Fashion Essentials for Work--Work-Wise Series

Pants, Heels, Tunic, Bag, Loafers, Blazer, Necklace, Sweater
Happy Friday babes! Hope you had a great week and have some fun weekend plans ahead. This weekend we have family that will be in town so that's going to be most of Saturday then Sunday I am planning to devote to getting caught up on blog stuff! The weather is supposed to be gorgeous all weekend so I'm hoping I don't get rained out of any outfit shoots like last weekend.

This post is for those of you that work in a corporate office setting and need some outfit inspiration! My office is sort of a mixture of casual and professional so for the last 2 years I've really leaned more on the casual side. This year one of my silly resolutions was to start dressing more like an adult haha especially at work! Even though I have the option to wear jeans I've been trying to dress a little more business professional over business casual. These pants from J. Crew are my absolute FAVORITE. They're super slimming and look very tailored without actually being tailored! I also have to have a good collection of blazers because I love wearing them to work but also dressing them down with jeans.

I think having a great, professional bag makes any work outfit look super chic. I just got this Tory Burch bag but in the "soft clay" color and it is just the perfect bag. Last year I used my TB Perry Tote a ton too! This summer I also invested in a Goyard tote because I found it slightly reduced on Ebay and I've been wanting one for a while. While I do LOVE it especially for work and travel, I know it's not as affordable. I think Tory Burch is a great price-point and so classic.

New Work-Wise Series
Ok so I have been wanting to start a new series on my blog just because I've been feeling a little un-inspired by always talking clothes on here. As some of y'all might know, I work in Human Resources/Organizational Development by day so I really wanted to incorporate some of my knowledge on career advancement, interviewing/job hunting, staying organized/motivated, and since this IS a fashion blog, dressing for success of course! Let me know what you guys think of the new series and any topics you might be interested in learning more about!


Fall Looks from Last Year to Recreate + FF Link-Up!

Similar Poncho, Similar Hat
Similar Sweater, Similar Skirt, Boots
Similar Sweater, Jeans
DressScarf, Booties, Sunglasses
Similar Dress
This was from J. Crew Factory last year--if it comes back in stock this season I'll let y'all know because you NEED it!
Similar Kimono, Similar Hat
Similar Dress
Similar Plaid
Similar Hat, Similar Peplum, Flares
Happy Wednesday loves! First off, sorry that I missed my Monday post. We only had time to do one outfit shoot on Saturday before it rained and of course I hated how it turned out! Sunday we spent pretty much the whole day at the winery with friends so still had no time to get in an outfit shoot. The last few months pretty much since the wedding have been so crazy busy so I'm glad for the rest of this month and most of September it will be more laidback so I can focus on my blog content!

Anyway, since we weren't able to get in an outfit shoot, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite fall looks from last year because a lot of items are in stock again this year or there are plenty of similar options! I don't know about y'all but the minute August rolls around, I am just READY to break out the fall wardrobe and for the temperatures to drop just a tiny bit!


My Top 5 Restaurants in NYC

Happy Friday y'all! Hope you had a great week and have some fun weekend plans ahead. We're keeping Saturday pretty open because I definitely need to get caught up on sleep and blog posts! Sunday, we're going to a winery with two other couples so that will be very fun. The weather looks like it's going to be awesome!

Jumping right into today's post, I wanted to share some of my all-time favorite NYC restaurants because if you have been following me for a while, you probably know that I go up to the city 3-4 times a year. I'm lucky enough to have a best friend that lives in the city so she always finds or knows of some gems! A few of these I've only been to once or twice but others are regular stops whenever we visit.

1.) Nomo Soho--you have probably seen this restaurant on a ton of other blogger Instagrams because it has to be one of the prettiest restaurants I've ever been to! It almost looks like a greenhouse but with gorgeous chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and the yummiest avocado toast I've ever had. Definitely add this to your list if you're planning to spend a day shopping in Soho!

2.) La Pecora Bianca--I had seen a few other bloggers talk about this spot so we made sure to stop by during one of our trips for brunch. If I remember right, it isn't too far from Chelsea Market/the High Line so it's a great place to grab food before hitting up those spots. I was immediately in love with the marble tables and the decor in general. Their french toast was phenomenal and if you're a fan of latte art, this place is great!

3.) Bluestone Lane--This is one that I keep meaning to go back to! We went a few years ago and I was just so smitten with the little hanging plants and the cozy atmosphere. This is another place where you have to get the avocado toast. It's a close second to Nomo Soho!

4.) Beyoglu--The last two or three times we have gone to NYC this has been our late lunch stop after a day of shopping. It's near where my best friend lives (on the Upper East side) so she recommended it and we've been in love ever since. It's a great place to share food with friends because they have so many fabulous Mediterranean tapas! When you go, ORDER THE SHRIMP. It's the best grilled shrimp ever and the bread + hummus is amazing too. I can't believe I don't have any pics at Beyoglu since I feel like we eat here most! I think we're just too busy chowing down to take Instagram pics!
5.) El Rio Grande--Another place we have frequented with the best margaritas! This was another recommendation from Maddie and let me just say if you're looking for a good place to pre-game or just get a nice happy buzz going, get a pitcher of margaritas to split with friends and you'll be set for the night. It has a really fun vibe and I think it's the perfect spot pre-going out.

