Friday, August 19, 2011

Beautiful Person of the Day

So she's been a big hit lately... and does she know that she has every boy/man/guy/dude drooling over her? Does she know that every girl is either green with envy or pink with adoration? Yes, of course she does...

Let's watch her "Hermione is hot" transformation, shall we?

This is totally the Hermione we know and love :)

I think this was the turning point... That epic descend down the stairs turned heads.

Now, in the Deathly Hallows, we see her as the natural beauty she is. 

Love the dress:) I think every beauty company was fighting tooth and nail for this girl.

This is such a gorgeous picture. She went from the cute, puffy-haired girl in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to a international beauty icon. 

I love Harry Potter :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lemon #3 Retail Therapy

Never underestimate the power of shopping. I know it probably sounds a little shallow, but there is something comforting about buying new things. Lately I've been doing a lot of shopping because it keeps my mind off of stresses in my life. Here are my great finds (minus a few I wasn't able to find online): 

I think everyone should have a plaid shirt in their wardrobe. This was on sale for 50% off at Hollister. It's a simple shirt, but you can do a lot with it. It's great for layering. Leave it unbuttoned over a t-shirt or cami for springtime, or put a coat or vest over it for those colder days. Rock on.

I love these shorts! I got these at American Eagle on sale for $29.99. These are a summer must-have. They're  perfect because they aren't too long where they're bordering the capri territory, and they're not too short where you'd be wearing a pair of jean underwear (a popular trend I've noticed). These are conservative, but still fun and perfect for keeping cool. These can be worn with anything. And I have worn them with everything.

I know this picture doesn't really convey all the greatness of this belt, but it really is a great basic belt. It's braided and studded all around (the part you can't see), and it's great for belting a flowing shirt, dress, or sweater. This is found at Forever21 for pretty cheap (as everything is there, because of the unfortunate labor institutions in China, but let's not discuss it).

I LOVE these sandals. They were on sale at Amercan Eagle for around $20. Many may know these babies as "Jesus Sandals," for religious purposes I will merely refer to them as my "humble sandals" ;) Anyways, these are great. They're a neutral color, so they can be worn with pretty much any outfit. They would go great with a pair of shorts and a light colored shirt. I would not mix these shoes with any bright colors unless it's a match made in heaven. These are pretty Boho-Indie, so I personally would not mix it with any of the Edgy style. 

So I kind of love this ring. I got it at PacSun for $8.50. Yes, these rings make one of your hands rather inconvient... however, they're cute, and perfect for the hand you don't use. My left hand needs something to do! Let the left be the brawn, while the right be the brains (no political meaning intended).

So when I went to school in the Spring, I noticed an emerging trend that has really sky-rocketed lately... FEATHER FRENZY! I see so many girls with feathers either in their hair, on their ears, or on their necks. I'm  still a little skeptical about the feather-in-the-hair thing (Steven Tyler?), but I think a simple addition of feathers to your outfit is perfect. So I settled for a pretty tame pair of earrings. I found ones similar to this at ForLove21 for like.. $5? Cool :)

I'm all for long necklaces. These aren't the exact ones I bought, but their pretty close. I don't like the idea of a boring outfit, so I'm trying to expand my necklace collection. They're the perfect thing to excite a duller outfit. A necklace adds interest. But note, if wearing multiple necklaces, never wear many of the same length. They get bunchy and it looks tacky. Play around with lengths. I found these at Papaya Clothing.

So the pair I got didn't have the straps, and they were more scrunchy like a ballet flat. These are found at PacSun for around $20. I think everyone needs a pair of black flats. It's the kind of basic item that goes perfectly with almost every outfit. However, if your outfit is all black already... DON'T WEAR THESE. Excite your outfit with a splash of color. See the next pair of shoes if that is needed :)

When I showed these babies to my mom, she said "Oh yeah, those are Kelsi shoes!" Yes, yes they are. I love heels, and I needed a good blue pair. These are perfect for adding that splash of color that an outfit needs. These would look great with a pair of skinny jeans and a black leather jacket with a light colored flowy shirt underneath. Just sayin. I got these for $40 at Charlotte Russe. 

Oxfords! I can thank my man for this trend. Michael really loves this style and he's always wanted me to wear a pair, but I've always refused. However, they grew on me, and I really wanted to try it. So I found this pair at Forever21 for around $25. Though I'm new to these, I want to try them with capris and dresses. These would go great with either a beige sweater and capris, an earthy dress, a vest, or a blazer. Just a few things to experiment with. 

Ok so I love this! There's a great graphic T sale at Old Navy, so I got this for $15. I love anything with a beachy-feel to it. This goes great over bermuda's or capris. I'm actually wearing this right now with a grey and blue striped sweater tied and knotted. Next I need an anchor necklace or earrings. This would also look great with a blue scarf and those beige sandals of mine. ChaChing. 

I LOVE this book. It's actually a great style resource. You should check it out. 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lemon #2 Love!

Okay. So today, there were so many things that I could mention for today's "lemon," so I decided to just talk about what I learned today.
Today was Michael's farewell talk in church. We've dated for 15 months, and I've grown to love him more and more everyday. Now, I don't want to get too sappy, because that's not my style, but today I learned an important lesson about love. Love isn't fleeting. Love lasts forever. I am aware of that cliche, but I know it's true. 
Watching the love of my life talking about spending the next two years of his life in the South, teaching the gospel of Christ, I realized that nothing is ending. Something wonderful is about to begin. This is going to be a beautiful experience for both of us. I believe that our love will grow each day, and the bond between us will be strengthened over time. 
Surrounded by people I love, I realized that love can endure. Love and fear cannot exist together, so to feel the deepest love that God has given us on this earth, is a fearless act of courage. 

Now for some interest, here is a couple who demonstrate what true love really means:
Gordon B. Hinckley and his wife, Marjorie Hinckley. May they rest in peace. They lived a long and beautiful life together, and they are perhaps the cutest couple I've ever known. I hope to someday have a marriage like theirs. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lemon #1 music:)

A couple months ago I joined the Karmin fan club. Not only does she have an incredible voice, but she has a great style. Very unique and chic! They do great covers. So great. 
Here's one of my favorite covers she has done:

and here is a tutorial she posted about how to do the "karmin suicide roll"

Some really do have the gift of music. It's amazing when they share that gift.

Oh and Karmin shows you that you don't have to need glasses to wear them! I found a pair exactly like the one's she's wearing in her "Less Than Perfect" cover for $14 at Urban Outfitters.

here's the link:

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Hello everybody! 
My name is Kelsi. I started a blog before, but I had a total of two blog posts...
This blog has been an idea of mine for a long time. 
The title came to me a couple days ago, and I think it's "precious."
I realize that life is very special, and it needs acknowledgment.
Everyday, life gives you lemons, and you're given the choice of what to do with what you're going to do with it.
Are you going to make lemonade?
 Or are you going to ignore it and let it mold in that cute little bowl that you keep your fruit in?
I'm choosing to make lemonade. 
So here's how it works:
Whenever something brightens my day or anything makes me smile, I'm going to post about it. 
It will be my lemon!
Make sure you post a comment, because I would love to hear about what made your day great.
So there's the introduction... and here's me!
 My name's Kelsi and I love to sing. LaLaLa

 These are my puppies. I love them so. 

 This is Sugar. She's a mexican jumping bean. And she likes to lick. A lot. 

 This is Tucker. He's got crazy eyes, and he's adorable. He's my little dopey googly face. 

Welcome to my blog!

Picture credit: My man:) Michael James Schnell.