Saturday, July 27, 2013

Weekend Wish List

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Happy weekend everyone! Hope you all have some fun plans for the weekend. I'm headed to a concert tonight, but mostly plan on relaxing and getting some errands done, and maybe a little shopping. I'm trying to be good about not spending so much, so it may just be some window shopping, but either way, here a few things I'm currently lusting for:

This awesome checkered dress (on sale!), which goes perfectly with this handbag.
Totally obsessed with this skirt.
I can never say no to anything with a bow.
Ah-mazing!
I think the tux vest is finally growing on me - especially due to this one. I love how its styled in this pic and think it would look great with pixie pants and a bold lip!
Anddd this will be mine.
A total splurge, but oh-so worth it! I was instantly drawn to the color, texture, and tassels... of course!

Thanks for stopping by! Xo 

Friday, July 26, 2013

A Striped Affair


Shirt: J. Crew (no longer available) // Shorts: J. Crew (no longer available)  // Shoes: Vince Camuto // Bag: Coach // Necklace: Courtney Kerr x BaubleBar // Bracelet: Kate Spade // Earrings: Kate Spade (old) // Rings: gifted // Sunnies: Ray Ban

I had these shorts on one of my 'Weekend Wish List' posts a while back and last time I was in J. Crew, they conveniently were on sale with an extra 30% off... so I had to buy them. Obviously! They are super cute, great quality/material, and transitional from day to night... seem pretty perfect to me! I'm also happy about this purchase because I know they will last a long time! All of my J. Crew shorts have lasted me 5+ years... so totally worth the buy (even if they weren't on sale)! I can't wait to pair these with a crisp blouse and heeled sandals or a tee shirt and cute flat sandals! 

What's your go-to way to style shorts?!

Happy Friday! Xo

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hues of Blue


Shirt: J. Crew Factory // Skirt: ASOS (similar here) // Shoes: Zara // Clutch: Francesca's (old) // Watch: MK // Bracelet as necklace: J. Crew (old) // Blue Lapis ring: KiraKira Jewlery // Sunnies: Ray-Ban

This cute skater skirt from ASOS finally came in the mail last week and I am one happy lady! I was instantly drawn to the royal blue, which I knew I could easily pair with many different items in my closet. I love the fit of these skirts - they sit nicely on the waist and flare out, while still giving you a form fitting look. I decided to stick with a blue theme, pairing it with one of my favorite pair of heels from Zara (also worn here) and this cute envelope clutch.  Blue and white is a classic combo that I constantly wear, so I jazzed it up a bit with this sequin tank - a little fun and class all mixed together!

 Have a great one! Xo

Monday, July 22, 2013

"I live in these" Jeans


Shirt: J. Crew (currently on sale!!) // Jeans: Gap (also on sale!!) // Shoes: Enzo Anglioni (on sale, too!!) // Earrings: Piperlime (old) // Rings: gifted // Watch: MK // Bracelet: LOFT // Sunnies: consignment // Lipstick: Mac 'Candy Yum Yum'

Welp, it's official... I live in my Gap destroyed boyfriend jeans (also seen here and here) on the weekends.  Equally comfortable and stylish, these babies take me from day to night easily (and often)! I love. Also, really loving these cute sunnies I just picked up from a consignment shop in my hometown. The frames are a little different than anything I have, plus I can never say no to tortoiseshell... never. Speaking of tortoiseshell and sunnies... pretty sure I have to buy these <3

I also wore these boyfriend jeans to a concert last weekend, styled with a white tee, gladiator sandals, and my Mac lipstick... outfit repeater alert!


... told you, I practically live in them! 

Happy Monday! Xo


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Weekend Wish List

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I'm in a New York state of mind guys... I'm headed down to NYC today to pack up and move the rest of my things from my apartment back up to Boston. While it's not the ideal weather to be moving furniture from a 5th floor walk-up, I'm happy to be going back to the big city, even if it's just for the day! 

For those of you who will be doing anything possible to escape the crazy heat that has taken over all of our lives, here are some things on my current wish list!

To beat the heat: super cute bikini (also really loving this one piece!), sandals, tote bag (to carry beach/pool necessities), and some fun sunnies!
This is a MUST... would love to wear with this or this... Zara's new collection is killing me (sigh).
Apparently I have a love for pineapples now?
Always can justify a classic.
An investment piece worthy of any woman's closet.
I just reallyyyy want a 'book clutch' - my nerdiness is appearing. #bookwormstatus

Have a great weekend!! Xo 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Shorts | Day to Night

I don't know about you guys, but I LOVE to wear shorts out at night, especially in the Summer. I feel like they are a fashion outlet that basically everyone has in their closet, but is sometimes overlooked in comparison to skirts or dresses, which is usually the go-to for most people. Now this is all depending on the type of shorts you plan to wear, different outings make call for different styles of shorts, but my go-to's are ones with a high waist and a little flare! This green pair I snagged on super sale at J. Crew recently are the perfect shorts to take me from day to night.

 (side note - how AMAZING are my family's hydrangea plants?! Perfectly in bloom right now!)
     

During the day, throw on a comfy chambray or Tee, cute sandals, and an everyday tote for a casual, yet put-together look! 

To dress the shorts up, change the Tee and throw on a cute blouse, some strappy heels or sandals, and a clutch for an effortless night time look!


