If you follow me on Instagram, you noticed this super fun dress last week! I love the print! I noticed today that it’s on super sale for $66.90 if you wanted to get one for yourself 🙂 Click here! They also have it in two solid colors and another print. If you travel a lot, J.McLaughlin fabrics are perfect as they never wrinkle for me. Perfect for when you are on the go!
And I can’t get enough of these Schutz wedges I bought when I was in NYC. I didn’t realize how much I needed white shoes in my closet! I can’t seem to find them online, but that caged look comes in many different colors…love these in natural.
Who doesn’t love a good Anthro sale?! This girl certainly does!! When I got the email this morning, and saw some of my favorite recent dresses on super sale, I just had to share!
Far Left: Maeve Elysian Maxi Dress – $49.95 (multiple colors)
Left: Mia Dress – $39.95
Right: Azores Halter Dress – $49.95 (two color options)
Far Right: Maeve Crosswise Dress – $49.95
And I can’t forget about the dotted linen dress I posted a couple of weeks back:
Happy shopping, my fellow fashionistas!!
Ted Baker, you did it again. Another great print on such lavish fabric. Even better, it was a surprise gift. Don’t you love when your husband buys you something because he thinks you’ll look good in it? Most anything Ted Baker I’ll love anyway 🙂
This dress also comes in black, which I definitely prefer the white. I think it makes the flowers and colors pop more, and y’all know I love color! I didn’t want to take any attention away from the dress, so I just paired it with a nude strappy heel. These new Steve Maddens I picked up are not the most comfortable, but they go with so much!
Y’all know I’m a huge sucker for dresses. Even a bigger sucker for fit and flare dresses! When I saw this color combo of teal and coral, I couldn’t resist (and I had a ton of Banana rewards). It’s so flowy and silky…and girlie. I kind of acted like I was five years old twirling around in it 🙂 When you feel good in your clothes, it’s amazing how it can change your whole mood for the day. This dress, it did just that. You can grab it on sale, but you have a better chance seeing if they have it in stores because it’s getting very low online. It’s totally worth the hunt though!
Wearing a jumpsuit is a first for me. I’ve tried numerous ones on, but they never seem to fit right. I don’t consider my torso to be longer than normal, but many make me feel that way. And that feeling is super uncomfortable. But I love Jude Connally, so I had hopes for this jumpsuit…the print isn’t too loud and the fabric is fantastic. I thought it just needed a pop of color with a belt and shoe. I tried it on and loved it immediately! Not quite easy to go to the bathroom…but no one said fashion is functional sometimes 🙂
Also, these Henri Bendel bracelets were a birthday present from my momma. I absolutely love them. I knew I could wear white all summer (they come in many different colors). I’ve had them for a few weeks, and I definitely have the arm party twice a week! Layering bracelets is such an easy way to have fun with accessories.
Jumpsuit – Jude Connally Edie; Belt – The Limited (old); Shoes – Charles by Charles David (old but similar here); Earrings – Stella & Dot (retired); Henri Bendel Bracelets – Enamel Hinged Cuff, Southhampton Leather; Cote D’Azure Charm Cuff
Shirtdresses can be tricky on me. I never know if the buttons are going to gap or not. I think most women have that problem with buttonup “whatevers” – shirts or dresses. I got this dress for a great deal online at Anthro when sale items were an additional percentage off. I ordered by standard size 6 – and it fit perfectly! It has a wonderful hidden hook right where it would typically gap. Now that is some smart designing right there!
I just love the not-so-perfect polka dots. And even though it’s linen, it really didn’t wrinkle that bad at all! The belt is also adjustable, so you don’t have to worry about having enough notches. This dress is a win-win.
Maxi dresses have definitely become a staple in my wardrobe. Nothing is easier to me in the mornings when I need a quick go-to outfit. This maxi from The Limited is full of beautiful colors, has pockets, and is so comfortable! I just happened to have this perfect goldish belt in my closet for a pop of color. Easy peasy outfit! This dress is on super sale too…grab it while you can (but size down)!
