Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Red, White and Blue

I don't love shorts. It's so hard to find a pair that looks even halfway decent and they are either too long or too short. I got these LOFT shorts last summer and I'm learning to like shorts. I think I look better in dresses and skirts. But I'm learning to like myself in shorts. I wore this to a weekend cookout.
Shorts- LOFT (similar,same style), Shirt- Banana Republic (similar), Shoes- Old Navy (similar), Bracelet- Charming Charlie (exact), Lips- Melted Matte It's Happening 

That's my Fitbit in my pocket.I didn't realize it was showing through when I took pictures.  When I wear something with a pocket I keep it in there. It might not be as accurate as on the wrist but I feel like it counts my steps when I'm carrying something or pushing a cart where on my wrist it doesn't.
Shorts- LOFT (similar,same style), Shirt- Banana Republic (similar), Shoes- Old Navy (similar), Bracelet- Charming Charlie (exact), Lips- Melted Matte It's Happening

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Nordstrom Sale under $100

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is going on now until June 5th. There are great things up to 40% off. I've rounded up some great picks under $100. There are a lot of great dresses included in this sale.
This Eliza J Mixed Print dress has a great shape and it can go from work to play. The navy and bright pink look great together. $70.80
This Eliza J shirt dress has the sweetest color. If you read a lot of blogs you may have seen this dress a lot but it has a great classic shape so it can be worn may ways. It's 40% off and $82.80
This Maggy London dress is a great twist on the gingham trend. I really like the fit and flare shape and how the pattern was played with. The two different sized prints and the small gingham insert in the bodice helps create an hourglass shape. $88.80
The Steve Madden Slithur sandal comes in so many colors. My favorite is this great raspberry color. The lace up detail is really unique. $89.90
This Vince Camuto dress is just adorable. It reminds me of candy! The colors are perfect for summer. It gives me a girly Kate Spade vibe. $88.80


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Inspiration

On Tuesday I saw Laura from I do deClaire pair navy,coral and light blue. I thought it was a great color combo. I don't have any light blue but I have bright blue shoes. The bright blue felt a little more me. It's fun to find inspiration and make it your own.

Shirt- Cynthia Rowley (similar), Skirt- Loft (similar), Bracelet- Forever 21 (similar), Ring- Charming Charlie (exact), Shoes- Sam Edelman (similar), Purse- Coach (similar,under $20), Lips- Maybelline Vivid Rose 

I have a set of floral stacking rings from Charming Charlie. I thought I'd wear one by itself. I think the single ring adds a bit of daintiness.

Shirt- Cynthia Rowley (similar), Skirt- Loft (similar), Bracelet- Forever 21 (similar), Ring- Charming Charlie (exact), Shoes- Sam Edelman (similar), Purse- Coach (similar,under $20), Lips- Maybelline Vivid Rose 
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Celebrate

One of my friends got her first grown-up job. All the girls went to DC to celebrate. We had dinner at Coco Sala. It's a chocolate restaurant. The desserts were amazing. They were like 3 small desserts instead of one big one, we all got something different so we could share. I also had a chocolate covered strawberry drink, that you can see on Instagram, that I need to recreate for the next ladies night.

Dress- Trashy Diva (same style,similar), Purse- Kate Spade (similar,steal), Earrings- Charming Charlie (exact), Shoes- Sam Edelman (similar,steal), Lips- Too Faced Melted Matte It's Happening, Jacket- vintage (similar)
The Trashy Diva Trixie dress is one of my go-to dresses. My weight has been fluctuating lately and this dress always looks good. 

Dress- Trashy Diva (same style,similar), Purse- Kate Spade (similar,steal), Earrings- Charming Charlie (exact), Shoes- Sam Edelman (similar,steal), Lips- Too Faced Melted Matte It's Happening, Jacket- vintage (similar)

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

J. Crew Sale

J.Crew is having a 25% off sale using the code summer and cardholders get 30% with code Cardsonly. This would be a great time to find some fun preppy items for spring and beyond. I've listed the prices before the coupon.
This tie front shirt is very versatile. It would look great with white or neon pink if you're feeling daring. $69.50
These are a really unique shoe. I love the sparkly heel. I think they would look great at work with a black pencil skirt and great for a spring party with a white dress. $298
Fun sweaters are a great way to add personality to an outfit. This polka dot cardigan is fun but will work for everyday. It also comes in a super cute gingham($89.50). $75
This would be the perfect dress for a spring wedding or strolling around the city. It also comes in the happiest yellow.
This is such a cute kitchsy print! It's a little retro but the simple shape keeps it from going too costume-y.$178
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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Dog Sweater

I wore this for a belated Mother's Day with my mom and grandma. We tried a restaurant my mom had mentioned a few months ago. It was really good and it was farm to table. I got a fried chicken sandwich topped with crab dip.

Sweater- J.Crew (similar, under $10), Skirt- Thrift (similar), Shoes- Charming Charlie (similar), Bracelet- Charming Charlie (exact), Purse- Coach (similar, steal), Lips- NYX Sweet Pink, Necklace- Amazon (similar)
I think the navy sweater pairs really well with bright colors.

