Pretty, Pretty Peplum

There is just something so pretty and feminine about peplum. And that is exactly why it is one of my favorite silhouettes of the season. Well that, and because it is also extremely flattering on just about any figure. Nicely tailored with just enough flare to hide any imperfections…

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Peplum Top: Alice Ritter for Gap (sold out online-check in store!), similar, similar | Skinnies: 7 For All Mankind | Necklace: T+J Designs | Cuff: Lucky Brand (old), similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Michael Kors Limited Edition Hamilton, similar | Pumps: Marc Fisher (same pump, new colors)

Another thing I love about this outfit?  The combo of navy and yellow-always a winner in my book.

Happy hump day!

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Where The Green Grass Grows

Not only did J and I purchase a house two years ago that needed a complete gut job and remodel on the inside, but it also needed a total overhaul of the outside as well. And after countless projects and a lot of hard work (we have done the majority of it ourselves), we are literally one project away from completion-both inside and out. And since one of my favorite things about warmer weather is fresh-cut grass (both the smell and the color), I can’t tell you how excited I am to spend countless evenings on the back deck enjoying ours this summer. And I am guessing this also might just be the explanation as to why I am so enamored with my grass-green tote right now…

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Jean Jacket: Else Denim (old), similar | Striped Dress: Forever21, (loving this one) | Belt: American Eagle (old) |  Necklace: GroopDealz (similar) |  Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Gap | Bag: Kate Spade, similar

I am on the road again this week for work-which marks two weeks in a row.  And while I love my job, I can’t even begin to describe how much I am looking forward to getting home tomorrow night, and spending a nice relaxing weekend lounging in our finished backyard.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week.  Thank you for stopping by!

xx

Knots Landing

I am so happy that maxi dresses are back on the docket for spring this year. And perhaps what makes me even happier, is the new trend of tying the bottom of your maxi in a knot. It is the perfect (and oh-so-simple) way to change-up an old favorite, making it feel fresh and new for the season!

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Maxi: Old Navy (old), similar, similar | Denim Jacket: Macy’s | Necklace: Groop Dealz, similar | Bracelet Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelets: Stella & Dot, Aldo | Sunnies: Nordstrom, similar | Clutch: Coach | Wedges: Dolce Vita , new version

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Ours was filled with lots of projects and yard work, but it felt great to be extra productive and get things done around the house.  And of course (despite the copious amount of manual labor), it went by way too fast, as weekends tend to do.  Good thing there is a nice, long holiday weekend ahead of us!

Happy Monday!

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The It Factor

There is always an “it” piece for me every season. Okay, well maybe a few different, “it” pieces. But whether it’s a pair of shoes, a new handbag, or a some sort of fabulous accessory, there are always bound to be a couple of key things that will top my wish list and be on constant rotation in my closet. And I have to say that this season, it’s safe to say that my pretty rosette necklace is going to be one of those pieces…

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Plaid Button Down: JCrew (old) similar, similar | Skinnies: American Eagle | Rosette Necklace: T+J Designs (via Haute Look), similar | Sunnies: Hilfiger | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Kate Spade (on sale!!!!) | Pumps: Aldo

I initially fell in love with this necklace when I spotted it in JCrew at the beginning of the season.  But as enamored as I was, I just couldn’t bring myself to pay the hefty retail price tag for it.  And boy am I glad that I waited.  Not only did I get an amazing deal on the T+J version (which is excellent quality, by the way), but I was also able to pick it up in another color. I am going to have so much fun styling this necklace over the next couple of months-I can’t wait!

xx