I stalked this Eliza J maxi dress last year. And I’m so glad I did…I got it on the Von Maur sales rack for a whopping $47! Virtually free, right?! I love maxi dresses, and this one checks off tons of my favorite things – belt, pleats, color, floral pattern, fun neckline. There are so many Eliza J dresses that I have on my wish list. They are just so feminine and girlie – just the perfect maxis. Let’s look at some of the great Eliza J options out right now (click on the picture for more details)…some of these are already on sale! If you have a baby shower, wedding, or any event where you want to look your best, her dresses are great!
Spring has sprung…or has it? The temperatures in the south have been so crazy! It’s 80. It’s 55. It’s 67. Make. Up. Your. Mind. But Mother Nature has been very indecisive lately. But…it doesn’t stop me from wearing a fun floral top and bright pencil skirt. So take that, Mother Nature.
I got this blouse in a Stitch Fix. I had asked my stylist for fun print tops, and this one definitely delivered. There’s so many ways to style this blouse, but I thought it would be fun with a bright No. 2 pencil skirt from J. Crew. These skirts are so timeless; and they always go on sale!
If you’ve ever read my blog before, you know it’s hard for me to resist Ted Baker London. Especially when it’s on super sale. Let me present Exhibit A. This absolutely adorable cherry dress I got at Von Maur for…wait for it…wait for it…$139! Originally $279. (Again, I’ve professed my love for Von Maur over and over again on this blog, too!)
I’ll admit I stalked this dress. I knew from the moment I spotted it that I would love it. The adorable pattern, the bows, the high waist, the pleats in the back, uh yeah. It is a winner in my book. The fabric has such a wonderful feel and of course the skirt part has a navy lining underneath. This was totally worth it…as all of the Ted’s I own are 🙂 I can’t even tell you how many of his dresses I am eyeing now; I think I have about six or seven on my wish list. Did I mention my birthday is coming up?? (insert big cheesy grin here)
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I love a good blouse paired with skinny jeans. I instantly fell for this Printed Logan Blouse from The Limited. One thing I love about it? The not-too-thick-not-too-thin material. Lately there are so many blouses out there that are so thin you have to wear a cami under them. Ugh! This one is perfect where no cami is needed! Can we also talk about the huge variety of colors? The possibilities are endless really – light blue pencil skirt, mint jeans, orange ankle pants. I thought I would pull out the orange color with these necklace I got forever ago at Versona.
These Vince Camuto Effel sandals were a huge hit last year, and they no longer make them. BUT…there is a pair that is very similar, the Evel. It comes in three great colors.
Happy spring, everyone!!
Shirt – The Limited Printed Logan (2 for $59 right now – in many patterns and solids!); Shoes – Vince Camuto Effel (similar here); Jeans – AG Absolute Legging; Necklace – Versona (old); Bracelets – Kendra Scott, Henri Bendel, Michael Kors (all old); Watch – Rolex
It’s that time of year, basketball fans! It’s March Madness! Have you filled out your brackets already?! It’s on my to-do list for the day. We always have a somewhat competitive competition at work…with prizes! And we don’t even have to pay-to-play, so there’s nothing to lose 🙂
My parents went to the University of Iowa, so I have black and gold running through my veins. And I’ve passed that down to my children, too! We all have so much Iowa gear, it’s kind of obscene. I have countless tshirts, plenty of sweatshirts/hoodies, yoga pants, beanie, scarf, etc. etc. etc. I’ve got support my team down here in the south.
It’s always fun seeing the new styles for the teams each year. I tend to gravitate towards the vintage looking clothes – older logos, etc. Here’s an example of how you can dress up a fun long sleeve tshirt…
I have a love hate relationship with swimsuits. A lot of women probably feel the same way. Since I love to wear one pieces, I’m so happy that for the last few years, there are so many great options! Like with my clothes, I love details. With one pieces, one detail I love is when designers focus on the back. Above, that was one of my favorite swimsuits from last year from Nanette Lepore. The print attracted me, but once I saw the back, I was sold (well and it fit really well :)).
