Friday, February 28, 2014

Gray Matter

Today was sort of an off day for me, but at least I didn't have to walk home in the pouring rain thanks to my main girl.  
This is an outfit from last week I believe... I bought this dress from and when it arrived in the mail, I found the neckline to be too wide. I simply snipped a hole on the inside of the neckline and inserted thin elastic to cinch the neckline. I got the idea from Pinterest! 
If it is colder where you are, this dress would look cute with a denim jacket or vest over it and a beanie. Man, I wished I looked good in hats! ~ Enjoy!

Finally a change of scenery, haha ;)

Outfit details: Dress: Target, similar here, here and here, Tights: F 21, Boots: DSW

Monday, February 17, 2014

Style Icon: Amelia Earhart

In honor of Women's History Month, here is a special style icon post!

When I think of Women's history, Amelia Earhart is one of the individuals that comes to mind. Her stardom expanded from the 1920s to the 1930s. She had a passion for aviation and was ready to take on anything to make her dreams come true- and she looked good while doing it!

Was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean,
Worked as a truck driver, photographer, stenographer,
Excelled at science in high school,
And had a unique image that will always be recognized.

(Pictures featured in this post do not belong to me)

I love this peter pan collar blouse with a bow tie outlined in black piping. Very classic & demure~ I just noticed that cat statue/ghost/thing in the background, haha!

Here she is sporting a stripey halter and a radiant smile. 

Amelia, in her signature leather bomber jacket/coat. Don't you just love her fuzzy curls?

Get the look!

Thank you, Amelia Earhart, for paving the way not only for women's aviation, but for women's history. You were very brave!

This Courtney, signing off! *salute*

Friday, February 14, 2014

Sunny Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day!
I've decided to embrace Valentine's Day, being a single lady (hey there cutie) because I love eating chocolates and chocolate-covered strawberries! 

Now for a quirky shoot featuring my retro inspired crop top that I MADE. 
YES, I MADE IT (The shorts too)

Outfit details: Crop Top: Self-made, Shorts: self-made using this pattern, Flats: Kohl's, Sunglasses: Ray ban style: Sedona, Arizona, Cat-eye: Sidecca, 'Diva Shades': gifted, Nail Color: Wet n' Wild ( I need a refresh-mint)