Tuesday, July 29, 2014

TAKE ME TO THE TROPICS


top: Nordstrom - sold out (similar here) || pants: Nordstrom - sold out (OBSESSED with these, these, & these) || hat: Forever21 || sunglasses: Tom Ford || purse: Tory Burch || shoes: Target

Photos by the super talented and beautiful Melissa Leavitt Photography!

Don't these pictures make you want to go to a tropical island, suck down a piña colada, and forget the world? I know I do. For some reason, palazzo pants just scream tropical vacay to me. They're so flattering, comfortable, free, and they know how to make a statement. You can toss them on over a swimsuit and bam, ista-chic. This pair is definitely a must-have in my book. I am whole-heartedly obsessed and wish I had found that pair before purchasing the ones I'm wearing. Yeah... that's how much I love these.

I've been feeling extremely stressed out recently. The worst part of it all is I can't seem to pin-point a specific thing that is stressing me out. It's just everything. There are always a million and one things happening inside of this head of mine and I need to remember to take a step back, breathe, and clear my head.

Here's to a day of being kind to ourselves and not letting the little things become big things. And when things get overwhelming, let's just close our eyes, lay in the sand on that tropical island, suck down that piña coladas, and forget the world. :)


Monday, July 28, 2014

ZEBRA PRINT + HIGH-WAISTED JEANS


top: Karen Kane c/o || cardigan: Express - old (similar) || pants: Articles of Society c/o || clutch: Kate Spade (similar here, here) || shoes: ZARA (similar here, here)


I know that flamingos, pineapples and watermelon and the like are having their moment this summer but can we take a moment and have a little love affair with zebras like I am? I'm not talking about zebra stripes, I'm talking about the entire little creature, especially on this top that I'm wearing. It's so darling and I love the tiny buttons going down the front. 

Swooning.

Have a happy Monday! I'm already feeling exhausted from this week. Is that pathetic or what? ;)

P.S. Can we just love on this zebra shirt for a second? It's perfect. I'm sure of it. Need, need, need.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

FLOWY MAXI SKIRTS


 top: Soel Boutique (similar, love this option) || skirt: Soel Boutique (similar) || sunglasses: Forever 21 || purse: borrowed (similar)

Photos by the ever-magical Melissa Leavitt



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

FROM BEACH TO STREET



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Is it just me or is everyone and their turtles (?) going on or just getting back from some kind of vacation? Pretty positive it's not fair. Meanwhile, I'm stuck behind a glowing screen all day. ;)

But in all seriousness, I have some serious wanderlust right now so I decided to put together a wish list of dresses and hats that you can wear from the beach to the street! This way, you eliminate the need to make the trek back to your hotel room or rental home to change into something more appropriate = optimal fun time! Whoohoo! 

Check out my picks above. They're definitely drool worthy! Plus it doesn't hurt that Shopbop's sale section right now is pretty killer. You can find such great quality designer pieces for a steal there. (I'm trying to justify getting this LBD. I mean, it is on sale so....haha kidding.)

Are you going on any fun trips this summer? 

Monday, July 21, 2014

DO A LITTLE TWIRL


top: H&M (similar HERE, loving THIS floral option) || skirt: H&M (similar HEREHERE, loving THIS lavender option) || shoes: Rachel Roy (similar HEREHERE) || earrings: Betsey Johnson (similar HERE, HERE, HERE)

I wore this outfit to a blogger spa night hosted by the super-babe Jade of Kissable Complexions and it's been my go-to ever since. It's incredibly comfy, but doesn't really look like it! I love outfits that have a comfort level, especially if I'm going to be out and about for hours upon hours. There's nothing worse than wanting to strip down to your birthday suit. (Or maybe there's nothing better? I'll let you be the judge. Wink.) 

Anyways, this blogger event was one of the most fun events I've attended. I came away with a fabulous grab bag, which included this candle and this amazing creation, amongst loads of other goodies. And let me tell you, I just started using the Beauty Blender over the weekend and I'm completely hooked. I used to think my Sephora brush worked wonders, but this magical little sponge creates a COMPLETELY natural looking second skin. You just wet it, apply your makeup to it, and blend it into your skin! It's seriously amazing and if you do not get of these, you are ridiculous and I can't even look at you.

Just kidding. Hi, come back. 

But really, do yourself a favor and get one. Plus they're so affordable and last forever!

Ok sweet thangs, have a great week and as always, thanks for reading. xx


Friday, July 18, 2014

BLUSHING ROSES


 cardigan: Pink Blush c/o || top: from Taiwan (similar) || pants: H&M (similar, love these white bf jeans) || hat: Forever21 || purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs || shoes: Rachel Roy


Happy Friday dears!

I'm wearing three of my new, favorite items in this outfit: this hat, this cardigan, and these shoes. They are seriously amazing and the cardigan is incredibly flattering! If you know me personally, you'll know that I'm not typically a fan of wearing cardigans, but these longer options have pretty much stolen by heart. I actually received compliments from lots of men on it! (That's super weird for me because guys usually aren't crazy about what I wear. #Idressforwomen)

Anyway, I have had a crazy, busy week and I'm so glad it's the weekend! Time for some good, old r & r.

*Don't forget the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is officially open, so shop this amazing sale now before all the best things are gone!!! See my picks HERE.



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

FLAMINGO IS MY LINGO



shirt: The Classic Brand c/o || jacket: Karen Kane c/o || skirt: ASOS || shoes: Old Navy || bag: Tory Burch (loving THIS) || sunglasses: Betsey Johnson (similar) || earrings: Baublebar (similar)

Flamingos seem to be having their 15 minutes of fame this summer. They are popping up everywhere but I'm most certainly not complaining! I think they're a fun way to spice up your outfits. I paired my tee from The Classic Brand with a pale, pink skirt and light-weight blazer from Karen Kane to create a dressier look.

In the scroll bar below, you'll find more flamingo print items that I picked out. Also, this men's flamingo sweatshirt? Obsessed. Girls can pull it off too, right? #GenderEquality

On another note, I'm off to see Wicked with my sweet husband tonight and I'm so pumped! I've never seen it before and I've been listening to the soundtrack like crazy, hoping I'll be able to sing along the whole time. So far I've only got one word of one song down from "Popular." (See the 1:05 mark of THIS video to find out which word I've memorized. It's pretty mind blowing.)

Try not to get that song stuck in your head the rest of the day. I dare you. ;)

K, love you guys and bye.