Monday, January 30, 2017

Keeping Cozy While Showing Some Skin

Dress: Tularosa | Belt: B-low the Belt
Booties: DSW | Clutch: Saint Laurent
Sunglasses: Sold out, love these! | Lips: Revlon #875

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! Brady did so well with his shots yesterday, and he weighed in right over 4 pounds! After we got his shots, Buddy was craving some Shake Shack, so we snapped these pics in front of Union Station on the way inside to indulge majorly cheat on our diets. Calories don't count on Sundays, right? One of my goals for the new year was to give up/lay off/do whatever it takes to avoid bread, but yesterday we just wanted something good so we went for it. It's all about moderation, right? Anyways, onto the dress! I adore an off the shoulder neckline, and when I saw this dress I knew it was right up my alley! I decided the dress needed a little something at the waist, so I added this cute belt. It has quickly become a favorite of mine, as I just love the tassel details on it. This is the one my bestie, Anna, gave me over Christmas, and I had no idea that I would pair it with so many things! I think adding a belt here gives this dress the extra oomph it needs! I hope you have a great Monday... back to reality and eating right for me! Thanks for stopping by! XO

Friday, January 27, 2017

Currently Craving

Currently Craving

Bubble Earrings | Grey Sweater | Gold Earrings
Slides | Black Wedges | Round Sunnies
One Shoulder Top | Envelope Clutch | Striped OTS Top
Denim Skirt | Ring | Gucci Sandals | Stila
Straw Hat | XO Earrings | Lipstick | Gucci Bag
Blush Sweater | Blue Striped OTS Top | Blush Wedges

It's finally Friday!! Happy weekend to all of you! I have been dreaming of Spring with the unusually warmer temps we've been having in DC this week, and I am so ready to officially be able to wear some lighter layers! So, I thought there was no better time than now to reveal a few things I have on my radar for the upcoming season. Clearly, there's a blush trend going on here, and if you can't already tell from my website design - blush is one of my favorite colors! With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's time to treat yourself to a touch of pink! I am loving this multi-colored off the shoulder top, but I know the price is high! I found the cutest top that is so similar for a fraction of the price here (insert praise hands emoji!!) that I actually just ordered yesterday! It will be hitting the blog soon, so I hope you love it as much as I do! However, I have heard rave reviews over the tops from Caroline Constas, and I am hoping to add one of them to my collection this Spring. But, let's be honest - there's nothing better than finding a similar style of a piece you're coveting for a fraction of the price!

I hope you have a fabulous weekend! On Sunday, Brady has a vet appointment for his third set of shots, and I am a nervous momma for him! He is growing so much, and he has truly developed such a little personality! I don't know what I did before he came along!! Fingers crossed these shots go as well as the last round! Thanks for stopping by! XO

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Lace and Leather

Top: Loft | Skirt: Blank NYC
Sunglasses: Sold out, similar here | Lips: Nars in "Unspeakable"

Happy Wednesday! Today I wanted to share this gorgeous lace top that I found at Loft while home for the holidays. I was stunned when I spotted this top for under $60! It would transition perfectly into spring paired with distressed denim or this fab denim skirt. I am craving Springtime and sunshine so badly!! The high in DC for today is 60 degrees, so fingers crossed that Spring will come early! I plan to share some of my Spring cravings on the blog on Friday, so be sure to check back at the end of the week!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Mixing Textures

Faux Fur Coat: Old, absolutely LOVE this | Faux Leather Leggings: Nordstrom
Sweater: Halogen | Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff (on sale!)
Hat: Rag & Bone | Booties: Old, love these | Sunglasses: Quay

This all black look is such an easy and classic, city look. It has become one of my go-to looks for the weekend. You just can't go wrong with all black layers! Mixing textures is key here when working with one color to pull the look together. Also, looking back at these pics, I am laughing because the wind was INSANE the day we took these pictures. Literally, I couldn't look straight at the camera without my hair blowing all in my face, so please excuse my disheveled hair in these pics!! Anyways, I scored this faux fur coat from Rachel Zoe's line a few years ago, and I find myself still reaching for it each winter. A staple that I plan to wear for seasons to come! Wishing you a fabulous week!! Thanks for stopping by! XO

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Favorite Designer Bags Under $1,000

Favorite Bags Under $1,000
One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six 

Happy Wednesday! Today I wanted to share a few designer bags I'm loving all under $1,000 for any of you bag lovers. I have always told my husband that I'd rather a bag any day over diamonds... anyone else?! Maybe one day that will change, but I am a total bag lover! Over the past few years, I feel like the prices have risen drastically on handbags, and it's not helping any of us bag lovers out there! I remember when I started my first big girl job, the Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM was just around $800 and look at it now. Still a great bag for the price, but just an example of how much they have risen in price and continue to rise. Alright, enough economics for you guys, but I am having a major moment over all things Chloe and Gucci! I am loving this little number in white. The new braided details on the Chloe Mini Marcie are stunning, and I love it in suede as well. I hope you are having a great week so far. Thanks for stopping by! XO 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Neutral Tones

Sweater: Endless Rose | Skirt: Blank NYC (also here)
Boots: Steve Madden | Crossbody: Saint Laurent
Lips: Nars in "Plato's" (also love "Le Palace") 
Sunglasses: BP. Nordstrom, sold out but love these!

