Monday, May 25, 2015

Patriotic

Happy Memorial Day! I hope you have lots of fun things planned to kick off the summer, and of course, take some time to remember and appreciate what this day is all about! 

In order to fully maximize my long weekend, I thought today would be a good opportunity to pull together all of my "patriotic" looks on the blog to date. What a better way to pay tribute to the holiday than by highlighting the colors of the American flag and everything our flag symbolizes! Perhaps a bit cheesy, but I was going for an easy theme, ok? Plus, I haven't done one of these recap posts in quite some time!

Enjoy, and don't forget to link up while you're here!

From "My first pin"



From "I promised Kellie"


From "My beau"


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Friday, May 22, 2015

Random roundup

If you're as lucky as the husband, you're already enjoying your long weekend! I do still have to work today, but I'm definitely enjoying having Monday off. It feels like I was just writing last year's Memorial Day post! Crazy! But, as always, I've got some randoms to share with you. Have a great holiday!

Jacket: Express (similar) | Necklace: CS Gems | Dress: Express (option) | Heels: BCBG (option)

This jacket seriously goes with everything, and this day, I needed an easy dress to throw on. I love that lace doesn't *look* easy though! And can we talk about second day hair for a second? I don't know how I've gone my whole life up until now washing my hair almost every day. Curling my second day hair is my most favorite thing to do now - it just looks so full and pretty! Not Your Mother's dry shampoo and hairspray are my favorites!

Scarf: Kate Spade | Chambray: LOFTBottoms: American EagleSandals: Jeffrey Campbell

This outfit is a variation of the outfit I wore on the blog here. The outfit base is the same, but it was a bit chilly this day, so the scarf felt more appropriate than a necklace. And these sandals had just arrived the night before and I couldn't wait to wear them! It happens!


Top: Bobeau | Necklace: Kate Spade | Skirt: ExpressHeels: Valentino

So, I've decided that I will buy every single knit midi skirt that Express comes out with. I already have it in the black and white stripe as well as the grey and black stripe. This solid black one is the softest of them all! I realized that a peplum would look really cute with this skirt, so I channeled my inner Peg Bundy (who was in Pitch Perfect 2, btw…) and rocked the combo to work.

Necklace: CS Gems (c/o) | Top: ExpressBag: Tory Burch | Bottoms: ExpressSandals: Sam Edelman

This is the same portofino I'm wearing in yesterday's post here. I love it. It's one of my most favorites for spring and summer. I was pushing the limits on my sandals here. I swear spring is here, but it's not. Just when I think we are clear of the cold, it drops 30 degrees the following day. I still very much love these Gigi sandals - I am craving a third color but can't decide!!

Scarf: Kate Spade | Top: LOFT (option) | Bottoms: Express (option) | Booties: Hinge

And speaking of the schizophrenic weather, this is clearly another one of those outfits. It pained me to whip out my booties for the occasion, but it was cold and rainy, and it just felt like the right thing to do. When all else fails - go for stripes and a color pop. It's an instant outfit favorite, I promise!

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Have I mentioned how excited I am for the long weekend? If you're on the lookout for some sale shopping inspiration, you can peep out my Nordstrom Half Yearly picks here and some of my Express must-haves in Gina's post here! And then please report back and let me know what you bought!


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Thursday, May 21, 2015

White pants remix

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Today I'm collaborating with the nicest group of bloggers to bring you some white pant inspiration. I think you're technically "allowed" to wear white bottoms and white shoes from Memorial Day to Labor Day, which I personally think is crap! I could not live without a pair of white skinnies year round! If you look through my RemixFix2015 recap, you'll find several ways I styled them in the winter. I've already worn them a few times for the warmer months, but wanted to bring you something new! And nothing says 'spring' better than mint and coral. 

Sunnies: Vince Camuto | Earrings: Francesca's (option) | Necklace: MOD (local boutique) (option) | Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim | Top: Express (similar in Bahama Coral and Peach Desert) | Bracelets: JCrew, Stella and DotJeans: American Eagle (option) | Sandals: Report Signature (budget option)

Honestly, it's hard to come up with anything that couldn't possibly pair well with white bottoms. I know the challenge can be finding a pair that isn't see through. My go to pairs are from Express and American Eagle. And yes, that is "pairs" (multiple) since one pair just isn't enough! They get a ton of wear.

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Shoes can also trip you up a little bit because everything can seem like they would be too harsh right next to the large field of white. But as long as you can balance out the color with whatever you are wearing on top, you should be fine. I say that though, but I also love pairing a contrasting color of shoes with my white bottoms to make more of a statement. The possibilities are endless, I tell ya!


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