Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Favorites - Skirts & Honeys

It's been a long time since I've used a Friday to dish all my favorites, so what better time than now?

With an upcoming trip this June (destination reveal coming soon!), I've been lusting over all things summery and exotic. Kait, don't you always wear summery and exotic items, you live in Hawaii? Not always, dear friend. I wear A LOT of fitness apparel, because it's comfortable and requires 0 thought. When this skirt from Shop Konfetti arrived on my doorstep I couldn't wait to wear it.

To heck with waiting until vacation! I love the elastic waistband and the bright colors. I ended up pairing it with a JCrew tissue tee, some fancy bling and my Jack Rogers sandals for an Army ceremony. The red, white and blue colors were perfect and I got so many compliments.

And, if you really want to see something sad & funny cool, here are all the outtakes trying to get a good photo.

Sidebar: I actually own a selfie stick and it takes me so long to maneuver that damn thing to a good angle, I barely even use it. I need lessons in using a selfie stick! God, that is such a #firstworldproblem.

In any case, Dalila's designs are amazing and I'm already eyeing up the Mai Tai skirt!

You know what else I'm loving? Marriage. How many people can say they're adventuring through life with their very best friend. Not many and I'm so grateful every single day to call this one mine.
I'm literally obsessed with this pullover I snagged at Tommy Bahama on an after-Christmas sale. It's neon and amazing.
 What are you loving this Friday? Fill me in!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

How To Clean Silver Jewelry--FOR FREE!

I have a confession to make: I am incredibly lazy when it comes to my jewelry. I love a good statement piece, a classic pair of earrings and even a jazzy bangle...but when it comes to storing and taking care of things--I'm lazy. That's really all there is to it.

For a long time now, my sterling silver pieces have looked so tarnished that I didn't even have interest in wearing them. That's a sad statement considering they're some of my favorites! This is where the lazy part comes in--I just let them hang on my jewelry organizer waiting for the one day I might be motivated to take them to the jeweler and have them cleaned. For money. Again: I'm lazy.

On Tuesday I was sick of looking at the jewelry hanging there. It looked so sad, so I turned to my favorite doctor, Google, to fix this issue!
You Will Need:
boiling water
glass bowl
baking soda
tin foil

Step 1: Boil a tea kettle of water.

Step 2: Rip a piece of tin foil into the shape of a glass or metal bowl and arrange your jewelry in it.

Step 3: When the water is boiling (this is very important! it needs to be boiling!), pour it over your jewelry. Make sure it covers the jewelry entirely.

Step 4: While you're pouring with one hand, add in 1 tablespoon of baking soda.

It will bubble! It will smell weird!

But you will be left with sparkly silver jewelry again! HOORAY!

Pull all the jewelry from the bowl, rinse in cool water, pat dry and begin wearing again!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cheers, Dahhhling!

Is there anything better than a delicious happy hour? Honestly, I could live off of meat and cheese platters for the rest of my life. Who's with me?

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