Happy 2018 AND Friday! The last few months of 2017 were a complete whirlwind so I’m feeling especially grateful for a slower start to what will be a fantastic and equally as busy year!
bed // cableknit throw
I hope you had a fantastic holiday and welcomed the new year the way you wanted to. I spent the majority of the holiday at home in Ohio and celebrated the new year with friends over a (very chilly) ski weekend.
I’m sharing a few outfits pre- bomb cyclone snow storm as well as some others that I’ve received questions about.
shirt // black pants // shoes // bag, similar here // sunnies
sweater // jeans similar here // sunnies // loafers
Sam Edelman shoes // envelope clutch // sunnies- Ralph Lauren, similar here //scent //
pom keychain, similar here// lipstick – custom color from Bite Lab
I was so happy to be home in Ohio for Christmas. My mom ALWAYS outdoes herself with our Christmas tree…
// perfect winter sleep shirt //
On our way to New Years, I posted this hat on my instastories, I got a TON of inquiries about where it was from…
hat // sweater// scarf
hat // vest // sweater, similar here
I hope you’re bundled up for the chilly weekend we’re in for, I’ll be sharing an awesome Italian chicken recipe that guarantees to warm you up on Monday, so stop back!
How much time do you spend in front of a computer screen? Reading on an iPad? Checking your phone? If you’re like me, it’s a lot. Most of my work during the day happens in front of a computer then blogging, reading, maybe a little online shopping is all done online… in front of a screen. My eyes would begin to feel tired and dry after a long day of sitting in front of the blue light screen and sometimes I’d even end up with a splitting headache.
When I started to do a little research, I realized how bad blue light is for our eyes and while I don’t currently wear prescription glasses, I found the EBD Blue Light Glasses on Eye Buy Direct and thought I’d test them out. Blue light eye strain is notorious for a range of symptoms. Research shows that over 90% of people who work in front of a computer screen exhibit at least one negative symptom from blue light eye strain; anything from blurred or double vision to neck & back pain, even migranes.
Just after wearing my glasses for a day, I could tell a huge difference. My eyes didn’t feel as tired or dry and I felt like I could keep writing after I’d usually hit my limit.
The great thing about Eye Buy Direct is there are a myriad of frames to choose from, in all different price points. You can get them with or without a regular prescription and they even have a 14-day return policy if you end up not loving the style you ordered or want to try a different frame.
If you want $10 off a pair of your own, click here or use the code: IF1E6HWFEH at checkout!
Good morning & happy Friday, everyone! I’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding the recent style posts I’ve been posting on Instagram. Would you guys be interested in seeing more style posts? I’ve always shied away from consistent style posts because I truly am a little camera shy but love sharing, especially when it comes to clothes & accessories.
button up // pants (on sale!) // backpack // lip color is Candy K (pencil only)
palm babydoll top** // jeans
**more palm print perfection here
This is by far the most requested outfit. I wore this ensemble to Dave’s brother’s wedding a few weekends ago. A chic alternative to a dress & so comfortable to dance the night away. I love this outfit so much that you may see it reappear in some of our engagement photos.
top // skirt // heels (on sale) // vintage clutch (similar here) // lip color is Candy K (pencil only)
button up // jeans // heels // bag // sunnies // lipstick is Mac Red
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m ready for the weekend, which, thankfully, for me began last evening! This morning I flew to Chicago to celebrate one of my very best friend’s bachelorette. We have a fun filled weekend planned which I’ll be sharing upon my return. As always, feel free to follow along via the gram!
Palm OTS Top
Happy Monday! I can’t believe we’re just two weeks out from September! Summer is beginning to wind down and before I begin to cling to my new fall clothes, I want to give all my summer clothes the life they deserve. It’s no secret that palm print has been hot this summer but I still cannot get enough. These six perfect palm pieces are a fabulous way to close summer & won’t break your bank.
1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6
Earring wise, you could say I’m a minimalist. Due to bad piercing job (thanks Claire’s — circa 1999), I’ve pretty much stuck to studs my whole life. You could also say I have major earring FOMO. I’m always gifting statement earrings mostly because I can’t buy them for myself!
This weekend I found these fun (and very light) earrings which are perfect for summer and I’m linking a few other pairs that I’m dying for you to buy because… those who can’t wear… share!
May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short! xo
If you’ve been following along on my Instagram lately, you’ll notice that life’s been a little crazy for me. I’ve been working long hours on a big project at work but finally took a break to take a much needed vacation to Cuba! I will say it was one of the most incredible countries I’ve had the pleasure of visiting. The people, culture and country are so breathtaking. I’ll be posting a travel guide next week because I want to share all the amazing places I’ve visited and honestly, how easy it was to travel there.
Growing up a dancer, I couldn’t wait to salsa in Cuba.
Little did I know, I’d be dancing until the sun came up…
This Lulu’s dress was so much fun on the dance floor, the way it moved was as rhythmic as the music itself and the color is my absolute favorite shade of red.
Can’t wait to share so much more of my trip with you all next week. Have a great weekend!
A few days of unexpected warmer temperatures and I’m longing for spring. It’s no secret I love the off the shoulder look and today I’m sharing a few dressier OTS dresses I love to wear out as well as some spring looks I can’t wait to fill my closet with. OTS dresses are so flattering on a variety of different body types and if you’re worried about the horizontal line across your shoulders making you look wider, choose a style that accentuates the tiniest part of your body: your waist.
Bardot Solange Off The Shoulder
OTS dresses are so versatile. They can be dressed up with heels, wedges or jewelry or dressed down with cute sandals and a hat. These are some of my favorite picks for spring…
(which cannot come soon enough!)