Let’s Talk Floral Prints…

So as Chani came over to do an outfit shoot with me, I had just opened a skirt I had ordered online. She was like, “Oh my gd, that’s gorgeous! It’s definitely a keeper!” And at the same time I said, “Oh my gd, that’s hideous, looks like I’d be channeling grandma in that; and not in a good way!” That’s the thing with prints though; they’re so subjective to a person’s taste. You all know I have zero issue rocking bold colors and prints, but they have to be prints I like and feel pretty in, ya know? (This is one of my favorite floral prints ever. And this is a subtle floral that people afraid of prints might want to try.)

On another note, I am so sad about this top I’m wearing. I bought it the Zara sale and thought I’d keep it but ultimately felt like it was still not such a great deal so I went back to return it. Just as I returned it, I had seen these photos Chani sent me and loved the top even more so I asked them if the price had gone down since then and it DID! So I asked if I could buy it back and they wouldn’t let me. They said I needed to find one out on the racks. Ummm, there were none. And it was just sitting there. Why did it matter if I bought it vs. someone else? Yeah, lame. End of rant. 🙂

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Photos by Chani Deutsch
Top: Zara, sold out (other floral tops splurgesplurgespend, savesave) Skirt: Anthropologie, sold out (this is my favorite! almost the samesave) Shoes: Nine West (similar here, herehere, and hereHandbagKate Spade- major sale, (similarsave)  Necklace: J.Crew (splurgesavesave) WatchMichael Kors (another favorite) EarringsKate Spade

Linking up with Lauren and Laura and Erin and Amy.

The Perfect Dress For A Hot Summer Day (And A Giveaway!)

If only I could be back here…. Working in a windowless office in the summer gets to me sometimes! I’m thankful that I love my job but who wouldn’t wish for a little more beach time? 🙂 Anyway, I love this dress because it is SO lightweight and breezy; perfect for hot and sticky summer days! The print is fun, the touch of neon makes it even better, and I love that the material is so thin but not sheer. I can’t get enough of these kind of dresses for summer and I have a couple more to show you in the next few weeks!

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Photos by Kelly West 
Dress: BCBG (major sale but only 1 size left here, similar on sale here)
Dasi of Dream Big Jewelry has once again been kind of enough to do a giveaway for my amazing readers! The winner gets to choose their favorite of the 3 pieces below!
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Linking up with Amy and Shanna and Alison and Tara and Bethany and Meghan and Tara.

The LWD (Little White Dress) From Day To Night

I’m in love with this beautiful, knit dress that I posted just last week (here) and I wanted to show you all another way to rock the little white dress. The denim jacket and bright espadrille wedges made the look more casual last time but this time I paired the LWD with a floral blazer and metallic heels; perfect for a night out! 

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Photos by Chani Deutsch (besides the denim jacket look by Kelly West)

Which look do you like better? How would you style this dress? 
Dress: C/O Maggy London, Blazer: Zara ( Splurge or Save) Shoes: borrowed, Express (SpendSpendSplurgeSplurgeSave, SaveSave in flats) Bracelet: Viva La Jewels

Linking up with Lauren.

5 Baffling Trends That Need To Die!

My mother always told me never to say never, but I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that I will NEVER be trying out any of these trends. Please do not take offense if you wear any of these. Well, actually I guess I am being pretty offensive if you wear these (I’m sorry). These are trends I could never see myself pulling off so I hope I don’t alienate any of my lovely fashionistas out there who love some of these trends listed below!

Number one: 

The wedge sneaker. Why? Just why? If you like these, I am genuinely curious and fascinated to know what makes you actually and seriously like these. Please do tell!

Number Two:
The romper. Also known as onesies. Please don’t shoot me for this one because I know a lot of people that like rompers and can pull them off (I guess) but I just can’t get past the fact that I expect you to be wearing a diaper underneath this.

Right here is the only acceptable romper in my opinion (what a cutie!):
Number Three:
The flatform. Heels I understand. Wedges I understand. Platform heels and wedges I understand. But flatforms? Why? They aren’t remotely flattering, they feel clunky and just… don’t do much other than….clunk.
Number Four: 
The crop top. I’ve seen some major fashionistas rocking this look but it is rare that the crop top doesn’t come across looking trashy. And it often looks like you forgot to wear a shirt that day. But hey, if that’s the look you’re going for, whatever floats your boat!
Number Five:
Pajamas as clothes. Was this actually for real? Please tell me I’m not the only one that thinks there’s something very wrong here. I pray and hope this goes away-far, far away. 
Other trends I’ve found disturbing include velour tracksuits (Juicy anyone?), the hi-lo skirt, harem pants, high waisted shorts, crocs, too much fringe, and furry boots.
Have I left any out? What do you think are the worst fashion offenders? What do you completely disagree on? I want to hear all of it!
PS Last couple days to enter the giveaway for a beautiful mint green bracelet from Viva La Jewels right here.

Polka Dots And Mint Green Love- OOTD

Polka dots and mint green are two of my favorite things so wearing this outfit makes me feel so “me!” Do you have an outfit that you feel represents your style or just makes you feel extra pretty?

Don’t forget to enter the Viva La Jewels giveaway below for a chance to win the pretty mint green bracelet pictured here!

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Photos by Chani Deutsch
Shirt: Ann Taylor Loft (sold out, similar here and here) Skirt: BCBG on sale ShoesVince Camuto on sale       BagKate Spade BraceletsViva La Jewels

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Linking up with Laura and Erin.

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