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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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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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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)

The Bouqs

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Stop & Smell the Roses.

Because when they’re this beautiful, bright, and fresh, that’s all you’re going to want to do!

Have you heard of Bouqs? They are the, now, going to be the only company that I use to send flowers. Bouqs is a company that charges a single flat rate for all flowers, and always free shipping. No annoying buy ups or hidden fees that take what you thought was going to be a $39.99 order to $63.99! Bouqs are cut on the day that you order, and shipped 2-4 days after. Always farm fresh from two locations… Volcano stems from the equator,10,000 feet above sea level, which means one thing: lot of sun. These Bouqs are fed by pure volcanic snow melt and mineral-rich, ph-balanced soil. And their California cut flowers come straight from eco-friendly farms on the coast! How crazy! You can order a one time shipment, or customize it to be sent on all holidays, or on a “just because” schedule.

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The Bouqs - Premium Farm Direct Flowers

Special thanks to The Bouqs team for sending me these gorgeous flowers! Pictured is the Desperado. The Desperado is a beautiful combination of Pink Roses with Purple Dianthus or similar accent flowers. They lasted for days, smelled delicious, and the pictures don’t even do the beauty of these justice!

Dress, Lilly Pulitzer (similarsimilar) / Shoes, Steve Madden (similar) / Purse, Michael Kors (here) / Earrings, J.Crew (similar) / Sunglasses, Kate Spade (here) / Midi Ring / Gem Ring / Pink Ring / Bow Ring

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So by now I have fully admitted to myself that I love crop tops. I don’t have a ton, but 4 for a mid-twenty year old is definitely enough. (Jealous of high schoolers hitting the 15-20 crop tops in their closet mark. So many cute ones out there!!)

I usually shy away from boxy tops like this one, but when I saw it, I couldn’t resist. I’m not sure if it was the texture, the embroidered shoulders, high boat neck, or what but I knew I had to have it. And the best part, I got it on sale from Have you all checked out Ideeli? Great sales and brands… along with the daily blog roll, I check those “boutique” sites to see what gems I can find! (RueLaLa, Hautelook, Ideeli and Gilt are my go-tos to check!)

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Skirt, J.Crew Factory (here) / Top, via Ideeli (similar) / Clutch, Kate Spade (similar) / Necklace, Stella & Dot (old, similar) / Sunglasses, Tory Burch (here) / Heels, Target (similar) / Ring, BaubleBar (here) / Earrings, Kate Spade (here)


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We all saw camo creep into our closets from fall to now, and the trend is here to stay. I bought a camo tshirt that I’ve worn dressed up and down, but I never got into the full camo pants or jackets, even though I think they’re adorable! This dress, although not exactly camo, still makes me feel a little bit like a bad ass. The leather detailing, the print, the color, the way I can simply accessorize and still feel like it’s a complete completed outfit.

Shift dresses are a tough one sometimes on me, but this one is so comfortable, still a little flowy and it cuts in at the top just the right amount.

Oh, and just an FYI… Medium iced-coffees are 99 cents right now… go now, start running on Dunkin’!

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Dress, gifted (similar, similar) / Heels, Calvin Klein (similar) / Blazer, Gap (here) / Sunglasses, Forever21 (here) / Necklace, Stella & Dot Rebel Pendent (here) / Turquoise Ring (similar) / Heart Ring (similar) / Band (similar) / Pave Link Bracelet, gifted (here) /Nails, OPI “A GOOD MAN-DARIN IS HARD TO FIND

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Button Up

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Annnnd I’m back!

Happy Memorial Day a little late… I hope you all had a great long weekend! I sat in the car most of Monday so sorry for the lack of a post, but actually, everyone needs a break while on a vacation! And I’m now so thrown off on what day it was. I spent most of yesterday thinking it was Monday which made me totally forget that I have yoga on Tuesdays… But it was much needed after a long weekend of zero physical activity and lots of beers & food! I’m starting to really love yoga and my studio offers a ton of different classes. Last night was Yoga + Weights AND music! Yup, not your average yoga class!!

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Pants, J.Crew (here) / Peplum, H&M (similar) / Jean Jacket, Old Navy (here) / Shoes, Michael Kors (here) / Wallet, Tory Burch (here) / Earrings, JewelMint (similar) / Bracelets, Fornash/Similar/Similar / Sunglasses, Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar) / Nails, OPI “My Chihauhau Bites


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Monday we meet again.

Too soon! What a fun weekend though! I went down to Richmond, VA for a bachelorette party for a college friend and it was a blast! Richmond is just such a cute little city with a little southern charm. Plus it’s always great catching up with friends you haven’t seen in awhile!

I wore this look awhile back when I went down to Miami in February. It was one of my favorite looks from that trip. Sequins, cropped, a fun print and vegan leather… just a few of my favorite things!

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Crop, Target (similar, similar)/ Skirt, Forever21 (similar leather, similar faux)/ Heels, Calvin Klein (similar)/ Clutch, Hobo (here)/ Sunglasses, Ray Ban (here)/Earrings (here)/ Bracelets, J.Crew (similar), Marc Jacobs (here)

Spring Shadows

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Some of my favorite moments in the Spring is right after it rains. You can smell it in the air. The flowers are quenched and the world is at peace. Those are the moments I love to take a quick walk outside, reflect and enjoy the little things! And what makes it even better is when the weather is warm enough to wear your favorite weekend wear. For me, as of late, that has been boyfriend jeans, a comfortable top, and as promised in Friday’s post, my panama hat. I did not even blow dry my hair this day! Just air dried and out the door… so you’re welcome for having these pictures in the shadows!

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Jeans, Gap (here) / Top, Dolled Up by Fang (similar) / Flip flops, Old Navy (here) / Purse, Tory Burch (here) / Bracelets, Kate Spade (here, similar) / Hat, J.Crew (here)

P.S. Sorry for the late post, it’s been a crazy Wednesday!! Hope everyone has a happy hump day!


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Lots of colors. Because I like colorful outfits. A lot.

Isn’t it funny how at the beginning of the warm season in DC, if it reaches 70 everyone dresses like it’s 90 out. Yup I’m guilty! And I’m also guilty of being somewhat jealous of the heat wave that struck through LA. (All you bloggers I follow, I’m talking about you!) When are we getting 80, 85, 90 degrees?

In the meantime I’m pretending that it’s 90 out in these bright colors. Bring on the neons, shorts and panama hats!

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Shorts, Vince Camuto (similar) / Shirt, Banana Republic (similar) / Necklace, [gifted] JewelMint (love this one) / Purse, J.Crew (similar) / Jean Jacket, Old Navy (here) / Nails, OPI “Live. Love. Carnaval” / Hammered Ring, Midi Rings, Elephant Gold Ring