fashion

D’Orsary Pump

D'Orsary Pump

 

Leopard / Blue / Black

 

Pointed toe pumps made a comeback, now it’s time to spot light the d’ Orsay pump. Since it’s almost back to school time, lets define the d’ Orsay pump.  A d’Orsay style pump is a woman’s shoe in which the vamp of the shoe is cut away very close to the toe box, and the sides are cut away, revealing the arch of the foot. Aka… very sexy, and a definitely must have for fall!

Remember to keep your eye out for some big changes around here!! I’m getting excited!

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Vested

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 I’m a fan of the maxi. It might possibly be the easiest thing to throw on for any summertime occasion. Dinners, parties, errands, exploring the town… a maxi dress has you covered! And the best part about a maxi dress- no need to make sure legs are perfectly tan and shaven, no one will even know!

I wore this maxi out to dinner at a little hole in the wall Mexican place. You know the kind where the walls are covered in cactus murals and pinatas hang from the ceiling. (My favorite kind of Mexican restaurant!!) I almost felt like I blended in with the decor since the colors in this dress were just about matching the colors all over. I wasn’t mad about it one bit!

P.S. Big changes are going to be happening around here! I’m redoing/moving my site!! More details to come soon! Hope you all follow along! xo

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 Dress, via TJ Maxx (similar) / Panama Hat, J.Crew / Heels (not shown) Michael Kors / Necklace, Natasha / Crossbody, J.Crew (old, similar) / Vest, Forever21

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Palms

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From the beginning of summer I’ve been crushing on palm prints. No secret that I’m a fan of summer and tropical places, and when I wear the print I’m instantly put in a better mood! Bright colors, flowy skirt, and a light material that isn’t too heavy for those tropical temps! I love this dress, dying over this romper, and how adorable are these espadrilles! I wish that it wasn’t already August because I don’t know if I can transition these into the snowy months! But maybe. Or maybe I’ll just have to plan lots of tropical getaways!

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Dress, One Clothing via TJ Maxx (similar) / Heels, Nine West (here) / Blazer, J.Crew (love this) / Clutch, Steve Madden (similar) / Earrings, Ann Taylor (here) / Bracelets, Kate Spade, Kate Spade, Fornash

Beacon Collection {by Warby Parker}

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Today, the 24th of July, Warby Parker has dropped some huge news! They’re releasing their Beacon Collection!

I know you’ve heard of Warby Parker. The actually affordable eye glasses shop that sends you 5 pairs to try and for every pair you purchase, they give a pair! (And they’ve distributed over one million pairs!!)  And to ensure that you get the absolute best looking pair of glasses out there, Warby Parker has an in house design team that gathers inspiration from around the globe! And the design team knocked it out of the park with this new collection.

The Beacon Collection not only has glasses but also sunglasses! It’s inspired by impromptu, can’t-duplicate-them all nighters, when having no plans brings endless possibilities. And how cool is this- the collection name is a hat-tip to the morning star, which you can catch just after sunset or right before sunrise. These glasses can easily transition from day to night looks, fancy to casual, and everything in between!

My personal favorite of the collection is the McKee in Whiskey Tortoise. It’s an easygoing, round frame that “suits medium faces and cheery personalities!”

 Check out the new collection here (sunglasses / glasses) and let me know what your favorite is!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

 

 

Sunglasses / Ring / Watch / Earrings / Leggings / Makeup / Tote / Boots

A couple days ago I posted about simple outfits  which is still on my mind. I shop a lot, and sometimes I buy things for one specific event or outing and then hardly look at it again. (Such a waste!) So my end of the summer, going into fall, goal is to focus on key pieces. Key pieces can still be fun and bright and exciting, but I need pieces that I’ll see a future with!

I’ve already shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale early, but I keep going back because so much of what’s on sale are those key pieces I’m talking about! How pretty are these statement earrings from Kendra Scott, and can’t you just see yourself grabbing and throwing everything into this tote! I just might have to re-shop the sale!

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Solids

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I love prints. My closet is filled with mostly prints so putting together an outfit of solids isn’t as easy as one would think. But, as much as I love prints, this outfit reminded me of how much I love simple, staple, solid pieces. This skirt is a long pencil skirt from J.Crew which has become a regular in my 9-5 rotation. And this racerback silk cami, another J.Crew buy, I can’t seem to get enough of. I have a million outfits spinning through my mind where I can wear it… to a picnic, on a date night, or just running errands. (And I love it so much that I bought it in a print!) And lastly my shoes… my new shoes that I have to give the boy credit for since he told me to go with these beauties… which were 50% off. So yeah, he gives pretty good advice… I’ll keep him around ;)!

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Skirt, J.Crew (here) / Racerback Cami, J.Crew Factory (here) / Heels, Ann Taylor (here ON SALE!) / Ring, BaubleBar (here) / Purse, Kate Spade (here) / Watch, Coach (here)

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Pool side Essentials

Poolside Essentials

 

Towel / Bikini / Hat / Flip Flops / Book / Water Carafe / Sunscreen

Happy Friday!!

I had one heck of a week and semi restricted from going anywhere this weekend so if I have to stay put (which drives me nuts) I plan on spending it pool side! I mean I might as well get a tan, right!?

I just started reading The Fault In Our Stars. I usually shy away from reading books that are already made into movies but I picked this up and didn’t want to put it down. I can’t wait to get the chance to pick it back up and I can bet you, by Monday I’ll be done!

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July 4th

July 4th

 

Dress / Sandals / Bag / Necklace / Nail Polish / Nail Polish

Just a little quick post to get you ready for one of the greatest American holidays!! I hope you’re ready to eat lots of potato salad, hot dogs and good ol’ American pie! I know I am!

Happy 4th of July!

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New Shoes

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Back in D.C! What a crazy jam packed couple of weeks I’ve had, and it feels so good to be home, but it was worth it! Graduations were great, the conference was inspirational, and now I have a to-do list that puts any little kid’s Christmas wish list to shame! I saw the top HR leaders in the industry speak, I listened to Robin Roberts, David Novak, Tom Friedman and Laura Bush give inspiring messages and now it’s my turn to take the reigns and do something to give back. Pay it forward.

But first, let me talk about these shoes.

When I got this box on mail day, I couldn’t even wait until I was in the elevator. I opened these babes outside of my apartment building, took them out in the elevator and was wearing them walking into my apartment. White, black and gold. Lace up and they’re comfortable! What is there not too love?!

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Shoes, Dolce Vita (here) / Skirt, Ann Taylor (similar) / Peplum, Forever21 (tank, long sleeve) / Purse, Michael Kors (similar) / Necklace, Stella & Dot (love this one) / Earrings, HoH (here)

Color Crush

Color Crush

 

Skirt / Necklace / Nail Polish / Earrings / Skort / Purse / Wedges / Sandals / Lipgloss 

What a week! I know I’ve been saying that every Friday for the last couple of weeks but seriously my life has been so busy. Work has been busy, life events have been busy, and quite frankly I’m exhausted. All I want is a weekend to lay out at the pool with a stack of magazines and some sweet tea. But that will have to wait!

Today I’m headed to watch my little sister graduate high school and then I’ll jump in the car and head on up to New York where I’ll watch my brother graduate college! Then early Sunday morning I catch a flight down to Orlando for a work conference. Who needs sleep!?!

But one thing, regardless of how busy I get, is my attraction to hot pink right now. SUCH a good summer color and pretty much looks banging on anyone with a little bit of a sun kissed skin. And if you’re like me and haven’t had a chance to get to the pool this summer yet, I swear by Neutrogena Micro Mist Sunless Tanning!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and I’ll talk to you on Monday!