FALLing in love...

hope everyone had a happy weekend!  i got to spend it with my sister, who is still here until weds, so i'll keep this post short and sweet.  just wanted to give you guys some more sneak peeks of some of our new fall crochet goodies that my sis made....aren't they amazeballs?!?  she is SO talented...i seriously want to keep everything for myself;)

we're going to have a little pre-sale on some of these goodies before we list them in the shop...and some things we only have one available so if you want it, you better snatch it up because once it's gone, it's gone!  pre-sale will start weds on our mrd facebook page so make sure you like us!!

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The Messy Project 1 Year Anniversary!!!

eeeekkkkk!!!!  you guys i am SO excited to be celebrating the 1 year anniversary of The Messy Project with my girl kelly of Messy Dirty Hair!!!  i've done both the messy and the mini project and i'm so honored to be included in the special anniversary edition!!  so just a quick recap of what the messy project is...

The Deal:1 Item
5 Girls
5 Different Looks
1 Major Blog Post Day

so when our piece came i was in heaven.  it was the perfect cream lace and chiffon dress...AND since this in the one year anniversary i decided to do TWO different looks with my piece!  kelly's only request was she wanted it to be glam...so i did a classic glam look and then a fun edgy glam look!  i love mixing up pieces to create totally different looks...and now for pictures galore!!!

flower clip: mrd, cardi: bella caley, dress: h&m, belt: apricot lane, shoes: anthro


LOVE my girly glam look...but i think i may like the edgy girl look a little better...

hat/flower clip: mrd, cardi: the loft, booties: kensie

soooo...which is your fave look...are you more girly or edgy??
and i know you're dying to see what everyone else did so go show them some love!  

jessicaJessica Who?

AND kelly is giving away a FREE spot for the august edition of #themessyproject so make sure and go to her blog to enter to win!!
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i just wanna fly...

put your arms around me baby, put your arms around me baby...
you know you were singing it too.  seriously 90s summer hits on pandora is making my life so happy right now.  i mean, ace of base, goo goo dolls, spice girls...how can you not smile listening to that??  

plus life was so easy then.  being a grown up is hard work friends.  sometimes i long for the days of no text messages, no annoying bills, no instagram to show what i had at starbucks...the days when i wore plaid skirts with knee socks to be like cher from clueless, when contempo casual was still a store, when i would be on the endless search for the perfect dr. martens and i would ride my bike with barbie and friends in the front basket.  when you wrote notes to your friends during class and your biggest problem was what to wear on picture day.  oh yeah...and i could eat whatever i want and it didn't matter...can i have those days back please?  

headband: mrd, tank: old navy, necklace: apricot lane
kimono cardi: apricot lane, jeans: gap

so...i'll tell you what i want, what i really, really want...
to be a little simpler, to find some more inner peace, and to spread my wings and become a better me.
i would also like to find some new dr. martens and watch clueless asap...
ugh...as if!!

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every time i wear this cardi i think of michael jackson in thriller...which makes me think of jennifer garner in 13 going on 30...which makes me want to act like a grown up child...oh wait...

anyways...it's monday...blah...BUT this is SISTER WEEK!!!  laur will be here on thurs, with her new bf, so it will be an awesomely awkward week when they're here and i can't wait!!!  

also i started doing yoga this weekend...and i had no clue how sore it would make me.  i feel like i'm 30 going on 87...which is also how i felt when J and i went and saw Red 2 this weekend...great movie if you're a senior citizen...and speaking of red...how about the sparkle shoulders on this cardi...kinda makes you think of michael jackson...in thriller...and i'm done.

headband: mrd, cardi: gap, leopard tank: apricot lane, shorts: forever21, flips: havianas

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mrd girl samantha

so it's monday...but i have the day off so really it's like my sunday...woohoo!!  anyways mrd monday is back with the fabulous samantha from hooah and hiccups!!  she is so rockin' her mrd turband!!

1) where do you live and what do you do? 
We currently live in upstate NY. My husband is in the army and I'm a stay at home wife and mommy :) 

2) what's the one movie you could watch every day and still love? 
The Girl Next Door

3) three most fave things to eat...because really who can pick just one?
 Sushi, pizza, and chips and dip (they count as one)

4) fave place to shop? 
I go on kicks; right now, it's American Pretty Boutique

5) what is your "go-to" starbucks drink? 
Skinny Caramel Latte or Non Fat Chai Latte

6) what is your guilty pleasure tv show? 
The Bachelor/Bachelorette

7) what do you love most about mrd? 
The confidence I feel while wearing an MRD. I can't describe it, but I just feel so beautiful and like I can take on the world!

thanks sam for being the perfect mrd girl!  and make sure you guys head over to her blog...she's having another baby and revealing what the sex is today!!  congrats sam!!!

and just a reminder that the shop is now closed until august, while we get ready for our pre-fall and fall collections...but here is a little sneak peek until then;)  what do YOU want to see for mrd fall??  

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now twirl

you guys it's friday...but that is not why i am happy.  i am happy because i finally got the perfect twirl pic!!  i mean hello, is it not amazeballs?!?  oh the little things that make me smile.

i am also happy because in less than two weeks my little sister will be here visiting!  we're planning on getting tats when she's home and i still haven't decided what i want yet...eeekkk!!  

i am also happy because palazzo pants are back and that's basically like wearing pjs in public, but not actually wearing pjs in public.  i just got the most obnoxious pair and i can't wait to show them to you!!  they are gone with the wind fabulous....now twirl!

bow headband: mrd (coming soon), dress/tunic: free people
boots: kensie (so old but i love them), necklace: dd & bells

and i had to add this last pic because my little bro, who is the best and always takes my pics for me, was making fun of me because of how oversized this tunic is.  i said i could fit several people under it and he said not if i keep eating like i do...hence this face!  we make fun of each other all the time because we both try to be really healthy and then we look at each other and we're like, yes let's get mcdonald's...

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