Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Red, White & Blue

Happy Tuesday!

Can you believe we are almost in July!? Summer is flying by...

What do you have planned for the 4th? We are throwing a college graduation party for my brother on Saturday, but no plans yet on Monday! We will definitely watch fireworks though (my favorite part!). 

Today's outfit is all about RED, WHITE, and BLUE. I love to wear these patriotic colors on the 4th, but without looking like a walking American flag. An easy way to achieve this is to wear a red or blue top with white bottoms (pants, skirt or shorts) and accessorize with the other color (again, red or blue). I went with a blue top and accessorized with red for this look.

My blue off the shoulder top is from LOFT and is on sale for $15!!! It's soft and flowy and the style is really flattering! It comes in blue, black, white, and a floral print. This top is in stores and online, so hurry before the sale ends! :)
For jewelry, I accessorized with Baublebar statement earrings. This top would look cute with a short or long necklace, but I went without one to keep the focus on the earrings. I bought these earrings months ago during a sale and they sold out, but there is similar pair available at Baublebar. I love how unique the geometric style is!
My Le Specs sunnies are from Nordstrom and they are my new favorites! The tortoise/blue frames are so chic and the lenses are dark with 100% UV protection. Protective sunglasses are really important and I've been paying more attention to it lately! These sunnies are $59. If you are looking for a new pair, they are good quality and won't break the bank.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Hot Pink Dress & Beaded Accessories


What do you have planned this weekend!? Todd and I are visiting his parents and some of our other family. I'm looking forward to it! We always bring Jax along and he has a blast with Aussie, my in-law's Australian Cattle Dog. 

Today's outfit is all about the accessories! I love a solid summer dress because it's the perfect blank canvas for accessorizing. I purchased this hot pink dress on the clearance rack at New York & Company last summer. It's adorable and easy to throw on and go! Nordstrom has a similar version that comes in a few color options (including hot pink) and is 40% off
My Big Buddah Sequins Clutch is the perfect match for this dress. The bead work on this bag is gorgeous and the pink tassel on the zipper is a fun detail! I purchased this during the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale and it sold out...BUT, I'm so excited to say that I found it at Kohl's for $35 (50% off original price)!!! If you shop with Kohl's coupons, you can get it for even less. 

I receive so many compliments on this beautiful clutch- definitely recommend it if you're looking for a unique summer bag!
To match my clutch, I went with my Simply Vera Wang Thong Wedge Sandals from Kohl's. These shoes are so comfy and the beaded detail is beautiful! I love the pewter color, but they do have 4 other colors available too (I also like the white). They are currently on sale for $49.99

Monday, June 20, 2016

Split-Back Tank & Bold Beads

Did you all have a nice Father's Day weekend? We were really busy! On Saturday we had a graduation party and engagement party and Sunday we had brunch with my parents for Father's Day. We ate outside and the weather was gorgeous! 

I'm loving the color combo in today's summery outfit! I adore mint paired with pinks and oranges. This split-back sleeveless top is one of my favorites. I love the peach color and the high low style. I found it on a sale rack at Target last summer, but Old Navy has a really similar one right now in several colors (and some stripes)! The best part is...it's only $11

For bottoms, I wore cuffed white denim shorts. These are an extra 40% off at LOFT with code SWEET! This top also looks great with white skinny jeans. 
Here's a look at the back of my top. I love how the split-back detail adds a fun flare to an otherwise basic tank. 
The high neck of this tank is perfect for a long statement necklace. I wanted to go with a contrasting color and my mint Baublebar Bold Beaded Strands were a great choice. These beads definitely make a bold statement and are so fun for summertime! Baublebar has this necklace available in 7 different colors (I love the crackle white and turquoise). It's $38, but follow them on social media and sign up for the e-mails because they run a lot of promotions!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Day at Winery + Summer Romper

Did you all have a good weekend? Todd and I are on a camping trip in upstate PA (Laporte) until Wednesday. We are having a great time! It's so nice to not have a set agenda. Yesterday we visited Grovedale Winery and did a wine tasting. It was in the 70's and gorgeous out! We had a nice time exploring the grounds and relaxing on the outdoor patio with food and wine. Today we took a pretty intense hike at Worlds End State Park. It was great exercise and the view was stunning.
I wore this sleeveless blue and white romper yesterday to the winery. I love the fun zigzag pattern and zipper detail in the front. The drawstring at the waist is really flattering, too. Believe it or not, this romper was only $9 at Primark! Primark is an Irish brand with super affordable clothing, accessories, and home goods. They have a few stores in the country-  one of them is at King of Prussia Mall, near where I live. They have my same romper online in black and white.
For a purse, I went with my blush saddle bag. I wanted to add another color to this outfit and the bag matches my wrap bracelet nicely. I bought this bracelet at a craft show, but here is a similar one I like! My saddle bag is Franco Sarto from Marshall's and I just love the style and tassel detail. Nordstrom has a very similar Sole Society crossbody bag at a great price! It also comes in navy and gray.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Tropical Cold Shoulder Dress

This tropical cold shoulder dress makes me want to hop on a plane and head to an island resort! I love the colors and the pattern is so fun for summer. I can picture wearing it to many events/activities in the next few months! I love how you can dress it up with accessories and heels or it can be styled in a more casual way with sandals. 

