Neon Crush

Clearly I am obsessed with neon yellow right now.  It is such a bright and happy color and just oozes summer time to me.  So when I saw this neon yellow lace dress at JCrew, I knew it was the perfect thing to add to my closet.  And because I wanted to be able to wear it not just on special occasions, but on casual ones too, pairing it back to an uber cool surplus vest seemed like just the ticket to tone it down a notch.  And if you’re a regular follower of this blog, then you know I love a good completer piece.  But be sure to check back later this week, as I’ll be showing you how I wore this dress without the vest too!

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Photos: LC Photography

Dress: JCrew(on sale!) | Vest: Tommy Hilfiger via Macy’s (old), identical | Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane | Cuff: Forever21 (last summer), similar | Clutch: Clare Vivier, LOVE this one, and this one | Sunnies: Karen Walker, similar version (under $10!!) | Pumps: Jessica Simpson (on sale for $35!)

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I have to tell you guys, my travel schedule has been so crazy, between vacation, work, and a bike race this weekend for the hubs, I woke up in 5 (5!!!) different town last week.  So I couldn’t be happier that I am going to be home (and sleeping in my own bed!) for the next two weeks!  Hallelujah!

Happy Monday, dolls!

 

 

Sorry I’m Not Sorry

I find it to be kind of amusing when people use the term “Sorry I’m not sorry”.  And I have to say, that is exactly how I feel every time I slip on these neon heels.  I mean, let’s be honest, I am pretty much obsessed with them.  They are so super comfy, go with just about everything, and bring such a fun element to any outfit. And even though they are from last summer, I still can’t seem to get enough.  So I am just going to have to put it out there-I’m sorry I’m not sorry that you are (once again this season) going to be seeing a lot of these pumps on the blog…

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Tee: Victoria’s Secret Pink (BEST tee’s EVER)

Skirt: Free People, obsessed with these

Necklaces: JCrew (on sale!), Stella & Dot

Watch: Michael Kors via TJMaxx

Clutch: American Eagle (old), similar

 Sunnies: Karen Walker

Pumps: Marc Fisher (old), similar, similar, similar, LOVE this statement pump

Lips: Bare Escentuals Moxie in Fly High

I don’t know about you guys, but I am sure happy it’s Friday.  Whoop whoop!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

 

 

Rad Plaid

I am a pretty tried and true JCrew and Gap girl when it comes to my beloved button downs.  And I rarely (if ever) venture outside of this cozy comfort zone.  However, since I didn’t have any luck with either store on my hunt for a light gray plaid shirt this spring, I was forced to venture out.  And I have to say, I am glad that I did because I am absolutely LOVING the fit and style of this Ralph Lauren Denim and Supply top. It is slightly longer in the back, the fabric is light and airy, and the fit is fantastic. In fact, it’s been such a popular shirt at Macy’s, it’s been selected as a customer favorite. And you know what that means?  More prints and patterns to come!  I know I’ll be on the lookout to add some additional versions of this fantastic shirt to my closet!

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Button Down: RL Denim and Supply via Macy’s

Skinnies: 7 for all mankind, non-distressed version (on sale!)

Necklace: JCrew

Watch: Michael Kors

Ring: Touchstone Crystal

Clutch: Michael Kors (old) similar, obsessed with this one

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

Lips: YSL #1

I hope that you are all having a fantastic start to your week.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

Kiss Me, I’m Irish

Happy St. Patty’s Day everyone!  In honor of the holiday, and my Irish heritage, I thought I would share a look incorporating the color green today.  And of course, no look would be complete without a pop of pink and a little sparkle…

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Jacket: Piperlime (sold out), similar, similar | Camo Tee: Blossom Boutique c/o (sold out), similar | Skinnies: Gap | Bracelets: Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs Natasha via Nordstrom (on sale for 50% off!!), similar | Sunnies: Ray-ban 62mm | Pumps: Michael Kors, loving this version

Lips: Bare Escentuals Marvslous Moxi in Fly High (best pink/nude EVER)

Hope you all have a safe and wonderful St. Patrick’s Day today!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Pump It Up

I am definitely a high heel kind of girl.  Not a huge fan of flats, and while I do love boots, if I had my choice, let’s be honest, I’d wear a fab pair of pumps everyday.  And so it should come as no surprise that this season I am especially loving making a statement with my footwear.  Don’t you just love that shoes aren’t just shoes anymore, but rather outfit completing accessories?

