Wednesday, March 18, 2015

10 things...







Dress: H&M | Vest: similar and similar | Pumps: J.Crew Factory | Earrings: similar | Sunnies: Targetrecently purchased these | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: kate spade | Lipstick: Covergirl Lipshine - 235

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So one of my blogger friends did a post where she shared 20 interesting facts you probably didn't know about her, and I'm realizing that many of you, whether a new or longtime blog reader, probably don't know a lot about me! I love reading emails/comments from readers and getting to know about all of you, so I've decided to list 10 random things about myself and hopefully by the end of this article you'll know a little more about who I am and won't be totally bored or annoyed!! :/

1. My name is actually Elizabeth - Libby is not a middle name or a family name, just the name I go by!

2. I have one sister, Emily, and although we look alike, we literally have opposite features! She's blonde, I'm brunette; she's tall, I'm on the shorter side; she has green eyes, mine are blue. However if you put the two of us in the same room, you'll know instantly that we're sisters - our mannerisms and the way we talk are almost identical! 

3. When it comes to black coffee, I prefer Dunkin Donuts. If I want a latte, Starbucks is my jam. When hot chocolate or tea is a necessity, dear God please let there be a Caribou Coffee nearby!

4. I played soccer competitively from ages nine - 17 and have won the state championship four different times. I played in regional competitions in front of college scouts almost every weekend growing up, but I was never going to be fast or tall enough to play Division 1, and frankly my love of playing soccer faded in high school, but I'm a HUGE U.S. Soccer fan. I would probably cry if someone brought me to a U.S. Soccer match (men or women's team!). 

5. Yellow, orange and lime green nail polish really weird me out... on others it looks really cool, but for some reason it's just a "no" for me!

6. I've never traveled out of the country before! I actually never had the desire until recently, so I'm gathering a list of places I want to see. I have cousins who live in Japan, so right now that is on the top of my list!

7. I will be cheering for all three Iowa college teams (Iowa, Iowa State and Northern Iowa) in the NCAA tournament. I just love the craziness of March Madness and want all of them to win!

8. I hate black licorice. I know, random, but really, who does?? I don't understand how anyone thinks that stuff is appetizing... OK sorry, I just had to get that off my chest! Ha!

9. The town I live in has a population of 3,000 people, and there is very limited shopping here. You can only imagine the amount of restraint needed when online shopping...

10.  I have never been in love, although I definitely thought I was not too long ago! It's funny how you can be so sure of yourself but then God waves His hand and says, "I've got something else in mind." Although difficult at times, I'm looking forward to that "something else". 

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Thank you to all of you for your continued support of me and my passion for blogging! I'd love to hear a little about all of you as well - feel free to introduce yourself in the comments or email me! styliniowan (@) gmail (.) com. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

She's So Lucky...






Sweater: H&M | Jeans: 7FAM | Boots: Franco Sarto | Bag: old, similar | Sunnies: Target | Earrings: Gorjana (purchased last year, linked similar) | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelets: kate spade, old (similar) | Lipstick: Revlon - Rendezvous

photography c/o f8 creative


Can anyone guess where today's post title came from?? Enter Britney Spears pre-Kevin Federline circa 1999!!! But really, the song-inspired post title seemed only fitting after wearing these clover earrings for St. Patricks Day! I'm not the type to dress up in all green for this particular holiday, but I like the subtleness of my earrings, and I know I'll wear them more than just once this year. 

I have to say, this sweater is turning into my newest favorite! The deep-v neckline really gives the sweater a pretty shape and it's not too heavy or chunky looking. I got this sweater in white/black so I can pair it with different colored denim and pants. PS - it's under $20! SCORE!

Speaking of St. Patricks Day celebrations, I hope everyone's weekend was fun and safe! I spent the weekend in Des Moines with my friends from college - some of them I hadn't seen in over 6 months! We celebrated our friend's bachelorette (she's the first to get married!), and if you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (libbyglaser), you probably got a glimpse into our festivities... :) 

Have a great Monday!  

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Light and Bright...








Coat: Forever 21 | Sweater: similar and similar | Jeans: 7FAM, $70 similar version | Pumps: J.Crew Factory | Necklace: old, similar and similar | Bag: similar | Sunnies: House of Harlow  

photography c/o f8 creative

It feels so good to be back to blogging! Since last Friday, I have been to Madison, WI then back home then to Des Moines and back home again - a total of 19 hours in the car. That may not seem like a huge feat to many, but I'm a little exhausted and also totally out of my normal routine. I've never wanted to clean my apartment so badly! Both trips were definitely worth the drives though - I was in Madison for my friend's bachelorette weekend and was in Des Moines visiting the state capitol discussing young professionals' interests with state legislators. They were definitely a crazy couple days but also extremely exciting for various reasons. I posted updates throughout my road trips on my Snapchat account and decided to make it public for my blog readers - you can follow me at @libbyglaser for my daily updates and I promise to snap you back! 

Anyways, I'm loving the new spring weather and with spring comes lighter hues, including pastels! My new jacket from Forever 21 is so easy to layer with sweaters, and the faux-suede gives just enough warmth to be a nice transition piece while the air still has a little chill. I love that it's an open jacket - it gives off a more casual feel than all my other winter coats! It would also be cute with a simple cotton dress and wedges for a warmer night on the town. I can't wait to start wearing spring dresses again - my poor legs need some color!!!

Have a great day! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Warmth...






Vest: similar & similar spring option | Chambray: H&M | Jeans: Forever 21 | Boots: similar and similar | Bag: J.Crew, similar | Bracelet: kate spade | Watch: Michael Kors | Lipstick: MAC - Candy Yum Yum | Gloss: MAC - Pink Nouveau 

photography c/o f8 creative

Can you tell that I've been gravitating towards the color blue lately? Maybe this is my version of the "winter blues" :) It's still pretty cold here in NW Iowa, so layering with vests and wool coats is a  must. I recently paired this vest with a silk dress and can't wait to transition more of my winter wardrobe into the spring months too! Sometimes those "in between seasons" months are the most challenging and fun times to style new outfits. 

Thanks for reading!
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