bell (sleeves) and bows

Well, we all know the bell sleeve and knot trend is everywhere these days, and I’m completely swooning over these embellished styles- especially given that these tops are 100% cotton and comfortable versions of these trends. Hand me a pumpkin spice latte, and fall is off to a perfect start 🙂 ! I’m going toContinue reading “bell (sleeves) and bows”

everything embroidered

It’s hard to nail down my favorite fashion trends lately because there’s so many fun and creative options! In this look, I’m embracing the embroidery trend. I love the texture and custom feel embroidery adds to items like shoes, coats, and dresses. As a side note, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how IContinue reading “everything embroidered”

patience in patterns

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day. –A.A. Milne Top: New York and Company ($15 marked down from approx $70) Skirt: Joa via Bloomingdale’s ($20 marked down from $80) Shoes: Kohl’s ($23 marked down from $55) This is the perfect time to snag summer deals! The best bikinis andContinue reading “patience in patterns”

stop and smell the roses

Sometimes I forget the wonderful splendors around me because I’m busy rushing from one place to another, taking care of errands, going to work, going to the grocery store, blah blah blah. But, I’ve been working on being more mindful of taking a breath. This week, my husband and I took another trip to theContinue reading “stop and smell the roses”

nifty thrifty

Y’all, this Plenty by Tracy Reese dress was a dollar. $1.The blazer? $2. They retail $250 together, but cost me $3. Yep. Thrifting is one of my most favorite hobbies, and while I do also shop at big box retailers, I find thrifting to be the most rewarding. Never tried? Want to do more ofContinue reading “nifty thrifty”

fun fact, part 2 (leave another! do it!)

Y’all, fun fact part 1 was so fun, I just HAD to do another fun fact post! So, without further ado! Additional fun facts and leave yours below- that’s the best part! Hablo español! A lot of people don’t realize that I am bilingual 🙂 I spent a year living in Spain, and I also majored inContinue reading “fun fact, part 2 (leave another! do it!)”

charming chambray

This gorgeous backdrop is from our last trip to New Orleans a couple of months ago; New Orleans is full of wonderfully kind people, fabulous food, a vivid culture, and so much more. I feel grateful that my travels have led me there twice, and I can’t wait to go back. Also, shout-out to theContinue reading “charming chambray”

fun fact! (leave yours too!)

Every once in a while it occurs to me that many people know me via my blog, but not much more! I would love love love it if you left a random fact about you in the comments below; there are so many of you that I know via your blogs as well, and IContinue reading “fun fact! (leave yours too!)”

zaful review

Alrighty, this week was my first foray into online abroad shopping and I’m here to tell you about it! I’ve read a lot of reviews regarding “fast fashion” and abroad markets; frankly, the reviews were completely mixed. Some reviews were great, others were terrible. So, I’m going to speak from my perspective knowing that it’sContinue reading “zaful review”

full on flounce

Flouncy sleeves are everywhere right now, and I’m all in. I found this top at Zara, but the style is really easily found in a lot of stores right now. I’ve had my eye on basically every item Johanna Ortiz creates…but will settle for ready to wear versions, as her dream creations are out ofContinue reading “full on flounce”

(not so) cold shoulder

My girl Andrea of A Spoonful of Sugar Baking recently suggested a closet challenge to me, and I was all in! I recently posted this top, sandals, and bracelets (pics below) and decided to challenge myself to re-style all of the items! #outfitrepeater  The result was fun and challenging…so of course I’m signing up for an allContinue reading “(not so) cold shoulder”