Y'all went bananas last week (with good reason!) when I shared look one of this dress, so I couldn't be more excited to share look two with you today! Last week we styled it for work, so today we are tackling "weekend". One of my favorite ways to dress down a piece is with my trusty denim jacket- it works every time :) This dress is so fun and colorful that I wanted to bring that out with this bright Kate Spade cross body (perfect for running around town with hand's free ease) and then ground the look with bright white tennies! Would you judge me if I wore this every day?! ;)
Happy Monday y'all! Hope you had a fabulous Easter! It is such a special holiday and I'm so thankful I was able to go home and celebrate with my family.
To combat all the goodies I consumed (I'm looking at you fun-sized snickers!) I'm diving back in to my workout routine full force. As I've mentioned on here several times, I've really been getting into my groove with running, so I'm always looking for accessories that make my run easier- enter the TKO Fitness Belt. With two different sized pockets, it can hold your keys, ID, phone (fits up to an iPhone 6) and even a granola bar for those long runs! Love that it stays in place during all my stretches too!
Oh happy day y'all! This is the day in which we celebrate the hope Jesus gave us when he rose from the dead- and what hope it is!
It's hard to fathom sometimes just what pain Jesus went through to purify us. Hanging on a cross, being crucified and beaten, being buried. All this so that he could rise again to be with his Father and so that we could join him- blameless and pure because of his sacrifice. What love! Love beyond measure!
I pray today that you celebrate this love, this hope, this joy!
Happy Easter y'all!
5 on Friday, Currently Obsessing Over, Friday Five
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Happy, happy Friday!! I don't know about y'all but I've never needed a Friday as much as I've needed it this week! #TotalDoozy I'm so excited to head home this weekend and celebrate Easter with my family (as well as our birthdays!). Do y'all have any great plans this weekend?
Let's get to the fun shall we?
Chambray, fashion, Off the Shoulder, Target, Target Style, Warm Weather
Do you ever have those pieces that just make you want to dance because you feel that fabulous in them? Yeah, that's this dress for me! I think it's easy to see from the smiles, giggles, and dance moves that I am completely in love with this simple & fun frock! It was one of those dresses I picked up in Target (you know how it goes, you go in for soap and come out with a rug, 2 dresses, a mirror, shoes, & no soap!). I feel like Target hasn't been as on the mark the past few seasons, but they are sure making up for it with their spring and summer collections! So fun!
I also wanted to point out my blue Bourbon and Bowties bangle. As I've mentioned on here, our Junior League is celebrating 85 years of service in the St Petersburg community. To celebrate our milestone anniversary, Carly (the B&B owner) created this one-of-a-kind, custom bangle for us! Not only did she source exclusive sapphire blue stones, but she added an "85" charm to commemorate the day! Can't say enough great things about this amazing brand!
Easter, Easter Dress, fashion, Spring Style, Style Guide
It's crazy how fast this year is flying by! One minute we're ringing in the New Year, and the next it's time to put on our Sunday best for Easter!
Easter is always such a special holiday in my family because not only do we celebrate Jesus' resurrection (and all the hope that it brings to us) but we also celebrate all the March/April birthdays in our clan- so it's a special weekend full of celebration and family! (I also don't hate that it makes my birthday last a wee bit longer ;) )
In case you're like me and you only just started thinking about what you're going to wear this weekend (#toobusy #oops), today i'm sharing my picks for floral dresses, white dresses, and the "finishing touches" for any Easter look! How will you be celebrating?
Cece Cynthia Steffe, Marley Lilly, Sam Edelman, Work Style, Workwear, Workweek Chic
Y'all know I am ALL about a versatile look, and finding pieces that can easily transition from work to weekend is what I am constantly striving to do (aint nobody got the time or budget for two separate wardrobes- except maybe Lisa Vanderpump!)
