May 29, 2015

Mirror Mirror: Disney World

This is definitely not a fashion post but more of an open post.  I want to know how you ladies that dress up in nice clothes and fancy shoes are able to not look like death after a day at the Disney parks?  Seriously.  I can't get away with anything fancier than this while at Disney...in Florida...in the summer time...in the blazing hot heat.  It's seriously hotter than a chicken's coop but yet I still see girls dressed impeccably and I want to know their secrets.  SPILL IT!

Shirt:  Disney Store  /  Shorts: J.Crew  /  Shoes: New Balance 420


May 28, 2015

Comfortable Clothes


I know I have talked about this before, but there are lots of days that I want to dress down as much as I can without looking drabby and still professional.  This is what I come up with.  I look at my calendar before I pick out what I'm going to wear and make sure I dress for occasion.  For example, I wouldn't necessarily wear something like this if I have meetings or have to be in court, but if I know I have hours upon hours of reading, writing, and researching, this is probably my go to.  And to be honest, it's my favorite kind of outfit...next to pajamas.



Sweater: Loft  /  Pants: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shoes: Target {Similar}  /  Bag: Coach {Similar}  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Earrings: Kendra Scott  /  Sunnies: Chanel {Similar}

Linking Up with Mix and Match Fashion


May 26, 2015

Sweater Blazer


Last week, I talked about my aversion to my structured work uniform, today it's my aversion to structured blazers.  I can't stand them.  Since I need to always have a blazer on hand just in case I tend to find more relaxed blazers suit (pun intended) me more.  I love jersey and sweater blazers because not only do I think they still look professional but they are comfortable for long days at the office as well.  It may not be the most chic look, but I feel put together and ready to tackle the days work and wrestle a toddler for a diaper change ;-)


Jacket: Ann Taylor  /  Dress: Loft  /  Shoes: Nine West {Similar}  /  Bag: Coach {Similar}  /  Sunnies: Chanel {Similar}


May 23, 2015

Mirror Mirror

Yeah, I need to buy a new mirror and once I do, I need to keep it clean.  Anywhos, I've had a bad cold that my dear son has graciously passed on to me and instead of resting up, I'm in appellate brief drafting land...and clearly not cleaning any mirrors.  Thank goodness for long weekends!

Sweater: H&M  {Similar} /  Pants: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shoes: Sole Society {Similar}  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Ring: David Yurman


May 22, 2015

If You Like Pina Coladas...


and wearing bright neon at work...The "work uniform" for my profession can be pretty standard: suit and collared shirt.  I happen to loathe structured suits and collared shirts.  I find them to be too stiff and when I'm looking at a 9+ hour workday, the last thing I want to wear that long is a stiff suit.  

I was talking to a friend of mine in the same legal profession about how I hate collared shirts.  She asked me if I owned any Express Portofino Shirts.  I had not and, apparently, I've been missing out.  She promised that they weren't stiff and that the shirts were comfortable to wear for a long period of time and she was right!  I, of course, found the brightest most obnoxious (in a good way) pattern but I love how soft the fabric is.  I couldn't help myself with the pineapple pattern in bright pink!  

I must admit that this shirt was tucked in during the day but when I snapped these I, obviously, forgot to tuck my shirt back in.  So work uniforms don't have to be uncomfortable and can exist in pineapple print.  WIN WIN!


Shirt: Express  /  Pants: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shoes: Nine West {Similar}  /  Bag: Tory Burch  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Sunnies: Chanel {Similar}  /  Watch: Kate Spade  /  Bracelet: David Yurman


May 20, 2015

The Day My Toddler Threw Up All Over Me


This "the day my toddler..." could become a weekly series it seems like.  Hopefully, not since they usually involve me in a panic.

I've always been on the hunt for a cargo type blazer that I could wear to the office.  I squealed when I saw this jacket pop up online at Loft and decided to order up for a looser fit.  I'm glad I did because after I picked up Lucas after work and walked through the front door carrying him on my hip, he projectile vomited all over my jacket and shirt.  Yep.  So after a wash, the jacket shrunk a little bit but I still like the fit.  See, Lucas was just watching out for you guys so you know prior to purchasing how the jacket holds up in the wash!  Sweet boy.  