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Camo Jacket: Buffalo via TJMaxx | Jeans: 7 for all mankind | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., Personal Collection of Charms | Statement Ring: Macy’s | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Bag: Michael Kors Selma, similar | Pumps: BCBG (on sale!), also here

I had such a fun weekend in Chicago with friends (of course it went by way too fast).  But I couldn’t be happier to be home with my sweet family.  Well that, and the fact that we are only 2 days away from heading back to Nicaragua for a little vacay.  And let me tell you, I am so excited I can hardly stand it.  You can see my pics from last year’s vacation to the darling town of San Juan Del Sur here.

Happy Monday!!!

Track Pants

It took me a little while to hop on the whole track pant band wagon, but am I sure glad that I finally did!  Not only are they as comfy as sweatpants, but they look fantastic back to heels.  And who doesn’t love to look to put together while being comfortable at the same time??

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Sweater: JCrew, similar, similar | Track Pants: Rachel Roy (on sale!) | Necklaces: Stella & Dot Somervell, Stella & Dot Sutton, JCrew | Cuffs: H&M (old), similar | Clutch: Nine West (old), similar | Sunnies: Gap (old) | Pumps: INC (old) similar

Happy, happy Friday to you!  I am flying to Chicago for a baby shower this weekend.  And while I’m a little nervous about how cold it’s going to be, I couldn’t be any more excited to see some of my dearest friends from college.  Be sure to follow along on Instagram to check out my adventure and the Windy City, and of course what I’ll be wearing!!

Tried and Tulle

To say I can’t get enough this Lookbook Store jacket would be an understatement.  I adore it.  I also adore this American Eagle dress-even though it’s a couple of years old.  And with the tulle trend still in frenzy mode, I am certainly glad that I have held onto it.  It’s definitely on frequent repeat in my closet and even on the blog!  You can see another favorite way I’ve styled it here
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Jacket: Lookbook Store, denim version (obsessing over this!!) | Dress: American Eagle (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: JCrew, INC (old), this season’s version | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Pumps: BCBGeneration (sold out), similar, similar 

Lips: Chanel Glossimer in BonBon

So I have to say, I absolutely LOVE these shoes, and I am super bummed about the dye transfer on them around my ankles (yikes!!).  So I have to ask, does anyone out there have any good products or remedies to remove denim markings from suede?  Please share if you do!  Otherwise, these shoes are going to have to be worn with pants only from here on out!

Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments and support.  I appreciate you guys so much!

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! 😉

 

Radiant Orchid

I have to admit, I usually get pretty excited every year when Pantone announces their “official” color of the year.  But last year I was so thrilled when they announced that the “it” color of 2013 was Emerald Green, that I didn’t hold out much hope for 2014-that is until they announced that their official color of the year was Radiant Orchid (insert swoon here).  Now if there is one color that could top Emerald Green in my book, this is most definitely it.  So what better way to kick off my 2014 blog posts than with an ode to Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s official color of 2014…

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Blouse: Express (best top ever and comes in a TON of colors and prints) | Tulle Skirt: Free People, similar | Necklace: Anna and Ava, similar | Gold Cuff: H&M (old), obsessed with these | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: House of Harlow | Clutch: Nine West (old), similar | Pumps: Sole Society (best shoes ever)

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  I have to admit, I’m a little sad to be back to the grind today.  My time away from work just seemed to go by so quickly.  But the good news is, I have a lot to look forward to in the next couple of months!

Happy Monday!  And thanks for stopping by!

P.S.  How amazingly gorgeous is Utah?  So blessed to live in this beautiful state!

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!!