happy halloween!

“tonight the Great Pumpkin will rise out of the pumpkin patch.” -Linus Coat: Banana Republic via thrift ($1) Sweater: Gap ($10 marked down from approx $70) Button down: Gap ($9 marked down from approx $60) Jeans: Articles of Society via Nordstrom Rack ($36 marked down from approx $68) I also had some questions about myContinue reading “happy halloween!”

light & lace

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” -Saint Francis de Sales Dress: Nordstrom Rack ($19 marked down from $125) Shoes: Chanel via The Real Real ($150, retails for approx $1,000)  

still summer

It’s still summer around here, so I’m taking note from Mother Nature and wearing a party dress 🙂 Even though my fall booties and scarves are calling my name, I’m happily drinking pumpkin spice lattes while waiting around for some chilly mornings. Have a good week, readers!   Dress: thrift (approx $3) Necklace: thrift (approxContinue reading “still summer”

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”