Holding onto summer


Today is the last official day of summer. I'm not reaching for boots, tights, and sweaters quite yet. I always find that I don't get enough wear out of my summer clothes, so you'll be seeing me in dresses and sandals for a few more weeks!

A few weeks ago, Loft was having an amazing sale. I saw this dress and immediately fell in love with it. I can't ever resist a good t-shirt dress. They're breezy and effortless but still polished and perfect for work. I paired it with my go-to statement necklace and simple sandals for the office. I added a bright lip (of course!) and I was good to go! 

How are you celebrating the last official day of summer? I'll definitely be getting some ice cream tonight. Nothing screams summer like ice cream, right?

Thanks so much for reading :) 

Dress: Loft, Similar Here
Sandals: Forever 21, Similar Here
Lipstick: Ruby Woo by Mac
Necklace: Forever 21, Similar Here

Fashion Rule Breaker


I'm not really one to follow fashion rules. Trends are coming and going constantly and are changing season by season. One thing I know for sure - when it comes to fashion, rules are meant to be broken.

You've probably heard this rule before - No white after Labor Day. I've broken this rule before, especially last year. I think white is a standout color - all year round! I purchased these white pants last summer and I'm obsessed with them. They're made from a thicker material, so I love wearing these pants during that strange transitional period (like, September!). Speaking of... Can you believe it's September? This summer flew by. 

We all know how half of my wardrobe consists of stripes, so I paired these pants with a striped top. One of my favorite stripes in my closet. What's so great about this shirt is that it can really be worn throughout the whole year. I've said this before, but when I shop, I really like picking pieces that are versatile. I'll be wearing this top all throughout the fall with a crisp, black blazer and in the winter with a wool skirt and tights. As for these pants, they can easily be worn throughout the fall with booties or a sweater. 

Sidebar - I've reached almost 25,000 views on my blog. Not too shabby for an ordinary girl from New Jersey. Thank you so much for reading!

Top: Loft, Similar Here
Pants: J. Crew
Sandals: Forever 2, Similar Here
Lipstick: Ruby Woo by Mac
Sunglasses: Kenneth Cole
Earrings: Aldo, Similar Here

Photos by Jessi

Kinda Preppy


I don't really consider my style preppy. If you asked me to define my style in a few words, I would say my style is "classic-yet-edgy". I like taking classic pieces and making them my own. For example, adding a leather miniskirt to a striped top. Or wearing patterned tights with a little black dress. I was feeling a little preppy the other day after watching Gossip Girl on Netflix so I pulled this baby out of my closet... 

This is actually a dress. It looks deceiving and looks like a top and a skirt, but it's one piece. I love the lacey skirt and the peter-pan collar. It's a really stunning dress and of course, office appropriate! 

One of my summer closet staples is a cute pair of white sandals. I've been looking for a nice, affordable pair for awhile and fell in love with this pair from Loft. I purchased them as soon as I saw them and got them in black too. A girl can never have enough sandals! 

I can't believe that summer has almost come to and end. I'm looking forward to the long weekend. Thanks so much for reading :)

Dress: Forever 21, Similar Here
Sandals: Loft, Similar Here
Lipstick: Ruby Woo by Mac
Sunglasses: Kenneth Cole

Photos by Rebecca