Butterfly In the Sky

I post a lot of dressy looks on this blog, but today I wanted to share a more casual look with you all. And truth be told, it’s probably a pretty accurate depiction of what I would most likely be wearing if you were to bump into me out running errands on a random weekend…

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Butterfly Popover:  Gap, similar | Jeans:  Gap | Necklaces:  Kraft Shop, Tiffany, My Personal Charm Collection | Bracelets:  Stella and Dot, Juicy Couture (via Nordstrom Rack) | Watch:  Michael Kors | Sunnies:  Marc Jacobs | Shoes:  Nine west

I am so enamored with the cute butterfly print on this shirt.  It is fun, kitschy, and absolutely perfect for spring.  Even if it hasn’t been so spring-like the last few days here in Utah.

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

xx

My Vest Accessory

If you follow this blog, then you know how obsessed I have been with my denim vest over the span of the last year. And to be totally honest, I don’t see my love affair with denim vests dying out anytime soon. But when I was in H&M recently and spotted this long, lean, surplus vest complete with a little sparkle, I knew my favorite denim version might finally have met its match.

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Striped Dress:  H&M (old), similar, similar | Vest:  H&M (recent), similar, similar | Long Necklaces:  Kenneth Cole, my personal collection of charms | Bracelets:  Juicy Couture, Stella and Dot | Watch:  Michael Kors | Sunnies:  Target (old) | Clutch:  Hobo International Zoe (gift) | Pumps:  Aldo (on sale and the most comfortable pair of heels I own!)

If you haven’t caved and tried the vest trend  yet, I highly recommend giving one a whirl.  Not only are they fresh and fun, but they a perfect accessory to change up your look without breaking the bank!

Happy Tuesday!

xx

Lucky

I have to say it was a welcome change that this St. Patty’s Day, I didn’t have to search through my closet in hopes of finding something green to wear. But instead, had to narrow it down from several different options. And in doing so, not only was I reminded why I am so in love with the color of the year, but also that green and cobalt is one of my favorite color combinations. Ever.

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Swiss dot Buttondown:  Gap | Skinnies:  American Eagle  | Necklace:  Francesca’s | Bracelets:  JCrew, Stella and Dot, Juicy Couture | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunglasses:  House of Harlow Chelsea | Bag:  Kate Spade | Pumps:  Aldo (on sale for a steal and the most comfortable pair of heels I own!)

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a fabulous St. Patty’s day celebration.

Happy Monday!

xx

Emerald City

A while back, I wrote this post about emerald, Pantone’s color of the year. And given its current popularity, coupled with the opening of Oz The Great and Powerful tonight, what can I say? Emerald is on my mind…

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Striped Top:  JCrew (old) similarsimilarsimilar | Peplum Ponte Tee:  BarIII (sold out) crushing on this style | Skinnies:  INC | Monogram Necklace:  Keti Sorely Designs | Emerald Earrings:  INC (old) same earrings different color | Bracelets:  Stella and Dot, Juicy Couture | Watch:  Michael Kors | Bag:  Olivia+Joy (sold out), similar | Pumps: Aldo (on sale-and really comfortable!!)

Another trend I can’t seem get off my mind? Peplum!  So fun and flirty and so many ways to wear it.  Currently, I am loving it layered over button downs.

Happy weekend, dolls!!

xx

There’s No Place Like Home

I adore the Wizard of Oz and would even go as far as to say that it’s my very favorite move of all time. And when I was a little girl, I dreamed of having my own pair of ruby slippers. So when I saw these gorgeous, sparkly, pumps at Macy’s a few months ago, I was immediately taken back to my childhood dream and knew I had to have them. And even though they are silver and not red, they still make me feel like if I click my heels together, I just might wake up in Kansas…

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Camel Coat:  Forever21, similar, similar, similar | Plaid Button Down:  JCrew Factory, similar | Infinity Scarf:  Macy’s | Skinnies:  Seven for All Mankind The Skinny | Earrings:  Givenchy | Watch:  Michael Kors | Sunnies:  Vogue Eyewear, similar | Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff Devote, similar, similar | Sparkly Shoes:  Nine West (on sale!), similar, similar

I love my sparkly shoes back to this outfit.  I always  think it’s fun to pair the unexpected together.  And a pair of super sparkly shoes back to a casual plaid button down and cozy knit scarf is just that.

Hope you are all having a great week!!

xx

Sugar and Spice

One thing I love about fashion right now is that just about anything goes. And one look that has particularly caught my eye as of late is mixing girly sequins back to rough and tumble boots (see this post) and plaids. I love the unexpected contrast and the mix of texture and styles. And of course it’s always fun to throw in a little print mixing to sweeten the pot.