Can you believe it’s almost swimsuit season?! Spring breaks and winter get-a-ways are upon us. Last year when I wanted to purchase a few new suits, here’s what I did. I went to Bloomingdale’s and tried on all of my favorites. I took the coveted selfie in the mirror so I could remember how they fit and took pics of the tags so I could remember the size and style name. I purchased my absolute favorite at full price, but then I watched. And watched. A few of the ones I wanted were the designers I often see on Rue La La and Hautelook. So I knew exactly the size and style I wanted….and exactly how it would fit! Some of these sites have Final Sales with suits, so there was no need to worry about ordering a suit that didn’t fit. I got a Trina Turk and another Nanette Lepore for 60% off retail in the middle of summer. So if you can wait, it’s worth it.
Here are some suits I am eyeing this season. So happy there are SO many great options out there for those of us who love one pieces!
Nanette Lepore Santorini Goddess (this is actually the same suit I have on, but updated back)
What are some of your favorite brands of swimsuits?
I receive a Stitch Fix every other month. I’ve found that is a good frequency for me…especially since I find myself shopping so much. (I’m sure you are shocked by that statement.) I have the same stylist each time, and I think she does a great job getting my style. Of course there have been some misses, but I think that’s more for the fact that certain items of clothing just fit my body different once they are on.
If you have never fixed before – or you have without much luck – my best advice is to be super specific with your note to the stylist. You will receive an email before your fix is pulled together, so be sure to take a few moments to write them a note about what you want. In this last fix, I told her that I wanted to see flowy blouses, preferably with a pattern and not see through, and a pencil skirt option. And that’s exactly what she sent!
Fun patterned blouse, check and check!
Fun pattern. Check. But, the crochet hit on my chest wrong, so I decided to send this one back.
The olive color is something I don’t have a lot of, and I loved the sequin detail and tie sleeves.
I wanted to love this blouse…but the cut out shoulders were just not doing it for me. I didn’t want to wear a strapless bra with this, and the bra straps would show no matter what bra I had on. I love the back of this and the bright hot pink color.
This is the first pull-on pencil skirt I’ve ever tried on. I was skeptical at first, but I loved it on. And it fit like a glove!
Stitch Fix is so fun! If you haven’t tried it before, you are missing out. You can sign up here! You are not obligated to keep anything you don’t want to!
I was always a little unsure of the vest trend. But when J. Crew Factory has one of their great 40% off the whole store deals, I thought why not? I went with navy, since blue is one of my favorite colors and I knew I had a ton of different options to wear underneath.
I can’t tell you how much I have worn this vest! My other favorite way to wear it is with a plaid shirt underneath. It’s so easy just to throw on some skinnies and boots – and you’re done! Easy outfits are my favorite 🙂
Vest – J. Crew Factory (on sale!); Shirt – The Limited Perfect Tee (similar); Jeans – AG (similar); Boots – Frye Carmen Inside Zip (similar); Earrings – Stella & Dot (retired, but these are similar); Bracelet – Louis Vuitton Save It
I’ve been wearing benefit’s They’re Real mascara now for a few years. I love it. It has always done a great job lengthening my lashes. I find myself on the weekends just wearing this mascara and lip gloss. Being a blonde, my lashes are super light. Actually, it looks like I don’t have any at all. I promise they’re there! So that’s why I throw on a few coats of mascara so you can actual see them!
Since benefit came out with the new Roller Lash mascara, I’ve been so curious to try it. I love They’re Real and the results I get, but I wanted to see if the Roller Lash actually curled my lashes like it claimed too. So here’s what I did…
I layered them. Roller Lash does do a fantastic job of curling my eyelashes, but it’s definitely not a thickening and lengthening mascara (for me at least). So I have been putting a few coats of that on first and layering a few coats of They’re Real on while Roller Lash is still wet to make my eyelashes pop even more. Both of these mascaras have neatly designed wands to make sure the mascara is distributed the way you want. As you can see from the picture, layering them gives me the curl, thickening, and lengthening that I want.
