Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Scalloped Shorts.

I know it's cliché, but I honestly can't believe we're at the tail end of August already.
July and August are always busy months for John and I. With both of our birthdays, our anniversary, and lots of other little events thrown in, summer's end always comes much sooner than we think it will. So when people start posting about the number of days left until pumpkin spice lattes, I'm looking around like "What? What month is it even?!" 
But I have done my research, and it is in fact August 23rd. And we still have one whole month of summer left. The weather is warm, but a slightly cooler breeze rolls around at night--perfect for a pair of cute scalloped shorts and a light sweater!

Bonus: the adorable high-waist shorts I have on below are on SALE for $9.99. Say what?! YES, $9.99.
They fit perfectly and I love the gold button detail as a simple, but classy finishing touch. 
(For size reference, I'm wearing a small.)  
Check the scalloped shorts out here and the rest of the outfit details below.

Hope your summer's been lovely, friends! :)
Scalloped "Claire" shorts c/o Catch Bliss (exact)
Grey open-stitch sweater- Banana Republic (exact) | Love this other one from BR | More budget-friendly versions: cute boat neck, LOVE this off-the shoulder
Nude ballet flats- Target | Similar NY&Co pair and Sam Edelman pairObsessed with these sparkly bow flats here
Necklace c/o Sira & Mara | Similar version here
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Friday, August 19, 2016

Ann Blanche Flats HUGE Sale Alert!

If you've been following me for a while, you know that I'm a big proponent of flats.
Not surprisingly (but much to the chagrin of my 25-year old self), the older me is more occupied with comfort. But, why not comfort and style?
In comes Ann Blanche. I've posted about my love of these super cute ballet flats before. But today I want to tell you about an amazing sale that they're having at Jane.com. Each of the flats available for the sale are only $14.99!!
The sale goes until midnight this Sunday (Aug 21st). But be aware that they have only a limited supply for the sale. So if you're looking for a pair or super cute and comfortable flats for a great price, hurry!! You can shop the sale here: http://jane.com/deal/232924

Monday, August 1, 2016

Stripes + Florals.

Why do I keep adding more stripes to my closet when I have more than enough to go around?
Because there is no such thing as 'too many' stripes; especially when they come in the shape of a versatile cardi!
Stripes are great for adding pizzazz to a plain outfit, but they're also perfect for pattern-mixing. Just make sure that:
1. The colors in your other pattern 'go' with the colors of your stripes.
2. The sizes of your two patterns play well together. Thinner stripes look better with larger florals and vice versa. 

The striped cardi I'm wearing below is from the ever-fab Catch Bliss Boutique-- and you'll probably want to get your hands on it ASAP because the last lightweight cardi that I posted sold out immediately.
So if you're considering buying it, hurry! :)
Striped cardi c/o Catch Bliss Boutique (Exact here)
Floral top- The Limited | Green/blue versions here, here, here | Pink versions here, here, here, & here
White pencil skirt- The Limited (exact) | Similar here, here, here, & here
Black flats with gold chain- Target | Almost exact | Super chic pair with a bold knot and with gold hardware
Skinny black belt with gold accents | Love this unique knotted one here and this simple one here

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Orange, White, & Layers.

I don't know what the weather is like where you live, but we have been baking here in Michigan the last couple of weeks.
I know, I know... "Michigan hot" is NOT the same as "LA hot"; but throw me a bone here. ;)
Given our heat-wave, dressing in layers has been a top priority. Because even though it's hot outside, it always seems to be freezing cold inside, especially on the days when I forget to bring a jacket!

Orange top- Forever 21 | Similar here, here, here | Love this one here (but it's almost sold out!)
White jeans- Marshalls | Similar here, here, and here | Great plus version here | Obsessed with this flared pair here
Striped blazer- H&M | LOVE these here and here | Another cute one here
Flats- Target | Almost exact | Other faves here and here 
Cuff c/o Erika Lehman for Stella & Dot | Similar here
Watch c/o Wristology (exact) | Use code GORGEOUS20 for 20% off
Necklace c/o Blossom Jewelry Design

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Friday, July 22, 2016

How To Cuff Shirt Sleeves.

Hey guys!  
This past week I received a couple of questions on how I cuff the sleeves on my button-up shirts, as seen on my last post. So instead of trying to explain it in writing, I thought I'd show you in a quick how-to video! 
I hope it helps! :)

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The BEST Button-Up Shirt.

I mentioned a few posts ago that one of my favorite things about this blog is the excitement that comes with finding something really great and getting to share that with you guys. Well let me tell you, I am REALLY EXCITED about this one.
Just ask the cute sales associate who rang me up at The Limited counter this past weekend. I think I repeatedly said "I am SO happy that I found these shirts! I can't believe I didn't know about them before!!"

Meet my new favorite button-up shirt: The Essential Shirt from The Limited.
It's everything that I've always wanted in a shirt: great quality, structure, and fit. It's not too thick and it's not flimsy; the collar stays upright and it just feels great on. Like Goldilocks would say, this one is juuust right. I can't exaggerate the perfection that is shirt. And if you've ever hunted for the perfect basic button-up, you know exactly what I'm talking about.
Anyway, less talking, more showing: the exact Essential Shirt that I'm wearing below is in seersucker (here), but they have them in white and black too. I ended up buying the white one also, but skipped the black because I didn't need it. 
As always, the full outfit details are below.
Happy shopping, friends!
Seersucker button-up-The Limited (exact) | Other options here, here, & here
Navy A-Line dress | Similar here, here, here, & here
Red flats- Target | LOVE these bow ones | Great color block pair | Almost exact versions here and here
Necklace c/o Blossom Jewelry Design 

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Flirting with Pink.

As with other fashion trends, I found my way to flirty off-the-shoulder tops much later than most.
But you know what they say... Better late than never!
The first time I laid eyes on this gorgeous fuchsia off-the-shoulder top, I knew I had to have it. It looked so fun and happy; great for a mood pick-me-up. Also great for those days when you want to look cute and sassy, but you could use some room in the tummy area. Hey, we've all been there. I'm currently feeling that way after some weekend fun. 
I was a little nervous about how the elastic would "sit" on the body of a normal non-model gal, but my worries were for naught as I found that it looked and felt great. No pinching or squeezing. I wore it to a barbeque and was comfortable all day. And it turns out that my sister-in-law was just as in love with this top as I was. Instead of welcoming me with "Hi!", she exclaimed "CUTE top!" 
Love it. :)
Shop this darling top on Catch Bliss's website here.
Pink Off-The Shoulder Top c/o Catch Bliss Boutique (exact here)
Black camisole- The Limited (exact here)
Dark wash skinny jeans- Forever 21 | Almost exact here | Similar here and here
Tory Burch inspired sandals | The real deal here and here | Love these versions here, here, and here    
Clover necklace c/o Regina Pierallini (no longer available) | Super cute look-a-like here
Pyramid cuff c/o Erika Lehman for Stella & Dot | Adore these similar ones here and here

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