July 31, 2012

2nd Wedding Anniversary

All photos of today's post are by and from Pure by Lindsey Tropf

My husband and I are celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary today.  Cliche but I feel like it was just yesterday that we were married.  We've been together for 13 years (we are high school sweethearts).  I loved everything about our wedding!  The best part of the wedding though had to be when my husband surprised me and everyone else by saying his vows in Spanish!  It's pretty hard to get me to cry, especially in front of people, but I became a mess hearing him say his vows in Spanish to me :-)

I became very detail oriented but I really thought that choosing my dress was going to be the easiest part...wrong!  I tried on soooo many dresses in so many boutiques in so many different cities.  BUT, when I tried on my dress...there was no other dress tried on after.  My dress was the Monique Lhullier 'Elle' dress.  The only slight alteration I made was to "sweetheart" the neckline. Oh, my mom made my veil and the ribbon belt I wore around my dress!  Warning: This post is picture heavy!

If you are interested, click herehere, and here to see more of our wedding photos taken by the amazingly talented Lindsey Tropf.









July 30, 2012

Gotta Wear Shades


It comes to no surprise to those who know me that I'm obsessed with sunglasses.  When Firmoo contacted me about their sunglasses, they had me at sunglasses.  Full disclosure: Firmoo sent me the sunglasses for free but my opinions are 100% my own.

I really like this pair I chose because they are lightweight and not tight around my ears.  If there is anything I hate more in sunglasses, it's that they give me a headache from squeezing the sides of my head too tight.   I chose this pair because of the shape and for the price.  I always feel anxious if I take my more expensive glasses out to the beach, for example.  They can get stolen, broken, scratched, etc.  I look forward to taking my Firmoo glasses with me to lay out and on days I feel retro!  I'm not crazy about the case that came with the glasses because they don't fit, but for the price and the glasses overall, I think it is definitely worth it to check out other Firmoo glasses.

Firmoo also wanted me to share that the company launched a program offering free eyewear for first time buyers.  Not too shabby for a pair of great sunglasses :-)


Sunglasses: c/o Firmoo  /  Sweater: H&M  /  Shirt: Loft  /  Shorts: Loft  /  Shoes: Payless {Similar}  /  Jewelry: J CrewVince Camuto, David Yurman, Banana Republic


July 29, 2012

Simply Red


Nothing planned for the day, playing it by ear, and I'm completely happy with that :-)  Relaxing weekends are the best.


Dress: Anthropologie  /  Sweater: Forever 21  /  Shoes: Aldo  /  Handbag: Coach  /  Sunglasses: Chanel  /  Jewelry: J Crew, David Yurman,  Vince Camuto,  Lorenzo via Prestige Jewelers


July 27, 2012

Casual Friday


This is as casual Friday as it gets for me...my shirt is untucked and a lot wrinkly.  I'm very daring you see.

Shirt: Ann Taylor  /  Sweater: Banana Republic  /  Pants: Talbots  /  Jewelry: J Crew, David Yurman, Eve's AddictionVince CamutoAnne Klein  /  Shoes: Steve Madden 'Vegass'


July 26, 2012

Mellow Grellow


I finally picked one of my husband's blog title suggestions!  In other news:

  1. I finally learned how to retweet...I know, I'm a little slow with social networking.  But you can check out how many times I messed up retweeting and tweeting here!  
  2. I wish I could wear this J Crew Anchors Aweigh top every day.
  3. Aldo shoe sale sucked me in again with these shoes for only $30.
  4. My skirt is grellow or yegreen...I can't decide. AND
  5. This is my 100th post! 

Anchor Top: J Crew 'Anchors Aweigh'  /  Bow Top: Banana Republic  /  Skirt: J Crew {not sure on color name}  /  Shoes: Aldo 'Lillig'  /  Sunglasses: Chanel  /  Jewelry: Elizabeth ColeVince Camuto, David Yurman


July 25, 2012

Fashionspirations: Feeling Lucky

Picture on Right: Lucky Magazine

Fact:  I found the perfect solution to give me the will to go to the gym today and put down the bag of Muddy Buddies...I cropped a picture of myself next to a skinny model and put it on the internet.  Now, I know what works!

