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!


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!



  1. every single outfit is perfection, and yay for shopping at express today. You know I will report back lol.


  2. Love all these look! That lace dress with the jacket is my fave. Gorgeous!


  3. All great looks! Have a great long weekend!
    Carrie and Stacy
    CS Gems

  4. I can't wait to SHOP this weekend! So for Gigis you have nude and leopard? I have a mixed metal pair from Target that I wear a ton...and I believe the original Gigis come in a metallic. You might like that. GREAT outfits this week, love that color of portofino and the stripes are so cute. We're having the same weather issues here...it's been a weird month weather-wise!
    Gina | On the Daily Express

  5. Once again, so many great outfits! I love the peplum tank top and I really love that pretty lace dress! Have a great weekend!

  6. OBSESSED with the look with the chambray shirt so cute! And yes this year is going by SUPER fast. Have a great long weekend! Don't shop too much haha


  7. I love all of these looks! I've been eyeing those express jeans you are wearing in the last picture so we shall see! Definitely getting another knot front tee. I love my grey one and white is calling my name :) happy Friday!

  8. Wish I had your hair, when I wear a bun it does not look anywhere near as good. Hope you have a great weekend, your outfits are so pretty :)

  9. I love every single one of these outfits! I really want that white lace dress! So cute!

  10. Ditto on the second day hair! I washed my hair every single day until a few months ago! I started with Not Your Mother's dry shampoo but bought Batiste when it was sold out and love it even more!

  11. Love ur style u look great in all the looks.

  12. A little too obsessed with that last outfit! Love those stripes, they look great on you!

    Evolution of Glam

  13. Don't laugh but I got my FIRST Portofinos!! One long and one sleeveless!! Couldn't be more in love! So happy you and Gina introduced me :) love all of your outfits!! XO - Casey @ A Little Bit of Cheer

    1. That is so awesome! I hope you love them as much as I do! I don't actually have any sleeveless ones, but I can't only imagine they're just as great!

  14. Great outfits! My favorite is the black professional look
    Dresses & Denim

  15. I absolutely LOVE that lace dress you're wearing in the first photo. The panelling details are so beautiful!

  16. Sounds like the weather all over the country has been a bit bi polar lately! At least you look cute in all of your looks! I have pinned one of your looks, I really love how you rock a spring time scarf!


  17. Ooh, I love all the looks! You look so great in peplum!

    May x • The MaydenBloglovin'

  18. Lovely outfits
    You got some style
    Love it

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  19. I am in love with that white lace dress. I wish Express still had it especially with their current sale :-(