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Sequin Polka Dot Top:  JCrew (on sale!) | Plaid Button-down:  JCrew Factory (sold out) similar | Black Skinnies:  Else by Joe’s Jeans | Monogram Necklace:  Keti Sorely Designs | Watch:  Michael Kors | Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co. | Pumps: Nine West similar, similar

I knew I had to have this JCrew sequin shirt the minute I saw it.  But I could not bring myself to pay the full ticket price for it, so I had to wait, and wait, and then wait some more for it to go on sale.  But my patience paid off.  A piece I love for a fraction of the retail price?  Can’t beat that.  Hope you are all having a great week-thank goodness it’s a short one!

xx

Walking In Memphis

I have always wanted a pair of blue suede shoes. Maybe it’s because I lived in Tennessee and have a deep love for the south, or maybe it’s my adoration for Marc Cohn, but for years they have been at the top of my wish list. So needless to say, I was absolutely thrilled when I stumbled upon this perfect pair. And I swear they make me extra happy every time I wear them. The only thing that could make them any better is if they were on my feet ten feet off of Beale.

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Moto Jacket:  BarIII, similar

Neon Buttondown:  Gap

Jeans:  American Eagle

Large Chain Necklace:  Macy’s

Crystal Necklace:  JCrew Factory

Long Chain Necklace:  Macy’s

Watch:  Michael Kors

Handbag:  Olivia+Joy

Blue Suede Shoes:  Nine West, similar, similar

I hope you all are having a fabulous week.  I feel like I blinked and it’s Thursday already.  Working in the fashion industry, this time of the year is especially crazy for me.  And all I know is my feet are more anxious for the weekend than I am at this point.  Maybe this holiday season will drive me to wear flats.  Maybe.  😉

xx

 

Seeing Spots

Two black and white outfit posts in a row-now that’s saying something for a girl who loves color like I do. And contrary to how I thought I might feel, I have found the black and white trend to be quite refreshing this season. So considering this and my penchant for snow leopard prints (which you can read about it here) it’s no surprise that this dress caught my eye on a recent H&M trip. A hybrid of leopard and polka dots all wrapped up in black in white? How could I resist.

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Dress: H&M (recent) similar; Vegan Moto Jacket: Macy’s similar, similar; Double Wrap Belt:  DownEast Outfitters similar; Necklace and Ring:  House of Harlow; Watch:  Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack; Sunglasses:  House of Harlow via Nordstrom Rack; Pumps:  Boutique in Italy similar

As I noted in yesterday’s post, J and I headed on a road trip to Montana this past weekend so J could ride in the annual Rolling Thunder cross race in Missoula.  It is a weekend we look forward to every year, not only because of the terrific event, but because we get to see family and friends while we are there.  And this year, of course, did not disappoint.  J had a podium finish in one of his two races, I snuck in some time with girlfriends (including meeting one’s little boy for the first time!), and most importantly, we were blessed to spend the weekend with J’s dad, and his brother and his wife (who just moved to the neighborhood where these photos were taken!!).  It was a long drive home on Sunday, but the weekend was well worth the trip.

xx

Wild About Rompers

Are rompers a do or a don’t?  In my book they are definitely a do.  They are fun and flirty and a great way to add some variety to your style.  I am absolutely wild about them this season and am particularly fond of the fact that there are now so many options of rompers to choose from (much more so than in the past two seasons).  I picked up the below number at Macy’s recently and love that it is not only a romper, but that it has only one shoulder (one of my favorite silhouettes).  Plus because it is black, it is essentially a blank canvas which will give me the opportunity to style it a lot of different ways this summer.  But for a last minute dinner date with my hubby this weekend, I decided a pop of neon yellow was the way to go.

Romper:  BarIII via Macy’s (recent)

Neon Belt:  Macy’s

Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co., H&M, Forever21, Macy’s

Watch:  Michael Kors via Macy’s

Cocktail Ring:  Flea Market in Italy

Earrings:  ArdenB (old)

Neon Shoes:  Aldo for Nordstrom (sold out)

But alas, as much as I love rompers, there is one slight problem with them-they aren’t the easiest for using the restroom.  Lol.  So if you are going to invest in a romper, make sure you only wear it when you aren’t drinking too much water or imbibing in too many cocktails.  😉

Happy Monday everyone!!

xx

 

Black+Navy

The rule stating that you can’t wear black and navy together no longer applies.  And thank goodness, because half of the time I can’t tell them apart anyway.  And thus, mixing black and navy together has become one of my favorite color combinations as of late.  Black on black always feels awfully dressy to me (especially on days when I know I am going to be sitting at my desk all day), so adding a navy top or blazer back to a black pant or skirt is a great way to tone things down a notch and bring that element of “casual” into “business casual” attire.

Navy Blazer:  Express (recent)

Grey Ruffle Blouse:  Express

Black Skinnies:  Gap

Necklace:  Tiffany, my personal charm collection

Watch:  Michael Kors via Macy’s

Bracelets:  Tiffany, Macy’s, H&M

Ring:  Saundra Messinger via Sundance Catalog

Pink Pumps:  Jessica Simpson Waleo via Macy’s

In addition to loving black and navy together, I also LOVE pink and navy together, hence the pink shoes to tie it all together.  And while black and navy are a perfectly acceptable combo, it is important that there is enough of a contrast between the two so that people can tell you are wearing black and navy and not wonder if one of your pieces is a poorly cared for, faded black garment.  Oh, and one more very important thing, if you are wearing a suit (girl or guy), this is one instance where you don’t want to mix black or navy.  Try and keep your suiting pure (same color jacket and pants)-it looks more classy and chic that way.

Happy Monday!!

xx