Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Casual Days

LOFT Dress, Lacoste Hat, Mark. Clutch c/o, Sequin Bangles c/o

If you haven't been hitting up your local Ann Taylor LOFT story lately, you're seriously missing out. The store couldn't keep items on the shelves that they were just putting out. Beside this dress, I scored some boyfriend jeans and a lightweight black and white striped sweater. All of the items were 40% off. Can't beat that, right? Have I convinced you to go yet? If not, check out this spotted dress I found in Loft's New York store. It's my rotating favorite.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Weekend Wrap up

I'm officially done with graduate school as of Sunday night, when I handed in my last exam. It's an interesting feeling but overall a happy one. Next week is the official ceremony, so I plan to spend next week with my family and, oh yeah, apply for jobs.

My boyfriend and I took a mini trip last week to the other coast of Florida to watch the New York Rangers play. They (unfortunately) lost, but we had such a fun time! I even got to hit up a very amazing mall while we were there. Stores like Urban Outfitters are clutch when shopping with a guy because they have little fun gadgets to occupy them while we do some damage, isn't that right?

There was also some action on our lake this weekend with Florida's swimming competitions. I was a competitive swimmer from as far back as I can remember, so it was fun to look out the window, or sit on the dock, and watch the swimmers compete. It really does give me the urge to get back in the water again. Maybe this summer?!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I apologize for my lack of blogging last week, but there are plenty of outfit photos to come this week! xo

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Color Combo

BCBG Skirt, LOFT Tee, Zara Bag, Anthropologie Necklace, That Madonna Girl Halo, Alexis Bittar Cuff
When I wear colors I tend to go all out, like this. Mixing and matching different colors is so fun and perfect for the hotter months ahead. Right now, I've been loving mint and have been gravitating toward anything of that color. I think it's time for mint nails!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Madewell Dress, Zara Blazer, Anthropologie Necklace, Sequin Cuff, Below the Belt Clutch, DVF Heels

White blazers have been my thing lately, but since the weather is warming up, like a lot, blazers tend to be unrealistic for Florida (another con about living in this state). Anyways, I was so happy when I found this white vest at Zara, because it's so perfect for a gal like me living in a state that its weather doesn't allow for cute essentials like blazers. Pairing it with a simple black dress just feels right. I have a feeling this vest is going to get lots of use in the months ahead.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Weekend Wrap up

Few photos from my weekend. How awesome is my new halo?!
Now that my last semester of graduate school is coming to an end, the majority of my weekend was dedicated to finishing up the last bits of school work before graduation. These last two years have flown by and it's totally exciting and terrifying at the same time. 

On saturday night, we went out to one of my favorite seafood restaurants in Naples, and Sunday was spent relaxing poolside on a picture perfect day. How was your weekend?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Bohemian Glow

Anthropologie Skirt, J. Crew Tank, Alexis Bittar Bangle, Chan Luu Necklace, Below the Belt Clutch

A maxi skirt with a bohemian vibe print on it? Of course I'll want it. My weakness for maxi skirts, and for prints, is pretty strong and uncontrollable (at times).  Pairing this loud skirt with a basic black tank, and fun gold accessories, allows the skirt to do all of the talking, which is a lot! The weather is heating up down here, and I'm living by the rule that "less is more." What's your fashion weakness? 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

One Dress, Two Ways

 I love when I find a piece that can be worn so many different ways. Changing little things, such as statement accessories, shoes, or colors/textures, can completely change the look of the ensemble but decrease the cost of buying a whole new outfit. Here are two ways I've been rocking this dress. I'm excited to experiment with it casually with a jean jacket or pull over sweater. It's a good day when you find a dress that welcomes variety. Which is your favorite look?

Outfit Details: Outfit 1 + Outfit 2

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Inspire Me

For me, inspiration is everywhere— in a simple photo, colorful flowers, a refreshing quote, street signs, etc. Now that the weather is getting pretty hot and humid in Florida, I've been reaching for lightweight, effortless pieces that are unfussy and don't require much thought. Finding light pieces to layer, or finding different ways to spice up a simple silhouette, can be challenging, but sometimes all it takes is a little inspiration and, of course, accessories!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Dare to be Different

Free People Pants, Anthropologie Top + Necklace (Similar), Zara Clutch, Sequin Cuff

Oh how this blog keeps me sane in this very unfashionable town that I reside in. I can honestly say that I am over seeing girls in jean shorts that are too tight or too short paired with tank tops that are too tight, too low, and, again, too short. Come on ladies! You don't have to show it all at once, am I right? Okay I'll stop venting now.

I'll discuss my love affair with these pants. Yes, I totally caved and bought the other color (see the other print here). Part of me loves wearing these pants around town because I get crazy looks like I'm some creature from outer space. Maybe I am? I'm not making this shit up. Whatever, I like my crazy hippie pants and will be wearing them more and more now, and maybe I'll even add a flowered halo next time.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Currently Obsessing Over

Flowered halos: I need one of these in my life— like yesterday. Find them here!
Rachel Zoe and her stunning all black attire that she rocks so effortlessly. Everyone needs a long black dress, right?
Leather vest: I have been searching for one for about a year now. No luck. Any advice?
This Reed Krakoff bag should be mine. I love the all black version too. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

All Pressed up in Black and White

Loft Dress, Chicos Blouse, Anthropologie Necklace, Rebecca Minkoff Clutch. Rings: Banana Republic, Henri Bendel, Theory

Yup, I'm back in black. You can take the girl out of Connecticut but not Connecticut out of the girl. Black is my ultimate comfort zone. I truly believe that everything looks better in black. Agree? I find it a fashion score when I find a piece that turns out to be so versatile, especially one I didn't spend a lot of money on, and, of course, one that is black and white! 

When starting my day, I find myself reaching for this dress when I can't figure out anything else to wear, which happens way too often. It fits great, the length is just right, I love the fit and flare, and I also love that it can be a skirt!

P.S— I've entered the StyleMint contest. Vote for me?

Monday, April 8, 2013

Floral + Stripes

Zara Skirt, Madewell Tee, Mark. Clutch c/o, Sequin Cuff
The heat is back in Southwest Florida, for real. I was in Connecticut last week for Easter break, and it's always so confusing to switch back in to Winter clothes or vice versa. After spending the week in my tights, thick sweaters, and leather boots, it was awkward to know exactly what to wear in this heat wave! It always takes me a week or so to adjust to the different weather patterns, but I do love each climate equally. Oh, and isn't this tee so fun? It was perfect for adjusting back to wearing less layers.