Showing posts with label Tory Burch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tory Burch. Show all posts

November 30, 2015

Holiday Blues


Oh it was hard getting up to go to work today.  After almost a week off for the holidays, it's depressing when it's over and real life begins again.  We had a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday this year with my whole family.  My sisters, who all live out of state, came home and Lucas was in Auntie heaven.  I got most of my holiday shopping done which is awesome!  I may even have snagged the Tory Burch bag I had on my wish list during the Tory Burch sale and by "may" I mean I definitely did!  It will be the perfect work bag.  I can't believe we are already in December!

Sweater: Nordstrom {Similar}  /  Dress: Old Navy (old)  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Necklace: c/o Onecklace


November 23, 2015

Weekend Photo Diary

Weekend Errands Outfit
Sweater: Nordstrom (LOVE!)  /  Shirt: J.Crew Factory  /  Pants: Nordstrom  /  Shoes: Nike  /  Bag: Tory Burch

We had a nice and relaxed weekend running errands, catching up on orders for The Dainty Planner, and had a nice little BBQ with family.  I rarely dress up on the weekends since I have to dress up during the work week so I prefer comfy on those days I'm not at the office.  I just recently started having the decency for humankind to at least put on mascara and concealer on the weekends just in case I ever run into clients while out and about. 
  
While in Sephora, I repurchased a favorite hair product of mine - Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun.  When I first bought this, I wasn't sure how to use it but I found that it was THE PERFECT DRY SHAMPOO (yes, that required all caps).  I just hate the price.  I find myself wanting to use it every day but, ugh, the price.  If anyone else knows of a good alternative, I'm all ears.  Until now, this is one of my favorite hair products.  I also kept on decorating for the holidays which puts me in the best mood.  Lucas helped and by helped I mean he kept taking down to play with the sweetest Fisher Price Nativity Set we bought last year.  I also bought the cutest Santa pillow from Kirklands.  I am so so excited to put up our tree this weekend and for a short work week!  Happy Monday indeed!





November 19, 2015

Rewearing Clothes Again


I wear this cardigan blazer thingy probably more than I should.  I LURVE it.  In fact, I re-wear a ton of stuff which is probably why I can't take outfit photos everyday because you would be life, ummm didn't you wear that last week?  After my son was born, a switch went off in me that said, only buy things that you love.  The reason why this switch happened after my son was born was because I felt very guilty spending any money on myself.  I'm not sure why, maybe because I felt every dollar I had should be spent on him and his savings, but I felt guilty every spending money on myself.  I work full time so the necessity to wear office clothes every day was there so I decided to only buy things that I love.  And I think I've kept this up.  My closet isn't us busting at the seams as it used to be but I love everything more than when I was buying all of the things.  Food for thought :-)


Sweater: Nordstrom  /  Dress: Target (old) {Similar}  /  Shoes: Tory Burch  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton {Similar}  /  Necklace: Onecklace c/o


November 16, 2015

Weekend Photo Diary


The weekend started out on a somber note as we watched on tv the horrifying events happening in Paris.  Paris holds a special place in my heart.  My entire adolescence, I dreamed and prepared for an imaginary trip to Paris so much so that I opted to take French classes 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.  A dream was finally fulfilled when my husband and I honeymooned in Paris for what was the most magical week and a half of my whole life.  It was devastating to see the heinous acts committed to such a beautiful place and people.  I'm sure others can also relate that it was a somber weekend.

To the most superficial transition of topics, I wore the above outfits Saturday AND Sunday.  I did do laundry on Saturday so my clothes weren't dirty, but for reals, two days in a row.  I love these leggings from Nordstrom and my long sweater is a MUST!  It's hard to tell in the photos, but the sweater is a deep burgundy and so incredibly soft.  On Saturday, I ventured out during Lucas' nap to do...shhhh...more christmas decoration shopping...shhhhh.  My husband made me promise to not decorate until after Thanksgiving but I couldn't help myself.  I started with the snowflake pillow I mentioned last week and for a whole week, the hubs didn't notice.  So on Saturday, I couldn't help myself and bought the multicolor deer pillow from Target, ornaments from Michaels, and the chair covers from the dollar store.  I think I would have been in the clear if it wasn't for the chair covers.  Yeah, the chair covers gave me away so now I really had to promise I wouldn't decorate...until next weekend ;-/



In case you are wondering what it's like to be the mom of a rambunctious two year old boy, here's a glimpse into what it's like 100% of the time.  #carseverywhere #legoseverywhere #knockingintowallsallthetime


My Weekend Outfit
Sweater: Nordstrom  /  Leggings: Nordstrom  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton {Similar}  /  Shoes: Tory Burch


October 23, 2015

Mirror Mirror: Random Weekly Outfits

Sweater: Old Navy  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Necklace: c/o Onecklace  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton {Similar}

It's a very busy time for me and unfortunately, all I have time for in the morning is the crappy morning mirror pics.  The fact that I'm leaving the house when it's still dark outside is criminal.  Oy vey.