So over the next two Tuesdays, I'm going to share how I styled this darling Cece Cynthia Steffe dress for both the office and errands. Today were starting with my work look- let the fun begin :)
Birthday, Dressing Room Diary, Girls Trip, Houston, Trip Recap, Weekending
Happy Monday friends! I can't believe I'm still playing catch-up from all my travels, so today I thought we could catch up together and I'll share what I've been up to lately! Just for an extra dose of Monday fun, I'm also tossing in some recent fitting room pictures (because when I travel... I shop! #souvenirs)
I was so excited to jet off to Houston for my birthday weekend! I've never been and my gal pal Katie moved there about 4 months ago so It was about time I visited. We both got in Friday afternoon and kicked off the weekend with drinks at Julep which had the tastiest craft cocktails! Yummy!
If there was one word to describe my life lately it would be "unsteady". I don't mean that in a bad way (I've always been good with change & rolling with the punches), just that nothing seems to be staying the same. After April 30th (when my presidency ends) I'm going to have all this time on my hands- and sometimes not knowing what I'm going to do with it all really freaks me out! I'm so used to being busy, what am I going to do with no constant meetings and hundreds of emails to answer?!
I also pray continually for my future husband & children. It's a lifelong dream of mine to be a wife and a mother, and though I thought it would happen much earlier in my life, the Lord clearly has had other plans for me. But daily I pray for my family-to-be and am thankful that the Lord is shaping me a growing me so that when the time comes I am ready to be the woman he has called me to be.
Birthday, Currently Obsessing Over, Five on Friday, Happy Birthday, Sisters
Happy Fri-YAY y'all!! I couldn't be more excited that the weekend is here! This week has run me pretty ragged- recovering from all my travel was no joke- and with work kicking my booty I need serious relaxation stat! Tonight I'm going to be celebrating "YOLO Friday" and cheers-ing to the freakin' weekend- how about y'all?
So what did I find time to obsess over this week? So glad you asked...
Banana Republic, fashion, Off the Shoulder, Old Navy, Target, Target Style, Warm Weather
Dress: Xhilaration (under $25! Juniors sizing so I sized up) // Wedges: Banana Republic (favorite option) // Clutch: Old Navy
Hi friends! I'm sorry my blogging has been a little inconsistent this week, with two back to back trips last week I haven't been able to quite catch up (but I'm working on it!)
I have to tell y'all, off the shoulder is my absolute newest obsession! I love that it's subtly sexy and gives a hint of sass- without bearing it all! This dress was a great introduction to the trend (it's under $25!) and it's super easy to style. Throw it on with sandals, wedges, heels and you've got a ready-made outfit perfect for summer! Have you tried his trend?... Thoughts?!
Banana Republic, Bourbon and Bowties, fashion, J. Crew Factory, Lilly Pulitzer, Warm Weather
Tank: J. Crew Factory (almost sold out, printed version here) // Skirt: Lilly Pulitzer (similar) // Wedges: Banana Republic (favorite option) // Bangles: Bourbon & Bowties
Oh em gee y'all... did you want The Bachelor finale last night?? What the heck!! Even though I thought Lauren B was the frontrunner for the whole season, I was totally #TeamJoJo and my heart broke for her! But........ I am so stinkin' excited that Jojo will be the next Bachelorette!! I think she's going to be awesome (and I would like her to spill her secrets for her banging' bod!). Yay Jojo!! Are y'all pumped too??
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I don't think there is any better promise to start off this new year of "life" with than this one. I know that I can't figure this out all on my own, but when I put my trust and faith in the Lord, He will move in ways that are beyond my imagination or hope.
Just popping in today to remind y'all that today is Lunch at Lilly! Every year Lilly throws a big party to help you feel like you're lunching with the legend herself- and today's the day! No matter what you spend you get a gift with purchase and the more you spend the more fun gifts you get! Personally I adore the travel bag, but my budget won't let me get there, so tell me if you pick it up!! Happy shopping!
