Long Sleeved Dresses

I don’t know what it is, but I am obsessed with long sleeve dresses this Fall.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love wearing all of my sleeveless dresses with cute jackets and cardis, but when the weather is still fairly mild, I love the idea of changing things up a bit and leaving the jacket at home.  And while I was obviously drawn to this dress because of the sleeves, I also love it’s unique leopard print.  It feels refreshing to me to add a piece to my closet that isn’t a basic leopard, but rather a fun play on my favorite type of print!

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Dress: Rachel Roy (on sale!), love this and this | Necklace: Love Always Couture | Cuff: Macy’s | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Boots: Aldo (old), obsessing over these

 What do you guys think of long sleeved dresses?  I’d love to hear!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Golden Hour

This past weekend, J and I had a little staycation up in Park City.  And even though it was officially the last weekend of summer, the Fall season has already crept into the mountains.  The leaves are starting to change colors and it was definitely jacket weather.  But since I’m not ready to give up dresses quite yet, I am extending their seasonality by pairing them back to denim and leather jackets.  And I’ve got to say, summer to fall transitional fashions are some favorite looks to put together!

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Dress: Rachel Roy (on sale for under $30-runs small so size up!), similar, similar | Denim Jacket: JCrew (on sale for under $60!) | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Cuff: Macy’s | Watch: Michael Kors, similar | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Steve Madden (old), similar, LOVE this one | Wedges: Material Girl via Macy’s (sold out), similar

Hope you guys are having a great week so far.  Thank you SO much for stopping by!

Touchstone Crystal+Giveaway

Today I want to introduce you guys to a fabulous jewelry company called Touchstone Crystal.  Now I know the name sounds a little out there (at least that’s what I thought when I first heard about it), but this product is seriously incredible!  In fact, I first discovered it when I thought a girlfriend of mine was wearing diamond solitaire earrings, and when I asked her about them, she let me in on her little secret.  Touchstone Crystal was created by the Swarovski group, and all of the jewelry in turn is made with genuine Swarovski crystals and zirconia (Swarovski Zirconia is the finest simulated diamond in the world).  And do you know what that means?  Not only is the jewelry absolutely gorgeous, and top notch quality, but it is also affordable!  I picked up the beautiful statement ring I am wearing in the below photos and I can’t even being to convey how much I love it.  And not only that, but with most pieces under $100, I can’t wait to add a few more things to my jewelry collection.

Be sure to scroll below for your chance to enter to win one of 2 gift cards to Touchstone Crystal!!

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Dress: RACHEL Rachel Roy via Macy’s, similar, similar, LOVING this style | Bracelets: Stella & Dot, Fair Trade | Statement Ring: Touchstone Crystal c/o | Sunnies: Kate Spade via Nordstrom Rack |  Clutch: Michael Kors (sold out), Spring 2014 version | Pumps: Joe’s Jeans

And now for the good part!  Today I am teaming up with Touchstone Crystal to give away not one, but TWO gift certificates to their site worth $25 each.  Please click on the rafflecopter link below to enter for your chance to win!  Winners will be announced next Friday, March 28th! GOOD LUCK!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Also, I wanted to take a quick second to wish my hubby a very happy birthday.  There is never a dull moment in our lives thanks to his adventurous spirit, and I feel incredibly fortunate to get to share my days with my very best friend. So here is to you, J, and your best year yet! I love you!

HBD Justin

The Cold Shoulder

One thing I know for sure, I definitely did not get the cold shoulder from my friends and family on my birthday-in fact so many people in my life reached out and made such incredibly sweet gestures, that it is safe to say it was one of my best birthdays yet.  I did however, choose to wear my new bright pink cold shoulder top to my birthday dinner at my favorite wine and tapas bar with our very dearest friends.   It was a wonderful evening and I am so grateful to all who came out to celebrate, for the beautiful weather, the lovely gifts, and time spent with so many sweet friends that I don’t get to see nearly enough.  I was a very blessed birthday girl this year!

Pink Cold Shoulder Top:  RACHEL Rachel Roy via Macy’s

Skinny Jeans:  Gap Jeggings

Shoes:  DV by Dolce Vita Jude via Macy’s

Necklace:  JCrew via eBay (again, a word of caution if you go this route-there are a lot of terrible fakes on eBay right now)

Clutch:  Steve Madden via Macy’s (sold out)

Watch:  Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack

Bracelets:  Tiffany, H&M, Forever21, Macy’s, Thailand (yes, the country!)

Sunnies:  Guess via TJMaxx

I love the cold shoulder trend.  I think it is a great way to dress up a simple top-in fact, the other cold shoulder tops in my closet are primarily jersey and most of them seem to have stripes.  I tend to gravitate towards them because they are comfy enough to make you feel like you are slipping on your favorite t-shirt, but add a few accessories and some cute shoes, and you have an outfit fit for just about any occasion-including a birthday dinner in your honor! 🙂  They also tend to be flattering on my most figures and are a great way to transition from long sleeves to tank tops.  I know I never feel quite ready to show my pasty white arms in the month of May, so a cute cold shoulder top is the perfect middle ground.

Happy Hump day!!

xx