Thursday, August 2, 2012

Call Me Maybe

I can't believe it's August already! Where did the summer go? July has been pretty busy for me, and to be honest I haven't been in the mood to blog at all. But apparently I am in the mood now, so let's catch you up on what I've been doing and what I've been wearing. 

f21 dress, gap belt, matt bernson sandals
I love this striped dress, and it was under $20! I was in need of some (cheap) retail therapy and found this striped dress, not that I need any more striped items.

My sister Sophia's wedding is this Saturday (oh man, only 2 more days left!) but these photos are from her bridal shower earlier this month! My youngest sister came into town for the shower as well, so it was great to have everyone together! I'm wearing a Zara dress from last year, an anthro necklace, and my trusty Aerosoles.

So I really wanted one of those fancy schmancy elastic hair ties, but really didn't want to shell out a lot of money for it. Then I turned to etsy, and the prices there were better but I wasn't satisfied. I actually ended up buying some elastic myself, and making these in the exact colors that I wanted! They are really comfortable to wear, and I love all the different possible color combinations (my favorites are the neons and the minty color). 

I must be in a crafty, DIY phase right now, because the same thing happened with customized name/monogram note pads. I have a slight obsession with stationary and fonts, so I knew I had to figure out how to make them myself! So after doing some research and investing in a few little things, I made my own tear off notepads! As someone who loves to make lists and take notes, these are perfect. I can list-make to my heart's content. I'm also a sucker for a good monogram.

I was lucky enough to spend a part of last weekend out in CT to celebrate a friend's birthday! Not only was there creek floating in the rain, but we got to go out on a boat as well. It was so nice to be out of the city and get some face time with the water. 

And click for more of my backlog of OOTDs...


zara top, h&m polka dot shorts & glitter flats
f21 top, zara fringe skirt, TOMS wedges
jcrew outlet tee, old navy maxi skirt, mk bag
target maxi dress

So of course I am more than excited for my sister's wedding this weekend in NYC. I am in LOVE with my bridesmaid's dress, and I am looking forward to celebrating a fabulous couple! 


  1. Congrats to your sister! Loving your outfits as always!

  2. The blue dress and the striped maxi are gorgeous! Congratulations to your sister and enjoy the wedding! :) x

  3. congrats to your sister and love all of your DIY and outfits!

  4. Love the addition of the bright pink belt! Where is the second blue dress from?

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

  5. love the first dress with the pink belt.

    funny about the hair elastics- I just made some the other night to post as a diy on my blog! i found that "fold-over" elastic worked the best (which I see you used also) but I also bought that sparkly elastic too!

    I see you're in nyc (and so am i) so if you don't mind me asking- where did you find all of the fun colors, like neons, in fold-over elastic? I went to all of the trim stores near my job (garment district) The only semi-interesting colors I could find were a robins eggs blue and taupe!!

    come say hi if you'd like :)

  6. Rosa, I love each and every one of your OOTD's! That striped F21 dress is a must buy--I also am obsessed with stripes:) You look great. Be sure to post your ootwedding!

  7. Oh My Gosh. You looks simply beautiful. I adore your dress. I want to have one just like it. gear water pump

  8. I've been a bad blogger too, I get it. I love that necklace it is quite a statement!