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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012


Today's giveaway comes from LemonSweet Jewelry, a darling online shop that specializes in simple, dainty jewelry (like the quatrefoil pieces above and the adorable elephant necklace below). Shop owner Leslie is giving one sweet reader the opportunity to win one piece of her choice from her shop! What would you pick?

To enter, you must be a follower of An Air of Surprise via GFC (leave a comment below with your GFC name) and 'like' Leslie's Facebook page. Don't have a Facebook? Just follow me on Twitter instead!

For an extra entry share this giveaway on your blog (be sure to link back and leave a
link to your post in a comment below!) OR tweet about it! Feel free to copy and paste this message:
"i'd love to win a lovely piece of jewelry that LemonSweet Jewelry is giving away on @hello_Rimi 's blog"

This giveaway will end on Monday July 30th at noon EST. 
Best wishes, everyone! Thanks again, Leslie!!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Have a great weekend!

I just got home from Jamaica and mom and I had such a fun time! I also just finished watching the Opening Ceremony, and I can't wait to watch the games! I'm too tired to type much else, so have a lovely weekend!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Outnet clearance sale

While Mom and I are waiting for our room, I thought I'd head on over to The Outnet to check out their awesome clearance sale. Here are three pieces I came across, that I wouldn't hesitate to buy (if money were no object).

P.S. These two would make awesome (and insanely inexpensive) wedding gowns!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Have a stellar weekend!

Dad and I are going for lunch today, and at this juncture, I'm craving Indian food. If things go my way for the rest of the day, Al and I will go see The Dark Knight Rises later this afternoon/evening! *crosses fingers* Let's hope for the best!!

On Sunday, Mom and I head out for Jamaica! Woot!! While I'm gone, I've scheduled one or two posts for you all to enjoy. I'll be back with my regular postings next Monday!

Have a good weekend!

P.S. Speaking of weekend, what will you be doing this weekend? Seeing The Dark Knight Rises? Going on vacation (and taking loads of pictures!)? Buying yourself a new swimsuit? Do tell!


A Guide to Summer Weddings: Getaway dresses

I've always thought it'd be so fun to darting out of you reception and hop onto a tandem bike, jump into red convertible or zip off in a jet. But the thought seems incomplete without the addition of a fun dress! Here are a few of the dresses that will allow you to ditch your wedding gown and slip into something that's perfect to "getaway" in!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Have you ever lain in a hammock? I'd be more than content if I could spend lazy afternoons relaxing in one of these hammocks. They're perfect for setting up in gardens, on porches or even in living rooms!

But I especially love caccoon-style hammocks, which can hang comfortably from trees over small bodies of water...scary, but cool!

(via Pinterest)

Monday, July 16, 2012

In-flight beauty tips!

Before the Moms and I zip off for our beach vacation, I wanted to pop on by and let you all know about the beauty routine that I plan on implementing en route to Jamaica. Even though my flight will only be about three hours, I figure it's still a good idea to act as though I'm preparing for a long-haul flight by so that I emerge from the flight with fresh-looking skin and well-moisturized hair.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Have a nice weekend.

Gah! I'm pooped! Mom and I have spent the last two days doing busy college stuff, and, I must say, I don't want to hear about, think about or speak about anything college related for the next few days. The good thing is, I'll be jetting off to Jamaica in a little over a week. Can't wait!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Graphic print summer dress

Even though I love dresses, I don't wear them that often. A couple of weeks ago, I picked up this H&M dress, featuring a bright graphic print. The colors are fresh, the cut is quite flattering and, despite the bold print, it's very versatile! It's such a fun spin on the typical summer day dress (especially considering it's perfect for wearing during the evening, as well!).

(Image via Pinterest via Natural Belle)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Guide to Summer Weddings: Wedding nails

wedding nails.
Along with your choosing hairstyle and makeup, deciding on a nail polish color is a key beauty element that plays into your big day.  Whether you're a bride who wants to rock a little bling, or a bride who prefers simplicity, there's a hue out there that will give you the ideal bridal look that you want to achieve. Here are seven perfectly-viable shades, all by Essie, that are fit for a bride.

1. Powder blue for your 'something blue.
2. Pretty and feminine dusty rose.
3. Classic, no-fail nude.
4. Glamorous and vampy fire engine red.
5. Unpredictable and modern hot pink.
6. Soft and sophisticated metallic.

Which hue would you wear?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Do or don't: Head wraps

This isn't really a question. Of course they're a 'do'! Not only are they a brilliant way to protect your tresses during the colder months, but they also can look perfectly festive and summery at the beach or while riding your bike. Here are a few of my favorite head wrap styles after the jump!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Have a luxurious weekend!

Tomorrow I'll be treating my hair to a delicious deep treatment (recipe coming soon!). I'll also be making my way over to the fabric store, where I'll hopefully buy a few yards of fabric so I can make some head wraps for the colder months!

What are you doing this weekend? Treating your hair to something special? Lying out in the sun? Going to a festival? Do tell!


The perfect summer shorts

I love these pink alice + olivia cuff shorts. The slit back pockets are incredibly flattering and the cuffed hem makes them juuuust short enough!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Anthropologie July 2012 Catalogue

I must say, I'm really impressed with Anthro's latest catalogue. There wasn't a single thing I didn't like! The shoes are absolutely spectacular, the jewelry is stunning, and exciting prints and bright splashes of color light up each page! The fact that the catalogue was shot in New Orleans only added to the enjoyment factor. Here are the (tons of) pieces that made it to the top of my wish list: