Tag Archives: summer

the sunday skinny

8 Jul

The end of a fabulous fourth of July week can only mean one thing: new favorites!  From american flag obsessed DIY-ers to celebrity drama surrounding Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise’s divorce (you go Katie!) this week has it all. So as you wind down from a week of food, friends, parties and people proclaiming their love for “‘murica,” take a second to check out of our favorites.

Favorite beverage:

Sangria is easily one of the best treats of summer. Fruit, wine and deliciousness all in one pretty little pitcher, what could be better? This is a must try.

Favorite ‘merica-themed DIY:

Cute and patriotic! These shorts are easy to make and look adorable with almost any white top. A perfect fourth of July outfit!

Favorite abs:

Okay so it’s not a new favorite, but Channing Tatum’s abs are at a whole new level is his movie Magic Mike. We all know that Channing’s midsection has been famous since their debut in Step Up, but this latest movie features the up close and personal version. Be prepared to drool ladies.

Favorite silly:

These mugs would make a cute gift!

Favorite brilliant idea:

This looks so easy, cute, and personalized. So many options at a low cost!



it’s not your average fling

29 May

My summer so far has led me to the search for my warm weather soul mate.  The one who will lovingly envelop me.  Who will comfort me, but still make me feel a little edgy.  Who will look a little roughed up, short, or even have some tears, but will still be classy.  Oh, you thought I was talking about a boy? No, no, no.  I meant my search for the perfect pair of high waisted shorts!

I am not only searching, I am craving and dying for the perfect denim shorts.  Don’t get me wrong, my ex, the lowrise, has treated me well.  He was there for me at the beach when I wanted to look chill, at parties when I wanted to look cute but not like I tried to hard, and never complained when we just hung around the house with a t-shirt.  But I feel like I’m ready to take things to the next level.

With the high waisted look as a leading trend this season, you would think it would be easy to score a killer pair.  That’s where I was wrong.  First of all, when it actually comes down to it, it’s pretty damn hard to tell when shorts are high waisted and when they aren’t by just looking at the rack… or maybe I’m a little spatially challenged.  Either way, it is a constant battle determining if shorts will fall below or above my naval when I work up the effort to bring them to the fitting room.  Today at the mall, one store was nice enough to clearly mark the cut of their jeans; however, all the signs tragically stared at me screaming “lowrise” one after the other.

So until the day does come for me to spend seven minutes in dressing room heaven with my new summer beau, the high waisted shorts, here is a little eye candy to keep me (and you) satisfied.



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{all images and shorts from nastygal.com}