Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Giraffe Love

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned my love of giraffes before. They're one of my favorite animals. I love how graceful and majestic they are, and how unique they look with their long necks and kind faces. I also love the pattern on their coat! I think they are such adorable and beautiful creatures. When going to a zoo, I always check to see if they have giraffes beforehand. I was even lucky enough to have had the chance to feed a giraffe not only once, but twice!

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Naturally, when I saw this blouse in the Tommy Hilfiger outlet store in Florida, I had to have it. So much so that when they didn't have my size in the store we were in, my parents and I drove to another store about 20 minutes away to get it. I'm usually not really a fan of Tommy Hilfiger, but this was a definite exception. I can never find giraffe print clothing. And I don't mean the spots, I mean actual giraffes like this shirt. I constantly see owls, elephants, and cats everywhere, but never giraffes. Sigh...

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There's this resort type place in Africa called Giraffe Manor where giraffes just hang out on the grounds and interact with people. I would love to go there someday. I wish I could have one as a pet! lol.

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Blouse: Tommy Hilfiger//Shorts: Forever 21//Sweater: Take Out//Tights: Unknown//Heels: Clarks//Sunglasses: H&M
I recently took a trip to DSW and bought myself three pairs of shoes. They were all on clearance, I had just recently got my tax return, and I never really treat myself to new shoes, so I decided it was time. I originally had about seven pairs picked out, but I (reluctantly) narrowed it down to three. These heels were one of the pairs that made the cut. They are so comfy.  They're Clarks, so of course they're going to be. I've been needing brown heels too, so that sealed the deal for these.

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Life has been pretty low key, lately. I've been hanging out at local coffee shops, for the most part and then on my days off I try to get some photoshoots done. I have officially gone a year without fast food, so I will be celebrating by having Taco Bell tomorrow. :) I'm not going to start having it more often or anything. Not that I really ate it that often before I stopped altogether. I just decided to avoid it in an effort to eat healthier, because let's face it...who doesn't feel like death after consuming a fast food meal? I think I'll just make it a once or twice a year thing to indulge in it. Once you stop eating it, it's like you become pretty indifferent to it. I can't say I really miss it because there are healthier alternatives that actually taste better. For instance, one of my favorites...homemade crunchwraps with ground turkey! :)

12 comments:

  1. Ahhh, I love the print on that top! So cute! And those shoes and, well, the whole outfit! I always love animal prints on clothing (although I don't think I own any animal prints myself...), but I'm actually terrified of animals bigger than me! I cried when my grandfather forced me to ride a pony at the circus when I was little. Haven't gone near a horse/pony since!

    Also, congrats on one year without fast food! In this day and age, that's a serious accomplishment!

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  2. Oh I love your blouse, the print is perfect! I love the colours of this outfit and your shoes are so cute!

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  3. You look cute! I'm glad you got some cute shoes! I'm putting my tax return towards my pickup truck (whenever I get it). But buying shoes sounds like much more fun!

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  4. NO! I typed a comment and that purple button apparently looked good to press. I am seriously dumb.

    I love the giraffe print top - it's seriously so cute. Definitely worth the hunt to find it! And the new shoes are great too - I LOVE DSW and we finally got one around here - I grew up near the headquareters so a lot of the ones in my area are 2 stories and what not. And its's crazy - I'm like the only person ever to detest Taco Bell.

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    1. DSW is soooo good. I've never seen a two story one before! That sounds so overwhelming, but so exciting. lol. I used to despise Taco Bell for years until I decided to try it because I started to like mexican food. It's alright, but of course it doesn't compare to actual food....haha.

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  5. Your shoes are gorgeous! *.* I love shoes like that! And they look so confy!

    Kisses
    Sofia G

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  6. Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
    You are so gorgeous and your blouse so absolutely stunning! Love the print!

    Have the best week ever,
    -Kati

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  7. wow a year without fast food? I am not sure I could handle that just for indian takeaways and bags of chips (like our French fries!). This blouse is lovely, I adore unusual prints and I like the rust, earth tones you paired it with :)
    xox

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  8. Cute outfit! Love that bright orange color!
    :) Liz @ www.rusticpeach.com

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  9. Aww you fed a giraffe before?! That must have been so, so fun. they really are gorgeous animals! And now that's dedication for driving to a different store to find the right size haha. that's one of the coolest patterns i've seen

    xo Marlen
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  10. yay, it seems super cool to not eat fastfood, i must challenge it to myself too, because i have problems with health so it may helps :)
    your outfit is amazing, you look so so beautiful <3 i wish i had your clothes <3

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  11. Such a cute shirt!
    And dude, your blog is adorable! And so are you!
    So happy I found it!

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