Showing posts with label express. Show all posts
Showing posts with label express. Show all posts

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!



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 31, 2016

Basic Witch

Another day, another oversized sweater and flats to the office kinda day.  But it's Halloween!  I am so so so excited for both my babies to dress up tonight!  Lucas chose his and Olivia's costumes and they will be going as Woody and Jessie from Toy Story.  I mean....holy cuteness!  

The pictures have a weird light and lines throughout but I couldn't love this oversized sweater more.  I bought it during the anniversary sale right before my maternity leave started and since I wore pajamas for three months straight, this was my first time wearing it.  I usually go for blacks and neutrals but this burnt orange color was just perfection.



Sweater: Nordstrom {Similar}  /  Top: J.Crew Factory {Similar}  /  Pants: Express  /  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff  /  Shoes: Kohls  /  Necklace: Onecklace c/o  /  Sunnies: Chanel {Similar}


October 26, 2016

The Cover the Booty Shirt

Just a quick post today to give a shout out to the genius who invented high/low tunics.  That person deserves an award, a prize, a billion dollars.  Seriously.


Shirt: Nordstrom  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton  /  Necklace: J.Crew {Similar}


October 24, 2016

Laces Up

The pictures do not do this top justice but I am loving lace up tops!  It reminds me of the 90s for some reason.  This one has a striped pattern that, again, is hard to tell in the pictures but I am obsessed.  Anyone else thinking the 90s are coming back around?


Shirt: Nordstrom  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff  /  Sunnies: Chanel {Similar}


October 17, 2016

Back to Work After Maternity Leave

Well, folks.  Maternity leave is over and it's back to reality or to a new normal that I haven't quite figured out yet.  I thought for sure I would never make it to work on time but somehow I only managed to be a few minutes late and not totally looking ratchet.  

For some reason, I thought that going back to work after my second child would be easier but it wasn't.  Not the least bit.  I shed lots of tears out of working mommy guilt because I now know what to expect which is spending less time with my child.  However, and trust me, I've only come to realize this after lots of tears, I'm a better mom because I work.  Everyone has to make the right decision for their own family and, for us, this feels right for the moment.  Thankfully, I had a great first week back at the office and I know Olivia is in great hands while I work.  It will take some adjusting to but soon we will all fall into a routine and all will be right in the world.



Shirt: Nordstrom {Similar}  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff  /  Necklace: J.Crew Factory {Similar}  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade


November 5, 2015

The Relaxed Sweater


I think by now I've drilled in how I'm into more relaxed office looks and no, it's not the most appropriate for my line of work.  I should be wearing suits every day but I don't.  I just don't but I think that's perfectly fine.  The days that I know I'll be seeing lots of people, have to be in court, depositions, etc, of course I will dress the lawyer lady part but the days that I know I'll be drowning in paperwork drafting my little heart out, you better bet your bottom dollar I'm going to be as comfortable as possible.  And this sweater meets all the requirements.  

Sweater: BP {Similar}  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Sole Society  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton {Similar}  /  Necklace: Kohls  /  Sunnies: Chanel {Similar}


October 27, 2015

Red Shirted


Those shades are hiding a seriously exhausted walking zombie.  For reals.  Not only has work been crazy, Lucas has been sick, and my hubby and I have been working on a project together that I hope to share here soon.  No, it's not a baby :-)  It's not super secretive what we've been working on but I want to make a proper post for it and I hope to get the post up soon.  Before then, I should probably wash my hair, sleep, eat, be human, or something like that before I get on the computer again.  Hope you all are having a great week!


Shirt: Caslon (LOVE this shirt!)  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton {Similar}  /  Necklace: c/o Onecklace  /  Bracelets: David Yurman


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 15, 2015

Fall Plaid


I think I've complained enough on this blog over how busy and blah I've been feeling lately.  And what do I do to get out of a blah funk?  Why shopping and chop my hair off of course!  But seriously, I hardly shop for myself anymore and when I do, it's something that I really love and/or need.  This sweater fell into the really really want category and it's true, I really really love it.  As for my hair, I've been loving short hair lately and felt like a trim was in order to boost up my spirits.  As superficial as it sounds, these did the trick and I have a little more pep in my step these days :-)

Sweater: Chaus  /  Pants: Express  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton {Similar}  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade  /  Watch: Kate Spade  /  Bracelets: David Yurman (Buckle, Amethyst, Pearl)  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David


September 28, 2015

The Blue Tunic


I didn't much to share this weekend besides getting an amazing facial but ain't no way I'm posting a pic of my bare face on here.  So please excuse the crappy Iphone pics but I LOVE this blouse!  It's a recent purchase from Express and on top of having the most vibrant blue color, it is super comfortable.  I'm a tunic phase of life and this little guy fits right in!


 There's Mia hanging out behind!
Shirt: Express  /  Pants: Express  /  Necklace: Swoozies {Similar}  /  Shoes: Sole Society {Similar}  /  Bracelets: David Yurman (Pearl, Amethyst, Buckle), Stella and Dot  /  Watch: Kate Spade  /  Sunnies: Ray Ban


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 4, 2015

Shine Bright


Turns out, it is really hard to photograph a white sweater in the bright a$$ Florida sunlight.  Huh, imagine that.  

Sweater: J.Crew Factory  /  Pants: Express  /  Necklace: Kohls  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton {Similar}  /  Sunnies: Chanel {Similar}  /  Shoes: Sole Society {Similar}


August 18, 2015

Neutral Palette


This is my version of camouflage.  Almost everything blends in with my skin tone so it was quite the invisible cloak kinda day.  I can't say I hate it though.  I think I may try more neutral monochromatic looks this week to break it up from my all black all the time.  This was clearly something I wore to work and not something I would wear at home...with a two year old.  #whyareboysmessy


Sweater: J. Crew Factory  /  Pants: Express  /  Bag: Coach {Similar}  /  Shoes: Nine West {Similar}  /  Necklace: J. Crew {Similar}  /  Bracelets: David Yurman and David Yurman  /  Sunnies: Chanel {Similar}


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 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 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 17, 2015

Completely Pantsless



Well, not really but I'm so pale that the pants clearly make it look like I decided it was appropriate to go pantsless at the office.  I am in dire need of some sun and pronto!

Sweater: Nordstrom  /  Shirt: J.Crew  /  Pants: Express  /  Belt: Ivanka Trump  /  Shoes: Sole Society  /  Bag: Tory Burch  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade


July 13, 2015

That Time I Didn't Have My Sh*t Together


So I went to work in this get up...a sweater AND necklace put on backwards.  Did anyone tell me?  Nope.  I realized it when I was going through these photos that night.  It was a long 9+ workday too.  Thanks everyone.

Most days I feel like I'm just trying to function.  Just trying to keep all the balls I'm juggling in the air.  From far away, it may seem like someone has their sh*t together, and I begin to doubt if I'm just doing it all wrong.  But up close, it's a backwards sweater and necklace, so maybe we aren't all perfect and it's going to be ok.  How's that for deep on this lovely Monday ;-)  

Sweater: GAP  /  Pants: Express  /  Belt: J.Crew {Similar}  /  Shoes: Sole Society  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Necklace: Eve's Addiction {Similar}


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