Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Packing For: Maritime Moments


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My travel bags are packed and this time I am headded to Cheese Head Heaven. The team is currently en route to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin and I am excited to join them and experience a new state. I already got my google on, earlier this week, and am happy to report Elkhart is a lake town full of classic maritime charm. Keeping true to theme I have raided my closet for some nautical theme pieces, as you might have read here, I am quiet obbsessed with this look and need to sport it ASAP. Follow me on instagram @mimismuneca for style and antique sneak peeks. 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Houndstooth Limelight


I spent my memorial day weekend missing the boys at the track, but enjoying much needed downtime with the ladies. I love it when I get the chance to just chit chat the day away en espanol, laughing about frivolous, girly things over shopping. Love. Love. Love. Love. Love. Love.


Top: H&M, Skirt: Vintage via Black and Brown
Purse: c/o Ann Taylor, Pumps: DIY (for project here, also seen here)
 Necklaces: Anthropologie, Script-Craft (also seen here), Thrifted via Goodwill
Statement Rhinestone Bangle: Juicy Couture via Crossroads

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Neon Lace


Embracing my grown-up self, I made my way to my high school reunion this past weekend, in some neon style. I cannot believe its been 10 years... yes, I said 10... yikes!... since I have seen some of the wonderful ladies that I spent my youth with, but I was happy to see that their humble and sweet dispositions were still intact. Given the significant milestone, I thought it only proper to honor the occasion with a fun cocktail dress. This particular neon number had been tucked away in my closet for a bit now, but the sudden summer heat made it the perfect pick. Pink, lace, polka dots... oh my! Quiet the combo already, I paired the piece with some Aztec print heels (for more inspiration see here) and an over-sized navy clutch. 

Anywho, now that we are on the topic of growns people talk, let me tell you that my mother held no qualms last week, when "factually" stating that 30 is the cut-off for child bearing years. If you want to cut something off, lets start at my ears please! I do not need to hear any words about sticky little hands and dirty little feet anytime soon. I mean, of course I want children and the whole bit, but no sudden timelines here yet. Nevertheless, beyond her marriage, children and such speech, I can't help but love that woman, for she has quiet the knack for articulating phrases such as "your getting old", without actually having the three words come out of her mouth. Talent, I tell you. So what was my response, you ask? " Ma... Haven't you heard? 30's the new 20!" LOL. You should have seen her face. XOXO.


Dress: Asos, Heels: Steve Madden (similar here)
Statement Necklace: Vintage,  
Over-Sized Clutch: Vintage (also seen here)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Trending: Anchors


1. Anchor Cherry Crop Jeans - Oasis - $84.00
2. Sacha Anchor Print Bag - Paul's Boutique - $96.00
3. Embroidered Anchor Necklace - I Like Bird's - $29.00
4. Sequin Anchor Tank - J.Crew- $98.00

I am a big fan of natuical  for summer and anchor's are putting a modern twist, on the classic style, this season. Having purchased some orange anchor print capris myself, I have been gravitiating to anything with this cute print. I particularly almost passed out when I was browsing J.Crew and I stumbled upon a sequined anchor tank, listed above, in its sparkle anchor glory and all. Ahoy there ladies, lets get ay shopping!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Aquamarine


I have been lusting over the blue green combo for sometime now and this little maxi number was just the fix I needed. Such a statement piece in itself, I did not want to take away from its grandeur. So instead of adding contrasting or neutral accessories, I pulled from the modern print's color pallet, highlighting the moss green and primary blue, with a classic style purse and shoes. Are you drooling over those shoes?... well I can't stop... I mean love.. die.. can't get enough!!! As for the cuff, I had at first thrown on bangles galore, as custom, but pushing myself to "less is more" with my jewelry as well, the bold gold cuff called my name, particularly because it still has some pizazz in its Aztec design. BTW...so glad to be home...so glad to be taking a break and get back to fashion this and that, as well as catching up with friends. I will be the first to admit I disappear when things get busy on the racing front and I hate that it becomes neglectful on my end, followed by guilt. Must work on that... a lot... Anywho more outfit posts to come! Can't wait to share with you my gift from Ann Taylor next! Now how did they know my favorite color was green? XOXO


Maxi: H&M , Clutch: Vintage via Black & Brown
Aztec Cuff: f21, Shoes: Sole Society

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Junk Therapy: Bar Cart


Forgive me for my lack of posting, I miscalculated the "in between" race weekends and let's just say I got to "de-stress" for two days and then the hoopla came like sudden a ton of bricks. Luckily my travel was limited this time, thus my days to take a breather were spent sleeping and well doing a little bit of what I am going to call "Junk Therapy". Some back story, I am a relative newbie to shabby chic projects and  have made the mistake of being over ambitious on other interior design endeavors (see here). Thus I had to muster my confidence when I found this old garden cart, which I immediately knew I needed because of my recent obsession of this blog post by Stylekoo. A garage sale steal, all I used was sand paper and spray paint to bring this rusted planter cart back to life. When accessorizing the cart I was elated that I could finally bring to light all my vintage glassware finds. I also chose to make my bar cart sans liquor for who said bar carts are reserved only for libations? On that note... tea time anyone? A lover of all things tea, iced and cold, some of my favorite details, I was able to embellish my cart with are, a set of gold leaf Turkish style tea cups, ceramic lemon and lime baskets, a rock candy jar, and of course my vintage, an antique wooden-box filled with Chai packets. Cheers!



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