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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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!”

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”

borrow or buy: you decide with gwynnie bee’s new inclusive sizing!

borrow or buy: you decide with gwynnie bee’s new inclusive sizing!

i’ve been under the weather these past few days so i’m thrilled to have woken up today feeling 90% better than i did last night – just in time for 78 degree temps to hit the tri-state area! maybe today i’ll be able to spend a little time outdoors instead of cooped up on the couch…. which has me flashing back to last weekend when i stepped out (to dairy queen!!!) in style in the first of three looks that i’ve had #sponsored by gwynnie bee! read on to hear about this super cool subscription service and how it’s changing for the better! Continue reading “borrow or buy: you decide with gwynnie bee’s new inclusive sizing!”

spring vibes with universal thread at target!

spring vibes with universal thread at target!

We’re all sitting around the Tri-State area waiting patiently for Spring to arrive and stay for good…. but in “blog-world” we’re already sporting our Spring styles to give you all the inspo you need for when the weather finally does warm up. Last week’s AR Workshop collaboration was the perfect opportunity to wear an outfit that featured new Spring pieces. If you flipped through those photos, you got an unofficial glimpse of this head to toe look – but today I’m really giving it the attention it deserves! And the best part? The entire look can be found at Target!
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geo print: spring’s floral alternative

geo print: spring’s floral alternative

when you think of spring you think FLORAL, right? i know i do. and though i’m eager to wear frocks as feminine as the trees themselves, we all need a break every once in a while – so that’s why i’m switching it up today by featuring some spring essentials with a different vibe: geo print!  Continue reading “geo print: spring’s floral alternative”