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My Wishlist, A Giveaway & Fab Favorites Link Up

29 August 2013

Sweater: J Crew/ Shirt: Madewell/ Pants: J Crew/ Shoes: Target/ Necklace: J Crew

Hello! Happy Friday! I am very excited to announce that I am co-hosting with the wonderful Lauren from Stylelixir for Fab Favorites Link Up and a Fab Giveaway!! But first, we must talk about my fab favorites... 

Fall is creeping upon us my friends and there are a few items that I currently have my eye on. By now you all know I love J Crew and stalk their website tirelessly. I've put together an outfit I would wear to work on casual Friday with some of my favorite pieces from their Fall collection. I paired them with a chambray top and leopard heels. Leopard heels/flats are a must for Fall and these heels are a steal at Target for only $29.99. These items are fab indeed!

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Casual in D.C.

28 August 2013

Hi, Happy Hump Day! Last week, the hubby and I took a road trip to Washington, D.C. We spent three days and had a lot of fun exploring our nation's capital. We stayed in an amazing hotel in the heart of Dupont Circle and had a blast taking in what the city had to offer. The weather was a bit unpredictable; it was uncomfortably hot one day and breezy and cool the next. When packing for the trip, I made sure to pack maxi dresses and plenty of layering pieces. The outfit below was perfect for a cloudy, cool day. If it did become hot, I could easily take off the button down shirt and stow it away in my tote.

Outfit Details:
Oxford Button Down: Ralph Lauren (similar)
Shirt: Old Navy
Jeans: Old Navy
Belt: J Crew
Necklace: J Crew Factory
Bracelets: Lia Sophia, Forever 21
Tote: WM. J. Mills & Co (here)
Flats: Nine West

I loved wearing this maxi dress! It was so comfortable and light weight. I spent the entire day walking in the hot sun so I wanted a no-fuss outfit. I kept the look very simple. The dress was basic, so I threw on a necklace to give the outfit a little character. 

Outfit Details:
Maxi: J Crew
Necklace: J Crew Factory
Shoes: Fendi
Tote: WM. J. Mills & Co (here)
Shades: Ray Ban Wayfarers

Linking up with Casual Friday Link Up! Check it out!!

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Date Night

20 August 2013

Hi everyone, happy Tuesday!! I'm feeling completely rejuvenated after a week on vaca. I have two more weeks left of doing absolutely nothing, it's complete bliss. On Saturday, I enjoyed a date night with my hubby. My typical date night attire usually consists of a great fitting tee and great fitting jeans (with heels, a statement necklace and lipstick, of course.) This time, I switched it up by wearing a chambray button up over a striped maxi dress. 

This dress was another item on the way out of my closet. I bought it four years ago and wore it probably twice. These days, the dress is too small in the chest area. But then a light bulb came on in my head and I realized I can wear it as a skirt, bingo!! 

Dress: Old Navy
Shirt: J Crew Factory
Shoes: Steve Madden
Bag: Michael Kors
Necklace: Tiffany & Co
Bracelet: Pandora

Linking up with Style Sessions, Wardrobe WednesdayFunday Monday, & Three-fer Thursday. Check it Out!

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Crisp White

15 August 2013

On Sunday, my hubby and I decided to take a moment and enjoy the beautiful weather by having a picnic. So, we went to the grocery store and then to one of our favorite deli's and packed a cooler! It was a beautiful day and the park turned out to be a great backdrop to take some outfit pics. I wore a crisp white dress and accessorized with a necklace and stacked bangles. I originally purchased this dress to use as a beach cover up, but I hate the beach and never go. This dress has been sitting in my closet for ages. I loved how this outfit came together and am excited about my new-but-actually-old dress. Isn't it exciting when you find items you forgot you had?

Our view:

And last, but not least, a pic of my date & photographer:

Dress: Victoria Secret 
Tote: WM. J. Mills & Co (here)
Necklace: J Crew 
Earrings: Banana Republic 
Bracelets: Lucky Brand 

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Feeling Pink

11 August 2013


Hello Everyone! Hope you are all enjoying the weekend! I'm officially on vacation for 3 1/2 weeks, yay!! So super excited! But my vacation will be spent preparing for my upcoming school year so, technically, I will still be working somewhat.

I wore this outfit to work for casual Friday. This shirt is an oldie but goodie. It was the first gingham shirt I ever purchased. It's such a feminine top; I just love the little details like the ruffles and the pockets. I paired it with skinny jeans and wedges for a work appropriate look. 

Speaking of skinny jeans, I'm in love with this pair I found at Old Navy for $8. That's right, $8!! I've always spent an arm and a leg on jeans but I'm trying to be more practical with my purchases. Although I still think nothing fits me better than a pair of Citizen for Humanity jeans; I'm trying to explore more budget friendly options. I was so shocked at how well these Rockstar skinnies fit me and I almost passed them up because of the size. What is up with their sizing?!? These are a size 8 and they fit like a glove, bizarre!

Shirt: Banana Republic 
Jeans: Old Navy (similar)
Wedges: Steve Madden (old, similar here)
Tote: Coach 
Necklace: Banana Republic 
Shades: Ray Ban Wayfarer (here)

Linking up with Style Sessions and YOLOMondays. Check it Out!

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Instagram Pics/ Part II

02 August 2013

Hi!! I've decided to post some more outfit pics from Instagram and I've notice a pattern.. This week was all about stripes. This wasn't even intentional; goes to show how obsessed I am with stripes!!

More details below:

 Top: J Crew Factory
Cropped Pants: Banana Republic 
Necklace: Banana Republic 
Flats: J Crew Factory 

T Shirt: Old Navy
Pants: Banana Republic 
Necklace: J Crew Factory
Bracelets: Lia Sophia
Flats: J Crew 

T Shirt: Old Navy (sold out, other colors)
Cropped Chinos: J Crew 
Necklace: J Crew 
Flats: Nine West

Sweater: The Loft 
Striped Top: The Loft 
Ankle Pants: Banana Republic 
Flats: J Crew Factory (on sale)
Charm Necklace: Banana Republic

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