Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sandro Ferrone Floral Dress

I mentioned in my last post that my networking event was at a boutique. It was at a store called Sandro Ferrone. It's an Italian fast fashion chain. The first US location opened up in Annapolis. I tried on a ton of dresses and this is the one I purchased.
I love the bold florals and the squared off neckline is an interesting detail. I like that it's a different shape than what I normally wear and it can be wearable year round.


Dress- Sandro Ferrone, Bag- Kate Spade(Similar), Bracelet- Vintage (similar), Shoes- Target (similar), Necklace-(Similar), Lips- Urban Decay Firebird
You can find Sandro Ferrone on Facebook.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Dots

I wore this to a networking event at a boutique. This dress is a good mix between professional and fun. I love the shape of the skirt and of course the polka dots.

I paired my floral jewelry with it. I thought the bright colors and flowers made the look extra fun.
Dress- Loft (similar), Bracelet- Charming Charlie (exact), Ring- Charming Charlie (exact), Sam Edelman (similar), Necklace- (similar) Linkups, Facebook,Instagram,Pinterest

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses are perfect for summer. They can be dressed up and down. I've highlighted a few that have been catching my eye.
I love the cold shoulder detail on this Fraiche by J dress. The print is really cool too and I like the high low hem.
I love this tropical dress from Forever 21. The black really makes the colors stand out.
This Old Navy dress is perfect for summer. It's a great casual dress and it comes in some great colors.
This scarf print Eliza J is a great print. I love the cool colors.
This JCPenney dress is so happy. It's crochet and is a fun summer color.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Cat and Mouse

A few of my friends record music together. They needed a girl backup voice so I went over and recorded with them. I had my friend take these while our other friend was picking up a forgotten piece of equipment. Recording was really fun.

Dress- Trashy Diva (similar,same style), Bracelets- Elephant- Stella & Dot(exact,steal), Spike- Stella & Dot (exact), Pink- Charming Charlie (exact), Mouse Shoes- Marc by Marc Jacobs (same style,steal)

I thought pairing my leopard dress with my mouse shoes would be really fun.
Dress- Trashy Diva (similar,same style), Bracelets- Elephant- Stella & Dot(exact,steal), Spike- Stella & Dot (exact), Pink- Charming Charlie (exact), Mouse Shoes- Marc by Marc Jacobs (same style,steal)
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Don't Hurt Yourself

I saw Beyonce two weeks ago and it was amazing! She is one of my favorite performers. As soon as the commercial for the tour came on during the Super Bowl came on I ran and grabbed my phone and called my friends that were at another party and we immediately started planning to go. We didn't get tickets for Baltimore which is closer to us so we saw her at Hershey Park. We all went over my friend's house to watch Lemonade when that came out. Most of this outfit is new. I wanted to get something fun for this concert.

Shirt- Banana Republic(similar), Shorts- Forever 21 (exact), Bralette- Aerie (exact), Necklace- Charming Charlie (similar), Shoes- Sam Edelman (simlar)

 I bought these shorts from Forever 21. Shorts have been hard to find for me so I was so excited when they fit. They are really short but they make my legs look long and they are pretty high waisted which I think tones down the shortness. I think they are a little pin-up-y and I really like that.
I got the bralette from Aerie. I've really been liking the bralette trend. I thought a bandeau style with long lace said more cute lace crop top than bra. This is so comfy and it was 50% off.
Shirt- Banana Republic(similar), Shorts- Forever 21 (exact), Bralette- Aerie (exact), Necklace- Charming Charlie (similar), Shoes- Sam Edelman (similar)
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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Romantic Red Dresses

I just started reading Me Before You. I want to see the movie. The thing that really stood out for me from the trailer was the gorgeous red dress. I put together some swoonworthy red dresses.
I love how high the fullness starts on this ASOS dress but half of it is still nipped in at the waist. It is a really interesting shape. $122
This J.Crew dress is a little more coral than red but it has great details. I love the simple shape paired with a hip flounce. $149.99
I like the high neck on this lace dress. I like the contrasting lining. $138.00
This pleated dress is for the taller ladies. It has a great shape and I love the pleated skirt. $89.00
This Stop Staring dress is so similar to the one from the movie. I love the retro vibe. $66.90


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Striped Dress

I wore this to a family night. This Old Navy dress was one of my most worn pieces last summer and I see it being worn a lot this summer too.