Sweater: Caslon  /  Shirt: J.Crew {Similar}  /  Pants: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Sole Society {Similar}  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Necklace: c/o Onecklace


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 16, 2015

Oldie But A Goodie


I've had this Anthropologie sweater in my closet for a couple years now and I remember thinking at the time, "is it me?"  But at the same time, I couldn't not buy it.  That's when I know I really want something, if I absolutely positively must have it.  It's been awhile since I've felt that way about a piece of clothing.  Lately, I've been craving furniture and/or some sort of home decor which tells me one thing...I'm old.

Cardigan: Anthropologie (old)  /  Shirt: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Pants: Express  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Necklace: Onecklace c/o


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


September 1, 2015

Swing Swing Swing


I'd be lying if I said swing dresses weren't my favorite silhouette in the whole wide world.  It may not be the most flattering because it has the tendency to make one look wider but the comfort is one that cannot be beat.  I purchased this swing dress as well (in black and white striped) a while back and have yet to wear it but look forward to it.  I'm also wearing one of my favorite new necklaces from Onecklace.  I adore it and if you love monograms as well, check out the site and score 10% off your purchase with Onecklace promo code maria10!


Dress: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Necklace: c/o Onecklace  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}


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


August 24, 2015

Weekend Photo Diary: Getting Ready for "School"


Pay no attention to the chaos happening behind me.  Lucas was kindly cleaning my vanity using my MAC brushes and Mia was barking at him to jump in the bed with her.  Yes, this is my fancy life.  This weekend was an errands full kinda days trying to get everything in order for Lucas' first day of "school" today.  WAHHHHHHHHH!  I'm a mess and I cannot even lie.  Ugh.  That boy has made me such a mush so I hope he loves it and doesn't think I abandoned him.  Here's to hoping for a great week...

Shirt: J.Crew Factory  /  Shorts: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Tory Burch  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Bag: Coach {Similar}


August 21, 2015

Long Button Down


Lately, I have been allllll about tunics and oversized shirts.  I like to dress them up, dress them down, and basically live in them.  At least a couple days a week, I do have to dress more conservatively due to meetings, hearings, etc. so I love this J.Crew Endless shirt.  I normally wouldn't post a side-view shot because, umm hello, but I wanted to show how long it is.  It's like a button up tunic which is the best of both worlds for me.  Anything I can do to still look professional and be comfortable at the same time is right up my alley.

Shirt: J.Crew  /  Pants: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shoes: Sole Society  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott


August 20, 2015

Because It's Easy


I just love how easy the dress + cardigan formula is.  Whenever I'm running late, a dress and a cardigan is my go to even if it's kind of boring.  I try to throw in a necklace or some sort of accessory to make things interesting.  Even if it gets tangled like mine clearly is in these photos, I think accessories are great completer pieces.


Cardigan: Old Navy  /  Dress: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Sunnies: Ray Ban  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Necklace: Swoozies


August 14, 2015

I'm Not Perfect


It's been quite the week.  Quite the week.  I recently, like within the week recently, got into the whole planner craze.  I ordered my Erin Condren planner in July and it arrived a week or two ago.  I ordered tons of stickers and really plan (ha) on making this work.  The biggest anxiety I get is not getting things done accordingly, not having enough hours in the day, and, Lucas, of course.  I'm constantly asking myself how others seem to have it all or else appear like they have it all.  I'm pretty hard on myself for being a full time working mom and I know the song and dance can seem like I'm always talking about the struggle of being a full time working mom but it really is no joke.  I would prefer to be with my son 24/7 so if I'm at work or away from him, it better be worth it.  For right now, it's the best decision for our family for me to continue working plus, I like what I do.  The whole point of this rant and these pictures is that most days, I'm just running out the door barely catching my breath.  So my hair isn't perfectly straight, my room isn't tidy, and an oversized shirt is enough to make me feel put together.  And for some reason, I think it's appropriate to post these and my random thoughts on the internet because, heck (yes, heck) it's okay to be imperfect. 

