Monday, August 29, 2016


{Ann Taylor Loft Top (similar here), Banana Republic Skirt, Michale Kors Sunglasses (similar here), Navy BandanaVintage Chic Schooners Belt, Invicta Watch, Jones New York Clutch, Candie's Shoes}

Scarves are an accessory I used to wear quite frequently no matter the season. I have such a massive collection I've dedicated an entire drawer to them in my dresser. Within the last year or two I've been feeling less than inspired by them, that is until I purchased a little navy bandana. The shape and styling seem like such a fresh departure from big and bulky scarves. Such a fun accessory that adds a playful touch to a t-shirt or blouse.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Trying Trends

{American Eagle Top (similar here), Blue Spice Jeans, Dooney and Bourke Purse (similar here), Apt. 9 Wedges, Essie's Chinchilly Nail Polish}

Over the past couple of weeks, I've picked up several new items that I've been dying to try, like bell sleeves, frayed hem jeans, and X-banded shoes. So, instead of of trying to find the perfect thing to pair with each one of them, I was pleasantly surprised by how well they all looked together.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Weekend Shopping Guide

The Weekend Shopping Guide: A new series on the recent purchases I've made and where you can buy them too.

This week my husband and I went shopping for our upcoming trip to Jamaica. While shopping for swimwear for him, I saw several back to school deals I couldn't resist.

First place we stopped was Kohl's. I haven't shopped here in a while, but I quickly found a few pairs of shoes I wanted. I've had a pair of X-band espadrille wedges on my list for quite some time, but never found the "right" pair until now. These shoes checked every box and at a steep discount they were a no brainer. You can find the shoes here or at your local Kohl's store before they're gone. 

Also from Kohl's are these black & brown flats. I love shoes, purses, tops, pretty much anything that has both black & brown on it. It makes the item so much more versatile. These shoes reminded me of the very expensive Jenni Kayne flats that I've loved over the past few years, but at a much more affordable price. Right now these shoes are half off an can be purchased here or at your local Kohl's store. 

Next we went to T.J. Maxx where I found this Jones New York gold clutch. I currently have one clutch I use frequently (like here, here, and here) so I knew it would get lots of use, but the thing I was most excited for was the hidden charger inside. Quite possibly the perfect accessory for our upcoming trip. This clutch is not available for sale on T.J. Maxx's website but you may get lucky and find one in your local store. I purchased this clutch at T.J. Maxx for $24.99, but you can order one directly from Jones New York online here

And lastly my favorite item I picked up this week was a new pair of jeans (also from T.J. Maxx). These dark wash skinny jeans have a high waist (they sit just below my belly button) with a frayed hem. They are supper comfortable like jeggings with fake front pockets and lots of stretch. Definitely pick up a pair if you're loving the frayed hem trend as much as I am. Check them out at your local T.J. Maxx store or on their website here

Monday, August 15, 2016

Pastel With Some Raw Edge

{Zara Dress (similar here), Michael Kors Sunglasses, Babble Bar Earrings, Coach Purse (similar here), Steve Madden Heels (similar here)}

Nothing could be as simple, easy, or effortless as slipping into a dress. I just love dresses for that reason. Don't get me wrong, accessories play a big role too, but just one piece of clothing can take you from ho hum to chic. For example, back when I first got married (almost 8 years ago) I exclusively wore dresses. On my honeymoon (a week spent in Disney World) with all the walking, heat, rides, swimming (they make great coverups), fancy dinners, etc. I was comfortable, pulled together and ready for anything. Today I don't exclusively wear dresses, but they will always be a staple in my closet and a trick up my sleeve for looking pulled together and comfortable.

I purchased this Zara dress a few weeks ago (brand new) at one of my favorite local resale shops for less than $1! If you haven't already, I would encourage you to check out your local thrift store. Not only do they have great prices, but a wide selection of name brands that you may not have access to where you live.  

Monday, August 8, 2016

Creamy Peplum Top

{Banana Republic Top (similar here), Gap Pants (similar here), Michael Kors Sunglasses, Essie's nail polish in Clambake, Kate Spade Purse (similar here), Seve Madden Sandals (similar here)}

Wow, what a year this has been. From selling our first home (a condo) last August, to buying a (cosmetic) fixer upper and moving in last October. To say the least, things have been busy and I've spent the last year trying to play catch up. Much has changed to our new home since my last post and I can't wait to share it with all of you. Last weekend I picked up this peplum top and decided it would be the perfect thing to wear this Sunday. Since the top is so beautiful in its simplicity, I decided to keep my look mostly paired down. To keep the overall look from falling flat I punched it up a bit with some fun beaded sandals, cat eye sunglasses, and red nail polish. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

House Tour: Before

{Right after we closed on our new home}

I'm so excited to finally share with you pictures of our new home. I thought I would start with some before pictures to show you the way our home was when we first saw and made an offer on it. 
{The outside of our new home}
Would love to one day change the color to the outside of the house. Maybe a green/gray color
{A cute little front porch perfect for a bench, pillows, throws etc.}
like this or this 
{The Living room}
{The Kitchen}
I would love to remove the fan above the island for a few pendent lights like these
{The dining room}
Would love to add white planks to the ceilings like this
and remove the ceiling fan for a pretty light fixture like this
{The family room}
{The master bedroom}
{Master bathroom}
One day (hopefully soon) I would like to tile this whole bathroom like this
{One of two guest bedrooms}
{Guest bathroom}
and add some charm to this bathroom with a free standing tub like this
{Laundry room/pantry}
{The deck}
{The backyard}
{cute little shed perfect for gardening supplies}

It's got a little way to go, so far we have painted every room and removed the carpets. Updated pictures coming soon. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Outfit Of The Week: Black & White

{Express Top and Skirt (similar here), Armani Exchange Sunglasses, Chanel Clutch, Steve Madden Heels (similar here)}

Last Sunday I didn't get a chance to post so I am doing it now. I recently picked up this crop top and was waiting for just the right sunny day to wear it. Amazing how quickly the weather can change around here (see my last post). Hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving tomorrow.