Friday Finds!

Happy Friday Friends!

Y’all. I found the cutest things at Target.

I needed some snacks for my office and was just making a “quick trip”. Something magically pulled me over to check out shoes and clothes. And then I saw it:

Target stores

Target stores

PINK. SEAHORSE. CARDIGAN.

Seriously, the cutest thing ever. My mind started racing–I was thinking, I could wear this with my yellow shorts, my navy dress, my pink pants, my green dress…..this went on until I snatched it up and put it in my shopping basket!  I couldn’t find it online, so check out your local store. It was in the clearance section for only $16!They also had this adorable print in the cotton button down:

Target.com

Target.com

Trust me on this one, you need this print!

As if the PINK SEAHORSES weren’t enough, Target has come out with their versions of some of my favorite summer sandals by DV Dolce Vita. And they look so much alike for half the price!

DV Dolce Vita

DV Dolce Vita

Mossimo @ Target

Mossimo @ Target

So similar, right?!?  There are so many to choose from, I don’t even know where to start!

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Target.com

 Happy Friday!

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Wear to Work Wednesday!

Welcome back y’all!

Weeks that include a holiday Monday are so much nicer, don’t y’all agree??

It’s that time again–Wear to Work Wednesday!

Skirt, J. Crew Factory; Chambray button down, JCP; Wedges, Nine West.

Skirt, J. Crew Factory; Chambray button down, JCP; Wedges, Nine West.

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My office has a relaxed summer dress code, but I wouldn’ t hesitate to wear my chambray button down year round! It breaks up a busy print and is way more comfortable than a stiff dress shirt! Since I had so much going on in the skirt, I went with just a few bracelets instead of  a big necklace. I love this print so much I want it to be the focal point of my outfit!

What are all of you wearing to work today?

Happy Memorial Day!

 Hello all! I’m back and blogging after a rough week with the computer….I’ve missed you all!

I hope everyone has had a great weekend and a Happy Memorial Day!

I spent my weekend in full relaxation mode–lounge pants, vegging out, watching movies, reading in the sunshine, and of course spending time with my family! I really needed a nice little vacation from work and stress.

I’m re-reading The Prince of Tides. Pat Conroy is my all-time favorite author. I read this book in college and decided that I’d go through it again this summer. Even though I know what happens, Pat Conroy just has that magical way with words that I cannot put down.

On to what you came here for–some outfits and shopping!

I was in Target to get a few essentials (read: Blue Moon and an orange!) and I saw some great stuff on sale!14305320_130104103000

I’m really excited about this tote bag! First of all, it’s navy and I love navy! It’s dressy enough to be a “work bag” but is still simple and casual for the weekend. Plus, it was only $20 in store! Here’s the link but unfortunately it’s still full price online.

http://www.target.com/p/merona-stripe-saffiano-tote-handbag-navy/-/A-14305320#?lnk=sc_qi_detailbutton

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I think this is my new favorite top. I love the print and the silky feel of it. It makes me feel like I’m actually on a tropical vacation somewhere. It was way too cold here to hit the beach, so this is as close as I could get! 

Blouse, Tommy Hilfiger; Crops, Ann Taylor; Necklace, Banana Republic; Clutch, Target; Wedges, J. Crew Factory.

Blouse, Tommy Hilfiger; Crops, Ann Taylor; Necklace, Banana Republic; Clutch, Target; Wedges, J. Crew Factory.

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I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!

Weekend Whereabouts + More

Hi y’all! Welcome back!

We had yet another rainy, dreary weekend in Williamsburg. Only this time, it was really humid!  Walking outside was like being wrapped in a wet wool blanket! Ugh! Memorial Day weekend promises to be nicer!

My husband and I spent the majority of our time with Cole. He is desperate to play outside, go for a ride, and just generally get back to his normal routine. But we have one more week of taking it easy before he can get his stitches out so our weekend consisted of lots of movies and Netflix! The one time I did venture out, I wore:

Shorts and rope necklace, Target; Top, Loft; Flip flops, Tory Burch.

Shorts and rope necklace, Target; Top, Loft; Flip flops, Tory Burch.

My office has permitted denim to be worn the last two weeks! After a few days of wearing jeans I just felt sloppy, so enter my trusty jean jacket! It makes even the dressiest dress a little more relaxed and that way I can still be a team player without looking like a slob!

Dress, JCP; Denim jacket, J. Crew Factory; Necklace, ETSY.com

Dress, JCP; Denim jacket, J. Crew Factory; Necklace, ETSY.com

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Week in Review + Casual Friday

Happy Friday!!

What a week this has been, y’all–my dog had to have another surgery so he has been my focus all week. We took him to the beach a few days before his surgery so he could have his first swim of the summer.

Cole going for a swim!

Cole going for a swim!

Fetch!!

Fetch!!

Thankfully his procedure went well and he is recovering! No more surgeries for my boy. We are all glad to have this behind us so we can focus on enjoying every minute we have with him!

On to casual Friday…..

Indigo Dot Jeans and necklace, Target; Charley sweater, J. Crew Factory; Flats, Tory Burch

Indigo Dot Jeans and necklace, Target; Charley sweater, J. Crew Factory; Flats, Tory Burch

I am a big fan of the Charley (factory version) and Tippi sweaters from J. Crew. This one is cotton, so it’s lightweight and can be worn all through spring and summer. I have these in so many colors!

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend! See you all next week!