I have been seriously lacking in the thinking for myself department this week and have looked to Lucky Magazine for inspiration.  I put a sticky on this photo from the issue with Leighton Meester on the cover because I knew it would come in handy on days like this.  I just recently purchased this skirt from JC Penney for only $14.  I've been meaning to wear it and thought it would work well with this inspiration.  


Shirt: Loft  /  Skirt: JC Penney  /  Shoes: Aldo 'Leggat'  /  Jewelry: David Yurman, Vince CamutoEve's Addiction  /  Sunglasses: Dior


July 24, 2012

Lacey Court Days


It's another court appearance day and it looks like these days will be happening a lot this week. In my many attempts to spruce up my court outfits, I decided to wear this lace top with a blazer of course.  Color was limited to my necklace and lipstick...baby steps, baby steps.

Shirt: Charlotte Russe {Similar}  /  Pants: JC Penney  /  Shoes: Banana Republic {Similar}  /  Handbag: Chanel  /  Sunglasses: Dior  /  Jewelry: Necklace {handmade by me}, David Yurman, Vince Camuto


July 23, 2012

Fashionspirations: Pinterest


Sometimes, I can't think for myself and it's easier to look at my Pinterest boards for help.  Olivia Palermo just happens to be pinned a lot in my Pinterest boards...I want her closet people!

I laughed when I saw the pin below because it is exactly how I feel.


Shirt: Kohls  /  Shorts: Loft  {Similar}  /  Shoes: Steve Madden 'Vegass'  /  Handbag: Coach  /  Sunglasses: Gucci  /  Jewelry: David Yurman, H&M


July 20, 2012

Country Chic


Sometimes my shopping habit of stalking an item and waiting for it to go on sale fails me miserably.  By the time my prized item has hit the sales, either my size or color I want are sold out.  I had been patiently waiting for these Aldo Leggat sandals to go on sale...okay, that's a lie because I was willing to pay full price but could never get my hands on them.  Finally, last week a pair in my size and color popped up online AND on sale so the wait was meant to be!

Shoes: Aldo 'Leggat'  /  Skirt: White House Black Market  /  Shirt: Old Navy  /  Handbag: Coach 'Kristin'  / Jewelry: Forever 21, Macy's, Vince Camuto, David Yurman


July 19, 2012

Purples and Yellow


I'm terrible with coming up with blog post titles so I occasionally ask my hubby for help and 99.9% of the time, I don't use his suggestions. Hence why most of my post titles are just names of colors. Take today's post for example...I asked him for help on the title and he says, "What's the name of that purple McDonald's character?" NOPE!  Not gonna answer that for ya hubs because I guarantee I'm not going to name my post after a McDonald's character!  So here I give you my Thursday post, purples and yellow :-)


Skirt: J Crew  /  Shirt: Loft  /  Sweater: NY and Co.  /  Shoes: Me Too 'Patty'  /  Jewelry: H&M {Similar}, David Yurman, Vince Camuto  /  Sunglasses: Dior 


July 18, 2012

Fiery and Leopard


I'm wearing an orange skirt.  Seriously, it's orange...orangy red?  Well, I thought it was red and still thought it was red in my closet but, nope, it's orange.  I really like it but just a few short months ago my clothes mostly consisted of dark gray or plain black bottoms.  Both of which I still adore but this summer has brought out a more colorful me...a me that wears orange skirts, orangy red skirts.


Skirt: J Crew  /  Shirt: TJ Maxx {Similar}  /  Shoes: Payless  /  Jewelry: J Crew {Similar}, David Yurman, Macy's, Vince Camuto via Ross  /  Sunglasses: Dior


July 17, 2012

Blushing Pink Ruffles


The way I usually shop is that I bookmark or mental note something and wait for it to go on super sale.  That's why I love this time of year because everything goes on sale (40% sale at J Crew = one dangerously scared husband and checking account).  It may seem like I shop a lot but I really don't (well, maybe a lil more than the more responsible person).  Anywho, today I thought to myself, "self, you should buy an elliptical machine instead of buying that bracelet you've been saving up for and work on that getting healthy thing you're always worried about." Umm, someone check my temperature or if there isn't a post on Wednesday, I've injured myself on the elliptical...should have kept saving for the bracelet.


