Thursday, February 28, 2013

Giveaway Winner!

I have to apologize. I keep forgetting to announce the winner of my Valentine's Day giveaway. Yes, all the way from Valentine's Day. I'm so sorry again, but these earrings are totally worth the wait, right??

Let's get to it. The winner of the giveaway (picked at random) is Melissa! Congratulations! Look out for my e-mail today. :)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

South Beach

Oh South Beach, you are so beautiful and perfect. I love your bright blue skies, your never ending beaches, and your low-key charm. Everywhere you turn, there are people sitting outside enjoying a nice meal, beverages, loud music, and, of course, people working out. They enjoy life over there with their relaxing, calm attitude. It is something I could get used to.
We had so much fun on our little girls trip last weekend. Read more about it here.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Beach Bum

J. Crew Tank (My Favorite), Hazel Skirt (Similar), Calypso St. Barth Bag

 This is totally my comfort zone— hot sun, lace maxi, headscarf, and crochet detailed bag. I've been keeping my looks on the casual side lately because the weather has been hot, graduate school is my main focus, and next week I'll be wearing tights and puffy jackets in New York City. These photos make me want to go outside right now and enjoy those powerful rays, but this thesis isn't going to write itself! How is your week starting off?

Monday, February 25, 2013

Weekend Wrap up

 The Florida weather has been hot, hot, hot and I have been enjoying the outdoors— especially the beach.  I had a mini girls vacay in Miami at the end of last week and had an absolute blast.  My favorite restaurant in New York City, Catch, opened in South Beach and it did not disappoint. This may be embarrassing to admit, but we ate dinner and drank at the restaurant for probably about four hours. I'm not joking. It was a great time. The vibe in South Beach is so chill and I've come to the conclusion that people really don't give a shit there. Seriously. I like it.

Don't miss out on my awesome giveaway! The winner will be announced Thursday.

Friday, February 22, 2013


Anthropologie DressRebecca Minkoff Clutch, Dannijo Earrings, Sequin Cuff

 I love this dress because it looks good in the winter, with tights and boots, and in the warmer temperatures, like this. I also love this dress because it's lace, has a sweetheart neckline, and is the perfect shade of pink/red. I've been dressing pretty casual lately, but it's fun to put on something fancy, like this dress, just to remind yourself, and everyone else, that you actually can.

*Don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Rad in Plaid

Madewell Dress (Similar) and Shirt (Similar), Anthropologie Necklace, Rebecca Minkoff Clutch, Gucci Glasses

 I love plaid and I love stripes, so why not put them together? I've been trying to make a conscious effort to take more risks with my outfits and pair different colors and patterns together. So here is my first mix. What do you think?

P.S.— Don't forget to enter my giveaway. You have until next Friday!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cold Front

Anthropologie Dress and Necklace, Free People Sweater, Below the Belt Clutch, Banana Republic Ring

The past few days have been a little bit chilly here in Southwest Florida. I've been taking full advantage of the cooler temperatures by wearing my favorite long sleeve dresses, boots, and, of course, leather! I love floral prints and taking it from summer to winter is oh so acceptable. The good thing about this cold front is that it only lasts a few days. By the end of the week the temperature will be back in the 80s— so perfect! 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Weekend Wrap up

I can't believe how fast time is flying. I feel like I just moved to Florida to complete my Master's yesterday, yet I graduate in May. Where did the time go? One of the things I love about writing this blog is being able to reflect on past events. I enjoy looking back at the photos, outfits and different weekend events to reminisce. I hope time slows down.

A cold front hit hard this weekend, which seemed to be a bit unexpected. The nights were in the 40s! I know this is nowhere near my past Connecticut winters, but I must admit, I was cold and took full advantage of breaking out my boots. Oh, and how cute are these custom M&M's? Our faces are on them! They're too cute to eat.

P.S.— Don't forget to enter my giveaway. One lucky reader will be getting TWO pairs of Mark. earrings!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Sealed with a Bow!

Madewell Dress, Free People Sweater, Anthropologie Belt, Mark. Clutch c/o, Banana Republic Ring

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day filled with love, romance, and lots of chocolate. Yesterday was rainy, so we opted to go to a last minute movie instead of dinner, which worked out perfectly because we indulged in popcorn and candy at the theater. We saw "Safe Haven." What a cute, little love story. Have you seen it? You should.

I've been adding oversized sweaters to everything I wear. I'm not sure why, but I can't stop. They're casual and cozy and add an instant bohemian vibe. I've also been really into pinky rings. Well, rings in general but mostly pinky ones.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway! I will announce the winner next Friday! Have a good weekend.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Video + Giveaway!

This Free People video is too cute not to share, especially on Valentine's Day! This is Free People's first ever short film, which is titled "Roshambo."  The film is a love story set in Brooklyn. If you don't have you're own love story, watching one is the next best thing, right? If this makes you depressed, and makes you want to stuff your face with chocolate, it's okay. I'll be your Valentine! Keep reading. 

 Single? Who cares. I am giving away two pairs of beautiful Mark. earrings, and if you are not getting a Valentine, I want to send YOU some love, so enter! 

Giveaway Rules:
1. Leave a comment below with your name and e-mail address so that I can find you!
2. Follow Bright and Sassy via Google Friend Connect!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Girl Meets Boy

Anthropologie Top and Necklace, Willow & Clay Skirt, Coach Wedges
Denim shirts are hands down the most versatile piece in my closet. I feel like I have no self control when it comes to buying them, and, to me, they all look/feel/style differently (at least that's what I tell myself to justify how many I have bought!).

This one has to be one of my favorites. It's fitted enough in the arms and top that it isn't overpowering, and baggy enough to tuck in or tie! How have you been rocking your chambray?

Monday, February 11, 2013

Weekend Wrap up

Few photos from the weekend. Pizza was delicious and the bracelets are Tai.
Hello Monday. Did you watch the Grammy Awards on Sunday night? The talent was out of this world— I was especially feeling JT. Watching these awards makes me wish I has some sort of musical talent, or a little bit of rhythm. Yeah, rhythm would have been nice. Anyways, it doesn't get much better than music and fashion, right? Who were your best dressed?

My top five were:
Kelly Rowland
Natasha Bedingfield
Carrie Underwood
Taylor Swift

In other news, Bright and Sassy got a bit of a makeover over the weekend. Big Thanks to Aubrey for totally channeling my view and bringing it to life! What do you think?