Monday, February 27, 2017

Lacey Ruffles

Top: Aqua | Denim: Bloomingdale's | Bag: Chloé
Pumps: Christian Siriano | Sunglasses: Sold out, love these!

Hope you had a great weekend! I had the best time yesterday celebrating one of my bestie's birthdays at Lupo Verde for a girls' brunch! It's an Italian style brunch that is so filling and delicious... some major foodcoma! This top from Aqua combines a few of my favorite trends into one piece with the ruffle detailing, intricate lace, and the cold shoulders. So feminine and flirty, and most of all, super affordable! As you all know, I am loving the cold shoulder trend, and this top is no exception. I have mentioned several times how much I am loving the different types of hems we are seeing on denim. From fringed to frayed to flared... I am loving them all! These step hem jeans are the perfect pair to show off some booties or lace-up heels, which is exactly what I needed to show off these pumps! I mentioned I was going back for the black in these fun, lace-up mules and I did! I just can't get over them! Hope you have a great start to your week! 

Friday, February 24, 2017

A Little Flair

A Little Flair

Top: Caroline Constas | Denim: Mother
Earrings: Gorjana | Sandals: Steve Madden
Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff | Sunglasses: Sonix
Lip Pencil: Nars in "Cruella" (my favorite red!!)

Happy Friday! This outfit might just be one of my favorites! If you can't tell by now, I am obsessed with the cropped silhouettes and frayed hems we are seeing on jeans this season! How cute are these?! So perfect for those Spring temps when it's not too hot yet and still a little chilly. A Caroline Constas top is definitely on my wish list for the upcoming season, and I am LOVING the details on this one. And, this Rebecca Minkoff bag pairs perfectly with this look! Lastly, I had to share my absolute favorite red of all time... the Nars velvet matte lip pencil in "Cruella." It glides on so easily, has blue undertones (which brightens up your teeth), and most of all, it can be applied in one step! No liner needed! I highly recommend giving it a try if you are on the hunt for a great red lip. I hope you all have a great weekend. We are having insane weather here again today... the high is 75 degrees! Happy weekend, friends!! XO

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Light Blue Ruffles

Top: Topshop (check the Topshop section in your local Nordstrom!)
Jeans: Articles of Society | Earrings: Vanessa Mooney | Heels: Steve Madden
Clutch: BP. Nordstrom | Sunglasses: Old, obsessed with these

Before I begin this post, forgive me that I can't find this top online! I literally bought it on Saturday, and I'm not sure why it's not online yet! If you live near a Nordstrom though, check in your local store for it. For those of you that don't live near a Nordstrom, I will be sure to update you when I see it become available online! It also comes in black, too! I almost got the black but there's just something about light blue and white paired together that scream Spring to me. I also picked up this pair of white distressed denim for under $60, and I am so pleased with the quality! I have been searching for the perfect pair, and I was thrilled to find these. I highly recommend them, but I would suggest sizing down, as they are supposed to stretch with wear. I picked up this cute little tan clutch that looks so similar to the Rebecca Minkoff Leo Envelope Clutch that I love so much! Lastly, I paired this outfit with my favorite tassel earrings that I seem to be wearing with everything! If you haven't picked up a pair yet, I recommend getting the white ones! They literally go with everything!!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Frill Hem Fun

Top: Zara | Pants: Zara | Earrings: Vanessa Mooney
Bag: Chloé | Shoes: Old, LOVE these!

Happy Monday!! I have been loving all of the fun, frill hems on jeans and pants that I've been seeing lately. When I walked into Zara the other day, these pants were on the mannequin and I knew they would be perfect for transitioning into Spring. I'm not sure if I was just talking myself into them, because to be completely honest, I normally wouldn't reach for something as sassy as these! However, there is just something about them that I'm loving, and I couldn't resist! I'm thinking they would be so cute with an off the shoulder top like this one (need in every color and only $25!), and I'm dying for these frill hem jeans that I shared in Friday's post. Really, I just can't get enough!

I hope those of you that have the day off are enjoying the long weekend! The weather has been absolutely amazing here in DC this weekend, and I have been on cloud nine! Yesterday, it truly felt like Spring - 71 degrees and sunny! So, so good for the soul!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Casual Chic

Casual Chic
Sweater | Handbag | Sunglasses
Slides (more affordable alternative here)
NARS in "Bound" | Earrings | Denim

Happy Friday!! I mean goodness... this week has dragged! I am so looking forward to a relaxing weekend! Today, I wanted to share a cute, casual look that I would throw on over the weekend for brunch, running errands, or just anything. The older I get (can't help but laugh thinking about how much I sound like my mom saying this), but the more I am all about some comfort. Who's with me?! Some chic flats, cute tennis shoes, and most definitely the athleisure trend - I am all for you these days! Pictured above are the Gucci slides that I've had on my wish list for quite awhile, but I also linked this version that are WAY more affordable. Mixing high and low is what this blog is all about. There is no denying that I love a fabulous handbag or a dress by a few of my favorites, such as, Rebecca Taylor, Tibi, Alice & Olivia, Alexis - the list could go on for days. But, the one thing that excites me most is when I find an amazing item for a fraction of the cost. Case and point - these amazing shoes from Monday's post. I wore them last weekend to an event, and I have never gotten so many compliments! I just couldn't wait to tell them that they were only $20, and that I actually got them even cheaper (yes, for only $16) after finding a promotional code. Really though, that's what I'm here for! I can't wait to share so many fun things coming up with Spring! It's truly my favorite season, but until then - just bear with me! A lot more color and fun styles coming your way! Wishing you a fabulous weekend! XO

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

High Collar x Cold Shoulders

Dress: Topshop (on sale for $51!!) | Boots: Steve Madden
Clutch: Sold out, similar here
Lips: Revlon in Romantic | Sunglasses: Sold out, LOVE these

A high collar combined with cold shoulders and a deep V kick this simple dress up a notch! When I saw this dress in the Topshop section in Nordstrom a few weeks ago for under $90, I knew it would be a great addition to my closet. Because, let's be honest - I am constantly reaching for one piece that I can throw on and amp up with a few accessories. I think you could ditch the OTK boots for these sandals once the weather warms up officially, and it would be even cuter!