Wear-to-Work Wednesday

Hello friends! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

I’m trying to post at least one work look each week, since that’s where I spend all most of my time! Sometimes I have to force myself to be creative with my work outfits, it’s way too easy to throw on a button down and dress pants and call it a day, especially when you’re tired (or just tired of it!)

Dress, Talbots; Blazer, Loft; Necklace and belt, J. Crew Factory; Shoes, Nine West

Dress, Talbots; Blazer, Loft; Necklace and belt, J. Crew Factory; Shoes, Nine West

 

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I love this dress, but with my ivory skin tone I  have to add some color to bring it out. Otherwise I just look kind of naked! And this belle doesn’t do naked, y’all!

What are your favorite work looks?

 

Make-a-Statement-Monday

Welcome back friends!

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!

Recently, Katie Elliott of  Tag a Trend (http://tagatrend.co.uk/) asked me to send in a photo of me wearing a trend that is (literally)  near and dear to my heart: a Statement Necklace!

Thanks so much to Katie and Tag a Trend for including me! Here is how I styled my statement necklace:

Statement Necklace, JCP.com; Yellow dress, J. Crew

Statement Necklace, JCP.com; Yellow dress, J. Crew

  

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Heels, Nine West

Heels, Nine West

 No need to adjust your screen, my legs really are that white!

Happy Monday everyone!

 

 

Happy Casual Friday!

Happy Friday Friends!!

The weekend is so close I can taste it!

I’ve had a lot going on this week, and it made me think about a time when life was really simple: childhood! Boy it would be so nice to get just one day to go back and enjoy only being responsible for playing and having a good time!

Since I can’t exactly go back, I thought I would pair up my favorite childhood colors: Pink and Purple of course! Like a lot of other little girls, pink and purple were my favorites (purple being first, of course!). It was totally appropriate to wear those colors together daily then……so why not now?

Ta-Da! Gingham button down, Gap; purple jeans and sandals,J. Crew Factory.

Ta-Da! Gingham button down, Gap; purple jeans and sandals,J. Crew Factory.

Necklace and chain link bracelet, J. Crew Factory; Watch, Target; bracelets, Charming Charlie.

The best part? This color combo still makes me feel like a princess!

My arm party!

My arm party!

Wedges,J. Crew Factory; factory.jcrew.com

Wedges,J. Crew Factory; factory.jcrew.com

These are my shoes up close; the funny thing is, I didn’t even like these shoes when I saw them. But when I tried them on, they were so great and simple and made my legs look really good! If you make my legs look good, you get to go home with me!

I just want to say THANKS! to everyone who reads my blog or even just checks it out occasionally. I have worn so many things I wouldn’t have normally put together because of this blog and the many others I read! Clothes are meant to be fun and this has opened so many possibilities up to me, both inside my closet and out!

Have a wonderful weekend y’all!

Loft sale + Wear to Work

Hello lovelies!!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! Or at least a better week than the one I’ve been having! Sometimes things just don’t go as planned. Sometimes you think that you’ve made it through a situation only to get an unpleasant surprise.  What can you do? Pray. That’s about all you can do sometimes. Needless to say, I’ve been praying quite a bit!

I needed a little pick me up yesterday. Loft was having an extra 40% off already marked down merchandise so I mosey’d on over there. I saw some great deals!  I picked up two pretty tops:

Polka dot top, Loft. I got it for only $23!!!

Polka dot top, Loft. I got it for only $23!!!

Stripe zip back tee, Loft. It was only $11.99 in store!

I tried on and debated getting this skirt, but I didn’t leave with it:

Ivory eyelet skirt, Loft.

Ivory eyelet skirt, Loft.

I have to tell you though, readers–these items were marked down more in store than they were online. When I checked them out online, prices were $10-20 higher! Why?!? So if you have a Loft in your neighborhood it’s worth checking out the sale!

Blouse and cardigan, Loft; Skirt and necklace, J.Crew Factory.

Blouse and cardigan, Loft; Skirt and necklace, J.Crew Factory.

 This blue skirt was on my wish list a while back–and I love it! I can’t wait to pair it up with something orange next time! PS. I swear I ironed this blouse!!

Watch, La Mer; Bracelets, Charming Charlie

Watch, La Mer; Bracelets, Charming Charlie

Happy Thursday All!! 

Welcome back y’all!!

We had a cloudy, cold weekend here in Williamsburg. The sun showed his face for maybe 5 minutes.This is not how May is supposed to be! I debated pulling out some of the sweaters I sent to storage!

I’m really enjoying mixing up my prints! I found this beautiful skirt on sale (only $14!) at J. C. Penney.

Stripe top, Banana Republic Factory Store; Skirt, JCP; sandals, Loft; Necklace, TJ Maxx

Stripe top, Banana Republic Factory Store; Skirt, JCP; sandals, Loft; Necklace, TJ Maxx

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I got these shoes months ago, so this was their debut!

I got these shoes months ago, so this was their debut! On my toes: Essie Geranium

I was in Target last week and wanted to try something new. I have tons of lipsticks, glosses, stains, balms, you name it. I have drugstore lipsticks and department store lipsticks and I love them all. I picked up Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede in Finale and I have to say, it’s everything I’ve ever wanted in a lipstick!  It’s matte, actually stays on all day, doesn’t crack, and comes off easily when I want it to! Like I said, it’s matte, so if you want some shine add a little MAC Lipglass on top. When it comes to vibrant shades, I prefer the matte look. It didn’t dry my lips out either! 

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Drugstore.com

Have a great day everyone!