Phillip Lim for Target

While summer is my favorite season and I hate to see it go, nothing gets me more excited for fall than the designer collections that start to surface in late summer.  Being “financially challenged” at this stage in my life inhibits my closet from actually containing any of these designer clothes.  This is unfortunate 90% of the time, BUT Target knows how to throw a girl a bone!  I’m only have a minor freak out over Phillip Lim’s collection for Target (yes, I will be the crazy girl in line on September 15th).  Check out a few of my favorite pieces from his lookbook.

Tuxedo pant perfection:

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I need to step up my LBD game and this dress (with its $50 price tag!!!) looks like a winner:Image

Navy moto jacket?  Dying!!:

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Sparkle-y sweater + a Phillip Lim bag I can afford!!:Image

What a gorgeous trench!  Audrey would be proud:Image

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Check out the entire lookbook here:

http://www.target.com/c/3-1-phillip-lim-for-target-brand-shop/-/N-55ji0

Side note: How do I get my hair as shiny and perfect as this girls?

x B

Last Chance Summer Movies

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Nothing makes you want to hold onto summer more than the movies that come out right at the end.  They are usually warm and sentimental but still hilarious and semi-relatable.  Here is my breakdown of the must see movies for to help you savor these last few weeks of summer.

1- The Way Way Back

I love an awkward protagonist, it makes me feel less alone in my awkward adolescent experience.

2- The Spectacular Now

Shailene Woodley is killin’ it right now!  It looks like she’s come a long way from her Secret Life of an American Teenager beginnings.  My only hope is that the movie’s soundtrack is better than the trailer song choice.

3- Girl Most Likely

Kristen Wiig, need I say more?

Last Chance Summer Movies

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Nothing makes you want to hold onto summer more than the movies that come out right at the end.  They are usually warm and sentimental but still hilarious and semi-relatable.  Here is my breakdown of the must see movies for to help you savor these last few weeks of summer.

1- The Way Way Back

I love an awkward protagonist, it makes me feel less alone in my awkward adolescent experience.

2- The Spectacular Now

Shailene Woodley is killin’ it right now!  It looks like she’s come a long way from her Secret Life of an American Teenager beginnings.  My only hope is that the movie’s soundtrack is better than the trailer song choice.

3- Girl Most Likely

Kristen Wiig, need I say more?

Summer Playlist

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I love summer, have I mentioned that?  Warm weather, road trips, windows down, sunroof open, sunbathing, long runs, or even a bad mood can all be improved with an excellent playlist.  I’ve compiled my favorite summer jams in the following playlist.

…I’m super into girly electronica and funk revival music at the moment, you’ve been warned.

x B

Summer Playlist

summer playlist

I love summer, have I mentioned that?  Warm weather, road trips, windows down, sunroof open, sunbathing, long runs, or even a bad mood can all be improved with an excellent playlist.  I’ve compiled my favorite summer jams in the following playlist.

…I’m super into girly electronica and funk revival music at the moment, you’ve been warned.

x B

Hi, Mom!

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Welcome to Seven | Sixteen!  With today being my twenty-(number that shall not be mentioned)th birthday, I decided it was time to get with the times and start a blog.  Here you will find inspiration images, fashion, design, travel, movies, music, sarcasm, this and that, all curated by yours truly.

Summer is by far my favorite time of year.  Crazy, right?  Especially for a girl with naturally curly hair that does not agree with Southern humidity.  It probably has to do with the fact that my birthday is in the summer, have I mentioned that?  My birthday is the one time of year I allow myself total self-indulgence, in every sense of the word(s?), a la Tom Haverford and Donna.  Parks and Rec, anyone?

In honor of my entire birthday month (yes I give myself 31 days of celebration) I have included my “Treat Yo’ Self” wish-list below.

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1- An adorable vintage inspired dress with a modern twist.

2- I’ve been lusting after the perfect fragrance and finally found it.  I’m obsessed.

3- I am extremely accident prone/irresponsible when it comes to sunglasses  so I have been avoiding expensive sunglasses my entire adult life.  Maybe actually owning them will teach me to be responsible…maybe.

4- A new yoga mat to “improve” my practice.

5- A beautiful set of measuring cups to appear to be domestic.

6- ^Measuring spoons as well.

7- For the aforementioned curly frizzy hair.

8- A beautiful birthday card.

9- A new twist on a sexy bathing suit.  (This was just delivered to my door step last week and I’m in love!)

10- I’ve heard this is a god-send for dark circles.  Sold.

11- For as much as I love to travel, I have not seen much of North America.  This book seems like a good kick in the pants since 36-hours is a very un-intimidating amount of time.

12- An effortless maxi.

13-Some adorable wedges.

14- An adorable bikini for the beach.

15- Obsessing over this banner.

16-A classic novel in the chicest of jackets.

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Thanks for stopping by!

x B