Casual on Repeat

 Welcome Back!!

Tee, Pants, and necklace, J. Crew Factory; bag, Fossil; loafers, Nine West.

Tee, Pants, and necklace, J. Crew Factory; bag, Fossil; loafers, Nine West.

I’m still on my casual kick, as you can see. Neutrals are just so nice!

I just picked up this Paris tee from J. Crew Factory. I totally want to tuck it into a big tulle skirt. I recently discovered Frankie chinos at the Factory store (similar to the Andie chinos in the retail store) and they are my favorite pants ever. Period. EVER. They are super comfortable and just the right length for flats or wedges. They are soft and don’t get saggy by the end of the day. To me, they are so much more comfotable than jeans so if I can’t wear my PJ pants, I’ll be wearing the Frankie chino! I have purchased all of the colors except the khaki (khaki is a hard thing to wear if you have big hips) and the dark purple color.

What are you loving right now?

xo,

dCv

 

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Weekend Casual

Hello all! Welcome back!

I’ve been staying casual as much as possible lately! It’s much too hot for anything else.

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I bought this T-shirt at J. Crew Factory a few weeks ago and I’ve been living in it. I actually sized up so it would be loose and comfy. I know I’m way behind, but I bought my first crossbody bag this past week and I love it! I’ve always been a structured satchel kind of woman but I wanted a hands-free option for running errands. I only wish I had jumped on the bandwagon earlier!

Have a great weekend y’all!

 

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

Splurge or Save

Welcome back, y’all! Hope everyone is having a beautiful week!

I. CAN’T.STOP.SHOPPING. Or rather, I don’t wan’t to! I love fall, and there are so many gorgeous things in stores right now!

I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest, and I love the look in this photo:

Pinterest image, via preptothemax.tumblr.com

Pinterest image, via preptothemax.tumblr.com

Gorgeous, classic, very Olivia Palermo (my fashion idol). I wanted to re-create this look, and a budget version also.

My Splurge pick is from J. Crew Factory store:

Factory Jewel Collar Oxford Shell, $79.50

Factory Jewel Collar Oxford Shell, $79.50

Not a bad price by any means. I personally like that it’s sleeveless, since I’m just going to layer it anyway.

My Save pick is from Kohls:

Elle Embellished Ruffle Shirt, $24.50

Elle Embellished Ruffle Shirt, $24.50

The J. Crew Factory pick is dry clean and the Kohl’s version is hand wash only. Either of these fabulous blouses would look stunning under a blazer or under a colorful sweater. I also like the idea of wearing it under a sheath dress. You won’t need a necklace and the stones will light up your face!

Happy shopping y’all! Let me know which one you choose!

Fashionable Finds

Hi y’all! It’s been a while since I did a fashionable finds post, so here we go!

I’m super lucky and live near an outlet mall [which I love and frequent way too much for my own good]. But I swear I find the best stuff there! My husband and I took last week off to enjoy a week in Outer Banks for our anniversary.  There is a tiny outlet mall in Nags Head so of course we had to make a stop. I only hit two stores so my husband didn’t have to wait forever–one of which was the J. Crew outlet store. [You can access the outlet even if you don’t live near one at factory.jcrew.com].  Here’s what I found:

Dress, factory.jcrew.com

Dress, factory.jcrew.com

BUY.THIS.DRESS.

Seriously.

This is classic prep with a twist–velvet dots. It’s long enough to wear to work or church, but short enough to not feel like somebody’s grandma. I plan to wear mine with a white collared blouse underneath and colorful heels (or flats)! Or a dressy oxblood cardigan would be fabulous too!

Factory crystal pendant necklace

Factory crystal pendant necklace

This necklace is so gorgeous in person. Of course you could wear it for dressier ocassions, but it would really pop paired with a simple button down (maybe plaid!) .

Factory Straight and Narrow jean

Factory Straight and Narrow jean

These are my tried-and-true favorite jeans. The dark wash, the straight leg, the mid-rise–all perfect for work or play. My office does a lot of casual days, so I have to have jeans that are “presentable”–AKA, not full of rips and holes, too low, too tight, etc. These are made a little longer too so you can wear heels with them.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

Lemon & Lime

Welcome back, y’all! 

People always comment that they never see me in neutral colors–I’m always wearing something bright. I can’t help it, I just gravitate toward things that stand out! Life if short, why blend in?

Yellow dress and flats, J. Crew Factory; Cardigan, Kate Spade New York.

Yellow dress and flats, J. Crew Factory; Cardigan, Kate Spade New York.

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Why would I want to put on something drab when I have this hanging in my closet? Color just makes getting dressed so much more fun! I’m a big Kate Spade fan and I love the use of color in the clothes and of course the home decor and displays.

Happy Monday all, and LIVEcolorFULLY!

 

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!

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?