June 29, 2015

What I Wish I Wore Poolside

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Do you ever see pictures on instagram or actual people in person that look so put together and cutesy at the pool?  Yeah, that's not me but I wish it was!  I'd love to try to make more of an effort especially since we're going to the beach soon.  I'll be picking up some cuter options so I don't look like an awkward sloppy mess poolside!



June 25, 2015

Outfits That Didn't Make It


Here's how this conversation went:

Me: [to husband] Can you take my picture?
Him: You want it for your blog?
Me: Yes.  Why do I look like crap?  Because I'm real.  This is how I really dress. [clearly, I'm not dramatic.]
Him: I mean okay.

Since I assumed my photographer was not inspired, I took pics with my iphone instead.  Note to self, must get new mirror and keep little toddler boy hands off of it.  

The picture below shows one of my birthday gifts from my husband!  It's a Tory Burch bag that doubles as a diaper bag since it's nylon fabric.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!  Although I also love my Marc by Marc Jacobs diaper bag, since my baby boy is now a toddler, I don't have much of a need to always have all of the things.  However, I still carry with me diapers, wipes, snacks, drinks, and toys so I wanted something that was nice enough to wear on its own and also carry my toddler necessities.  Tis love!

First Outfit:  Dress: Target {Similar}  /  Cardigan: Target {Similar}  /  Shoes: Tory Burch  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott

Second Outfit:  Shirt: Gap  /  Jeans: AE {Similar}  /  Shoes: Michael Kors  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Bag: Tory Burch

June 22, 2015

Running Late


What happens when my alarm clock (aka Lucas) decides to sleep in and doesn't give me my screaming wake up call?  I end up wearing slouchy clothes, very minimal makeup, and what somewhat resembles a ponytail.  Oh, and since I was already late, I obviously decided to take pictures to blog about it of course.  You cannot pay me enough to take these sunglasses off.  Trust that I am doing you a favor.


Sweater: Caslon via Nordstrom  /  Shirt: Loft  /  Pants: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Sole Society {Similar}  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade  /  Bracelet: David Yurman


June 19, 2015

The Happy Birthday Girl



I could have picked another picture to post up there but nope!  I want to show you in all my glory how thrilled I was to turn 32 yesterday and have to work all day on my birthday.  #keepingitreal #allgrownup   

Despite turning into an old lady and having to go to work, I actually had a pretty great day.  I think I was eating the whole day because as soon as I got into my office, my wonderful co-worker had fully stocked my drawers with tons of candy, cannolis, and cupcakes.  For dinner, my mom cooked my favorite meal and funfetti cake which is the bestest cake in all of the land.  Then the eating didn't stop when I got home because my sweet hubby gifted me with chocolate covered fruit.  I was spoiled with lots of gifts and love from friends and family and Lucas even told his daddy to get me a new handbag.  He is such a sweet boy.  Soooo, turning 32, was not so bad of a day.


Blazer: H&M  /  Shirt: H&M  /  Pants: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Sole Society  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}


June 17, 2015

My Standards


Looking back on my outfits lately, I very much seem to have a standard go to: pants, shirt, and cardigan.  Although I prefer dresses, I, unknowingly, am in another style rut.  I appreciate others than can change it up and be comfortable.  My standard comfort zone, is just that, something comfortable.  I've said it over and over again but I will always choose comfort over style and my agenda is to try to make my comfort more stylish.  I am a firm believe that if you feel you look your best, your attitude will be better and thus more productive.  Just my two cents for the day.


Sweater: Loft  {Similar}  /  Shirt: Loft  {Similar}  /  Pants: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Belt: Ivanka Trump  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade  Shoes: Sole Society


June 15, 2015

Because It's Too Hot


I do not like to wear sleeveless tops to the office.  I do not like to show shoulders period.  I'm weird.  I know it.  But it's too damn hot to not let loose every now and again.  I'm so wild.  Anyone else have weird things they avoid wearing?


Shirt: Loft {Similar}  /  Pants: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Bag: Coach {Similar}  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott     Sunnies: Kate Spade  /  Shoes: Sole Society  /  Watch: Kate Spade  /  Bracelet: David Yurman


June 12, 2015

The Era of the Shopping Blogger


Nothing much to see here: just a cardigan and a dress.  Trying to keep up with blogging though, I thought, well, I got dressed today so why not take pictures?  Reading this post on Franish made me think of fashion blogging and where it is today.  When I first started reading fashion blogs, I was starting out my career and most all of the blogs that I read and were popular are not really what's popular today.  I'm not saying that it's a bad thing the way fashion blogging has progressed - it's just different.  I feel like today it's all about shopping, shopping, shopping, expensive, expensive, expensive.  Now, I'm a girl that loves to shop and likes nice things but I still think it's attainable.  For example, I have, what I consider, a nice handbag collection but I can tell you that it took years to collect and lots of hours at the office working on a nice bonus so I could treat myself.  I can look at a handbag and think of a fond memory that is usually attached to the purchase (i.e. honeymoon, first big settlement, first paycheck, etc).  

