Friday, August 29, 2014

Pop the Chambray

Dress: TJ Maxx
Top: TJ Maxx
Bag: Target
Shoes: Tory Burch
Watch: Michael Kors

While I love this tie dye maxi, I'm not crazy about the way it the top fits -- a little chambray to the rescue and it's a whole new outfit.

This look is perfect for the cooler weather we've been having lately - still totally summer while accommodating for transitioning temperatures. 

I'm excited for the long labor day weekend, but sad to be sending summer off soon. I'll miss all of my maxi dresses and summer prints! We've still got a few warm weeks ahead so I'll continue to force myself NOT to start the pumpkin spice latte everything kick we've all come to know and love through the fall season. The fall shopping has begun though, a few boots here, a few sweaters there - it's the most wonderful shopping time of the year! 

Have you made any good fall purchases yet? Any end of summer looks you'd like to share? Leave them in the comments, I'd love to see! 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Open Back Tribal

Top: Charlotte Russe (old)
Jeans: Kensie
Shoes: Prabal Gurung for Target (old)
Bag: Aldo 
Sunshades: Ray-ban

This was one of my favorite outfits this summer. I love all the details and the way it all comes together for a complete look. As I think everyone is now very well aware, I love these neon shoes and white jeans with everything.

I found this top shopping this spring with one of my girlfriends in her search for a fun outfit for our upcoming birthday weekend - she popped into Charlotte Russe and I picked this up and purchased it without trying it on and it became one of my favorite looks this season - love that when that happens!  Especially when it happens for under $15!!! You may remember the story of this handbag from my Salmon Style post, still a classic!

I did some major fall shoe shopping online this weekend. I'm still dying for the bottom two pairs - what do you think? Should I purchase??

Forever 21 Hidden Wedge Booties || Steve Madden Leopard Pony Pump || Forever 21 Pointed Leopard Flats || MakeMeChic Hidden Wedge Combat Boots || Forever21 Faux Leather Booties || Forever21 Faux Leather Wedge Booties

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Evening Out

Photos by Maggie Jill Photography

Top: TJ Maxx (I've had this for more years than I've been out of college, for shame)
Jeans: Nordstrom (sold out - love these)
Shoes: Nine West 
Clutch: Gift (from a small boutique)

This is my go to look when it comes to going out style. I love a nude shoe, a simple color scheme and just a little bit of detail to keep things interesting.

I was smitten with these jeans from the first minute I saw them on gorgeous Kate from For the Love of Fancy and couldn't believe I was able to score them for under $40 before they sold out. They are so comfortable and I think they look great dressed up or down. Prepare to see much more of these bad boys from here on out.

This top is an oldie but a goodie from TJ Maxx way back when and the clutch was a birthday gift from a friend. A look like this is easy to pull together and fits in wherever you may be heading.

And can we just talk about the gorgeous sunset? SO not ready for summer to end.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Crisp White

Jeans: Kensie
Top: Tobi 
Necklace: Baublebar
Clutch: Gift from a small boutique
Shoes: Tory Burch Outlet

I love a crisp all white outfit in the summer. It's such a clean, polished look and you can make it work for any occasion. For this shoot, I went with a more evening appropriate look. I've been really into gold lately so I added a few accessories to complement the white.

I've been obsessed with this tassel necklace since the moment I opened the Baublebar box it came in. I can literally wear it with everything. This gorgeous clutch was a birthday gift from a dear friend and has  been a great accent to many outfits this summer.

Finally - these SHOES. These were a complete impulse purchase on a trip to the Wrentham Outlets a few weeks ago. We got there so early no one was around and it was the first time I had ever been in the Tory Burch outlet to see shoes still on the shelves as opposed to strewn all over the store. I purchased them and have been wearing them everywhere ever since - they are SO comfortable!

How cool is that ship painted wall? Such a fun find on our shooting adventures!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Chillin' Out, Maxin'

Maxi dress: Marshalls
Sandals: Tory Burch
Handbag: Louis Vuitton
Sunglasses: Karen Walker

On some days in the summer heat, there is nothing better than a simple maxi dress. Easy on, minimal effort, cool and breezy material - and you're out the door looking fabulous in under 5 minutes. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for hair in this New England humidity. 

This is one of my favorite maxis to throw on before heading to brunch or out grocery shopping because  it's super comfortable but has details that make it look like you tried slightly harder. I paired it with my summer go to Tory sandals, my favorite handbag, and the largest sunglasses on planet earth that I actually cannot get enough of. I was coveting these Karen Walker beauties for months before finally taking the leap and purchasing my own. 

Any major purchases you're mulling over these days? I'm always keeping a list of items I want on my Pinterest. Feel free to inspire me! 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Summer Favorites

The backdrop of these photos are some of my favorite summer spots in the city. You really can't beat any place on the waterfront. I'm on vacation all week which is amazing and I spent the day here yesterday to celebrate Chris, my manfriend, who turned 28! We had a cocktail on the roof deck at Legal Harborside and tried a new spot - Sam's -  as well!

Peplum Top: J. Crew Factory
Jeans: Kensie
Shoes: Alloy
Necklace: J. Crew Factory
Sunshades: Rayban 
Wallet: Louis Vuitton

This outfit uses so many trends I'm loving at the moment - a subtle peplum, anything white, these "lace-up sandal booties"(coined from one of my followers), statement jewels and mirrored sunshades. I love it all, might as well show it!

Looking forward to other adventures outside the office this week - what's on your agenda? Any suggestions?

Friday, August 1, 2014

Salmon Style

Photos by Maggie Jill Photography

Shorts: TJ Maxx
Top: Ann Taylor
Shoes: Alloy
Necklace: Forever 21
Bag: Aldo
Watch: Michael Kors

I mean, hello. Can we talk about my natural scowl? My favorite way to show I'm having the best time ever is to look as serious and potentially angry as possible. Guys, this is how I show I know FASHION. But seriously, I'll work on showing a hint of a smile somewhere, sometime.

I bought these shorts at the beginning of the summer season and have been debating the best way to style them ever since. I finally landed on a dressier look, keeping the shorts the statement of the outfit with complementary neutral colors. I'm not wild about shorts in general, but I wanted to give them a try this season - I featured two on the blog so far so it's a good start.

I am obsessed with these shoes - this style has been trendy for about a year now I'd say and I've been waiting a.) to see how long it would stay and b.) for the perfect pair that wouldn't break the bank. I found this pair at Alloy (a longtime secret shoe haven for me) and got them during a flash sale. Also love this statement necklace that I snagged from Forever 21 - really helps jazz up the look and draws attention back to the shorts by living in the same color family. Baublebar and ILY Couture have some amazing sales right now - it's a good time to stock up on some statement pieces. The best part is they work in any season!

I haven't carried this bag in a while - I remember seeing it in Cosmo one month and realizing I had to have it once I realized it was from Aldo. I remember waiting for a table at Cheesecake Factory in the Providence Place Mall with manfriend and telling him I had to run to the restroom while I ran upstairs to purchase the bag. He's clearly a keeper for putting up with me.

TGIF everyone - any funny stories about some of your favorite purchases you'd care to share? Love to hear them!