Happy Friday! I don't know about you, but I'm SO ready for beach days to be here! Plunk my booty in a chair with a margarita in my hand and I'm going to be one happy girl :)
I can't say thank you enough for all the sweet birthday wishes yesterday- you sure made this girl feel special! As you're reading this, I'm actually on my way to Houston to celebrate my birthday with one of my favorite party girls! The rodeo is in town so we're looking forward to a country, boot-scootin', good time! I can't wait for all the antics that will be ensuing and will be sure to share pictures once I'm back (and will be sharing lots on Instagram I'm sure)! :)
Dillards, fashion, Lilly Pulitzer, Sam Edelman, Spring Fashion, Spring Style, Warm Weather, Work Style
Today is a big day around here- it's my birthday!! I'm a huge fan of my birthday (and all celebrations in general) so I'm pretty excited for today!
fashion, Spring Fashion, Spring Style, Style Guide, Wardrobe Essentials
I'm still in New York for work today (see you tonight Florida!) so I thought it would be fun to round up a few spring essentials. But, I cannot tell a lie... I started this post thinking it would be "5 Essentials for Spring" but then I just had to add a romper in (my current favorite wardrobe item) , and then I couldn't resist the accessories... so here we are with "6 Essentials for Spring" + a Bonus item ;) But you don't mind right... more cute things to look at!
Banana Republic, fashion, J. Crew, J. Crew Factory, Sam Edelman, Warm Weather
Happy Tuesday y'all! I'm super duper pumped this morning, because even though I had to wake up at 3 AM I'm on my way to New York!! It's just for 48 hours, and it's for work, but I still am super excited to spend time in the Big Apple! The weather is supposed to be pretty gorgeous and I packed workout gear so that I can take an early morning stroll and enjoy being in NYC :) My days are pretty packed while I'm there, but are there any must-eat, must-shop places to go if I have a hot second?
Casual Look, Cold Weather, fashion, Loft, Nordstrom, Tory Burch
Normally Mondays aren't all that fab, but I'm pretty excited today because it's my birthday week!! I can't lie, I'm kind of a #BirthdayDiva and I LOVE my birthday :) I love a reason to celebrate and #PopFizzClink the night away!
Today's look keeps things simple, but it's a look i've been grabbing for more and more (blame it on the busy work schedule!) This tunic is literally the perfect piece, it's long enough to wear with leggings but also is easy to tuck in for a totally different look. Paired with skinny jeans and flats, it makes me feel slightly European (they do the simple look better than anyone else) :)
Have a wonderful weekend y'all! The Junior League of St Petersburg officially turns 85 today (WOW!!) so we have a big luncheon tomorrow to celebrate! Can't wait and will be sure to share pictures soon- I have lots to catch y'all up on!
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Casual Look, fashion, Gap, Hyde Park Village, Loft, Tory Burch, Warm Weather, Weekend Style
I don't know about you, but the older I get the more I am dependent on my caffeine fix! #CaffeinePlease #AllDayEveryDay I have two cups in the morning and sometimes need my afternoon cup too- whoops! At this point I like to consider myself a coffee expert, so I love finding new great coffee shops. Buddy Brew is one of the coolest local shops (they even have a mobile brew bus) and their coffee is so good y'all!
Chambray Shirt, fashion, Leopard, Target, Target Style, Work Style, Workweek Chic
I'm having so much fun sharing more of my work week wardrobe with y'all! I hope that some of these ideas are helping you spice up your look as well :) I know sometimes I can get stuck in a rut so it's always good to get inspiration from fellow bloggers- after all I'm in an office 5 days a week & my look can get repetitive sometimes!
Today's look involves a chambray button, which you are no stranger to seeing on me. It truly is the workhorse piece of my closet. Paired with this fun dotted midi skirt (i'm on a kick with this midi length) and my comfy leopard heels, this is a good twist on a classic look to help you beat those workweek blues!
Casual Look, fashion, Happy Birthday, J. Crew, Lilly Pulitzer, Loft, Spring Fashion, Tory Burch, Warm Weather
This spring weather is becoming too fabulous for words... so I'll keep it simple, "I love it!" :)
I'm also loving the Riviera shorts collection from the Loft- they fit like a dream (especially with my hippy hips) and they have been coming out with so many fun colors and patterns. The first pair I bought this season was this scalloped pair, and I've been head-over-heels for them since first sight! I love that they are the perfect neutral (black, duh) but the scallop edge gives them a little something "extra" :)