Friday, April 29, 2016
Hi everyone! This is going to be a very quick post because I'm on vacation - finally! It's been so long since we went anywhere that involved a flight because I dread having to pack for my three-year old and worry about sitting on a long plane ride with her. But it had to happen at some point so here we are, headed to Los Angeles. I'm so excited to go back and see if things look and feel different to me now that Boston's where I live. I'll be Instagramming our trip so if you're an LA native you can see it through the eyes of a visitor and if you're never been to LA you can see my favorite stops there: pool, beach, cupcakes, designer cappucinos and shopping...in no particular order!
This post shows an easy spring outfit. I'm a big fan of ensembles that require minimal effort but are still stylish and if you guys feel the same, here's an easy outfit formula:
Monday, April 25, 2016
I love the look of the off-the-shoulder trend but for busy weekdays I prefer a cold-shoulder top. A top that's 100% shoulder-baring is usually not my first pick, mostly because you need to wear a strapless bra or go without one entirely. The former isn't particularly comfortable and the latter is out of the question for me. So, a cold-shoulder top a good compromise!
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Happy Sunday! If you like high-quality clothing but don't want to pay full price it's a good idea to keep an eye open for sales from your favorite retailers. J. Crew is offering 30% off regular priced items with the code SCORE. I've picked out a few of my favorite spring essentials and have linked them below. These pieces will easily update your spring wardrobe for about $30 a piece versus the $80+ they would normally be. The striped linen tee I'm wearing is from J. Crew (linked below) and is great for everyday casual outfits as well as for the beach or pool-side with shorts. I'm going on vacation soon so my brain is totally in pool mode.
The deal makes a lot of pretty spring pieces really affordable so it's hard to stop yourself from buying all of it! I went with a few basics, like this tee and clutch, and then a few more fun items, like a really pretty dress that comes in 3 perfect spring colors. I'm excited that a lot of the smaller sizes are still available in most of my picks but I'm sure that's not for long.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016
I think everyone knows that I'm obsessed with full or circle skirts. Here I am in yet another one but it is the season for it! This is the second time I've posted this black midi-skirt to the blog - it works with so many different outfits. I wore it here a week or so ago with a pastel pink trench and it's great for creating an elegant silhouette. For under $50 this is an exceptional quality skirt in a very nice mid-weight material. The weight and length work really well for transitioning to Spring when you're ready to ditch your full-body armor but the air is still cold enough that it's nice to have some coverage. This is especially true when you're sitting on a roof-top deck in Boston's Back Bay on a windy day with windchill creating a nice 35-degree feel!
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Friday, April 8, 2016
Happy Thursday everyone! Just a quick post today to share this blush-based rainy day look. As you might know from having seen so many trenches on my IG feed, I love trenches! A few weeks ago I was looking for a blush trench that was on the inexpensive side and came across this amazing one, available in petite and regular sizing - sold. Unfortunately this particular coat is sold out in Petites but I've linked a few others below.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
I wanted to talk about the most basic of wardrobe basics today, a white shirt and blue jeans. These are truly the unsung heroes of our daily wear and are often overlooked in favor of higher impact pieces. Although I admit I get much more excited about pieces that are more stylized or pop more, like my red trench coat or rich blue bag, at the end of the day my white shirts and jeans are the pieces I reach for time and again.