Image Map

A Wedding & farewell, for now

30 June 2014

Outfit Details:
Dress: Jack by BB Dakota / Belt: J Crew /  Bracelets: J Crew & J Crew Factory / Clutch: Target /
Heels: Ralph Lauren

Hi there! It's been so long! Thank you to everyone that have continued to check in despite my lack of posts. The truth is, I've been so busy with work and lesson planning that I haven't had much time for any extra curricular activities. This summer, I've decided to spend as much quality time with my hubby as I can, so our weekends have been less about taking blog pics and more about going out to brunches and picnics. 
I just wanted to pop in to let everyone know that I will be back but have just decided to take a little blog break. 

But not without a quick outfit post, of course! Last weekend, I went to the wedding of one of my dear friends and had a blast! It was a beautiful summer wedding and I chose to wear this gorgeous maxi dress I found online from Bloomingdale's. I must admit that I was very nervous about this purchase and even purchased a much more expensive dress just in case. I was nervous about the quality (the price was so awesome that I wondered if there was a catch) and whether it would be formal enough for a wedding. But it turned out to be perfect for a summer day wedding. The dress was a little big so I cinched it at the waist and added a few simple accessories. I received tons of compliments and I was super comfortable! The more expensive dress was not as flattering and very uncomfortable. It was promptly returned.

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far. Speak to ya soon!!

Linking up with How I Summer Link Up!

Thanks for reading!

By the Tracks: Wardrobe Remix

06 April 2014

Outfit Details:
Shirt: Target / Pants: J Crew Factory / Purse: Coach / Flats: J Crew / Necklace: J Crew Factory

Hi everyone! I'm back to remix my polka dot cords with a Spring twist. Previously, I featured it with a sweater and bright flats here. I love these pants and really wanted to make it work for Spring. I'm just not ready to give them up yet. So, I was really excited to find this striped tee at Target the other day for $9. As you know, I can't pass up a striped tee but I did stop myself at purchasing just one. I really love the color and pattern combo of this outfit, although my hubby declared that I did not match. What does he know anyway?

Thanks for reading!

Spring Wishlist

02 April 2014

Spring Wishlist


Hi everyone!! I can't believe it's been so long since my last blog post. What have I been doing you ask? Absolutely nothing; I just decided to unplug for a while. It's been a nice break but now I'm happy to be back to chat with you all.

Anyhoo, I've had a strong urge to do a little Spring shopping and these pieces from J Crew Factory have definitely caught my eye. You can create many different looks with these versatile pieces. But I'm really trying hard to not shop and if I buy another striped shirt my hubby just may kill me. So far, I've purchased the tote and I would really like to purchase the vest and floral scarf. I see these being staples in my Spring wardrobe.

Linking up with Funday Monday & Style Elixir.

Thanks for reading!

Layering 101

08 March 2014

Layering 101

Anyone who knows me knows I love to layer. I rarely wear just one piece unless it's the summertime and it's 90 degrees out. So, I thought I would create a post on how I like to layer my pieces.

Look 1:
Look 1 features three layers. I love the look of layering a casual dress over a button up shirt. I paired a black & white striped dress over a chambray shirt and  topped the look with a herringbone vest. A pair of tights and booties complete the look.

Look 2:
Look 2 features a striped sweater over a chambray shirt and black skinny jeans. This is my go to look during the Winter. I often will swap out jeans for skinny pants or cords for a work appropriate look. Adding a statement necklace makes the look more interesting and a little dressy too.

Look 3: 
Look 3 is the easiest look to create and one of my favorites. I own very similar pieces in my closet and I wear this look all the time in the Spring. You can upgrade a simple tee and jeans outfit by adding a lightweight jacket and a multicolored scarf. One of my favorite jackets is my army green jacket which I wear with pretty much everything. Wearing a floral scarf ties the look and colors together.

Linking up with Friday's Fab Favorites Link Up , What I'm Loving Fridays & Lovely Thursdays.

Thanks for reading!

Striped Sleeves

02 March 2014

Outfit Details:
Shirt: J Crew / Jeans: Old Navy / Heels: Banana Republic / Bag: Cole Haan / Necklace: J Crew

Hi!! Yup, these are the same pair of jeans and heels from my previous outfit post! I love to pair simple t-shirts with jeans and heels. As you know, I am obsessed with stripes! I was so excited when I found this solid navy t-shirt with stripes on the sleeves. Since I didn't own anything like it, I had to buy it to add to my stripes collection. Adding a  necklace brings the perfect amount of sparkle to the outfit.

Linking up with Three-fer Thursday & What I'm Loving Fridays Link Up!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Thanks for reading!