Day look | Shirt: Old Navy // Shorts: J. Crew // Sandals: Sam Edelman // Bag: TOTO New York (no longer available) // Necklace: Etsy // Watch: MK // Rings: gifted // Sunnies: Ray-Ban
Night look | Shirt: H&M (old) // Shorts: J. Crew // Shoes: Zara // Clutch: American Apparel // Earrings: Kate Spade (old) // Necklace: BaubleBar // Sunnies: Ray-Ban

Have a great day! Xo

Monday, July 15, 2013

3P's: Pink, Polka Dots, and Pearls


Dress: LOFT (now on sale!) // Clutch: Gap (old) // Shoes: Steve Madden // layered pearls: from all over // Earrings: Kate Spade (old) // Watch: MK // Rings: NOVICA, gifted, vintage // Sunnies: Colors in Optics // Lipstick: Mac 'Candy Yum Yum' // Nails: Essie 'Boom Boom Boom'

Happy Monday everyone! Just wanted to drop a quick Hi! and wish you all a great week ahead! 

How cute is this polka dot dress from LOFT? I saw it in-store about a month back and knew it had to be mine... especially since it was the only one left AND in my size (fate, right?!). Also, I had to jump on the "Candy Yum Yum" lipstick train, it's quite lovely and I am so glad I bought it. It really spices up an outfit, but still allows for a classic look!

Xo  

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Weekend Wish List

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Happy Saturday everyone! I'm sorry it's been a few weeks since my last Weekend Wish List - life has been super crazyyy! I hope you all have some great plans for the weekend - I'll be headed to the Jason Aldean concert tonight at Fenway Park and I am beyond excited! 

If you find yourself out-and-about and doing some shopping, here are a few things I'm currently loving!

Nautical links necklace - how perf for summer!
Loving this silk floral dress
Skorts are back... and I'm totally ok with it, especially this classic take on it.
The skort (above) would look super great with this blouse.
I know it's a bit warm for it... but I LOVE this coat! One must plan ahead... right?!
The perfect red heel with a twist.
Classic jeans worn with this floral blouse and these cap-toe flats make for a fun and easy Summer nighttime outfit!
And I do love my white Pashli... but I kinda dying over it in this cobalt color!! 

Xo


Friday, July 12, 2013

A Tad Tropical


Shirt: Gap // Skirt: LOFT // Shoes: Steve Madden // Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim // Necklace: Old Navy // Watch: MK // Bracelet: LOFT // Rings: David Yurman, gifted // Sunnies: Colors in Optics

Safe to say almost all of my recent purchases have been from LOFT (see here, here, here, and here)... I can't help it, they have SUCH cute stuff!! I saw this skirt and nearly died. If you can't be in a tropical location, than you must buy a tropical skirt... it's only logical. I'm always looking for ways to jazz up my work outfits too and this skirt is just the piece to do it - just switch the Tee for a blouse and you'll all set! 

Happy Friday!! Xo 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Go-To's

Do you guys have go-to pieces in your closet for the summer? Well, I definitely do! When trying to put an outfit together, my go-to's are always slouchy blouses. I love being comfortable and they are a classic piece that can go with just about anything in my closet and can exude a variety of different feels. Pair it with cute shorts, jeans, or skirts - tuck it in, half tuck, untucked - heels, sandals, flats - the options keep going!  Also, I'm all about the fun straw hats - keeps you cool and looking chic! What are your go-to pieces?! 

Hope you guys have a great day!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Black & White

Shirt: LOFT // Pants: J. Crew (old) // Shoes: Sam Edelman via TJ Maxx (old) // Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim // Necklace: little shop in SoHo // Watch: MK // Bangles: F21 (old) // Ring: gifted // Sunnies: Colors in Optics


Just wanted to throw together a little Black & White outfit for the summertime. I feel as if I live in these pants... best purchase ever! I also bought this cute top from LOFT about a month or so ago and it's perfect for the summer months - it's crocheted in the front with a cotton back! How cute would it look with jean shorts and fun sandals?! It will also transition nicely into fall with a cute sweater over it. 

However, my favorite thing about this outfit is my necklace - which was by farrrr my best purchase in NYC over Memorial Day weekend! Super chic and so fun - reminds me of something Rachel Zoe would wear! It's also very versatile because even though it is a nice piece, I will be able to dress it up or down (basically the key to almost everything I purchase)! Plus I own nothing like it... so I felt like I HAD to have it. Have you ever stumbled upon something and for no real reason at all, you decide in half a second that it's a must have?! Well that happened, so I bought it and didn't look back... thank goodness, because I love it!

Hope you guys have a great day and that you all had a fantastic holiday weekend with friends, family, and loved ones!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Outfit Inspiration | 4th of July


Shirt // Shorts // Bag // Shoes // Scarf // Hat

I cannot believe the 4th of July is already here... time seriously flies! I thought it would be a nice idea to throw together a cute and very patriotic outfit (if any holiday calls for it, it's this one) as Inspiration in case you guys may be stuck on what to wear! Obvi sticking with Red, White, and Blue (queue: 'Merica'), here is a pretty casual outfit that anyone can wear for the holiday! Whether you're at a family BBQ, by the beach, or hanging at a lake, this outfit incorporates the 3 C's: Cute, Comfy, and Casual! 

If this is slightly too casual than what your plans call for, you can always put a cute dress together with the hat and bag above, along with a cute pair of wedges. You could also take the above shirt and pair it with a skirt and a mid-heel shoe! Here is some more outfit inspiration (not only Playful vs. Dressy, but could also be a Day to Night outfit!):


I hope you all have a fantastic holiday! Happy 4th! Xo

Monday, July 1, 2013

Two as One


Top, Skirt: LOFT // Shoes: Zara // Bag: Tory Burch // Necklace: Courtney Kerr X BaubleBar // Watch: MK // Bracelets: J. Crew, Vince Camuto // vintage pearl ring // Sunnies: Colors in Optics

Not only am I loving this colorful floral print from LOFT, but loving that these are actually separate pieces worn together! I instantly get three separate outfits with these two pieces - LOVE when I can easily mix and match! 

Hope you all have a great day! Xo