Monday, July 29, 2013

The Perfect Shift

Dress: Ann Taylor LOFT; Shoes: Michael Kors {via Nordstrom, old}; 
Necklace: J. Crew {gifted}; Sunnies: Karen Walker; Bangles: Ocean Leather

This is still one of my most favorite dresses. It's so versatile. I recently wore this ensemble to a baby shower (for a boy, no less), but it was the perfect formal/informal option to keep cool in the hot sun. Speaking of sun, I am still in Cali soaking it up with my fam. Hope your Monday is as happy as mine!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Neutral Shades

Top: Nordstrom Rack {old}; Skirt: Francesca's {old}; Flats: Me Too;
Bangles: Ocean Leather

I wore these sunshine-y stripes yesterday, paired with this tank which I still cannot get enough of sometimes. I don't even know the brand, but it's certainly right up my alley with the floral and ribbon aspect. I'm headed to California tonight to spend a week with my family and I could not be more thrilled! I need a break and spending it at home is going to be the perfect way to come back refreshed and rejuvenated!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Inspo Nation: Instincts


I think this quote is about to become my new life motto. Just go for it. You've got nothing to lose and everything to gain in situations where your happiness is at stake. Cheers, friends!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Orange and Eyelet

Top: Banana Republic {old}; Skirt: Anthropologie {older};
Sandals: Steve Madden {oldest}; Bangles: Ocean Leather

I wore this last Friday but thought it was fun enough to share for today. Happy Monday!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

American Feeling

Dress: Forever 21 {old}; Wedges: Target; Sunnies: Karen Walker

I attended a BBQ last weekend and was still feeling festive from the Fourth I guess because I wore this red, white, and blue ensemble. I got this dress for $10 on major sale score from F21 like forever ago. It's still one of my favorite pieces for summer evenings. Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Lace And Tulle

Tank: Gap {gifted, old}; Skirt: Forever 21; Flats: Me Too;
Necklace: J. Crew; Sunnies: Karen Walker; Bangle: Ocean Leather

Today's feminine details are bought to you by some old (but great!) pieces. Enjoy!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Weekend Wear: Leather & Floral

Tank: Ann Taylor {old, gifted}; Skirt: ASOS; Scarf: Old Navy {thrifted};
Clutch: J. Crew; Booties: BCBG; Bangles: Ocean Leather, thrifted

Last Friday, N and I headed out to an Italian meal with friends. This outfit seemed like a perfect choice for the occasion given the warmth of summer evenings which is typically paired with a cool breeze. I hope you all had a lovely weekend! XO

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Saturdays

Bralette: ASTR {via Nordstrom}; Skirt: Kische {old, via Nordstrom Rack};
Sandals: Steve Madden; Clutch: J. Crew; Bangles: Forever 21 + thrifted;
Necklace: purchased in Florence, Italy; Aviators: Ray-Ban

Last Saturday I had dinner with my girls at this lovely spot overlooking the water of South Lake Union. We sat on the deck, naturally, and drank in both the sunshine and margs. Then we went and had apres dinner drinks at a newly renovated rooftop oasis right in the heart of downtown Seattle. It was one of those classic summer nights that makes you wish summer would last forever. Oh, and above is what I wore. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Preppy in Polkadots

Polo: Ralph Lauren {old}; Skirt: J. Crew Factory; Wedges: Jessica Simpson;
Aviators: Ray-Ban; Bangles: Ocean Leather

Polo shirts and polka dot skirts makes for a happy hump day! XO

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Frozen Paleo Banana Bites

Please forgive this horrifically old Instagram photo and trust that these paleo banana bites are

Looking for a fantastically fun yet easy summer treat? Try out these paleo banana bites that I made using the following:
- 1 banana
- Almond Butter
- Sea salt
- Chocolate chips (90% cocoa)

Simply slice the banana into half inch bites, top with a small helping of almond butter and spread it on top of each bite. Place in freezer for about 1 hour. Melt the chocolate chips, then very messily coat the banana/butter in chocolate and top with a pinch of sea salt. Place bites back in freezer for about 30-40 minutes.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Seeing Red

Dress: H and M {old}; Wedges: Target; Bangles: Ocean Leather;
Sunnies: Karen Walker

I bought this dress forever and a day ago when I was studying abroad in 2006-'07. I was in Prague at the time and visited my first H and M store while I was there celebrating my 20th birthday. It served as my birthday dress then and continues to serve me well even today. Some pieces just prove to be timeless. Happy Monday!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tie Dye Trend

Dress: unkown {old}; Jacket: American Eagle; Sandals: Steve Madden;
Aviators: Ray-Ban; Bangle: thrifted

Nothing beats a maxi dress on a hot day. I bought this one forever ago at a boutique in Huntington Beach, CA. It still remains one of my favorite pieces, partly because I can wear it as both a skirt or dress.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Streaks of Red

Blouse: Old Navy; Skirt: Francesca's {old}; Shoes: Dolce Vita {old, sample sale};
Sunnies: Karen Walker; Bangle: J. Crew Factory

Keeping with the upcoming holiday theme this week with some festive colors in this outfit. Happy Tuesday!

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Basics

Tee: Tart {old, via Nordstrom Rack}; Skirt: J. Crew; Wedges: Target;
Clutch: Kate Spade; Bangle: Alexis Bittar; Aviators: Ray-Ban

Sometimes basics beat the rest. Happy Monday, y'all.