As much as I'd like to be a high fashion blogger, truth be told, I'm probably wearing something I purchased years ago, and there's probably throw up/milk/cheetos/syrup/etc stains on my clothes but I'm okay with that.  I hope you are too.


Sweater: GAP {Similar}  /  Dress: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shoes: Sole Society  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Sunglasses: Chanel {Similar}



June 10, 2015

Office Casuals


It's not denim.  It's chambray and, therefore, okay for the office, right?  Admittedly, I wore this on Friday so if someone did say something (not that anyone would) I could say it's chambray!  I own way too many chambray shirts for my own good and I'm mulling over owning these chambray pants.  I'm trying to decide if they are too 80s or toddler looking pants.  I guess I'll have to go in stores to try them on but these days I can't find myself physically going shopping anymore.  First world problems, you see.


Sweater: Loft  /  Shirt: Loft  /  Pants: Express  /  Belt: Ivanka Trump  /  Shoes: Ann Taylor  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade


June 8, 2015

Weekend Basics


I have a wee bit humongous obsession with pineapples.  One day when I'm bored and have 5 minutes to myself, I'm going to round up all my pineapple stuff and show you all because I'm not a liar - I'm obsessed.  I was looking for another beach bag because this girl is finally going on vacation (what?!?!) and this bag had me at pineapples...and it's black and white...and it's a beach bag because duh I was looking for a beach bag.  #ilikeitalics  



Dress: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Bag: Topshop  /  Shoes: Michael Kors  /  Hat: Old Navy {Similar}                     Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade  /  Bracelet: Stella and Dot


June 5, 2015

His and Her Watches: Jord Wood Watches

Shirt: Lucky Brand  /  Jeans: American Eagle {Similar} /  Shoes: Tory Burch  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott              Bag: Old Navy  /  Bracelet: David Yurman  /  Sunnies: Polette c/o  /  Watch: Jord Wood Watches c/o

I have a fun post today to introduce (if you don't already own one) a fun and unique timepiece.  Jord Wood Watches are just that - watches made out of wood!  I cannot get over how cool these watches are.  I tried to think of a better word than cool but sometimes, things are just that cool.  But honestly, Jord Wood Watches are beautiful and something I don't see every day which makes them that unique to me.  Jord has a wide selection of different wood finishes and styles so it was hard to narrow my selection down to one.  I chose the Ely Series in the Cherry color and could not be more happy with my choice.

The website boasts that Jord Wood Watches are sustainable, efficient, and influenced by experiential living.  It is truly a beautiful watch!  Each watch is custom cut to fit your wrist and for the week of June 5- June 12, 2015, Jord is offering free sizing with code DANDD4119845.

My husband even got to partake in the fun!  You'll see in the pictures below a mens version of a Jord Wood Watch.  He's wearing the Sully Series in the Black and Maple color. My husband loves watches and he gave this one two thumbs up.  These would make great father's day gifts!  






My husband was so excited to see his watch!  He told that the he and his co-workers had a conversation during the holidays about how wood watches would make such a great and unique gift to give to someone.  True story!  He was very pleased with the fit and construction.  He also said that it has been a fun conversation piece.



**FTC Disclaimer: We were provided the watches to review but all opinions are my own.

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June 3, 2015

Work Clothes and the Weather


It's now that time of the year where it's incredibly INCREDIBLY hot outside but yet extremely EXTREMELY cold in the office.  What is a girl to do?  Layers and layers is my idea but it certainly does not make the process of getting to and from work any easier when the leather in my car feels like an oven burner.  So that was quite the ramble but just to explain why I am wearing long sleeves, a cardigan, and long pants in 99+ degree weather.  Oh, Florida, I love you.


Cardigan: Loft {Similar}  /  Shirt: J.Crew {Similar}  /  Pants: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shoes: Nine West {Similar}  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton  /  Necklace: J.Crew {Similar}  /  Sunnies: Polette c/o


June 1, 2015

Relaxing for the Work Week


We had a nice relaxing weekend at home mainly because we are all three recovering from a nasty cold.  Maybe next weekend we will use the pool and see more sunshine but for now, weekends at home are always nice.  We made some more improvements in the home decorating department and I'm starting to feel like I am almost done.  Almost.  There's one bedroom that is clearly the storage room and I'm surprised that it hasn't driven me crazy.  I'm usually the type that needs everything in its place and with that one room because I can close it and no one uses it, I've neglected it.  One day, I will tackle it but up next is the garage...oh gosh...the garage.  Any tips on garage organization??


Sweater: Lacoste {Similar}  /  Dress: Loft {Similar}  /  Shoes: Ann Taylor {Similar}  /  Bag: Coach {Similar}     Sunnies: Kate Spade


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