Friday, May 27, 2016

Stripe Midi Skirt + WW Link Up


Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  Does everyone have fun plans?  I'll be at the lake all weekend, and I can't wait as temps will be in the 80s.  Hello summer!  This is one of the outfits that I'm planning on wearing this weekend.  This stripe skirt is from Forever 21, and let me tell you, it looks and feels MUCH more expensive than $18!  I'm loving the classic feel of this skirt, and that it has a slight nautical vibe.  I kept my look simple by pairing it with my favorite white Monrow tank, and finished my look with a denim jacket and a pair of flatforms sandals.




I bought these Michael Kors sandals 10 years ago!  Does anyone remember when they were popular?  I got them right before a trip to Miami, and they definitely got their cost per wear at all the pool parties I attended.  Since that trip, they have been sitting in my closet.  With 70s vibes and flatforms back in style, I was excited to pull them out again, and had a lot of plans for them this summer.  Well, right after taking these photos, I tripped, and the strap on these sandals broke (inset crying emoji)!  I guess it's the perfect excuse to buy a new pair!




Skirt: Forever 21| Tank: Monrow | Denim Jacket: Forever 21 (very similar here)| Shoes: Michael Kors (similar here and love this pair here)| Bag: Forever 21 (similar here)| Sunnies: Chloé| Necklaces: Sarah Chloe (here and here)| Bracelets: Vita Fede (herehere, and here)

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The feature blogger of the week is Adri from Adri Lately.  I love her laid back California style.  Make sure to visit her blog and say hello.



Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Rachael's Radar: Memorial Weekend Wish List



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Is anyone else in disbelief that Memorial Day is this Monday???  I swear these last 5 months passed with the blink of an eye.  I'm not mad about it though, in fact I couldn't be happier that the unofficial start to summer is here.  When I think of Memorial Day weekend, I think of BBQs and days at the beach.  With temperatures reaching 90 degrees today, and sticking around through the weekend, its safe to say I have beach wear on my mind, especially since we'll be at the lake all weekend.  I've been wanting to add a new swimsuit to my wardrobe, and am in love the the pattern and cut of this Topshop one piece.  A beach bag that can fit all my essentials, plus toys for the twins is a must, and I'm thinking this stripe weekend bag will make the perfect option.  I'm also a sucker for cute beach towels, and pretty much need this one by Mara Hoffman.  In my opinion, there is nothing better than throwing on a pair of denim cutoffs, or an easy sundress for a BBQ, and these Tory Burch espadrilles (which are on sale) make the perfect shoe for both.  Oh yeah, everything here is under $110!

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Crop Top and Wide Leg Pants


Happy Monday my friends!  Can we talk about how beautiful this crochet top is?  It's actually part of a two piece set, and I can't get enough of the crochet detailing, flutter sleeves, and cropped hem.  The thing I love most about two piece sets, is they're like getting three outfits in one.  Not only do the two pieces look amazing together, but I love styling them separately.  Remember when I styled the skirt to this set here?  Today I decided to pair the top with high waisted, wide leg pants for a comfy, yet put together look.  You won't catch me wearing crop tops very often, as I'm not big on showing my midriff.  However, when paired with a high waisted bottom so that only a little bit of skin shows, they have a look that is sexy yet sophisticated.  The sad news is the skirt to this set is now sold out, and sizes are low in this top, so hurry if you love it! The good news is that Chicwish has several sets that I'm currently crushing on, including this white crochet set and this white lace one.  I also highly recommend a wide leg pant for the summer.  Since they aren't fitted, they are comfortable to wear on a hot day, and I love how they can make even a simple tank top look put together.






