Simple Staples

Hey there, readers! 🍷 Happy Sunday! I hope you had a day full of rest & so much self-care. ✨💕

Since the chillier months require warm, cozy layers, I’m throwing it back to a couple simple staples for this post!

Sweaters are always a must, especially if they’re neutral. This lovely oversized, ruffle cowl neck sweater is the perfect piece for date night or out-&-about on a weekend! The high-low hem + ruffles add just the right amount of personality, too.

My second (& latest obsession) staple are Universal Thread’s high-rise straight jeans! The medium wash is flattering for any skin tone & works for day or night – like I always say, multi-purpose is the best! On a quick side note: you must check out Universal Thread next time you’re perusing Target. They have some gorgeous staples – ranging from shoes, purses, tees & of course, denim for days! 🤗👖

So even though it’s chilly & possibly snowing this time of year, you can easily put together a fun + flattering staple-filled outfit!

Thanks for reading! Here’s to a beautiful week ahead! 💖

Xx

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Twirling into 2018 (in the best dresses) ✨

It’s a beautiful Saturday evening filled with snow (some ice) & lots of wine – life couldn’t get much sweeter. ❄️🍷 how are you spending one of the first Saturdays of the new year!?

Although it’s winter & the temps are nearly unknown every day, I can’t get enough of dresses this time of year! I’ve put together a little collection of a few of my faves for the season, for all occasions!:

– A night out ft. all the tulle

I’m so in love with tulle. It constantly reminds me of Carrie Bradshaw & her dangerously unique fashion sense in the Big City! I found this flare midi dress Express – plus, it’s on supperrr sale right now! The plunging neckline in the front and back adds the perfect amount of sexy. I paired this with a pair of stills to velvet black booties from Old Navy; usually I wouldn’t pair navy + black together, but the two compliment each other here! These boots are incredible versatile, too. You can rock booties like this in the office with dress pants, with jeans for a more casual look or for a night out – the options are endless. Get you a pair!

– Casual black dress with a flare

Every gal should own a solid T-shirt dress that you can wear any time of the year! This baby is part of Who What Wear’s Target collection, and features puffy sleeves. This minimal detail adds lots of pep + attitude to a wardrobe staple!

For the office, I paired this classic with burgundy tights, cheetah print booties for a little pattern & a neutral statement necklace… voila!

– A skirt to remember (also reminiscent of Carrie Bradshaw)

I’m a huge fan of high-waisted skirts! They’re so fun as you can usually pair solids or patterns with them depending on your vibes. 🤗 this grey pleated skirt came from a local boutique, Vernacular! It’s a heavier material but feels incredibly light while wearing – what more could you ask for?! I wanted to keep the look neutral as the booties top the look off!

Side note: I rarely mix patterns… I’m generally nervous to. However, here, the two work together as they’re not on top of one another, competing.

Reader: do you mix patterns often? Do you have any pro tips?!

Well, here’s to a magical 2018! 🥂 Thanks for reading!

Xx Maria

Mock Top Love

Hey, hi, hello! Ok, it’s been far too long… for now, I’ll blame it on my obsession over decorating our apartment for the holidays. Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited! All the pine scents, lights & copious amounts of hot cocoa. 😌🎄 Sheer perfection.

Like many folks, i delved into the holiday spirit by doing some mad shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday (which now extends into Tuesday, too!). Without question, my favorite finds this year were these mock turtlenecks from Old Navy! Plus, they’re on sale right now for $8!

I can’t say enough how much I love adding staples to my wardrobe. These mock tops are perfect because they’re a casual enough fabric to wear with jeans or dress up a look with colored pants. They have a textured ribbed look, and are so warm as the temps are dropping it like it’s… freezing. Plus, these mock tops are so fun with booties or mules! Like hi, yes. I’m also in love with mules. I’m thrilled these came back into the fashion whirl! They’re incredible vintage yet chic for any outfit.

So what were your top Black Friday or Cyber Monday fashion finds?! What are your thoughts on be comeback of mules? I’d love to hear!

Xx maria

Fallin’ for Suede 

Happy Friday-eve, readers! 😉🍂  & to top it off, the fall weather we’ve been having in Ohio has been perfect this past week; the vivid orange and brown hues, the crisp breeze & all the fall layers!

