THE LONG CARDIGAN AND WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE ONE

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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So as you can probably tell from the title, I love a long cardigan. The long cardigan is a real closet staple for three big reasons. First off, they make jeans and a tank top look much, much cooler. I mean, imagine this outfit without the cardigan. Boring, right? Having the cardigan just adds interest to the outfit by adding a different length, a texture and another color to look. It even gives your outfit movement as you walk. So, really, it's a no-brainer to add a long cardigan to elevate a basic  jeans-and-top outfit. Since the Nordstrom anniversary sale is now in full swing I've linked 3 of the cutest long cardigans from the sale below.

SUMMER DRESS EDIT

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cutest Summer Dresses Under $100


What do you think of the colors on this dress? I love this print and the little bit of turquoise in it reminds me of a peacock. This is definitely a print for someone who wants to be noticed. The colors of this dress are so rich and the cold shoulder silhouette is really flattering. Also, if you like movement then you'll definitely love this dress. 

TOP PICKS FROM THE NORDSTROM SALE

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks
If this picture looks familiar it's because this is from last Fall - unfortunately none of my Nordstrom Anniversary online sale purchases have arrived yet so I couldn't take any pics. So I improvised! Anyway, one of my favorite pieces from the sale is this Summer to Fall dress in an updated color - mauve. If you ignore the color of my dress, you can at least see the fit and movement from this pic. You can also see the original post here if you're curious. Here are my top picks from the Nordstrom sale:

5 CUTEST PANTS FOR SUMMER & NSALE PICKS

Friday, July 14, 2017

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One of my favorite trends this summer is the relaxed pant. This is the closest you can get to wearing pajamas all day so the appeal is self-evident! These lightweight "easy" pants are so versatile and can quickly be styled for work or for casual looks. I've shared 5 of the cutest ones in this post (including some from the big Nordstrom Anniversary sale.) These are in no particular order and the ones I'm wearing are actually #5, at the bottom of the post. And good news, all of my picks are under $100!

SUMMER GOLD & FLORAL MAXI SKIRT

Sunday, July 9, 2017

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We've been doing a lot of New England trips this summer. Since moving from LA to Boston I've been wanting to explore all the beautiful states surrounding us and this is the first year where we finally got it together enough to plan so many trips! You can see a few of them and what I wore there in the last few posts. This week I have some more amazing finds all under $50 (except the bag) to share before we head out to Cape Cod and Nantucket. Almost everything in last week's denim skirt and body-suit post was also under $50 so I guess I'm getting really good at trolling the sales.

5 CHIC SUMMER-TO-FALL PICKS ON SALE

Saturday, July 1, 2017

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SHOP MY LOOK: WRAP SKIRT | TOP | CLUTCH in black | SANDALS

This weekend is an amazing one for summer sales and while I don't often do sale round-ups it just so happens that I have 5 super cute sale items I had to share. Most of them can be worn well into Fall and are very versatile, so I think you're going to love them.

FLORAL MAXI DRESS // BERKSHIRES

Thursday, June 29, 2017

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DRESS | VINCE CAMUTO (old), similar SANDALS | BAG | HAT (now on sale for $10)

I finally made it to the Berkshires and it's gorgeous. If you haven't been, you should definitely go, particularly if you happen to live in the New England or New York area. It's such a quick and scenic drive! I've included the details on my dress as well as my trip, including the cutest towns in the Berkshires, and the best restaurants/cafes and ice-cream. 

PINEAPPLE EXPRESS // MIXING PRINTS

Monday, June 26, 2017

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Who else loves pineapples! Even if you don't like the fruit, a pineapple print is SO perfect for summer. As you might know from Instagram, I'm a huge fan of mixing prints and when I saw these two pineapple pieces, I had to put them together. Double the pineapples, double the fun, right?

TULLE FOR SUMMER // CAPE ANN

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Welcome summer! Finallyyy.

I felt like that welcome deserved it's own paragraph since I love summer so much. Now on to the tulle. I'm obsessed with tulle. I blame it on Sarah Jessica Parker and her Sex in the City outfits from way back when. I honestly didn't like the show but the wardrobe made an impression. Anyway, here I am, finally indulging my tulle fascination. I say finally because it feels like I've been looking forever, for the perfect one that doesn't puff out way too much. Well, the search is finally over. If you, like me, have been feverishly looking for a wearable tulle skirt that doesn't puff out too much, this is it ladies!

SPRING LAYERS: GINGHAM, PLAID AND POLKA DOTS

Monday, June 19, 2017

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COAT |  SHIRT | JOGGERS | SANDALS | BAG | SUNGLASSES

It got cold a couple of days ago, meaning it dipped below 70. I know, I'm a wimp! Anyway, I took the opportunity to do some layering. I bought this orangey-red gingham shirt a while ago and have been wanting to put it together with polka dots. The shirt is still available in both petite and regular sizes (i'm wearing Petite XS for reference) and is 30% off with code PARTYON. Throw some houndstooth into the mix and voila, you have a fun yet sophisticated look. All of these prints - polka dots, gingham, houndstooth and plaid can go with almost anything. So funny how some prints can do that - like leopard. It's all about the 'tude when you wear it!