madden bag / gold chain-link necklace via charming charlie {similar} / bangles & ring via forever 21

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next week I show you how to make your own napkin flowers.

let’s fiesta series:

the party recap {here}.

how to make an adult pinata {here}.

DIY photo booth {here}.

happy wednesday!


tweed + red.

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the weather has been absolutely unpredictable in iowa. it goes from 90° & sunny to 65° & rainy in no time at all. so dressing in layers is essential. you never know when you’re going to need to strip down. or cover up! my go to is always a blazer. it dresses up the simplest of ensembles. and provides stylish warmth.

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when I saw this cynthia rowley black & white tweed blazer at TJ Maxx, I may have screamed. classic & neutral, with endless possibilities. I knew I could pair it with any color pants. or any color top.

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and even dared to pair it with leopard-print flats.

blazer via tj maxx {similar} / banana republic v-neck tee / red skinny jeansdana buchman smoking flats / gold chain-link necklace via charming charlie {similar} /LC lauren conrad love woven bracelet / michael kors watch {similar}

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[it was really, really bright that day. see squinted eyes].

let’s hope warm, sunny weather is right around the corner.

cheers to a new week!

happy monday.


black friday haul.

I have never once taken part in the black friday maddness. BUT ..I love a good deal. I’m just quickly overwhelmed by mass amounts of people. and I can’t find the motivation to get up at 5AM, to shop.

this all still remains true. but ..

a lot of sales began on wednesday [so I shopped early]. and then, [J] really wanted to join in the friday festivities, all for the love of fun dress socks. seriously! [I know babe, those plain black ones are a bore!]. so we compromised, as any couple must, and went out into the wild ..once the clock struck afternoon! equipped with coffee.

[the second thanksgiving is over, the green & red come out in full force].

we went straight to JCP. for the fun, brightly colored dress socks [J] spotted in their black friday ad. this is what we were greeted with ..

black friday FAIL.

[sorry boo, I know you really wanted $4 socks. but they weren’t worth a 5AM wake-up call. and this made for a much better story].

our day started with a minor setback, but ended happily.

here’s my black [wednesday thru] friday haul.

{betsey johnson}

5 pairs for $10 – steal.

FennWrightManson {similar}/ Tahari {similar}

both tops for $34 – steal.

kensie pajama set {similar}

originally $58, paid $19.99 – steal.

steven by steve madden crossbody bag {here}. in watermelon!

originally $78, paid $29.99 – amazeballs.

now my ..

{heart holiday sweater}/{ruffle tank}/{floral dress}

LC Lauren Conrad {bow studs}

LC Lauren Conrad {black heels}

sheer, lace {holiday dress}

fuchsia {skinny jeans}

what do you think?!

I’m ecstatic. I love every single item. and love even more the deals I got.

no need to worry, TJ MAXX & Kohls had a variety of fun dress socks for [J]. I’m not the only happy camper – he got 9 pairs!

happpppppy monday :)