This Charming Charlie dress was only $14 on sale! It's not available online anymore, but I found some equally cute and similar ones! This dress ($25) is the same colors and almost exact pattern. It's an adorable summer dress and cinched at the waist, which I always like. If you like the cold shoulder style, check out the Palmetto Cold Shoulder Dress ($29)...it's also coral and a tropical pattern!

I really like Charming Charlie's dress selection this year...you can browse all their dresses here
How pretty is this gold/coral tassel necklace!? It's from my new favorite jewelry company, Trading Hope. Their jewelry is gorgeous and most is hand crafted in India. Trading Hope partners with women around the world to provide them with fair trade opportunities! I love supporting companies with missions like this. This necklace is so fun for summertime and since I wear a lot of coral in the summer, it will go with everything!
I adore these BP. Wedge Sandals from Nordstrom! I bought them during the half yearly sale a few weeks ago. I had been looking for the perfect nude wedge for this summer and when I tried these on, I knew they were the ones! They are cute, comfy, and affordable. I'm excited to say they are still on sale for $39.90!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Summer Wardrobe Must Haves

Today I'm posting something a little different. It's officially summertime now and I thought it would be fun to make a list of summer wardrobe essentials! These items are some of my favorites and I wear them on repeat all summer long! My 'must have' list is merely a suggestion and is different for everyone depending on your career, summertime activities, personal style, etc. 

Summer Wardrobe Must Haves


You can't go wrong with a basic white tee! You can wear it with anything and it can be dressed up or down. White tees work for every body type and come in scoop neck, v-neck, or crew neck. I prefer v-neck tees, but you want to choose the neckline that works best for you. White tees are great to wear alone in the summer, or layered on chilly evenings. I love wearing a denim jacket over mine. 

Sonoma V-Neck Tee, $8.99 // Kohl's 

Caslon U-Neck Tee, $25 // Nordstrom


Shorts are definitely a summer essential, especially if you live in hot areas! There are a wide variety of shorts out there- denim, cargo, bermuda, etc. Shorts can be tricky to shop for and everyone has a style they feel the most comfortable in. I always have to try on a lot of shorts before finding the right one! I don't own a lot of shorts, but I rotate through denim, white denim, and colored/patterned pairs. I highly recommend LOFT if you're looking for a variety of colors and styles. 


STS Blue Denim Boyfriend Shorts, $26.40 // Nordstrom 

White Denim

AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Shortie, $26.97 // American Eagle

Hinge Cotton Blend Cargo Shorts, $48 // Nordstrom

Oasis Riviera Shorts, $49.50 // LOFT
LOFT has so many adorable printed and colored shorts. These go on sale often, so keep an eye out!

Chevron Stripe Short, $35.94 // Express

Friday, June 3, 2016

Shop My Instagram Posts


I realized I'm overdue for an Instagram round up post! If you follow my account, you know I regularly post daily outfit pictures. These round up posts are the perfect way to get the details on my outfits and shop the items! 

Comment below if you have any questions!

In other news...the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is still going on through Sunday and some of the items in this post are part of the sale!  :)

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BP. Wedges (only $40...so cute and comfy!) // Big Buddah Beaded Clutch (sold out), similar here

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Summer White on White

 I just love white on white, especially in the summer months! It's so crisp and the perfect blank canvas for accessorizing. 

This Dot Lace Peplum Tee is marked down to $17.50 at LOFT! It's so pretty and feminine. I love the boho vibe of this top and the dot trim detail. It comes in 4 other colors, too!

For a white on white look, I paired the top with my LOFT Modern Skinny Jeans. They are currently 50% off! White jeans are a summer wardrobe staple, and I definitely recommend these if you're looking for an affordable pair!
I love how bright colors look against white! I went with pops of hot pink for this outfit- one of my favorite colors for summer!

 Last week I bought this gorgeous beaded wristlet/clutch at Nordstrom. It was a part of the half yearly sale, so I got it for 40% off! I love the colors, mixed metal beads, and tassel! It sold out quickly, but this Steve Madden beaded clutch is pretty, too.