Showing posts with label Loft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Loft. Show all posts

May 24, 2017

Subtle Animal Print

I recently was on the hunt for the perfect leopard cardigan that didn't scream animal print and I think I found it with this one.  Not only do I love the subtle pattern the material is nice and breathable which is a must in this Florida heat...hence the pony tail.  There is literally nothing more annoying than hair sticking to your neck due to the heat UGH.

Sweater  /  Top  /  Pants  /  Shoes  /  Bag {Similar}  /  Sunglasses





May 22, 2017

Pink Lady

I usually stay away from pink...and ruffle sleeves...but I just couldn't help myself with this one.  I just loved the color and the flirty sleeves that I couldn't pass this up!

Shirt  /  Pants  /  Necklace  /  Shoes  /  Bag {Similar}  /  Sunnies  /  Bracelets  /  Watch




May 19, 2017

Classic Twist

I'm not going to lie so the bell sleeves threw me off but I just happen to love it.  I'm always drawn to neutral colors so I just think that this is the perfect neutral pop that isn't simple by any means.  It's classy yet interesting enough that one can't say oh it's another white shirt.  I think my go to will always be neutral colors but I like giving it a little twist so that an outfit isn't too boring.

Shirt (still available in store!) {Similar}  /  Pants  /  Shoes  /  Sunnies  /  Bag (Louis Vuitton)




May 17, 2017

Lemonade

What a fun print to wear to the office!  I'm trying to get out of my neutral rut and I think this just did it.  Of course, I had to add black and white in there but I was going to work, after all.  Plus, no one can get mad at a lawyer wearing a bright lemon cardigan, right???

Cardigan  /  Top (was purchased recently but can't find it online!) {Similar}  /  Pants  /  Shoes  /  Sunnies  /  Bracelets  /  Bag (Louis Vuitton)  /  Watch




May 12, 2017

Central Park

Shock to no one that I went back to the park for a second time.  It's literally my favorite.  Saturday morning, we ate breakfast at the Laduree restaurant down near Soho and walked a bit through the area before taking a taxi up near our hotel.  I was on a little bit of a mission.  I had just recently purchased this bag that I wore the beginning of our trip but I was on the hunt for the one I'm wearing here.  I loved seeing the monogram a lot of other people have but I desired the all black bag as it's something a little more classic that I can wear to work and out and about.  I have been dreaming about this bag since I saw it online.  I went into an LV store in Orlando but they were all out and told me that it was unlikely that any store would have any in soon.  The first day I was in New York, I went to both LV stores and the boutique in Saks had ONE bag.  As I thought more about it, I started feeling guilty about indulging and treating myself.  My husband kept trying to buy it but I said I wanted to think about it even though I not so secretly wanted it badly.  It's strange because before kids, I didn't think twice before I bought something for myself, now with kids, I literally think of every little detail and try to talk myself out of everything.  Sure enough, the next day, the bag was gone.  As we walked through 5th Avenue to get to the park, we meandered into the 5th Avenue LV store, and there it was!  As I was trying it on in front of a mirror, two other women were asking for it and I could hear the women asking the SA if they could purchase it.  It was just meant to be and although it was definitely a splurge and I'm done buying handbags for a long time, it is my favorite bag ever.  I've been wearing it non-stop since buying it and immediately put my stuff in it in the store and walked out (after paying, of course).  

As soon as we got to the park, I promptly took out my Laduree macarons (yum!) and walked through until we got to the Boathouse.  We bought some pretzels, people watched, the weather was perfect, and, ugh, take me back!  It was another great day in the city.  In the afternoon, we freshened up at the hotel to get ready for dinner and to see my little sister hard at work at Saturday Night Live!

Jacket {Similar}  /  Shirt  /  Jeans  /  Shoes  /  Bracelets  /  Sunnies  /  Bag




January 24, 2017

The Comfiest Tee Ever

Jacket: Loft {Similar}  /  Top: Express  /  Pants: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton

Happy New Year!  Yes, It's late January and this is still my first post of the year.  My little baby girl just turned 6 months old yesterday but I am still trying to get into the swing of things.  Just when I thought I could devote more time to blogging, work started getting even busier and adding that with a three year old boy, 6 month old, Etsy store business, and who knows what else, life has been cray.  I so miss blogging though so I hope to make this a more regular thing.

Although I haven't really shopped for myself lately, one day my neighbor sent me a message that she had just bought every single color in this top and that I just had to get one!  I don't typically buy v-necks but it was on sale so I thought it could be a nice weekend top.  Not only have I dressed this down for the weekend, I made it work for the office as well and I luuuurrrrvvveee it!  Seriously, comfy comfy comfy!