FYI, he's feeling much better ;-)


Jacket: Loft  /  Shirt: Ann Taylor  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Sole Society  /  Bag: Tory Burch  /  Watch: Kate Spade  /  Bracelet: David Yurman  /  Sunnies: Chanel {Similar}


May 17, 2015

Weekend Photo Diary


Lucas was recovering from a virus and I thought for sure he would still be sick on Saturday because he didn't wake up until 9:00 am...9:00 AM!!!  Luckily, when I went into his room, he was all smiles and laughs.  We treated ourselves to a little boutique shopping where I picked up more Voluspa and Capri Blue candles (obsessed!) and had frozen yogurt.  Lucas also got a much needed haircut.  I swear, this kid gets a haircut once a month because it grows so incredibly fast.

Lucas is a water baby and playing at his water table is a good hour and a half of pure bliss for him (and me!)  Nothing like a nice and relaxing weekend to gear us up for a busy work week.

PS  These pants are like wearing pajamas and, therefore, I love them.  Buy them and thank me later.






Shirt: J.Crew  /  Pants: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Jack Rogers  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Bracelet: Pandora     Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton

Lucas's Outfit all Old Navy: Shirt, Shorts, Shoes



May 15, 2015

Necklace Obsession


I have something to confess...I'm obsessed with Kendra Scott Rayne and Rae necklaces!  After my husband gifted me this one and my mom gifted me the one I'm wearing in these pictures, I purchased a pink Rae necklace.  I could buy every color if I could.  Have you ever gotten obsessed with something and wanted every color?  I was like that too with the Revlon lip butters.  I guess I have an obsessive personality so I'm trying to reel myself in on certain things because, yeah, student loans and toddlers are expensive.  Ugh, I hate when I'm responsible ;-)


Sweater: Loft  /  Pants: GAP  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton


May 13, 2015

Shoe Shopping: Tory Burch Caroline Flats


Ahhh, shoe shopping again has been wondrous.  'Wondrous' is a word.  Look it up.  Anyshoes, this former non-shoe lover is currently loving getting to rebuild my shoe collection.  During the last couple months of my pregnancy, I wore the bejesus out of my Tory Burch Revas.  They were the only shoes that fit at the time so I know that I will get a lot of use out of my new Tory Burch Caroline Elastic Trim Ballerina Flats.  These are by no means shoes new to the Tory Burch collection but I read mixed reviews and wanted to put out there for anyone interested in these that they are hella comfy!  I find them to be true to size and dare I say more comfortable than my Revas.  The back of the shoe hits at a weird spot on my ankle but I'm sure the patent and elastic just need to be broken in like my other flats.  I'd love to hear anyone's suggestion for breaking in shoes.   



Shirt: H&M {Similar}  /  Pants: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shoes: Tory Burch  /  Handbag: Tory Burch  /  Necklace: Old {Similar}


May 11, 2015

Mother's Day 2015


So I can attest to how comfortable the Jack Rogers Clare Wedge is because as you can sort of see in the pictures below, I have a very active little boy and I spent most of my time running after him today.  Mother's Day 2015 was amazingly amazing.  Yep, amazingly amazing.  On Saturday we headed off to Disney's Magic Kingdom and it was shockingly not terribly busy so we were able to go on all of the rides we wanted to and, of course, met with some of our favorite Disney character friends.  I shared on my instagram account a picture of the three of us in matching shirts...we are now those people.

Sunday, my family spoiled me rotten.  The day started off with homemade belgian waffles, a nice lunch with my mom, and ice cream, of course.  It was a wonderful day and I hope it was a great weekend for all.