ModCloth: Uniquely You Campaign

26 February 2014

ModCloth Challenge
ModCloth: Lead by Example Challenge

Outfit Details:
Dress: here / Jacket: here / Heels: here / Scarf: here / Bag: here / Watch: here / Bracelet: here
Tights: here

Hi! ModCloth recently contacted me to participate in their Uniquely You campaign.  The challenge was to build an ensemble using up to seven additional pieces around one featured piece. A lucky winner will be picked on their Polyvore page. This week's featured piece is their Lead by Example dress! I love this sheath dress; it's sophisticated, simple and looks super comfortable. When styling their Lead by Example dress, I looked for pieces that would complement the style and color. I wanted to create a work friendly outfit that can easily be transitioned to night, suitable for a business dinner, date or drinks with the girls. I decided to pair it with a funky black & white blazer, heels and a scarf and bag to add a punch of color. I love that ModCloth has items for every kind of girl. How would you style this dress?

Linking up with Funday Monday.

Thanks for reading!

Cobalt Blue

23 February 2014

Outfit Details:
Sweater: J Crew Factory / Shirt: Old Navy / Jeans: Old Navy / Necklace: J Crew Factory
Heels: Banana Republic

Hi!! I'm finally back with an outfit post!! I'm officially out of hiding since the weather has been considerably warm the past few days. Although these photos aren't the best, I still wanted to share because I really like this outfit. I guess my hubby was right about the white background, whatever! I hate when he's right.

 I normally don't wear blue but this sweater was on sale over the holidays and I really liked the fit and style. I'm glad I did because I've worn it several times so far. I've been wearing it with mostly black and grays to work but switched it up by wearing it with denim and layers. It went perfectly with my polka dot button up and tan heels. 

Hope everyone has a fantastic and productive week. It's back to work for me after a week off, yippee! That was said with complete sarcasm.

Thanks for reading!

Getting Ready for Spring

18 February 2014

Getting Ready for Spring

Outfit Details:
Dress: New Look / Denim jacket: Gap / Tote: Longchamp / Shoes: Steve Madden / Earrings: Aldo / Necklace: Jeweliq / Bangles: Alicia Marilyn

Guess what? Spring is almost here! In just a few more weeks we'll be basking in warmer weather. No more boots and heavy coats, I for one, can't wait! I've already started putting together some outfits for Spring. Today, I'm featuring an outfit I'm planning for a weekend getaway with my hubby. Maxi dresses are so easy to style and denim jackets are a perfect layering piece for the cool early Spring weather. This dress is super affordable and can be worn throughout the Spring and Summer. I can't wait for the days when I can wear outfits like this one...
Linking up with Funday Monday & Style Elixir!

Thanks for reading!

Date Night

08 February 2014

Date Night

Sweatshirt: VILA / Jeans: Citizens of Humanity / Shoes: Steve Madden / Infinity Scarf: Modcloth /
Clutch: Bank / Lipstick: Estee Lauder

Ughh! That's how I'm feeling right now with this weather. It's been super cold and snowing all the time which has deterred me from taking pics. But in honor of Valentine's Day, I've put together a casual date night outfit. My hubby and I never make a big deal about Valentine's day, but we are planning on having a date night. This outfit is something I would wear for a casual date night with my hubby. I love that this outfit is casual but the lipstick and heels also makes it a bit sexy.

Linking up with Friday's Fab Favorites!

Hope everyone is staying warm!

Thanks for reading!

Stars on the Court

23 January 2014

Outfit Details:
Shirt: J Crew / Cords: J Crew / Necklace: J Crew / Scarf: Uniqlo / Boots: Vince Camuto

And that's a wrap!

Linking up with Three-fer Thursday, Style Elixir & What I Wore Wednesday!

Thanks for reading!

Shades of Green & Three-fer Thursday Feature

20 January 2014

Outfit Details:
Jacket: J Crew Factory / Sweater: J Crew Factory / Jeans: J Crew / Boots: Banana Republic /
Scarf: Banana Republic

 First, I am happy to announce  that I was picked to be a featured look for last week's Three-fer Thursday. How exciting! Go visit Bethany & Meghan to see their other top picks!

This look is one of my go to looks for the Fall/Winter. A bright sweater, a bold scarf and a coat for added warmth and layer. I love the way bright emerald looks with leopard. I've had this Banana Republic scarf for ages! I dry clean it to keep it looking new because I love it so much. I fixed my scarf midway through the shoot and I think it looks 10x better as an infinity scarf. What do you think? Enjoy your week!

Linking up with Funday Monday!

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."
-Martin Luther King Jr.-

Happy MLK Day!

Thanks for reading!