Friday, June 24, 2016

Flat Lays lately

I haven't done a flat lay roundup in awhile, so I thought this would be a good way to recap a few things I have worn on the blog while sharing some of the pieces in a more detailed view! I've said before that it's funny that different photo types and layouts resonate with people in varying ways. The same outfit posted in a top down view or a flat lay can be more highly engaging than a traditional mirror selfie or proper blog photo. Except it's all the same outfit! So, in the spirit of trying to inspire you in every way, here are some flat lays lately!

Worn in blog post here
Outfit details--- Sunnies: Ray Ban (shop more Ray Ban sunnies here) | Necklace: Charming Charlie (c/o) | Pouch: Kate Spade (other floral options here and here) | Top: Halogen | Bottoms: AG Jeans | Heels: Kate Spade (budget option here---

I still really love this outfit! I posted it on the blog here and even though it's such a simple outfit combo, it may be one of my most favorite outfits I've worn on the blog to date. I think it's just because there are so many fun things to look at and get your attention.

Worn in blog post here
Sunnies: Oakley | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (other colors here) | Romper: Gap | Shoes: Marc Fisher(other colors here)

Next up is my new favorite romper that I featured in yesterday's post here! I hope you're able to score this romper in one (or all) of the colors because it really is a collector's piece! And don't get me started on the wedges!!

Worn in blog post here
Necklace: Stella and Dot (bib necklace options here and here) | Top: Express (similar here) | Bottoms: Express (option) | Shoes: Saint Laurent

This was my lunch date outfit with Jenna that I blogged about here. The flat lay really doesn't do this outfit justice. It's hard to flat lay black and white pieces because things get washed out and don't read properly. But, does it really matter when you have shoes as fabulous as these? I think not.

Top: Charming Charlie (c/o) | Bag: Clare V (c/o Shopbop) | Necklace: Kendra Scott (gifted) | Shorts: Gap | Sandals: American Eagle (option)

This was the outfit I wore for Father's Day. I probably should have gotten proper photos of it, but I'm sure the front view mirror selfie will make it in a random roundup soon! This top is very 80s retro to me! It reminds me of rainbow flip flops from back in the day! And the side ties are a nice little detail.

Worn in blog post here
Top: Express | Bottoms: American Eagle (option) | Shoes: Valentino (40% off!) 

And look what we have here. The week comes full circle with this outfit from Monday's post here. Speaking of outfits I am obsessed with! I've gotten so many compliments on this shirt, too! Sadly, sizes are limited, but I'm hoping that you can find one in store. It's a really good floral print. Even the husband liked it!

That's all for today! I have a lot going on this weekend with a bridal shower tomorrow and then I really need to crack down on some event planning for my yoga workshop! It will be here before I know it and I want to nail down some specifics with goodie bags and refreshments! I really wish I could fly all my internet friends in for the day! It would be so fun!! Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

The romper trilogy + new espadrilles

Gap scoop back romper
--- Left: Original post here | Right: Original post here ---

Another case of "blogging makes me shop!" As you can see, I have this romper in grey and black already. Each time I write a new blog post or put together something for Instagram mentioning it, I go back to Gap's site to see if it's still available and/or if they have released additional sizes in the other colors. I had been wanting this teal one for awhile now, but they never had my size! Lucky for me, that changed last week and I was able to score it. This really is the perfect thing to throw on when it is blazing hot outside!!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Revel Kitchen and the camo Tribute sandal

Lo&Sons Claremont crossbody, Saint Laurent camo Tribute
Outfit details--- Sunnies: TOMS| Earrings: Kendra ScottNecklace: Stella and Dot (bib necklace options here and here) | Bag: Lo&Sons | Top: Express (similar here) | Bottoms: Express (option) | Shoes: Saint Laurent ---

On Saturday, I got to meet up with Jenna for a late lunch! It was nice because I feel like we haven't gotten to see each other in forever! She found this adorable place called Revel on Yelp, and it definitely did not disappoint! Oddly enough, it was in the 90's but it still felt comfortable in the shade, so we got to enjoy lunch on the patio!
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Manis lately

--- Essie Plumberry ---

Happy Tuesday! I figured I haven't done a nail color roundup in awhile. In fact, I only ever did one when I was telling you guys about my Orly obsession! I love switching up my nail color every few days or so, and since this blog is an extension of me, it makes perfect sense to share some of the colors I've been wearing lately with you! So here we go!
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Monday, June 20, 2016

Hello Monday: New shoes

Express pink floral portofino, Valentino colorblock rockstuds
Outfit details--- Sunnies: Oakley | Necklace: Express (option) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Top: Express | Bottoms: American Eagle (option) | Shoes: Valentino (40% off!) ---

If you've been following along on Snapchat or Instagram, then you know that last Monday was an EPIC mail haul day! I may or may not have had three new pairs of shoes waiting for me on my doorstep when I got home from work. But they weren't just any pairs of shoes. They are the mothers of all shoes! Today I thought I would start with these Rockstuds. I have them in a nude patent and navy leather, but I had been wanting them in a pop of color, too. When I stumbled across these on crazy sale (thanks to Rachelle) I got the husband to agree to calling these my birthday present (2 months early) because the price was just too good to pass up for Valentinos.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Random roundup: Now and then

Happy Friday! I can't seem to keep my eyes open this week! So happy it's the weekend! For today's installment of Random Roundup, I decided to not only share some selfies of outfits I've worn lately, but also pull out some archives of outfits a year or so old so you can see how I've previously worn these pieces. I'm only linking to the "now" pieces that are still available.

--- The piece: Wide stripe tee | Right: Then
Left: Now-- Top: Express | Necklace: Express | Jeans: Express | Sneakers: Converse ---
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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Jeans and a tee

Outfit details--- Sunnies: Ray Ban (shop more Ray Ban sunnies here) | Necklace: Charming Charlie (c/o) | Pouch: Kate Spade (other floral options here and here) | Top: Halogen | Bottoms: AG Jeans | Heels: Kate Spade (budget option here) ---

Yes, this is the same tee that you saw in a solid color here. Except in that shirt, I had ordered a small. I decided to try it in an extra small in this striped one and I think I prefer the smaller size more! I guess that means I should buy it in a third color. hehe
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