Dress- Old Navy (similar), Necklace- Charming Charlie (exact), Bracelets- Charming Charlie(pink and orange, red and pink), Rings- Charming Charlie (exact), Shoes- Nine West (exact under $20), Lips- Sephora Cream Lipstain Always Red, Belt- New York and Company (similar)



Dress- Old Navy (similar), Necklace- Charming Charlie (exact), Bracelets- Charming Charlie(pink and orange, red and pink), Rings- Charming Charlie (exact), Shoes- Nine West (exact under $20), Lips- Sephora Cream Lipstain Always Red, Belt- New York and Company (similar)

I'm traveling this summer a little bit. I'm going to Chicago,St. Louis, Kansas City and maybe Memphis and Nashville. I'd love any reccomendations on things to do,see and eat.
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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Swim Suits under $35

Summer is coming and that means it's time to think about swimsuits. I've found four great swimsuits under $35.
 The colors in this suit from Target are so cute. Peach,mint and lilac are great for summer. The color blocking is really on trend. Top $17.99-19.99  Bottom $14.99

 This Old Navy suit is on my list. I love the print Top $18 Bottom $15 TOTAL 33
 This rainbow suit from Aerie is on sale. The colors are great and I love the hip cutout. Top $15  Bottom $15 TOTAL 30
I love the scoop neck on this suit. The bright pink and peach combo is really modern. The hip straps and back straps make it really interesting. This suit has a great athletic vibe. Top $17.97  Bottom $12.97 total 30.94

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Pin Up

I wore this to networking. This Cambie dress is one of my favorite things I've made. I finished another one recently. It's a little tight so I haven't worn it yet. I didn't measure myself before making it because this one still fit.

Dress- Made by Me (similar style), Shoes- Sam Edelman (similar), Bracelet- Charming Charlie (similar), Necklace- (similar), Lips- Melted Matte It's Happening

Dress- Made by Me (similar style), Shoes- Sam Edelman (similar), Bracelet- Charming Charlie (similar), Necklace- (similar), Lips- Melted Matte It's Happening
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Anniversary

I wore this for the one year at work. I tend to wear the same thing to work but when we have an event I wear something different. I thought this ice cream top my grandma got me a while ago was perfect for the occasion. I haven't worn it before because I don't like the back but a sweater takes care of that. These shoes aren't my work shoes but my work shoes look like they've been worked in for a year. These are my new walking around town shoes. They aren't super stylish but they should be good for longer walks in the city.

Shirt- gift (similar), Jeans- Old Navy (exact), Shoes- Nine West (exact under $20), Sweater- Loft (simliar), Lips- Too Faced Melted Matte It's Happening, Bag- Coach (similar,steal), Earrings- Charming Charlie (exact)


Shirt- gift (similar), Jeans- Old Navy (exact), Shoes- Nine West (exact under $20), Sweater- Loft (simliar), Lips- Too Faced Melted Matte It's Happening, Bag- Coach (similar,steal), Earrings- Charming Charlie (exact)
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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Great Sandals under $50

Sandals are a summer essential. I've rounded up some of the best pairs under $50. There's a mix of wedges, heels and flats. I tried to find some eye catching prints and color combos.
Aersoles are so comfortable. I like the colors in these A2 by Aerosoles sandals. The colors are still neutral so they will go with everything but the floral heel makes it interesting $ 49.99
I love the bold print on these Bakers shoes. The colors are eye-catching and they would look great with a simple white dress or an orange dress. $41.99
These BP Wedges scream summer. I love the nautical touch of the stripes. They also come in a cool pink floral, black and brown.$39.90
These Diba shoes have a slight wedge but they aren't very high. The floral print is really on trend. $34.99
These Merona slides are great for casual days. I'm a fan of the leopard but they also come in great neutral shades and a fun multicolor beaded version. $22.99

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Memorial Day

On Memorial Day I hosted a shrimp boil for my friends. I planned on doing it outdoors but it called for rain so I did it indoors and there was no rain. One of my tips for a shrimp boil is not to cook the shrimp until a few guest arrive that was the shrimp doesn't get cold or over cooked.

Dress- Made by me (similar, similar), Bracelet spike- Stella and Dot (exact), Zig Zag bracelet- Charming Charlie (similar), Shoes- Aersoles (same style, similar), Lips- Sephora Cream Lipstain Always Red 
I made this dress last summer. I don't wear it often. I think the facings are too heavy for the main fabric because the edges stick out a bit. But the dress looks pretty glamorous but feels like a tee shirt and it's very shiny.

Dress- Made by me (similar, similar), Bracelet spike- Stella and Dot (exact), Zig Zag bracelet- Charming Charlie (similar), Shoes- Aersoles (same style, similar), Lips- Sephora Cream Lipstain Always Red 
I love to entertain but I'm on a budget so I'm going to share some of my favorite money saving apps.
    Ibotta. I like this because you can get cashback or gift cards. It has coupons for a lot of things that aren't in newspapers like vegetables and milk. If you use my link you get $10 after you redeem your first offer.
    Shopkick  With Shopkick you can get gift cards just by scanning different barcodes. When I have extra time when I'm shopping I make sure to scan some bar codes.
    Swagbucks I just started using this. It's right on the computer and you complete different activities to earn points for gift cards and paypal cards.

Have you tried any of these apps?
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