Aura

August 3, 2015

I really love the light that seemingly surrounded me during this shoot. It’s like an aura was flowing from this look (HAHA). Back to the clothes, I really wanted to get a fringe skirt for a while now but didn’t want to invest in one because I rarely wear skirts… couldn’t justify the cost (sad face). Luckily I found this more affordable option, YAY!

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Giveaway Friday: Nordstrom Gift Card

July 31, 2015

Win $50 gift card to Nordstrom

Our last giveaway Friday was all about the bags, this time is all about the shoes. Since, you know, one can never have enough shoes in their closet. One lucky reader will get a $50 gift card to get themselves one of these gorgeous pair (or any of the other cuties from Nordstrom).

Read on to see how you can win.

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Governor’s Island Visit

July 28, 2015

American Apparel Printed Rayon Mid-Length Tie-Up Blouse

As part of my “See Your City” adventure, I visited Governors Island this past weekend. I can’t believe I’ve lived here a few years and have just now gone there, especially considering it was only a super short ferry ride away. Me being my slowpoke self, of course didn’t get there until late in the afternoon. So we only had a couple of hours of sillyness on bikes. I’m definitely planning on coming back and with better planning this time so I get there earlier and have more time to spend. There are surprisingly tons to do there: from biking, enjoying the food cart fare and art installation, to getting a history lesson at Colonel’s row.
If you have plans on visiting New York City, you definitely should add this to your itinerary. It’s one of those spots that not many tourist knows about. Plus the ferry ride from Battery Park is only $2, and you can get a kick ass view of the city and Statue of Liberty from there. That’s so much better than paying $30 for the mega crowded tourist boat, right?

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Fresh In My White Blouse

July 23, 2015

Mika Rose Front Drape Top

One color top that I have multiple of in my closet is white. White is always a fashion forward color and the perfect companion for those statement and patterned bottoms, like the checkered skirt by Nathalie Du Pasquier for American Apparel.

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Eyelet

July 22, 2015

The latest edition to my closet is this delicate, girly white dress from Voodoo Vixen. It’s a little bit of a change from my normal aesthetic, but I really love the clean look and eyelet details. I decided to wear it with a denim jacket, baseball cap, and booties to try and play down the girly factor. Next time I’ll probably pair it with sneakers and a sweatshirt for a casual summer weekend look. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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Not So Basic Basics

July 21, 2015

It’s no secret from our last few blogs that Jess and I are a fan of basic pieces. Well call this maxi skirt an upgraded basic. The flowiness and sheen of the material elevates any casual ensemble that it’s a part of. The skirt is versatile enough that I’ve even worn it dressed up for a wedding. It looks and feel so luxe, you wouldn’t believe that I got it from Forever 21.

We linked up this look with Elegantly Dressed and Stylish today!

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Make it Blue

July 20, 2015

We spent the weekend exploring the smaller lakes and parks in our area. It was nice to get away from the crowds, have a picnic lunch, and relax. Hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend as well.

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Black List (under $100)

July 17, 2015

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom’s anniversary sale kicks off today! So many great deals are happening so hurry up and get over there before your size is sold old. I’m sharing my black (signature color) list round up, all under $100, and a few splurge items below.

Happy shopping!
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Geo Print

July 16, 2015

Another shot from our weekend in Chicago. There was a brief rain storm which ended up being a blessing in disguise because we were able to take shots on the bridge without a bunch of people in the background.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Thursday!

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Standard Colors

July 15, 2015

It seems like when I can’t decide what colors to wear, my fallback is usually involves a combo of black and some other muted color. Usually I go with gray, but this time I decided to go with a bronzy brown pairing. Add gold accessories and rouge lipstick, and I am good to go.

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