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Entries in Shopping (11)


Obsessing: New Shoes

Top to Bottom, Left to right:
Steve Madden Myley $130  |   Jessica Simpson Acadia $80  |  Steve Madden Sofiaa $65
Zigi Mikaila $105  |  Zara Leather Sandal $50  |  Jessica Simpson Magid $90

Totally preoccupied these days. With work. And projects. And hanging with the hubs. And these shoes. Yeah, its definitely time to add a few new pairs to my collection. Which 2 would you pick?




Styling: J. Crew Dorrie Skirt


Styling: J. Crew Dorrie Skirt
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Hi there! How are all my lovelies? I am glad its Thursday-the week is almost up. And, I'm a little sad/excited today. Its my last day at my old job and I am going to miss my coworkers so much (I'm talking to you Natalie!) Nat and I have become so close and I'm totally bummed I won't see her everyday. Plus, she's been taking my OOTD photos (she's super talented!) and now I'm either going to have to get a tripod and remote or work on the hub's photo skills. He's learning (sort of...) Love you honey.

Anywho, I'm on to a new job, with new opporunites. Add that to our approaching 6 month wedding anniversary, new hair, a thriving new freelance business, new goals before I hit the big 3-0, and several fun trips this year, and I've got a so much to be grateful for. Its going to be an amazing year!

Finally, starting a new job always means a little shopping right? right. I am so in love with J. Crew's Orange Dorrie skirt. It is so versitile- I can't wait to rock this puppy at work and on the weekends. Take a look at some of the ways I'll be styling this seasonless staple.

AND DON"T FORGET! My giveaway for a $50 Anthropologie Giftcard ENDS TOMORROW! Don't miss out!



Red Delicious

Bow Cardigan: Anthropologie | Sleeveless Ruffled Blouse: Gap | Red Belt: F21
Jeans: Gap | Red Flats: Jessica Simpson

What is it they say? An apple a day makes you super hot? Keeps you in your skinny jeans? Its something like that. Which is great, if you remember to eat that apple sitting on your desk. Most of the time I don't. But in the interest of my healthy new year, I'm gonna start. Oh, and drink more water.

And speaking of apples, how cute is this whimsical little apple colored case to haul around my apple laptop (see what I did there?) Oh Kate Spade, why must you be so expensive?




Cannibal Hippos & White Dresses

What does the title (the Cannibal Hippos part) have to do with this girly blog you ask? Absolutely nothing. But it was on Animal Planet while I was typing this post, and for some reason I found it hilarious, so here it is. I love being the boss of this blog! :)

So, after my super-depressing week last week (see previous post) I am back to my beloved blog and trying to put on a happy face. And nothing perks me up like a little retail therapy. On that note, I have been on the hunt for the perfect white dress for summer.  Yes, I've already bought a white wedding dress and a white rehearsal dinner dress, so maybe I have white on the brain. But I'm talking the perfect little white sundress here, one that will be cute for summer concerts with my old cowboy boots, or look hot with sky high nude platforms for a night out. Check out my picks below (I'm leaning toward the 1st one from Banana...)
Hope you all are having a lovely Monday!


1. Twist Back Veranda Dress from Banana Republic
2. Emma Shift Dress from Alloy
3. Daytime Jersey Scoopneck Dress from Victoria's Secret
4. BB Dakota Caleb Dress via Zappos
5. The Way you Look Tonight Dress from Ruche


Owl be seeing you...

Ok, dumb title, but the neckalce is cute. And it features on owl. Yes please!!
Plus, Daily Candy is giving you 30% off designs by Julia Failey when you enter the code DC30 at checkout.
Happy Thursday all!


Owl Necklace by Julia Failey