August 29, 2013

Want to Sponsor in September?

You guys, Fall is JUST around the corner and I could not be any more excited. I am welcoming it with open arms! This is by far my favorite season and have so many new things to share on here! It would be the perfect time to sponsor Pretty Lovely. You can buy an ad on my advertise page or shoot me an email ( and we can discuss other ways to work together! I would love to support small businesses and other blogs.

In other news, I am in the process of opening an etsy shop! I am so excited about this and will share more about this later.

Today is THE LAST day to enter my Modcloth Giveaway! Be sure to get your entry in! I will post the winner on Monday. Have a Lovely weekend!

August 28, 2013


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August 27, 2013

Better Late than Never

I made this dress last summer but this is actually the very first time I have worn it. When I was making it, I had a hard time getting the hem how I wanted it. The same length all the around. It wasn't working out, this dress was just not cooperating with me. At the time. So I stuck it in my closet and never tried it on days, weeks or months later. I had it set in my mind that this dress wasn't going to work out. Why I didn't get rid of it, I don't know. I'm glad I didn't because after trying it on a couple of days ago I didn't find anything wrong with it. I actually liked the uneven hem. It kind of has a subtle high low affect to it. Moral of the story, if you don't like something, maybe wait a week or two and then try it on again, not 1 year. I could have been wearing this dress a lot sooner.

Dont forget to enter my Modcloth Giveaway! Friday is the last day!
Outfit Details
Dress || Handmade
Sweater and Shoes || H&M
Belt || Target
Necklace || Kohls

August 26, 2013

Just do it

Last week, we saw Sister Act on Broadway in Seattle. I love excuses to dress up a little more than normal. And for me that meant that I got to wear my most favorite shoes from Seychelles. I always feel like I cant wear these shoes on a normal basis. I feel overdressed, but I wish that weren't the case. I should just wear them. I read a post by Kaylee of Kaylee Daily recently and it describes this situation so well. If I'm not going to wear these shoes now, then when? I hope you guys will be seeing these shoes more often, especially with the upcoming fall season. My favorite!

Last week to enter my Modcloth Giveaway! Winner will be chosen Friday and announced on Monday!
Outfit Details
Dress || Spool No.72
Shoes || Seychelles
Rings || Macys
Purse || Nordstrom
Belt || From another dress
Hair by Paige

August 23, 2013

Little Oak Tree

Can we just take a minute to admire this oak tree? It has got the most perfect shape! Discovering that this tree was only a minute away from my house in the back portions of a park made me even more excited for fall and taking outfit pictures. This oak is going to look gorgeous with red, orange and yellow leaves! You guys have to remind that this tree is there and not to let fall go by without me documenting its beauty in photographs.

Also, you guys still have ONE week to enter my Modcloth Giveaway!
Outfit Details
Dress || Target
Jacket || Nordstrom
Shoes & Belt || Forever 21

August 20, 2013

Saying Goodbye to Summer Dresses

We are in the last stages of summer and I thought I had better get at least one more wear out of this dress before it gets put in the back of the closet for fall and winter. The perfect attire for a casual Friday, lounging about the back yard. I wore this dress far less than I should have this summer. Did I even wear it once before this?? I really couldn't tell you. Do I have a reason for that? No. I might just  have to pull it back out in the next couple of weeks and then I will say goodbye.
Outfit Details
Dress || Forever 21
Bracelet || Kohls
Rings || Macys and Forever 21
Be sure to check out the Modcloth giveaway that is going on right now!

August 18, 2013

Modcloth Giveaway!

I have reached 100+ followers on both GFC and Bloglovin and to show my appreciation I am hosting my first giveaway on Pretty Lovely! I seriously can't thank you guys enough for reading my little blog and get so excited for each new follower I receive and all of the sweet sweet comments you leave me. I love blogging, I really didnt think I would love it this much, but you guys make it so much more enjoyable! So, one lucky follower will get a $25 gift card to Modcloth! Hopefully this is the first to many giveaways to say thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

To enter the giveaway you MUST follow Pretty Lovely on Bloglovin

Bonus entries:
Follow via GFC
Like on Facebook
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Please leave a separate comment for each. The winner will be chosen randomly on Friday, August 30. Also, you must have an email address, as that is the way you will be receiving the gift card. 

