Marilyn Monroe Moment

8/26/14


While posing for these pictures the other day, I totally had a Marilyn Monroe moment. My dress flew straight up in the air and plenty of New Yorkers got an eyeful. It was so funny and embarrassing at the same time.




Anyway, I've talked about how much I love LBD's before. Black dresses are a closet staple. They're fun and versatile and can be style up or styled down. I've worn this black dress to work multiple times. For meetings, I'll wear it with a blazer and heels. For a regular work day, I'll wear it with sandals or flats and a bright belt.

This past weekend, I rented a shore house  with a few of my girlfriends. It was really fun. A nice last hoorah before the end of summer. We spent most of the time at the beach and the pool, ate lots of junk food, and talked about life. Can you believe summer is almost over?  I hope we can hang onto this warm weather a little longer because I have some new summer outfits that I haven't worn yet! 


Happy.... Almost Friday?


Dress: Unknown, I love this one.
Belt: Forever 21
Sandals: HauteLook, Similar Here
Lipstick: Ruby Woo by Mac


Photos by Jessi

Nautical Inspired

8/18/14







The other day while carefully perusing my closet, I came across the realization that the majority of my wardrobe consists of stripes. Stripes on dresses, on skirts, on shorts, on hats. Stripes are so fun and can turn a casual outfit into a chic one. So of course, after a fun post-beach trip to the mall, I walk out with a new striped dress. I couldn't help it, guys. It was $5. Honestly, who passes up a cute dress that's $5? 

Maybe it's the fact that I'm taking  another little beach trip this weekend but I went for a little nautical look with this outfit. Anchor earrings, navy & white dress, and red lips. I'd rather be sailing the ocean blue than sitting at my desk from 9 to 5...





This weekend I'm taking a fun girls trip down the shore. I couldn't be more excited. I can't wait to catch up with friends, bask in the sun, and eat a ton. Happy Monday, friends! It's almost Friday...


Dress: Cotton On, Similar Here
Shoes: ZooShoo
Earrings: Aldo, Similar Here
Lipstick: On Fire Red by Maybelline 

Photos by Jessi

Polka Polka

8/11/14




I have a penchant for all things polka dot. Just like my obsession with stripes and leopard. Polka dots are a fun little pattern that will never go out of style. Wear 'em on skirts, tops, purses, shoes or dresses.. Wear 'em anywhere and they'll work! 



But today, let's talk about basics...


The white t-shirt. The white t-shirt is a wardrobe staple of mine. It's versatile and can be worn for work and for play. If I want to wear a white t-shirt to the office, I ALWAYS tuck it in. Tucking a shirt in will always make you look instantly polished. From there, build up! Add a fun skirt, a statement necklace, and throw your hair up into a bun and voila! you have the perfect work outfit. The t-shirt I'm wearing in this post is from Old Navy. Old Navy has the comfiest white t-shirts. I also love borrowing white t-shirts from my brother and boyfriend. Men's t-shirts sometimes fit better :) 







White T-shirt: Old Navy
Skirt: Forever 21 (Sold out), Similar Here 
Shoes: ShoeDazzle, Similar Here
Necklace: Forever 21
Lipstick: Cherry Blossom by Revlon
Nails: Posh by Revlon


Photos by Jessi

Working Girl's BFF

8/5/14

 

I'm the girl that's known for carrying everything, and anything in her purse. My friends & family always joke that I'm Mary Poppins - pulling knickknacks and doodads out of my purse. My iPhone, tablet, headphones, makeup bag, notebooks, a novel, pens, heels, snacks and a sweater are just a few items that are always in my purse.

 A working girl's best friend is a functional AND stylish purse that can hold everything.



My mission to find the ideal work bag has finally ended. This cute, polished bag from Mellow World  is perfect. It has two very roomy zippered compartments and versatile carrying options! You can carry it cross body or on your shoulders. Guys, this bag literally fits everything and I've still got plenty of room in there to spare.The best part is that this bag is affordable. I'm thinking the smart thing is to purchase it in multiple colors...





Mellow World is offering my readers 10% off! Use the code MWOFFA10. 

Bag: Mellow World 
Sunnies: Forever 21
Bracelets: Alex & Ani 
Dress: Cotton On, Similar Here
Scarf: Flourish Boutique, Similar Here 

Lipstick: Cherry Blossom by Revlon 


Photos by Jessi