Leslyn's Lovely Life: August 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

30 x 30 10

This is it! The last week of 30x30!


Shirt: Express; Jacket: Coldwater Creek; Shorts: The Limited; Shoes: Converse; Necklace: a gift.

Dress (as a shirt): Everly; Jeans: Lauren Conrad for Kohl's; Shoes: Chinese Laundry; Belt: Target.

Shirt: J. Crew; Shorts: Windsor; Shoes: Sperry's; Earrings: Bebe.

I'm so glad that Lauren and Kate did this fabulous link up! I'm kinda bummed though, because now I'll have to find something cool to do on Tuesdays! :) I totally think they should do a winter edition of 30x30.. What do you think?

Have a great day, friends!


P.S. OOOOMG!!! I got featured as their favorite look for the week! Woohoo! Thanks ladies! :) This was the winning look:

 photo c9b146dd-a2c3-4299-8e0b-a95042d86036_zps6bhzzwmj.png

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

30 x 30 9

Well, we only have 2 more weeks of 30x30! This has been such a fun project! Still keeping my fingers crossed to be picked as their favorite of the week! ;)


Shirt: J. Crew. Skirt: Cato. Necklace: Not sure... :( Belt: The Limited. Shoes: Chinese Laundry.

Shirt: Banana Republic. Shorts: Windsor. Shoes: Chinese Laundry. Necklace: See note above

 Jacket: New York and Company. Shirt: Express. Jeans: Kohls (Lauren Conrad). Earrings: inPink. Shoes: Sperry's.Only one more entry next week! Make sure to stop by for the final looks!xoxoLes 
 photo c9b146dd-a2c3-4299-8e0b-a95042d86036_zps6bhzzwmj.png

Friday, August 10, 2012

An amazing week

You guys,

If I could relive this week over, and over, and over again, I would. Without question. These are the things that made me happy this week.

1. I'm done with summer school today!!! Woohooo! 14 hours = done in two months. WOW.

2. Celebrating 1 year of wedded bliss with my boo.

 photo c9b146dd-a2c3-4299-8e0b-a95042d86036_zps6bhzzwmj.png

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

30 x 30 8

Happy Tuesday!

Before I get started with this awesome link up, I just wanted to let you know that as of yesterday, I have a facebook fan page for the blog! Woohoo! Please like my page- I would love you forever! Here's the link!


Here are my outfits!

Jacket: Coldwater Creek; Top: Banana Republic; Shorts: Windsor; Belt: Target; Shoes: Old Navy

Shirt, Belt, and Necklace: The Limited; Skirt: Cato. Shoes (that you can't see): Chinese Laundry

Shirt: J. Crew; Tank: Old Navy; Jeans: Lauren Conrad/Kohl's; Shoes: Chinese Laundry. Earrings (that you can't really see... sorry): inPink.com

Be sure to check back next week! We only have two weeks left!

 photo c9b146dd-a2c3-4299-8e0b-a95042d86036_zps6bhzzwmj.png

Monday, August 6, 2012

1 year

Today is a big day.

It's our first anniversary. :)

People say that the first year is the worst. If that's true, then I am more the certain that we can make it for the rest of our lives. DJ has supported me through so much this past year, and I can't even begin to tell you how much I love and respect him. I am so excited about the rest of our lives together... I know he is going to continue to be an amazing husband, and someday, he will be an incredible daddy.

I thought I would share a few pictures of our wedding day. Just a few of my favorites of us. :)

Yes, that is what you think it is. It's a tradition in his fraternity... Probably one of the funniest moments.

To DJ: Happy Anniversary, love. Words cannot express how thankful I am that God put you in my life. I love you more than I did on that day- and at that time, I didn't think it was possible. Here's to many, many more anniversaries.

 photo c9b146dd-a2c3-4299-8e0b-a95042d86036_zps6bhzzwmj.png

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Goals Update #8

Hello, friends!

Well, it definitely just hit me that it's August, especially as I was typing "#8" in the Subject box. How has this year flown by so quickly?!?!

Anyways, I figured I would update you on my goals for this year.

- When I was in Brasil, I was able to use my camera... a lot. I just haven't had time to edit the pictures. I think that I will do that when I have my two week break that starts on Friday! It didn't hurt to have a bunch of awesome photographers around me who were willing to explain stuff. :)

- No song yet. That will be the thing I do during my two week break, too ;)

- I have been cooking a lot healthier this month, because I am slowly moving over to a "clean" diet (aka no processed foods). I can tell you right now that bread and desserts will be my hardest thing to kick.

- I've learned to sew, but I'm actually going to take some sewing classes this year at my new job (!!! I'll post about that later), so that is going to help me out a lot.

- $10 wedding dress will probably be made into something else during that break (on a side note, I was so nervous about not having anything to do during that break. Well, I don't think I have to worry about that anymore).

- I have found some yoga podcasts and apps, so I have been able to do that a little bit. I've come to the realization that nothing will beat an actual yoga class (which I am totally going to take advantage of when the school year starts... Thanks to that student ID that I still haven't gotten... oops).

- I have been reading a lot of "guilty pleasure books" over the past few weeks. Mostly because I have been reading SO many books for my classes (and I got a library card. That changes everything in my life). "Safe Haven" by Nicholas Sparks and "Unfinished Business" by Nora Roberts were the two books that I read, and they were okay. Your typical romance novel. If any of you have some suggestions of what I should read, please let me know!

- Well, our apartment does not look rent-y at all. I think that my whole problem with our old house was that there was no aesthetic appeal whatsoever. Our "canvas" was just not good, and there wasn't a lot we could do with the color scheme. Now, our apartment is looking fantastic. There are just a few finishing touches that we need to add, and it will be complete!

- I have been working out a lot more this summer than I have all year, simply because I have a gym that is a 30 second drive (and a 5 minute walk) away from our apartment. I have no excuse. I've been doing Couch to 5K, and I really love it a lot! I'll usually do that (or some other cardio), and lift weights afterwards.

- The couponing.... I really want to get in to it, but I don't want to buy a bunch of toothpaste that I don't need. Someone PLEASE point me in the right direction and help me find a way to save some money.

Well, there's my update! I can't wait to check in with you next month!

 photo c9b146dd-a2c3-4299-8e0b-a95042d86036_zps6bhzzwmj.png