Thursday, October 16, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Details: Gap blouse / Land's End Canvas skirt / Nordstrom cardigan / Calvin Klein shoes via Marshalls / J.Crew Factory necklace
Friday, September 12, 2014
(Photo by Brian Norcross)
The day before the wedding, I got the chance to spend some time with my Mom. She is the type of person who puts everyone else's needs before her own. She made an appointment to get her hair done the day of the wedding, but she had neglected to schedule a manicure for herself. So during the few hours of calm we had on the day before the wedding, my mom and I sat outside and listened to the radio while I gave her a manicure. It was nice to treat my mom especially since she is always going out of her way to do thoughtful things for us.
I was reminded of this day, when I read about Julep's "Mom and Me Mani Day". The idea being that you get a manicure with your mom and spend some quality time together before the business of the school year and soon the holidays take over.
Since I was wearing a berry dress for the wedding, I wanted to go with a pale pink to compliment that deep color. My mom wore a light pink dress, so she kept it classic with light pink nails. Now that we are getting close to fall, I am looking for some richer colors. Julep has a lot of unique nail colors to choose from. I especially like Anisa and Angelica for something different.
Do you have a back to school ritual you share with your Mom or your kids? If not, a "Mom and Me Mani Day" might be in order.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Summer is still alive and kicking so I am not yet abandoning this tried and true formula: floral prints + brights = fashionable yet easy wear to work outfit. With this outfit in particular, I was proud of myself for trying the mix of purple and green — a color combination I don't try that often but really like. The green flower print pattern definitely elevates this look past your typical color blocking. It's like color blocking on caffeine. This look was relatively inexpensive to create when you consider I purchased the top at Goodwill for about $4 and the skirt at a consignment shop for $20.
Details: Thrifted Old Navy blouse / J.Crew skirt via Avalon Exchange / Nine West Pumps / J.Crew Factory necklace
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Details: Old Navy dress / Jennifer Grace shirt / Nine West heels / J.Crew Factory necklace / Michael Kors watch and cuff
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Learn how to make these beach-themed mason jars after the jump...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Casual: Banana Republic dress, Old Navy jean jacket, Chuck Taylors, Stella and Dot earrings
Dressy: Banana Republic dress, Ily Couture necklace, Stella and Dot earrings, Tommy Hilfiger shoes, Coach purse
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Tomato Basil Quiche. Don't be afraid to replace the dry basil with fresh and don't wimp out on the onions. I have made this recipe many times, but never with homegrown tomatoes. With the fresh summer vegetables it satisfies both my sweet and savory cravings, which are always at odds. It's a light yet substantial summer dish for any meal.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Details: H&M dress / TJ Maxx necklace / Tommy Hilfiger via TJ Maxx shoes / Target bracelets
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Details: Goodwill jacket; Gap dress; Fergie sandals via Shoe Department; Ily Necklace
Thursday, July 10, 2014
We celebrated my birthday with a cookout at our friend's new house that night, and I donned this great little number that I picked up at Goodwill for $5. I love how it does all the work for you by combining stripes and floral print. I played around with the styling a little bit for these picture and I love how the jean vest looks. It adds another layer without making you sweat in the summer heat. The jean vest takes it from party frock to music festival in an instant. Yet another versatile find from Goodwill.
Details: Dress and vest via Goodwill / sandals via Shoe Department / Riley necklace
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
I feel like this outfit still feels appropriately patriotic with its nautical stripes and a little bit fancier because of the peplum. Also, these shorts that I scored at J.Crew Factory for $19 have been my go-tos this summer. I can't believe I ever doubted the need for green shorts in my life. J.Crew Factory has marked down their shorts again until July 8. You can shop for them here.
Details: J.Crew Factory shorts / Old Navy top and necklace / Tommy Hilfiger shoes / J.Crew purse
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Read my instructions after the jump.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Thrifted Ralph Lauren top ($3) / American Eagle skirt via Avalon / Corso Como sandals via Gilt / Francesca's earrings / Coach purse
Details: $7 Thrifted Limited Dress ( Similar ), Nordstrom Hinge Ankle Boots , Loft Necklace ( Similar ), Target Tights ( Similar...
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