Flower Power

I don’t normally find myself gravitating towards floral prints.  But when I saw this top at JCrew (it’s on clearance right now, by the way), I think I fell in love a little. It’s such an easy, breezy piece for summer and a perfect match back to shorts.  But I’m also envisioning styling it back to denim and taking it into the early fall season layered with a leather or jean jacket.  And while I’m certainly not ready for the warmer months to end, it’s definitely time to start strategizing how to take your summer wardrobe into fall!

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Top: JCrew (on sale!) | Shorts: JCrew (on sale for under $30!) | Necklace: Stella & Dot (last season), similar, similar | Cuffs: Nordstrom, Forever21 (old), similar, LOVE this one | Ring: KiraKira | Sunnies: Karen Walker, similar (under$10!) | Bag: Michael Kors Selma (last season), LOVE this and this (both on sale!) | Heels: Jessica Simpson (soooo comfy and they’re on sale!)

Can you believe we are already starting to talk about how to transition our summer wardrobes into Fall?  I sure wish I could slow down time a bit-or even better yet, extend summer for a couple of months!

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Versatility

I’m way into rompers right now.  I don’t know what it is, but I keep gravitating towards them over dresses in my closet this summer.  I think because they are actually shorts, they can have a slightly more casual feel which makes them seemingly appropriate for just about any occasion-from a backyard BBQ to date night.  BUT, rompers are also super easy to glam up.  Just add a big floppy sun hat, statement heels, and an oversized pair of sunnies-and bam! Instant glam!  And if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times-versatile pieces (like rompers!) are the key to a well-rounded wardrobe!

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Romper: BarIII (on sale for under $40!), also loving this, this, and this | Necklace: Stella & Dot (older style), new version, similar | Hat: Forever21 | Clutch: Hobo International Vida (on sale and comes in a ton of colors!) | Sunnies: Karen Walker, similar version (under $10!) | Cuff: Lucky Brand | Heels: JustFab, LOVE these

Hope your week is off to a fantastic start!

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Geometry

I was never a huge fan of geometry, but I do love a great geometric print!  And this dress is no exception.  Not only is it fun and unique, but it’s also a fantastic piece to wear for work or play.  And if you are looking to make the most of your wardrobe, then a versatile dress (or two!) is key!

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Dress: BarIII (old), similar (in LOVE), similar, similar | Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane (obsessed!) | Watch: Michael Kors | Ring: KiraKira | Sunnies: Karen Walker, less expensive version (under $10!) | Clutch: Michael Kors, similarsimilar | Heels: Jessica Simpson, LOVE these and these

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I know I for one couldn’t be happier that it is now officially summer-and that makes my Monday just a little more bearable!

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Working Girl

Happy Friday, sweet friends!  I hope you have all had a great week.  I was on the road for work, so despite my best intentions to get some blog posts up and running, my nights were spent getting caught up and prepped for meetings.  But today, I’m back!  And I am excited to share with you a typical outfit that I would wear to work.  Because I am on the road so much for my job (you can read about what I do here), on planes, in cars, and in and out of Executive meetings, I am always looking for work appropriate (and fashionable) outfits that are also super comfy and practical.  The Express Portofino shirt has become a staple in my closet (it comes in TONS of cute colors and prints), and I love pairing it back to simple black skinnies, basic jewelry, and a fun pump or heel for a little pop of color. I have found this to be a great basic formula for an easy wear-to-work outfit that works for just about any occaision.  Not to mention that this combo also looks fantastic with a blazer for a little more dressed up look!

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Blouse:  Express Portofino (on sale!) more colors here | Skinnies: Gap (on sale!) | Necklace: Jeweliq | Watch: Michael Kors, similar | Sunnies: House of Harlow | Bag: Coach | Pumps: Call It Spring, LOVE these

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!

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Neutral Obsession

As much as I am enamored with color, I am perhaps equally as enamored with neutrals. They are soft, feminine, and, most importantly, a refreshing break from the neons and brights that I normally find myself gravitating towards (more often than not)…

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Peplum Top: Forever21 | Jeans: Joe’s Jeans | Necklaces: JCrew (here and here) | Bracelets: Stella & Dot, Aldo (old), Oia

Jules, Kate Spade | Sunnies: Nordstrom (not online, but check in store) | Bag: Michael Kors | Pumps: Michael Kors Avery (on sale!!!)

