Saturday, May 27, 2017


RUFFLE TOP Talbots | SHORTS Alice & Olivia | BOOTIES Steve Madden | WATCH Michael Kors 

Now that Mother Nature has decided to cooperate and give us warmer weather, I have been wearing these Steve Madden booties on repeat. They are comfy enough to stand and walk around in for several hours, and can be worn with so many different outfits. Last week, I wore them with a lace shift dress to a baptism, and the following weekend, I paired them with this adorable outfit to meet my girlfriends for coffee. I picked up this ruffled sleeveless top a couple of years ago at Old Navy, but Talbots has a similar one that's currently *on sale!* When I saw these shorts hanging on the rack, I knew I had to have them. I've linked a similar pair for you guys. Olive is a color that can be worn with any skin tone and through all four seasons. While I lived in Charleston, SC, I was fortunate enough to experience several "winters" spent in shorts and a light cardigan - I wish has these back then!  
This David Yurman Double X Cross-Over ring was my gift to myself after starting my first corporate job. For those of you who don't know, I was an elementary school teacher for several years - but that story is sort of deserving of its own post. Nevertheless, I get compliments on this ring everywhere I go, and I can wear it anywhere because even though it's chunky, it goes with everything from a baseball cap and slouchy tee all the way to evening wear

Have you ever bought yourself a "congratulations" gift for achieving something? I'd love to hear about it - let me know in the comments below! As always, thank you for stopping by. :)

Monday, May 15, 2017


Chambray 7FAM | Striped Shirt SHOPBOP | Jeans PAIGE DENIM | Sneakers CONVERSE 
Watch MICHAEL KORS | Bracelets CHARRIOL and TIFFANY&CO. | Sunglasses RAY-BAN

      You don't need to be a fan of nautical themes to love this look. When I first started seeing the chambray trend, I was weary of being accused of wearing a "Canadian Tuxedo," (my apologies to any of my Canadian followers!) For those of you who don't know what that refers to, it is a denim shirt and jeans. Fast forward one year, here I am, loving chambray and the endless possibilities it brings. This post from last year talks about one of my favorite tops and this 7FAM one might surpass it. Throw whatever you've heard about horizontal stripes out the window, because this shirt defies all of it. It's great alone, or layered. I wore it in this post over the winter and have consistently reached for it since then. 
      I have recently converted my counter-part at work into a Paige Denim lover. On a daily basis we are always accidentally "twinning." People joke that they can't tell us apart from behind because we are the exact same height, hair color, and build. That being said, we appreciate a great pair of skinny jeans. After raving about this pair, she went out and bought them (and LOVED them, obviously!) 
      When I'm running errands or meeting my girlfriends for coffee, heels are the furthest thing from my mind. I have worn my chucks on several different European (and New Zealand) vacations throughout the years. What's better than drinking beer and being comfortable? Check out this post from Waiheke to see what I'm talking about. 
      The watch, and bracelets are the same old song and dance; definitely thinking about adding to my stack soon. I've seen some adorable and super affordable glass bead collections. 

      Do you have any recommendations for bead bracelets? Email me or leave suggestions in the comments! I'm always looking to support and try new designers and companies. As always, thanks for stopping by! 


Thursday, May 4, 2017


HIGH NECK TOP Forever21 | CAMI Nordstrom | SHORTS Revolve | WEDGES Nine West | RING David Yurman | BRACELETS David Yurman and Tiffany & Co. | WATCH Michael Kors | NAIL POLISH Sally Hansen

What is black, white, and gorgeous all over? This outfit, of course! I couldn't find my exact pair of shorts but I cannot get over how adorable this pair from Revolve is; pom-poms are everything this season! A sheer black top and black wedges can be work in so many different ways. I'm a firm believer that if you're sexy below, you should be (a bit more) conservative up top, and vice-versa. That being said, I love the balance I have found here. Sheer tops like the one here are great for all seasons because they can be worn on top of a simple cami like my favorite one or, layered underneath a cute jacket or cardigan. Black, suede, open-toe wedge...need I say more? I didn't think so. Just check out all the cute pairs I have listed below. I'm pretty laid back when it comes to accessories, but when I saw this David Yurman Double X Crossover Ring, I had to have it. I love mixing metals, and this does it all-in-one. It's also a great way to add to my X Station Cable Bracelet that I adore. Per usual, I'm also wearing my Michael Kors watch and my Tiffany & Co. Hook Bracelet. 

Do you own anything with pom-poms? If so, I'd love to hear about how you style it and/or see a photo! Comment below or shoot me an e-mail: Thank you for stopping by!