When I originally put this outfit together, it was sans vest. But one thing I have learned about blogging is that sometimes, the more layers and jewelry you pile one, the better the photos turn out. Apparently there are some instances where more is more! But I have to say that I think the vest really made this outfit complete, and not just for the sake of blog photos. And so, it should come as no surprise, that I am absolutely loving the vest trend again this summer. So if you haven’t already, denim or surplus, it’s time to add one to your closet!
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Popover: JCrew | Vest: H&M, similar, similar, similar, similar | Skirt: Kensie, similar | Bracelets: Kate Spade, Stella & Dot | Belt: American Eagle (old) | Sunnies: Gap | Watch: Michael Kors | Pumps: Aldo
Hope you are all having a wonderful week. Mine has been beyond crazy and I am so looking forward to the long holiday weekend and having family in town.
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Ok, ok so even though it’s been really cold and rainy here, don’t mind the background of these photos, because we don’t actually have any snow on the ground here in the SLC (well at least in the valley!). But rather, I was going through my outfit archives and realized that I never shared this little gem of an outfit with you all! And something about the combo of neon purple and rich, cobalt blue made me want to blog about it. I absolutely love mixing two bold colors together-especially these two colors. They are the perfect pairing to brighten those sometimes dreary spring days…
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Boyfriend Shirt: Gap (old), same shirt in new colors | Skinnies: American Eagle | Necklaces: JCrew, Francesca’s, similar | Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Leopard Belt: Express, similar | Sunnies: House of Harlow | Bag: Kate Spade, similar | Pumps: Nine West
I woke up with a heavy heart this morning thinking about the lives lost and all of those affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma. Life is so fleeting and so incredibly precious. And tragedies like these are a good reminder to treasure your loved ones and appreciate each and every day to the fullest, because really, we never know what tomorrow might bring. Sending my love, thoughts, and prayers to the Midwest.
I am so happy that maxi dresses are back on the docket for spring this year. And perhaps what makes me even happier, is the new trend of tying the bottom of your maxi in a knot. It is the perfect (and oh-so-simple) way to change-up an old favorite, making it feel fresh and new for the season!
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Maxi: Old Navy (old), similar, similar | Denim Jacket: Macy’s | Necklace: Groop Dealz, similar | Bracelet Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelets: Stella & Dot, Aldo | Sunnies: Nordstrom, similar | Clutch: Coach | Wedges: Dolce Vita , new version
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Ours was filled with lots of projects and yard work, but it felt great to be extra productive and get things done around the house. And of course (despite the copious amount of manual labor), it went by way too fast, as weekends tend to do. Good thing there is a nice, long holiday weekend ahead of us!
If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably know that last week I celebrated another birthday. And because I also had work meetings scheduled in San Francisco, by default I was able to ring in the start of another year in my very favorite city. J flew in to spend a long weekend with me and we had such a fantastic time filled with so many adventures (a surprise sailing trip for my birthday, lots of incredible food, a 70 mile tandem bike ride through the city to the top of Mt. Tam, tons of exploring, and even a little shopping) that I thought I would use today’s post to share my photos from our trip with all of you-through the lens of my iPhone and Instagram, of course!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
I am absolutely loving the nautical theme this year-it is so perfectly preppy and ideal for warmer weather. And, of course, it should come as no surprise that JCrew hit this trend right out of the park this season. I mean really, who wouldn’t love a pair of cute little printed anchor pants?
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Tee: Gap (old) similar | Anchor Printed Pants: JCrew (on sale!) | Bracelets: Tiffany and Co., Stella & Dot, Aldo | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., My Personal Collection of Charms | Belt: LuLu’s (old), similar | Sunnies: Gap | Pumps: Alfani
So I have a little confession. My college mascot was the Commodore. So I suppose it’s only natural that I would be partial to anything nautical. Kinda makes sense, doesn’t it? So as we say at Vandy, Anchor Down!
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I can hardly believe that another year has passed and I celebrated my 32nd birthday last week. And not only is it hard to fathom that I am 32 years old, but my birthday also marked the 10 year anniversary of my graduation from Vanderbilt. Wowza. Truth be told, I’m not sure which of the two is harder to wrap my head around! But fortunately for me, I had a wonderful celebration to help soften the blow. Due to the perfect timing of our Macy’s Vendor Summit, I was able to spend my big day in my favorite city and be whisked away on a surprise celebration by my sweet hubby. For the first part of the evening, I was instructed to dress warm (more on that later this week), and for the second, I was told to pack a fancy dress. Of course I jumped at the opportunity-it’s not nearly often enough in life that one has the chance to get really dressed up…
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Dress: BCBGMaxazria (amazing Nordstrom Rack find!), similar, similar | Bow Belt: Macy’s, similar | Earrings: Sappari (local boutique in Whitefish, MT), similar | Clutch: Coach Legacy | Pumps: Aldo Dixil
I am absolutely head over heels for this dress and have to say that I felt like an absolute princess all night. And there are so many things I love about it that it’s hard to even know where to start. But one thing I can say for sure is how important it is that every girl have a dress her in closet that she absolutely adores and that makes her feel like a million bucks every single time she puts it on. The way I see it, fashion shouldn’t just be about looking good-but more importantly feeling good!
Thank you so very much to all of you for the birthday wishes last week! Truly, they made my day.