Monday, July 28, 2014

Neon Pink

You all should see what my hair looks like right now because it most definitely does not look like these photos! :) I refer to my hair as a "frizz bomb" and it's a pretty accurate description of what it looks like lately. I'm still on the hunt for the magical hair product I can use after the shower, let it air dry, and then boom, it'll turn to perfectly, beachy, non frizzy waves. Yep, I am totally realistic that way. :)

Also, you have just a few more days to enter the Paint The Town dress giveaway where you can win a dress of your choice! Enter here and remember that for your entry to count, you need to regram THIS photo on instagram.
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Photos by Brittanny Taylor and don't forget to check out her FB page here!

Dress: Banana Republic (savespendspend, and splurge)
Shoes: similar Michael KorsIsa TapiaSam Edelman, and Tory Burch
Rings: c/o  Ash and Willow and Jeweliq
Bracelet: c/o Ash and Willow 



Friday, July 25, 2014

Embellished Dress

It shouldn't be a surprise that I fell in love with another Cynthia Steffe dress. The jeweled embellishments are so fun and while I was nervous that they'd fall off, the quality is great and it hasn't happened at all.

Don't forget to enter the really fun giveaway going on right now where you can win a dress of your choice! Enter here and remember that for your entry to count, you need to regram the photo on my instagram account.
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Photos by Brittanny Taylor and don't forget to check out her FB page here!

Dress: Cynthia Steffe 
Bag: Kate Spade


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pale Green and Neon Pink

When searching for a new dress, I usually look for one that flatters my figure. But when I saw this one, I decided to go for it because sometimes you just need an oversized dress you can twirl in. :)

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Photos by Brittanny Taylor and don't forget to check out her FB page here!

Dress: French Connection ( a few more left here and here)
Necklace: Kendra Scott via Nordstrom (more colors Zappos and Kendra Scott)
Bracelets: Kate Spade and Kate Spade
Sandals: Kate Spade, more sizes Kate Spadesimilar Kate Spade, another similar Kate Spade
Rings: c/o Ash & WillowClub Monaco, and Baublebar
Sunglasses: Foster Grant


Monday, July 21, 2014

Colorful Polka Dots and A Dress Giveaway!

I'm kind of obsessed with everything about this outfit and so glad that Brittanny really captured the fun vibe of the look. And this might be one of my favorite giveaways yet on the blog. The winner of this giveaway gets a Paint The Town dress of their choice! Mel Bradshaw launched her clothing line at age 21 and clearly, this girl knows what she's doing! From the adorable mailbox print dress to the musical note dress; I just can't decide which is my favorite. She's also launching her solid dress collection soon which will be available in a range of fun colors. Scroll down to find out how to enter the giveaway.

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Dress: c/o Paint The Town
Cardigan: Ann Taylor
Clutch: c/o Kensie
Shoes: J.Crew on sale
Rings: c/o Ash & WillowClub Monaco, and Baublebar

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Here are just some of the dresses you can choose from if you win! And if you don't, Mel's dresses are just $69 so you may just want to get one. :) I sized up, so you may want to doublecheck with Mel on sizing so you get the perfect fit. I'm so excited that this giveaway is international. I always feel badly when I need to keep the giveaway to US only because I love and appreciate my international followers!

To enter the giveaway, make sure you follow both Paint The Town and A Sequin Love Affair on instagram and regram the photo posted on my instagram page. There are a whole bunch of extra entry options as well but those are the mandatory ones. It would be extra appreciated if you keep following both of us whether or not you win. ;)

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Friday, July 18, 2014

A Summer Work Outfit

I am unintentionally wearing Ann Taylor from head to toe. Ha- I just feel like all these pieces make for a great summer, work look. It's all on sale so if you like any of these pieces, check out Ann Taylor because there's an additional 50% off sale! 

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Photos by Brittanny Taylor and don't forget to check out her FB page here!
Hair by Chaya of Chaya's Precuts.

Cardi: Ann Taylor
Skirt: Ann Taylor
Shoes: Ann Taylor
Bag: Ann Taylor
Watch: Michael Kors
Ring: c/o Ash & Willow

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Gorgeous Floral Print

I always talk about how floral print are so incredibly subjective because one person's idea of an old lady floral print can be another person's idea of a gorgeous floral. This floral print dress is my idea of gorgeousness (good word, right?)! And of course, this week's theme for The Beauty Buffs is floral! Scroll down to check out the rest of the floral posts and some of my favorite floral dresses.

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Photos by Brittanny Taylor and don't forget to check out her FB page here!

Dress: J.Crew
Cardigan: Ann Taylor
Shoes: J.crew
Watch: Kate Spade



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Anniversary!

I normally don't post on Tuesdays but today is a special day. Today is the one year anniversary of my first photo shoot with Brittanny! Shooting with Brittanny is a breeze and I feel SO much more comfortable (or just a lot less awkward?) in front of the camera than I did a year ago. She's also become a really close friend and I'm blessed to have her be a part of my life. I definitely feel that the quality of photos Brittanny produces is a huge contributor to the growth of my blog this year. In honor of our "anniversary," I want to share my favorite photos from our first two shoots together.  I love you wifey!

(Brittanny wrote a wayyyy more eloquent post than I did and you should definitely check it out here. You may learn just how insecure I can be. Ha!)

Also, while we're on the anniversary theme, Nordstrom is having their anniversary sale in 4 days (or now if you're a card member) so scroll down for my favorite picks!

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The above 4 photos were taken on the hottest day of the summer. It was over 100 degrees and Brittanny still managed to make me look beautiful and not the sweaty mess that I felt like!

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The photos above obviouslyyyy by Brittanny Taylor
It isn't real unless you have some cell phone quality selfies to go with a relationship. Am I right? :)


Here are my top picks from Nordstrom anniversary sale! You get early access if you have a Nordstrom card (which by the way doesn't have to be a credit card- it can be linked to your bank as a debit card) and feel free to send any of these pieces to my front door! :)
(From left to right) 1.Windowpane Skirt 2. Navy Crop Top 3. Leather Pencil Skirt 4. Printed Dress
(From left to right) 1.Leather Jacket 2. Cobalt Heels 3.Graphic Tee 4. Michael Kors Watch
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