Happy Tuesday! Hope your week is off to great start. I’ve recently been introduced to a contemporary Brazilian brand, Sara Boo, that I’m now sharing with all of you! Sara Boo is an online retailer that sells dresses, tops, bottoms and jumpsuits targeted towards the confident modern woman who isn’t afraid to express herself and displays her values and beliefs through her style of clothes.
This floral lace drawstring top with eyelet details from Sara Boo paired with my favorite distressed high rise skinny jeans and platform wedges makes for a flirty, fun and relaxed casual summer look.
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Eh-sexy lady, op, op, op, oppa “Gingham” style! Sorry guys, I couldn’t help myself lol. Anyway, happy Friday!! Any fun plans this weekend? My cousins from Ohio are coming in tomorrow so I’m going to spend some time with them before stopping by my mother-in-law’s house for her annual Ladies Spa Day. She has several different vendors setting up shop in her home such as a nail tech., a masseuse, mobile spray tan, a local boutique, etc. for a day of mingling, shopping and lounging poolside with her lady friends. In the evening, John and I are going to dinner with a couple friends and then to see Disney’s Alladin The Musical which I’m pretty excited about, and on Sunday, my bff is having a few of us girls over to hang out and relax by her pool; a perfect way to unwind after an eventful Saturday.
In today’s post, I’m pairing a Gingham print crop top with high waisted white flare jeans for a fun and flirty, retro inspired casual look. With its micro-check pattern, Gingham is a classic print that has been trending all summer and one of my favorite prints next to stripes. From off the shoulder tops and dresses, billow sleeves and ruffle trim, there are so many different ways to style this oh-so-summery-print.
Hey guys! So today I’m sharing a classic look that can transition from the office to happy hour. Don’t you agree that there’s just something so chic about a black and white outfit? A black and white combo is timeless, sophisticated and modern and will never go out of style.
I mentioned in a previous post that I had collaborated with Lauren Ralph Lauren to share a couple of their timeless pieces with all of you including this spacious Marcy leather tote which is my new go-to for everyday essentials. With its gold-tone hardware, signature LRL monogram and detachable luggage tag with cutout plaque, you can use this bag for work or play and it is the perfect accessory to my black and white look.
As you know, I pride myself on being a budget savvy shopper and finding great deals while staying true to my style. When it comes to trendy, fashionable and affordable pieces, some of my go-to retailers include Lulus, H&M, Forever 21 and most recently, Tobi. You can find anything from dresses to rompers, outwear, tops, bottoms, shoes and accessories. They’re currently running a promotion for 50% off sitewide with code WS50 including three of my summer picks that I’m wearing in today’s post.
Since I’m slightly obsessed with nautical inspired color combos which evoke a sense of tranquility and bring seasides and the Hamptons to mind, I paired this Meg Stripe Cold Shoulder Top ($22) with white skinny jeans and wedges for a casual and relaxed summer look.
This off-the-shoulder Palm Paradise Swing Dress ($34) is ideal for an outdoor party on a warm summer night and the perfect item to pack up for your next tropical vacation because of it’s lightweight material and palm leaf design.
Two of my favorite trends are cold-shoulder and bell sleeves so you can imagine my excitement when I found this Dahlia Cold Shoulder Blouse ($24). The cold shoulder with bell sleeve combo along with its flowy silhouette and scoop back that I paired with my dark blue skinny jeans and strappy heels is ideal for a night out.
Hey guys! Happy Sunday!! It’s a hot one today so you’ll find me lounging poolside on my day off before heading back to work tomorrow.
As you can see, this is the first post I’ve written since June. I’ve had to deal with some setbacks over the past couple of months due to my dad’s health which has put me in a bit of a funk, making it difficult to stay motivated and work on my blog (as if it isn’t already difficult to stay motivated at times). Since February and soon after my aunt passed away, my dad has been in and out of the hospital due to complications after a coronary angiogram and infections in his gallbladder, in addition to coronary heart disease which led to his second open heart surgery and a double by-pass on July 3rd. I’m happy to report that he’s back home and recovering well. I’ve spent the past week over by my parents’ spending time with him and it’s nice to see him in good spirits. We’re taking it one day at a time.
On a more exciting note, I had been asked to collaborate with the iconic brand, Lauren Ralph Lauren, to promote their Summer 2017 Collection and share a couple of their modern and timeless pieces with all of you. This striped-off-the-shoulder cotton dress is the perfect choice for a day like today when you just want to throw something on to sit by the pool and relax in. It’s 100% cotton, has an elasticized neckline that can be worn on or off the shoulders, short ruffled sleeves and a shift silhouette which makes it super comfortable and easy to move in. When transitioning from day to night, opt for a pair of wedges or heels to create an effortlessly chic summer look.