Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Aztec Print Dress

Dress: Ecote via Urban Outfitters, Sandals: Rebecca Minkoff, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Happy Hump Day darlings! Is anyone else enjoying this cooler weather?! In the mornings, it is already starting to feel like fall and I am loving it. If you would have asked me a few weeks ago I definitely would have said I wanted a few more months of summer but it has been so darn hot and humid that I'm ready for that fall weather! On another note--I've decided that the month of September is going to be a no-buy (with the exception of items for the wedding). I was doing so well with saving but all the awesome fall products have been catching my eye and it's been so hard to resist. I'm going to go the whole month of September with no clothing/accessory/beauty purchases. Wish me luck!

I bought this dress from Urban when we were in Santa Barbara and one of my best friends bought it in the "Ivory" print. I am SO in love with it!  I was planning on saving it for a bridal shower but I think most of my showers are going to be in February/March so it will definitely be WAY too cold for this dress. Speaking of dresses for the wedding--guys, I got my rehearsal dinner dress in the mail this past weekend. I know it's pretty early to order it but I saw another blogger post a picture of it on Instagram and I knew I had to have it! It's this dress from Goodnight Macaroon. I got it with the nude underlay and I'm just in love! I highly recommend it if you have any wedding events coming up. It comes in black too! 

[Linking up with Summer Style for today's post!]

Monday, August 22, 2016

Summer Trends--Cold Shoulder

Top: Zara (sold out, similar here), Denim: Paige Denim, Booties: Vince Camuto, Necklace: Panacea
Happy Monday loves! Hope you had a great weekend! I apologize in advance for how short this post is! We're having some internet issues so I'm doing everything from my phone. Linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston, Trend Spin, and Layers & Lipstick for today's post!

This weekend was busy but it was so much fun to have so many people over at the house. My best friend came over Friday--I toured her around the house then we went to Bartaco (the yummiest taco place near our house) for margs and tacos of course! On Saturday, my cousin came over and spent the night then on Sunday the whole family came over for dinner. It definitely sucks not having a dining table and trying to entertain a bunch of people but we are hoping to have one soon!

What did you guys do this weekend?!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Weekend Wish List: Fall Transition Edition

Booties, Jacket, Sunnies, Scarf, Crossbody, Hat, Earrings
Happy Friday my loves! Hope you had a great week and have some fun weekend plans ahead. It's going to be yet another busy weekend.  This afternoon my bestie/MOH is coming over to see the new house for the first time then we're going to go out for dinner and drinks! Saturday I don't have too many plans for the day but at night my cousin is sleeping over then on Sunday we're having the whole family over for grilling out. It's sort of the first weekend where we're actually entertaining guests so I'm super excited! Though we still don't have a dining table....we'll make it work! I'm hoping the weather holds up so everyone can just hang out on our patio. That's my favorite part of the new house!

Today I just wanted to share a few items that I am lusting after especially to start the transition into fall wardrobe. Guys--this BlankNYC jacket is back in stock (even though it's full priced) and I ordered it! It is backordered but I'm hoping this time it actually goes through. I have been stalking it since I tried to order it during the Nordstrom sale and my order was cancelled. Also--lord knows I don't need another pair of neutral booties but how darn cute is this Vince Camuto pair?! But seriously, one day I'm going to post a picture of all my neutral booties and you guys are going to get a kick out of it. Maybe if I buy the dark grey pair I can get away with it....

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Styling a T-Shirt Dress

Dress: J. Crew, Necklace: Panacea, Hat: Rhythm, Booties: Vince Camuto
Happy Wednesday darlings! Hope you're having a fantastic week so far. Work has been a little crazy this week but nothing outside of the ordinary. We sent out our save the dates last week so it's been exciting to already be hearing back from people that they can't wait to come! I also booked our wedding suite for the weekend so I just couldn't be more excited. I love that it's getting closer so I can just do more and more planning. It has been so much fun for me!

To say that I'm obsessed with this t-shirt dress from J. Crew would be an understatement. I have been wearing it on repeat since I got it (in fact....I'm wearing it today...don't judge!) It's so comfortable and so easy to style. I have said it a million times but I just love adding really great basics to my wardrobe because they're so fun to play up with accessories. Plus--they just never go out of style! Also--I had to mention this necklace find because I was really excited. I had been eyeing this necklace from Lana FOREVER but it's so darn expensive. I was thinking about asking Steven if he would buy it for me for my wedding gift but THEN I found this almost identical dupe for less than $25. If you guys have also had your eye on the Lana necklace, I absolutely am loving my dupe!

