New Look // Cute and Dreamy Separates for Summer

This year I’ll be very, very sad when summer ends. Usually I love the change of seasons but this summer has been so fun, and so good to me. I’ve been able to visit new cities, spend time with friends and family, hit new heights in my career, and spend a lot of time outdoors. Plus. I’ll miss being able to dress in flowy skirts, crop tops, and bright colors. 🙂

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I’m a big believer in frugal shopping: saving for a home and being on a budget means I have to search to find deals, but since I’m also a dedicated fashion lover, the search is worth it. This is an outfit I bought from Marshalls, an excellent source for great looking clothes for a lot less. This outfit is totally me: flowers, flow, and a healthy dose of pink! I feel like a million bucks when I wear it, but I spent like $30. 😀 Hope you like it!Read More »

New Look // Casual Shift Dress with Black Accents for Summer

It feels like summer just came and now it’s more than halfway over. This July was definitely chock full of fun, what with my recent trip to San Diego, my weeklong vacation in the Catskills, and spending time at the beach on weekends. During summer, all I want to do is throw on simple dresses and head out the door, and this is one of those simple outfits that look super cute and stylish!

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New Look // Classic, Summer Style — On Sale

Who doesn’t love a good sale? During my trip to San Diego I happened upon an Aeropostale store having a major end-of-summer sale (in July). I hadn’t been inside Aeropostale for years, since it’s one of those stores I tend to think of as stocking mid-2000s logo tees, but in fact, they had racks and racks of cute dresses and rompers, most at half off.

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This dress is one of those purchases: a soft, flowy dress with a classic pattern and print, that’s super versatile. I styled it up here with red pumps but this is a dress you can easily style down with sandals for a super casual look, or try it with a statement necklace for date night! One of the reasons why dresses are so popular is because they’re so easy (and fun) to style in endless ways.Read More »

Fashion // Styling An Embroidered Blouse for Summer

Embroidery was a HUGE trend this year and last, and it’s a trend I happen to love, and will probably continue to wear for years to come. I’m an enthusiastic floral print fan, and this year I even DIY’d my own pair of embroidered jeans!

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I bought this gorgeous embroidered blouse and wanted to find a funky way to style it that wasn’t simply wearing it over black pants (which is also a great look, btw). I decided to for a bit of a pinup look with denim shorts and strappy black heels! Hope you like this look.Read More »

New Look // Slit Wrap Pants for Summer

Hey all! Happy Friday, and hope you’re having a great week so far. I’m in San Diego this week for a work conference, and while I’m here I’m making sure to take time to see the sights. This is only my second time in California, and I’m seriously loving the weather and the people, and this city. Quickly falling in love with San Diego. 🙂

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New Look // Classic Summer Style with a Quirky Backpack

Hi all! It’s been a little while since I’ve written, and it’s because I was very busy having an awesome Fourth of July weekend! It was nice to take a small break from blogging and enjoy the sun and summer. I spent last weekend at Long Beach, staying at my cousins’ house and laying out on the beach. Long Beach is a cute little beach town where everyone is so friendly and there’s tons to do, and we had a great time! Summer is the best time to give yourself a break in terms of responsibilities, and recharge for the rest of the year. 🙂

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Today’s outfit is a bit patriotic now that I think of it: I was looking for a way to restyle these two rather old dresses, and I decided to layer them! The dress underneath is a simple polka dot skater dress, and the red is a short shirt dress I usually style with a belt and tights for the fall! Layering like this is a really fun way to get more use out of your clothes and find a fresh way to style old items. Hope you like this look!Read More »

New Look // Ready for Summer in Pink Florals

Hi all! Today’s look is all about summer, flowy silhouettes, and trendy styles. A couple months ago I bought these culotte-style shorts from Simple Retro, my second pair of the same pattern. This style is so much fun to wear and I always feel so cool, trendy, and comfortable in them! And to make the outfit even more free-flowing and loose, I wore a new longline vest/kimono-style piece I picked up from a recent trip to Woodstock, NY. Hope you like this look!

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The deep pink, very sharp heels are the perfect contrast to this flowy look! I love layering different shades of the same color, to create a monochromatic effect. Bonus points if it’s pink, one of my absolute favorite colors! Super girly, but that’s just how I roll.Read More »

New Look // Mixing Patterns: Blue Stripes & Pink Florals

Hey everybody! It’s officially the season for summer dresses. This time of year I always stock my closet with versatile, lightweight, and girly summer dresses that make getting ready, whether for work or play, a total breeze. I played around wit mixing patterns today, pairing this beautiful, fit-and-flare blue striped dress with pink floral heels, combining some of my favorite style elements: florals, full skirts, and a contrasting color palette. Hope you like!

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New Look // A Girly Summer Outfit (With Bunnies!) ft. GlassesUSA

Hi all! Since it’s finally summer and all, I thought I’d share a fun outfit with you today, featuring cute prints and silhouettes, and new sunglasses from GlassesUSA. I’ve worked with them before–they’ve sent me a pair of prescription glasses that made me actually like wearing glasses again after not owning a pair for like seven years, and their sunglasses are pretty awesome, too. The outfit I have to share today is definitely cutesy–hope you like it!

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New Look // Vintage Dress from the 1950s (That Makes Me Happy)

Hi all! This year I got obsessed with one thing: finding perfect and beautiful vintage dresses, prompted by a pin I saw linking to Etsy. I got lost in the world of Etsy vintage listings, and wound up buying two amazing cotton dresses from the 1950s, one yellow and blue, and one off-white and light brown. This one is the latter.

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Recently, I’ve been all about the full skirts and midi lengths. There’s something about them that’s so feminine and empowering. I love the swish of the fabric and sitting down and seeing the skirt billow around me! Plus, I love twirling. 😉 So fun! This dress is from an Etsy shop I found that has a ton of vintage dresses. This one was probably handmade, as it’s unlined and has no tags. I love that vintage clothing has history, and also it’s nice to buy secondhand sometimes.

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