Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wednesday Wish List: Summer Edition

I am just now recovering from my 3-day MDW. Sometimes all you need is 3 days of listening to the ocean waves with your toes in the sand. Am I right?

Here's my running wish list of items I am craving for summer. I've spotted this neon dress on several of my blogging buddies and just HAVE to have it. It's SO me, right?! Also I have to admit, I'm lover of a few choice words (we'll just leave it at that) I spotted this Gorjana ring while searching for midi rings. I LOVE it! Also I've already professed my love for these belt bags.. they're officially on my must-have list.

What are some items that you are hunting for this summer? Happy Wednesday lovelies!! xo

Friday, May 23, 2014

Outfit Post: Black & Tan


Express Skirt (old - similar style on sale)
Report Signature "Murphy" Pump in Leopard
GiGi New York Uber Clutch in Saddle c/o
Prima Donna "Cadiz" Statement Necklace (gifted via LuckyFABB) || Jeweler's Wife Classic Monogram Bangle c/o || Michael Kors "Bradshaw" Watch in Rose Gold || Similar Sunglasses here at UO 
Maybelline Vivids Lipstick in "Fuchsia Flash" || Sally Hansen "Calypso Blue" Nail polish
 TGIF Friends! I am SO excited that it's not only the weekend but that it's also a 3-Day one!! Just the thought of an extra day at the beach is helping me get through the rest of today. Do you guys have any fab Memorial Weekend plans? I hope it involves a bathing suit, a cool beverage and lots of R&R cause that's what I plan to do! 
P.S. is anyone else into the Black & Brown combo as much as I am right now? Remember when it used to be such a no-no (kind of like red & pink?) I personally love the pairing - especially when you throw in some leopard print a.k.a. the best neutral ever! Do you have any secret loves for weird color combos?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Zara Studded Sandal Look-Alike

Zara Look-Alike Studded Sandal - Black & White Printed Cutout Sandals
If you're like me and missed out on those fabulous Zara studded sandal-bootie hybrid that hit the blogsphere last spring, stop your tears shoe lovers!!! I just came across a fabulous pair of shooties that look almost exactly like the Zara ones! And.. you won't believe the price!
This option is only... wait for it.... $40!!! Yes, for real! So forget your buyers regret and get on it! Happy Shoe Shopping lovelies!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Trend Spin Link Up Challenge - Sandals

J.Crew Hello Tee (sold out - similar option at Revolve)
Zara Pleated Accordion Skirt (sold out - similar ASOS option)
Judith March Embellished Fox Belt c/o
Prabal Gurung for Target Sandals (old - almost identical version or budget option)
3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Mini Pashli (sold out - splurge on this) || J.Crew Pave Link Bracelet || Jennifer Zeuner Cursive Nameplate Necklace {gifted}
Sally Hansen "Calypso Blue" nail polish || Maybelline Vivids Lipstick in "Vivid Rose"

 I'm so excited to be hosting this week's "Trend Spin Linkup" with both Laura & Erin! The theme was sandals and we all know how good I am at following the rules ;) I decided to wear my favorite high heel sandals because.. well because I can! And they're just so dang comfy. My pair is sold out but I've found some awesome similar options for you to shop below.
Also let's discuss the amazingness of this crystal belt. It's so whimsical and fun! I've been wearing it with as many dresses as possible lately. It's technically from the fall collection but I think it's one of those pieces that can easily transition from season to season! And let's get real... we all know I love my sparkles!

Now for the fun part - it's time for you to link up your sandals look! If you're lucky, the ladies just might feature your look on their sites! Here's the link up - just make sure you're following everyone before adding your link. Happy Tuesday everyone!! xo

Monday, May 19, 2014

New Obsession: Erin Dana Belt Bag

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Ever since I caught a glimpse of Erin Dana's belt bag I've been having mah-jor lusting after thoughts. We're talking actual dreams about a fanny pack (which is totally not weird by the way) I've been on the hunt for a vintage option for a while now, but I think I might have to take the plunge and nab this baby in champagne. I mean hands free = more time to instagram people! It's just too good to pass up. And with a bachelorette trip to New Orleans coming up, a night (or 2 or 3) of double fisting is definitely on the horizon which means I need be as hands free as possible...

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I'm full on obsessed!! Love this neon option & you can never go wrong with black! What do you guys think? Are you feeling it?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Outfit Post: Merci Beaucoup

J.Crew "Merci" Tee (sold out - similar option from Zoe Karssen)
Forever 21 Denim (so old - updated version)
Studded Heels via eBay - splurge option here
GiGi New York "All In One" clutch in Lime c/o
Prima Donna "Cadiz" Statement Pendant Necklace gifted via LuckyFABB || Swell Caroline Pink Anchor Bracelet gifted via LuckyFABB || Michael Kors "Bradshaw" watch in Rose Gold || Nordstrom B.P. Mirror Aviators (sold out - similar option) || Julep White Nail Polish in "Eileen"
Although jeans and a tee is one of my favorite and go-to wardrobe choices, sometimes they just need a little something extra. I stepped up my casual game with my favorite GiGi clutch in a bright, bold lime green color along with this fabulous statement necklace from Prima Donna Jewelry. It elevates the whole look just a tad, don't you think?
I'm so happy I scored this color for spring. It's been going with everything in my closet from dresses to pants to more casual evenings. I'm also in love with their summer colors like indigo and salmon. So cheerful!
Another day of no internet or television. Things have been pretty quiet at my house... I guess it's a nice change but I was just getting into a Scandal marathon on Netflix.. now I feel like I'm going through withdrawls. I need some Olivia Pope!! If you're lucky and have internet you can shop my look below

