Twirling into 2018 (in the best dresses) โœจ

It’s a beautiful Saturday evening filled with snow (some ice) & lots of wine – life couldn’t get much sweeter. โ„๏ธ๐Ÿท 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. ๐Ÿค— 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! ๐Ÿฅ‚ Thanks for reading!

Xx Maria

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Navy / Weekend Wear

Happy Sunday, babes! โ˜•๏ธ Itโ€™s finally feeling like the cool, crisp autumn weโ€™ve been waiting for ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒž 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, Iโ€™m all about the sweaters, long or fitted, blanket scarves, plaid or solids and all the warm, dark fall colors! ๐Ÿค—

I recently found this killer navy, double-peplum sweatshirt from Banana Republic. Iโ€™m obsessed! Itโ€™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 Mashallโ€™s). Hi, yes! Iโ€™m over-the-moon-in-love with mules this season! Theyโ€™re different, fun, casual & super easy for any outfit. You need to get a pair. Or five. ๐Ÿ˜‰

What is your go-to weekend wear? Are there any colors or patterns youโ€™re excited to rock this season?! Iโ€™d love to hear! ๐Ÿ˜€

Thanks for reading!

Xx

Fall-like Weekend-wear

Good evening, readers! 🌛 This weekend's weather has been perfect so far – not too steamy, just enough sun yesterday & just the right amount of clouds & cool breezes today. Talk about early autumn weather!! 🍂🌾

With the slow change in weather comes a transition of wardrobe. Now don't get me wrong, sometimes this shift is tough to gauge because summer temps can linger into the late fall. Denim is a great staple for these fluctuations, & grey is an easy neutral for nearly any outfit!

I paired this off the shoulder, striped, flowy top with dark denim jeans & Merona pearl sandals. Add a statement necklace & in all set. Plus, how can any girl turn down pearls, even costume pearls??

A few things that I'm obsessing over:
– the sleeves on this top are split all the way up & adds so much flare
– the jeans are a high-low hem – perfect for shorter females like me so they get right at the ankle 😉
– the pearl sandals are Steve Madden dupes!
– all these pieces (excluding the pearls) are from Target! Seriously, my holy grail. I found the pearl slide sandals on a blogger's Instagram, looked a bit more into them and found that Steve Madden sells them for nearly triple the price at Target. AND they're so comfy! I 12/10 recommend you check them out – also sold in black!

What is your favorite not-quite-but-almost-fall-weekend-look?! What pieces are staples as you start rolling out the new wardrobe? 🌻

Thanks for reading!

Xx

Summer Must Haves

Hello, hello, and happy Friday-eve, everyone! โœจ 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! ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž

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 ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿป 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. ๐ŸŒธ 

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! ๐Ÿ‘ก๐Ÿ‘ก

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?! ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘›

Xx

Summer-Fun Patterns ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒด

Happy (almost) Sunday, readers! Today was beyond gorgeous – bright blue skies, low humidity, 88 degrees and a gleaming sun. What more can you ask for?! ๐ŸŒž

As this summer’s fashion trends have been rolling out, florals and bold colors have been HUGE! Now, don’t get me wrong, patterns and bold colors can undoubtedly be intimidating. The key to all things intimindation is confidence. If you dig the all-over, funky pattern, you rock it with confidence! Trust me, it will make every single outfit. 

I found the most fun patterned Pixie pants and shorts from Old Navy recently. 

I love these pants because you can mix a solid or a subtle pattern for the top to add a bit more sass & fun! The aloha flowers make me wish I were on vacation like no other. Also, I’m obsessed with Pixie pants in general – they’re always a perfect fit. 

Pick out your favorite: http://www.oldnavy.com/products/pixie-pants.jsp


These coral palm tree printed shorts are more than perfect. They’re long but not too long, like “mom-long.” I paired these with a white tunic from Old Navy for a casual & chic summer look. These bad boys are my new favorite shorts. ๐ŸŒด

No matter the color, no matter the pattern, always wear confidence. Life can’t be perfect, but your outfit can be. ๐ŸŽ€

What are some of your most loved summer patterns or pieces?

Until next time, Xx

Style Saturday: Leisure Wear

It’s Satur-yay! ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒž the weather here is gorgeous. I feel like spring fever is upon us…

I love getting dressed up as much as the next girl, but when it comes to the weekend I go for casual and comfort. Leggings and neutrals are usually my go-tos! 


For all things comfort, I paired this light and chic Simply Vera jacket with LuLaRoe black leggings, grey GH Bass Oxfords and simple gold jewelry. + I feel like I blend in with nature – super neutrals, right?! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 


AND let me just talk about this Vera jacket. It sinches in the inside and seemlesslu accentuates my waiste which elongates zee legs. The large front pockets are perfect to throw things in and the hood. No words. Shoutouts to Kohls! โค


Oh my. The Oxfords! I recommend these for anyone and everyone. They’re so cute paired with skinny dress pants (I.e. Old Navy’s Pixie pants), jeans and leggings; they’re so versatile and comfy. I chose they grey with a subtle but pop of color, peach bottoms – just adds some feminism! You can find your perfect pair on GH Bass online.

So what do you wear for your weekends when you’re out and about?! Do you go for comfort or a bit more dressy?

Thanks for reading & have a fab weekend!

Until next time, Xx

All About the Details

Happy Sunday, y’all! ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿป๐ŸŒธ 
I’m a few days behind with posting this… Actually a week. The oddly-chilly spring weather got the best of me last weekend, forcing me to not do much but brunch… But who can complain about that?! And now I’m soaking up some rays in Vegas while on a mini west-coast adventure with my best friend! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒž

Alas, with spring comes the fun, adventurous weekends to show off your fav fashion pieces + accessories! The most important aspect of any outfit to consider are the details. The details add flare, style and personality, contributing to the “togeherness” of the outfit itself. In a similar fashion, the same type of attention to detail in life activities applies to fashion. 

A few details I want to highlight are the classic but ever-so-lavish statement necklace (Target) and strappy, camel heeled wedges (Francescia’s), paired fabulous light-washed, rolled-up jeans (Hollister) and a staple, solid-colored sweater (Old Navy; actually, the sleeves and back side are more of a light caramel color!). I love how the brown shades seamlessly tie together, with a denim divide and pop of color with the necklace!

This is a fun and chic outfit nearly any casual event, like branching or window-shopping in a local neighborhood. What are a few of your favorite fashion details?! Let’s hear them!
Until next time, Xx