I hope you had a great Valentine's Day! We had dinner at one of my favorite Mexican spots downtown, Oyamel, and it was so much fun and so good! It was my choice for dinner, so of course I chose my favorite... will never get enough chips and queso!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Dramatic Ruffles x Statement Snakeskin

Top: Stylekeepers | Denim: Nordstrom
Heels: Christian Siriano (OBSESSED!!) | Bag: Chloé
Lips: Revlon in Romantic | Earrings: Vanessa Mooney

This top... these shoes! Dramatic ruffles and statement snakeskin make for a combo that can't be beat. There is no denying that I love all things animal print, and these shoes are definitely no exception. Really though, I about died when I saw them. They are on sale for $20 and so freaking cute! I'm going back for the black too. This top has to be one of my favorites I've ever purchased, and I think it would be so cute in the Spring and Summer paired with a denim mini. Lastly, I paired this look with my favorite tassel earrings from Vanessa Mooney. I seriously want all of the colors! They are so fun, and I think they top off this outfit perfectly. 

I hope y'all had a great weekend! We had an eventful one... Brady had some more shots on Saturday morning, and he got sick afterwards so we spent most of the day at the vet. He is back to his spunky little self though now, but it made for one scared momma. He threw up all in my lap on the way home from the vet Saturday morning, so I immediately knew something was wrong. It was just a mild reaction from the shots though and nothing to fret over... thank goodness! After keeping a close eye on him for a few hours, he was back to his normal self. I was so glad he was alright after a few hours, as I just couldn't handle his pitiful little whimpers. Seriously, the saddest little voices you've ever heard. I hope y'all have a great Monday and a fabulous start to your week! XO

Friday, February 10, 2017

Spring Inspo

Fashion Fun

Tassel Earrings | Floral Top | Black Sandals
Blush Bag | Gold Ring | Gold Studs | Swimsuit
Round Sunglasses | Floral Dress | Lipgloss in "Turkish Delight"
Perfume | Red Earrings | Eyeshadow Duo in "Isolde" | Black Sunglasses
Gucci Bag | Black Top | Cuff | Beach Tote | Denim Mini

Happy Friday!! Today's collage is all about some Spring inspiration for us all! I have been eyeing this Alexis dress for a few weeks now. I adore the top version as well in both the black and white. My favorite earrings pictured in my very first blog post are still a favorite of mine, and I am wanting to add more colors to my collection for Spring and Summer. How cute are all of the colors?! By far, my favorite season is ahead!! I can't wait to start sharing some Spring looks with you over the next few weeks! Praying the DC weather cooperates with me. Literally nothing like pretending it's 80 degrees out when it's really only in the 40's. My southern self struggles in this NE cold!!

If you are in the DC area, I would love to meet you this Saturday, February 11th, at Current Boutique Alexandria from 6-8pm! I will be helping host a fun Galentine's Day event with some other local fashion bloggers filled with champagne, chocolate, and 20% off the store during the event! Would love for you to stop by if you are in the area! Hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

All Things Gingham

Top: H&M (under $35!!) | Skirt: Old, similar here | Boots: Steve Madden
Bag: Saint Laurent | Hat: Nordstrom | Lips: Revlon in "Romantic"
Sunglasses: Sold out, LOVE these | Earrings: Gorjana

This week seems to be flying by!! Today is all about this cute, gingham printed top that I picked up from H&M along with this one from Monday's post. I decided to pair it with this faux leather skirt from Forever 21 that I've had for a few years, but I just can't seem to get rid of it quite yet. I also have a suede camel skirt that I adore just as much, and I wear them both so much this time of year with my OTK boots. Camel and black will forever be one of my favorite color combos. For my bag, I went with this little YSL beauty. Sadly, I just upgraded my iPhone to the 7 Plus after dropping my other one bit the dust, and unfortunately the 7 Plus doesn't fit in this little bag. That doesn't keep me from carrying it though! Although it's small, it's just too cute for a night out! On another note, the weather has been so bizarre here the last few days. Freezing cold one day then literally 68 degrees the next day! I'll take it though for this time of year! I hope you're having a great week. We are so close to Friday!! XO

Monday, February 6, 2017

Feminine Ruffles

Top: H&M | Denim: J Brand | Booties: Old, similar here
Hat: Nordstrom | Bag: Chloé | Lips: Nars Velvet Lip Glide

Ruffle details, high-neck collars, and exaggerated sleeves... I really just can't get enough. How fabulous is this top?! Most of all, it comes in right under $30!! I popped into H&M at Union Station last week after shooting this look, and I was thrilled to find some really cute stuff. The ruffle details truly make this top stand out, and I think it would make a great piece for the office as well tucked into a pencil skirt or some high-waisted pants. I paired this top here with my beloved high rise J Brand jeans that I have had for three years. These are the "Maria's," which I've linked above, and I have been so pleased with the quality of them! The black hasn't faded, and they haven't stretched and lost their shape like some do after a few wears. I highly recommend investing in a great pair of high rise jeans, as they suck and tuck in all the right places... ya feel me?! I hope you have a fabulous start to the new week. As always, thanks for stopping by! XO

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