Monday, July 25, 2011

Feel the Heat - Callie Gisler on looking hot in Too-hot weather

When summer arrives, staying cool and comfortable is a priority for any girl. But as temperatures rise, it can be hard to avoid the classic summer uniform - cut-off shorts, a tee, and that old, worn pair of flip flops - day in and day out. Dressing for warm weather can be a challenge, yes, but it doesn't mean sacrificing your personal style for comfort. Here are some of my favorite tips and tricks for beating the heat with an easy and comfortable summer look:
Choose breathable, light fabrics
If you plan to spend an afternoon out in the sun, picking light fabrics that are breathable is the first step in staying comfortable. Look for fabrics like cotton, linen, chambray, or seersucker (a thin, all-cotton fabric characteristic by its bumpy texture). Light fabrics such as these won't cling, which helps air to flow and you to stay cool. It's important to keep in mind your activities for the day, since fabrics like linen and chambray wrinkle easily, while seersucker is known for its ease of care.
Stick with light colors
It's an age-old tip, but light colored clothing is always a great choice for summer. Staying with a white or pastel color palette will help reject heat, unlike darker colors. The look above is a great example of a classic summer look that combines light colors and breathable fabrics. The sheer tee is a light cotton blend and the breezy fit will save you from sweltering out in the sun. Trade flip flops for a cute, functional pair of sandals, keep accessories simple and functional, and remember that when it comes to high temperatures, less is always more in an outfit.
Opt for loose and breezy fits
As mentioned, stay was from tightly fitted or restrictive clothing. Pieces that cling won't be comfortable if you are already hot and stick from the heat. This will also help keep you cool, since too high of a body temperature can easily lead to head stroke. The green dress above is a functional summer piece: loose but flattering, breathable cotton, and the green color really makes it stand out. A cotton dress is a staple in any summer wardrobe, which can easily be dressed up with wedges like the ones above or turned casual with sandals. A floppy sun hat is a cute and functional statement piece - one of my personal favorites for a summer accessory.

Avoid bulk and layers
Piling on the layers on a summer day can quickly lead to overheating. Consider carrying a light-weight jacket with you for those slightly chiller summer nights, but don't overcompensate. Layered summer looks should stick to the same lightweight fabrics that won't be restrictive or cling to the body. In the outfit below, I paired a floral dress with a sleeveless denim vest that can easily be removed if it gets too warm outside. I always try to keep accessories minimal and these cut wedges from Top Shop offer a cut-out detail that will help keep you cool from head to toe.
Shop the look: Dorothy Perkins dress, Desire denim vest, TopShop heels, Nordstrom bag, Jessica Simpson bangle, Aldo earrings

Reach for functional summer accessories
The outfits above feature two of my must-haves for the summer season: a pair of sunglasses and a floppy sun hat. Look for sunglasses that off UV protection that will shield your eyes when you are out and about. And a wide-brimmed hat can keep sun off your face, helping to protect from sunburns. When it comes to jewelry, as mentioned, I am a firm believe in the mantra: "less is more." A statement necklace can dress up a classic short and tee combo without adding too much extra weight and bulk, but consider leaving the watch, stack of bangles, and rings for when the days begin to cool down. 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Dog Steals Hearts of Millions on Youtube

Time Lapse: Puppy to Adult in 40 Seconds.
 This Cute Video has already Gotten more than two million views since it was posted May 19! Dunder (the dog featured in the video) is stealing the hearts of people all over the world as they watch this adorable video of him growing up.

Think you've taken a cuter video? Comment the link to this post, or email it to and it could be shown next Monday!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

If I Were A Boy

"If I were a boy
Even just for a day
I’d roll outta bed in the morning
And throw on what I wanted then go
Drink beer with the guys
And chase after girls
I’d kick it with who I wanted
And I’d never get confronted for it.
Cause they’d stick up for me.."
The story is always the same... a sad tale about a boy who doesn't realize what he is about to lose. And a sad girl who doesn't understand why he feels the need to act the way he does.
And the stereotypes for the women are all the same.. they're too clingy, and overemotional. They're overreacting to something that isn't even a big deal.
But lets take a moment and reverse the roles.
"..If I were a boy
I would turn off my phone
Tell everyone it’s broken
So they’d think that I was sleepin’ alone.."
Lets take them and put them on the other side of the double standard. Lets take the titles we've been placed with like B**** (if we're assertive) and Sl** (if we sleep around) and replace them with the more positive titles they carry: Boss, Player, Pimp. All words describing actions that are acceptable in a mans world. And we'll leave them with ours: words derived from the same behavior but carry a negative connotation.

Lets take them and let them experience what what we've all experienced. Lets let them fell for us the way we do for them. And lets show them exactly what hurts that they couldn't understand.

"..I’d put myself first
And make the rules as I go
Cause I know that she’d be faithful
Waitin’ for me to come home.."
Lets take them and show them what it is to wait. and show them what it is to care for someone who continually only puts themselves first. Lets show them what it is like to be on the other side of a relationship like that.

Lets show them how it feels to be a girl.

But you're just a boy...
                                "..You don’t understand
Yeah you don’t understand
How it feels to love a girl
Someday You'll wish you were a better man
You don’t listen to her
You don’t care how it hurts
Until you lose the one you wanted
Cause you’ve taken her for granted

And everything you have got destroyed.." - Beyonce

She couldn't have been any more correct..

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Senior Prank

i've been wanting to add this for a week or two now, but havent yet had the time. This was Kingman Academy's Senior Class Prank. Filmed by Brittany Morris on Sunday May 1st.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth day photography=)

do something today for the planet that has done so much for you=)