Sunday, August 17, 2014

hello, sparkle! (+ hello cheeseburger giveaway)

J.Crew Seersucker Campbell capri I've seen my girl Alissa wear a ton of adorable jewelry in recent months, and so when I found out she was working with the company where she gets all of it, Hello Cheeseburger, and wanted to share the sparkly with me, I jumped at the chance. I decided to go with the cuff you see below because I really don't own anything like it but yet I feel it's so "me" - sparkly and shiny but relatively understated. I can't wait to wear it to both school and social events. 

If you want to get your hands on your own piece of sparkle, Hello Cheeseburger is giving away one item of your choice! Rafflecopter below - US Residents only please. 

On another note, today is the day of our first real exam of second year - upper GI. Wish me luck!
Bracelet: c/o Hello Cheeseburger
Tee: Everlane [exact]
Cardigan: Target, thrifted
Pants: J.Crew [exact on sale - size up!]
Shoes: Banana Republic [exact]
Necklace: J.Crew Factory [exact]
Bag: Madewell [save | exact]

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I love Hello Cheeseburger! Alissa is actually the sweetest human and I love everything they sell. If I don't win this giveaway, I'm going to use it as an excuse to add a little sparkly to my life anyway!

    xo nicole

    PS good luck on your exam!

  2. Such a great outfit, love these pants. Good luck on your exam.


  3. Love this look! It's just perfect for end of summer - polished but still laid back. Dressed for success - you'll do great on the exam!

    Question for you: do you carry a laptop around in your Madewell tote ever? I'm looking for one to carry my "portable office" around to coffee shops and love the looks of this one but am worried it might be too flimsy for a laptop? I do like knowing that it'll look great with my BR cognac flats, since we're closet twins (again) on those :)

    1. I do carry my laptop around a lot, which I think why it's looks a little saggy sometimes (I have a 13 inch macbook pro). I never worry about my laptop in it, just about the purse itself! I think it would be perfect though if you got a bag shaper for the bottom, which is what I wish I had done when I got it.

  4. Alissa is such a sweetheart and has the best jewelry! I love that cuff on you and your new pants are adorable!

  5. You look fantastic in that outfit! The coral color is so pretty on you and the bracelet is perfect.

  6. Hello Cheeseburger is one of my faves!! Good luck today :)

    26 and Not Counting

  7. This whole outfit is so gorgeous, I am in love especially with those pants!

    this sojourner

  8. Totally love the cuff....and those pants are fab on you!

  9. I have been living under a rock I think - this brand is amazing. Also - your hair, those pants, the color of that cardigan?! This is a recent fave of mine, Fran! You look amazing. Good luck today :)

  10. Love those pants! I'm also a big fan of the giveaway, all girls need a bit of sparkle in their day :-)

    Speaking of giveaways, I'm running one right now as well, if anyone is looking for a good book to read!

  11. Ooh cute! And what a cool company name :)

  12. Thanks for sharing this site...I haven't heard of the before...that bracelet looks like Loren Hope...LOVE IT! Good luck on your exam...I am sure you will hit it out of the park!!

  13. such a pretty bracelet! And I have to say.. i love anything with the word cheeseburger in it.

  14. hooray for some sparkle! I always love it when Alissa wears it, so I might have to just buy something if I don't win!

  15. Holy crap, these pants look amazing on you.

  16. What a pretty bracelet! As you said, it's a great combination of sparkle and sophistication :)
    I hope your exam went well!

  17. Giiiiiirl, you looking fierce as usual! And that cuff is everything - so in love with it. Thanks so much for the kind note girlfriend, it's so appreciated. Sending love your way! xx

  18. you look so cute- and that cuff is AMAZING!!!!

  19. I am so happy I found your blog! I'm a professional who loves fashion but struggles with it sometimes, being 5'9" and a size 10-12. I absolutely love your style! You've even inspired me to figure out belting and tucking, which I could never hope to pull off before. Your posts are so thoughtful and your IRL outfits are a breath of fresh air. Can't wait to see more!

  20. Love the outfit and those pants!
    Thanks for sharing the website. I've never heard of them before, but I sure do love their name. So silly and cute!

    But anyway, good luck on your exam! And be sure to keep us updated! (:

  21. This is adorable! Those striped pants are so fun and I think pairing a plain white tee and colored cardigan was a great choice. The pants are featured without being overwhelming. Plus blue and white always pair nicely together :)

  22. Those pants look great on you, Fran! I'm really excited to see all the ways you style them :) I have a skirt with vertical navy/white stripes like your pants, and I always seem to wear it with a plain white tee and I'm looking for some more inspiration...


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