Recent OOTD’s

Welcome back y’all!

I hope you had a great holiday weekend!

I had three days off and I needed every last moment of that time!  Tropical storm/hurricane Arthur sent some rain our way, so we didn’t end up doing a lot for the 4th.  My husband and I relish an opportunity to stay in our pajamas all day with no guilt. While I won’t share my PJ look with you, I will post a few of my most recent OOTD’s!

White jeans, necklace, and sandals, J. Crew Factory; Button down, Talbots.

White jeans, necklace, and sandals, J. Crew Factory; Button down, Talbots.

 I love white jeans. In fact, I love them so much I may finally break that old rule of wearing them after Labor Day! That rule was written before global warming, so, yeah.

Pants and tank, J. Crew Factory; Cardigan, Target; Necklace, Lilly pulitzer; Wedges, Tommy Hilfiger.

Pants and tank, J. Crew Factory; Cardigan, Target; Necklace, Lilly pulitzer; Wedges, Tommy Hilfiger.

You’ve probably noticed that many of my outfits either have sleeves or I’m wearing a cardigan. That’s because my office is FREEZING. As in, I often put on a second sweater when I get there. I guess that’s better than the alternative?! I hate sweating so I’ll just put on more clothes.

Hope your week is off to a great start!

xo,

dCv

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Happy 4th!!

Hope everyone has a happy and safe Independence Day!

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xo,

dCv

Wish List Wednesday!

Happy Hump Day! The weekend is now in sight!

I’ve been perusing my Style Guide and the J. Crew site and I am loving the latest collection! They have some gorgeous pieces for summer. Here are some of my favorites:

Embroidered pom-pom tank, $98

Embroidered pom-pom tank, $98

It comes in a dress version too! Not sure which one I like more!

It comes in a dress version too! Not sure which one I like more!

Sophie Crossbody bag, $228

Sophie Crossbody bag, $228

Scallop crepe dress, on sale for $119. I love this one!

Scallop crepe dress, on sale for $119. I love this one!

Italian matte gold-trim tank, $125, and currently an extra 40% off. This is so chic!

Italian matte gold-trim tank, $125, and currently an extra 40% off. This is so chic!

So gorgeous! Perfect for all seasons. Viv mirror metallic blow flat, $228.

So gorgeous! Perfect for all seasons. Viv mirror metallic blow flat, $228.

Normally with J. Crew, I like to scout out my favorites and then wait for a sale. I think most J. Crewers do this, actually. Because it WILL go on sale. And then I WILL be kicking myself for not waiting.

What’s on your wish list right now?

xo,

dCv

Scallops and Gold

Welcome back, y’all!

Last week I told you I attended a commencement ceremony and wanted to share the dressy look I wore!  I work for a college, and we held our graduation ceremony last weekend (inside, thankfully!)

Graduations are really special events and it’s hard to know what to wear to them. I bought this scalloped dress a while back and when planning my outfit for the ceremony it was my first thought.

 

Scallop dress and earrings, J. Crew Factory; Gold wedges, J. Crew; clutch, Express.

Scallop dress and earrings, J. Crew Factory; Gold wedges, J. Crew; clutch, Express.

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These earrings are my favorite!

These earrings are my favorite!

These earrings were love at first sight for me! I have worn them about 4 times already this week! They go with way more than I thought they would, and I have gotten a lot of compliments on them!

As with most big events, I like to go simple. It helps people see you, not just your outfit! A solid sheath and metallic shoes and a clutch is my go-to look.

What’s your go-to for dressier events?

xo,

dCv

Wear-to-Work Wednesday

Hi y’all!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week! I’m bringing you another office friendly look today!  My office has a relaxed summer dress code, meaning we can wear sandals, capris, etc. Jeans are still only on Fridays. I do often wear my Jack Rogers or Tory Burch sandals to work, but sometimes it’s nice to dress up a little more. If I’m really lacking motivation, sometimes the right outfit will help me get in the spirit (I do the same trick with gym clothes! If I dress for it, it will come!).

Pink Lace blouse and gold wedges, J. Crew; Navy Pants, Talbots; necklace, Kate Spade.

Pink Lace blouse and gold wedges, J. Crew; Navy Pants, Talbots; necklace, Kate Spade.

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I’ve gotten a lot of wear out of this pink blouse! It’s cute with jeans, but I love it most with navy or white pants.

What are you wearing to work today?

xo,

dCv

Weekend Casual

Happy Monday all!

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. Mine was a busy one, with a commencement ceremony on Saturday (pics of what I wore coming later this week!), planting our garden, a Netflix mini marathon (Big Love) and of course all of the usual chores.

