Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Day 13: Stripes + More Pink

Happy hump day! How crazy is it that July is over? This year has gone by so fast, but I'm not complaining! I am so ready for fall and for my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's the greatest time of year and I am dying for it to be here already! :]

Have you entered the Albion Fit giveaway? It ends in just a couple of days, so don't forget!! 

Top: Forever 21 [similar] // Skirt: New York & Co. // Shoes: Torrid // Necklace: c/o Hawthorne Collection //  Clutch: c/o Hello Fab // Bracelet: c/o Hello Fab // Sunnies: Marshalls
Linking up with: Because Shanna Said So // The Pleated Poppy // Fashion and Beauty Finds // Style Elixir
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Day 12: H

Happy Tuesday!

How amazing is this necklace? I am completely obsessed with anything that says or represents H, because I'm completely obsessed with him! [I also have a ring that says 'H&V' and one that says 'Heath' that I never take off, and I was so excited to add this necklace to my collection!]

Don't forget to head on over to my two favorite online boutiques today--Hello Fab just marked down a bunch of my favorite items, and Sugar Love Boutique is giving a discount to all FF readers, using code  fashionflirtation for 30% off your entire purchase! 

Top: c/o Sugar Love Boutique // Skirt: Forever 21 // Shoes: c/o Sugar Love Boutique // Clutch: American Eagle via Poshmark [also love THIS one] // Necklace: c/o Bip and Bop // Bow Bracelet: c/o Bip and Bop // Sunnies: Hello Fab

Don't forget to enter the Albion Fit giveaway!!
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Monday, July 29, 2013

Day 11: Pretty in Pink

Happy Monday, and congratulations to Dani Shapiro for winning the Avenue Lou giveaway! Please email me at [email protected] to claim your prize!

I have another guest post for you today, and I don't even feel bad about it. Kahana from A Beautiful Life is introducing herself today, and she is one of my favorite fashion bloggers. Her style is amazing, and she is absolutely stunning! Head on over to her blog and see for yourself! 

I'm Kahana from A Beautiful Life! I'm so excited to be guest posting my very first time for Victoria today! I am a huge fan of her blog,  impeccable style, & infectious amazing personality that shines through on every post! 

I started my blog about 6 months ago when I was married {1/2/13}. It began as a life & style blog documenting our newlywed life & incorporating some small fashion posts. I have always been an avid fashion blog reader and about 2 months ago decided to take the plunge and add in more fashion/ style posts. I have a huge love for fashion, accessories, and clothing! This was taking a huge risk for me! I have always admired so many fashion bloggers and their amazing style. It's always nerve wracking to put yourself out to the world as well as your fashion choices! However, I have loved every minute of it. I have loved meeting new blogger friends and have felt so much support from people who have followed me! This is only the beginning & I can't wait to see where this road leads me!

My first Fashion/ style post on my blog!

1. I am 22 years old from Salt Lake City, Utah
1. I would classify my style as feminine, preppy, and classic! I like to take some risk especially when it comes to pattern mixing :)
3. I choose the name "A Beautiful Life" for my blog because it is the meaning of my name {More on my About Me page!}
4. I graduated from Utah Valley University with my Bachelors in Secondary Health Education in April!
5. I have a huge love for Dooney & Bourke!

Instagram: @kahanaora

Don't you just love meeting new bloggers? I know I do! Anyway, on to today's post. This may be my favorite outfit to date. There's just something about a feminine dress that I can't help but fall in love with. My sister actually bought it at the Down East outlet for $5, can you believe that? And then she passed it along to me, and I'm ecstatic about it! Oh, and isn't this necklace just to die for? I've always loved the fan fringe necklaces, but never loved any of the color combinations until I saw this one!

[For those of you who asked, I've been curling my hair with my straightener. My curling iron died after my hair burning incident! Let me know if you'd like a tutorial!]

Dress: Down East [gift from sister] // Shoes: Elle [old] // Clutch: c/o Hello Fab // Necklace: c/o Hawthorne Collection [on sale!!] // Gold Link Bracelet: c/o Bows to Toes // Sunnies: Forever 21 [old]
Don't forget to enter the Albion Fit giveaway!!
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Friday, July 26, 2013

Day 10: Albion Fit GIVEAWAY

Yay, I'm already 2 weeks into the 30x30 challenge and it's been great so far! I must admit though, there are quite a few items that I have had my eye on and hope to purchase soon. Like these pink Hunter boots [because obviously every Arizonian needs to have more than one pair of rain boots on hand] and this gorgeous white ASOS dress, which I wish I had purchased for my wedding reception. You can see more of my favorites by checking out my "Currently Craving" tab on my sidebar!

I have had a few requests to do a "work out" look on the blog, and since Albion Fit just sent me this fantastic tank, it was meant to be! I'm going to be completely honest when I say that I don't go to the gym. I had a gym membership all of last year and only ended up going maybe 5 times. I get really uncomfortable going to the gym because I feel like people are judging me when I can only do 10 minutes on the treadmill or only 20 reps on a machine. So generally I work out in the confines of my own home, doing workout videos [Jillian Michaels Body Revolution is my fav and Tone It Up is a close second!] or going to Yoga classes with my sister. Albion Fit specializes in luxurious and flattering swimwear, fitness, and leisure clothing for women. What I love about this Breathe Freely Tank is how loose, oversized, and lightweight it is. Personally I enjoy oversized work out tops. The Breathe Freely tank is very comfortable and I don't feel like I have to suck everything in all the time or feel uncomfortable working out in front of people. And while I'm not a huge fan of hanging out in your workout clothing all day, this top is so comfortable that I wouldn't mind it! I also think it would be super cute as a swim cover up, and I'm sure I'll use it as such at some point. :]

