Friday, May 15, 2015

Random roundup

I'm so happy to feel like I'm catching up on life! I'm actually pre-writing this post for you on a Sunday afternoon vs. Thursday late at night like I have been for the past few weeks! Hope everyone has some fun things planned! I'm looking forward to doing lots of nothing! But first, here's your random roundup!

Earrings: Kate Spade | Necklace: Express | Jacket: Express | Tank: Express (solid colors here) | Bracelet: CS Gems | Skirt: Express | Heels: Louise et Cie

This is one of those outfits that just kind of came together and after all was said and done, I loved it, and it was way fancier than I intended to be! I pulled out this skirt because I needed comfort. Once I added the heels and embellished studs, I was surprised how much effort it actually appeared I put into this. It was really an easy outfit though in all honesty. And I'm sooooo excited this jacket now comes in olive and you better believe it's ordered and headed my way as we speak!

Top: ExpressNecklace: Stella and DotSkirt: Banana Republic | Heels: Kate Spade (other colors here)

I seriously have a newfound appreciation for my pumps lately. Which is great because I feel like I've been making good rounds in my shoe collection lately. A pencil skirt and stripes is such an easy way to dress up with little fuss, and the heels give me just the glam I need to feel interesting.

Jacket: JCrew Factory | Necklace: MOD | Dress: Express | Heels: Jimmy Choo

I felt like this dress would have been a good Derby day stand in for me. The shape is perfect, all I needed was a big straw hat and bright red lips! And perhaps something a little dressier than this denim jacket. Not that there's anything wrong with this jacket, it's actually the most amazing denim jacket that was ever created, so.

Necklace: Express | Top: JCrew FactoryBottoms: ExpressFlats: JCrew Factory

One of the reasons why I have a newfound appreciation for my heels is because of these flats. I've been wearing these flats to/from my desk from the car every day, and it's really preserved my feet! Our parking lot is a land mine of cracks in the pavement, and I always feel like I have to walk very slow and carefully so I'm neither breaking my heels nor my neck. These flats are the most comfortable I've ever own, and they're getting pretty worn out, which gives me anxiety. I'm glad they're available again on JCrew Factory's site because I really need a backup pair! Anyway, my point to this long story is on this particular day, I had an 8:30 meeting up 3 flights of stairs, and basically the furthest point in the office building from my desk. I figured I'd change into my heels after that meeting so I could maneuver up the stairs with my laptop and coffee mug just fine. I ended up never changing into them, but that's ok, right? Because every day doesn't ALWAYS need a pair of heels!

Bag: 3.1 Phillip LimDress: Leifsdottir | Heels: Louise et Cie

And last but not least is one of my favorite dresses. You can see it in proper photos here. It was very rainy and I had a bridal shower to attend. I was glad to pull out an old favorite for the occasion, and I swear these blush heels go with EVERYthing. 

That's all, folks! I'm off to enjoy some barbecue! Have a great weekend!



  1. I love the first look. I love how crisp it looks and love that symmetrical skirt.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  2. You look so good in everything! I especially like that black and white checked top on you:)

  3. I am so glad you do these round-ups! There are so many cute outfits we would never see otherwise! You know what else I just realized? Memorial Day is right around the corner and hopefully that will mean a good sale at Express because my wishlist is growing something fierce lately!!
    Gina | On the Daily Express

    1. Gina--so I'm holding out on my Portofino for a good Memorial Day sale!! So needing that pink you and Carylee have! XO

  4. The black and white dress from Express has a lovely cut. I think it looks like it would be a perfect fit for many different body types. Do you know if it is still in store?

    1. Unfortunately it is not. It's been a good year or so since I bought it. Sorry to tease you with it!!

  5. I always love your roundups! Every time I see those blush heels, I love them! That dress you paired them with is so fun too!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  6. You are the queen of patterns! I love all the polka dots, stripes, plaid ,etc! Have a great weekend!

  7. Love all your outfits! I only wish I had your closet...lol:)

  8. Absolutely digging all of your dress and skirt outfits..you look so darling in that dress!! Have a great weekend!~

  9. I love express & Kate spade ohhh so much!!You are the CUTEST!!
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

  10. I actually LOVE you in flats, too!! My fave outfit actually is the gingham, jeans, pearls and flats! So classy and fun!! LOVE! XO

  11. Love this first look! That jacket is amazing!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  12. I love that first look. I want a skirt like that. I also love the dress you wore to the bridal shower!