See, I told you I have eyelashes. Actually quite long ones I might add 🙂
Last year for Christmas, I got the longer version of this amazing coat in taupe. This year, there was a fantastic Black Friday deal on this Ted Baker Paria short wrap coat. I fell in love with the color…so I asked if it could please be wrapped for me under the tree. (Oh, you know you have all done that before!)
I think the official color name is interesting – Pale Purple. This coat is anything but pale. It’s so bright and so beautiful. And as Ted always does, he puts in a gorgeous lining. One important thing to note is how the buttons are buttoned. They are covered, so you have to finagle the button on the inside of the coat. The finagling is worth it though! It gives it such a polished look.
I also love the option of the collar. You can fold it over or pull it up for those windy and cold days. It has a button on the inside and then another one on the outside to make sure it stays secure.
It’s definitely warm, too. I think it cuts the wind out really well. So if you are looking for a new coat at a great price, definitely give this one a try!
I love shopping for new workout clothes after Christmas because there are so many good sales! I’m slightly addicted to workout clothes, but I’m in workout clothes pretty much six to seven days a week so it’s my justification to get new gear!
The lululemon by me had an incredible selection of sale gear the day after Christmas. I can’t tell you how much stuff I took into the dressing room. Their prices are higher, there’s no doubt, but I’ve had great success with constant washing and wearing with their clothes. I do think they are worth the money…BUT…I’ve rarely bought things full price. You just have to stop by often to see when things go on sale.
These Ebb to Street pants I wrote about the other day. Functional as workout pants and as leggings under a sweater! I had my eye on them for a while, and the price was finally right. I love how they hold everything in place, and they are super comfortable.
I’m cold blooded by nature, so when the temps drop, I like to work out in long sleeves. Lulu considers this Rest Less Pullover more of a mid layer, but whatevs…I wear it how I want. 🙂 It’s slightly thicker but does a great job at wicking away sweat.
Who doesn’t love a good zip up to throw on on the way to the gym? The high neck sold me on this Scuba Hoodie. I’ve worn this a ton already…and the part that has become my favorite? The hood! I’ve walked on my greenway in 45 degree temps with my hood up, and my noggin stays completely warm. I definitely have to layer a long sleeve shirt underneath because it’s not the thickest, but it does a decent job of keeping me warm.
And I can’t leave out my favorite sneakers…Asics GT-2000s. I think this is my sixth or seventh pair. I pronate in when I run, and these help balance out my gait. I always end up finding them on sale through Amazon or Zappos or even on Rue La La.
So there’s my fitness gear wrap up for the day! Happy working out!
The weather has been so warm lately, so I was happy to be able to get out a sweater and boots after a 75 degree Christmas! But of course now I’m freezing in 40 degrees. Gotta complain about something, right…ha!
I got this sweater in my Stitch Fix a couple of months ago. My stylist nailed this one! I said I wanted a comfy sweater that was long enough to cover the booty. As soon as I opened the box, I knew I would love it. It is actually a little on the thinner side, so I had to add a long sleeve t-shirt underneath to stay warm. But did you see the little pockets, too? Love.
I have so many workout leggings that I have started wearing them with my day outfits. Why the heck not? They are usually thicker than the typical leggings I find anyway. These lululemon Ebb to Street pants worked perfectly with this outfit!
I continued by addiction to Frye by getting these Vera boots. I already have them in another color…love this style. These are a little stiffer than the other leather that I have, but I know they will be good after a few wears.
Santa was good to me and got me these Lagos earrings and pearl David Yurman bracelet. I tend to like more traditional pieces that can be versatile. These both are going to be in heavy rotation…especially the bracelet that can be layered with so much.
The last day of the year. I can’t believe it. I know every year I say and think that “this has been the fastest year yet!” But, no, really….this has been the fastest year. I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who regularly read the blog and take a peek inside my life. (Sorry the blog was so neglected the last few months!) This blog is my creative outlet, and I appreciate you taking the time to read – or just look through the pictures 🙂 I hope everyone has a safe New Year’s and a wonderful 2016!
Here are a few of my favorite looks this year!