June 29, 2012

Shop My Closet (+ bonus giveaway!)


I started my blog shop a few weeks ago, but have done nothing to promote it thus far. I've added around 15 new items today so I thought it would be fun to do a GIVEAWAY for you all! :) Yes, I know I posted a giveaway yesterday...BUT I COULDN'T WAIT! :D

What can you win? ANYTHING from my shop! Or, if you can't wait, buy something now (and get +10 extra entries!). Everything in my shop is TEN DOLLARS OR LESS and I'll be donating half of the proceeds to charity!! So, it's for a good cause, it's cheap, why NOT buy from my closet? :)

As always, enter through the widget below!

June 28, 2012

Oasap DOUBLE Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY NUMBER 1: You can win a silk slip dress and a $50 credit to OASAP! If the Rafflecopter is not working, try refreshing or viewing this post from the home page.

GIVEAWAY NUMBER 2: Super 152 dress giveaway! The more of you that enter, the more that win! 1 winner for every 100 entrants. CLICK HERE TO ENTER and follow the steps shown on that page!!!!!

Also--Congrats to the winner of the Luckiest Clothing giveaway! I've emailed you :)
WINNER: Adriana Costanzo

June 27, 2012

Echoing Waters

Outfit Details:
Dress- American Eagle
Shoes- Candies @ Kohls
Friendship bracelets- DIY
Feathered clips and headbands-Echoing Waters

Thought I'd share some outtakes from Summer '11 of a photoshoot I did for my friend Lauren's etsy shop, Echoing Waters. Her new collection is totally awesome...she makes t-shirts, now too and they are so on trend! You know the galaxy print trend that's stormed the web? Well, Lauren has a supernova shirt that's a cropped, handpainted galaxy print gem... and SPOT ON TREND! :D I'll be modeling again this summer in a few weeks. I'll be sure to post pictures and links to what I've modeled once I have them!

Don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY!


June 25, 2012


Outfit Details:
Top- Forever 21
Skirt- Old Navy
Bracelets- (giveaway) Ettika
Shoes- Sperry Topsider
Necklaces- Rice's Market, Aeropostale
Belt- Gap
Hat- NYC street vendor

Hey guys!! I'm guest posting over on Tariro's blog, Peppermint + Ivy today. Check out the post HERE to see the rest of this look and to see why this  look is titled, "P.R.E.P.". And thanks, Tariro, for sharing your blog with me! :D


June 24, 2012

It's a Summertime Thing

Outfit Details:
Dress- Urban Outfitters
Shoes- c/o My Hot Shoes
Claw bracelet- c/o OASAP
Sunglasses- random
Leather cuff- c/o Torn To Pieces

Every summer is practically the same for me. Throughout my childhood, summer was defined by swim team and the pool. Now, my summers are defined by lifeguarding. But always, always my summers have boiled down to "the pool". Regardless of which pool it may be, I seem to spend most of my time there. Another aspect that is always the same is what my brother and I do to pass the 90+ degree days. Games. Board games, card games, even Wii games for a while...yep, we were those kids :). Last year, I remember it was a board game. Parcheesi. Another year it was the card game Rummy 500. Now, it's Spit. Have any of you played Spit? It's so addicting :) Regardless of what the game is, it's always certain that we play EVERYDAY and multiple times.

Do you have a summer routine?

I'll be on the DL for the next few days. I'm working every day this week except Friday!


June 23, 2012

Luckiest Clothing Giveaway!

Today's giveaway is brought to you by Luckiest Clothing. Enter to win a $25 credit to their shop! Just fill out the form below to be entered :)

I'd also like to congratulate the ten winners of the leather bracelet giveaway!

1. Ella P.
2. Elena R.
3. Ilana P.
4. Silvia M.
5. Gabie S.
6. Ines P.
7. Nadine D.
8. Jessica R.
9. Virgit
10. Natasha J.

Congrats, girls!!

June 21, 2012

Deep Blue Sea

Outfit Details:
Dress- Romwe (giveaway)
Necklace + Crystal Friendship Bracelet- c/o MarcellaLeone
Shoes- (giveaway) Blowfish
Beaded bracelets- gifted
Leather cuff- (giveaway) House of Kami
Belt- Gap

I've been wearing lots of blue lately. I haven't had much blue before this summer, really, but now I suddenly have dresses, shoes, jewelry. And it goes so well with my neon green accessories, right??

You'd be surprised how tiring lifeguarding can be. Even though you literally sit in one spot all day, moving nothing but your neck as you swivel it around, the sun seems to drain all of your energy. I just got back from a long day at the pool...and I am TIRED.


June 19, 2012

Easy Breezy

Outfit Details:
Shorts- Target
Shoes- Target
Necklace- Jewelmint
Bracelet and ring- Abilu Creations
Leather Cuff- Attachments LLC
Watch- gifted
Hat- NY Street Vendor

While I'm styling this blouse from The Phrenzy I figured I'd take this opportunity to remind you of some coupon codes that I've got for you guys!
      • At THE PHRENZY: use code "wearabouts" for 10% off of your order!
      • At MY HOT SHOES: use code "rory2" for 20% off of your order!
Both places offer good quality stuff for under 20 dollars! At my hot shoes, you can get the white wedges I've been wearing for 19.99!! They even have shoes for under ten dollars!!!

I'm also playing in a summer soccer league with my school team, which started up yesterday. It felt so good to get back out on the field after a few month hiatus from playing in games (I've still been training). It's weird--I was thinking about it, and I don't know that much about the bloggers behind the blogs I read (other than where they shop :P ). To me, and to readers in general, all they are is someone who posts an outfit every so often. You don't always realize that they are actually doing stuff, too. I mean, I obviously didn't go and play soccer in this outfit...but when I think about it, I haven't really talked to you that much about soccer!

With the true soccer season fast approaching, I figure now's a good time as any.

I'm the starting varsity goalkeeper for my school's team which means I stand in the big rectangular box and prevent the ball from going in. Or try to, anyways. It's harder than it sounds! And when I play goalie, I'm very unstylish. I wear men's pants with big padding on the sides that makes my hips look huge. I wear a long-sleeved, baggy shirt that is also meant for a man. Also, I wear a mouthguard and headgear (safety FIRST) as required of me by my dad ("just protecting your BRAIN, Rory") and smelly gloves to catch the ball with. It makes for a good look, right?

This picture is about a year old, before the addition of my beloved headgear to my game attire. But I assure you, it only adds to my already stylish look.

What do you do that most of your readers didn't know about/realize?

Don't forget to enter the giveaway...TEN WINNERS, guys, TEN!!!