Sweater- J.Crew (similar, under $10), Skirt- Thrift (similar), Shoes- Charming Charlie (similar), Bracelet- Charming Charlie (exact), Purse- Coach (similar, steal), Lips- NYX Sweet Pink, Necklace- Amazon (similar)

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Blue

I wore this to a networking lunch and then out on a date. I like the bright orange against the blue dress. My floral stacking rings don't really go but I love how delicate they are.

Dress- Loft (similar), Belt- New York and Company (similar), Rings- Charming Charlie (exact), Scarf- Thrift (similar), Shoes- Aerosoles (exact), Lips- Vivid Rose , Sweater- Loft (similar)


I also like the exposed darts on the dress. It makes a plain dress a little less basic.

Dress- Loft (similar), Belt- New York and Company (similar), Rings- Charming Charlie (exact), Scarf- Thrift (similar), Shoes- Aerosoles (exact), Lips- Vivid Rose , Sweater- Loft (similar)

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Treat Yourself

This weekend my store is celebrating its one year! It’s been a tough year but I’ve gotten through it. We’ve seen every holiday so we should be more prepared next year I’ve learned a lot and we’ve made a few changes. We completely changed our advertising. Working and living with family is so hard. Hopefully, the second year of business is a big improvement. There are a ton of cute ice cream things out for summer and since I have an ice cream shop I thought we’d look at some of those. I’ve even included some home items.
I love this Treat Yourself print. After looking at it for a little bit I ordered it for my shop. I think it has great colors. There are also matching dishtowels.


Giant pool floats are really trendy for summer. This icecream float is under $20.
These H&M pajamas are really young but they are so fun. I love the waffle cone shorts. 
I LOVE the Kate Spade Flavor of the month tote. It’s so cute and I think it would be really practical; it looks like it would be large enough to hold flyers that I pass out at different events. The matching scarfis also really cute. 
I love quirky shoes and these Kate Spade shoes are so adorable. I love the ice cream truck heel. They look great for summer.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Beach Day Musts

Summer is coming and it’s been pretty dreary and rainy here so when Adore Me asked me to talk about my #beachdaymusts I started thinking of sunnier skies. I don't have too many musts. I like to keep my beach trips simple.

I tend to use a smaller tote. As long as its big enough for books, it’s big enough for me. A hat is one of my favorite beach accessories. I usually do a baseball hat or a big floppy hat.The tote was a giveaway from Wrigley Field in Chicago. I'm an Orioles fan but I like my Boston hat. It has nice colors. Sunglasses are a beach necessity.
I don’t like to do a full face at the beach;it’s just not practical. I’ve been using BB Cream for about a week and I think it would be great for the beach. It’s light coverage, moisturizing and the best part is it has SPF already in it! With the light look just go for a swipe of lip balm. Clear or colored are both great.It’s so important to stay hydrated. I find having a fun bottle helps.

Reading is my favorite thing to do on the beach.  I always take like 5 books with me on vacation. Right now I’m reading A Song of Ice and Fire on my Kindle because the series is too big to lug around. I just picked up Wild from the library and can’t wait to start it. Bossypants and Yes Please are great beach reads. 
A cute swimsuit is the most important part of a beach day. Adore Me has a great selection. They have really eyecatching plus-size too. I did a collage of my favorites. I love the mesh details that are in a lot of suits. I love the print mix on Lucianna. The top on the Dallas swimsuit is really interesting and I like the cutouts on the bottoms. I love the athletic vibe of Manon. The rash gaurd top is really unique. I love the the Poppy style has a retro vibe but isn't super high wasited. 
Adore Me also has a great selection of plus sized swimsuits. The color blocking on Candice is so cute! I like the mesh details on Janna and Lizbeth. The mesh on both of them hit the body in good spots. I also like the color blocking on Samira. The colors are really cute.

What are your beach day musts?
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Spring Wedding Guest Look

A few weekends ago one of my friend's got married. She is the first one of us to get married. She had a cute wedding in the park. I planned on wearing a maxi dress but it looked like rain and I didn't want a dress trailing on the wet ground. Thankfully, the weather stayed nice for her wedding and reception.
I stuck with fun spring colors. Pink and orange is one of my favorite color combos. I added a little bit of yellow and a hint of green.
NYX Matte is one of my favorite matte lipsticks. This color is shocking pink and it sort of matches my bracelet. The bracelet is pink on one side and orange on the other.


Dress- New York and Company (very similar), Sweater- Loft (Similar), Belt- Jc Penney (similar), Ring- Forever 21 (similar), Spike Bracelet- Stella & Dot (exact), Two-tone bracelet- Charming Charlie (exact), Shoes- Aersoles (exact style, similar), Purse- Kate Spade (similar,steal), Lips- Nyx Matte Shocking Pink

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

May the Fourth

Yesterday was Star Wars day. I went to my business group and I went out for some burgers. I incorporated some Star Wars into each outfit.

Shirt- Loft (similar), Sweater- J.Crew (similar), Skirt- Thrift (similar), Necklace- Hot Topic (Rey necklace), Shoes- Aerosoles (exact), Bracelet- Charming Charlie (similar), Lips- Revlon Whimsical


Shirt- Forever 21 (similar), Earrings- Etsy (similar), Necklace- Hot Topic (Rey necklace), Jeans- Target(exact), Shoes- Target (similar), Lips- Revlon Whimsical
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