[Please don't mind my blindingly white upper arms/shoulders. They don't see the sun much :]

Breathe Freely Tank: c/o Albion Fit // Sports Bra: Target // Yoga Pants: Victoria's Secret // Shoes: Nike via Sports Chalet [old] // Infinity Necklace: c/o Wild Butterfly Boutique // Sunnies: Hello Fab

a Rafflecopter giveaway
**Giveaway is open to US readers only**

Albion Fit has also been so kind as to offer all FF readers $20 off any purchase of $50 or more by using code flirtation20. [For those of you interested in purchasing the Breathe Freely tank, they are oversized. I am wearing a size S.] Here are some of my favorites from their shop:

1 // 2 // 3 // 4

Good luck to everyone and I hope you all have a great weekend!!
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Day 9: Favorites

This is my favorite dress. Ever. I haven't worn it in a while [besides last week when I picked it for the 30x30 challenge] because I've lost weight since I bought it a year and a half ago, and now it's 2 sizes too big. Somehow the dress survived all of my closet purges, though, and I couldn't be happier about it. It has a tie around the waist which makes it easy for me to wear [and will be great when I'm pregnant!] and sometimes it just feels really good to wear a looser fitting dress. You don't have to worry about if you're sucking things in or pushing things out. ;] Oh, and the pockets! I die when I see pockets on dresses or skirts. They are so cute and so functional! There's nothing better than looking hot in a dress while still having a place to put your phone!

Anyway, today is the last day to enter the Avenue Lou giveaway, so make sure you've entered!

Dress: Dana Buchman via Kohls [old] // Blazer: Marshalls // Shoes: Target // Bag: Theit // Sunnies: HelloFab // Ring: c/o HelloFab // Spike Bracelet: c/o HelloFab // 

Happy Thursday! Stay tuned for another fun giveaway tomorrow!
*Linked up with: Three-fer Thursday // Whatever Wednesday

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Day 8: Repeat

This shirt has been on repeat over here lately, but I swear it's one of the most versatile shirts I own. I feel like I could pair it with almost anything and it would look great! I keep picturing it with a cobalt blue skirt though, so if any of you know where I can find one, please let me know! [Of course I won't purchase until after my 30 days is up ;] Don't forget that Sugar Love Boutique is offering all FF readers 30% off using the code fashionflirtation at checkout! Another thing that's been on repeat lately is this Wild Butterfly Boutique Infinity necklace! I have't taken it off since I've gotten it. I'm obsessed!

Well anyway, the kids start school today and I'm kind of over the moon about it. I will just have the 2 year old, and it's a whole lot easier to do things with just 1 kid than with 3, so I probably won't be at home much anymore. I love driving around and running errands, but it gets tough when you have to drag 3 kids with you. Even simple tasks like running to the post office or filling up at the gas station become difficult with multiple children, so props to you moms who do it every day! Anyone who's ever questioned if being a stay at home mom is a full time job, IT IS. H always tells me that my job is the most important [even though they aren't our kids] and that it's the hardest job there is, and I really appreciate that he acknowledges that. Being a nanny is definitely the hardest job I've ever had, but I'm grateful for it because of everything it's teaching me for when I have kids of my own. And because the kids are the cutest EVER.

On a side note, I'm going to be taking an online class this semester! I haven't been in school for about 2 years now, but I'm super excited to get back into the swing of things. I tend to get overwhelmed easily, so I thought just 1 class would help ease me back in, but it's still something, and I'm still really excited! 

Top: c/o Sugar Love Boutique // Jeans: Old Navy // Shoes: J. Crew Factory // Bag: Theit // Sunnies: Hello Fab [only $9.99!!] // Infinity Necklace: c/o Wild Butterfly Boutique // Floral Necklace: Hello Fab

Don't forget to enter the Avenue Lou giveaway! It ends in 2 days!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and please follow along with me via Bloglovin!
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Day 7: A Bit of Monochrome

Yes, it's official. I have now worn this skirt two days in a row. But hey, it's my favorite skirt! [I wore it in my engagements and it's my favorite color, that's why.]

I apologize for using this skirt as an excuse to post some of my engagement pictures, but for real, how amazing are they?? If any of you are looking for an amazing wedding photographer, Chantel Marie is your girl. Check her out! Also, I NEED TO GROW MY HAIR BACK OUT. Seriously, I miss being able to style my hair so many different ways. But I also love it short?? So indecisive right now...

Anyway, usually H and I take pictures in the morning before work, but yesterday we took them after work and the lighting is completely different. Also, we learned how difficult it can be trying to take pictures with a child in tow. We watched one of my nieces last night, and the entire time we were taking pictures she kept running over to me, trying to give me kisses and wanting to be in the pictures! It was adorable and annoying at the same time, and I'm sure it will be an interesting adjustment trying to do this when we actually have kids of our own! :]

Top: Forever 21 // Skirt: H&M // Shoes: DSW // Clutch: Hello Fab c/o // Pave Bracelet: ILY Couture [sample sale] // Gold Link Bracelet: Bows to Toes c/o // Infiniti Necklace: Wild Butterfly Boutique c/o
Happy Tuesday! Don't forget to enter the Avenue Lou giveaway and please follow along with me via Bloglovin! Thanks so much for reading!
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