I love being comfy on the weekends! Below, my outfits from the past two days:

T-shirt, shorts, and wedge sandals, J. Crew Factory; Fedora, Target

T-shirt, shorts, and wedge sandals, J. Crew Factory; Fedora, Target

Pineapple t-shirt, Kohls; shorts and earrings J. Crew Factory; sandals, Tory Burch.

Pineapple t-shirt, Kohls; shorts and earrings J. Crew Factory; sandals, Tory Burch.

What’s your favorite weekend outfit?

 

 xo,

dCv

June Reading List

Hey y’all!

I have a confession: I’d rather be reading than doing almost anything else (including shopping! gasp). I was always that kid that couldn’t wait for school to be out for the summer so I could start the public library’s summer reading contest.  Another confession: College took a lot of the fun out of reading! When you have so much material that you’re required to read, you stop reading for pleasure.

Post college, I’ve gotten back into the habit of reading 2-3 books each month. I’m open to just about anything, but southern literature is my favorite. Here’s what’s on my reading list for this month:

 

The Island, by Elin Hilderbrand--about the women in a family escaping to their own "island" for some quality time together

The Island, by Elin Hilderbrand–about the women in a family escaping to their own “island” for some quality time together

Men and Dogs, by Katie Crouch-- a woman heads home to Charleston to try to make sense of her past.

Men and Dogs, by Katie Crouch– a woman heads home to Charleston to try to make sense of her past.

The Hurrican Sisters, by Dorothea Benton Frank--she's one of my favorites!

The Hurrican Sisters, by Dorothea Benton Frank–she’s one of my favorites!

 

Are there any other book worms out there? What are y’all reading this summer?

xo,

dCv

Catching Up

Hi Everyone!

I hope y’all are enjoying the summer so far. After the winter we had, I thought summer would never come! Now it’s here and it’s 90 degrees (+) outside everyday. We all swore we wouldn’t complain– but dang, it’s hot outside!

Life has been busy as usual. The hubs and I just got back from a weeklong vacation in Florida, which was incredible!

St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine, Florida

 

We stopped in Orlando first to visit with my brothers and sister in law, and our neice, then spent the week in St. Augustine.

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We stayed in a gorgeous house for the week, with a pool and wonderful screened-in porch. We grilled out, sunbathed, and just enjoyed having no where to be and nothing we had to do! We spent the majority of our vacation out there. Cole especially enjoyed the pool!

The Grill Master, my hubs

The Grill Master, my hubs

On the verge of jumping in

On the verge of jumping in

This vacation was just what I needed. I was really able to clear my head and fully relax. I can’t tell you how long it has been since I have been able to completely relax! I think people fall into two vacation camps; those who want to do nothing, and those who want to go out and do everything. The hubs and I fall into the former category!

 

Wish I were still here...

Wish I were still here…

What are your vacation plans this summer?

 

xo,

dCv

OOTD–Spring Transitions

Hey y’all! Welcome back!

Oh my goodness, what a difference a few days of nice weather makes! It’s been 50-60 degrees everyday since Saturday. It changes my whole mindset and mood! I’ve always found winter depressing. This year it wasn’t until the past few weeks that I really started to feel it–that lethargic, grumpy feeling that you just can’t explain. The Winter Blahs. It turns me into a lazy, boring person who just wants to sleep all day and avoid social interaction. I have made sure that no matter what is going on, I’ve gotten outside for at least an hour each day to soak up some sunshine!

This is also that fun time of year when we start to transition our wardrobes. I like to rely on sweaters in spring colors and nautical-inspired looks to help my wardrobe bridge that gap .

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P.S. I found a few nautical goodies at Old Navy I just had to share with you all!

Have a great week!!

Women's Printed Flip Flops, oldnavy.com, $6.94

Women’s Printed Flip Flops, oldnavy.com, $6.94

Women's braided rope belt, oldnavy.com, $16

Women’s braided rope belt, oldnavy.com, $16

Women's anchor print chambray shirt, oldnavy.com, $19.97

Women’s anchor print chambray shirt, oldnavy.com, $19.97

Wish-List Wednesday

Hello everyone and welcome back to my little corner of the internet!

I had a snow day on Monday and while I was at home in my comfy pj’s I couldn’t help but browse the internet for pretty spring stuff! My mantra about spring is  “If I dress for it, it will come!” . Below, my current wish list:

Merona ponte shift dress

Merona ponte shift dress

I love this beautiful green. It will be great with jackets or cardigans until the temps start to rise and then I’ll wear it all by itself!

Kate Spade Carousel Bangle

Kate Spade Carousel Bangle

I love this beautiful watch in Gold Confetti! So happy and fun!

Isaac Mizrahi New York Mindy2

Isaac Mizrahi New York Mindy2

THESE shoes. Perfect for Easter and jazzing up all of my neutral summer dresses! Plus, there’s a bow.

Gazing longingly at spring clothes has always been my go-to when the weather outside is frightful.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a snow day?