December 19, 2016

Floral Peplum Top

Don't mind the headless pictures...it's just better this way...#insomnia

And suddenly we're days away from Christmas.  I, of course, will have to finish shopping during my lunch breaks this year because life.  Oh and I also have not sent out our Christmas cards.  Frankly, I'm surprised that I even remembered to order them this year.  One day, I will have my sh*t together but today is just not that day.  

I'm still loving this floral peplum top that I bought earlier in the summer.  Although, I can't find it online, I linked a similar top below!



Sweater: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shirt: Loft {Similar}  /  Pants: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Shoes: Nine West


November 8, 2016

The Trumpet Sleeve

I thought long about this purchase.  To trumpet sleeve or not to bell sleeve.  Typically, if I have to think about buying something this way, I usually end up not purchasing it because it isn't something that I just have to have or, of course, need.  In this case, I thought, it's pretty and I literally have nothing like it so why not?  I have to say, the color is pretty and it was a nice change from my usual tunics and/or striped top.  I'm trying to branch out more and out of my box/rut and although I'm by no means a risk taker when it comes to fashion, it's baby steps towards a more rounded wardrobe for me. 


Shirt: Loft (ON SALE!)  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Kohls  /  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff  /  Necklace: Baublebar  /  Sunnies: Chanel {Similar}


October 19, 2016

Finding A Routine

The pictures are blurry, the clothes are wrinkly, and I forgot to put on mascara which pretty much ruined my day.  Kidding aside, it was a hot mess of a morning but I am determined to get back into the swing of things which includes blogging.  So if you can look past the blurry pics and mascara less eyelashes, I am wearing a peplum top which I swore I would never do.  This pattern called to me though and I couldn't stop my hand from adding the top to my shopping cart.  Thankfully, the top isn't too froo froo nor makes my waist look wider than it already is (HELLO POST PARTUM BABY WEIGHT THAT WON'T GO AWAY!)



And here is the precious reason why our morning got thrown into a loop...someone decided to wake up an hour before she usually does.  I didn't mind the extra cuddles though.  Not. One. Bit.

Shirt: Loft {Similar}  /  Sweater: J.Crew Factory  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Kohls  /  Necklace: Bauble Bar  /  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff


June 9, 2016

What I Wore to Work Work Work Work Work

Ooof, it's getting harder and harder to wake up early in the morning and even more difficult to move even a finger but I'm in the homestretch and can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  I've been scarily and dangerously risking a wardrobe malfunction by wearing non maternity tops to work but I think my time to get away with it is way way over so I'll probably be repeating outfits.  Here are a few outfits I wore to work recently that tested gravity...

Sweater: Old Navy  /  Shirt: Loft {Similar}  /  Pants: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff



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


May 26, 2016

The Green Bag


I'm a bag lady, a proud bag lady.  Always have been, always will be.  My obsession with bags started when I was very young.  I vividly remember being in elementary school and falling in love with my grandmother's Chanel bag.  I had no idea what brands meant just that I thought her bag was really really pretty and I wanted one.  My dream of owning a Chanel finally came true when I bought my Large Flap bag in Paris while on my honeymoon but my love of bags is a forever thing.  Since beginning my career and becoming a mommy, all of my handbag purchases have been with the thought of whether this or that bag would make a great diaper bag or work bag.  I have not made any "fun" bag purchases in forever.  Until now.  When I saw this Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag (NOW ON SALE!!!!!!!!) in the teal color, 'twas love.  I REALLY wanted it.  I promised myself awhile back that I would not buy anything unless it was needed or I REALLY wanted it and I REALLY wanted this bag.  My husband sweetly gifted me the bag for Mother's Day and I couldn't wait to use!  I took it with us to Nashville and amazingly, it doubled as the perfect toddler bag.  I no longer have to bring an entire nursery with me on the go, so I carried essentials with me along with Lucas' tablet, a few toys, snacks, and sippy cup.  I seriously love this bag and the color is gorgeous!  I think the color is called Sea Green but it's more teal/turquoise in real life.  If you are looking for a fun yet functional bag, I highly recommend this one!



Dress: Loft  /  Sweater: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade  /  Necklace: Gifted {Similar}  /  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (ON SALE!!!!!!)


Thanks also to Ernesto Sigmon for contributing.


April 14, 2016

Take On An Old Non-Maternity Outfit


I'm over the half way point on what seems like the fastest pregnancy ever and still finding ways to change up my style while embracing my large preggo belly.  I bought this swing dress from Old Navy last summer and it's not maternity.  It's meant to be, well, swingy, so it's perfect and comfortable to wear while pregnant in the Florida heat.  I wore a very similar outfit to this here and I really liked the color combo so I'm happy to have translated it into a maternity outfit.


Jacket: Loft {Similar}  /  Dress: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Watch: Apple


Thanks to Lazarine Law for sponsoring this post.


