White After Labor Day

I’m baaaaaack!  Been a bit of a rough week for me over here.  I got some bad spider bites while we were on a float trip this past weekend and have been having an allergic reaction to them in the form of hives all over my arms and legs!  Gross!  Didn’t figure you all would want to see that on the blog, so I’ve just been taking it easy this week.

Fortunately, I started to feel a little better last night which is why I’m finally back today.  And good thing too, because I want to talk about how much I love white pants!!  I was so hesitant to buy them at first because I knew I would get them dirty (which I pretty much do every time I wear them), but it has been so worth it.  Not only do they look great with almost every cute summer top in my closet (especially bright colors!), but I can’t wait to transition these bad boys into Fall with booties and oversized sweaters!  Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day???

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Vest: Tommy Girl (old), similar, similar | Tank: Express (my favorite cami AND it’s reversible and comes in tons of colors/prints!) | White Skinnie: AG (on sale!), also love these (on sale for under $50!), and these | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Cuff: Lucky Brand(old), just ordered this | Ring: Kendra Scott | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Heels: INC (my faves! they are SO comfy and come in several colors)

Hope you are all having a great week!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

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The Denim Jacket

Last week I wrote a post about wardrobe staples.  And today, I wanted to talk specifically about one of the items that I had on my list.  And that, my friends, is a denim jacket.  I wear mine constantly (which y’all have probably noticed on the blog and on my Instagram).  It’s a great layering piece, and obviously a great jacket for milder temps.  And not only that, but it can be worn with dresses, pants, or skirts-dressed up or dressed down.  I am telling you ladies, a denim jacket is season-less, timeless, and it’s a fairly inexpensive investment (which makes it an easy addition to any closet)!  So if you don’t have a denim jacket in your wardrobe, be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post, because I’ve cut out the leg work and have rounded up my favorites just for all of you…

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Jacket: JCrew (On sale for under $50!!! It does run a bit big, so size down-I’m wearing an xs and am usually a small), also love this, this, this, and this | Gray Tunic: Banana Republic | Silk Layering Tee: Express | Ponte Pants: JCrew | Necklace: Stella & Dot (old), just ordered this one | Sunnies: Karen Walker, less expensive version | Bag: Michael Kors Selma | Booties: Steve Madden via DSW

And in case you didn’t notice, I guess I should point out that I am wearing all of the wardrobe staples that I talked about in my post last week-not just the denim jacket.  I am telling you guys, staple items are the key to a great wardrobe.

Hope your week is off to a great start!  Thank you for stopping by!

 

Easter Best

When I was a little girl, my mom always dressed me to the nines for Easter Sunday-pretty dress, white gloves, and of course an Easter bonnet.  And while I don’t bust out gloves or a new bonnet for Easter Sunday anymore, it is still ingrained in me to get dressed up for the occasion.  And what better outfit for Easter Sunday than a candy colored sweater and pretty floral skirt?

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Sweater: JCrew (LOTS of fun colors for Spring!)

Skirt: MADE Fashion Week via Macy’s

Necklaces: Stella & Dot, JCrew (sold out) similar

Bracelets: Kate Spade (back in stock AND on sale!), Stella & Dot

Watch: Michael Kors (old), LOVE this one

Sunnies: Karen Walker 

Clutch: Coach (on sale!), similar

Pumps: Jessica Simpson (on sale for under $40!), craving these

Lips: Pink Nouveau by MAC

I am heading out of town for work again today.  Never a dull moment it seems.  But I will be so happy to come home to family in town for the Easter weekend!

Happy (almost) weekend!

 

Bonjour!

I love a good graphic tee.  And since I missed out on the Kiss tee that JCrew launched this fall, I pounced on the Hello tee as soon as I saw it in store.  And boy am I glad that I did.  It’s already made a plethora of appearances in my daily wardrobe, including on NYE when I wore it with a sequin jacket, ripped jeans, and sparkly pumps.  I mean what better way to say hello to the new year than on your t-shirt? And because a t-shirt and ripped jeans back to dressed up accessories is still going to be a go-to look for me in 2014, I can’t wait to come up with more ways to style this tee. But today’s look is probably my favorite to date-ultra laid back and causal with a splash of statement jewelry and a flash of silver accessories…

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Jacket: American Eagle (old), similar, similar, similar | Tee: JCrew (sold out online, check in store), similar, similar, similar | Jeans: Edyson (JBrand’s more affordable line and on sale for under $35!!!!!!) | Necklaces: JCrew (sold out), similar, Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker Number One | Clutch: Michael Kors (black version), similar silver | Pumps: Target (old), similar, similar

I don’t know about you all, but yesterday was painful.  I was so not ready for vacation to be over and to be back at work.  But the good news is, we are heading to Denver this weekend.  So I am definitely looking forward to a road trip with my sweet family and a little time spent in the Mile High City!

Hope your week is off to a far less painful start than mine! 😉

 

Oh Deer

I love this tee. It’s just one of those pieces that brings a smile to my face. And while I normally gravitate towards pairing graphic tee’s with denim, I also love the contrast of a casual tee back to something dressier, like a pencil skirt and layered baubles. A whimsical, yet polished look perfect for date night, or a girl’s night out on the town…

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Tee: Guess (old), similar | Skirt: JCrew (old), similar, similar | Cuff: H&M (old) | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklaces: Stella & Dot, JCrew, JCrew | Sunnies: Amazon | Clutch: Michael Kors (old), similar | Pumps: Vince Camuto (old), similar, similar

I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend!  Ours was spent in Park City with family and filled with lots of biking, eating, and laughing.  And I’ve got to say, it was pretty darn wonderful.

And even thought it’s never easy to get back into the swing of things, I hope you are all having a great start to your week.  Thanks for stopping by!