Month: September 2015

Best Dressed Bohemian

They’ve done it. They have found an impeccable way to be one hundred percent comfortable and adorable at the same time. Let me back up for a minute. First off, I am undoubtedly one of those girls who puts comfort first. I have no shame in that. Tight dresses and stilettos? Not my style. You definitely won’t see me running around in heels on the regular because number one, I’m super clumsy and number two let’s face it, heels are uncomfortable. I am sort of a baby when it comes to wearing heels, but that is a whole other story. Not that I have anything against it, I just hate having bruised toes, not to mention feeling squeezed into my clothes. For these reasons, among others, I LOVE that flowy, less fitting styled clothing is in style right now. It’s seriously my saving grace. For this post, I have partnered with J.A.G. Co Clothing, which is basically my new favorite shop. When I laid eyes on their Navy Lace Dress, I just about died (of …

Grazie, Italy

Despite our flight being repeatedly canceled and delayed, having to spend way too much money to change plans, and me crying hot, angry tears of frustration, Italy was beautiful. It was hands down my most frustrating traveling experience, but we put our annoyance aside and were able to have a fantastic time. Starting with Florence, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore was absolutely breathtaking. With its variety of colored stones on its exterior walls, it was unlike anything I had ever seen. I was floored. When we traveled to Pisa however, the Leaning Tower was not nearly as large as I had imagined. I guess I had expected the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Eiffel Tower to be about the same size, but in actuality the the Eiffel Tower is about five and a half times as tall–I would have never known! My favorite place in Italy was Venice. On account of it serving as a cultural melting pot of sorts for Eastern Europe once Constantinople fell, you can see a variety of …

Feeling Flowy?

        There are two things that I always look for in items of clothing: comfort and versatility. I have definitely found those two necessities in this top. When talking tunics, I always appreciate when it’s nice and flowy. It makes me feel less self conscious about something clinging to my less than flattering areas. Plus, the flowier, the comfier (I’m pretty sure that I just made those words up). To explain how comfortable this dress turned tunic is, let’s just say that I have Victoria Secret pajamas in essentially the exact same color and fabric as this Joyluxe tunic, and when I wear it, I totally feel like I’m wearing my pjs (it’s amazing).         Along with comfort, the adaptability in a piece of clothing is also extremely important to me. This top is fantastic because it can be paired with distressed denim (like I’m wearing), leggings, shorts in the summer, or even as a dress like they advertise on their site. Versatile-check, Comfy-check, Stylish-check. What more does a girl need? Oh, a coupon code? I have that too. When …

All Plaid Is Not Created Equal

I’m picky–I always have been and I probably always will be. Not when it comes to food necessarily, or say, what Netflix show my husband and I watch, but I am picky about my clothes. There’s nothing worse than buying clothing online, anxiously awaiting their arrival on your doorstep, tearing open the package when it comes (like an overexcited maniac), only to find that you despise what’s inside. It doesn’t look the same as the online image. It doesn’t fit how you had imagined. The color isn’t right, etc. On the opposite end of the spectrum, it is the best feeling when you ferociously rip open your neatly packaged parcel to find that what’s inside is even better than you had dreamed. I recently experienced the second of these two scenarios. Thank the heavens for Pink Desert. Let me back up a bit. Obvious to anyone observant, plaid is everywhere this season. I have nothing against it, I love plaid, but let’s face it–not all plaid is created equal. I hate when I fall in …

Where’s Waldo

        As a kid, do you remember relentlessly searching for the white and red striped man in ridiculous crowds of people? Well, I sort of found an outfit that encompasses that whole experience. Although it didn’t happen on purpose, I slowly realized that I feel like Waldo’s counterpart whenever I wear this outfit. It’s sort of hilarious. This has honestly become one of my very favorite outfits, whether I look like Waldo or not.         If you’ve read my previous posts, you already know that I have an obsession with stripes and that I’ve finally come around to the whole overalls idea. For this look, I have combined those favorites with my previous fear of hats (I was not physically scared of hats, but just scared of looking ridiculous in them) and what do you get? The trifecta! Stripes + Overalls + Hat = Fabulousness. Despite whether this outfit was unintentionally inspired by one of my favorite childhood series, I’m lovin’ it.         For this look, I am featuring several different brands that I am super excited about. …

The City Of Love

They don’t call it the city of love for nothing. Paris is, in my experience, one of the most romantic places in the world. Okay, so maybe it’s just Hollywood conditioning me to believe that Paris is a place where love blooms, but hey it’s working. The city is just so charming. My eyes were glued to the beautiful architecture our entire time there. The best part? Hands down, the Eiffel Tower. In my naiveness, I did not realize the immensity of the Eiffel Tower–that thing is huge! As we were walking around the grounds, and I know this is super cheesy, but I literally had butterflies. It’s something that I’ve always wanted to see, a definite bucket list item. I don’t know how else to describe it but to say that it was a dream come true. As we inched closer and closer to the tower, and my excitement rose, I felt like a little girl in a perfect Hollywood film. I had my favorite person in the entire world on my arm strolling …

Hello, Autumn

        High waisted distressed jeans and cardigans that go all the way to my ankles? Yes please! I’m all about that sweater life. Give me a sweater and pair of booties and I’m yours. Two reasons why I now have no uneasiness about the looming presence of fall. I’ve finally accepted it, summer is over. Now is the time that I start to get as giddy as a child for Halloween. Adulthood has not swayed me in the least to become disinterested in looking ridiculous on the 31st. I still love to play dress up–shoot me. I am aware that it isn’t October yet, so I admit that I am the crazy lady that’s already talking about Halloween, but time flies friends, so it soon will be upon us! And this cold weather means warm snuggles, fresh pumpkin bread and hot apple cider. It means scarves, beanies, and knit gloves. It means fantastic ankle length cardigans for under $20 (thank you Forever 21) and faded denim. Oh how I love you, fall. Shop my look: Ankle Length …

Denim & More Denim

        I received my first jean jacket, well the first one that I can remember, when I was twelve years old. It was love at first sight. I had desired a jean jacket for some time, and like many times at age twelve, an Old Navy sale had come to save my soul. Old Navy was a safe haven for any awkward tween, and I was no exception. What I thought was an incredible find at the time, was actually about three sizes too big, but I didn’t care. It was your typical semi-faded wash jean jacket, casual and perfect. What twelve year old can walk away from an oversized discount Old Navy item? Not me!         Somehow, I had convinced my mother to purchase me the beloved thing. Like all twelve year olds, I probably promised that I would wear and love it for the rest of my days, and I sort of did. I wore that thing until it was out of style–literally. You know those items of clothing that you just can’t part from? …

Rethinking Bridesmaid Dresses

For me, the day of my wedding was an absolute dream come true, as it should be for any bride. I had such fun planning my wedding and I am still completely obsessed with my wedding dress (no shame). So, when I was approached by Kara of While Camden Sleeps and Whitney of Beauty and A Budget for this Rethinking Bridesmaid Dresses collaboration, I was ecstatic! A chance to put my wedding dress back on and feel like a princess again? Count me in! The purpose of this four part exploration of bridesmaid dresses was to see how we could use dresses with subtle patterns to spice up the bridesmaids while complimenting the bride. It can be a scary thing. No one wants to take any attention away from the bride on her big day, but that doesn’t mean that the bridesmaids can’t look stunning too–am I right? To start off our search for the perfect bridesmaid dress, we found this adorable periwinkle-blue Drop On In Dress from Down East. In addition to its perfect …