Shirt: J.Crew  /  Shorts: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Jack Rogers  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton      Bracelet: Pandora 


May 8, 2015

The Day My Toddler Locked Me Out of My House


Check out that smug look up there.  I felt pretty put together.  Work went okay.  I got a lot done.  I picked up Lucas after work and then drove home.  I got home and lit up a delightful candle my sister gifted me me.  The dog made a mess while we were gone so I opened the bathroom door to clean up the mess.  My husband calls and says he will be little longer because he was picking up dinner.  No. Big. Deal.  I grab some trash and go into the garage to throw said trash away and then my heart drops.  BOOM. CLICK.  LUCAS LOCKED ME OUT!!!  I, of course, go into freak out mode.  THE CANDLE!  THE BATHROOM DOOR IS OPEN!  THE DOG IS WITH HIM!  I tried my best to calmly ask him to unlock the door to no avail.  He begins to wail and scream.  I haven't met my new neighbors yet but what better way to introduce myself than to run barefoot towards their house completely drenched in sweat and tears?  They kindly let me use their phone so I could call my hubby and tell him to slam on his breaks.  So good news is I know who my neighbors are.  Bad news, they think I'm crazy.  I run back to the house and, in this very outfit, proceed to try to break the door down.  The whole ordeal couldn't have been more than 7 minutes but it felt like an eternity.  My husband opened the door from the other side and came home to me and Lucas both screaming.  So right before Mother's Day weekend, I have an EPIC MOM FAIL!  I can't explain what a horrible experience that was and just thinking about how scared Lucas must have been makes me cry all over again.  Ugh.  At least I looked put together today ;-) 


Sweater: Ann Taylor {Similar}  /  Dress: Loft  /  Shoes: Sole Society  /  Bag: Coach {Similar}    
Necklace: J.Crew {Similar}


May 7, 2015

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2015

Pajamas  /  Frame  /  Hat  /  Candle  /  Lipstick  /  Necklace  /  Sandals

From pajamas to candles and frames, it's time to pamper the mommas of the world!  Cheese factor alert, I'm just looking forward to spending time with my family but gifts are always nice as well.  Happy mother's day to all you ladies and I hope you have a great day!


May 6, 2015

Accessorized


I've lately regained by obsession with accessories and shoes.  I know, who loses interest in accessories but I did.  My sweet husband recently gifted me with this beautiful Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace in Mother Pearl and I wasted no time in wearing it.  It was to be a Mother's Day gift but I don't mind receiving it a little early.  Don't mind if I do.  I also have gone on a shoe buying spree.  SPREE I tell you!  During my pregnancy, my feet grew an entire size.  One. Whole. Size.  I thought I would be able to fit into my old shoes eventually but two years later and my feet are still ginormous.  I tried to get away with wearing one or two pairs of shoes but people I work full time all day long and apparently I like to beat my shoes up.  I'm not going to lie and say I've hated having to buy new shoes because I don't hate it.  

PS One of my favorite bloggers, MK, posted a similar outfit yesterday hence why I lurve her style!


Sweater: Kohls {Similar}  /  Dress: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shoes: Ann Taylor {Similar}  /  Bag: Tory Burch  /  Belt: Ivanka Trump {Similar}  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott Rayne


May 4, 2015

Relax


I must admit that when I first started this blog, I tried way too hard.  I wore outfits just for the sake of the blog.  I've never shown something on here that I didn't wear in real life, as in put the clothes on, took pictures, then got into my real clothes to start the day.  No judgment for those who do that, I just don't have the time and energy for it since blogging is not my full time job.  I think I was too scared that no one would want to read if I wore simpler outfits.  That was three years ago and, now, although I have not made it rich off of the blog, I much more enjoy blogging and showing simpler things because not only is it more comfortable but I feel like I am being more honest.  If that doesn't translate in followers, analytics, moolah, that's okay but I like Dainty and Decadent and hope you do to. 

Shirt: Loft {Similar}  /  Pants: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shoes: Sole Society  /  Bag: Tory Burch


May 1, 2015

Pastels


I recently started getting up one hour earlier than I usually do and it has made so much of a difference.  One, it has made it possible for me to continue blogging since I have that extra time to get ready in the morning but, most importantly, it is my "me" time.  After I get ready, I make myself a bowl of cereal and brew some coffee and catch up on my Bravo shows and blog reading.  In fact, have a little bit more time in the morning allowed me to catch up on Tara's blog and see this post which inspired my outfit!
  
I've always been a morning person but trying to get ready and take care of a rambunctious toddler is something crazy.  Lucas is awesome but oh so rambunctious.  Oh. So. Rambunctious.  I wouldn't have it any other way.

Sweater: Old Navy  /  Shirt: J.Crew {Similar}  /  Pants: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Nine West {Similar}  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton  /  Sunnies: Chanel


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