Etoile de Rock

I love the combo of graphic tees and leather jackets (see this post). But another pairing on frequent rotation in my wardrobe this season is the combo of graphic tees and printed pants. It’s so unexpected but a great example of pattern play. And with the right accessories, can even make you feel like a bit of a rock star…








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Faux Leather Jacket:  BarIII via Macy’s | Graphic Tee:  BarIII via Macy’s, similar | Snow Leopard Pants:  JCrew (same pants different color AND they’re on sale!!) | Onyx Necklace:  Nightlight International | Tassel Necklace:  ArdenB (old), similar, similar | Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co. | Gold Charm Watch:  Anne Klein | Gold Watch:  Michael Kors | Sunburst Ring:  House of Harlow | Sunnies:  Forever21 | Neon Bag:  Steve Madden | Black Wedges:  Dolce Vita, similar

I am so looking forward to Valentine’s day tomorrow.  Because one of our best V-Day’s was spent on a backpacking trip in Thailand a few years ago, Justin and I have a fun tradition of indulging in our favorite Thai food every year to celebrate.  Delicious take out and a nice bottle of wine (or two)?  I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Hope you all are having a fabulous week!



Back To Reality

I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that our big trip to Nicaragua has come and gone and it’s back to the grind. But I must say that we had an absolutely incredible vacation-really it was the adventure of a lifetime. Once I get settled back into the swing of things and organize my photos (and my life!), I will be sure to share a post with a little more insight into our unforgettable time in paradise.

But for now, what better way to kick off the week than with a pretty punch of color back to a wintry white back drop. A little fashion cheer to brighten up a dreary Monday…







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Pink Blazer:  H&M, similar, similar | Spotted Dress:  H&M, similar, similar | Leggings:  American Apparel | Sunnies:  Forever21 | Necklaces:  INC, JCrew, Nightlight International | Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co. | Charm Bracelet:  Juicy Couture via Nordstrom Rack | Watch:  Michael Kors | Pink Bag:  Kate Spade Georgina | Boots:  Steven by Steve Madden Brixx

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Happy Monday, dolls!



I love my red skinny jeans. In fact, I’ve found over the last year or so that despite their vibrant hue, they are just about as versatile as blue jeans. And in addition to going with just about anything, they are also just plain fun. Especially when mixed with the unexpected-like neon and snow leopard.







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Snow Leopard Shirt:  JCrew, similar, similar

Red Skinnies:  Else by Joe’s Jeans

Sunburst Necklace:  House of Harlow

Neon Belt:  Macy’s, similar

Gold Watch:  Michael Kors

Gold Bracelet:  Oia Jules

Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co.

Shoes:  Aldo for Nordstrom, similar, similar

I love mixing primary colors together-there is just something so refreshing and simple about the combination.  It’s sort of like going back to the basics.  But a word to the wise, when mixing primary colors, limit yourself to two at a time.  Otherwise, you might end up looking more like a finger painting project you did in the 1st grade rather than a fashionista.

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!


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.









Instagram Filter:  Valencia

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.