One huge trend this season is suede. And another style that’s slithered its way back into the fashion scene (which I’m so happy about!) is snap-front mini skirts. LIKE HELLO, yes, please give me all of them + every color of tights! 🤗😍 but seriously, these take me back to my early grade school days… #tbt.


I snagged this fun suede skirt from Old Navy, & it pairs with so much! Again, staples are key. 😉  I paired this with a classic cream sweater from way back in the day, but it’s adorable with a plain or patterned turtleneck or a black & White stripped tee. Throw on neutral tights + your favorite booties & you’re set for the day! (Ps: I featured these show-stopper booties in my last blog post – check it out!)

Have you dived into the snap-front skirts again?! If so, what do you love to pair with it? I’d love to hear!

Xx maria

All Patterns + Textures: A Fall Office-Look

Happy hump day, readers! We made it half way through the week 🙌🏻 AND it’s beginning to (finally) feel a lot like fall! 🎃🍂🐿 I love the cool morning air and warm afternoon sunshine – it helps make the getting-dark-early-part of fall bareable. 😌

As we’re moving into the cooler weather comes fun & fresh patterns & textures to rock!! For me, it’s primarily in the office. 💁🏻 hey, who said office-ware can’t be stylish?!

So I’m obsessed with lace! However, lace can be either classy or trashy (IMO). BUT Loft never fails @ showcasing some pretty rad lace, especially this tunic! 


I discovered this gem at the Loft Outlet this past weekend, and I’ve linked a similar one here from Madewell. 😊 I paired this with a pair of simple Columnsit black pants from EXPRESS, along with these KILLER leopard hide/black booties! Oh my gah. 😍 talk about a statement shoe! The mix of lace & leopard print in one outfit is my FAVORITE combo so far this season!



I spotted these at G.H. Bass Outlet and new they were winners. It’s like business in the back and party in the front! 🎉  If you’re ever on the hunt for good shoes that are stylish but don’t break the bank, check out G.H. Bass & Co. (they always have great sales, too). 

I finished off the look with loose curls, a pigmented rosey-pink lipstick (Kate Moss, 17) and a pendant necklace, and violá!

What is your top fall look, for work or play?! How do you mix your textures & patterns? 🎀 I’d love to hear! 

Thanks for reading!

Xx

Navy / Weekend Wear

Happy Sunday, babes! ☕️ It’s finally feeling like the cool, crisp autumn we’ve been waiting for 🎃🍁🌞 PRAISE!

With this change in weather comes a shift in wardrobe. On a brief side note: I feel as though my taste in clothing has altered so much since graduating from college. Now, I search for staple pieces that can be worn in the office and out with the girls or my boyfriend at night. With that, I’m all about the sweaters, long or fitted, blanket scarves, plaid or solids and all the warm, dark fall colors! 🤗

I recently found this killer navy, double-peplum sweatshirt from Banana Republic. I’m obsessed! It’s pairs perfectly with these knee-ripped, high low hem jeans from Target, plus (throwback!) these gold mules by Franco Sarto (I found this pair at Mashall’s). Hi, yes! I’m over-the-moon-in-love with mules this season! They’re different, fun, casual & super easy for any outfit. You need to get a pair. Or five. 😉

What is your go-to weekend wear? Are there any colors or patterns you’re excited to rock this season?! I’d love to hear! 😀

Thanks for reading!

Xx

Falling for (Fall) Florals

Hi hi, readers! 🌞🍂 My favorite time of year is here, where the air smells of sea salt & maple everything, PSLs are all the rave & warm, dark florals are so in! 🌻

Aside from my obsessions with fall-scented candles & PSLs, I swoon over Target’s fall clothing pieces. Every. Single. Time! One of their newer lines, Who What Wear, is prime.

The bubble sleeves, the auburn florals & the pinstripes, SAY WHAAAT?! Yes. All in one. You need to check out this bubble sleeve shirt. No joke!

I love pieces that can easily transition from work to casual. Those are the pieces that build a staple wardrobe to can carry on for seasons. Pair this with a pair of navy pants and cognac heels, you’re set from 9-5. Switch it up for after hours with destroyed denim, a statement necklace & brown leather ankle booties.

Alright all! What is your favorite fall fashion piece/style/pattern? How do you rock it?! I’d love to hear! 🍁🌾

Thanks for reading – Xx