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‘›

Xx

Summer-Fun Patterns 🌼🌴

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?! 🌞

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. 🌴

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

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

Until next time, Xx

Date Night: Valentine Edition

Happy pre-Fri-yay, everyone! I can smell the weekend and a hint of warmer weather. 🌞 *throw hands up!

As earlier this week was the day of romance around the globe, I hope you all had a love/self-love-filled day! β€πŸ’•

For me and my boyfriend’s Valentine’s Day dinner, we went to a delicious local restaurant called The Boat House (if you’re ever visiting the Columbus area, I highly recommend – the view and food are both incredible). πŸŒƒπŸ₯‚ Overall, the atmosphere was calm, romantic and so enjoyable. Definitely not like a standard Max & Erma’s visit…. πŸ˜‰

All of the city lights feeling like we were literally on a boat house ✨ (+ Alex’s first appearance on le blog!)

I’m a lover of black. And I don’t say that lightly. While I love pattern and pops of color in my wardrobe, I can never get enough of black. I mean it’s such a staple, right?! Moreover, I’m a huge fan of all black outfits (all black errythang!). So for dinner, I wore this (out of my comfort zone) empire-waisted black and shimmery gold, velvet cut-out dress. I say it’s out of my comfort zone because I’d never even tried rocking an empire-waist and I’m not use to super low-cut tops in general.

Hints of gold + a bright burgundy lip stain

Black tights and grey velvet heels finished off the look with minimal gold jewelry. Yeah, I know grey maybe didn’t go with zee outfit, but since they were paired with all black, the heels appeared darker, which was prime! 

The details in the dress itself are gorgeous. There’s a sparkly gold underlay in the front and the bottom half of the back with tulle eyelets. Abercrombie & Fitch did a thang when they created this sassy dress! 

All outfit details:

  • Dress: A&F (keep your eyes peeled for one-of-a-kind dresses from them – I’ve snagged a few over the years!) 
  • Grey Velvet Pumps: Target
  • Lip shade: Kate Moss (by Rimmel London), number 30

What did you rock for the day of love? Did you throw in pops of reds and pinks to go with the day’s theme? β€πŸ’•πŸŒΉ

Thanks for reading!

Until next time, Xx

Style Saturday: Fave Recent Snags

Hey-oh! HAPPY SATURDAY, lovelies! πŸ’•β˜•οΈ

As winter feels like it’s officially setting in here in Columbus, warm layers are πŸ—!  

I get so bored with leggings and jeans… ALAS cargo pants have made a HUGE comeback! I honestly never thought I’d make that statement, ever. The pockets add a bit of texture and pizzazz to the pants – subtle and not too crazy!

Neutrals + Pattern = Solid Go-To

I’ve paired these bad boys with my all-time-favorite turtleneck! I love this piece because it’s comfy, stripped (perfect basic pattern) and is long enough to cover the goodies! πŸ˜‰ What more could you ask for?! Shoutouts to Target for all then good goods, too!

You can pair a look like this with a fun and sassy necklace, too! This long pendant necklace (Vernacular) is always my top pick for nearly any outfit because of the mix of wood + clear beads, gold accents and opaque pendant. Easy breezy!

All about the neutrals + texture

To finish, these new, grey velvet, chunky pumps from Target are where it’s at. They’re a bit different but can be the perfect finish for lots of looks. Plus, they’re just the right amount of sass. πŸ˜‰

Alright! What are some of your favorite recent buys?! What do you pair them with (new or old)? 

Until next time, Xx

Ps: I love this quote – “Life isn’t perfect but your outfit can be.” I feel this rings true. Life isn’t always controllable. But what you wear is 100% within your control. Make it count!

#OOTDΒ 

Happy Tuesday – and Election Day, all! No matter your views and values, every vote counts. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ˜€

I made it into work super early (this time change is already throwing me… but I love it in the mornings!), and wanted to do a quick #ootd (outfit of the day post). While it’s not very “American-themed” like I feel everyone at work will be dressed, it’s a fun twist on some fall faves with a casual tunic. πŸ˜‰

Burgundy tights + leather booties πŸ™ŒπŸ»

I’ve had this medium-cream tunic for months and was never thrilled with accessories I paired it with. The burgundy tights, tank, ruffle socks + booties are the perfect matches for it! It feels very fall yet still comfy + chic. 

I added a simple gold bar necklace for a bit of added texture. 

Where can YOU get your hands on these pieces?

Vernacular: tunic (visit them @shopvernacular on IG or online)

Tights + necklace: target

Socks: Kroger Marketplace – hey, no shame πŸ˜‰

Franco Sarto booties: Nordstrom Rack πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Ahh, it’s your turn! What’s your outfit of the day?! 

Until next time, Xx

All About the Details

Happy Sunday, y’all! πŸ™†πŸ»πŸŒΈ 
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! 😎🌞

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

Krazy About KimonosΒ 

Happy Tuesday, readers! Ok, it has been entirely too long since my last post — no excuses & I hate it. On the sunny side, it seems as though spring is here & it’s here to stay! 🌞🌸

As you know, every season has its own fashion statement pieces. One of my favorites that I tried for the first time is a kimono. Paired with the right pieces, kimonos are so fun, adding a bit of movement, sheer & pattern! At the same time, some kimonos can feel like straight shaper robes because of their weight & length (especially if you’re short like me!). With that being said, if you’re going to wear one, wear it with confidence (+ a bit of lip color!). 

Classic mirror selfie; do it for the kimono
Neutrals + pattern

I paired this black & white one with a bit of nude- tank & flats, along with light-washed, high-waisted denim & a skinny black belt. The pattern was just enough with the neutrals — not too overpowering. 

What pieces are you “krazy” for?! Or what do you pair your kimono with? Let’s hear!

Until next time, Xx