:: How to Wear a Velvet Midi Skirt ::

Hello Friday!

Is it just me, or has November been a whirlwind of a month? Aside from posting on Instagram, I haven’t had the chance to even remotely think about blogging. Between the end of first quarter, planning meetings at work, and catching up on my graduate school load, I even postponed celebrating my birthday! Although I should probably read or grade right now, I’m thankful to be home in San Diego and for some extra time to indulge with y’all for a bit. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

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:: Curating the Wardrobe: Olive Items to Add to Your Closet ::

:: Curating the Wardrobe: Olive Items to Add to Your Closet ::

Hey all,

Is it me or is autumn, by far, the most stylish season? Between the iconic prints, re-imagining of timeless trends, and color palettes, I can never get enough. (Ever notice how the best hues are also foods? Cognac, cranberry, mustard, olive? I mean, c’mon. Coincidence? I think not.) I always find myself more inclined to window shop during the fall – although I’m unsure if it has more to do with how much I love the outdoors this time of year or the buying power I feel with the resurgence of a regular paycheck. To prevent myself from overindulging my inner consumer, my goal this season is be more intentional in how I curate my wardrobe. In looking to fill gaps in my closet, I noticed a scant amount of olive colored pieces, despite it being one of my favorite fall colors. After hours (and I do mean hours) of browsing, I thought I’d share my finds with you. Whether you’re also on the hunt or if you’re just looking to take advantage of the waning Labor Day sales, here are some piece ‘olive’ us should add to our wardrobe.


Olive Tops
Olive Pieces

:: Outfit//

One/Peplum Top ♥ Two/Faux Wrap Bodysuit {Just Purchased} ♥ Three/Open Back Bell Sleeve Blouse {On Sale!} ♥ Four/Off-the-Shoulder Top ♥ Five/Knot Front Tee ♥  Six/Bow Blouse {On Sale Today!}

Seven/Utility Jumpsuit  ♥ Eight/Faux Suede Military Skirt  {On Sale!} ♥ Nine/Tie Wrap Dress  ♥ Ten/Suede Moto Jacket  ♥ Eleven/Draped Vest ♥ Twelve/Satin Trim Blazer {Obsessed!} ::

Accessories & Beauty


Olive Accessories

:: Accessories//

Knotted Tassel Earrings  ♥ Hat ♥ Lace-Up Flats {Cheaper Dupe Here} ♥ BeltClutchLeather Strap Watch ::

:: Beauty//

Stila Liquid LinerEye Shadow ♥ MAC Pigment Powder ♥ Lip Gloss ♥ OPI Nail Lacquer {Similar Here} ::


Olive Decor

:: Home//

A/Tall Tumbler ♥ B/Stemless Wine Glass ♥ C/Glass Vases ♥ D/Geometric Glass Vase ♥ E/Glass Bottle ::

Happy three day weekend! Thanks for reading and let me know if what you decide to pick up!


:: Elephant March into Summer: Espadrilles & Stripes ::

:: Elephant March into Summer: Espadrilles & Stripes ::

Hey all!

I can’t tell you how excited I am about the first day of summer! It’s been a couple of years since I last took the summer off, and I’m looking forward to dedicating some time to developing the blog. I’m hoping that by the fall, this little guy will have a brand new facelift!

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Tomorrow, is the last day of school and if you’ve been following me on Instagram you may know that I sort of started celebrating early. A couple of months ago, I purchased this ‘Seas the Day’ straw hat from &Apparel, and I highly recommend that you check out there entire line of embroidered hats if you’re in the market for one (or two!) this summer. Generally, these babies run mega-expensive, so I was stoked when &Apparel launched their line of great quality sun hats at much more affordable prices.

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LOFT has had nothing short of amazing sales all month long and I had to have this pom pom straw bag and these adorable elephant shorts as soon as I saw them. I’ve been experimenting with pattern play a lot this season, and stripes tend to be my go-to summer print. An old pair of espadrille wedges from Ann Taylor and this striped zipper top made for a perfect oh-so-ready-for-summer-vacation look!

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Loft always has a great selection of summer shorts (and amazing flash sales), and this season has yet to disappoint. Here are a few of my favorites below. I am in love the scalloped pair and will definitely be purchasing myself a pair soon.

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:: Outfit//Shein Striped Zipper Shirt Only Available in XS & S (Similar Here) ♥ LOFT Elephant Rivera Shorts ::

:: Accessories//Old Ann Taylor Striped Espadrille Wedges (Similar Here) ♥ LOFT Pom Pom Straw Bag ♥ Valor Rose Gold Mesh Watch ♥ & Apparel Seas the Day Straw Hat – On Sale for $30! (Similar Here – Dear Summer) ::

Hope you enjoyed this look as much as I did! Happy Solstice!