Don’t you love when you have been eyeing something online and it turns out to be even better in person?  Such was the case with this cute peplum top.  I had seen it online, but as much as I love it, have a hard time with the whole peplum trend (I am very short-waisted, so they don’t normally do much for me).  But when my family was here for Memorial Day weekend, my mom treated my sister-in-law and me to a traditional shopping trip, and I was able to spot it on the rack at Forever21.  And I have to say, it’s one of those Forever21 pieces that is quite impressive.  While most of the stuff in that store is fairly cheap both in quality and in price, and what I would consider “disposable” fashion (not that it can’t still have a very desirable place in your wardrobe), they do have items (if you have the patience) that are actually quite nice and very well made.  And this top is one of them.  The fit and fabric are both lovely and in person it looks very expensive.  Don’t you just love finding bargains like?   Me and my bank account sure do. 😉

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

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Bandwagon

I’m officially on the bandwagon-the chevron bandwagon, that is. And while I have always loved the print for party decorations, home decor, rugs, throw pillows, napkins, and pretty much anything else I see on Pinterest, I have never been totally wild about the bold print on clothing. Until I saw this cute mini-chevron print blouse at American Eagle, that is. I love the small take on a bold favorite and that it’s the perfect complement to the black and white trend this spring…

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Chevron Blouse: American Eagle (sold out online, check in store), similar | Skinnies: Else by Joe’s Jeans | Bracelets: Juicy Couture, Stella & Dot, Tiffany and Co. | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., My Personal Collection of Charms | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: House of Harlow | Bag: Michael Kors | Pumps: Nine West, similar

And of course, my favorite accent color back to black and white is pink.  There is just something about that combo that I love.  And what better way to add color to an outfit than with a pair of shoes?

Happy Thursday!

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Change Up

There is almost nothing I love more than attending the first official BBQ of spring. But truth be told, I don’t find them to be the easiest of occasions to dress for. Probably because as much as I love high heels and jewelry, they unfortunately aren’t the best accessory choices for a back yard get together. But through a little trial and error, I think I have come up with a foolproof outfit combo that not only lets me be comfy and appropriate for such occasions, but even a little stylish too…

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Boyfriend Cardigan: Old Navy (old), similar  |  Tee: Victoria’s Secret Pink Essential V-Neck (best t-shirts ever) |  Cobalt Skinnies: American Eagle (old), similar | Fedora: Forever21 (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., My Personal Collection of Charms | Watch: Michael Kors | Sandals: Madden Girl (old), similar, similar

You have probably noticed things are looking a little different on the blog today-and hopefully in a good way!  I have been wanting to test a little larger photo size and a more simplified layout for a while now.  And what can I say? I guess the new season finally inspired me to change things up a bit.  Guess it’s my blogging version of spring cleaning.  Anyway, would LOVE to hear your feedback!

Thank you so much for reading!

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Two In One

Today I want to share one of my favorite tricks with you. And that my friends, is wearing a dress as a skirt. It’s such a simple and fun way to double your wardrobe by creating multiple looks with one item-plus it’s also a great money saver. I chose to wear a knotted t-shirt over my dress in this post, but button downs are also an easy option for layering (see here)…

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Jacket: H&M (old), similar, similar | T-shirt: BarIII (old) similar, similar | Dress:  American Eagle (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., My Personal Collection of Charms | Ring: House of Harlow| Bracelet: Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Target | Pumps: Chinese Laundry

I am LOVING the cap toe trend this season.  And this particular nude and silver pair is definitely one of my favorites.  Not only are they are a great staple that goes with just about everything, but the pop of metallic takes them up a notch making them not just a great neutral, but fun too! And fun is definitely important when it comes to shoes!!!

Happy hump day! 

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Leather and Lace

There is just something about the combination of leather and lace. It’s tough, yet sweet, rock and roll, yet sophisticated. Really, I could go on. And while it’s a pairing that works for a multitude of occasions, I have to say it feels pretty darn perfect for a cool, rainy day…

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Jacket: H&M (old) similar, similar | Lace Peplum: American Rag(old), similar | Black Skinnies: Else by Joe’s Jeans | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., Forever21 (similar), JCrew | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: House of Harlow | Bag: Michael Kors | Leopard Wedges: Aldo (old) similar, similar

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Stella & Dot’s new summer line (including their new handbags!!) be sure to click on the link below. Lot’s of goodies and sparkles to add to your spring and summer wardrobe!

http://www.stelladot.com/ts/ogpo5

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