Wednesday, March 12

A New Blog

Hi! After a bit of a blogging hiatus, I've moved! You can find my blog here. Thank you for reading & I hope you join me at my new home!


Monday, October 14

Color Blocked / Istanbul

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Dress  SheInside / SHOES Soludos NECKLACE H&M (old) BAG H&M / SUNNIES Ray Bans 

I first fell in love with this dress at Zara, but hesitated to buy it, as I do all too frequently with things at Zara. Any regular Zara shopper knows that their inventory moves quickly, meaning their most popular items/sizes sell out extremely fast. The season kind of passed but I was still thinking about how I should've-would've-could've bought this dress. A month-ish before our trip to Turkey, during my 'omg I need a whole new wardrobe for my vacation' frenzy, I found this exact replica on SheInside. I'd heard of the website before on other blogs, but was admittedly a little distrusting because of the really low prices, one size only dresses, and pictures that were sometimes straight from the Zara website. I took a risk and ordered it (along with some other things, of course, that unfortunately didn't fit as well).

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I'm not sure I would order from SheInside again, but I will admit it's pretty tempting. For $25, this dress ended up fitting great, and the material doesn't feel too cheapy. Shipping is free worldwide, but it did take about 3-4 weeks. 

Have you guys ordered from SheInside before? Let me know your thoughts! Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, October 2

The Black Jumpsuit / Istanbul

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Normally, I find myself striving to add layers and dimensions to my outfits to make them more interesting and unique. But while on vacation I find nothing more practical than wearing dresses. This black jumpsuit was just that- such an easy piece to style that I felt pangs of regret for not wearing it sooner (one of those things that sat in my closet with the tag for a longgg time before finally seeing the light of day- and that too in Istanbul! Lucky jumpsuit!).  

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JUMPSUIT  H&M, also love this casual, open back jumpsuit from Zara & this more dressy one shoulder jumpsuit from ASOS /  BAG Nine west SANDALS Sam Edelman via Piperlime SUNNIES Ray Bans / NAILS Color Club "Hot Pink"
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I wore this outfit for our first day exploring the popular sights in Istanbul- the Aya Sofia and the Blue Mosque; both of which were spectacular and beautiful in their own ways. At sunset we took a ferry trip down the Bosphorous to Ortakoy- one of my favorite memories from the entire trip. The town was sprawling with jewelry stands and waterside dining options, aka I was in heaven. I threw on a white linen button down (left it unbuttoned) over the jumpsuit since it cooled off a bit in the evenings.  

Stay tuned for more outfits from the trip! Thanks for reading!


Monday, September 30

Summer Vacation

Once you enter the 9 to 5 world, summer vacation becomes a thing of the past- one reserved only to refer to fond childhood memories. Gone is the anticipation of the last day of school, of playful summer camp, of a break. I've come to terms with this, just as I've come to terms with my blaring alarm clock that goes off at 6:00 am, That being said, I'm slowly learning that I still need to find time to step back and take a break. Sometimes, shutting down for a short while allows you to return with fresh eyes and a more open mind.

We were lucky enough to take a literal vacation at the end of summer, to a place I'd wanted to visit so badly: Istanbul. To say the least, it surpassed our expectations in every facet. We were left stunned by the history, the culture, the food, the people, the shopping (!!), and the sights.

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I took a couple weeks off after the trip to unwind (a vacation after a vacation: necessary), but now I'm back, and will be sharing some pics from the trip on the blog! They won't be my typical outfit posts. I was far too overwhelmed and excited to be patient enough for that, but I hope you guys enjoy this glimpse into our trip regardless! As always, thanks so much for reading!


Sunday, August 11

Festival Wear

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SWEATER J Crew SKIRT American Eagle BAG Steve Madden / SUNNIES Ray Bans 

A couple weekends ago we did a road trip to Burlington for the Vermont Brewer's Festival. The festival took place along the lake on a beautiful summer evening- the perfect opportunity for us to catch one of Lake Champlain's famed sunsets. I wanted to make sure I was comfortable enough to explore the town all day and also prepared for the slight chill that was expected to come off the lake in the evening, so I paired a low maintenance J Crew sweater with a fun patterned summer skirt from American Eagle.

Have you guys been attending any festivals this summer? What have you been wearing? Thanks for reading!


Monday, July 29

Summer In Full Swing

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Summer is in full swing, literally and in my wardrobe! We all know dresses are the go-to move in the summertime: barely there, one piece,  throw it on, easy peasy. This summer I've been infatuated with ASOS's collection of swing dresses. While they can be considered shapeless, I appreciate the drapey, loose fit especially during the heatwave (and while consuming mass amounts of ice cream...). Plus I think they can be sexy in their own simple way. A side bag, aviators, and Tom's, were all I needed to add to this outfit on a Sunday to spend hours exploring Central Park.

The tiered swing dress that I'm wearing from ASOS is fun and casual, but there literally is a swing dress on ASOS for every occasion. If the tiers don't do it for you, here's a simple sleeveless version of the one I'm wearing- and in this adorable floral print, ah! I've already decided to buy this sexy strappy cami swing dress, perfect for a date night at the beach. A little boho chic action with this paisley print dress. Last but not least, this adorable lace number in navy is classic and cute.

What do you guys think about swing dresses? Have you been wearing them this summer?

Hope you all have a great week! Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, July 17

Skirt or Short

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TOP J.Crew SHORTS H&M, old but another awesome pair here BAG Aldo SHOES Zara, similar here or a fun bright pair here / SUNNIES Ray Bans / NAILS Revlon "Spirit" 

This pair of high-waisted shorts, that falls more like a skirt, has been one of my longest standing favorite pieces. I wear them in the winter with tights, the summer with a tan, dress them up at night to go out, or keep it casual for dinner down the shore like I did this past weekend. I'm pretty sure blush and gold will always be one of my favorite color combinations. Add a fresh summer tan & white hot nails to the mix, and you've got yourself a killer summer combo. 
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What are some of your go to summer looks? Thanks for reading!