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Happy Hump Day!

I am at that awkward stage where my current wardrobe is becoming a bit too tight (particularly in the chest area), but I’m not ready to break down and check out the maternity section just yet. A style challenge for sure.

Skinny jeans, pants, and even fitted skirts are quickly gravitating towards the back of the closet, while elastic waistbands and loose dresses are a welcomed site. This Nordstrom dress is one of my current favorites. The print is fun, it’s fitted above the belly, and is ulta light weight for our desert temps. I’m not sure I’ll be able to zip it up much longer, but I’m taking full advantage of wearing it while I can!

How has your week been? Don’t forget…we’re giving away THREE Diane von Furstenberg portfolios on Monday. There aren’t a lot of entries yet, so you have a great chance of winning!


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Back To School: Supplies





Don’t forget to enter in our back to school giveaway!

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Back to School Giveaway!

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Enter to win the Klury back to school giveaway for a chance to win one of three portfolios. Perfect for work or school and keeping all of your important papers together!

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Free People and Fringe






Free People Hat | Necklace Lucky Brand old (similar here) | Fringe Vest unknown (similar here) | Free People Tank/Dress | Seychelles Ankle Boots

Yes, yes. We all know how much I love Free People, which is where my dress and hat are from. But, did you know that I also adore fringe? Well I do!

Photos: Kylee

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Some Big News…

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We’re having a baby!!! To say we are excited is putting it lightly. We are so blessed and thrilled. Counting down the months until we get to meet our little one.

Here’s a rundown of the first trimester:

When did you find out you were expecting? We found out in June the day before we left for the Outer Banks. 

How many pregnancy tests did you take? 5-6. Those things are expensive!

Who did you tell first?I told JD as soon as he got home from work. I put a poster on the garage that said “OMG”. His guess was that I had painted the inside of the house. But when he opened the garage he found  two more posters that said “We’re Parents!”. 

My 1st reaction: Shock + Excitement + Terrified + Disbelief all in one.

How did your parents react?We threw a surprise 30th anniversary party for my parents last month and wrapped up a gift to surprise them with the news. They were also so shocked and could not stop crying. We told JD’s family the week after and surprised them with a house full of pink and blue balloons when they came over. Also so excited!

Due Date:Feb 2015

Sex?TBD. We’re leaning towards having it be a surprise :)

Any names?Lots of ideas, but no names nailed down. I like untraditional names and JD prefers more traditional ones, so we’re hunting for a happy medium. 

Any Ultrasounds?We had an ultrasound at 7.5 weeks. Our babe looked like a peanut. Excited for another one in September. We have gotten to hear the heart beat a few times, which is so unreal!

Morning Sickness? None. A few spouts of nausea here and there. The only major symptom I’ve had has been severe exhaustion for about 6 weeks straight. Starting to feel much more energetic this week.

Cravings?Nothing consistent. Greasy fast food has been far to appealing to me these past few weeks.  Lots of food aversions…especially meat. 

Weight Gain?None yet. I was lacking an appetite for the first month or two, so I lost a few lbs. Almost back to my normal weight.

Sleep? A bit restless and waking up to go to the bathroom is a drain. 

Happy or Moody? So happy! JD thought I would be an evil pregnant lady, but hoping to prove him wrong!

Fears? I’m a little nervous for our upcoming trip to Morocco & Spain b/c I will need to be extra cautious with what I eat/drink. Also sad I won’t be able to ride a camel into the Sahara Desert anymore. Slightly scared that we do not have many friends/family members with babies. Hopefully we will be able to meet others!

So there you have it! Our big news. Glad the secrets out of the bag. Looking forward to sharing this adventure with the blog world!

PS: Remember my 26 before 26 post from last September? I can now check off number 2 on that list! It was start a family :)

Any moms out there? Let’s connect! Would love to hear your experiences/tips!

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Back to the Basics




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Shirt Abercrombie old (similar here) | Belt unkown (similar here) | Denim Shorts Handmade (similar here) | Ankle Boots Seychelles

This day was so much fun! Splitting an Acai bowl at The Chop Shop with a close friend and snapping some impromptu photos is always a good time. Wearing some shorts I bought as little boy pants at Goodwill and chopped myself and my moms vintage belt makes for a great personalized outfit that really no one else can wear.


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Makeup Tutorial

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  1. Apply the appropriate shade of foundation and powder onto your entire face, excluding your eyelids.
  2. Brush bronzer around the edges of your face and into your hairline. Take care to blend bronzer onto your neck. Also, you can contour your nose by brushing a light layer of bronzer onto either sides of your nose.
  3. Take your blush and apply it the apples of your cheek and blending it back with circular motions up towards your temples. Take a clean brush and blend the bronzer and blush lines together.
  4. Apply eyeshadow primer to the eyelid all the way up to the brow.
  5. Take Foxy, or like color, from the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette and blend it across the eyelid from the crease down.
  6. Using Busted, or like color, smudge into the crease of your eye to the outer corner and along the lash line. This should create a sideways “V” on both eyes.
  7. Take Pistol, or like color, and bring it down into the corner of the “V” and blending it in.
  8. Verve, or like color, should be placed above the iris and blending all the way into the inner corner of the eye. 
  9. Using Bootycall, or like color, place right below the eyebrow and blend it down in the top of the “V” to highlight.
  10. Blackout, or like color, should be used as an eyeliner to about halfway across your top lid.
  11. Take Pistol, or like color, again and line the bottom lash line halfway.
  12. Using the Watts Up highlighter glide over the Bootycall color to add an extra highlight to the brow.
  13. Taking the Anastasia Brow Wiz start by drawing a line that follows the bottom line of the brown, then fill in lightly to look natural.
  14. Any mascara will do to add that extra oomph you need to your look… don’t forget to lightly touch up your bottom lashes.
  15. And you’re ready!

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Shades of Blue

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Blue is one of my favorite colors to wear. Maybe because it reminds me of the beach or perhaps it just pops well against pale skin, whatever the case, I am always smiling when I wear it. This blue lace Tibi dress is no different. Comfortable, chic, and easy to wear (plus a bargain!). A winner all around.

PS: Be sure you follow us on instagram @klurydotcom b/c we are giving away THREE of these Diane Von Furstenberg Portfolio/Computer cases next week! Perfect for back to school.

What is your favorite color to wear? 

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Back To School: Girls

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Don’t worry girls, I didn’t forget about you! Of course you need some new items for school, too and I have just the thing; here are my top five picks for you! I contemplated picking out a nice back to school dress, but realized how a dress can be a pain in the butt on a college campus; between riding your bike from class-to-class, to trying to stay comfortable in the those uncomfortable desks. So, instead I picked out a cute and cozy romper to fulfill your girly needs! Enjoy!

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Back To School: Guys

Back to School for HIm

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When starting school again, you have to have some new items to show off! Here I have picked my top five picks that I think every guy should buy before school starts back up. Of course, you have to have a new backpack, because let’s face it your old one probably has some cracker crumbs from the in between class snack, a water stain from staying hydrated, and a torn seam somewhere from all of your books! Treat yourself.

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