Color

I can already feel myself doing it.  Gravitating towards neutral and fall colors.  And while I love it, I know I need to slow down and appreciate the colors of summer.  So today’s post serves as a good reminder that there is still plenty of time left to wear all of the brights that the warmer months tend to inspire…DSC_1190 DSC_1191 DSC_1206 DSC_1198 DSC_1200 DSC_1219 DSC_1201 DSC_1215 DSC_1220 DSC_1225

Tank: Express (these Barcelona camis are THE best!) | Skirt: JCrew (on major sale!), similar, similar (under $20!) | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Cuff: Stella & Dot | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Heels: Marc Fisher (old), LOVE these

Happy Monday darlings!  Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

 

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Romper Style

So now that I’ve decided I can wear the off-the-shoulder trend (see this post where I talk about how I didn’t think it would work for my body type), I can’t seem to get enough of it.  Ha!  Isn’t that the way that it always goes.  But I have to say that for me lately, it doesn’t get much better than an off-the-shoulder romper.  My husband and I love to bike in the summer and often ride our tandem road bike to dinner or drinks and apps, so I am always looking for cute outfits that are appropriate for bike riding AND date night (which is much harder than you would think!).  But I have found that rompers, above all else, always seem to fit the bill.  Especially when they cost less than $20!!

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Romper: SheIn c/o (under $30!!!) | Ring: Macy’s (anniversary gift from my sweet hubby!) | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Heels: Marc Fisher (old), similar here and here

Happy, happy Friday sweet friends!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!  And don’t forget, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends Sunday.  So don’t miss out on your chance to save a ton on a lot of amazing outfits.  You can see all of my top picks here and here.  AND most are under $100.  Can’t beat that!

 

Fiesta!

I’ve been a little slow to hop on the off-shoulder-trend.  It’s not that I don’t love it, because I do.  My hesitation has been that I have broad shoulders and assumed it was a silhouette that would accentuate this and make me look wider on the top than I am.  But once I started trying a few off-the-shoulder pieces on, I realized how wrong I was!  And this dress is no exception.  Not only is it fun and flirty, but it has beautiful laser cut trim, and makes me like I am going to a fun party or a fiesta! And even better than that? It’s under $20!!!  So I want to know, how are you guys feeling about the off-the-shoulder trend?

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Dress: SheIn c/o (under $20 and the quality is GREAT!) | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Clutch: Clare Vivier, LOVE this one | Sunnies: Isaac Mizrahi (under $50!) | Heels: INC

Thank you SO much for stopping by and for your continued support of this blog-I appreciate it more than you know!

 

 

Summer Chambray

We have had a little break from the heat wave here in the SLC the past few days, which prompted me to break out my favorite lightweight summer chambray shirt.  I am a fan of chambray no matter the season, but one of my favorite ways to wear it is back to a full skirt.  And it was the perfect choice for the weather this week.  Especially because it gave me an excuse to wear my favorite wedges.  I seriously can’t get enough of these shoes!  If you are looking for a new pair of wedges this summer, I highly recommend them (linked below).  They also come in black and white!

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Chambray Shirt: JCrew | Skirt: Merle Norman Boutique (Utah), just ordered this (on sale for $16 from JCrew!) | Hat: JCrew | Ring: Kendra Scott | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Clare Vivier (sold out), LOVE this | Wedges: Guess via DSW (also come in black and white!), also love these

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!  I can’t tell you how HAPPY I am that it is Thursday!!!  The weekend is near, my friends!!!

 

 

Independence Day

In honor of the holiday weekend, I wanted to share one more patriotic inspired look with you all.  And this one is a classic take on traditional red, white, and blue.  I love this look for a backyard BBQ, or for a morning of parades and brunching.  Whatever you have going on this weekend, this is a simple yet festive look that is sure to work for just about any occasion!

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Tank: Rachel Roy (on sale!) | Shorts: JCrew (on major sale for under $25!) | Necklace: JCrew (sold out), LOVE this | Cuff: Macy’s  | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Wedges: American Rag (old), similar (on sale for under $50!)

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Wishing you and yours a FUN and SAFE holiday weekend!!!