I literally just thought dumped this post...please tell me this is normal ;-)

Shirt: Old Navy  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Bag: Tory Burch


August 10, 2015

She Was A Showgirl


I don't know what happened but somewhere along the line, I became afraid of wearing color to work.  Looking back in my archives, I was not shy before even though some of those old posts have gots to go.  I've always been a lover of wearing black everything but definitely need to change it up.  I think the color black as my safety and feel like if I wear too much color that it's "showy" but I really love this skirt and how bright it is!  I'm still loving these blue sunnies too and want to maybe get the pink version!


Sweater: GAP {Similar}  /  Skirt: Target  {Similar}  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Sunnies: Ray Ban  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}


August 7, 2015

Tale of A 32 Year Old Shopping at Forever 21


Once upon a time, there was a 32 year old woman (let's call her "Naria") and she was reading Tara's Bargain Saturday blog post one day wherein she linked the most exquisite top.  Naria said "I need it."  Naria clicked on the link to the much wanted/needed top and the 32 year old Naria found herself being taken to the Forever 21 website.  Ok, I can't keep this story up but yes, at 32 years old I longed for a Forever 21 top.  Now, college even law school me rocked Forever 21 like nobody's business but I haven't shopped there in forever 21 (see what I did there) but I had to do it.  I had to have it.  Plus, Tara liked it and Tara's awesome!  I opened my package, tried it on, and luuurrrvvveed it.  Lurve, people.  And at like $15, my wallet and husband loves it even more!

Sweater: Nordstrom  /  Shirt: Forever 21  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Handbag: Tory Burch


August 5, 2015

Blue Eyed Girl


I talked about these sunnies last week and I'm still smitten with them.  I'm also smitten with these shoes that I purchased at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.  I love them so much that I also purchased the same ones but in black.  Confession time: I have never shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.  FOR REALS!  We stopped on the way to the beach and on the way back home to Nordstrom and OH EMMM GEEE!  For all the spending I haven't been doing, I more than made up for up.  I just couldn't flipping help myself and now I get the hype.  I, like most everyone else, had my blog reader inundated with Nordstrom Anniversary posts and I couldn't help but just scroll past them.  After seeing this sale in person, I get it.  I get it.  I like a good deal and a good deal was had.  I still have some exchanges to make since I was sort of rushing but I just love everything I got!  Let me know what goodies you scored during the sale!

Shirt: J. Crew  /  Pants: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Sunnies: Ray Ban  /  Bag: Tory Burch  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott


August 3, 2015

Work After Vacation


Going back to work after being off for a week was hard.  I really love my job but the work that built up has been cray-to-the-cray.  I have not had a week off from work since my honeymoon.  I worked during my maternity leave with Lucas so it wasn't really time off from work.  Anywho, I opted to dress comfortably last week since I knew I was going to be tied down to my chair for awhile.  But am I the only weirdo masochist that likes to be super busy at work?

Top: Ann Taylor {Similar}  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David     
Handbag: Tory Burch  /  'Lucas' Necklace: {Similar}


July 28, 2015

Beach Please


So we discovered that Lucas is obsessed OBSESSED with the beach!  Anytime we were outside, getting ready to go to dinner, Lucas was always squirming away from us to run to the beach.  He absolutely loved shifting sand back and forth, laying on the sand, and sitting at the edge of the shore and letting the waves crash on his legs.  As soon as he woke up in the morning, he would run to the window and yell AGUA!  He then proceeded to grab my hand, place it on the door knob, and say BEEEEAAACCCHHH PLEASE!  He is a beach baby for sure.

On an unrelated note, I am obsessed with my new necklace that you can see Lucas really wanted to break.  But he didn't so it is also toddler proof.  Win win!  Also, on the way to the beach, we stopped by Nordstrom and my hubby bought these sunnies for me.  I was a little unsure because I don't have anything like them and have never purchased sunglasses in this type of frame or color but I absolutely flipping love them!  I find myself wanting to wear them every day and, plus, they remind me of the best beach trip ever so I love them even more.  I actually really like the blue lenses and, now, this brown eyed girl can finally fit in with my blue eyed boys!

PS I apologize for the crappy IPhone pictures!  And Lucas makes no apologies for his BEEEAACCHH PLEASE tantrum evidenced below.  Being a toddler is tough.

   

Shirt: J.Crew  /  Shorts: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Tory Burch  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton  /  Necklace: Design Darling  /  Sunnies: Ray Ban


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