Monday, May 12, 2014

Insta-Life [photos]

A few snapshots of my life lately through instagram:
The Body Book by Cameron Diaz is seriously rocking my world - I'm learning so much about my body and how to stay healthy (for real!!) (get it 25% off here
These new earrings from Belliza Knight are currently feeding my Irridescent/Holographic obsession (journal is from GiGi New York)

White Nails, White Shirt & Bubbly for #DerbyDay! Sunglasses are Sole Society & Anchor Bracelet is Swell Caroline

Couldn't say no to these fab lace up beauties from Fab'rik in Cameron Village

Birdie has been going everywhere with us lately.. and I do mean everywhere. Here she was helping us pick out duvet covers!

Casual Friday was slightly fancy with sequins & leopard print! (both pieces now sold out but very similar flats at DSW)

Had my family over to our house yesterday for Mother's Day dinner.. 2 days after we moved in. I swear we must be crazy! (similar Nike trainers)
Don't forget to follow me on instagram! Happy Monday!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Outfit Post: Sequins & Shrugs

White Blouse with Camo Pants & Sequin Clutch

ILY Couture Sequin Shrug

Navy Camo Pants

Zara Long Sleeve White Blouse (sold out online - similar Calvin Klein style)
GAP Mini Skimmer Pant in Camo (on MAJ sale!)
ILY Couture Shrug
Sole Society "Maxwell" booties (old - similar style at
DaisyGem Sequin Clutch in Gold c/o (also comes in pink or black) || Julie Vos Grande Soho Necklace (gifted via LuckyFABB)
This sequin clutch from DaisyGem gets so much air-time from my wardrobe it isn't even funny! I wear it out with fancy looks (à la here and here) and with more casual ones like this date night outfit. It originally just came in gold but they recently added pink AND black too! I just might have to add pink to my collection as well.. After all, it does combine my two favorite things in the world, pink & sparkles! I wish this Zara blouse was still available online.. I finally found my perfect white shirt and I can't even share it with you guys.. boo!!!
We're almost fully moved into our house and spent our first night there last night. It feels so weird to say "I own a home" I feel like such a grown up! Though we won't have TV or Internet for several days... I told Bill I don't know what the heck I'm going to do without either. Now I don't sound like such a grown up.. sad but true!! Hope you guys have a fabulous weekend!! xoxo

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Outfit Post: When In Doubt, Turban It

Fab'rik "Ella" top (gifted)
Chinese Laundry Riding Hood boot
Joules Silk Scarf gifted via LuckyFABB (same style different pattern)
Prima Donna "Cannes" Pendant Necklace gifted via LuckyFABB || Swell Caroline Anchor Bracelet (gifted) || Vintage Sunglasses (super similar almost identical option)
With the weather being so on and off, this breezy top has been another of my go-to pieces since it works with both jeans and shorts. This was during a cooler day, but lately it's been mostly cutoffs. One of my go-tricks when I'm having a crazy hair day is to wrap my hair in a silk scarf. Especially in the summertime when it gets too hot to wear a hat (like here). I personally think that turban headwear is totally underrated. What do you think?

Met Gala 2014 Favorites

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I'm sorry but this for me was just perfection. The hair. The minimal makeup. The crop top. The slit. Emma Stone looked absolutely flawless at last night's Met Gala wearing a light pink crop top & hot pink gown skirt, both by Thakoon. I LOVE her fresh face, her braid and the fact that she didn't have to have an all out "princess" moment in order to look glamorous. I'd wear this look in less than 0.5 seconds. #obsessed!!
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What do you get when you put Blake Lively, Old Hollywood Glamour and a rocking body together? The above. Her glittering Gucci Première gown pairs perfectly with retro waves and a pink link (Nars Lip Pencil in "Salsa" to be exact) I mean does this look even need any explanation? If it does here it is:
I mean, I'd probably do the same if I was Ryan Reynolds. Girl is gorgeous!!!
Basically after Blake & Ryan I didn't need to see anymore. Who were your favs?

Friday, May 2, 2014

Outfit Post: Spring Butterflies

Judith March Cream Crochet Top c/o
CYNTHIA Cynthia Rowley Butterfly Print Shorts (last season - very similar at Shopbop or this ASOS version)
Glitter D'Orsay flats c/o LuLu's (sold out - love these from Joie)
ILY Couture Fan Fringe Necklace (sold out - identical - and budget friendly)
Swell Caroline Chain Bracelet c/o LuckyFABB || Groopdealz Stackable Number Rings (identical option here) || Michael Kors "Bradshaw" Watch in Rose Gold || Ginger + Liz "Heart Breaker" Nail Polish
We've been having quite the heat wave here in NC and this was the outfit I wore on the day we closed on our home when it was close to 80 outside. This Judith March top is from their Spring/Summer collection & I've had it since March. I think it's one of those super amazing versatile pieces that works from season to season. I wore it on a colder day here and then last week with shorts! I love the crochet trim and the color which makes it the perfect item to pair with almost anything. And the good news is it's now available! Also I know you guys have seen this GiGi bag all over my instagram (here & here) and going crazy for it. It's my new favorite piece and I seriously hardly leave home without it. I want it in every color!!
Do you guys have a go-to piece that actually translates from season to season? P.S. every lady needs a pair of butterfly print shorts - they're so much fun!! Happy Friday everyone!! xox

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