July 28th, 2014

Neon Pink Tweed

I love a good tweed, especially if it has a pop of color. This neon pink/orange color was a no brainer when I saw it a couple months back. It’s bright colors and lighter fabric make it still Summer appropriate. I’ve been reaching for it a lot lately as it cools down in the evening.

Photos by: KNW Photography (check out her awesome work!)

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Jacket: Anthropologie (no longer available-similar jacket) l Shirt: Anthropologie l Jeans: J.Crew (love these) l Heels: B Brian Atwood l Clutch: Jimmy Choo (similar)






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July 25th, 2014

Summer Days

A few weeks ago, my husband and I adventured off to Santa Cruz for a little r&r and date night. It was the perfect day to enjoy the beach, have lunch on the water, and indulge in some treats on the boardwalk. I wore this light linen shirt, knowing that it would transition easily from early afternoon to evening. Linen is a great for those hot summer days, but cool evenings. Plus, it still looks good when it wrinkles.

Photos by: KNW Photography

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Shirt: J.Crew (on sale!) l Shorts: Gap l Necklace: J.Crew (similar)l Shoes: DVF






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July 23rd, 2014

Rehearsal Dinner

After a few months off from blogging, I am finally back. Whew! It’s been a couple crazy,busy,yet fun months. If you’ve been following me on Instagram then you may have seen a few snap shots of why I haven’t had much free time lately . Every free second was dedicated to planning the most incredible day of my life-my wedding! Yuppp-I’ve been a Mrs. for 5 days now and it feels pretty darn gooooddd. My wedding was everything I had dreamed of and more. It seriously was the best day of my life! I’ll be sharing more details on it later, but for now let’s get back to the good stuff: fashion, beauty, accessories, and more.

I wore this floral Rebecca Taylor dress for my rehearsal dinner. I knew it was a keeper with it’s fit and flare shape and pleats. Plus I was able to score it for 70% off. No brainer. I’ll be packing this baby on our honeymoon, but also think it would be a great option to wear as a wedding guest.

Photos by: KNW Photography

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Dress: Rebecca Taylor l Heels: B Brian Atwood l Clutch: Jimmy Choo (similar)

 






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May 8th, 2014

St. Tropez Self Tanner

With Summer just around the corner, I’ve been trying to catch some rays to add a little bit of color to my pale arms and legs. Unfortunately, my sunbathing days are far and few in between (unless I’m on vacation). Thus, I’ve been on the hunt for a good at home self tanner. I’m always hesitant about doing things like this at home in fear I’ll look like an orange carrot with streak marks everywhere. After a few trips to Sephora and reading multiple reviews, I decided to give it a try and go with the St. Tropez gradual self tanner. Ladies, this stuff works! After just two applications I saw a natural tan. The beauty of this lotion is that you can control how tan you want to be, unlike the other sprays and lotions that offer one shade of color.  Plus, it smells great.  My only tip of advice would be to purchase the tan applicator mit. It will help with an even application and prevent any streak marks.

Any sunbathing/tanning beauty products you’d recommend?

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Tanning Lotion: St. Tropez l Tanning Mit: St. Tropez






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May 7th, 2014

Lace Crop Top

To bare or not to bare? That is the question. I’ve always steered clear of the crop top trend in fear that I would feel uncomfortable revealing my midriff. That all changed when I found this gorgeous white pleated skirt. It is so feminine and classy that I knew it would be perfect for my girly themed bridal shower last weekend. To show off the black trim at the top of the skirt ,I knew I’d need to either tuck in my top or find a crop top. Insert this lacy crop top from Free People. While trying to embrace the crop top trend and still feel comfortable, I found that it’s best to wear a longer crop top or wear a higher wasted pant/skirt. This way only a sliver of your midriff shows leaving a subtle sexiness.

So, do you dare to bare?

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Top: Free People (similiar here and here) l Skirt: Alice & Olivia (sold out- similar) l Heels: NICHOLAS






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