Happy Monday! Can you believe we are halfway thru January!? No complaints here, because it means the closer we are approaching Spring! I have come to love Fall and Winter and all of the layers they bring, but there is no doubt the fun prints and colors in the Spring win over my fashion-loving heart! You might remember this same skirt in this deep bordeaux color from this post. I have reached for it so much that I decided I needed it in this taupe color, and I'm loving it mixed with other neutrals. Grey, taupe, and black are just so chic to me when paired together. The best part is that this ruffle sleeved sweater gives this neutral toned look a little sass. I am loving all of the exaggerated sleeves I'm seeing lately, and I can't wait to carry the trend right into Spring with tops like this and this. I hope you have a great Monday and a productive start to your week!!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Weekend Getaway

Weekend Getaway

Sweater: SheIn | Denim: AG
Booties: Saint Laurent | Crossbody: Chloé

Happy Friday!! Thought I might share some weekend inspo for you today. I find myself constantly reaching for stretchy, ripped denim on the weekends, and you can't go wrong with this AG pair. I am in love with these Saint Laurent booties (more affordable version here), and I think they would transition perfectly into Spring! I am obsessed with all things ruffles right now, and this sweater is such a steal! Lastly, you know I love everything Chloe, and this little crossbody is a staple. I would probably throw in my favorite Rag & Bone fedora to complete this look. Below I have linked a few more things that I would pack along for a weekend getaway. Typing this post has me dreaming of going somewhere warm for the weekend, but we will be sticking around here! Happy weekend to you and happy long weekend to those of you that have Monday off from work! XO

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Coziest Cape

Cape: Bought last year, similar here
Leggings: BP. Nordstrom | Tunic: Halogen
Hat: Rag & Bone | Bag: Chloé 
Lips: Nars Lip Glide in "Toy" | Sunglasses: Quay
Booties: Old, similar here (available in all sizes!)

Happy Wednesday!! I am getting so excited for the long weekend coming up with MLK day being on Monday! Today, I wanted to share this cape that I'm loving right now. Hopefully, this look will inspire you a little bit to venture outside of your comfort zone! This is the first time I've worn a cape, but I am obsessed! Such an easy piece that instantly makes a statement! I linked a similar cape that I came across, but there are so many great options here as well. And, if I haven't convinced you yet, I am going to now - you NEED these faux leather leggings! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great rest of the week!!

Monday, January 9, 2017


Coat: F21 last year, super similar here | Sweater: Halogen
Leggings: BP. Nordstrom | Boots: Stuart Weitzman
Handbag: Chloé | Sunglasses: Quay
Hat: Rag & Bone | Lips: Nars (in "Plato's")

There are no words to describe how cold it was while shooting these photos, much less with the wind chill! However, I do love living in a city where we get all four seasons! This little faux fur coat was a purchase from Forever 21 last season, and this was honestly my first time to wear it. I spotted this version from Tularosa on Revolve, and it reminded me that I had this little coat tucked away in the back of our coat closet. I cannot get enough of faux fur during these winter months, as it spices up my all black any outfit this time of year. I highly recommend adding a statement faux fur piece to your wardrobe. You will be surprised at how much you reach for it during these dreary, winter months! I hope your Monday is off to a great start! We had such a relaxing weekend. It was seriously too cold to step outside, but we managed to get a lot of errands completed to get ready for another week! As always, thanks for stopping by and happy Monday! 

Friday, January 6, 2017

All Black Everything

Tunic: Halogen | Leggings: BP. Nordstrom
Bag: Chloé | Belt: B-low the Belt
Booties: Old, identical here (available in all sizes!)
Earrings: Borrowed from my sis-in-law, LOVE these

Happy Friday, y'all!! What a week this has been getting back in the swing of things. I have had so much trouble adjusting back to my routine. Anyone else?? I think I totally checked out over the holidays, and all of a sudden it's like bam, welcome back to reality! Anyways, onto this look! I packed a lot of basics when we traveled home for Christmas, and I was amazed at how many outfits I was able to create with the same few pieces. You might remember these leggings and this same tunic sweater from Wednesday's post! Also, I majorly lucked out when visiting my bestie, Anna, when I was home! She offered me this cute belt and several of these little Nars lip glides that didn't work for her from this set! All of which I love... thank you, Anna! I adore a monochrome look mixed with different textures - so easy, yet so put together! I decided to top off this look with these statement gold earrings and my grey Chloe bag. Mixing grey and gold tones is one of my absolute favorite combos... a marble countertop with gold/brass hardware in a kitchen is my dream! I hope you have a great weekend! We don't have much going on, and I couldn't be more excited about it after being gone for so long! Happy weekend!!

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