Maxi Stripes

Happy, happy, HAPPYYYYY Friday!!! Ha yes, I’m feeling particularly grateful for Friday right now!:)

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Photography by the fabulous Brittanny Taylor (Check out her FB page here!)
JacketGap (similar hereheresplurgeDress: Gap (similar herehere, and hereShoes: Nine West (similar herehere, and here ) Necklace: J.Crew (loving this one and this one)
Tagged by the stylish and sweet Sandy a la mode for answering 6 questions. Here goes!
1. Tell us something we don’t know about you. I’m really sensitive and it’s something that comes as a surprise to people because I come across as very confident and self assured (which I am too!). Also, I have duel citizenship because although my parents are american, they had me in Israel but moved back to NY a few weeks after I was born. 
2. What’s your favorite beauty secret or product? Ok….so I’m about to change your life. For realzzz, you guys! Paula’s Choice is my beauty savior. Seriously, I do not buy a single beauty product without first checking her reviews to see if the product really IS all that it claims to be! I am so much more informed about proper skincare and makeup than before I was introduced to her. Seriously, you don’t realize how much we buy into ridiculous beauty claims!
3.Favorite movie, song, or tv show? Project Runway for sure. After that, Law and Order SVU!
4.What is your favorite or go-to outfit? I don’t really have a go-to outfit lately because umm….my clothing collection has kind of piled up hahaha! But this is my favorite summer dress and for some reason I’m loving this outfit. Ohhh, and my maxi skirt! But the actual clothing item I wear most is this denim skirt.
5. What’s a current dream that you’re hoping to achieve? Firstly, I’d like to get my LCSW (clinical social work degree- Right now I have my LMSW. If I work under a supervisor in a clinical setting for 3 years, I can take another test to receive an LCSW). Secondly, I’d like to see my blog become more successful. It’s already become more than I’ve ever expected and I’m so grateful; I’m just enjoying the journey and excited to see where it takes me! Oh, and I’d like to write a memoir. But it’ll be anonymous for sure because it’s very personal so you won’t know about it if it happens!;)
6. Who or what inspires you? My 7 (almost 8!!) year old sister. I want to be a role model for her, specifically in regards to self love and confidence. I don’t want her to be insecure about her body like I was as a kid. I don’t want her to be another girl that talks about hating her body and needing to diet. I’m more than a body, a whole lot more than a number on the scale, and for me to model that for my sister, I need to actually believe and embody that so that she can too. Am I making sense here?
I don’t know who to tag, so feel free to answer any 6 of the following questions in the comments below or your own post! 
1.// What is one of your silly quirks? Or something silly that you get excited about.
2.// Favorite movie, song, or tv show?
3.// Any funny stories to share that has happened recently?
4.// Tell us something we don’t know about you.
5.// What’s your favorite beauty secret or product?
6.// What’s your favorite or go-to outfit? (pics please)
7.// What’s a personal trial you had to overcome?
8.// What’s a current dream that you are hoping to achieve?
9.// What’s the coolest thing you’ve made? (food, craft, anything)
10.// Who or what inspires you?
11.// Share one of your favorite pics. Tell us why it’s your favorite
12.// What’s your favorite part about marriage? Or what have you learned since becoming married?

A Pretty Floral Dress and Chambray Dots

I’m seriously obsessed with this Anthropologie Dress! My favorite aspect of the dress is the gorgeous, fluttery 3D flowers. It has a relaxed fit but can easily be belted to create more definition at the waist. It also can be dressed up or down depending on the styling so it’s really versatile as well.

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Photography by the talented Brittanny Taylor and you can check out her FB page here.
DressAnthropologie Shirt: Madewell (similar here and  here) BagRebecca Minkoff (similar here) Bangles: J.Crew and Kate Spade (similar here, herehere) WatchKate Spade Shoes: Michael Kors (similar and great price here)

Shoe Spa Giveaway!

Welcome to The Shoe Spa Giveaway! I’ve joined some fabulous bloggers to give our readers the chance to win a pair of shoes of your choice from The Shoe Spa (up to $200)! Um, heck yes! 🙂
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The selection at The Shoe Spa is a world away from the usual, and all based on comfort technology. You may not recognize the brand, but you’ll never forget the styling and comfort or the experience.
Enter for your chance to win your favorite pair of shoes from The Shoe Spa (up to $200) using the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway ends August 9th and is open to the US only. The Shoe Spa is responsible for prize fulfillment. Good luck!

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Neon and Tulle Love

It’s always nerve-wracking for me to shoot with a new photographer. I know it doesn’t seem like it, but I’m insecure in front of the camera and worried I’m going to end up looking completely awkward and hideous. I’ve loved Brittany Taylor’s photos for a while now and finally decided to do a shoot with her. This was the EASIEST shoot I’ve ever done. Each outfit took like 5 seconds to shoot (only a slight exaggeration) and I was like, are you sureeee you have good photos? And oh my g-d, she did! I’m showing my favorite look first; hope you like it as much as I do!

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Photos by Brittanny Taylor (check out her facebook page here!)
Shirt: Gap (similar here or here) SkirtDouble Header, I got a kid’s large, not adult, because I wanted a shorter length (tulle skirt in blush color hereseriously crushing on this one!) ShoesJ.Crew (similar here, herehere) Clutch: Asos (save herehere, splurge herehere) Watch:  Kate Spade Ring: Molly’s

Linking up with Lauren andAmy and Tara and Three-fer-Thursday and Trend Spin Linkup.

Matchy Matchy Florals

This is seriously my favorite floral print ever. I wore it here with a pale yellow cardi and nude wedges and here I paired it with denim and matchy matchy Madewell flats for a more casual look! Which do you like better?
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Photos by Chani Deutsch
Dress: Madewell (floral dresses herehereheresplurge– & buy me one too 🙂 or another splurge) Denim JacketGap (similar here) Shoes: Madewell (dyinggg for these major splurge! ) 

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