Lilly Pulitzer for Target

 

Hey y’all! Welcome back!

I survived Lilly Pulitzer for Target! Whew, that was something. I’m not a Black Friday shopper, so Pink Sunday really did me in.  After the racks were cleared I went home and, just like the Target website, I crashed.

I was too excited to sleep on Saturday night so I periodically checked the website starting at midnight. I felt like a kid on Christmas Eve again! I saw on Instagram that people were placing orders somewhere between 2:15-2:45 but I still couldn’t get in. When I finally did get in, I could add things to the cart but couldn’t check out. I just kept refreshing, and was able to place a few separate orders. I’m trying not to get too excited about the online orders until I have shipping confirmations—because with the way Target has been you never know. I’m constantly checking to see if my orders have been shipped and keeping my fingers crossed.

Since I was up anyway, I drove by my local Target at 6:30 am. No one was in line yet, and I needed coffee so I made a quick caffeine trip. By the time I got back, the line was about 15-20 people deep. Crap, I was RIGHT HERE just a minute ago and COULD HAVE been first in line. I figured getting anything at this point wouldn’t be likely.

When they opened the doors, I ran like a mad woman. Seriously, if I’d known this is what I was training for I would have worked a little harder in the gym. First, I hit the wall of purses (our store got ONE in each color) and pulled the green tote, a headwrap and a couple of nail files. All the scarves were already gone. Next, the dresses and I scored the pink one. It has to be altered but it’s so pretty and I can’t wait to wear it. I ran over to the home section and grabbed a package of napkins and the Boom Boom beach towel. While I didn’t get everything I wanted, I love everything I got and know I was really lucky since so many people weren’t able to buy anything.

Below, my in-store scores, minus the beach towel!

Lilly Pulitzer for Target
 

Were you able to get your hands on any Lilly for Target?
Xo, dCv

Loving at Talbots

Hello all and welcome back!

It’s been quite a week around here with lots and lots of snow and ice. I’ve been perusing all the spring catalogs I got in the mail and I love so many of the new arrivals at Talbots.

Loving at Talbots

 

What are you loving lately?

Have a great weekend!
xo, dCv

Workin’ for the weekend

Hello all! Hope your week is going great!

It’s been a while since I posted a wear-to-work outfit. I’m kind of in “uniform” mode, meaning I keep wearing the same things over and over so I don’t have to plan it out or think too hard before I’ve had my coffee. It’s been cold and pretty dark and dreary lately, so an outfit with a little punch of color is just what I need to get going!

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Pants, Express; Blouse, The Limited; Blazer, H&M; Belt, Tory Burch; Pumps, Nine West; Satchel, J. Crew Factory

Pants, Express; Blouse, The Limited; Blazer, H&M; Belt, Tory Burch; Pumps, Nine West; Satchel, J. Crew Factory

I often buy blouses and jackets from the Petites section of stores, because, well, I’m short. I’m 5’3, but my legs are average length which means my torso is short. Petites often offer a better fit so my blouses don’t look like tunics. I caught this Ashton blouse on sale at The Limited and ordered it online a few weeks ago. I had been meaning to try out their Petite line, but since it’s online-only I just never got around to it. I have to say that I really like this Ashton blouse! The fit is great and it comes in tons of colors!

What are you wearing to work lately?

xo, dCv

 

Pin-Spired

Hello all and welcome back!

I’m back today with another Pinterest-inspired outfit. This pin has been on my “Fall/Winter Fashion” board for a while.

via Pinterest (J. Crew)

via Pinterest (J. Crew)

Pinterest really helps me shop my own closet. When I’m drawing a blank about what to wear, I refer back to my Pinterest boards, pick something, and then do my best to re-assemble the look or one like it; it is usually not exactly the same as what I’ve pinned.  This one is pretty close, but I didn’t have a maroon pencil skirt so I substituted pants.

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Vest, chambray button-down, satchel, and pumps, J.Crew Factory;Pants, New York & Company.

 

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imageThis gray leather bag is also from J. Crew Factory and I’ve been pleasantly surprised with how much the gray goes with! I purposely bought a smaller bag in an effort to “lighten the load” on my shoulder and back (I tend to carry my whole life in a bag if it’s big enough!)

What has you “Pin-Spired” lately?

Xo, dCv

Valentine’s Day–For the Guys

Welcome back!

I wouldn’t leave you hanging without a gift guide for the gentleman in your life! Men can be tough to shop for. There are only so many power tools one garage can hold! Here are a few ideas:

Valentine's Day gift ideas
 

I know my husband would really like the whiskey decanter! A subscription to a magazine you know he reads is a great surprise.Who can resist the heart print boxers? They’re a steal!

 

What are you giving the man in your life this February 14th?

xo, dCv

Valentine’s Day

Hello all!
It’s that time of year again–Valentine’s Day!

I rounded up a few cute things in case you’re in need of some ideas!

Valentine's Day
 

I don’t expect anything extravagant for V-Day, but a small token of affection is always welcome! I especially like the card that says “I hate everyone but you”. My husband would love it!

What are you hoping to get this Valentine’s Day?

xo, dCv

Loving Lately–January

Hello all and welcome back!!

Hope you’re all having a fabulous week! I don’t know about you guys, but January is a tough month for me–the holidays and time off work are both over, it’s cold and bleak, and spring seems far away. It’s the little things that put some pep back in my step, and  I wanted to share a few things I am currently loving!

Jan faves
 

1) These simple gold bar earrings– I bought a similar pair at Banana Republic Factory last week and they are a nice change from studs. I love the small and simple trend!

2) Crabtree & Evelyn hand cream– my sister gave me a beautiful boxed set with different scents for Christmas and I love how fresh the lavender one smells!

3)These pretty print J. Crew Factory flats combine two things I love–florals and bows!

4) Look at this wonderful pink tote from Target! I’ve been looking for the right pink because all of the “blush” that’s out there isn’t really my favorite. This fits the bill! Can’t believe it’s from Target!

5) I love stationary, notebooks and blank notecards. I keep a journal and this gold is too pretty to pass up!

6) Essie nail polish in Ladylike–I found this polish in my drawer and can’t believe I haven’t worn it more! It’s a mauve-lavender and a nice neutral. I think it’s discontinued but still available on Amazon!

 

What are you loving right now?

xo, dCv

 

What to Wear to Work–When it’s Freezing

Hello All! Welcome Back!

It’s officially cold here in Williamsburg, Virginia. Finally! It is January after all. It’s not snowing, but it feels like it could start any minute.

What to wear, what to wear? It’s freezing, my office will be freezing, and I can’t imagine getting out of my pajamas and braving the wind and cold. Below is a look that is my go-to–slim black pants, a button down and sweater combo– updated with a warm puffer vest. Add some booties (it’s too cold for flats!) and you’re ready to go. The clothes are all Ann Taylor Loft and I actually bought this plaid vest in store. It was marked down with an extra 60% off, plus I had a rewards card to use so it was on super-duper sale.

Stay warm, friends!

xo, dCv

 

Cold weather work outfit
 
 

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