SUMMER DAYS: ROMANTIC FLORAL WRAP SKIRT

Monday, August 29, 2016

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Summer's drawing to a close and while the heat's been a little oppressive, I'm enjoying wearing all the summer styles while I can. Light fabrics, floral prints, and romantic airy styles are some of my favorites for summer and this skirt is all that rolled into one. The bold red and pink tones and the leafy print are so pretty and I love the movement as you walk! For something this inexpensive (only $20) I got a disproportional number of compliments on this skirt - always a good thing. 

WORK OR WEEKEND: LITTLE RED DRESS

Thursday, August 25, 2016

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Earlier this week I wore a black and white look for work with a blazer and pants from Banana Republic. The blazer is so versatile that I wore it a couple of different times over the course of the week. This post is Part 2 - the blazer styled for a dinner or drinks look, worn over this red floral print dress. I love this vivid shade of red - a fiery lipstick red that really stands out. Don't buy this dress if you don't want people to notice you! 

For me personally, I like a stand-out color (follow me on Instagram if you like color!) I'm not a morning person and a punchy color, along with coffee, helps a little. I read an article recently that listed the best ways to feel awake and invigorated in the morning and the top suggestion was to get outside in the fresh air as soon as you wake up. Wearing a bright color wasn't one of the methods listed, but I highly recommend it:)

WORK STYLE: BLACK PANT SUIT

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Work Style - Versatile Separates with Banana Republic
BLAZER: C/O BANANA REPUBLIC | PANTS: C/O BANANA REPUBLIC | BLOUSE: BANANA REPUBLIC | SHOES: OLD, SIMILAR HERE

If you've been to my blog before you know that I like a lean wardrobe. And a lean wardrobe needs to be made up of versatile pieces that can be styled in different ways. This blazer and my Avery cropped pants are two key pieces that are truly versatile and can be worn together and separately, for work or for play. I wore them here together for a formal suit look but I also wore the blazer over a dress for dinner the other night. With Fall around the corner, a light-weight classic blazer that you can layer under is such a good investment.

SLEEVELESS MAXI FOR DAY OR NIGHT

Friday, August 19, 2016

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DRESS: NORDSTROM | TEE: NORDSTROM, similar HERE | HAT: FOREVER 21 | SHOES: VINCE CAMUTO | SUNGLASSES: LOFT

I appreciate hot weather so much more now than back when I lived in LA. In Boston, I try to get the most outdoor time possible because I know that in a few short months I'll be surrounded by snow and will never want to leave my couch! This weekend I'm packing in a mix of city and beach activities and will be relying on my printed summer maxis for easy weekend style. I tend not to spend over $50 for any one printed summer item and this dress is no exception, currently on sale for $28 (almost half off).

WORK STYLE: BLUSH DRESS AND NAVY BLAZER

Monday, August 15, 2016

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DRESS: UNIQLO, also got this STRIPED BELTED SHIRTDRESS | BLAZER: BANANA REPUBLIC | SANDALS: VINCE CAMUTO | BELT: ANN TAYLOR | BAG: MARC JACOBS

Blush is one of my favorite colors this year so it's not a surprise that I was drawn to this dress. I love that this dress is a different style from my standard work go-tos. My standard picks tend to be wrap dresses and pencil skirts, so this is a nice change. The pale pink keeps you looking cool on hot summer days and it would be perfect for a brunch or a baby shower too! I'm thinking pink cupcakes,  pink lemonade, and this pink dress:)  I definitely didn't do it justice with my frizzy hair and my end of the day pictures - sorry!

CASUAL STRIPED DRESS

Friday, August 12, 2016

 Summer Style Tank Dress
DRESS | SNEAKERS | STRAW TOTE (similar, mine isn't available online) | HAT (similar to mine and comes in different sizes versus one size fits all) 

When the weather turns blazing hot, a simple tank dress does the trick. This one is one of the most comfortable ones I've worn all summer. The material is really soft, it has a relaxed cut, and bonus - it comes with a built-in shelf bra. This is a huge benefit for me since the bra is actually supportive versus just a flimsy piece of padding. This little tank dress is perfect for my weekends when I'm doing kid stuff (playgrounds and other outdoor activities) as well as meeting up with friends. And also running a million errands. It's like being in hyper-drive so I need an outfit that works for all these different occasions and locations, and looks cute as well.

SOFT TRENCH AND LACY CAMI: PRE-FALL STYLE

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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Happy Tuesday! I wanted to share this pre-Fall look with you because Fall is only a few short weeks away. Hard to believe right now as we sweat through 90 degree days but as Fall pieces flood the stores the reality of cooler weather coming soon is impossible to ignore. At least Fall fashion is so much fun! One of the most important things in my closet for Fall is light outwear and my favorite style is a trench. I love this draped soft trench for under $100 and was happily surprised that it worked on my petite frame even though it's not petite-sized. It also comes in Camel, which I might grab.

TASSEL SKIRT AND METALLIC SNEAKERS

Thursday, August 4, 2016

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Ah the weekend! You guys know I typically spend weekends in some sort of dress or skirt, plus wedge or platform sandal combo. So cropped top and sneakers is completely different for me. Are you surprised? Sneakers have for the past few years featured prominently in the model-off-duty look - so very chic. Over the years I've flirted with this trend but honestly was never fully happy with the results. Anyway, fast forward to this awesome metallic pair I found just a few days ago and I was sold. After buying these, I'm now in a sneaker shopping frenzy and bought this cute printed pair that has a platform - best of both worlds!

WORK STYLE: NAVY PLEATS WITH A SPLASH OF LEMON AND LIME

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Work Style Navy Skirt Stripes and Lemon Lime
Pleats, midi length anything, and stripes - these are a few of my favorite things! Hope you guys aren't getting bored of seeing midis on the blog because I have a feeling this trend is going to stick around for a little while yet. This navy skirt from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, which I had linked on the blog a few days ago, finally arrived and it's perfection, particularly for under $60. It's going up to $85 on August 8 so if you like it, grab it soon. I like to think of myself as something of a midi-skirt connoisseur and seriously, this skirt is one of the best I've had. Read more to see why.