Friday, May 27, 2016

The Most Gorgeous Dress + Memorial Day Sales

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DRESS: Self Portrait (available in black, blue, red, white, pale pink - all linked below) (dupe version of it HERE) | HANDBAG: Chanel (similar style) | HEELS: Valentino (similar style HERE) | RING: David Yurman in 'Prasiolite' | EARRINGS: Chanel (similar here)

Last weekend John and I attended a wedding and I posted a photo on Instagram and had several questions about my dress so I thought I'd share a few photos. These are aren't the best photos (ahem, frizzy hair) - we were pressed for time and the weather was weird but I wanted to share regardless. This is one of my favorite dresses, ever - I had so many friends texting me being like "hey I need to borrow this next month!" The sizing on this dress is a little weird so I wanted to give details on that first. So, in dresses that are fitted on top and loose on bottom, I wear a 2 but I read online that this dress is very, very snug on top and to size up. I ordered a 4 and a 6 in it and the 4 was too snug. The 6 was perfect -- so I recommend sizing up. I also read in reviews that it is best for smaller chests - if you are a C or up it may be a little tight.

Does it anyone have plans for this weekend!?!?!

 John and I just decided last minute to go somewhere - the weather in Tulsa has been storms ALL week and it is going to be like that this weekend also. We are going somewhere we've never been and we are both pretty excited. It's going to be a quick trip though. Hopefully we can do some shopping and take advantage of the Memorial Day sales..  speaking of - I'm going to share a few good ones below!

MEMORIAL DAY SALES:
Nordstrom (40% off) (see THIS post for the best picks!)
SIGTEWIDE SALES
J.Crew (30% off your purchase)
ASOS (20% off your purchase)
Express (40% off your purchase)
J.Crew Factory (50% off your purchase)
Pottery Barn (25% off purchase)
West Elm (25% off purchase)

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Popular Items Currently On Sale!

 The Nordstrom Half-Annual Sale is currently happening and there are SO many great deals! 

First up is this tunic^.. It's on sale for $27 and is available in several other colors. I wear these tunics year round! (wearing XS) *see full blog post here.

 My espadrille wedges are on sale in this photo ($60!). These are super comfortable and the color goes with SO much! *See full blog post here.


 The dress I am wearing in this photo is one sale, too! It comes in a TON of colors and is one you can wear spring, summer, & fall! I have it in a couple of colors.

Also, the wedges in the photo above are marked down to $47! I've had those for almost 3 years - I still wear them so much. They are super comfy and I can wear them for long periods of time! (and they match so much!)

6. Cork Wedges (these also come in nude - they would go with SO much!)

I'm linking several other top picks in the tool below - there are some great deals on denim, shorts, dresses, shoes, etc. I really want this sweater

Have you all ordered anything from the sale yet?! If so, comment below and let me know what you are getting or want to get! <3

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

5 Trends to Try This Summer


ROMPER: Lovers & Friends (size down) (OR try THIS similar style) | WEDGES: Steve Madden | CLUTCH: Shashi | SUNGLASSES: Quay | BRACELET: The Nest | WATCH: Michele | EARRINGS: H&M 

I've been paying close attentions to the items I'm wearing that are selling out the quickest and/or are getting the most attention. I thought it may be fun to do a quick round-up of those trendy pieces that many of you are loving for this summer in case you are on the hunt for them. :)

1. Tassel anything... 
Especially earrings. Tassel earrings are not hard to come by this summer! You can find them for as little as $12.99 (like mine the photos^) or spend up to $700. This is not a new trend for this summer, but tassel everything is in high demand again. I'm linking TONS of tassel products in the tool below at varying price points.

2. Funky Sunglasses
No longer are the days of wearing plain ol' Ray-Ban aviators on the regular... the 'in' thing in sunglasses is wearing unique ones with funky shapes, colors, textures, etc. I am typically a sucker for designer sunglasses, but this summer I'm loving the trendier ones with reflective frames & unique shapes that just so happen to be inexpensive. (*Linking a few of my faves in the tool below!)

3. Platforms
Platforms, flatforms, flatform wedges, etc. are super popular right now... I personally prefer a wedge because I like the look wedges give my legs! BUT, any shoe with a chunky platform will do. :) (I love these!)

4. Lace-Up Dresses, Tops, & Rompers
It took me a bit to come around to this trend as I am not one to wear super low cut tops - luckily, there are lots of lace-up items that aren't low cut out right now! I'm selective about which ones I wear, but it's a trend I do love! I have a few lace-up items that I seriously wear over and over (like the dress in this post). 

