Friday, July 24, 2015

What to Wear to a Summer Cookout


Hey friends...happy Friday! 
Last night my husband and I hosted a cookout at our house and spent the evening with some close friends. We had a great time and it was the PERFECT night to be outside! Oh, and I made the yummiest frozen wine cocktail!

I love this casual outfit. It is perfect for cookouts and other summer parties. These scalloped shorts are adorable and the color is so fun! They were a great find at T.J. Maxx. I linked a few similar versions below (all at good prices!). Colored bottoms look great with chambray shirts, which are very trendy right now (I have to admit, I'm loving the trend!). The sleeveless chambray I am wearing is a regular button down that I knotted at the bottom. It is sold out, but I linked VERY similar ones from Forever 21 at amazing prices (they have a big chambray selection!). 

I recently purchased these nude wedges from Nordstrom. They are a reasonable height and are super comfy. I had been searching for casual short wedges for quite some time. When I spotted these online, I knew I had to have them! I followed reviews and ordered a half size up and they are the perfect fit. 

This coral bracelet set is from Premier Designs Jewelry. I hosted a party last summer for a friend and this set was among the free jewelry I received! Premier Jewelry is a wonderful company with a Christian foundation- which I love! I wear this bracelet stack constantly and find that it matches most of my summer wardrobe (I love all shades of pink/coral)! Comment below if you want information on how to get in touch with my fabulous Premier consultant! The jewelry is available to view in catalogs.

Thanks for reading!
Have a great weekend,

Shop My Look

Scalloped Shorts: Similar here, here, and here (all great prices!) / Chamray Sleeveless Shirt: Similar here and here (both in light denim) / Wedges: Nordstrom / Watch: Fossil / Bracelet Stack: Premier Designs Jewelry / Lipstick: Bare Minerals, color Bravado

Monday, July 20, 2015

Summer Wedding Style

It's Wedding Season! 

I love weddings. It is always so special to be a part of these celebrations with family and close friends! This past weekend I went to the most elegant and rustic wedding at a country manor house surrounded by rolling meadows, beautiful gardens and one incredible view! It was a great evening.

I am excited to share this wedding look with you all! 
I absolutely adore this dress. It's available online at and is on sale for $24.33! You seriously cannot beat this price! :)  I love the soft pink color and the fit and flare style. I am 5'4" and wearing a medium. This dress runs a little small so be sure to check out the size reference on the website! Also, this dress pairs perfectly with nude heels like these Jessica Simpson ones!

My necklace and earrings are from Baublebar. They instantly dress up any outfit! This set is no longer online, but I linked a very similar and equally beautiful set below! 

One of my recent purchases from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is this amazing M.A.C. lip set. For $29.50 you get a lip liner, lipstick and lip gloss (valued at $47.00!). The color is a vibrant and bold shade of purple (also comes in a nude set)! So beautiful and long lasting!

Thanks so much for reading and I hope you have a fabulous week!

Shop My Wedding Look

Dress: SheIn / Heels: Jessica Simpson / Necklace: Baublebar, similar / Earrings: Baublebar, similar / Lipstick: MAC / Watch: Fossil 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Hot Pink Peplum

Happy Friday! 
Yesterday I met a friend for lunch at the cutest restaurant/pub with outdoor swing seating! It was 75 degrees and sunny- an absolutely gorgeous summer day! The weather hasn't been great in the Philly area, so we took advantage of the beautiful day and enjoyed an outdoor lunch and photo shoot. 

I just purchased this hot pink peplum tank top at Express and I love it! It is on the sale rack in stores and online for only $12 (after the extra 40% off!). I kind of want it in every color! For reference, I am wearing a size small. I bought these white cropped jeans at TJMaxx earlier in the summer, but I linked a very similar version at the LOFT which is on sale and a great price! I LOVE white pants in the summer and am always sad to see them go in the fall! 

This necklace is one of my favorites! It is from If you haven't checked this site out, you should! They have super cute jewelry and accessories at low prices! Unfortunately my necklace is out of stock, but I linked a similar necklace from that site. 

My beaded bracelets (fun summer colors and so versatile!) are on sale for $10 at New York & Company outlet and my floral sunglasses are on sale for $7 at LOFT outlet! If you live near an outlet shopping center, hurry there to get these amazing deals!  

Thanks for reading and happy shopping!

Shop My Look
Shirt: Express (comes in several colors!) / Jeans: TJMaxx, similar (super cute and on sale!) / Necklace: Shopprimadonna, similar / Crossbody Bag: Ann Taylor / Booties: Nordstrom Rack, similar here and here / Watch: Fossil / Bracelet: NY&Co, similar here

Friday, July 10, 2015

Bright Summer Maxi

Hello friends! Welcome to my very first blog post! 

One of my favorite things about summer fashion is BRIGHT COLORS. I absolutely love wearing vibrant, bold colors in the summertime. There is something about this time of year that puts a smile on my face. Perhaps it's summer barbecues, visits to the beach, fireworks, and outdoor activities that make it so much fun. Yesterday was particularly hot out so I wore this light, spaghetti strap maxi dress paired with a cognac clutch and wedges out to a Mexican dinner with family. I had fajitas and the most delicious strawberry mojito...yum!  

This bold, yellow maxi dress is a summer must have! Here are a few reasons why... 1. it's the perfect length for those of us who aren't super tall (I'm 5'4"), 2. it is double layered which means it isn't see through or too clingy, 3. it's really flattering due to the cinched waist, and 4. it's on sale at Old Navy for $28.00! Need I say more?!

I recently purchased this cognac clutch on our vacation to Rehoboth Beach, DE. I love how spacious it is and how it matches everything! It is available online or in stores at South Moon Under.

I have linked all other outfit details below! Have a wonderful day and thanks for reading!

Shop My Look
Dress: Old Navy / Shoes: Kohl's / Clutch: South Moon Under / Watch: Fossil / Bracelet: Kendra Scott / Necklace: Boutique Shop in Rehoboth Beach (similar)