 

Tailor Made

As I’ve gotten older, I have learned the importance of a good tailor.  And that just because something doesn’t fit you off the rack, doesn’t mean that it can’t still work for you.  And the dress in today’s post is the perfect example.  My mom and I stumbled on this gem at Anthropologie when my parents were in town a couple of weekends ago.  It was originally $228 and we found it on the sale rack marked down to $48 (um, WOW!).  It was the gorgeous fabric that initially drew me to it, but the original length was tea length and it just swallowed me up and was really unflattering.  But neither of us could get over the fabric (you should see it in person!) so we hatched a plan to have it shortened and I took it to my tailor (who also couldn’t get over the fabric), and he shortened it for me for a mere $20.  And I have to say, I think it is one of my very favorite dresses in my closet right now.  I guess it goes to show that it can be worth it to think outside of the box a little bit.  So if you don’t have a tailor, I would definitely suggest finding a good one in your neighborhood-you just never know when they might come in handy!

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Jacket: Lookbook | Dress: Anthropologie (I couldn’t find the tea length version online, the dress linked is the full length version) | Ring: Rocksbox, Suz Somersall | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Clare Vivier (back in stock!) | Heels: INC

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Thank you so much for stopping by!!!!

Brights

In case you haven’t noticed, I am into all things floral lately.  I don’t know what it is, but I just can’t seem to help myself.  And stripes and florals together?  Pretty sure that is one of my favorite combos of all time.  Especially when you add in a little pop of leopard!

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Striped Tee: H&M (old), similar, similar | Skirt: Express (on sale!), OBSESSED with this | Denim Vest: Gap | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Clare Vivier (sold out), similar | Pumps: Vince Camuto

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Can you believe it’s May already?????

Happy Monday!

 

Pink Pop

There is nothing I feel more comfortable in than a basic tee, a cute moto jacket, destroyed skinnies, and a fun pair of pumps.  I guess you could say it’s my uniform, and definitely my go-to ensemble when I don’t know what to wear (which happens way more often than you might think!).  And while I normally gravitate towards 7 for all mankind as my denim of choice, these Citizens have quickly become my current favorites!  They have the perfect amount of distressing AND they are super comfortable.  Plus, you can score them on sale here!
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Jacket: Express (old), LOVE this, similar | T-Shirt: PINK (best t’s ever!) | Skinnies: Citizens of Humanity, also love these (which are under $100!) | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Bag: Clare Vivier (sold out), OBSESSED with this one | Pumps: Jessica Simpson

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunshine On My Shoulders

A yellow blazer is a piece I have been wanting to add to my wardrobe for the last 5 years, but I have never been able to find quite the right one.  And after searching high and low for so long, I had all but given up until I saw this one in the window at Zara in downtown Seattle a couple of weeks ago.  I knew the minute I saw it, that it was exactly what I had been looking for!  And I absolutely LOVE it!  I know I’ve said it before, but blazers are a great investment piece to add to your wardrobe.  Not only are they classic and never go out of style, but you can wear them to just about any event-whether it be social or work related.  So if you are looking for items to add to your wardrobe that go a long way and create a lot of outfit options without breaking the bank, then be sure to shop my favorite blazer picks below…

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Blazer: Zara (also comes in navy), love this, this, this and this | Peplum Top: Torn by Ronny Kobo (sold out), similar (under $15!!) | Skinnies: Paige | Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane | Ring: Kendra Scott | Cuff: Lucky Brand | Sunnies: Karen Walker, similar lower price version | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Pumps: Macy’s (on sale for under $20!!!!!!)

Hope you all have a fun, safe, and wonderful holiday weekend!  Happy Easter!

 

Stepping Out

I tend to gravitate towards the same kinds of items: button-downs, t-shirts and cardis, black leather jackets and ripped jeans-if you follow along with my blog, then you’ve probably noticed! lol  But one of the best parts of having a blog is that it forces me to take a look at my closet and make smart decisions when adding to my wardrobe.  So when I saw this shirt at Zara when I was in Seattle for business meetings last week, I knew it would be a great investment.  Not only is a silhouette that I don’t own anything similar to, but it is also a print that is completely different from anything else I own (and perfect for Spring, of course!)!  So my advice to you guys today?  Even though it is easy to buy the same kinds of things that we like to gravitate towards, it is important to push yourself outside of your comfort zone and add unique pieces to your closet that you will keep for years to come!

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Blouse: Zara (also love this pretty v-neck version), similar, similar (under $11!!!!)| Skinnies: Paige | Watch: Michael Kors | Ring: Stella & Dot | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Clare Vivier (sold out), LOVE this one | Pumps: Marc Fisher (old), obsessing over these (and they are super comfy-I own the leopard version!)

Thank you guys so much for stopping by!  I appreciate each and every single one of your more than I can even begin to express!