5. Small Clutches / Crossbody Bags
This is tough for me because I am ALL about a big bag - I mean, all about them! The bigger, the better in my opinion. However, with little summer dresses and outfits, sometimes bigger bags are just too much. Luckily, there are tons of  fun clutches and crossbody bags are great price points in so many stores. (I recently just got this oversized cross body and love it!!)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tassel Trimmed Little Black Dress











DRESS: Madewell (similar style here & here) | SANDALS: Valentino (dupes here) | HAT: Eugenia Kim | SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker | WATCH: Michele | BAG: Net-A-Porter | RING: Cartier | EARRINGS: Deepa Gurnani (love these funky one for summer) 

How cute is the tassel detailing on this dress?! I actually ordered a similar cover-up version of it (here) but it was too large so I didn't get to wear it on this trip. I've been really loving Net-A-Porter lately because I find so many unique pieces there that aren't everywhere else online, ya know!? I'm always checking Net-a-Porter for fun accessories - like sunglasses, scarves, beach bags, 'costume' jewelry, etc. They have a wide selection of fun Eugenia Kim hats that say different things like 'Wish You Were Here' & 'Here Comes The Sun'.

In other new, did any of you watch Bachelorette last night?!?! Ahhh I loved it - I really like JoJo a lot - she may be one of my favorites ever! Okay, comment below and tell me who your favorite guys were! 

PS. I'm linking some other fun items from Net-a-Porter in the tool below... 


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Monday, May 23, 2016

Embroidered Summer Dress








DRESS: RahiCali (wearing size small) | WEDGES: Steve Madden (obsessed) | EARRINGS: Kenneth Jay Lane (love these too) | SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker | BRACELETS: Hermes, David Yurman (herehere, my fave is here| WATCH: Michele | LIPS: Happy Go Lucky | RING: Nakamol (similar), Cartier | CLUTCH: YSL (similar Tory Burch version)

Caitlin and I made a few trips to this Creamery while in Ocean Isle... it's a good thing I wore this loose dress, lol! I am definitely not going to be missing any Zumbas this week. :)

The embroidery on this dress is really bright in pretty in person!! It's just a fun everyday summer dress.

This weekend John, Fitz, & I drove to Little Rock, AR for a wedding! It was sooooo beautiful and so much fun. We got to see some friends from college that I have not seen in 6 years. I'll be doing a full post on the outfit I wore for the wedding this week I hope! We are getting storms ALL week here, so annoying. Luckily I have a good book to read!


Friday, May 20, 2016

TASSEL BIKINI TOP






SWIMSUIT TOP: Beach Riot (wearing M) | SHORTS: L*Space (mine were too big - size down!) | SWIM BOTTOMS: Beach Riot (didn't love the cut of these) | EARRINGS: Vanessa Mooney (similar here & here) | BAG: Net-A-Porter (how cute is this one for $34?!) | HAT: Brixton (one of the best hats for summer!) | BRACELET: David YurmanSANDALS: Valentino (dupes HERE & HERE) | RINGS: Cartier, turquoise was from a store in Calabash | LIPS: Beige Tribute

It was kind of a chilly week at the beach.. I think we only had a day or two of good sunlight! But that was okay! We still had a lot of fun running around the island, getting ice cream, [eating kids meals], shopping in little shops, etc. I was so excited about packing this swimsuit - the tassel detailing just made it! I didn't like the fit of the of the bottoms (def not cut for me!) so I ended up just putting on these high waisted shorts and wearing it with the swim top! You could always pair this top with simple white bottoms as well!

I am home now! I flew home last night - Fitzy baby is sleeping on my feet as I write this. We are packing up today and heading out for girlfriend from colleges wedding! I'll also get to see Elle, I think. 

Do you all have anything fun planned for this weekend!?!?! Or Memorial? John wants do something fun for Memorial Day weekend but we can't decide what we should do!? Needing ideas!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The $25 Off-The-Shoulder Dress You Need This Summer






DRESS: ASOS (only $25) | SANDALS: ASOS | BAG: ASOS | EARRINGS: H&M | WATCH: Michele | SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker | BRACELETS: Alex & Ani, Shopbop, 

In March I wore this ASOS dress in yellow while in Mexico! I love the loose fit for warmer weather - and at this price point it isn't bad to have two of them, ha. :) It is also available in white, green, red, coral, & black. It runs pretty true to size, but I did size up because I didn't want it to be too short. I think the orange is currently sold out, however. :( Also, love this this this

Sidenote - how cute is this beach bag from ASOS with the poms & tassels?! And it is $41?! That's a great price point for this bag considering the quality. 


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