Birthday Balloons…

I have always wanted to do a blog post with balloons (thanks a lot, Pinterest), but the opportunity had just really never presented itself.  That is until yesterday, when J surprised me with flowers and balloons before we left town for a quick weekend birthday celebration. And so today, in honor of my birthday, I thought I would celebrate by accessorizing my outfit with a whole bunch of pink balloons.  Because if you can’t accessorize with balloons on your birthday, then really, when can you?

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Top: Express Portofino Shirt (BEST ever!)

Skirt: Kensie

Necklace: Dillards (sold out), similar, similar

Bracelet: Juicy Couture (old), this year’s version (on sale!)

Watch: Michael Kors

Rings: Gigglosophy

Sunnies: House of Harlow

Pumps: Payless (say what??), similar, similar, similar

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.  Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mustard + Leopard

I LOVE the combination of leopard and mustard yellow.  It is hands down one of my very favorites ever. And while I would normally pair this combo back to black, I am loving the added element that a dark wash denim brings to this look…

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Jean Jacket: Else by Joe’s Jeans (old), similar, similar | Skirt: BarIII (old), similar, similar, LOVING this lace version | Necklace: Jeweliq | Cuff: H&M (old), similar | Bracelet: Stella & Dot Renegade | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: House of Harlow Chelsea | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Pumps: Ivanka Trump (on sale!!)

Yesterday I was absolutely thrilled to be featured as a favorite look for the weekly Trend Spin Link Up with The Fashion Canvas and Walking in Memphis In High Heels (two of my very favorite blogs!).  Be sure to stop by here and here to see my featured look and check out their cute blogs!

Happy hump day!

Casual Sparkle

Hello everyone!  I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas.  I must admit, I am feeling a little sad that it’s all over.  Why is it that the things we look forward to the most always seem to go by the most quickly?  But on a positive note, I am really looking forward to 2014 and all of the promise and adventure that a new year holds for us all.  And with that, I thought I might share yet another holiday plaid look on the blog today, but this time layered with a little sparkle.  A look that is casual enough to wear during the daytime, or perfect for a cozy New Year’s eve spent at home…

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Plaid Buttondown: JCrew (old), similar, similar, similar, LOVING this one | Sequin Polka Dot Tee: JCrew (old), similar, similar, love this one | Skinnies: 7 for all Mankind (ON SALE!!) | Monogram Necklace: Keti Sorely Designs | Bracelets: Banana Republic, JCrew, Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors, similar, similar | Sunnies: House of Harlow Chelsea | Clutch: Michael Kors (old), similar | Pumps: Sole Society (BEST shoes EVER)

Wishing you all a happy New Year’s Eve Eve.  See you back on the blog tomorrow-I’ll be sharing some of my favorite looks from 2013.  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Just A Sliver

One look that was all over NYFW that I am feeling a little on the fence about? Midriff baring tops. Now when I was in my early 20’s, I most definitely would have embraced this trend. But now that I am a littler older, it’s daring a look that pushes me out of my fashion comfort zone. And of course, forces me to acknowledge that certain trends are perhaps sometimes better suited for younger demographics. And while you won’t see me baring my full midriff anytime soon, I must admit I love the idea of taking a classic outfit, adding some pretty jewels and toughed-up shoes, and showing just a hint of skin. Now that I think I can handle…

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Buttondown: JCrew | Skirt: BCBGMaxazria, similar, in LOVE with this one | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklaces: JCrew, JCrew (sold out), Stella & Dot | Sunnies: House of Harlow Chelsea | Clutch: Michael Kors | Pumps: Vince Camuto (majorly on sale!)

When my husband was snapping these photos, he didn’t realize at first that I was showing a sliver of my midriff.  But when he did, he couldn’t help but laugh at me (thanks a lot!!!).  So hopefully you are not having the same reaction!  But I have to ask, what do you think of the midriff trend?

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

Rawr!

Whether it be home decor, clothing, or accessories, I love anything animal print. In fact, my favorite leopard pants are always a favorite on rotation in my closet.  And with cooler temps just around the corner, anything leopard feels pretty darn fitting.  Don’t you think?20130820-224017.jpg

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Top: H&M (old), similar | Pants: Else by Joe’s Jeans (old) similar, similar | Necklace: BCBGeneration | Bracelets: Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: House of Harlow Chelsea | Pumps: Alfani

I am traveling on a big regional visit this week and have lots of presenting to do over the next couple of days, so feel free to send good thoughts my way.  I am going to need them!

Happy hump day!

Date Night

I love a good date night outfit. And while I normally use date night as an excuse to wear a cute dress or skirt, sometimes you just can’t beat a good pair of jeans and a sparkly top. Especially when you add some fun accessories…

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Sequin Tee: JCrew (old), loving this version, similar, similar | Jeans: Else by Joe’s Jeans | Cuff: H&M (old), similar, similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Clutch: Coach Legacy | Sunnies: House of Harlow Chelsea | Wedges: Worthington (on sale!!!)

And of course in addition to a great outfit, who doesn’t love a cute pair of shoes?  And even better?  A cute, comfy, and, affordable pair of shoes!  And these wedges fit the bill.  In fact, I have them in another color (which you can see here) and I’m pretty sure both pairs will be important staples in my wardrobe this summer.  Plus, right now they are on sale for under $30.  Get them before they’re gone!!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Bandwagon

I’m officially on the bandwagon-the chevron bandwagon, that is. And while I have always loved the print for party decorations, home decor, rugs, throw pillows, napkins, and pretty much anything else I see on Pinterest, I have never been totally wild about the bold print on clothing. Until I saw this cute mini-chevron print blouse at American Eagle, that is. I love the small take on a bold favorite and that it’s the perfect complement to the black and white trend this spring…

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Chevron Blouse: American Eagle (sold out online, check in store), similar | Skinnies: Else by Joe’s Jeans | Bracelets: Juicy Couture, Stella & Dot, Tiffany and Co. | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., My Personal Collection of Charms | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: House of Harlow | Bag: Michael Kors | Pumps: Nine West, similar

And of course, my favorite accent color back to black and white is pink.  There is just something about that combo that I love.  And what better way to add color to an outfit than with a pair of shoes?

Happy Thursday!

xx