going green at the bean

going green at the bean

i just returned from a whirlwind weekend in chicago. i had only been once before (pre-blog), so when my husband was called on a friday business meeting at the last minute, i jumped on the opportunity to accompany him on his trip and make a weekend getaway out of it. naturally, i brought some of my fall favorites in my suitcase, and this outfit is one of them! Continue reading “going green at the bean”

pleats, please!

pleats, please!

the last outfit i wore on my trip to italy (yes, literally the last outfit before i flew home) was fun and casual. denim skirts have been all the rage for spring/summer 17, and by august, i was needing to put a twist on it so i went full schoolgirl style in a forever21 pleated number for a dinner in the boardwalk town of soverato. Continue reading “pleats, please!”

styling solid swimwear

styling solid swimwear

onepieces were in full swing this summer, and while fall is slowly creeping up on us, it won’t be long before we all (at least the east coast crew) will be looking to jet off to somewhere warm for a long weekend — so put down the pumpkin spice and take notes, because today i’m showing off one simple, solid swimsuit worn in two very different looks/styles!  Continue reading “styling solid swimwear”

street style with euro-flare

street style with euro-flare

i love love love this boho-glam look. i wore it out to dinner in my father’s hometown of san vito, calabria. he was 11 years old when he moved to the united states, and while our villa is quite close to his hometown, it’s located about 20 minutes away by car. the town of san vito is like a  time capsule. it’s ancient – with tiny, winding cobblestone streets and colored buildings. i knew that i had to wear something with unique, european flare if i was trying to compete with my surroundings. Continue reading “street style with euro-flare”

indigo heights x tobi: part two

indigo heights x tobi: part two

it’s that time again! as i mentioned in an earlier post, i have collaborated with tobi on three adorable rompers that i sported throughout the amalfi coast portion of my vacation to italy! the romper i’m featuring today is the “julia lace-up halter romper” which is on sale now for $36!  Continue reading “indigo heights x tobi: part two”

boats n’ bows 

boats n’ bows 

one of my favorite parts of our amalfi coast trip was sailing on a private yacht to the island of capri. this was the most luxurious excursion, and i had it planned for months, so you know i made sure my head to toe look was one that would blend beautifully with our surroundings.  Continue reading “boats n’ bows “

a tip of the visor to 70’s beach style

a tip of the visor to 70’s beach style

i had a blast shooting this look. i purchased this onepiece from shein on a whim for a whopping $20. it is now on sale for $10, so to celebrate this thrifty find i decided to run with the mod floral pattern that already existed on the suit and take this look to a whole other era.  Continue reading “a tip of the visor to 70’s beach style”