Suit: Custom  /  Sweater: Loft  /  Shoes: Kohls  /  Jewelry: Eve's Addiction, David Yurman, Macy's  /  Sunglasses: Dior


July 16, 2012

Neon, Navy, and Stripes


It's already mid July which feels so nutty to me!  When I was still in school, by this time, I was itching to start school clothes shopping and excited for my summer classes.  Therefore, I think I should start a movement that lawyers get summer vacations.  I'm not sure how that will work, but I'm going to keep brainstorming that thought.

Dress: J Crew {on sale!}  /  Sweater: Loft  /  Belt: TJ Maxx {Similar}  /  Shoes: Steve Madden  /  Jewelry: David Yurman, Macy's, H&M {Similar}  /  Sunglasses: Dior


July 15, 2012

Need Want Now: Peplum



July 14, 2012

Teal and Stripes


Woo!  Another long and busy week is over and, hopefully, a relaxing weekend to come!  Happy Saturday :-)


Sweater: Anthropologie {Similar}  /  Shirt: Loft {Similar}  /  Skirt: Ann Taylor {$10 in store!}  /  Shoes: H&M  /  Handbag: Louis Vuitton  /  Sunglasses: Dior  /  Jewelry: David Yurman, Forever 21, Coach  /  Belt: Banana Republic  {Similar}


July 13, 2012

Blue Oasis


I had been eyeing this Ann Taylor necklace for a long time. I love statement necklaces but I don't like to spend a lot on necklaces that I wouldn't wear everyday unless I absolutely loveitcan'tlivewithoutitcan'tgetitoutofmyhead. Although this necklace qualified for most, I couldn't justify paying full price. When it went on sale to $19.99, my psychotic shopper side came out so I called my local store, you know instead of driving over there since it's only 5 minutes away but that would've been to easy. I called my local store to purchase it over the phone and pick it up after work. Well, the SA was about to process my order when she said that someone saw her pull the necklace out for me, liked it and wanted to buy it. Ummmmm....that's my necklace!

Long story short, I called around to other stores and had one shipped to me. It was worth the hassle :-) Normal Maria wouldn't actually call this a "hassle" but psychotic shopper Maria is pretty powerful...and makes me talk in third person...


Sweater: Gap  /  Shirt: Banana Republic Outlet {Similar}  /  Skirt: Kohls  /  Necklace: Ann Taylor  /  Shoes: MIA  /  Jewelry: David Yurman, Forever 21, Alex and Ani

The lovely Stephanie of Pretty Little Things has nominated me for the versatile blogger award.  Thank you!


The rules for accepting this award are as followed:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
2. Link to their site
3. Include the award image in your post
4. Give 7 random facts about yourself
5. Nominate other bloggers for the award - link to their site - let them know they've been nominated!

I'm completely lame and can't think of even one random fact about myself but you can check out my "About" page to learn a little about me.

I nominate these ladies for the award:



July 12, 2012

Colorblocking Polka Dots


I've had this J Crew cardigan (on sale!) since it first went on sale but kept saving to wear it. Is anyone else guilty of "saving" an outfit? I totally am guilty! I have the silliest reasons for saving outfits so I've decided to stop this habit and just wear what I want when I want...I sound like a 5 year old ;-)

Sweater: J Crew {on sale!}  /  Shirt: J Crew  /  Skirt: Ann Taylor {on MAJOR sale!}  /  Shoes: Ann Taylor {Similar}  /  Jewelry: Alex and AniEve's Addiction, David Yurman  /  Sunglasses: Dior


July 11, 2012

Magenta and Black


I wish I had more to say today but...I don't :-/  It's mid week, what can you expect? :-)

Sweater: Forever 21 {Similar}  /  Shirt: Ann Taylor  /  Pants: Talbot's {on sale!}  /  Belt: Kohls  /  Shoes: Famous Footwear  /  Sunglasses: Dior  /  Handbag: Louis Vuitton  /  Jewelry: David Yurman, Macys, Forever 21, Lorenzo via Prestige Jewelers


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