recipe for summer style success: affordable frocks + investment accessories!

recipe for summer style success: affordable frocks + investment accessories!

summer is a tricky season when it comes to style… because what’s “in” today will likely not be “in” next july – so i’ve decided that one way i’ll save some coin is through shopping for high-turnover pieces and pairing them with timeless investment accessories that i’ll use more frequently. and that’s where target comes in! read on for details about this city-chic look and for some impressive pricing details! Continue reading “recipe for summer style success: affordable frocks + investment accessories!”

luxe resortwear for all your summer ’18 beachside brunches!

luxe resortwear for all your summer ’18 beachside brunches!

for the past few weeks i have been headed down to the jersey shore every wednesday for an acupuncture appointment, which i’ll definitely talk more about once my six sessions are complete… but this post, instead, is about how i’ve been dressing for my weekly excursion to beachier towns! read on!

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can you be playful and structured at the same time? jeff wan says YES with his latest summer ’18 handbag!

can you be playful and structured at the same time? jeff wan says YES with his latest summer ’18 handbag!

it’s going to approach 100 degrees in the tri-state-area today, so in honor of this true summer weather we’re having, i’m adding a pop of color to your lives with this post! i’m excited to be partnering with jeff wan, a new york based designer, to showcase his le morne lunch box bag! read on to hear about how i styled this unique piece, which combines structure with fun! Continue reading “can you be playful and structured at the same time? jeff wan says YES with his latest summer ’18 handbag!”

swinging into summer with LOFT!

swinging into summer with LOFT!

if any of you have been following along on my insta-stories, you’ve noticed that i completely stopped posting about my jamaica ‘fitness journey ….. because i have honestly (no b.s.) been the worst about followthrough over the last month and a half. maybe i had too much going on – between my anniversary, birthday, housewarming parties…. there was always reason for me to eat horribly, and even when there wasn’t reason, there i was with the “oh well” mentality. cut to me needing flowy, forgiving frocks to enhance (… not conceal!!!) the extra fluff that i’m rocking this summer. that’s why i was so excited to find this swing dress from loft, which comes in so many different patterns, in regular AND petite sizing!  Continue reading “swinging into summer with LOFT!”

cozy & chic: how drawstring pants make the perfect summer dress alternative

cozy & chic: how drawstring pants make the perfect summer dress alternative

ahhhh, summer…. sunshine, ruffles, light colors, exposed legs, skirts that blow in the breeze at the jersey shore… all things i look forward to without fail as the seasons change: but let’s be honest here – with summer heat also comes summer sweat… “chub rub”… and the occasional yet overwhelming desire to WEAR PANTS. and guess what? that’s totally, 100% doable. read on to discover an affordable evening pant look that is absolute summer perfection! Continue reading “cozy & chic: how drawstring pants make the perfect summer dress alternative”

summer staycation with famous footwear!

summer staycation with famous footwear!

i’m so excited to be partnering with famous footwear on this post! ever since moving to the suburbs i changed up my work schedule to a true freelance lifestyle. i can’t say i’ve reached the point where i’m a “full time blogger” (YET)… but i’ve been lucky enough to be able to free up more time to dedicate to working with great brands and creating content that really inspires my audience. that being said, oftentimes creativity blossoms when you have time alone, relaxed, and inspired by nature…. so i decided to have a little ‘staycation’ last week right at the jersey shore! i took an afternoon to myself and hung out in spring lake, which is a stunning town with a beautiful, calm, never-crowded beach. read on for how famous footwear was incorporated into my day trip, and how i’ll continue to weave them into my summer 2018 wardrobe!  Continue reading “summer staycation with famous footwear!”

ditch your jeans – i’m saying YES to dresses this season!

ditch your jeans – i’m saying YES to dresses this season!

as soon as the ‘kinder’ weather hits, i start wearing dresses. as often as utterly possible. because dresses are comfortable…. easy to wear… and obviously because they’re super cute. it’s the easiest way for me to express myself without putting a ton of thought into my look – because let’s be real – life gets crazy, and sometimes your wardrobe gets thrown onto the back burner. in this entry, i’m discussing ways that basic casual day-dresses can elevate your look with little thought! Continue reading “ditch your jeans – i’m saying YES to dresses this season!”

last minute mother’s day dress guide!

last minute mother’s day dress guide!

tomorrow is a day for celebrating the women who gave us life – and i love any excuse to get dolled up, so today i’m sharing some of my favorite, sophisticated & modest “sunday best” dresses that will make our mama’s proud!

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texture takeover!

texture takeover!

if you follow my blog actively, you know that i LOVE playing with texture as a way to spice things up. when i first started blogging, i tried to wear bright, bold colors all the time and find the most funky walls to photograph in front of – and don’t get me wrong, i still tend to do that, but it’s simply not sustainable for everyday life, and my blog started feeling less authentic than i’d want it to. the more fashionistas i met, the more i realized that color – while important to me – is not necessarily all that makes an outfit stand out. today i’m featuring a really fun smock dress from target that i think checks all the boxes for unique, stand-out spring fashion. read on to hear my thoughts! Continue reading “texture takeover!”

An Ode To Empire Waist

An Ode To Empire Waist

Real talk: If you’ve been watching my Insta Stories lately, I’ve mentioned (more than once) that since moving to the ‘burbs I’ve put on some serious pounds. (Somewhere between 10 and 12…. but who’s counting, right? Oh yeah…. I AM….) I’m clearly a stress eater, and when the going gets tough, I get the munchies. Packing, moving, acclimating, commuting…. getting used to a new schedule and way of life… using my new kitchen for Taco Night… these are all factors that led me to this uncomfortable state, and as of May 1st I’ve been on an epic cleanse to get back to where I felt ‘bomb dot com’. That being said, I recently stumbled upon a cross-back dress with an empire waist that I bought in two colors because it was just THAT flattering (even on my current frame). I realized I never talk about empire waist… probably because I don’t wear it all that often… but it’s a silhouette we ALL should have stashed in our wardrobe for the inevitable day when we feel like we’ve gotta let it all out and cover it all up at the same time. I KNOW you know exactly what I’m talking about.  Continue reading “An Ode To Empire Waist”