Hope y'all enjoyed this post! Have a great weekend!!


Styling a Lace Cami + Fashion Frenzy Link-Up

Cardi: BP (sold out during sale, similar here), Shorts: Loft, Cami: Lush (also sold out in sale, similar here), Booties: Vince Camuto, Backpack: Rebecca Minkoff (old, similar here), Sunnies: Ray-Ban
Happy Wednesday ladies! Hope you're having a great week so far. I am still SO exhausted and not caught up on sleep from this weekend in NYC. Saturday night I think I only got a total of 3 hours of sleep and I wasn't able to nap on the bus back so I'm totally dragging still!

This cami, cardigan and my peep-toe booties are all from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale so unfortunately the cami and cardigan are sold out for now! I'll definitely keep you guys posted if they come back in stock  but I linked to very similar versions that are still on Nordstrom's site. I have been wanting a good quality lace cami for a while and have had my eye on the ones from CamiNYC but I just can't justify paying over $100 for a tank top lol! This one is a great dupe and it is good quality. Definitely plan to pair this cami under blazers and moto jackets as the weather gets cooler!


The Most Romantic Summer Dress

Dress: Boohoo, Wedges: J. Crew, Sunnies: Karen Walker
Happy Monday beauties! Hope you had a fabulous weekend. I had such a blast in NYC with the girls! We went out for dinner and drinks when we got there Friday at a super yummy Mexican restaurant--can't remember the name but it was on the Upper East side. Saturday we got brunch at Nomo Soho which is definitely my FAVORITE restaurant I've ever been to in NYC. It's so gorgeous and totally Instagram-worthy so I highly recommend. The food is great too! After that we went shopping in Soho (as always) and also went to the Glossier show-room which was pretty neat. We grabbed a late lunch/early dinner then went to the Silent Disco that night! Always SO much fun!

This dress absolutely sold me from the moment I saw it online! I WISH I had seen it before my rehearsal dinner because this would have been even more perfect than the one I ended up wearing. I love the romantic drapey sleeves and the light, flowy material. I also love that it's a halter neck! As much as I love off-the-shoulder dresses and tops, it is somewhat annoying that I find myself constantly having to pull them up. With this halter-neck that isn't an issue at all and makes it super comfortable to wear. It's also a great price under $45!
[Linking up with Biana from B Loved BostonByLaurenM, Style Elixir, Trend Spin]


Black & White Prints + Fashion Frenzy Link-Up

Romper: Asos, Backpack: Rebecca Minkoff (from last season, similar here), Booties: Vince Camuto (on sale!), Sunnies: Ray-Ban
Happy Wednesday! Hope y'all are having a great week so far. Mine has been a little busy because I have a short week again! My besties Kate and Maxine (who were also my MOHs) are driving up to our house Thursday night then we're leaving first thing Friday morning to head up to NYC to visit our friend Maddie. We do NYC trips with the girls two or 3 times a year and it's always SO much fun! Since I'm going to be on the road I probably will be missing my Friday post but of course will be back to regular schedule on Monday.

This romper came along with me to Cape Cod and was perfect for dinner and drinks with the family! I think I'm going to bring it along to NYC to possibly wear one of the nights we go out. I LOVE the off-the-shoulder style and the fun black and white print. Also, these peep-toe booties are still on sale and they are just AWESOME. I have already worn them so much and they are very comfortable in my opinion. They will also be coming along to NYC!


My Favorite Blazer

Blazer: Halogen, Tank: Topshop, Jeans: Joe's Jeans, Heels: BCBG, Sunnies: Karen Walker. Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Happy Monday loves! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. The weather on Friday and Saturday was super rainy and gross so we just stayed in and binge-watched movies on Netflix! I also got a lot of reading done. I started and am now almost halfway through "Winter Garden" by Kristin Hannah. It is SO good so far! She also wrote "The Nightingale" which I finished last week and LOVED. I think I'm going to do a book review post soon. Sunday the weather was gorgeous so we spent the day cooking out with the family to celebrate my mom's birthday! I also got my hair done on Saturday and I'm super happy with the subtle balayage/highlights she added. I love how it just makes it a tiny bit lighter and looks really natural!

This blush blazer was part of the Clear the Rack sale at Nordstrom Rack however, I found one almost identical on sale on Nordstrom's site and it's by the same brand! I'm assuming this is just the style from last year's collection. I have been wanting a blush blazer forever now and this one was an incredible deal--I think it ended up being less than $30!
[Linking up with Biana from B Loved BostonByLaurenM, Style Elixir, Trend Spin]

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