:: 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!

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:: Under $100 December 2015 ::

:: Under $100 December 2015 ::

Watch Collage

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I am excited to introduce something new to the blog this week: a collage of a current obsession!  I should add a disclaimer that this will not be something I can do more than once a month due to fact that the perfectionist in me tripled the length of time this should have taken. As it was, however, my first hopefully with practice, I’ll become faster. I must say I’m super pleased with the end result and can’t wait to try another.

The December Edition of “Under $100” features ladies watches. If you’re following me on social media, you may have noticed I’ve been on sort of a watch binge lately.

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:: Outfit//Double Layer Sweater (Sold Out in Burgundy) ♥ Distressed Denim Jeans (Final Sale -$20) ::
:: Accessories///Suede Fringe Booties (Similar Here) ♥ Bike Analog Watch (Sold Out in Gold – Available in Silver/Blush) ♥ Handbag ::

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:: Outfit//Cable Knit SweaterPonte Skinny PantsCoat ::
:: Accessories/// Similar Metallic Flat {More Here & Here} ♥ Watch (Big – Had to Remove Several Links) ♥ Polish ::

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:: Outfit//Cozystitch Sweater Dress (On Sale – 40% OFF) ::
:: Accessories/// Riglyn Ankle BootsHandbag (Sold Out – Similar Here) ♥ Watch ♥ Scarf (Old – Similar Here) ::

My wrists tend to be weirdly sensitive, so I’m incredibly picky about what I choose to put on them. But the beauty, practicality, and versatility of a chic watch is just something I can’t pass up and after an absurd amount of time perusing this fall and winter, I decided to share some of the cuties I’ve come across in my travels. If you hurry and buy now, winter sales are mega price slashers! Last minute gift shopping? There’s still time to order online and receive your package before Christmas! Enjoy!

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:: Borrowed From the Boys: Chambray & Plaid ::

:: Borrowed From the Boys: Chambray & Plaid ::

Happy Tuesday!

The weather is slowly but surely starting to give way to the upcoming season. Yesterday was beautiful and blustery and I was thrilled for the opportunity to play with an iconic fall motif. I can’t wait for these days to be here to stay!

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The chambray top was a recent Labor Day weekend purchase that I snagged for only $8.95 at LOFT.com! I ordered a petite M after reading several unfavorable reviews that said the shirt was too large and boxy. I’m incredibly glad I did; the shirt hits the top of my waist, is still long enough to be tucked in, and has the same comfort in the bust and shoulder that I would expect from a regular size.

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I also think I have stumbled upon a go-to lip color for fall. I don’t generally wear makeup but do enjoy the occasional flirt with lipstick. Lately I’ve been experimenting with darker colors, and just recently fell in love with Milani’s Matte Fearless. It’s a rich deep purple hue and works as a perfect compliment to the wine red nails I’ve been rocking this week. It’s incredibly long lasting, and you can’t beat the Milani’s affordability.

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:: Outfit//Chambray Top (M) {More Here} ♥ Plaid PantsSimilar Blazer ::
:: Accessories//Shiekh London 1A FlatsSimilar Belt ♥ Similar Double Pearl Earrings ♥ Similar Pearl Bracelet {More Here} ♥ Lulu’s Michelle Red Handbag ::

I hope you enjoyed this autumnal inspired menswear look!
Thanks for reading!

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