Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Old Navy Dress // J.Crew Belt // J.Crew Clutch // Gap Wedges

I apologize for looking so mad in these pictures.  I swear, life isn't as bad as these pictures prove it to be sometimes.  However, it did get a little worse right after due to my camera turning off mid photoshoot.  C'mon technology!  You've gotta warn a girl.  Had I known the time crunch I would have pulled out my pearly whites a little sooner. 

This dress sat in my closet all last week despite the beautiful weather just waiting for its perfect match.  Yes, that's right I'm talking about my perfect shoes again.  The two together are just such a match made in heaven I couldn't wear one without the other.  I also decided to add another little pop of print with the chevron belt to add a casual touch.  

Monday, April 29, 2013


 Madewell Top // J.Crew Shorts // J.Crew Bag // Gap Wedges // Target Watch // J.Crew Bracelet

I have literally been wearing these wedges all.weekend.long.  They are perfection in a shoe.  I'm dead serious.  I'll be honest, I have never been much of a wedge/espadrille girl because they always seem too clunky but I can't say enough good things about these little beauties.  They even give me more than the extra 2 inches that I have always longed for on my legs.  Plus, they were completely free! (thanks to my Gap Rewards) Now I of course think I should have them in the black, something else to add to my never ending list of needs -- Most might say wants?  Yikes!  

Saturday, April 27, 2013



Madewell Top // J.Crew Jeans // Gap Wedge // J.Crew Dress

After thinking that maybe I needed a pair of casual wedges I ordered these cuties from Gap.  These are just a couple ways I'm wanting to wear them!

Friday, April 26, 2013


J.Crew Shirt // J.Crew Jeans // J.Crew Purse // J.Crew Shoes-Similar

I know what you're thinking -- "Didn't she just do pops of neon?" And the answer is yes, yes I did.  But in my defense it's just so easy and the color couldn't be better, am I right? I prove that point here.  No need to answer that one either I already know you agree. 

In other news, my hair is officially at that length where it's no longer the style I wanted but I also feel like I should be able to get a little bit more time out of it?  I keep thinking that if I just let it go a little longer it will morph into a style I didn't even know I wanted.  My hair definitely fought back today and straight up refused to do anything I wanted it too.  Riveting, I know.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Madewell Sweater // Old Navy T // J.Crew Scarf // F21 Jeans // J.Crew Clutch // J.Crew Wedges // J.Crew Bracelets & Watch

You know how they usually say that before you walk out the door you should look in the mirror and take one thing off, well I obviously did the exact opposite.  The outfit started off as a simple stripe T and jeans but since it was cold it became a mosh of stripes, flowers, and animal print.  Whoever said less is more definitely didn't know what they were talking about. More is ALWAYS more -- and better.  

I also don't think I have ever been more comfortable.  Cotton is my BFF.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Anthropologie Top // American Eagle Shorts-Similar // J.Crew Sandals // J.Crew Bag // Timex Watch // Random Bracelets

While I always love the change of seasons for the new additions to my closet it's also fun because I find things that have been tucked away, letting me bring new life to them once again.  Like this top, I think I only wore it once last summer so it felt brand spankin' new when I pulled it out this weekend.

With this outfit, I love the mix of girly pieces with the more masculine ones, they play off each other and create a great balance. Plus since there was nothing going on this day I just tossed my hair up and went on my way!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Madewell Dress // Madewell Jacket // J.Crew Purse // J.Crew Shoes // Target Watch // J.Crew Bracelet,  Anthropologie & Old Navy Bracelet

Some days all I wanna wear is something that feels like my jammies.  So for a dinner out on Friday that's exactly what I did.  This dress moonlights as a LBD, but in reality it's just a nighty.  Which is perfect for when you're planning on eating without boundaries.  I want no constraints when I'm eating a huge meal--you know what I mean?

Also, this jacket was almost the one that got away.  I stalked the Madewell site each and every day until my size came back and I was able to make it mine! I can be very committed when it comes to matters of the closet.  I also convinced my husband it would seamlessly transition through each and every season--now that's a jacket that everyone needs.

Monday, April 22, 2013


 Madewell Top-Similar // Anthropologie Shorts-Similar // Anthropologie Sandals // Anthropologie Bag // J.Crew Hat- Similar // J.Crew Watch

I don't really think that a weekend can get much better than a day at the beach with a couple of friends and that's exactly what Saturday had in store for me!  My only complaint is the back sunburn I brought home with me.  But I'm pretty sure that's exactly what I get the first beach day of every year!  You live and you learn-and sometimes you don't!

It was so nice to get to pull out some of my favorite summer stuff!  Looking forward to more days like this one!

Sunday, April 21, 2013


Heels (J.Crew)

I've never considered myself to be much of a bargain shopper considering I don't hunt for a good deal, cut coupons or any of those time consuming tasks that can save bundles of cash.  However, I do love a good deal and a good deal was what I got when I bought these heels.  Don't ask me how it happened because all I can think is that the retail gods were rewarding me for my many years of service to them.  

These beauties were originally $228 and I got them for $20.  No your eyes aren't playing tricks on you, 20 bucks! So I left J.Crew with a smile on my face and money burning a hole in my pocket.  

Friday, April 19, 2013


Palm Springs

Bathing Suit // J.Crew Panama Hat // Madewell Shirt // Madewell Skirt // Tommy Hilfiger Sandals

These little beauties are most definitely on my wish list for our upcoming trip to Palm Springs. That bathing suit is just too cute.  

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Madewell Dress-Similar // J.Crew Belt // J.Crew Bag // Madewell Jacket // Sam Edelman Sandals // Ray Ban Sunglasses // J.Crew, Madewell, and Old Navy Bracelets

Since I wasn't blessed with long gorgeous stems and  I'm just a shorty (only reaching 5'2 on a good day) I thought I'd share something that has been my saving grace when it comes to making some outfits work.  It's usually with skirts and dresses but a belt always seems to make things fit just slightly better.  With this dress in particular the belt creates a more defined waist making my legs look longer than they actually are.  WOOHOO!  Otherwise, this dress just looks like a potato sack.  I do the same thing with skirts very often in order to define my waist a little better!  So if you're a shorty or you just want to add some interest try a belt!

In case you can't tell (but I know you can) I was having a major fight with the wind during these pics.  
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