Monday, June 24, 2013

Leopard and Lens Flares

Hello Again!

I took a week off from blogging last week to recharge and regroup. I am back with a Fashion Nugget featuring one of my favorite brands, Torrid!
Dress: Torrid
Shrug: Wet Seal
Hair Flower: Lola's Lovelies
Shoes: Ross (3 years old, and still worn on a near daily basis)

This is one of the dresses I picked up at the Torrid grand opening. It is super comfortable, yet cute. I love the neutral leopard print. I'm wearing it with this lightweight shrug I picked up at Wet Seal online. I'm almost embarrassed to admit how much I wear these shoes. I picked them up at Ross 3 years ago, and they just won't die!

I wore this outfit on a matinee movie date with Aron. We went to see Star Trek: Into Darkness. It was an entertaining movie, though I can see how a purist Trekie wouldn't enjoy it. However, I am a sucker for JJ Abrams-lens flares and all!

Hope you all have a great week, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Winner Is....

The winner of our Pinup Girl Essentials Giveaway is...Hollie E.!

 I'll be contacting you shortly Holly. Thank you to everyone that entered, I will be hosting another giveaway soon!


Friday, June 14, 2013

Feeling Dotty

Hello Again!

A few weeks ago, I attended an Origami Owl Party at my friend Kelly's house. I wasn't too familiar with the Origami Owl brand, but after seeing their products, I quickly fell in love. The company specializes in rad "living lockets" with interchangeable faces, charms, and so on. The party was fun, and I spent a bit too much on this rad jewelry :)

I always feel comfortable in a maxi dress, so I wore this polka dot number to the party. 
Dress & Shrug: Torrid

I'm a sucker for all things polka dot print. I bought this dress on a Torrid BOGO sale, and though it is pricey, it is comfortable and stylish. 

I am off to pack orders, and set up to vend at Hypericon in Nashville. If you are in the area, stop by and say hi! Have a great day!


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Florida Continued.....Again


Don't forget to enter our Pinup Girl Essentials Giveaway, featuring MAC's Russian Red lipstick!

This is my last Florida post, I promise!

We spent out last 2 days in Florida relaxing in Saint Augustine. On Sunday, we had a quick lunch then took a walk down to the pier. That bird speaks the truth, Vilano Beach is happiness!
Later that day, we headed down to the beach. It was a warm, yet overcast day. Aron and his dad played in the waves, and I took a few videos of the ocean.

Later that night, my mom came by for dinner, then Annie came up to hang out for a while. It is always so good to see family and loved ones!
Little pineapple tree at my in-laws' home. 

The last day of a trip home is always bittersweet for me. I'd visited with family and friends, walked on the beach, and even taken a few moments to breathe and relax. It's difficult to leave everyone and go back to the daily grind. But, I realize that we have a good life here in Tennessee, and our Florida friends and family are just a flight away.

Our trip home was much less stressful than our near-miss flight to Florida. There was about an hour and a half delay, so we hung out in the bar for a bit, and I pursed Florida souvenirs in the airport gift shops.
I also picked up one of these bad boys while we were waiting. So wrong, yet ohhh so right.
Until we meet again, Florida....


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Florida Continued

Hello Again!

Don't forget to enter our Pinup Girl Essentials Giveaway, featuring MAC's Russian Red lipstick!

As promised, here are a few more Florida adventures to share with you :)

On our second day in Florida, Aron and I headed up to Jacksonville to hang out with my Mom and Mike. I had a great afternoon shopping with Mom, and Aron ran around to local comic book stores. 
Mom and I somehow switched bags for this photo :)

Later that night, we grabbed sushi at downtown Jacksonville restaurant. It was great food, but the family next to us was incredibly loud. I mean, "I feel the for the entire restaurant to know our life story" loud. I relaxed a bit after they left, hee hee. 

Saturday morning I talked and relaxed with Mom. I miss that time more than anything!

Later that day, Shawna and Misti picked me up at my Mom's house. I miss these girls so much! We have been friends since I was 16 years old, and have been through everything together.

I met Misti's new dogs, Lily and Daisy, then headed over to Shawna's to check out her new place. It is adorable, I want to move in!

We headed over to our favorite place on earth-Target. All I found on this trip were some rad sunglasses. 
Note the size of my head in this photo!

After our Target excursion, we headed back to Shawna's for a drink or two. She still had the cake vodka from December 2011, so I partook in a vodka and diet ginger ale cocktail. It was yummy, and the conversation flowed. There is nothing quite like time spent with your best friends, with people you've known for over half your life.

Later that evening, we got gussied up and headed over to Whiskey River at the St. Johns  Towncenter. 
Don't we look pretty! My goofy, happy face on the left sums up my mood for the night!
Whisky River is a restaurant/bar that turns into a club in the late evening. After dinner, we ended up sitting at the bar, people watching, and listening to all of the late 90s/early 2000s songs from our club jamming days. 

Sunday afternoon, Aron came to pick me up from Shawna's place. There were some tears shed that day for sure! I wish we all still lived close by, but I suppose that's part of growing up.

Just one more Florida post to come, I promise! 

Have a good one!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Pinup Girl Essentials Giveaway! Featuring MAC's Russian Red Lipstick

Hello Again!

Are y'all ready for summer? I sure as heck am! To celebrate the warmer weather, I am hosting a Pinup Girl Essentials Giveaway on my blog!

There are 3 items every pinup girl needs: a killer red lipstick, a rad pair of cats eye sunglasses, and a lovey hair flower.

Take a look at the goodies the winner will receive:
 Brand New Tube of MAC's Russian Red Lipstick 
Forever 21 Sunglasses
Lola's Lovelies Hair Flower

I am excited to share these items with one lucky winner! I myself wear hair flowers, cat's eye sunnies, and MAC's Russian Red on a regular basis. Pinup/retro style can be empowering, and is always fun :)

To enter, please follow the instructions via the widget below. Please note, you must follow What Lola Wants via Google Friend Connect (widget located in upper right sidebar) AND Bloglovin' to enter. This giveaway is open to international readers :)
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Thanks for stopping by, good luck!


Monday, June 3, 2013

My First Vlog: Spring/Summer 2013 Plus Size Fashion Haul

Hello Again!

I made my first vlog, y'all! Here is a brief Spring/Summer Fashion Haul by yours truly. 

Vloging is not an easy task! How do You Tube Bloggers do this on a daily, weekly, even monthly basis?  I found myself tripping over my words, making strange faces, and wanting to set my tripod on fire. That said, I have a few more vloging ideas, so perhaps I will eventually get the hang of it! Subscribe to my You Tube channel here.

Let me know what ya think! Feedback is always appreciated.