Good luck and have I said thank you yet? Thank You!!

August 16, 2013

"Lets Go On A Road Trip...

...It will be a fun adventure... and we can pick flowers along the way!" This is what is written on the front of the shirt. I bought his awhile ago at H&M and as soon as I saw it I had to have it. This is so me. I LOVE road trips, I LOVE adventures and I LOVE picking flowers. Pulling over on the side of the road to pick flowers while on a road trip sounds so whimsical to me. I guess it is just something you wouldn't normally do. While on these trips you want to get from one place to another and have planned stops along the way. You don't want to lose time by stopping to pick flowers. And besides, what would you do with the flowers after you got them back in the car? I guess I'll just leave this adventure to my daydreams.
Outfit Details
Shirt || H&M
Skirt || Target
Shoes || TOMS
Bow || Handmade

August 15, 2013

The Frustrations of Fashion Blogging

Oh the joy of taking your own outfit pictures. This particular session was quite frustrating. The camera would not focus where I wanted it to and probably 80% of the photos were blurry. Luckily I got a couple good ones to choose from that saved me from having to go out for round two with this outfit.
Outfit Details
Dress, Shoes & Belt || Target
Jacket || H&M
Necklace || Forever 21

August 13, 2013

Getting Outside More

Something I want to do more of or even start, is go hiking. Get out into the great outdoors. There are so many lakes and views and waterfalls that can only be found by getting out there and hiking to them. The most beautiful places are not accessible by cars. And I think thats a good thing. I live in prime territory for this new goal so it shouldn't be a problem. Easier said than done though. These pictures were taken at the trail head to Wallace Falls, new Gold Bar in Washington. Right at the base of the Cascade Mountains. We were just checking out the hike and how long it would take. It really made me want to do it and especially after our little stop at Hurricane Ridge, I really got the craving to get out there more.
Outfit Details
Dress & Umbrella || H&M
Plaid Shirt || Target
Leggings || Old
Shoes || TOMS
Necklaces || Forever 21

August 8, 2013

Lets Swap Buttons

Happy Friday to you! I finally got my Sponsor page started. Click on the Advertise trees in the sidebar to see it. Simply buy an ad spot and use the promo code mentioned there to waive the fees. Once you do that I will be in touch with you to give you my button! Or you could simply leave a comment or send me an email ( and we will go from there. I look forward to hearing from you and working with you! I am off to the other side of the state to celebrate my grandmas 80th birthday! Have a lovely weekend!

August 7, 2013

Washington Coast Vacation - Part 4

While on vacation, my boyfriends sisters family did a little crabbing off of the docks in Westport. We went with them a couple of the times to check the pots and often guessed how many crabs they would catch. I was way off every time. I was guessing 3 or 4, when they caught around 12 every time, the majority were too small to keep though. I think they walked away with 6 (maybe?) I loved going to the docks to take pictures, I think these are some of my favorite from the trip. Be sure to check out parts 1, 2 & 3 of this trip as well!

August 6, 2013

Washington Coast Vacation - Part 3 - The Beach!

After our ferry ride and our trip to Hurricane Ridge, we made it to the beach! My boyfriends family got a house on the beach in Grayland, on the coast of Washington State. Every day we spent some time in the sand, digging holes, making sand castles, my boyfriends brother-in-law made an awesome little fort and ended the trip with a fire on the beach on our last night there. Smores were eaten and to change things up a bit, I added gummy bears to mine. I imagined it being like chocolate covered gummy bears (my absolute favorite!!) it was close but not quite (the chocolate needed to melt more). Still very good and I will make sure to have a package of gummy bears on hand for the next bonfire. Beach vacations are always so much fun, especially when you go with little boys. They keep you going.