Top: c/o Chicwish| Pants: Tobey Grey (very similar here)| Sandals: Old Navy| Sunnies: Chloé| Bag: Louis Vuitton| Necklaces: Sarah Chloe (here and here)| Bracelets: Vita Fede (herehere, and here)

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Twirl skirt + WW Link Up


If you ever find me wearing anything other then jeans, it's most likely a dress, especially during the summer months.  I had never been much of a skirt girl, until recently.  The main reason that I shied away from skirts, is that I always had trouble finding the right tops to pair with them.  I'd end up over analyzing if the top looked perfect with the skirt.  Is it too bulky?  The wrong color?  Too short?  That's until I realized that I was over thinking my outfits, and came to the conclusion that slightly imperfect, makes the best looks.  Ever since, my skirt collection has been growing, and this twirl lace skirt from Chicwish is my newest obsession.  I paired it with my blue Equipment blouse, for an ALMOST perfect match, and finished the look with my white pumps, and gold jewelry.  I have to admit, I'm excited to try pattern mixing with this skirt, and can't wait to pair it with a stripe top, as seen here.  Knowing my basic self though, I have a feeling this skirt will be on repeat this summer with a white tank and flat sandals.  After all, sometimes the simplest way makes the best way.









Skirt: c/o Chicwish| Blouse: Equipment (color no longer available, but loving the new spring colors)| Bag: Mohzy| Heels: Zara (similar here)| Sunnies: Chloé| Necklaces: Sarah Chloe (here and here)| Bracelets: Vita Fede (herehere, and here)

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The feature blogger of the week is Rebecca from Red Tag Chic.  I'm loving her boyfriend jeans! Make sure to stop by and say hello!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Rachael's Radar: Summer Sundresses

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With summer right around the corner, all I have been wanting to do is add sundresses to my wardrobe.  Not only do I love their breezy feel on a hot summer day, but I love how easily they can be dressed up or down.  The off -the-shoulder lace dress above is the most recent addition to my sundress collection, and also happens to be my favorite dress in my closet.  However, I have been eyeing these five sundress below.  How cute is the floral pattern and tie front detail of this Wayf sundress?  And doesn't this One Teaspoon chambray dress look like a summer's dream?  I'm hoping that a couple of these will find a happy home in my wardrobe soon!

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Mini Skirt and Blazer


Happy Monday my friends.  Do you remember this color block mini skirt from this past winter (last worn here)?  Well, I've been wanting to restyle it for spring, and am excited to share the look today.  I paired it with my favorite Soft Joie blazer, which is no stranger to the blog either.  The french terry material makes it super soft, and gives it a laid back feel that I just love.  The bad news is that Soft Joie no longer makes this exact blazer.  The good news is that they do have an updated version called the Camylle Blazer, and it is available in black, gray and navy.  I finished my outfit with my favorite Steve Madden heels and black Chloé bag for a look that was more polished, but this summer I will be losing the blazer and slipping on a pair of gladiators for a cool, casual look.








Skirt: Forever 21| Blazer: Soft Joie (newer version here and here)| Tank: Three Dots| Heels: Steve Madden| Bag: Chloé| Sunnies: Ily Couture| Necklaces: Sarah Chloe (here and here)| Bracelets: Vita Fede (herehere, and here)

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Friday, May 13, 2016

White Lace Maxi Dress + WW Link Up


If you ask me to describe the perfect summer dress, I typically think of something delicate and ethereal.  This white lace maxi dress is just that.  Between the white lace, off the shoulder cut, and light weight fabric, this dress is my ideal.  Not only can I see myself wearing it for everything from the beach to a night out on the town, but with wedding season upon us, it would make a perfect option for a bride, whether her shower or rehearsal dinner.  I styled it casually by pairing it with my favorite gladiator flats, and finish the look with a double buckle belt.  This belt is from Nordstrom, and at only $24, it makes a great dupe for the ever so popular B-Low the Belt version.  I'd love to hear, what's your ideal summer dress?










Dress: c/o Chicwish| Sandals: Old Navy| Bag: Louis Vuitton| Sunnies: Chloé| Belt: Nordstrom| Necklace: Sarah Chloe| Bracelets: Vita Fede (herehere, and here), Chan Luu

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The feature blogger of the week is Kim from Champagneista.  I'm drooling over her blush dress and leopard clutch.  Make sure to pop over to her blog and say hello!