July 26, 2017


If you follow me on instagram, you saw this illustration come
to life earlier today. She's wearing the ultimate summer-cool
look. A distressed denim skirt, a button-down styled as an off
the shoulder top, a logo belt, and the caged sandals of the season.

What's even better is that each of these pieces can be styled
differently to work for fall. I'd say it's an around win. 

I'll take this entire look, please! 

top: Nordstrom  |  belt: Gucci  |  skirt: Topshop  |  bag: Mark Cross  |  shoes: Alexander Wang

July 24, 2017


Kicking off a new week with a pop of color!

Matching sets have been a huge trend in the past few
seasons and they're not going anywhere. For fall, pick
up a pair of wide leg trousers with a matching swing top.
Can you imagine how sleek this would be in a camel color?
Dying at the thought of it. 

July 21, 2017


I've recently been drawn to embroidery on both dresses and flirty little
tops. I love the feminine touch, added embellishments, etc. It's such a
nice break from my basic black & white wardrobe. We'll see if this one
sticks around for fall, but for now, birds of a feather flock together, right?
This illustration was inspired by a dress a few years back, but it came to
mind when I found this dress the other day. Hello, it's perfect for a summer
wedding, a bridesmaid's luncheon or a baby shower (throw on some cute flat
sandals). So out of character for me, but I'm completely obsessed with it.

July 19, 2017

What to Wear... This Fall

While I feel like we just got into the heat of summer, fall is
just around the corner (yay!). I find it much easier to get dressed
in the fall when you can throw on a sweater, jeans, and your favorite
boots and call it a day. While we're still a few months out, the Nordstrom
Anniversary Sale is the perfect opportunity to start your fall shopping now!

So what are we looking for in terms of fall trends? Bell sleeves are
still going to be here. Long duster cardigans are becoming a major
go-to for me (layered over a basic white tee, done and done). Cool
details like lace-up sleeves and tasteful cut-outs are the perfect way to
add some interest to an otherwise basic sweater. Off the shoulder is still
going to be around, though I have to admit, I'm growing weary of the trend. 
Oh, but the sweater/sweatshirt she's wearing below is $25. You might need
this one. It's a great weekend wear option (linked below). 

I've narrowed it down to a handful of sweaters you have to see (for non-
Nordstrom card holders, start loading up your cart now so you can hit "checkout" 
when the sale opens to the public Saturday). Grab these items quick before they 
sell out!

July 18, 2017


If there's one thing I spend money on, it's accessories. Everything from 
watches, sunglasses, bags, etc. etc... that's where my money goes. My wardrobe 
is pretty basic (black, white and grey is my color palette), and I mix it up with fun 
accessories (mostly in the same colors). I never leave home without a good pair of
shades, so Quay has become my new best friend. (Consider this an unsponsored post;
I'm just a huge advocate for the brand). They are highly durable, affordable, and on-
trend. With the attainable price point, you can go for something on the trendy side
without breaking the bank. My summer go-to has been the mirrored aviators. While
I have an extensive collection of Ray-Bans in the same shape, the Quay version is
lighter on my face which makes for better long-term wear. 

While I opted for the silver, this shape is available in multiple colors. Shop
my favorites by Quay (pronounced "key") below:


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