Twirling into 2018 (in the best dresses) βœ¨

It’s a beautiful Saturday evening filled with snow (some ice) & lots of wine – life couldn’t get much sweeter. β„οΈπŸ· 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. πŸ€— 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! πŸ₯‚ Thanks for reading!

Xx Maria


Fallin’ for SuedeΒ 

Happy Friday-eve, readers! πŸ˜‰πŸ‚ Β & 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! πŸ€—πŸ˜ 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. πŸ˜‰ Β 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

Sweet Little Somethings

Hi there, HELLO! Happy Tuesday, readers! Let me just start off by gabbing about this absolutely gorgeous summer weather today – like all sun & cool breezes 😁🌞 that's what I'm talking about, Ohio!

I feel as though embroidery was HUGE when I was in grade school! I remember the "hip" embroidered, bootcut jeans and jean jackets like it was yesterday. Low & behold, embroidery is making a bold comeback!

My newest find is this jaw-dropping button down with gorgeous embroidered florals. The details in the stitches and the dainty bell sleeves flow so naturally. This top is so sweet. 🌸🌼 To top it off, you can find this at Target, babes!

My favorite part of this is the fact that the buttons are hidden with an over-layer – simple but adds a bit of class, & this blouse can be worn for business casual or out-&-about on a Saturday! I love dual-purpose pieces. & I LOVE the pattern underneath the flowers – mixing texture & colors. 😉

What "sweet little somethings" clothing piece are you over-the-moon about?! Feel free to share!

Special shoutout to one of my colleagues, Mai, for making me the adorable origami fashion pieces!


Summer Must Haves

Hello, hello, and happy Friday-eve, everyone! ✨ Ahh, I hope you all enjoyed the Summer Solstice this week, especially as the toasty temps are hitting hard already! Like HEY, what’s up, hello, summer! 🌞🌞🌞

Along with welcoming the change in season, I did my typical wardrobe shopping binge (I say binge but I seriously only jump on the deals. I mean you have to)! A new season is the reason for new clothes πŸ’πŸ» right, ladies?!

A couple of my faves so far have been this short sleeve cozy tee in oatmeal from A&F! 

It hits right at the waist, so not too long and not too short. This warm oatmeal shade is truly neutral so it can be paired with nearly every color and pattern! It’s also a prime staple piece. 🌸 

While it’s a super casual top that’s seriously so cozy, I jazzed it up for the office with a triple strand of pearls – seriously, if you’re ever on the hunt for costume jewelry, scavenge estate sales or garage sales in your area – super eclectic and fun! 

The next buy was a pair of dv Bailey Slide sandals from the one and only, Target! πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘

I love these because they’re dressy but not over the top crazy. They have a kitty cork wedge to add just a bit of height, too! These bad boys look stellar with skinny black dress pants and destroyed denim jeans – so basically perfect for the office and the weekend. It’s a win win. 

What are some of your top summer buys for your wardrobe? Is there an essential you feel every girl should have?! πŸ‘—πŸ‘›


Style Saturday: Work Outfit + What I Focus On

Happy Saturday, readers! Ok, was it just me or was this week nearly the longest week ever?! I guess the time change still has me like 😴…. BUT, it’s the weekend so time to enjoy some “you” time! πŸ’•βœ¨

So once the weekend zooms on by and Monday morning comes around, do you ever rack your mind of what to wear? I definitely do (actually, every day). I try to focus on a couple things when I put together a typica work outfit:

  • Solid, neutrals
  • Bold statement necklace

Cheetah pumps: Target; Tulle beige top: LC from Kohl’s; Black pants: NY&Co; Necklace & belt: Target

This is one of my latest favorites! I’ve always been obsessed with tulle – chic and just enough feminine. Black pants are an easy go-to, and I popped the outfit with cheetah print heels and a jeweled necklace. The cognac belt ties the neutrals and pattern all together. VoilΓ ! 

Simple details.

What is your typical work outfit? Do you focus on one piece or have a specific go-to?! I want to hear!!

Until next time, Xx

Wake & Slay: All About That Plaid

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE EVE, everyone! Despite the chilly, rainy weather, I’m so excited for holiday festivities and love and gift giving and of course, copious amounts of mouth-watering food; hey, it’s the holla-daze, right?! πŸ˜‰πŸŽ„β„

Even with the holidays (less than 48 hours!) near, many of us still had put in that 9-5 this week. Wake and slay. ✨ And in order to slay the days, cozy yet professional outfits are there at the ready. 

I’m ob-sessed with plaid – any form of plaid! I discovered this super comfy and versatile plaid LuLaRoe Cassie skirt (no, I’m not going totally mainstream with my fashion choices) recently and paired it with navy tights, a neutral sweater and my beloved cognac booties! πŸ˜‰

Side notes:

1. LuLaRoe definitely has some fun, fashionable and comfy pieces! I would recommend checking out consultants you may know or searching for them on Facebook. πŸ‘—

2. This Cassie skirt doubles as an infinity  scarf! Like how wild is that?! AND it actually looks really cute. 

IN LOVE with the vibrant navy & red plaid patterns on the Cassie, especially paired with navy tights!

I’ve been wearing daily this dainty Me to awe Rafiki necklace/bracelet from Fossil! It adds a bit of boho and femininity to any outfit – and yes, that’s totally possible!

With the type of outfit that your comfortable and confident in, you have all the power to slay the day, whether it’s at the office or out-n-about! And this time of year is perfect to pull out any and all plaid to stay cozy and comfy.

What plaid pieces are you obsessed with?! How do you rock them?!

Merry Christmas to all! β„πŸŽ„βœ¨


Neautrals: These Outfits Can be Fun, Too

Happy Monday, all! I hope you had a fun & relaxing weekend… But back to reality/work-grind today! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸŒ»

So big question: do you ever open your closet and think all I have are neautrals?! How can o make any of this work together?Β I wonder this (probably) on a daily basis as I’m getting ready for work. WELL, no need to worry. Neutrals can look fabulous together!

I paired a few neutral pieces together to form these outfits last week and loved them as much as when I add a pop of color or bold pattern to an outfit!

Black + White + Gray checkered pant (Express) + casual, gray-lounge sweater (Vernacular) + black heels (Payless) + a bit of glitz w/ some jewels (Target)

On a bit of a brighter neautral side are browns, navy and white… with a bit of pattern and sparkle βœ¨πŸ˜‰

Black + White + Gray checkered pant (Express) + casual, gray-lounge sweater (Vernacular) + black heels (Payless) + a bit of glitz w/ some jewels (Target)


Black + White + Gray checkered pant (Express) + casual, gray-lounge sweater (Vernacular) + black heels (Payless) + a bit of glitz w/ some jewels (Target)


I recently saw a quote from Bill Cunningham: “Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.” This resonates with my passion for fashion and why I enjoy creating a wardrobe that I love and experiencing this ever-changing industry.

Now, let’s hear what some of your fave neutral pieces or outfits are!! βœ¨πŸŒ»πŸ’•

Until next time, Xx