[Linking up with The Blended Blog, Trend SpinLayers & Lipstick, and Mix & Match Fashion]

Monday, August 15, 2016

Taupe & White Denim

Blouse: Lush, Denim: Articles of Society, Heels: Sam Edelman, Bag: Tory Burch, Sunnies: Karen Walker, Necklace: Panacea
Happy Monday loves! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and stayed cool. It was SOOOO hot here in Virginia! When we were taking these pictures I was pretty much drenched in sweat--cute right?! Linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston, Style Elixir, and Layers & Lipstick for today's post! It was so nice to have a weekend where we didn't really have many plans and were able to relax and do more decorating and some minor home repairs. We got to relax and watch the Olympics, do a lot of cooking at home, AND we finished Stranger Things. Y'all--have any of you been watching it?! It has to be my favorite show that has come out in the last few years. I'm just obsessed. I'm also a little bit of a sci-fi nerd (fun fact haha) so it's right up my alley! I'm so hoping it gets renewed for a second season!

I got this blouse during the Nordstrom sale and I wish I had purchased it in more colors. I really want to get it in olive (of course). I love that this taupe color is great transitioning from summer to fall. It will look super cute over black or normal denim and booties! All these Lush tops are also so great for work. They really make any outfit look very polished!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Easy, Healthy Meals for Work

Happy Friday darlings! If you're like me and work in an office setting where you have the luxury of bringing and storing your lunch, it's good to try to take advantage! So many of my co-workers eat out for every meal during the day and I, personally, think it's a huge waste of money and definitely not as healthy. Here are a few meals/snacks I have been loving for busy days at work:

Breakfast: Lite & Fit Vanilla Greek Yogurt with Granola and berries (usually blackberries or raspberries). This is SO filling and low calorie. The Greek yogurt is also pretty high in protein too. I used to find myself getting hungry for lunch so early but ever since I started eating this for breakfast almost every day, I don't get hungry for lunch until 1ish! If you want to go lighter on the carbs, skip the granola and it's still super yummy.
Snack Ideas:
Carrots & Hummus or Guacamole
Apple Cinnamon Rice Cakes & Peanut Butter or Almond Butter (MOST AMAZING COMBO)
Celery and either PB or Ranch (depending on your mood) in mason jars
Protein Bars like "The Perfect Bar" (my personal favorite brand--the Almond Butter one is the best!)

Lunch: Quinoa with anything really! I love making quinoa for the week and throwing in veggies or chicken and some dressing over top. It's super easy and quinoa is SO filling. This is my favorite recipe. My other go-to quinoa salad is black beans, avocado, cherry tomatoes, red onion and a cilantro avocado dressing. It's DELICIOUS and so easy!

Hope y'all enjoyed this post! Would love to hear your go-to meal ideas down below. I'm not creative at all when it comes to cooking so I appreciate any tips! Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

My Fall Wardrobe Essentials

Happy Wednesday loves! Unfortunately, we weren't able to squeeze in another outfit shoot but oh well--it's always fun to switch things up. Since we're getting closer and closer to fall and the stores are all stocked with fall fashion items, I just wanted to share a few of my staples from last year that I know will get a ton of use again this year!
Cozy, Neutral poncho + Burgundy Accessories--This poncho got so much wear last year and I actually just unpacked it when we moved into the new house which reminded me how excited I am to wear it again! I love this cream version that is really similar. I also got so much use out of this little Rebecca Minkoff crossbody last year. I haven't seen it back on Nordstrom's site yet but I feel like it might return once we get closer to fall! I'll let you guys know if I see it restocked. In the meantime, here are a few other gorgeous burgundy bags that are pretty similar (1 or 2)
Moto Jackets--I have one in brown and one in black and they both get SO much use! I am eyeing a few suede ones to add to the collection since the one I ordered during the Nordstrom sale sold-out. Here are a few moto jackets on my radar currently--1,2,3.
Neutral, lightweight scarf--Everyone is all about the blanket scarves and I absolutely love that trend, but it really doesn't get cold enough to wear those until closer to winter in VA! During that early fall transition time, I love scarves like this one that seriously go with EVERYTHING and are cozy enough but not too heavy. This one is almost identical to mine!
Neutral booties--I love the pair I'm wearing here but I just bought these from Vince Camuto during the Nordstrom sale and also HIGHLY recommend this pair that you guys have seen me wear a million times.
Statement denim in fall shades--These plum jeans from Paige Denim were worn on repeat last year along with an olive pair that really work year round! Here is a really cute pair in burgundy.
Last but certainly not least, the Floppy Hat--you guys know I'm ALL about the hats. My hat collection has grown exponentially over the last year and this one is definitely my absolute favorite! It goes with almost everything and is just so adorable. This one is super similar--I really want to buy the grey version!