April 8, 2016

Transitioning Non-Maternity Clothes


It helps that this top that I bought last year at Nordstrom was already pretty big to begin with because it has been great in adding to what I can wear during this pregnancy.  I haven't bought many maternity items this time around but believe you me, my belly is huge this time around.  I'm finding that tunics have been great to wear and purchase recently because they are pieces that I can also wear post-pregnancy.  Maternity bottoms had to be purchased because, at least for me, there was no way around that.  I don't mind those purchases though since I work 5 loooong days a week and constantly reuse (of course wash!) them throughout the week.  Dresses are also a great way to wear during pregnancy that don't necessarily have to be maternity.  I am by no means against maternity clothes but it's also important for me to be cost efficient and find pieces that I can also wear after birth.  I do have to say though that maternity fashion has come a long way and there's so many cute options now!

PS: Here's this exact outfit worn last year and not pregnant: Non- Maternity Version

Cardigan: Loft {Similar}  /  Shirt: Nordstrom {Similar}  /  Pants: GAP {Similar}  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton {Similar}  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott


March 16, 2016

Struggling



For most of this pregnancy, I haven't worn any maternity tops and have been living in tunics.  Clearly, this poor chambray top is struggling to stay buttoned!  Luckily, no buttons were harmed in the making of this post.


Top: Loft {Similar}  /  Pants: GAP  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Necklace: J.Crew {Similar}  /  Watch: Apple


March 10, 2016

Maternity Work Wear



As much as I'd like to wear leggings and a baggy t-shirt all day every day, this pesky thing called going to work at an office gets in my way.  I was so sick during the first couple of months with this babe that I literally just wanted to stay in bed all day in my comfy clothes.  Now that I'm feeling more like myself, it does make a big difference to put some makeup and a dress on in the mornings.  Plus, if I get told one more time that I don't look well (which has happened one too many times lately) I might just go buck-wild.  

 
Sweater: Loft {Similar}  /  Dress: Target {Similar}  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Sunglasses: Kate Spade  /  Belt: Bluefly {Similar}  /  Necklace: Onecklace c/o 


October 7, 2015

Still Going

Sweater: Loft  /  Shirt: J.Crew {Similar}  /  Pants: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Sole Society {Similar}  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton

Proof.  I'm still running out the door, sometimes with wet hair, mostly in messy ponytails and not the messy cool ponytails.  Why would I post such a disheveled picture on my blog?  Because I'm working on little sleep and who knows of anything lately.  The end of the year is one of the busiest times at work and I'm definitely feeling and looking like it... 



October 5, 2015

It's Been Awhile


Bad blogger bad bad bad blogger!  It's been a week...it's been awhile...but I'm slowly catching up with life.  It's been crazy busy and, frankly, I'm surprised I brushed my hair in these pictures so of course I needed photographic evidence.  On the plus side, I can't believe that we are already in my favorite month, October.  The year is literally flying by!

Jacket: Loft  (ON MAJOR SALE!) /  Dress: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Necklace: Design Darling  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade


September 10, 2015

The Wedding Date Necklace


I am in love with this Onecklace roman numeral necklace!  I chose to have my wedding date engraved and all day I was asked questions about this necklace wherever I went - which being honest was work, daycare, and the grocery store.  Personalized jewelry is always my favorite.  I have another necklace that my husband surprised me with the night we were engaged that has our engagement day engraved on a heart pendant.  Although I'm a girl that loves her costume jewelry, it always feel special for me to wear jewelry that means something and I know I will treasure for a long time.  Onecklace promo code maria10 will get you 10% off your Onecklace purchase!

Sweater: Loft {Similar}  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Necklace: c/o Onecklace  /  Watch: Kate Spade  /  Bracelets: David Yurman (1, 2, 3)  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade


September 2, 2015

In A Blue State of Mind


It has been crazy town lately and sometimes I feel like life is going by so quickly.  I need to remember to slow down.  Work has been incredibly busy and with Lucas starting school, it makes me realize how quickly time flies.  So I have had the blues lately and I'm hoping to snap on out of it.  I need to remember the important things in life and not so much the things that stress me out.  Easier said than done though.  If I'm going to have the blues, might as well make the best of it and do my best in coordinating with my work outfits!

Cardigan: J. Crew Factory  /  Shirt: Loft {Similar}  /  Pants: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Tory Burch  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton {Similar}  /  Necklace: Gifted  /  Sunnies: Ray Ban  /  Bracelets: both David Yurman


August 26, 2015

Lady in Red


So Lucas' first day of school went well, thankfully.  His report from his teachers was that he was happy, playful, curious, and ate all of his snacks (duh).  When we got him and he was running about, I could hear him humming a song.  I know that they sang lots of songs that day and that little hum made me feel a little better about him going to school.  He's learning, playing with other children, and hopefully, learning to be independent.  Ugh, silver lining right?  I hope this gets easier :-/

Sweater: Loft   /  Dress: Loft {Similar}  /  Shoes: Tory Burch  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott


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